I got the early review from Romantic Times (June issue) for SINFUL MAGIC. Here’s a snippet:
4 1/2 stars HOT
Fans will be delighted to find only a month’s gap between installments
of the newest Wing Slayer/Magic novels. The power of undying love
truly shines through here, adding plenty of emotion to an otherwise
dark and action-packed adventure. Another Lyon triumph!
I am HUGELY relieved! I was more worried about this book than NIGHT MAGIC. Isn’t it amazing how we can love something so much, like writing, and yet it’s so hard to do? I was so exhausted by the time I’d finished with Key’s book, I simply had no perspective.
Here’s a snippet of another review on NIGHT MAGIC from Joyfully Reviewed This is the second to last paragraph and it made me tear up because the reviewer really “got” Phoenix and Ailish.
Phoenix and Ailish simple sizzle in Night Magic. These two set the world on fire with the passion that erupts between them. Night Magic’s pages are filled with strong emotions and gripping suspense. Jennifer Lyon has created characters filled with such depth it’s impossible not to identify with them. Phoenix is this strong indestructible slayer out to save the world yet he’s filled with guilt and it eats at him affecting everything he does. The glimpses into his mind are intense and powerful. The feelings within Phoenix are set to a boil and they all bubble over when Ailish enters his life. His gut reaction may be ‘hell no’ when he meets her but it’s impossible to deny the connection between them. Ailish is also a strong character. It amazes me when I think about the fortitude within Ailish. She knows her situation is her fault and it’s her responsibility to fix it. Ailish lost her sight in this evil battle and is willing to give her life to keep evil from gaining her power. Phoenix turns Ailish’s world upside down. He makes her feel things like never before and she just doesn’t know how to handle it. She has had one goal for so long she doesn’t know how to do anything but fight.
So while we’re talking about reviews, do you all even read them? What are you looking for in a review? I’ll answer first–I only read reviews when I’m unsure about a book, or AFTER I’ve read the book and I want to see if others agree with my opinion.