Jennifer Lyon

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Friday, August 14th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Want to know what life with a retired Wizard and a working Witch is like?

Okay I’ve probably said this before, we don’t really fight over big issues. We never have. I know, people find this crazy because we are both very strong willed and opinionated. This is true, and while we both like to be in control, we don’t need to control each other’s actions. We trust one another, and that goes a long way. Plus on the big issues like money and how to raise the kids, we agree.

But Wizard and I can bicker…over things like the shopping cart and chocolate chips.

See, once Wizard retired, he decided he had to “help” me grocery shop.  The first day he went with me, he claimed the grocery cart as his domain. I am not allowed to touch the cart. I may put things in it, but once my back is turned, he rearranges things to their proper order.

Well that’s because he’s an accountant and he likes order, right?

Um, no. In my humble opinion, I arrange the cart in a much more organized manner. No, Wizard is doing it so that he can toss in things and I won’t notice. Pudding cups, licorice, mixed nuts suddenly end up on the conveyor belt when we’re checking out. So it’s become a game to see if I can catch him. Mostly I ignore it. He’s amusing himself, and if he wants to buy a treat, who am I to stop him?

It was all good, I honestly don’t care. At least not UNTIL HE MOVED MY CHOCOLATE CHIPS. I found the bag I wanted and put them on the top of the cart by the eggs and other perishable, fragile items.

When I turned my back, he tossed them down on the meat. ON THE MEAT, PEOPLE! My chocolate chips, which must never ever touch icky stuff like meat, have been thrown down on top of …horrors…meat! I risked life and limb by touching the cart and moving them to their proper spot. I glared at him. “Chocolate chips are delicate and go here. Chocolate cannot touch water. Or MEAT!!”

He did that I married a crazy woman look and said very slowly, “They are sealed. It makes no difference.” Then he tossed them onto the frozen foods. FROZEN!!!

Unable to believe this travesty, I grabbed the bag and held it up. “You can’t shock chocolate with sudden temperature changes!”  I put them back in their proper spot and in my pissed off mom voice said, “Do it again. I dare you. Move the chocolate.”

Have you all ever seen a shark smile? Because I’m telling you, that’s what Wizard did. Then he said, “Go ahead, Witch, finish shopping. I’m right behind you, pushing the cart.”

I spent the next two aisles, spinning around, trying to catch him moving the chocolate. By the third time I turned, we both burst into laughter that got worse until we finally checked out and escaped.

I didn’t find the pudding cups he’d slipped into the cart until we got home and I was putting away the groceries… My beloved chocolate chips were a red herring the whole time! 

The moral of this story is Wizard might have retired from his high stress job, but he’s still crafty as hell. And pretty funny too.

So this weekend, I’m not sure what my plans are yet. What about you?



Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

Getting started on a new book is hard! And all these distractions…like the new cover for Soul Magic, which is awesome :-) But awesomeness takes time and work. Sure the cover artist did all the real work, but she made me feel super important by asking me questions…that counts right?

And I’m over at Bitten by Books for a super fun event for the release of Exposing the Heiress. Come over and join in, and you can enter for a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Click here to check it out.  So far, my favorite question:

Who is your favorite muppet and why? 

That made me laugh, and is easy to answer: Cookie Monster! :-)

Now let’s move onto our candidate today.


Yep it’s Joe Manganiello! So two questions for you: Do you think he’s worthy? And who is your favorite muppet?



Monday, August 10th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

Oh!! So I saw a mockup cover for the re-release of Blood Magic, and love it! Until that moment, it was all pure work and planning, then I saw that cover and fizzy excitement hit. It’s my hope to share this world with new readers by having the books at an affordable price point in digital. It’s a second chance for the series that taught me to write the very thing that scares me the most and then to TRUST THE READERS with those scenes. And so far, readers have been more supportive than I could ever imagine. Because it turns out — those things that scare me? Yeah, those are things the readers struggle with too.

Otherwise, my weekend was great. I went to my RWA Chapter meeting, where I met up with an old friend and we went to lunch to catch up. And my chapter gave me a rose to recognize my RITA Nomination which was incredibly sweet.

RITA Rose from OCC

I joined that chapter long before I published and I really believe the support, education and friendship have not only help me in my career, but to grow as a person.

So how was your weekend?

Friday, August 7th, 2015
Happy Friday!

It’s a happy day for me as I plan to get back to working on a new story today! Even if I only get to work for a couple hours, I’m psyched and ready to tackle a fresh project! Now if only I could find the perfect inspiration…

frenchie on computer


Ha! I wish. He’s so cute! But even without the dog, I’m still excited to tackle this and hopefully write fast!

Before I get to do that, though, I have to go see another specialist for my ankle. I think it’s a waste of time, but I’ll do it and then I’m done. My ankle isn’t getting worse and I’m sick to death of going to doctors.

So getting back to writing today is my happy news, what about you? What’s putting the happy in your Friday?


Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

It’s been such a crazy few weeks! By now, everyone knows both CAGED MAGIC, the fifth book in the Wing Slayer Hunter series, and EXPOSING THE HEIRESS book three in Once A Marine have been released. Thank you all for the tremendous support! I couldn’t have done it without you! If anyone is looking for buy links, they are on the sidebar.

I’d like to do a quick shout out to my publisher, Entangled Publishing, for the beautiful release day flowers. It’s the first time ever a publisher has sent me flowers, so I was happy dancing.

Flowers from Entangled for EtH release day 1


For those who’ve been asking, we’re working to get the older Wing Slayer Hunter books reissued. The biggest time issue is getting them all proofread/edited and new covers. I’m estimating a month to six weeks to get them all done. I’ll let everyone know as soon as we have a timeline.

And because we’re all sick of promotion at this point, let’s move right onto Wednesday Worthy! This one is a rerun, let’s see if you remember him:

the very muscular sleeping sexy guy lying on black background naked torso

the very muscular sleeping sexy guy lying on black background naked torso

So what do you think — is he worthy?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Weekend Round Up & Exposing the Heiress

This cake is wicked decadent, it’s devils food with chocolate chips, a whipped gnache mousse center, chocolate frosting and more mousse on top. The only issue I had was my kitchen was too humid so the mousse wouldn’t whip up firm enough to make it pretty. Even the standard frosting was soft from the heat until it dawned on me to turn on the air conditioning, LOL! But it was good!

birthday cake 2015 birthday cake slice 2015

Wizard helped make the actual cake, and I did the rest because I like doing it. However, the kids brought ALL the food and cooked, and Wizard cleaned up.  Such a fun birthday and I think I’m getting too spoiled. And I need to stop eating! Especially since I haven’t been able to work out due to some physical limitations (nothing serious, just boring stuff). But I think it’s time to engage a little self control for a while.

I played the pool and jacuzzi with the kids — so much so that I ended up banging my side on a pool step. I may be a tad sore from that, but it was totally worth it :-)

And…tomorrow, August 4th, is release day for EXPOSING THE HEIRESS!!



I love these characters and hope others enjoy their story too!

So how was your weekend?

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