As soon as I wrote that title, I was reminded of the age-old rule of querying that if chapter one in your book isn't the best chapter, it should be.
...really? Do you buy that? I don't! Yes, it should grip the reader! But if it's really the best chapter, why would I read the rest of the book, since it'll all be downhill from there?
In my opinion, a series is the same way. Yes, the first book better be darn good to make readers want to buy the next one. But let's face it, if it's the best one, you aren't really doing your job with character development.
Now, before you ask... NO
Hey, that happens in our daily lives. You're going along, just singing a song, and then BAM, sons
Two weeks later you find out the mole is benign, hubby secures the job, and all looks good. But
The first story was good. You met the family, learned a little of their dirt, found out the main character--mom--isn't going to die yet, but there's a dangling carrot for the next book. Now granted
The point is
If you've ever watched Friends
After all that, do I think When Noonday Ends, the fifth book in my Southern Romantic-Suspense Collection is the best mystery? Yep, I do! Sorry, but it's true. It might not be the best of everything, but I think I got better at weaving a complex whodunit.
Do I think Creatus Rogue is better than Creatus? Heck yeah, I do. BUT
That's all I can say, other than, heck yeah, my books gets better as they go along, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I'm proud to admit it, as I think everything we strive after should get better.
Until next time, happy reading and writing, my friends!
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