I’d seriously like your opinion on cliffhangers. Now, I have no problem with a long story arc that continues over several books, TV episodes, or movie series, but I have to say, this trend of ending every book , episode, or movie with a cliffhanger really rubs my fur the wrong way.
As you know, when I write a series there is a long story arc, but each book in the series ends with a resolution to the current problem for the main characters. Yes, they know there will be more to face, but for the moment all is well, the reader can catch a breather before heading into the next adventure.
The Children of the Goddess series is a prime example of what I’m saying. That one begins here:
Well, it finally happened, my publisher caught me at a weak moment and talked me into being interviewed on The Writer’s Block, a feature of the Lesfic Reading Group. Find it on Facebook here: Lesfic Reading Group
Yes, that’s the look on my face when I realized what I’d done. sigh (Tee hee) This will be a live interview from 11:00 to 1:00 Saturday February 2nd/2019. I believe that’s Central time. Anyway, follow that link to check out the time.
So, if you’ve ever wondered about the reclusive Prudence MacLeod, come join the fun, ask me anything, learn far more than you really wanted to, find out what I’m up to next, and more.
Humans have reached out to colonize distant planets, they had no real idea what could go wrong, but they soon learned. The colony was decimated by an indigenous species they knew nothing about, and by a virus that species carried. That virus tried to rewrite the human DNA, to make the host better able to survive, for the most part it failed. Of the thousands infected, nineteen managed to survive. They are the SUVI, survivor of unknown viral infection. Their story begins here:
These three books document the struggles and adventures as the SUVI and the last surviving humans escape the planet and set out to find another home. They will face many more adventures before they find that which they seek, if they ever do.
So, I’ll leave you with this and get back to work on the next SUVI story.
As you all know, I rarely ever discount a book, but this year has been tough on everybody. So, in keeping with the need for a few hours of escape from the madness, I’ve joined with a large group of talented writers, and we’ve all discounted a few of our books. Yep, now’s your chance to stock up. Just follow this link to the goodies.
Herein you will find a myriad of treasure from over thirty top writers. Check it out. Oh, and for you who are faint of heart, know this is all about lesfic. (FF) For my books you will find these super ladies:
So, merry Christmas and happy reading. I’ll see you all again in the new year with a new book in the Forgotten words series.
Well, the first big snowstorm of the year hit last night. I spent three hours digging out this morning, now that was a workout. The path to Kathy’s studio is cleared, the path to the basement is cleared, the dog yard is cleared, the deck is cleared, the path to the storage shed (firewood) is cleared, the driveway and the front step are cleared. It’s time for a big mug of tea and a good book.
Which book? Why, JAKE, of course, the sequel to ECHO. The first draft is nearly done and by this time next week, it will be in the hands of the editors. So, what’s it about? There’s a teaser chapter at the end of ECHO. Get your copy here.
“Once again Prudence has succeeded in creating a wonderfully complex and fascinating story. Well crafted characters that pull at your heart and bring laughter, tears and wonder. I am so looking forward to the next chapter in the SUVI universe. It’s a bit like watching the original Star Trek unfold on pages. New places, life forms, drama and romance. Wonderful!”
“Great sequel to Suvi. Enjoyed it. As the author states in her afterwords, her writing style is a bit different but boy can she spin a good yarn. You should read Suvi first to know what’s going on in Echo.”
It’s early morning and snowing out right now. The house is quiet, and I was looking for inspiration, so I checked the author review pages on Amazon. I often get some great ideas from the reviews. Here’s the first seven reviews I found, six five-star, and one four-star reviews.
Great sequel to Suvi. Enjoyed it. As the author states in her afterwords, her writing style is a bit different but boy can she spin a good yarn. You should read Suvi first to know what’s going on in Echo.
Once again Prudence has succeeded in creating a wonderfully complex and fascinating story. Well crafted characters that pull at your heart and bring laughter, tears and wonder. I am so looking forward to the next chapter in the SUVI universe. It’s a bit like watching the original Star Trek unfold on pages. New places, life forms, drama and romance. Wonderful!
Well, I’ve had a hard lesson over the past couple of days. If you’ve been following this blog you already know My Lady K had a series of heart attacks and surgeries back in August. The road to recovery is a slow process. She’s not able to do much and the lion’s share of daily chores falls to me.
The big problem, and our vulnerability hit me this week when an injury to my foot made walking difficult and painful. Fortunately, I’m on the mend, but it showed me just how fragile our situation here is. It’s a bit scary to say the least.
Now to a brighter note. The long awaited sequel to SUVI has arrived. In this story we encounter not just the SUVI, but a host of new characters and unseen dangers. For a quick peek inside, check here:
Also, if you prefer a different bookseller, or want a quick preview of the book, or any of my books, check them out on this website. All books have a preview for you. (The preview button is at the bottom of the page)
Now, I have to limp out to the kitchen and get busy. With luck I’ll be able to steal some writing time later today.
If you’re like me you like to binge read a series. I think my first real binge read was Lord of the Rings, way back in the late 60’s. I know I’ve done it many times since. Lately I’ve noticed a few folks must be binging on my Children of the Goddess series. Yes, every heroine in that series was used, abused, and bullied, and more in the beginning. Most of us were, so I guess I put a bit more of myself into those books than I thought.
Last time I told you about my dynamic duo, SUVI and Lady Blue. It appears you agree with me because this past week they both earned their gold star. Yes indeed, both SUVI and Lady Blue are now wearing Best Seller labels, SUVI for sci-fi, and Lady Blue for urban fantasy. So, if you haven’t already read either of these, here’s where to check them out.
So far it’s been a good summer, and I personally have managed to find some extra reading time. Sinfully delightful. Anyway, here’s the same old question, stand alone story, or binge read a series. Either way works for me, how about you.
Yes, I been working as well. I’m about 3/4 of the way through a first draft, it’s the sequel to SUVI. Now, if a stand alone story os for you, SUVI can fill that bill nicely.
Having said that, I’ll admit to loving to binge my way through a series. If you enjoy urban fantasy, the Children of the Goddess could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s a complete series of seven books in total. It begins with Lady Blue.