I’m talking about my writing process again today. This time I’ll explore a bit about the beginnings and the ending of a series, how I get them going, and how I bring them to a close.
Actually, I don’t have all that much to do with it. The characters come to me, tell me the stories, and I write them down. I’ve written a number of series, a couple of trilogies, and a few stand alones that eventually morphed into something more. Case in point, the Children of the Goddess Series began with the stand alone, Lady Blue, written to draw attention to the horror of enforced child prostitution. This eventually grew into a series of six books, and #7, the final chapter in the series in now a finished first draft.
The Children of the Wild began as my take on the popular vampire theme. I gave them a different beginning, and a different way of life. People asked for more, the characters asked for more, and so it began. Race the Wind is the latest book in that series. Find it here:
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This series is showing no signs of wanting to be finished, so you can look for many more stories from the Children of the Wild.
So, now with the tales from the Children of the Goddess coming to a close, I’m waiting to see who shows up next to tell me of their experiences, I mean, besides Lady Hawk. That girl has dozens more stories to tell.
While I’m waiting for the next long story arc to show up and demand to be told, perhaps I’ll work on a few stand alone tales. What do you suggest?
Just wanted to let you know we’ve dropped a couple of bucks off the price of a Prudence MacLeod novel. The idea here is to make the back list more accessible for those of you wanting to collect full a series. Here’s a good place to start:
This book sets the stage for and is the beginning of the Children of the Wild series. So, if you like vampires, werewolves and more, get started now. There are five books in the series with book six on the way. Race the Wind (book 6) should be out early next week, so you avid readers like me have a chance to catch up.
Once again, my entire back list has been dramatically reduced in price. Okay, now here’s the peek into Race the Wind.
The sun was just setting as the hawk spiraled down and morphed into the woman right beside Merle as he walked from the barn to the house. “Jesus woman,” he exclaimed.
“Girl, you look like hell.”
“Really? I’m standing here, buck naked, and you say I look like shit? I’m hurt, Merle.”
“What? No, tired, I mean tired. You look exhausted.”
“Nice recovery, Slick.”
She was grinning, and he blushed to his roots. “You’re as bad as the rest of them. Git in that house and get some clothes on. Git.”
Okay, that it for now. Go shopping, read a book, and I’ll see you next time.
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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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.
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.
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.
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So, there’s a few possibilities, folks. Get ’em while they’re hot.
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TTFN, enjoy the book.
I’ve been telling you about the Children of the Wild, first the original vampire, and then the discovery of the werewolves, but that’s not the end of it. Slowly other things are coming to light. A series of brutal murders has caught the attention of the vampire king. Unfortunately, the only agent he has available to check it out is Marlene. Although a tough vampire, the girl is a real princess, much preferring a shopping trip to Paris rather than hunting down a murderous werebear in the back woods. (Who wouldn’t, right?) Anyway, to find out how she manages to run him down and drag him off to the king’s court, check out the Vampire’s Lair.
I have to tell you, Marlene the princess vampire is one of my favorite characters. The werebear is growing on me too.
Oh, I’ll be resurrecting my newsletter. (I know I’ve said this before, but this time I really mean it. hehehe) I promise I’ll put stuff in there that won’t appear anywhere else, at least not until much later. You can sign up for that by checking the box in the comment space. Doesn’t have to be a long comment, just say “Hi.”
Until next time
For untold thousands of years the vampires have walked among us, secure in their power and uniqueness, but now they teeter on the brink, for the humans have made a discovery that could spell the end of the vampires. Humans have found the werewolves. The wolves themselves have gone unnoticed and unknown for centuries as well, but now they’ve been found, and captured. The vampires have no choice but to help the children of the wolf. See the whole adventure here!
I originally wrote the Immortal Tigress on a whim, just to add my own take on vampires. A long time later I was challenged by a fan to give my version of a werewolf. I gave it a shot and the Children of the Wolf series was born. Yes, I fell in love with the characters and even now I’m working on another book in this series. Go ahead, check it out. I bet you’ll like it. 🙂
Well, back to work for me.
I’ll tell you where it began, and how, but it was long ages before she arrived here in our midst. The blood drinker, vampire. How did she become what she is, how did she get this way? It was a collision of events, and against seemingly impossible odds, it happened. The first immortal was created. It would be millenia before another appeared.
To get a small sense of the endless years, the loneliness, the hunger, the driving need for blood, you’ll have to read her story. Therein you will learn of how she came to be, and of how she managed to survive into this age. You will also get a glimpse of what it will take for her to continue to exist unseen, her and her offspring, for she is no longer the lone vampire.
Originally this was meant to be a stand alone book, but so many of you encouraged me to write more I did a sequel. Yeah, you guessed it, I’m currently working on book five of the series. We hope to get it out this fall.
So, go ahead, check out the woman from the distant past. Step out of this world and into another for a few hours, share the adventure with her.
Until next time,
Well, it’s finally out for purchase, the third in the Elvish Chronicles. In this book we see the end of the Elves running and hiding in fear, We see them truly rise up and fight back against their oppressors. The Elves have driven all before them into the cities. Now all are hidden safely behind stone walls while the Elves roam at large through the lands. All the cities are severely overcrowded, and winter is upon them.
However, the Elves aren’t completely alone out there, and they will have many encounters before the snows melt in spring. Want to know what happens? Here’s where to get your copy of A Winter Siege.
Get your copy today, folks. This is a great weekend read.
So, I’m back to work on another offering from the Children of the Wild. Bye for now.
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I did expect to post with the news of a new book weeks ago, but it hasn’t happened yet and I’m told it could be another week or longer. So, since I’ve had a number of inquiries about the book to come, I’ll tell you a bit about it. In Children of the Wolf we met the werewolves as they helped the vampires rescue the young pups. Now, in Agent Wolf, one of the youngsters is coming of age. Here’s a small taste from between the covers:
Clara sighed again and looked at her hands. “I’ve been studying your DNA,” she admitted.
“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, that’s enough for now. If I don’t have a cover to show you in the next few days I’ll post another sneak peek. Meanwhile, it’s back to work on the next Elvish Chronicle for me.