Jennifer Lyon

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
One More Day…

 One more day until the official release of BLOOD MAGIC!The book may already be in some stores–these “drop dates” can be a bit flexible.  I just can’t believe it’s here! But the waiting has actually been fun…because of you all! You guys have been a blast! I really hope you all keep hanging around even after the Cyber Launch Party is over.  Which brings me to the next point, tomorrow, February 24th, I draw the Grand Prize!

This is an ENLARGED picture of the necklace:









The actual size is  30 by 46 mm.  You can find out more at Silver Enchantments where I ordered the necklace.  All the comments from the last five weeks and today, will go into the Glittering Purple Hat where the random witch generate will select one winner.



Now, let’s all give a big shout out to our friend, KATE CARLISLE!

Kate’s book HOMICICDE IN HARDCOVER hit #34 the New York Times Times List!

Let’s all raise up our appletinis (no spilling!)  and dance a jig for Kate!



Question of the Day:  On a scale of one to five appletinis (five being the best), how much does it rock when our friends achieve their dreams like Kate?

26 comments to “One More Day…”

  1. Margaret A. Golla
    February 23rd, 2009 at 8:20 am · Link

    Five ‘tini’s, of course!
    I’ve experienced the road to the ever elusive wish of publication–heck, I’m still trudging up the damn hill evading the boulders rolled down by trolls! It ain’t easy, so kudos to anyone who has succeeded in finding the magic bean!
    And, who knows when their success will rub off on me? ;-)
    It’s all about the KARMA, baby!

  2. Silver
    February 23rd, 2009 at 9:01 am · Link

    I’m anxiously watching my mailbox in hopes that BLOOD MAGIC arrives today or tomorrow! I’ll also go hit the local B&N and Borders when I’m up that way this week to get pics of it on the shelves!

    As for Kate?!? I’ve been doing Snoopy Happy Dances(tm) all over the place since she announced the news. Five Appletinis with a Star! With FIVE stars! And you know what? Jennifer Lyon’s book is gonna be right up there with HIH!

  3. Mel K.
    February 23rd, 2009 at 10:01 am · Link

    Jen, I’m thrilled about BLOOD MAGIC! I’m going to B&N tomorrow. Of course I’ll take my gift card and a thermos of apple martinis.

    5 martinis for friends who achieve their dreams.
    Kudos, Kate! I’d love to read HIH. It has such a cute cover.

    Off to work up a doozy of a spell. The necklace is divine. Plus I’d like to zap you here so you can autograph my book. Hee.

  4. Laura Wright
    February 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 am · Link

    I’m going to go to Borders today and check!
    And 5 tinis!! Especially for other writers… The more and better they sell, the better is it for all romance writers..
    Go Kate – keep climbing girl!!!!

  5. Kate Carlisle
    February 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 am · Link

    Jen, what a shock!! I show up here as usual, looking for hot hunks to get my morning cranked up and instead, find some crazy cackling witch doing a Snoopy Happy Da–whoops, can’t say that. Apparently it’s Silver’s trademark dance! Hey, I want a trademark dance, too. I’m going to think about that and get back to you…

    Where was I? Oh yeah! THANK YOU, SWEETIE!!!

    It’s definitely a TEN on your FIVE appletini scale!!

    I’ll confess, the thing about the NYT list is that it was never even on my radar as a dream. It was way too big, it was asking too much, you know? But wow, dreams you never even dared to dream can come true sometimes, I’m living proof of that. Anyway, I’m so happy, and I hope y’all never give up on your dreams because they will come true if you just believe in yourself. :-)

    P.S., I’m jittery with excitement over BLOOD MAGIC!!!!!

  6. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:10 am · Link

    Margaret, I hate those trolls! I encountered enough of them on my long journey to publication too. We must find the right spell to get rid of the trolls and get you your magic bean!

    I’m all about the KARMA too!

  7. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    Silver, I hope BLOOD MAGIC arrives today for you! And if you get pics, I’ll post them!

    I’m as excited as you are about Kate’s book hitting the NYT! She’s worked long and hard, and she’s NICE. Really genuine.

    Thanks so much for saying that about BLOOD MAGIC!! I’m just holding my breath, hoping readers like it.

  8. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    Mel K, ROTFL…I’m picturing you zapping me to your of neck of the woods at an inopportune time. Can you please refine that spell to make sure I’m decent? And not in the middle of showering or just rolling out of bed and looking like a troll?

    I read Kate’s book last week and loved it!

    A B&N gift card and a thermous of appletinis–what more could a woman or witch want :-)

  9. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:21 am · Link

    Laura, awesome! Let me know if you see the book! As you know, Axel has a thing for you since you believed in him from the very beginning!

    Kate’s gonna be so drunk from all these appletinis!

  10. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 11:27 am · Link

    Kate, I know you didn’t expect it and that’s what makes it so FREAKING AWESOME!

    I promise I’ll brew up some more hot guys later this week (I hope!) but today, I’m so excited for you I had to tell the world!

    Hmm, we’re gonna have to work on a trademark dance for you, Kate. Maybe an Irish Coffee Jig? What would Brooklyn do?

    Thanks so much for your support on BLOOD MAGIC!

  11. Lisa W.
    February 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Oh five tinis of course. This is awesome news.
    Congrats Kate

  12. Silver
    February 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 pm · Link

    LOL. I’ll share the Snoopy Dance. It’s trademarked by Charles Schultz so I always ™ it to be safe! Jen and Kate, you guys are so freaking awesome! As writers and as people! *checks clock* It’s after noon somewhere in the world. Appletinis for all! I’m pourin’.

  13. Rebecca
    February 23rd, 2009 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Definitly a five. It’s so inspirational to watch friends go for and achieve their dreams. It reminds me of things like how little I really care about the random crap I’m watching on TV and how much more I’d like to be a published author and need to get to work on my novel…

  14. Michele
    February 23rd, 2009 at 1:20 pm · Link

    One more day, Jen!! I’m waiting for my copy of BLOOD MAGIC to arrive on my doorstop, too. I’m so excited about this series!!

    And I’m THRILLED about Kate!! Just as I am when ALL my friends realize their dreams. :) So cool!

  15. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Lisa W, we’re dousing Kate with appletinis today!

  16. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Aw, Silver, thanks! You’re pretty awesome yourself :-) And heck yeah, it’s cocktail hour somewhere!

  17. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:23 pm · Link

    Rebecca, well said! Kate really is an inspiration! She worked a long time, and every time someone else published or hit lists, she cheered and celebrated. That’s why we’re all just beyond thrilled for her!

  18. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Michele, thank you! You’re an amazing friend to both Kate and me. I know we’re going to be celebrating a sale for you soon!

  19. Jane
    February 23rd, 2009 at 4:17 pm · Link

    Congrats to Kate for hitting the NYT bestseller list. Can’t believe tomorrow is release day. Congrats, Jen.

  20. Quilt Lady
    February 23rd, 2009 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Wow its got to be above 5! Congrats Kate on hitting the bestseller list. I can’t wait to read your book. I can’t imagin the feeling you get when you get that first book in print in you hands, it has to be an awesome feeling!

  21. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Jane, thanks! I’m a little surprised the release is practically here too.

  22. Jen Lyon
    February 23rd, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Quilt Lady, you’re right–should be more than 5!

  23. anne
    February 23rd, 2009 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Congrats kate. Wonderful news and five tini’s for sure.

  24. Kate Carlisle
    February 23rd, 2009 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Ooh, the Irish Coffee Jig(TM)! I love it!! See the trademark sign? It’s mine!!

    Quilt Lady, I think you might’ve won something over on Tawny Weber’s blog. Just sayin’. ;-)

  25. ReadingIsSoMuchFun
    February 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Hi Jennifer! I am going to Borders tomorrow and guess what I am buying yup you guessed it Blood Magic. They better just have it or I will tell them they need to order it for me. I have a gc for Borders that I saved so I can get your book :) Congratulations Jennifer on the new release WooHoo!

    WooHoo! Congratulations Kate that is awesome.

    Five appletinis :)

    Jennifer that is absolutely a very beautiful necklace. Please enter me ;)


  26. Cele
    February 24th, 2009 at 1:37 am · Link

    Six Appletini’s congrats Kate!

    Wooo hooo, I know my copy of Blood Magic was shipped from Amazon yesterday, wooo hoo.

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