The 129th (Old) Soldiers Reunion

  In the town I grew up in, there is a yearly event that everyone looks forward to and this week marks the 129th Soldiers Reunion Week. The Soldiers Reunion is (credited as) the longest running patriotic celebration in the United States not based on an official holiday. The tradition began in the county seat town (Newton, NC in Catawba County) on July 4, 1889, when Civil War veterans answered a statewide call for recognition of their wartime service and to register for pensions. The gathering, then on Court Square, led to annual veterans’ reunions, starting the popular patriotic event then called Old Soldiers Reunion. The Catawba County Museum of History – which is located in the downtown 1924 courthouse – displays a patriotic exhibit of historic military displays all week and is free to the public. Events around town include a Classic Car Show on Courthouse Square on Sunday, … Continue reading

Nightingale, Willow Creek Book #8 Preview

  We’re a little over a month away from the release of NIGHTINGALE, book #8 in the Willow Creek Series and I’m so excited to finally be able to share this book with you! These two characters have been whispering to me since book 6, when it first because clear little Betsey Atwater had a crush on the new boy in town. This story takes place twelve years later and today, I’m going to share the first two chapters with you!        NIGHTINGALE ©2018 Lily Graison   Chapter One     Willow Creek, Montana – July, 1884   That old shotgun had hung above the mantel for so long dust fell from the barrel when Ben pulled it down and checked to see if it was loaded. Betsey’s heart slammed against her ribcage as she watched him. “What are you doing, Ben?” When he crossed the room without answering, … Continue reading

New Release and Giveaway

    I noticed today while doing website maintenance that–I never hit the ‘publish’ button on this post! So…without further ado…. . Back in September 2017, my writing friend, Alexandra Marell started talking about a Sci-Fi Romance ‘world’ she had been thinking about and the books she’d like to write for it. I helped her brainstorm ideas for her new series and by the next day, I had a plot bunny–one I sat down and banged out 1,000 words of in record time. The plot bunny turned into a story, then a full-length novel and now, seven months later, Dragon Fire, my first ever Sci-Fi Romance has been published. I love writing westerns. I love the simplicity of the time period, the struggles the people back then faced and the fact men were men. They worked hard, loved their families, and were fiercely protective. One of the things I try … Continue reading

Prison Moon – Dragon Fire – 1st Chapter Preview

It’s #TeaserTuesday so I thought I’d share a bit more about my upcoming book in the Prison Moon Series is set to release on April 24th! I’m beyond excited to share this new world I’ve created with Alexandra Marell. Take a peek below at the first chapter of my contribution to the series, DRAGON FIRE. ______________________________________     Prison Moon: Dragon Fire – Sci-Fi Romance by Lily Graison Abducted by aliens and housed in an airtight room with twenty other girls wasn’t Sara’s idea of a good time. Neither was being dropped into the jungle of a Prison Moon, but for the rest of the galaxy, it was. She was the entertainment. The game? Survive the lawless alien criminals who ran wild or die trying, but there was no outrunning a dragon, and he didn’t seem to be in any hurry to let her go.    Toren has spent the last … Continue reading

New Book, New Series, New Adventures!

I’m so excited to share a project with you I’ve been working on for months. I’ve had a secret love affair with science fiction romance for a very long time (Thank you Ruby Dixon) and after years of reading it, I took the plunge and wrote one myself. It has been an exhilarating change of pace and has allowed me the opportunity to let my imagination run wild and take a brand new adventure right along with my characters. I love my historical westerns and have NO PLANS to stop writing them so, fans of the Willow Creek Series and my new Silver Falls Series, don’t panic! I have more of those books coming in 2018, Nightingale, Willow Creek book 8 in the next few months. In the meantime, take a look at DRAGON FIRE, my first contribution in the Prison Moon Series I’m writing with my author friend, Alexandra … Continue reading

Get These Two Holdiay Romances FREE!

    Looking for a few Holiday reads? Both of my contemporary romance Christmas stories Blame It On The Mistletoe and That First Christmas are both on Kindle Unlimited AND FREE as part of a special book promotion Dec. 16th – 20th. Pick up your copies at Amazon.com!   Blame It On The Mistletoe by Lily Graison Contemporary Romance Format: eBook Length: Novella Released: Dec. 2009 When Macy Carter’s parents order her to bring her live-in boyfriend Sean home with her for Christmas she has no idea that her little white lie is just about to snowball into a fabrication of monstrous proportions. Sean isn’t her boyfriend, he’s her boss. Now she has to reveal the lie she’s been telling her family for the past two years or hastily concoct an elaborate ruse to fool them instead. When Macy tells Sean Mathis of her predicament he does what any gentleman … Continue reading

New Release – Lullaby, A Willow Creek Short Story

Can’t get enough of Jesse and Alex from WILD HORSES? Their short story, LULLABY is now available at all retail outlets!! Lullaby – A Willow Creek Short Story by Lily Graison Willow Creek residents, Jesse and Alexandra Samuels, await the birth of their baby in the only way they know how. By getting on each other’s nerves. *Note: This short story is part of the WILLOW CREEK SERIES and does not stand alone. It follows directly after WILD HORSES and gives us a little glimpse at the birth of their baby. Read the entire first chapter HERE GET YOUR COPY AT THE LINKS BELOW Amazon US: http://lilygraison.com/Lullaby_Amazon Kobo: http://lilygraison.com/Lullaby_Kobo Smashwords: http://lilygraison.com/Lullaby_Smashwords Nook: http://lilygraison.com/Lullaby_Nook iBooks: http://lilygraison.com/Lullaby_iBooks

Reader Group Holiday Giveaway!

  For the month of December, I’ll be holding a huge Holiday Giveaway over on my Facebook Reader Group. Every other day from Dec. 1 – 25th, there will be a giveaway with prizes ranging from ebooks to print books and special gifts with a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire which will be given away on Christmas Day! Join me and a bunch of my author friends as we shower you with Christmas goodies. Just follow the link below to join. See you there!! Lily Graison’s Reader Group