The Lawman, book 1 in the Willow Creek Series, made it all the way to #2 in the Bestselling Western Chart on Amazon.com back in March 2012. As excited as I was, I’ll admnit to being a bit disappointed it didn’t hit #1. Every author wants their books to do well and being so close to that #1 coveted spot and losing it was a major downer. So imagine me bouncing in my seat when I checked Amazon this morning to see A Willow Creek Chirstmas has hit the #1 Bestselling Western chart in a record 2 weeks! Did I mention its also at #4 on the Historical Romance chart? It’s my first time ranking on the historical charts! Thank you to everyone buying the book and for recommending it to your friends! You have made my year!
Looks as if December really is the month of giving! There are several Giveaways taking place and to make sure no one misses any of them, I’ll post them all here. The first Giveaway is my monthly website giveaway. This month I have a host of prizes, the one everyone will want under their tree being the Kindle Paperwhite! Take a look at what’s up for grabs. Grand Prize: The all-New Kindle Paperwhite (US Only) or $120.00 Amazon Gift Card (International) 1 x Signed paperback of BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE AND THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS 1 x Signed paperback of HIS BROTHER’S WIFE 1 x $25.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card 1 x $10.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card 1 x $5.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card To enter this Giveaway, just head on to my CONTEST page, read the rules, and enter. The Countdown To Christmas Giveaway is happening over on Facebook. There’s eleven authors participating with over 21 prizes, which include, ebooks, paperbacks, gift cards, audio books, mugs and calendars, up for grabs. You can enter this giveaway by LIKEing Facebook pages. This giveaway ends December 15th, so hurry and get your entry in. Just follow the link to the Rafflecopter form and LIKE some pages for your chance to win one of these prizes. http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33427268/ And the last Giveaway is an on-going contest that takes place on my Facebook fan page. For every 50 new “LIKES” the page recieves, I give away a signed, paperback, winners choice, from my available ppaperbacks. To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is LIKE my Facebook page. Simple as that. To enter your name into the signed, paperback giveaway, follow the link … Keep Reading!
It’s finally here!! After many starts and stops, road blocks and character’s just being ornery, A Willow Creek Christmas is now available! This story kicked my butt. I’m not ashamed to say it. Some stories just…write themselves…and others you have to drag out every word, which was the case for this one. My hero and heroine were a bit damaged so it took a gentle hand to coax them into telling their story. Since everyone has been waiting for it all year, I’ve set a special release week price of .99cents. The price will increase to $3.99 on December 1st so grab while while the discount is good! I’ll post purchase links underneath the book blurb. A Willow Creek Christmas by Lily Graison Book 6 in the Willow Creek Series Historical Western Romance Format: eBook Length: Novel Released: Nov. 2013 Running from a life she no longer wanted… Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where they’re rescued by an unlikely hero, an ex-confederate soldier who seems more monster than man. Hiding from a past he can’t seem to forget… The war leaves Noah Lloyd scarred and bitter. When the girl he left behind broke his heart, he turned his back on the life he used to know, and sought refuge in a dusty little town that afforded him the solitude he wanted. Finding a woman and her kids hunkered down in an abandoned line shack in the middle of a blizzard is the last thing he needs. They’re ragged, … Keep Reading!
If you’re on my Street Team, then you know I only recently finished A Willow Creek Christmas. It took much longer than I anticipated. The book was hijacked by my characters and the struggle wasn’t pretty. They eventually won the battle and the book topped out at nearly 90,000 words. I’m still on target for the November 25th release date and I’m sticking to it unless something MAJOR happens…like, something that pulls me away from my desk for days…weeks, kind of major. In which case, I will inform you of such a catastrophe. I’ve been thinking about the next book in the Willow Creek Series. I know everyone is waiting on Alexandra Avery’s story__you would not believe the amount of email I get about her, which I love, by the way!__but I’m afraid her book is NOT next. I have one more to tell first, Dr. Even Reid’s story. His book will set up the small pieces I need for Alex so her story will only be better for it. Besides, she’ll still be there, causing a fuss and giving her daddy gray hair way before his time. Plus…she needs to age a bit, yet! I brainstormed with a few friends to try and get the pieces of the next book in place and the vision I had for it has grown amazingly! I’ll start getting my notes in order soon and TRY to find a title. I’m the type of author who can’t write a single word of a story until I have a title. Its weird but it’s the way I roll. For the moment, I’m editing and since we’re only five weeks from release, I’ll be devoting my time to that and taking notes for book #7 as release day approaches. … Keep Reading!
I’ve been wanting to move my blog over to my website for some time now. Its been hosted at Blogger since 2005. Well, what better way to procrastinate, than to do just that! From here on out, my blog will be right here with the rest of my website. I do plan on moving some of those other posts over here but for now, you can read them on my blogger page, Lost in Solitude. Now, if you spend any time here looking at the pages, You’ll notice something funky going on with the menu. The BLOG link jumps from left to right. That’s because the blog is ‘separate’ from the main website and I can’t for the life of me figure out HOW to get that blog link to show up on the far right like its supposed to so for now…just pretend you don’t have to chase after it. *wink*
His Brother’s Wife – A Willow Creek Novelby Lily Graison When Grace Kingston accepts a wedding proposal through a mail-order bride agency and travels across country to be married, she has no idea her bridegroom is a fourteen-year-old boy. There’s no way she can accept his offer but with depleted funds, and winter coming on, Grace has little choice but to stay. Things go from bad to worse when she meets Jesse’s older brother, Rafe. The attraction is immediate. He’s surly, rude and downright pig-headed but he makes her pulse race with a single glance.Rafe Samuels thought to teach his brother a lesson by making him take responsibility for his rash behavior but one look at Grace and his plans go up in smoke. She isn’t the dowdy spinster he imagined and having her live in his house and not be able to have her is the worst kind of torment. But putting her out of his mind is impossible. As fall turns to winter, Grace finds that living with the two brothers isn’t as simple a thing as she once thought. Jesse still thinks marriage is in the cards, and Rafe is a devilishly handsome distraction she doesn’t need. She can’t decide if he hates her or wants to kiss her. And how does she avoid breaking Jess’s heart when it becomes clear that the attraction between her and Rafe is mutual BUY THE EBOOK FROM: Amazon.Com US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | IN | CA | BRBarnes & NobleSmashwordsDieselSonyKoboApple iBook Store *Special price not available at all outlets* All material ©2005-2012 to Lily Graison
Finally, after two years, I have another Christmas story coming! This is a full-length novel and is part of my Willow Creek Series. It is a stand alone story but we’ll get a chance to see some of our favorite characters from the past five books. So, without further ado, here’s the shiny, brand new cover! I LOVE it. It may turn out to be one of my favorites. A Willow Creek Christmas Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where they’re rescued by an unlikely hero, an ex-confederate soldier who seems more monster than man. The war leaves Noah Lloyd scarred and bitter. When the girl he left behind broke his heart, he turned his back on the life he used to know, and sought refuge in a dusty little town that afforded him the solitude he wanted. Finding a woman and her kids hunkered down in an abandoned line shack in the middle of a blizzard is the last thing he needs. They’re ragged, half starved and vulnerable, and he’s determined to leave the trio in the care of the town marshal. But the innocence of a child at Christmas breaks through Noah’s hard exterior and Keri’s tender care allows him to see that life may be worth living. All he has to do is let go of his past and let this unlikely family love him. Releasing November 25th, 2013 All material ©2005-2012 to Lily Graison
Book 1 in the Wicked Series, Wicked: Tempt Me Not, is now available for FREE at some participating retailers. See what reviewers are saying and read a excerpt below. Wicked: Tempt Me Not – The Wicked Series, Book 1by Lily Graison Devin Shaw, front man for the band, Wicked, is forced into seclusion by his manager after his destructive behavior almost destroys the band. Sent to a remote cabin alone isn’t Devin’s idea of fun, but to save his career, he’ll do what it takes. Holly Baker, escaping the hassles of her big city life, arrives in the mountains of Tennessee and awaits the arrival of her friend, Roxy, to start their two-week vacation. Their plans change drastically when Roxy is called away at the last minute, leaving Holly to fend for herself. Devin and Holly’s worlds collide when a mix up strands them in the same cabin. Alone with nothing but each other for companionship, how will Holly react when she realizes she’s trapped with none other than the hottest lead singer the country has seen in years? Will Devin be able to work with a constant distraction the pretty brunette offers? Or will the two discover that sometimes temptation is a wicked dessert best served hot! GET YOUR FREE EBOOK:Amazon.Com US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CA | BRBarnes and Noble.ComSmashwordsDieselSonyKoboAlso available in the Apple iBook Store What Reviewers are saying…. “Ms. Graison has written a laugh-out loud romantic comedy that fills your soul with happiness. -Danielle, Coffee Time Romance“Holly and Devin are HOT HOT HOT!!!” – Amazon Reviewer“Sassy, fun and sexy.” – Amazon Reviewer Read a Excerpt “It’s about damn time,” Devin said. “Help me put this on.” Holly held back a smile as she entered the cabin and heard … Keep Reading!