Does a Series Ever Have to End?
I love a good series! How about you?
I’ve read a number of book series that I wish had never ended. I was so deep in the story world. I’ve read a series or two where I thought the author stretched the series a little too far.
For me, I want each novel to end on a little happily-ever-after for at least one character. I don’t want a total cliffhanger where I feel forced to read the next book or the next or the next for any kind of resolution.
The Southern Hearts Series was my first time to try my hand at being an author. Honestly, I’d only planned to write one novel about living with anxiety—Leaving Oxford.
This came out of my own experience with anxiety. But… The secondary characters had fully come to life in my mind, and several of them shouted for their own novels! Authors are a little strange, right?
After the fourth book, Blown Together, I had another story idea pressing, Magnolia Storms, which didn’t seem to be a part of the Southern Hearts, so I made the decision to move on from my Oxford, Mississippi, characters. Other stories came after that which were unrelated to the Southern Hearts, as well.
I’ve had requests from some readers for more Southern Hearts stories, particularly for Bryan, Emma, and Grant. Some readers wanted more of Jess and Sarah Beth from Leaving Oxford. At the very least, I’ve pondered and I’m praying about a book for Bryan, Emma, and Grant, but I’m still waiting on the press of inspiration for the right story.
I’ve priced the eBook which includes all four books in the series (so far) at only 99 cents for the month of March, so if you’ve missed any, get your bargain here! Amazon
What do you think? Should the series end? Any ideas, if you’ve read the books? How do you feel about series in general? I’d love to hear your opinions!
PS: Praying you have peace today :)