Friday, 10 June 2011

Hot New Author: Samantha Towle

Today I’d like to welcome Samantha Towle, to the blog! I’ve had the page-turning pleasure of reading her novel The Bringer and I can honestly say I adored it. 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself, Samantha?

I live in Yorkshire with my husband Craig, children Riley and Isabella, dog Max and cat Murphy. The youngest of four daughters, I love music - all music - and dream of a day when …. now that's another story. My first book, 'The Bringer' was published by Night Publishing in May 2011. My second, 'A Single Bite' will be published later in the year.
What will readers like about your latest novel The Bringer?

It’s not your average ‘angel’ novel. It’s full of twists and turns, and I think readers will really identify with Lucyna and her naivety when she finds herself in falling love with James. We’ve all felt the thrill that love creates, that first shot of ecstasy when you meet the ‘one’ and how overwhelming it can be. But Lucyna has never felt anything before now, so she is completely overwhelmed and totally out of her depth with all of these feelings her love for James is creating within her.

I think readers will enjoy going through the journey with her and encountering the twists thrown in along the way!

What inspired you to write it?

‘Don’t Cry’ by Guns N’ Roses. I got the idea for ‘The Bringer’ whilst listening to the song. It got me thinking about the painful effects that love can have on us, then I got to thinking about what it would be like if we didn’t have to feel at all, would things be easier and that is how I came up with the concept of The Bringer. An ethereal being with no feelings, whose sole purpose is to guide the recently deceased to Heaven, who without warning suddenly develops feelings.

Can you tell us a little about your work in progress?

‘A Single Bite’ is the novel I’m currently working on. It’s due out later this year. It’s slightly different to ‘The Bringer’. It’s still a Paranormal Romance, and whilst there is angst and heartbreak in it, there is also a lot of humour.  Alexandra ‘Alex’ the MC is very clumsy with her words, she often speaks before thinking!

Who are your favourite authors?

Thomas Harris, Charlaine Harris, Sophie Kinsella and Paige Toon.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.

I have worked every job known to man! From being a chambermaid, to factory work, to waitressing, a bit of modelling, singing, you name it I’ve probably done it!
… and now you can add 'published author' to the list! Thanks so much for letting me interview you today. It’s been heavenly (sorry, bad pun).

The Bringer on Amazon Kindle US
The Bringer on Amazon Kindle UK   
The Bringer on Smashwords  


  1. That's an amazing book with lots of twist and turns. An agonizing love story, go for it. I've done in in depth review on this novel. A novel with a difference.

  2. Aw Sam, that was great, well worth being my last link of the weekend, lol. I didn't know you could sing? Thank you both.

  3. Samantha, I'm impressed with how you answered your questions--you're a great teacher. I love the sound of your book, I can't wait to read it! :)

    Great interview, thanks for sharing it with us, Shalini. :)

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!