Not Quite Enough Book Blog Tour ~ Exclusive Guest Post ~Catherine Bybee

Forever Book Lover is once again thrilled to welcome back Catherine Bybee. She stopped by to chat about about her thoughts on: Stands Alone Books vs. Series Books.  Help me in welcoming Catherine back to the blog!!!

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Stands Alone Books vs. Series Books

What I love about series books is what will keep me writing them for many years. I have a hard time letting go of characters. I’m a voyeur at heart and I want to ‘see’ the happily ever after of my previous characters. With Not Quite Enough my readers will get a big look at how Jack and Jessie (Not Quite Dating) are moving along in their life. How they grow as a couple, as parents to Danny…how they deal with drama. I love that. I love how the characters in series books stay alive long after the books are put down.

The other big thrill with a series book is that the character that might get their HEA in book three has been in the making since book one. Talk about character development! As an author we can have children grow to become a hero or heroine. We can show the travesty that shapes a future hero…it’s great! I love writing series books for this very reason.

For the very reason I write and read series books, I know that I will eventually write a few stand alone titles. Why? Because reading a series can be a commitment and not every reader wants that. So I will write stand alones, and plan on penning one or two in the next couple of years…so stay tuned!

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.


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Jamie Wadowsky said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you :)

krazymama_98 said... Best Blogger Tips

I really enjoy both. I love reading a good series. It must be well written. And hold surprises. Keep my interest. It cant just be the same story over and over. Some authors aren't good with series writing. Just as some authors don't do well with short stories.
But I also love reading stand alone stories. Its easier to find a good story with stand alones. I think.

Catherine Bybee said... Best Blogger Tips


Each author has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Lea O'Connor said... Best Blogger Tips

I have favorites of both but most of what I read are series. There's just something about getting to see couples in the midst of their HEA and watch other characters develop and mature as they get ready to have their story told.

Lynn Allen said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like both, some times my patience is tried with the series books as I have to wait for the newest one. Stand alone books are great while waiting for series books to come out. There is one type I do not like and those are the books that actually have the same hero and heroine and it seems to take 3 books to get them together. Catherine does series books VERY well. I love her books!!!

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