Author Archives: Raven McAllan

Books, writing, holidays—Ironing and dust bunnies

I’ve not been around a lot lately. We’ve just returned from a fabulous holiday in the USA where we flew into Philadelphia, spent some time there and at the Jersey shore (no real housewives) before heading north to Cape Cod and ending up in New York. A great trip and my navigating only made a couple of wee mistakes. And I didn’t panic or throw a hissy fit. Kudos to me there I think.

However it does mean my writing took a back seat. Oh I did a few bits and bobs but nothing major.

Now I’m home and in between playing catch up with the housewifery stuff I ignore as often as possible, (But when the ironing falls out of the cupboard if I open the door I have to get stuck in) I’m writing. Ignoring the dust bunnies who are happy to be ignored. Plotting planning and cussing at the rain.

And also realising that I have a book out on 31st October and it’s up for pre-order now.

That’s The Duke’s Temptation, published by Totally Bound, and available in both eBook and paperback.

An English Duke, a French knife thrower, a mystery…and a love story. All set in Regency Britain. So much fun to write, now I have to hope people enjoy it. Available here

(Let the nail-biting commence)

Happy reading,

love Raven

Rushing around like a headless chicken…. with typos…

Dashes in and waves.

Hi all, and apologies for the lateness of this post. I honestly didn’t know what to write about. Still don’t unless I make this a post about my typos. Even just getting this far I’ve had to correct just about every other word. Ravenfingers is a well known affliction to my friends and family. They have all got used to deciphering my…I was going to say cock-ups…but let’s put it better than that. AS I typed the other day, her vice was dusky.

Scratch your heads…

Yes, I did mean her voice was husky. And of course spell check didn’t pick it up. Luckily I did.

It’s all fine and funny…as long as I do find them. Luckily I have a great ‘reditor’ (beta reader) in Doris O’Connor who picks up most of them, and of course great editors with all my publishers.

Just as well. Several sets of eyes are better than one.

And on that note, with apologies for such a short post, I’m just going to add that my next book The Duke’s Temptation is now up for preorder from Totally Bound (.com) (UK)

and now I need a coffee, take care all,

happy reading, love Raven 


Edits and thoughts, from Raven

Well, it’s me, Raven here today.

And to be honest I was a bit stumped about what to write. Whats going on?

I’m busy with edits, and although I have a book out on 25th, (The Cleaner the last book in the Death Isle series by one of my alter ego’s Kera Faire. Dark romance with a twist, some humour and a HEA I hope.) Plus a YA out on 28th. (Discovered, book one in updated and added to The Shalean Moon series by J Lilley. She’s me as well.) That’s not this week though.

This week it’s edits. Regency, dark romance, YA…you name it, I seem to have edits for it.

Not that I mind. Edits are there to make my story error free (ish) more appealing, and shout to you, ‘read me…’

Now lets hope they do.

I’m not pimping really. Although Discovered is up for pre order on Amazon, The Cleaner, and the Regency (The Duke’s Temptation, out in October) aren’t.

So on that note, I’m going to leave you. Go back to my edits, ponder over my crazy typos, (what a romantic vice he had… which from was he form…who shot the door…to name but a few) and hope my next books are a success.

Oh and next time I might just pimp them to high heaven.

Happy reading,

Love Raven x

Who is now biting her nails for the next couple of weeks.