Monday, January 21, 2008

New contracts for Skylar Sinclair

2008 has started off with a bang. I have two new publishers, Total-e-bound and Freya's Bower. Total-e-bound contracted my newest book written for 2008, entitled Fantasies Unlashed (contemporary erotic romance). It is a story of a woman craving to experience something new. A sexually adventure she’s never done, but will finally find it within herself to try. This story will be more than just sex (though it will come with a highly sexual rating for TEB), I wanted emotional depth to play an important role, also. Bella will be a woman most of us can identify with. She isn’t perfect, physically, nevertheless she’s all women. A sexy, voluptuous character that will steal your heart, along with a leading man we all desire: strong, passionate, yet sensitive.

We women know that behind every great man, is an even greater woman!

Here is the blurb:Ever fantasized about partaking in a night of uninhibited sex with a stranger? Letting him do things to your body that you have only dreamed of?

Bella Simmons is looking to fulfill that fantasy she has long for, but up until now, never has. She will venture out one night, with the clear intend of finding a sexy stranger and having the wildest carnal night of her life!

Freya’s Bower, a highly reputable publisher, will be publishing my revised version of Extraordinary Love and its never published sequel, Sacred Love in 2008. Both are paranormal erotic romances.

Extraordinary Love’s cover, which I designed, won an ARIANA (Epic) award for Best Cover in paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and futuristic erotic romance. And, Freya’s Bower has graciously allowed me to use it when it’s re-released.

I will be attending the EPICon convention to receive this award in Portland Oregon, March 6-9, 2008. If you are available to attend, I would love to meet you!

I will be giving away a really cool promo item at this event. So don’t miss it!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

To clarify things – does Skylar do cover art?

I have over 7 years (more like 8) in experience using Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Creating artwork comes naturally to me. I have been doing it as long as I have been riding horses (that has been since I was a little girl by the way) though back then, I only had Crayons to draw with.

In the next couple of months, I will be opening a separate site for my cover designs called Romance Covers

I find the challenge of capturing the author’s dream cover exhilarating. Seeing their emails expressing their excitement over the cover I created cannot be put into mere words.

My specialty you might wonder? I can hand paint hair, eye color and backgrounds into readymade photos. This has taken me years to develop, and all those long hours were worth it. If you think it is easy, open up Photoshop CS3. If you have never done it and have almost hundreds of dollars to spare, do. Then be prepared to say HOLY SH*T when you do open up said program. I did when I first opened up PSP 3 or maybe it was 4 back then. The program boggled my mind. I reopened Photoshop a good month later and never looked back. If you love it do it! Whatever that may be.

In this mockup cover I did for Bareback Angels, the two men I have added hair and eye color too. The backgrounds (yes there is more than one background in this cover), I have hand drawn. The lettering (font) is created using the style key in Photoshop. You can buy styles or create your own (think macro and save a string of commands into a one-touch key stroke).

So now you know more about me.

Skylar, also a cover artist.

My two books with Phaze are in the bestsellers of 2007

I just got the news from Phaze that Purr For Me and The Stud Farm were both in the top twenty bestsellers for 2007 (out of hundreds of releases!).

Can I say Wow...WOW!

The Phaze Top 20 Sellers for 2007
1) The Arrangement
2) The Rancher's Ultimatum
3) Cupid's Captive
4) Kiss of the Sun
5) Testing Passion
6) Savior
7) Diet Another Day
8) Sons of Amber: Michael
9) Kitten
10) Purr For Me
11) Wicked Game
12) Tangled Web
13) Onyx
14) Sons of Amber: Ezekiel
15) The Duke's Husband
16) The Power of Two
17) The Stud Farm
18) Servicing Lady Tremayne
19) Sanctuary
20) Beastly Intentions

Happy hot reading,

Skylar Sinclair.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

With the closing of 2007 I am nominated for not one or even two but 8 nominations at LR Cafe

What does an author say when they are nominated 8 times. I can tell you...Holy sh*t!

With the closing of 2007, my most awarded year todate, I am so very honored and humbled beyond words.

Rearing Heat published by Siren Publishing, not only received the Silver Star Award from JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews), it's nominated by Love Romances Cafe for Best All Around Book 2007 and Best Shape Shifter 2007.

Stiff Assignment, also published by Siren Publishing, has been nominated Best Alternative Book of 2007 (gay erotic romance).

A Sexual Spark published by Dark Eden Press, my very first-first person point of view story, also nominated: Best Erotic Book 2007 and Best Cover 2007. It was also awarded the NOR Reviewer Top Pick Award!

Babes in Toyland II published by Aspen Mountain Press, has been nominated Best Anthology 2007. It was also awarded the Rogues & Romance Must Read Award!

Along with those nominations, I am also nominated for: Best Cover Artist 2007 and Best Paranormal Author 2007.

To vote join here!

Happy hot reading,

Skylar Sinclair