<![CDATA[SKYE MACKINNON - News]]>Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:29:31 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Celebrating Pride with LGBTQ+ Books]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2022 16:11:25 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/celebrating-pride-with-lgbtq-books
June is Pride Month so I thought I'd highlight my LGBTQ+ romance books! As a member of the rainbow community myself, I'm passionate about representing all kinds of love, no matter the gender.

Highland Butterflies is a contemporary f/f romance standalone set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. I've been to all the places mentioned in the story, although sadly I didn't meet a beautiful single lady on the way ;)

Aliens and Animals is a f/f sci-fi romance series that I'm co-writing with the wonderful Arizona Tape. She writes a lot of sapphic romance and it's such a joy to write with her. So far, two books are published and the third will release later this month. Technically you can read them as standalones, but I recommend starting with the first, The Alien's Zookeeper.

Alien Abduction for Milkmen is my first foray into m/m romance. It's got tons of humour as well as steam, making it a little different from your usual alien romance.

I should probably also mention the adorable gay bear couple in Claiming Her Bears, even though the main characters are in a reverse harem relationship. Many readers have commented on how much they love Arnold and Bertie, and one day they might get their own book(s).
<![CDATA[New release: Eat Your Heart Out 3]]>Fri, 01 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-eat-your-heart-out-3
Are you ready for seconds?

Eat Your Heart Out is back for 2022 with 19 brand new standalone stories from bestselling romance authors.
Pull up your chair and dig into a variety of drool-worthy stories! Whether you want to dip into something steamy, or nibble on something sweet, you'll find your perfect match amongst the pages. It doesn't matter whether you prefer your treats paranormal, contemporary or with a side of aliens, we have a dish for everyone.

All net proceeds from Eat Your Heart Out 2 will be donated to The Hunger Project and Unicef's Ukraine appeal.

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My story in the anthology is 'My Big Sweet Waffle Monster', a prequel to my upcoming Starlight Monsters series.
<![CDATA[Cover Reveal]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:14:49 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/cover-reveal
I've kept this to myself for a long time, but now I can finally show you the project I've been working on for a while. Meet my big green alien orc!
This is the first book in a new series called Starlight Monsters, which is set in the same world as the Starlight Highlanders and The Intergalactic Guide to Humans.

Here's the blurb:

Aliens are real.
I know because they abducted me. Now I’m trapped in a deadly game and everything I do is for the entertainment of aliens. If I fail, I die. My only chance of survival is a big, scary monster…but is he truly on my side or is this yet another game?
She’s my mate.
They showed me my fated female, then took her away. I will do anything to get to her. I will tear this planet apart. And once I have found her, I will claim her as my mate.
A steamy, action-packed alien monster romance with a muscle-packed orc and the human woman he craves. If you want monstrous aliens with ‘special’ features, strong women and love against all odds, get this book today!
Each book in the Starlight Monsters series can be read as a standalone and features a happy ever after.

By the way, the prequel to this series is currently published in the Eat Your Heart Out 2 anthology.
<![CDATA[A FREE SFR Advent Calendar]]>Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:09:49 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/a-free-sfr-advent-calendar
I'm so pleased to announce that our surprise sci-fi romance advent calendar is now available!

Reach for the stars with twenty-four first chapters from bestselling romance novels, perfect to fill up that reading list for the holidays. Aliens, cyborgs, mail-order brides, shifters, and out-of-this-world love stories await you.
Read one tasty nibble each day for free, and see if you can resist clicking to buy the whole book afterward (handy links provided to make it easier)!

Plus, exclusive behind-the-scenes insights about your favourite authors. How do they come up with ideas? How do they spend the festive period? You'll get answers to those questions, as well as fun tidbits about pets, unruly characters and the craft of writing.

The ebook is FREE, but we also have a beautiful print version to make it extra special. All proceeds from the print book go to Book Aid International, a charity that provides books to libraries, schools, universities, refugee camps, hospitals and prisons worldwide.

If you like a day's chapter, be sure to tell us using #SFRadventcalendar on social media!
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<![CDATA[The Starlight Highlanders Series is complete!]]>Wed, 27 Oct 2021 18:59:08 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/the-starlight-highlanders-series-is-complete
The third book in the Starlight Highlander trilogy is finally here: with Cyle, the trilogy is now complete.
It feels like ages ago that I started writing Thorrn, the first book, which also features Cyle as a side character. Now he got his own story which might actually be the most important story of them all. I don't want to give away too much, but Cyle has all the answers… or at least he will have them once he meets his human mate. 

Once again this book is full of kilts, kisses and a bit of knotting. After all, Beth has to take full advantage of what alien features her mate is hiding under that kilt.
If you want hot alien Highlanders in kilts, strong women who don't like being told what to do, fated mates and happily-ever-afters, dive into the world of the Starlight Highlanders.
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<![CDATA[New anthology: Cyber Pulse]]>Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:13:25 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-anthology-cyber-pulse
The Cyber Pulse anthology is now available! Nine stories of out-of-this-world romance featuring LGBTQ+ characters.

My story in the collection is The Alien's Zookeeper, co-written with the wonderful Arizona Tape. When Tilly gets abducted along with all her zoo animals, the only person who can help her is the alien who accidentally brought her onto the spaceship. A lesbian romance with a strong human woman and a swoon-worthy alien female willing to give up everything for her mate.

Love is love...anywhere in the universe.

Whether they meet on alien planets or spaceships, through mate lotteries or by chance, the characters in these stories of aliens and humans, alphas and omegas, M/M, F/F, bisexual, transgender, and more will leave you breathless.

By the way, you can get a signed The Alien's Zookeeper paperback in my shop!
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<![CDATA[Big Buy-one-get-one-free Sale]]>Tue, 01 Jun 2021 16:00:41 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/big-buy-one-get-one-free-sale
Need some romance books for your virtual shelves? This month, Kobo has a special buy 1, get 1 free offer on lots of my books, including six box sets! Whether you want fantasy, sci-fi or contemporary romance, there's a bit of everything included. Just click on the books below to find out more.

If you've not come across Kobo before, they're an ebook and audiobook retailer based in Canada with both an app and dedicated ereaders (I have a Kobo Libra H2O and it's amazing). They sell books worldwide so it doesn't matter where you are. All my books and audiobooks are available at Kobo and they're often in promos like this, so be sure to take a look.
<![CDATA[New audiobook: Song of Souls]]>Thu, 13 May 2021 12:11:34 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-audiobook-song-of-soulsSong of Souls, a romantic retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale, is now available everywhere, including at libraries!
Narrators Troy Duran and Stephanie Rose have really brought the magic of the book alive. I can't wait to hear what you think of Song of Souls!
Nobody can resist his call.... not even her...
The Piper's music is alive, drawing souls from the world of the living to the lands of the dead. Those who hear him have no choice but to follow - when the Piper calls you, you will do as you are told.

Everything changes.... even the unchangeable...
Autumn is on the run from the Cult of the Hundred after witnessing something she should never have seen. She's fighting for survival; she doesn't have time for distractions. That is, until she meets a man nobody but she can see. He's intriguing, gorgeous, and mysterious - and he lies to her whenever he opens his pretty mouth. She needs to leave, needs to run from the cult, but his music touches something deep within her.

A new song has begun....
He's played his tune for a hundred years, but no living human has ever seen him. Until Autumn. His music is only supposed to control those destined to leave this world, but to make Autumn stay with him, he might have to change the rules. Forever. Because, he'll never be able to let her go.

Set in the same fantasy world as the best-selling Catnip Assassins series, this romantic Pied Piper retelling will sing to fans of Laura Thalassa and C.N. Crawford. If you enjoy haunted, flawed antiheroes, strong heroines, and love stories that will make you swoon, listen to this gripping romance today!

Part of the Once upon a Fairy Tale Night Series, a collection of multi-author fairy-tale romance retellings.
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<![CDATA[Box Set: Loved by Aliens]]>Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:48:43 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/box-set-loved-by-aliens
Loved by Aliens is a box set containing nine alien romance books by some of the most popular authors in the genre. Whether you like your aliens with tails and scales, or rather more human-looking, there's something for everyone in this massive set (we couldn't make a paperback because there were simply too many pages).

My book within the box set is Alien Abuction for Beginners, the first book in The Intergalactic Guide for Humans. Even if you've already read that, you'll still get eight other books for the price of one.
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<![CDATA[New release: Eat Your Heart Out]]>Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:29:21 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-eat-your-heart-out
They tell you not to play with your food…

Grab your knife and fork, Eat Your Heart Out is now ready to devour!
20 food-related romance stories, everything from gluten-intolerant cyborgs to French chefs with very big baguettes...
All proceeds go to charity!

My own story in this is called Her Banana Bears and features the characters from my Claiming Her Bears trilogy. Four sexy bear shifters and not enough bananas for all of them. To decide who gets the prize, they conduct their very own banana olympics…
You can also listen to Her Banana Bears as audiobook!

Roll up your sleeves, grab your forks and knives, and feast on this eclectic collection of 20 fun short story romances. From paranormal, to sci-fi, to contemporary, there's something tasty for everyone!
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