Monday, November 30, 2009

Celebrating the Release of Samantha Sommersby's UNDER FIRE

Today we're celebrating Samantha Sommersby's new release UNDER FIRE which is available in ebook from Red Rose Publishing!

Samantha lives in San Diego with her husband and fifteen year old son. She is the author of ten novels and novellas including her critically acclaimed Forbidden Series. In 2007, Samantha left what she used to call her "real life" day job as a pyschotherapist to pursue writing and working in the publishing industry full-time. She now happily spends her days immersed in the world of Forbidden, a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons are real, where magic is possible, and where love still conquers all.

It’s 1917 and Lieutenant Jackson Crawford is in Arabia on an important mission. A seasoned soldier sent to ensure a victory that will secure British interests in the Suez Canal, Crawford was prepared for resistance from the prince; he was prepared for the crude weapons, the hellish sun, and the never-ending sand. What he wasn’t prepared for was Harvard bred archeologist turned spy Lillian Barton Drake.

Weeks after Lilly’s arrival in the desert she found herself in the center of a bloody massacre. Rescued by the prince she travels as part of his entourage, doing her utmost to gain his trust while avoiding becoming a part of his harem. Then into the camp rides an exhausted Jackson.

In a twist of fate Jack fights for Lilly’s honor risking life and limb to claim her as his own. Casting aside common sense the couple begin a passionate affair that sets the desert on fire and is guaranteed to melt your heart. Will their love be strong enough to survive the ravages of war, the duty they’ve sworn to their country, and the secrets of Jackson’s past?

WIN - Join the party and leave Samantha a question or comment today over here on our Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat to win a free download of the her new book UNDER FIRE! Good luck! The winner will be announced right here, tomorrow - so be sure to check back!


  1. Congrats on the new release Samantha!! I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read it!

    You've been really busy with your Forbidden books this it difficult to switch gears and work on a nonparanormal romance? I've heard from other writers, it helps keep things fresh by working on something different every so often, do you find it helpful?

    Enjoy your party and I hope the new book hits the bestseller lists for you!!

  2. Unfortunately, I'm one of those authors who works best when fully immersed in a story. Because the Forbidden series is written in first person point of view, I have to stay very close to the characters and I normally only work on one book at a time.

    Under Fire was written years ago, it was actually the second book I ever wrote. When I discovered Red Rose had an entire line of desert-based romances I was thrilled! I'm so pleased Under Fire found a home with them.

  3. Congrats on the release! The book sounds interesting, I'd love to read a great desert book!

  4. Congrats on the new release - love your web site.

  5. best of luck on the new release. I haven't read anything by you before, but this sounds really good. what would you say the heat level is?

  6. Congratulations on your new book release. I enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait to read the book. I love a good desert story.

  7. Congrats on the new release! The cover is lovely and really adds to the story's theme.

    So with the Christmas holiday fast approaching do you have any special things you do to get prepared?

  8. Hi, Samantha! Congrats on your latest--I've been hearing good things about your writing and enjoyed the excerpt! Hope you had a lovely weekend, too!

  9. Congrats on your book!
    I have not read your work yet. Under Fire sounds interesting.

  10. Hi Sam-- congratulations on your new release. I know it's going to be terrific!

    XO Jeanne

  11. Congrats on your new release! I read Forbidden:
    The Union and loved it. I know I'll love Under Fire, too.

    Tracey D

  12. Wow! Thanks to all the posters! Now, to answer some of the questions...

    Sharon: I'd say the heat level would be a 4 flame according to the All Romance site scale. "Frequent, explicit love scenes described using graphic and direct language." It's spicy.

    Joder: Last night we went out to get our tree and decorated the house. We normally do that the day after Thanksgiving, but this weekend was gobbled up with my son working hard to finish a high school project. Next weekend we'll be having our annual Christmas Caroling party, where we go out and torture, I mean entertain, the neighborhood.

    Jeanne: Thanks for popping by! Big hugs. I just got my ARC's for Forbidden: The Sacrifice and plan on sending you one. If I can only get out of my PJ's and to the post office. Release date in print will be July 1, just in time for Comic Con. Yippee!

    Booklover0226: So glad you enjoyed The Union! I'm itching now to write more of Darius.

    Now I'm off to fetch my son from school. I'll be back in a bit. Meanwhile - being a proud mama I'll entertain you with this mini-documentary he did for his school project:


  13. Hi Samantha! Your books are always EXCELLENT and I can't wait to read this one! Please keep them coming! Shelly

  14. And the winner of a copy of Under Fire is Bookaroo!
    Please send your email address to and I'll send you a copy of the eBook.

    Thanks for having me.