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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)

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?

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

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

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

She’s Back!

Hey folks,

Well, we finally got it done.  Shortly after the attack of September 2001, the shockwaves touched far more lives than one would believe.  A few months after that I wrote a story about one of those unexpected victims.  Recently we took the book down and gave it a new edit and a new cover.  I’m pleased to tell you she’s back and ready for your inspection.  Here’s Kassidy.

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This is a sweet romance about taking chances, accepting risks, and finding ways to live up to and beyond expectations, of being true to yourself while embracing another.  Go ahead, check it out.  It’s a good read and it’ll help you pass the time until the third Elvish Chronicle comes out later this month.  (Projected publication timeline.)

Bless

Pru

Free!! Books Free!!!

Hi folks,

So, now that I have your attention, let me tell you the deal and the catch. http://shadoepublishing.com/  is looking for a few ARC readers.  Here’s how it works.  You agree to read the book before it gets published.  When it goes live you have to write a review of said book, post it on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever you like, and post links to it on social media.  Not such a bad deal at that, right?

Oh, and yes, some of my books will become available to the ARC readers as well as the books from many of the other great writers who publish with Shadoe Publishing.  I expect the third Elvish Chronicle will be one of them.

So, if you’re interested, check it out here: FB ARC Readers

 

Okay, now back to work for me.

 

Bless

Pru

Wow! Check it!

Hi Folks,

Well, it seems to be true, the publisher has put Lady Blue up for sale at $.99 and has marked down the rest of my books as well.  Still not sure how I feel about all this, but, I’m trusting that she knows what she’s doing.  Anyway, here a chance to get some bargains.  Since she’s on sale, why not start with Lady Blue?  Here’s the latest review of the book.

radargrl reviewed Lady Blue
 Fantastic July 20, 2017
What a captivating read. The author has done a marvelous job with her characters, the settings, and the plot. This is one you will not want to put down. The action in this book is amazing and so real to life.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Okay, I can’t waste time puzzling over this development, I’ve got books to write.  Speaking of books, an old favorite has had a new edit, a new cover, and will soon be re-released.  Keep an eye out for At Loose Ends.  Oh, and in a few weeks the latest in the Elvish Chronicles will be released.  Keep an eye out for A Winter Siege.

All right, must get back to work on another Children of the Wild story.  Later folks.

Bless

Pru

 

Unexpected Action

Hey Folks,

I recently heard that my publisher http://shadoepublishing.com  has suddenly dropped the price on all my books, even going so far as to drop my best seller to $0.99.  I have to tell you, this move caught me by surprise.  I’ve always thought of her as a rational woman, but there you go.

So, go ahead and check out any and all my books and see for yourself.  http://prudencemacleod.com  Now’s the time to grab a bargain while I try to talk sense to …

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Bless

Pru

Sweet Romance

Hi folks,

Years ago when I started writing more seriously, I wrote a number of sweet romances.  I wrote them for friends, to help them step out of a stressful world if only for a few hours.  I hadn’t originally intended them for publication, but was eventually convinced to self publish them.  Recently I’ve been dusting them off again, giving them new edits, new covers, and re-issuing them with http://shadoepublishing.com.

Here’s the latest.

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Sometimes a bit of sweet romance is all you need.  Check out Second Chance.

What’s it about?  It’s about a woman who dies of old age then reincarnates with a full set of memories, a second chance to build a better life.  Go on, check it out, you know you want to.

What’s on the horizon?  A new Elvish Chronicle will be appearing in the near future.  The manuscript is in the hands of the editor right now.  Stay tuned.

So, once you’ve read Second Chance, let me know what you think.  What do you think of the idea of sweet romance?  Does it have a place in today’s world?