It’s that day again…

Did you know I have two FREE Valentine stories out in the world? Well I do!

VALENTINE: An On Dublin Street Novella

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It’s Valentine’s Day! How do Joss & Braden, Ellie & Adam, Jo & Cam, Olivia & Nate, Hannah & Marco and Shannon & Cole keep the fire burning in their relationships while trying to juggle busy careers and the joyful chaos of parenthood? Find out in VALENTINE, six sexy and emotional short stories, one for each couple in the On Dublin Street series so far, making up a short novella about one very special day.

VALENTINE: An On Dublin Street Novella is a special gift to fans of the series in thanks for supporting HERO, her first standalone contemporary romance.

Download for FREE. Links are on my On Dublin Street title page

ONE DAY: A Valentine Short Story

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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…

Download for FREE

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Sam x

Happy 2017!

2017 Happy New Year Background for your Seasonal Flyers

I want to thank you for 2016. It’s been a fabulous year for some, a sad year for others, and in the grand scheme of things more than a little bit chaotic. For me, among many things, it has been another year in writing. Since 2010 I’ve published 28 novels and novellas with two more to be published in the coming months. And in 2016 the foreign publication of my novels reached 30 countries, something I never would have imagined possible.
Through all of it you have been there with me. To support me, to encourage me, and to remind me of why I love to write. Years ago I had stories in my head and heart that I thought would stay with only me, playing out in my mind while I worked administration jobs that were a means to an end. I took a chance in 2010 to share my stories and was humbled to be thanked for doing so.

So thank you for allowing me to become a storyteller. Whatever 2017 brings, whether or not it brings the personal victories I wish for all of you, I will continue to try to be the kind of storyteller that offers the chance to live someone else’s life for a while. To endeavour to bring escapism, love, perspective, connection, understanding and above all hope to my stories.

For some of you it’s already New Year’s Day and for others it’s almost upon us. I wish you all a very Happy 2017 filled with friendship and family and peace.

Sam x

Happy Holiday Season!

For those of my readers who celebrate I’m wishing you a very merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy holiday season!
Thank you all for another wonderful year in writing. I genuinely have the best, most supportive readers ever and I feel very lucky to have you.

And since it’s Tuesday here’s a teaser from my upcoming new release EVERY LITTLE THING (Hart’s Boardwalk) out March 7th 2017!

Sam x

 

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*TEASER TUESDAY*

“I’m surprised you came back. We all thought you’d left. Permanently.”
“Wishful thinking, Miss Hartwell?”
“I don’t care one way or the other, Tremaine.”
“Too busy with the new boyfriend?”
“What?”
“You mean Rex?” Jess said.
Vaughn raised an eyebrow. “His name is Rex? As in T. rex?”
Cooper coughed in an effort to swallow his laughter and I shot him a dirty look before swinging it toward Vaughn. “Rex like the Hollywood actor Rex Harrison. And he’s not my boyfriend.”
“Yet.” Jess added. “He told her last night that he wants to be. He intends on being very persistent.”
“Did we switch personalities or something? Usually, I’m the one that doesn’t know when to shut up.”
“Oh, so you’re aware of that flaw,” the jibe came from Vaughn. Surprise, surprise.
“Oh, really? You want to go down that path? Because we’d be here all day listing your flaws.”
“Flaws? What flaws? I’m perfect.”
“Perfect asshole, you mean.”
He looked at Cooper and Jess. “All I heard was I have a perfect ass.”
—EVERY LITTLE THING (a Hart’s Boardwalk Novel)
Out March 7th 2017.

Every Little Thing preorder links:
Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2dO8ZQH
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2e64i7J
iBooks US – http://apple.co/2etNWnL
iBooks UK – http://apple.co/2e56Cuy
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/2dOcJ4B
Kobo – http://bit.ly/2dA4YBN
Google Play – http://bit.ly/2fNFvX2
Amazon DE – http://amzn.to/2eRmenX

TEASER TUESDAY: ELT

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*TEASER TUESDAY*

“Bailey, usually the rambling is f***ing cute, but can you just shut up this one time?” He was trying to work out in his head what it was he was going to say to her once he got her in his penthouse. They stopped at the elevators and she pulled at his hold.
“Vaughn.”
What were the right words? Were there right words? There had to be right words . . .
“Vaughn.” This time she moved into him, and his whole being came alive at the sensation of her soft curves pressed against his hard body.
“Your staff and guests are looking,” she whispered, her gaze appeasing. “Why don’t you let me go and I’ll promise to come upstairs with you. And while you consider that, why don’t you think about how much my having to ask you that makes you sound like a kidnapping bastard.”
Her words pierced through his single-minded determination… His grip on her eased and he found himself smirking at her teasing. “I want to kiss you,” he murmured.
Bailey’s lips parted in surprise, and her voice sounded a little breathy when she told him, “Maybe I shouldn’t be alone with you after all.”

—EVERY LITTLE THING (hart’s boardwalk #2)
Out March 7th 2017.

Preorder links:
Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2dO8ZQH
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2e64i7J
iBooks US – http://apple.co/2etNWnL
iBooks UK – http://apple.co/2e56Cuy
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/2dOcJ4B
Kobo – http://bit.ly/2dA4YBN
Google Play – http://bit.ly/2fNFvX2
Amazon DE – http://amzn.to/2eRmenX

German Readers Choice Awards!

A Huge THANK YOU…

To my German language readers!
THE REAL THING (English language title “THE ONE REAL THING) has been shortlisted by German readers in DER LESERPREIS – the largest German readers choice awards. What’s more is that you guys nominated KING’S WAY (English language title ONE KING’S WAY) and VALENTINE for best e-book only too!

Until 22nd November, voting in the second stage will be possible and readers can cast their votes for up to three books in each category. Thus, they choose who “DER LESERPREIS” in gold, silver and bronze will be awarded to.

You lovely folks can vote for THE REAL THING, KING’S WAY and VALENTINE by clicking on the following links:

https://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2016/abstimmungen/erotische-romane/

https://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2016/abstimmungen/bestes-ebook/

Much love and appreciation,
Sam x

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TEASER: Every Little Thing

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Anger swirled with passion, lust, and other devilish things inside me. I stepped into his personal space, our lips merely inches from one another and his dropped to my mouth with hot focus. I ignored the impulse to kiss him. “Cowardice is such an unattractive quality in a man,” I whispered, and his gaze flew to meet mine. The steel in his was much too hot. I thought I even saw sparks in them. Flints of anger.
Done tormenting him as he tormented me, I stepped away and watched his whole body relax. “You’re right to keep your distance, Tremaine. Not even your pretty face can make up for your character defects.”
It was a terrible thing to say, but a woman scorned and all that.
—EVERY LITTLE THING (Hart’s Boardwalk #2)
(out March 7th 2017)

Preorder Bailey and Vaughn’s enemies-to-lovers story:
Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2dO8ZQH
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2e64i7J
iBooks US – http://apple.co/2etNWnL
iBooks UK – http://apple.co/2e56Cuy
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/2dOcJ4B
Kobo – http://bit.ly/2dA4YBN
Google Play – Coming Soon.
Amazon DE – http://amzn.to/2eRmenX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVER REVEAL: The Impossible Vastness of Us

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“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again.

Out June 27th 2017 in ebook and hardback from Harlequin Teen.

Preorder links coming soon!

#TheImpossibleVastnessOfUs #Finndia #youngadult #contemporary #HarlequinTeen #SamanthaYoung

SALE – Into the Deep Duology

*SALE*

INTO THE DEEP and OUT OF THE SHALLOWS have new ebook covers!

 

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Also they are both now free with KINDLE UNLIMITED. For those of you who don’t have KU, INTO THE DEEP is only $0.99/£0.99 until Tuesday. I don’t put my books on sale very often so if you haven’t read ITD but want to, then now is the perfect time to grab it!

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But peace… that comes with feeling complete, and I haven’t felt that way since I was seventeen and I walked away from a girl who could make me laugh harder, feel harder, and burn harder than any other person in my world. — Jake Caplin.

 

Sam x

Happy Release Day to THE ONE REAL THING!

WELCOME TO HARTWELL

 

THE ONE REAL THING (Hart’s Boardwalk #1)

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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….

Out Sept 6th 2016 in ebook and paperback from Berkley (Penguin Random House).

‪#‎HartsBoardwalk‬ ‪#‎TheOneRealThing‬

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FREE Joss & Braden Novella!

I cannot tell you how excited I am for the launch of my new series Hart’s Boardwalk. I love The One Real Thing’s Jessica and Cooper, and in many ways Jessica reminds me of Joss from On Dublin Street. Of course this only made me nostalgic for readers’ favorites Joss and Braden. So… as a treat for readers who support the new series by preordering The One Real Thing, I will be sending out a free bonus novella with Joss and Braden, titled Stars Over Castle Hill.

 

What to do?

Send your receipt (or screenshot of your receipt) of your preorder of The One Real Thing to starsovercastlehill@gmail.com. The email address you use to send it will be added to a Mailchimp subscription newsletter, and sometime between Sept 6th and Sept 20th you will receive a newsletter with the link to download the Joss and Braden novella. Make sure to add the email address starsovercastlehill@gmail.com to your email so that the newsletter doesn’t go into your junk mail. This newsletter is a one-time only newsletter so you’re not signing up to subscribe to my author newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe to my author newsletter to keep up to date with my new releases just click on the ‘subscribe to my newsletter’ tab at the top of the page. Please do not send any enquiries to starsovercastlehill@gmail.com as this is a promotional email address only. If you have any enquiries you can email authorsamanthayoung@gmail.com.

And remember, this novella is a preorder bonus special. Please preorder before Sept 5th 2016 (Noon GMT) to be eligible for the free read! The novella will not be published as a free read anywhere else.

"Complete"

Joss and Braden Carmichael are blissfully married living in their townhouse on Dublin Street with their two beautiful children. It’s a life Joss never expected to have, and one she’s grateful for every day.

But… what if she never met Braden and Ellie Carmichael on that fateful day when she was only twenty-two years old…

When Joss is asked to write a story about how her life might have turned out if a pivotal moment in it never happened she thinks of the day she met both Braden and Ellie Carmichael. If she never met them, just where might she have ended up? Joss believes no matter where life might take her it would inevitably lead her to Braden. But what if she is thirty instead of twenty-two when they meet? How would she feel about risking her heart then? And even if she is older and wiser and ready to fall madly in love, what if too much has happened to Braden to make him the man that would risk his heart to save hers?

Will time be their enemy… or is it possible that two souls are meant for one another in any reality?

Stars Over Castle Hill is an alternate reality novella of a romance that captured the hearts of readers all over the world. Joss and Braden are back with a story that is just as emotional, passionate and sexy as their first!

Preorder THE ONE REAL THING

 

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OUT SEPT 6TH 2016

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….

Out Sept 6th 2016 in ebook and paperback from Berkley (Penguin Random House).

‪#‎HartsBoardwalk‬ ‪#‎TheOneRealThing‬

Preorder links:

Ebook

Kindle

iBooks

Nook

Paperback

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

UK Hart's

UK EDITION

Ebook

Kindle

iBooks

Kobo

Paperback

Amazon

Waterstones