Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Difference Between a SERIAL and a SERIES


Hello...and thanks for dropping by today. We're talking "serials" vs. "series" books.

So did you know . . .
A Serial is a story with multiple chapters.
A Series is a group or collection of independent stories with something in common.

OR...another way to explain the difference:

A "serial" is usually a fictional story, which is divided into parts
When you think of a series you're thinking of a set of related stories. In other words each episode has a beginning, middle and an end and the story from one episode does not usually carry over to the next.

Right now, both are quite popular on Amazon. Sometimes readers want a quick read with a gripping story line that will continue in part 2 (Or 3 or 4). But readers also seem heavily drawn to series, Book 1, Book 2 and 3 with some connection. The connection is generally the characters but can also be the location, setting or interlocking characters and story line.

What about you? Which do you prefer and have you recently read either a serial or a series?

We'd love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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ONCE UPON A SAVAGE MOON is a 5-part serial featuring a continuing family saga. It's also a western romance/love triangle and includes a Happy Ending!

About Once Upon A Savage Moon:
Brothers Creed and Brand Gatlin love the same woman. One is the father to her child; the other her husband. One left to fight in the Civil War; one stayed home to pick up the tumultuous pieces of their lives.

Sage and Lauren McCain, twins separated at birth, have no idea the other exists...until Fate steps in to reunite them twenty years later.  

Once Upon A Savage Moon is a sweeping saga of two families, the McCains and the Gatlins, caught in the crossfire of the Civil War and the Sioux uprising. Journey with them as they struggle through heartache, betrayal, forgiveness and ultimately love.

Rave Reviews for the book (5-part serial)

"Loved the flawed characters and the many surprises that come out in the book. Makes ya think about what true love really is." 5 Stars

"This is a wonderfully written story. It has a vast collection of characters that everyone can relate with, from the ones who like love stories to people who prefer the war-time stories. Its just another fine example of how this author's stories can cover many generations of readers." 5 Stars

"If you enjoy western romance you will love this book. I really like the way Ms Diablo told the story." 5 Stars

"My Favorite Quote: 'Men and their wars.' Tears glistened in Lauren's eyes. "They leave you no hope, nothing to hold on to.'

"There is great loss, tragedy, love, passion, and warmth with some cheerful moments. I wept at times and I absolutely loved this novel! I clung to every word and found it highly erotic where it needed to be, and extremely tasteful, written in a southern voice, with a matching charm. The characters seemed very true to that time period being the 1800's." 5 Stars



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