Saturday, February 15, 2020

Zombies 2 - As good as the first!

Okay, yes, I know. I'm probably too old to enjoy Zombies 2, but I don't care! I really enjoyed the first one and had the same expectation for the second. I have an 8 year old that likes the movies. But as I'm typing this right now, I'm watching the movie... all alone!

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The songs are as catchy as the original. I love that they used some of the songs (or instrumentals) from the first Zombies. The werewolves were a great addition, and I love the hint of a third installment at the end of the movie.

And you can be sure I'm going to watch the Sing-a-Long on Monday evening on Disney!

What happens when your publisher closes its imprint?

What does happen when your publisher closes its imprint? Well, it happened to me. The imprint that published me is no longer viable. When I reached out to the main publisher, I determined they just didn't have time for me. So, I asked them if it would be preferable if the rights to A Girl's Guide to Time Travel reverted back to me. They agreed with an apology.

Now, I have a book - unpublished. And I'm fine with it. I received limited help from the imprint for marketing (or even feedback), so it won't be much different than being self published. I paid for my cover because of the extensive marketing material I possess. I am toying with the idea of an alternate cover to appeal to all genders. (My demigod looks absolutely wonderful - stomach flip, included, but he might put off the male reader.)

I'm in the process of formatting the manuscript (I didn't get that back from the publisher), and then I'll got it on Amazon. My sequel is there already because I knew the imprint wasn't going to survive, but I wanted to get the story out there.

So, there is life - even after your publisher gives you back your work. In my case, I was really lucky that the imprint was willing to work with me.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Pre-Order available for new series Wizards of the Vatican!

Cover Reveal for Ritual of Blood, the First Wizards of the Vatican Novel by Penny Pearson!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art for Ritual of Blood, the first Wizards of the Vatican Novel by Penny Pearson! A paranormal fantasy and supernatural thriller, Ritual of Blood will be released in print and all eBook formats on March 11, and a Kindle Pre-Order window will open shortly!

Pre-order the Kindle Version Today at the Link Below!

Ritual of Blood Kindle Pre-order Link

Synopsis of Ritual of Blood:
Stumbling across a ritual murder, Zoe Hunt finds herself snared in the web of a necromancer. Danger lurks around every corner, and she must determine who is out to help and who is out to hurt her. With the necromancer in pursuit, she must rely on the help of a mysterious stranger with guarded secrets, Erik Vardan.

Charged with hunting necromancers around the world and eliminating their threats to innocents, Erik works in a secret department of the Vatican.  The ritual murder bringing him together with the impulsive and fearless Zoe soon sets his organized world to chaos.

Can Zoe and Erik unravel the mystery that surrounds them in time?

Ritual of Blood is the first book in the Wizards of the Vatican series.

Penny Pearson lives in southern Indiana with her husband, young daughter, two quarter horses, two rescued dogs, and two barn cats. She graduated with an equestrian degree which she used at some point in her life… for a while. Forced into an air-conditioned career, she loves to create stories of unusual characters placing themselves in danger and falling in love.

Loathe to commit to one genre, she likes to call her works paranormal adventures. No subject is unchartered (well, except fairies) as she has written about vampires, wizards, half-angels, demigods, and immortals. She’s also been known to throw a dinosaur or two in her stories!

Penny has signed a 3-book contract with Seventh Star Press for her Wizards of the Vatican series with book one to be released early 2020. Penny is also signed with Stardust Romance Publications for, A Girl’s Guide to Time Travel. She also has an Immortal vampire series available on She is currently working on another installment of A Girl’s Guide series (Quinn gets to experience the Bermuda Triangle).