Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Catching Up and Release Day!

A quick note:  If you’re looking for the winners of the Book A Day Give Away, scroll down to Monday’s blog.

We’re back to the normal blog now! I missed you all! I’ve mostly been doing promo stuff for SINFUL MAGIC. But Wizard took Friday off,  so we had a 4-day weekend. On Saturday, we went to the Midway Museum in San Diego. The Midway is a retired aircraft carrier and so awesome! We had a lot of fun.

Monday was quiet, we made ribs and hung out in the Jacuzzi.

Today is the official release of SINFUL MAGIC! After waiting so long, it’s hard to believe both books (NIGHT MAGIC and SINFUL MAGIC)  are out now. I really hope readers like Key, Roxy and Dyfyr’s (the dragon) story.

Okay now it’s time to catch up with all of you! I know Ban got her puppy,  what else is going on with you all?



33 comments to “Catching Up and Release Day!”

  1. Dawn
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:01 am · Link

    I’m glad you had fun on your long weekend, Jen. Mine was pretty uneventful. Just lounging around the house, reading and playing games.

    Yayayayayay!! SINFUL MAGIC :) My copy is waiting for me on my Nook, along with Nalini Singh’s KISS OF SNOW. Damn, now I have to decide which one to read first. I’ve been waiting impatiently for both! Decisions, decisions…

  2. Viki S.
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:12 am · Link

    Glad you had a nice weekend. Mine was great too.
    I got to read DRAGON BOUND. Loved it. Pia is great and Dragos has to be the biggest alpha ever. This promises to be a fantastic series.

  3. Amanda
    May 31st, 2011 at 6:13 am · Link

    Our not busy weekend turned into a busy weekend. We ended up looking at some houses. OMG what did I get in to? Hubby was ready I wasn’t but now I think we are both gung ho. We put money down on a lot to build but we are still kind of looking around and talking to the realtor. We are trying to get the house decluttered so it is show worthy and that is not fun with three boys that won’t part with toys. So needless to say the weekend that I had nothing planned turned into a busy weekend and I didn’t get much reading done.

    Viki, I couldn’t get into Dragon Bound. We are reading it for book club. Maybe it was because I didn’t have the time to just sit down and read it. I will have to try again and see.

    Oh and I started dieting last week, my short goal is to lose 20lbs by the time we go to RomCon which is in 9 weeks now. I lost 4.8lbs my first week.

    Happy Release Day Jenn! I am debating Kindle or going to hunt it down at a book store. :)

  4. B.E Sanderson
    May 31st, 2011 at 7:34 am · Link

    I missed normal blog! It’s cozier. I loved that you got loads of comments during your promo week, but coming in behind 40+ comments was weird.

    Happy release day! I have to place a book order in the worst way- if I can find the money somewhere. Your book and two others I NEED are coming out today. Maybe I can piggy-back my reading-addiction to the order for Daughter’s graphing calculator. Pre-college is draining my fun money. =o(

    My weekend started out with Daughter bombing her math placement test. (She can take it two more times, so it’s not fatal.) I know she knows this stuff. Turns out she let fear of failure sabotage her test. And from that, I realized my own fears were holding me back, so… I submitted a manuscript to a epublisher. :gack: Keep your fingers crossed for me.

  5. alyssa
    May 31st, 2011 at 9:59 am · Link

    Had a wonderful weekend with my soul mirror and his parents went hiking, went to the great escape and had a wonderful picinic!! Then to top off yesterday i found out i won the grand prize of the book a day giveaway! Thanks again Jenn!! Happy to hear every one had a wonderful weekend!! :)

  6. Viki S.
    May 31st, 2011 at 10:18 am · Link

    Amanda – I hope you give Dragon Bound another shot. Pia is great and Dragos is such a jerk at times you can’t help but laugh at his total “maleness.”

  7. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:33 am · Link

    Dawn, read KISS OF SNOW and tell me how it is :-) Glad you had a good weekend! Didn’t you say that you’d seen Thor too? I didn’t even try to answer all those comments last week, but I read them all.

  8. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:34 am · Link

    Viki, wasn’t DRAGON BOUND different? I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:38 am · Link

    Amanda, I had a house for sale with three boys and it was sooo much work! Ironically, the people who bought the house insisted on coming on a day we were having a big party. I said no, absolutely not. I was doing too many things to deal with that. But Wizard finally caved and said yes (I could have killed him). We had canopies set up in the back year, apple pies were in the oven and they fell in love with the house. Oh crap, I just realized–that means Wizard was right again. Anyway, you’ll manage it!

    DRAGON BOUND takes a little while to get into. I have a friend who did the same thing but I nagged her to keep reading and then she loved it.

    I’m dieting too…good luck!

  10. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:40 am · Link

    B.E, I missed the blog too! I had to do the promo here since FB shut down much of our promo there. I’m sorry! I was actually shocked by all the comments.

    I hear you on trying to scrounge up book money!

    On your daughter–first I’m sorry, I’m sure this isn’t helping her stress. But I have a son who did that on tests, particularly in math. And he KNEW THE STUFF. But he figured it out and she will too. I swear! But in the mean time, it’s hard to watch our children struggle like this!

  11. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:42 am · Link

    Alyssa, congrats on winning!I have your email, I just haven’t gone through there and answered yet. (It’s been CRAZY lately!).

    Your weekend sounds lovely!

  12. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 11:42 am · Link

    Viki, and Dragos “learned” from his mistakes too, I loved that!

  13. Shiloh
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm · Link

    My weekend was confusing! I had a night away from my kids Saturday, which was nice. I got to see a friend and go to the movies with the hubs! Then all day Sunday I thought it was memorial day, so I was really disappointed when I woke up yesterday hoping to see Sinful Magic and Kiss of Snow on my nook and them not be there! It was awful, then I realized I was a day ahead of myself and today I think its Monday. I’m so lost! Lol

  14. Kat
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Have to wait till next pay day to pick up sinful magic. My daughter required a hair cut. She is nine and after the yelling- screaming- she did when I tried to brush out knots- her hair is so thick, long and has natural blonde highlights that people pay a lot of money to get at a beauty shop. I ended up spending two hours just getting the knots out with my fingers- less screaming. So her hair cut won out over my new book this time. The sacrifices we moms make. It will be worth the wait. Happy release day and I am telling everyone to buy your book. Hope you can make the Best Seller list with this one.

  15. zoe
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:07 pm · Link

    :D I cant wait to get my copy of Sinful Magic,im counting the seconds on my fingers lol. Sounds like you had some well deserved and fun time off this weekend Jen.

    As for my weekend well it went as well as can be expected. Friday i had my uncle’s funeral. Saturday i hung out with my cousin and mate and had a drink and sunday and monday i was round my nan’s for our weekly dinner. And i amazed my family by wearing a dress and a skirt all in the same week lol (im a jeans girl normally)

    Have a week witches!!

  16. zoe
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:10 pm · Link

    I would like to alter my previous comment a little and say Have a GREAT week witches!!! lol i think i left my brain in bed this morning!!

  17. Silver James
    May 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Just stopping in briefly. I’m starting Chapter 10 of SINFUL MAGIC. JEN!!!!!!!!! You’re killin’ me, witch!

    Loving it, but then knew I would. Talk to you when I next surface. ;)

  18. Viki S.
    May 31st, 2011 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Jen – Didn’t you just love when Dragos was romantic ;)? I would have smacked him upside the head but sweet Pia handles him just fine.

  19. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:03 pm · Link

    Shiloh, LOLOL!!!! I’m so glad not to be alone in doing things like mixing up days/dates! But I’m sorry you were disappointed. I’ve got to get KISS OF SNOW too. Hope the books are there now!

  20. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Kat, thanks for the good wishes! But ugh on your daughter and The Hair Trauma! Sounds stressful. I hope the haircut worked!

  21. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Zoe, I’m so sorry about your uncle. But the rest of your weekend sounds like it was what you all needed.

    Pretty funny that you amazed your family wearing the dress and skirt in the same week! These days, I do mostly jeans too.

  22. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Oh and Zoe, I stopped rereading my comments so I don’t see all my mistakes :-) I’m the queen of tyops!

  23. Dawn
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Jen, I did go to see THOR with a couple of friends from work. I loved it and can’t wait to see him again in THE AVENGERS :) I ended up picking KISS OF SNOW to read first. Only because I’ve been waiting for Hawk and Sienna’s story since the beginning of the series!

    B.E. – you go girl! We’re all rooting for you!

  24. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:09 pm · Link

    Silver! You’re already on Chapter 10? Umm….shouldn’t you be writing? Oh wait, I don’t care! I’m so happy you love the book so far! I would Happy Dance but I’d probably hurt myself.

    How did you know you’d love it? I was so stressed with worry on this book!

  25. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Viki, he really was clueless! I probably should reread it, I think I inhaled it the first time through and may have missed things :-)

  26. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:11 pm · Link

    Dawn, I didn’t stay for the credits in THOR so I missed that. I’ll have to look for the trailer online.

    Cool on KISS OF SNOW because I want to know what you think!

  27. Jen Lyon
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:12 pm · Link

    B.E., I forgot (until Dawn’s post reminded me) to tell you, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you! I know that fear well, and I love that your daughter inspired you to take the chance!

  28. Silver James
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm · Link

    JEN!!!!!! Oh, hell…you didn’t just….Oh…man…you did! I suspected earlier but it was just confirmed. *evil wicked grin* Good thing I don’t believe in spoilers. ;)

    B.E. fingers crossed for you! I’m shaking my pompoms and rally flags for you! As for your daughter, mine doesn’t do well on standardized test. It was a struggle getting her through her AP tests and her ACT. She graduated with her AA summa cum laud, her BA the same way, and she’s holding a 4.0 in her master’s program. Tell your daughter to go with the flow. It’s what’s in her head that’s important, not what shows up on the score sheet.

  29. Jane
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release, Jen. I saw The Hangover 2 over the weekend and watched the French Open on TV.

  30. Jenn
    May 31st, 2011 at 5:34 pm · Link

    SILVER WHAT??? LOL! I’m trying to think which part you mean, but I’m glad you didn’t reveal a spoiler!

  31. Jenn
    May 31st, 2011 at 5:35 pm · Link

    Jane, thanks! Did you like Hangover 2? I can’t decide if I should see it or not.

  32. Silver James
    May 31st, 2011 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Jen, I have one word for you: doppelganger. *bwahaha* I’m about 70% through the book. I’ll email when I finish it (or tomorrow as I have the feeling it will be a LAAATE night!)

    And FYI? I’m a much better MIL. *gigglesnort*

  33. Jenn
    May 31st, 2011 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Silver….OMG, I forgot!!! LOLOL!!!! And yes, I am sure you are an awesome MIL compared to…well you know!

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