Official opening – come chat; win prizes

Is it getting hot in here?
Yep. It sure is!

I think there’s a heat wave coming…

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HEAT WAVE

The ladies of International Heat have created a unique Yahoo group for erotic romance fans. Readers will be eligible for ‘members only’ contests, never-before-seen deleted scenes, cover art madness, and lots of sneak peeks of the ‘coming soon’ lists of Viv Arend, Rhian Cahill, Mari Carr, Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee, Lila Dubois, Jambrea Jo Jones, Sherry Ricardo, Jayne Rylon, T, and Valerie Tibbs.
The official opening of the group is on the 1st of October, 2009, but you can click here to join right now.

Join during the month of October to be eligible to win ebooks, gift certificates, banners, and print books by these authors! (And you would not believe how many books are up for winning!)

There is a major contest for every week, plus we’ll also be doing some random drop-in contests, so keep your eye open for those throughout the month as well.

Each week there will be a new MAJOR prize package available to win. Ebooks, banners, gift certificates, book covers. Each prize package will show you what is in that prize. What you see is what you get, so if you already own some of the books in the prize,  you’ll just have to enjoy the ones you don’t have yet. Of course if the prize is a choice of backlist, you’ll get to choose!

MINI contests will be announced throughout the week, and you’ll usually have a day to enter to win. Again, prizes as stated in the announcements.
There’s also a GRAND PRIZE–and WOW, it’s pretty awesome!–that will be drawn on November 1st during our  Heat Wave Beach Party.
Each contest will explain what you have to do to enter.

Hope you enjoy getting to know the members of International Heat during this month and have fun.

BUT: Be warned… This group is intended for individuals over the age of eighteen (18).

See you over at Heat Wave.

Jess

Samhain Publishing Announces Expansion Plans

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Macon, GA, December 5, 2008

Samhain Publishing Announces Expansion Plans

In a bold move, Samhain Publishing (www.samhainpublishing.com) announced the purchase of Linden Bay Romance (http://lindenbayromance.com/). In light of the downward spiral of the economy and the rapid consolidation of many of the larger publishers, Samhain Publishing has seized their chance to expand their market share by creating a new fiction line under the popular Samhain brand.

“From the beginning one of my goals was to create multiple lines within Samhain,” says Christina Brashear, owner of Samhain Publishing. “With Linden Bay Romances’ excellent reputation, I made the offer in the hopes the owners would see this sale as a mutual benefit to both houses.”

“We hadn’t considered selling Linden Bay and we were slowly making inroads with regards to increasing print distribution, but we’ve found, especially in light of the economy, neither sales teams nor buyers are very open to taking a chance on a smaller, less established press,” says Lori James, part owner of Linden Bay Romances. “Samhain Publishing has the relationships in place that would take us years to develop.” James continues, “The offer came at a time when we realized under the Samhain umbrella, Linden Bay Romances will be stronger and reach its full potential faster.”

“For Samhain, it is a win-win situation,” says Brashear. “We will expand our lines with an established name in the electronic book industry and we’ll acquire an excellent stable of authors, editors and artists.”

Samhain Publishing opened its doors on November 1, 2005 and already they’ve made a splash in the publishing world. From Publisher’s Weekly features to dozens of fiction and cover art awards, this publisher is one to watch.