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NEW Romance + NEW Horror on SALE ~ Oct 4, 2011 releases!

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BREAKING NEWS!  In addition to its highly popular and robust romance fiction line, which brings more than 20 new titles a month to its readers, Samhain is launching two highly anticipated new lines in 2011.  Samhain Horror launches October 4th, 2011 with ten new titles!  In addition to its romance fiction line, Samhain will publish two new horror fiction novels each month, featuring both established authors and exciting new voices.  Retro Romance® is Samhain's upcoming endeavor, launching in December, 2011.  Retro Romance® will re-release classic romances of the 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s, now formatted to bring those beloved stories to an entirely new audience.  Get the details at Samhain News: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/cat/news/

 

What's New in Romance in eBook at Samhain!
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
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Off the Clock Off the Clock by Donna Alward
Genre: Contemporary, Men In Uniform
Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-570-8, Series: First Responders
Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45

The last thing she needs is a hero…

First Responders, Book 1

Paramedic Gabe Brennan's job is saving lives. When he witnesses an accident and rushes in to help, the victim brings back memories of the night that marked him forever. The night he almost couldn't save his best friend, Brandon. Brandon's sister is in the car. She's pregnant. And his longing for her is just as sharp as ever.

Carly's never been so glad to see a friendly face. Gabe's gallant rescue–and the gentle kiss he bestows upon her at the hospital–resurrect feelings she buried long ago. Having just closed the book on a crumbling marriage, she's not too keen on opening herself up to hurt again. Not even for the one man who's always seemed to be there when she needed him most.

Gabe knows he shouldn't be falling for Carly, especially since she insists she's off the market. But the chemistry still simmering between them after all these years is no accident. Now all he has to do is convince her she belongs in the empty space he's always held open for her. The one next to his heart…

Product Warnings: Caution: Contents–and paramedic hero–may be too hot to handle!

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Eversong Eversong by Eden Bradley
Genre: Paranormal, Red Hots!!!, Ménage & More, Vampires
Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-683-5, Series: Midnight Playground
Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45

In a realm of dangerously delicious decadence, three lost souls dare to love…

Midnight Playground, Book 4

Ever, owner of London's infamous Midnight Playground, fears the pain of his past and the weight of centuries are pushing him to the edge of insanity. Not even his favorite indulgences–sex, blood, companionship–hold his interest. And he wonders, what's the point of immortality when life is unbearably empty?

Into the void stumbles trouble.

Kidnapped, Turned against her will then abandoned by a rogue vampire, Mercy Turned the handsome Deo in a fit of loneliness and despair. Now they stand, frightened and confused, before the Council to be punished for their unintentional crimes. Their fresh innocence, the intensity of their illegal bond, rekindles Ever's sexual and emotional fire.

The trio forges a connection that's more than simply a cure for Ever's lassitude. Its brilliance drives the shadows from his soul…until Mercy is threatened, and he must draw on his darkness to fight for her life. And risk losing his happily forever after to madness.

Product Warnings: Old love lost, new love gained, and in between some of the hottest three-way vampire sex ever seen in Europe! Includes oral sex, anal sex, m/m/f, with a few spanking and rimming scenes because vampires are a dirty bunch.

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Interview with a Gargoyle Interview with a Gargoyle by Jennifer Colgan
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-533-3
Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85

How far into darkness will he go to reclaim the light?

Melodie McConnell's night shift couldn't get any more bizarre. First, a commotion behind the bakery lands her in the arms of a slimy demon. Then she's swept into hiding by a demon hunter…and discovers she's been swallowed whole by a world she never knew existed.

In the decade since he inherited a centuries-old family curse, darkness has ruled Blake DeWitt's life. By day he's encased in the form of a hideous stone gargoyle. By night, desperation drives him to search for the Witch's Cabochon, a gem with the power to permanently lift the curse.

He's seconds away from claiming it when the dying demon transfers it to a human woman whose beautiful body is no match for its wild, darkly sexual power. And whose innocent attempts at seduction he finds hard to resist.

As the demons swarm closer, they find safety in each other's arms. Until Blake discovers the only key to his freedom…and must face a soul-rending choice.

Product Warnings: Take two parts demons, one part demon hunter, one part witch, and a heaping helping of sexy gargoyle. Spontaneous combustion may occur. At least
you won't need to wait for the oven timer to enjoy!

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Brightarrow Burning Brightarrow Burning by Isabo Kelly
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-534-0
Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45

War tore them apart. Betrayal could bring them together…

Layla Brightarrow's world fell apart the day the Sorcerers invaded her city, intent on using her fellow humans' pain to augment their spells. Worse, the neighboring elven kingdom declared neutrality, effectively abandoning her people to struggle for survival.

Then some of the elves break neutrality to trade with the Sorcerers, and Layla is ordered to assassinate Althir, brother of the elf lord she has secretly loved all her life.

When Ulric of Glengowyn uncovers his brother's plot–and that Layla is one of the assassins sent to stop him–his first instinct is to protect her from all possible harm. He'll even use seduction, if necessary, to get her into a position to talk some sense into her.

Years of pent-up desire is too much for Layla to resist…and one touch unleashes an unquenchable fire that changes everything. Leaving Layla caught between duty and a love that could be her destruction. Or her salvation.

Product Warnings: This book contains evil sorcerers, a scarred heroine, a sexy elf hero, naughty language, and an intoxicating and addicting pheromone that leads to wildly hot sex. Plus traitors, deadly magic, bespelled baddies, and a really, really rotten brother.

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Mummy Dearest Mummy Dearest by Josh Lanyon
Genre: All Holidays, Gay Contemporary
Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-536-4, Series: The XOXO Files
Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45

The truth is out there. Way, way, way out there!

The XOXO Files, Book 1

Drew Lawson is racing against the clock. He's got a twenty-four-hour window to authenticate the mummy of Princess Merneith. If he's not at his boyfriend's garden party when that window closes, it'll be the final nail in their relationship coffin.

The last thing he needs traipsing on the final shred of his patience is brash, handsome reality show host Fraser Fortune, who's scheduled to film a documentary about the mummy's Halloween curse.

The opportunity to film a bona-fide professor examining the mummy is exactly the aura of authenticity Fraser needs. Except the grumpy PhD is a pompous ass on leave from his ivory tower. Yet something about Drew has Fraser using a word he doesn't normally have to draw upon: please.

With no time to waste–and a spark of attraction he can't deny–Drew reluctantly agrees to let Fraser follow his every move as he unwraps the mummy's secrets. Soon they're both making moves behind the scenes that even the dead can't ignore…

Product Warnings: Whoso shall ever open this tomb, er, book shall suffer the curse of the Pharaohs. Okay, maybe not. But set aside a chunk of time for marauding mummies, too many cosmopolitans, illicit sex in hotel rooms, and other non-academic shenanigans.

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 Visit The NEW House of Horror ~ Ten New eBooks Available!
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
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Ancient Images Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell
Genre: Horror
Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-645-3
Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55

A lost horror film holds the key to terrifying secrets.

The legends have persisted for decades of a lost horror film starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi that was never released. Rumor has it that, for reasons long forgotten, powerful forces suppressed the film and burned all known prints. Nobody now living has seen the finished film. But that might no longer be true…

Film researcher Sandy Allan is invited to a screening of a newly-discovered sole-surviving print, but then the film disappears and the real horror begins. Sandy's search for the film leads her to Redfield, a rural community known its rich soil, fertilized by blood from an ancient massacre. But Redfield guards its secrets closely, with good reason. During every step of her search, Sandy is watched, shadowed by strange figures. Is it paranoia, or is someone–or something–determined to keep the lost film and the secrets it reveals buried forever?

This book has been previously published.

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Dark Companions Dark Companions by Ramsey Campbell
Genre: Horror
Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-648-4
Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55

A brilliant collection of stories by one of the masters of horror.

Not all companions are friendly. There are many that you most definitely do not want to see. When Elaine was working late at the office, she thought she was all alone. But something sinister was in the elevator shaft…working its way to her floor. Miles, too, thought he was alone in his new house, the house of a murderer, but he, too, had an unwanted companion. And Knox will never forget what was waiting for him in the dense fog.

Come and meet all of these companions and more in this chilling collection of horror tales by award-winning master of terror Ramsey Campbell. That clawing sound you hear, the haunting singing, the moving shadow–they all mean that something is waiting to make your acquaintance.

Contains "The Companion," the story Stephen King called "one of the three finest horror stories I have ever read."

This book has been previously published.

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Obsession Obsession by Ramsey Campbell
Genre: Horror
Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-651-4
Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85

The deal seemed too good to be true. Until it came time to pay.

The letters said, "Whatever you most need, I do. The price is something that you do not value and which you may regain." To four teenagers, it seemed an offer too good to pass up. They filled out the enclosed forms. Indeed, they soon got what they needed most, but in shocking ways they never imagined. Twenty-five years later, they have never been able to forget the horror. But it's not over yet. In fact, it's about to get much worse. Now it's time to pay the price.

This book has been previously published.

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The Hungry Moon The Hungry Moon by Ramsey Campbell
Genre: Horror
Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-652-1
Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55

A town trapped in the grip of spreading evil.

Isolated on the moors of northern England, the town of Moonwell has remained faithful to their Druid traditions and kept their old rituals alive. Right-wing evangelist Godwin Mann isn't about to let that continue, and his intolerant brand of fundamentalism has struck a chord with the residents. But Mann goes too far when he descends into the pit where the ancient being who's been worshipped by the Druids for centuries is said to dwell….

What emerges is no longer Mann, but a demon in Mann's shape, and only the town's outcasts can see that something is horribly wrong. Slowly, as the evil spreads, Moonwell becomes cut off from the rest of the world. Telephone lines become disconnected. Roads no longer lead out of town. And the monster's power only grows…and grows.

This book has been previously published.

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The Seven Days of Cain The Seven Days of Cain by Ramsey Campbell
Genre: Horror
Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-653-8
Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55

Is anyone really innocent?

On two continents, weeks apart, two people are brutally murdered: a Barcelona street performer and a New York playwright are each gruesomely tortured to death. In Britain, photographer Andy Bentley begins receiving mysterious emails. The messages refer to the killings and contain hints that the murderer has a personal connection to Andy. But what is it? Are the emails coming from the killer himself? And what, if anything, does Andy's past have to do with the deaths? As the answers begin to take shape Andy will be forced to confront not only the consequences of his actions, but also the uncertainly of reality itself. Before that happens, how much that he loves will be destroyed?

This book has been previously published.

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Wolf's Edge Wolf's Edge by W.D. Gagliani
Genre: Horror
Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-654-5
Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85

Can one werewolf stop a pack of super-wolves?

Nick Lupo is a homicide cop with a difference. He's a werewolf. He's worked hard to control his condition, but it isn't easy to contain the beast inside him. It also means he has some very powerful enemies. Wolfpaw Security Services is a mercenary organization that wants Lupo dead. They want to infiltrate the US military with their own werewolves and they can't let anyone–especially a fellow-werewolf like Lupo–stand in their way.

Wolfpaw's genetic experiments have created a "super-wolf" nearly invulnerable to silver, and soon their ranks will be filled with these invincible warriors. Can one wolf–even a fierce beast like Lupo–face the fangs and claws of a pack of these killers and hope to survive?

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Borealis Borealis by Ronald Malfi
Genre: Horror
Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-647-7
Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45

On a routine crabbing expedition in the Bering Sea, Charlie Mears and the rest of the men aboard the trawler Borealis discover something unbelievable: a young woman running naked along the ridge of a passing iceberg. The men rescue her and bring her aboard the boat. But they will soon learn her horrible secret. By the time they find out why she was alone on the ice–and what she truly is–the nightmare will have begun, as one by one she infects them with an evil that brings about unimaginable terrors.

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Dead of Winter Dead of Winter by Brian Moreland
Genre: Horror
Length: Plus Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-649-1
Price: $6.50 Limited time sale-priced for $4.55

A predator stalks the frozen woods.

At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1870, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague–his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal's infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time?

In Montreal exorcist Father Xavier visits an asylum where the Cannery Cannibal is imprisoned. But the killer who murdered thirteen women is more than just a madman who craves human meat. He is possessed by a shape-shifting demon. Inspector Hatcher and Father Xavier must unravel a mystery that has spanned centuries and confront a predator that has turned the frozen woods into a killing ground where evil has come to feed.

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Angel Board Angel Board by Kristopher Rufty
Genre: Horror
Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-646-0
Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85

Not all angels are sane.

Someone saved David Barker's life, but he doesn't know who–or what–she is. Now he's haunted by the image of that beautiful, nebulous vision with the features of a woman and determined to find out why she appeared when he almost died. David uses an angel board in hopes of contacting her, and unfortunately for him, he succeeds. This angel has loved him all his life, guarded him and protected him. And she'll hurt anyone who interferes with that love. David's guardian angel is obsessive, possessive…and homicidal. Her unyielding love for him will leave a trail of grisly "accidents" and murders as she eliminates all those who want to hurt David. Or love him.

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Forest of Shadows Forest of Shadows by Hunter Shea
Genre: Horror
Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-650-7
Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85

The dead still hate!

John Backman specializes in inexplicable phenomena. The weirder the better. So when he gets a letter from a terrified man describing an old log home with odd whisperings, shadows that come alive, and rooms that disappear, he can't resist the call. But the violence only escalates as soon as John arrives in the remote Alaskan village of Shida. Something dreadful happened there. Something monstrous. The shadows are closing in…and they're out for blood.

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