Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Celebrating A Hot New Cougar Romance From Sam Cheever

Today we're celebrating the release of a new cougar romance from Sam Cheever and Ellora's Cave Sophisticate line.

Sam writes fast paced fantasy and romantic fiction with feisty characters who deal with life's little challenges in unique and often hilarious ways. As a reader Sam is very impatient. She quickly loses interest if a story doesn't have a good pace and snappy dialogue. Sam's inability to focus in a backwash of human angst and subtleties works out well for her readers, since she writes the way she likes to read.

In her real life, Sam lives on a hobby farm in Indiana with 10 dogs, 4 horses, 2 barn cats, 2 daughters, and one husband. Not necessarily in that order.

Find out how you can get free goodies and many even your name in one of her books by joining her Fan Club!


BITS 'N BYTES - an Ellora's Cave's Sophisticate release by Sam Cheever

Self proclaimed cougar, Bliss Drake has blue screened. Suffering from a broken heart and a dead computer, she finds herself standing in the middle of an electronics store nursing sweaty palms and lusty thoughts.

Tall, dark, and sexy, Brad Hoffman is a self-proclaimed nerd. When the beautiful black woman with a serious fear of computers starts talking about flinging herself into a display case at his favorite electronics store, he's happy to offer

Can a computer phobic beauty and a sexy nerd ever sync up? Only if they can cobble together the right bits 'n bytes!


WIN - Leave Sam a question about her new book today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - be sure to head to the contest page over on and check out the other contest she has going on today! Good Luck!

And you don't need luck to claim your TWO FREE READS from Sam Cheever - THE SHADOW OF A HONEYBUN and ASTRA GETS A LUMP OF COAL FOR CHRISTMAS! ENJOY!!!


  1. Congratulations on your latest release, Sam!

    Thanks for the two free reads. I love the Honeybun series. I've frequently thought about getting Astra's books and maybe this taste will convince me.

    I hadn't heard of EC's Sophisticate line and you tell us a what the general theme is?

  2. Congrats on your release today, Sam! This sounds like a fun and funny book :-) What are you working on now?

    smaccall @

  3. Anne,

    You're very observant! #:0) The Sophisticate line is EC's line of sexy cougar books. I'm very excited to be part of the line. It puts me in company with a lot of extremely talented authors!

    Enjoy the free reads. I'd love to hear your opinion of Astra. She's definitely one of my favorite characters!

  4. Hey Sarah!

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm currently working on several books.

    1. The next Honeybun Hunks book, Honeybun in a Loin Cloth - Romantic Suspense

    2. The next Dancin' With The Devil book, The Devil You Want - Erotic fantasy

    3. My next Honeybun Cousins book, Honeybun Sheik - Romantic Suspense

    4. A light paranormal called Probationary Angel

    5. An new IR paranormal about Genies, tentatively entitled Dream Lover.

    I think that's that you made me list them all out I'm exhausted! Har!

  5. Wow, you are a busy girl...all those new books!!!

    I'm a bit behind on the Honeybun series, but the ones I've read are wonderful!!!

    So, the dreaded question....Where do you get your ideas from? hehe!!1

    in Germany

  6. Hi Sam! Congrats on the new release. You really have been busy, I'm tired just reading all that. ;)

    Can't wait to read this one too.

  7. The storyline is priceless, Sam, I can so relate. Anything electronic I hand over to my kids to buy, to fix, to program...

    Happy Holidays

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  8. I already know that Bits n Bites is a book that I have to read. I wouldn't mind my computer problems if Brad was the technician on duty. Congratulations on the release and thanks for the free reads.

  9. Hey Valerie!

    Thanks for stopping by. I get my ideas from some of the strangest places. #:0) I'll get an idea for a book while watching a movie, or reading something online, or watching the news. The key is to recognize a good plot when it blips by and then put your own, unique spin on it to make it interesting. Plots present themselves to us all day long, I guess writers are just trained to recognize them in their most basic forms. #:0)

  10. Hey Mary! I know right? No wonder I drink so much tea! Har! I'm glad you came by.

  11. You know, Cathy, I've had more people tell me that since I started talking about this book. Snort! It seems like everybody knows someone who's just like Bliss. That's why her character is so much fun! Because we can all relate to her on some level. Merry Christmas!

  12. Isn't it the truth Leni? There's just something about a sexy nerd. Snort! Thanks for coming by! I hope you enjoy the free reads!

  13. Congrats on your new release!

    What made you decide to write cougar romances?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  14. Hey Estella!

    My friend Lizzie T Leaf nagged at me until I wrote one! Snort! But seriously, I knew so many great ladies living the lifestyle it seemed natural to write stories for them. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Congratulations on your new release. This looks like a very good book to me. I love that she's not very good with computers these days just about every book the people are really good on computers.

  16. Congratulations on the new release. I'm enjoying all the cougar stories as I'm an older woman.

  17. Congrats on the new release. Your a new author for me and am dying to get ahold of your books. They all sound amazing and your covers are hot

  18. Congrats Sam! Sounds like an awesome story. Where did you come up with the self-proclaimed cougar story?

    jessangil at gmail dot com


  19. How fun, Sam! Congrats on your latest release! Have you ever considered writing a shifter story? Maybe a cougar cougar? ;) Sorry, that was silly of me!

    And you have a real life farm? How do you manage to squeeze in writing time with all the demands of such a large household?

    We're thankful you do, one way or another!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  20. Oh my goodness F. Chen, that's a great question! The answer is pretty unexciting. I get up at 4 in the morning to write. I find I'm at my sharpest early in the morning and my brain is worthless after 9 pm so it works for me. #:0) Thanks for joining my cyber party!

  21. Hey Jessica!

    I actually know a couple of people like Bliss so it wasn't much of a stretch to create a computer phobic character. The fun was creating the sexy nerd to help her with her...erm...problems.

    Har! Thanks for coming!

  22. Jolene! Welcome!!! That sucking sound you hear is me drawing you into my web. Snort! But seriously, EC has the BEST cover artists don't they? I hope you'll try Bits 'n Bytes, I think you might enjoy it. Thanks for coming!

  23. Andrea!! We're ALL older women! Har! I think cougar is the next wave in women's fiction. I don't think it will be quite as big as the M/M stuff but I think it's going to be big. Because, let's face it, a lot of women in our demographic read romance, it's a natural fit! Thanks for coming!

  24. Hey Sherry,

    It's true, most people are good with computers, but you'd be amazed how many people have told me they either know someone just like Bliss or are like her themselves! I'll admit I was a bit surprised. I hope those folks don't mind my having a little fun at their expense! Bliss was just too great a character to pass up! Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Oh, and F. Chen, I have done a couple of short, erotic shifter stories. The titles are Moon Burn and Bound by Blood. They're part of my Halloween Love series, and I'll be adding a book to the series every Halloween. I'm sure I'll do more with shifters outside of the series too, it's just that so many authors do shifters, I've looked for my niche elsewhere.


  26. Hi, Sam. I'm not a cougar, and am happily married. But I have noticed that all the guys in ads and even on TV are starting to look younger and younger. And I'm not that old yet! There is something wrong when I start thinking "but he's just a kid" at the age of 36! Those guy are going to be in lots of trouble when I'm in my 40's, that's all I have to say. We won't even talk about the state of my poor hubby in 10 years, lol.

    Everyone's talking about the computer phobia of Bliss, but did it take any extra work for you in making her black? Did you need any research or do you have a close friend who proofs that view for you? Just wondering since you went inter-racial as well as cougar with this story.

    Congrats on the release! And thanks for the prize for us, gives us a little present close to the holidays ;).


  27. Thanks for your answer, Sam!!!

    in Germany

  28. Sam, my dear - I have no idea why my comment disappeared!!!

    I wanted to extend my congrats on your new release and to let you know - yes, those cougar stories are starting to become favorites of mine more and more the older I get - lol...

    And I too love heroes that are sexy geeks - so this is a perfect story!

    Best of luck with the book and dang girl, with a list like that going on, how in the heck do you keep it all straight???

    Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and thanks for hanging out at the Island with us!