If you’ve never heard a prequel teaser before, don’t worry. I made it up. Defiant a prequel because it takes place just before book one begins. At only four chapters long, it introduces you to the characters and the story, and it gives you an idea of what’s about to come, but it doesn’t wrap up at the end the way a novel does. Instead it ends on a cliffhanger, which is also called a teaser. Although Defiant takes place before book one in terms of linear time, you can read the books in any order.
Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.
Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.
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