Hi Guys! I'm really excited to be part of the blog tour of True Love Way by Nancy Scrofano.
For my stop of the tour I have a guest post from Nancy and also a giveaway for an e-book copy of True Love Way. This giveaway is open to Everyone!
First off I'll kick off with the details of the book :)
Released: 20th April 2012
Publisher: Simon & Fig
Author Site: Nancy Scrofano
Marlo Spencer relishes all things retro. Old TV shows, classic movies, and even the collectible lunch boxes to go with them. In fact, she's quite cozy in her Malibu apartment, surrounded by her treasured knick-knacks and vintage memorabilia. It's her best friend, Nik, who doesn't get her fascination with all that "old junk," as he calls it. He especially doesn't understand why she's so keen to get back to their hometown of Napa when her high school sweetheart, Josh, suddenly returns after twelve years in Paris and nary a single phone call, eager to reunite with her. So, when Marlo heads up north to wine country to rekindle her relationship with Josh, Nik tags along, claiming he was already planning to visit his sister, Savannah, Marlo's gal pal. Once they reach Napa, however, dreams of a blissful reunion are shattered as old secrets and past betrayals are revealed, leaving an unsuspecting Marlo to pick up the pieces. Can she forgive and forget, or will true love find a different path to her heart?
Guest Post: Series vs. Stand-Alone Novels
A few days ago, I found a synopsis I had written a while ago for the sequel to my debut novel, True Love Way. It got me thinking about series and stand-alone novels. I started wondering if a sequel and possibly a series make sense for these characters and their world. From the start, I’ve wanted to at least write a sequel in a similar way to Emily Giffin’s novels Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Her novels tell the story of best friends Rachel and Darcy, so Something Borrowed is from Rachel’s perspective and Something Blue is from Darcy’s perspective. I love that because it gives the reader the opportunity to get both sides of the story and get to know both girls really well. In True Love Way, Marlo is the narrator, but her best friend Savannah plays a huge role. I would love to write a sequel from Savannah’s perspective. I’ve even thought of writing a dual narrative novel from both of their perspectives, alternating by chapter. True Love Way can definitely stand on its own, so writing one or more sequels is a decision I have to make carefully.
As a reader, I don’t really have a preference between series and stand-alone novels. If I love a book and want to see what the characters will do next, then I definitely want a sequel, and possibly a series. However, sometimes a story is better when it’s left as one book, not because it isn’t good, but just because the journey of those characters reached its conclusion. It’s up to the author whether or not a series is appropriate. And it can be quite a big decision for the author, as I’m finding out. I would prefer to write series because I think it’s fun to see what characters are up to, but it also depends on the readers’ interest, if enough of them want the story to continue past one book.
My favorite series is The Little Lady Agency novels by Hester Browne. I also love The Daughters series by Joanna Philbin. My favorite stand-alone novel is Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. How about you? What are your favorite series and stand-alone novels? Which do you prefer and why?
Nancy Scrofano is the author of True Love Way. She is a freelance writer, and she is the founder and managing editor of The Chick Lit Bee, a book blog that promotes and celebrates women’s fiction.
Nancy is at work on her next novel. For more information, please visit http://www.nancyscrofano.com.
So here are the details:
- There will be 1 winner- winner will receive an e-book copy of True Love Way sent directly from the Author.
- · Open to Everyone·
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- Giveaway will end 14th December 2012
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