Historical Romance by Sandy Raven

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Something special is coming soon!

posted Jan 7, 2016, 9:01 PM by Sandy Raven

Stay tuned to this space... Details on 2/1/16. Something special is coming for historical romance readers. I cannot confirm, nor deny, whether I am a part of it, (but your guess is as good as the truth.) You'll find out soon, though!  ;-) 

I have a secret surprise!

posted Nov 19, 2015, 7:31 PM by Sandy Raven

And I can't tell anyone about it yet! But as soon as details are hammered out. I'll post it here!

Do you remember Lady Caroline Randolph and Captain Wilson?

:-) That's all I can say right now. 

Happy Halloween and All Saints Day!

posted Oct 31, 2015, 5:54 PM by Sandy Raven

I have a surprise for you! The complete set of the first generation of The Caversham Chronicles releases in a few hours! In it is a short story, WHAT THE FATES DECREE. This story sets up the next two books.

I didn't want my loyal readers to have to purchase the boxed set to get the short story. You shouldn't have to pay for either because well... you're loyal readers, right?

So here you are: http://www.sandyraven.com/fates

Happy Halloween and All Saints Day!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

posted Sep 3, 2015, 1:02 PM by Sandy Raven

I've been laboring hard (very hard!) across several projects for the past few months. Last night I uploaded MISS AMELIA LANDS A DUKE in audio through ACX, and it's already been approved! So within a few days listeners can purchase MISS AMELIA from the normal vendors, Amazon, Apple, and Audible. (I'll post links when I have them.) Dennis and Victoria have agreed to working on LUCKY'S LADY, so that audio will hopefully be available before Christmas (but that might be cutting it a bit close.)

Earlier this week I heard from my fabulous Italian translator {I'm waving at you, Eugenia!}  that GIA SUA (Already His) is complete and we're just waiting on the final proofreaders to come back with any corrections. In a few weeks we'll have another Italian book for sale!

And lastly... Right now I'm working on the edits to the short story I'm including in the boxed set that releases on 11/1/15. I love this story. It's kind of where I am with my daughters. I have to let them go live their own lives now. I can't keep them in the nest anymore, they have to go make their way in the world. So this story... The whole thing is the three mothers (Lia, Elise, and Beverly) deciding on sending their young girls to a house party in Scotland. There are reasons for and against, but you know in the end they go... :-) After all, their fates await them in the land of kilted hotties!

And to top it all off.... I'm writing the three girls' book right now. I write at night usually, when the house is (sorta) quiet. I don't that it's ever really quiet with two dogs and three cats running around, but at least I know 1) the phone won't ring, or 2) people won't be ringing the door bell. Those things break me from my concentration and I have a hard time getting back in the story. Every few hours I take breaks and pop on into FB and hang out for a bit, then I go back to work, or to bed--depending on how tired I am.

Below is the cover of Already His, translated into Italian. GIA SUA will be available everywhere very soon!

And because I never leave you without a gratuitous cat or dog pic, have a very rare glimpse of Miss Kitty. She doesn't come out of hiding often, and when she does it's to remind me that I haven't fed her yet today.

~~~~~ COVER REVEAL ~~~~~

posted Jul 31, 2015, 12:31 AM by Sandy Raven

Here THEY are, the covers for The Caversham Chronicles boxed set, including the new short story, WHAT THE FATES DECREE. This short story is the set up to my next two books in the series. The first one is FATED LOVE. If you'll notice there are three heroines, and there will be three heroes. I just couldn't do this story any differently. After all, Isabel, Charlotte, and Penelope have been best friends since they were in leading strings. It only made sense that they find love with three friends! You might also notice the series title is THE TITANS OF THE REVOLUTION. It's the Industrial Revolution. My heroes are hard-working, hard-playing, young, up-and-coming magnates of industry. They're independent, forward-thinking, risk-takers, unafraid to bet it all on love.

And they're just what my three little heiresses need.

TTFN! I have a book to finish!

But, that's not all...

posted Jun 27, 2015, 10:41 PM by Sandy Raven

I'll be releasing a Boxed Set of the first five books (okay, four and a novella,) towards the end of summer. In it will be the short story that will be a lead-in to the next generation of books. That series, while still a part of The Caversham Chronicles, is titled The Titans of the Revolution. I'm working on those books now, and while the books are NOT finished yet, I do have covers for the short story and the first book. But I'll have a cover reveal for those at a later date. (The 3 girls' cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Just wait!)

And here are some gratuitous cat pics because I've been kitty sitting my grandcats this week. Hmmmm... It seems only one of the three pics came through. I wonder why. Anyway, this is Ditto, and he's rubbing his face on everything this week. He has to remind the dogs that he was here before they were. :-D

Italian translations coming very soon!

posted Jun 27, 2015, 10:25 PM by Sandy Raven

I have exciting news! The first two books in the Caversham Chronicles have been translated into Italian and will be released very soon. All that's left is the formatting. Within about a week I will have Italian language books for sale in Italy! As I am Italian-American, I really wanted my mother tongue to be my first translation. Spanish translations are in the works now and will be coming soon as well. 

Italian translations coming very soon!

posted Jun 27, 2015, 10:21 PM by Sandy Raven

This is just how I roll...

posted May 25, 2015, 11:02 PM by Sandy Raven   [ updated May 25, 2015, 11:06 PM ]

One dog to the left of me, another to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with... a can of Glade Lavender-Vanilla on the corner of my desk.

May 2, 2015

posted May 2, 2015, 10:08 PM by Sandy Raven   [ updated May 4, 2015, 6:51 PM by Sandy Raven ]

A book release is kind of like giving birth.

I know it sounds cliche, but that's the way it feels to me. I'm so happy that LUCKY'S LADY seems to be very well-received so far. And for that I am thankful to a lot of people--first of which is my fantastic editor, Gail Shelton; the best betas evah! (Rosetta, Mary, Janet, and Melinda); a great cover artist, Kim Killion; the team of proofreaders at Proofreading by the Page; my formatter, Natalie at Clear Skies Author Services; my assistant, Ashley, and my husband, and daughters. I couldn't do it without them. 

So, LUCKY'S LADY isn't even out one week and I've already had the questions "What's next? Marcus' book?" And my answer is no. Marcus' book is after the girls' book. It's just been planned that way. The three little girls christened at the end of Already His are getting their book first because... well, because I'm just obsessively chronological like that.

This book is WHAT THE FATES DECREE. My three girls are the fates. These are the three baby girls who do everything together. Including getting married. I'm having fun with this story. The only thing I will give away is that the engaged couple at the beginning don't marry each other, because they've already fallen in love with someone else. They just needed some maternal spurring in the right direction to open their eyes to a big mistake before it happens.

And I will reveal one more secret... Marcus meets the mother of his daughter at the engagement ball. I'm not telling you WHICH engagement ball either!

That's it. Nothing else. No mas.


And finally, because we had a Princess born today, I'm going to post a picture of my puppies! (You knew that was coming, right?) This is Attila and Boudicca playing in my office while I work. I could take this picture every single night and it would be the same. Because they play right next to my chair. Only the toys are different. For the most part I've learned to ignore their growling, yelping and singing. It's when they hit my chair or desk that's irritating. I've learned to keep a squirt bottle on the desk next to me. Wanna know how to stop a pair of Dobermans from fighting? Point the squirt bottle at them. Honest! :-D

Good night!

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