Jennifer Lyon
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
T. M. I!

Someone let Cranky Jen Lyon out of the lair… and she’s choking on a hairball…just warning you all!

Lioness with AttitudeHave you heard? Mackenzie Phillips has written a book. In the book is the huge bombshell that she had sex with her father.

There are not enough appletinis in the world to make me read that book.

T. M. I.

Have you noticed that celebrities who’ve become irrelevant (pronounced h-a-s  b-e-e-n-s) all of a sudden write a book with explosive, salacious, gross details? Molestations, drug use…and now, incest (wait, what’s it called with a parent? Never mind I don’t want to know.)

And critics think romance novels are ripping apart the fabric of society one paper-climax at a time? Seriously?

When did our need for attention become so desperate that we must tell details like this? I have no idea of it’s true or not…but Machenizie doesn’t want us to hate her father because he was a loving man without boundaries.  To which I say: Machenzie, that comment? It’s your brain on drugs.

So I ask you all, what do you think? Do books like these really help people? Will you read the book? Have you read other Explosive Celeb Books?

Pass the appletinis, I really need to get rid of this hairball.

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Weekend Roundup!

Friday, was awesome as Bailey came over to play…

Bailey on couch

I got no work done! None! And oh yeah, my son came over with Bailey :-) He’s my middle son and always a joy to see.  Plus, he has Bailey! (And yeah, that’s part of me behind the dog.)

Saturday started with a trip to the dentist and I realized there are certain things you don’t want to see at the dentist’s office. Like say the hygienist sharpening her tools. Yep, she had out a sharpening stone and was getting nice points on those hook things. Sigh.

The rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful. I did finished SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare.  It was good.  I enjoyed learning more about life on a ship in 1817.

Now I have to get cracking on the Endless Synopsis. I’m really just not concentrating and staying focused. I will this week!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
First Review for SOUL MAGIC

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I just got an early copy of the Romantic Times review for SOUL MAGIC.

A Four Star HOT review!

Here’s a sneak peek…

Lyon is back for the second installment of her promising Magic series as she digs deeper into the mystery of soul mirrors. By setting her romantic protagonists on opposite sides of a curse, she ensures sacrifices will be needed. Readers are in for a roller-coaster ride of danger and emotional drama!

The entire review will be in the November edition of RT. And SOUL MAGIC will hit the bookstores on October 27th.

Whew! I’m so relieved–cyber-appletinis for everyone!

Monday, September 14th, 2009
Monday Roundup!

linda howardI had a really good weekend! Linda Howard was at my RWA meeting, and she totally rocks! She’s outspoken and funny in her very charming Southern way. Oh the stories she told!

Her main talk was on the 12 steps to intimacy, and if you’ve never heard Linda talk on this before, I highly recommend it. You can google 12 steps on intimacy and find the actual list, but her way of presenting it is both informative and hilarious.

We had a signing at the meeting and I bought two books SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare (read her first on GODDESS OF THE HUNT and loved it.) And  THE BELLY DANCER by Deanna Cameron.  I’m excited about reading both these books. Full disclosure–I know both the authors, but still I really think they are both very talented!

Also this weekend, I finished MAGIC STRIKES by Ilona Andrews–I’m not sure what I think. I love the alpha in there, Curran. I like the heroine Kate, but the world building was almost overwhelming. There are so many creatures and so many rules,  I had to struggle to keep up. However, it’s the third book in the series and I haven’t read the first two yet, so that’s probably my fault.  I did finish the book and found much of it really enjoyable.

I’m reading GRAVE PERIL by Jim Butcher now and this one is a little slow for me.

How was your weekend? Let’s all catch up!

P.S. if you want to get my views on sex, hop on over to Murdershewrites.

Friday, September 11th, 2009
Hunk Fail Friday

Man? Woman? Steroids?

I’m just asking…

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What do you all think? Hunk Fail?

And to clear your palate for the weekend, here’s a real Hot Dog…

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I’ll take the hot dog! I have a great weekend, witches!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Witch or Horse’s Behind?

I finally started my synopsis for the fourth Wing Slayer Hunter book.  It’s going to take awhile to flesh it all out, but at least I have a rudimentary plot that I’m excited about! This will be Key’s story, and I knew a good deal about him, but I had to find just the right witch-heroine and a plot that brings it altogether with in the framework of the world I’ve already built. That takes a lot of weaving together of different threads!

But I have a start and I was feeling great!

Then I shut down my files and attempted to get a few things done. One of them included vacuuming. I managed to break the vacuum. Again.  Being stubborn, I continued to vacuum just to finish. Since it was the self-propelled thing that broke, it was very hard to push and I pulled my neck, strained my hand a bit and filled the house with the aroma of burning rubber. I’ll be fine (it’s very minor), but now I feel like the back end of  this…

I know the vacuum does this just to annoy me. I bought the stupid thing because it was self propelled. Even the vacuum repair gal can’t figure out how I keep breaking these belts so often.  Whatever…

But once again, I believe that I have proved my prevailing theory CLEANING IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

So which are you today? The hot witch or the backside of the horse?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Back To Work!

I had a great three day weekend and did no work! Today–all work and no more play!

We went to see The Time Traveler’s Wife.  I found it depressing.  Maybe the book was better.

I promised I let you all know what I thought of RED HEADED STEP CHILD by Jaye Wells.  I wasn’t sure at first; the heroine is an assassin, and she kills a friend in the opening scene. That was hard for me to get past, HOWEVER as I kept reading, I really did get caught up in the story.  While I started out with very little empathy for the heroine, I did eventually emotionally connect with her.

My two favorite things in the book: the demon who is addicted to infomercials and the hot,  sexy mage that shows up.

The writing is good. Toward the very end of the book are these two lines:  “His face was grim, but his eyes told the real tale.  Through them,  I could see his soul had aged.”  These lines were so perfect for the situation.

So my verdict is that I’d read her again.

How was your weekend? Did you guys do anything fun?