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Summer Reads

Hi folks,

If you’re like me, you like to hide from the mid-day heat with a shady spot and a good book.  Here are some great series to help you while away a few sweltering afternoons.

For urban fantasy, choose The Children of the Goddess Series; start with Lady Blue:

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For science fiction, try the Novan Witch Series; start with the Novan Witch:

Novan Witch by Prudence MacLeod

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For fans of fantasy, there the Elvish Chronicles; start with Rise of the Queen:

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Okay, that’s just a few samples of what we have to offer.  Yes, there’s more.  If you want to start on a brand new series just getting started, check out SUVI.

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So, that’ll get your summer started.  Next time I’ll give you a few more samples.  Until then, happy reading!  🙂

Bless

Pru

More SUVI

Hi folks,

I was asked the other day, “What’s SUVI all about?”  Well, this:

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?

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What’s that?  You want a peek between the covers?  Okay, here goes:

It took a few hours for them to explore what was left of the original colony.  SUVI 3 showed them where the colonists were buried in a mass grave.  They didn’t try to disturb that, but moved on.

The colony had been abandoned in a hurry and a surprising amount of equipment remained salvageable.  Six more workers were transported down to help with the demolition and salvage operation.  The day was well along when Suvi-jean’s head came up and she was sniffing the air.  “Thirteen?”

“I smell them.”

“Get our people inside the ship, quickly.”

Thirteen sped to the task and Suvi-jean ran off in the direction from which she sensed the danger.  Dammit, she’d been too distracted, they were close and moving fast.  She turned and ran.  Jake was waiting at the hatch when she arrived.

“Get in,” he shouted, “get in.”  His weapon barked three times and a creature toppled to its side, kicking as its companions sped past it.  Suvi-jean leaped through the hatch and Jake slammed it closed behind her.  “Take her up.”

So, intrigued yet?  Now, get your copy today, ’cause I’ve already started work on the next book in the series. 🙂

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

 

 

SUVI (Survivor of Unknown Viral Infection)

Hi folks,

Wow, just wow.  I am so excited about this one.  SUVI is my latest book, the first in a new series, and by far my best work yet.  Okay, I’m hyped about this one, pleased as punch at how it came out.  Check this out!

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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?

Get your copy now, folks, you won’t be sorry.  (Can you tell I love this story?)

Okay, I’ve been promising a newsletter and it will happen this week.  We’ve finally got everything compliant with the new rules, and the site is now a secure site, so we’ve had our shots, it’s safe to take us home now.

Happy reading!

Bless

Pru

As Darkness Falls, A Shadow Rises

Hi folks,

Shadow Ascending has been out for a week now, and here’s what one reviewer had to say about it.

This is the best by far, I wasn’t expecting the series to end up here but by God it was so well done. Excellent characters great story. I have no problem recommending this series . Job well done and can’t wait to see what Prudence comes out with next. To be honest I couldn’t put it down.

– Amazon review
So, what are you waiting for, get your copy here: 🙂
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m really pleased with this one, and the way the ending surprised both me and the readers.
So, back to work on a new series.  I’ll tell you more about that later.  Oh, and there’s more news coming in the newsletter.  Sign up below to be first in the know. 🙂

When the Light Goes Out and Darkness Falls

Hi folks,

Well, I’ve teased you long enough.  The last tale in the Children of the Goddess series is now available.   Even a goddess can make a mistake, overlook something important, and the repercussions of that can be all encompassing.  Worse yet, when the gods make mistakes, it’s we poor humans who usually suffer the consequences.

Now, as the darkness falls, the children of the goddess, the enhanced warriors of justice, must face that possibility.  Find out what happens here:

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I will admit, writing this one took the starch out of me.  It was a roller coaster of emotion from the beginning, and even I didn’t know how it would end.  So, get your copy today, see what all the excitement is about.

 

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A Gathering Darkness

Hi folks,

Well, last week I told you we were bringing the Children of the Goddess series to an end, even gave you a peek inside.  As promised, you get another peek inside, but also a glimpse at the outside.

As the darkness gathers, something moves within the shadows.  Shadow is rising, and powerful men begin to fear.  So, here’s a rough take on the cover for Shadow Ascending.

Now a peek inside:

Thunder was facing off against Dex.  “I don’t like it, not one damn bit.”

“What you or I like, or do not like, is irrelevant, large human.  The goddess gave me direction to billet the machine riders away from the others.”

“Not happening.  I …”

“What’s the problem here?”

“Who’re you?”

Faced with an angry biker twice her size, Ellen swallowed hard, but didn’t back down.  “I’m Ellen, Lady Shadow’s wife, companion, other half, whatever title will work for you.  Who’re you?”

“Name’s Thunder.”

“I’m not even going to ask.”

“Thanks for that.”

All right now, that’s all you get this time.  I’ll show you more later.  Now, for those of you who (like me) hate to see a good series come to an end, be at peace.  A brand new series will soon be here.  (We’re shooting for early summer.)

So pick up your copy of Lady Blue here and get started.  Catch up before Shadow Ascending gets here.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Okay, that’s it for me today.  Happy reading.

Bless

Pru

The End Is Coming!

Hey folks,

Yes, the end is coming, but there’s no need to panic, just get ready for a rocking great story.  A few years ago I wrote what I thought would be a stand alone book, Lady Blue.  However, it grew into a full series of six books, and now number seven is in the hands of the publisher.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

Lady Blue

Shadow Ascending will be the final book in this series as it completes the hidden story arc that began in the first chapter of Lady Blue.  I can’t wait for you to read it and get your feedback.  Here’s a peek inside the covers.

Too late the men aboard the chopper saw the gigantic form falling toward them.  The helicopter’s rotor blades shattered against the dragon’s claws and the machine plunged toward the ground.  The armored warrior fleeing from the soldiers glanced over her shoulder then raised her arm high.  As the dragon banked above her she leaped into the air.  Lacy, clinging to the dragon’s spinal ridge, leaned down and grasped Lenora’s hand, pulling her up onto the beast’s back.  “Hey there, pretty girl, did you miss me?”

So, there it is, the first hint. hehehe  If you don’t know who those characters, then get busy, I’ve included a link to Lady Blue above.  Now, we all know that when one door closes another opens, and it’s the same for stories.  There’s a new series on the horizon, should make its debut later this spring or early summer, so stay tuned to this blog for updates.

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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:

Amazon   Apple   Google Play

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?

 

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:

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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.