Release Party MOMENT OF CLARITY (Book 3 of the Moments In Time series)!

May 6, 2015
Hi Everyone! I’m Karen Stivali and I’m here today to celebrate the release of the third book in my Moments In Time series, MOMENT OF CLARITY.
If you’re new to the series, let me give you a brief summary. All three books in this series are about college roommates Collin and Tanner. Book one, MOMENT OF IMPACT, is a coming of age/coming out story where they realize that they’re both interested in each other as more than friends. Not everyone is accepting of this, so they leave their conservative college town behind and spend the summer waiting tables on Fire Island in book two, MOMENT OF TRUTH. The freedoms to be publicly “out” as a couple, without judment makes for a summer filled with fun and exploration, but trust and jealousy are issues they have to confront in order to stay together. When the summer ends, they return to college for their senior year in book three, MOMENT OF CLARITY. Being back in the conservative environment proves challenging in even more ways than they expected.
I know some readers worry that the books in a series will have cliffhanger endings. I assure you, that’s not the case with any of these stories. As a reader, I don’t like cliffhangers. As a writer, I choose to write romance because I’m all about the happy ending and I leave my characters in a good place at the end of every book.
3 ebooks and paperback photo 2nd version (2)
One thing has surprised me about readers of series, and that’s whether they read the books one at a time as they release, or wait until all the books are out and then binge read them. I guess I’m an old-fashioned girl. I’ve been an avid reader my whole life and I remember sometimes waiting a year or more for the next book from a favorite author. Even as recently as the Harry Potter books I remember pre-ordering the final volume and anxiously awaiting its delivery at my doorstep. It’s not that I like waiting—I don’t—but I love to read things as soon as they come out, even if that means a bit of anticipation and longing involved before I can get my hands on the next book. The same is true for TV viewing. If I find a show I like I’ll look forward to the weekly episode and axiously await the start of new season rather than skip the airing of the show and then Netflixing the whole season and watching it in a weekend.
What’s your reading or viewing style? Do you like to wait until you can read/see all the episodes at once? Or do you need to read/see things right away? Do you like the anticipation or need to know you can see what happens immediately? Tell me in the comments and I’ll choose a random winner (later tonight–I’ll be here until midnight EDT) to receive a free ebook!
(Sorry for the formatting errors. WordPress is giving me a hard time today! I’ll try to get it fixed by my next post!)

8 Responses to “Release Party MOMENT OF CLARITY (Book 3 of the Moments In Time series)!”

  1. I grew up with long waits between books, so it doesn’t bother me. Right now I’m waiting on book 3 of the mermen of ea series.

  2. Trix says:

    I’m not a big binge-watcher; TV marathons tend to make me overwhelmed after a while (even if it’s a show I like, and especially if there’s some overriding seasonal arc going), and I tend to parse out a DVD set over several days at least. On the other hand, sometimes knowing the resolution is available does make a difference–maybe that’s why I *let* myself slow down with a DVD set!

  3. Angela says:

    Happy Release Day :)

    I read Moment of Impact and Moment of Truth and i really like them, i look forward to Moment of Clarity.

    As for your question, I read the book even if i have to wait for the next one. However i don’t like it when there are years between the books because i feel that you can’t remember the little details in the previous book and for me that takes away some reading enjoyment.

    Thank you for the giveaway:)

  4. Kathy says:

    Happy Release Day!!

    As for my viewing style, I tend to watch weekly. The only time I don’t is if I stumble into it once it’s already started. Then I’ll watch pretty steadily to catch up, then I’ll continue with weekly viewing.

    As for reading, most of the time I read the books when they come out. Again, if I discover the series once it already has a book or two already out, then I might read the already released books back to back, then keep up with it from there. But it mostly depends on how much free time I have!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. JJ says:

    I’m both styles. When I read a short series (trilogy), I like to read all of the books together. But with longer series, I will take breaks, sometimes very long ones, before reading the next books. With so many books and series to catch up or finish, I like to switch around my stories.

  6. Debra E says:

    Congratulations on the new release! I don’t mind waiting for books in a series. I found that when I’m reading books in an already complete series I wind up taking breaks in between anyway if it’s more than 3 books long.

  7. Waxapplelover says:

    I hate suspense. So I’m definitely more of the waiting kind of person. I like procedural cop shows because the case is (usually) solved by the end of the hour.

  8. H.B. says:

    Congrats on your new release! I loved the first two books and look forward to reading this one.

    I usually don’t like to start a series if it looks like it’s going to be a long one unless I’ve read the author before. There have been instances where I have started a series but stopped after the first book because I knew there was no way I could remember the story well enough for when the next installment would be released. In the rare case I do start and finish a ongoing series and keep up with it the books have tended to be a lot like your Moment in Time series with no cliffhangers.

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