By Samhain On May 16 2013, 4:04 pm
Party plans had been in the works for months. Flowers had been ordered, a delicious menu selected (we went with a chicken nugget party platter) and the beautiful frosting-flowered cake ready to be picked up. Now all we had to do was keep the guest of honor in the dark for a few more hours.
And she wasn’t making it easy. Samantha Smith, Samhain’s marketing coordinator, is getting married in a little over a week, and we wanted to have a surprise shower to celebrate her big day. You’d think she’d be distracted by the looming wedding date, but no such luck. When she arrived for work, she immediately noticed the glass door to the conference room (which was now decorated) had been covered with orange tiger-striped fabric left over from RT. Read more…
By Samantha Bair On May 7 2013, 11:02 am
Interviewed & Written By: Joyce Lamb, USA Today
Desiree Holt is like the Nora Roberts of erotic romance. With more than 200 novels and/or novellas to her name, Desiree cranks out the sexy tomes at a steady pace. Did I mention she’s a grandma? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But, hey, some grandmas serve up hot homemade cookies, while Desiree serves up hot sex scenes. (She probably does the cookies, too.) Desiree joins us today to talk about BDSM, her stint making Bill Geist blush on CBS Sunday Morning and her multiple upcoming eroticas, including today’s new Buck Naked (April 30).
Joyce: You were recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning in a segment about erotic romance. What was that like?
Desiree: A lot of fun. I really, really enjoyed it. Bill Geist is a hoot. He kept trying to reconcile “grandma” with “hot sex.” And the producer was wonderful, capturing a lot of what I wanted to say. Of course, it was very exciting having them in my home and I kept pinching myself when they weren’t looking! But they were very respectful at all times. Read more…
By Jenn.Stark On Apr 15 2013, 11:48 am
Brothers of the Wild North Sea, to be released June 11, 2013, is only available in ebook format.
International publisher Samhain Publishing® today announced that author Harper Fox has received a Publishers Weekly starred review for her Viking male/male historical, Brothers of the Wild North Sea.
Brothers of the Wild North Sea is the story of a heart-broken monk and a wounded Viking warrior, who are drawn together in the midst of war in 687 CE. “We couldn’t be more delighted,” says Samhain publisher Lindsey Faber. “Harper Fox’s stories of love and conflict transcend time, and we are excited that this extraordinary book is getting very deserved recognition.” Read more…
By Jenn.Stark On Apr 10 2013, 11:42 am
Digital First Publisher reaches new audiences in 2013
Since shortly after its launch in 2005, international publisher Samhain Publishing® has offered its ebooks and trade paperbacks to readers around the world. Now the romance and horror publisher is both deepening its current relationships with international business associates and forging new partnerships to help expand its reach world-wide.
Recent and upcoming conference participation includes:
• Taipei International Book Exhibition – Taipei, Taiwan (January, 2013)
• Horror Hound Weekend – Cincinnati, OH (March, 2013)
• London Book Fair – London, England (April, 2013)
• LoveLetters Convention – Berlin, Germany (May, 2013)
• RT Booklovers Convention – Kansas City, MO (May, 2013) – where they will cheer on several Samhain nominees (and winners!) for RT Reviewers’ Choice and Lifetime Achievement awards
• Book Expo America – New York, NY (May, 2013)
• Reader & Author Get Together – Cincinnati, OH (June, 2013)
• World Horror Convention – New Orleans, LA (June, 2013) – where they will cheer on Bram Stoker nominee John Everson.
• Romance Writers of America National Conference – Atlanta, GA (July, 2013)
• Comic-Con International – San Diego, CA (July, 2013)
• Authors After Dark – Savannah, GA (August, 2013)
• KillerCon – Las Vegas, NV (September, 2013)
• Horror Hound Weekend – Indianapolis, IN (October, 2013)
• GayRomLit – Atlanta, GA (October, 2013) Read more…
By Jenn.Stark On Apr 9 2013, 11:48 am
International publisher explores continuity series, linked books to reward long-term readers and draw in readers new to Samhain Publishing
For the past seven years, international publisher Samhain Publishing® has brought readers some of the most intriguing new voices in original ebook fiction. Now the publisher is giving readers exciting new choices in fiction as well, with three engaging offerings in Spring and early Summer: Promise Harbor Wedding Continuity Series, Strangers on a Train Short Story Collection, & Savage Species Serialized Horror Novel.
• Promise Harbor Wedding Continuity Series
It’s the wedding of the season… only the groom’s been Jilted, the maid of honor has Bolted, and the best man’s been Busted. And the bride herself? She’s about to get Hitched. This fast-paced and delightful series, penned by four separate authors (Jilted – Kelly Jamieson; Bolted – Meg Benjamin; Busted – Sydney Somers; Hitched – Erin Nicholas) debuts in March and April, 2013. Read more…
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