Author Skye MacKinnon #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Skye, I live in a cute little town in the West of Scotland, and I write books full of mythology, romance and unique characters. I published my first book in July 2017, when I was still working full-time in the media department of a university. I liked my job, but when my first few books were successful, I first halved my hours and then quit my job altogether about a year ago.

I now work in my own home office (which I share with my two bunnies) with a view of the sea, and surrounded by hills, books and friendly people. Things couldn’t be better, really.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

In theory, yes. I’ve always loved writing stories, even when I barely knew the alphabet. I got a few stories published in anthologies as a teenager, which encouraged me to write more, but I was always told though that ‘normal’ people don’t become authors, that you can’t make a living from writing books, so I became a journalist instead. I never quite stopped writing fiction though, and after a couple of years of working in various creative jobs, I decided to try publishing after all. I mostly got the confidence to do so by chatting to other indie authors on social media and realising that they were all just like me.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Catnip Assassins is a series about cats, but strangely enough, one of the inspirations for the personality of my main character is my bunny Emma. She’s a wee beastie, full of spirit and sass, always up to no good, and nobody can ever tell her what to do. I always say that she’s been a predator in another life – she definitely doesn’t behave like a prey animal.

I’ve had cats in the past though, Muffin and her daughter Lily (also known as Crumbs), so all their little quirks and habits feed into the story too.

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What are you working on now?

Right now I’m writing Purrr, the third book in the Catnip Assassins series. It’s a hilarious book and I keep laughing at all the weird things Kat, the main character, thinks and does. The series was supposed to be a trilogy, but it’s been more successful than expected and people keep asking me if there will be more books about Kat, so I’m currently deciding whether to wrap up the story in Purrr or continue with one or more books.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have a local café I like to go to a couple of time a week. The waitresses there know me well; one of them has even turned into a character (but I won’t tell you which one). There have been occasions when I started crying because the scene I was writing was so sad, and they usually bring me some free hot chocolate when that happens. I’ve told them never to give me the wifi code so that I don’t get distracted.

If I need some motivation, I bribe myself with food. Write a thousand words, get a hot chocolate. Write another thousand words, get that piece of cake I’ve been staring at for an hour. And so on… not good for my waistline, very good for productivity.

When I’m at home, I write in silence, music distracts me, but I don’t mind the sounds of a busy café for some reason. Sometimes I just sit there and secretly listen to the conversations around me – great inspiration.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’d like to continue writing the stories I love, spending time with my characters and immersing myself in their world. I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do this full-time, so I hope it stays that way. I’m going on my first international signing next year (Ballgowns and Books in Sydney), and I hope this is only the beginning of regular trips abroad to meet fellow authors and of course readers.

I’ve recently started writing children’s books (as Isla Wynter) and I love doing that, so I hope that in future I will be able to do things like giving writing workshops to children, visiting schools and libraries, encouraging young people to be creative.

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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

It might all seem scary at first, but don’t forget that all authors started where you are now (and they’re all human too). Don’t be scared to ask for advice, do a lot of research, read a lot of books in the genre you’re writing in, and never forget to have fun.

One thing that’s important is to find your own style and writing technique. When I started, I was told that I should plot my books, so I tried that, and then kept getting frustrated when my characters didn’t do what they were supposed to. It made me feel like I was failing and almost made me stop writing. Then, at some point, I simply decided to screw the plot I’d come up with and let the story flow – and that worked, the book came alive, writing was fun again. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t listen to advice, but sometimes there are several opinions or ways of doing things, and you need to discover for yourself what works for you.

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Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Thank you for reading my books and supporting me with your friendship, reviews and messages, basically. An author wouldn’t be able to exist without readers, so I value every single person who reads my books. I love hearing from you and I try to respond to every message I receive (although admittedly that is getting harder the more books I write).

Also: Never stop dreaming and never, ever stop believing in unicorns.

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Skye’s Book Harem

Complete Series PNR – RH 3 #amreading

🌹The Ravana Clan Vampires🌹

by E.M. Moore

Welcome to The Fort, The Academy for Vampire Guards…

All my life I’ve never fit in. Since the accident, I went from foster home to foster home until I just ran away. I thought life would always be like that. Scraping by, barely living. That is, until I was chosen.

The Ravanas saved me. They brought me to The Fort so I could become a part of their world. Wanted. Secure. Training to be their human guardian was the only way they could let me in. Except, it’s also the most dangerous. Now, we all have enemies–even me. Together, we must fight to keep the bond between us, or lose the most precious gift I’ve ever received.

The academy might not be the safest place for me, but leaving isn’t an option.

This set includes all four Ravana Clan Vampires books:

Chosen By Darkness

Into the Darkness

Falling for Darkness

Surrender to Darkness

The series is a reverse harem paranormal romance featuring vampires.

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🧟‍♂️ The Creeper Saga🧟‍♀️

by Jenée Robinson

The creeping undead attacks started almost two years ago, now Liauna keeps the hope of her family and friends alive.

Safe behind the walls of her faction, she makes supply runs to keep everyone fed, as well as some simple pleasures like twinkies and books,

On a routine run, three gloroious men not only save her life, but turn it upside down.

The apocalypse just got interesting.

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🔥 Princess of Hell 🔥

by Eve Langlais

It drives my dad nuts I’m such a goody two shoes, but the fact that I’m a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. See, I’m determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Would it kill you to sin a little?

Maybe he’ll get his wish because I met an intriguing hunk last night in my bar. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he’d gain infamy by killing me. He’s infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on a wall, his version of modern art titled, ‘Touch my baby girl and die’. Cute in a twisted way.

My love life isn’t the only thing I’ve got to worry about. There’s someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I an involved because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me.

Bring it. I’m not afraid. Being a princess of Hell means that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around. It’s what keeps my ass looking great.

Nothing in my life is ever simple, and I blame that on my dad, Lucifer. Assassination attempts, hellhounds, and a rebellion in Hell? A piece of cake compared to the turmoil in my heart. No one ever told me love would be the toughest battle of all.

🐺 The Pack 🐺

by Eve Langlais

Pack Law states she must have more than one mate.

Like Hell.

Rather than be forced into a mating with more than one man, Dana flees the pack. Flees everything she knows, everyone she loves. She lives on the run and can’t seem to find happiness.

All that changes the day her first love, Nathan, finds her and brings her back home. He’s not letting her go, not again. As alpha, he now makes the rules and he’s decided to hell with the laws, he wants Dana.

Except Dana’s changed since she left. Maybe the pack ways aren’t so bad after all and when she decides to accept fate… she finds love times three.

💎 Crystal Clear Series 💎

by Lana Kole

A nightmare is a fear your heart relates…

Solitude, serenity and sanity are vital to Moriah Copeland’s life. Focused on helping kids the system forgets, she is unaware of the powers she harbors deep in her soul. But at night, her vivid dreams waver between a scene of her worst nightmare, and a true confidant. Imagine her surprise when she realizes her dreams might be more than they seem, she suddenly has crazy magic powers, and three strange men crash a too good to be true second date for help finding their long-lost friend.

Loyalty means you don’t quit…

Closer than brothers, Kaiser, Walker, Remington and Levi are not one without the others. Since Walker’s disappearance three years prior, they haven’t been the same. Driven to find their lost comrade, they are not above breaking any laws, be they magekynd or human. When a fluke encounter alerts them to Mori’s potential, they can’t ignore their instincts.

Can they earn Mori’s trust after kidnapping her or will she walk away from the crazy world she’s been thrust into and the men who need her help?

*This is a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance containing m/m themes and is not suited for those under the age of 18.

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Her Guardian Series Box Set

by G. Bailey

Wolf. Vampire. Witch. Angel. What happens when you’re destined for all four?

When Winter started university with her best friend Alex, she didn’t expect to find herself in the middle of a supernatural war. Who knew saving a stray wolf could earn you the alliance of the pack.

With danger, romance and old prophecy’s ruling Winter’s life, is love enough?

Can Winter find the strength she needs when family secrets are revealed and threaten to destroy everything?

This box set is the complete collection of four books in the international bestselling series, Her Guardians.

Winter’s Guardian (Book One)

Winter’s Kiss (Book Two)

Winter’s Promise (Book Three)

Winter’s War (Book Four)

This collection is full of romance, danger and secrets that no prophecy can predict…

Reverse harem series and 18+.

Two bonus epilogue chapters (exclusive to this collection) are at the end!

🌲The Forest Pack Collection🌲

by G. Bailey

Ever heard the saying “Never follow the big bad wolf into the woods”?

Well, I wish I had listened to Little Red Riding Hood’s advice.

One bite. That’s all it took to turn Harper into a wolf and change her entire life. Turning eighteen was meant to be a fun night out, a party in the woods to celebrate with friends, but it ends in disaster. Harper wakes up in a car on her way to a pack of wolves—ones she must live with.

The sexy and alluring alpha welcomes her, declaring her his mate. Only Harper’s best friend, a vampire she grew up with, tells her she belongs with him. Now, Harper must keep her mates from destroying each other.

To make matters worse, the wolves are at war with other kinds of shifters.

When one of them turns up, demanding she is his mate, will her alpha who she rejected fight for her?

Will the vampire who loves her help her wolf pack?

The full collection includes-

Run Little Wolf

Run Little Bear

Run Little Prince

An Exclusive bonus scene.

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