Friday First Kiss #121 :: Julia by Lily Graison (Historical Western)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from, Julia (Book 2 in the Angel Creek Christmas Brides Series) by Lily Graison   Her heart had been fluttering wildly as Mathew touched her but now, as he leaned down, his mouth inches from her own, she feared it would burst through her chest. The moment his lips touched her own, Julia forgot how to breathe. She’d dreamed of being kissed by him, wondered what his hands would feel like against her skin and those dreams paled in comparison. There was … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #120 :: Charity by Sylvia McDaniel (Historical Western)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from, Charity (Book 1 in the Angel Creek Christmas Brides Series) by Sylvia McDaniel   For a man who had been open and honest with her, it seemed like a door had slammed shut. Turning to her, he offered her a spoonful. “Taste it and tell me if you like it.” Holding the spoon to her lips, she opened her mouth. Mere inches separated him from her and she moaned at the texture of the meat. “Delicious.” The savoriness ignited her hunger as she licked her lips and … Continue reading

Angel Creek Christmas Brides

    When 5 high society Southern Belles decide to become mail-order brides, they head to the wilds of Montana and find a little bit of Christmas magic.  Read all about these books below, then click the Amazon button to pre-order your copy!   Book 1: Charity by Sylvia McDaniel A Mail Order Bride, Secrets, Lies and a Christmas Miracle Five Charleston women desperate for marriage-minded men and the chance to rebuild their lives, after the Civil War answer an ad in the Grooms Gazette. Charity Kingston has to get out of Charleston or face life working in a brothel. But the past follows her to Angel Creek, Montana, revealing her Irish temper and the brothel owner’s demand for payment of her debt. After the war, Lewis Brown is given a chance at a new start in life. Taking a dead man’s identify he begins his new life as a … Continue reading

Coming Soon – A Christmas Holiday Romance Series!

  Today is the big reveal of the secret project I’ve been working on! In collaboration with authors Sylvia McDaniel, Hildie McQueen, Peggy McKenszie and debut author Everly West, the Angel Creek Christmas Brides series will release starting November 2nd. My contribution, JULIA, will be available on November 9th!    Julia: Angel Creek Christmas Brides Julia Hamel always dreamed of a Christmas wedding and hers would be a dream come true if she wasn’t marrying a man she’d never met. Traveling across the country as a mail-order bride took a leap of faith, and she’s determined to make the best of her new life despite that fact her husband seems to be hiding something. But nothing she does seems to please him and Matthew’s distant despite her best intentions. When she meets a mischievous old man and takes his advice on how to make her husband happy, his ideas backfire in the … Continue reading

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