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Guest Blogger: Taige Crenshaw
Monday, January 9th, 2012

When a single becomes a series

People who know me know that I enjoy writing series. Now stop laughing at me. My reasons for loving series are many but the main one is my nosiness. When I meet a character that captures my attention I immediately want to know what their story is. It bugs me so much that I need to know their story. This even happens in other people’s books I read. Some of my fellow writing friends will attest to that although they might have planned a book as a stand-alone when I tell them I want a certain character’s story they sometimes rethink the stand-alone and it becomes a series. (Proud grin) I enjoy spreading the series writing love around. LOL.

After laying out my background on series love, I’ll fill you in on my attempt of writing a single book. Now stop laughing. I did try to write a stand-alone book.  Wilde Seduction was my attempt at a single book. When I decided to write the book I even told my friends that it would be a stand-alone book. They laughed at me. Each and everyone laughed at me. I was really indignant about it and determined to prove them wrong that this would be a single.  The book was my take on gargoyles. I had such fun writing it and by the end I had resisted my nosy tendencies of wanting to write abut the other characters in the story. I was so proud. But…when Wilde Seduction was released my readers loved it and knowing me they immediately asked for when the next in the series would be out. I told them it was not a series. And yep they were disbelieving that it wasn’t a series. Then they started asking me for the characters they enjoyed in the book. I got so many emails about it that they wanted more. My decision wavered then shattered and I gave in. My single title book became a series. LOL.

Today, Wilde Rapture book 2 in my Wilde series was released by Total-E-Bound. When I announced the book was coming, I got a flood of emails so excited that the Wilde’s would be getting more stories. The readers were happy and I was able to engage in my nosiness. There are a few more Wilde’s stories I will still be telling. After trying to write a single, I realized that I am not the only one who loves series. Because of readers love of series my single became a series.

So to all you readers who love series this series is all because of you.  Thank you for letting me indulge in my nosiness and your enjoying it.

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Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Total-E-Bound. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroines, and sexy heroes. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places, Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels.

You can find out more about Taige at her website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com or blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog.

Wilde Rapture – When a woman ducks into an alcove at a wedding she meets the man who is intriguing and will tempt her.

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5 comments to “Guest Blogger: Taige Crenshaw”

  1. June M.
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      · January 9th, 2012 at 6:52 pm · Link

    I would much rather read a series than a stand alone. You get to know the characters and the world they live in better. You also get some updates on previous characters. Congrats on the new release.



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · January 9th, 2012 at 10:32 pm · Link

    I had to laugh too. Several times, I’ve begun a project thinking it would be a standalone only to have a secondary character become so interesting I had to write their story too. Congrats on the new release, Taige!



  3. Amber
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      · January 10th, 2012 at 12:09 am · Link

    I read both. But sometimes series can be more fun. You grow to love a character so much so you want more. :) Thanks for sharing!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com



  4. Becky Ward
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      · January 10th, 2012 at 11:32 pm · Link

    I read both. Depending on my mood, I like to read short stand alone stories. Series are fun to read since you get to learn more about the secondary characters of a story besides sometimes more about the main characters in the first story.



  5. Taige Crenshaw
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      · January 16th, 2012 at 7:01 pm · Link

    June M. – I agree. I love to follow what happens after the last page. Thanks for the congrats.

    Delilah – Exactly. I have the problem. I’m so nosy I have to know what their story. Thanks for letting me guest.

    Amber – Yes you do grow and want more. I do read stand alone but then ask the author if they had a sequel planned for a such and such characters.

    Becky – I read both too. But tend to go towards series. Love knowing more.