Mourning the Trilogy by Adan Ramie (plus a FREE e-book!)

Congratulations to Melanie! She’s the winner of this drawing.

Happy Sunday! Today we’re joined by author Adan Ramie. She recently released the third book in her Deviant Behaviors trilogy, Eager Observer. To celebrate, she’s giving away an e-book copy to one lucky reader. Drop a comment in the space below and we’ll draw the winner on Friday, October 6.

Good luck!

Letting go is the hardest part of a writer’s life.

This month marked a turning point in my career. After six years, my suspense trilogy, Deviant Behaviors, has come to an end, and I’m faced with a huge loss. Not only do I have to say goodbye to something I spent countless hours on, I have to say goodbye to all the characters who became like family to me.

Characters Become Friends

Once upon a time, I was a naive short story writer with aspirations to become a novelist and a strange, disjointed story idea brewing in my head. Over a span of about four years, that idea grew into a book called Maladaptation.

I was and am so proud of that book, and I loved the characters I had gotten to know. I had interviewed them and written their stories. They had trusted me with their secrets. They had become my friends.

Friends Become Family

Not long after Maladaptation was released, I realized that the story wasn’t over. Initially, I thought I had been telling the story of one of Maladaptation’s main characters, Lee, but what I knew after reading the book again was that there was more to the story.

Cluster B, the second in the series, came about as I started to explore the characters I thought I knew so well. I realized that one of the characters – Detective Harry Thresher – had a harsher childhood than she had let on, and it was about to come back to kick her when she was down.

She was just one of the characters who had become my friend that I got closer to while writing the second book. Others who had only played supporting roles in the first book suddenly came clamoring to me, begging me to tell their stories. So I did. And as I did, I grew even closer to them, to the point that I now considered all these imaginary people as something like family.

Making Room for More

The third book was bittersweet.

On the one hand, I was ecstatic to say that I had finally finished this series I began over half a decade before. With this series finished, I’m able to open up my heart to more characters I haven’t met yet, and some who I haven’t gotten to know very well. On the other, I was devastated.

I began to mourn the people I now considered my imaginary family while writing the first draft of Eager Observer, and by the time the final touches were put on the finished book, my feelings had come full circle.

I’m still sad to see them go, but I can’t wait for you all to meet them.


That’s why I want to give away a copy of the book! Leave a comment below and the winner will be contacted soon.

Adan Ramie writes romance, science fiction, and thrillers about strong, flawed women who love women. She lives in Texas with her wife, kids, and cats.


  1. Congrats on completing your trilogy. Sorry that you are feeling a loss.
    But, you can always go and visit with them, can’t you? They will never truly leave you.

    I have to say, I would be very happy to meet your characters.

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    • I hope that you will start the trilogy while it’s still on sale for the first half of this month, Teresa. I’ve been told by many that it’s worth it. 😉


  2. As a reader I get that bittersweet feeling at the end of a book or series of books… sad to see it end and yet happy to have made the journey with the characters in the first place.
    Congrats on completing your trilogy.

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    • Maddy, that’s a really nice way of looking at it. I’m glad to have been able to make the journey with my readers, and hopeful that even more will want to travel with me in the future. 🙂


  3. As a writer, I love this. Our characters do become family and friends. Congratulations on the completion of a series and the endless possibilities to meet new friends.

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  4. As an avid reader, I love a good series. Often the characters stay with me for years, some for life. I love character development and getting to know them on a personal level. Thanks for writing!!

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    • As a reader myself, I know the feeling, Melanie. Sometimes we want the stories to last forever, but we know that they can’t if they are to stay true to the heart of them. Thanks for the comment!


  5. Glad and a tiny bit sad to hear the last book of the trilogy is finished. I very much enjoyed reading the first two. Will start re-reading them right now!

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    • That’s true, but while there’s probably a few more Deviant Behaviors short stories in my future, I know I need to keep moving. Thanks for your comment, Eleanor!


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