Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop hosted by Close Encounters of the Night Kind and Natasha Blackthorne. This hop will run Oct. 24th – Nov. 1st. 
Since this Hop was about things related to Halloween, I thought I’d give you all a small taste of my werewolves from my Night Breeds Series. In this scene, my heroine’s life is in danger and my hero, Garrett, is forced to watch as she’s terrorized. He won’t watch long, though! Read on…

He shifted right in front of her. 

The clear liquid that always seemed to be present during a shift splattered her clothes. She turned away and screamed as his body convulsed, felt the bones in his hands move under his skin and heard the audible crack of shifting bone, flesh and muscle. 

His wolf form was just as frightening as the others she had seen. He was on two legs, like Garrett’s wolf always was, but the hair on his body was a pale auburn. The inside of his ears and the hair around his mouth was black. His lips pulled back for a moment and she saw teeth that made her knees go weak. Teeth she knew were going to be in her flesh any second now. He was going to bite her. Infect her and turn her into a werewolf. She would have laughed if she weren’t scared shitless  She turned her head to look over her shoulder at Garrett as her vision blurred with tears. He was still chained to the tree but struggling. 

A jerk of her arm and she screamed again, turning her face away from the horror in front of her and struggled in his grasp. His claws bit into her arms, his loud snarls and growls drowning out her cries and she vaguely heard the sound of multiple growls, howls, and roars.

Caleb grabbed her by the hair, holding her head back and she screamed as he opened his mouth, those sharp teeth gleaming and wet coming toward her. She kicked and fought, looking for any way out of his grasp when she remembered. Aiming between his legs, she planted the toe of her shoe into his balls. His outraged howl nearly deafened her, his grip on her tightening until she knew he’d drawn blood and without thinking, she kicked him again and again.

He tossed her across the clearing as if she were weightless, the impact with the hard ground knocking the air from her lungs and caused spots to flash behind her eyelids. The noise in the clearing grew, angry voices shouting, and struggling to open her eyes, she saw why.

Garrett had broken his chains.

I love when the hero goes all grrrr and fights for the woman he loves! Keep reading to find out more about this book and what prize I have on offer.

The Calling – Book 1 in the Night Breeds Series

In a world where the supernatural isn’t supposed to exist, one woman comes face to face with the monsters and fights to survive their call. 

Investigative reporter Rayna Ford is sent to the small community of Wolf’s Creek to write an expose on a town supposedly over run with werewolves. Assuming the inhabitants to be under a mass delusion, she learns quickly that all isn’t as it seems. Their plans involve more than a newspaper article and her life hangs in the balance as their motive for luring her to them is revealed.

Garrett Kincaid knows a thing or two about werewolves. He is one. After leaving his pack, he’s spent the last twelve years pretending to be something he isn’t.  His closely guarded secret threatens to destroy him when he meets Rayna Ford, the woman his wolf has claimed as his own. When he learns the pack has lured Rayna to them in order to get to him, he races to Wolf’s Creek to protect her from the very thing he fears the most. Himself.

The power struggle within the pack becomes clear once Garrett reaches his old home and learns of the packs plans for Rayna. The beast lurking beneath his skin is torn between protecting the woman he wants to call mate and keeping the balance within the pack on neutral ground. When choosing a side no longer matters, he does what he must to save his mate, even if that means making one of the most difficult decisions of his life.

When the stakes are high, and lives hang in the balance, can you ignore life as you know it to answer…The Calling.

To read a 10 chapter preview of this story, hop over to the Night Breeds blog!


Two winners will both receive a signed, paperback copy of The Calling, along with a swag-pack that includes signed bookmarks, postcards and bookcover magnets.
How To Enter

1. Comment on the blog and tell me what your favorite thing about Halloween is.
2. Fill in the Rafflecopter form. Winners will be picked using the form so follow the directions.
3. If you’d like extra chances to win, feel free to do the additional tasks on the Rafflecopter form.

Commenting on the blog is the only requirement to enter BUT you HAVE to click the Rafflecopter form saying you commented or your entry won’t count.

This Giveaway is International and open October 24th – November 1st.

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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.

24 Responses to Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

  1. vadeluna07 says:

    My idea of a Hot Hero is a guy who would do any and everything to help and save the woman he loves. Wouldn’t hurt if he was well built and handsome as well. 😉

  2. Megan Kyser says:

    I love carving pumpkins. My kids and I are doing Justice League pumpkins this year.  I also love a hot hero who knows how to treat a lady but lets her be herself. 

  3. Carin W says:

    A hot hero is one who takes care of his lady, one that is protective, passionate and caring! Thanks Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway.  I like all the candy and the creepy decorations.


  5. I love EVERYTHING about Halloween.  It is like Christmas.  I love scary stories, scary movies, dressing up in costumes, trick or treating with my kids, getting my books on witches out.  All of it!

    Glad to be in this blogfest with you!Tim Brannantimothy.brannan@gmail.comhttp://timbrannan.blogspot.com/

  6. Mel Bourn says:

    I love taking the kids trick or treating!  Then I get to enforce the Parent Tax on the candy.  Yummy!
     bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  7. Mary Preston says:

    I love all the books that come out for Halloween.

  8. donnas says:

    Seeing all the kids in costumes

  9. Jean Patton says:

    Love all the decorations, candy and costumes.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  10. I love haunted houses

  11. Joy F says:

    Halloween parties and candy.

  12. MicheleAnn Oboyle says:

    thanks for the chance to win and happy halloween angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  13. Filia Oktarina says:

     Halloween parties!!

  14. I love it most because I can always celebrate my birthday, which is on October 31st, Halloween-themed =]
    Thx for the giveaway =]

  15. I love seeing all the costumes the children dress up in when they come to the door for sweets.

  16. Foretta says:

    Love the kids all dressed up and excited! Happy Halloween!!
    Thanks so much for the contest!

  17. Brandi S. says:

    My favorite thing about Halloween is getting to dress up as anyone or anything that I want for one day 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. The costumes candy and scary movies

  19. Katra89 says:

    I love dressing up & decorating 🙂
    Cassandra Hicks on Rafflecopter 

  20. JanD says:

    The sweet treats.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  21. Soubi1963 says:

    i love the costumes. my daughter will be dressed as a hunter from the left 4 dead 2.
    Pamela G.

  22. godan2 says:

    watching scary movies!

  23. Sherry S. says:

    I love the candy and love seeing all of the kids dressed up.

  24. Jessica Bowes says:

    My favorite thing about Halloween is the kids in costumes. they are so cool.

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