Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Good News!

witch cartoon cuteSOUL MAGIC hit # 71 on Bookscan!

Which means it cracked the top 100 of adult fiction.

YAY! And I know you guys played a big part it that! You all have been great about spreading the word! You all know I appreciate it, right? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now a side note: All this guest blogging? Fun, but totally exhausting! I’m not getting enough writing done! I need some serious magic!

Now your turn? What’s your good news,  and what do you need magic for?

31 comments to “Good News!”

  1. Dru
    November 5th, 2009 at 5:53 am · Link


    My good news is….The New York Yankees won the World Series. Off to get my t-shirt.

    I need magic to keep my job (company sold and now waiting to hear if laid off).

  2. Mandi
    November 5th, 2009 at 7:15 am · Link


    Good news – My coffee tastes extra good this morning

  3. Margaret A. Golla
    November 5th, 2009 at 8:43 am · Link

    uhm, the first paragraph of Demon Connection finaled in Lori Brighton’s first contest–her Kensington editor, Megan Records was the judge. Next up, send in first page and let the culling begin!

    I’ve been suffering from ‘I suck as a writer’ syndrome, so this was the kick in the ass that I needed!

  4. Val
    November 5th, 2009 at 9:08 am · Link

    I am so excited for you, congratulations! I knew it would be great.

    Uhmm … good news. I almost have my house put back together after our move,so much work ugh. Plus the kids are loving their new school which is a load off my mind.

    I could use magic to get a copy of Soul Magic. I stopped at the store last night and again they did not have a copy! I think maybe I am the victim of a hex, no book until all the work is done, but hey this witch could use the break.

  5. Cecile
    November 5th, 2009 at 9:20 am · Link

    OMG… Congrats Jen!!! It is your talent & words that landed that book where it is… We only push it forward!! =) ((hugs to ya sis witch))

    My good news… Hummm… It is almost Friday! Halfing Witch can now drive herself to golf practice after school – instead of me going to bring her.

    Need magic… To pick up Halloween decorations/clean attic and get ready for the holidays! Is that too much to ask!

    And Soul Magic… just keeps getting better and better… Although I do want to witch slap Silver (in the book, hee hee… I love my real life Silver =)) Better and Better… Hotter and Hotter!!! And Sutton is still under the blankets with me… Oh yea… And Axel!! Hey, I left the worthy guy from yesterday for everyone… I haven’t claimed Key, Ram or Phoenix yet… Although… hee hee!!! Sneaky witch that I am!

  6. Dawn
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:01 am · Link

    Congrats, Jen!! :) I keep telling people about BM and SM. Not really sure who’s listening, though :(

    Cecile, you can’t claim ALL of them, you greedy witch!! Besides, I put my claim on Phoenix. So, phbbbbt, you can’t have him!! Keep trying to claim all of the WS and I’ll have to put a hex on you and your sneaky shoes!!!

    Good news? Well, it is almost Friday. Yea. And my Buckeyes won their last game, yea.

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:30 am · Link

    Woohoo! Congratulations. I haven’t picked up a copy of Soul Magic yet, but I can’t wait to read it. Soon.

    The only good news I have is that I’m sticking to my word count goals. Last night I busted it out. (Dinner was a disaster, but the words got written. So yay.)

  8. Cecile
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:33 am · Link

    Hey Dawn… I am just trying to get Jen back for not spilling the beans about a joke she teased me with yesterday… That woman is evil I tell you!!!
    I share with my sister witches!! But Sutton is finding himself quiet comfortable under my covers as I read his story!!! =) **and I already knew that you claimed Phoenix**
    But Axel is my man!! And we do need to get our sneaky shoes ready for tomorrow… Because you know Jen will find the worst fail for us tomorrow… So, we will be heading to the lair with hunky men!! Are you with me sister!!!

  9. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:49 am · Link

    Dru, congrats on the Yankees!

    I’m sorry about the job anxiety. That’s the worst! Keep us posted, okay?

  10. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:49 am · Link

    Mandi, what did you put in that coffee to make it taste extra good? :-)

  11. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:51 am · Link

    Margaret, Congratulations! That’s great news that your first paragraph finaled!

    I talked to Megan Records on the phone a couple months ago. I called her about some business with one of my older books there at Kensington, left a message and I swear she called back in less than two minutes! I was impressed. And she was really nice.

  12. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    Thanks Val! And getting your house in order after a move is a major achievement! Even better is the kids settling into their new schools.

    I’m so sorry you’re having trouble finding the book. That’s another reason I’m surprised it hit the list, it’s been a little scarce in some places.

  13. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Cecile, thank you! However, I’m dead serious about you guys helping! There’s a lot of really good books out there, but without a “push” they don’t get noticed. And you all provided the “push!”

    I LOVED when my kids could drive themselves to various places! Great news!

    I think it’s perfectly reasonable to expect magic to clean up after your fabulous party :-)

    So cool that you are liking SM, but do you have to keep stealing the men????

  14. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    Dawn, someone must be listening to you so thanks!

    Phoenix is walking around all smug because you claimed him :-)

    Glad you Buckeyes won! I can’t even believe it’s almost Friday…

  15. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:59 am · Link

    Cecile! I thought Sutton and Axel were keeping you too busy to even think about your sneaky shoes?

  16. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am · Link

    B.E., sticking to your word count goals is great news!

    Sorry about dinner :-) I’ve had many of those nights!

  17. Ban
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:25 am · Link

    Dawn – BM and SM on this site might be mistaken for something else :D hee hee

    Congrats Jen, you so deserve it – love ya gal !!!

  18. Val
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am · Link

    I want what Cecile’s drinking, she must have an energy potion in order to keep up with all those men. Somedays I have trouble keeping up with one. Especially now, gotta christen the new house you know :). But hey it sure is fun trying!

  19. Silver James
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am · Link

    Way to go, Jen! But I’m not too surprise given the talent you have. Even so, it takes luck so glad all our spell-casting has helped a little! We’ll keep the good mojo going!

    Dru, whipping up a job spell for you! Hoping like crazy it works.

    Good news? Roxanne St. Claire gave me an absolutely stupendous cover quote for my second book. How lucky is this witch? Jen Lyon put her faith in my first book and Rocki in my second. I’m blessed!

    And Cecile? I wanted to witch-slap my evil-doppleganger witch in BM, too! LOL

  20. Kate Carlisle
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am · Link

    Making it on Bookscan is amazing, Jen!! Woohoo to you!!!! And you so deserve it. Your wing-slayer hunters are AWESOME!!

    Please, I need a bunch of magic to keep me writing today. Thanks!

  21. Erika
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Congrats Jen! WOO HOO! *snoopy dance* I’m so excited for you. The NYT list is next.

  22. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Ban, thanks! And I’m waiting for everyone to jump on BM and SM abbreviation :-)

  23. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Val, oh wow, we must get you energy potion to christen that new house stat! LOLOL!

  24. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Silver, Rocki did that! AWESOME! You couldn’t get a better quote! That rocks!

    And you deserve it. Rocki wouldn’t do it if she didn’t believe in the book.

    This news deserves appletinis to celebrate!

  25. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Kate, thank you! I’ll send as much magic as I can your way!

  26. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Erika, thanks so much!

  27. Kira Daniels
    November 5th, 2009 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Awesome news, Jen!!! I’m reading it right now and lovin’ it! Doesn’t surprise me at all that it hit bookscan. :D

    Good news—road repair is done. Now waiting on county to approve it and take it into their posession.

    I need magic for this chest cold I’ve developed. UGH!

  28. Jen Lyon
    November 5th, 2009 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Kira, so cool that you’re reading it now!

    Great news on the road repair, but very bad news about your cold! I really hope you feel better!

  29. Dawn
    November 5th, 2009 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Cecile, I’m with ya, sister! My sneaky shoes are ready and I have everything ready to make Appletinis for tomorrow. Gotta be prepared to stir up a little trouble :)

    Ban, you are one sick and twisted witch! I like that in a person :)

    Dru, adding my magic to Silver’s spell for you. And keeping my fingers crossed.

    Kira, magic on it’s way. Hope you feel better soon.

  30. Cecile B Smith
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Sneaky shoes – check
    Appletini mix – check
    Appletini glasses – check
    Key to Lair – CHECK!!!!!
    Oh yea… we are ready now!!!!! =)

    Ban… LMAO!!! I must have missed that one!!! But you are sooo right… And with talking about men under covers and taking more than one man away… Some one could get the wrong idea… LMAO!! Then that would be more Slayers for us NOT to share!!!!

    Kira honey… Magic spell is on its way to your house!!! Hope you feel better!
    See you tomorrows!!!

  31. Cele
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:34 pm · Link

    Excellent news Jen, congrats.

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