Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claiming Their Royal Mate by Andie Devaux

Andie writes sexy erotic romance and erotica stories that push boundaries. When she's not writing (or reading!), she can usually be found daydreaming or attempting a new recipe. She thinks that life should require happily ever afters. And since she doesn't make the rules of life, she instead applies this philosophy to the worlds she can control-the ones in her books.

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Daniella Clark has never fit in—a fact she’s always blamed on being adopted. But when her body is overtaken by a need so fierce it defies human explanation, she turns to the one man she instinctively knows must have the answers she seeks—her sexy-as-sin neighbor. But his explanation isn’t one she can easily accept, and it means her sexual heat won’t go away without his help.

But it turns out her neighbor isn’t the only male she has to worry about. The prime of his people has laid claim to her. And though he radiates sexuality in a way that makes her mouth water, he’s more beast than man. With one weretiger charged to protect her, and the prime's plan to claim her for his own, Daniella must fight to maintain her sense of self, even while they fight for her.


Claiming Their Royal Mate: Part One is an 18,000-word novella, and it is the first entry in a four-part sexy, m/f/m serial. The story contains erotic situations and is intended for mature readers.

Available at Amazon Free October 15-19

Why I Love Serials

Lately there has been something of a resurgence of serialized fiction (a way of writing stories that was quite popular many moons ago). While readers of serials can be a bit divided between love and hate for the form, I definitely fall on the love side of the line. So much so that I decided to write my own serialized stories.

One big reason I love serials is because they can offer both the novel and short story experience all rolled into one. Novels offer a way to fully immerse yourself in a world for a long period of time, which is fabulous if that’s what you’re in the mood for, and if you have the time.

Short stories offer a satisfying bite, but in a way that isn’t as encompassing as novels, and are ideal when you don’t have hours to devote to a book (or, for me, they’re great if I’m lacking the brainpower due to an overwhelming week).

Serials offer an interesting mix of both worlds. Ideally, they should give you a good little satisfying story arc, while also offering a hook that makes you want to read the next bit of the tale. They’re quicker than novels, so you can fit them in on those nights you don’t want a novel to tempt you into staying up super late (again!). Yet, the story follows the same characters, and may follow an overall arc that continues throughout the parts of the story, so you’re still able to gain that immersive experience.

And as a writer, they offer a fun, unique challenge that short stories and novels do not. How do I tell a large tale, yet also a bunch of satisfying smaller stories along the way? It’s quite an interesting challenge! And it gives me newfound respect for television series writers, since they face that same challenge season after season.

Have you found any fun serialized fiction you’ve enjoyed?

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