Category Archives: Sweet Romance

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

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

Post Holiday Book Sale

Hi folks,

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.

Show me the treasure.

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:

Novan Witch by Prudence MacLeod

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.

Bless

Pru

Hard Travels and Great Reviews

Hi folks,

It was a strange day yesterday.  I went grocery shopping in the city.  I left the house at 8:00 a.m., the boats were running late so it was close to 11:00 by the time I reached the city.  By 1:00 p.m. I’d finished and headed home.  4:00 p.m. I arrived.  Dang boats.

Now, on the upside, when I got home I checked for reviews on Goodreads.  Here are two:

For ECHO:

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Sapphic reviews rated it, really liked it

If you enjoyed SUVI then you will love this second instalment of the series. Following the lives of the crew onboard the spaceship ‘Reacher’ as they explore the universe for a suitable planet for the colonists to settle on. As with all explorations, there are setbacks, unforeseen situations that arise along with unexpected gains and alliances. This book has it all, not only that but we get a deeper understanding of the characters we were introduced to in SUVI. If you enjoy SciFi, mystery and intrigue then this is definitely the series for you. Very well written and kept me reading continuously until I had the book finished and was left wanting the 3rd book to delve straight into, unfortunately, I have to wait for the 3rd book.

You won’t regret purchasing this book!

And this review for SUVI

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I’ve enjoyed reading books with strong female main characters since I was a teenager reading about Ayla in Earth’s Children series.
SUVI held my attention and I was up all night reading, something I haven’t done in a few years. This was well written and I didn’t find any mixed up sentences or misspelled words.
I really hope this is the first of a long series. I’m actually excited to find out what happens next.

And Still More Great Stories

Hi folks,

Well, we’re into August now, and these long hot summer nights just beg for a cooling fan and a great story.   Here is a host of possibilities from author  Elizabeth Andre.

Here are  six more stories of women meeting the women of their dreams, having sex, falling in love and having sex again.  Each story is also available individually.  Each book can stand alone. These lesbian contemporary love stories include graphic sex and are intended for adults only.  Here’s where to find them:

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Kobo

Apple

Actually the entire boxed set is available for $0.99 right now.  So what are you waiting for?

 

Happy reading

Bless

Pru

Escape and Freedom

Hi folks,

Well, it’s time for me to tell you about another new author I’ve just encountered.   Claire Stevenson has reached into the depths of our human experience and brought forth a story and characters all too many of us can relate to.  Here’s Claire to tell you a bit about Escape and Freedom.

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Two women escaping their own demons. One stuck in the past, the other a very real present.
Lucy Owens’ life was irrevocably changed in a matter of seconds. Life as she knew it was over in the blink of an eye. Moving away from all that she knew, Lucy now lives a solitary life in her cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Filled with guilt and pain, she keeps herself to herself, and for years she manages to avoid immersing back into society.
Nicole Granger has three small children to worry about. Always looking over her shoulder, they arrive at the lake with very little to call their own. Haunted by years of physical abuse, she longs to belong again, to bring normality to her girls’ lives for the first time.
Both women are pulled towards one another in an attraction that could bring both of them their freedom.

 

So, there you go folks, that ought to pique your interest.  Looks like a great story for a hot summer’s night, right?

 

Until next time

Happy reading

Bless

Pru

Off World Again

Hi folks,

Well, it finally happened, we in Newfoundland finally got a warm sunny day, we all went into shock.  I really should be out there cutting the grass, weeding the garden, or any of a dozen other chores that are overdue.  So what am I doing?  Sitting here at the computer working on a sequel to SUVI.  I can’t seem to get that story out of my head.

What, you haven’t read SUVI yet?  Oh now, you’re in for a treat.  Check it out:

See it on Amazon

Enslaved as a child, her DNA altered until she was barely half human, Jeannie Sorenson still managed to engineer her escape back to the ship that brought her to that deadly planet. Could the humans accept her now that she was half alien? Could she learn to interact with them and still retain her freedom? And why the hell did they keep asking her for answers when they didn’t want to hear them?

Go on, check it out, you know you want to.  🙂

Happy reading.

Pru

Forgotten Worlds

Hi folks,

Well, SUVI has launched and I’m thrilled with the response.  I got the idea for Forgotten Worlds a few years ago, but let it percolate in the chaos that is my mind for a while.  Several months ago SUVI 5 came to me and asked her story be told.  I promised to do that for her.  This book is the first step in fulfilling that promise.

Take me to the treasure now.

The second book in this series is already in the works; the trials of humanity’s last remaining people are not over yet.  Their ultimate survival is not yet a given.

Also in the works is the ongoing adventures of Lady Hawk and the Children of the Wild.

So, on that note, I leave you to it, and thank you for all the social media shares and support.  It truly helps and I do appreciate it.

Bless

Pru

 

An End and a Beginning

Hi folks,

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?