Monday, December 29, 2014

Stocking your e-reader sale!


Hello lovelies!

I'm taking part in the Stocking Your E-Reader Sale. All three of my books are available for only 99¢! You can get your hands on Here All Along, Resist, and More Than Words for only ninety-nine pennies. Can you believe it?

And it's not just my books, but also lots of others in various genres. You definitely need to click the link below to check out all the sales.



Here All Along (Here All Along #1)


Resist (Resist #1)


More Than Words (More Than Words #1)



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LONGING Blog Tour Sign Ups + ARC request form + Lilly's Lovelies: My Street Team


Hello lovelies!

There will be a blog tour for Longing, the full-length sequel to Resist. It's hosted by Promo Stars (awesome blog tour company--great prices and communication). So, anyone with a book blog, please sign up if you can. You can do just an excerpt/promo post, or you can interview me, or set up your own Dream Cast of the characters in the Resist series.




Longing is now in the hands of my beta readers!

I've created a form for bloggers/reviewers to fill out for an ARC of Longing. The ARCs will not be available until early January (within the first week), but I figured I might as well give everyone the chance to sign up early. If you sign up for one, I would be eternally grateful if you can post your review just before or on release day (which is January 27th 2015). Even if you can't finish in time for that, if you can have it finished by April 30th 2015 at the latest, that would be spectacular!

I added a couple things to the form that I don't think I had on there previously regarding links to Goodreads profiles/book review blogs. I'm doing this as a precaution because I had a few people try to request copies of my books that either didn't follow through, never reviewed books before, or have no online reviewing profiles. If you're on Goodreads or have a book blog and you actively review books, you will be approved so don't worry!





I've decided to change my street team group on Facebook to a "Closed" group instead of a "Secret" group. This way, anyone can find the group page and request to join. They won't be able to see any posts until I approve their request. So, it's still essentially private, but it's easily accessible to anyone who's interested without having to "friend" me first. I was a little worried that when certain people added me as a friend on Facebook that they might not be interested in joining the group. It's easier to just let people tell me they want to be. :)



That's all for now, my lovelies!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Longing cover reveal!

Hello lovelies!!!

I am SOOO excited today..... because it's cover reveal day for my upcoming novel, Longing! This one is my favorite cover made Marie Landry so far. Like for seriousness.


HERE IT IS!




Release date: January 27, 2015
It's been two months since Allegra walked out of Devlin's hotel room. Well, two months and five days, but she's not counting. She needs to move on, but before she can, Devlin shows up again...as her new coworker.
Seeing him at work every day is enough to make her lose her mind. Allegra tries to stay away from Devlin, knowing the effect he has on her, but she can't. The more she's around him, the more she's tempted to have something more with him. After everything that's happened in the past, it's a slippery slope that may land her in a place she never wants to revisit. Something is happening to her heart, though. A longing is building up that isn't one-sided...and doesn't feel temporary.
He wants her. She wants a forever. Is it possible to have it all?
*Longing is a full-length erotica novel, and the sequel to Resist*



I'll be sure to let you know when the promo blitz sign up is available. In the meantime, feel free to join my Street Team (all you have to do is add me as a friend on Facebook and I'll add you to the group since it's a private group) and/or sign up for my newsletter (I promise not to spam you). There are a lot of benefits to joining my Street Team and receiving my newsletter--perks of the giveaway nature AND the chance to get an ARC, not to mention being the first to know about top secret things.

Think about it. You know you want to. ;)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Meet Devlin Pierce from RESIST and LONGING


Hello lovelies!

I'm participating in a blog hop where authors interview characters from one of their books. The lovely Marie Landry interviewed River from her Angel Island series. You can read her post here.

As for me, I've decided to interview the always charming and extraordinarily handsome Devlin Pierce. I expected an interesting conversation, little did I know what it would entail...


Devlin asks to meet in a hotel bar. I'm sitting on a bar stool, waiting for the bartender to bring me a martini. He brings it over right when Devlin walks up. After shaking my hand and ordering his drink, we start.

Lilly: Can you tell us your full name?

Devlin: My full name is Devlin Harrison Pierce.

Lilly: Are you a fictional or historical character?

Devlin chuckles as the bartender hands him his scotch. He swirls the drink for a moment before answering.

Devlin: Even though at times it seems like I'm not, I'm quite real, Lilly.

I attempt to keep my cool when he leans forward as he speaks to me, his voice devastatingly sexy. I let out a light cough and take a sip of my martini.

Lilly: So, when and where is your story set?

Devlin: It takes place near Cleveland, Ohio, present day. Morris Enterprises, the company I work for, is actually in Cleveland, but I live outside of it in one of the suburbs.

Lilly: What should we know about you?

He smirks, takes a drink of his scotch, then sets it down.

Devlin: That's a loaded question, but I'll answer as truthfully as I can. I'm twenty-four years old and I used to live in Florida before I moved up here. There isn't really much to know about my life before now. It was...monotonous. Sure, I have some great memories, but ever since I became an adult it feels like something is missing. I've reached that point where I'm starting to ask the bigger questions.

Lilly: What kind of questions?

Devlin: What do I want from life? Do I want to be where I am now in ten years or do I want to be somewhere else? You know, working 24/7 shouldn't be what life is all about. I want--no, I need something more. More fulfilling. I'm trying to find the balance between it all--find true happiness and something worth living for. Or maybe even someone.

He raises an eyebrow, biting back a smile.

Lilly: What's the main conflict of your story? What's going on with you?

Devlin: Well, once I started asking the important questions, I knew I needed to remap my future. Once I started to take those steps to get to where I needed to be, there was one last piece of the puzzle. The girl.

Lilly: Ah, yes. The girl.

Devlin nods resolutely.

Devlin: It's been two months since I saw her last, but I can't stop thinking about her. I'm struggling to figure out how to get all these pieces to fit together. Not to mention, trying to keep myself together in the process without losing the girl.

Lilly: Then what are your personal goals?

Devlin: To change my previous goals into something worthwhile. Most of the men I know that are in their twenties generally focus on the same goals--getting money and getting all the girls they can. They're focused on the game and have no destination in mind. I have one destination in mind now.

Lilly: I think I know what it is.

Devlin: Well, it's not just about the girl. To be honest, I haven't had a serious girlfriend since high school. I know that sounds bad, but I spent years either focused on school or work that my love life was pretty much nonexistent. It makes me wonder if I'm ready for this, whether she'll even believe it.

He touches a hand to his heart.

Devlin: Deep down, I know I am. I can only hope that I'll be able to prove it to her.

I smile, my heart fluttering wildly.

Lilly: I hope that you do.

Devlin: Thank you, Lilly.

Lilly: When will we be able to find out what happens next in your story?

Devlin: You'll be able to see what happens after Resist ended in the sequel, Longing. It will be published on January 27th 2015. The cover for Longing will be revealed tomorrow, December 9th.


Resist (Resist #1)


Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It's all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up at her company's yearly meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she doesn't count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door.
When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory true last year, she made a vow to avoid him at all costs. He's the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can't refuse.
One night. That's all he asks. That's all she wants. Or is it?
*Resist is a 21,000 word erotica novella, and the first of a three book series*


Buy Resist for only 99¢:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |


Longing (Resist #2)

It's been two months since Allegra walked out of Devlin's hotel room. Well, two months and five days, but she's not counting. She needs to move on, but before she can, Devlin shows up again...as her new coworker.
Seeing him at work every day is enough to make her lose her mind. Allegra tries to stay away from Devlin, knowing the effect he has on her, but she can't. The more she's around him, the more she's tempted to have something more with him. After everything that's happened in the past, it's a slippery slope that may land her in a place she never wants to revisit. Something is happening to her heart, though. A longing is building up that isn't one-sided...and doesn't feel temporary.
He wants her. She wants a forever. Is it possible to have it all?
*Longing is a full-length erotica novel, and the sequel to Resist*



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Longing Cover Reveal Sign Ups! Oh, and I have a Newsletter now.


I haven't posted on here in a long time! Sorry about that lovelies...

Well, well, well... here's the latest...

Longing has a cover (designed by the ever awesome Marie Landry) and it will be revealed on December 9th 2014. Just click the link below to participate in the reveal. I'll love you forever if you do!



Also, I have a newsletter now! Subscribe today and you'll be able to keep up with the latest Lilly Avalon news AND be able to enter special newsletter subscriber giveaways. Sign up--you know you want to. ;)



And... that's about it for now! I'm almost done writing Longing. I hit 52,000 words the other day... we're in the final stretch and so very close to the end. Can't. Wait.

Until next time...

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Release Date for Longing

Hello lovelies!

I've been going back and forth in my head, debating on what to do, but I finally had to make a decision. When I first started writing Longing, I expected to be able to finish by the end of October so that I can get it published at the end of December. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I still have at least 15,000-25,000 words to go and it's already November. At this point, I would have to write all of them in a week to be back on track with my personal deadline, and that's just not going to happen. So, I had to change the release date.

The new release date for Longing is
January 27th 2015.

I'm sorry I had to postpone the release, but I promise you that the continuation of Allegra and Devlin's story is going to be worth it. Things are looking up for me IRL and I know I'll be able to have the first draft finished by the end of November.

*gives you all a big hug*

Monday, October 27, 2014

All of my books are now available on Kobo!


When I first started writing these stories, I intended to just publish under Amazon for Kindle. Then I was able to get my books formatted for Barnes & Noble for Nook. Just last night it was brought to my attention that I completely forgot about Kobo. I'd never uploaded to Kobo before and wasn't sure all the ins and outs of it. But I got on the site and went for it to see if I could get my books on there.

And guess what? I did!

Now anyone who has a Kobo ereader instead of Kindle or Nook can download any of my books. Here are the links for each book:




So, there you have it! Sorry it took me awhile to get them on there. I hope you Kobo users enjoy my books!

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's Release Day For More Than Words!



Can you believe it? It's release day for More Than Words!



Buy on Amazon
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Add on Goodreads
All of her friends know her as Dana Darling, the clean romance writer. She's never written a steamy novel, not even in her head, but now her publisher needs her to write one. It doesn't appear too difficult at first, but then Dana's lack of sexual knowledge creates writer's block.

That's where her friend Landon comes in. She needs pointers on positions and dirty talk, and he owes her a favor. They agree that it's strictly business and clothes are mandatory, but once they get to work, it's another story entirely... one that's being written between the sheets and not on paper. 
*More Than Words is a standalone erotica novella*

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Advanced praise for More Than Words...

"Hands down my favourite Lilly Avalon book." ~Marie Landry, author of The Game Changer

"I may be smiling like an idiot while writing this review. I love reading novellas that are cute, sexy and fun. More Than Words was all three." ~Briana Pacheco

"More Than Words, is a steamy hot cup of romance that you'll want to curl up with on a cold night, while stoking the fires. Full of desire and passion, it is a novella that will definitely curl your toes and leave you aching for more." ~Susan
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Here are a couple other reasons to read More Than Words...

 

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Thank you everyone and I hope you enjoy More Than Words!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Than Words is available for Pre-order + Blitz + Tour + Resist Sale + Longing & Here We Are news...


More Than Words is available for pre-order!

Yep! It's finally available. You can one-click NOW.


Also? Don't forget to add it on Goodreads!

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Join the promo blitz and/or blog tour for More Than Words!


Oh yeah! There's going to be a blitz for More Than Words and you should totally sign up because I would be super happy to have you on board with it.

Sign up here!

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Did you know Resist is available for only 99¢?



Well it is! So snag up a copy today.



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Oh, and if you're curious about what's happening
with Longing and Here We Are... here's the scoop.


I'm about halfway through writing Longing (just hit 25,000 words!) and it's going strong. Crossing my fingers that I'll be able to finish by the end of the month. At this point, I'll have to NaNoWriMo it to get it done on time, but hey, it's worth a shot, right?

Plus! I might have the cover all picked out. Which is super exciting since I didn't expect to find one that worked perfectly.

If you're curious about the synopsis, I finally wrote it.

It's been two months since Allegra walked out of Devlin's hotel room. Well, two months and five days, but she's not counting. She needs to move on, but before she can, Devlin shows up again...as her new coworker. 
Seeing him at work every day is enough to make her lose her mind. Allegra tries to stay away from Devlin, knowing the effect he has on her, but she can't. The more she's around him, the more she's tempted to have something more with him. After everything that's happened in the past, it's a slippery slope that may land her in a place she never wants to revisit. Something is happening to her heart, though. A longing is building up that isn't one-sided...and doesn't feel temporary. 
He wants her. She wants a forever. Is it possible to have it all?


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Also??? I wrote the synopsis for Here We Are. You know, the sequel to my debut published short story, Here All Along. You may have even forgotten about it because I haven't talked about it in awhile. I've been distracted with Resist... More Than Words... and then Longing... but it's still in the works! I'm hoping to focus my attention on it right after I finish the first draft of Longing. My aim is to have it written and published early next year. I've been considering publishing it the same month Here All Along was released (February), but we'll see how that all goes once I buckle down to write it.

So, here's the synopsis.

After years of being just friends, Adrian and Hazel are officially together...almost. They're just about to tell everyone when two of their mutual friends break up suddenly. Their group gets thrown into a tizzy, so they decide to hold off on telling anyone what happened—at least until the dust settles. 
It doesn't take long for them to realize that a secret relationship isn't easy to keep hidden. Neither is keeping their hands off each other in public. What makes matters worse is that the dust shows no signs of settling and tensions are high between everyone. Adrian doesn't want to keep this charade going much longer. While Hazel knows that what she has with Adrian is real, she's afraid their friends might not feel the same. 
The secret is going to come out—that's inevitable. Where will they stand when it does?


That's all my lovelies! <3

Friday, October 3, 2014

More Than Words cover reveal!

Hello lovelies!!!

Today is an exciting day..... because it's cover reveal day for my newest story, More Than Words! I absolutely love the cover the great Marie Landry put together for it. If you're in the market for a book cover, she is definitely the person to get in touch with.

Here it is!



Release date: October 24, 2014

All of her friends know her as Dana Darling, the clean romance writer. She's never written a steamy novel, not even in her head, but now her publisher needs her to write one. It doesn't appear too difficult at first, but then Dana's lack of sexual knowledge creates writer's block.

That's where her friend Landon comes in. She needs pointers on positions and dirty talk, and he owes her a favor. They agree that it's strictly business and clothes are mandatory, but once they get to work, it's another story entirely... one that's being written between the sheets and not on paper. 
*More Than Words is a standalone erotica novella*


I will share the sign ups for the release day blitz and blog tour as soon as they're available. If you're interested in an ARC, you can sign up to get one if you join my Street Team. That's just one of the perks of joining!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

More Than Words release date, cover reveal, release blitz, and blog tour

Hello lovelies!

I'm stopping in to let you know more about my upcoming novella, More Than Words. I have finished my edits and the story is now in the capable hands of my fabulous beta readers. Once I get their notes back, the ARCs will be sent and it is going to my editor for final edits.

Where am I going with this? Well, I finally picked a release date! And it is... October 24th! So, in the short span of about a month, you'll be able to read my next story.

Also... I have set up a cover reveal, release blitz, AND a blog tour with Irresistible Reads Tours. The cover reveal will take place on October 3rd, the release blitz on October 24th (of course), and the blog tour will run from November 10th through 14th. So, if you have a blog, please sign up for one (or more) of them if you can! I would greatly appreciate any help spreading the word about More Than Words.


(I'll share the release day and blog tour sign up links once they're available.)

Also, also... I have a Street Team now! It's a group on Goodreads. If you would be interested in joining, please do. Just click this link and I'll be sure to approve you. Street Team members enjoy the chance to read and review my books before they're released, and also the chance to enter exclusive Street Team giveaways for helping promote my books.

That's all for now!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Announcement on the SECRET PROJECT and more

Hello lovelies!

As some of you may have seen on Twitter and Facebook, I've been posting for the last week and a half about a SECRET PROJECT that I'm working on. I said that I would give the details once I finish. Guess what?

I finished.

In *counts in head* a span of 12 days, I wrote a novella. 12,000 words. 1000 words a day. It's completely unlike me to consistently write that much in such a short time. I may get on a writing spree once in awhile, but this was quite a change of pace. The story flowed from my fingers to the page, sometimes almost faster than I could type! I actually can't believe it's over already, but I'm partly glad that it is because I've been dying to tell you all about it.

First of all... the title is More Than Words. It's a standalone novella. Here is the synopsis:

All of her friends know her as Dana Darling, the clean romance writer. She's never written a steamy novel, not even in her head, but now her publisher needs her to write one. It doesn't appear too difficult at first, but then Dana's lack of sexual knowledge creates writer's block.

That's where her friend Landon comes in. She needs pointers on positions and dirty talk, and he owes her a favor. They agree that it's strictly business and clothes are mandatory, but once they get to work, it's another story entirely... one that's being written between the sheets and not on paper.

Add More Than Words
to your Goodreads shelf

It started out as a short story, but developed into so much more. I'm hoping to get it published by the end of next month (late October, haven't picked the date yet). So, be sure to come back here and Twitter and Facebook for all the updates.

One more thing! For those of you who have read Resist and are dying to see what happens next for Allegra and Devlin, don't you worry. I'm still plugging away at Longing. I broke 10,000 words and I've got the next handful of chapters plotted out. I'm still aiming to have Longing finished by the end of the year.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Please Vote for Resist in Cover Wars on Author Shout!


Hello lovelies!

Guess what? Resist is in the Cover Wars for the week on Author Shout and it would be awesome of you to hop on over to cast a quick vote. Voting can be done once a day, so if you can vote every day, I would love you. Even if you vote just once, I'd still love you. Please and thank you!!!


I wanted to also say a quick THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the blitz, tweeted, Facebooked, and/or bought, read, reviewed Resist. You're amazing and I'm so happy to have you be part of this journey with me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's the release day for Resist!


Would you look at that? It's release day for Resist!


Buy on Amazon
Buy on Barnes & Noble
Add on Goodreads
Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It's all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up at her company's yearly meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she doesn't count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door. 
When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory true last year, she made a vow to avoid him at all costs. He's the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can't refuse. 
One night. That's all he asks. That's all she wants. Or is it?


Why should you read Resist?

Well, here are five quotes to whet your appetite and show you why Devlin Pierce is impossible to resist.


And that's not all!


It gets even better! Get your hands on Here All Along, my short story, for FREE. This is a limited time offer and the price will go back up to 99¢ once the blitz is over. So... GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!


Buy Here All Along on Amazon
Add Here All Along on Goodreads
Every time Hazel Bell goes on a date, she returns home unhappy and disenchanted about love. At least her best friend Adrian Williams is always there for her, even more so now that they're roommates. After both of them have a bad night out, they decide to just relax and forget the world for awhile. It's been a long time since they've been alone together. They certainly weren't counting on the close quarters bringing out hidden desires. Now it appears their platonic friendship is being put to the test—one that neither can resist. By the end of the night, will it be the end for Hazel and Adrian—or a new beginning?


Monday, August 18, 2014

Resist is now available for pre-order!


You read that correctly, lovelies! Resist is now available for pre-order on Amazon. I uploaded last night and, what do you know, it's now up!

Buy Resist on Amazon
Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It's all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up at her company's yearly meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she doesn't count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door. 
When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory true last year, she made a vow to avoid him at all costs. He's the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can't refuse.
One night. That's all he asks. That's all she wants. Or is it?
Add Resist on Goodreads

Don't worry, next Monday will come soon enough and you'll be able to understand why it's so hard to resist Devlin Pierce. Trust me... I've been there.