<![CDATA[SKYE MACKINNON - News]]>Fri, 31 May 2019 23:01:57 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Polish your claws, Meow is now available to devour!]]>Sat, 09 Mar 2019 16:34:54 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/polish-your-claws-meow-is-now-available-to-devour
If you like cats, you're in for a treat. If you don't - let yourself be purrsuaded!

The day has finally come, Meow is ready to pounce onto your bookshelves and ereaders. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to hear what you think!

Meow is a purr-fectly hilarious urban fantasy full of cats, body parts and sassy assassins. That's right, Kat isn't just a kick-arse assassin, but also a cat shifter with a catnip addiction (pssst nobody knows about it) and some very sharp claws. If you're in the mood for action, suspense and a gritty world full of crime, but also want a lot of fun and cat puns, this is the book for you.

The second book Scratch is up for preorder now!
<![CDATA[The Cats are coming!]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:11:32 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/the-cats-are-coming
This book has been a long time in the making, but now I can finally announce that Meow is available to pre-order! It's a hilarious, action-packed book full of cat puns and body parts. Scroll down for a teaser.

Kat is used to killing people, but for a blank cheque, she's willing to do the opposite and help solve a murder - even though it sounds boring as hell. That is, until she finds some body parts in her fridge, makes friends with the neighbourhood cats and realises there may be an assassin better than her…

Suddenly, things have become purrfectly exciting.

**An urban fantasy full of cats, secrets and murders. This is a slow-burn reverse harem where Kat will find her love interests over time. Book one in the Catnip Assassins series.**
Teaser (unedited):

Meow. Meow.
I blink open my eyes only to stare into big yellow pupils lined with black. Whiskers stroke my cheeks.
I groan and close my eyes again. It feels way too early.
"Shut up," I mutter and hide my head beneath a pillow.
In response, the kitten begins to claw my shirt. Great. An alarm clock with claws. Worst invention ever.
"Piss off," I growl, but the cat doesn't budge. It's probably hungry.
I breathe in deep. It's a male. Usually, I don't let males into my bed. I sleep with them in theirs and leave before sunrise. That's the rule. No attachments. Luckily, this little male isn't human.
"Okay then," I sigh dramatically and sit up, surprising the kitten. He tumbles and lands on my thighs, meowing indignantly.
I don't apologise. It's his fault for standing on my chest.
Yawning loudly, I pick him up and climb out of the hammock. Usually, I'd get dressed, but the kitten won't stop asking for food. I'm far too easily manipulated.
I take him downstairs into the kitchen. The house is quiet, I seem to be the first one awake.
"Don't look," I warn him and open one of the cabinets, revealing my stash of cat food. It's my guilty little secret. Even to me, it smells appetising, but I've got enough of a grip on my feral side to resist the temptation. I put some of the food in a bowl and hand it to the kitten. He starts eating greedily, leaving me with an amused smile of my face.
While he's enjoying his breakfast, I make myself some beans on toast. It's that kind of day. In a way, the beans almost look like wet cat food. Not sure if that makes them more or less enticing.
He's already finished his food and still sounds hungry. Cats. Greedy little bastards.
I grin and give him some more. I feel like giving him a name, but he probably already has one. To find out, I'd need to shift but I'm not in the mood. I know cats can understand me when I'm human, but I only understand the intentions behind their meows, not actual words like names.
Maybe I'll shift later, although by then, he'll likely be gone. Unless what Lily said is true and I am training the local cats to come here for food. I can't help it.
Suddenly, a thought strikes my mind and I almost meow myself. I think I've just had the most brilliant idea.
I crouch down so I'm closer to the little kitten. He ignores me, busy eating the last remaining crumbs. No idea how he's managed to devour two bowls of cat food this fast. Even I would have taken longer than that.
"Hey little one," I say quietly. "Shall we make a deal?"
His ears twitch but he continues eating.
"How about I give you food every day and in return, you run some errands for me? Go to places and check them out? Tell me if there are any humans around? Stuff like that?"
I can feel how he's thinking about it, but he's too distracted by his meal. I sigh and wait for him to finish.
He rubs his face with his front paws and I think my heart is close to melting. He's too cute for my cold assassin heart. Maybe I shouldn't get involved with baby cats. They're bound to change me into a bubbling mess.
"So, what do you say?" I ask again. "Want to spy for me?"
<![CDATA[Kilts, Kelpies and Kisses]]>Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:36:38 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/kilts-kelpies-and-kisses
Scottish men in kilts, sexy bear shifters, sassy heroines with magical powers... Three books, three women and a total of 11 juicy men!

I've put three of my most popular paranormal RHs into one box set, which means you can now start three different series for the price of one!
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This set contains:

1. Winter Princess (Daughter of Winter #1 - angels, Celtic mythology, Gods, demons)
2. Polar Destiny (Claiming Her Bears #1 - bear shifters, Greek mythology, post-apocalyptic)
3. From the Deeps (Seven Wardens #1 - kelpies, ghosts, selkies, loooooots of Celtic mythology)

If you've only read one of them, it's still worth getting this set!
Come on, what are you waiting for? Peek beneath the kilt and cuddle your own personal bear shifter!
<![CDATA[Four books in one epic volume]]>Sun, 06 Jan 2019 01:55:33 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/four-books-in-one-epic-volume
All four books in the bestselling Daughter of Winter series, exclusive bonus scenes plus the spin-off novella Demon's Revenge, together in one omnibus for the very first time!

One sassy Demigoddess. Four hot Guardians. A Realm to rule.

The balance between Winter and Summer is on a knife's edge, and only one person can save it. With four of her mother's strongest warriors to guard her, Wyn is thrown into a Realm full of unicorns, demons, and gods with agendas she can only dream of.

Can the Winter Princess fulfil her destiny and prevent a war that could destroy everything?

The Daughter of Winter series features four (yummy) protective men, a strong heroine, Celtic mythology, kilts, Scottish accents, ancient gods, very steamy scenes, a unicorn and even dragons.

This book contains:
  1. Winter Princess (plus bonus scenes from the men's point of view)
  2. Demon's Revenge (novella)
  3. Winter Heiress
  4. Winter Queen
  5. Winter Goddess
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<![CDATA[New release: Above the Waves]]>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 17:32:17 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-above-the-waves
Today, I've got a brand new release for you: Above the Waves, the fifth book in the Seven Wardens series. Macey is having a busy time once again: there are monsters to kill, her anger to get under control and then her brothers start inciting a civil war. Will it be too much for her to cope with? And will she finally get her waffles?

If you've not read the first four books in the series, I recommend getting the box set combining all four plus the novella Through the Storms - much cheaper that way then buying them individually.

There will be two more books in the series, Under the Ice and one that we haven't named yet. Laura and I have also written a really fun novella set in Germany during Christmas time, which is going to be published in the Holidays Between the Sheets anthology next month.
Read above the waves
<![CDATA[New release: Seven Wardens Omnibus]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-seven-wardens-omnibus
Four books in one? Can that be? Totally!

We've put together the first four books of the Seven Wardens series into an omnibus edition and thrown in the novella Through the Storms as well. By getting them all in one handy bundle, you'll not only save money but will also have them in one place on your virtual bookshelf. Or your real one - there's a massive paperback version too!

The Seven Wardens series is a paranormal reverse harem series drenched in Scottish mythology, featuring kelpies, ghosts, incubi and selkies.

The audio book for the first book in the series, From the Deeps, is in production and will be released this month! Subscribe to my newsletter to be kept up to date.
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<![CDATA[New pre-order: Polar Miracle]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:07:36 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-pre-order-polar-miracle
Old cover
New cover
I'm very pleased to say that Polar Miracle, the third and final book in the Drowning series, is now available to preorder and will be released on the 7th December.

Join Isla, her bears and the newest addition to their family on new adventures and challenges. I tried to give them as much happy times as I could, but sometimes, life catches up... in this case, a bloodthirsty little bear cub ;) But don't worry, there will be a happy end!

If you're searching for Polar Miracle at online retailers, you may see that there are two different covers. I'm in the process of revamping all the Polar covers and it's taking some retailers longer than others to update them. So for now, here are both, but the content is exactly the same and by the time the book goes live, they will (hopefully) all look the same.

If you've not started this series yet, now's the perfect time! The first book is called Polar Destiny​ and is available at all major book retailers.
Preorder polar miracle
<![CDATA[New release: Broken Princess]]>Sat, 03 Nov 2018 17:20:05 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-broken-princess
I've got a new release! Broken Princess is a book that was included in the Royal and Reckless box set during the summer, and now I'm releasing it by itself. It's set in the same world as Abandoned Heart, but both books can be read independently from each other.

Broken Princess is a dark, gritty, emotional reverse harem that a reviewer already called "one of the most beautiful stories I have read this year". I can't wait to hear what you think!

Laya is a woman trapped in a cult, abused by her Prophet, unable to leave. Only when three new recruits show up, she begins to believe that life can get better. If only she knew if she can trust them...

Beware, Broken Princess is full of darkness and triggers.
Read now
<![CDATA[Cogs, Corsets and Snowflakes]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:59:25 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/cogs-corsets-and-snowflakes

Wishing you Steampunk’s Greetings and a Happy New Gear!
Join New York TimesUSA Today, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holidays this December in steampunk style.

Tinsel and trains, tinkers and time-machines, garlands and gaslamps grace the stories in this limited-time anthology. Corseted ladies and cloaked lords fill your holidays with Christmas cheer—and a touch of Yuletide magic, too—in this collection full of tales of wonder set in alternate landscapes of Victorian style and steam-powered technology.

So deck the skies with dirigibles, gather ’round the clockwork tree, and settle in with your eggnog and goggles for a steampunk celebration like never before!

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My story in Bustles and bells is Kiss my Snowflake, the sequel to Kiss my Corset (but they both work as standalones).

DX-4 is a hybrid: not quite human, not quite machine. She was made to be a servant, but serving’s not in her nature – which is why she’s now married to her three masters and looking forward to their honeymoon. For the first time since she was created, she gets to leave the city and travel to the countryside for Christmas.

Not everyone thinks hybrids should be with humans though… will this Christmas be a time of peace or war?

<![CDATA[Join the Cult]]>Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:24:03 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/join-the-cult
I'm pleased to say that Broken Princess is now available to preorder! The book, part of the Defiance trilogy, was previously published in the Royal and Reckless box set but is now going to be released on its own on the 3rd November 2018.

Will they be her saviours or executioners?

Laya is called the Princess, but in fact, she’s nothing but a slave to her husband and cult leader Andros. Abused and suppressed, she has no hope of escape until three new recruits enter her life.

They quickly take to living in the compound, but Laya can’t help feeling that they’re different. That they might not believe in what they have to do for Andros. That they aren’t as cold and cruel as him.
With Andros planning his cruellest deed yet, she needs to escape - but will these three men be her salvation or her doom?

***Warning: This is a dark story that contains violence, sexual abuse and other topics that may be triggering. Read at your own discretion.***