Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrating A New Print Release For Samantha Sommersby

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the print release of Samantha Sommersby's beautiful contemporary romance SHELTER FROM THE STORM.

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. To learn all about her Forbidden Series, check out the Bible to her Forbidden World.
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.


SHELTER FROM THE STORM by Samantha Sommersby

Not everyone has to go looking for love-for a lucky few, love finds them.

In any other circumstance, Jennifer Jones's first meeting with Maclain Moore would have been called serendipity, a happy coincidence. She's looking for a new roommate; he's looking for a place to live. It doesn't hurt that he's sexy as hell, either.

But the man who crosses her threshold isn't there to sign on the dotted line-he's the bearer of news bad enough to shake the very foundation of her life. A life built around a fierce sense of independence, born of a violent incident from her past.

Mac is no stranger to heartache. His career in social work immerses him in it, plus he has his own share of skeletons rattling around in his closet. His attempts to comfort Jennifer bring the two of them closer together. With each touch, she becomes harder to resist. Mac's body's response would try the patience of a saint. And a saint he's not.

Baring her soul isn't high on her list, but she finds herself opening up to Mac in ways that make it hard to hold him at arm's length. And as her life spins out of control, their growing passion becomes the only tangible thing she can cling to...

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release. Warning: This book may spoil you for real relationships. It contains a beautiful woman with a dark and dangerous past, sensational sailboat sex and a leather-wearing, motorcycle-riding man who loves kids, knows how to cook and actually listens.


WIN - Leave Samantha a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an ebook of your choice from her backlist.  Please leave your email address and the book you'd like to win, so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good luck!


  1. Good morning Samantha and happy release day!!!

    This book is a little different for you as there are no paranormal creatures luring about. Do you find it helps keep you fresh as a writer by moving from contemporary to paranormal and back?

    Tell us a bit about the new book and what you've been working on and what's up next for you.

    Hope the new book is a big seller for you - it sounds like a fantastic love story.

    Enjoy your special day!

  2. This sounds like an amazing story! What made you decide to change careers like you did? Do feel that you can help more people as a writer than a therapist?
    Congrats on your new release!

    xiaguan at att dot net

  3. Congratulations on your new release! I enjoy paranormal romance very much. I think it's great that you gave up your day job to start writing.

    I would love to win Forbidden: The Temptation
    User1123 AT comcast DOT net

  4. Congratulations on the new, updated release of Shelter from the Storm. I love the new cover.

    If I win, I'd like Forbidden: The Revolution. Thanks!

  5. congrats on the release....I actually have it on my to be purchased list for my kindle..

    But i am curious (I love the fact you get to spend your days writing..hope you enjoy it as much as your fans do)...but was there any one author who influenced you into writing paranormal? Is there a series you are addicted to?

    thanks for the chance to win I guess I need to start from the begining of your series: Forbidden: The Sacrifice


  6. I've read a couple of the Forbidden books and really enjoyed them; I like your writing style, Samantha.

    I'm sure I'll enjoy Shelter from the Storm, too.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  7. Congrats on the release. Just finished the excerpt, loved it, the chemistry between the characters, amazing.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. This book looks amazing. Congrats on the release. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I've read a few of the Forbidden books and enjoyed so I definitely want to read this one.


  9. Congrats on your new release!

    Who does your covers?

    If I win I would love to have Forbidden: The Revolution.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  10. LOL! Loved the product warning on this one :-) Makes me want to read it even more! Did you come up with that yourself, Samantha, or does the publisher?

    smaccall @ comcast.net

  11. You had me at Sensational Sailboat sex!! Can't wait to read that scene, sounds yummers :) I love finding new authors and I'm intrigued with your blurb. I have to know what this news is that has shaken her and I really want to read this story. Sounds great!!


  12. Wow, Samantha! This new story sounds like a heartwrenching one :) Is it completely stand-alone? As for the series, did you start out thinking it would be a series? Or did it grab onto you and not let go after? :)

    If so fortunate, I'd love Under Fire.

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  13. My goodness, I'm emotional just reading the blurb. Sounds like a great book.

  14. Your books sound great! Will Shelter From the Storm be part of a series as well?

    If I am lucky enough to win I'd love to start at the beginning of the Forbidden series with The Sacrifice


  15. Congratulations on your new release. Your book sound really interesting. If I won I would love a copy of Touch of Fire.


  16. Congratulations on the print release of Shelter From the Storm. It sounds wonderful and the cover is gorgeous! Do you have a favorite cover of all the books you have written?

    I would love to win a copy of Forbidden: The Ascension.