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#Giveaway: Samhain

Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 11.

Every day this month, we are giving away copies of books, both digital and print, as well as gift certificates and even a digital reader. Stay tuned to this link to see all of the giveaways. They only last a few days each so keep visiting.

Samhain Publishing

From Publisher Samhain

Not sure what to do now your kid is going back to school? Perhaps you are dreading classes yourself and looking for something to read surreptitiously (not that we condone that!) Samhain is here to offer you some of Dear Author’s favorite backlist titles or if you don’t like DA’s choices, you could be a lucky winner of a $25 Gift Card to the Samhain store to pick out your favorite titles.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. azteclady
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:35:15

    I don’t think I have ONE favorite Samhain author, no… Vivian Arend, Lauren Dane, Shiloh Walker, Maya Banks, Lorelei James, Dee Tenorio. Yeah, not choosing, sorry!

  2. Linda Thum
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:41:31

    Thea Harrison! I started reading PNR after reading Dragon Bound

  3. Marcia S
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:50:07

    Favorite Samhain authors are KA Mitchell and Lauren Dane. But I’ve been wanting the Lorelie James books for quite awhile, too.

  4. Turophile
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:56:57

    I don’t know that many Samhain authors other than Lorelei James. Would love to read more.
    But could you also send a few of the cover models along. Oh myyyy.

  5. simone
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 00:16:07

    hope i’m a winner

  6. Lynnette F
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 00:42:37

    Love the contest. Would like to win the $25 gift certificate to Samhain so I can purchase books by a new to me author.

  7. hilly
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 01:08:40

    I’m enjoying Thea Harrison’s books, and I have sampled many other Samhain authors.

    Here’s a trick question: How many people know how to pronounce “Samhain”???

  8. Jenny Dauksa Schaber
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 01:26:52

    You have a few authors that I love reading…Lorelei James, Anne Rainey and I didn’t realize that you also have Maya Banks

  9. dana
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 01:54:35

    I would like to be entered in the contest please and thank you

  10. Shannon Hack
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 01:59:16

    I love most the authors that publish through Samhain but specifically listing Lorelei James in this contest made me have to enter. She is such an great writer. Not only are her books steamy, they include sarcasm/humor, and have an actual plot. Her Rough Riders series were the first erotic romances I ever read and what got me hooked.

  11. michelle santiago
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 02:35:03

    Lorelei James is my favorite Samhain author.

  12. Sabine
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 04:06:39

    I have yet to come across a Samhain Author I didn’t like/love! I love Lorelei James and also Elle Kennedy and Hailey Edwards just to mention a few!

  13. Alison
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 04:27:15

    ooh a giveaway – neat

  14. Katie
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 04:46:32

    At the moment I am a total fan of Cherrie Lynn’s Breathless. I think her up against a wall sex scene in this book (with a pierced hero) is one of the most touching and sexy love scenes I have read in a very long time. I also absolutely adore Michéle de Lully’s La Bonne and I think it’s a shame she doesn’t have any more releases, well, I assume at least under this pseudonym.

  15. Yami
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 05:31:52

    This is awesome. I love the elder race!

  16. Beth aka Scifibookcat
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 06:23:33

    Have all of the Lorelei James books but would like to try Thea Harrison out.

  17. Toni Whitmire
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 06:28:49

    You have a great selection of books and I would mind winning any of them.

  18. Sandra
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 06:36:46

    I don’t have a favorite, yet! But I need to check out Lorelei James!

  19. Cynthia
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 06:45:14

    My favorite Author is Lorelei James, I love the Rough Rider Series!

  20. Jen Barnard
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 06:52:01

    Thanks for the giveaway

  21. Nadia Lee
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 07:15:45

    My recent favorite is Lorelei James, but I really enjoy a lot of Samhain authors’ works.

  22. Stephanie
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 07:43:34

    Awesome contest! Picking a favorite is too hard. There are too many authors at Samhaim that I love.

  23. Tina
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:20:00

    I, too, have many of these titles, so I’ve got my eye on that gift card! Thanks for doing such great giveaways.

  24. Natasha R
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:31:20

    I’m loving the comments on this thread. So many authors to go research!

  25. Pamela
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:40:54

    I’d love the gift card!!

  26. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:42:07

    Would love this! :D

  27. Lozza
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 09:01:32

    I have all the Lorelei James Rough Riders books, but have yet to try Thea Harrison or Elle Kennedy- they’re on my TBR!

  28. Tabs
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 09:44:44

    Lorelei James is my favorite.

    Also a big fan of Moira Rogers, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Dane, Shelly Laurenston, and Vivian Arend.

  29. may
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:33:29

    Thea Harrison… Love her books.

  30. Melinda
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:37:25

    I love Lorelai James!

  31. Amy R
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:42:25

    Lorelei James, Lauren Dane and Vivian Arend are some of my favorite Samhain authors.

  32. Samantha
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:08:27

    I would LOVE to try Thea Harrison in particular!

  33. Laura C
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:36:52

    would love to read some of these!

  34. suzi murphy
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:48:40

    love lorelei’s books and have the others on reserve at the library to check out :)GREAT OFFER

  35. Cindy
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:54:16

    Some of my favorite authors write for Samhain!

  36. Justine
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:55:44

    Lorelei James is the only Samhain author I’ve read.

  37. Ilona
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:49:52

    I love so many of the authors on Samhain but my favourite has to be Delilah Devlin :D

  38. donnas
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 13:05:55

    Thea Harrison and just started Elle Kennedy

  39. Carin
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 13:32:42

    So many authors I love at Samhain! Lorelei James is probably my favorite.

  40. Azucena Rodriguez
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 14:05:26

    I’ve only read 2 books from Lorelei James and I enjoyed both books. This would be a great gift :)

  41. Liviania
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 14:09:00

    I like Vaughn R. Demont quite a bit. And Josh Lanyon.

  42. dana
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:02:44

    Thea Harrison is a favorite! Keeping my fingers crossed…

  43. StacieD
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:17:30

    Lauren Dane is one of my favorite Samhain authors. I love cowboys so you know which prize I want to win. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  44. Michelle (MiMi)
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:20:54

    My favorite (this week) is S E Jakes…love those boys for sure!

  45. Armenia Fox
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:29:06

    Would love to read some Thea Harrison or Elle Kennedy. Awesome giveaway. Thank you.

  46. Laura K Curtis
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:35:00

    Wow, I would love to win Elle Kennedy’s backlist since I’ve only just discovered her! What an awesome giveaway!

  47. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:39:29

    I discovered Elle Kennedy through DA and I’m so glad I did! Love her military hero books. Sexy and good stories!

  48. Karin T
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:06:05

    I have a number of favorite Samhain Authors – so many it would be hard to list them all. My top three, though, are probably Dana Marie Bell, Charlie Cochrane, and Vivi Andrews.

  49. Nancy Gilliland
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:17:27

    What a fantastic contest…how have I missed this site??? I won’t miss it again, though.

    Favorite Samhain author has to be Bianca D’Arc, although I could go on and list dozens of others

  50. Ashavan Doyon
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:26:32

    That’s a seriously awesome giveaway. Hope I have a chance!

  51. cleo
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:29:32

    Hard to pick one – Heidi Cullinan, Josephine Myles and Alisha Rai are all favorites. (I really, really want the Thea Harrison backlist or the gift card.)

  52. Cookie
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 18:02:54

    I love Thea Harrison’s Elder Series.

  53. Pamk
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 18:36:08

    Lauren Dane, Thea Harrison, Dana Bell, Moira Rogers, and many more great author.

  54. Kimberley
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 19:16:22

    So hard to choose just one! Lorelei James, Mari Carr, Elle Kennedy, Jess Michaels, and Delilah Devlin are probably my current top 5 – Samhain has such a great lineup of authors!

  55. Sherry
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 19:59:49

    Wow what an awesome giveaway! Some amazing books here.

  56. Cherry
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 20:55:14

    Love Thea Harrison’s novella’s. I am missing a few though.

  57. Amy S.
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 21:34:36

    I really like Shiloh Walker

  58. Denise Koenig
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 22:28:36

    I’d say Lorelei James. I’ve read a few, but this would
    help round out the collection :)

  59. Amy
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 01:00:35

    Thea Harrison!

  60. Aislinn Kearns
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 02:36:04

    I really enjoyed the first of Thea Harrison’s books, Dragon Bound. Never did get around to reading those others, though…

  61. Karen C
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:10:39

    Shelly Laurenston and Dana Marie Bell – Love those authors. Laurenston makes me laugh out loud all the time.

  62. Marsha Alford
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:17:43

    I love Vivian Arend!

  63. Carol
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:30:42

    I have lots of favorite Samhain authors: Vivian Arend, Corinne Lawson, Sierra Dean…

  64. Beth
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:47:16

    What a lovely giveaway.
    My fave Samhain author is Bianca D’Arc. Love her dragons. :)

  65. Marumae
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:34:49

    There are some AMAZING books on this give away! Thea Harrison is a fave of mine, and I have a couple Lorelei James on my hard drive I’m partial too. Surprised me at first because I didn’t think I was into the cowboy thing, but apparently I am!

  66. Cristina
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:36:08

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! Sounds great!!!

  67. jeayci
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 13:17:56

    I love so many Samhain authors, I don’t really have to pick just one, do I?

  68. Tessa
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 14:22:11

    Thea Harrison and Lauren Dane

  69. Collette
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 17:18:32

    I love Thea Harrison and Lauren Dane. (I SWEAR I hadn’t seen Tessa’s comment right above mine when I answered!!!!)

  70. Amie S.
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 18:15:59

    My favorite Samhain author is Thea Harrison.

  71. Jessica T
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 18:30:03

    I’ve really enjoyed Thea Harrison and Elle Kennedy, but I haven’t read any Lorelei James or Lauren Dane and am looking forward to trying their work.

  72. Violet Bick
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 21:41:04

    I don’t think I’ve read enough Samhain books to make an informed decision. Obviously, I need to read more books. Any books. Published by Samhain of course.

    (Although I absolutely love “Silent Blade” by Ilona Andrews.)

  73. Whitney
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 21:41:25

    I love Josh Lanyon!

  74. Limecello
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 00:41:31

    I think I have the entire backlist of all those authors, but am not sure. Awesome giveaway from Samhain though! They’re always so generous.
    As for favorite Samhain author… ack. I don’t have one – I like a lot of them, and I’m more of a “book specific” type.

  75. Donna D
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 01:19:36

    No, I don’t have a favorite Samhain author. In fact, I’m not sure *who all * the Sanhain authors are. I have read some of Donna Alward.

    Of the books pictured above, I’ve heard of the authors, but don’t know that I’ve particularly read any of them. I have been hearing a bit about Lorelei James, so have decided I need to read some of her books. But I’d love to have the chance of reading the other novels as well.

  76. Jo
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 01:50:26

    The gift voucher would come in handy to try new to me authors!

  77. Ruth (CO)
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 07:34:03

    I love Thea Harrison stories and have the novellas but interested in trying the Elle Kennedy.

  78. Patricia M
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 08:43:50

    I have the Thea Harrison and would like to try Elle Kennedy.

  79. MarieC
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 09:56:43

    So many authors, but a few of my favorites are: R.G. Alexander, Brynn Paulin, Carolyn Crane, Melissa Schroeder, Alisha Rai, Lori Redford, and Thea Harrison.

  80. TerryS
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:18:42

    Now, this is a great prize!

  81. rissatoo
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:33:43

    Thea’s probably my favorite Samhain author, but I love a LOT of them! :)

  82. M Moore
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 13:14:08

    I’d like to try them out!

  83. Vika S
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 16:28:47

    Whoa Cowboys! Love that series… thanks for the great giveaway!

  84. Texas Book Lover
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 16:58:31

    Lorelei James and Lauren Dane are a couple of my favorites!!!

  85. Marcy Shuler
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 17:09:37

    I don’t have a favorite. I’m open to read anything.

  86. Liz C.
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 18:35:44

    My favorite Samhain authors are Josh Lanyon, Ava March, Jess Michaels, Corinna Lawson and J. L. Langley. Thanks for doing all these great giveaways!

  87. Jessi Szigethy
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 18:40:38

    I really enjoyed Lauren Dane’s work.

  88. wendy
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 20:12:34

    great giveaway. Thanks!

  89. Patricia
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 20:14:55

    I would enjoy Thea Harrison’s novellas!

  90. Tory
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 20:38:45

    Lauren Dane, Dana Marie Bell, Elle Kennedy, and Vivian Arend are some of my favorites!

  91. Angel Cullen
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 21:21:09

    Lorelei James!!!

  92. Danielle West
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 21:26:38

    Lorelei James is my favorite!

  93. emmadnz
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 04:23:10

    OMG is that me did I win one of these. Please please be me :) But then what will I choose

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