Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Fan Art Contest

To celebrate the upcoming release of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE I’m hosting a fan art contest as part of the preorder promotion.

In the run up to the release of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE I will be releasing an exclusive alternative male POV from the ON DUBLIN STREET series every time preorders hit a new high. For instance if readers preorder by the first stage of the promo I’ll release a scene from BEFORE JAMAICA LANE from Nate’s POV, accompanied by fan art related to Nate.  If by the second stage we have more preorders I’ll release a scene from DOWN LONDON ROAD from Cam’s POV, with some Cam-related art. More preorders by the third stage I’ll release a scene from UNTIL FOUNTAIN BRIDGE from Adam’s POV and if readers are awesome and take preorders even higher the grand finale will be a scene from ON DUBLIN STREET from Braden’s POV. A certain scene readers have been begging for ;)  More details on the promo to follow later in April!

I’m asking readers to send fan art in for the ON DUBLIN STREET series hero (or heroes) of your choice. Choose something iconic related to a character whether it be for Nate, Cam, Adam or Braden—for example, what do you think Cam’s Be Caledonia tattoo looks like? By sending in the fan art you’ll be granting me permission to display it on the internet with a credit to you and for others to share it as well.  Please make sure if you're using photographs as part of your artwork that you either own the copyright or have paid the license fee on it if it's a stock image (royalty free). 
As a thank you, the artists whose work accompanies the posts will receive a signed copy of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE and so will two random entrants for each character. 

All fan art entries should be emailed to sam_young_scotland@yahoo.co.uk by 12.00pm GMT April 20th 2014 with the title in the subject box "Fan Art Contest Entry".  To be eligible for entry, all fan art must arrive by the deadline and be accompanied by the name you would like me to credit if I post your art.

*Once the promo finishes I'll post a gallery of all entries on my Facebook page :)

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Sam x

Monday, April 07, 2014


To celebrate the upcoming release of OUT OF THE SHALLOWS (INTO THE DEEP #2), the first in the series INTO THE DEEP is on sale for a limited period. It was $2.99 NOW $0.99.

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.

Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.

As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.

And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Yes it's true!

Less than 15 days until Out of the Shallows hits the shelves!!!!!!

Here's a final teaser until countdown...

"I sighed. Apparently Jake and I couldn’t do small talk. Hoping a little music might quell the tense silence, I reached over to turn on the radio. Unfortunately, Jake had the exact same idea. Our fingers brushed and a frisson of electricity sparked between us. We snapped our arms back at the contact, and I hurriedly glanced out the window, willing the heat coursing through me to cool.
Just like that, my whole body was aware of him. I was aware of every time his hands shifted on the wheel, every little sound he made, or when he’d look into the rearview mirror to answer a question from Claudia or Beck. That awareness had me stealing glances at him. Little glances, little stolen snapshots of his enviously long eyelashes, of the two little freckles on his left earlobe, of his large, masculine hands, of the slightly fuller lower lip that had fascinated me since we were sixteen …
I was flooded by memories.
Those memories hurt all over."

Sunday, March 30, 2014

20,000 Likes Giveaway

Hi folks,

I've been very blessed these last few years with an extremely supportive and enthusiastic readership that to my delight has and continues to grow in strength. To thank readers for all their wonderful support and for the 20,000 likes and counting on my author Facebook page I'm hosting a special giveaway.

Here are the giveaway details:

  • Open internationally
  • Entrants must  be 18 years and over
  • One entry per person and an extra entry for tweeting "Loving the Celtic Love stories! Win signed copies & more in @SYoungSFauthor special giveaway http://www.samanthayoungbooks.com/2014/03/20000-likes-giveaway.html"
  • 10 runner up winners will win a signed copy of BEFORE JAMAICA LANE—each winner will have the choice of winning the UK or US edition. 
  • 1 Grand Prize winner will win a signed set: ON DUBLIN STREET, DOWN LONDON ROAD, BEFORE JAMAICA LANE, INTO THE DEEP and OUT OF THE SHALLOWS. Plus they can choose from any piece of Scottish handcrafted jewellery from Heather Gems to a maximum value of £50.00 http://www.heathergems.com 
  • Giveaway opens 21.30 GMT Sun 30th March 2014 and ends 21.30 GMT Sun 6th April 2014.
  • Winners will be chosen by random.org

Congratulations to the winners!

Grand prize winner - Peg Steele
1st Runner up - Amy McBeath
Runners up - Kristen Ervin, Jody Sharp, Hannah Lee Belmonte, Carrie Jones, Zita Rivera, Catherine Bates, Melanie Crosby, Gemma Ayala, Amanda Daniels and Siobhan Chowns

All the winners have been notified by email.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jake's POV #3

If you missed it yesterday the fabulous ladies over at The Subclub Books posted an exclusive POV from Jake. It's mostly those Melissa moments, giving readers a better insight into the choices Jake made...

Click on the link to read it http://thesubclubbooks.com/?p=21153

Sam x

Sunday, March 16, 2014


BLOGGERS who were chosen by random.org to receive an ARC of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE...

Shay Lich
Janine Gardner
Totally Booked
Stacy Wilkerson
Jo Fergus
Sarah Gibson
Nichole Hart
Kristie Wittenberg

BLOGGERS who were chosen by random.org to receive an e-ARC of OUT OF THE SHALLOWS...

Michelle Santiago
Stacie Menedis
Schweta Choudhary
Ana Jordan
Crystal Allmon
Cyndi Becker
Lea Mueller
Danielle LeFave
Fern Curry
Monica Villaneuva
Alyssa Hamilton
Krista Davis
Yashmeen Wilson
Trisha Rai
Joanne Cowan
Shannon Johnson
Tishia Mackey
Kara Hensley
Annie Tegelan

READERS who were chosen by random.org to win an ARC of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE...

Stephanie Bailey
Erin McEwan
Gerean Ejosa
Lesley McNeill

A massive congratulations to the winners. They have all been notified by email. 
Happy Reading!

Sam x