There are many wonderful stand-alone books, don't get me wrong. But something always felt a bit sad at the end of their story. I wanted more; more about their lives, perhaps more about a secondary character who I found interesting but the author didn't see fit to indulge me to write a story for them.
Then I began to write on my own and lo and behold, my first book, Rescued, was a stand alone. And although people did ask for a book about John, the bartender, I instead, found myself caught up in the story playing in my head, the stories of three foster brothers. And that was the genesis of the Hell and Back series.
One day I hope to go back and write John's story and revisit the guys from Rescued. But so far, I have other books calling to me and they all seem to tie into one another. So, in other words, more series. And the stories intersect, so we may see people from the Memories series pop up in my other series, The Breakfast Club.
What do you like to read? Are you satisfied with a stand alone and are happy when the story ends, or do you like to see the stories of the characters continue on?