Last post I gave you a hint at the current project I’m working on. There’s a bit more to it, as you might have guessed.The story revolves around a woman who dares to rise up and fight back, but there’s always more than one battle to fight. The battle within is always the hardest.
“Even when you crawl out of the darkness, a piece of it comes with you. Even when you defeat the darkness within, it too will rise up again, for that battle will never end. To survive that fight you not only need strength and courage, you need allies.”
We’re putting the final touches on the manuscript now. Trying not to rush this one, I want to get it right. I’ll keep you in the loop as we progress.
Sapphic review: The first book in a series that you will get addicted to!
How does a long-forgotten Goddess and an abused/bullied teenager join forces to right the wrongdoings of the world? Well, you’ll need to read the book and I promise you that you will be hooked.
The journey that Penny takes from ‘Pee-Pee’ to ‘Lady Blue’ is quite a trip. There are terrible things humans will do to each other but together Lady Blue and Goddess Moragah set out to bring some justice back into the world in the way of the Warriors of old.
Prudence Macleod has a great way of writing, she draws you in. Her characters are well developed and the storyline leaves you wanting more, which in this case I’m happy to say Prudences satisfies with a series of books.
Follow the storyline by reading the full ‘Children of the Goddess‘ series :
Hi folks, well, it’s finally happened, I’ve joined the 21st century. I’ve been encouraged many times over the past number of years to bring my books out in the audible format. Thanks to my enterprising and energetic publisher, Shadoe Publishing, it has begun, and I’m thrilled that it has. This is amazing.
SUVI has gone live in Audio format, so if you want a gal with a sexy voice to read you a great story, here’s where you find it.
There’s no better way to relax than to sit back and have someone read you a story, so go for it, get your copy today.
The plan is to get the whole series into audio, and although there are only three books in the series so far, I have plans for several more. #4 is in the hands of the editors right now, and #5 is about 50% done in first draft form. Stay tuned, there’s lots of great stuff on the way!
For the past few weeks I’ve been conducting a loose poll about how readers and writers feel about cliffhangers. I did it in a way that allowed folks to express an opinion, not just say yes or no. The results were interesting, to say the least.
The overwhelming majority of folks who checked in (over 76) aren’t impressed with cliffhangers at the end of a book, TV show, or Movie. Most say it’s a cheat, many refuse to follow along and abandon the series, or wait until it’s been completed then binge on it. They are okay with, and even enjoy, a cliffhanger at the end of a chapter, but not at the end of a book. Many were quite passionate about how much they hate them.
Some people seemed to be okay with them, or at least don’t seem to mind them so much. There were even a few who were quite passionate about how much they love cliffhangers. Nine, actually. I checked, they’re all writers.
They say cliffhangers increase sales, the results here would seem to deny that statement.
As for me, I’ve never liked them, they irritate me. If you’re telling me a story, finish it, dang it. I’m okay, and so are a lot of readers, with leaving a few hints of things to come, but finish the main thread of the book.
So, there it is, the people have spoken. Cliffhangers won’t be appearing in any of my books. Yes, there may be more for the characters to do in future stories, but each book will come to a satisfactory conclusion…. and that concludes this post. tee hee
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.
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.
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!
So, what exactly is a SUVI ? A SUVI is a person who survived a terrible plague, survivor of unknown viral infection. That person lived through days of debilitating pain and a raging fever. Only a precious few managed to survive, but those who did came out enhanced, super human, and yet, not fully human anymore.
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:
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?