I'm a sucker for a series... and I LOVE when I discover one where there is more than one book out so I can dive from book #1 right into book #2.
In speaking of blood (and other things), "splatter" means to fall or drop as in spots. Spatter, on the other hand, means "to spurt forth in scattered drops, as in blood spattering everywhere."
I consider myself a plot-driven writer. Nothing gets me more jazzed than a twisted murder committed by a shadowy villain.
I'm reworking a book that I published 5 years ago. This is not something I recommend ever doing, but here I am.