As an avid reader, I like series novels. I like the fact I can follow the characters as they progress and develop, book after book. I have purchased many such novels and I understand the writer's determination to keep writing them as long as they sell. But I believe there comes a time when the material gets stale, or the characters become so twisted we have to say goodbye to those characters that have become favorites and start fresh somewhere else. As a new writer, I hope to recognize that and not continue down a path that leads to reviewers writing, "Huh? What's she doing to that character?", "Stop demoralizing that character!" or worse, "I'm not buying any more of your books."
I also believe novels should be entertaining. The Detective Oliver Rousseau series are not intended to be government spy novels, but I have introduced Oliver's past government training in Trained To Kill to be able to expand the storyline in future books. This series is not hardcore espionage; no more than writing psychics into the storyline make it a paranormal novel, although I may expand on that, as well.
The Detective Oliver Rousseau series is intended to be fun, entertaining crime fiction, with action and suspense, for men and women of all ages. And don't be surprised to find me writing in genres other than crime fiction in the future.
While I realize my books may not please everyone, or be all you thought it would be, I welcome your reviews, both good and bad, because they will only help me to become a better writer.
I live in Houston, Texas with my husband, and I am working on my next novel. Please visit me on Facebook at Mystery-Crime-Novelist-Cynthia-Townley or drop me a comment on Facebook at Cynthia Townley.
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Where to buy in print
Unsuspecting - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel
by Cynthia Townley
Price: $2.99 USD. 90660 words.
Published on October 4, 2012. Fiction.
A parent's nightmare - their daughter away at college in a safe environment becomes the target of a sadistic killer - who has killed before and gotten away with it.
Townley writes page-turning suspense...A roller-coaster plot and savvy dialogue, and when you least expect it, she throws an explosive curve-ball. Unsuspecting doesn't disappoint.
How To Publish An Ebook In 5 Days
by Cynthia Townley
Price: $0.99 USD. 15200 words.
Published on July 29, 2011. Nonfiction.
This manual is essential for first-time authors. When people had heard I published a book in five days they wanted to know how I did it. This manual is a "tell-all" of the challenges I faced with traditional book publishing versus self-publishing, and the months of research that drove me to the decision to self-publish my first novel. I hope you find it helpful.
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