Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
What Are You Reading?

Before we get to reading, how sad is it to lose such an icon as Elizabeth Taylor? She really lived as the heroine of her own life. Quite amazing.

Now onto reading! I’m reading WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST by Eloisa James. I’m a half to two thirds of the way through and really enjoying it. I don’t really read a lot of historical romances anymore, and now I’m wondering why? It’s a really fun book. The hero is bad tempered and shocked that the heroine doesn’t put up with his crap. Always a good time!

So what are you all reading? (And please,I’m am NOT fishing for comments on Night Magic, I really want to hear about all the great books you’re reading so I can pick my next Kindle book!)

26 comments to “What Are You Reading?”

  1. Dawn
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:04 am · Link

    Well, I did just finish NIGHT MAGIC. And I have to say, Jen, that was MEAN what you did to Phoenix. No wonder he was pissed at you. You know the part I mean. The rest of you witches still reading, you’ll understand when you get to that part of the book.

    Now I’m reading SHADOW CHASE by Serissia Glass. I’m planning a trip to the book store this weekend. I need to get Sherrilyn Kenyon’s newest, INVINCIBLE, and I want a print copy of NIGHT MAGIC. (I only ordered that on my Nook cuz I knew I wouldn’t be able to get to the store right away and I didn’t want to wait :-D )

  2. Amanda
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:08 am · Link

    I should be finishing up Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon today and then its off to Phoenix. YUM! I can’t wait. I was lucky to find it at Borders. I’m trying to think if I’ve read anything good that I’d recommend you download. We read Nalini Singh’s Angel’s Blood for book club last month and all of us that read it liked it.
    Oh if you enjoy light and funny, Molly Harper’s newest series is HILARIOUS! How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf was really cute and the next one is out next week. I just love her humor. Oh and you would probably enjoy Michele Bardsley’s Wizards of Nevermore series, it is new and just came out 3/1. This is her second series and a bit darker than the Broken Heart. I just love Michele.

  3. Shiloh
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:59 am · Link

    Incidently I am reading Night Magic. Also, I had so much fun with the Tara Janzen Steele Street series that I am reading the last couple of those as well. When I finished book 7 it said that was the last book, but on her website it shows 4 more books.

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:24 am · Link

    I didn’t get a copy of Night Magic when I was out of town. B&N said they hadn’t gotten it in yet. (ya, right. bastards) My Borders is closing, so no new titles there. And Walmart was being stupid – shelving tons of like the same dozen titles, but no Night Magic! Now I have to wait for my next Amazon order. =o(

    :end rant:

    Right now, I’m reading book four of Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera epic fantasy series – Captain’s Fury – for a change from the paranormal or dystopian I’ve been reading. I don’t know what’s up after that. My TBR pile runneth over.

  5. Val
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:37 am · Link

    At home I am working on Brent Weeks, Night Angel Trilogy (1500 pages or so of book). It is a 3 in 1 that I got for my son when he asked me to find a book about an assassin. He never did finish even the first book so I thought fine I’ll read it. It is actually VERY good. I think he gave up because there are a lot of characters and plots going on at the same time and he just didn’t have the patience for it.

    At work I am finishing up Anne Bishop’s, Shalador’s Lady and then it is on to Night Magic.

  6. Silver James
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:43 am · Link

    You know how I feel about NIGHT MAGIC, Jen. *sniffle* How long to I have to wait for Key’s story?

    Finished Sara Creasey’s SONG OF SCARABAEUS, a SciFi that I couldn’t put down. Haven’t read SciFi in ages but thoroughly enjoyed this one and waiting for the next installment in her series.

    I’m reading a nonfiction at the moment–research on Victorian forensics, THE KILLER OF LITTLE SHEPHERDS. It’s…research, but interesting.

    I’m looking forward to Larissa Ione’s Eternal Rider series to start. I’ve never read any of her stuff but the premise of the Four Horsemen fascinates me. I’ll see when I get my hands on it.

    I REALLY need to get busy and my own writing done so I have time to read when the new books I want come out! ;)

  7. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:45 am · Link

    Dawn, sigh…why are you taking Phoenix’s side? I knew this would happen, he gets out there and tells his story and turns everyone against me…LOLOL!

    Thank you for wanting to buy a print copy too!

    I haven’t seen SHADOW CHASE, I look that one up.

  8. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:49 am · Link

    Amanda, now I want to read all those! I’ve been meaning to read Molly Harpers so maybe I’ll download that one next. I read Angel’s Blood and loved it, read the second one too, and should get the third. Wizards of Nevermore totally intrigues me. Hmm…

    It’s so stressful to choose the next book to read!

    Hope you enjoy Phoenix!

  9. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:53 am · Link

    Shiloh, that’s right, I need to catch up on Tara Janzen’s books too. I glanced at her website too, and it does look like there are more books after 7.

    Hope you’re enjoying Night Magic.

  10. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:55 am · Link

    B.E., sadly, I’m not surprised you’re having trouble finding Night Magic. Wal Mart cut way back on the books they buy, and I don’t think Night Magic is in any of them.

    B&N should have had it. And Borders is just so sad. I hate seeing them close!

    I’ve only read Butchers wizard series, I should try his fantasy. I wish I had more time to read!

  11. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 9:57 am · Link

    Val, I never heard of that trilogy, but the assassin angle gets my interest!

  12. Jen Lyon
    March 24th, 2011 at 10:01 am · Link

    Silver, thank you on Night Magic! I loved your email!

    Sara Creasey’s SONG OF SCARABAEUS–I looked it up on Amazon and it does look good! How will I ever choose?

    I’m looking forward to Eternal Riders too!

    The research is for your steam punk, yes?

  13. Silver James
    March 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm · Link

    It is, yes. The WIP may be steampunk, and technically an alternative history, but I still like keeping my facts as close to real as possible. SONG really impressed me, surprisingly so. And you’re welcome. All teasing aside, I meant every word. :D

  14. zoe
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Im reading two brilliant books at the moment and waiting very inpatiently for a third.

    The first one ive been wanting to read for years but have just not got round to reading it untill recently, which is The Protrait of Dorian Gray by of course Oscar Wilde

    And the second book im reading at the moment is from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini im reading the first one again which is Eragon :D

  15. jennifer
    March 24th, 2011 at 4:05 pm · Link


    i keep going between my nook and paperback right know im reading the anita blake series and hunger embrace on my nook and i have to say you scared me with the whole pheonix thing i think i stopped breathing there for a minute keep up the great work and i cant wait to read keys story

  16. B.E. Sanderson
    March 24th, 2011 at 5:11 pm · Link

    I totally hear you on the need for more time to read, Jen. I just posted a list of my TBR books and it was more staggering than I thought. Yeah, the B&N guy said they should have it, but didn’t. It was probably in some box in the back they didn’t bother to unpack yet. If it wasn’t a two+ hr drive, I would’ve pestered them until they gave me the book. My Borders was so much nicer and now it’s dying. :sob:

  17. Dawn
    March 24th, 2011 at 6:14 pm · Link

    Jen, really? You know Phoenix is my favorite. Of course I’m taking his side! I can’t believe what you put that poor man through. I loved NIGHT MAGIC and can’t wait for SINFUL MAGIC.

    Silver – I love Larissa Ione. Only five more days til ETERNAL RIDER :D Yayayayayay! FYI, the four horsemen in this series originally show up in SIN UNDONE, part of her Demonica series.

  18. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Silver, I understand trying to stay close to history, plus history is one of your strengths and you should definitely go with that!

    Thank you again for all your help when I was banging my head on the desk trying to write Phoenix’s story!

  19. Silver James
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Dawn, so…I should download SIN UNDONE and read it first?

  20. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Zoe, I’ve heard of the Dorian Gray one, but not the other. I love finding new to me books! I never have time to read them all, but at least I find out about them :-)

  21. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Jennifer, I switch back and forth between my Kindle and paper books :-)

    Sorry I scared you! But then, I think Phoenix and Ailish were pretty scared too…

  22. Silver James
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:04 pm · Link

    You are more than welcome, Jen! You know where to find me whenever you need someone to put a pillow between your head and the desk. ;)

    That’s a two-way street as you well know!

  23. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:04 pm · Link

    B.E., I hate what’s happening with Borders! I’m sorry the one by you is closing. So sad!

    No worries on the B&N, they’ll get the book out eventually. I’m just feel bad for those running around looking for the book. I want this to be easy for them!

  24. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Dawn….but what about what Phoenix put ME through! I had to rip that entire book apart because he was so stubborn! Ailish I had down in the first version, but Phoenix wouldn’t cooperate! I can’t image why :-)

  25. Jenn
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:08 pm · Link

    Silver you haven’t read SIN UNDONE? Do it! Just do it!

    Yes I know it’s a two way street, seriously. But I want people like you to know how much I value your friendship. I try not to take it for granted. Ever!

  26. Silver James
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Okay. Ordering SIN UNDONE now. :D

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