Friday, March 18, 2022

TABC Instagram Takeover

 Join me tomorrow on Instagram for a Teen Author Boot Camp Instagram Takeover. Throughout the day I’ll be providing a behind the scenes look into my life as an author.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Review of The Girl With the Golden Eyes

 In The Girl With the Golden Eyes, Samantha Hastings takes events inspired by actual history and interweaves them with entertaining dialogue and vivid descriptions of Victorian society. The result is a plot that entertains from beginning to end. When Aaron Shipley’s grandfather acquires a painting of a beautiful young girl with hauntingly golden eyes, the obsessed Comtesse de Champagne insists that he sell it to her. Thwarted in her objective, the comtesse decides instead to find the child who posed for the painting and purchase her from her father. As the comtesse’s “daughter,” golden-eyed Hana is saved from poverty but not from misery. It’s hard enough that she must live her life according to her mentally unstable mother’s eccentric whims. It grows even harder when Sir Shipley is murdered and the comtesse is implicated in the crime. As the “murderess’s” daughter, Hana quickly becomes the object of Sir Shipley’s grandson’s ire. Fans of enemies to lovers, cozy mysteries, and Jane Austen won’t want to miss this novel. It will keep them guessing until the end.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Author Copies Have Arrived!

There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a box of your author copies of your soon to be released debut! Mine arrived today and it feels like Christmas came early this year. Heart of the Impaler releases on December 7th. In the meantime, I’m enjoying every minute of the countdown!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Goodreads Giveaway

 Heart of the Impaler releases on Tuesday, December 7 and, to celebrate, Fierce Reads is doing a Goodreads Giveaway! Visit my Goodreads page November 22-29 to enter. Twenty finished copies will be given away.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Book Jacket Reveal

Even if you don’t normally read historical fiction, Kathleen Breitenfeld’s stunning jacket will make Impaler one of the most beautiful books on your shelf. I’m also so grateful to Emily Settle and the rest of the SwoonReads / FierceReads team for the amazing cover copy.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Not Much Longer Now!

No vampires and no magic but if you love history and romance, Heart of the Impaler — based on the life of the real Prince Dracula — is coming soon.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time to preorder!

I don’t know any rock stars, so my twin brother and his garage band graciously offered to promote my debut novel. (I don’t know any movie stars either, but I’ll see if I can come up with something.) Preorder here or at