Okay, so Crossover has been out for two months now. Hell, Crossroads has been out for over three years. If you still haven’t checked out the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club series for whatever reason, then let’s discuss, because, frankly, that just seems inexcusable. Last week, I pointed out how the series is perfect for pretty much any demographic. Simply can’t figure out when or where to read it? Then let’s brainstorm and come up with some ideas together, shall we?
When I wrote the books, I intentionally kept the chapters short. It keeps the story progressing for the reader, and as the writer, it makes crafting each chapter like it is its own separate short story. Not to mention it provides plenty of natural reading breaks. When I consider reading a book, I like to flip through and get an idea of the chapter lengths. Long chapters aren’t an automatic deal-breaker per se, but they are certainly a turn off. I’m not able to devote big chunks of time to read all at once, so having good places to set a book down is helpful for me as a reader. As a writer, I like to keep that in mind and take it into consideration. There’s also another unintended benefit – it draws the reader into the story a little more. With short chapters, readers tend to think, “Okay, just one more chapter. Oh, that was fast. I can squeeze in another one. Okay, one more won’t hurt.” And so on, and so on. Before they know it, they’ve ripped through the book and are clamoring for more (if it’s written well).
Now let’s get down to business. The whole point of this article is to offer suggestions on the when, where, and how you can finally get up to speed with Will McGee. Here we go…
Bedtime – This one is always tricky. A good book has a tendency to get your brain going, and can effect your ability to fall asleep. If you’re able to read for a short period and fall immediately to sleep, that might be a condemnation of the story. Or even worse, if you fall asleep as you’re reading. But maybe the book is great and you’re just really tired. Yeah, let’s go with that. It’s probably that one.
Airport – There’s a lot of reading done at the airport, but you also have to be mindful to stay aware of your surroundings and announcements being made about flight info and boarding status. This might not be the best place to get into a heavy masterpiece like Pride & Prejudice. Luckily, the Kings of Chaos series is super shallow and doesn’t require a lot of deep thinking. Perfect fit for this scenario!
Beach – Who wants to lug a big ol’ heavy book to the beach? There’s plenty of other stuff to carry to a place where it’s hard to keep track of everything. Luckily, the Kings of Chaos series is full of short, quick reads. Perfect for tossing in a bag and carrying around wherever you go.
Bathroom – Remember when I mentioned short chapters? Crank out a couple while you handle business. It’s a win-win. Worst case scenario, if you run out of toilet paper, you’ll have backup already in hand.
Waiting room – I think this goes closely with the airport scenario, but even more importantly, reading here will help you avoid any awkward and unwanted eye contact with other people in the waiting room with you.
Nursing a baby – Those short chapters will come into play here again. As you sit in a rocking chair in the middle of the night, the Kings of Chaos series will be just enough to keep you from falling asleep and dropping your precious bundle of joy straight to the floor. You don’t want to hurt your lovely child, do you?? Of course not! So pick up a copy of the book instead.
Really what I’m getting at here is this series is perfect to read anywhere at anytime, so what are you waiting for again?? Pick up your copy today and get started!
Thank you, that is all.