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 Creek Series, ending up around the 77,000 word mark, and it won’t be the last. I have plans for a few more and as with everything, I’m sure more characters will keep popping up. So far, here is what’s in store for our favorite little frontier town:
There’s a new Doctor in town, who you will get to meet in HIS BROTHER’S WIFE. His book will be coming up in the near future. There’s also an upcoming Christmas book (that’s being written now) to look forward to and everyone’s favorite tomboy, Alexandra Avery, will be stirring up trouble when she’s of age to find that husband everyone is worried about she’ll never find. Trust me, there IS a man out there for her and he’s as ornery as she is. *wink*
So, that’s three more ‘planned’ stories and I ‘think’ I have the makings of one other historical but its too fresh of an idea yet to say if it’s solid enough. Time will tell. After that…I have this insane desire to see that Avery clan in a contemporary setting. I’m almost positive those Avery cowboys are just as sexy and head-strong in the twentieth-first century as they were in the nineteenth…and probably a whole lot more sinfully wicked!
Anyway, that’s the plan thus far. There’s more books coming, more sexy cowboys and more adventures to experience.
For those eager for HIS BROTHER’S WIFE, here’s a small snippet to hold you over!
He pulled the blanket around her tighter, holding the ends together. Something in his eyes as he looked at her warmed her, made her feel precious in that moment. His touch, the very nearness of him leaving her limbs tingling. “I’m fine now,” she said. “It’s hard to be cold when you’re so near.”
Something heated moved behind his eyes at her admission. She felt it along her skin as his gaze roamed her face. When he leaned in and kissed her, his tongue sliding between her lips in one forceful movement, that same heat traveled her flesh until her knees went weak.
He followed her to the ground, laying her back against the grass as the sun heated their wet skin, their clothing sticking to them as his demanding kiss drew a gasping breath from her throat. “Rafe.”
Breaking the kiss, his lips moved along her jaw, down the column of her throat to the top of her dress. He lingered, Grace’s breath hitched and she prayed he’d take advantage of the situation.
Rafe released a breath, the warmth of it caressing the flesh on her throat before he laid his head to her shoulder.
“I’m sorry, Grace.”
He chuckled and held her tighter. “For wanting you so much.” He looked up, raised a hand to caress the side of her face. “I’ll have you here by the creek like some untried school boy if you’re not careful.
She licked her lips and stared him in the eye. “And if I don’t object?”
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.
Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. She also writes a variety of genres under the name L. R. Grasion. Most 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