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Monday, June 23, 2014

Promoting Two Books That Have the Same Lead Characters #MFRWauthor

Product DetailsWhen I started writing Jungle Jeopardy, I had not planned to connect it with another book in my Passenger to Paradise series. Then, as often happens to a writer, my characters took over. Dana Sinclair and Clifton Wilder were the heroine and the hero from Secrets by the Sea. They decided they should be part of Jungle Jeopardy as well, and thus their new adventure began.

I have a special attachment to Maya Ruins, and Dana and Clifton got involved in a treasure hunt that led to  unexplored imaginary ruins in Central America. The couple also continued their quest for a precious gold coin, the Brasher doubloon, that Dana's grandfather sought for many years to find. Along the way, my characters are kidnapped and then face a variety of dangers in the jungle.

This is the fifth book in the Passenger to Paradise series. Eventually I want to write another book in the series, all of which are stand-alone novels. Whether or not , Dana and Clifton will be part of that next book, I do not know yet. We will see what they have to say.

In the meantime, I am working on a new novel scheduled for publication later this year. Dragonflies in the Morning is a mystery set in a fictitious small town in Virginia. Since no exotic destinations are involved, it cannot be a Passenger to Paradise book. Unless those wayward characters decide otherwise.

9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - these threads always seem to pop out and grab us .. and lead us on with new creative thoughts .. thank goodness for the brain .. and for today's age, when we can express ourselves relatively easily ...

Good luck with the various books - and the new one you're writing for publication later this year.

The Passenger to Paradise series sound fascinating ... enjoy writing about Dana and Clifton .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like how I started writing one book and never planned on a series. Funny how characters take over, isn't it?

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Hilary, thank you. Yes, it is so much easier to write now than in the past. The Passenger to Paradise series is fun to write because a lot of the stories are based on personal experiences.

Alex, it is amazing to have the characters take over. Now you have a series. Wonderful!

Amy Sikes said...

I think Dragonflies in the Morning is the book Daddy wanted me to ask you about. I sure have a lot of dragonflies at my house, no matter the time of day! :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

That's good, Amy. Dragonflies are omens of good fortune!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Some character demand their stories continue.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

They do, Diane, and that's exciting!

Crystal Collier said...

I love series, but I also love stand alones. I can't decide which is better. I love it when characters demand to keep being written though, and when we, as authors, can't resist the pull. Magic.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

So true, Crystal! It does bring magic to our work. Thanks for visiting.