Jennifer Lyon

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

Busy weekend! Valentine’s Day was okay, we went to breakfast and then made a lobster dinner together, but Wizard had a cold and I hate it when he doesn’t feel great. I sent him to bed early.  I also released the cover for CAGED MAGIC on FB. I f you haven’t seen it, here it is:


Sunday we celebrated BLB’s (youngest son) birthday, although his actual birthday is today. Here’s his traditional candy cake:

Birthday Cake BLB 2015

This year, I kept it simple since I’m a fiend working on CAGED MAGIC.  Plus juggling a gazillion things including uploading the new covers and files for Plus One Chronicles which took hours.

But you know what I did for myself this weekend? No it wasn’t see FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, darn it! Although I want to see it and we’ll probably go today. Speaking of Fifty Shades of Grey movie (yes I’m digressing because my brain is fried and stewing panic juice), I asked BLB’s girl friend if she’d seen the movie?

Girlfriend said, “No. But I want too.”

I’m like, “Wizard and I are probably going Monday.” Then I studied her for a second (and dang, she’s so cute! Seriously adorable, but I love her anyway) and then grinned. “So how weird would it be for you to go with your boyfriend’s parents?”

We all laughed hysterically.  She said she’d only go with us if Wizard and I sat in the front and she sat waayyyy in the back by an exit. So…probably not :-) (And no, none of us are particularly skittish, it’s just crossing that weird line of OMG my boyfriend’s parents!)

So what did I do for myself? I bought this book!

Dying Embers

DYING EMBERS by our very own B. E. Sanderson! I’m excited to read this as soon as I turn in the book I’m writing to my editor! I’m thrilled and please that after a a lot of hard work and worry, B.E. has published her first book! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS B.E.! I always knew this day would come for you and I’m proud of you!

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

5 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    February 16th, 2015 at 10:47 am · Link

    So here I am reading your post and the top of my cover peeks out at the bottom of the page. Squee! I totally wasn’t expecting that this morning. It made my day. Thank you so much, Jenn. I hope you enjoy it. :hugs:

    Your new cover is freakin’ awesome! I love it! I hope Wizard feels better soon. Happy Birthday, BLB! Have fun at the movie, and yeah, I don’t blame Girlfriend one bit.

    Thanks again. Took me long enough, eh? ;o)

    We didn’t do much over the weekend. Spent time preparing for the *huge* winter storm they predicted (which only gave us like 3 inches) and angsted over book sales and tried to start working again. Loads of napping, reading, TV, etc.

  2. Viki S.
    February 16th, 2015 at 12:08 pm · Link

    BLB still kills me with the cake of sugar – guys ;). How does his girlfriend like the cake?

    Sorry Wizard has a cold. Glad you were able to have a bit of time together before you sent him to bed.

    Valentine’s Day was a blast of snow and freezing temperature. We weren’t sure we’d go out for dinner like planned but the snow was light by the time we left. Had a great dinner.

    Middle son was taking his girl to the same place but had to go to Kent to pick her up. Nasty drive with the snow and icy roads. But they made it and had a nice time. She talked him into going to see FSG so that they could know of what they spoke when questioned. They left the theater with a new name for the movie – Fifty Shades of Rape. They both decided that it was all about a narcissistic, closed off, emotionless, control freak. When they asked me about the book, I told them that I couldn’t get past the lousy writing and quit reading. Let us know what you and the young ones think of the movie.

    Yesterday late afternoon I started feeling nasty and am still yucky. I stayed in bed for 12 hrs which hasn’t happened since cancer surgery. Hope to feel better soon. When youngest tried to leave for college we found we had two dead car batteries (it was -14F at 8 AM) not surprising how cold it’s been. So more money to go to cars – oh the fun ;).

    B.E. – DYING EMBERS looks great. Congratulations! It’s on my list and should be three books from now :).

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Jenn
    February 16th, 2015 at 12:09 pm · Link

    B.E., I’m excited to share your book! I have it saved to read when I’m out of the stress zone. Can’t wait!

    I was teasing the girlfriend :-) She and BLB have been together for years we adore her.

    Sounds like a good weekend to me! But some parts of the country are getting relentlessly hammered with brutal cold, snow and ice. While we’re unseasonably hot and dry.

    Take a little time before you jump into the next project, you deserve it!

  4. Jenn
    February 16th, 2015 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Viki, wow I hope you feel better! Sounds a bit like a flu bug. Please be careful.

    Glad you were able to go to dinner! And that your son and girlfriend were safe in all that nasty weather.

    That movie is getting wildly different reactions in people. We’re still planning to see it today so I’ll let you know. My tolerance will probably be higher that some because I know the book, but we’ll see.

    BLB’s girlfriend loves candy too. You should see all the stuff she got him for Valentine’s Day–the boy is set for awhile.

    Really hope you feel better soon!

  5. Jenn
    February 16th, 2015 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Viki, I saw the movie, didn’t care for it. Pretty much reminded me of how little I liked Christian in the book. Everyone has different opinions, but for me, it didn’t work.

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