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May 26, 2016

Since the beginning of 2015 I’ve been working on a young adult contemporary fiction novel. Over the past 16 months the concept has evolved and developed and truly been a labor of love. That is why I am thrilled to see this announcement in Publisher’s Weekly this week. Check it out!


PW


Yes!


The Impossible Vastness of US is not only a labour of love it is a story of friendship, identity, love and acceptance, and one that I hope will touch my readers’ hearts.


I’m looking forward to developing the book further with my wonderful editor Margo at Harlequin Teen. Harlequin Teen have published powerful, exciting YA fiction by some of my absolute favourite authors and I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am to be publishing with them!


There will be more information about my YA contemporary debut The Impossible Vastness of Us in the near future, so if you’d like to be kept up-to-date on the release of the blurb, release date and cover art, as well as ARCs, blog tours etc, please subscribe to my newsletter by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.


 


Add The Impossible Vastness of Us to your goodreads


 


Sam x


 


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Published on May 26, 2016 14:47 • 416 views

May 9, 2016

It’s true! It’s true!


Today was an exciting day for me when the UPS man pulled up on my drive and handed over a box of delights! Advanced Reader copies of THE ONE REAL THING (Hart’s Boardwalk #1). The thrill of seeing my stories in paperback never goes away. I held up in my hands, studying it from all angles, and I read the spine. The middle text caught my eye “The Hart’s Boardwalk Series”.


Huh.


One day I visualised a fictional boardwalk town on the east coast of the U.S. and I worked on bringing it and the people who live there to life. A year later I’m standing in my kitchen holding a book with pages that contain that story because someone (New American Library and my awesome editor Kerry!) liked it enough to publish it.


Mind. Blown.


Every. Fricking. Time.


And I hope you guys are going to like it, too. In fact I hope you love it!


So… I’m giving away copies of THE ONE REAL THING to my readers and to book bloggers. I have 8 copies to give away to readers and 8 copies specifically for book bloggers.


Make sure to enter the correct giveaway below. Giveaway #1 is for my readers and Giveaway #2 is for book bloggers.


 


TORT Giveaway


GIVEAWAY #1 (for my readers)


Details:



Eight winners will win a signed ARC paperback of THE ONE REAL THING (Hart’s Boardwalk #1)
Open internationally
Entrants must be 18 years and over
One Entry per person.
An entrant may enter a second time if they tweet: There’s only #onerealthing in life worth fighting for @authorsamyoung #win #arcs http://authorsamanthayoung.com
An entrant may enter a third time if they follow me on Instagram at @authorsamanthayoung
Giveaway opens May 9th 2016 4pm GMT and closes May 30th 2016 4pm GMT.
Winners will be selected by random.org

Click on the link to enter via Google Forms: http://goo.gl/forms/bZdslnm2X2


GIVEAWAY #2 (for book bloggers only)


Details:



Eight winners will win a signed ARC paperback of THE ONE REAL THING (Hart’s Boardwalk #1)
US, UK (including Northern Ireland), Canada and Australia Only.
Bloggers must be 18 years and over
One Entry per person.
A blogger may enter a second time if they tweet: There’s only #onerealthing in life worth fighting for @authorsamyoung #win #arcs #blogger http://authorsamanthayoung.com
An blogger may enter a third time if they follow me on Instagram at @authorsamanthayoung
Giveaway opens May 9th 2016 4pm GMT and closes May 30th 2016 4pm GMT.
Winners will be selected by random.org

 


Click on the link to enter via Google Forms: http://goo.gl/forms/l8AQpyrcOR


 


 


 


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Published on May 09, 2016 08:11 • 257 views

April 20, 2016

Close up portrait of a sexy young couple kissing.


‪#‎TheOneRealThing‬ ‪#‎HartsBoardwalk‬


This September Jessica and Cooper’s epic romance will be hitting shelves everywhere books are sold. Preorder links available on my website https://authorsamanthayoung.com/harts-boardwalk/



Out Sept 6th.


‪#‎epicromance‬ ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎contemporaryromance‬ ‪#‎adultromance‬


 



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Published on April 20, 2016 01:31 • 433 views

March 4, 2016

It’s a new month and a new Fangirl Friday. Last month I celebrated my love of adult PNR by giving away two paperback copies of one of my favourites – DarkFever by KMM.


 


This month I’m celebrating contemporary romance and one of my absolute favourite contemporary romance writers is the wonderful Mia Sheridan. Mia has the ability to create beautiful, three dimensional characters with amazing chemistry. Best of all Mia’s writing really touches me, and tugs at all my emotions. The first novel I ever picked up by her was Archer’s Voice and once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. I fell deep into that novel and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days after. That is the sign of a great book!


After reading Kyland and loving it, Mia became a one-click author for me. Grayson’s Vow followed and then I started in on her back list :) I am without a doubt a Mia Sheridan FanGirl!


Recently Mia released the latest in the Sign of Love series MIDNIGHT LILY. It’s on my kindle and waiting for me to dive into this weekend! Woohoo! Each book in this series is unconnected and can be read as a standalone. That’s why I’m going to give away two paperback copies of the newest release MIDNIGHT LILY.


 


mia sheridan


Up for grabs: TWO paperback copies of MIDNIGHT LILY by Mia Sheridan.


 


Giveaway Details:



Open internationally
Entrants must be 18 years and over
Two winners will win a paperback copy of MIDNIGHT LILY by Mia Sheridan.
One entry per person. An entrant can qualify for a second entry if they follow me on Facebook (Samantha Young [author]) and/or Instagram (@authorsamanthayoung) and/or Twitter (@authorsamyoung).
Giveaway will open 19.30 GMT Friday 4th March 2016 and close 19.30 GMT Friday 11th March 2016.
Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted within 72 hours of the giveaway closing.

 


To enter, fill out the form below:


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Published on March 04, 2016 11:46 • 318 views

February 14, 2016

One Day, a Valentine Short Cover


***FREE READ FOR VALENTINE’S DAY***


‪#‎freeread‬ ‪#‎shortstory‬ ‪#‎oneday‬ ‪#‎valentine‬ ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎contemporary‬‪#‎scotland‬ ‪#‎highlands‬ ‪#‎wattpad‬


A Valentine’s Day gift to my readers, ONE DAY, a Valentine Novella (19k words) is a silly, sexy, fun read and is now LIVE and exclusive to Wattpad!



You can join Wattpad free, and there is an app so you can read on any device: https://www.wattpad.com/getmobile


Read ONE DAY here: http://w.tt/1RC2FMi


Getting dumped four times over the course of the past ten years on Valentine’s Day was definitely not in Hazel Benny’s life plan. So when her boyfriend of three months dumps her a week before Valentine’s Day to save her the humiliation of a fifth VD dumping, Hazel decides to take a break from life altogether by borrowing her brother’s camper van and taking off to the highlands.

Life in the camper van is going great—fresh air, beautiful scenery, a deeper bond with her homeland, no work, and best of all no men!


Until Valentine’s Day.


Getting caught in the woods with her pants down is the last thing Hazel expected to happen to her on the dreaded romantic day. Worse still getting caught by attractive American, Liam Brody, an annoyingly sexy man the universe seems intent on throwing her way for the day.


By the time this year’s Valentine’s Day is over, Hazel will have only one question on her mind:

How could one day, one tiny little day, change her life so epically…



 


 


Sam x


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Published on February 14, 2016 04:12 • 706 views

February 9, 2016

One Day, a Valentine Short Cover


‪#‎teasertuesday‬ ‪#‎freeread‬ ‪#‎shortstory‬ ‪#‎oneday‬ ‪#‎Valentine‬


A free short story for Valentine’s Day! I will post it online this Valentine’s Sunday!


Getting dumped four times over the course of the past ten years on Valentine’s Day was definitely not in Hazel Benny’s life plan. So when her boyfriend of three months dumps her a week before Valentine’s Day to save her the humiliation of a fifth VD dumping, Hazel decides to take a break from life altogether by borrowing her brother’s camper van and taking off to the highlands.

Life in the camper van is going great—fresh air, beautiful scenery, a deeper bond with her homeland, no work, and best of all no men!



Until Valentine’s Day.


Getting caught in the woods with her pants down is the last thing Hazel expected to happen to her on the dreaded romantic day. Worse still getting caught by attractive American, Liam Brody, an annoyingly sexy man the universe seems intent on throwing her way for the day.


By the time this year’s Valentine’s Day is over, Hazel will have only one question on her mind:

How could one day, one tiny little day, change her life so epically…



 



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Published on February 09, 2016 10:12 • 509 views

January 30, 2016

Boston folks… I’m heading your way in May!


I’ll be attending Amy A. Bartol‘s Secret Signing Event as a guest author alongside the awesome Amber Lynn Natusch. There will be fun, exclusive swag from us all, including Valentine: An On Dublin Street Novella in paperback on sale exclusively to this event!


Want to hang out with us?

Ticket and information link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-signing-tour-featuring-amy-a-bartol-and-friends-tickets-17385346038


 


Portrait of young couple in love poseValentine: An On Dublin Street Novella Paperback Edition


On Sale exclusively at the Boston Secret Signing Event


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Published on January 30, 2016 09:59 • 96 views

January 29, 2016

Most authors I know are like me—they started out as a voracious reader. Where there is a voracious reader you are certain to find a fangirl.


Since I started my publishing journey, I’ve been amazed by the emails, tweets, FB messages and Instagram comments from readers from around the world. Before publishing I never even contemplated getting in touch with a favourite author—I was too shy to share my fangirling with them, thinking they’d never have time to read my fan mail anyway.


However, being on the other side of it, with readers reaching out to me to tell me how much they enjoy my books, I’ve been given a new perspective. So now I can fangirl online quite happily. In person… not quite there yet. I let Richelle Mead walk by me three times at RT last year and didn’t once stop to tell her how much I love the VA books or have her sign my worn copy of Vampire Academy that I’d brought across the Atlantic with me.


Fangirl Fail.


 


Anyhoo, I’ve decided to share my favourite authors with my readers. Every month I’ll do a Fangirl Friday giveaway, spotlighting a favourite author of mine and giving away two copies of one of their books. I love YA lit, Contemporary, contemporary romance, dystopian, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, romantic suspense… the list goes on. So there’s something for everyone!


First up…


 


Karen Marie Moning.


Earlier this week I posted a pic on Instagram of Feverborn, book 8 in the Fever Series. The Fever Series is without a doubt one of my favourite, if not favourite, adult PNR series. Contained with KMM’s world is the ultimate alpha male Jericho Z Barrons. Barrons, in my opinion, is one of the most carefully crafted characters in the genre. And I’m in love with him. He is completely authentic, completely flawed, and completely compelling. There’s the heroine of course, too. Mac. The thing that gets me all tingly in my writing places is great character development and Mac’s character arc throughout the series makes me swoon.


If you’ve never read PNR but are tempted to, then I recommend starting with the Fever Series. It’s an intelligent, sexy, dark, gritty, witty world set in Dublin and addictive as all hell.


Up for grabs: Two paperback copies of DARKFEVER, Book One in the Fever Series…


 


darkfever


 


MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.


When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….


As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….


***GIVEAWAY***


 


Details:



Entrants must be 18 years and over
Giveaway is open internationally
One entry per person
Two winners will win a paperback copy of Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.
An entrant can qualify for a second entry if they follow me on Facebook (Samantha Young [author]) and/or Instagram (@authorsamanthayoung) and/or Twitter (@authorsamyoung)
Giveaway will open 5.45PM GMT Friday Jan 29th 2016 and close 5.45PM GMT Friday February 5th 2016.
Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted within 72 hours of the giveaways closing.

To enter, fill out the form below:



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Published on January 29, 2016 09:58 • 192 views

December 29, 2015

TORT Teaser


The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street is back with the first in a sexy new romance series set in a small town on the Delaware coastline.

 

Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…

 

While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life.  Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.


Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations.  But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.


Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for….


 


Preorder Links:


Paperback


Amazon.com


Amazon.co.uk


Ebook


iBooks US


Amazon.com


 


More retailer links coming soon.


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Published on December 29, 2015 08:54 • 637 views

December 11, 2015

It’s the final week in my mystery Christmas Gift Giveaways! If you’re just tuning in, I’ve been giving away pressies as a way of thanking my readers for another great year in writing!


Giveaway 1


 


What’s up for grabs?


Every week one winner will win a mystery gift package that includes a designer gift and wee extras. Five runners up will be chosen each week to receive a $10/£10 amazon gift voucher (please note this will be void where prohibited—we are unable to gift these vouchers if a reader lives in a country that does not allow the gifting of amazon vouchers).


Mystery Christmas Gift Giveaway #1 Details:



Entrants must be 18 years and over
Giveaway is open internationally
One entry per person
One grand prize winner will win a mystery designer gift package.
Five runners up will win a £10/$10 amazon gift voucher (please note this will be void where prohibited—we are unable to gift these vouchers if a reader lives in a country that does not allow the gifting of amazon vouchers).
An entrant can qualify for a second entry if they follow me on Facebook (Samantha Young [author]) and/or Instagram (@authorsamanthayoung) and/or Twitter (@authorsamyoung)
Giveaway will open 2.30PM GMT Dec 11th 2015 and close 2.30PM GMT Dec 15th 2015.
Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted within 72 hours of the giveaways closing.
Void where prohibited.

To enter fill out the form:



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Published on December 11, 2015 06:30 • 241 views