Jennifer Lyon


Monday, July 20th, 2015
And They’re Back!

The Wing Slayer Hunters are back! It’s here, release day for CAGED MAGIC! Assuming all the vendors released the book as promised, it should be live!

Linc Dillinger is one of those unexpected characters who walked into my mind at the beginning of the second book in the series, SOUL MAGIC, and refused to leave until he found and saved his witch. Nothing deterred him: Not when the original publisher dropping the series, not when the second publisher wanted the series but we couldn’t come to terms that worked for both of us, and not even when my youngest son was seriously injured and my life came to a screeching halt.

In the case of that last one — Linc totally approved by the way. He’s all about moms putting their kids first. Believe me on that.

But then, my oh-so-patient Linc got tired of waiting and he haunted me relentlessly, saddling me with an ugly case of insomnia until I wrote the book. I had to…or Linc was never ever going to leave me alone.

So yesterday, I asked Linc, “Dude are you nervous? I am, I want readers to love you.”

He shook his head. “You don’t get it, do you, Lyon?”

“What?”

“It wasn’t about that for me. It was about her, about Risa. She’s the reason I breathe.”

Well okay then. So the Magic is back and I hope you enjoy the book that Linc was absolutely determined to make happen.

Caged Magic

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And if you want to follow the CAGED MAGIC BLOG TOUR (grand prize a $50.00 gift card, and two runner up prizes of $25.00 gift cards), you can click here or if the pretty little giveaway widget below works, click there. (Widgets sometimes work for me, other times they just laugh in my face and refuse to work).

So I’m boarding a plane obnoxiously early Wednesday morning for New York and I’m not sure exactly when I’ll post to the blog again, but I’ll try! I would like to mention that I am honored to have HER TEMPORARY HERO nominated for two award. First is the National Readers Choice Award give by the Oklahoma Chapter of RWA. This is a special award that is well-known and highly valued in author-circles because it really is about the readers. The second award is the RITA Award, a very prestigious award given out by Romance Writers of America. To be nominated for that takes my breath away.  It doesn’t matter if I win, just the nominations are cherished moments in my career.

But in my day-to-day life it’s all of you that I value. You guys are the reason that I keep writing, and hanging out here on the blog brings a smile to my face.

So how was your weekend?

7 comments to “And They’re Back!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 7:03 am · Link

    SQUEE! I’m so excited for you! Way to stick to your guns and get this book out. I’d still like to poke your previous publisher in the eye for dropping this series, and making its fans wait all this time. Thanks for not giving up in the face of that adversity. You totally rock, Jen. And I’m totally psyched for your nominations! Awesome and totally well-deserved. =o)

    I did pulled weeds in the gravel path, and we tag-team mowed. I didn’t get much writerly work done, but I did read a lot – and that counts, right?

    If we don’t see you here before you leave, have a safe trip and a blast at the conference! :hugs:



  2. Jenn
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 12:03 pm · Link

    B.E., thanks! You say such lovely things I can’t possibly live up to, they love hearing them anyway :-)

    You and your hubby work so well together!

    If I don’t talk to you, have a great week! I’m going to *try* to post to the blog.



  3. Dawn
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 2:38 pm · Link

    I’m with B.E. on your previous publisher. A poke in the eye is the least they deserve! But the book’s out and that’s the important thing. I read a bit on my lunch break. I can’t wait to go home and read more!

    Congrats and good luck on the nomination! You deserve it!



  4. Viki S.
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 2:57 pm · Link

    I am so Happy for you! I’m also sad that you didn’t get any sleep last night. Oh the excitement ;). Hopefully you can get in a nap.

    Are you all planned out for NYC. I always pack ahead to make sure it all fits and then unpack and repack right before I leave. Yup – I have issues ;).

    Know that we’re all pulling for you. Have a great time.

    Youngest, hubs, and I went out to a nice dinner Sat. and while at dinner kids decides that we should have lobster Sunday for dinner. I told him to go buy it ;). Guess what? He did and I had bought steaks so we had two super good dinners in a row :).

    Have a drink and go to bed early. You need to make up for last night.



  5. Jenn
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Dawn, thank you! I’m dancing to know you just liked the first pages :-)

    With the publisher — it was during the economic crash. Everyone was scrambling so I don’t have any hard feelings. I hope to see my former editor in NY to say hello.

    Thanks again!



  6. Jenn
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      · July 20th, 2015 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Viki, it’s my own fault for not sleeping. But I’m doing pretty well despite it.

    You way out-pack me! I’ve got everything ready as far as laundry and purchases — they lay it out on the bed to double check and pack. Trying not to overpack. I causal flat everyday sandals most days with summer dresses. Not as polished as I’d like, but realistic :-)

    That is AWESOME that your son went and bought the lobsters! You had a very good weekend!

    I’ll probably sleep tonight but tomorrow night I’ll be too excited plus I have to get up at 3:30am to make my flight.

    Have a great evening!



  7. Calista
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      · July 27th, 2015 at 10:41 pm · Link

    Oh mi gods I have so waited for this book…you made me cry, laugh, and dream all in one paragraph. You and you characters are magic. Thank you
    . I so look forward to the next Wing Slayer Hunter book.



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