Sneak Peek at a New Book

Hi there,

Rhonda Stockman here, known as the Lady Hawk.  Prudence is a busy girl these days, so I’ve commandeered her blog to give you a sneak peek into the next adventure in the Children of the Wild series, starring yours truly.  The entire book should become available in the next few days.  The book will be called Race the Wind, the cover will look something like this:

Now. here’s a peek inside:

The queen of the vampires awakened with a start, breathing deeply as she tried to shake off the spell of the vision.  “Sally, my beloved, what is it?”  Concerned, the king took her gently into his arms.  “Hush now, I’ve got you, you’re safe.  Tell me what you saw.”

She snuggled against him, retreating into the protection of his arms.  “I saw a time of danger, Harald, danger of discovery.  Somehow, a horse is at the center of it, but it is Igor and Rhonda who are the key.”

“Igor and Rhonda?”

“Yes, if they can’t hold true to each other, all will be lost.  If they can, we have a solid chance, but it’s the horse that will make or break it.”

“So what do we do?”

“Nothing, Harald, my love.  There’s nothing we can do.  It’s going to be up to the Hawk and the Wolf; our future lies in their hands, their ability to function, the strength of their love for each other.  This will be their greatest test, and all our fates hang in the balance.

 

Okay, so there you go, got your curiosity up yet?  Cool.  Keep watching this blog for further updates.  As soon as the book goes live I’ll post the links where you can find it.  If you like this series you’ll love this latest installment.

Bye for now

Ronni (aka Lady Hawk)

Who is Lady Blue?

Hi folks,

Last time I introduced you to some of Lady Hawk’s history.  People have been asking for some background on Lady Blue, so, here’s what Penny will let me tell.

She was born to a poor family, named Penny, as her father said the birth cost him his last cent.  That attitude continued until her fifth birthday when he didn’t come home from work.  Penny Preston never saw or heard from her father again.

After her father abandoned them, Penny’s mother began drinking heavily.  All her bitterness and resentment were delivered to Penny in the form of unrelenting emotional abuse.  School was no better, for she was bullied and mocked for her obvious poverty.  By the time Penny was fifteen she had contemplated suicide several times, came close twice.

When Penny was sixteen she fell down a steep embankment in the highlands of Scotland and there she inadvertently awaken something that had slept for long ages, and she was changed forever.  She became Lady Blue, an elusive vigilante who fights the bullies, defends the weak, and isn’t gentle about it.  You  can find the rest of her story here:

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I didn’t go into a lot of this history when I wrote Lady Blue’s story, after all, it’s her story of life after the change came upon her.  Any and all of us who survived child abuse can tell you, every damn one of us dreamed of, and prayed for, that elusive supreme being to come and grant us the power, the power to make the pain stop, the bullying, and the emotional abuse, to give us the power to make ourselves safe.  Lady Blue’s story is one way that might look if it happened.

Okay folks, that’s a look at Lady Blue.  Go ahead, check out the rest of her story.

Now, on to other business.  I’m really hoping to get Race the Wind out this month.  Race the Wind will be the sixth book in the Children of the Wild series, more adventures of the Lady Hawk.

So, back to work for me.

Bright Blessings

Pru

Sweet Review

Hi folks,

Just thought I’d show you a review of Rise of the Queen.  Check this out.

For thousands of years the High Born Elves have languished in the chains of slavery, their great strength gone, their extra keen senses dulled, and their immortality broken. Somehow, in spite of their harsh master’s efforts, the royal line managed to survive. Now, with the aid of a deadly assassin, the heir is about to shake off the chains of slavery, expose the lies, and bring her people to freedom. And she has no idea the magnitude of the task she has undertaken.

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Rise of the Queen is quite simply an astonishing novel that is wildly entertaining. As I read Rise of the Queen I could not resist reading it at all times; it was like this book was calling my name constantly because when I had to put it down I longed for it… yes, I am that addicted to this novel. Rise of the Queen encompasses everything great about literature, it has action and adventure, high fantasy and a steady, streamlined plot with brilliant prose… what is there not to love?!

Rise of the Queen follows Ariel, a  slave, however, Ariel was not destined to be a slave, but instead destined for greatness and when she escapes with an assassin, her path in life will soon become clear and unravel bit by bit for the reader to enjoy and sink their teeth into. The land in which Ariel lives is full of Elves but sadly this beautiful and magical species has been kept in chains for thousands of years as slaves but hope is on the horizon thanks to Ariel and the assassin and soon they will go on an epic adventure to free the land and restore peace and harmony and let me tell you now book lovers, it makes for excellent reading!

The story of the wonderful Rise of the Queen is one that I adore; I love the fact that we get to witness Ariel go on a magical and sometimes dangerous journey. Ariel is born a slave so to observe her as a character change and develop is fantastic and made for truly engrossing reading. The fantasy within this book too is out of this world and kept me turning the pages because unlike a lot of fantasy novels, this one was entirely unique and original! It is sad that so many fantasy novels seem to blend with each other so to read a book such as this one that is unique as well as brilliant is truly brilliant!

The author of Rise of the Queen is Prudence MacLeod and I have to confess now that I am obsessed with her literature! The beautiful descriptions courtesy of MacLeod is breath-taking and bedazzled me on more than one occasion. As I read this book, I truly felt a sense of urgency to reach the end and I believe this was because of the author’s exceptional talent to place me right in the novel and describe her scenes (particularly the action scenes), in perfect and mesmerizing descriptive detail.

As I am madly in love with Rise of the Queen and think it is a unique and incredible story I have no choice but to award this dazzling book Five Stars! What is so great about this book too is that it is the first in a three-part series so when you get addicted to this book, you will have two more to enjoy!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Rise of the Queen; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!

So, who wrote this glowing review?  Well, she’s an amazing lady, and a great book reviewer.  Go ahead, check out her website here:  http://redheadedbookloverblog.com

Okay, next time I’ll give you a glimpse into the Lady Hawk’s next adventure.

Bless

Pru

Lady Hawk

Hi folks,

I’ve been bantering with one of my characters on Facebook, and have been asked who she really is.  Okay, here’s the Lady Hawk.

She is Dr. Rhonda Stockman, veterinarian.   Rhonda was an emotionally abused woman who went into Veterinary Medicine so she could spend more time with animals than people.  As she neared thirty years of age she was still single, and there was little trace of the happy mischievous child she had been.

One fateful day she stopped to try to release a young hawk that was caught in some wires.  The hawk sank it’s beak into her arm just as there was an explosion.  She awakened high above the land, but not falling.

After days of terror, denial, and dozens of other emotions, she came to terms with the fact she was a bird.  At this point she noticed a woman and a bear on the ground.  The bear changed into a man, and then back again.  Rhonda followed them for weeks, hoping to learn the secret of controlling the change.  In time, she did.

When Rhonda was blended with the hawk she took on it’s fierce and independent nature.  Her mischievous side reappeared as well.  This is how we find her in The Hawk and the Wolf, but she first appeared in The Vampire’s Lair.

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Sometime this month I hope to release the latest story in Rhonda’s adventures.  Keep watching this blog for a few teasers in the coming days.

 

Bless

Pru

Which One is Real

Hi folks,

Well, last time I asked you about how you deal with an excess of alone time.  We all know sometimes it’s a blessing, and other times a curse.  This time, however, I have another confession for you.

I talk to the characters in my head, it’s part of my writing process.  Some days it’s hard to tell who is real and who is the character.

Yeah, sure, laugh if you must, but I’ll bet some of you do it too.  Heck, sometimes they’re better company anyway, besides, they tell great stories.

Yep, that pic is me getting caught talking to one of my characters.  Busted.

Lately I’ve been sharing some of that silliness on Facebook in the posts I call the Writer and her Characters.  I post three or four times a week, check it out.

All right now, fess up, you talk to your characters too, admit it.

 

Bless

Pru

Working Alone?

Hi folks,

It occured to me today that, oddly enough, I’m not the only one who works at home … alone.  So many writers, and artists do so as well.  For the most part it’s a good thing as it gives us the opportunity to let out creative imaginations fly free.

However, as so many of you also know, it’s not like that every day.  Some days it’s like this:

Yeah, and other days it worse.   I don’t know about any of you, but I’m willing to bet that, like me, some days some of you’d kill for some adult company, even if for just a chat over tea, anything to see another human face.

I’m lucky, my lady love will soon close her shop in the city and move everything to her home studio, but for today, I’m sulking. (Writer’s block sucks, perhaps I’ll switch to knitting for today.)

I could be wrong, I guess.  How about you?  Any of you ever get like that?

Messing With It

Hey folks,

Well, I’m here to tell you, boredom can make you do strange things.  In my own case it caused me to do something I thought I’d never do.  I messed with my website.  When I first had it built it was a thing of beauty, but, over time WordPress updated this and that and not everything behaved like it was supposed to.  So I broke down and messed with it.

So, here’s where I ask you to take a poke around, see what you like, what you don’t, and let me know which is which.  All feedback is greatly appreciated.  Here’s the page for one of my favorites, start there.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Okay, back to the writing stuff.  I’m currently working on the latest novel in the Children of the Wild series.  With any luck at all you’ll get to see it in February.

Bless

Pru

As Promised, It’s Here!

Hi folks,

Well, my last post gave you an idea of what was coming.  Now you can see for yourself.  Deliberate Love is here, and here’s how to find it.  Give it a read and let me know what you think of the whole concept.

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So, there we are, the second of the (self-help) books. hehehe

On to other news, we’re hoping to have a new installment in the Children of the Wild series soon.  I’ll keep you posted on that.

So long for now

Pru

Watch Out!

Hi folks,

Recently I told you about trying and failing to write a self help book, and how I put the principals into two romance novels.  The first of which is Ten Day Turnaround.  Get a better look at it here:

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Now we’re about to bring you the second of the two novels.  This one stirred up some controversy and ruffled a few feathers the first time I published it.  Yes we updated it, but I didn’t change the story.  Why not?  Here’s why.

I first wrote this story in the early years of this century to honor two couple of my acquaintance who have deliberately flown in the face of conventional thinking.  Couple number one is a man and woman who have been married many years, have children, several grandchildren, and perhaps even great grandchildren by now.  He is admittedly homosexual. But to avoid public censure, he married the girl from next door.  They dote on each other, love each other deeply, and he swears he has no regrets.

The second couple is two divorcees who were friends, one lesbian, and the other not.  They moved in together, became lovers, and are still together many years later.  Again, they love each other deeply.

Both couples asked for anonymity and I have respected that, opting instead to weave what they taught me into the story.  Please enjoy and know my only agenda in writing this was to honor these brave and heroic people.

 

Well, that’s it for this time.  Keep an eye out for Deliberate Love to appear for sale sometime next week.  (if the gods are willing)

 

Bless

Pru