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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)

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

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

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

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