New Release :: His Brother’s Wife by Lily Graison – Historical Western Romance

After an agonizingly long wait, His Brother’s Wife is finally available! The first full-length novel in the Willow Creek Series! His Brother’s Wife – A Willow Creek Novel 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 | CA | BR» Barnes & Noble» Smashwords» Buy at Diesel» Buy at Sony» Buy at Kobo Read a 2 chapter excerpt below! Chapter One He was going to skin that boy alive. Rafe bit his tongue … Keep Reading!

Writer Wednesday #16 :: New Month, New Giveaways!

As I’ve been doing since the start of the year, I’m hosting a brand new contest over on my website. Last month I gave away a paperback copy of Linda Lael Miller’s, Big Sky Mountain. The winner for that giveaway was chosen early this morning and has been displayed on my website. For May, I’m giving away something everyone can use. A $25.00 Gift Card from Amazon! To enter that Giveaway, just head over to LilyGraison.Com to enter. I’m also hosting my first GoodReads Giveaway this month. I have 5 signed paperback copies of The Lawman & The Outlaw! The first 2 volumes in the Willow Creek Series in one book. This Giveaway ends May 26th and all you have to do to enter is be a GoodReads member and click the ‘enter’ button. Simple as that! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Lawman & The Outlaw by Lily Graison Giveaway ends May 26, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win As always, the website giveaway is open internationally but the GoodReads giveaway does have restrictions. Sorry about that. If you live outside the US, make sure to look at the giveaway restrictions as there are a few. Now, go enter and be sure to tell your friends about the giveaways. Everyone loves Freebies! LILY GRAISON resides in North Carolina, a stones throw away from the Blue Ridge Mountains and a few hours from the Outer Banks. First published in 2005, her debut novel won a Reviewers Choice Award. The author of over a dozen published books, Lily writes in the Western, Contemporary and Paranormal Romance genres. When not writing, Lily can be found at her sewing machine creating 1800’s Period Dresses or at a nearby store feeding her obsession for all things resembling office supplies. All material &copy2005-2012 … Keep Reading!

Writer Wednesday # 15 :: His Brother’s Wife Release Date!

It’s been a long time coming but the time is near! If you received my eNewsletter yesterday, you will have seen that there has FINALLY been a release date associated with this book. I’ve purposely held off announcing the release date. I know, that’s mean, right? Well, not really. Back last year before THE RANCHER was to be released, I ran into a few personal problems (not worth mentioning ‘what’ they were) but…I missed the release date. The book wasn’t finished when I ‘thought’ it would be and it pushed my schedule way behind. Add that stress on top of what was already wrong and the later part of 2012 was one big cosmic wedgie! The emails pouring in didn’t help, either. Well, they did in a way. It let me know readers were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the book but with every email, I felt just a little bit more desperate. I was letting my readers down and that guilt only made the stress more severe. Fast forward a few months to my actively working on HIS BROTHER’S WIFE. I ‘had’ a date set on my website for this book but I promptly removed it. I didn’t want a repeat of the release date mistake because I honestly didn’t know what would happen. Good thing I did too. I again missed my projected date. I decided the best thing to do was wait until I at least had a first draft completed before even thinking of release. I now have that completed, plus rewrites, so only editing remains and I can safely say the book will be more or less ready in the very near future so without further ado…..May 27th, 2013 is the magic date some of you have been waiting on!  The book is the first full-length novel in the Willow … Keep Reading!

FREE Historical Western Romance! The Lawman by @LilyGraison

Book 1 in my historical western romance, The Lawman, is now FREE at participating retailers! See what reviewers are saying and read a excerpt below. The Lawman – The Willow Creek Series, Book #1by Lily Graison On the run from her ex-lover… Jilted by a no-show husband… And now mistaken for a whore in the Diamond Back Saloon… Abigail Thornton doesn’t think things can get any worse. That is until a single slap to a man’s face starts a barroom brawl that lands her in the last place she expected to be. Town Marshal Morgan Avery wants nothing more than to wash away the trail-dust and sleep for a week, preferably with a soft, willing woman by his side. Instead, he gets Abigail Thornton – all one hundred pounds of her thrust at him seconds before a fist connects with his face. Breaking up the fight takes more effort than he wants to admit and when the last man falls he finds Abigail still standing and not looking the least bit contrite. Throwing her into the town jail for the night would salve his wounded pride and then he will let her go. Or that was the plan. When morning comes he finds himself oddly reluctant to do so. Miss Thornton is hiding something and he aims to find out what, even if he has to bed her to do so. But will one night in her bed be enough? GET YOUR FREE EBOOK:Amazon.Com US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CA | BR» Barnes & Noble» Smashwords» Buy at Diesel» Buy at Sony» Buy at KoboAlso available in the Apple iBook Store What Reviewers are saying….“The Lawman was a tortuously seductive story, with the perfect mix of romance, drama and heat.” – Riverina Romantics“Awesome, amazing, romantic, suspenseful, detailed, … Keep Reading!

Six Sentence Sunday #33 – His Brother’s Wife – Historical Western Romance #sixsunday

Welcome! This week’s six again comes from my soon to be released, His Brother’s Wife. Grace woke surrounded by heat. She flexed her fingers, feeling warm skin beneath them, and blinked her eyes open. She wasn’t alone.  Rafe laid beside her, his eyes closed. The fact he was sleeping didn’t surprise her as much as the knowledge that they were in bed together. And if she hadn’t lost every ounce of her wits, she was almost positive they were both very much naked. His Brother’s Wifeby Lily Graison A Willow Creek Novel  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. How can she avoid breaking … Keep Reading!

Six Sentence Sunday #32 – His Brother’s Wife – Historical Western Romance #sixsunday

Welcome! This week’s six again comes from my soon to be released, His Brother’s Wife. Just the thought of her heated his blood. The scent of her skin stirred him and made he feel like a man possessed. He wanted her with an urgency that scared him shitless. It willed him to do anything he had to do to have her. And fight just as hard to see that it never happened. If he’d learned anything about his failed attempts at relationships in the past, it was that he wasn’t capable of being loved.  His Brother’s Wifeby Lily Graison A Willow Creek Novel  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 … Keep Reading!

Thursday 13 :: 13 Things You’d Find In An 1800’s General Store

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thursday 13 and I actually miss them. They were a lot of fun so I’m going to bring them back for a while. Today’s 13 are things you’d find in my Willow Creek Series. More specifically, things you’d find in Mrs. Jenkins’ Mercantile which is located in the town of Willow Creek. 13 Things You’d Find in Mrs. Jenkins’ Mercantile in 1860! (click each photograph to enlarge it to better see the detail) Tools, Harnesses & Cloth Goods Pots, Baskets and Beans Sewing Notions (thread, needles, buttons, etc.), Boots and Dresses Fine China, Coffee & Tobacco Even a wooden casket to bury your dead! Hats, Crocheted Lace & Feathers for Hats  Hats, Bonnets and Evening Coats Drawers full of…uh, I actually have no idea what this was used for. I just thought it was  interesting! I’m assuming small things like nails, or buttons, or …tiny things? Curling Irons for your hair.  (I’m not sure if you can see it or not, but the ‘end’ of that has a ‘bowl’ where a hot coal from the fire was placed. That’s where your heat came from! Neat, huh? Ribbon for your hair. Elixirs and Salves. Modern Medicine for the times. Barrels and Tins And last, but not least, a Hot Cowboy or two! (The cowboy alone is worth making the trip!) And there you go. Things you’d find in Mrs. Jenkins’ Mercantile,  located in Willow Creek Montana  circa 1868.  If you’d like to visit Mrs. Jenkins and the other residents of Willow Creek,  Head over to LilyGraison.com and see The Lawman first! These photographs were taken by me at an area event held by Dr. Robert Hart. He’s rescued, and restored nineteenth century structures, the largest collection of original, historical log structures in the United States, for the last forty years, and has … Keep Reading!

Join My Street Team For Exclusive Goodies!

Hello my Lovelies, I’d like to invite you to become a member of my street team! What is a street team, exactly?  Readers and bloggers who help spread the word about me and my books. What’s in it for you?  ARC’s (Advance Reader Copies of New Releases) Book Swag Cover Flats Exclusive Contests for Gift Cards, book related gifts and Free Books!  Exclusive Goodies Exclusive Excerpts New Release promo items with every new book release – (book swag, trading cards, book marks, etc…)  The blog banner (above) distinguishing you as a member of my Exclusive Team  And an invite to a secret group created just for you What can you do as a member of my team? Here’s a few suggestions! Like my Facebook Page and tell your friends I’m there. Don’t forget to mention the Free Book Giveaway with every ’50’ new LIKES.  Buy my books the first week of release, which helps its ranking. Hitting those bestsellers lists make it easier for others to find me. Tell your friends about me and my books. Share the promo items (bookmarks, cover flats, postcards, etc…) you receive from me with friends. Leave promo material in your local libraries, coffee shops and local stores. Feature interviews, reviews, excerpts, and book covers on your blogs or websites. Share promo posts I make on Facebook with your friends by clicking on the ‘Share’ button under the posts. Share your ‘honest’ review of the ARC’s you receive on Amazon & Barnes and Noble. ‘LIKE’ the books on Amazon and B&N using the ‘LIKE’ button on the books page. Add my books to your Goodreads lists and Recommend them to your friends. You don’t have to do every item I listed but do what you can to spread the word about Lily and her books. However much you can contribute is appreciated and I can’t wait to … Keep Reading!