Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
What Are You Reading?

I’ve already mentioned that I’ve been in a reading slump.  It happens every so often. I just finished an older book THE ANGEL MAKER by Ridley Pearson.  I liked the premise of harvesting human organs for money.  The plot was pretty good, but the characterization didn’t always work for me.  I finished the book, so I guess that says something.

I’ve read about 80 pages of ABANDON THE NIGHT  by Joss Ware. I”ve seen her name a lot so I wanted to check her out. I can’t decide! I realize I’m starting in the middle of the series (not uncommon for me), but it’s kind of hard to get into. So we’ll see.


Want to know what book I’m really excited about? It’s one that I just ordered. You may have heard of it, FAERIE FATE by Silver James.  I read an early version of this book, and I can’t wait to read the polished version! From my reading, I could immediately see that Silver has a true “storyteller” voice that draws you in deeper with each page until you just can’t stop thinking about the book.  I ordered my book from Amazon yesterday, and it’s also  available at Wild Rose Press.

So here’s my TWO questions:

1) What are you reading?

2) Should we persuade Silver to guest blog for us so we can find out more about FAERIE FATE? (nothing like a little public pressure on a debut author!)

20 comments to “What Are You Reading?”

  1. Dru
    April 6th, 2010 at 4:43 am · Link

    I just finished “Touch of Evil” by Colleen Thompson and will be starting “Blood Vines” by Erica Spindler today.

    Yes, Silver you have to do a guest blog here.

  2. Dawn
    April 6th, 2010 at 5:57 am · Link

    1) I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, too. I keep picking up books and then not wanting to read them once I have them. I did just buy Patricia Briggs SILVER BORN and plan to start that this morning.

    2) Yesyesyesyesyes!!! Silver really needs to guest blog here! I ordered my copy from Amazon as well. It shipped yesterday :) Estimated delivery date is the 8th, but I’m hoping it comes sooner. Not that I’m in a hurry or anything ;)

  3. Val
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:09 am · Link

    I just started Gena Showalter’s “Twice as Hot”. So far so good, but I really like everything I’ve ever read from her so I am expecting not to be disappointed.

    Yes Silver should guest blog :) . I havn’t done my monthly book order yet, but it is on my list. Hmmm, maybe I will take care of that today. Now I’m thinking about my order list and all the books on it I can’t wait to read, lol.

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:12 am · Link

    I’m between books at the moment, but I finished The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen yesterday, so it’s all good. My new book pile is down to one, but I’m not in the mood for epic fantasy, so I’m wading through some of the old books I’ve never read.

    Wow, Silver’s book sounds awesome. Definitely something I need to put on my to-buy list. Of course, she should guest blog here. I’d love to hear more about the book and the process she went through writing it. =o)

  5. Cecile
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    Well… on number 1.. now that the party is over at my place, I can start reading again. So, I am looking forward to catching up a lot!!

    And number 2… heccckkk yeah Silver should guest blog!!! We love that witch!!! Of course we want to pimp out her work.. I will even bake the cookies (actually Linc and Axel will help) for her.. So she does not have to do any work but tell us about the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Speaking of them two… and it is Tuesday.. so that means Lair time!!!!! Here I go… Off a hunting Slayers I go…

  6. Silver James
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:49 am · Link

    I’m reading this new book by a debut author. It’s called FAERIE FATE? ROFLMAO! Actually, you’d think that after all the edits, etc. I’d be sick of it but holding the paperback (even though I’m a confirmed Kindle reader now!) and reading it, it’s…It’s like a whole new story. Yeah, I know. I’m one weird witch!

    Jen, you rock my socks off! And thank you, everyone. I…wow. I’m touched at the interest, the orders, and the fact y’all want me to spout off here. Jen, I’ll email you. :D

  7. Ashlynn Pearce
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:25 am · Link

    I’ve been in a reading slump too. Except my chapter is knee deep in our published contest and I have 8 books to read. I’ve read 3, started on the 4th. Honestly though, if it wasn’t for the contest, I would have put down 3 of them but I always read the entire book to be fair.

    And YES we need Silver here! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. :) Oh and Silver, if you want to guest blog over at Writing Sluts, my chapter’s blog, shoot me an email.

  8. Amanda
    April 6th, 2010 at 10:38 am · Link

    I am reading Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs right now and should finish it up today. Tonight is my book club night so I will be picking up some new reads and will start The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells. If you haven’t read her I highly recommend her, the first is Red-Headed Stepchild. She is a local author in the DFW area and I just love her so. ;)

    And YES Silver needs to guest blog, I want to know more about the book, looks interesting. :)

  9. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:14 am · Link

    Dru, I haven’t read either of those books. I like the title BLOOD VINES.

  10. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:15 am · Link

    Dawn, could you get a little excited about Silvers book? MWHAHAHA!!! I’m excited too! Mine should be here next week, I think.

    It’s been a while since I’ve read Patricia Briggs.

  11. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    Val, I love those authors that never fail us!

    Oh yeah, that “order” list…I had to force myself to JUST order the two books I wanted yesterday: Silver’s book for me, and a history book my son wants.

  12. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:18 am · Link

    B.E., I’m pretty sure I read THE SURGEON, but can’t really remember it.

    Silver is in demand :-)

  13. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:20 am · Link

    Cecile, glad your party went well!

    Of course we must pimp our witch! But wait, Linc and Axel can bake? No one told me that!

  14. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:21 am · Link

    Silver, you made it! I know you’re super busy guest blogging all over. You can see how much everyone here loves you and is excited about FAERIE FATE!

    Email whenever you get the time.

  15. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:23 am · Link

    Ashlynn, oh man, I FEEL for you on the three books that just didn’t catch your interest. It’s so hard to slog through them. I hope the remaining books are great!

    I’ve got to bookmark Writing Sluts! Somehow I missed moving that site to my new computer when I changed everything over.

  16. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:24 am · Link

    Amanda, I did read one of Wells books on your recommendation (I think it was you) and liked it. I’ll get this one too!

  17. Cecile
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:37 am · Link

    Of course we have to have Silver here!!!! Duh…. We thought she knew that was a given, hee hee!!! Us witches stick together.. and pimp like crazy!!

    A party for Silver!!! A party for Silver!!!!!

    And baking is something they do not let out the bag… they are awesome bakers!! Heeee heee ~ especially at dough rising ~ I am kiling myself…

  18. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Cecile, I bet Silver knows it’s a given, but it’s still nice to hear! Debut authors have so much pressure on them, they need extra love!

    “dough rising…” LMAO!!!

  19. Erika
    April 6th, 2010 at 7:46 pm · Link

    ACK! Don’t have any fun without me!!! My internet is dead, they don’t think I’ll be back online until next week!!!

    I’m reading Night Embrace (I think) by Sherrilynn Kenyon. I ordered my copy of Faerie Fate and can’t wait for it to come in the mail!


  20. Jen Lyon
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Erika, oh man, I’m so sorry! It should be against the law for anyone to be without their Internet! We won’t have fun without you :-)

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