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?

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

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

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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

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Heads Up!

Hey all,

 

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I’m excited and grateful to share some news. The Guy from Glamour has been translated into French! It has a release date of October 4! Here is the link:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/le-mec-de-glamour-by-skylar-m-cates-7603-b

Here is a story about why this translation means so much to me–

My stepfather was French. We even had a giant poster of Paris in our study with his childhood street highlighted. He spoke of French culture and history to me all the time, and I was blessed to visit Paris once. I get choked-up imagining his reaction to my book being in French. He’s been gone about ten years now, but I miss him quite a lot. I’d like to believe he would be proud of me.

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My other exciting news is Lovers, Losers and You will be out in audio soon! I will post the link as soon as it is available (late September).

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Close to You will also have an audio. I’m not sure of the date yet.

Thank you, Dreamspinner! Listening to these talented narrators read my words = goose bumps! I only get to hear a snippet, but it makes my heart ache with joy.

That’s my happy news. Thanks for being here. Writing can get hard and lonely, but a kind word from a reader really makes it worthwhile. ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daring the Wolf —- Sneak Peak/Cover

Here is the lovely cover and blurb for my novella. Really excited for it! Big thanks to Leta, Kade, Alexa, and Cate for all the help navigating Amazon. Dar Albert did the awesome cover.  I’m blessed with good friends!

If you like hot shifters with a little kink, you might enjoy Daring the Wolf.

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Blurb:

Can a human dominate a werewolf?

Living in a strict world of paranormal dos and don’ts is exhausting for Gabe Ryan. After fleeing his home when he became a werewolf, Gabe attempts to forget his family and the young boyfriend he left behind. But he is still haunted by his memories—until a birthday wish leads him to an unexpected confrontation.

A busy emergency room doctor, Ethan Dunn has closed off his heart. He sure as hell does not trust Gabe Ryan, not after the way he abandoned Ethan. If Gabe wants a second chance, he better be ready to risk everything and break all the rules between humans and wolves.

Check the preorder link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HVHARRK/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_C7cExb3GJ06HF

Release: July 25th, 2016

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Best Gay Romance

Whatever book you think of when you hear the words “Best Gay Romance,” I would encourage you to share it, tweet about it, pin it, and so on….In other words, promote the books you love!

What inspired me to say this?

Having just come from a few conferences, I can tell you that writers (myself especially) are often shy. Many of us look like deer caught in the headlights when the marketing person stands up and tells us what we “should” be doing.

At the same time, readers from Gay Romance to YA, are often shamed about their choices (more on this in a coming post).  It makes me angry when I see book shaming for any reason.

We should support and not judge each other.

I’m going to work on this blog and sharing more books that I love.  I want to talk craft. Craft excites me!

I want to  share some news. Maybe offer some free reads and some polls? Because I think being interactive with each other is success.

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I stopped blogging here because talking to myself is not exciting. I’d rather go off and create a story and listen to the voices in my head. On the other hand, listening to all of you out there is awesome.

For example, I’d love to simply know what makes a romance book great to you? What tropes would you like to see more of in Gay Romance? What do you think of when you hear words like “best”?

Then I want to go and read what you:

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