Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Or Why I Continued the Wing Slayer Hunter Series
I’m thrilled to be here today! Thanks so much to Cori and Reading in Pajamas for having me on the blog! Okay let’s talk about breaking up. You know that boyfriend that causes you so much pain you decide to break up, but then can’t do it? Or maybe you leave a few times but keep coming back?
That’s me and Linc Dillinger, the hero of Caged Magic, book 5 in the Wing Slayer Hunter Series. This guy was breaking my heart, ripping it up in shreds and I had to end things to save myself. First the publisher dropped the series, then another publisher contacted me with interest but after waiting for-freaking-ever the offer wasn’t one I could accept. At that point, I was done.
I explained it the best I could, “Linc, I can’t write your story.”
Linc stared me down with his light brown eyes in that too handsome face. “Too late, you started the story, in fact you wrote almost half of it then you bailed. Unacceptable Lyon. And worse, you left my heroine, Risa, in serious trouble and her baby girl is missing. Get your butt in the chair and finish the story. We’re going to find that baby and I will save Risa. Make. It. Happen.”
Dang he’s stubborn and like a fool, I kept explaining, “I can’t. I have deadlines on contracts and other books to write to pay the bills.” I mean that’s reality, right? It didn’t matter how much I love this series about witches and hunters fighting a pervasive evil, or that they love one another with a fierce passion. I had to face the facts and let the series go.
And yet the second I fulfilled my contractual obligations, I pulled up Linc’s book, started reading…and didn’t stop until I finished writing the book.
In the beginning of the story, Linc and Risa need each other – he needs her to break his curse, and she needs him to find her missing baby. But together, they discover a love so powerful, Linc wouldn’t rest until the story was told and he won Risa’s heart. He not only fought the bad guys in the book, he fought me tooth and nail, refusing to let me give up. That kind of love should be rewarded with a happy ending and I hope I gave Linc and Risa the story they deserved.
So now you know why I couldn’t break up with Linc and Risa in Caged Magic. But how about you as a reader? Have you ever tried to break up with a series you’re reading, but just couldn’t do it?
CAGED MAGIC: A Wing Slayer Novel by Jennifer Lyon
Publication Date: July 20, 2015
Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.
Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.
But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.
The Wing Slayer Series is back! When Jennifer Lyon announced that she was going to write Linc’s book to say I was excited would be an understatement. I ‘girly squeeled’ and then went to Facebook and Twitter and told everyone they needed to read this series if they hadn’t read it. It’s one of those series I tell everyone they should read because I just love it so much and I obsessed with characters. The Wing Slayer series is a hot paranormal romance series with swoon-worthy protective alpha males and their witches. I’m so happy Jennifer Lyon has picked up the series again and decided to self publish it. I have loved Linc since she introduced him in the series and he blew me away in Caged Magic! Caged Magic is a heart-wrenching, action packed, scorching hot and just incredible love story! It’s also my new favorite in the series! Linc and Rissa were made for each other and the definition of soul mates. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll love the new book and if you’re new you should start with book one, Blood Magic, and see why I’m so obsessed with the Wing Slayers. I can’t wait for the next book!
*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Linc reached across the bathroom, catching her hand. His warm, firm fingers anchored her. Startled, she lifted her gaze to him.
“Come here, Risa.”
She started to shake her head, but pain pierced her skull. She hadn’t recovered yet. It would take hours of sleep to regain some strength.
“Here’s the thing. If you want your high magic, you’re going to have to learn my touch is not like the others. I am not just making use of your body.” He squeezed her hand reassuringly. “Not while I still have a soul. We clear?”
She resisted for a second longer, searching over him with her gaze. When he showed her this kindness, acting as if he cared enough to get to know and understand her, it opened her up, left her too vulnerable.
“Take the first step. That’s all you have to do.” His voice flowed smoothly to wrap around her like a silky ribbon. Her chakras relaxed, and her muscles unlocked.
She took the step.
And won a smile from him. His face softened, a dent forming in his chin while his eyes crinkled. This wasn’t Linc’s charming smile, the one he tossed off with his fast and glib comebacks. That smile had polish.
This one was real, sexy, and made her feel like smiling back. Unsure what to do, she just stood there, staring at the amazing grin on his face.
He reached out, caught her waist and tugged her between his thighs. He tucked her beneath one arm, surrounding her with his body heat.
Jennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.
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