Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!
As many of you know, I luuuvvv to do what I call cross-pollination with my characters. In other words, I take my readers’ fave characters and write them into all of my series. For example, once you’ve met and laughed with my Mom Squad blue-haired Charlie’s Angels in The Bootscootin’ Books, you’ll also enjoy their antics in my Cozy Cash Mysteries and my Stuck with a Series Books.
Here’s one of my fave authors – Stacey Joy Netzel – who’s also doing this across her bestselling series…
Series books seem to be a favorite among readers (and writers—I know I LOVE revisiting ‘old’ friends from previous books), so I got to thinking, if an author has two well-liked series, what could be more fun than having a character from one series pop up to interact with a character from the other series? Or even multiple characters.
I write the Welcome to Redemption series (WTR) with my good friend and critique partner, Donna Marie Rogers. We’re up to six books, with 7 & 8 due out any day. For sure by the end of the week! We each write our own book, connecting them through the town, previous characters, and a shared scene told from our own characters’ point of view. But due to other obligations, we won’t have a chance to add to this series for at least another year, and I’m going to miss the residents of our small close-knit Wisconsin town.
Well, I also write the Romancing Wisconsin series (RW), set in the real town of Pulaski, WI, which just happens to neighbor our fictional town of Redemption. Convenient, right? Since I WILL be writing two additional books for this series in 2013, I have decided to pull in a few of my WTR characters to interact with my RW characters. A win for me, and hopefully a win for readers.
I’m sure this isn’t my unique, genius idea, so tell me if you’ve read any authors who do this from one series to another?
For those of you who haven’t read either/both series yet, just for commenting today, I’ll draw for two winners of the ebook WTR boxed set, and two winners of the ebook RW boxed set. After you’re done reading and find the crossover character, you can enter to win your choice of a signed copy of one of my print books!
“Wait, how do I win a print book??” you ask.
If you’ve read both of these series already, or once you do, there is one WTR character who’s already very briefly been mentioned in the RW series. I’ll pick a winner for a signed PRINT book from my backlist from all who email me the correct character name to StaceyJoyNetzel (at) gmail (dot) com. Contest ends Jan. 31st, 2013.
And don’t forget, books 7 & 8 in the Welcome to Redemption series will be out by Friday!
Thank you, happy reading, and good luck!
Stacey Joy Netzel
Award-winning author Stacey Joy Netzel fell in love with books at a young age, so for her the graduation to writing them was natural. An avid reader and fan of movies with a happily ever after, she is thrilled to call herself a full-time writer after 20 years as a travel agent. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and the occasional paranormal romance short story. Colorado is one of her favorite settings for her books, followed closely by Wisconsin and Italy.
She lives in her native Wisconsin with her husband and three children, a couple horses and some barn cats. In her limited free time she enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North) at the family cabin on the lake.
Connect with Stacey here:
Website and Blog: http://www.StaceyJoyNetzel.com
What a treat, Stacey! Thanks Bunches, my friend!!!
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