Jennifer Lyon
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Ashlynn’s Book and Random Stuff

Today we were going to have our very own Ashlynn Pearce guest blog but she’s unable to make it.  I’d really like you all to keep Ashlynn in your thoughts right now. She’s going through a tough struggle, and when she’s recovered, she’ll tell you all if she wishes. But let’s remember her.

And you could always buy her book here ! It’s just been released from Ellora’s Cave

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Jake Korte is emotionally broken. Angry. Hurt. Worthless. Fearing that he will become the abuser his father was, the last thing he needs is a woman in his life. He feels like a virtual time bomb just waiting for the internal explosion. So when tiny Rebecca Saylor “chats” her way into his life and then crawls under his skin, panic descends. He can’t seem to stay away, but is terrified to be with her.

After surviving an abusive marriage, Becca isn’t looking for love, only safety. But through her research for her column “Chat Addiction”, she meets Jake, who is anything but safe. He’s the one man who can make her feel alive again. But can she overcome her own fears to claw her way into the heart of a man so fractured?

I am going to order my copy!

In other news,  I’m very slow to answer comments and I apologize. I hope you all know how much I appreciate you guys! You all make me laugh at your comments!

And lastly, did you all see that the Gaylord Hotel in Tennessee has severe flooding that may impact that RWA National Conference? I don’t know what’s going to happen.  I just hope everyone in Tennessee is okay!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Monday

I’m writing this blog while watching DATELINE on email scams. I get those emails all the time! So I’m wondering, do you know anyone personally who has fallen for these? I don’t think I do.  But people do fall for them.  I’d suggest risking a buck on the Lottery rather than replying to these emails!

Otherwise, my weekend was mostly work. I finished the page proofs for REDEEMING THE WIZARD, my story in The Beast Within Anthology.  I hope it’s an entertaining story! That anthology is out in September 2010.

I had to laugh, though, I went to the dentist for my regular check up on Saturday morning. They took one look at the mess I’ve made biting the inside of my cheeks and declared that I was under stress—BWHAHAHAHA!!! Really? Imagine my surprise! 

But on the upside, I’m learning more and more about Key and his witch-heroine and if I can get it to all come together, I think it can be a really good story. It’s always exciting when things begin to suddenly make sense. It’s just playing Outrun The Looming Deadline that’s stressful.

So that’s my pretty boring weekend. How was your weekend.

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Monday Roundup

Bailey waiting for toyBailey was waiting for me to get to his house yesterday so we could play!

It was another busy weekend.  Wizard and I went  to see THE BACKUP PLAN.  I was bored. I didn’t want to see it but Wizard thought it might be funny.

Silly Wizard, he should listen to his witch :-)

We also had a whole list of chores and errands on Saturday, and I managed to talk Wizard in stopping by a pet store to look at puppies.  On the way home, he said, “You’re wearing me down, witch, you’re wearing me down.”

Realllly? Bwhahahaha!!! Of course two hours later, he’s back to telling me we can’t get a dog. We’ll see, Wizard, we will see!

Sunday I spent all morning cooking and baking, we went to my two sons’ house to celebrate one of their birthdays and my mother in law’s birthday.  We had fun.  Even better, Bailey is helping my quest for a dog by curling up next to Wizard and going to sleep with his head on Wizard’s leg.  I caught Wizard petting him several times.

I didn’t get a lot of writing done, but this week will be all work and no play.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
What do you think?

So I heard this news yesterday from this link

SAN FRANCISCO – Danielle Steel‘s former assistant has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for embezzling more than $760,000 from the romance novelist.

Kristy Watts worked for 15 years and earned an annual salary of $200,000 for part-time work that included handling Steel’s payroll and accounting.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty last year to depositing numerous checks made out to “cash” in her own bank account, using the author’s credit card rewards points and paying herself more than her salary.

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker on Tuesday sentenced Watts to two years and nine months in prison.

She has paid the author $969,752 to settle a lawsuit by selling her house and furnishings. Watts is married to a San Francisco Police Department officer and has a 6-year-old daughter.

I was floored.  The woman worked PART TIME and made $200,000 a year and still stole from her employer? Pathetic.

What do you think?

Monday, April 19th, 2010
Monday Roundup!

It’s been another busy weekend!

Friday night we went to see DATE NIGHT.  We laughed like lunatics. I really enjoyed the whole–boring married couple getting caught up in a crazy adventure–plot.  I thought Steve Carell and Tina Fey were perfect.

Baby cattle collie mixSaturday we went to the animal shelter. Wizard said he was tired of seeing my sad face.  We didn’t find the right dog, and I’m not sure what Wizard considers “right.” I suspect a wind up TOY dog might be what he has in mind. But keep those spells coming, we’re making progress with Wizard!

This is me holding a little beauty at another place my son and I went too.  She’s a lover, a collie mix, but probably too big.  She’s only three months old here.  It was tough, but I walked away.  I don’t think she’ll have any trouble finding a home.

After playing with that dog, I went home and FINALLY kicked my book’s butt! Okay here’ s the sad pathetic part–it was only about five pages, but I’ve been trying to find a way to get this turning point in for a week. A whole freaking week and every scene I tried failed.  I think I’ve got it now.  And it sets up the next scenes too.

Also (busy weekend, remember?) I read FAERIE FATE by Silver James! Loved it!  It’s a time travel romance, if you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?

By now, you’re all probably sick of hearing this, but I just have to say that I’m so excited that BLOOD MAGIC is a finalist in the National Readers Choice Award contest! Congratulations to all my fellow finalists!

I’ll stop now. It’s your turn, how was your weekend?

Friday, April 16th, 2010
Hunk Fail!

Holy Time Keepers, it’s Friday! Again! And my deadline is barreling down on me like an avalanche. Two months!

I need a paper bag! Or maybe a cauldron of appletinis!

Or maybe this:

Dear Jen Lyon,

I understand that there is a dangerous motorcycle-stunt in your book NIGHT MAGIC to be released April 2011. See how I do my research? Anyway,  I know how much you witches love your Wing Slayer Hunters, so to keep Phoenix safe during this dangerous stunt, I’d like to apply for the position as Phoenix’s Stunt Double. Please see the enclosed picture.

Thank you,

Wild Bill Wannabe

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I swear, I can’t make this stuff up (cough-liar-cough)!  So what do you think witches? Pass or Fail?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Winner! From Tuesday’s Guest Blog

Silver faeriefate_300It’s time to announce the winner of a copy of FAERIE FATE from Silver’s guest blog!

Using Random.org, the winner is…

Kami!

Congratulations, Kami! Please email Silver at  silverjames@swbell.net with your choice of paperback or ebook, and be sure to include your snail mail address  for the book, or email address for the .pdf version.

And for everyone else, here’s my question of the day: Have you bought or gotten an e-reader yet?

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