Jennifer Lyon

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Friday, May 31st, 2013
Happy Friday!

I’m writing this Thursday night. BLB (my son) came over, great to see him. We’re seeing more of him right now as his college semester ended but next week he starts summer classes.  Anyway I was watching BLB out back playing with Bailey, and yeah, BLB has a slight limp but he’s come so far in a year and a half (since the accident that severely injured his leg).  It’s quite amazing if I look at the whole picture. BLB lost the career he was working so hard for, but he has thrown himself 100% in a new career path. He’s doing really well in school and has about three semesters left ( he lost a full semester and a half with his leg). That’s all the good news.

The bad news is BLB took Bailey with him when he left. Wizard and I both miss Bailey :-( But he was happy as can be driving off with BLB, who will deliver him to middle son whenever the two of them work it out.

Some pics: Here I tried to sneak up on Bailey from the kitchen as he was laying out on the patio:

Bailey on patio


Obviously, Bailey caught me :-)

Here’s Bailey “helping” me cook:

Bailey watching me cook

See those eyes? That’s what he does when I’m working. He puts his front legs on my lap and looks at me with those big eyes so I stop working and play with him. It’s very effective!

Here’s Bailey playing in the front yard:

Bailey playing in yard


Okay enough of Bailey–it’s not like I love him or miss him or anything!

Here is where I’ll be today and over on the weekend for the POSSESSION blog tour:

5/31- Mimmi’s Musings (series spotlight)

6/01- Underworld Love Addiction (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/01- Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)

6/02- Page Flipperz (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/02- Toot’s Book Reviews (interview)

Stop by and enter for the $50.00 gift card!

Now that I’ve gotten the blogs and interviews all done and sent off, I have a book…or three (Insert Standard Issue Panic here) to write.

What are you all doing this weekend?



Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
I Took A Chance

I took a chance on Kat and Sloane in The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy.


A HUGE chance that involved months and months of hard work. But I believed in these two characters almost as much as I believe in me and Wizard.

Kat, so broken and afraid, yet longing to be whole and strong. In spite of the attack she endured, she refuses to be bitter or hard. Instead, she’s my beautiful survivor with a victorious heart.  I love her with all my writer’s passion.  She grows from a pretty timid mouse to a capable woman over the trilogy…

But can she save Sloane from his obsession?

Book Trailer 2 Kat

And then there’s Sloane.  Ex UFC fighter and self-made billionaire. A true alpha man, strong and powerful, yet not a jerk. He sees Kat and he’s can’t walk away. But Sloane has a dark, agenda and a tortured soul that is visible to only a very select few. Sloane’s emotional scars run as deep as Kat’s physical ones (on her leg).  What captured my writer’s passion about him is the way he sees Kat, treats her and eventually, loves her. The mark of any man is how he treats those more vulnerable than him.  He treats Kat with respect and attraction that grows into something more powerful than either of them imagined.

sport guy

Powerful enough to kill for her.

Sloane  hold her tight…

Book Trailer 4 -Passionate Possession


Even knowing he’ll have let her go…

I took a chance. I knew it was unlikely a publisher would take the chance on these two unless I watered them down. But I couldn’t do that. So I decided to go Indie (self publishing) the series of books. Writing them in a trilogy as it’d be too big for one book.   The I wrote and rewrote and laid awake nights worrying.

As POSSESSION, book 2 in Kat and Sloane’s story released, the feedback has been truly amazing and touching. Readers are connecting with Kat and Sloane and that means everything to me.  These two came to me in a very tough time when I was exhausted and so worried about BLB’s (my son who suffered an injury nearly as severe as Kat’s in the books)  recovery and future.

Sloane whispered that I should take a chance and tell their story. Just go for it.

Kat asked me, “Hasn’t BLB’s freak accident taught you anything? Embrace today and live because no one knows what will happen tomorrow.”

So despite the bills, the brutal writing schedule, the doubters badgering me, I dove into their story. And you all on this blog were right there with me for which I’m very grateful.  But now I’m so happy I did. I still have Kat and Sloane’s last book, Obsession, to write. The second half of this year will be even more stressful. But I’m excited to finish their story and wouldn’t change a thing.

Sometimes we just have to go for it.

I took a chance. What about you? Are you taking chances?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Possession Blog Tour!

Enter For A Chance To Win A $50.00 Gift Card!


5/27 – Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post, series spotlight)

5/ 27- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight)

5/28- United by Books (series spotlight)

5/29- Romance Junkies (interview & review bk 2)

5/29- Buffy’s Ramblings (series spotlight & review bk 1)

5/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight & reviews)

5/30- The Reading Cafe (guest post, series spotlight & review bk 2)

5/30- Ramblings From This Chick (series spotlight & reviews)

5/31- Mimmi’s Musings (series spotlight)

6/01- Underworld Love Addiction (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/01- Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)

6/02- Page Flipperz (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/02- Toot’s Book Reviews (interview)

6/03- Cocktails and Books (series spotlight & review bk 2)

6/03 – Books-n-Kisses (interview)

6/04- Flirting with Romance (Interview)

6/04- Books, Books and More Books (series spotlight & reviews)

6/05- Book Lovin’ Mamas (guest post and review bk 2)

6/05- Under the Covers (guest post & reviews)

6/06- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Interview and reviews)

6/06- Offbeat Vagabond (series spotlight & review bk 1)

6/07- Night Owl Reviews ( guest post )

06/07 = Hesperia Loves Books (series spotlight & reviews)

6/08 – Scorching Book Reviews (interview)

6/09 – Reading Between The Wines (guest post)


Monday, May 27th, 2013
Happy Memorial Day

Today we should all (in the states) take a moment to remember those who have  served to keep us safe. And also think about those who have paid the ultimate price, injury and death, to keep us free.

Now for my promise to get a picture of Bailey. I tried!  I have pictures, but they aren’t good ones. All my outside shots, he turned away or looks odd.  However, I’ll keep trying. I was only supposed to have Bailey for about four days, but now that’s turned into a week. Middle Son will be lucky to get him back! Anyway, here is Bailey waiting for me to finish writing this blog. He closed his eyes when I tried to get a pic

Bailey Office Chair Waiting Again

Speaking of Bailey, last night I was in the kitchen making tacos, and I hear Wizard, ROARING. Not yelling, but roaring, like RAWR. He and Bailey were playing tug of war.  I cracked up. When Bailey first came into our lives, Wizard didn’t want to touch Bailey’s toys, now they are buddies.

In other news, POSSESSION has release on Kindle, Nook and Smashwords. It’s up for pre-order on Kobo and will deliver tomorrow the 28th.  iTunes/iBooks should go live any day now. I’m very excited about the early reviews, especially after the weeks of utter agony as I finished the book.  So THANK YOU to the readers! I love, love LOVE Kat and Sloane  but these aren’t easy stories to write.  But I love doing it, and the reader response makes every anxious gut-churning moment worth it!  I do want to remind everyone that this is a serialized trilogy, and readers should start with The Proposition 

Lastly, I’m starting the Possession Blog Tour today.


I’ll be at (I’m pretty sure–it’s a holiday so things could go wrong):

5/27 – Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post, series spotlight)

5/ 27- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight)

So how was your weekend?

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I complete forgot to set up a blog yesterday! I spent last night working on the “publishing” end of Possession, getting it set up on the sites, etc. I still more to do today. Plus BLB is coming by and I’m meeting my sister in law for lunch to plan a graduation party.

Bailey’s coming Saturday! I can’t wait to play with him.  I’ll have more to post on Monday! Right now I’m heading out to the gym :-)

So what’s everyone else’s plans for the long weekend? Are you reading any books books? I just finished ROCK WITH ME by Kristen Proby. I liked it a lot, although that last third seemed to slow down.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Wednesday Worth & Promo

Hi all! First, for all of you in Oklahoma, I hope you and all your loved ones are safe. What a horrible tragedy. My heart it with all of you.

I’m writing blogs and getting ready for a blog tour next week. So yesterday afternoon Wizard called me just to chat because he wouldn’t be home until late. But as soon as he found out I was writing blogs ( not my favorite thing to do, except for THIS blog which is super casual) he got off the phone. Immediately. That made me laugh. Men are such babies.

For those of you who missed all my FB posts and tweets, there’s a short excerpt up for POSSESSION here 

And I’ve invited a “friend” to help me do a little promo and be our Worthy guy today (he’ll look very familiar, I invite him here a lot, LOL).

Round 2 of Kat and Sloane

So what do you all think?

Monday, May 20th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Notice anything new? It’s my redesigned website :-) Imagine my surprise when–after working straight through the weekend without checking email or anything–I logged on and saw the new design, LOLOL! My web designer has been busy!

So…one more week until POSSESSION comes out! And it looks like I’ll get it up by, or at least close to, the 28th of the month.  After endless days of work, I  sent POSSESSION off to the formatter last night.  I’m hoping the book is good :-) At this point I’m way to close to it to know for sure.

Next weekend, Bailey Dog is coming out! Middle son is bringing him out Saturday evening.  I can’t wait to see Bailey or Middle Son. I’m actually going to take some time off (Hush, Wizard, I know you’re shaking your head and saying, “That will never happen.” But I am–really!)

How was your weekend?

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