Saturday, March 3, 2018

Featured Author: Skye MacKinnon

Polar Fates (new release):

Last night, we became one, the lines blurred between our minds for just a moment, but the echo of it is still vivid in my memories. I want to feel that again, and if I have to chain them all to my bed. That actually sounds like a pretty good idea.
The Fates like to play with our lives. They're not malicious, just bored. But that also means that sometimes, we have to take our destiny in our own hands and defy the Fates.
I will do anything to save the bear shifters from extinction, even if that means going against the will of the most powerful beings in the universe.
Because the bears are no longer just friends. They're family.

Be warned, this book contains four sexy bear shifters that will make your hormones bubble and your ovaries squeal. 18+.


Polar Destiny (#1 in the series, on sale for 99c): 

“I've got a polar bear in my bed. Didn't think I'd ever get to say that. A very warm, soft, cosy polar bear.”
About to be sold off to the highest bidder, Isla chooses instead to escape over the frozen sea to an unknown Scottish island. There, she finds herself surrounded by four mysterious men. They seem to care for her, but Isla soon discovers she's not as safe as she thought. The four strangers are bear shifters; very hot bear shifters with an aversion to wearing clothes. In the midst of winter, the bear within takes over, leaving Isla wondering if she is safe with them. Can she get her hormones under control and tame her four shifters? And is it possible to stay human when living with bears?

A full-length dystopian reverse harem novel set in Scotland. Be warned, this book contains four sexy bear shifters that will make your blood boil and your ovaries scream. 18+.

About Skye MacKinnon:

Skye MacKinnon is an International Bestselling author with a slight obsession with Scotland, bunnies and dried mango. And when she says slight... her friends are trying to find ways to trick her into not having a book set in Scotland.
You'll often find Skye bribing herself into writing words using cake and tea, but whatever works, right?

Whether it's set in space (Scottish space, obviously), fantasy worlds (Scottish fantasy worlds, obviously), or Scotland, Skye's tales are full of magic, romance and adventure. Oh and unicorns. There's a few demons too.

And a free book for readers:
Interview With Skye MacKinnon

  1. Can you tell us a little about your books?
I write mostly reverse harem, where one woman has several love interests and doesn't have to choose. Think love triangle but without the angst and decision. My reverse harem books are all sorts of genres though: most are paranormal romance (for example my bestselling Daughter of Winter Series), but I also have fantasy (Ruined Heart Series), sci-fi (the Mars Diaries) and post-apocalyptic (The Drowning Series). As you can see, I don't like to choose, just like my female characters. 

2. If you could be friends with one of your character, which one would you chose?
Oh that's hard, I love pretty much all of my characters, at least the good ones who aren't out to kill you. I'd love to have a few of them over for tea and just have some time to chat and gossip. Wyn, my demi-goddess, would be a guest, because she's clever and confident, but knows her limits and is not afraid to say that she doesn't know how to do something. Another one would be Macey, a kelpie shifter from Scotland who has a very funny outlook on everything. And finally Isla from Polar Destiny, because I don't want to be the only human :)

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? That's like asking whether you have a favourite child! The book that I've put in most work and effort would be Heart of Time because it took me almost four years to finish it. It's got the most world building and some very complex characters. Not sure if that makes it my favourite... But let's go with it for now. So far, I have five full-length novels published, as well as some novellas and short stories in anthologies. Scratch that, my sixth book comes out today! It's getting hard to keep track of them all...
  4. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured? 
 Until two weeks ago, I was working full time and mainly wrote during lunch breaks and evenings, as well as the entire weekend. But now I've reduced my hours at work so I have two extra days a week to write. I'm still getting used to that, but usually I prefer to write in the afternoon for several hours in one go, but if that isn't possible, then a few half-hour sprints throughout the day. 
5. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing? I'm addicted to dried mango but my shop around the corner stopped having them, so for now, I'm sticking to coffee beans coated in dark chocolate. And I need tea, lots of it. I've got an entire cupboard full of tea at home so I can choose depending on the book (e.g. chai tea for a book set in winter or fruit tea for a summery book). 6. Do you have a favorite spot to write? 
 I have a favourite cafe around the corner where I like to go. They all know me there by now and recently, the waitress gave me some free hot chocolate because I started crying while writing a really sad scene.  
7. For a reader who hasn't read your books yet, which book do you suggest they start with? Because I get that question asked a lot, I made a quiz which shows you the perfect book according to your tastes: But if you want to go by the book that's been my most popular so far, take a look at Winter Princess: 8. If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?! I went there after graduating from high school to volunteer at a Buddhist monastery for a month. It was one of the best things I've ever done and I've been wanting to go back ever since, but haven't had the opportunity yet. I sponsor a little girl in a Nepalese village so she can go to school, and I donate to the monastery I stayed at because they were affected by the 2015 earthquake and had to rebuild, but I'd love to go there again in person to help out and explore more of that beautiful country.

9. What writing projects are you currently working on?
My next release is in two weeks so that's what most of my time is being spent on. The book is called Into the Mists and is the second book in the Seven Wardens series that I co-write with the amazing Laura Greenwood. The series is a reverse harem full of Scottish mythology and legends and it's great fun to write. Laura and I don't really talk about what's going to happen, we just go with the flow. That means that we usually destroy each other's plot point, but we've noticed how well this method works for us and the readers seem to love the series as much as we do.
I'm also doing another co-writing project with Bea Paige, which is a retelling of Dante's Inferno. It will be published in the Realms and Rebels box set in the summer.
And finally, I'm working on Winter Queen, the third novel in my Daughter of Winter series. I'd be lying if I said that there weren't other projects I'm writing on in the background, but those are secret for now...
This year is going to be really exciting though!  

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