Christina Tetreault on writing a book series.

Welcome to the Garden everyone! Today we continue with Author's thoughts on writing a series. Before we begin, everyone grab a plate and fill it with goodies and pour your favorite beverage. Everyone find a seat? Let's start. Welcome, Christina Tetreault!

First, I’d like to thank Mary for having me on her blog today. It’s always great to meet fellow authors and new readers.

My favorite types of books are those in a series. I love getting to know characters and places well and then being able to catch up with them in each book I read. This is why all the books I write are part of a series. Currently, I have two series available The Sherbrookes of Newport and Love On The North Shore, which is actually a spin-off of The Sherbrooke series.

Today I’d like to tell you a little about The Sherbrooke of Newport series first. To date the series contains eight full-length novels and one novella. The ninth book in the series, Falling For The Billionaire, should be available in December. The entire series focuses on a powerful and wealthy family named The Sherbrookes. When I wrote the story I had families like the Vanderbilts and Astors in mind. While some family members live around the country most live in New England. Each book in the series features a different family member as they fall in love and find their perfect mate. Of course characters from previous books frequently make appearances in later stories. I also often introduce the characters for future books in the earlier stories. For example, book one, The Teacher’s Billionaire, is Callie and Dylan’s story. During the book we meet Callie’s half-siblings Jake and Sara Sherbrooke. Jake is then the hero in book two The Billionaire Playboy and Sara is the heroine in book three The Billionaire Princess. In both books we again catch up with Callie and Dylan and learn a little about what they have been doing since the end of their book.

Although each book is part of a series, they can also be read as stand alone novels. This is also true for my other series Love On The North Shore, which contains three full-length novels. Rather than focus on one family or person, my second series features a fictitious town called North Salem. Each book follows one resident as they meet the one and fall in love. The first book The Courage To Love is Sean O’Brien’s story. I first introduced Sean in The Billionaire Playboy, the second book of my other series. I liked him so much I decided he needed his own. Like with my other books previous and feature characters regularly pop up letting readers really feel like they’re part of the town.

Someday I might change and write a single title, however, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I’m having too much fun with the characters I have now. If you want to learn more about any of my books or see the Sherbrooke family tree please stop by my website. I can also be found on Facebook, twitter and Pintrest.

Author Bio:
I started writing at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter and never stopped. When I am not driving my 3 daughters (ages 8, 6, and 6) around to their various activities or chasing around our three dogs, I am working on a story or reading a romance novel. Currently, I have two series out, The Sherbrookes of Newport and Love on The North Shore. You can visit my website or follow me on Facebook to learn more about my characters and to track my progress on my current writing projects.

The Teacher’s Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 1)
What starts out as a plan to keep a family secret out of the media soon turns into so much more for billionaire Dylan Talbot as he falls in love with elementary school teacher Callie Taylor. But when Callie learns the truth about her relationship with the confirmed bachelor only complete honesty can save their love.
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The Billionaire Playboy (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 2)
Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents.
That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her.

Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?
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The Billionaire Princess (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 3)
Self-made billionaire Christopher Hall has always admired his best friend’s sister, Sara Sherbrooke, from afar but he’s never dared take it any further. At least not until a one night stand following Jake’s wedding makes him believe his attraction might not be one sided. Soon both must decide if their growing romance is worth the possible consequences.
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The Billionaire’s Best Friend (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 4)
After graduation Nate Callahan left Lauren McDonald behind when he
entered The Naval Academy and his life with the Marines. Now fifteen years later he's returned with one goal, to win back the woman he never stopped loving and failure is not an option.

Nate Callahan left his life with the Marines and returned home with one goal, to win back the woman he never stopped loving and failure is not an option.
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Redeeming The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 5)
Billionaire Trent Sherbrooke works hard and plays harder. He’s never once cared what the media or society says about him, until now. In order to make into the United States Senate Trent needs to clean up his reputation and Addison Raimono is just the woman to help him. But soon what he assumed would be a relationship to salvage his reputation turns into so much more. But can a relationship started on a lie ever survive?
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More Than A Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 6)
Everyone views Grayson Sherbrooke as a carefree billionaire who lives a life of luxury. However, Gray is much more than that. Now, Gray must decide
between the woman he loves and the secret he has kept from the world.
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Protecting The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 7)
From the outside, it appears as though billionaire Allison Sherbrooke lives a charmed life. She comes from a loving family and possesses the means to do anything she desires, not to mention her budding new romance with the sexy Marine she danced with at her brother Trent’s wedding.

Appearances can be deceiving though. All is not perfect in Allison’s world. Since her move to Virginia, she’s had a stalker in the shadows.

Marine Corps Captain Rocco “Rock” Raimono has spent his life defending and protecting others. Now he must protect the woman he’s falling in love with from an obsessed stalker who wants Allison for himself. For Rock, failure is not an option.
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Bidding On The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 8)
Rather than disappoint his beloved aunt, billionaire Derek Sherbrooke has reluctantly agreed to
participate in her foundation’s fundraiser: a bachelor auction. Concerned about who the lucky winner will be, he devises a plan and enlists the aid of his longtime friend Brooklyn Novak. All she has to do is make sure no one outbids her. It was a simple plan... until they kissed. Can these longtime friends find their happily ever after together?
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Loving The Billionaire (Novella)
In The Teacher’s Billionaire we learned how Ruth and Warren’s story ends. But have you ever wondered how it began?

Billionaire Warren Sherbrooke assumed someday he’d marry a woman from a well-connected family who understood what it was like to live and breathe in his world. He never expected to fall in love with Ruth Taylor.

Despite the differences in their social standings, Warren has considered Ruth a close friend for years. One weekend will forever alter that friendship.
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Love on the North Shore
The Courage To Love (book 1 in Love on the North Shore Series )
Sean sacrificed his future for his family. Now it’s his turn to find love and happiness.

Hollywood sweetheart Mia Troy isn’t looking for love. But then she meets Sean O’Brien a reserved man who sees past her celebrity status. Can love between a small town guy and an A-list celebrity last?
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Hometown Love (love on the north shore book 2)
Everyone in North Salem thinks they know Jessie Quinn. She is the town’s
quintessential girl next door. The woman you can always turn to when you need a helping hand. Nobody knows that she’s spent years overcoming the emotional scars left by her last boyfriend.

As a single dad and task force officer with the FBI, Mack Ellsbury moves back to North Salem to be closer to his family, not to find love. Then Jessie Quinn returns to his life. Soon Mack no longer sees Jessie as the quiet girl he once tutored in high school but rather the woman he is falling in love with.

Mack’s love helps Jessie erase the scars she’s carried around for so long, but when his ex-wife decides she wants reconciliation, their relationship is put in jeopardy.
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The Playboy Next Door (Love on The North Shore bk 3)
After a blind date stands her up, Catrina Striker stops in O’Leary’s Pub for a sandwich, nothing else. Then Tony Bates, North Salem’s resident playboy, sits down next to her and destiny takes over. Cat knows all about Tony’s reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from doing something she’s never done before: invite him back to her apartment.

Tony Bates has always looked at Catrina as nothing but his buddy’s little sister, until a chance encounter one summer night changes all that.
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Author Links:
Blog Happily Ever after
Twitter: @cgricci
Thank you, Christina, for visiting Mary's Garden today, I've really enjoyed getting to know a little about you. Your series sounds awesome.


thank you for having me today
vicki batman said…
Hi, Mary and Christina! I love your covers, Christina. Wonderful how you took this family and created a whole series.
stanalei said…
Both series sound awesome, Christina. Best of luck on the new release in December. I need to check these out!
Melissa Keir said…
I agree 100% about series! I love them! They are my favorite! I wish you all the best!
Mary Martinez said…
Thanks for dropping by Vicki, Stanalei, and Melissa.

I'm very excited to have Christina in the garden!

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