Samantha Hoffman

Biography

Samantha Hoffman is a twenty-seven year old author who has always had a passion for both reading and writing. She writes in her spare time and when she isn’t writing her own books, she’s reading the books of others. Her favorite genre to write is paranormal romance, but she also likes to dabble in fantasy and horror. She loves werewolves, vampires, zombies, and anything supernatural. Her favorite author is Tamora Pierce, but she also likes Darren Shan and J.K. Rowling.

The Arena Wars (Arena Wars #1).
War of Hearts (Arena Wars #2).
Consumed by War (Arena Wars #3).

Dark Secrets (Dark Heritage #1).
Dark Revenge (Dark Heritage #2).
Dark Possession (Dark Heritage #3).

Zombie Island (Zombie Apocalypse #1).
Zombie Country (Zombie Apocalypse #2).
Zombie World (Zombie Apocalypse #3).
Tales of Terror from Survivors (Zombie Apocalypse #3.5).

The Awakening (Daray Hall #1).
The Protector (Daray Hall #2).

Fateful Impact (Crimson Nightmare #1).
Calculated Risk (Crimson Nightmare #2).
Substantial Loss (Crimson Nightmare #3)(TBA).

Menagerie Noir (Hawthorne PD #1).
Syndicate Noir (Hawthorne PD #2)(TBA).

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. When I was in the first grade, I wrote my first short story about a young girl who was friends with a group of frogs that lived in a pond near her home. One day, she discovered that the frogs had been captured by an evil witch who intended to turn them into frog legs. At the time, seven year old me thought this was a disgusting horror. It wouldn't be until many years later that I tried frog legs myself and found that I quite enjoyed them (and yes, this story did flash through my mind!). The young girl tricks the witch and rescues her froggy friends and they all live happily ever after together. I have it bound and illustrated with the terrible images that only a seven year old can draw, and it's one of my favorite possessions. It's still in the top of my closet, and I do reread it from time to time to see just how far I've come.
What are you working on next?
Once I finish the conclusion to my Zombie Apocalypse trilogy, I have several new projects planned out. I'm not sure where I'll start, but I'm hoping to try some new things. I have plans for more inclusive character casts, as well as an attempt at a different writing style. Of course paranormal romance is my favorite genre to write, so I have many plans for more stories involving vampires and werewolves (as well as some about mermaids, demi-gods, aliens, dragons, and witches), but I also want to try my hands at epic fantasy and maybe pure romance.
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Where to find Samantha Hoffman online

Twitter: @SammyHoffman93
Facebook: Facebook profile

Series

Hawthorne PD
Rookie officer Evelyn McClane handles supernatural cases ranging from run of the mill black market deals to magical takeovers and world domination. She crosses paths with alluring and dangerous men along with powerful and forgotten magic.
Crimson Nightmare
Life on the Olympus station is boring, to say the least. Cressida is dreading the end of her last year in school, unsure what she wants to do with her life. Not too long ago, her family was torn apart in one violent night, leaving Cress a hollow shell of her former self. While others go about their lives, Cressida feels hers is missing a vital part, one that causes her to feel uninspired and lost. During a once in a lifetime field trip, Cressida and her classmates find themselves caught in the middle of a mass prison break. When several of the most dangerous convicts in the universe are freed, the students find themselves taken hostage during the ensuing shootout. They soon crash land on a dangerous planet, where they face starvation, the elements, the convicts, as well as whatever dangerous secrets the planet holds. While they wait for the military to come to their aid, they begin to uncover secrets that cast doubt on everything they thought they knew, and for the first time in years, Cress finds herself with a purpose. Survive. Survive at all costs and bring light to the travesties they've uncovered.
Arena Wars
Shape-shifting werewolves, blood-drinking vampires, family drama, deadly fights, and daring rescues. After getting on the wrong side of the most powerful werewolf in their world, Alanna Moore—a young werewolf with strong family ties and an even stronger desire to keep her loved ones safe—is kidnapped and shipped off to the Arena, a place of murder with no hope to keep its occupants going. Fighting to the death by her side is her closest friend, Quinten—the blind human hopelessly in love with her. Their forbidden relationship triggers a chain of events that sets their entire world on its head, and the couple are forced to go on the run, fighting dangerous werewolves and vampires along the way. They begin gathering a ragtag group of allies as war breaks out between Alanna’s family and the powerful werewolf she angered. In the fight of their lives, nobody is safe from harm, and Alanna may end up losing everything she holds dear.
Dark Heritage
Ronnie has a gift that nobody wants, not even herself! She sees the ghosts of the dead, as do the horde of cats that follow her around. Her gifts have labeled her as crazy, but little does she know there are others with similar gifts that have begun to watch her. Life in the supernatural world is not easy, especially when everyone seems to be waiting for Ronnie to use her powers for evil. With the threat of execution hanging over her head should she slip up, Ronnie must do everything in her power to please the Council, even putting her own life at risk and battling evil necromancers that have a powerful and deep connection to her. As Ronnie delves deeper into her family’s past, the darkness that permeates her heritage begins to call to her, just as it did for them. Will Ronnie be able to fight that dark influence, or will she succumb to it as her family did?
Zombie Apocalypse
Billions are dead. Civilizations have crumbled into ruins. The world as we know it has ceased to exist. Sam is surviving in the ruins of her former city. With the help of two redneck brothers and a new friend, she escapes the city and heads for less populated areas, hoping for a brighter future. Several states away, her cousin Madison is facing struggles of her own. After a fire and massacre, Madison’s only hope is the fabled cure that many believe doesn’t exist. But Madison and her group are going to be proven wrong, and the cousins team up in a desperate attempt to save what’s left of the world. Along the way, they must battle hordes of the undead, as well as other survivors—some more dangerous than the zombies that crave for their flesh! They’ll face numerous horrors, including devastating fires, freezing temperatures, limited resources, death, and even murder. But if they can survive long enough, they just might be able to create a brighter future for themselves and all of humanity…
Daray Hall
Kylie Redding has a lot on her plate. Her mother is a hollow shell of her former self, her step-father is an abuser who resents her, and to top it all off, her best friend Tara just committed suicide. When Kylie begins the secretive and mysterious transition from human to vampire, she finds that Tara has made the transition before her. Reunited, Tara begins to help Kylie settle into her new life as a creature of the night, and Kylie begins her journey on the path of their loving goddess. Selene, the goddess of the moon and mother of the first and all vampires, has chosen both Tara and Kylie for very important reasons which begin to come clear as war breaks out. There is a war beginning, for control of the moon, and Kylie learns that she will have to play an integral part or risk losing everything and everyone she holds dear. Filled with love, betrayal, hope, and sacrifice, follow Kylie’s journey.

Books

Menagerie Noir (Hawthorne PD #1)
Series: Hawthorne PD. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,450. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The world has changed. Evie is a rookie officer for the Hawthorne PD. With her supernatural partner, they work to unravel a murder case involving a powerful witch, ancient artifacts, and stolen magical creatures. As she dives into this new world, she'll find that power comes from the most unexpected places. Evie realizes she might have what it takes to survive this world, one case at a time.
Calculated Risk (Crimson Nightmare #2)
Series: Crimson Nightmare. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,580. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Things have gone from bad to worse for the surviving students of the Olympus. With salvation nowhere to be found, they’ll go to even greater lengths to survive not only the planet, but Daimos as well. Cress is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him from succeeding with his plans, but each move she makes brings her one step closer to losing everything she knew before.
Fateful Impact (Crimson Nightmare #1)
Series: Crimson Nightmare. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,810. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A field trip to a military station ends with a prison break taking advantage of their presence. Dangerous criminals are freed, and when the military gambles and loses, Cress and her classmates are taken hostage. The escape shuttle malfunctions and they crash on an uncharted planet. They will have to survive starvation, the elements, and the convicts. As well as whatever secrets the planet holds...
Arena Wars Trilogy
Series: Arena Wars. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,460. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After getting on the wrong side of the most powerful werewolf in their world, Alanna is kidnapped and shipped off to the Arena, a place of murder with no hope to keep its occupants going. Fighting to the death by her side is her closest friend, Quinten—the blind human hopelessly in love with her. Their forbidden relationship triggers a chain of events that sets their entire world on its head.
Dark Heritage Trilogy
Series: Dark Heritage. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 207,650. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ronnie sees ghosts of the dead. To please the Council, she'll have to put her life at risk and battle evil necromancers with a powerful and deep connection to her. As she delves deeper into her family’s past, the darkness that permeates her heritage begins to call to her, just as it did for them. Will Ronnie be able to fight that dark influence, or will she succumb to it as her family did?
Tales of Terror from Survivors (Zombie Apocalypse #3.5)
Series: Zombie Apocalypse, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Told from the point of view of five characters that were introduced in the trilogy, these short stories give us a glimpse into what life was like for survivors before and after the cure. They face several different horrors, and even commit a few themselves. They’ll struggle with their morals, fears, and even their own beliefs as they fight to survive in a world devastated by disease. 15+
Zombie World (Zombie Apocalypse #3)
Series: Zombie Apocalypse, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 162,060. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
The group is on the road to Montana, searching for a cure that will end the world’s suffering. Trouble soon arises in the form of Dr. Richards—the scientist responsible for the outbreak. They've agreed to help him, but it soon becomes clear that this man is dangerous in his own way. Several trials and losses await them on their journey, but will the outcome be worth it all in the end?
Dark Possession (Dark Heritage #3)
Series: Dark Heritage, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,890. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Ronnie is doing everything in her power to put her sister’s spirit to rest. But Tabitha won’t go without a fight. The mayor has his hands in the supernatural world, and when Finn and Ronnie threaten to expose his crimes, he takes matters into his own hands. With enemies in the human and supernatural worlds, Ronnie will have to keep her wits about her…but what if all isn’t as it seems? Ages 14+
Zombie Country (Zombie Apocalypse #2)
Series: Zombie Apocalypse, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Madison resides at a school turned temporary fortress in an attempt to outlast the zombie apocalypse. Things quickly begin to unravel due to food shortages, fears, and unruly soldiers. Tragedy strikes, and Madison and a small group of survivors are forced out into the open. They come up with a dangerous plan for survival that includes battling zombies and other dangers along the way. Ages 16+
Dark Revenge (Dark Heritage #2)
Series: Dark Heritage, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Just months after a tragic fight on a rooftop, another necromancer is attempting to raise an army of the undead…as well as bring supernaturals out into the open! The Council wants this necromancer found and destroyed, but how can Ronnie destroy the only family she has left? If she does, she will never be the same. If she doesn’t, the entire world may pay… Ages 14+
Consumed By War (Arena Wars #3)
Series: Arena Wars, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alanna and her family have been given time to rest while Roger prepares his plans for revenge. While Ray gathers friends to help fight, Alanna prepares to give birth. Her unborn children could end fighting between the species, but Roger is dead set on not allowing it to happen. When the fight of their lives begins, nobody will be safe as all are consumed by war… Ages 15+
Dark Secrets (Dark Heritage #1)
Series: Dark Heritage, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,470. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ronnie wants to be normal, but normal is what she can’t be. Aside from the herd of cats that follow her, she can speak with the dead. When she is abducted and brought before the Council, they tell her a necromancer is trying to raise an army of the undead, and they think she’s responsible! They’re going to find out how wrong they are, and it may be too late to stop the real monster… Ages 14+
The Protector (Daray Hall #2)
Series: Daray Hall, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,930. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Kylie’s found her place in Selene's Eternal Gardens, and she couldn’t be more unhappy. Tara is alone and in pain, thinking that she’ll never see her best friend again. But, Tara isn’t all that Kylie has to worry about. Pandia, the daughter of Selene, has been abducted by the other warring goddesses. When Daray Hall is burned to the ground, Selene decides to send Kylie back to help with the war.
War of Hearts (Arena Wars #2)
Series: Arena Wars, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,110. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alanna and Quinten are reunited, and her heart is repaired. Along with Quinten's return is the return of his maker–Alanna’s own mother. Feeling betrayed, she returns home, only to find out that the Council of werewolves is planning to punish her for loving a vampire. The two go on the run, becoming official mates at last. However, an untimely surprise threatens all out war from both sides. Age 14+
Zombie Island (Zombie Apocalypse #1)
Series: Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Samantha is holed up in her apartment, trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. During a trip into town for supplies, she is chased through the city by vicious Warriors, men that kill zombies and make women wish they were dead. After being trapped on a roof at gunpoint, she is saved by the brothers Ryder and Reese, and she decides they might be her best chance for surival. Recommended for ages 15+
The Awakening (Daray Hall #1)
Series: Daray Hall, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,090. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Kylie is devastated after her best friend’s suicide. When Kylie dies, she’s happy at the thought of seeing her again. What she doesn't plan on is waking up at a strange mansion and being told that she’s about to become a vampire. The moon Goddess Selene has chosen her for a reason. A series of murders shakes her new home, and she must protect those she loves, while looking for the killer. Age 15+
The Arena Wars (Arena Wars #1)
Series: Arena Wars, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Alanna is a young werewolf who catches the attention of a century-old monster that becomes hell-bent on having her as his own. When she refuses to be his mate, she and her best friend Quinten are abducted and shipped off to compete in the Arena Wars, a series of fights to the death. Survival would be easier if Quinten wasn't blind and dependant on her. Can the two survive long enough to be saved?

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action    adventure    drama    fantasy    greek mythology    horror    immortal beings    inclusive    love    magic    murder    mystery    necromancy    new adult    paranormal    paranormal romance    police procedure    romance    science fiction    scifi    social justice    supernatural    survival    suspense    urban fantasy    vampire    war    werewolf    ya    young adult    zombie    zombies   

Smashwords book reviews by Samantha Hoffman

  • Claire Got Herself in Trouble on June 29, 2020

    Easy read with an important message. Half of all earnings go to Planned Parenthood and BLM causes. Buy a copy and support not only a fellow author, but others as well.