I learned something today. I didn’t know the difference between a series and a serial. Yes, I’m a little slow sometimes, but until I got a review from an angry person who felt he had read my newest book under false pretenses, I never gave it a second thought. It was never my intention to mislead anyone.
When I began writing three years ago, I noticed how many series there were on Amazon. I just wanted to write an interesting story that would entertain people and knew nothing about writing as a business, but I learned. A lot. But not once did I hear there was a difference between a series and a serial. I just didn’t ask the right questions.
The Secret of Truelock Manor is a serial. I know that now. There are cliffhanger endings in the first and second book. While I was writing them, I thought of them as a mini-series on television. They always leave someone hanging off a cliff.
In the interest of full disclosure, the three books are a trilogy, a serial that begins with Daughters of the Evening Star, continues in Under Rose’s Spell, and concludes with Mercy in the Moonlight.