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My Ship Came In

Hi folks,

Yep, I’ve been teasing you about the fourth book in the Forgotten Worlds Series, but the wait is over.  The ship has come in.  You can find SHIP here:

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When faced with a species determined to destroy every other form of life there is only one thing to do, survive, any way you can.  So it becomes for the people of the Reacher, and to keep them alive, Suvi-jean Sorenson must release the tightly controlled warrior within her.  Above all else, she is SUVI 5, the ultimate survivor.

You’re going to enjoy this one.  Now, I have to get back to work on the next one.

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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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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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

 

Blocked

Hi folks,

Okay, we’ve spent a few weeks on cliffhangers, now I want to have a go at writer’s block.  No, don’t try to deny it, it’s real and we all get it once in a while.  Sometimes it gets bad, sometimes scary, “Will I ever write again?  Come on, characters, talk to me, what’s with the silent treatment?”

So, what do you do about it?

Me?  I have several tactics I use, but here’s my favorite, a three fold battle plan to get the juices going again.  One, I play Skyrim and World of Warcraft a lot. Two, I keep note books handy for when those errand strokes of brilliance occur, make notes, write snippets, even a paragraph or two, and read some of my older notes.  Three, I re-read my favorite books that I’ve written.  Why?  It tells me I can do it and do it well, it helps me find my voice again, and it stimulates my imagination.

So, that works for me.  Every block is usually followed with a successful novel that just rolled off the keyboard with ease.  Most notable recently is SUVI, my most successful novel so far.   SUVI appeared after a three month block that nearly drove me mad.  Here’s where to find her:

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So, what do you do?  How do you, my fellow writers, cope with the dreaded block?

 

No Cliffhangers

Hi folks,

Life has kept me away from the computer a lot lately, but what can you do?  Okay, we were discussing chiffhangers last time.  I’m still getting feedback on that one, and the overwhelming majority of readers agree they hate them.

I agree, for I believe that when I publish a book I enter into a contract with the reader.  My part of the deal is to tell a full story.  Yes, there can be a few hints of further adventures to come, but I will always finish the story I’m telling you, the book will bring every major issue to a satisfactory conclusion.

So, on that note, for those of you who have yet to read it, I offer up SUVI.  Book one of three. (So far, book four is well under way.)  Check out SUVI, I promise you a full and enjyable story.  Here’s where to find it:

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So, back to work for me.  See you next time.

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

Cliffhangers

Hi folks,

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:

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Personally, if a book I’m reading ends in a cliffhanger I’ll toss it and not read the rest of the series.

So, what are your thoughts on this?  Don’t be shy, tell me what you think, as a writer I kinda need to know this stuff, right?

Until next time

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

The SUVI, Mankind’s Next Step

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:

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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.

Until next time

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