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Cover Reveal

Hi folks,

Well, as promised, here’s another peek between the covers of The Road Home, second book of The Elvish Chronicles. The book is nearly ready, so along with the peek inside, here’s a look at the cover too.

 

The queen leaned on the pommel of her saddle and smiled. “Rise, Tanis. So tell me, where’s your horse?”

“Alas, my queen, she has left me here to carry another.”

“That seems to happen to you a great deal. Perhaps you need a less fickle horse.

“So, who does she carry this time, an elder or an infirm?”

“A young mother with babe in arms, Lady,” grinned Tanis.

Ariel smiled and nodded.

Here’s the Cover!

Okay folks, that’s the cover to look for. I’ll let you know as soon as she goes live. So, tell all your friends to be on the lookout for it. 🙂

Bless

Pru

Lucky Number Seven

Hi folks,

Well, I have to admit I’m feeling good, smug even, now that we have finished updating the entire St. John’s series of romances. They’ve all got new edits, and awesome new covers. The last one was Wildflower, my favorite, which just went live again. About twenty years ago I fell in love with an old house by the sea. She was a real beauty and indeed, inspired the setting for this story. You can read all about her here.

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Get your copy today so you’ve got the whole set.

Okay, what I’m working on now. The second book in the Elvish Chronicles has gone from the editor to the publisher.   We’re still looking for the right artwork for the cover, but we expect the book to arrive on the virtual shelves later this month. The current manuscript in progress on my computer is the next story in the Children of the Wild series. I’ll tell you more about that one as it grows.

So, that the news from me today, the hurricane force winds didn’t blow me away and I’m still working.

Bless

Pru

Coming Soon!

Hey folks,

As you know, we’ve been updating some of my older works, most recently, the St. John’s series of romances. I’m happy to report that we took Wildflower and tweaked it a bit so it’s no longer a stand alone novel, it’s now book #7 in the St. John’s series. It should be out any day now. So, here’s what to look for, the new cover.

Okay, with any luck at all this one should be live by the weekend or early next week.

Now, for what’s on the horizon. Book #2 of the Elvish Chronicles, The Road Home,  should appear later this month. That’s in the hands of the editor right now. Currently, I’m working on the next tale from the Children of the Wild. Shooting to have it out before early summer.

Well, that’s it for now.

Bless

Pru

Coming Soon!

Hi folks,

It’s been a while since I posted, I know. There were family issues that kept me away for a while. So, I thought this would be a good time to let you know what’s coming up soon from the desk of the mad writer. First, there’s a new chapter of the Mad Mage Cafe stories.

Next there will soon be an updated version of Wildflower, the seventh book in the St. John’s series of romances.

And last, but not least, there’ll soon be another book in the Elvish Chronicles Series. So, get your copy of Book #1, Rise of the Queen here before #2, Long Road Home, appears on the shelves.

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Now, in the near future I’ll start giving you a peek between the covers of Long Road Home, but right now, check out the next installment of the Mad Mage Cafe. free story here.

Until next time

Bless

Pru

Vampires

Hi folks,

The subject of today’s post is vampires. A few years ago vampires were all the rage, but the stories just weren’t quite grabbing me. A friend kept challenging me to write a vampire story with a new twist. Sure. Nothing to it, right?

One day I was watching a TV show with a saber toothed tiger loose in the modern world. The cat’s powerful, yet almost liquid movements caught my eye, Okay, now you see where this post is going. this book was the result of that challenge and inspiration.

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Here’s a peek inside:

In the beginning there was need. She was only dimly aware of the world around her, a world filled with wonder, and yet fraught with danger. She was only aware of need; the need for food, for drink, safety from attack, fire for warmth and protection.

As she grew there came a new need, a need to mate, but that was not to be, for she had grown too tall and strong too quickly, and thus she was shunned by the others. Eventually she became insistent and was driven away from the clan, for her sheer size and strength frightened them.

Okay, that’s the first two paragraphs. Get your copy today.

Why?

Because there’s a sequel, plus I’ve just written the third in the series. Look for it to appear in the coming days.

 

Bless

Pru

The Year of Sequels

Hey folks,

So, I have my writing schedule for 2016. Should be fun if I can do it. Ha, of course I can do it. This will be the year of the sequels. This year will see not one, but two sequels to Lady Blue and Lady Justice.

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The first of those two is due out this spring.

Next will be one, perhaps two sequels to Immortal Tigress.

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The first of these, Shapeshifter, is due out this month.

And finally, there will be a sequel to Claimstake. Yet another in the Novan Witch series.

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That book, Red Nova, is already in the works. A release date has yet to be determined. Most likely later in the year.

So, on that note, here’s my ROW80 check in.

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This is the check in where I announce my goals for the round. My goals are simple. I have just written the outline and first thousand words for a new novel called Red Nova. My goal this round is to cross the sixty thousand word mark in this manuscript by the end of the round. Ambitious, yeah, but doable I think. Even if I don’t make it I can sure get close. Wish me luck.

Speaking of luck, here’s wishing good luck to all my fellow ROWers.

Bye for now

Bless

Pru

Another Rainy Day

Hi folks,


Well, we’ve got another rainy day here, great for the garden. Not so bad for the writing either. 


So, while everything outside is busy growing, here’s another peek into the current WIP. A sequel to the Immortal Tigress. The revival of a vampire slain by fire.


Ella carefully arranged the charred corpse on the floor then knelt beside the bones. “Ceremony is not necessary, nor is the rearranging of the bones, but it will ease her return. Harald, have you ever done this?”
Not in all my long years, Mother.”
Assist me. Just follow my lead.”
He nodded and knelt across the body from her. Kylie gasped as Ella gashed her own wrist and let the blood drip on the charred lips of the corpse. “By the blood of the mother. Live again.”
Harald nodded then gashed his own wrist, holding it out so the dripping blood would reach her lips. “By the blood of the brother. Live again.”
The body stirred slightly and moaned softly. Ella grabbed the arm of her captive, slashing it open with a fang. The blood flowed freely onto Gudrun’s hungry lips. “By the blood of the killer. Live again. Rise up my daughter.”
Before their very eyes the corpse began to heal its burns and to clothe itself in new flesh. The captive was quivering in terror now, but could not move. The compulsion was too strong. Slowly the charred form struggled to its feet with Ella’s help. “Mother, I hunger.”

This one took your life, my child.” Ella thrust the hapless man into Gudrun’s grasp. “He will now return it to you. Drink. Drink long and deep. Heal.”

Aaaaand, that’s all you get for today. Have a great week and I’ll see you again on Sunday.

Bless
Pru

New Cover

Hi folks,

Well, I’ve got a few things to report this week, but the most exciting is the new cover for my next book, Empire’s Advance. This is the second book in the Corelian Guard series and follows the exploits of Hunter’s characters as things take a turn for the worse. We hope to get the book out sometime in the next two weeks so stay tuned.
 Here’s the cover.

Our cover model is the lovely and very talented Emzilla. When Emz saw the cover she said, “Let me play with it; I can make it better.” She did. This cover is her work and you can find her and some of her work on Facebook here:


Okay, second thing to report. I didn’t get a lot of writing done this week. Here’s why. The results of my regular check-up got me in trouble. The Doctor said my kidneys are in trouble and I’m borderline diabetic. Okay, so I have a caffeine and chocolate addiction. The reality is, I rarely drink anything except coffee and I eat far too many sweets. “I’m a writer, dammit; it what we do. Hehehe)

So, the upshot of this is a drastic change in diet. I can do this. I went off coffee cold turkey and have been a zombie with a headache and an attitude for days, but there is light. Today I awoke feeling good, fewer aches and pains than normal, and no headache. Pass the mint tea and stand back, she’s reviving. J

On to ROW80

This week had ups and down for writing. On the upside, we have a cover for Empire’s advance and the editor is nearly finished. Life is good.
On the downside, I didn’t make my goal of ten thousand words written; I barely managed eight.
So, the target for next week is another 15K. Wish me luck.
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Until next week,
Bless,
Pru

Sunday Check-in

It’s been a good week and I’m pretty pleased with the progress. Before I move on to the goals, let me remind you a free copy of The First Key can be had from Smashwords in any e-reader format you desire. Just use this coupon code:  UZ27H
On to the goals:
1.      Blog twice each week over and above my ROW80 check-ins
I believe I did manage it, but if not I will get in two next time.
2.      Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
I’m doing well here. Happy with this one.
3.      Write at least 2K words on a WIP each week
Here’s where I’ve been focused this week. I’ve got over 3K words done and am pleased with the way it is going.  I am especially happy with this as we have had some beautiful Spring days and staying at the computer has been a challenge.
4.      I set out to publish six novels this year. I managed three last round, and two more between rounds, so that leaves me with one more novel to publish. I will see if I can get it out this round.
I have two manuscripts ready for the editor, so I’m right on track here.
5.      Read and review two or more first novels by new writers this round
OK, I didn’t get a lot of reading time in, but I am buying a book today and will start it this evening. No more stalling. I have asked if you folks have a book you want me to read, I can’t believe all you guys are so shy. Wow.
6.      Publish two or more short works (between five and twenty five thousand words
The First Key is up and ready, remember to use the coupon.  The second is in the works.
I also made an author page on Facebook where you can keep track of my progress. Here’s the URL http://www.facebook.com/Prudence.MacLeod.author  Please drop by, check it out, and remember to hit the LIKE button before you leave. Thanks.
Well, that’s it for me folks, how are you all doing with your targets? Are you doing more gardening than writing? Come on now, ‘fess up.

ROW80 Sign-up

Hi folks, it’s time to declare for the next ROW80 round. I had planned a lot for this, but Life seems to be slowing my down a bit. Ah well, it’s a sure sign of Spring. Over all I was pretty successful with the goals I set for myself last time. Perhaps now is the time to pull back, just a teensy bit.
Ok, here are the goals for ROW80, Round 2.
1.      Blog twice each week over and above my ROW80 check-ins
2.      Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
3.      Write at least 2K words on a WIP each week
4.      I set out to publish six novels this year. I managed three last round, and two more between rounds, so that leaves me with one more novel to publish. I will see if I can get it out this round.
5.      Read and review two or more first novels by new writers this round
6.      Publish two or more short works (between five and twenty five thousand words)
Well, there they are, another six goals for this round. Should be easy, right?
Ah, we writers have such a hard life.
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