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)
Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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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.
Fighting Lady Jayne (Divinity Warriors 2)
Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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.
Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
Series: Dragon Lords. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,870. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
Taking Karre (Divinity Warriors 4)
Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,580. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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.
Dark Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
Series: Dragon Lords. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
His Highness The Duke (Dragon Lords 5)
Series: Dragon Lords, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,600. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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...
Keeping Paige (Divinity Warriors 3)
Series: Divinity Warriors, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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...
Perfect Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
Series: Dragon Lords. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,370. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
The Stubborn Lord (Dragon Lords)
Series: Dragon Lords, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,120. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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.
Warrior Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition
Series: Dragon Lords. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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
The Impatient Lord (Dragon Lords)
Series: Dragon Lords. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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...
The Reluctant Lord (Dragon Lords)
Series: Dragon Lords, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,570. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2013 by The Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Dragon Lords Book 7, Paranormal Dragonshifter 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.


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