January 2006 Monthly Newsletter
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SAMHAIN PUBLISHING LTD
JANUARY 2006 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
RELEASE DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!!!!
Can you tell we're excited?
In celebration, Samhain Publishing would like to offer you a small
thank you for supporting us while we prepared for this day. At the
bottom of this newsletter you'll find a coupon for our books at My
Bookstore and More, Ltd. You'll receive 5% off your purchase of all
four releases. Just plug in the code when checking out! The coupon
is good the entire month of January.
Samhain Publishing is dedicated to making available to you books
that tell great stories--no matter what the genre or rating. In the
coming months, you'll find plenty of romance, but also mainstream
genres like science fiction, women's fiction, mysteries, horror, and
more. All will be in varying degrees of spiciness.
Instead of using a rating system, which is generally only used for
sexual content, a warning may be placed at the bottom of each
title's blurb, letting the reader know of some of the content, in
case they find any to be objectionable. We want everyone to enjoy
their reading experience! Please let us know if we didn't warn you
of something we should have by writing to
Christina M. Brashear, Publisher
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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My Bookstore and More shopping tips!
My Bookstore and More has several exciting options for the reader,
we hope you find them to be useful.
New releases from Samhain will always appear in a box on the left
side of the screen called Featured Products. This is the fastest way
to view that month's--or week's--releases at once.
The list of categories will also show the number of new items added.
When you click on Books, it expands to show you the sub-categories.
Romance, under Books, also will expand. You'll be able to tell which
categories expand by the carrot > that follows the name. Each
subsequent category will show you how many new items have been
added. Be aware, if a book crosses genres it will appear in each,
and the cart will not know it isn't a separate product and count it
as one. It's going to appear we are opening with eight books when
there are really four.
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Reviews: You, the reader, can post a review about the book you just
read or product you bought. Please be kind. :) The reviews are
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Here's a cool one. Live in the UK? Oz? Canada? And want to see the
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on the left: Currencies.
Our first month's releases are:
Stud Finders Incorporated by Alexis Fleming
A few words from Alexis:
"I am living proof that authors are made, not born. We are made by
desire and molded by our experiences.
I had been writing a while when my husband and I decided to take on
running a motel. I expected a few surprises, but built-in
inspiration in the form of half-dressed or naked men never crossed
my mind. Adventures in reawakening the libido began with the chap
who asked me to bring him fresh linen while he was still in bed. I
was a serious writer, damn it. Didn't he know that? I was somebody's
grandmother, someone's sweet friend--I wasn't accustomed to finding
strange men wearing nothing but a grin, half-sitting, half-lying on
my sheets and showing me his...short-comings.
Then there were the Aussie Navy & Air Force boys who liked nothing
better than to drink with their mates, then run naked out to the
pool. Follow them up with the septuagenarians and octogenarians who
arrived in bus tours. They thrived on their independence--they
insisted on carrying not only their own breakfast trays up and down
stairs, walking sticks and all, but those of other customers who
remained in their rooms. Most of them also had a rather bawdy sense
of humor, further fueling my imagination.
There was the one old dear who took exception to the bookmarks I
left in Reception. She turned me in for running a house of ill
repute and serving up pornography with the bacon and eggs. The
delicious looking police officer who came to investigate thought
differently and even inquired about my writing once he quit laughing.
By then, my head was swimming with potential characters for my
books, and this serious writer soon found herself incapable of
excluding humor and sex and colorful individuals from her stories.
Writing about two people finding each other and getting it together
became much, much more. Now I wanted to give them families and
strange quirks, goals and ideals, passion and hope.
Add to the mix a sexy-sounding FBI investigator from the United
States who nailed a Russian internet extortionist who threatened me,
and all of my senses were throbbing for release. Obviously, the
safest way I could express myself was through my writing.
Now no one is safe from me¡Xthey¡¦re all characters waiting to be
released, free to be themselves and cause all the mayhem and madness
they wish. As long as I don't have to feed them breakfast or change
their sheets, they're welcome to stay. I hope my readers enjoy
hearing about them as much as I enjoy creating them."
~ Alexis Fleming
What the Reviewers think:
Blue Ribbon Rating 4.5! "Stud Finders Incorporated is a feel good
story that readers will enjoy from beginning to end... Alexis
Fleming does an amazing job with this story and the characters. Each
one of them is memorable, including the ex-husband. This is a
delightful story I'd highly recommend." ~ Chrissy Dionne, Romance
"Stud Finders Incorporated by Alexis Fleming is a delicious story
about two lovable people on the rebound who want to make changes in
their lives...I'm definitely going to enjoy reading this story again
and again. It's a pleasure to see characters who were once in bad
relationships find happiness, which reinforces the belief that
there's really someone out there for everyone. Grab Stud Finders
Incorporated and have delicious handyman dreams!" ~ Gene King,
Nauti Buoy by Lora Leigh
A few words from Lora:
"Writing Rowdy was an interesting experience. I finished the book on
the sharing aspect, but when edits came through, I couldn't complete
them. He kept stalling. He wouldn't connect. Until finally he
slapped me upside the head with one of his totally Male decisions
and I was then under pressure to do a major revision. I have to say,
he turned out to be one of the most unique characters I've written."
~ Lora Leigh
What the Reviews think:
4 Tattoos! "Nauti Buoy takes readers on an emotional roller coaster
ride and keeps them on the edge of their seats...Ms. Leigh has a way
of creating stories that readers love and come back to read again
and again. This is only the first book in her new series and I
can't wait to see what the next book will bring." ~ Lady Angelique,
"If this is the beginning of the Nauti Series, then I can only hope
that the rest of the trilogy will be as awesome as this first
offering. Nauti Buoy is sinfully erotic, without losing emotional
intensity or the happy ending that is so important to wonderfully-
written erotic romance. Add to this a finely executed stalker
mystery, and with Nauti Buoy Lora Leigh proves, once again, why she
is a must-read author whose books I choose simply because her name
is on the cover." ~ Melissa, Joyfully Reviewed
4.5! "...deliciously wicked new series for Lora Leigh¡KMs. Leigh
does an awesome job keeping the reader from discovering the identity
of the stalker until the very end...Wonderful job, Ms. Leigh. As
with all Lora Leigh books I've read, this one is definitely a
keeper!" ~ Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies
Loup Garou by Mandy M. Roth
Genre: Romance/Dark Paranormal
A few words from Mandy:
"In junior high, I went through a rather odd phase of obsession with
big hair bands. I remember covering my walls with posters of them
and my stepfather asking why I had ugly women on the walls. Even
though he didn't understand who and what they were, I did and adored
them all for it. Though my tastes have matured a bit I still find
myself drawn to any kind of rocker. There is something sexy about a
man holding a guitar, up on a stage, in front of millions. Each song
they sing seems tailor made for you and for a brief moment, you
connect with it. I now realize I will never marry the lead singer of
Poison (no comments) but I can offer what I think many women
fantasize about--obtaining the unobtainable and living life to the
Exavier was born from my love of so many rock gods that I couldn¡¦t
even begin to count them all and Lindsay is a combination of so many
women in my life that she is the 'ultimate friend.' I wanted her
insecurities and the issues she's dealt with in her life to mirror
what I believe many of us go through. Life is not always sunshine
and roses, nor is it all doom and gloom. I think those of us who
truly live happy lives do so by learning from our mistakes, taking
what fate hands us and making the best of it and by seizing the
moment when it is presented to us. I can only hope you enjoy Exavier
and Lindsay's story as much as I enjoyed telling it."
~ Mandy M. Roth
What the Reviewers think:
5 Angels! Fallen Angels Recommended Read! "Mandy M Roth is an
imaginative and brilliant author that readers will line up to read
each and every story by her. This story has definitely earned its
place in my permanent bookcase. For Mandy M Roth and Loup Garou, I
am giving the best rating that I can: this story and author have
truly earned 5 Angels and a Recommended Read!" ~ Jessica, Fallen
"Loup Garou had me captivated from the first page. It is action
packed and full of emotion. The story is clever, witty, hip and
sexy...My fingers are crossed in the hopes that Ms. Roth will be
sharing more of this story. I would love to read about the
surrounding characters as well. It's a great book, I was thoroughly
entertained!" ~ Nannette, Joyfully Reviewed
Forever Again by Shannon Stacey
A few words from Shannon:
"It seems fitting to me that Forever Again has found a home with
Samhain Publishing--a publisher dedicated to bringing readers a
diverse range of books--because it's a story that illustrated to me
my own diversity as a writer. For me, writing a book with no comedy,
sex or dead people, but rather a book filled with intense emotions
was a challenge, and one I'm very glad I embraced.
Those familiar with my writing may be surprised by the departure
that Forever Again seems, but in fact it's probably the book which
most closely reflects me as a person. I live in a quiet, small New
England town filled with beautiful inns, fall foliage, piano
recitals and families arguing over mushrooms at the local pizza
place. And Gena is probably the heroine closest to my heart. She
lives her life quietly, working hard and trying to do the best she
knows how--until Travis comes along again.
The emotions of betrayal, of parents toward a child, and most
especially of love are poignant ones, and I hope Forever Again will
touch your heart as it has mine."
~ Shannon Stacey
What the Reviewers think:
"Forever Again captured me from the first chapter and held me to the
last...In my opinion Shannon Stacey knocked it out of the park with
Forever Again! When a story sucks me in so deeply that I get
involved as though it were happening to me, the author has done
their job in writing an excellent story...Get Forever Again today.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll yell, and at the end you'll be
satisfied!" ~ Dee Valentine, Joyfully Reviewed
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