Cover Reveal for The Risqué Series!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 No comments

It's cover reveal day! You're not only getting ONE cover... but THREE new covers for my upcoming trio of books in The Risqué Series.

I can't tell you how excited I am to share these with you finally. I've been sitting on them for months. All three covers were designed by me!

Let's not delay this any longer and get right to the covers...

In 3...



Desiring the Dancer
Releasing on August 31, 2020

Carlie Coleman is not looking forward to her stepsister’s bachelorette party.

It was supposed to be a simple affair with a small group of Valerie’s closest friends at their parents’ beach house. Instead, the guests have tripled, there’s a fancy caterer, and at some point there will be strippers.

It’s going to be a disaster… until she meets the cute waiter.

Aiden Carter is sweet and she’s smitten. They can’t stop staring at each other from across the room. Their mutual attraction is undeniable. Before the night is over, she discovers something else.

The cute waiter is also the entertainment.

Enticing the Escort
Releasing on September 14, 2020

Goldie Rivers needs a date… and fast.

She isn’t showing up to another wedding by herself. The incessant questions about why she’s still single, not to mention the men who won’t leave her alone when they find that out. What’s a girl to do?

Hire an escort, of course.

Gavin Pruitt is sexy, confident, and definitely not coming home with her tonight. He’s only there to keep the questions and other men at bay. His company proves far more tempting than she could have predicted, things heat up.

Will Goldie be able to fight it or will she give in?

Seducing the Star
Releasing on September 28, 2020

Maggie Bloom doesn’t know why she’s at this party.

Recently dumped by her serious boyfriend, she would much rather be ringing in the new year at home in her pajamas. If she were there, she wouldn’t have to worry about the dreaded midnight kiss. She has to figure out what to do and time is running out.

Enter Phoenix Westbrook.

He’s sexy, he’s nice… and he’s a porn star? This information may have initially come as a shock, but just makes the idea of kissing him all the more tempting. They make a pact to share a kiss at midnight, no strings attached.

They didn’t count on the kiss leading them to other things.

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All three novellas in The Risqué Series are going to be only $0.99 each! That means you can get the whole series for less than $3, less than a cup of fancy coffee.

I'm so excited to share this series with you. It's taken me months of writing and revising and kicking myself in the butt to keep going, but these books are almost here. Thank you for being patient with me as I get back on track.

Lilly Avalon Monthly Writing Update #2 for June 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 No comments

Every month I share an update about what I'm writing in my Monthly Writing Update!
Here's the latest for the month of June.

If you look at my May update, my main goals were to finish revisions on Enticing the Escort and Seducing the Star so that I can get it off to my editor. I also mentioned outlining a new story to publish by the end of the year.

Have I accomplished this? 

Both Enticing the Escort and Seducing the Star have been revised, sent to a beta, and sent to my editor!

The "deadlines" I gave myself were moved forward a bit. Seducing the Star took longer because my husband ended up being off work for a week starting the day I expected to finish revisions. It was only delayed by a few days, but still had me a bit nervous, especially since I wasn't adding as many words as I'd hoped to.

As far as outlining a new story goes, the story I originally had in mind to write (that needed research) wasn't going to work out this year. It's not that I couldn't write it; it's that I didn't feel it was the right time to. This story is important and I wouldn't want it to slip under the radar.

Why would it slip under the radar?

In 2016 during November, there was an overall decline in book sales. Authors have attributed this decline to it being a United States Presidential election year. Since 2020 is yet another US Presidential Election Year, and November was the month I intended to publish this book, I'd rather wait on it until there's a better time. This story means a lot to me and is one I've had in mind to write for years now. I would hate to publish it and nobody know that it's there. I'm more than happy to delay that one for a year to make sure it's not only researched and written properly, but will be available when it won't be overshadowed by what's happening in the world (which is very serious business, especially this year).

Instead of this story, I'm debating on a couple other stories. One is a Christmas novella and the other is a contemporary romance novel. If I choose the Christmas novella, I'll be aiming to publish in December. However, if that story doesn't get written in time, I'll switch my focus to the contemporary romance for 2021.

Am I on track?

Yes and no. Yes, because I did finish revisions in a reasonable amount of time, even though it was slightly later than anticipated. No, because I was hoping to have the stories in my editors hands right after. Instead, I opted for a beta reader in between to have an extra set of eyes on the stories. I feel this was the right choice because I want The Risqué Series to be the best it can be. This trio of novellas going to my editor two weeks after I intended will be a good thing. I did move the release dates back, but those were more or less tentative to begin with.

Goals for July

The biggest goal will be to read over and implement edits from my editor on all three novellas. Once I have those complete, it'll be time to format and upload final drafts to Amazon and Smashwords. Also, it'll be ready to go for ARC readers! I'm not sure when I'll be receiving the edits back from my editor, so I'm just going to make July "edits month". Ha! Outside of that, I'll be deciding on which story to write next and begin an actual outline.

July begins the start of the 3rd quarter of 2020, so I'll be redoing my Kanban board to cover what I'd like to accomplish for July, August, and September. Before this month ends I need to come up with my quarterly goals. Wish me luck!

In the meantime, please stay safe out there! Take care and I love you all!

Sign Ups are OPEN for the Cover Reveal for The Risqué Series!

Monday, June 8, 2020 No comments

Hello lovelies!

The Risqué Series  is coming soon! With revisions almost complete, more and more information about the series will be coming your way.

Right now, I need your help... by signing up to reveal the covers!

That's right, all three covers of The Risqué Series  will be getting revealed on June 30th. You'll be seeing the covers for Desiring the Dancer, Enticing the Escort, and Seducing the Star  at the end of this month.

If you're a blogger or a bookstagrammer, I would love to have you be part of the cover reveal!

I'm also looking for ARC readers! If you're able to read one, two, or all three books, fill out the form below.

The Risqué Series will be getting release dates VERY soon. I also have blurbs that I think are almost ready to share as well. Be on the lookout here and my social media for everything!

In the meantime, take care of yourselves, stay safe, and stay healthy!