I have a dilemma. I’m in the process of writing Ice Queen, a novella that is planned as a September release and the final in my Gods of Love series about sexy Greek gods looking for love in a modern-day world. But I’m having so much fun exploring different themes and topics within this series that I will be really sad for it to end.
From ménage fantasy within a long-term marriage, to a transsexual heroine looking for acceptance, to a tortured demon lover, this series has explored many different facets of love.
Readers, too, have been asking for more after the latest release, Demon of Envy:
“Ms. Lynne can weave a story around the Gods better than anyone…Keep writing them Ms. Lynne. I will gobble them up every single time.” ~ Harlie’s Books
“This is a series I simply can’t get enough of.” ~ D.F.Krieger’s Must Read Monday
“Jennifer Lynne’s Gods of Love series is one of my favorite series out right now…sexy, emotional and passionate…” Wicked Readings by Tawania
So, do I finish the series with Ice Queen, as originally intended, or do I keep going? Hence my dilemma.
When is the right time to finish a series – particularly one like mine in which each of the stories is stand-alone? There is a common theme, of course, but without an underlying story arc there isn’t a natural “ending point”, as such. Lisa Shearin’s Raine Benares novels are among my favorite series reads, and after six books had the perfect ending moment. Sad to reach that point, but it felt right as a reader.
Is there a point in a series in which you think it’s time for the writer to put an idea to bed? Times when a series just goes on too long? Conversely, are there any series that ended and you wished like crazy they had gone on longer? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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