Samantha Warren


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.
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Where to find Samantha Warren online

Where to buy in print


The Third Key
Series: The Alaesha Legacy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,730. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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 them both 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.
Blood & Dust
Series: Lonesome Ridge, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,920. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
Massacre at Lonesome Ridge
Series: Lonesome Ridge, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,390. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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?
Battle of Black River
Series: Blood of the Dragon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: 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.**
Blood of the Dragon
Series: Blood of the Dragon, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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)
Series: Jane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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

assassin    blood    blood of the dragon    coming of age    contemporary fantasy    death    dragon    fantasy    freedom    gypsy    jane    magic    other world    paranormal    portal fantasy    series    shapeshifter    slavery    smart zombies    teen    undead    unicorns    urban    urban fantasy    vampire    walking dead    war    western    wild west    young adult    zombie    zombie western   

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.