Thursday, March 16, 2017

Polaris: The Demon General and the General Practitioner

Hi everyone!

The third otome novel to the Polaris series is out, titled "Polaris: The Demon General and the General Practitioner!"  Please check it out if you're interested!  Available on Amazon here (Link).

In this book, choose between General Bai Hu and Dr. Dui.

By chance, Bao Lai is mistaken for His Highness, He Pi, and as a result, becomes the Demon General's ward. However, something about him seems more than familiar and while the general denies any previous attachment, another part of his consciousness is vying to take over; one that seeks to end Bao Lai. 

During their rocky relationship, Dr. Dui enters to provide a helping hand but behind his lecherous exterior hides another problem no woman thus far can cure. 

Pick the path to happiness in this reverse-harem, otome-inspired genre novel. Routes are included for Dui and Bai Hu along with pictures for each ending. 

This novel contains alternate routes to Polaris: Emperor of Nan Rong and Polaris: Empress of Ning and therefore, can be read independently from volume 1 and 2

The links for story walthroughs and CGI's are below:


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Random Post: New Samurai Jack

Watching the new Samurai Jack, OMG!!!  So nostalgic... I feel like a teenager again.  Can't believe they brought it back but I'm glad.  Anyone else a fan?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Random Post: Leed's Diner

Hey you foodies and big eaters!  

Check out this monster from Leed's Diner if you're ever in the Kansas City area.  I heard of this place by chance and decided to try it out.  The first time, I had chicken fried chicken, ~$8 bucks with two huge sides and awesome toast (one of the daily specials).  The folks were really nice at this old-timey diner, the portions were huge and I liked the atmosphere, very blue collar type place.  Most importantly, very clean!  

I went for the double bacon cheeseburger and tots this time... a bit over $8, a totally good deal in my book.  Taste-wise, it was awesome!  They only open weekdays from 6AM-2PM (breakfast/lunch).  Parking is a little crowded unless you go a little after noon or just bring a friend to drive around while you go in and pick up the orders if you happen to call in.

Happy eating!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Random Post: Watching Iron Chef...

Hey y'all,

I've been bingeing on old Iron Chef episodes.  Does anyone have a favorite Iron Chef?  Mine is Sakaiiiiiii-san!

For a long time, I thought Chairman Kaga was an eccentric millionaire/billionaire who built Kitchen Stadium for his own amusement, until they did the American version and introduced his "nephew."  Then, I went and looked him up and found out Kaga was an actor... the bad guy in some Pokemon movies at that... bummer.  He seems so strange that I'd hope his persona was real.  He played the role so well.

And now that I've finished my binge of watching Michiba telling that actress (Mayuko) to go eff herself during the return battle, the Ohta clan bringing in their men to fight Morimoto and a monk who challenged Iron Chef French just for fun... time to get back to editing the third book of Polaris.  I'm hoping to get it out in March.

Anyone else a fan of the Japanese Iron Chefs?

~ LP

Monday, February 13, 2017

Polaris Teaser: Dui & Bai Hu

Hi all,

I've finished the CGs and cover for the new book so, going back to make more edits now on the texts, hyperlinks, etc.  Here's a teaser for the next book in the Polaris series.  FYI--This is not the full cover.  I went with a more realistic facial art this time instead of anime-ey?  Let me know what you think!

~Lenne Penry

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dui Character Draft

Hi everyone!

Happy Lunar New Year!

I'm excited about the new Polaris book coming out soon, not giving an ETA yet since I'm still editing and haven't worked on the CGs for the endings.  However, I did manage to draft the cover.  Anyway, just wanted to show off one of the guys you can aspire for in the new book: Doctor Dui.  He'll be on the cover (picture below isn't the full cover of course).  Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 New Year Resolutions

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year!

Last year, I made a bunch of goals.  Let's see if I kept them and where I want to go this year.  Also, please feel free to share your goals too.

Personal Goals
  1. Lose 20 pounds (I say this every year but I'll try to Wii Fit those pounds off this time!)
    • Nope, I gained weight.  Figures.  I'll try to do better this year!  Keeping this goal for 2017.
  2. Pass a few certifications so I can find a better job; maybe these:
    1. CCISP
    2. SAS Basic Programming 
    3. A+ Certificate
      • Nope and I won't be keeping this goal for 2017.  New plans.  I'll get to them in a future date.
  3. Find a better job ;)
    • Not yet but I am planning to switch jobs some time in the future.  Just not this year. 
Publishing Goals
  1. Make $100+ from book sales.  In 2015, I made about $37 in royalty, both from sales and pages read through Kindle Unlimited book lending.  Guess that doesn't mean I can quit my job any time soon but I'm not giving up just yet.  I thank you to those who have given my works a chance and hope that I can count on your support in the future.  I'm a noob at this publishing thing but I'll keep working to get better.
    • Aww yeah!  I made $137!  Still haven't broken even from purchasing those ISBNs from Bowker though.  Those cost me $260 and now I think I shouldn't have bought them!  
    • Thank you for your support!!  <3
    • New Goal: Make $200+ in royalty and finally turn a profit!
  2. Expand exposure of my books.  For #1 to happen, I need to find better ways to market.  Word of mouth really help too so please if you have the chance, spread the word about Lenne Penry!
    • I sent Malphas to Draft2Digital which expands through many channels.  No sales though so I can't say that this was a successful endeavor but I'll keep trying.  Keeping this goal!
  3. Publish three books from my new otome-style series: Poetess Xuan.  The first book hopefully to go out in January.
    • Goal Completed!  Crossing it off.
  4. Publish the second book to Malphas.
    • Goal not completed and I'm not sure when I'll resume this series.  Not making any plans right now for it.  Crossing it off.
  5. Publish a the alternate paths to Polaris.  Still can't decide if Han Bei/Jin or Bai Hu/Yue paths should go first.  If you have a fav, let me know.
    • Goal Completed!  Han Bei/Jin was published and I'm working on Bai Hu/Dui now!

2017 Goals

  1. Get thin!  Need to drop at least 15-20 lbs!
  2. Make $200 in royalty and turn a profit on my book publishing endeavor!
  3. Improve exposure of my books
  4. Publish the third book to Polaris
  5. Submit a book to Kindle Scout for a contract (won't likely get a contract competing with so much talent out there but I sure will try!)
  6. Spend less money and save more (will be difficult)
  7. Finish paying off my car
  8. Make more money online
  9. Start applying to another job
  10. Clean up my messy room/closet and keep it clean!
  11. Do a half marathon?
Check back next year to see if I've hit my goals!  And again, please feel free to share yours!

~ Lenne Penry