Writing life. Gotta love it. If you think coming up with a plot line for a single novel is hard, try conceiving numerous plot lines for a multi-book series.
What was my initial reaction to writing a series? Yeah, Stacy. Good luck with that. The task seemed about as easy as trying to fit my middle-aged body into a mail slot.
Good thing I’m as stubborn as I am crazy. I decided to create a series of books that can each be read as stand-alone novels. Each book would then be tied together by returning characters, and recurring themes.
I decided to have all of the books involve the resort construction industry. Because of this tie-in, I named the series “Building Love.” I had each book carry the same central themes of money, family struggles, and business power. And, to make it fun, I had each book have as much soap-opera style drama as it did love and sex.
Once I had my themes in place, I let the creative part of my brain figure out how each unique book would carry these themes out. I stayed focused, pretending each story was its own separate planet. Albeit planets that all needed to orbit in the same universe.
How did my series turn out? You tell me! Building #1, BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS, was recently released. Book #2, HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN, will be released October 11, 2017. Book #3 (the name of which I keep tinkering with) will be released March 2018.
I guess tying different stories together into a series is a bit easier than fitting myself through a mail slot after all.
HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN coming soon—October 11, 2017!
Hook line for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN
In the Caribbean, the secrets, sex, and scandals are hotter.
Book blurb for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN (Building Love #2)
Luis Serrano, the unwanted love child of a hotel construction magnate, is determined to reach his father’s level of success. When Luis finds himself pitted against his half-brother for control over their ailing father’s company, sibling rivalry comes to a head. The stakes are high—the brother that best completes their portion of the Caribbean construction project will gain control over the entire company. To win, Luis hires an interior design firm. But the firm will have to perform difficult work under serious time constraints.
Melanie Merritt is used to sibling rivalry. She’s always been second best to her older sister, the “golden child” of their parent’s interior design firm. Melanie’s desire is to be an artist. She works for her family to appease them. Her newest task is to implement a complex project for Luis Serrano under an impossibly short deadline. If she fails, her family’s company may go bankrupt. But Melanie can’t keep her too-creative ideas away from her family, and the client.
Completing work on time won’t be easy. Especially when dual sibling rivalries threaten to destroy the project—and a passion hotter than the Caribbean.
BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS – Love is the biggest gamble of all
book blurb for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (Building Love #2)
Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s not for sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.
Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.
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