<![CDATA[SKYE MACKINNON - News]]>Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:22:31 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Winter Princess Audiobook Sale]]>Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/winter-princess-audiobook-sale
The Winter Princess audiobook is currently on sale for only $1.99! Narrated by Laurel Schroeder, it tells the story of Wyn, a demi-goddess thrust into a realm of magic and danger. Luckily, she has four strong guardians ready to protect her both from her enemies and herself.

Winter Princess is the first in the completed four-book Daughter of Winter series, a fantasy reverse harem. If you want protective guys willing to do anything for their mate, a strong heroine, Celtic mythology, kilts, Scottish accents and very steamy scenes, get your copy today.

The audiobook is only $1.99 at Apple Books, Payhip, and Authors Direct. If you buy it on Payhip, you'll be able to listen to the book via the free Bookfunnel app.

Find out more about the Daughter of Winter series.
<![CDATA[Read my books at Radish]]>Sat, 13 Feb 2021 14:17:22 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/read-my-books-at-radish
Have you heard of Radish? It's an app with thousands of books, published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for smartphones. It’s the literary equivalent of addictive TV shows, right on your phone!

I'm slowly uploading my entire catalogue to Radish, including some of my co-writes. I love this app and use it myself as a reader too. Some stories are free, others are paid for with coins. One of my favourite things is that you can leave comments at the end of each episode. I love reading what you all thought of the episodes - it's much more fun than reading book reviews.

Several of my stories have a different title compared to the book version:
  • Her Hot Mates from Hell - Infernal Descent trilogy
  • Saved by her Supernatural Alphas - The Lost Siren series
  • Claiming Her Vikings - Taking her Vikings (previously Norsemen Academy)
  • Her Secret Protectors - Frozen Heart & Loving Heart (Defiance series)
  • Protected by her Alpha Guardians - Daughter of Winter

Stories with the same name:
  • Alien Abduction for Beginners
  • The Seven Wardens
  • Catnip Assassins
  • Claiming Her Bears
  • Demon's Revenge

You can get Radish for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Just search for 'Skye MacKinnon' and you'll find all my books.

Happy reading!
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<![CDATA[A makeover for the Winter Princess]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2021 17:09:09 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/a-makeover-for-the-winter-princess
One of my oldest (and most popular) series, Daughter of Winter, has had a makeover - and isn't Wyn gorgeous!
I still love the old covers, but she deserved a new look, especially after this year.
What do you think?
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<![CDATA[New audiobooks: Bears, Aliens and Santa]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2020 17:36:15 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-audiobooks-bears-aliens-and-santaJust in time for Christmas, two of my audiobooks are now available everywhere!

Rescued by Bears is a steamy reverse harem featuring sexy bear shifters in a post-apocalyptic Scotland. It's the first in a trilogy with the second audiobook about to release any day now (it's already on some retailers) and the third in production.

Alien Abduction for Beginners: Christmas Assignment is a hilarious sci-fi romance in which two female aliens abduct Santa. A review describes it as a "Hysterical Read with Sizzling Heat to Melt Everything in the Vicinity". 
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<![CDATA[New release: Series Starter Collection]]>Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:47:57 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-series-starter-collection
Three bestselling reverse harem novels in one book.
Three strong women who don't have to choose.
Three exciting adventures to start.

Bears. Angels. Shifters. Assassins. The world is full of magical creatures and some of them are rather hot! Luckily, the heroines in these books don't need to choose between their men. They take them all.

These three books are bursting with magic and mythology along with sexy men and sassy heroines. If you love stories full of action, humour and romance, get this box set today and dive into three gripping reverse harem series.

This box set contains:
  1. Winter Princess (Daughter of Winter #1): With four of her mother's strongest warriors to guard her, demigoddess Wyn is thrown into a magical realm full of unicorns, demons, and dangers.
  2. Rescued by Bears (Claiming Her Bears #1): One young woman on the run from her abusive uncle. Four bear shifters prepared to take her in. A post-apocalyptic world full of mythology, magic and steamy romance.
  3. Meow (Catnip Assassins #1): Assassin, sociopath, and cat shifter, Kat, finds herself from going lone panther to surrounded by friends and a team she can trust. Add in a bunch of enemies determined to harm those she loves, secrets from her past, and three pesky men she can't shake, and her life is nothing short of chaos.
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<![CDATA[Let It Snow Audiobook Giveaway]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:57:29 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/let-it-snow-audiobook-giveawayI’m so excited to be taking part in this amazing cross-genre audiobook giveaway, masterminded by Mandy M. Roth.

All you have to do is look for the hashtag #snowaudio2020 on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, and Twitter and enter the various author giveaways for their wonderful audiobooks.

I'm giving away 20 copies of the Winter Princess audiobook - I thought that fit the current season the best :)
Enter below and good luck!
<![CDATA[Three FREE Advent Calendars]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:43:19 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/three-free-advent-calendarsNow that December is upon us, I've come together with other authors to offer you not just one, but three different advent calendars. And the best thing, all of them are free!
The first is in the shape of a book, while the other two are more like a traditional advent calendar with a new door opening daily. Scroll down to find out more!
Let's start with the one you can already get. This one is a book filled with 24 first chapters of bestselling reverse harem books, combined with behind-the-scenes info from participating authors. How do we get our ideas? How do we spend the festive period? All will be revealed…

This is very similar to last year's version, with a few new authors taking part and the order of books changed. 

There's also a paperback available (which isn't free) and all the proceeds of this one will go to charity.
reverse harem advent calendar book

To stay with reverse harem, I've also organised an advent calendar which will give you a free book every day.
Yes, completely free. And all of these are full-length books and either standalones or first-in-series.
Reverse harem advent calendar

The third advent calendar contains 24 free sci-fi romance books: everything from aliens to post-apocalyptic Earth.
There are some true gems in this selection, so bookmark the link and download a freebie every day.
Sci-fi romance calendar
<![CDATA[New audiobook: Pay what you want!]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:57:20 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-audiobook-pay-what-you-want
As a very special (and strange) treat, I present to you the audiobook of Alien Abduction for Beginners: Christmas Assignment, a story that will be in the A Very Alien Christmas anthology releasing next month. My narrator Kyo Sija, who's also voiced my Defiance and Claiming Her Bears books, has done a phenomenal job with this (although she did message me to ask me what the hell she'd just read).

This is a steamy, hilarious book involving insatiable alien twin sisters and a Santa with a very large candy cane...
And right now, you can get it for whatever you're prepared to pay (minimum $1).

Offering the audiobook like this is a bit of an experiment, so let's see how it goes...

The audiobook will also be available at retailers for full price soon, but it will probably take a week or longer for it to go live, so for now, this is the only way you can listen to it.
<![CDATA[New Charity Anthology: Hearts on Fire]]>Wed, 04 Nov 2020 20:19:38 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-charity-anthology-hearts-on-fire
Love too hot to handle. Unforgettable worlds. Characters you’ll carry in your heart and mind long after you’re done reading.

Fall in love with this fiery collection of 15 urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and fantasy tales! Over $35 worth of outstanding fiction for just 3.99.

All profits of Hearts on Fire will be donated to the Wildlife Disaster Network, a collaborative effort between the UC Davis Veterinary School and the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Wildlife Disaster Network was formed specifically to rehabilitate animals injured in California wildfires that decimated four million acres during the fall of 2020.

The authors, cover artist, and photographer who donated books and artwork to the Hearts of Fire collection hope to make a real difference in the lives of these animals.
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My book in this anthology is Winter Princess, the first book in the Daughter of Winter series:

One sassy Demigoddess. Four hot Guardians. A Realm to rule.
As a demigoddess, Wyn has always stood out from the human crowd. And now, on her 22nd birthday, her magic finally surfaces with a bang. A big bang. She’ll need the help of not one, but four (sexy) Guardians to control her destructive powers. If only they weren't so distracting...

Her mother, the Winter Queen, waits for Wyn in the Realms of Gods, but there are enemies who will try and prevent her from ever reaching the Realms, even if that means going to war.

Will Wyn be able to survive the journey? And if she does, can she resist falling for her Guardians? Actually, does she want to resist?

A full-length reverse harem novel full of yummy protective men, a strong heroine, Celtic mythology, kilts, Scottish accents, very steamy scenes and nasty demons.

Case study: Injured Mountain Lion

This female mountain lion was found with burn injuries in the wake of the Bobcat Fire, near Monrovia (Los Angeles County) on Sept. 22, 2020. She was tranquilized by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff where she was found, at the edge of private property bordering natural lands. Initial treatment was provided by Dr. Peri Wolff in Moorpark, who stabilized the cat, delivered timely treatment to prevent pain and correct dehydration, and conducted aninitial cleaning of the burns. On Sept. 23, the cat was picked up and transported to the CDFW Wildlife Investigations Laboratory in Rancho Cordovaby a team of CDFW volunteers. Wildlife veterinarians determined that the cat, which weighed about 68lbs., was approximately 7 years old. Her burn injuries appeared to be a few weeks old and had already begun to heal in a few small spots, but she was still unable to walk. Veterinarians surmise that the cat was able to find shelter near a water source and spent much of her time licking her injuries until found.

CDFW staff at the Wildlife Investigations Laboratory X-rayed the cat and determined that she did not have significant injuries from smoke inhalation and proceeded to treat her for dehydration, pain and clean and provide a suite of treatments to help her burns heal. Due to her condition and age, she was determined to be a good candidate for rehab and release. The lion was kept in a quiet enclosure with one week between treatments. Staff at the Wildlife Investigations Laboratory monitored her around the clock, using remote cameras (it is important to keep human interaction with rehabilitating wild animals to a minimum, in order to keep them from becoming habituated).

Though she struggled at first, the lion is now eating, tolerating captivity and gaining weight. She’s getting stronger but not yet fully able to walk and move normally. Her burns are healing rapidly and the veterinary team estimates she will be ready for release back to the wild after one or two more treatment sessions (roughly three weeks after her arrival at the lab).

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<![CDATA[New release: Roar]]>Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:02:55 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-roar
My Catnip Assassins series is now complete! Seven books full of murders, RH romance and every cat pun you can think of. And then some more.

Roar is the final book in this purrfectly exciting series, so you can now read all books in one go. Dive into the life of a cat shifter assassin and her three men as she cuts off body parts, goes on catnip benders and fights for those she loves. Even though she'd never admit to loving them. Obviously. She's a cat.

Grab yourself a bag of catnip and enjoy!