Series are books written so that each book works as a stand-alone novel but as a group, they tell a greater story. Many of the romance novels I review here at UNWRAPPING ROMANCE are books in a series. Series like the Mistress Matchmaker Series by Jess Michaels (I just reviewed her new release if you'd like to check out this wickedly naughty historical romance - FOR DESIRE ALONE), or the Devil DeVere Series by Victoria Vane (I'll have a review of her newest novella coming soon - we love that Devil, don't we?), or the Feral Warrior Series by Pamela Palmer (Go Feral - LOVE UNTAMED is coming next month - yes, I'm reviewing).
They may be called by another name such as Gaelen Foley's The Inferno Club or Maya Rodale's The Writing Girls but they are still by definition, a series.
I love series. I love that the characters I meet in the first book I will meet again when their stories intertwine with others and eventually they get their own happily-ever-after. A series gives me something to look forward to as the next comes along. Of course, there's a certain amount of sadness when a series finally runs its course but hopefully it will be a long time down the road.
Cathy Maxwell has begun a new series called the Chattan Curse. The first book in this series is called LYON'S BRIDE. Now, I do have a copy of this one - in fact, I have four copies of this one - as well as a copy of THE SCOTTISH WITCH, the second Chattan Curse novel but I have not read either - YET!
Blurb for LYON'S BRIDE:
The Chattan Curse: When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above...
They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined-- and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying-- and having a son--without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever.
Enter beautiful Thea Martin--a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride--a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
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A Curse! A series about cursed men! Sounds like something I'm eager to follow, how about you?
To help get you hooked by this new series, I'm going to give away three (3) print copies of the first book in this series - LYON'S BRIDE by Cathy Maxwell to three (3) lucky commenters.
All you have to do is tell me if you like or dislike series! If you don't, then maybe you'll share with us why not.
* This Giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY (void where prohibited).
* For your entry to qualify, you MUST leave a comment and a valid email address. Remember:
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for playing.
* This Giveaway will run until 11:30PM EST, Friday, November 9, 2012 at which time, three (3) entries will be chosen by a randomizer and those lucky folks will be notified by email and announced in a special post on Saturday.