<![CDATA[SKYE MACKINNON - News]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:47:40 +0000Weebly<![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.
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<![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
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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.
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<![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.
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<![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.***
<![CDATA[Helensburgh Scott Kelby Photowalk]]>Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:04:00 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/helensburgh-scott-kelby-photowalkThe leaves have started changing colour and this was the first properly sunny day in two weeks (and there's a weather warning for Monday so it won't last). Perfect timing to go on a little excursion as part of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk. I found some beautiful spots and took lots of photos, realising how much I missed going on walks with my camera. Planning to join the Helensburgh photo club now!

Click through the slideshow to see some of my favourite shots (all of them unedited, I only just got back from the walk).
<![CDATA[Hiking to Loch Lomond]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 22:13:19 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/hiking-to-loch-lomond
I currently have a friend staying with me, so we're doing quite a few day trips to explore the area. Yesterday, we took advantage of a bit of sunshine and warmth to walk from Helensburgh, where I live, to Balloch at the shores of Loch Lomond. This is the first stage of both the Three Lochs Way (although in the opposite direction) and the John Muir Way.

It was the perfect day for it and we had some amazing views! The first bit was an ascent from Helensburgh through birch woodland and along cute little burns (streams). Once we got out of the forest, we had the most amazing views of both the Firth of Clyde and, a bit later, Loch Lomond. The highest point was Gouk Hill, where we found a large tree decorated with Christmas ornaments - quite amusing.

There were some interesting shaped hills and crests, and we later read that this was due to the Highland Boundary Fault, a major fault zone that traverses Scotland from west to east. It separates two distinctly different physiographic and geological terrains: the Highlands from the Lowlands.

Soon after, during the descent, we got lost... and stumbled through a dense conifer forest, very wet grassland and made our way through giant ferns (and the occasional nettle) until we finally found a forest road. By then, we were coverd in grass seeds, pine needles and spiderwebs. Still, it was great fun navigating the forest and feeling a bit like explorers in unfamiliar territory.

We did some geocaching on the way as well, being newly converted geocache hunters. Sadly, we had forgotten to take a pen so never managed to sign the caches we found. Probably a good reason to do this hike again.

Our destination was Balloch on the South end of Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater lake in Scotland. There, we went into the aquarium (and saw otters, one of my favourite animals!), which was a little smaller than we'd expected, but still a great place to visit.

We took the bus back to Helensburgh, which only took something like fifteen minutes - slight difference to the four or so hours the walk took us... but our views were a lot better than those from the bus!

Click through the gallery below to see what we saw ;)
<![CDATA[New release: Realms and Rebels]]>Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:00:00 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/new-release-realms-and-rebels
It's finally here, the Realms and Rebels box set! After months of planning, writing and marketing, it feels a little surreal that the book is now waiting for me on my ereader. Twenty-two stories are ready to be read, full of dragons, vampires and even hellhounds!

Our main aim, besides making readers such as yourselves very happy, is becoming a USA Today bestselling box set. To do that, we need to get a certain amounts of sales not only on Amazon, but also on iTunes, Nook and Kobo. So, if you want to support us, please get yourself a copy - the price will go up soon. 

We'll be celebrating all week on Facebook, so be sure to join our official Party Room!
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The story I've got in this box set is Hell's Calling, co-written with the lovely Bea Paige (check out her books! She's amazing!). It's a retelling of Dante's Inferno, except that our heroine isn't a lovesick old poet, but a sassy young woman who will do anything to rescue her little sister from the depths of hell. On the way, she meets an angel, a hellhound and a werewolf, all of which have been incredibly fun to write.
<![CDATA[Now available: Mars Diaries Box Set]]>Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:48:18 GMThttp://skyemackinnon.com/news/now-available-mars-diaries-box-set
All three Mars Diaries episodes in one box set! Travel to Mars and fight for survival in this thrilling sci-fi reverse harem series, based on the Six Swans fairy tale.

Contains Alone, Hidden, Found and the EXCLUSIVE short story Rain (set on Earth during the events of the first three books).