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COVER REVEAL for UN-Christmas by Skye Turner

Hey y’all.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a Cover Reveal. Hell, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a release.

I’m so excited to show y’all the cover and drop the Blurb for my NEW book, UN-Christmas, RELEASING, Thursday, November 29, 2018. 

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UN-Christmas Blurb

Christmas… the time of year when everything is shiny and bright. Music blares from store speakers. People pretend to be jolly when they’d just as soon smother you with glittery wrapping paper and everyone professes false goodwill and love for their fellow man.

No, thank you.

Rose Devillier knows the truth of the matter. It’s all a sham. It’s just another way for corporations to make a buck by shoving their fabricated cheer down everyone’s throats. After all, two Christmas’s ago… all illusions about the season of faith, love, and giving were destroyed… Like glass bulbs falling from tree branches to explode all over the floor, nothing left behind but shattered memories.

Noah Warren has always had Rose’s back. Best friend and confidant since diapers, and, now her assistant, he’s always been whatever Rose has needed him to be.

Only now she wants to head to a cabin in the wilderness for most of December to escape the trappings of the holidays… she wants an UN-Christmas.

Can Noah convince Rose that one bad memory doesn’t define an entire holiday? Can the magic of the holidays open not just her eyes, but her heart?

What happens when her greatest gift of the season is realizing that she only thought she hated Christmas?

**This is an adult romance book and contains adult experiences, explicit language, and graphic sex scenes not suitable for all readers. Intended for those over the age of 18.

Title: UN-Christmas

Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance

Author: Skye Turner

Cover Designer: Tracie Douglas/ Dark Water Covers

RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2018

Part of a Series: No

Preorder: No

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About the Author

Author Photos                          Skye Turner                                             Skye Turner as Sloane Nicole                    

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned International Bestselling Author of Sexy Adult Romance. Bayou Stix Series (Rocker Romance), James Black Series (Romantic Suspense), Unwanted Desire (Contemporary Romance), With Gratitude and Love (Military Romance), His Only Salvation (Dark Romance. Love Triangle), Rookie Love (Baseball Romance), Behind My Charade (Military Romance), A Lil Bit Country, A Lil Bit Rock & Roll Series (Music Romance), Dear Diary Short Stories (Erotic Romance), Gemstone Burlesque (Erotic Romance), A Joe of my Own (Military Romance), Nutt Cracker (Romantic Comedy. MPOV), Hart of the Storm (Music Romance), Love Bites (Romantic Comedy, co-written with Amanda Lanclos) and Pothos Chronicles (Erotic Romance).

She has recently expanded her writing capabilities and is writing Paranormal Adult Romance as Sloane Nicole. Her PNR Series is called L’Amour Bayou with the first book being Antoinette’s Fall.

She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately, life intervened and she never finished her studies.

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, two children, and nine fur babies.

When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing ‘Supermom’, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, cooking, baking, crafting, or spending time with those most important to her.

She loves to incorporate pieces of her home state of Louisiana into her writing.


You can find her here as Skye Turner:

Facebook as Skye Turner: www.facebook.com/SkyeTurnerAuthor

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/skyeturner

Twitter: @SkyeTurner_Auth

Blog: www.skyeturnerauthor.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/authorskyeturner

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7164331.Skye_Turner

E-mail: skyeturnerauthor@gmail.com


You can find her here as Sloane Nicole:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/sloanenicole

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SloaneNicoleAuthor

Twitter: @SloaneNicoleAtr

Blog: www.skyeturnerauthor.com

Instagram: http://instagram.caom/authorskyeturner

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/sloane-nicole

E-mail: sloanenicoleauthor@gmail.com


I cannot wait to bring you this holiday story and help warm you on these cold nights while sharing a little of the the magic of the holidays!

Make sure you “Like” my Facebook page: Skye Turner: Author and Follow me on Instagram: skyeturner_author to keep up with the book and all of my other book news!

2019 is set to be a GREAT year with loads of new stuff coming from me as both Skye Turner and Sloane Nicole!

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COVER REVEAL: Snowed Inn Volume 2 Anthology

HEY Y’ALL!!

❄️🎄 COVER REVEAL 🎄❄️

HEA Press has partnered with 15 of your favorite authors to bring you Snowed Inn Vol. 2!

Coming Dec 2nd – get ready to cozy up with Sage Imogen, CL Collier, Sarah Peis, Amy Stephens, Tracey Broemmer, Layla Delaney, Katrina Marie, Tina Gallagher, Samantha Long, A. Gorman, Amanda Shelley, Skye Turner, Victoria Pinder, Aubree Valentine and Mignon Mykel as they each bring you a brand new story to fall in love with this holiday season.

Preorder your copy on Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo➡️ https://books2read.com/u/3Lw9jD

Unfortunately, it will only be LIVE on Amazon on Release Day!

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My story is Inn-cidental Encounter!

And… Snow Falling on Cypress, The Beauregards and the Dupres Book Two comes out December 6th!

It IS up for PREORDER on all sites!

Here’s what some early readers are saying!

“ THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING! I felt like I was in a Christmas movie!! You killed it and I’m SO ecstatic you’re writing again! I can’t wait to see what’s next!!”

“I have no idea how you do it! Your writing is even better now than before you left and you were incredible then.

I devoured Snow Falling on Cypress. These characters have firmly rooted themselves in my heart. I feel connected to them.

While it perfectly tied in to Inn-cidental Encounter, it can also be a standalone and I love that.

The twist… oh my word!

I have a book hangover! I’ll write up an actual review in a few days but it’s amazing.

Another 5 star book from you. Not that I expected anything else!”

“I need a Dempsey Beauregard! Holy shit!

What an amazing and truly beautiful Christmas story. I need more!

So beautiful and definitely too hot for holiday TV movies. Whew. I had to fan my face more than once. So much chemistry!

This book had everything I’ve ever wanted in a book. And Uncle Jack just stole my heart.

Amazing. Just amazing.”

It’s holiday season in Louisiana, and only one tree can fill the center of small-town Joyeaux for the famous Fête des Joyeaux.

Maevis Dupre has always had a love/hate relationship with Dempsey Beauregard.

Though she can’t deny the attraction she’s always felt, a relationship between the two would be sacrilege. Or pretty close. After all, their families have been rivals for over seventy years… ever since the Beauregard’s tricked the Dupre’s into giving up half of their Leyland Cypress tree farm…

When Maevis and Dempsey are asked to work together for the benefit of the festival, their tempers, and their attraction, are ignited.

Can love overcome family rivalry? Or are they more likely to have snow for Christmas in Louisiana than a happy ever after?

**This is an adult romance book and contains adult experiences, explicit language, and graphic sex scenes not suitable for all readers. Intended for those over the age of 18.

**Though this is book two, all books can be standalones though this is a CONTINUING series. Every couple’s story will go on it subsequent books.

RELEASING Monday, December 6th!

Amazon Preorder➡️ https://amzn.to/2ZUfUoR

PREORDER➡️ https://books2read.com/u/3LwAVJ

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DOUBLE Cover/Blurb Reveal! The Beauregards and The Dupres Books One AND Two .

This is exciting news!! After my car accident, multiple head and neck surgeries, healing, year long physical therapy, and believing my writing career was gone forever… I’m releasing my first books as myself.

I did release Fate Awakened, Book Two L’Amour Bayou as me writing as Sloane Nicole in the summer.

But these aren’t first books as myself since my life changing accident and hiatus. I’m so proud to show you not just one blurb/cover reveal, but TWO! I’ve worked so hard on these books and in many ways, it feels like I’m releasing my first book all over again!

Both are as me, Skye Turner, and these are my first releases as myself in over two and a half years!

First off… Inn-cidental Encounter, The Beauregards and The Dupres Book One.

Stunning Cover by: Tracie Douglas/Dark Water Covers

Blurb:

Chance Beauregard only wants one thing, to head to the mountains and forget about everything. A true break from real life, in a quaint mountain inn, where no one knows who he is sounds like pure Heaven.

Caty Dupre wants the same thing. Family drama and pressure to settle down have her wanting to run as far away from home as possible.

Two people with two common goals… a break from reality.

A freak snowstorm and the horror of realizing you’re trapped with the one person you never hoped to see again is not on the itinerary.

Life is breaking all of the rules as both Chance and Caty realize escaping their lives has brought on a whole new predicament… fighting against what’s between them.

Available for Pre-Order NOW on select retailers!

Inn-cidental Encounter, The Beauregards and the Dupres Book One is a super steamy winter romance. It will be available in the Snowed Inn: Volume 2 Anthology.

It might be cold outside, but this spicy book will certainly warm you up!

💙🤍❄️☃️💙🤍❄️☃️

Treat yourself this year with Snowed Inn: Vol 2: A Holiday Anthology.

Jam-packed with over a dozen of your favorite authors including: Amy Stephens Author, Katrina Marie, Tina Gallagher, Tracy Broemmer Author, Marcie Shumway, CL Collier, Amanda Shelley, Victoria Pinder Romance Author, Skye Turner, Samantha Long, A. Gorman, Layla Delan, Sarah Peis, Sage Imogen, and Aubree Valentine – there is a story just waiting to keep you warm while you’re snowed in this winter.

Releasing December 2nd, 2021!

Add To Your TBR

Pre-Order on Nook, Kobo, Google Play or iTunes here!

Amazon: NO PREORDER! Will be available December 2nd.

**It will be released on it’s own with a BONUS chapter once the anthology is done. I will release it with this cover on January 4th, 2022!!

Snow Falling on Cypress, The Beauregards and The Dupres Book Two

Stunning over by: Megan J. Parker/ EmCat Designs

Blurb:

It’s holiday season in Louisiana, and only one tree can fill the center of small-town Cypress for the famous Fête des Joyeaux. 

Maevis Dupre has always had a love/hate relationship with Dempsey Beauregard. Though she can’t deny the attraction she’s always felt, a relationship between the two would be sacrilege. Or pretty close. After all, their families have been rivals for over seventy years… ever since the Beauregard’s tricked the Dupre’s into giving up half of their Leyland Cypress tree farm… 

When Maevis and Dempsey are asked to work together for the benefit of the festival, their tempers, and their attraction, are ignited. 

Can love overcome family rivalry? Or are they more likely to have snow for Christmas in Louisiana than a happy ever after?

**This is an adult romance book and contains adult experiences, explicit language, and graphic sex scenes not suitable for all readers. Intended for those over the age of 18.

**Though this is book two, all books can be standalones though this is a CONTINUING series. Every couple’s story will go on it subsequent books.

RELEASING Monday, December 6th!

*Also, all of my other books are available for purchase through my LinkTree

(Most books also available on many other platforms. A search through the photos on my FACEBOOK will show teasers with links for every book I have.)

I am beyond proud of myself for these two books and I cannot wait to write the last two installments of this series over the next year!

I hope you’re as excited as I am!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m in Snowed Inn Vol 2: A Holiday Anthology!

💙🤍❄️☃️💙🤍❄️☃️

It’s Christmas in July with this extra-special announcement!

Treat yourself this year with Snowed Inn Vol 2: A Holiday Anthology.

Cover Coming Soon!

Jam-packed with over a dozen of your favorite authors including:

Amy Stephens – Author- Katrina Marie- Tina Gallagher- Tracy Broemmer Author- Marcie Shumway- Author CL Collier- Amanda Shelley- Victoria Pinder- Skye Turner- Samantha Long- A. Gorman- Layla Delaney- Sarah Peis- Sage Imogen- Aubree Valentine

There is a story just waiting to keep you warm while you’re snowed in this winter. Or wishing for snow!

Add To Your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58571613-snowed-inn-vol-2

Pre-Order on Nook, Kobo, Google Play or iTunes: https://books2read.com/u/3Lw9jD

Amazon: Pre-Order Coming Soon!

My contribution is called Inn-cindental Endeavor! 💙🤍

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Fate Awakened, L’Amour Bayou Book 2 by Skye Turner writing as Sloane Nicole is LIVE!

Fate Awakened AVAILABLE NOW!

Fate Awakened: A L’Amour Bayou Novel- Book 2 Blurb:


Princess Glendula of the Florea, an Enchanter princess destined for the throne…

Fynn Levy, a human male with no knowledge of the existence of magic…

And a pull between them that cannot be denied.
Everyone knows that L’Amour Bayou is special.

Both Exceptionals and humans alike are captivated by the allure.

L’Amour Bayou is home… the land she is destined to reign… that is, once she is bonded to her Kindred.

There’s just one problem… she has a limited time to bond and zero interest in any Florean male.

Fynn Levy is a typical Louisiana man… he loves fishing, hunting, and spending every waking minute he isn’t working to provide for himself in Sportsman’s Paradise.

A forbidden encounter on the banks of the Bayou change everything…

The world as Fynn knows it will never be the same… but, in a world ran by tradition and magic, does love stand a chance?!

Check out this BookTok review for Fate Awakened, L’Amour Bayou Book 2!
Fate Awakened, L’Amour Bayou Book 2 AVAILABLE NOW!

Early readers are RAVING!

“You did that to me! I can’t believe you! Write more! NOW!”

“Are you kidding?! I need more. You’re evil! I’m so involved in this world you’ve created!”

“I hate you! I don’t even read fantasy and I’m obsessed!”

FATE AWAKENED:

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B&N, iBooks, KOBO, Baker&Taylor, OverDrive, Bibleotecha, Tolino, BorrowBox, Vivleo

*Make sure you read Antoinette’s Fall, L’Amour Bayou Book 1 first! 3500+ words were just added! Only .99!

Get your copy here:
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The Rules A Moving The Chains Novella by Kata Cuic: MY REVIEW

Title: The Rules A Moving The Chains Novella

Author: Kata Cuic

Genre: New Adult Romance

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Spice Level: 4 Stars

The Rules

My review:

Love is a game.

I just finished an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of The Rules by Kata Cuic. Now this book is part of the Moving the Chains series and can be read as a standalone.

Moving the Chains Series

This was my first book by Kata Cuic and I thoroughly enjoyed it! This is a New Adult novella with the perfect amount of spice. The story flowed easily, and though it was my first book in the series, I wasn’t lost and easily enjoyed the novella as a standalone.

If anything, as a new reader, I am intrigued and have already purchased the previous books to catch up.

Now onto The Rules.

Alex is dreamy. He’s cocky and self-assured while also showing hints of vulnerability that he desperately tries to hide. A college football jock with no shortage of female admirers and bedmates… he has rules.

Amira is smart and driven though she’s desperate for the ability to control her own life. Her upbringing and familial obligations weigh on her heavily and she just wants the freedom to make her own choices.

She enlists Alex to help her achieve this goal.

The acquaintanceship turned friendship between the two is captivating and I found myself desperately reading to see what would come to play.

While I wouldn’t say this novella is necessarily “romance” per say, it certainly shows the chemistry between Alex and Amira and is a great foundation for the next book, which will be their love story.

The sexy time scenes were done exceptionally well. One was a sort of voyeuristic and I was there for it! It was so sexy. Pure fire in my opinion without being too much.

The novella is the perfect length to whet your appetite and leaves you wanting more.

Personal Foul is the next novel in the series and is the rest of Alex and Amira’s story. I personally cannot wait! (I’ve already pre-ordered it.)

I do recommend the read and am now off to read the previous books! You should, too!

Get to one clicking!

Get your copy of The Rules here➜ AMAZON

Get the Moving the Chains books HERE:

First Goal, Book 1

Second Down, Book 2

Third and Long, Book 3

Fourth and Inches, Book 4

Holding, Book 5

The Rules, Book 5.5

Personal Foul, Book 6 (pre-order)

You can find Kata Cuic here:

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Update on the L’Amour Bayou Series by Sloane Nicole

L’Amour Bayou is a continuing adult paranormal romance series by Sloane Nicole, my pen name for Paranormal Adult Romance.

It is very important to note that it is not a standalone series and that each book will focus on one particular couple but the series will continue as a whole.

No book should be read as a standalone as every preceding book has vital information including plot, characters, back story, etc.

The first book, Antoinette’s Fall, is novella length and absolutely must be read to be introduced to L’Amour Bayou and the main focus of the series.

Antoinette’s Fall has also just undergone a revision and over 3500 words were added. It was also re-edited and the price was dropped! It’s now only .99!

If you’ve previously read Antoinette’s Fall, you’ll want to update your copy to the latest version via your purchase site and reread it to get the expanded story! Some very important information was added.

Fate Awakened is Book 2 of L’Amour Bayou and as I’m currently writing it, it’ll release this summer! I’ll publish the details on the release HERE, on my blog and pages, as soon as I have them!

If you have read the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins, the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, etc. you’re familiar with continuing series’.

They are not meant to be standalones. The books could very well end with cliffhangers. However, the story as a whole continues with each book!

If you haven’t one clicked Antoinette’s Fall, here are the purchase links:

AMAZON

B&N, iBooks, KOBO, Baker&Taylor, OverDrive, and Bibleotheca

I am so excited about this series and my renewed vigor to create the stories!

I can’t tell you how many books the series will contain. I have no idea. But, until the story is finished, you’ll get new books!

As always, thank you for the continued support and love!

Skye Turner/ Sloane Nicole

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Fate Awakened, A L’Amour Bayou Novel COVER REVEAL and Blurb Reveal

Today is the official reveal for the cover and blurb of Fate Awakened, A L’Amour Bayou Novel by Skye Turner writing as Sloane Nicole.

L’Amour Bayou is an adult paranormal/fantasy romance series that continues with each book. Each book focuses on one particular couple but every previous character, as well as new characters, are immersed within the story.

Fate Awakened is the story of Princess Glendula of the Florea and Fynn Levy (pronounced Lee-Veye).

Here’s the absolutely stunning cover created by Tracie Douglas of Dark Water Covers.

I. Am. Obsessed.

And the full paperback cover.

Paperback cover

The blurb, aka book description:

Fate Awakened: A L’Amour Bayou Novel

Princess Glendula of the Florea, an Enchanter princess destined for the throne…

Fynn Levy, a human male with no knowledge of the existence of magic…

And a pull between them that cannot be denied. 

Everyone knows that L’Amour Bayou is special. Both Exceptionals and humans alike are captivated by the allure. 

L’Amour Bayou is home… the land she is destined to reign… that is, once she is bonded to her Kindred. 

There’s just one problem… she has a limited time to bond and zero interest in any Florean male.

Fynn Levy is a typical Louisiana man… he loves fishing, hunting, and spending every waking minute he isn’t working to provide for himself in Sportsman’s Paradise. 

A forbidden encounter on the banks of the Bayou change everything…

The world as Fynn knows it will never be the same… but, in a world ran by tradition and magic, does love stand a chance?!

Here’s the first “official” teaser from Fate Awakened!

Magic abounds…

If you haven’t read Antoinette’s Fall, A L’Amour Bayou Novella, I highly recommend you do as it introduces the world of L’Amour Bayou. And, these characters will certainly be back.

Antoinette’s Fall, A L’Amour Bayou Novella

Deep in the bayous in the south of Louisiana, lies a place of revelry, mystery, and magic…

Antoinette Dubois, an Intuitive, has always been a beautiful woman, with no interest in falling in love…

One fateful night on the banks of the bayou, under the light of a full moon, events start unfolding that have Antoinette losing control of her powers…

René Batiste has always been by Antoinette’s side. Together, they seek to reverse the upcoming calamity and to protect Antoinette.
René has loved Antoinette his entire life, but the curse on her family is dangerous for those who love the Dubois women, and means Antoinette is determined never to succumb to love.

However, fate has a tendency to make its own rules…

Welcome to L’Amour Bayou… where beauty and magic reside and nothing is as it seems.

***This book is intended for those 18 and older. It contains explicit sex, graphic language, and adult content. Those against those things should NOT read!

Stunning cover by EmCat Designs.

AMAZON

B&N, iBooks, and KOBO

I am SO excited to be continuing this journey and showing you more of my beloved L’Amour Bayou.

I do not have an “official release date” for Fate Awakened as I’m still writing it.

But, I hope to release early this Summer and once I have a release date this will be the place to find it!

COMING SUMMER 2021

I hope you love the cover as much as I do and you’re excited for the book and more of L’Amour Bayou!

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Fate Awakened Update and A General Conversation

Today was a super productive day!

I wrote over 4000 words, basically a chapter and a half, in Fate Awakened, A L’Amour Bayou Novel.

My fingers seemed to fly. Though, I use a laptop to write even though I own a typewriter just like this!

That used to be pretty standard, even a little on the low word count, for me on an average day. Before my accident and when I was super passionate about writing.

Now, it’s stinking amazing considering I’m typing with a constant migraine and only half use of my left hand. The last two fingers, pinkie and ring, simply don’t work.

Yesterday, I gave myself a tentative deadline to finish writing this book… the end of May. If you knew my writing previously, you know I was popping out novels every 3-4 months and releasing short stories every 3-6 weeks.

That is simply unrealistic now and I will no longer stress and pressure myself about deadlines. I’ve chosen a much more relaxed life that allows me the time to enjoy actual life outside of writing books. I plan to stick to that mantra. But, I’ve once again found my passion and the plan is to write… just slower.

With that being said, I’ll be releasing the cover and blurb/synapsis/book description (whatever you personally call it) and the cover next month.

Now, let’s talk a little about L’Amour Bayou, my fictional setting for the series and the entire series title! L’Amour Bayou is like most bayous in Louisiana, beautiful, seemingly otherworldly, and dangerous. Only, my bayou is also wrapped in magic.

Every sort of mystical creature you can imagine, to me… Exceptionals, reside within my banks. Though… humans, or as I call them, Unexceptionals, also find themselves drawn to the murky waters and stunning beauty of L’Amour Bayou.

The bayou has an allure that no one can deny.

What I imagine L’Amour Bayou looks like!

L’Amour Bayou will be a series of books that focuses on different Exceptionals; however, it’s almost one continuous story. Every character will be in every book and you’ll learn more about the bayou as a whole as we all explore it together.

I cannot wait to share this journey with y’all and I’m so excited I’m once again writing and allowing you to see the worlds I create.

Much love! 💋

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Reading James Black and Becoming James Black… As A Reader Instead Of The Author

Well shit…

New covers for James Black and Becoming James Black

Something I’ve never done, since I began my writing career in 2013, is read my own books once they were past the writing, revising, editing stage. Once they published, I’d just move on to the next book I needed to write.

I take extensive notes as I write and create. I’m super detail oriented to the point I’m anal about it. So, for books in a series, I just use my notes for important details. Rereading was never important.

But, I recently decided that I wanted to actually READ the books this crazy brain of mine created.

I started with my very first novel, Alluring Turmoil. And, read the entire Bayou Stix series. To say I was “shook” at remembering how talented I actually am is a bit of an understatement.

“I wrote that! I created that world.” I found myself thinking. It seriously made me proud and ignited the spark that has me writing again now.

I read Unwanted Desire once I finished the Bayou Stix series. And, I seriously LOVE that book.

But then, I read James Black. I’d forgotten just how much of ME and MY actual life were poured into that book. The original covers actually featured my love/hubby/baby daddy on them. Something that caused him quite a bit of teasing/strife in his professional life. (He’d tell me about his co-workers printing tons of copies of the book cover and taping them up everywhere at work. Especially while offshore. But, it was all in good humor and they loved messing with him.)

I remember joking with my friends and readers that I was sleeping with my cover model… which was actually not at all scandalous since he’d long since put a ring on it. But, scandal in the “book world” is rampant. So, why not?!

Original covers for James Black and Becoming James Black

Reading James Black was actually hard for me in a lot of ways since many scenes and situations were actually part of my real life. It brought back old feelings of anger and humiliation, but it also was kind of therapeutic. Reading about stuff you’ve actually been through, even though YOU wrote it, is quite something.

As an author, my job is to entertain my readers. Though, I also strive to involve my readers and have them relate to the words on the pages.

If the words I create can make people feel… that’s amazing. Even if the person doing the feeling is myself while I read about the not so great aspects of my life.

Now… I just finished reading Becoming James Black a bit ago. It took me a good ten minutes to actually wrap my head around the fact that I wrote this book.

I wrote a book that is heavy and talks about the darkness in this world we live in. Darkness and evil which is so very VERY prevalent today.

Becoming James Black was a HARD book to write. I vividly remember having to take breaks and do things to recenter myself and remember that though evil exists in the world, good exists, too.

Becoming James Black is a book that delves into the often broken foster system, the gray between black and white, and child sex trafficking that exists in our world. It exists right under our noses and the reality is that you really have no idea about a person most of the time.

But, the GOOD that is also immersed around so much ugly is something that needs to be brought to light.

I am so proud of myself for taking on these issues. I wrote this book back before it was something people actively talked about… because, it mattered.

It mattered then and it matters now.

Reading my James Black series as a reader, irregardless of the fact that I actually WROTE these books, was a surreal experience.

I think these might be some of the best books I’ve ever written… I’m proud of that.

If you haven’t read the James Black series, and you want to, just click the links below and it’ll take you to the purchase sites!

If you have read the books and you haven’t left a review, I’d really appreciate it if you would! You can click the links below to leave a quick review, too.

James Black

“5 Stars

Bravo Skye!

I have been highly anticipating this book for months. Skye has been killing me with her little social media snippets (you’re a tease woman). I was worried that I had been passed over for my chance to read, but the book gods were smiling upon me and I got my chance. 

Holy Effing Cow! 

I agree that the Bayou Stix Series was amazing, however, I must say that this is definitely my favorite book by this author… so far.

Oddly, I went into this book expecting to really dislike James for some reason; but as I read I just couldn’t. I do believe that man could charm the panties off of a nun and strangely, I really enjoyed the fact that he was my age. **wink, wink**

Avangeline was freaking amazing. Skye definitely appealed to my love of strong, sassy talking, kick a$$ heroines. I definitely saw some of the author herself coming through in this character (this book has many real life aspects from the author’s life. And she’s stated it’s her most personal book). 

I am really loving how my favorite authors are stepping outside of their comfort zones and changing things up a bit in their writing. This book was no exception to that testament and whether you have been a fan of this author or not, I highly recommend that you check this book out. 

I can’t wait to see what’s up next in this series.”

James Black: Book 1 James Black (Standalone)

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Becoming James Black

“5 Stars

WOW! That is all…..

Holy cow! I love all of Skye’s books. But she has completely outdone herself on this one. It’s a hard read. By that I mean, I had to step away several times to collect myself.

It’s a story of heartbreaking abuse and abominable treatment of innocent children. It’s also a beautiful story of first love and survival. It’s amazing what love can do. You will definitely remember this book forever.


Sorry, I’m not great at writing reviews but hopefully this will intrigue you to read Becoming James Black

It’s a must read!!”

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*Disclaimer: Becoming James Black contains delicate and emotional topics that are unsuitable for some readers. Mistreatment of children and child sex trafficking are involved and may be a trigger for certain readers. Discretion is advised. 

Becoming James Black: Book 2 James Black (Standalone)

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Now, just for shits and giggles, here are some behind the scenes pictures from the ORIGINAL photo shoot for James Black and Becoming James Black…

It. Was. Freezing! And, I was grabbing his ass. Lol.
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Answering the question, “What have you been up to?”

Well, as I’m certain y’all saw from my reactivating a certain page and previous blog post… I’m BACK!

I’m so happy to see that I’ve been missed. I sincerely mean that! I’ve missed all of my people, too.

The question of the hour seems to be “What have you been up to?” So, let’s get into that.

I’ve been up to a lot. A whole lot.

First off, I’ve been enjoying (and at the same time, needing a damn break from) my mister and our two homeschooled hellions. We’re together… All. The. Damn. Time. My hubby is a Chemical Engineer and has worked in the oil and gas industry for 25+ years… well, he did. Since it was essentially murdered, he doesn’t anymore. He now works from home. So, we’re constantly together. Blessing and a curse. But, it’s cool.

We cook and clean and work out and all that other jazz.

Because I started taking care of me, I’ve lost over 40lbs and I feel AMAZING! I love my own skin again and it’s fantastic.

Feeling myself lately.

I’ve also been remodeling my house. Just doing anything and everything I’ve wanted to do for the past 8 years. I’m making my dream house MY dream house. It’s a lot of work; but it’s awesome. We’re far from finished though. Still tons to do.

I’ve also gotten back into reading. I used to read a book a day and I’m almost back to that now. Though, I’m super selective with who and what I read. I recently finished The Bridgerton Series, The Fallen Series, The Channie Series, and a bunch of standalones, including some of my own books. Which, I’ve never read once they were actually published. (Several reviews are posted here on stuff I’ve been reading. Just scroll.)

I also have my business Purely Southern Style by Skye. I love creating and designing for my store. And, business has been pretty damn good. If you like hats, tea towels, and stuff like that, check me out.

Like most people, Netflix occupies a shit-ton of my time. I’ve gotten lost in Bridgerton, Fate: The Winx Saga, Cobra Kai, and far too many other things. I swear Netflix should pay me since I watch so much. Does anyone have the hook-up to make that happen?! 😉

I’m also re-editing, reformatting, and expanding some of my books. Since rereading them, I see a lot I want to fix/embellish/reformat in them. All will probably be redone at some point…

My main new thing is… I’m WRITING again. Well, me as Sloane Nicole is writing again. I’m currently writing another L’Amour Bayou novel called Fate Awakened. The blurb and cover will be revealed soon.

I’m absolutely obsessed with the cover. I look at it repeatedly and elation and excitement just fills me. It’s thrilling to have passion again.

I still have covers and ideas for about 100 Skye Turner books. I’m just not certain I’ll get to them. But, nothing is out of the question. I simply don’t know and I’m not stressing about it.

I do what I want when I want… as I always have. I can’t tell you what’s next for me because I won’t know until it happens. I like winging my life. It works for me.

I think that pretty much catches y’all up on what’s been “up” with me.

I’m just living my life, my way, the way I always have, and preparing for whatever comes next.

I’m working on a few more things, but… they’re still a secret. When,and if, they come to fruition, I’ll blab to the world. I’ll scream it loudly.

I’m still the same sassy, snarky, opinionated, Louisiana lady who takes no shit and refuses to compromise myself no matter who likes it… or doesn’t. My wicked sense of humor is still around. And, I still help anyone I can and try my damnest not to judge, though, that is super freaking HARD these days.

I’ve removed people from my life over the past few months and I’m perfectly content with it!

For those who missed me, I’m back! And, for those who like to wag tongues about me, have fun. I don’t plan to deny you the ability to run your mouth!

Much love! Skye Turner/Sloane Nicole 💋

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