In literature, a serial is a publishing format by which a single large work, most often a work of narrative fiction, is presented in contiguous (typically chronological) installments—also known as numbers, parts, or fascicles—either issued asMoreIn literature, a serial is a publishing format by which a single large work, most often a work of narrative fiction, is presented in contiguous (typically chronological) installments—also known as numbers, parts, or fascicles—either issued as separate publications or appearing in sequential issues of a single periodical publication.The idea of stories being told in serial form dates back to at least the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), which consisted of a series of serialized stories, or serialized novels or novellas.
Its frame story is about Scheherazade telling stories to King Shahriyar, and she needs to keep him interested in each of the stories, to prevent his executing her the next morning. She often tells the stories in a series, beginning each story with a narrative hook, leaving off with a cliffhanger, and continuing the story the next night.
This leaves the King in suspense, waiting until the next night to hear what will happen next. Many of her tales often stretch over many nights or episodes.Serialized fiction surged in popularity during Britains Victorian era. The wild success of Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers, first published in 1836, is widely considered to have established the viability and appeal of the serialized format within periodical literature.This is the first installment of Thirst 4 Blood, a paranormal romance in serial format, in the mode of all serial writers of the past, a compilation of multiple short stories that will be made available over time.
The story will build over time, so be sure to read them all in order!The Test of Time introduces Madison and Dixon, 2 vampires who had been companions for a couple of generations. Madison finds himself attracted to Rebecca, the waitress in the local cafe.Madison actually laughed to himself at the thought. Was what he felt really even called love? It had been so long since he had felt the tender kiss of a woman without thoughts of her crimson promise overtaking his desires that he wasn’t sure he could identify the feeling any longer.He watched Dixon engage her, using his natural charms.
He was a handsome man, appearing to be in his early twenties. So was Madison, but he was more of a clean cut type, whereas Dixon was the mussed up hair and earring sort.Seeing them talking, and focusing on just her, Madison couldn’t help but get distracted. She was too beautiful to go unnoticed, too unique to not steal his gaze, and too delicate to deny his affections. How was it that she was just a simple waitress in a small one-syllable town?