End of a Series–What Do YOU Want to See?

As most of you know, I’m wrapping up the current story arc for my Penton Legacy series and as I go through edits, I’m torn about what the role of this book should be. So I thought I’d ask you!

The way I see it, a series can end one of two ways:

1. The primary hero/heroine of the last book take up the bulk of the storyline as their relationship develops, but the resolution of their relationship also solves the ongoing issues of the series as a whole. Nik and his love interest are the key players in the book.

OR

2. The book weaves the new hero/heroine’s relationship into the whole cast as the ongoing issues of the series are wrapped up. Nik and his love interest develop their relationship alongside Aidan and Krys, Mirren and Glory, and the rest of the gang.

In other words, should a new romantic relationship be the center of the final book in a series, or should the final book deal with both the new relationship and the whole cast? Could there be a final Penton book without a major role for Aidan Murphy or Mirren Kincaid even though they aren’t the romantic “heroes” of this particular novel?

Inquiring writer minds want to know! Leave a comment to be entered for a $5 Amazon gift card! I’ll try to respond to comments as I can, but we’re under tornado threat from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m., so I might be sitting in a closet!!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

14 thoughts on “End of a Series–What Do YOU Want to See?

  1. Nik and his love interest develop their relationship alongside Aidan and Krys, Mirren and Glory, and the rest of the gang, would be my favorite ending. Love the whole gang.

  2. Oh yeah, you need to keep the whole gang in the story along with the new love interest.

  3. I’m with the consensus that the book should revolve around the whole cast.

  4. I like it when the final book wraps everything up and includes people from past books, but I don’t like it when the romance in the final book is shortchanged. The last couple needs to have enough page time.