About skylarmcates

Gay Romance Always Emotional author

My Dorky and Wonderful Mother’s Day

Hey all,

So it’s 2017 and Mother’s Day. I started my day with a lot of bath soaps from the kids (either I smell and it’s a hint or they just love Bath and Body Works) and a mimosa. In an hour I must meet my MIL and stepfather for brunch. This is why the mimosa is needed.

My favorite moment? My hubby’s gift of a collage of my book covers and kids in pictures. Very cool and personal.

Unlike New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day does not require resolutions, but what the hell, I’m going for some.

1. Be a more patient mom  2.  Be a fun mom (as I tend to be already) , but follow through on punishments more  *nods*  3. Be a better friend to my single mom pals and new mom pals — they need babysitters!  4. Let the small stuff go and it’s all small stuff


So happy Mother’s Day! I’m off to smile and eat eggs. Later I plan to edit sex scenes.



Secrets of You — Blog Tour


Secrets of You — Blog Schedule

Many include fun giveaways!

Secrets of You releases March 3

Link: eBook: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/secrets-of-you-by-skylar-m-cates-8221-b




These fabulous blogs are hosting me on the following dates:


Feb 23: Diverse Reader

March 3 Two Chicks Obsessed

March 4 GR

March 6 My Fiction Nook

March 6 – Love Bytes

March 7- Divine Magazine

March 7 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

March 8 – Open Skye Book Reviews

March 9 – Boy Meets Boy

March 23 Kim Fielding’s blog


*More might be added soon


And do not forget to sign up for my newsletter!

*Brand New * Newsletter! Freebies! DSP Coupons! Bonus Scenes! :





Hey there!

I’m so excited to share the two blogs who helped with my cover reveal today: The Novel Approach and Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words. Thank you!

You can find the links to River and Morgan’s book, Secrets of You, here:





I have a different giveaway on each blog. Good luck! Keep an eye out for further blog visits and giveaways for my March 3rd release!

My Newsletter: Free Coupons, Bonus Scenes and More

Hey all,

Sign up for my newsletter out in Feb 2017. It will have some never before seen Guy scenes, DSP coupons, and more!


I promise not to have too many newsletters and no spamming. I plan to have 4-5 per year. It will be filled with goodies!

If you are interested, here is the link:


Happy Holidays and Some News

Happy holidays to all! I can’t wait to stay all day in my pajamas! What about you? How do you like to celebrate?



I’m happy this season to share some news on my various projects. Close to You has just released in audio! Hooray!



The Guy from Glamour has been translated! Look for more translations to follow!



The final big news is that River and Morgan’s book has entered the last editing stage and will be out in early March! I’ll be doing giveaways on some of the other books right here to celebrate!

The cover art is not done, but stay tuned for freebies and a reveal TBA







Welcome to the Blog Tour for Heartifact! A very special thanks to Skylar for hosting me today! It’s great to be here!


My newest novella, Heartifact, is an enchanting romance that combines the contemporary adventure of an undersea archaeological dig with ancient Greek myth. The story centers on a risky salvage operation of a trireme, and quite possibly one of Alexander the Great’s warships.


Harper Kidd, (no coincidence that he bears a pirate’s last name), is a respected marine archaeologist, and is plagued by beautiful dreams of an undersea lover as he embarks on the excavation. His best friend, Stick, is a marine scientist with expertise in undersea robotics, and she possesses a wicked sense of humor.


As it turns out, the trireme they salvage sits over the ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. In the great hall of those ruins, Harper finds a statue of the ancient Greek god—the very god who stars in his dreams. Harper is caught between ancient myth and reality as he falls in love with the mysterious man, and struggles to keep a level head to oversee the archeological dig.


I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you this novella means a lot to me. I advocate for abused youth and 100% of the net proceeds from this book go to benefit those youth in three countries.


Heartifact debuts in French and English on November 24th, and in Italian in January 2017, and comes to you from Men Over the Rainbow and our lovely Bénédicte Girault. I hope you enjoy Heartifact as much as I enjoyed writing it. Go read the book! And don’t forget to scroll down and enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card and TWO signed books from me!


About Heartifact


Harper Kidd is a highly respected marine archaeologist. Yet, with the economy in a slump, he’s trapped working in an oil company’s exploration division. Now, at the ripe age of thirty, Harp is disgusted with his employer’s damage to the undersea world he loves, tired of his ATM-card-filching ex, and tormented by beautiful dreams of an undersea lover. It’s time for a change and when his best friend, Stick, pleads with him to assist on a deep-sea dig in the Mediterranean, he jumps at the chance.


Harper’s spirits are high when they discover the ruins of an ancient civilization, and soar to the heavens when they discover a statue of an ancient pelora, a mysterious hybrid creature said to mediate between the worlds of reality and fantasy—and the very lover who holds the starring role in his dreams.


When the crew discovers the site is teeming with unexploded ordnance from the conflicts in the Middle East, and the excavation turns deadly, Harper must choose between saving his best friend and saving the pelora he’s fallen in love with.


Net proceeds from Heartifact benefit the The Trevor Project in the US,

le Refuge in France, and Arcigay in Italy


Heartifact is available from Men Over the Rainbow

AmazonAmazon UKAll Romance eBooks, Barnes & NobleSmashwords en français Men Over the Rainbow

Amazon FRBarnes & NobleSmashwords


About Aisling Mancy


Ash is an author who lives, most of the time, on the West Coast of the United States. Ash writes mystery thrillers, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and fiction for gay young adults as C. Kennedy.


Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Ash doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Ash contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Ash can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much-maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary. Ash does respond to emails because, after all, it is all about you, the reader.


Find Ash on blog, Twitter @AislingMancy, Facebook, Google+,

Goodreads, Booklikes, Dreamspinner Press Author Page, and Amazon.







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