I love series. I love reading them and I love writing them. There's something about creating a world; not the paranomal type of world, but a town or a city or some other geographic location that binds characters together. In the Double B series, this town is SweetMeadow, Texas, and even more important the Double B cattle operation. This ranch is reported to be the biggest ranch in the USA and in some other countries (sorry King ranch, we are bigger than even you!). This ranch is still family owned and operated by the partnership of the Sampsons and the Westons. Founded decades ago by Beau Sampson and his best friends Annie and Jeb Weston; it continues to grow and flourish under the direction of their grown children and most importantly by the head of the family - Cord Weston.
The fun part about writing about these characters is knowing that even when the book ends and the hero and heroine have their happy ever after, we will get to visit with them again in the next book and books after that. Every character in this series is interwoven with the others. Its not the easiest thing in the world to write that's for sure. There's so much you have to remember; and timelines - don't even get me started! How many times I've had to go back and make sure that a pregnancy didn't go on for three years or that characters that were 25 in the first book weren't still 25 in book 6 even though several years pass. lol.
Research into romance readers finds that the majority enjoy a well written series. If you have never tried one; Debbie Macomber is the queen of series. She has written some towns I sincerely want to move to! I hope I've captured even some of her expertise and SweetMeadow, Texas is somewhere you'd like to stop by and visit.
To Tame A Cowgirl kicked off the series and is available in both ebook and print from www.thewildrosepress.com. The second book, The Cowboy Comes Home was released in January and is also available in both forms from TWRP. Coming this summer is Trouble in Texas and already this story promises to be a much wilder read than the other two.
If you read any of them, drop me a note, I love to hear what readers think or if you have suggestions for the rest of the books, let me know.