The Ghost and the Muse (Book 10 of the Haunting Danielle series) is ready for its debut on September 30, 2016. It’s currently available for preorder at Amazon, yet by the end of the week, it should also be available for preorder at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. I’ll let you know when.
For those of you who’ve stumbled on this blog and are curious about the Haunting Danielle series, let me suggest you begin with Book 1—The Ghost of Marlow House. That book only cost 99¢ and Book 2 is currently on sale for 99¢, yet will return to its regular price at the end of the month.
While each book is a standalone story, the storyline moves along chronologically as it progresses from book to book, which means characters evolve and secrets are revealed. It’s possible to randomly pick up any book from the series and read it without reading the previous books and still manage to figure out what’s going on, yet I believe it will be a more positive reading experience if the books are read in order.
We’ve made it easy for readers to figure out the order in which to read the series—the book number is clearly displayed on each book cover and on each copyright page.
However, one beta reader did suggest I consider adding more backstory to each book. I’ve been hesitant to over-rehash from previous stories. I’ve read reviews on other series where the readers complain about excessive info dumps from previous books. For me, I’ve been walking a narrow line—trying to add just enough, yet not too much.
I have decided to ask my readers—those of you out there who have been reading the Haunting Danielle series—do I need to add more backstory? Let me know in the comment section on this post. I would love to hear what you have to say.