I Messed Up

Hi folks,

Well, it appears that I’ve messed up.  Trust me, it’s not the first time.  What now?  Well, I’ve been informed by those who are supposed to know this stuff, that I’ve mislabeled the Children of the Goddess Series.  I’ve listed the series as fantasy/adventure, but I’m told that, in reality, the proper genre is Urban Fantasy.

Yeah, it really is a big deal.  I’ve got work to do.  So, if you’re wondering, here’s where this exciting urban fantasy begins.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Yes, I know, there are several other books of mine that should be listed as Urban Fantasy.  Like I said, I’ve got work to do.  sigh!

 

On another note, it’s the new year, so keep an eye out for new stuff plus new stories from romance to high urban adventure. 🙂

 

Bless

Pru

Christmas Specials

Hi folks,

In keeping with the season of gift giving and sales, I now offer the following three books on greatly reduced prices.  The sale will last until the New Year.  These are three of my favorites.  Enjoy!

Each book is available at your favorite outlet. I list one for each book.

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So, on that note, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Bright Blessings

Pru

Turn it Around!

Hi folks,

I’ve written before about how I once attempted to write a self-help book, but failed to finish it.  It was boring to say the least.  However, I believed in what I had to offer, and I still do.  Back then I changed directions and put the information into a number of sweet romance stories, primarily two.  I present to you now the first of those two stories.

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Go ahead, check it out, a good story and lots of other interesting stuff is just waiting for you.  All in time for the New Year’s resolutions. (tee hee)

Now, having said that, I hope to have the second of those two stories ready for you sometime in January, so keep an eye on this blog for updates.

 

Okay, now I have gifts to wrap, so, bye for now. 🙂

Bless

Pru

Birth of a story.

 

Hi folks,

I’ve been asked many times, “Where do you get your stories?”  The short answer is, I make them up.  That’s called writing fiction.  How do I make them up?  Okay, here’s an example, start with a character, then let them tell you their story.  This is how I came to write Hell Comes Home.

I’ll start with how I found the main character. Characters can come at you from anywhere, and they will if you let them. As a confirmed people watcher I often find in the people that pass me by. Here’s an example from one of my books.

A friend and I were on our way to the city. Once aboard the ferry boat she took off with her camera and I settled behind the wheel with a Stone Age laptop. (paper and pen) Once the boat was loaded I noticed a very attractive young woman beside our car. She was dressed in purple leathers and sitting astride a purple motorcycle. She looked rather pensive as she gazed out over the waters. For just a moment she looked like a super hero from the movies. I turned to a fresh page and began writing.

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No, I didn’t start writing a story, no chapter one. I started with a quick physical description and a few notes on her mood, her attire, her motorcycle, etc. I then moved on to some possible reasons for her mood. Could have been anything, but the story sprang from those few things. No, I didn’t talk to her, didn’t want to know her name or anything about her. I write fiction. I can’t bring too much of a person into the character. That’s not fair to the real person nor is it fair to the reader. No, I have to let my imagination supply the rest. So, I went on with the day.

Later on that trip I saw a girl in Starbucks writing. She was writing poetry. Hmm, okay, I can use that. In the bookstore a graphic novel about a demon hunter caught my eye. The word demons went in my notes.

So now I need to know a bit about this girl. Who is she? What’s her life been like? There’s a news story about a teenage runaway. Okay, that will work. What else? Okay, from my head, she joined the military, special forces, black ops, becomes disillusioned, gets out to go home.

 

Now she’s real. She’s the heroine of my book Hell Comes Home, a story about a kick ass woman trying to make a place for herself in a world gone mad.

 

So, that’s it, folks and fans, that’s how a main character, and her story, is born in my world. This process may work for you, maybe not. Everybody works differently. The thing is, take a hard look at what works for you then find the strengths in that.

 

Best of luck in your reading / writing. Oh, and if there’s a topic you would like me to discuss, mention it in the comments. Feel free to ask questions too.

 

Bless

Pru

Stress at Christmas

Hi folks,

Okay, I’ll admit it, that title was just to get your attention.  It was only mid November when I saw people fighting over Christmas decorations.  Sad, really.  This post isn’t about stress so much as it’s about how to move around it, or through it, without crashing under the weight of it.

The holiday is for kids, mostly, kids and corporations.  When you get old like me it’s about the company and the food.  So, here’s my few tips for getting around the holiday.

Take it from Auntie Pru,

  1. No gift is ever perfect.  Accept it.  Give what you can and graciously accept what you get.
  2. People watch.  When you see how stressed others are getting it helps you pull back and breathe.
  3. Help somebody else out if you can, make a stranger smile, that’s what it’s all about.
  4. Take a few minutes every day to count your blessings.  Seriously.  You can feel the stress fading away.
  5. And now, from the fake it til you make it department, make your resting face a half smile.  I know, sounds crazy, but once again.  It’ll work.  Before you know it, you really will be smiling.

So, sit back with a mug of tea and a good book (I’ll have a new one out any day now. hehehe), and reflect on the holiday.  It’s not about the gifts, the decorations, or the parties, it’s about a time of peace and rest, a time to share with others, and a time to recall good memories as well as make new ones.

Now, on that note, folks, I’ll get back to work on the next book.

Bless

Pru

New to Google Play

Hi folks,

Just to let you know all my books are now available on Google Play.  Find them here: Prudence MacLeod

You can also go to your book of choice on my website and access the Google Play URL for that book directly.  My boos are also available on several other bookseller sites which you can also reach through this website or through my publisher, Shadoe Publishing here:  Shadoe

Here’s The Oregon Incident on Google Play.

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Watch for more to come soon.  Oh, remember to sign on for the newsletter, lots of updates and sneak peaks at upcoming books there. 🙂

 

Bless

Pru

Power and Opinions.

Hi folks,

Words can have a great deal of power, and words well written even more so.  I try to use my words to entertain, to carry the reader from this world of stress to a different world, give them an adventure, take them away for a few hours.  Sometimes I get it right, and sometimes I don’t.  This time I think I got it right.  I know each person experiences a story differently, and that experience can be good or bad.  Here’s a couple of reviews of The Oregon Incident which tell me that, in these folks opinion, I got it right.

 Wow November 12, 2017
I’ve got to say this one brought tears to my eyes, yes cried like a baby, but it’s such a good story.  Book five is just as good as the other four, great characters and the new characters are just as interesting.
What a great series November 15, 2017
This, as all the rest of the Children of the Wild, was a great story. Familiar characters and new characters all blending into new experiences. Lady Hawk is turning into a very strong character in her own right. This story brings Mobutu’s actions back into focus. Touching once again with the atrocities of his madness and bringing the wolves & vampires to the front defending themselves and the humans.
Get your copy today folks, cause I’m already working on the next book in the series.  Remember to drop a comment and sign up for the newsletter.  This will enter you for the chance to win a spot in the next book of the series as a character.
Enjoy
Pru

Here at Last!

Hi folks,

The Oregon Incident has arrived at last.  So, no more teasers, you finally get to read the whole book.  as promised, here are the links where you can find it.

Apple

Amazon

Kobo

Barnes and Noble

Scribd

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So, there’s a few possibilities, folks.  Get ’em while they’re hot.

Remember to sign on for our newsletter, and leave a comment to enter the contest.  Contest?  Yep, the lucky winner gets to be a character in the next book of the series, a cameo appearance, like Stan Lee does in the Marvel movies.

 

TTFN, enjoy the book.

Bless

Pru

New Cover

Hi folks,

Look, here’s the cover for the book I’ve been giving you peeks at.  As soon as it goes live I’ll post the links so you can read the whole story.  What’s that?  You want another peek?  Well, okay, but first we all must admire the new cover, right?  There it is, that misty coastal mountain range.

 

Okay, here’s another peek:

Kylie had awakened as Ella rose from the bed.  Her head out the door, she saw as Ella entered Larise’s room.  She followed in time to see the tigress vanish through the window.  She hurried back and knocked on Igor’s door.

“What is it, Kylie?” asked Rhonda as she opened the door.

“Something’s happened.  Larise and Bran are gone, there’s blood in their room, and Ella’s on the trail.”

“Shit,” exclaimed Rhonda then she leaped skyward through the window with a piercing cry.

“Shit,” muttered Igor as he ran to Bran’s room.  A quick look around and he morphed into the wolf then leaped through the window.

“Sure,” muttered Kylie, “leave the human to pick up after you, bunch of shapeshifters.”  She began gathering up the discarded night clothes.

 

Okay, that’s the last peek.  The book should be available any day now and I promise to publish the links where you can find it.

All right, now for something different.  If any of you would like to be a character in the next book of this series, drop a comment on this blog and sign up for the newsletter.  One name will be chosen and the winner gets a cameo appearance, just Like Stan Lee in the Marvel Movies.

Also, watch for a new series coming in January.

 

TTFN (ta ta for now)

Bless

Pru

A Peek Inside

Hi folks,

I know it’s been a while, but I did promise you a new book, and as usual, there’ve been unforeseen delays.  Now we’re down to finalizing a cover.  Yes, I’ve been called a tease before, but I always come through in the end, right?  So, as you can see, I’m hard at work on the problem.

So, back to that teasing thing, here’s another peek under the covers of what’s coming next.

He sighed deeply and tapped his head back against the wall.  “You don’t know, do you?  You don’t know, and therefore you don’t understand.  Ah well.”  With a startling animal grace, he rose to his feet, stepped out of his shoes and tossed off his t-shirt.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”  Larise had taken a step back and assumed a defensive stance as he reached for his belt.  She nearly screamed as he dropped his jeans to the floor then shimmered into a huge wolf.  With her hand over her mouth, she stood staring at him, but he made no move at all.

There it is.  With any luck I’ll have that cover for you in a day or two, and shortly after that, the URLs where you can find it for sale.

 

So, keep an eye out for the next few days and I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on.  Oh, remember to sign up for our newsletter (the button is at the bottom of the page).  There’s all sorts of info there that I don’t share until much later elsewhere.

Bless

Pru