Move over, Charles Dickens—serialized stories are taking a romantic turn!
A USA Today article mentions that publisher Berkley (whose Sylvia Day-penned Bared to You just hit the New York Times Bestseller list) is planning on releasing a serialized romance e-book written by Beth Kery starting July 31. Obviously, publishers are learning a lot from the success of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey—Fifty Shades was originally serialized as fan fiction, and in our current short-attention-span culture (140 characters, anyone?), a bite-size book, delivered in regular intervals, might be more appealing than the whole thing at one sitting.
St. Martin’s Press is also offering a serial, Jamie Brenner’s Gin Lovers, beginning in October. Check out the gorgeous covers for all 6 installments, revealed here, and read on for the official description:
Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, The Gin Lovers is a sensual and romantic story of how one high society woman’s passion and courage lead her to love.
It’s 1925, and the Victorian era with its confining morals is all but dead. Unfortunately, for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte, the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids. Living with her rigid and controlling husband William, her Fifth Avenue townhouse is a gilded cage. But when William’s rebellious younger sister, the beautiful and brash Mae, comes to live with them after the death of their mother, Charlotte finds entrée to a world beyond her wildest dreams – and a handsome and mysterious stranger whom she imagines is as confident in the bedroom as he is behind the bar of his forbidden speakeasy.