It’s time for the August New Series Spotlight! If you love series books as much as we do, you’ll know that there are tons of them out there, and we don’t always find out about them right when they come out. So we are trying to help you find some new series reads. Each month we will feature a new up and coming series that we think you should know about!
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Today we have a long time favorite, Lauren Dane here to talk about her new series Petal, Georgia. We were able to pin Lauren down during her super busy schedule to get the scoop, just for you!
New Series Description:
Petal, Georgia will be a small town, contemporary romance series featuring members of the Murphy family and perhaps a few others around town. At the heart of this series, as it was with the Chase Brothers, is family/friends and community.
I love writing small town romance and I had so much fun writing my Chase Brothers books I really hated to leave Petal behind. But I’d given all four brothers their HEA and I didn’t want to make up brothers, etc.
Over the years since Making Chase came out, I’ve received a lot of mail about the Murphy siblings and the rest of Petal and I thought if and when I ever got an idea for a book set there I’d give it a try. So it was the setting for dirty/bad/wrong in the Three to Tango anthology but I wasn’t done!
I’d had a loose idea for Nathan’s book for a while but it didn’t really come into focus until last year. And then as I wrote it, Beth’s story came to me and I thought it’d be fun to do a series set in the town.
At this point, it’s looking like a four book series. I try to keep my series to 3 or 4 books. I find it works best for my own process and I never get sick of the characters, setting, etc. It starts with Nathan Murphy’s book. Beth Murphy’s story will be next. I’m in the process of sketching out notes for the last two books as well. There are a lot of Murphys and a lot of other people we’ve seen in and around Petal who I’d like to give a story to as well.
I do get asked a lot if readers will be seeing any of the Chases in these books. Yes. The Murphys are very close to the Chases since Tate and Matt got married. And it’s a small town so you’ll glimpse others from the Chase books as well – both good and bad characters.
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22 thoughts on “New Series Spotlight – Petal, Georgia”
I have not read any of Lauren’s books yet, but they look mighty good.
AWESOME ! Love the cover too!
I can’t wait to read Nathan’s story. Lauren’s books about family are so heartwarming. I am working on the Chase family now.
I just love a *new* series, as a booklover there’s nothing more exciting! 😀
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for having me today and talking about Petal 🙂
I can’t wait for this book! I loved the Murphy’s! I also can’t wait to see all of the Chase babies. Yay for the new Petal series!
I just pre-ordered on Amazon! Thanks for the tip.
Been waiting for Nathan’s book for so long can’t wait for it to come out
This is very exciting. I fell in love with Petal when I was reading about the Chase brothers and loved Tate’s family. How wonderful that we will be getting to visit again.
I can’t wait for Nathan and Lily’s book to come out! Lauren certainly knows how to tell a fantastic story.
I so can’t wait for this book- Loved the Chase novels. And this cover is just awesome. Lauren really got blessed by the cover goddess.
I love small town romances and “Once and Again” seems like a fab book 🙂
Loved, loved the cover!
Lauren’s books are fabulous! I can’t wait for this one to come out!
Can’t wait to read this series!
I loved the Chase brothers and I can’t wait for this series to start so we can catch up with them and return to Petal. I am a big fan of small town romance!
love the chase series and am looking forward to reading these too.
I love Lauren Dane! And she has two books coming out back to back. I can hardly wait to start the Petal GA series. I am so excited to start the series when it first comes out. I have been playing catch up on her books.
The chase brothers is really good and i would recommend it to anyone. when i saw the Murphys were getting there shot, i was so happy!
I’ve read part of the Brown Sibling series and I love it. Looking forward to more great reads from Lauren .
Can’t wait to visit Petal, Georgia and get to know the Murphy’s all over again. As well as visiting the Chase family.
This should be a great series Lauren!
Thanks everyone! I’m so happy to see the excitement about the new series.