Today I am so pleased to welcome Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly to Joyfully Jay. The authors have come to talk to us about their audio release, Raven, Part 2. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!

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“The intelligence team managed to hack into some of Magpie’s files,” Sandrine revealed as Sorin read. “As far as we can tell, it was issued around when the council suddenly assembled several months ago, right around the time that…” She trailed off, struggling. “… the proceedings were happening with Alistair’s clutch. We thought at first it had to do with that, but it seems we were mistaken.”


“A second clutch has been laid.”

Sorin’s blood went cold. He tore his eyes away from the screen and looked at Sandrine in horror. She refused to meet his gaze, sweeping an errant lock of her graying hair behind her ear. 

“It contained no more than a single egg,” she revealed, “but after hundreds of years of infertility, to have two separate clutches laid within the span of a year…”

“It can’t be.” Sorin set the phone down, cradling his head in his hands as the screaming in his head kicked into high gear. “How could we have missed it? We’ve been so careful. We have eyes everywhere. We—”

“The omega wasn’t of the Pedigree,” Sandrine said, cutting him off before he could fully spiral into uncontrolled panic. “It was just like what happened with Alistair—a mistake, as best we can tell—but now that it’s happened, the council claims to have figured out how to force omegas into laying clutches, and plan to test their theory with what is detailed in this document. A so-called ‘mating experiment’ being forced upon select members of the Pedigree.”

A mating experiment.

A sick and twisted exercise in driving omegas insane.

Sorin’s head throbbed. The screaming grew shriller.

They’ll all end up like you, said the dark voice inside of him. Their eggs will be taken from them, and they’ll suffer until the day they die. You won’t be able to save them. No one will be able to save them. It doesn’t matter how hard you try.

The air left Sorin’s lungs as suddenly as if he’d been punched in the stomach. Gasping, painful pressure pounding behind his eyes, he doubled over, clutching at his hair, pulling, tugging, desperate for it to stop.

“Raven!” Sandrine cried. She scrambled up, grabbing his arm before he could topple off the cafeteria bench and onto the floor. “Medic! We need a medic! Gregoire! Dianne?!”

“No,” Sorin managed to say through gritted teeth. “It’s fine. I’m fine. I just… sit with me. I need a minute to pull myself together. The screaming is getting worse.”

Sandrine came around the table and sat next to him, holding him in place while Sorin fought the darkness inside him back—but it was a losing battle. He couldn’t put distance between himself and the reality of what would happen should the experiment come to pass.

How many omegas would be cursed with this pain?

Hundreds. Maybe thousands, if dragons had their way.

And it wouldn’t stop.

The dragons would take, and take, and every omega they mated with would suffer.

They would not get to meet their children. Their babies. And the screaming—

Sorin hissed, clenching his teeth as fresh pain rolled through him.

He couldn’t let the experiment happen. He had to stop it before it was too late, even if it cost him his life.


raven part two audio coverForbidden Desires, Book 9

Bertram Drake, international man of mystery, leads a double life. By day he is the council’s most valuable pawn, but by night he is a traitor, aiding and abetting the dangerous leader of the organization looking to undermine dragon society—a man who goes by the name of Raven, and who is none other than the father of Bertram’s children and his beloved mate.

Kept from his family by his dangerous wild magic, Sorin is a man on a mission. As Raven—the leader of the Vanguard—his life’s purpose is to save and rehabilitate the omegas being mistreated by their cloisters, but when an unexpected discovery puts all Pedigree omegas in mortal peril, his goals shift. He must do whatever it takes to ensure no omega ends up suffering like him.

Even if it means playing the part of the villain and severing ties with his mate.

Raven: Part Two is the 92,000 word conclusion to the Forbidden Desires series. It contains eye-opening revelations, new outfits for little lizards, extremely scientific field studies, and a love that manages to conquer all. For maximum enjoyment, Raven: Part Two is best read following the events of Clutch, Bond, Mate, Swallow, Magpie, Finch, Peregrine, and Raven: Part One.

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Piper Scott’s love of reading began at age ten, when she discovered that the magical worlds in adult fantasy novels were way more exciting than playground politics. As she grew up, so did her reading habits, and now not only does she like to read books on the steamy side, but she loves to write them, too.

A Canadian by birth but an American by marriage, Piper currently resides in Southern Illinois, where she leads a quiet life with her husband, their dog, a very demanding cat, and her office mate—her pet rabbit.

If you love Piper’s omegaverse, mpreg, and paranormal romance books, be sure to check out her work as her gay contemporary romance alter ego, Emma Alcott!

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Piper’s books are interconnected. For complete immersion, the recommended reading order is as follows:

Rutledge Brothers Series: Love Me > Save Me > Keep Me

His Command Series: Obey > Beg > Stay > Heal > Breathe

Single Dad Support Group Series: The Problem > The Proposal > The Solution > The Decision > The Promise > The Answer > Single Dad Sundays

*The Forbidden Desires series, co-written with Virginia Kelly, takes place concurrent to the events of Breathe. All other co-writes are not directly connected to Piper’s omegaverse.

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Virginia Kelly is the pen name for Lynn Van Dorn, under which she writes shifter mm romances.

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