Friday, March 28, 2008

How the heck did I get sucked into this?

There was a time when I would never read every single book in a romance series. The reason was simple … I didn’t like reading about recurring characters who would say pretty much the same things in the same old way. And I didn’t like the idea of slavishly waiting for the next book (and the next) to come out. Heaven forbid that I should get hooked on a series that shows no sign of ending any time soon!


But alas, I was weak, the lure was strong, and resistance was futile.

I believe it all started with this ...




The Wallflower Quartet








... and very quickly, and may I add, insidiously, moved on to these:




The Black Dagger Brotherhood










The Immortals After Dark










The Drakons










The Midnight Breed










and its sequel, Hidden










and its sequel, Shades Of Dark








... plus I have all the books of these series in the TBR ...























I may have succumbed, but I shall not admit defeat! Even as I tell you this, dear reader, I am plotting ...

10 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh yes, it is so easy to get sucked in. Even if I don't love a series but just kind of want to know what happens to the characters, I'll keep reading. Which is just what authors and publishers want. :)

Jace said...

Jennie, it's an addiction, I tell you! And I don't like it. :) Yes, I'm definitely plotting ...

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - It's so easy to get hooked isn't it? With the exception of the Laura Adrian series - and there I'm weakening more every day - I have succumbed to all the series you listed.

Jill D. said...

Hi Jace, I have Singh's series on my list too. I will be interested on your thoughts when you start to read this series.

By-the-way, I like your Avitar picture. It's so cute!

Jace said...

Kristie, it was those pesky paranormals that really started this trend, wasn't it? The trend of neverending series. :D I don't recall any mainstream contemporaries or historicals that go on and on and on...

Jace said...

Jill, I mean to read the Singh series someday, and when I do, I'll read them back-to-back. So yeah ... you'll get an avalanche of my thoughts when that happens. :D

As for the avatar, thanks! I had lots of fun trying to make it look like me. LOL Obviously I'm not perfect like it, but the hair's quite close, and the dressing reflects my own preference. :)

Brie said...

Eek. I became hooked on JR Ward first, then came Nalini Singh and Colleen Gleason and... It never ends. I do feel your pain.

Bianca said...

Oooooh! I'm right there with you on The Black Dagger, Immortals After Dark and Drakons! I keep checking Amazon to see if they're available yet (like they decided to surprise everyone and change the release dates!).

I'm feigning out right now thinking about them!

Jace said...

Brie, I know you're a paranormal fan, and paranormal is where I think the trouble is. Do you agree? ;)

And as you know, I'm not exactly a paranormal fan, so this addiction thingy is all the more confounding in my case. Back to plotting ...

Jace said...

Bianca!!! Big WELCOME! :D

You aren't the only one checking out the release dates! I do too (not proud to admit it), only ... you do it at Amazon and I do it at my favourite bookstore. LOL Example: we all know that Midnight Rising isn't out until March 20-ish, so it won't arrive at my corner of the world until mid-April ... and yet, I was checking out the shelves like a desperado two weeks ago. Pathetic or what, I ask you? *rolls eyes*