Do you think Belle Ami will write more books around Angela and Alex?

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Re: Do you think Belle Ami will write more books around Angela and Alex?

Post by SweetMelissaV2131 » 11 Jun 2018, 10:38

Sushan wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:59
I think there is nothing for us to wonder since, amazon has revealed that this is the 1st book of a series, in the book description. :lol:
:D I do realize that now :lol2: That will teach me to post a question without reading the whole Amazon description of a book. I also wanted to see if this question would raise some opinions on whether or not the readers/reviewers here would like to see this book as the beginning of a series. It will be interesting to see how the author continues the storyline I think.
Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. :D

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Post by kjarch1228 » 12 Jun 2018, 00:16

With Angela's abilities, there's potential to write numerous stories involving mysteries from the past.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jun 2018, 19:35

Dael Reader wrote:
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She probably will. But I wish she wouldn't. Not unless she does enough research to base the plot lines more solidly on art history. If Angela and Alex can start solving art mysterious with a more academic approach, rather than based on Angela's ridiculous past-life regression/spirit possession episodes, the stories could be a little bit more interesting. If she keeps basing the stories on sex scenes past and present, there will be very little to recommend about the books.
One of my biggest points of irritation with this book was at the end where Alex asks her to be his partner in art detective work and tells her she is a natural at it. Ummm...what did she actually do to contribute to finding the painting that wasn't tied to being a reincarnation of Sophia and Fioretta? Had it not been for the paranormal aspect of it, she really wouldn't have had any skill to move the investigation along.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jun 2018, 19:37

SweetMelissaV2131 wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 10:38
Sushan wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:59
I think there is nothing for us to wonder since, amazon has revealed that this is the 1st book of a series, in the book description. :lol:
:D I do realize that now :lol2: That will teach me to post a question without reading the whole Amazon description of a book. I also wanted to see if this question would raise some opinions on whether or not the readers/reviewers here would like to see this book as the beginning of a series. It will be interesting to see how the author continues the storyline I think.
Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. :D
Don't trust what Amazon says!!! LOL. I'm joking but how many years have we been waiting for the next Game of Thrones book?? Also Superhighway is classified as a trilogy, but I have seen no mention of a third book yet. I'm stumped as to whether or not that will actually be a trilogy. I think it was a reasonable question to ask simply based on how the book ended. I think some people may see it as an opening for a series and some may think it was just a nice way to end the book with a little intrigue.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jun 2018, 19:39

I think the ending implies there will be a sequel. Angela's conversation with Maria, plus the pull toward another vision despite Sophia and Fioretta moving on. Also, Alex asking Angela to work with him seemed to be a setup for a future in tracking down more artwork (how much work can there be though?).

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Post by Dael Reader » 12 Jun 2018, 20:01

kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 19:35
Dael Reader wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 11:05
She probably will. But I wish she wouldn't. Not unless she does enough research to base the plot lines more solidly on art history. If Angela and Alex can start solving art mysterious with a more academic approach, rather than based on Angela's ridiculous past-life regression/spirit possession episodes, the stories could be a little bit more interesting. If she keeps basing the stories on sex scenes past and present, there will be very little to recommend about the books.
One of my biggest points of irritation with this book was at the end where Alex asks her to be his partner in art detective work and tells her she is a natural at it. Ummm...what did she actually do to contribute to finding the painting that wasn't tied to being a reincarnation of Sophia and Fioretta? Had it not been for the paranormal aspect of it, she really wouldn't have had any skill to move the investigation along.
Dael Reader wrote: An excellent point. What Alex probably means is he just wants to keep her around for sex. After all, she can't be the reincarnation of every artist's muse. How will she track down the next painting without channeling her past lives?

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jun 2018, 20:06

Dael Reader wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 20:01
kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 19:35
Dael Reader wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 11:05
She probably will. But I wish she wouldn't. Not unless she does enough research to base the plot lines more solidly on art history. If Angela and Alex can start solving art mysterious with a more academic approach, rather than based on Angela's ridiculous past-life regression/spirit possession episodes, the stories could be a little bit more interesting. If she keeps basing the stories on sex scenes past and present, there will be very little to recommend about the books.
One of my biggest points of irritation with this book was at the end where Alex asks her to be his partner in art detective work and tells her she is a natural at it. Ummm...what did she actually do to contribute to finding the painting that wasn't tied to being a reincarnation of Sophia and Fioretta? Had it not been for the paranormal aspect of it, she really wouldn't have had any skill to move the investigation along.
Dael Reader wrote: An excellent point. What Alex probably means is he just wants to keep her around for sex. After all, she can't be the reincarnation of every artist's muse. How will she track down the next painting without channeling her past lives?
Hey, you never know how many past lives she has. If she dies young in each life she could have 4 lives per century. That's a lot of opportunity right there.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 13 Jun 2018, 02:34

I think it's a stand alone book. Now it's up to the author whether she wants to bring more installments of this book or not. I think uniqueness of characters is important.
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Post by Rhianne » 13 Jun 2018, 02:56

In the section about the author at the end, it says it's the first book in a series. I do wonder how it would carry on without Angela having such a strong connection to other paintings. I won't lie though, I'll be reading the next. :lol:

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Post by bookowlie » 13 Jun 2018, 08:52

kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 19:35
Dael Reader wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 11:05
She probably will. But I wish she wouldn't. Not unless she does enough research to base the plot lines more solidly on art history. If Angela and Alex can start solving art mysterious with a more academic approach, rather than based on Angela's ridiculous past-life regression/spirit possession episodes, the stories could be a little bit more interesting. If she keeps basing the stories on sex scenes past and present, there will be very little to recommend about the books.
One of my biggest points of irritation with this book was at the end where Alex asks her to be his partner in art detective work and tells her she is a natural at it. Ummm...what did she actually do to contribute to finding the painting that wasn't tied to being a reincarnation of Sophia and Fioretta? Had it not been for the paranormal aspect of it, she really wouldn't have had any skill to move the investigation along.
I totally agree. It's as if Alex gave Angela credit for something she had no control over. One of my biggest issues with this book is the way Angela's character is fleshed out throughout the story. Since she is first described as brilliant, I would have preferred if she did actual research to find the painting.
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Post by bookowlie » 13 Jun 2018, 09:24

kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 19:39
I think the ending implies there will be a sequel. Angela's conversation with Maria, plus the pull toward another vision despite Sophia and Fioretta moving on. Also, Alex asking Angela to work with him seemed to be a setup for a future in tracking down more artwork (how much work can there be though?).
I had a problem with Angela's pull toward another vision being the set-up for the next book in the series. In this book, her visions are supposed to be past-life regression. Is each book in the series going to focus on another past-life regression? That seems way over the top. I would have preferred it if Angela had proved herself as a worthy assistant to Alex in more traditional ways. That would have been a better set-up to future books in a series - an expert in art history who helps an art detective.
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Post by lesler » 13 Jun 2018, 13:04

I sure hope so. I agree that she left the ending open ended enough to do so, without leaving any cliffhangers so she could be finite if she wanted to.

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Post by bookowlie » 13 Jun 2018, 14:21

lesler wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 13:04
I sure hope so. I agree that she left the ending open ended enough to do so, without leaving any cliffhangers so she could be finite if she wanted to.
Well, the author wrapped up the plot in this book, but Angela had a different vision at the end. I think that's a little cliffhanger that will be the start of the second book in the series.
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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 13 Jun 2018, 17:14

The title on Amazon says that it is the Out of Time Thriller Book 1 so I'm assuming there will be more of them. Also, in the epilogue, Angela seems to be having another vision that was not any of the characters in this book.

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Post by holsam_87 » 13 Jun 2018, 18:32

I would love to see more adventures of Alex and Angela working together to find priceless artifacts. With Angela's visions, maybe she has other past lives that weren't connected to the painting? It would be interesting, to say the least.
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