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Hi folks,

The will to survive is in us all, and no matter how bad it gets, deep down, there’s a spark inside us all that wants to fight back, to survive at any cost. And so it was for Terri Dawn.

However, even when you’ve escaped the darkness, a piece of it goes with you. To face that darkness and defy it, or fall under its spell, that’s the real battle. Terri Dawn didn’t know if she could defeat the darkness within her, or if she even wanted to. She’d have an eternity to find out.

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Here’s what one reader had to say about Pushback.

“This was a great story that grabbed my attention from the first chapter. Great characters and touching on a subject that there really isn’t any middle ground on. It was good to see how the story changed as it progressed, getting deeper in the emotional and psychological sides. It was fast moving, keeping the story moving and the characters progressing, growing. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I’m looking forward to the next one. Sooo many options and twists it can take.
Excellent reading. “

Now for more good stuff. The next installment of the Forgotten Worlds series (SUVI series) is now in the hands of the editors. Look for it to appear later this fall.

And now back to work.

Bless

Pru

Hi folks,

Okay, I did promise to explain the thinking behind the cover of Pushback. The story of Pushback is an exploration of a survivor’s life experience. Even if you survive the abuse, the violence, the trauma, it never really goes away. Depression, insomnia, and so many more ghosts of the past will rise up without warning, and the survivor as well as those around them, have to deal with that.

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This cover tries to reflect that feeling of being and not being, of being lost between your own past experience and the life you’re trying to create. So here she is, Terri Dawn, so dramatically portrayed by the ultra talented Perin Squires. Terri Dawn will fight many battles, but her toughest battle will always be with her past.

Yes, the title and author name are hard to read, that too is deliberate, a reflection of the subject matter within. The book may trigger some people, it did me many times as I wrote it, but I promise you, as always with my stories as with life itself, there is hope, there is always hope.

Okay, there it is, the reason the cover is the way it is, the way I wanted it for this one. Please don’t shoot the cover artist, she was just following orders. tee hee

So, back to work for me. What’s that? Yes, I’ve started work on the sequel. Stay tuned for it to appear later this year or early next.

Bless

Pru

Hi folks,

Well, Pushback has been out for a few days now and I’m thrilled with the reception. Here are a couple of the early reviews. I promise you, these people are not my family or neighbors, and I’ve never met any of them in person. These reviews are real.

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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat StorySeptember 17, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseThis was a great story that grabbed my attention from the first chapter. Great characters and touching on a subject that there really isn’t any middle ground on. It was good to see how the story changed as it progressed, getting deeper in the emotional and psychological sides. It was fast moving, keeping the story moving and the characters progressing, growing. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I’m looking forward to the next one. Sooo many options and twists it can take.
Excellent reading.

5.0 out of 5 starsread it in a single sitting.(about 5 hours)September 16, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseOk. I loved this book. loved the premise (renewed life/chance to rescue battered women), loved the world building, the romance, the angst. the action (I love to see bullies get beat, not sorry) I really liked the ending that, while wrapping up the plot well, still leaves room for another story along the line. Yes it is a lesbian romance/adventure; but its not explicit, there is some kissing and it explores polyamory, but the sex is all in the reader’s imagination. This book would be suitable for older teen readers. Overall it was a delightful read.

All right, that will give you an idea of what to expect. Also, a heartfelt thank you to those who took the time to review the book. Bless you one and all.

So, now I have to get back to work. Go ahead, give Pushback a try and let me know what you think.

Until next time

bless

Pru

Hey folks,

It’s been a long quiet summer, but things have been at work in the background. JAKE is now available in audio format. Want a pretty girl to read a great story to you? Check this out.

https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/jake-forgotten-worlds-book-3-unabridged/id1478020751

https://www.audible.com/pd/Jake-Audiobook/B07WXJ991G

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And that’s not the end of the good news, there’s more to come. Sending PUSHBACK off to the publisher today. With any luck it will be out soon. Here’s the tag line and a peek at the possible cover.

Even when you’ve escaped the darkness, a piece of it goes with you.  To face that darkness and defy it, or fall under its spell, that’s the real battle.  Terri Dawn didn’t know if she could defeat the darkness within her, or if she even wanted to.  She’d have an eternity to find out.

Okay, so that’s an idea of what’s in store for the next few months. I’d better get back to work now.

Let me know what you think of the new cover, and remember to get your audible copy of Jake.

Until next time

Bless

Pru

Coming Soon

Hi folks,

Last time I told you about SUVI being launched in audio book.  I’m please to say it’s doing well, and I believe ECHO will soon be out in that format also.  Above that, book four in the Forgotten Worlds series (SUVI series) is now in the hands of the publisher and hopfully will hit the shelves this month.

Here’s the mock up for the cover and a peek inside.

 

Now for a sample:

“You are the wild one, the one who makes noise and tries to kill us all.”

Twenty tilted her head as she tried to make sense of what the translator said.  “Lower your weapon, we will not harm you.  We came to help.”

“Help who, me or the Wrax?”

“I don’t understand, who or what are the Wrax?”

“They are the destroyers of life, the death dealers sleeping on this ship.  Your crashing around could set off the alarms to awaken them.  I have never …”

He got no further as Sessas intervened.  She stepped in front of Twenty and gently pushed the creature’s weapon aside.  “No more talk.  You weak, starving, tired, alone.  Come.”  She took his weapon and tried to pull him to his feet, but he melted toward the floor.  “Tentee carry.  He too weak.”

Twenty nodded and scooped the creature up in her arms.  Hal radioed ahead that they had him and were on their way back.  Sheila said the medical bay would be ready when they arrived.  They were barely halfway to Retriever when a general alarm sounded throughout the ship and the big landing bay doors slammed shut.

“Retriever to Hal.”

“Here, Captain.  As I understand it that alarm will wake up the sleeping giant.  Our friend says we’re all going to die.”

“Maybe, but not today.  Get a move on.”

 

Okay, that’s all you get for now.  Remember, SUVI is available in audio here:

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Audible

 

So, until next time, know this, there will be another five or six book in this series, maybe more.  Book five is well under way now.

And on that note, I’m back to work.

Bless

Pru

SUVI goes Audio

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.

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Audible

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!

Bless

Pru

 

More on Cliffhangers

Hi folks,

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

Happy Reading

Pru

The Writer’s Block

Hi folks and family,

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.

See you there! 🙂

Bless

Pru

First Step Into 2019

Hi Folks,

In my last post I gave you a glimpse into 2018.  A tough year, for a lot of people, me included, but not all bad.  My new series, Forgotten Worlds, is doing well.  Now, here’s the third book in the series, just out.  Jake.

On a long abandoned world a man comes to terms with some hard realities of life, it isn’t fair.  Here he must face his demons and try to live up to his own codes, his sense of himself.  Shipwrecked on an abandoned planet, injured, and facing unknown dangers, Jake must find a way to survive. Worse yet, his only companion is a super-powered alien woman who cannot function without others of her kind nearby. This is no place for a man who has lived all his life on a spaceship. Wait, what was that in the shadows?

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Jake is just out and already has picked up some great reviews.  With no modesty at all I say, this is probably my best work ever.  So, get your copy today and I’ll get back to trying to top it.  Happy reading.

Until next time

Bless

Pru

 

2018 In Review

Hi folks,

This isn’t a review of the world at large in 2018, it’s a quick look back from my world before leaping forward into 2019.  2018 was a year of big ups and downs.  on the up side, my Forgotten Worlds series brought me more success as a writer than I’ve achieved in many years.

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On the down side, in late August my beloved companion suffered two major heart attacks.  She managed to beat the odds and survive, but it has been touch and go for months since the first event.  As a result, I’ve been writing far less than usual as I’ve been spending as much time with my lady love as I possibly can.  This in turn has placed a financial strain on the family.  sigh.  It is what it is.

However, having said that, all is not lost.  Lady K is finally doing a lot better and we have hope for a long future together.  Also, I’ve finally finished the third book in the Forgotten Worlds series.  Personally, I think JAKE is my best work ever.  Here’s a peek at what’s inside.

Excerpt from JAKE:

Twenty threw the rest of their fuel onto the small blaze.  “We need more heat to cook this right, I just hope it lasts long enough.”

As the flames rose a bit higher there was a rumble deep beneath them.  “What was that?”

“Don’t know, Jake, but I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

“Keep the weapons close.”

Nothing more happened for several moments, then they heard a soft hiss.  Jake turned the meat he was cooking then sniffed at it.  It smelled good and he was ravenous, then he heard a second hiss above them.  “Ah for fuck sake, you’re kidding me.  Dammit it all to hell.  Come on, Twenty, let’s move.”

He surged to his feet, clutching his portion of meat as he hurried toward the exit.  <Door open.>  “Come on, Twenty, hurry.”

“Jake, what the …”  She suddenly shrieked as foul-smelling water began to drip down on her.  She grabbed her pack, and clutching her cooked meat close, raced for the door.  Outside, sputtering and swearing, she shook the muck from her hair and eyes.  “What the actual hell?”

“Sprinkler system.”

“You’re kidding me.”

“Nope.  I guess our little fire triggered it.  Meat seems to be cooked though.”

 

So there you go, a peek at the next SUVI story.  There’s a few surprises in this one, so keep an eye out for it.

Until next time,

Bless

Pru