Farewell to Samhain Publishing

Samhain published my first novel, a fantasy romance by the name of Everlong, back in 2010. I cried when I read the acceptance letter, because being published with them was the highest goal I had set for myself at the time. It’s heartbreaking to hear their doors are closing when I’ve had so many great experiences there. My editor, copy editor and cover artist have become good friends of mine over the years, and I brought them along on my self-pub adventure because I trust them.

If you’re searching for quality editors, please consider Sasha Knight (http://www.sashaknighteditor.com) or Kim Cannon (http://www.kimberlycannoneditor.com). For fantasy and science fiction covers, you can’t beat Kanaxa (http://www.kanaxa.com).

My thoughts are with the staff and my fellow Samhain authors, and I wish everyone the best.

FLASH Sale at Samhain Publishing!

AHintofFrostIn celebration of National Book Lovers Day, Samhain is having a one day only, 40% off sale! This includes all full price eBooks not books already on sale or tradepaper.

That makes my novels $3.30 each. Not too shabby. 😉

You can find my backlist here: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/search?q=hailey+edwards


RT Book Reviews Gives Eversworn 4 Stars!

This review came as an awesome surprise today. My thanks to the marvelous Victoria Miller, who was quick with her phone and took this picture for me. 😀


I have always had a soft spot for Dillon, and I’m so excited for his book to be released. 😀

Stung by the Good News Bee

I am so excited to announce I signed a contract with Samhain Publishing this morning for Eversworn. It’s the third novel in my Daughters of Askara series, and this means a double dose of Askara in 2012!

This is Dillon and Isabeau’s story. If you’d like a sneak peek at the hero who made my editor swoon, check out my Six Sunday excerpts here.

For those keeping tabs, I’m about a quarter of the way finished with Vaughn and Mana’s story (A Feast of Souls, Araneae Nation, book two). Good lord willing and the creek don’t rise, it will round out 2012 for me with four releases, this one in winter.

Let’s cross those fingers, shall we? 😉

Samhain Publishing Hiring Editors

From Heather Osborn (via Twitter):


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Ghost in the Machine by Barbara J. Hancock

It’s not often that a book’s blurb hooks me. I mean, they can sell me on a book based on the premise. What I’m talking about is borderline obsession with a blurb. (Don’t look at me like that. I’m not in this just for the wings.)

My editor handled Samhain’s recent Cyberpunk anthology call. The three novellas she picked were released on Tuesday, and I admit–I ogled the covers and moved on. While I love Steampunk jewelry, I’ve never gotten into reading it. I hadn’t even heard of Cyberpunk until that anthology call, so I was wary of the unknown. And then I saw the trailer for Ghost tweeted. [Read more…]

Lone Wolf by Shelley Munro

When you fall out of step, that’s when everything falls into place.

R.J. Blake begins a new session tutoring young werewolves in the old ways—before the introduction of the shift-suppressing drugs that allow their kind to live secretly among humans. He expects nothing out of the ordinary. Until sexy, smart, aggravating-as-hell Corey Wilson arrives. Older than the others, son of a powerful Los Angeles pack leader, Corey is an instant temptation he cannot afford.

The last thing Corey wants is three months stuck in the Yellowstone wilderness, followed by the stifling life his father has all mapped out for him. One glimpse of R.J., though, sparks a determination to seduce the older man before he leaves. Yet as R.J. guides him through the sometimes terrifying process of rediscovering his heritage, a deepening respect calls to his artistic soul and fuels a burst of creativity.

When their time comes to an end, Corey senses hesitation behind R.J.’s insistence that theirs was simply a summer fling. Inspiring him to take a leap of faith with consequences neither of them saw coming. A dangerous plot that reaches from the heart of their love to the highest office in the land…

Product Warnings: This book contains a young werewolf intent on seduction, an older werewolf determined to resist said seduction, werewolf politics and brutality, a little spilled blood, and hot, naked manlove in the great outdoors. 

Read an excerpt here or purchase here. For more information on the author, visit her website.

Dreaming of Evermine by Dawn B.

When I am sick I tend to do my best work. That may sound crazy as it makes my mind all fuzzy and it takes me a long time to process what I need to do, but it is for that reason that I do so well. I have to actually take the time to stop and think about what I am doing. Back in the middle of March Hailey asked me to read Evermine for her. My first instinct was YES! I want it, *gimme now*.  I had to inform her that I was sick, which was both good and bad. It would take me longer than normal to get through the book and get back to her on my thoughts. I also wanted to reread Everlong before I began reading Evermine to have it fresh in my mind.

Well because I was sick I was not getting very much sleep and I very much wanted to sleep badly, but I was up all hours of the night. It gave me plenty of time to read. When I did sleep, after finishing Evermine, that was when the fun stuff began. If you are a fan of the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher then you are aware of how he talks with himself in his subconscious. Well I had and out of body experience similar to that. There had been something bothering me about the book, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Instead of driving myself crazy about I thought I would let it go for the moment. I went to sleep, and instead I had a bizarre dream where I talked to myself about the book. [Read more…]

Frost Yourself

Okay, so I’m a writer and not a jeweler or advertising exec, and I might have only watched the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days because Matthew McConaughey is hot, but still. I have some pretty Frostastic news.

I signed a contract with Samhain Publishing for A Hint of Frost yesterday. I am ridiculously excited about this book and I can’t wait to share it with y’all. It currently has a June of 2012 release date. I’ll post more information as it becomes available. 🙂