Contests, Contests, Contests!

 
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.
 
 
Win a Kindle Paperwhite from LilyGraison.comThe 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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/

Countdown To Christmas Giveaway

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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 below.

https://www.facebook.com/authorLilyGraison/app_190322544333196

Lily Graison Facebook Fan Page Giveaway

Be sure to enter every contest, some of which allow daily entries, and Good Luck!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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I was up at 6am again today. This is becoming a habit, I think, but it gives me time to reflect every morning, especially today when I have so much to be thankful for. My family is healthy and happy, I have great friends who fill my day with laughter and I have all my wonderful readers who inspire me daily. You’re the reason I get up every morning and ‘go to work’…the reason I’m still writing. Without you, what I do would be pointless, so Thank You for reading my stories and telling your friends about my books. Thank you for every review you’ve left, for every kind word on my Facebook and blog and most of all, Thank You for allowing me to continue doing what I do…create stories filled with families, love and happily ever afters.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lily

New Release : A Willow Creek Christmas by Lily Graison

 

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
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, half starved and vulnerable, but he’s determined to leave the trio in the care of the town marshal.

Can a future together erase all the pain…
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.

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Writer Wednesday

 

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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. I have a few great contests in the works to celebrate the release AND a very special Christmas giveaway that I can’t wait to start so don’t run off too far. I’ll be making announcements here on the blog and over on my Facebook page and Twitter feed, so keep your eyes open for those.
 
In the meantime…go read something fantastic!
 
 

I’m making a move…

 

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*

 

Special eBook Offer! His Brother’s Wife now .99cent!

His Brother’s Wife – A Willow Creek Novel
by 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

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Cover Reveal :: A Willow Creek Christmas by Lily Graison – Historical Western Romance

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 &copy2005-2012 to Lily Graison

Free Rock Star Romance! Wicked: Tempt Me Not by @LilyGraison

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 1
by 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!

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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

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“It’s about damn time,” Devin said. “Help me put this on.”

Holly held back a smile as she entered the cabin and heard Devin’s request. “Your arm broke?” she asked, raising one eyebrow as she looked at him.

“No,” Devin grinned. “I just know how bad you want to get your hands on me.”

Holly rolled her eyes and dropped his boots and shirt to the floor. “You are completely full of yourself, you know that?”

“You could be completely full of me too. Just say the word, kitten.”

She looked away when Devin grinned and rolled his tongue up under his teeth. Roxy had spent an entire hour discussing the things that tongue could probably reach and Holly felt her face flame as she remembered the conversation.

“Come on, princess,” Devin prodded.

“I’m not at your beck and call, Devin. This is my cabin and I do as I please.”

He grinned at her when she walked to the kitchen. “But I can’t reach my back.”

Holly sighed before turning to look at him. He was giving her puppy dog eyes and was he pouting? Oh pouty lip. Snapping out of her musings, Holly sighed dramatically for effect before rolling her eyes. “You’re going to owe me big time for this.”

“Anything you want, gorgeous,” Devin grinned before raking his eyes over her form.

There it was again. An open invitation. Was he serious? Hello, horny male. Of course he is. You could be a nun and he’d want it.

Taking a deep breath, she tried to clear all the naughty thoughts of Devin from her mind.

She walked to the couch and took the bottle of lotion from him. “Turn around.” A wide smile curved his lips
and she held back a smile as she removed the cap from the bottle. Squeezing out a small amount of the lotion, Holly took a deep breath before looking at his back.

It was perfect.

“There’s nothing on your back, Devin.”

“Sure there is.”

“Uh, no there’s not,” Holly told him as she looked at his perfect skin. “Not one little blemish.”

“Well it itches like crazy,” Devin said, reaching around and gave what he could reach a scratch. He probably needs a bath.

She recapped the bottle and tossed it on the couch. “Well, there’s no rash,” she told him as she turned and walked back to the kitchen to wash her hands. She heard him sigh as she turned the water on and she spared him a glance. He was still scratching and at this rate, he’d have some nasty infection by nightfall.
Closing her eyes, she tried to calm her breathing. Could she really help him bathe? If you were dirty and miserable, you’d want help, wouldn’t you?

Opening her eyes, she turned the water off and dried her hands. “Fine,” she said, “but I swear, if you try anything funny, I’ll drown you where you stand.”

His eyes lit up before he smiled.

“And you’ll bathe with your pants on.”

“What? How am I supposed to get clean like that?”

“You’re not itching anywhere but where you were laying in the grass, and you had your pants on, so they stay. Take it or leave it.”

* * * *

This is the worst idea in history.

Holly tried not to look at Devin as she adjusted the water temperature. He was leaning against the wall, watching her. Her heart felt ready to burst from her chest any minute and a lump had formed in her throat.
What in the world was she doing!

Turning her head, she locked eyes with him. Her cheeks burned hot instantly.

His arms were crossed over his chest. That irritating smirk was firmly planted on his face and he looked like the cat that ate the canary. He’d won. Just like that. He’d won.

Holly almost growled in frustration but looked away instead. She tested the water again and busied herself removing her shoes and socks. She’d have to get in with him at some point. Inhaling deeply, she turned to him, and crossed the room. She avoided his eyes, wrapping her arm around his waist, and helping him to the shower.

It took careful manoeuvring to get him over the lip of the shower and not have him face down in the water. Who knew one sprained ankle could cause so much trouble?

He stumbled, grabbed for the wall with his free hand, and dragged her under the water with the other.
She yelled while spitting and sputtering. “Devin!”

“It was an accident!”

She looked up at him, pushing her wet hair out of her face. She could tell by the look in his eyes that it wasn’t. When he smiled, she wanted to drown him. Snatching the soap from the shelf, Holly held it out to him.

“What?” he asked.

“Wash. That’s why we’re here.”

“And I’m suppose to do that with one hand, how?”

Holly grinned. “I’m sure you’re used to using one hand for many activities. This is no different.”

He laughed and took the soap. “Are you going to watch?” he asked, turning the bar in his palm a few times while holding it under the spray of water. “I’m not particular in my kinks.”

“Obviously,” she said, biting her cheek. She busied herself looking at anything but him or how the water ran over his back. It ran in small rivers across his shoulders, cascading down his spine and disappearing into the fabric of his jeans. What she wouldn’t give to see what those blasted pants hid again.

She shook her head, steering that train of thought away. No need to go there. Especially now.
Hearing him say her name, she turned her head to him.

“Care to get my back? Or am I supposed to do that myself too?”

She wanted to say yes just to save her the embarrassment, but knew she couldn’t. Even she couldn’t get her back without difficulty and that was with both feet planted on the floor. He was bracing all his weight on one foot. He’d fall for sure.

Taking the soap, she pushed his shoulder, trying to get him to turn around. There was no way she could do this with him looking. When he faced the shower wall, she took a deep breath and raised her hand.
The soap glided across his skin, leaving a trail of bubbles in its wake. His skin was smooth and tanned to a warm golden bronze. Her other hand rose without much thought, her fingers working over his back in slow, measured movements.

He dropped his head, palms flat on the wall in front of him. The water ran over his neck and down his back, washing the soapsuds away.

Holly continued her pursuit, her gaze drinking him in while her hands rounded over every contour. He was warm, his skin soft, and every muscle she felt firm and tight.

She bit her lip, mesmerized, watching her hands manipulate his flesh. He suddenly straightened and turned his body, putting his back to the wall.

He locked eyes with her. There was so much heat in his gaze, it made things low in her belly tighten. He reached out, grabbing her arm just above the elbow and pulled her forward. Her pulse quickened when he guided her arm to his stomach, moving her hand in slow, long circles over his flesh. She swallowed the sudden lump in her throat and watched his face as he stared at her.

“Touch me, Holly.”

His voice was soft, a barely there whisper over the sound of the water. His lips were parted, his tongue escaping to moisten them when she moved her hand. He shuddered a breath when she did. The look on his face was her undoing. She was barely touching him but she felt the way his body trembled under her slight touch. She knew where this would lead. He’d been hinting at it for days now. Is it what she wanted? Really?
“You’re thinking too much,” he said.

Holly took a deep breath and looked at all the delicious flesh under her hand. This was Devin Shaw. A man hundreds of women would give anything to have and here he was, standing naked from the waist up asking her to touch him.

She closed her eyes, trying to think, and felt him move closer. The hand on her arm moved, trailing over her shoulder to cup the side of her neck. His breath tickled her cheek and she drowned in his scent.

“I want you, Holly. Don’t think about it.”

She looked up at him then. He was so close. One simple tilt of her head and she’d be able to taste him. She’d be a fool not to take what he offered. Lord knew she wanted him. Who didn’t? She’d never thrown her reservation away so quickly before but the look on his face melted her to the core. This man wanted her. Even if it was just sex, he still wanted her. Devin Shaw wanted her.


End of Excerpt…

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