To clarify, I'm the second half of the author who chooses to separates the genres she enjoys via her names. Raven ShadowHawk (me, the fun half) is one... Ileandra Young (the boring half) is another.
I write/read/live for erotica and spend a lot of my time dreaming up the fantasies that eventually end up in my books. The Meeting Each Other series is just part of that.
Many folk ask me how much of my stories stem from my experiences and how much is made up. I would tell you... but then (to coin a horrific cliché) I'd have to kill you. And wouldn't you prefer being alive to read more about exploits that may or may not be mine?
I hope so... as there's a deal more to come.
Enjoy, hopefully, what I have to offer. Contact me via any of the means above and look out for new releases.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in London, which I don't think had any influence at all. I don't really write about the people or places from that time of my life. I started in Tottenham, then moved to Enfield at about 11 years old, for my next school. I think what influenced me more than that were the people that WEREN'T around me. The people I desperately wanted to meet. Then again, I was quite young then, and also a bit of a romantic, so, in truth, most of the influences for all the dirty stuff that pops out now have cropped up since moving to Leicester. Did you know the kink scene in Leicester is huge. Like . . . HUGE!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making shit up. I know that's a kinda clichéd answer, but I really (really) love making up stories. Thinking about what motivates this character or another and the best way to get into their pants/boxers. Frankly, just seeing the glee in other people's faces when I tell them about my latest story is also quite fun, too. I find people to be so uptight and rigid about sex (hur hur hur), I think folk should just loosen up and enjoy it. That's what I try to encourage when I write.
Smexxy Snippets are a collection of short punchy stories that fall firmly in the PWP section of Raven's writings. For those who don't know, PWP stands for 'Plot? What plot?'
These steaming hot stories are written for one thing, and one thing only: to get you hot under the collar in a very short space of time.
Max can’t wait to get home. He longs for nothing more than to curl up in Jamie’s arms and forget about the day in his arms. Imagine then, his surprise when he arrives home to tantalising smells and a round, perfectly naked backside peeping out from beneath the door of the fridge. Not only has Jamie decided to cook, but he has chosen to do so utterly naked.
A trip to the cinema: classic date material and the shine has yet to wear off for Sally and her girlfriend Jane. Ten minutes in, with her arm around Jane’s shoulders, Sally’s boredom with the inane action on screen moves her to prompt a little action of her own. She slides her hand into Jane's bar to feel for the treasures within.
Getting little babies Jenna and Grace to sleep during the day is a task Charlotte is determined to master. Not only will she able to deal with the stack of washing-up that refuses to go down, despite her best efforts but she may also be able—finally— to have a long, hot bath.
Seems a perfect plan, except her husband Tom returns early from work with fantastic news, and he wants to celebrate.
One woman. Two men. One car. One naughty fantasy
When Pamela uses her sister’s car to collect her boyfriend and his friends from basketball practise, their sweaty bodies and stinky clothes lead her to put them in the back seat. Conscious of her sister’s near obsessive desire for cleanliness, she also decides to visit the local valet before returning home.
Mark and Bobby have other ideas.
The pet must serve his mistress. Her pleasure is all. For some, the idea of sexual servitude is a source of confusion and derision. For others, it is the absolute peak of their sexual desires. The act of submission brings pleasure and fulfilment to both the dominant and the submissive in a way few others can.
Sally loves the thought of getting off at work. Wearing sexy underwear and teasing her colleagues is one of the highlights of her day in the drab, dreary office. When she decides to take matters a step further and heat things up with one of her colleagues, where else can they go but the company stationery cupboard to act on their desire for passion?
Six lives, six couples, six passionate encounters.
For the first time, enjoy the full story six different couples enjoying their first or the most significant sexual encounters with their loved ones. This sizzling collection includes all six stories in the series and a bonus story unavailable anywhere else.
Malcolm didn’t want to dump his girlfriend Vicki. Not really. But the relationship didn’t suit either of them and a visit to a local fetish club on serves to highlight that fact.
Malcolm needs more. Much more.
Previously unsuccessful in her attempts to find a quick hook-up, Simone looks closer to home for a little sexual gratification. Comfort in the form of Mr Amos Bradford, MD of a prestigious financial company and her boss.
A party spent ducking unwanted advances is one most people will likely want to forget. Eric is no exception, returning from Vicki's birthday party still trying to shake off the feel of unwanted hands. When he confides in Morgan, he finds warm, sympathetic and full of exciting ways to take his mind of it. Including a late night desert of strawberries and cream.
Bored and frustrated at the close of his sister’s party, Bill turns on his laptop to find some online ‘relief’. Unimpressed by the poor selection of porn, he begins a webcam conversation with his ex, Hiral, who has plenty of ideas on how best to spend their time.
The party closes, leaving Carol and Niall downstairs with tiny soft-spoken Lin. Having spent the night getting to know each other, Niall wants to move on to ‘step two’ of the meeting; the sex. Carol, despite suggesting the threesome, has never touched a girl before and is unsure of what to do, or even if she really wants to.
At the close of her birthday party, Vicki sees her best friend Lara in a whole new light. Never before did she consider that her friend might be more than that, but her recent breakup leads her to dwell on it perhaps more than she should.