Before I get started, I’d like to say a big ‘Thank-You’ to You Gotta Read Guest for letting me hog their blog today. It’s great fun to go ‘round and see what everyone’s up to.
‘I’ve tried to read her novels, but don’t care for them. There’s too much going on.’ And,
‘This was something of a demanding read. Lots of things going on.’
Right up front, one of these was said about one of my books, and one was said about another author’s. Which I love, but for the sake of this post, shall remain nameless.
As a reader, I love a complex plot. One where there the focus of the story is on the main relationship between the hero and the heroine, but also a certain amount of time is spent on developing subplots. And I mean strong subplots. The kind which spawn series, because the secondary characters are so strong they deserve to have their own stories told in another book. Or several. These are the kind of stories which grow into big fat books. Did I tell you I love big fat books? Oh, not in so many words, but you got the idea? Okay.
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