Many readers love to read series. Lots of writers enjoy writing series. I personally fit both profiles.
In my fantasy series, The Futhark Chronicles, the books are a continuous story. The same characters are the main protagonists throughout all four books. They're fighting the same battle from the first page until the last chapter. Like in most epic fantasy series, you enjoy the books more if you read them in order.
My romance series, on the other hand, while it takes place in the same dystopian world, can be enjoyed not matter what order you read them in. In fact, if you read the last book in the series first, One Good Woman, you'll hopefully want to read the books preceding it. The Greater Good started the series followed by The Lesser Evil and A Ruthless Good. The hero of One Good Woman, Brady Gellot, was introduced in The Lesser Evil but the heroine of OGW, Cara, first appeared in The Greater Good. She was of those strong but vulnerable women you can't help but love.
My publisher is offering a One Good Woman at a special low price of only $1.99 starting today. For that price, I hope lots of you can try out this romance series and read Brady's and Cara's story.
I like four book series though I'm a fan of some very, very long fantasy book series. How long do you think a book series should be? Are you willing to try a new author if the price is right like that reasonable $1.99?