About Lily Graison

Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. Her Willow Creek Series introduced readers to a small Montana town where the west is wild and the cowboys are wilder. Lily also dabbles in sci-fi, contemporary and paranormal romance when the mood strikes and all of her stories lean heavily to the spicy side with strong female leads and heroes who tend to always get what they want. She writes full time and lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and a house full of Yorkies.

Gaining Ground

After the many starts, deletes and re-starts of Wicked 3, the muse has finally sunk his teeth in and starting getting it right. I’ve barreled through the sorry this week, finally hitting the ‘50 page’ mark. We’re halfway through now. I’m averaging anywhere from 7-10 pages a day so I’m thinking the first draft will be finished this time next week. I’ll jump right into Wicked 4, Mick’s story, to try and clear my head of Christian’s story. It’s always good to let a story go ‘cold’ in your head before trying to do a second draft on it. If it’s too fresh, you just don’t see things clearly and end up leaving the not so good parts in. I’m not sure when Wicked 3 will be released. I’m hoping I can have it all cleaned up, sent off for edits and have it back for a June release. Keep your fingers crossed that it works out that way. All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0

Plodding along…

HOME: After a hair-pulling week of bookkeeping, I FINALLY got my taxes done! Yay! I’m the worlds biggest procrastinator, as many of you know, and even something as important as my taxes get left to the last minute. LOL 2 days left to spare but they’re gone now. Pheww! WORK: I’ve had to trash all 8,000+ words of Christian’s story (Wicked3) and start from scratch. The storyline just wasn’t working. Well, that’s not true. It was working. It would have just ended up being a mini-novel and we can’t have that. These are short stories, after all so, I’ve re-plotted the entire thing, going in a completely different direction. Side effect of this? I will miss my targeted release date of May 2009. Bummer, I know. No one wants this done more than me. I love writing about these guys but I have a slight case of ADHD, I think, so I’m ready to play in other sandboxes! Hehehe. I have a warlord waiting on me and I sooo want to play with him. *wink* Anyway, I’m still writing on Wicked 3 and hope to get it done soon. Then on the Mick’s story, which will be an easy write. … Continue reading

Personal Favorite!

It’s cool and rainy here today, despite it being April, and this type of weather makes me think of cold nights and great comfort food. One of our favorites is Taco Soup, which I’m preparing for supper tonight. I thought I’d share the recipe with you. It’s a great, slow cook meal and perfect cool days. Taco Soup2 lbs. Ground beef1 medium onion, chopped2 cans Mexican style tomatoes (Ro-Tel) chopped (you want hot chilies in the tomatoes!)1 (15oz.) can pinto beans with jalapeno pepper1 (15oz.) can pinto beans (plain)1 can Ranch style beans1 (16oz.) can whole kernel corn1 tsp. Salt2 tsp. Pepper1 (1oz.) pkg. Ranch dressing mix1 (1 ¼ oz.) pkg. Taco seasoning mix GarnishesShredded Cheddar CheeseTortilla ChipsSour cream In a large skillet, brown beef and onions; drain excess fat. Add all other ingredients (*Do not drain any of the cans. You’ll need the juices for the soup) except cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Top soup bowls off with cheese and sour cream and serve with tortilla chips. Serves 10. This soup can be frozen for later. Personal notes: In this part of the country it’s hard … Continue reading

Wicked: Leather and Lace

Out Now! New contemporary romance ebook by Lily Graison… Wicked: Leather and LaceRoxy Carlisle is on a mission. She’s been in lust with Luke Harris, lead guitarist for the band Wicked, for two years. When her best friend, Holly, hooks up with the bands lead singer, and asks her to tag along to New York with her to meet the band, Roxy couldn’t pack her bags fast enough. The chance to meet Luke in person was a dream come true. Even better if her ultimate fantasy of finding herself in his bed were to happen. One way or another, she was determined to have him. That is, if Holly’s hair-brained idea of playing hard to get doesn’t backfire in her face. Luke Harris loves women and they love him. All he ever has to do is speak and they fall all over themselves to be the lucky lady of the night. That all changes when a feisty brunette comes barreling into his life and changes all the rules. She’s immune to his usual charm, or so it seems, but something in her eyes tells him otherwise. Has Luke finally met a woman he can’t seduce? Can Roxy follow her plan … Continue reading

Excerpt: Wicked: Leather and Lace [Wicked series Book 2]

I have an excerpt today for Wicked 2. Roxy finally gets a small taste of Luke! ———- Roxy made her way to the bar wanting to kick her own ass every step of the way. Where was her `go get `em’ attitude when she needed it? That little blonde wasn’t anything to get worked up over, yet just sitting there watching her cuddle up with Luke was enough to cause thoughts of violence to override clear judgment. She wanted to hurt her. Bad. But really, who could blame her? She’d do the exact same thing given her position. It was the fact that she wasn’t in that position that stung. Sighing heavily, she stopped at the bar, waiting several minutes until the bartender spotted her before ordering. “Tequila. Make it a double.” “Make that two.” Roxy turned her head at the sound of Luke’s voice and barely kept the smile on her face from making her look insane. Had he followed her? She looked back at the table, noticing the blonde still sitting there, her attention now centered on Mick. So, she was one of those, was she? “Is Mick going to give your girlfriend back before the night is … Continue reading

Edits Almost Done!

I just finsihed the 4th pass of edits for Wicked: Leather and Lace. I’m way behind. I should have finsihed already but I’ve had my nose buried in a book all week, or rather, books, I should say. I read 7 this past week. I can’t help it, I love to read as much as I love to write. When editing a book, I go half blind looking for typos. My editor and my reader can only find so many so I always worry one has slipped by us. It happened with That First Christmas. I caught one in that story the day before I sent it in. I’ll never forget it. I gasped when I saw it and then laughed until I cried. The word was supposed to be…t-shirt. What did I actually type? T-shit. Yeah. LOL So, when you’re reading your favorite author and you see a typo, don’t think it’s just laziness that left it behind. No matter how many people have their hands on a story before it goes live, we’re all human. We make mistakes. Some funnier than others, but it happens. I still find them in books by my favorite authors so I don’t … Continue reading

Story Excerpt

March 8, 2009 is the release of Wicked: Leather and Lace [Wicked Series Book 2]. I’ve added an excerpt for the story to the book pages at my website. Head over there to get a sneak peek at the book and of Luke and Roxy! Wicked: Leather and Lace All material &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison Please follow and like us:0