Samantha Warren

Biography

Samantha Warren is an author-publisher who spends her days immersed in dragons, spaceships, and vampires.

In the name of research, she enlisted the help of her pet dragon Anethesis and together they built a Noah’s Ark-like space ship. Three trips through a hole in the time-space continuum allowed the pair to explore the universe decades into the past and eons into the future. They discovered how life would be without Earth and were forced to run from alien law enforcement when their ship was deemed unspaceworthy. In the long run, the constant demands of space travel and repairs cut into Samantha’s sock fetish fund, so she was forced to sell her ark for half-price to a slimy creature that made Jabba the Hutt look like Brad Pitt.

After her years of traveling, she returned to her roots. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is milking cows or trying to feed them Pop-Tarts and FiberOne bars (they like neither). She also spends a lot of time in her weed patch (aka: garden), collecting zombie gnomes, or watching any show featuring Gordon Ramsay. Anethesis remains by her side, sleeping away the day and hunting evil cat-eating coyotes by night.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Massacre at Lonesome Ridge started as a tweet. One of my Tweeters (Tweeples? Twuddies?) mentioned they had a dream where a wagon train was attacked by zombies. I immediately called dibs. The final book is nothing at all like her dream or like I imagined it would be, but it's 1000x more awesome and it's my favorite book to write to date.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I hated querying, with a passion. I initially was going to traditionally publish my first novel, Blood of the Dragon, and I had started sending out queries and all that horrid stuff. At the same time, I met some people online who were into self-publishing. I didn't know a thing about it, but the more I learned and the more indie published books I read, the more intrigued I got. Then I received several rejection letters that all said about the same thing: It's good, but we don't think we could sell it. So I said, "Fine, I'll sell it myself." That started my journey into the indie world and I'm so glad it did. I've learned so much and met so many great people, I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Samantha Warren online


Where to buy in print


Books

Sir Kay and the White Lady
By
Series: The Risen King, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Queen Isobel warned King Arthur and the other knights away from the dungeons, most of them listened. But one, Sir Kay, could not be deterred. What he finds in the pits of darkness is more than he could have imagined, and could be more than he can handle.
The Risen King (The Risen King, Book 3)
By
Series: The Risen King, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,100. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In an unprecedented move, three corners of Faery have joined together to defend their land from the terrible Leanansidhe. King Arthur has risen once again to the height of power and stands strong with Queen Aiofe at his side. In this final book of the Risen King trilogy, they go head-to-head with the most powerful faery the land has ever faced.
Night Terrors (A Risen King Novella)
By
Series: The Risen King, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Evil isn't always made. When Leanansidhe is betrayed by her best friend, Titania, and abandoned by those she thought loved her, she flees into the Dark woods, where she encounters terrors even she couldn't have imagined.
Blood & Dust
By
Series: Lonesome Ridge, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,920. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Connor McClane always knew death would find him. He just didn't think it would be like this. He saved Lonesome Ridge once from an invasion of the undead, but now he's going on the offensive to protect those he loved and honor those he lost.
Queen of Hearts (The Risen King, Book 2)
By
Series: The Risen King, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Aiofe and Arthur have found themselves together in the land of Faery, surrounded by heartache and hope. A war is looming on the horizon, ready to pit the citizens of Faery against each other in a battle to end all battles. When a long lost love arrives, Arthur will question everything he knew, and Aiofe will question him.
Bloodshed (Jane #10)
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The End Is Here Jane has lost friends, found love, and fought more bad guys than she ever would have thought possible. In this tenth and final book of the Vampire Assassin series, she will have to decide what she really wants from her life. Will she hide away and protect those she loves from genocide? Or will she risk it all and fight for the freedom of supernatural creatures everywhere?
Space Grease & Pixie Dust: Episode 1
By
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Zuzy Bumpbump just wants to live a nice, quiet life where she can work on spaceships and be happy. But her little brother has other plans. Troublesome to the core, Flinch leads his older sister on escapades throughout the galaxy that land them in sticky situations and lots of hot water. Follow the antics of Zuzy and Flinch in this fun Firefly-meets-magic serial.
Massacre at Lonesome Ridge
By
Series: Lonesome Ridge, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,390. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Connor McClane is used to hard times. As sheriff of Lonesome Ridge, he's fought his fair share of bad guys. But when creatures that should be impossible threaten his town, he'll face the hardest challenge he's ever known. Charity Banks, the once-debutante from New York City, has a hunger for human flesh and a zombie horde to do her bidding. Can Connor defend Lonesome Ridge from her undead army?
Jane (Vampire Assassin Series, Books 5-7)
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane has a new life, new friends, and a new mission. She and Felipe have conquered one of the worst vampire plagues in recent history. Now they're ready for their new start in America. But as is often the case, life is rarely all wine and roses as Jane's past comes back to haunt her.
Blood Feud (Jane #9)
By
Series: Jane, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane has had a rough couple of months. Her family was attacked, she lost her best friend, and she spiraled into a horrible depression. Little does she know, the Red Death have plans for her and what's left of her family, and things are about to get much worse.
The Life of Death: Episode 1
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Death has it easy: A steady job, power most only dream of, and guaranteed immortality. With more than enough souls to guide to the afterlife, he doesn't have time to deal with the emptiness looming inside him. But when he meets Elsie Crane, a modern day Mother Teresa, the life of Death suddenly becomes much more complicated.
Jane (Vampire Assassin Series, Books 2-4)
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The life she once knew is over. The love of her life is dead (for the second time), and his last act saved her from the same fate. Now Jane has to learn to cope with her new-found abilities and the trials that come along with them. This compilation includes three novellas in the Jane series: New Blood (Book #2) Blood & Tears (Book #3) Redemption (Book #4)
Witchfire (Jane #8)
By
Series: Jane, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane has a life many would envy. She is married to a wonderful vampire, she has some of the best friends a woman could ask for, and she lives on a gorgeous ranch outside of a town protected by witches. But all of that is about to be shattered to pieces.
The Iron Locket (The Risen King, Book 1)
By
Series: The Risen King, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00)
She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead. *** Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn't as simple as it seems, and neither is she.
The Seven Keys of Alaesha
By
Price: Free! Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Edith Myers has just about had enough. Her first day at a new school and she already has an enemy – Dana Blake, head cheerleader, tormenter, typical prom queen. But when Edith discovers a strange key, she finds herself embroiled in an inter-dimensional war. She and Dana must find a way to work together, or it could spell the end of the other world, and theirs.
Cursed (Jane #7)
By
Series: Jane, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Hell hath no fury like a witch scorned, or so Jane is about to find out. When rogue werewolves cause problems in a neighboring state, Jane and crew go to help clean up the mess. Little do they know, the mess followed them home. Cursed is the 7th novella in the Jane series, running approximately 20,000 words. For the start of the series, please download Vampire Assassin, a free novella.
A Magical Christmas (Jane #6.5)
By
Series: Jane, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Special happenings are afoot in the household of Jane and Felipe as new guests make the holiday season more interesting than expected. This short story of approximately 6,000 words falls between Blood Moon (Jane #6) and Cursed (Jane #7).
Blood Moon (Jane #6)
By
Series: Jane, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane just got married and she couldn't be happier. She's surrounded by her best friends and things are looking bright. But there's one problem: they're outcasts and hunted by the Vampire Council. Can an alliance with a strange new ally be their saving grace? Or will it spell doom for them all?
Til Death (Jane #5)
By
Series: Jane, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane and Felipe have conquered one of the worst vampire plagues in recent history. Now they're ready to start their new life in America. But as is often the case, life is rarely all wine and roses as Jane's past comes back to haunt her.
Battle of Black River
By
Series: Blood of the Dragon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Conflict has torn the kingdom of Layr apart. Now two brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a war that could mean the end for dragonkind. **This is the prequel to Blood of the Dragon. It is a short story of approximately 8,000 words.**
Redemption (Jane #4)
By
Series: Jane, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After the final battle in Blood & Tears, Jane's team struggles with the death of one of their own. When things get too tough, they call in reinforcements--the Italian military. Will the extra men and women help Jane, Felipe, and the others defeat Conrad and his minions? Or will the rogue vampires finally win? This is the fourth novella in the Jane series. It runs approximately 17,000 words.
Blood & Tears (Jane #3)
By
Series: Jane, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jane's back! And she's not alone. Someone is creating new vampires and Father Bellini has hand-picked a crack team to find out who's responsible. This is the third installment in the Jane novella series. It runs approximately 19,000 words.
New Blood (Jane #2)
By
Series: Jane, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the second book of the series, Jane struggles to cope with her new life as a vampire. With the help of a priest, a dog groomer, and an assassin, she attempts to come to terms with what she has become and find her purpose in the world. This novella runs approximately 20,000 words.
Blood of the Dragon
By
Series: Blood of the Dragon, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50)
Conquered and enslaved, the dragons of Layr live in fear. Their allies are banished, declared outlaws and forced out of human society. With the birth of a rare dragon, a young keeper in the dragon hatchery finds herself as the hatchling's protector. Enlisting the help of her best friend, a fire-throwing Gypsy, and an invisible being, she confronts a tyranny that has reigned for three centuries.
Vampire Assassin (Jane #1)
By
Series: Jane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.67)
Immortality had never been something Jane aspired to until one fateful encounter changed her peaceful existence forever. Giving in to the inevitable, Jane decides to make her current unfortunate situation work in her favor and she embarks on journey that will change her life into something she never imagined. Vampire Assassin runs approximately 15,000 words.

Samantha Warren’s tag cloud

apocalypse    assassin    baby    blood    blood of the dragon    camelot    christmas    contemporary    contemporary fantasy    death    dragon    dystopia    excalibur    fae    faeries    faery    fairies    fairy    fantasy    freedom    ghost    gypsy    holiday    humor    humor action    indie    jane    king arthur    knights    lancelot    leanansidhe    magic    medieval    metaphysical    new adult    novella    paranormal    pixie    quirky    romance    serial    serial vampire series    serialized fiction    series    shapeshifter    shapeshifters    short story    slavery    smart zombies    spaceship    steampunk    supernatural    teen    titania    undead    urban    urban fantasy    vampire    vampire hunter    walking dead    war    warlock    warlocks    werewolf    werewolves    western    wild west    witch    witches    world war iii    ya    zombie    zombie western    zombies   

Smashwords book reviews by Samantha Warren

  • No Rest for the Wicked on May 10, 2011

    Quick, excellent read. It draws you in right from the start and keeps your attention. My only complaint is that it's too short! I want to know about the girls in the closet and where Veronica goes next! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author.