Jennifer Lyon
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Wal Mart Sighting!

Thanks to Erika for taking and sending me this shot of BLOOD MAGIC in Wal Mart!

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Thank you Erika! You are a Rockin’ Witch! You deserve a cauldron sized Appletini!

And for my weekend story…my youngest son still lives at home.  My older two sons live out on their own.  I asked the older two boys if they’d like to go to Easter dinner at my sister’s house, but they had other plans. That’s fine.  But since I wasn’t going to see them, I only made an Easter basket for my youngest son.  Youngest son is college age, but very excited by his Easter Basket. So excited that the first thing he did was take a picture text of the basket and send it to his two brothers with something like, “Look what I got. Where’s yours?”

My oldest son called me very put out by this. How could I get the youngest and Easter basket and not him? He was laughing and complaining at the same time.

Kids…they never change!

How was your weekend?

Friday, April 10th, 2009
Sweet or Spicy?

For those of you expecting treats for Easter…how to you take your treats?

Sweet?

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Or Spicy?

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I have to tell you…I’m leaning toward the chocolate bunny myself! Solid chocolate…YUM!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Calling Dr. Bombay!

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Emergency, come right away!

Anyone remember Dr. Bombay from Bewitched?

Remember his dubious cures?

Remember the way he used to chase his nurses?

I think I met Dr. Bombay yesterday! No I’m kidding, sort of.  So for the last week or so, I’ve been having jaw/ear pain on the left side.

First I tried my usual cure–ignoring it. I’m actually very gifted at ignoring what I don’t want to deal with!

samgreenstripeBut after a few nights of waking up at 2am in pain, I was getting a tad cranky.  So I relented and made a doctor appointment. I know it’s probably either a mild ear infection or TMJ, or something like that. Yesterday I went into for the doctor visit. In minutes, I started to feel like Samantha with her weird symptoms.  BEFORE the doctor even came in, I was asked over and over to describe the symptoms.

The nurse leaves, and when she returns,  she’s dragging a machine with a million wires.  It looked like something Dr Bombay used to cure Sam, but it was an actually an EKG machine. They thought I might be having a heart attack.

Okay, okay, I know woman have silent heart attacks, and sometimes jaw pain can be a symptom…but seriously?

It was forty minutes before I ever saw the doctor and another half hour before I got out of there, only to be sent to another town for a full set of x-rays.

The end result? Nothing yet. I’m pretty sure I’m not having a heart attack, and there doesn’t appear to be any infection.  Eventually someone will read the x-rays and call more…or not…who knows.

I think I should have just called Dr. Bombay.

So do you all remember Dr. Bombay? Do you think he could cure my jaw/ear pain? Do you have something we can ask Dr. Bombay to cure?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Is Spanking Romantic?

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Question of the Week…

What do you all think of Spanking in Romances?

I remember a romance I read decades ago where the hero slapped the heroine and I wanted to kill the man then and there. He was huge and hit her hard enough to knock her to the ground. THAT IS NOT A HERO to me.   I can’t remember the title of the book, I probably stopped reading it then and there. That is not sexy, fun or even excusable. It was a historical romance and I realize that “discipline” was more acceptable then, but I don’t want to read in a romance.

kiss-of-a-demon-kingBut, a couple months back, I read KISS OF A DEMON KING By Kresley Cole (love,  love, LOVE her books!) You can click on the link to read an excerpt from the book.

The book had a spanking scene in it that totally worked.  I think the reason it worked was the heroine had tormented the hero and he was paying her back.  It didn’t come across as abusive but as sexy retribution. This heroine was strong in her own right, and the hero and heroine were evenly matched. Yes, the hero was physically stronger, but her heroine had her strengths that evened things out.

Besides, the hero quickly found out the heroine ENJOYED it.

In this book, I think the spanking scene totally worked!

So what do you think? Is Spanking Romantic?

Monday, April 6th, 2009
Cool Comparison!

A friend of mine, Marianne Donley, sent me this picture! See BLOOD MAGIC on the end cap?

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Can you read the sign? It says IF YOU LIKE THE TWILIGHT SAGA…and there’s BLOOD MAGIC!

The location of this Barnes and Nobles store is:

Plymouth Meeting
The Metroplex
2300 Chemical Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610-567-2900

Thank you Marianne for sending this to me!

I had a really good weekend, and this picture just topped it off.  What about you all? How was your weekend?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
A Perfect 10!

Okay…not like Bo Derek in that movie. The Perfect 10 isn’t for me, I’m more like a perfect 4, but a perfect 10 for BLOOD MAGIC! This review is suppose to go up today, April 1st, at Romance Reviews Today.

BLOOD MAGIC – Jennifer Lyon
Wing Slayer Hunters, Book 1
A Perfect 10
Ballantine Books
ISBN-10: 0345506340
ISBN-13: 978-0345506344
February 2009
Paranormal Romance

Glassbreakers, California – the Present

Isn’t it funny how life can drastically change within a few moments? Darcy MacAlister is comfortable with her life as a funeral director. Within the twinkle of an eye, her ordinary life becomes extraordinary after she is attacked by criminals fascinated by her blood! Darcy is rescued by Axel, a larger than life hunk. But, before Darcy can express her gratitude, Axel kidnaps her, claims she is a witch, and demands that Darcy help his sister.

Axel is a Wing Slayer Hunter on a mission. When a deadly spell is placed on his little sister, Hannah, Axel searches for a witch strong enough to remove the curse. To his surprise, Darcy has no idea that she is a witch and has never knowingly used her magic. To further complicate matters, villains are intent on killing Darcy, and Axel is her only hope for survival. As a Witch Hunter, Axel’s job is to protect witches and fight his yearning for witch blood. He knows Darcy is off-limits because, with only one taste of her blood, he could easily become ravenous for more. Darcy and Axel are soon fighting their attraction to one another and trying their best to tap into Darcy’s dormant powers because Hannah has only a few days to live before the curse claims her life.

Readers, get ready for the Wing Slayer Hunters! Axel is the leader of a group of immortals sworn to protect witches and the world from the villains intent on harming them. Axel is an “all-or-nothing” alpha accustomed to getting his way. He doesn’t understand his uncontrollable and all consuming attraction to Darcy. He only knows that he must have her despite all odds.

Darcy eventually falls hopelessly and completely in love with Axel, despite his overbearing ways. BLOOD MAGIC does an excellent job introducing and exploring the possibilities of witch magic as Darcy learns her powers. The other Wing Slayer Hunters are introduced and all seem worthy of their own tales. However, readers are only given a tease and won’t learn too much about them in BLOOD MAGIC. I guarantee that lovers of paranormal romance with sexy heroes who own their pages will be hooked by BLOOD MAGIC. By the end of the first chapter, you will recognize that you are truly in for a treat. Ms. Lyon has done a phenomenal job creating believable characters and intertwining them in such action-packed, save the world scenes that readers will be left frantically awaiting the next book in the series.

BLOOD MAGIC has Perfect 10 written all over it and is sure to be a hit all around. I enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to placing its successors on my keeper shelf.

Anthonette Dotson
Romance Reviews Today

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Honorary Witch Hunter?

Now I love our hunks, but sometimes, a witch just needs someone to cuddle up to, right?

So I nominate this guy as an honorary Wing Slayer Hunter.

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Now before you think I’ve lost my witch-sense and send out the flying monkeys to smack some sense into me, just hear me out. Sure, Pillsbury here is missing those sexy washboard abs…but look what he does have…

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So what do you think?

P. S.  If you want to make the Pillsbury Doughboy dance, go here.

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