Monday, January 16, 2017

Guest Blog - The Lucy Trilogy by L.M. Pruitt

A Long, Long Memory

I think it’s safe to say that if all the fans of the Winged series were polled, Barry would emerge as a top three favorite. I understand that since he’s a favorite of mine as well. As such, it should come as no surprise that eventually, I had to tell his story—or at least part of it.

One of the problems with writing characters which are, for all intents and purposes, immortal, is they—and you—wind up with a lot of history. When you consider someone such as Barry has been around pretty much since the beginning of mankind, that’s tens of thousands of years. And I think we can all agree Barry isn’t exactly what one would call a solitary creature. Sure, he might not be the most friendly of individuals but you don’t give up a position with the Higher Power if you don’t have at least a passing interest in humanity.

When I decided to tell Barry’s story, I knew there was no way I could tell all of it. If I tried, I’d be writing about just Barry for the rest of my writing career. Now, I know some people wouldn’t be bothered by that but there are a lot of other stories which still need to be told so cue the decision to only tell select parts of Barry’s history.

Deciding which parts to tell… now, that was something of a hardship.

Barry is complicated and yet he isn’t. He craves human contact but he only wants it on his own terms. And he always, always thinks he has a better handle on his heart than he really does. So of course he’ll take in the young girl from an abusive home. Of course he’ll mentor the young man searching for a way to be true to himself and still fulfill his responsibilities. And of course he’ll help a woman make her husband fall in love with her again.

Barry, for all his mysterious ways, is actually quite easy to read—if, of course, you know the right language. I think after having dinner with him and hearing a few of stories, people will be quite fluent in the language of Barry. And, hopefully, their memories will be as long as his.

Lucy Trilogy Book 1
Winged Series Book 11
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban fantasy/paranormal romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: July 26

Word Count: approx. 90K

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

All my life, I've had plans.

Dying the day before beginning the final year of my surgical residency wasn't one of them.

Finding myself drafted in the eternal war between good and evil wasn't one of them, either.

And dealing with friends, enemies, and lovers I don't remember?

Definitely not in my plans.

Lucy Trilogy 2
Winged Series Book 12
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: August 27

Word Count: approx. 90K

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

The problem with plans?

 Even the best ones can go awry. And when they do... all hell breaks loose.

If I've learned only one thing in the last few months, it's the past never dies.

Four plagues down. Six more to come.

We need more than a plan.

We need a miracle.

Lucy Trilogy Book 3
Winged Series Book 13 
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: September 29

Word Count: approx. 90K

Formats available: ebook

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

The problem with miracles?

They require a deity who cares.

And if you don't have one of those... you need a sacrifice.

Or the world ends

About the Author:

L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice.  She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.