Wow look at that, this
blog can still be used for my stuff – not just all these terrific book tours I
keep posting. (If you could see me you'd see my lopsided grin and just a hint
of an embarrassed flush on my cheeks) I know…I KNOW – I got to get my head
outta my ass and start posting more about my endeavors and well, me. How about
if I start today? lol
That's right, I'm here
and I've got goodies! Even if my writing pen has slowed down—and quite frankly
stalled on a few occasions—it hasn't ceased completely.
Oh you got me again –
it's actually Crawl in bed with Lee
Brazil & Havan Fellows, but it sounds weird for me (um…Havan Fellows)
to say my name in 3rd person and whatnot. Havan doesn't work that
way. (What? Too corny? I agree, and I make no apologies…lol)
On a side note, I was
supposed to type up and schedule this blog post yesterday but once again life
got in the way, so I'm sitting at 5a doing this before my first cup of coffee
(you see how dedicated I am?). Point being, I am not responsible for any
confused, pointless rambling that goes on. Oh, unless this post turns out
utterly brilliant, than yes…it was all on purpose!
Parkerburg – and what a nice place to go back to! Let's strut down memory lane
for a sec…
(think hot fireman & a human flame that burns in all
the right places)
Bk 4 – Spark to the Heart
Thirteen years later, Rosy owns the
local pub on Maple Street and makes a good show of how he's recovered from
tragedy. He even convinces himself…until he meets the new man in town and
realizes just how okay he isn't. With the demons of his fatal past still
stalking him, Rosy has no idea how to switch from simply existing to actually
Angus “Jet” Manheim—famous for his
smooth, sexy voice and notorious for his hard partying ways—sped through most
of his adult life on stage and in the recording studio. Sober and retired to
the quaint New England town of Parkerburg, Jet’s ready to slow his soundtrack…until
his compelling neighbor—a grumbling, muscular mountain of a man with an odd
name—ups the tempo.
Frequently absentminded, Jet finds
Rosy an easy object of focus, a solid center around which Jet hopes to build a
future. But retirement isn’t easy. The entertainment industry doesn’t stop
knocking just because you hang a do not disturb sign.
Rosy’s and Jet’s pasts try to harmonize with their present, they might have to
decide whether the chorus is worth repeating.
So, it sounds good,
right! I can't tell you how much I loved writing about Rosy and Jet, they were
so much fun—when they weren't driving me completely nuts lol.
Okay, when will it be
released? Well, Lee and I realize this one does occur during the 4th
of July. If you're new to this series it seems that all the books basically
happen during a holiday, not that the holiday is the center of the book
always…but it's a thing that seems to keep happening and so far works. One day
there may not be a holiday in the book, but until then… BUT, we aren't waiting
until July to release this. Nope, nope, nope. We're looking early April, and
the pre-order links should be up real soon.
P.S. This whole blog post was meant to be a cover reveal that I…uh…took care
of after the first 4 words. Well damn, that seems awfully succinct for me. How
out of character is that??? Good thing I rambled on and on afterwards or you
might think I'm sick or something. Anyway, that cover way up there… The
beautiful one that ties into the series perfectly… It was designed by the
brilliant Author Services, and I love it and I love them.
P.S.S. Oh, and about the whole me having to post more about me thing…I'll try,
honest I will! Thanks for hanging in there with me. The year 2016 kicked my ass
from January all the way through to December. I'm hoping 2017 doesn't see my
derriere's appeal and leaves me the hell alone, or buys me flowers and a nice
dinner first at least.
P.S.S.S. Wow did my sailor mouth come out during this blog post. I normally censor
myself better. So that's coffee's super power? Toning down my gutter talk? Well
fuck, I really need that first cup like now. J
Hi, I’m Kera Faire,
Raven McAllan’s alter ego. Or if you want, her dark side.
Nudges Havan who
Yeah, she evidently
does have a dark side. Not content with writing all romance from sweet to
smoking hot, she discovered an urge to go dark, and elected me to do it.
Originally, I don’t
think we thought there would be a lot of Kera books. The first one, a Regency
story called Vampire’s Breakfast, was originally published by the now sadly
defunct Breathless Press in a shortened form, for an anthology.
When the rights
reverted the story went onto the simmer pile, until the light bulb moment hit.
It would be lengthened and their mind and motives accessed a bit more.
Rolls eyes and
sniggers with Havan.
Okay not just their minds and motives.
I was smitten. But what else could Kera write?
For a while I had no idea. I knew I’d enjoyed writing something a bit
different, but my muse insisted it wasn’t the time for anything else.
Then one of my publishers put out an anthology call for dark romance.
Ms. Muse, decided now was the time to move and dig me in the ribs, yeah,
just like Havan has done now.
Typically though, Muse didn’t let me write in the way the antho needed,
or indeed stick to the length required.
The Dark Isle was
Well maybe not born,
after all do we know how long The Dispatchers have been around?
Let’s say Dark Isle
was made available for me to write about. After all, an island on Loch Lomond
in Scotland, where the government extracts information from traitors, and then,
ahem dispatches them, via an unusual method, (think pigs) has to be somewhat
dark and secretive.
Even so, I grabbed
the opportunity with both hands, let Ms. Muse, have her way, and wrote the
first book, The Dispatcher.
things I get very passionate about. Like Scotch Whisky has no E. Whiskey no E
is very dear to me. No, I don’t drink it but boy do I get mad when someone puts
an E in there. E is for Bourbon and Irish not scotch. Okay rant over, I’ll move
The Jeweler, and
The End Game followed and I thought, well that’s it. The series is finished.
Wrong. Luckily, boy
was I wrong.
Just in time for
Christmas Rio discovers Andie is working as a hooker in Amsterdam.
But what sort of
As Rio is a
Dispatcher, and there are worries about what exactly Andie is doing, it’s up to
him to sort it out. Before Christmas.
Thus, Killer at
Christmas was born.
And now, I’m 15+k
into the next story, which is partly set in a Glass Works. After all bodies
have to be disposed, right? And did you know that...nope not going there.
Anyway, Raven and
Kera are happily living together, (no not like that, sheesh wash your mind out)
side by side, in tandem, and letting whoever’s muse shouts loudest have first
dips on the lap top.
Long may it last.
All Kera and Raven
books can be found on www.ravenmcallan.com,
and they (or is that she? I?) is/are/am on Facebook as