PRESENTING…the Smartypants Romance series…Fighting For Love from Jiffy Kate!!!
The Donner Bakery collaborative series is getting a makeover. Karla Sorensen’s books have been pulled out to form their own series (Love at First Sight). NOW Stud Muffin and Beef Cake have been extracted to form the FIGHTING FOR LOVE series. As such, they’re getting new covers to better reflect the series direction and aesthetic of the authors. We hope you love them and we appreciate your positivity!
Stud Muffin is now book 1 in Fighting for Love (now back in KU): https://smartypantsromance.com/books/stud-muffin/
Beef Cake is now book 2 in Fighting for Love (now back in KU): https://smartypantsromance.com/books/beef-cake/
And EYE CANDY (coming to KU on Feb 18th) is book 3 in Fighting for Love!!: https://smartypantsromance.com/books/eye-candy/
CONGRATULATIONS Jenny and Jiff!! We are so honored to work with you and excited by what the future holds…sweaty, sweaty Vikings.
And to reiterate…some additional details for anyone who wants to know “why” we– in some cases– split apart collaborative-author series: The purpose of Smartypants Romance is, of course, to provide additional Pennyverse content to Reiders. But it is also a incubator for awesome authors, an attempt by Penny + team to lift up and help other authors achieve their career goals. Collaborative-author series (like the Donner Bakery series or the Green Valley Library series) are a great way to give authors the option of dipping their toe in the Pennyverse without the commitment of producing additional books (as would be expected in a single-author series, like April White’s Cipher-Security series or Daisy Prescott’s Park Ranger series as two examples). But if the author decides to stay and continue writing Pennyverse books, SPRU wants to invest in these authors, their goals, and their future stories by carving out their own space/place within the Pennyverse!
Additionally, as an author continues to write books within the Pennyverse, they (naturally) begin to expand the confines of their original book(s), writing outside of the initial framework (in this case, Jiffy Kate’s future books focus on subjects and characters not limited to the Donner Bakery). This means keeping their books within the Donner Bakery series no longer makes sense.
And that’s the long answer.