It was hard to decide how to approach writing about Friday’s announcement that Samhain Publishing will be closing down. The news sent shockwaves through the romance genre, and a lot of great authors, editors, and artists are being affected.
Taking a cue from several friends, I decided to list a few of my favorite Samhain authors/books/series and urge you to check them out. I don’t know how long they’ll be available, but I do know that Samhain is having a 40% off sitewide sale today, so it’s the perfect time to stock up.
(If you don’t see a book listed here, it’s likely I haven’t read it yet and/or will be picking it up myself today!)
Amy Jo Cousins: Amy’s Bend or Break series is one of my favorite series ever, and I’ve recommended it before, but I’m doing it again here. Titles: Off Campus, Nothing Like Paris, The Girl Next Door, Level Hands, Real World, Love Me Like a Rock, and Hard Candy. (The last two will be released March 22 as individual novellas and as a duology, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.) I especially urge M/M-only readers to give The Girl Next Door a read. Yes, it’s M/F, but if you fall in love with Cash the way I did in Off Campus, you won’t want to miss his love story (and the smokin’ hot sex, including an M/M/F threesome).
Heidi Cullinan: Heidi’s Special Delivery was one of the very first M/M books I read, and to this day it remains one of my favorites. Her RITA-nominated book Fever Pitch is part of another favorite series, Love Lessons, and her Minnesota Christmas series satisfies all my fondest holiday wishes.
Currently writing: Rhythm & Blues, M/M novella (~107%)