About Us

Our Approach

Our Story

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can't wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. We are proud to have partnered with more than 800 authors of romance and horror fiction to contract and/or publish 3,850 titles during our eleven years.

Our Story

About Samhain Romance

Representing some of the brightest stars in romance fiction, Samhain Romance reached an international readership of devoted romance fans. Our bestselling and award-winning authors found romance in a variety of genres, including contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense, fantasy, and sizzling erotic romance.

About Samhain Horror

Samhain Publishing's newest and most chilling line featured both established horror authors who are masters of the genre and some of the most exciting new voices in dark, speculative fiction. Whether it's supernatural or psychological terror, zombies, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, demons, or something completely different, Samhain Horror had something for every fan.

About Samhain Retro RomanceĀ®

Romance never goes out of style - and with Samhain Retro RomanceĀ®, some of the most beloved stories of yesterday were made available to today's fans in digital form. Samhain Retro Romance featured some of the best romance of yesteryear, including historical, contemporary, paranormal, saga and series romance.

Additional Questions About Samhain Publishing

How Many Books Does Samhain Publish Each Week?

In 2012, Samhain Publishing expanded its acquisition for its two new lines, Samhain Horror and Samhain Retro Romance, as well continued heavily acquiring and promoting its romance line. We released 5-6 novels romance titles a week, as well as 5 Retro Romance titles and 2 original Horror titles a month.

Did Samhain Publishing Have Any Bestsellers?

We definitely did! In 2011 and 2012, we were proud to celebrate the following authors' achievements in hitting the New York Times ebook and/or USA Today combined print and ebook bestsellers' lists:

Vivien Arend
Maya Banks
Dana Marie Bell
Mari Carr
Lauren Dane
Tessa Dare
Lorelei James
Jayne Rylon
Shelli Stevens

In addition, our authors have won prestigious national and regional awards, including Romantic Times' Readers Choice Awards and Romance Writers of America chapter and national awards.

What Did Samhain Offer Other Industry Partners?

Samhain Publishing titles featured thorough, professional editing, beautifully designed covers, and engaging descriptions that captured readers' interest around the world. We offered World rights for our titles, and we were committed to building our authors careers to help them develop a robust readership and thriving sales for book after book. In addition, to aid in our partners' distribution process, we offered DRM files.

What's Special About Samhain?

Samhain is a female-owned and was an almost entirely female-operated epublisher who had gone the distance. Founded in 2005 by Christina Brashear, a U.S. military spouse, Samhain helped launch the ebook explosion for romance readers and remained committed to the balance of technology and deep editorial expertise in helping both new and experienced authors reach an ever widening audience.

Our Staff:

President & Publisher: Christina Brashear publisher@samhainpublishing.com