Jennifer Lyon


Monday, October 19th, 2015
Soul Magic is Live! Plus Weekend Round Up

I’m all pumped up, but before I get to that, let’s take care of some business: The re-release of SOUL MAGIC is Live! You all know that I’m re-releasing the first four books in the Wing Slayer Hunter Series. Blood Magic, book 1 is already out, Soul Magic is out today, and Night Magic releases in two weeks then Sinful Magic two weeks after that.

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Kindle / Nook / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

Now for the Weekend Roundup section of the blog: I had a great weekend. First, on Friday I admitted that I had a problem on the book I’m writing. I kept getting to about the 50 page mark and stalling. I knew I had a problem but I kept pushing through thinking I’d fix it later. That’s like trying to fix a problem with the foundation of your house AFTER you’ve built the house. Not smart or efficient and my subconscious knew this and kept putting on the brakes. After endless frustration I finally threw in the towel and stopped trying to force it. I decided to take the weekend to re-plot this section, which involves the first meeting of Justice and Lizabeth.

Saturday we got up early (Okay I’m always up–ask Wizard. Sleep eludes me.) And by 8am we were on the way to the auto show. Wizard and I talked about my book and brainstormed ideas, then I forced myself to drop it once got into the show.  I was doing this for Wizard and wanted to just have fun. We enjoyed looking at all the cars. Then we went downstairs to the “exotic level” and I found the car I wanted.

This picture is a bit blurry and I’ll explain way in a second.

Auto Show 2015 Maserati

This is a gorgeous Maserati. I told Wizard I loved it and stepped around two other men to take a picture as Wizard was telling me that the UK (United Kingdom) division of the company he retired from made the panels for the car. Just as I set up to take the picture, I heard Wizard call out two very familiar names. And I turned…

Standing between Wizard and me were two of the people he worked with from the UK!! Wizard has known them for years!! It was such a freaking coincidence. We were all so focused on the car, and talking about the panels being made in the UK, and here we were standing next to two of the people from that company! Anyway. I’d turned just as I snapped this pic, and didn’t take anymore because we ended up talking to the two men. It was so freaky to run into Wizard’s former colleagues like that. Even funnier we all had been standing there probably a full minute before noticing one another.

Anyway, we had a blast, then on the way out, I snapped some pictures from the Jeep area where Jeep employees were driving over obstacle course.  Then I sent the pics to BLB (Youngest son who has a Jeep) and said, “Hey I was out test driving Jeeps today.” He’s my least gullible kid so I knew he wouldn’t believe me. Here are a couple of the pics.

Auto Show 2015 Jeep blue

Auto Show 2015 Jeep red

 

HE TOTALLY BELIEVED ME!! Which is hilarious because I’m scared when he takes me dirt driving over hills half that size! I laughed so hard that I was still laughing when BLB stopped by to visit on Sunday :-)

And Sunday, one of the idea Wizard had suggested took root and grew. I did a bunch of research yesterday and am so happy! This fills in a lot of blanks, and if it works on paper as well as I think it will, then I can’t wait to get started writing it today!

So how was your weekend?

 

8 comments to “Soul Magic is Live! Plus Weekend Round Up”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 7:40 am · Link

    SQUEE for Soul Magic! I hope tons of people by copies. Sorry you were having problems with your book, but yay for taking some time off and then figuring it out. :hugs: Too funny about running into those people at the car show. Small world. LOL about BLB falling for that. =o)

    I spent the weekend watching sports, re-reading Djinn2, wrangling Max who decided he didn’t like any of the food we have in the house – so much so we were going to call the vet this morning until this morning he decided his old favorite was peachy. I also did some woods-work because it was finally cool enough to not worry about ticks and snakes. Now I’m sore.



  2. Silver James
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 8:43 am · Link

    SOUL MAGIC popped up on my Fire like magic! :D Can’t wait to splurge on this whole series in a month! I’ll be in deadline hell again and I’ll have comfort reads to hide in! YAYAYAYAY!

    Double YAYS for small worlds, brainstorming with the Wiz and finding a fix, and car shows! That obstacle course looks like fun! Were the Jeep people taking folks for rides? That would be cool, but in this litigious society, probably a liability nightmare but…FUN STUFF! :D

    I watched some 14U baseball (the team Baseball Boy coaches), played with Stormageddon (he can’t decide if he’s a lefty or a righty so his Big Daddy bought him a baseball glove for each hand. Spoiled? Why do you ask?!? :roll: ) I got THE DEVIL’S CUT transcribed over from Scrivener to Word and it’s now in the hands of CP/beta readers. I fixed the typos in NIGHT SHIFT and will reupload it for print. I think it’s going into the RITAs and definitely into the NRCA. A writer’s work is never done. ;)

    Have a great week, witches!



  3. Jenn
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 11:20 am · Link

    B.E., thanks on SM! The book issue was my fault in a way. It’s the part I skipped over as I plotted the book in my head :-)

    So glad Max decided he like something. Such a funny cat! As long as he’s okay, it’s all good.

    Ugh, snakes!! You’re soooo much braver than I am!



  4. Jenn
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 11:25 am · Link

    Silver, it’s going to be a little while before you climb out of deadline hell–but it will all be worth it!

    Thanks on SM! Happy it hit your Fire!

    I think they were taking people for rides, but it was too humid to stand out there and wait in line. But it would have been fun!

    Wow you got a ton done this weekend!! So cute on Stormagedden! Of course he needs a glove for each hand until he shows if he’s right or left. I’d expect nothing left considering his dad’s love for baseball :-)

    Put the book in the RITAs!!



  5. Niki Daninger
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 12:33 pm · Link

    SOOO happy you are re-releasing the WSH stories :D I hope they do great. You have a lot of fans who love your books!

    Sounds like you had a great time at the car show. I’ve never been a ‘car person’ but I have always said I’d get myself a loaded Jeep Wrangler (2 door NOT 4) if I win the lotto, so me and BLB have something in common.

    And if it means anything, I totally understand your point about building on a cracked foundation. My mind never lets me concentrate on new words when something prior doesn’t work. :( So glad Wizard was able to help you get through that rough spot. Bub is 100% supportive of my work but he’s not involved at all. I don’t think he’d know what to do or say if I asked him to brainstorm with me.
    Maybe I should try it sometime.



  6. Viki S.
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Congratulations on Soul Magic :). Looks like it’s having a great launch today :).

    It’s amazingly crazy how these books are coming out so fast. You have to be SO busy but super excited too :).

    What a cool story about the Maserati. I hope you and Wizard had a nice chat with his former colleagues. We have a Maserati dealer right near by so I see them often. Nice cars :).

    That is so cool that BLB bought your Jeep story. Gotta love kids, especially boys :).

    We didn’t do too much this weekend. It kind of snowed ;). I’m good with it but no one else was.

    Have a great evening!



  7. Jenn
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Niki, thanks! It’s going to be interesting to see how it goes with the WSH series.

    I’m not a car person either. But the Jeeps are very cool and fun. I had no idea until BLB got one — but his is a basic model. he’s have fun with it though!

    It absolutely makes me feel better than you get what I mean about the cracked foundation :-)

    Wizard totally surprised me all those years ago when he took an interest in my writing. He’s almost always wiling to brainstorm, and he will read if I give him enough time. He’s also great at backing off and giving me space to do it my way. All that said, what REALLY counts is being supportive and you’re lucky to have that!



  8. Jenn
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      · October 19th, 2015 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you on SM. We’re keeping this launch very low key. i’m trying not to cross over into being totally annoying. Most of our hard promo is on Blood Magic as the first in the series. And you probably didn’t want to know all that, LOL!

    You must have fun at the Maserati dealer!! I really don’t even know what they cost. The car just caught my eye.

    Boys rock :-)

    It snowed? Wow that seems early, but then, I live in So Cal and don’t know much about snow. Hope you had a great Monday!



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