Author Archives: Raven McAllan

And a new year (for me) begins

To, meeeeeeeeeee

Hi all,

Actually not a lot to chat about today. I’m knee deep (or is that neck deep) in changing a 14k novella into a 70 novel for Manatee Books, 3k off finishing a short, hot, sexy (I hope) story, and plotting my next chick lit.

But at the moment no release until May next year.

I’m not sure if that relieves or frightens me.

However, today is my birthday. I am officially one year older, not necessarily one year wiser, and definitely not one year less enthusiastic about writing, even though my focus has changed somewhat.

Hence you might see me out and about on social media as Katy Lilley, Raven’s softer, sweeter, alter ego.

Raven and her dark side Kera Faire are still here, they just seem to be taking a back seat at the moment.

So if you see Katy, Raven, or Kera’s name on a book you’ll know what you’re getting.

As for me? I’m getting ready to open my presents, (and drink that fizz)

Until the next time,

happy reading,

love Raven x

Where Raven introduces Katy

Morning all,

It’s not often I can look at my diary and not see an imminent (or not too far in the future)  ‘publication day’ notification.

I can at the moment.

Apart from A YA paranormal story, date to be decided my next definite (or as definite as you get in the publishing world) isn’t until May.

It seems weird, especially as I don’t think it’s likely one will appear before then.

Why? Well, because my muse seems to have gone off at right angles into the world of softer, sweeter, romance than Raven writes. She’s got a side I didn’t know about and an alter ego called Katy Lilley.

Well fancy that. And Katy seems to write chick lit. Her first book, from Manatee Books is set in glorious Devon, and I hope it’s a mixture of romance, mystery and humour. Finger’s crossed. As yet the title hasn’t been confirmed, but watch this space.

On another note, my Raven side is celebrating The Duke’s Temptation, from Totally Bound, which came out recently, in eBook and paperback.

Happy reading,

love, well, both sides of me xx


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