The Raven Books

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The Raven was founded in 2004 by authors Mandy M. Roth and Michelle M. Pillow. Named after the club in Mandy’s famous Daughter of Darkness series, The Raven began as a place for readers to hang out and follow the free story by Michelle and Mandy, Raven Happy Hour (www.RavenHappyHour.com). It quickly evolved into a yahoo group, radio show, fan site, paranormal blog and so much more. Each October, the site hosts a massive Online Scavenger Hunt, giving away hundreds of prizes by just as many authors.

In Sept 2008, The Raven Books (www.TheRavenBooks.com) was founded as a place to provide a temporary outlet for readers to find favorite, hard-to-get Michelle & Mandy backlist titles. However, due to reader demand, it is evolving to include original, exclusive titles from the authors. The authors are still putting out new titles with their current publishers, so check out their individual websites for complete booklists and information.

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Who is The Raven Books vs Raven Happy Hour?
They're basically imprints of the same company--a way for us to keep an even workload when it come to royalty tracking and other boring business related stuff. Really though, The Raven Books and Raven Happy Hour are both Mandy Roth and Michelle Pillow's publishing companies.

The Raven Books (this interview) is about one of the owners, Michelle M. Pillow. Go see Raven Happy Hour for an interview with co-owner, Mandy M. Roth.

This interview is with Michelle:
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm bestselling, award-winning romance author Michelle M. Pillow. -- It always seems strange talking about myself like that because most days I just feel like a girl with a computer. -- I write in a variety of romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal. I have been all over the publishing world--from traditional "big name" publishers to e-first publishers and now Indie. In 2009 fellow author Mandy M. Roth and I started a highly successful self-publishing endeavor named The Raven Books.

My first book was published April 2004 and called "The Mists of Midnight", a Regency set Ghost Romance. Since then I've published nearly 100 titles, many of which are in their second and third editions. Being prolific is easy when you love your job! Several of the titles have also been published in foreign languages, including Spanish, German, Japanese, etc. And I have titles published with The Raven Books, Pocket Books, Random House, Virgin Books, Adam’s Media, Samhain Publishing, Running Press, and more.

I've been on the Amazon bestseller list multiple times, nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist.

You can find out more online here: www.MichellePillow.com
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Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors 1)
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Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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Sorin of Firewall lives in a land forever at war. In fact, the Starian men are so busy fighting, their marriage ceremony has been reduced to a “will of the gods” event where they simply pick a woman out of a lineup. With women becoming scarce, it’s necessary to trade the offworld. Duty-bound to attend the ceremony, he has no intention of picking a bride, let alone one from another dimension.
The Reluctant Lord (Dragon Lords)
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Series: Dragon Lords, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,570. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Dragon Lords Book 7, Futuristic Romance After Clara denies all suitable males on her home world, her parents are left with one choice—send her to a primitive planet where several noblemen await marriage. The men hardly appear picky about their choices, a perfect arrangement for a reluctant bride.
His Highness The Duke (Dragon Lords 5)
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Series: Dragon Lords, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
High Duke of Draig, Lord Bron, is not looking forward to his seventh failed attempt at a marriage ceremony, but when he sees the lovely Aeron he knows instantly his years of waiting have finally paid off. The gods have blessed him with a life mate… or have they? His new bride is insistent she’s not there for marriage, but for a mission. It’s up to Bron to convince her to stay, or risk...
Fighting Lady Jayne (Divinity Warriors 2)
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Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,530. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Jayne Hart has earned her independence by becoming Divinity Corporation’s inter-dimensional boxing champion. Life is great, until a dirty fighter knocks her unconscious. Now, abandoned by the corporation in a parallel world, Jayne will use every weapon she has to be free once more. Even if it means running from her sexy new “husband” and spending the rest of her life in a primitive forest.
Keeping Paige (Divinity Warriors 3)
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Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Paige doesn’t expect her people to rescue her when a zealous sect of Faerians sacrifices her to their gods. Thrown into a fairy ring to a new dimensional plane, drugged on ambrosia, she is compelled to seduce the first man she meets. Only when the drug wears off and she’s left with an insatiable husband expecting more than she’s willing to give, does Paige discover the true...
The Stubborn Lord (Dragon Lords)
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Series: Dragon Lords, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,120. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Lord Alek, Younger Duke of Draig, has not been lucky in finding his life mate. Resigned to a lonely life, he attends the bridal ceremony out of familial duty. Then the impossible happens—Kendall. Nothing goes according to tradition, but he can’t let that dissuade him. She is his only chance at happiness, and no matter how she protests, he’s not going to let her get away.
Taking Karre (Divinity Warriors 4)
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Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,570. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sir Vidar of Spearhead is too busy guarding the borderlands to bother with the headache of selecting a bride. Ordered to marry by the king, he plans to grab a woman and get back to the warfront, never to think of it again. That is until he meets the alluring Lady Karre with her teasing eyes, lush lips and irresistible ways.
The Rogue Prince (Lords of the Var 4)
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Series: Lords of the Var, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,800. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Prince Reid, Commander of the Outpost, is happy to live by his father's ways. No woman is safe when he sets his sights to charm her. Reid doesn't want love, he wants a good time. When the opportunity arises to get away on an ambassador's mission, he jumps at the chance--especially when that trip includes exotic destinations with even more exotic women. But there's one woman he hasn't counted on.
Seducing Cecilia (Divinity Healers)
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Series: Divinity Healers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,640. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Alternate Reality Romance In a world obsessed with medical advancement, Dr. Gerard Fauchet longs for something more. When he’s assigned as the liaison to an off-plane dignitary, he never imagined she’d be so stunningly beautiful, or so damned frustrating.
The Impatient Lord (Dragon Lords)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Riona Grey lives life on her own terms, traveling wherever the next spaceship is flying and doing what she must in order to get by. When her luck turns sour, she finds herself on a bridal ship heading to a marriage ceremony. A planet full of dragon shifters seeking mates wasn’t exactly what she had in mind as a final destination. Just when she thinks things couldn’t possibly get worse...
Mountains Captive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Waking up with a hangover in Las Vegas, Chloe Masters is sore from an unusual night of passion with a man she vaguely recalls. She soon discovers she married the wrong guy. mysterious Montana mountain man, Everest Beaumont, and get him to sign the divorce papers.
Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,520. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
“She found herself unimpressed with him, having expected more of the legendary man—Brant. Lord Blackwell. Brant the Gladiator. Brant the Vigorous. Brant the Flame. Brant the Viking Hero. Della snorted in unladylike disgust. More like, Brant the Thorn in my Arse!”
Pleasure Cruise Trilogy (Box Set)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,740. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Pleasure Cruise Trilogy (Box Set) Paranormal Erotic Romance Three Novel Bundle includes Pleasure Cruise Date with Destiny Pleasure Island
Linnea's Arrangement (Divinity Healers)
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Series: Divinity Healers, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,810. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
There are only two classifications of people on plane 187: Doctors and Not Doctors (Sans). Dr. Sam Swift is one of the highest ranking officials on the medical plane, answering only to the Medical Supreme. When the Medical Supreme becomes ill, it’s up to him to find a cure. Nowhere in this equation is there room—or time—to fall in love. And then he meets the exquisitely frustrating Sans Linnea Nel
Let the Wild Out
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,280. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Rachel Dunne thinks she's safe from the politics of her people by keeping a low profile in America. When she comes face to face with one of the clan chiefs in search of a mate, she’s stunned yet incredibly turned on. There is a catch—one queen to two opposing clan chiefs. It’s hard enough fighting off the advances of one sizzling hot piece of alpha man-flesh, can she possibly resist two?
The Playful Prince (Lords of the Var II)
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Series: Lords of the Var, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,630. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Shapeshifting, Prince Quinn, royal Ambassador, isn't looking for a serious relationship. In fact, he's never even considered it. Hopping from lover to lover, he's content to enjoy himself, never taking anything but his work seriously. However, when Dr. Tori Elliot is sent to the palace to test for biological weapons, he can't seem to stay away from her.
Naughty Cupid Trilogy (3 Book Bundle)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 122,800. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Naughty Cupid Bundle - Save Almost 1/2 when you buy them together. Paranormal Historical Romance Three Book Bundle includes Cupid’s Enchantment Cupid’s Revenge Cupid’s Favor
The Bound Prince (Lords of the Var 3)
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Series: Lords of the Var, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,410. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Prince Falke, Commander of the Var Armies, is a man raised to fight. Out of all the Var Princes, he alone must be the hardest. When the beautifully frustrating female Captain kidnaps him, no one knows where to come looking. Now it's up to Falke to use all his training, and powers of seduction, to find his way back home.
Warrior Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Dragonshifter Zoran of Draig is a man who knows what he wants. Being a prince and the commander, he is called upon to make swift decisions, be ready to battle at a moment's notice, and most of all, he always expected to be in control. When his beautiful wife, the one person who should obey him unconditionally, refuses to do so, Zoran discovers the battle for his heart's desire is fiercer than any
Emerald Knight
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Since birth Lady Ginevra has been betrothed to Lord Wolfram. Life has been mapped out and she's going to live happily ever after as a Countess. There is one complication to her plans. Her rogue of a future husband isn't taking to their life together with open arms. In fact, he seems to enjoy finding reasons to put the nuptials off.
The Pirate Prince (Lords of the Var 5)
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Series: Lords of the Var, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Prince Jarek has no official title in space. Known simply as Captain to a misfit crew, he sails the high sky doing what he pleases. That is until one of his men is kidnapped by intergalactic drug dealers. Now he's on a mission to save his wayward friend. But instead of a crew man, he rescues a woman desperately trying to be free of her master. Or so he thought...
Temptation of the Butterfly (Zhang Dynasty 2)
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Series: Zhang Dynasty, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Futuristic Romance from the Bestselling Author of the Dragon Lords. A princess expected to uphold honor and tradition, a man dishonored and shunned by the very society she rules. Their passion may be hot, their will strong, but how can she fall for the man who might be trying to kill her?
Ariella’s Keeper (Divinity Healers)
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Series: Divinity Healers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Alternate Reality Romance, Part of the Divinity Universe Divinity Healers Book One When his father threatens to take away his research facility’s funding if he doesn’t come home, Dr. Sebastjan Walter has no choice but to do so. This isn’t just a family reunion. It seems his father has arranged a marriage—Sebastjan’s.
Romancing the Recluse (Stop Dragon My Heart Around)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Samantha Egan's life is in a slump, despite the fact she's an heiress. She was fired from a volunteer job, her boyfriend left her and she's all alone in the world. But being the lady of propriety she is, she can't believe it when she is compelled to start making out with a stranger in the middle of Central Park. Now the sexy man won't keep his hands to himself and it's all she can do to say no.
Whisper (Feral Riders)
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Series: Feral Riders, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Parker Steward is a werewolf on the prowl. Although his kind is supposed to mate for life, he and his friends have chosen a different path. Fate doesn’t care about their plans. As his feral pack members begin falling in love and mating with humans, he knows it’s only a matter of time before it’s his turn. Thomas Maverick is everything a man should be—hard-working, smart, and sexy as hell.
A Midnight Seduction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After her mother’s death three years ago, Audrey Hayes is mildly content to run the greenhouse left to her. She has a good life, though she is alone. Then, on All Hallows’ Eve, a man walks into the store looking for her mother, Clara. Porter is a full blooded lycan sent to collect. Getting Audrey to the realm is the easy part, convincing her to join him in fulfilling the prophecy that proves...
Carnal Instinct (A Ghost Cat Book)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cade is a catshifter content to live out his day in cat form at the preserve. Besides, it's easier for him to be in charge of security if he's always on the grounds. But, when one of his new 'caretakers' can't seem to stop making jokes at his expense, he's determined to show her just how much of a man he can be.
Perfect Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,370. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Dragonshifter Prince Olek is pleased with his refined and blushing bride. When she chooses him to be her life mate, appearing happy in her decision, his heart soars—until the next morning when his new princess wants nothing to do with him. Olek doesn’t know what he’s done to upset his alluring bride, but he is determined to reignite the hot sparks that burned the night they met.
Sin Collection (Books 1-3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Nearly 1/2 off the normal cover price when purchased together! Sin Collection - 3 Book Erotica Bundle
Galaxy Playmates Collection (Books 1-4)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,330. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Paranormal Futuristic Romance - Part of the Dragon Lords Universe 4 Books in 1 Collection Galaxy Playmates Series: Sapphire Quartz Diamond Xena
Call of the Sea (Call of the Lycan 1)
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Series: Call of the Lycan, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Cursed by the power of the sea, Ceana is doomed to spend her eternity in the ocean as a mermaid. Her only relief is on a full moon, when she becomes human and must find shore. Brief passion is all she has and she's willing to take what she can get—especially if it's with an intriguing lycan who's untamed nature just might be her salvation.
Club Fetish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
In a time when casual sex is no longer permitted and kink could get you thrown in jail, Lisa’s sex-starved body longs for release. Presented with a chance for to spend a night at Club Fetish, she seizes the moment and orders up a night of pleasure that she’ll never forget. Warning: This short story contains kink to the extreme, multiple partners, brief mmf and no romantic
Dark Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Dragonshifting Prince Yusef leads a simple life away from the palace. He knows from the first moment he sees his fiery temptress that he will possess her and make her his mate for all time. However, the prince soon learns that playing with fire will always leave a man burned. However, with passions that surge as powerful as theirs, he is not willing to give up his bride without a fight.
The Mists of Midnight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,010. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Imogen Drake refuses to obey her parents and marry an Colonel, they decide to hire tutor to train her to be a proper lady wife. She assumes the handsome Dougal Weston is the man sent to instruct her from her rebellious ways. But, with his arrival comes an abundance of unrested spirits.Imogen must discover the truth about the eerie night mist before it claims everyone she holds dear.
Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,870. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Prince Ualan is prepared to follow dragonshifter tradition and marry the woman revealed to him during the Breeding Festival. When the stubborn, yet achingly sexy, Morrigan refuses to accept their shared fate and his supreme authority over her, it is all he can do to keep from acting like the barbarian she accuses him of being.


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