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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

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?

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

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

The Hawk Speaks

Hey y’all,

I’m Dr. Rhonda Stockman, or Ronni as most folks call me. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a were-hawk.  That means I can change into a hawk any time I want to.  Whoa, before you go thinking this is all super cool, let me tell you, it’s not all sugar and sweet tea.  For those of you who want to know how this happened to me, that story is told in The Vampire’s Lair.  This one:

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So, if you haven’t read that one yet, grab a copy and find out how I became… well … me.  Okay, the real reason I’m here today is to tell you the rest of the story, what happened to me after I became the were-hawk, is about to be published.  Very soon now you will be able to get my story and the story of Igor, the young Russian were-wolf.   Oohhh I’m getting so excited… Here’s a little peek at what’s coming in the new story.

Clara sighed again and looked at her hands. “I’ve been studying your DNA,” she admitted.

“And?”

“I’ve found something strange quite active in it.  I’ve only ever seen it before in Torvil and the vampires.  The werewolves don’t have that marker.”

“Clara, what are you trying to tell me here?”

“I believe you’re immortal, like the vampires, Ronni.  You’ll never grow old, you’ll revive if killed, and all injuries will heal at super speed.  I believe you’re immortal and indestructible.”

Rocked back by that announcement, Rhonda swallowed hard and looked at her friend with wide eyes.  “Are you certain of this? Of course you are, or you wouldn’t have said anything.  Wow.  Holy shit.  Wow.  So, now what am I supposed to do?  Clara, why did you even tell me this?”

Okay, it’s Ronni again.  I can’t tell you more right now or I’ll get in trouble.

Bye y’all

Ronni

Revise and Revive

Hi folks,

Today I’ve got my mind on the revise and revive process of my earlier works. We’ve been updating a number of the romances and just recently re-released Book #5 in the St. John’s Series. It was originally titled Gudrun, but we changed that to Nordic Desire. It seemed like the right idea, seemed to fit. We have one more title to go to complete the series, but since the book Wildflower also features the city of St. John’s, I’m considering pulling it into the series as book #7.

I’d also like to wax poetic about the new covers for the series. These covers rock. Check out the latest, Nordic Desire.

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All right, just so you don’t think I’m slacking here, the third story in the Children of the Wild is nearing completion. just the final chapter or two to go. I’ve also got a start on the second in the Elvish Chronicles. Seriously thinking of devoting a lot of time to the Chronicles this years. Having said that, Kait Nolan put an idea in my head and I can’t seem to shake it. I just might write something completely different for the heck of it. Anyway, that’s a big maybe at this point.

So, would anybody be interested in a story where the everyday world has a fair sprinkling of magic mixed in? Let me know what you think.

Bless

Pru

Moira

Hi folks,

Well it seems like the busy time of year and it sure is for us. Today I want to show you the re-release of Moira, Book #4 in the St. John’s Series. I think this is my favorite in the whole series. So, here’s Moira!

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Get your copy today!

So, on to other stuff. I’m currently working on the third book in the Children of the Wild series. hoping to have it ready for you in January, and also working on the second book of the Elvish Chronicles which I hope to have read by Late February or early March.

In the meantime we will be continuing to upgrade and re-release some of my earlier works, beginning with the last two of the St. John’s Series.

See, lots of interesting things coming your way from the Castle MacLeod workshop.

Blessed be

Pru

Missing in Action

Hi folks,

Perhaps I should have said I’m missing all the action. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been caught up in home renovations, car trouble, and trying to mourn the loss of a dear friend. Yes, he was just a dog, shot and left for dead on the barrens, but he was found and turned in to the town shelter where he was due to be put down. That’s when we heard about him. Now, in the old days, if they hanged you and the rope broke, you were free to go. Feeling this guy deserved the same deal, we took him in, had him patched up, and for nearly fourteen years he was my constant companion. Always happy to see me, never complaining, and I’m not ashamed to say I miss him. Rest in peace, my darling boy.

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Now, on the writing front, I haven’t been a total slug. I have two completed manuscripts on my computer, one a romance in a series I started a few years ago then dropped for some reason, the sixth book in the Children of the Goddess Series is complete and should be out before Christmas, the second in the Elvish Chronicles is in the works, plus I’ve signed on for NaNoWriMo. I’ll be working on another of the Children of the Wild series during November.

So, having said all that, now I have to get back to sanding the plaster on the new wall. sigh

Hope you’re all having a great October

Bless

Pru

Hello Again

Hey folks,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve been on line, and a number of you have wondered where I’ve been. Well, life exploded all over me about two weeks ago. In the past two weeks we’ve had a family member get major surgery, my beloved Labrador had to be put down and laid to rest, I’ve had far too much yard work to do (winter’s coming), and I’m trying to get my new computer up and running. several issues there as well. And, as you can probably guess, my mind has been more on this guy than anywhere else.

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He was my constant companion for thirteen years and he taught me much about life, lessons I hope I have learned well.

However, now it’s time to move on. Over the next few weeks I will be focusing on some desperately needed home upgrades, but will also make time to write. In November I will join the madness that is NaNoWriMo, and crank out a first draft of a new book for you. in the meantime, the St. John’s series of romances have been upgraded with new edits and covers. those will be appearing over the next few weeks as well. All in all it looks like a busy fall shaping up.

May your days be blessed with sunshine and smiling faces.

Pru