Writing update and great alpha females over at Heather Long’s blog.

Quick writing update: I’ve been off the interwebz the last few days as I am so behind with my writing. Lot’s of renovations stuff has thrown my schedule out the window and I need to catch up. Today, I got down about 6k words, which I am pleased with. I’ve been writing Jake’s story and I’m really liking where it is going. Jake is Drew’s brother from Wolves at the Door. He’s handsome as they come, and a bit of a player, but he meets his match in my heroine, Cait.

Which brings me to the subject of writing great alpha females to match the hot alpha males us shifter writers come up with. There are endless blog posts about the best alpha males, or how to write alpha males, but Heather Long has a really interesting blog post all about great alpha females. Head over to her blog here for a look see: http://heatherlongauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/on-writing-wolves-best-alpha-females.html

Bye for now 🙂

Skye x

Cover reveal – Drakon by Reveca Beauregard!!

Today I have such a sexy cover reveal for you!! Drakon, by Reveca Beauregard. Take a look at the pretty!

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Here’s the Blurb:

Scarlett Kingfin was forced to run when her life went up in flames, literally. Her home was scorched, and her sister was missing. She was armed with nothing more than a set of coordinates and a fierce temper.

Her twisted path led Scarlett right into the lair of Draxton Drakon, the ruling alpha dragon shifter of the Drakon Clan. His kind owned the seas. Sailing through mystic barriers, they often returned home with their spoils—to the home Scarlett had forgotten. Much like she had forgotten she was his mate, the missing half to his fiery soul.

Strife, tension, and undeniable magnetism stand between the lovers when they’re face to face again. Her presence not only represents a broken royal vow, but also spurs a wicked prophecy of a lethal war between the immortals. Explosions, kidnappings, unveiled truths, and twisted rivalry shroud Draxton and Scarlett’s every step. Their dragons deep within are invincible. Will the hearts of the man and woman be strong enough to survive the hell their rise will inflame?

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If that scorching cover and hot blurb have made you want to get busy with the one-clicky – here’s the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017C3OV0C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=authorjamiema-20&linkId=89b11694a44c2499c65eba61047dea9c

Lookee what I got! And a great author interview at Paranormal Romance Lovers.

Hey guys,

Check out this amazing little book I picked up yesterday:

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It has so many tales of old British legends. The chapter I’m most interested in is the one on Dragons. The Romans in the British Isles used to have a military standard topped by a dragon. Reconstructions of the standard often use red cloth as this was the color of the Roman army uniforms. It has been speculated that this is the origin of the Welsh dragon, said to have been the battle standard for King Arthur!

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There’s heaps more interesting dragon facts, and some of them may be finding their way into future books!

Last but by no means least, check out this awesome interview with PNR author, Elizabeth Varlet over at Paranormal Romance Lovers. What a cool lady she is! http://pnrlovers.com/interview-with-author-elizabeth-varlet/

The Snarkology Halloween Hop!

*WInner picked and emailed – thanks to all who took part!*

Welcome to the Snarkology Halloween hop!!

Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop 2015

We have giveaways, fun blog posts and so much more.

This year we have some amazing authors participating.

So get ready to trick, treat, and party with us! October 26-31st.

Check out all the participating blogs for individual prizes and giveaways here: http://www.thesnarkology.com/snarkology-halloween-hop-oct-26-31st/

There is also a hop wide giveaway with incredible prizes up for grabs! To enter go here – and remember, the more you do, the more chances to win! http://goo.gl/forms/e1BlpY69bj

Okay – my post this hop is a list of my fave scary reads.

So scary it’s good!

I mostly read romance but every now and again I like to cross to the dark side and read me some scary stuff! The following books are my favorites. *For a chance to win an e-copy of one of my books comment here at my blog and tell me your fave scary/gothic/dark reads.* I will pick three winners at random on the 1st November and they can choose an e-book.

First on my list is the brilliant but horrifying, Cujo, by Stephen King.

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It’s difficult for me to choose between this and Salems Lot. Both are utterly terrifying, but Cujo is so relentless. You get this feeling while you are reading it of being tied down to the train tracks and knowing something is coming at you full speed, but you’re unable to get off the damn tracks. It’s sad as well as scary.

Dark Matter, by Michelle Paver.

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This book is so good. It’s short and succinct but scary as hell. It’s also pretty much one of the most atmospheric books I’ve ever read. It is set in the Arctic Circle when the daylight is fading and endless night is upon the land! A group of explorers are doing scientific work there and are alone in a log cabin in the wilderness. This book really drew me in. It’s a slow build, creepy horror but so much more. It also says a lot about the time the book is set in, and about class, and unrequited love! It has it all 🙂

The Terror, by Dan Simmons.

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Another book set in the arctic. This novel got me really interested in the doomed Franklin expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Simmons takes a factual (and already horrifying) tale and weaves it with spiritual elements, ghostly goings on, and strange monsters. It’s a long read, but it’s a really good one full of historic detail.

Little Red Riding Hood.

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What? A kids story! But this is a scary story when you really think about it. In fact earlier versions are rumored to be so much darker. In earlier tales the wolf cooks the grandma and serves her up to Red! Other early versions have Red getting into bed with the wolf naked. In some of the older folklore myths, the wolf is more akin to a werewolf. I was obsessed with this story as a kid. When I became a teenager I read the Angela Carter take on the tale – The Company of Wolves. In this the sexual undertones are front and center. Is it any wonder I ended up writing shifters 😉

My own novella – Wolves at the Door has a nod to the red riding hood stories, and has a touch of horror to it amongst the erotic romance. It’s available as part of the Shifters Gone Alpha boxset, but is soon to be re-released on its own with added scenes and a new chapter.

And if you like Dragon Shifters, be sure to check out a new anthology that I’m part of. Flight of Dragons features ten fiery dragon tales from a group of fantastic authors.

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My own story in the set is hot MMF menage. We’ve been getting some rave reviews and it is only $0.99 – for a limited period of time. Check it out here at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Dragons-Shifters-Paranormal-Romances-ebook/dp/B012EJ3FIS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1445856504&sr=8-4&keywords=skye+jones

That’s all from me for now. Check out the other blogs and don’t forget the main giveaway. Comment here for chance to win an ebook! Happy Halloween hopping.

Great shifter reads – rec’d by Kim Faulks.

Fellow author, Kim Faulks, has a great blog post about her five fave shifter reads. There’s some classics on there – and some sexy stories.

There are a couple I’ve not read, and am off to one-click right now!

For some great reading ideas head over to her blog for a look see: http://www.hauntingfiction.com/my-five-favourite-shifter-romance-reads/

An insight into the Scottish Knoydart Peninsula, setting for Shifters of the Glen.

My new series, Shifters of the Glen, is set in a remote area of Scotland. Often this region – the Knoydart Peninsula – is referred to as Europe’s last great wilderness. Both the peninsula – and the rugged terain leading to it, are only accesible by foot or boat. Indeed, CNN named it as one of the last ten great wildernesses on Earth. http://www.visitscotland.com/blog/highlands/knoydart-peninsula-one-of-the-last-great-wilderness-areas/

When I read about a place so inaccesible, I knew it would be the perfect location for my shifter series.

For this new series, I wanted somewhere to base my Scottish shifters that would be wild and untamed. I’ve visited the Highlands before, and the rugged landscape is breathtaking, and at times inhospitable. You can walk for days in some areas without seeing another soul. What better place for a group of preternatural beings to hide away from the rest of the world?

For more about the area you can take a look at this beautiful video of the region: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/video/2013/jun/11/britain-wilderness-scotland-knoydart-peninsula-video

More great reviews for Claimed by Desire, and progress on Wild Hunters 3.

Thanks to Literary addicts for their spotlight of Eva Millien’s review of Claimed by Desire.

Go here to see the post: http://literaryaddicts.ning.com/profiles/blogs/spotlight-review-claimed-by-desire-wild-hunters-2-by-skye-jones

Claimed by Desire also received a lovely review over at Prism Book Alliance. Check out the review by PizzyGirl here: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/09/claimed-by-desire-wild-hunters-2-by-skye-jones-book-review-by-pizzygirl/

I’ve been working on Hawk’s story, book 3 of the series. It’s killing me. Hawk isn’t doing anything I expect him to, and Will’s almost given up on a relationship between them ever happening. Why oh why do my characters torment me this way! In fact Hawk is turning into a bit of a bastard. I think I’ve written my first hero who borders on being an anti-hero. I kind of love him though, is that wrong?