Saturday, February 13, 2010

Celebrating A Special Charity Release For Samantha Sommersby

Today we're celebrating the release of TOUCH OF FIRE, a very special "28 Days of Heart" release for Samantha Sommersby. All proceeds from the sale of TOUCH OF FIRE and the 27 other shorts, which will be offered exclusively on and as individual eBooks, will be donated to the American Heart Association.

Samantha lives in San Diego with her husband and fifteen year old son. She is the author of ten novels and novellas including FORBIDDEN: THE TEMPTATION, her latest installment in the critically acclaimed Forbbiden 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.

He'd brave the fires of hell just to hold her...

Firefighter Garrett Flint rescues the beautiful Nicole from a burning building, and then breaks all the rules by taking her into his home and into his heart.

All proceeds from the sale of these shorts, which will be offered exclusively on and as individual eBooks, will be donated to the American Heart Association.

Note: Previously published as Touch the Fire in "Trilogy No. 101" by Samantha Sommersby.

WIN - Leave a comment or question for Samantha today at her Cyber Launch Party along with your email address and your name goes in the hat for a free ebook of Sam's new release TOUCH OF FIRE and a ebook of FORBIDDEN: THE SACRIFICE, book one in her Popular Forbidden Series. A winner will be posted tomorrow - have fun and good luck!

And be sure to check out the fantastic contest Sam has on the contest page of - Seven winners will win four books each!!


  1. Congrats on the new release Samantha!!! What a fantastic cover and the book sounds great!

    Tell us more about this wonderful charity release and your contest - it's a wonderful way to spread the word about the leading cause of death in women.

    I love what you guys are doing and I hope the books fly off the cyber shelves and lots of money is raised for this very important charity!

  2. I really like your cover. I do enjoy firefighter stories, they are one of my favorites. I hope you raise a lot of money for this important cause.

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  3. I'm with Linda!!! Who doesn't love a firefighter!!

    Do you enjoy writing paranormals or contemporaries most?

    Best of luck with the new book, I'm heading over to check out the 28 days of heart books now.

  4. Hi there Samantha!

    I've read a couple of your Forbidden stories...LOVE THEM....and will eventually read them all.

    Didn't know your wrote straight romance, too. What a wonderful thing you're doing! Love that this is for charity. And for the American Heart Association too, that's big time. Good for all of you!

  5. Do you use your training from your prior job in any of your writing?

  6. I've read a few of your books and thought they were great and this one sounds like another winner and I can't wait to read it.

  7. Congrats on the new release. Another one to add to my TBB list. Firefighter...Yum.

  8. @ authorisland - More about the charity series? I have to admit I'm thrilled to be a part of this. When ARe placed an open subs call I didn't hesitate, this is a wonderful cause and heart disease touches so many. I love the idea of doing something to promote a healthy heart around Valentines day. There are 28 stories in all, from all sub-genres. My contribution is set in my home town of San Diego - something else that's near and dear to me and features a fictitious firefighter. As most of you know, wildfires is a big problem for us here in southern, CA and our firefighters are real life heroes.

    @JerryB - Paranormal or Contemporary? Paranormal/Urban Fantasy is my first love, hands down. But every once in a while I feel the need to come back to reality. LOL!

    @Leni - Yes, I think being a psychotherapist influences my writing in many ways. I spend quite a bit of time fleshing out my characters and in making sure I understand their motivation. My writing is very characters-driven. I believe when you've got that nailed, the story essentially writes itself. You've got to understand your characters, who they are, what they want, why they do what they do, etc.

    Please do hop over and check out the charity series this weekend. There are some great reads, they are reasonably prices, and you can feel good about helping out an important charity as you dive into a few hours of terrific escape.


  9. This is a great cause all of you authors contributed your works to. I love firefighter stories and am very intrigued by this one. I'm curious to know if you've used or would use any incidences from during your years as a psychotherapist? Does your work background help in your writing?

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  10. It is so great of all the authors who donated the sale of their stories to charity.

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  12. @Joder - I do like to write characters who work in the mental health field. As is the case with all writers, I write what I know and my personal experiences influences what I write.

    The hero in Forbidden: The Sacrifice is a psychiatrist. I loved writing Wesley Atherton and watching as his perception of reality was ripped away as he began to realize there was so much more to the world than what he'd become to believe.

    I have a contemporary novel being released from Samhain in May in which the hero is a social worker who, like my husband, works with abused children. It's called Shelter From the Storm - and you can check out the summary here:


  13. Congrats on the release of Touch of Fire. I enjoy firefighter books and this one sounds really good. It is a wonderful thing you and the other 27 authors are doing for the American Heart Association by donating the money from the sale of your books. :)


  14. Congrats on this latest, Sam! And thanks for supporting such a terrific and important cause! Hope you're enjoying the weekend! Any plans for Valentine's this year? :)

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  15. Happy Valentine's day, Samantha,

    I'm a little late to the party, but wanted to say what a wonderful thing to be involved in esp around valentine's day!

    I'm heading over to get your book now and to check out the rest of the 28. Getting a great read and helping out a worthy cause, doesn't get more heartwarming than that!

  16. Thanks everyone! And the winner is....TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

    Happy Valentine's Day!