Jennifer Lyon
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Happy Friday!

It’s Friday? How did that happen?

Okay so…Monday is the release of HER TEMPORARY HERO! I’m excited but somehow, I’ve forgotten all the work and anxiety involved in the release of a book.  Carla (my assistant) and I’ve been working on promo, including a FB Party next Wednesday (the 16th) and other stuff.  But both have Verizon and are having the same internet issues even though we’re on opposite coasts. Sending files and pictures that we’re working on back and forth is a time-consuming challenge  when our internet connection keeps dropping .

This weekend I want to go to my RWA Meeting, but I just don’t know if I can get away.

Now a random aside: Wizard was reading the paper and out of the blue said,  “Someone’s birthday is coming up.”

I ignored him because I don’t care.  By summertime, I’m birthday-ed out.

“Do you want a blender?”

“What?” I stopped reading. “Why would I want a blender? I have a blender.”

He laughed. “I have your attention now.”

Every year Wizard gripes because I don’t know what I want. So this year I decided to surprise him. “Fine. I want a French bulldog and I want to name him Frankie Frenchmiester Apodaca.”

Wizard stared. “That’s a stupid name and we’re not getting a dog.”

“No its not a stupid. I’m a writer and I would know.” I grinned at him. “This year I know what I want, am I getting my French bulldog?”

He tilted his head, and I can see the wicked filling his eyes. “I don’t know, have you been good?”

“Yes.” (What? Sometimes I’m good.)

“Reaalllyyyy?” Wizard asks, dragging  it out. “Is your book done, Witch?”

I shut my kindle and stomped off to the computer. I don’t know I talk to him. Seriously. He’s so annoying.  And Franking Fenchmiester Apodaca is an awesome name.

So what are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

My air conditioner is fixed! Man it was brutal without air in the 100 plus degree weather. It turned out to be an easy fix and I’m so grateful!

I’m still working away on the book and gearing up for the release of HER TEMPORARY HERO. And dealing with the same old internet troubles. I don’t know what’s up with Verizon. Once I turn in this book I need to look into other options.

Here’s our candidate for Wednesday Worthy:

Handsome man posing


So what do you think?

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

I missed posting on Friday, sorry! So how was everyone’s 4th of July? Ours was good until our air conditioner died. It’s a 100+ degrees here and rather unpleasant (understatement!). Naturally the place we use for air and heating repairs was closed over the weekend so I’m calling them today. I’m leery of randomly calling places–I did that about 10 years ago and had a really REALLY bad experience. Hopefully the air will be fixed soon.

To escape the heat, Wizard and I went to the movies and saw THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. We really liked it. I knew it’d be emotional, and it was, but I liked it a lot.  I’m really fortunate that Wizard likes these kinds of movies, a lot of men don’t.

I just saw the first review for HER TEMPORARY HERO.  I’m so relieved that the reviewer liked it :-) I just can’t ever tell if a book will resonate with readers or not.  The full review is here if you’d like to see it.

How was your weekend?




Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

So you all know the drill. Here’s the guy:

Muscular Sexy Guy

Is he worthy?

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Wizard was watching TV, and I took a break from writing  to read for a few minutes.  So Wizard says:

“Look at the dish.”

I ignored him. He’s BEING A GUY. Saw some pretty or hot girl on TV and his brain goes into neutral. He’s just trying to get a rise out of me.

He’s quiet for a whole minute, then says, “Witch.”

“What?” I may have snarled it because CAN’T HE SEE I’M READING?? Why is it that when I read Wizard suddenly needs to talk?

He sings out, “I like dishes.”

He seriously said that. To me–the woman working LONG days, barely sleeping, and I just took a  fifteen minute break because my hand is cramped and my elbow won’t bend anymore. All I want to do is READ FOR 15 FREAKING MINUTES. And he’s calling women dishes to make me insane. Too late, I’m hit insane a long time ago. So refusing to look up, I snap, “If you like dishes so much go unload the dishwasher.”

He comes right back with. “No can do, witch. I like to look but I don’t touch any dish but you.”

Okay, yeah, I laughed.

Our weekend was good. We went out to dinner Saturday night and it was soooo good. The last couple times we’ve gone out, it’s been pretty disappointing, so this was really nice.  And I am writing, much happier with the book, but running late and that twists my stomach into knots. But all I can do is keep typing!

How was your weekend?

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Happy Friday!

It’s Friday! And there’s a weekend! And guess what I’ll be doing? Never mind. Talking about work all the time is ridiculously boring.

Here’s three pictures of couples. Just for fun; which one would you pick to star in a romance novel?

Couple #1

portrait of young  couple

Couple #2



Couple #3

iStock_000003658870Large for FB


I’d probably pick Couple #2.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy — Cover Edition!

I’m cranking hard on this book, and ti’s coming together, so yay!  I still have a LOT to write, but I’m feeling it now. You know something sad? Once I do get this book in (Please God!), I am actually looking forward to cleaning my house. I never thought I’d say that!

Okay, a lot of you have probably seen this on Facebook, but I want to show it here too. So for our Wednesday Worthy Candidate–here’s the cover of HER TEMPORARY HERO:

HTH_1600_(1) (1)


So do you think this guy on the cover is worthy or not? (FYI-no one is going to hurt my feelings–the publisher designs the cover, not me. I’m happy with it but I didn’t have much say beyond filling out a cover-art form.)

HER TEMPORARY HERO is up for pre order at several vendors, including Amazon, B&N and Kobo, but I’m not going to link it yet because right now it’s $3.99 and during release week of July 14th it will be 99 cents. That’s a much better deal!!