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Caregiver Fatigue

Hey folks,

Yes, caregiver fatigue is a thing.  I was warned to watch for it, but that wasn’t necessary, it walked up and smacked me between the eyes.  The deal is simple, there’s the extra effort required to assist someone in recovery, plus double the chores at home, and the thing is, there’s no way you can keep up.

That’s the hard part, admitting to yourself you can’t do it all, you just can’t.  So, having accepted that I can’t get it all done, I’ve chosen to ignore a few things.  (Excessively large dust bunnies, towering weeds in the garden, etc.)  Instead I have squeezed out a few minutes to write each day.

On that note, rejoice, for the Sequel to SUVI will soon be here.  All edits and rewrites are finished and we’re working on a cover.  So, here’s SUVI and where to find her, as well as a peek into the opening pages of ECHO.

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Excerpt from ECHO:

Chapter #1

Final Entry

Struggling to draw breath, Morthel forced down the well of sorrow and fear.  Gently patting the cold dead form of her lover, she fought to draw breath and continue her diary entry.  “Antha has gone now, she has not drawn a breath for some time, and she grows cold.  I’m the last survivor.

“It’s only been a day since the asteroid hit the planet, stripping away much of the atmosphere and pushing us out in the system to a deeper orbit.  The power has failed, and the cold of space is creeping in.

“The collision destroyed two-thirds of the fleet, so only a chosen few could leave the planet.  Even though thousands were killed by the quakes, some people still had to remain behind. I lost the draw of lots, and sweet Antha wouldn’t go without me.  She stayed with me and so we will lie here, side by side for all eternity.

“I hope someone will find this diary one day and know by it all the joys of the colony, and of its sudden and unexpected demise.”  She pulled her dead lover closer as the racking cough from breathing the frozen atmosphere took her life, the diary still gripped tightly in a hand that no longer trembled from the cold.

Time passed, and the broken colony lay quiet on the surface of a planet that could no longer sustain life.  Ages rolled by while the small shelters gazed toward the sparkling stars, the feeble light of the now distant sun no longer able to warm the planet.  Eventually, even the beacons failed and stopped sending out their pleas for help, dust settled, and bodies disappeared beneath it.

Eons passed before the silent shelters felt another footstep, but these were larger feet of a different species, and even if the machines had power, the strange new voices would not have been able to activate them.

 

So there you go, good readers.  We’re hoping for a release in early November, but nothing has been nailed down there as yet.  Anyway, I hope this has whetted your appetite for more SUVI stories.   If you have already read and enjoyed SUVI, could you help me out by dropping a review on Amazon?  And if you haven’t read it yet, well, get cracking before the sequel comes out.

Until next time

Pru

It’s the End of the World

Hi folks,

Okay, we’ve gotten through the third round of edits for the SUVI sequel, and are now moving on.  In the meantime, let me tell you about a couple of stand alone book to help  pass the time while we wait.

First, how about an end of the world, alien invasion, apocalyptic, battle for possession of planet Earth.   If you like them action packed, you’ll love Incoming.   Find it here:

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Now, if a post-apocalyptic story is more to your liking, The Second is just the thing for you.  This one takes place long after the fall of mankind.  Find it here:

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And if you want ghosts and demons to put you in the mood for Halloween, check out Dark Star.  She’s  right here.                                       Amazon

Dark Star by Prudence MacLeod

Okay, there’s a few stand alone stories for your reading pleasure.  Now I’ll get back to work and see if I can speed up the time frame for the next SUVI story.

Until next time

Pru

Hijacked

Hi folks,

I’ve told you of my beloved’s heart attack.  In reality it was two heart attacks, two open heart surgeries, in two days, yet she beat it.  Lady K is now at home and on the mend.  For some reason today she decided to hijack my blog to tell you about the rise of a writer she knows well.  Here’s Lady K:

“Over twenty years ago, I watched as Prudence MacLeod gingerly navigated the keyboard of her first desktop personal computer. She was anxious to embrace the new technology to help her bring her stories to life.

Each day when I came home from work, her smiling face would be a signal that there were freshly written pages for me to peruse. I fell in love with those first characters and was anxious to read their full story. When I reached the end of her day’s work, I often found myself trying to scroll further. She always got a kick out of that and of watching my face as I read.

Over the years Pru has honed her skills as a writer. What has remained constant is her desire to tell stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things.  As a former powerlifting coach, Pru knows that most people underestimate what they are truly capable of and sometimes place barriers in their own way. She also knows that when you show people how to kick down those barriers, their world enlarges and how they see themselves is forever changed.

 

Pru also understands that when people can see themselves in a story, the experience of reading becomes empowering. This is why she chooses to write about characters who have been abused, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, are LGBTQ2, are a person of color, etc. When you can see at least bits of yourself in the story, reading isn’t just about entertainment, but becomes an exercise in having your own notions of limitations and barriers challenged as the everyday heroine finds ways to realize her own dreams and potential, often through the most unusual of circumstances.

 

The genres, settings and characters may change from book to book, but the key messages always remain: you are enough, you are capable and you are worthy.  Her goal is to tell stories that entertain but also leave you with something to help you along your own path.

 

So, for action packed stories featuring everyday heroes, check out Prudence MacLeod’s stories. You won’t be disappointed!  Here’s the link:      Amazon

Thank you for that glowing description, my love, and thank you for staying on this plane with me so I can continue to tell you my stories.

Until next time, folks.

Pru

Dynamic Duo

Hi folks,

So far it’s been a good summer, and I personally have managed to find some extra reading time.  Sinfully delightful.  Anyway, here’s the same old question, stand alone story, or binge read a series.  Either way works for me, how about you.

Yes, I been working as well.  I’m about 3/4 of the way through a first draft, it’s the sequel to SUVI.  Now, if a stand alone story os for you, SUVI can fill that bill nicely.

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Having said that, I’ll admit to loving to binge my way through a series.  If you enjoy urban fantasy, the Children of the Goddess could be just what the doctor ordered.  It’s a complete series of seven books in total.  It begins with Lady Blue.

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Okay, I think I’ll sneak in a few chapters while I’m alone in the house.  Maybe I’ll re-read SUVI just to keep my head in the game.

Until next time

Pru

The Heir

Hi folks,

The vampire king must name an heir, but the choice isn’t an easy one.  Of the people he could choose, the Lady Hawk is an unknown, even if she would accept.  There are others better suited for the task, but fate is about to intervene.

A woman is taken, tortured, and suddenly Rhonda is thrust into a position of command that she doesn’t want.  What if she screws it up?  What if it all goes wrong and blows up in her face getting everyone killed?  She’s utterly terrified, and the man she depends on most just sits there waiting for orders.  Will she succeed on her own or fail and bring ruin to all?

Book seven in the Children of the Wild series.

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Okay, I’ll confess it, the Lady Hawk is one of my favorite characters.  I’ve actually missed hanging out with her.   Don’t wait, get this latest episode in the Children of the Wild series today.  See what the Lady Hawk is up to now. 🙂

Until next time

Bless

Pru

She’s Back

Hi folks,

Well, for those of you who follow The Children of the Wild series, and who’ve asked me what happened there, hold onto your hats, the Lady Hawk is back.  Sometimes life hands you strange turns, difficult challenges, and more.  It is how we rise to these challenges, overcome the obstacles, that defines who we will become.  The question now is, who will Lady Hawk become as she faces the biggest challenge of her life?

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A woman is taken, tortured, and suddenly Rhonda’s thrust into a position of command that she doesn’t want. What if she screws it up? What if it all goes wrong and blows up in her face getting everyone killed? She’s utterly terrified, and the man she depends on most just sits there waiting for orders. Will she succeed on her own or fail and bring ruin to all?

Okay folks, there you have it, the return of the Lady Hawk.  Don’t wait, order your copy today. 🙂

 

Happy reading

Bless

Pru

SUVI

Hi folks,

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.

Learn one SUVI’s story here:

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Now, there’s more to a SUVI than I told you; I left out a lot of important and interesting stuff.  Get your copy today, learn the truth of the survivors.

 

Aaaaannd on that note, I’ll get back to work on the sequel.  🙂

Happy reading.

Bless

Pru

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:

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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