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:
Well, the first big snowstorm of the year hit last night. I spent three hours digging out this morning, now that was a workout. The path to Kathy’s studio is cleared, the path to the basement is cleared, the dog yard is cleared, the deck is cleared, the path to the storage shed (firewood) is cleared, the driveway and the front step are cleared. It’s time for a big mug of tea and a good book.
Which book? Why, JAKE, of course, the sequel to ECHO. The first draft is nearly done and by this time next week, it will be in the hands of the editors. So, what’s it about? There’s a teaser chapter at the end of ECHO. Get your copy here.
“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!”
“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.”
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!
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:
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.
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.
Sometimes life brings you unexpected surprises. Recently my better half had two heart attacks and two open heart surgeries, in two days. Two weeks later she developed a blood clot in her lung. She is on the mend now, making slow but steady progress back to the force of nature she truly is.
However, as you might guess, her care plus the added chores she always did for the family have fallen to me, cutting deeply into my writing time. Now, imagine my surprise and delight to find one of my books, and the rest of the series, enjoying a renewed level of success. Here’s the latest review for Lady Blue.
“This is such a great action/love story book. I can’t wait to read the next one. I wasn’t really sure about this but there is nothing but action action action.”
And just for luck, here’s another of the reviews for Lady Blue.
“Absolutely loved this book, literally did not put it down till I had finished it…..really spiked my interest as I am a spiritual person and believe in the goddesses. Will definitely be looking out for any more books by Prudence MacLeod.”
So, here’s me saying thank you to everybody who bought and enjoyed Lady Blue, because of you I’ve been able to keep the family afloat during this difficult time. I love each and every one of you.
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.
Her story began on a far off forgotten world. A member of a lost colony, she too became infected when a plague decimated the colony, killing thousands. She is one of only nineteen on the infected who lived. They survived, but changed, no longer human, they are SUVI. (survivor of unknown viral infection) She is SUVI 5, the fifth survivor. Her story begins here:
Forgotten Worlds: Humans were seeded out into the stars, and then forgotten, their home world destroyed, and only the One Ship remains with hopes to find some of them, searching for the forgotten worlds.
Hi folks. Yes, it’s me again, blowing my own horn, but I’m really pleased with this one, my favorite of any I’ve written so far. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Here’s what one reviewer has to say: SUVI – Forgotten Worlds Book 1, is Sci-Fi so I will be biased because I just love my science fiction novels. Yet, this particular book is even more. The main character, SUVI5, is half human after her DNA is altered caused by viral infection, and she appears to be unaware of how humans have to behave in a social settings and relationships. Perhaps that is what I liked most: SUVI5’s innocence, and her relationship with Amanda that is so sweet and unforced. Further, the world that the writer created is fantastic with a dose of realism that makes you crave for more. The ending is satisfying with HEA. Hoping that the writer is working hard to provide another installment of this great story soon.
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:
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?
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….
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.