March of the Sequels

March of the Sequels is an online event, and my friend Jamedi is hosting it this year. Check out his blog for the central hub and daily interviews with authors about their books!

Why March of the Sequels?

It’s notoriously hard to market a second book in a series, especially when the first book didn’t get as much attention as you’d hope. The sequel is known to be hard to write and to market. And that’s why it needs more love. And the authors who worked their butts off to get a sequel out, need a place in the spotlight. So what can you do to support the authors and sequels?

Read the books!

And once you’re done, write a review and post it on social media with the hashtag #marchofthesequels. Jamedi is keeping track of all the sequel reviews being shared on the hashtag and adds them to his hub.

Let’s share the love! March on!

Sequels I’m looking forward to reading

Children of Chaos by Trudie Skies

Sequel to The Thirteenth Hour

When the saints call, the sinners answer.

Chaos stalks the steam-powered city of Chime and threatens the existence of the gods and their domains. Kayl swore to protect Chime’s mortals from their gods’ cruel whims, but when she agrees to represent the mortals of a god long thought dead, Kayl is thrust into a political role that goes against everything she’s ever stood for.

As the newly appointed ambassador to the god of time, Quen’s goal is clear – protect Chime and the domains by any means necessary. But as the gods make their demands, Quen is caught between his loyalties and his conscience.

To ensure a future for all mortals, Kayl and Quen must unite the gods against the threat of chaos and decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for Chime – before the gods choose for them.

For the gods are capricious and have their own divine plans.

The Children of Chaos is the second book in The Cruel Gods series—a gaslamp fantasy featuring magical portals, gothic cosmic deities, quaint Britishisms, and steampunk vibes. This is an adult book containing strong language and mature themes that some readers may find disturbing. For a full list of content warnings, visit Trudie Skies’s website

No Port in a Storm

Sequel to No Land for Heroes

‘The Bayou wants its Butcher back’

Ghosts of Mildred Berry’s past stalk her dreams, dredging up memories she’d rather forget. Struggling with the return to city life and a surprise marriage, Millie finds her strongest ally is distracted, preparing for the Colfield Massacre trial.

When the trial’s key witness goes missing, a bloody message makes it clear to Millie that the city of Marigot is done waiting for its vengeance against the man who betrayed it… and the elf who burnt it down.

Enemies new and old lurk in the bayou, while all of Millie’s old allies are long dead. If she goes after the witness, she’ll be walking into a city of vipers. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose her closest friend.

The Bayou wants its Butcher back, come hell or high water.

Graphite and Turbulence by Jami Farleigh

Sequel to Oil and Dust

He will need courage, resilience, and a bit of magic—to survive fatherhood.

Artist Matthew Sugiyama finally has a location to start his search for his birth family, but no one prepared him for the turbulence of a scowling, unhappy child. Not only is the depot is far away, his fledgling parenting skills are not cutting it… and everyone has plenty of advice to offer on fatherhood. Before Matthew can find his bearings, Akiko disappears.

In a blink, Matthew’s priorities change. Time is running out and when old friends and enemies arrive in the depot, the situation leaves Matthew scrambling. He needs a plan—and he needs help—but who can he trust?

A profoundly moving father daughter story of the search for love and connection, Graphite and Turbulence celebrates the magic that transforms friendly strangers into family.

Chew ‘Em Up by S.C. Jensen

Sequel to Tropical Punch

She didn’t ask for this…
Now, there’s no going back.

Bubbles Marlowe prefers to stick to the shadows. But when one of her cases blows up in the media, the private eye is thrust into the public eye. The timing couldn’t be worse. Her best friend is on the run for her life and she needs Bubbles’ help!

Now the wrong kind of people are sitting up and taking notice… And the clock is ticking. The friends will do anything it takes to get out of HoloCity. Even if it means leaving the planet. Forever…

Can Bubbles survive her newfound stardom long enough to save her best friend? Or is HoloCity going to chew them up and spit them out?

If you love fast-paced sci-fi action and larger than life characters, you’ll love Chew ‘Em Up because it’s got mystery, high-stakes thrills, and lots of laughs. Bubbles in Space is an action-packed, glitter fueled, sci-fi adventure series with cyberpunk flair.

Claws and Contrivances by Stephanie Burgis

Sequel to Scales and Sensibility

Passionate, idealistic Rose Tregarth may have been invited into her uncle’s remote home in the heart of Wales as an act of kindness to a poor relation, but it doesn’t take her long to realize that her newly-met family members are eccentric, creative, deeply lovable – and in need of all the help they can get. If the crumbling medieval walls of Gogodd Abbey aren’t to collapse around their heads at any moment, someone will have to step up and take charge of the situation. Fortunately for all of them, Rose has never lacked in determination.

Add in more and more mysteriously appearing little dragons and a threatening new neighbor who could easily star as the villain in one of her aunt’s Gothic novels, and Rose is soon up to her ears in plots and schemes to save all the people and beasts she’s come to love…with the help of a sweet, baffled dragon scholar whom Rose has swept into a fake betrothal for purely temporary, practical purposes.

With her fierce, loyal heart, Rose is more than ready to take care of everyone around her, dragons and humans alike. However, it may take an act of true magic to clear her eyes to the future – and the gentleman – she desires for herself.

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