A little thing to know about me is I write Urban Fantasy Romance series. My very first series, The Magical Sword is coming to an end. On January 24, 2011, the final novel, First and Last was released with Liquid Silver Books.
Now, I’ve been asked this before, when do you end a series? Well, I’m going to tell you my point of view on the matter and see if we agree. Let me say it was a tough decision. I had to ask myself, “do I continue writing stories with my beloved characters or do I stop?”
When I finished First and Last, Nexi’s life felt complete to me. As much as I wanted to continue on, write ten more stories about Nexi and Kyden, I just couldn’t. Of course, and we all have seen this, I could have kept writing but along the way I suspect that the characters would change too much and Nexi’s character would’ve felt tired. One woman can only handle so much danger! So, I made the decision to stop the series at four novels.
The good thing was it didn’t mean I couldn’t continue writing in the world I’ve created. It just meant I had to write from another point of view. And that’s exactly what I did. I’ve just finished the first novel in The Enchanted Sight series, Tainted Blood. It makes me happy to say that it will include Nexi and Kyden, but only as secondary characters. However, they still play important roles in the new series.
I felt that to stay true to what I intended to happen in Nexi’s life, the end had to come. It was time to let them go. Was it hard? Of course, very hard. I love Nexi’s character. Her sassy attitude paired with Kyden’s sex appeal...it was difficult to let them. But I felt it important to end their stories feeling complete. I didn’t want to start a whole new set of adventures that gave Nexi any more serious trouble. The girl deserves to rest and live a happy life.
So now, I ask you...how many series have you read that you think have gone on for too long and which ones do you love that have gone on forever?
Oh...and can’t forget this part! If you enjoy urban fantasy romance with dangerous times ahead, steamy sex and drool worthy men—The Magical Sword might be a series you would enjoy.
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