C L Raven


C L Raven are identical twins who write under a joint pseudonym because monsters have more than one head. They've had worked published by Legend Press, The Pages, they have short stories in issues 50 & 52 of Dark Fire, they won Writing Magazine's annual ghost story competition August 2010 and are in issue 6 of Dark Moon Digest and issue 13 of A Siren's Call. They also write ghost hunting articles for Haunted Digital Magazine. Their debut novel Soul Asylum was shortlisted for National Self-publishing Awards and their unpublished novel Bleeding Empire was longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize.

Their favourite band is My Chemical Romance. Their music has inspired them in so many ways. Their biggest claim to fame is that Bob Bryar, the ex drummer from MCR once tweeted them back. Twice. When they're not writing, they're looking after their animal army, visiting castles, haunted places, drinking Red Bull and being thrown out of abandoned asylums (in the name of research).

Along with Ryan Ashcroft and Neen Wilder, they form Cardiff's Answer to Supernatural and have their own ghost hunting show, Calamityville Horror on YouTube.

Where to find C L Raven online


Gunning Down Romance
The book trailer for our ebook, Gunning Down Romance

Our book trailer for our ten broken fairytales, released Friday 13th July 2012

Soul Asylum book trailer
book trailer for our debut novel, Soul Asylum. Made by Ryan Ashcroft of Fireclaw Films.

Romance is Dead
Romance is Dead book trailer

Bad Romance
book trailer for Bad Romance

Deadly Reflections
book trailer for Deadly Reflections


Romance is Dead trilogy
Series: Romance Is Dead. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Don’t give your lover roses, give them nightmares. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like giving your lover a heart for Valentine’s. Especially when it’s ripped from their body before they’ve drawn their last breath. Gone are the expensive chocolates in fancy packaging, the wilting roses from the petrol station forecourt and the heart-print boxer shorts. Valentine’s is about to get bloody.
Romance is Dead
Series: Romance Is Dead, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Three dark stories that won’t give your lover butterflies, but nightmares. A fallen goddess enacts gruesome revenge on anyone who wrongs her; an artist turns a romance play into a horror story; and a hopeless romantic ensures his lovers live forever. They all share one belief: real love is worth killing for.
Bad Romance
Series: Romance Is Dead, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Three disturbing stories about the dangers of falling in love - an incompetent Cupid prepares for Valentine's Day, but his arrows melt faces, not hearts; a man's art exhibition conceals a macabre secret; and a betrayed bride makes unfaithful lovers regret their vow of 'til death us do part'. All their victims are bound by an unsettling truth - too much love can kill you.
Gunning Down Romance
Series: Romance Is Dead, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Three chilling stories themed around the dark side of love - one woman embarks on a grisly quest to create the perfect lover; a man uses his life's work to ensure his lovers stay with him forever and a reincarnated saint has a unique, macabre way of punishing unfaithful lovers which keeps her alive. All their unfortunate lovers will experience a Valentine's Day they will never forget.

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black comedy    c l raven    chilling    comedy    ebook    fiction    horror    horror comedy    offbeat    romance    short stories    valentines   

C L Raven's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by C L Raven

  • K's Awakening, a Randy's Diner story on July 21, 2012

    This is a miniskirt of a story - short and very sexy. We haven't read many of Anya's books but she is rapidly becoming one of our favourite authors (this is a very high accolade as we are incredibly fussy readers). K's Awakening is set in Randy's Diner, which is a totally unique place where service doesn't just come with a smile. Why doesn't Starbucks offer this? The story follows Karen as she embarks on a new job as a server at Randy's Diner, but it's her customer, Amy who ends up teaching her how to leave customers completely satisfied. Actually finished this story in an hour because it was so hard to put down. If you're looking for something quick and erotic that will leave you wanting more, then definitely buy K's Awakening. You will be totally satisfied and left wanting a return visit. Just don't forget to leave a tip.