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Music of the Heart

Hi folks,

I’ve been off world for a while, but I haven’t forgotten all you awesome Earthlings.  For those of you who aren’t  aboard the spaceship, here’s a great new romance novel for you from Maria Siopis, Music of the Heart.

Here’s Maria to tell you a bit about it:

“Danielle, a New York media executive and owner, Melina, a Greek singer, and Vickie, a flight attendant, will unexpectedly meet, and their lives will change forever.

Danielle believes that the island of Santorini is the perfect getaway and where she hopes to find tranquility. All elements are there to grant her wish, the vastness of the Aegean Sea stretches in front of her for miles, and the rented villa is luxurious and minutes from the town of Oia where the most stunning sunsets occur, and where exquisite white homes with blue domed roofs climbing the mountainside. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her serenity within hours of arrival to the island. Nevertheless, she completely surrenders herself when she meets Melina who threatens to destroy her inane beliefs about love.

Melina is curious about Danielle, the intriguing woman she meets backstage after her concert, but she keeps her distance. Her life is settled, she has a fiancé she adores, and a career that’s taking off. That’s her destiny, yet, a brief moment, a tiny nanosecond changed everything. Her path is crossed, and she is too late to change course. She collides with her destiny, the perfect mate who is right in front of her. Can she make a choice that is truthful to her heart or is she going to allow accusations and lies destroy her better judgment?

Vickie stands between the two lovers claiming Melina’s heart when the dark secrets and lies are exposed. Is Melina going to give in to the gorgeous flight attendant or will her heart be taken by Danielle? In a moment of hurt and disbelief Melina takes the wrong path.
Yet, music cures broken hearts, music mends broken souls. Or so Melina believes.”

So, folks, get your copy today at any of these fine book vendors.

Amazon       more Amazon       still more Amazon       Kobo       Apple

         Barnes and Noble             24Symbols                Playster

Now, I’m settling down in my chair with a big mug of tea to do some more reading.  I’ll bring you more news of more great new writers soon.

Bless

Pru

Thank You

Hi folks,

Today I want to say thank you for helping to make SUVI my most successful book to date.  Thank you for the support, thank you for the help, and to those of you who took the time to  read and review the book, a double thanks.  Yes, even to the guy who gave it a two star rating.

SUVI was one of those books that demanded to be written.  I sat up late to write, got up early to continue, and couldn’t truly rest until I’d told the story.  Well, the beginning of the story, there’s lots more to come.  (Book two is well under way.)

Now, for the rest of you beautiful people out there, if you haven’t already read and reviewed SUVI,  here’s where to find her:

SUVI e-book and more

So, once again a huge thank you to you all, and keep your eyes open cause I’ll soon be telling you about some other great authors, plus there’s a new Lady Hawk adventure on the horizon. (yes, and a new SUVI story too.)

Bless

Pru

Some Background

Hi folks,

Today I’ll give you a bit of background about how SUVI came to be.  I’ve had the idea of Forgotten Worlds in mind for years, The Elvish Chronicles were my first foray into that idea.  In that series the humans have managed to survive and thrive, but have fallen back into a Medieval world which they share with other species.  You can find that series and more here:   All the good stuff!

In SUVI, I took a different approach.  Here the humans weren’t able to survive the harsh realities of an alien planet with any success.  The planet’s indigenous species have driven the humans underground and also mutated several of them.  In this reality, the last of the humans are saved by the great ship that brought them to the planet, or are they?  Find out here:

SUVI

This was one of those books that demanded to be written.  I awakened in the middle of the night with a voice in my head.  The first two chapters were written before I was allowed to sleep.  I love it when a story grabs me like that.

I’ll sign off for now and get my butt back to work.  I have another Children of the Wild story to complete.

 

Bless

Pru

 

 

Loving the Previews

Hi folks,

Last time I told you about this awesome promotion by several authors who you might not know.  Believe me, read these previews and you’ll know who these authors are.  Yeah, I downloaded all the previews and am working my way through them now.  Get your own here:

Take me there now!

So, what do I think so far?  Okay,  I’m reading Reality Dawn and loving it, plus, I can’t wait to get my hands on Survival Instincts.  Oh lord, can this gal write.  I hope to be this good when I grow up.

I’m not kidding, folks, there’s some awesome work here for the asking.  Go check it out, you’ll be glad you did.

About Me, A Few of My Thoughts

 

Hi folks,

I believe that ordinary people are capable of remarkable feats.  I’ve always believed that given the right circumstances people can tap into the well of limitless possibilities. I saw this more than once as an athlete and coach many years ago.  I’ve seen it more recently through the anecdotes people post on social media.

Despite this, we are all inundated with negativity and bad news stories every day. And this has seeped into entertainment as television series have become darker, filled with tragedy and angst-ridden plots that drag on season after season.

This is not my idea of entertainment and I’m betting it isn’t yours either.  I want to offer you something different and invite you to find out more about me and the stories I tell….

For example, this, my latest book:

Amazon

Now, here’s what a couple of folks think of my storytelling.:

Great addition to the Children of the wild series. I was hoping you would add an herbivore (that’s not an insane elk) to your were family. What a fun story. Please keep them coming.

Keep putting out the children of the wild series love them. Ronnie and Igor are great along with Derek and Jillian. It’s nice to see the other characters as well. Can’t wait to see what comes next in the wild series and I have no problem recommending this book to my friends.

 

So, my point is, there’s a few folks out there who like a story with a more upbeat ending.  How about you, do you prefer happy endings, or do you prefer dark and foreboding cliffhangers?  Drop a comment, let me know what you really like.

 

Who is Lady Blue?

Hi folks,

Last time I introduced you to some of Lady Hawk’s history.  People have been asking for some background on Lady Blue, so, here’s what Penny will let me tell.

She was born to a poor family, named Penny, as her father said the birth cost him his last cent.  That attitude continued until her fifth birthday when he didn’t come home from work.  Penny Preston never saw or heard from her father again.

After her father abandoned them, Penny’s mother began drinking heavily.  All her bitterness and resentment were delivered to Penny in the form of unrelenting emotional abuse.  School was no better, for she was bullied and mocked for her obvious poverty.  By the time Penny was fifteen she had contemplated suicide several times, came close twice.

When Penny was sixteen she fell down a steep embankment in the highlands of Scotland and there she inadvertently awaken something that had slept for long ages, and she was changed forever.  She became Lady Blue, an elusive vigilante who fights the bullies, defends the weak, and isn’t gentle about it.  You  can find the rest of her story here:

e-book

I didn’t go into a lot of this history when I wrote Lady Blue’s story, after all, it’s her story of life after the change came upon her.  Any and all of us who survived child abuse can tell you, every damn one of us dreamed of, and prayed for, that elusive supreme being to come and grant us the power, the power to make the pain stop, the bullying, and the emotional abuse, to give us the power to make ourselves safe.  Lady Blue’s story is one way that might look if it happened.

Okay folks, that’s a look at Lady Blue.  Go ahead, check out the rest of her story.

Now, on to other business.  I’m really hoping to get Race the Wind out this month.  Race the Wind will be the sixth book in the Children of the Wild series, more adventures of the Lady Hawk.

So, back to work for me.

Bright Blessings

Pru

Which One is Real

Hi folks,

Well, last time I asked you about how you deal with an excess of alone time.  We all know sometimes it’s a blessing, and other times a curse.  This time, however, I have another confession for you.

I talk to the characters in my head, it’s part of my writing process.  Some days it’s hard to tell who is real and who is the character.

Yeah, sure, laugh if you must, but I’ll bet some of you do it too.  Heck, sometimes they’re better company anyway, besides, they tell great stories.

Yep, that pic is me getting caught talking to one of my characters.  Busted.

Lately I’ve been sharing some of that silliness on Facebook in the posts I call the Writer and her Characters.  I post three or four times a week, check it out.

All right now, fess up, you talk to your characters too, admit it.

 

Bless

Pru

Working Alone?

Hi folks,

It occured to me today that, oddly enough, I’m not the only one who works at home … alone.  So many writers, and artists do so as well.  For the most part it’s a good thing as it gives us the opportunity to let out creative imaginations fly free.

However, as so many of you also know, it’s not like that every day.  Some days it’s like this:

Yeah, and other days it worse.   I don’t know about any of you, but I’m willing to bet that, like me, some days some of you’d kill for some adult company, even if for just a chat over tea, anything to see another human face.

I’m lucky, my lady love will soon close her shop in the city and move everything to her home studio, but for today, I’m sulking. (Writer’s block sucks, perhaps I’ll switch to knitting for today.)

I could be wrong, I guess.  How about you?  Any of you ever get like that?

New to Google Play

Hi folks,

Just to let you know all my books are now available on Google Play.  Find them here: Prudence MacLeod

You can also go to your book of choice on my website and access the Google Play URL for that book directly.  My boos are also available on several other bookseller sites which you can also reach through this website or through my publisher, Shadoe Publishing here:  Shadoe

Here’s The Oregon Incident on Google Play.

Google

Amazon

Watch for more to come soon.  Oh, remember to sign on for the newsletter, lots of updates and sneak peaks at upcoming books there. 🙂

 

Bless

Pru

Free!! Books Free!!!

Hi folks,

So, now that I have your attention, let me tell you the deal and the catch. http://shadoepublishing.com/  is looking for a few ARC readers.  Here’s how it works.  You agree to read the book before it gets published.  When it goes live you have to write a review of said book, post it on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever you like, and post links to it on social media.  Not such a bad deal at that, right?

Oh, and yes, some of my books will become available to the ARC readers as well as the books from many of the other great writers who publish with Shadoe Publishing.  I expect the third Elvish Chronicle will be one of them.

So, if you’re interested, check it out here: FB ARC Readers

 

Okay, now back to work for me.

 

Bless

Pru