Samantha Scott

Eternal Press Authors Valentine Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Eternal Press Authors Valentine Blog Hop!

*Leave a comment and your email address anytime from February 9th through February 15th at 5 p.m. eastern time for a chance to win 1 of 3 grand prize packages of 7 e-books from the fabulous and talented authors listed below.

*Be sure to visit each author and comment to increase your chance of winning.

*PSSST participating authors will be holding their own drawings as well…so check out their temptations! Eternal Press has kicked in some swag for our wonderful hoppers and each author will be drawing for that awesome give away!

Don’t forget to keep hopping and commenting at our Eternal Press authors listed below

Scroll all the way to the bottom for another little surprise…….

Andie Lea

http://andieleabooks.com/

 

Barbara Winkes

http://www.barbarawinkes.blogspot.ca

 

Briana Lawrence

https://www.facebook.com/BrianaLawrencesPenAndPaper

 

Em Epe

Somer’s Rising, Book 2 of the McRaidy Clan

http://www.emeperomances.blogspot.com/

 

Fiona McGier

For The Love Of His Life

http://www.fionamcgier.com

 

Giana Bruno

The Journey

http://giannabruno.blogspot.com

 

Jeremy E. Elwell

http://jeremyelwell.com/

 

Katie McKnight

Secrets Revealed

http://www.writergirlkatie.wordpress.com/

 

Kimberly Tipton

Passion Surrender releasing 2014

www.kimberlytipton.blogspot.com

 

KZ Riman

Kissing Another Grimaldi

kzriman.wordpress.com

 

Laura Dasnoit

Forgotten Legends

https://www.facebook.com/LauraDasnoitAuthor

 

Linda Hays-Gibbs

Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul

http://www.lindahaysgibbs.blogspot.com

 

Lisa Acerbo

Apocalipstick

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apocalipstick/131636053705754

 

M. Homer

Dare to Breathe

http://mhomer1.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-Homer/468371479942921

 

Rachel Robinson 

Escaped

http://www.racheljrobinson.com

 

Roberta Hoffer

Silent Heart

http://www.asilentheart.com

 

Rose Montague

Jade

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000712227923

 

Ross S. Simon

Red Dahlia

http://www.facebook.com/samuel.ridings

 

Stephanie O’Hanlon

Affaire de Coeur

http://www.stephanieohanlonauthor.blogspot.ca

 

Trisha Haddad

Deep Green

http://www.happybookreviewer.blogspot.com/

Another little gift for you! Hop over to http://www.eternalpress.biz/  and use promo code 20EPdb14 at check out for 25% off your entire ebook order.

***Hey guys! From all of the comments I receive here on my personal website I’ll draw one winner. The prize: Any TWO of my e-books (ESCAPED, EMBRACED, or SIX and an Eternal Press swag tote bag sent directly from my publisher.)***

****And if one of my long time fans happens to win and a, “Hey! I have all three of those already” situation happens, I’ll send you an e-book ARC of CRAZY GOOD, my Contemporary Romance novel releasing this spring. :-) 

Embraced has hit the (virtual) shelves!

To buy in Amazon Kindle Store click below.

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To buy in other eBook formats visit the publisher here.

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Still to come: Barnes & Noble nook store, Paperbacks

Release day information

Embraced(#2, Samantha Scott Novel) will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 8th.

On Thursday you will be able to purchase eBook formats( PDF (Kindle), PDB, MOBI, LIT and EPUB(Nook)) from the publishers website here: Eternal Press.

I don’t know which format to buy for my ereader!

There is a handy chart HERE that should clear up which format is compatible with your ereader.

In the days following release day the novel will trickle into the other online ebook retailers. ie: Amazon, Barnes & Noble Nook store, Kobo etc…

I don’t have one of them there fancy ereaders! When can I get a paperback copy?

Paperback copies of Embraced will be available a few weeks after release day and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you go to a Barnes & Noble store, you’ll have to ask them to order a copy for you.  If you’d like a signed paperback copy of Embraced (or Escaped) please use the contact form here and fill out all requested information.

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Release day live chat!

Along with several other Authors I will be in an online live chat on release day, Thursday August 8th. It’s hosted by Eternal Press and you can login and access the chat room HERE. I should be lurking around there at 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. Drop in if you have burning questions! I’ll be happy to answer any questions about Samantha or my upcoming Dystopian Paranormal Romance, SIX (releasing November 2013). I’ve heard there will be door prizes!

As always, if you have questions or comments please use the contact form to reach me. I always love hearing reader feedback. Stop by my Facebook page to enter to win ebook copies of Embraced. There’s still time! Also remember to add Embraced to your lists on Goodreads!

PS) A huge thank you to everyone who bought, read and reviewed Escaped. It’s now a topseller!

Love & Magical Light,

Rachel (Character mother, caretaker, and overall dictator around here)

Embraced Cover Reveal

The cover for Embraced, the second novel in the Samantha Scott series has arrived. The book trailer and excerpts will be trickling in, too.

“Some decisions change everything…”

Embraced cover reveal

Cover art by the talented Amanda Kelsey.

Sam is looking pretty pensive. Wonder what she’s up to these days? :)

Release Day/Book Launch Info

On February 1st, you will be able to purchase the ebook, Escaped: A Samantha Scott Novel in the following formats: PDF, PDB, MOBI, LIT and EPUB at the Eternal Press website. As that is the day the book is being released into the various systems, catalogs and databases the approximate timeframes you can expect to see Escaped (in print and other ebook formats) elsewhere are listed below:

Available in the Nook Store (Barnes & Noble): 1 week*
PRINT Edition on Amazon: 2-3 weeks*
PRINT Edition on B&N: 2-3 weeks*
Available in the Kobo Store: 2-3 weeks*
Available on iTunes: TBD
* an approximation of time after the release date
Eternal Press Buy Link:

You can order any Eternal Press book, both print and ebook, through Lightning Source Distribution which includes the following:

US:

  • Ingram
  • Amazon.com
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Barnes & Noble
  • NACSCORP
  • Espresso Book Machine

UK:

  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Bertrams
  • Blackwell
  • Book Depository
  • Coutts
  • Gardners
  • Mallory International
  • Paperback Bookshop
  • Argosy Ireland
  • Eden Interactive Ltd.
  • Aphrohead
  • I.B.S – STL U.K
  • Libreria Ledi
  • Eleftheroudakis

At first sight.

I scoured the book for an excerpt that would properly portray Samantha in her best light. Maybe “best” isn’t the correct word. Her snark rivals mine *gasp* and there was one scene I kept going back to. So, without further ado, I give you Samantha and Malakai’s very first, very awkward meeting.  -Rachel

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            I first saw Malakai across the courtyard in the town square of Cadiza. It was winter and I was outside to get away from everyone else. The human had large bags in both hands. Fresh meat, I thought with a small smile, feeling sorry for his obvious auditing detail and jealous of his freedom all at the same time. He glanced in my direction and acknowledged me with a small head tilt, pausing to look at me a touch longer than normal. It was as if he saw me there first. It was an odd occurrence as I was usually the first horse out of the gate. I flashed him my best smile and returned to the open book in my lap. Maybe if I studied these spells long enough I’d be able to come and go as I pleased too. It was a doubtful sentiment, but I remained stubbornly hopeful.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw he was still standing there looking lost.  “He looks more entertaining than you right now,” I said to my spell book as I slammed it shut and trudged through the crackling, icy lawn. I knew what I wanted to do next―a test.

Touching my newly minted tattoo, I wandered toward the handsome stranger. First things first. Let’s see exactly what we’re working with here. I briefly shut my eyes to concentrate as my diamond-shaped ink lit up. I whispered, “The air is hot, the air is heavy, he’s unprepared, so make him ready.” The wind whipped around him, immediately responding to my cast. His battered brown leather bags were the first casualties, hitting the ground twenty feet away.  His shirt flailed wildly and was stripped off his well-muscled back in the next moment, despite his avid attempts to hold it on. I stifled back a laugh, biting my lip as I watched the shirtless stranger dance around the courtyard in the middle of winter. When he realized saving his shirt was a lost cause, he grabbed his pants, which were now threatening to take flight. I was caught up admiring my handiwork of a cast but even more caught up in the unbelievable body gracing this man. I must have been ogling with abandon because when I finally wandered my gaze up to meet his, he was staring directly at me with a menacing look.

I quickly ended the cast by mumbling, “The air is stiff, the air is cold, I say it now, release your hold.” I let go of my wrist and pointed up at the sky with a baffled look on my face. I shrugged and tried my best to look like an innocent bystander, hoping he’d turn his death glare elsewhere so I could escape―or stare at his almost naked body some more.

Unfortunately, neither happened. He wagged his finger to summon me over. With the wind gone, he started collecting his clothes. It was a lose-lose situation. I pulled my gloves higher hoping to hide my tattoo. I’d tell him I didn’t have my talisman yet, give him a little attitude, and be on my way if he so much as gave me an accusing look. Most witches in Cadiza feared the visiting humans because they knew too much and could get you into a lot of trouble with the Elders. Neither fact bothered me. He needed to know that.

I approached slowly while he was facing away gathering his bags. “Hey. Crazy weather today, huh?” I inched closer to make sure he heard me.

He shrugged on his shirt, effortlessly ruining my view. He turned around so quickly I thought he was using speed skill. “You must be Samantha Scott. I’ve already been warned.” He looked attractive even at his angriest. I blushed and wished I had worn something more girly. “I’d appreciate it if you’d keep your undefined skills as far away from me as possible. Jade is going to love to hear how your abilities to control the natural elements have progressed.” He raked a hand through his still-perfect sandy-colored hair and bent to pick up his bags, dismissing me without words.

Oh, pretentious was he? We’d see how far that got him. I may not have had anonymity on my side but I still had my attitude.  I tapped him firmly on the shoulder and waited for him to face me.  “Yes, I am Samantha Scott.” I pointed my finger into his chest as hard as it could and left it there. “If you, whatever your name is, want to get along here in Cadiza and live a long life, I would suggest you get a sense of humor quickly. While you’re so busy being a pious, self-righteous, boring human you should probably hit the gym. Windstorms are common in these parts as are rain storms.” I removed my hand from his chest and quickly touched my wrist, murmuring, “Thickly clouded, water to the brim, drench this man, make him swim.” I released my wrist as the clouds opened up and rain began to pour on him.

I took a few steps backward, never taking my eyes off his, and stood on the edge of his personal rainstorm. I squinted my eyes and cackled. “If your muscles aren’t up to par when your shirt is off, let’s face it you won’t be winning any wet-T-shirt contests around here either.” I turned on my heel and walked away, then wrapped my jacket a little closer and thought how miserable it would be to be wet.

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A magical giveaway!

A giveaway will be held beginning February 1st and running through February 15th. To celebrate the book release there will be two prizes:

1. A signed copy of Escaped

2. A signed copy AND a Barnes and Noble nook (Simple Touch Reader)

During Feb 1 – Feb 15 visit Rachel’s Facebook page , click the Giveaway tab, and follow the directions to enter. You can also enter at The Mean Girl Diaries. Good luck!

 As we near the release date check back here for new excerpts and Buy links and don’t forget about the Publisher live chat with their new release Authors.

On release day, February 1st at 2PM EST and 7PM EST the publisher, Eternal Press will be hosting live chats with all the Authors on their website. It’s to celebrate their monthly releases. Everyone is invited to come on in and cyber…I mean chat with me. *side eye*

Have a burning question about my characters? Do you just want to lurk? I’ve been told there could be door prizes! I’ll be at both chats (2PM EST and 7PM EST) so pick a time that works for you and come on in.

The skinny on how it works:

Go to the website:
http://www.eternalpress.biz/chat.php

Let the chat page load up, if it takes dreadfully long to load, refresh the page and wait again. Or change to FireFox Browser. This is where old java script may need the user to update their own computers.

When the page is done loading you will see an option to Login. Put your name in the box and hit the login button. At this point you and your friends should be inside the chat room.

Disclaimer: The website is for ages 18 and up! Some novels released by Eternal Press are on the steamy side. ie: Erotica. Please keep that in mind.

See you there!