Texas vs Sanctuary smackdown (or not)

When I was at the UK meet in 2014, I was told by readers on more than one occasion that they thought I just wrote paranormal, or I just wrote contemporary. Or that they knew about Texas, but had never heard of the Sanctuary series. So I came up with this idea… highlight two very different books, or series, and add in a prize and maybe readers might find something new from me.

Today I thought I would focus on the differences and similarities to two of my series. The Texas Series (6 books with a 7th coming this week) and The Sanctuary Series (7 books with an 8th coming November).

These two series are really different, as different as chalk and cheese on the surface. The Texas Series, begins with The Heart Of Texas, an 83,000 word soap story of drama and blackmail and murder, featuring playboy Riley and cowboy Jack. The series is all about family and love and is a contemporary story set against the background of issues like same sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy. There are bad guys, good guys, and some who straddle both worlds.

On the other side of the coin Sanctuary is a series set very much in the world of crime and danger. Sanctuary is a private organisation that steps in to protect anyone the FBI can’t look after. Good guys like Morgan, who is in book 1, who witnesses a murder but whose FBI safehouse is compromised. The story arc of a case runs through all seven books until the conclusion, but it is the relationship between operatives and the men they look after that is the main theme.

More information, including blurbs, excerpts, buy links, reading order and reviews can be found here:

Texas – passion, lust, murder, and above all family : http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-texas-series.html

Sanctuary – murder, betrayal, action, and above all focuses on the heroes in all of us. http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-sanctuary-series.html

Originally posted with Prism Book Alliance, 2014, and updated for this post.

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  1. I absolutely love the Texas series and I'm very interested in reading the Sanctuary series. This definitely helped me understand a little more about it before I made the purchase though. I'm very happy to say I'm even more excited to get the Sanctuary books now.

  2. I adore both these series and have them all on ebook and paperback. I'm eagerly awaiting the new additions

  3. I love the Texas series! I have not read the Sanctuary series yet, but it sounds like one I would like. Thanks for the post.

  4. I love your Texas serie and i look forward to Texas wedding. I have al 7 books of the Sanctuary serie on my ereader but i haven't read them yet, i think i will start this serie after i read Texas Wedding. Maybe i will get them read before the eight book is published LOL
    Thanks for this post and the giveaway chance :)


  5. I have the Texas books, but have never read the sanctuary books. Not sure how I missed them but the description of Sanctuary makes me think I might like them even more than Texas. :-)

  6. I haven't had a chance to start either of these series, but they are both on my TBR list. I do look forward to reading them. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

    flutterfli01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. I've read both series and loved them both. Thank you for the post and highlighting the underlying similarities.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  8. I really like Texas series and I look forward to its spin-off! I thanks my friend who recommended me this series long ago. But I haven't read Sanctuary series.
    Thanks for the chance!

  9. I love both of these series, but Sanctuary is my favourite. I am really looking forward to the 2 new books coming. What could be better than Jack & Riley and more Sanctuary, nothing, lol.

  10. Dude, I thought there was gonna be fighting.
    Dale vs Riley.
    Morgan on Jack.
    I love Heart of Texas. but the Sanctuary boys would win a smackdown ;)

  11. I haven't read the Texas series yet and just started the Sactuary series. So, it's hard to say for me who'd win a smackdown. :-) Thanks for the chance!


  12. I haven't met a book of yours, that I haven't loved

  13. I have both series and love them. I do however like Texas more. Really looking forward to reading the two new ones coming to these series. Big fan of your books. I have most of them. :)

    1. P.S. Who won the birthday giveaway from Sept 3rd? Curious.

  14. I like Texas more... ahah.... but!!! BUT BUT... I haven't read any of Sanctuary yet... SO!... the moment I get the chance I totally will and... my opinion will probably change then, to loving both
    Thanks for the chance to win!. lol..


  15. I love both these series and can't wait for the next chapter. So sad to see the Texas series end. Thanks for the chance to win a book.


  16. Oh, I love everything that you write and will be picking up Texas Wedding tomorrow and then Sanctuary #8 in November...thanks for everything!!!