Super Librarian's Romance Novel Glossary
Series Bait (n.)
def. When secondary characters pop into a romance novel for no apparent reason other than for the author to pimp them out as protagonists for future books in a never ending series.
Usage: The story was supposed to be about this hot, Alpha Army Ranger wounded in combat and the naive, virgin doctor who nurses him back to health, but the other guys in the hero's unit kept showing up and did nothing other than spew forth dialogue that no man would say in real life. Then it dawned on me they were just series bait and I skimmed those chapters.
Glossary idea shamelessly stolen from Margee.
And did I just make up the term "series bait?" Or did I read it on another blog? Cuz honestly, I think it's kind of clever and I'm not a terribly clever girl. Hey, if I did make it up all on my own I'm thinking I might trademark it.