Maddy Raven

The Billionaire’s Alibi #6: The Murderer Releases March 14th

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I know a lot of people are waiting for the sixth book in The Billionaire’s Alibi series. Well, the wait is close to over, because book #6 is done and is on its final polish. It comes out on March 14th! I’m going to tell you a lot more about this book in another post, but I wanted to take this opportunity to write a long and overdue letter to readers who have stuck with this series through all its ups and downs. This book has actually been a really…read more

The Billionaire’s Alibi #5. This weekend. You in?

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The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Betrayal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #5) is coming this weekend! More below on how to get it! But first, so you know what’s to come in September: I’m releasing the four books I’ve been talking about all summer in the upcoming month, one at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Betrayal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #5) Beauty Awakened: The Coffin and the Kiss (Beauty Awakened #3) Emma + Elsie Meet Fitzwilliam Darcy (Emma + Elsie #1) Emma + Elsie Choose Harriet Smith (Emma…read more

A Book is Not a Piece of a Book

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I’m an artist and I’ve been in the creation game for a long time. (Nearly 8 years since I started my first blog—amazing!) Most criticism rolls off my shoulders, but every once in awhile I’ll see something that seems like it needs to be addressed. As an author, I am discouraged to respond to criticism by retailers and some sites don’t even allow it. I understand why—they don’t want authors to get all angsty or angry with people who are leaving their genuine opinions in reviews. It creates a hostile environment…read more

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Why Do a Jane Austen Retelling?

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Jane Austen is more popular than she’s ever been in history, thanks to a number of recent retellings and remakes of her most popular novels. So what’s drawing me toward creating another story with these characters? I’ve asked myself this a lot, especially because there are so many other modern Austen retellings out there, and not even just books. The most popular ones are Clueless, Bridget Jone’s Diary, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, etc. Then there are meta stories, like Austenland, Becoming Jane. And then there are actual remakes of most…read more

Grimm Fairy Tales Are Dripping With Sex

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The first book in the Beauty Awakened series, The Queen and the Honey, has been out for a little over a year now. Back then, I got this review that has nagged at me ever since. It was one of the first reviews I got on this book and to be honest, I was really confused! I’ve never publicly responded to it because authors are not typically supposed to respond to criticisms of their books—plus, the review seemed to be from a nice person who simply didn’t love the book, rather than someone who was…read more

An Unedited Snippet of The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Betrayal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #5)

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We’re still in the middle of drafting/editing The Billionaire’s Alibi #5, as Ravens on the email list know (sign up in the yellow box at the top of any page), but I thought I’d share with you a snippet that… I don’t think will come as a surprise? You already know that Will and Alexa’s relationship is complicated for a number of reasons. One of the more subtle ones has always been the baggage that they both bring to the relationship, in the sense that neither ever really got closure on…read more

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a women in possession of a good piece of gossip, must be in want of her best friend.

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Why Doesn’t Will Ask His Mother About Her History With (Spoiler)?

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Questions about The Billionaire’s Alibi series have been filtering in as people read through to the 4th book. Here are some amazing questions that readers have sent us, along with the answers! (Spoiler Alert: Read TBA #4 before going any further!) Q1: When Will’s mother acknowledges she has an agenda that reaches Alexa’s family, I wonder why Alexa does not probe about what history there is between the 2 families? She simply doesn’t have away to probe after the third book, and much of the first scene of the 4th book…read more

BONUS SCENE: TBA #3, Chase’s Perspective

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This scene retells the bar scene of The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Scandal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #3) from Chase’s perspective. Fans of Beauty Awakened may get a little more backstory on Derrick and Lily as well… Chase didn’t even bother to hide his grin as he watched Alexa tip her head back for another shot. This was the girl he knew—the girl who could drink Drew and Tucker under the table and still ace an exam the next morning, the girl who would throw her hair in a ponytail and join them…read more

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BONUS SCENE: TBA #3, Rebecca’s Perspective

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This scene happens between the last two chapters (chapters seven and eight) of The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Scandal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #3). It’s from Rebecca’s perspective (and boy, is this woman surprising…) Rebecca grit her teeth and slammed her cell phone down on the dresser. She’d given Alexa a new phone under the explicit instructions that she should always be able to get ahold of her. Now, after that little stunt she pulled running away to the funeral and leaving Will to fend for himself at the press conference, Alexa was still…read more

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