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If you've followed me for awhile, you've probably seen some of my books disappearing from retail sites. The reason for this was...I just didn't think those werewolves and rock stars sit well next to my cowboys. The books were all older and they looked out of place so...I removed them, which I really hated to do because I Love Those books! They might have been written years ago but saying goodbye to them hurt my heart.

When I wrote the new SciFi Romances, I noticed the same thing...they just didn't look right sitting next to my cowboys but I wasn't ready to pull the plug on those. They were still 'new' enough taking them down seemed foolish so I did the next best thing.

I created a new Pen Name.

L. R. Graison will be the name I use to release any future 'non cowboy' books. The Prison Moon sci-fi romance books have been moved (the name change already appears on these books and are available on the L. R. Graison Amazon page) and in 2021, I will be rebranding and re-releasing my Night Breeds paranormal romance series (which I really hope to get back to one day. Sabriel is screaming for his story!) and the Wicked Series, my contemporary rock star romances. 

I've set up a new Newsletter list for these books as well. I know I have a few 'sci-fi' readers who may not care about the cowboy books and I'm sure there are Willow Creek fans who would rather not hear about my alien warlords and the dragon shifters on Prison Moon One so now, you can chose which list to be on. 

If you like the 'Lily' historicals, then you don't have to do anything at all. If you want to hear about those 'other' books as well (and hear about any future releases I may have in those genres) then the L. R. Graison Newsletter list is where you want to be. Just click the link to subscribe to that list. I won't be mentioning those books here on this Newsletter anymore. 

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As for 'Lily' news, I have a new release coming! Rebecca, a brand new Angel Creek Christmas Bride is on the way. I ran into some interesting research while writing it. The hero, Caleb, is a farrier who works at the Angel Creek livery stable. A farrier is "a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary." (thanks Google) I was curious as to what a farrier would charge back in the 1800's and ran across this document. Seems as if ole Willie, the owner of the Livery Stable is making bank on my heroes services! Caleb needs to go into business for himself, I think. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices in 2020 are 2,994.26% higher than average prices since 1895. The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.78% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, $48 in 1895 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,485.25 in 2020, a difference of $1,437.25 over 125 years. So...taking care of a horse is expensive regardless what year it is. This is why my parents never bought me a pony.

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Keep reading for a sneak peek at Caleb and Rebecca's first kiss - sort of. 

“Is something wrong?”

Rebecca shook her head and stared at the water. “No, just remembering the night and committing it to memory.”

“So you had a good time?”

She smiled and for once it wasn’t forced. “I did. One of the best I can recall, actually.” He was still looking at her and for a split second, she could see the rest of her life in his eyes. She imagined morning after morning waking up with him. Of quiet words whispered in the dark and all those little girl dreams she’d had of getting married and living happily ever after seemed so close now. 

They’d danced and laughed most of the night and she’d never been as happy as she was in those few short hours.

Caleb had sent away for a bride and even though she wasn’t the real Diana Hale, she wanted her life. She wanted this life, with Caleb and Amanda, and she’d do everything in her power to be exactly the sort of woman he’d asked for.

“I had a nice time, too.” She stilled when he reached out and brushed back a stray curl that fluttered against her cheek. “It’s been a long time since I’ve danced with such a pretty lady.”

The blush was back. She dipped her head, hoping to hide her red cheeks but laughter brought her head up. A man and a woman stepped onto the bridge behind Caleb. Rebecca straightened and her heart skipped a beat when she recognized the woman’s voice. A moment later, she saw the person it was attached to.

Hazel strolled arm in arm with the man she was walking with, the wide smile on her face the same one she’d seen on the train. She’d wondered endlessly if Hazel was in town or just passing through. Now she had her answer.

“What’s wrong?”

Her dismay at seeing Hazel again must have been on her face. Caleb straightened and started to look behind him but before he could—and before Hazel saw her—she leaned up on her toes as far as she could reach, grabbed Caleb by his coat lapels, and dragged him toward her before slamming her mouth against his.

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I know...pretty rotten to leave you hanging right there. Rebecca and Caleb's first kiss was brought on by fear but Caleb remedies that pretty quick. You'll have to read the book to see what happens after that and who Hazel is and why Rebecca is hiding from her. Your wait isn't too terribly long but if you haven't pre-ordered your copy of Rebecca, then get it now. As you can see, time is ticking away.

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Rebecca is a 'sweet' romance, as is the entire Angel Creek Series, which simply means, there are no 'open door sex scenes' in the story. You have to use your imagination in this one to get those intimate scenes but those few moments aren't really all that important. It's the 'story' itself.

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Speaking of 'sweet romance' Caroline, book 6 in the Angel Creek Series is on sale for .99cent and is part of a special promotion. You can check it out on the Sweet Historical Romance sales page. There are 30 titles to chose from so be sure to check them out.

What's Next?

Rebecca is almost finished so I'll start plotting MORNING DOVE, Willow Creek book 9 on Monday and begin writing it on November 1st as part of this years NaNoWriMo, which stands for 'National Novel Writing Month'. The goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Fingers crossed. With the hubby only working 14 days a month, writing is a challenge most days. Why middle aged men can't go to the store by themselves is beyond me. 😊

Until next time,

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