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Where is Kathy Lyons?
Author Guest / October 23, 2018

Guess where I was this weekend? Home with my feet up, my cat on my lap, as I binged watched Firefly and Serenity. (Again) Dancing with the Stars. As in out in my backyard with my husband as we celebrated empty nesting. New York to see as many Broadway shows as we could cram into 3 days. At Shameless Con in Orlando where a TON of fun is had by all. Answer: D — Shameless Con! I met lots of great friends there—old and new. Had a wonderful time at the Entangled Candy and Spoons party. (I was the dealer so my body was not in danger as people dove across the table for spoons and huge towers of books as prizes) Here’s a picture of me at my booth before we started. And then there are great pictures of the Meredith Wild after party. So many great costumes! (It was Wild Circus themed) And lastly, this is me dealing Spoons in Entangled Publishing Candy and Spoons event! Whew! Then I rewarded myself!

Kathy Lyons | GUESS WHERE I AM!
Author Guest / October 4, 2018

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (aka Mission Inn) in Riverside, CA How many of you know the cover of the Eagle’s album Hotel California? That’s actually a picture of the Mission Inn located in Riverside, California. It’s a fabulous hotel with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. I went there for the Historical Romance Retreat and joined in the scavenger hunt. The organizer (Renee Bernard) did a great job, and the hotel staff members were wonderful as they directed us around the hotel, former abbey, and former mission. I don’t have room here for all the pictures I took, but I’ll give you an idea. First off, here’s the scavenger hunt list. Here’s items 2 and 3—the oldest bell and the biggest bell. You can’t read the plaque, but it says this bell of Spanish origin dates from 1247 AD and is considered the oldest bell in Christendom. Item 4 – Napoleon and Josephine were the two birds. We searched a long time for Item 8 – the smallest door still in use. The tiniest one pictured isn’t still in use, but the other two were. Item 11 the Glockenspiel was huge. It’s hard to see here, but there are two figures inside,…

Who Knew Detroit Could Be So Sexy?
Author Guest , Giveaways / April 12, 2018

There are lots of fun things to do in the Motor City. My favorites include things like NOT getting mugged and NOT witnessing a gang killing because that’s all I hear about in today’s news. City gone bankrupt. The terrors of 8 Mile. A whole lot of empty urban landscape ready for filming the newest zombie apocalypse movie. But Detroit still has a lot going on that’s fun. Guess which ones of the following are true. A great big tire on I-95. It was a Ferris wheel at the 1964/5 New York World’s Fair, but now has tread where the gondolas used to be. Motown Museum. A small shingle clad building where Motown’s unique sound was produced from 1957-1072. Any Marvin Gaye fans out there? The crumbling ruins of The Grande Ballroom, a place that once hosted jazz legends and psychedelic rock bands. The Detroit Children’s Zoo. Don’t worry. There’s a new exciting one on the opposite side of Belle Isle, but the remains of this one are still visible. Michigan’s Central Station – Hundreds of trains passed through there each day…once upon a time The Heidleberg Project – One man’s attempt to bring beauty to an urban landscape by…

Kathy Lyons goes into the Locker Room for HITTING IT!
Author Guest / April 9, 2018

Does the start of baseball season get you thinking about the men of summer? Well, go into the locker room with Kathy Lyons and uncover all the secrets in her Locker Room Diaries. HITTING IT by Kathy Lyons Locker Room Diaries #1 This heavy hitter knows how to score Making it to the Major Leagues is all rookie ballplayer, Rob Lee, has ever dreamed of. But now, he’s a little overwhelmed with his new celebrity status. Everyone wants a piece of the new heavy hitter for the Indianapolis Bobcats. Still, he’s worked hard for it, and he doesn’t have many regrets. Although there is one… If journalist Heidi Wong wants to keep her job, she needs to come up with a story—fast! That’s why she tells her boss that she knows the Bobcat’s reclusive new slugger, Rob Lee. And she does…in the Biblical sense. During Spring Break three years ago, she and Rob shared a torrid night on the beach. And she’s wanted him again ever since. But everyone knows reporters and athletes don’t mix. Rob’s contract doesn’t allow him to talk to the press, and her job depends on it. Which is driving them both just a little crazy……

Kathy Lyons | Guess What I’m Doing This Week!
Author Guest / March 8, 2018

So I’ve been doing some weird things this week. Guess what they are… Running around the neighborhood yelling, “The Grizzlies are here! The Grizzlies are here!” Well, I’m just saying it now because the cops said I shouldn’t Okay, so maybe I’m whispering it, but that’s beside the point. The Grizzlies are here! Are you kidding me? It’s too cold outside for me to be running around. I’m sitting in a hot sauna with a sexy shifter. We’re playing Simon Says… Today is the day I get to feed an animal other than my cat Cinnamon. And look what kind of animals they are! No wait! The GRIZZLIES GO WILD series continued this week! Yup, my wonderful grizzly bear shifter series has started up again. This time something strange is happening in Detroit and I’m…well, I’m really excited about it. Answer: D! Yes, the new trilogy launched on Tuesday with ALPHA UNLEASHED. Fresh Fiction has already reviewed it review and it is the best review of my career. So I’m pretty excited about that. As for the other options, it really is too cold for me to run around the neighborhood right now. And I wish, wish, wish that I…

Guess What I’m Doing Today! By Kathy Lyons
Author Guest / March 6, 2018

So I’ve been doing some weird things today. Guess what they are… Running around the neighborhood yelling, “The Grizzlies are here! The Grizzlies are here!” Well, I’m just saying it now because the cops said I shouldn’t Okay, so maybe I’m whispering it, but that’s beside the point. The Grizzlies are here! Are you kidding me? It’s too cold outside for me to be running around. I’m sitting in a hot sauna with a sexy shifter. We’re playing Simon Says… Today is the day I get to feed an animal other than my cat Cinnamon. And look what kind of animals they are! No wait! Today is the day that the GRIZZLIES GO WILD series continues! Yup, my wonderful grizzly bear shifter series has started up again. This time something strange is happening in Detroit and I’m…well, I’m really excited about it. Answer: D! Yes, the new trilogy launches today with Alpha Unleashed. Fresh Fiction has already reviewed it  and it is the best review of my career. So I’m pretty excited about that. As for the other options, it really is too cold for me to run around the neighborhood right now. And I wish, wish, wish that I…

Cover Reveal – A New Grizzlies Gone Wild book from Kathy Lyons
Author Guest / February 7, 2018

Guess why I love March? I’m a Shakespeare addict and I get to go around warning everyone to “Beware the Ides of March” I’m a trivia nut and I love telling people that the Ides of March is March 15. I’m a huge basketball nut and March Madness is sacred in my house It’s the month when we get flashes of the spring to come. And wow, do I long for spring. Alpha Unleashed comes out on March 6 and I get to celebrate it all month long! Answer: E –The newest Grizzlies Gone Wild book comes out March 6 and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Cover and back cover copy are below. (My big reveal!) And if you want to win signed, print copies of the first trilogy, then enter the contest below. As for the other options, I’m really bad at trivia including Shakespeare trivia, so A and B are out. And though my husband enjoys March Madness, I usually read while he’s cheering on the Michigan Wolverines. (Go blue!) Answer D is true because I am anxious for spring, but that means I adore the month of May and have been known to sing “The Lusty Month…

New Rule: No Holidays allowed until I finish dying my Easter Eggs.
News / December 14, 2017

I used to love holidays. Easter eggs, Halloween costumes, even flag day was fun. But since my kids have left home (Yippee, empty nesting!), I can’t be bothered to notice the passing of days. Well, that’s not exactly true. I count days by words written and deadlines missed or (fingers crossed) made. So now that we’ve finished Thanksgiving and are heading toward Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza (not to mention Omisoka, St. Lucy’s day, and New Years) guess what my holiday plans look like. Plans? Who plans? I’m going to sit by a fire and read while my cat tries to drink my wine Husband is doing the tree and outdoor lights. I’m shopping to feed 1000 (aka my teenaged nieces and nephews). And amazon is delivering the rest. What holiday? Talk to me after I finish my next grizzly bear shifter romance. (Sign up for my newsletter /// here to get a sneak peek…um, coming as soon as the book is done. Which will be soon, I swear!) Pass the egg nog. My manscripts are written, the presents are bought, and… bwahahahaha! I couldn’t even finish typing this because it’s too ridiculous for words. I’m turning off the news, my…

Gals, Gowns, and Handsome Men by Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons
News / October 5, 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of being an author at the Historical Romance Retreat in Spokane, WA. Delilah Marvelle and Renée Bernard did an incredible job. I thought I was way cool in a teal blue Regency gown created by Victoria Vane and a costume from the Titanic movie. I was put to shame by the fabulous outfits so many women wore. And as for the men, oh la la, they looked quite impressive. Workshops included writing using a quill (I was horrible), a perfume class (very fun), a hat-making class with Eloisa James (mine fell apart), and of course author chats. Delilah worked with the chef to create amazing historical foods which we ate during Low Tea, Absinthe night, and the Grand Ball. We also got to see a fun period movie at the Bing Crosby theater, and then we enjoyed ballroom dances at the Grand Ball. There are many pictures on the website www.historicalromanceretreat.com. My poor photography skills were not up to the task but I will show you some of the wonderful costumes that I was able to capture on my phone. Next year’s retreat will be in the Los Angeles area. I won’t be allowed…

GUESS WHAT I’M DOING by Kathy Lyons / Jade Lee
Author Guest / September 7, 2017

Well everyone, I’m doing something new this week. I’m in Mexico (in August) sweating because it’s about 90% humidity when it isn’t raining. My daughter and I are doing a vegan/raw cleanse at a yoga retreat. Yeah. So anyone ever hear me talk about yoga? No? That’s because I haven’t done it in years, but I am now! Twice a day! So guess what I’m learning while here… Vegan food can be fabulous! Especially when it’s lots of fresh mango and avocado As in my body surrendered into poses I didn’t think I could make. And then my shoulder surrendered when I tried a chaturanga and landed face first into my yoga mat. Oops. I can get used to feeling sweaty and sticky, especially when I’m exhausted from yoga and zenning out while watching the ocean waves. Everything’s good when reading a great book. Answer: All of the above! Yup, the food here is great. My shoulder did indeed give up the ghost on day 5. No more yoga for me. But that just means I have more time to read and watch the waves! And well, everyone’s sweaty here, so it’s all good! BTW, I missed the turtle hatching…