Jennifer Lyon

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Question of the Day

Two weeks until the release of NIGHT MAGIC! There’s a new review over at Fresh Fiction if you’re at all interested.

Now onto my question: How dark is too dark in romance? Even dark, edgy paranormal?

For me, dark works when it drives the emotional conflicts of the character. Dark backstory that tortures the hero or heroine works.  I love watching the hero end up protecting the very one he thinks he should harm or hate. That kind of dark works for me.

Killing off bad guys doesn’t bother me.

But if the hero is so tortured that he intentionally and cruelly physically  hurts the heroine , or people she cares about, that’s a little darker than I want to go. (NOT talking any kind of bondage etc. that the heroine agrees too).  No matter how the author redeems this character,  I’ve stopped believing in the romance.

So what to you all think?  Is there a line in romance where it’s just too dark for you?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Let’s Share Good News

Wow, it ‘s March 1st today! What happened to February? It’s like I blinked and an entire month is gone. Is it just me? Anyway…it’s so much fun when the reviews start to come in! Publisher’s Weekly says about NIGHT MAGIC:

Lyon continues the Wing Slayers series (Blood Magic, Soul Magic) with a strong installment sure to please returning readers. Ailish Donovan was tricked by her mother, Maeve, into being handfasted with a demon at age 16. Shunned by Circle Witches because of the “witch karma” that left her blind, Ailish channeled her anger into a kickboxing career. Two weeks before her 24th birthday, when she must complete the bonding, Ailish plans to break the handfast or die. Phoenix Torq, one of the Wing Slayer Hunters, might be able to help, but he can’t decide whether Ailish is good or evil. Meanwhile, Maeve and the demon Asmodeus resort to trickery, threats, and violence. Lyon peppers the love story with teasing humor and strong sexuality, though the beautiful imagery sometimes edges into purple territory. New readers face only a short learning curve and will finish the book enthused. (Apr.)

So that’s my good news for the day, what’s is your good news?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
First Reviews!

It’s just under six weeks until the release of NIGHT MAGIC on March 22nd! I’m starting to get the reviews now…the first two came this week.

This first one came from A snippet of the review:

Spine-chilling fighting sequences abound in this breathtaking sequel to the WING SLAYER series. Jennifer Lyons writes with sheer genius, never divulging too much until the very explosive end. The characterization is brilliant, the dialogue is witty with a sharp edge to it, and the storyline is well plotted out from beginning to end. NIGHT MAGIC, jam-packed with panache so rare, delivers a wicked punch with deadly accuracy.

And the second one is from Romantic Times (April 2011 Issue) rated the book 4 stars HOT .  A snippet of that review:

For Lyon’s third in the Wing Slayer Hunters series, she places her heroine between a rock and a hard place. Drama and gut-wrenching emotion fill Lyon’s stories, making the action intense. Readers are in luck, for this world keeps on getting richer, and thankfully there are more sexy witch hunters to be explored!

I’m really happy that these reviewers liked the book.  I love this book so much, and just hope it resonates with readers!

Is it time for Appletinis? I need something to get through these next weeks! And then SINFUL MAGIC is out just two months after NIGHT MAGIC.  Appletinis are good for nerves, right?