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 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.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I didn't start writing until well into my 30's but it was only FanFiction, and it was only something I did for fun. I'd never once thought to make a career out of it and honestly didn't even read much outside of FanFiciton, but I've always loved a good romance. I was dared by someone to write a story with all original characters so I sat down and plotted my first one. It took a while to finish but by the time I reached The End, I was hooked. Being able to create my own worlds opened up an entire universe for me and I never looked back. I was published two years after I wrote that first original story.
How long does it take you to write a book?
I'm notoriously slow at writing. I tend to go back over what I've already written and tweak it to within an inch of its life--then I do it again. My internal editor is very picky so I'm forever cutting my deadlines too close, or missing them all together, but a good story takes as long as it takes to write and readers will wait. They want good stories, regardless of how long they have to wait.
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Willow Creek
The Lawman
Price: Free!
The Outlaw
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Gambler
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Rancher
Price: $3.99 USD.
His Brother's Wife
Price: $4.99 USD.


The Willow Creek Series Boxset Collection Three
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 191,360. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Three full-length novels in one great collection!! This Boxset Collection contains books 8, 9 & 10 in the Willow Creek Series which are Nightingale, Morning Dove & Rebel Hearts.
Rebel Hearts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Sophie Hilam craved adventure, but ending up riding with a gang of bandits wasn’t what she had in mind.
Morning Dove
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Ben Atwater has more problems than any one man should and most of them he brought on by himself. The only bright spot in his life is a pretty Native girl who will barely look at him. Morning Dove is an enigma he wants to explore but his past has tainted his future. Will a woman like her want a man as miserable as him? And if so, can he keep her once he has her in his arms?
A Soft Kiss In Spring
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Rose Campbell is happy being the town spinster, so when her grandfather sends off for not one, but four mail-order grooms, she’s forced to turn to the man she loves to hate in order to get rid of them but one soft kiss changes everything and life as they knew it may never be the same again.
The Angel Tree
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,090. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
When you wish upon a Christmas angel, all your dreams come true. Or so Miranda Talbert’s grandmother used to tell her. But growing into the role of Willow Creek’s resident spinster proved that it takes more than little girl wishes to make dreams come true. Sometimes it takes a bit Christmas magic and for fate to step in and give us exactly what we want in ways we least expect it.
The Willow Creek Series Boxset Collection Two
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 271,630. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Three full-length novels in one great collection!! This Boxset Collection contains book 5, 6 & 7 (His Brother's Wife, A Willow Creek Christmas, and Wild Horses) in The Willow Creek Series. These books have been previously published individually and can be bought separately. There is no new content in this set. This series is NOT sweet romance. All books contain smokin' hot love scenes!
Heartstrings - A Willow Creek Short Story
Series: Willow Creek. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,260. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Life as a mail-order bride has turned out to be everything Grace Samuels thought it would be but after 13 years, her dreams of being a mother are still not fulfilled. When she finds a homeless girl living behind the mercantile in town, her motherly instincts kick into high gear but the girl has a secret that take Grace and Rafe by surprise.
Series: Willow Creek, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Getting Aaron Hilam to notice her took years of patience and life was perfect until he left town and said he was never coming back. A year later she spots him riding into town and is heartsick to sees he’s not alone. But her despair is short-lived when she meets a man who offers her path to her other big dream. All she has to do is give up Aaron Hilam.
Lullaby - A Willow Creek Short Story
Series: Willow Creek. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Western
Willow Creek residents, Jesse and Alexandra Samuels, await the birth of their baby in the only way they know how. By getting on each other's nerves. *Note: This short story is part of the WILLOW CREEK SERIES and does not stand alone. It follows directly after WILD HORSES and is a sweet glimpse at things not shown in the novels.
A Soft Kiss in Winter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,220. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Western
Victoria Stanford is stranded in the middle of nowhere, alone and scared until she's rescued by recluse, Gideon Hart. Getting Victoria to Silver Falls is the only way to save them both but as the nights grow longer and winter settles in over the mountain, one soft kiss may change both their lives.
Wild Horses
Series: Willow Creek, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,770. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
When the new blacksmith in town announces they are to be married, Alexandra Avery does what any bride with cold feet would do. She disobeys her father, dresses in mens clothing, and sneaks away with the cattle drive he just sent east to avoid the inevitable. Little does she know, Jesse Samuels, the annoying boy who made her childhood nearly unbearable is the new trail boss and calling the shots.
The Averys of Willow Creek - The Willow Creek Series Boxset Collection One
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,100. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Travel back to the 1800′s and tangle with ornery town marshals, Indians and schoolmarms who are anything but docile. Willow Creek may be a sleepy little frontier town but the characters who live there are as untamed as the land itself! Book 1: The Lawman Book 2: The Outlaw Book 3: The Gambler Book 4: The Rancher
A Willow Creek Christmas
Series: Willow Creek, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,500. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
His Brother's Wife
Series: Willow Creek, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
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. But 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. ow does she avoid bre
The Rancher
Series: Willow Creek, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Holden Avery was love-struck the moment he saw Laurel Montgomery and cursed himself for a fool every waking minute since letting her walk out of his life. When she turns up in Willow Creek he's handed the second chance he didn't think he'd ever get but thoughts of pursuing Laurel are cut short when a stranger shows up in town. A man who claims to be Laurel's husband.
The Gambler
Series: Willow Creek, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,730. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Emmaline Hunt only had one thing she could call her own. A piece of land that held a secret not even her drunken stepfather knew about. Tristan Avery has seen his share of bloodshed while sitting at a gaming table and knows its time to lay low when he wins a wad of cash and a piece of land. A botched robbery attempt is only the start of Tristan's trouble and Emmaline is the cause.
The Outlaw
Series: Willow Creek, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,140. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sarah Hartford always dreamed of a grand adventure. She just never expected to find it in the arms of an outlaw. Colton Avery spent months planning the perfect heist. Nothing could go wrong. That is until he comes face to face with a determined woman holding a shotgun.
The Lawman
Series: Willow Creek, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 41,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.64 from 14 reviews)
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. Thrown in jail by the most ornery, and mesmerizing, town Marshal she's ever seen.