And two days ago, I finished Gates of Paradise, the final installment of the Blue Bloods series. It was bitter sweet because I knew that I was saying good bye to Schulyer and Jack. A couple I have been following for SIX years. That's longer than most relationships.
But what about Melissa gave her such staying power? I mean what makes an author so good, that the reader stays with them, even after the fad ends? Well, I am not sure how they do it, but I know what makes me "stay".
- Consistent characters.
- A plot line that doesn't go off on to twenty different tangents but continues to move in a good direction
- A love interest, where you really want them to succeed
- Background information that is plausible - In Melissa's case - took the vampire myth and tied in the Roanoke mystery.
- A good villain - someone you really hate - first Mimi, then Lucifer.
If you are a vampire fan, which let's face it, vampire have staying power for me -I blame my mother for letting me watch the Winona Ryder Dracula movie - then I suggest you pick up the series, if you haven't already.