Jennifer Lyon
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
The Photo Shoot

So yesterday was the photo shoot. First, I’d like to thank my friend and photographer Michele Cwiertny! She really made the shoot easy! Michele is a very talented writer and photographer (plus being young, pretty and smart).  I wanted to grab a picture of her from another site but forgot to ask her permission.  So I’ll do that when I show you all some of the shots once they are all fixed up.

Michele said she got around 90 shots to choose from.  Amazing!  I had no idea she took that many.  Hmm…wonder if she has any she can use for blackmail?

We went to a park with hiking trails and a bit of wilderness. I climbed over a hip-high wood fence and trudged through a foot-deep bunch of dead leaves (I got a pedicure for this???) and finally found a good spot by a massive old oak tree. Michele started shooting, and I looked up…

A FREAKING HIVE OF BEES IS IN THE TREE!!!

Holy Cauldrons! We hi-tailed it out of there! I think I leaped over that fence! In heels! Michele missed that shot, LOL!

The rest of the shoot included wild bunnies, a brief panic about possible poison oak,  a curious walker with his dog and lots of laughter. Then we went to lunch.  Over all it was a great day!

If Michele sends me any amusing but not too horrible outtakes, I’ll post them :-)

Oh and NIGHT MAGIC is now on Amazon! No cover or info yet, but it’s there!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Let’s Catch up!

I’m back!

I finished writing/editing Key’s book and sent it in on Sunday.  I worked long hours this last month to get this book done and in.

And my reward?

Monday!  The three boys, Wizard and I were out at the pool with Bailey.  SO MUCH FUN!

Here’s Bailey when we coxed him on a raft:

Then Bailey swimming to the steps:

I also got awesome pictures of my sons jumping super high…but I can’t post those, darn it.

Do you ever have just one of those perfect family days? We BBQed hamburgers for lunch, swam all afternoon (there may have been some gin and tonics going around) and then had sirloin tip and chicken for dinner.  Oh and chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies!

How was your weekend? Did you guys get Monday off? Let’s all catch up!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Almost there…

I’m in the last chunk of revising! I’m going to be cutting it close, but I’ll make it! At this second, I am feeling much better about Key’s book…

By the way, have I told you all the title? It’s SINFUL MAGIC.  What do you think?

Okay this morning, I have to leave early for a stupid appointment, but as soon as I get back, I’ll be diving into the last of revising. Tell me what you are doing today! And are you reading any good books?

Monday, June 28th, 2010
A Question, and Weekend Roundup

So where does a witch go for help?

HERE!!! I’m here to ask you all a question.

What do you want to know about the Wing Slayer Hunters? I’m going to expand this site into a more traditional website in a next month or two, and do a Wing Slayer Hunter page.   So what do you want to know about on the site? More about Axel and his crew? About their witches? Five questions for each? Three traits? What they like in a woman? I’m trying to keep it fairly simple and fun to read.

I won’t be able to use everything,  and time is a huge factor, but any help you all can give me is greatly, hugely and very much appreciated!

Okay and on to our weekends, mine was all work, but I’m past page 300 in my revisions, so YAY! I have less than 200 pages to go, then I need to do a last read through to get it clean and send it to my editor July 5th  I have no idea if the book is any good, but it will be done.

Bailey is coming over today! How am I supposed to work with Bailey Dog here? So not fair! My son swears this is a picture of Bailey watching soccer with him over the weekend, but it looks to me like Bailey is bored and probably thinking, “Hey when can I go play with that super cool witch again?” And then my son said, “Fine, I’ll take to you see her, but she’s not cool, she’s my mom. ”

So how was your weekend? And don’t forget, give me your suggestions for a Wing Slayer Hunter web page!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
ARC Winners!

I used Random.org to pick the two winners of the Advance Reading Copy for THE BEAST WTIHIN.

And the winners are:

Comment #6 TERESA WARNER

Comment #12 DAWN

Congratulations! Teresa and Dawn, email at Jenniferlyonbooks@gmail.com or Jenapodaca@aol.com with your mailing addresses.

Monday, June 21st, 2010
ARC Contest

I have two ARCs (Advance Reading Copy, which is an uncorrected, bound proof of the book) to give away of THE BEAST WITHIN (out Sept 2010), the Anthology I’m in with Erin McCarthy and Bianca D’Arc.

My story in the anthology is about a once powerful wizard with a dangerous secret, and the woman who will either ruin him or save him.

If you’re interested in winning an ARC,  leave a comment answering this question;  Do you like reading about sizzling hot, powerful men with dangerous secrets?

I’ll announce the two winners on Thursday. Good luck!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Cover Question

Is sexier better?

I love my Wing Slayer Hunter covers:

But  a bookseller was just saying she thought a sexier cover would increase sales even more. Sexy, maybe like this:

So I’m throwing it out to you–what to you think?

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