Roses Blog Tour Week 3 – Lilly Gayle

Today meet historical and paranormal romance writer Lilly Gayle and her post on Meeting Your Significant Other.

Sometimes, real life can be just as romantic as a romance novel, although, not always as exciting.

In my paranormal romance, Out of the Darkness, Vincent Maxwell meets Dr. Megan Harper when he comes to her house to find out what she knows about vampires.  In Slightly Tarnished, my Victorian era romance set for publication June 6 from The Wild Rose Press, the American daughter of a sea captain meets the earl of Gilchrest when her uncle takes her to a ball with the idea of using her in his scheme for revenge.

My real life “first-meet” isn’t as exciting as my books, but it’s just as romantic. Or it would be if my life were a country music song. I met my husband in a bar!

On January 26, 1979 I came home from college so I could go to this small, redneck bar in Clarksville, Virginia with my two sisters and a couple of friends. We sat at a large round table in back so we could see all the cute guys when they came in. Yes, we were all single and we were all scoping out the scene.  When it was my turn to get a round of beer for the table, I went up to the bar with a friend of a friend, a girl I’d never met before. Her name was Gin.

When we got to the bar, there was this gorgeous guy standing there with dark hair and the bluest eyes I’d ever seen. Our eyes met and I could not look away. Then, Gin spoke to him. She’d dated John before! She introduced me to John and we started talking. I guess Gin felt left out because she insisted I help her carry the beer back to the table. So, I reluctantly left John’s side.

But when it was my sister’s turn to get beer for the table, I went with her. But John wasn’t at the bar. He was sitting at a table, by himself, sipping his beer.  He watched us approach. I stopped at his table and said, “Hey, what are you doing sitting here all by yourself?”

He looked at me and said, “If you join me, I won’t be alone any more.”

We were married eighteen months later, and to this day, I still tease him about his corny pick-up line.

This June, we will be celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. And although his hair is now silver, I still think he has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen.

Who says you can’t find a good man at a bar? Lol! Where did you find your man?

Lilly’s question: Where did you find your significant other? Or are you still searching? 

Lilly Gayle lives in North Carolina with her husband of thirty years, her youngest daughter who’s still in college, a dog, a cat, and various critters both dead and alive the cat occasionally drags through the doggie door. When not writing or working as a mammogapher, she spends time with her husband at the beach. Out of the Darkness, a paranormal romance is her first published novel.  A historical, Slightly Tarnished should be released sometime next year.

You can reach Lilly @

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Meet contemporary YA an adult romance author Linda Kage at
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Meet Amie Louellen, author of fun and whimsical contemporary romance at
Meet erotic western historical author Jennifer Jakes at
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6 thoughts on “Roses Blog Tour Week 3 – Lilly Gayle

  1. Awww, corny but definitely sweet pick up line! I met my hubby at a bar too, but this was actually the first time I’d ever been to a bar. Beginner’s luck, huh??

  2. Linda, glad I’m not the only one who found a man at a bar and kept him. lol! Lynne, I love your story. Thanks for posting on my blog today. And Caroline, it’s always a pleasure hearing from you.

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