Series versus Stand Alone stories

I’ve been busily proofing my next vampire romance novel this week and battling a cold, and at the same time I’ve been pondering a question that has been on my mind all month.

Do readers prefer their books in a series, or as a stand alone?

So I’ve decided to run a poll on the matter. It’s sitting there at the top of this blog waiting for your vote, so be kind and help me out here, and take a moment to decide whether you prefer series books or stand alone books.

The reason I’m interested in knowing is because my Amazon Kindle sales figures, amongst others, shows a trend towards series stories, and I know I’m a series reader myself, so I wanted to check out what everyone else thinks about this. If readers are looking for series to sink their teeth into, then it obviously makes more sense for me to focus on the series I have running, and those I have planned, rather than writing stand alone stories.

At the moment, I have a few series:

Sons of Lyra – Science fiction romance series – complete at 4 short stories
Daughters of Lyra – Science fiction romance series – complete at 5 novellas
In Heat – Paranormal shape-shifter romance series – complete at 2 novels
Her Angel – Paranormal angel romance series – ongoing at 3 novellas (there will be a novel released later this year)
Vampires Realm – Paranormal vampire / werewolf romance series – ongoing at 9 stories (plus another later this year)

I did used to write my Tri-Kingdom series, which was fantasy / steampunk romance, but fantasy isn’t really a genre that’s selling right now unfortunately. I have a whole world planned for it.

I also have two upcoming series – S.E.E.D and my Hades’ Boys.

There’s also the potential for other stories following Love Immortal and Forbidden Blood (this novel is out on April 23rd).

But I do have a whole bunch of non-series / Stand Alone stories that I’d like to write too… so I’m wondering which to focus on at the moment.

Please vote in the poll, and if you want to explain your vote, please leave a comment on this post… just let me know whether you prefer it when I write series or stand alone.

Thanks lovelies.

About Felicity Heaton

I'm a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In my books I create detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will love my books too.

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