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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Would You Read a Book Series if the HEA Came Later?
Romance readers love having an HEA at the end of the book. But in most cases, books are stand-alone stories - one book, one couple, one story. I've read stand-alones without an HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now), and can somewhat tolerate them as long as the author hasn't killed off one of the couples (which means there can never be an HEA for them! Grr!)
But if you as a reader knew that there would be a Book 2, and that it would contain the inevitable and long-awaited HEA from Book 1, would you be willing to take a chance on the series?
What if an excerpt/chapter from Book 2 was included in the back of Book 1, wherein you could "see" how that HEA might come about?