There was sad news last week about Samhain, one of the first e-publishers, winding down their business to eventually close up shop. This was sad on a number of levels. First, I know many authors who write for Samhain, and I'm sad for them. But secondly, over the years I have gotten great books from Samhain and discovered many new authors, so I'm sad that I won't have that resource anymore. They were one of the first publishers to get behind erotic romance and gay romance. They were on the cutting edge and discovered a lot of talent. If you go through their list of authors, you'll see a lot of names of authors who have gone on to be big names, particularly in my genre of erotic romance.
But the publishing industry is constantly in flux and smaller publishers have gotten hit hard. HOWEVER, you can still get Samhain books and support their authors. AND they're running a big 40% sale right now if you buy through their site. I'm not sure how long the sale will last, but I can tell you I bought 8 books yesterday and that took restraint to only buy that many. So go over and get you some.
If you're wondering who I bought, I grabbed some Megan Hart, Barbara Elsborg Amy Jo Cousins, ZA Mayfield, and A.M Arthur--all authors I've read and enjoyed in the past. I also picked up a couple new-to-me authors. You can see some of the ones I bought in the pic of my bookshelf above. But there are also books by Maya Banks, Lorelei James, Lauren Dane, Beth Kery, Heidi Cullinan, etc. I already had a lot of those so didn't need to buy them, but you may want to check them out.
If you love erotic romance, contemporary romance, gay romance, horror, or suspense, they'll probably have something for you.
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