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Blog Tour Promo and Giveaway: Making It Last (Camelot #4) by Ruthie Knox

Posted on 15 July, 2013 by in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Ruthie Knox / 25 comments

Making It Last Bog Tour

Making it Last
Today we welcome Ruthie Knox to our blog as she celebrates her new book Making It Last, book 4 in the Camelot series. HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!  Ruthie stops by to discuss if this is the final book in the series or if we can expect more.  Enjoy!!!

Enter for a chance to win an amazing giveaway below.



RITA finalist Ruthie Knox returns with a brand-new eBook original novella, the finale of her delightfully sexy Camelot series!

A hotel bar. A sexy stranger. A night of passion. There’s a part of Amber Mazzara that wants those things, wants to have a moment — just one — where life isn’t a complicated tangle of house and husband and kids and careers. Then, after a long, exhausting “vacation” with her family, her husband surprises her with a gift: a few days on the beach . . . alone.

Only she won’t be alone long, because a handsome man just bought her a drink. He’s cool, he’s confident, and he wants to take Amber to bed and keep her there for days. Lucky for them both, he’s her husband. He’s only got a few days in Jamaica to make her wildest desires come true, but if he can pull it off, there’s reason to believe that this fantasy can last a lifetime.

A Quick Visit with Ruthie

Ruthie Knox


As part of her “whistle-stop tour” for Making It Last, Ruthie agreed to stop by and answer one question about the story. She’s also giving away a copy of the book, today only! Imagine her standing in the caboose car of her blog tour train, shouting out her answer over the crowd and flinging an e-book and some Tootsie Rolls at the assembled audience. Or not. Either way — here’s the question:


Is this the end of the Camelot series, or can we expect more?


We’re done with the Clark family, except for possible cameos — but I don’t feel as though I’m done with Camelot yet. I kind of have to write a book about Tony Mazzara’s brother, Patrick, because (a) if I don’t, one of a select group of readers will kill me, and (b) I’d really like to. I have an idea of how Patrick’s story goes and what kind of heroine I’d like to give him. It’s mainly a question of finding the time to write it, now! But Camelot-loving readers can look forward to a little bit of reconnection this winter, when one of the episodes of my serial, Roman Holiday, is going to roll through town. 🙂


Ruthie is giving away one e-book copy of Making It Last to a randomly selected commenter. This giveaway is for today only! Just answer one or all of the questions below to enter:

What’s the ideal length of a series, for you? Do you like series that go on and on, or do you prefer for them to have a set length — three books, five books — and then come to an end? And do you have a favorite series?

The giveaway is open in North America only. (Sorry — due to geographical restrictions, Ruthie can’t buy her own e-book outside North America!)


About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. After training to be a British historian, she became an academic editor instead. Then she got really deeply into knitting, as one does, followed by motherhood and romance novel writing. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-set romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella—both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award. Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. Ruthie moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website at and drop her a line.

Book 1 – How to Misbehave

Book 2 – Along Came Trouble

Book 3 – Flirting with Disaster

25 Responses to “Blog Tour Promo and Giveaway: Making It Last (Camelot #4) by Ruthie Knox”

  1. Karen G.

    If the series is about one couple only I think it will get old after 5-7, 10 at most books. If a series is about a different couple if the story lines stay fresh it can go on for awhile.

  2. Melanie J

    I guess it depends on how many players. My faves are: Jaci Burton Play by Play series, Maya Banks KGI & Colters, and Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings.

    I have also recently read and loved : Erin Noelle’s Book Boyfrien series and Cassia Leo Shattered Hearts series.

  3. samantha kurtz

    I am really into series’ right now. I love looong books, so don’t really even pay attention to books that are less than 200+ pages. I really don’t care how many books are in the series though. There could be 3 or 15! I HATE when there’s a long wait between release dates though! Drives me NUTS!

  4. Bertie Welck

    If I like a series and it holds my interest keep it coming, so far Ruthie Knox is right on the money

    My favorite series is by Becky McGraw and it is up to 10 books and counting.

    I also like the Melody Anne series about the Anderson’s it is a fun series and has a ton of books with more to come

  5. Denise Loves-Books

    It depends on how the series is written, when each book is based on 1 character’s story and is resolved at the end I love for a series to go on and on. Especially love a series based on family members. However if a series is a long story about a couple than three is the max. My favorite is the A Neighbor From Hell series my R.L. Mathewson

  6. Betty Hamilton

    I prefer series to be short, three to five installments. AND, I love it when I find the series after all the installments are available. This way I don’t forget to purchase any of them.

  7. Emily Lineen

    I prefer a series to be 2-3 books in length, unless each story can be a stand alone with secondary characters. My favorite series are many…Fifty Shades, Thoughtless, Collide/Pulse, the Avoiding Series. I could just go on!

  8. Tina M

    I like a really good series with about 5 books in it. Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  9. Mary Bilowus

    If a series is really good then I like it to continue. Sometimes I like to know how many books are going to be in the series before I start. I do enjoy trilogies. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books.

  10. Lisa Hutson

    I have read series that I hope will never end. Families that grow and continue with wonderful stories, generation after generation. But I have also read series when two or three books were too many. Some authors really cant write series. They force it. The characters have to be real and you have to be able to identify them. Some authors just cant do it.
    I don’t need to be put in for the contest as I am reading about Amber and Tony. So shhhh, stop interrupting. haha Very good so far, Ruthie! Congratulations and have a wonderful day!!

  11. Tatia white

    If its about one couple, then I think 3 books is a limit. I’m continuing to read the Crossfire Series b/c I’ve already invested time into reading the first 3 and I want to know what happens, but I prefer 3 books on one couple in a series.
    My favorite series is the Slammed series by Colleen Hoover

  12. Heather

    well as far a series continuing on and on, it really depends. if its too long it will get old and not a favorite anymore. as much I hate for series to come to an end, sometimes it is best when they do.

  13. Kim P

    It really depends. If the series will only be about 1 couple, then I think 3 books is usually enough. One of my favorite series is the Up in the Air series by RK Lilley. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Cheryl Sanders

    I LOVE a long series but no so long that the author starts sounding repetitive. A five book series sounds just right. Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Krista

    I prefer series with set endings. I would rather they end on a good note rather than drag on until I lose interest in something that once brought me happiness.

    My favorite series is the Hollows by Kim Harrison (which is ending after more 2 books).

  16. Vickie Milizia

    I love series, to me it doesn’t matter if the series is only 3 or 5 books or goes on and on! I love being able to learn how the couples r doing from the previous books!

  17. liezel

    I prefer Trilogies – and if you say its a Trilogy in the beginning keep it at a Trilogy. Have so many fav series.

  18. Diana Doan

    For me, as a rule, the ideal length of a series is 3 books. Unless the series is really, really good, then I don’t mind that it goes on forever, lol. My fav series is The Premonition Series by Amy Bartol, and she’s currently working on the 5th book and is uncertain if it’ll be the last.

  19. Veronica

    For me it depends on the storyline. Three is a good number, but if you focus on other characters then 5 or more is great. If I love a character, I definitely want to read more and more about them

  20. cassie polla

    It all depends on how evolved the characters are. My favorite series is the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr, and there are a ton of them, but there are so many new people that this series can keep on going!

  21. Cindy Hamilton

    A good series to me last from 3 to 5 books, with the books coming out in a timely matter!

  22. flchen1

    I could have sworn I’d posted earlier, but I can’t find my comment, so here goes:

    I love a good series–for some of those, I feel like they could continue indefinitely and I would be pleased to read every new release. In general, I prefer a series where the focus shifts to a new couple in every book, but that said, I’ve also enjoyed some where the main characters stay the same. (Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series is one I devoured despite that ;)) I’ve also heard great things about J.D. Robb’s ongoing series, but I’ve yet to take that plunge. Other favorite series include many about family connections–Nora Roberts’ Irish Born series; her Chesapeake Bay; Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons; Shannon Stacey’s Kowalskis… I like the sense of continuity and community in a good series!

  23. Linda

    Usually 3 is good, but if I really enjoy the characters I can hang in there. I like the Crossfire books, and I really enjoy Olivia Cunnings Sinners on Tour books.

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