Last year I was blessed to be asked to contribute to Harlequin Love Inspired’s 2015-2016 continuity miniseries, Lone Star Cowboy League. My current release, A Daddy for Her Triplets, is book five in this six book miniseries.
It’s been a wonderful experience for me, enough that I’m doing it again for next year—Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch. My title is The Doctor’s Texas Baby and will be out in February 2017.
However, there seems to be a lot of confusion over what a continuity miniseries is, so I thought I’d try to explain it for future reference.
A continuity miniseries is created in-house. The editor in charge creates all of the characters, plots and conflicts and relies on the authors she’s chosen to work the series to flesh out the characters and stories and bring them to life. In the case of Lone Star Cowboy League, there are six individual love stories, and one mystery that spans the length of all six books.
So basically, unlike my Cowboy Country books, where each story is a complete stand-alone, A Daddy for Her Triplets intentionally leaves threads dangling. As book five out of six, Clint and Olivia get their happily ever after, but readers don’t yet find out who done it regarding the mystery. This is understandably frustrating for a reader who has picked up my book without realizing it is part of a continuity.
For a reader, a continuity is an exciting, fascinating way to find new favorite authors, and being able to get to know a town and its residents through a miniseries is always fun.
So I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to read the full story of the Little Horn, Texas Lone Star Cowboy League.
This is a complete listing of books:
A REUNION FOR THE RANCHER by Brenda Minton
A DOCTOR FOR THE NANNY by Leigh Bale
A RANGER FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Allie Pleiter
A FAMILY FOR THE SOLDIER by Carolyne Aarsen
A DADDY FOR HER TRIPLETS by Deb Kastner
A BABY FOR THE RANCHER by Margaret Daley
Celebrate with me! A Daddy for Her Triplets recently made the Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling list. I will be giving out an autographed copy to one of the commenters (US only.)