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Ann Lawrence | The Joy of Sequel Characters


Don't you just love sequel characters? I know I do. I love returning to a series, discovering the new romance, but also learning more about the lives of the characters from an earlier book.

LORD OF THE HUNT, being reissued this month in ebook form, is all about sequel characters. When I finished my historical romance, LORD OF THE MIST, I really missed the characters. The emails I received told me fans wanted to know more about the characters as well. I aim to please, so LORD OF THE HUNT, crafted around a character from LORD OF THE MIST, was born.

Along with sequel characters, I also love SECRETS! LORD OF THE HUNT has lots of secrets. The hero, Adam Quintin, has two. First, he's really the son of the banished lord of Ravenswood Castle. This isn't a spoiler, you know this right away. His second secret could have two results...fabulous rewards or death! Adam must hunt down a traitor who is conspiring with the French king against England. Adam is willing to risk death for the reward of catching this traitor, but Adam doesn't care about gold or silver. Instead, he wants to win back Ravenswood for his family.

Adam's secrets get tied into complicated knots when his hunt leads him to Ravenswood Castle where he must join the suitors for the hand of Lady Mathilda, England's most desirable heiress. Adam's pretty confident about his chances with not only his mission, but also the heiress, until a seductive huntress, Joan Swan, saves his life, throwing all his plans into disarray.

Joan Swan has her own secrets and her own secret mission. She must protect her ailing father's position at Ravenswood as Master of the Hunt. Her mission becomes almost impossible as Lady Mathilda's suitors arrive. And how does Joan protect her heart when she falls in love with Adam Quintin, a man destined for her lady?

So . . . do you love sequel characters as much as I do? Do you love a good secret?

Two lucky people who comment today will receive an ebook edition of LORD OF THE MIST (winner's choice of digital format).

Learn how Durand de Marle rode out of the mist and forever changed the lives of not only his son, but also that of Cristina le Gros who crafts soaps, perfumes, and love potions for the ladies of Ravenswood. I hope you'll read both books and follow the sequel characters and be there at the end when all the secrets are finally revealed!




23 comments posted.

Re: Ann Lawrence | The Joy of Sequel Characters

This would be a great read to start off the Summer!
(Sally Lincoln 12:42pm June 7, 2013)

I enjoy finding out what happens next with characters from a previous book. In fact, there are times when I search to find out if the author has another book featuring a special one.
(Anna Speed 12:54pm June 7, 2013)

I'm a fan of sequel characters. I'm always wondering what the other characters in the current book I'm reading story is. I loved Lord of the Keep.
(Laura Gullickson 1:17pm June 7, 2013)

I love sequel characters because if there's an awesome secondary character it's so easy to root for them to find love and be the hero of their own story.
(Jamie Fortney 2:09pm June 7, 2013)

Story sound great. Thanks for a chance to win your book.
(Linda Hall 3:11pm June 7, 2013)

Always enjoy seeing characters I have previously met have their chance to share their own stories... thanks for the chance to win! :)
(Colleen Conklin 4:31pm June 7, 2013)

i would love to read this im excited for the summer reads
(Denise Smith 4:35pm June 7, 2013)

I like seeing people and places I already know.
(Cheryl McEwen 5:53pm June 7, 2013)

I like seeing people and paces I already Know.
(Cheryl McEwen 5:54pm June 7, 2013)

this would be a great book to start my summer with...i have never read any of your books..sounds great
(Kimberly Hoefs 10:05pm June 7, 2013)

I love when secondary characters get their own story!
(Tracie Travis 10:08pm June 7, 2013)

I enjoy seeing secondary characters in their own stories and getting to revisit with characters from the previous book/books.
(Janie McGaugh 11:30pm June 7, 2013)

yes and yes,looks nice
(Kent Cook 11:53pm June 7, 2013)

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I appreciate the
time you took and hope that if you don't win, you will still pick up the book and
enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Happy Summer Reading!
(Ann Lawrence 9:07am June 8, 2013)

I like it when characters return throughout a series.
(Sandy Giden 10:58am June 8, 2013)

Yep. I love to follow characters in a series and see how they
grow and what dilemmas they get into. Secrets are fine as
long as they aren't damaging to the person they concern.
(Alyson Widen 5:19pm June 8, 2013)

(Shelley Summers 12:44pm June 9, 2013)

I'm good at keeping secrets, and I do love it when characters
have secrets of their own.
(Mary Preston 5:27am June 9, 2013)

I love a good story. If its a sequel so much the better. This sounds like a great story.
(Carol Woodruff 11:10am June 9, 2013)

I love sequel characters. They have a secret of their own that they have to have their own stories told. Not only do sequel characters have their own stories, they also bring back familiar characters with them.
(Kai Wong 5:01pm June 9, 2013)

I love sequel characters, you barely notice them in the first series then boom they grow and gain your love!
(Darci Paice 7:22pm June 9, 2013)

If the character is good to begin with and has an interesting dilemma, yes. Not if it's just a soap opera situation.
(Clare O'Beara 8:56am June 10, 2013)

Thanks again to everyone for reading my blog. I love the comments. I'm glad to
know so many of you readers are like me! Please come back and read my next
blog which will be in July sometime...TBA. Best Wishes, Ann
(Ann Lawrence 3:24pm June 11, 2013)

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