In case you missed the intro with the description and main giveaway, this event is simply about checking in with 2014 debut authors who have at least one release in 2015 (AKA their sophomore year as an author).
Today's spotlight is a guest post by Lisa Maxwell! Her debut was Sweet Unrest and her 2015 release is the sequel, Gathering Deep (out October 8th). She has written a post about the Five Challenges of Writing a Sequel! She also offered to do a swag pack giveaway.☺
Enjoy the post!
Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest (Flux), Gathering Deep (Flux, 2015) and The Stars Turned Away (Simon Pulse, 2016). When she's not writing books, she teaches English at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.
Five Challenges of Writing a Sequel
My upcoming October release, GATHERING DEEP, is a sequel to my debut, SWEET UNREST. GATHERING DEEP picks up right where SWEET UNREST left off, but it’s a different kind of sequel. It doesn’t really continue with Lucy and Alex’s story, but instead it’s a companion novel that gives readers Chloe and Thisbe’s story. Kaitlin asked if I could tell you all a little about the challenges of writing a sequel, and I was excited to have the opportunity to. So without further ado, here are five challenges to writing a sequel:
It wasn’t easy, but I think I did that with GATHERING DEEP. I hope readers love it as much as I do!
Here's the description of the first book in Lisa's series!
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.
When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is.
As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish.