Their Mission is Redemption…

A Fallen Siren Novel, Book 2

Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed.
Now it’s time for a reckoning.

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The Fallen Siren Series

Comic Con 2013

Meet Sam and Jeanne at Comic-Con!

The dynamic duo known as S.J. Harper will be signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth (#1119) in the main exhibit hall on Thursday, July 18, at 4:00 PM. Jeanne will additionally be moderating a panel on Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 in Room 24 ABC. Following the panel she’ll be signing books from her Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles Series!

The Forbidden Series

Forbidden Series

Dragon Con 2013

The Dragon*Con Schedule for Sam & Jeanne!

We’ll be posting their panel schedule as soon as it’s available. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with Samantha or Jeanne during Dragon*Con, please use the contact form on this website to send a request.

Once Upon an Heiress Series

Once Upon an Heiress

Once Upon an Heiress
(Part 1)
by Samantha Sommersby


Publisher: All Romance eBooks, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance, Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2013

Mystery, danger, true love, and the best birthday present ever. 
(A Serial Novel Told In Three Parts)

Socialite turned social worker Cassandra Cartwright has sworn off love. It’s been two years since her too-good-to-be-true husband ran off with her millions, leaving her emotionally and financially devastated. Cassie’s friends, believing that it’s time she put her past behind her, hire Jason Gregory to arrange for a special birthday dinner.

The enigmatic Jason is full of surprises, but no one is as surprised as he is when his casual meeting with Cassie leads to a torrid affair. Passionate and sensitive, strong and tender, he seems to know just what Cassie needs. But having been burned once, Cassie is wary, and rightfully so. Jason has secrets from a former life and a dangerous past from which he’s just recently escaped.

Before they can find happiness together, Cassie and Jason must take risks, put aside past tragedies, and trust in both one another and love. Add in one psychic sister, a deranged stalker, and a group of tried and true friends (not to mention a sailing fantasy that is too hot to handle and a welcome home dinner so sexy it will make your mouth water) and Once Upon and Heiress delivers whole-heartedly.

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The Sacrifice

There’s a fine line between mysticism and madness… one they must cross to win.

Forbidden, Book 1

London psychiatrist Wesley Atherton is a man of science. He doesn’t believe in love at first sight… until he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a green-eyed American beauty he bumps into on the Tube. Just his luck, Katherine, a fashion design intern, has an engagement ring on her finger.

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Events and News

2015 Comic-Con Schedule!

Thursday, 7/9/15 @ 1:30pm: Horton Grand Theater
Return of the Smitten Word

Bestselling authors Rachel Hawkins (Miss Mayhem), Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard), and Anna Todd (After) talk about the evolution of fan fiction and the power of online readership and engage in another hilarious battle over movies, TV shows, and Hollywood’s hottest. The discussion will be led by S.J. Harper (Reckoning).

Thursday, 7/9/15 @ 4:00pm: AA09
Autograph / Signing

Friday, 7/10/15 @ 10:00am: Room 32AB
Adventure Couples

SFF fans are always down for an adventure, from a daring airship expedition to space-age exploration, but what’s the fun in an adventure if there’s no one to share it with? Some of the most compelling stories in genre fiction spring out of the relationships between two equally awesome characters when they’re thrown together in an out-of-this-world situation. Come discuss the lure of romantic adventure with Chloe Neil (The Devil’s Isle series), Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red), Beth Cato (The Clockwork Crown), Suzanne Young (The Remedy), Gena Showalter (Alice in Zombieland), and Mary E. Pearson (The Heart of Betrayal). Moderated by S. J. Harper (Reckoning).

Friday, 7/10/15 @ 11:30am: AA09
Autograph / Signing

Sunday, 7/12/15 @ 11:00am: Exhibit Hall Booth #1119
Join writing team SJ Harper (Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein) in the Mysterious Galaxy booth #1119 where they will be giving away 100 copies of their newest release in the Fallen Siren Series, Forsaken!

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June 2014!

CAPTURED, the prequel to the Fallen Siren Series released!




Pre-Order signed copies before October 5th from Mysterious Galaxy by calling 858-268-4747

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 4:00 – 6:00
Barnes and Noble – Manchester
1741 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 1:00 – 3:00
Barnes and Noble – Nashua
235 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH 03060

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Mission Hills Library
925 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
Broadway Book Mall
200 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Call 303-744-2665 to reserve a signed copy

Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Monster Book Authors at Parker Library
Jeanne C. Stein, S.J. Harper, Carrie Vaughn, and Mario Acevedo
10851 S. Crossroads Dr.
Parker, CO 80134

Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Tattered Cover
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 6:00 PM with Jennifer Probst, Lisa Kessler, and Georgie Lee
Barnes and Noble – La Mesa
5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942

Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 7:30
Penguin Booth
New York Comic-Con @ Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

Saturday, October 6, 2013 @ 2:30
Mysterious Galaxy – Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302
San Diego, CA 92111





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October 2013:

Join Jeanne C. Stein for MileHiCon 45 Colorado’s oldest and best Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention from October 18-20! Stay tuned for more details!


September 2013:

Will you be in the Denver area from September 20-22? If so, then join Jeanne C. Stein at Colorado Gold hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s group. Jeanne’s a long-standing member of RMFW and will be on hand for several panels: Snapping Pictures with’Words: The Art of Description [9/20 @ 4pm], It Starts with Writing a Good Book: Elements of a Winning Novel [9/21 @ 8am], Scene and Sequel: The Connected Links of Drama [9/20 @ 10am], and Sequels, Trilogies, and Series [9/22 @ 8am].


August 2013:

Calling all Anna Strong fans! August 27th is the official release date for Blood Bond, Book 9 in Jeanne C. Stein’s award-winning (not to mention Nationally Best-Selling) Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles! It will be available in Mass Market Paper and Digital. Read the first two chapters for free HERE!

Are you free this Labor Day weekend? Then you should definitely come to Atlanta! Sam and Jeanne will be there along with TONS of other authors (not to mention Hollywood celebs) at Dragon*Con. It’s one huge party–an opportunity to geek out, embrace your inner nerd, celebrate everything sci-fi/fantasy, and see fabulous costumes.

Samantha Sommersby
Title: The Perfect Blend: The Mixing of Genres Within Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss how Urban Fantasy successfully incorporates a variety of genres
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: D.B. Jackson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Cherie Priest, Samantha Sommersby, Jana Oliver, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: What’s Next in Urban Fantasy?
Description: Industry professionals share their insights on what’s new and what’s next in the field
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Anne Sowards, Lucienne Diver, Jean Marie Ward, Claire M. Eddy, Elizabeth Donald, Jeanne C. Stein)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: It’s a Fae, Fae World: A Lost Girl Fan Panel
Description: A fan discussion of the hit show in preparation for the cast panels over the following three days. *Note: None of the cast will appear on this panel.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jeanne C. Stein)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Magic and Mayhem: Witches in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss the witches and magic systems used in their books
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Linda Robertson, Kalayna Price, Laura Anne Gilman, Faith Hunter, Mercedes Lackey, Lara Parker, Jeanne C. Stein)
Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Second Nature: Werewolves and Shifters in Urban Fantasy
Description: Panel discussing what makes these supernatural beings so intriguing as urban fantasy characters.
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jeanne C. Stein, Linda Robertson, Faith Hunter, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kalayna Price, Samantha Sommersby)
Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Sookie Forever After: A Fan Panel Discussion of the Book Series
Description: A moderated fan panel. *Please note that this panel will not include any of the True Blood cast. For that programming, please visit the Horror Track.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jeanne C. Stein, Delilah S. Dawson, Samantha Sommersby)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: City of Dreadful Night: World-building in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss how they create the fascinating worlds of their novels
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Jeanne C. Stein, Karen E Taylor, Kalayna Price, James R. Tuck, Cherie Priest)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Okay, You Sold It. Now What?
Description: For writers who’ve sold their first novels and/or short stories. What should you expect next?
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Stephen L. Antczak, Jeanne C. Stein, Richard Lee Byers, Rachel Hartman, Joel Shepherd)
Samantha Sommersby
Title: Blood Light: The Use of Humor in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss why they choose to use humor in the genre, and what type
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: John G. Hartness, Kevin J. Anderson, Delilah S. Dawson, Samantha Sommersby, Mari Mancusi, Laura Anne Gilman)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Okay, You Sold It. Now What?
Description: For writers who’ve sold their first novels and/or short stories. What should you expect next?
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Stephen L. Antczak, Jeanne C. Stein, Richard Lee Byers, Rachel Hartman, Joel Shepherd)
Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Reading – Jeanne C. Stein & Samantha Sommersby
Description: CURSED – (writing together as S.J. Harper)
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Roswell – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Samantha Sommersby, Jeanne C. Stein)
Samantha Sommersby
Title: Monster to Lover: Vampire Variations in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss the wide range of portrayals within the genre
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Clay and Susan Griffith, Samantha Sommersby, S. M. Stirling, Cherie Priest, Linda Robertson, James R. Tuck)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Mystic Falls Confidential:The Vampire Diaries Fan Panel
Description: A moderated panel discussion about the hit show
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kathryn Hinds, Jeanne C. Stein)
Jeanne C. Stein
Title: Page-Turners: Mystery and Suspense in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss how and why the elements of mystery and suspense play such a significant role in the genre
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jeanne C. Stein, Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Karen E Taylor, Laurell K. Hamilton, Faith Hunter)
Samantha Sommersby
Title: Writers Roundtable
Description: Now is the time to get all your questions answered. This panel is open for all writing questions.
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)


July 2013:

Meet Sam and Jeanne at San Diego Comic-Con! It happens every year and is one of their favorite cons. Want a chance to chat in person? Come to the Mysterious Galaxy booth on Thursday, July 18, at 4:00 PM, Booth #1119. They will have Cursed bookmarks and postcards to give away as well as an ARC!

While you there, check out Jeanne’s Panel!

Sunday, July 21
2:00-3:00 PM: WITCHES AND FEY, MONSTERS AND MORTALS (ROOM 24ABC)That vamp’s a tramp; this witch is a real bitch. Pixies will pinch; and the fey go beyond fairly frightening. The ghouls are ghastly, and we mere mortals are growing testy. Oh, and that creepy-looking fella is sprouting fur from his feet, and who knows ‘were’ else! This panel will profile some of the scariest characters in modern popular fiction and may even provide perspective on the monsters of myth.
S.M. Wheeler, author of SEA CHANGE (Tor)
C. Robert Cargill, DREAMS AND SHADOWS (HarperCollins/HarperVoyager)
Brom, artist and author of the KRAMPUS (HarperCollins/HarperVoyager)
Morgan Rhodes, author of FALLING KINGDOMS (Razorbill)
Amber Benson: author of the Calliope-Reaper Jones novels (Ace, Penguin Group)
Seanan McGuire, October Daye Series (DAW, Penguin Group)
Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha Trilogy/Shadow and Bone (Square Fish/Henry Holt, Macmillan)
Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires series (NAL, Penguin Group)
MODERATOR: Jeanne C. Stein, author of Anna Strong series
SIGNING: AA09, 3:30-4:30 PM


June 2013:

Are you curious about Cursed, the new S.J. Harper book being released on October 1, 2013? Take a look at the trailer for the book and the short film “Cursed in San Diego” created by Mazzax Productions. To the right you can see a photo of Director/Producer Max James (AKA, Sam’s gifted spawn) on location in San Diego with Rose, a character from the Cursed played expertly by actress Andrea Sweeney. Let Rose take you on a tour of the San Diego hotspots featured in the book. Notice Max’s T-shirt choice: “And then Buffy staked Edward. The End.” An appropriate choice when making a film staring a vampire.