The Cyclone Series

The Cyclone Series Reading Order

What is the Cyclone Series?

Short version: The Cyclone Series is about Cyclone Technologies, a massive technology company, its charismatic and foul-mouthed founder, Adam Reynolds, and Adam’s son, Blake Reynolds. It is therefore a series about the very large, on the one hand: huge companies, vast sums of money, and cults of personality. It’s also a series about the very small: interpersonal relationships, and all the many ways that family can tangle you up.

Long version: The Cyclone Series centers around Cyclone Technologies, a massive enterprise that spans multiple areas of technological innovation: servers, database software, cloud computing and cloud storage, personal computers, and consumer electronics. It’s one of the largest technology companies around, with a market capitalization of $413 billion—a number that puts it somewhere between Microsoft ($381 billion) and Apple ($622 billion).

Cyclone Technologies is run by the founder and long-time CEO, Adam Reynolds. Adam started the company as a purveyor of nimble, easy-to-use database administration solutions. Adam was 19 when he founded Cyclone; Cyclone started in his parents’ garage, and his parents provided the first round of venture capital. He has dominated the industry since with his charismatic ways. Much has been written about Cyclone’s cult of personality, especially since Adam Reynolds started using his young son, Blake Reynolds, in their advertising. Today, the father-and-son enterprise is one of the most-beloved technology brands.

Adam Reynolds is worth, by the latest count, $66 billion dollars, making him the fourth-richest man in the world—somewhat ahead of Larry Ellison of Oracle fame, and somewhat behind Bill Gates, of Microsoft fame. He owns 12% of Cyclone stock; his remaining fortune is vested in a diverse array of other industries.

No, but what is the Cyclone Series?

timeline of books in Cyclone universe, with What Lies Between Me and You starting in 1992, and most of the books happening semi-concurrently in 2016

The Cyclone series is a set of books that spans 25 years, and yet simultaneously has a bunch of books all set around approximately the same time.

They are romances, basically, with one little asterisk that says (but be prepared, sorry). What subgenre of romance? Are they historical? Sometimes, if you think that 1992 is historical. Are they contemporary? I mean, they are set in contemporary times, but because Cyclone is a computer company, they have near-futuristic elements. Are they New Adult? Kind of, if you think that New Adult occasionally encompasses 50 year olds. They are casually diverse.