When I sold the first book, Under the Moon, to Entangled Publishing, they asked if it could be a trilogy because they wanted to offer a three-book contract. I hadn’t gotten very far in considering sequels, but I said yes because Sam needed his happy ending. (FYI, he gets it in Heavy Metal. 🙂 ) The way the story evolved, three books was just right. I feel the main story arc was resolved satisfactorily and that I’d spent enough time in the world.
For a long time, trilogies were IT. If a book wasn’t a stand-alone, it was part of a trilogy. Then urban fantasy changed the landscape a little bit, and paranormal romance followed. Now there are very long, very awesome series, some featuring the same main characters in every story, some with a new couple as the focus but with everyone else rotating through as important secondary characters.
Goddess Rising series, Book 3
Natalie J. Damschroder
Number of pages: 352 pages
Word Count: 100,000 words
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Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren’t supposed to have it. She’s now on a quest not only to stop the brats who’ve become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the source of their addiction.