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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

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

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

As Promised, It’s Here!

Hi folks,

Well, my last post gave you an idea of what was coming.  Now you can see for yourself.  Deliberate Love is here, and here’s how to find it.  Give it a read and let me know what you think of the whole concept.

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So, there we are, the second of the (self-help) books. hehehe

On to other news, we’re hoping to have a new installment in the Children of the Wild series soon.  I’ll keep you posted on that.

So long for now

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

A Peek Inside

Hi folks,

I know it’s been a while, but I did promise you a new book, and as usual, there’ve been unforeseen delays.  Now we’re down to finalizing a cover.  Yes, I’ve been called a tease before, but I always come through in the end, right?  So, as you can see, I’m hard at work on the problem.

So, back to that teasing thing, here’s another peek under the covers of what’s coming next.

He sighed deeply and tapped his head back against the wall.  “You don’t know, do you?  You don’t know, and therefore you don’t understand.  Ah well.”  With a startling animal grace, he rose to his feet, stepped out of his shoes and tossed off his t-shirt.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”  Larise had taken a step back and assumed a defensive stance as he reached for his belt.  She nearly screamed as he dropped his jeans to the floor then shimmered into a huge wolf.  With her hand over her mouth, she stood staring at him, but he made no move at all.

There it is.  With any luck I’ll have that cover for you in a day or two, and shortly after that, the URLs where you can find it for sale.

 

So, keep an eye out for the next few days and I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on.  Oh, remember to sign up for our newsletter (the button is at the bottom of the page).  There’s all sorts of info there that I don’t share until much later elsewhere.

Bless

Pru

OMG, Look What’s Coming!

Hi folks,

I’ve been telling you about the Children of the Wild series, with The Hawk and The Wolf being the last in the series so far, well not for much longer.  Keep an eye out for The Oregon Incident, which should be here soon.

What’s it about? There’s something amiss in the mountains of Oregon. There’s an incident that catches the attention of the vampire king, and he sends the Hawk and Wolf to investigate.  As usual things get out of hand pretty quick, and our friends are hard pressed to deal with what comes at them.  What’s that?  You want a peek?  Well, okay, since you’ve been good, but first, if you need a refresher on the Hawk and Wolf, here’s where you find it.

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“I said now …”

He got no further as Igor was between them, shoving him back.  “The lady said no.  No means no.”

The man staggered back when Igor pushed him.  “Why you dumb asshole, I’m gonna fuck you up ugly.”

“I invite you to try,” replied Igor as he tossed his jacket to Ronni.

The man whipped out a knife, but the bartender stepped between then with a shotgun.  “Take that outside, now.”  Igor nodded and turned toward the door as three more men rose from their tables to follow.  Branimir started to rise, but Igor shook his head and Bran sat back down.  The four men followed him outside.

Larise sat, wide eyed, staring at the door.  There were a few sounds of a struggle outside then Igor walked back in alone, rubbing his knuckles.  He sat back down as the food arrived.  “So, this looks good.”

“Work up an appetite, did you, lover?” grinned Ronni.

“Da,” he replied.  “I’m hungry as a wolf.”  Kylie snickered and reached for the chicken wings.

 

Okay, that’s all you get for now.  Keep an eye on this blog for updates, also sign up for the newsletter for insights into what’s coming in the future.

Until then, Bless

Pru

The Brink of Destruction

Hi folks,

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!

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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.

Bless

Pru

The First One

Hi folks,

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.

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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,

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