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SOMETHING happened to me today…

Today, INTREPID, book 6 of the series became available for pre-order on amazon, and I can’t explain it…

I have an extremely HIGH sense of elation right now – something along the lines of what I felt when the first book was published. Maybe even higher.

We are so close to the end, and I have met so many wonderful people on this journey. Thank you all for your support, your time and your energy.

I work to promote my books every day, and I now have a following that works just as hard as I do… you guys are wonderful, and I thank you so much for being there!!!

In case you haven’t seen it… this is the blurb for INTREPID, BUT it’s a giant spoiler if you aren’t up to speed on the rest of the series… if that be the case, take one of these links instead and go get started while the boxed set, or at the very least, CAPTIVE, is on sale…

BOXED SET (bk 1 – bk 4) –http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M4TE8Q2
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CAPTIVE (book 1) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO3JE
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BOUND (book 2) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO2C2
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ENTWINED (book 3) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7F2NTA
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EXPOSED (book 4) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6FV9XU
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INDELIBLE (book 5) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N2GZ996
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INTREPID (book 6) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OL232FI
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AVENGED (book 7) – coming Jan 20th

Well, you’re still here, so I guess you are ready to see what’s got my stomach full of butterflies… so here it is…

Intrepid – A New Life SeriesBook 6 of a New Life Series

When past and present collide, how do you escape your fate?

Tori Farrell is finally on the path that leads to a bright future. Raised to be an assassin, she lived in a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. Gaining her freedom, and discovering her true identity, she has reconciled the life she was born to have with the one she fought so hard to flee. Managing to hold on to her soul mate, she is pushing forward, refusing to allow the fear to hold her back any longer.
Taking her place in her brother’s band, Tori faces new challenges. Learning to live the life of a rock star seems easy enough, and she quickly gets a handle on what she holds most dear. Soon however, the tables are turned, with the realization that the FBI has merely taken to the shadows, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Only when her former lover forces his way back into her life does it become clear; some things are simply meant to be…

INDELIBLE – BOOK 5 COVER REVEALED!!!

original indelible

 

I LOVE the new cover – and my publisher said I could share!!!
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This is book 5 – INDELIBLE!!! If you have NOT read books 1 – 4 DO NOT read the end of this post…
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Instead – take one of these links and GET FIXED with the boxed set of books 1 – 4 for ONLY 7.49 (that’s 50% off!!!) so you can get caught up – because reading the blurb for book 5 is a HUGE SPOILER if you haven’t read the first part!!!
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Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/New-Life-Captive-Entwined-Exposed-ebook/dp/B00M4TE8Q2/
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Barnes & Nobel – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-new-life-series-boxed-set-samantha-jacobey/1120004642?ean=2940149801664
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KOBO – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-new-life-series-boxed-set
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NOW – if you are still reading – I assume you are ready to see what book 5 is all about
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INDELIBLE – A New Life Novel… What do you do if you discover the life you’re living isn’t the one you were meant to have?

Tori Farrell’s path has been a long one. She was raised by a Motorcycle Gang called the Dragons, trained as an assassin, and lived by the sword in a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. She made her escape, and even successfully thwarted a second attempt to draw her back in.

Returning to her safe new life, Tori faces unforeseen challenges, as the discovery of her Rock Star relation, Brian Madson, gives way to the desire to have the life she was born to live. Haunted by fear, and caught in a fierce battle between her husband and brother, she must learn to accept her dark past and face her future boldly. The FBI and The Organization still linger in the shadows, and time is creeping forward, pushing her to choose. Which path will she take, and where will it lead, when she is forced to decide between destiny and fate…

Spectacular Giveaway and Other news

As most of you are aware, I have a fondness for competitions and giveaways, and this last one has been SUPER successful. We still have over a day for people to enter, but we are already over 4,000 entries (that’s points, not people), but still, it makes me feel REALLY HAPPY to have so many involved and eager to participate!!!

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In case anyone has not gotten in on this, there are 3 $10 gift cards in the pot, a variety of swag items, AND two sets of paperbacks up for grabs (a pair and set of 4) from the series.

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the generic link is here —>>>  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/996a8e49/

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For my other bit of news – we are almost 2 weeks in for EXPOSED and this is where we stand…

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@ @ @ @ @ REVIEW COUNT @ @ @ @ @

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Add them up!!! As of this morning – the series has 122 REVIEWS on amazon…

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4 star = 33

5 star = 80

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total = 113

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113 / 122 = 92.6% WHOOP WHOOP!!!

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HAPPY DAY 😀

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WARNING!!! THESE REVIEWS definitely contain spoilers – so read them in full AT YOUR OWN RISK… and if you have not started this fantastic journey – NOW IT IS THE TIME!!!

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You can get book 1 for ONLY 99 CENTS (for a limited time) and each book after that is only 3.79!!!

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CAPTIVE (book 1) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO3JE

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BOUND (book 2) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO2C2

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ENTWINED (book 3) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7F2NTA

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EXPOSED (book 4) – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6FV9XU

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I also have a special blog post in mind that I will make here in the next few days – If you have not heard, all 7 books are completed!!! That means my part is essentially done, and I am just as excited as you are for those release dates to come.

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Have a GREAT DAY everyone!!!

PINS AND NEEDLES – EXPOSED IS RELEASED!!!

My publisher uploaded the final copy and released it this morning, so all we can do now is wait. I have posted a giveaway over on my

Facebook Author page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Jacobey/165092307031832

and am chatting away in the release party event room – https://www.facebook.com/events/1511694799059235/

 

I am SO excited for this – the story is going to make some drastic turns from here, so this is one of those ‘HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS’ moments for me.

 

Thank you to everyone who has been following along, welcome to all those who have joined in as of late, and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about this latest segment of the journey!!!

Facebook Blues

I’m not sure how many of you use Facebook, but I have been on it daily ever since I set up my author page. Previous to that, I never used it, and didn’t see what the big deal was, or why people would want to put so much of their personal lives out there for the whole world to see.

 

After I published my first book, I started looking for ways to market it, and that’s when I got hooked. That’s right, I’m an addict. I have spent countless hours clicking around, sharing posts and checking out other peoples pages. And since I have only been a user for 7 or 8 months, I don’t really know what it was like before that. I do know that the changes that they have recently made… suck.

 

And I say suck in the nicest way possible. I mean, lets face it, I totally understand why they did it. Most people don’t use a conventional computer any more. Most people use a tablet or some other device, so the streamlined feeds for every page makes sense. I still hate them.

 

Used to, when you came to my page it was amazing. I mean it, I loved my page. I put stuff on it that was informative about my books, some advertisements, reviews, and upcoming events, but I also put stuff that was fun. I love puzzles and interesting food for thought items, and my page was plastered with them.

 

I also kept my page clean. Everything had a visual appeal, down to the way the little boxes fit together on my screen. I loved pinning a post and providing an experience when you visited my page, would make sure it was all current, and would remove or hide things if they didn’t fit in with what I had in mind. It was perfect. And… it’s gone. Sigh.

 

So today, I have realized that I don’t spend near as much time on good old Facebook as I once did. I guess it’s because I’m depressed that my page doesn’t look as appealing to me. Or maybe it’s the resentment I still feel that even though I have almost 6000 likes and followers, my posts don’t make it to more than a few 100 people… unless they are of a cat or I pay to ‘sponsor’ them. I have noticed that one guy sponsors his daily pic, with his cup of coffee and a cute little saying to think about. That’s ok, I’ll pass. I have better things to do with my money.

 

I will just go, suffer through my withdrawals… and continue to look for another social media place that I can mess around with and call home. Any suggestions?

 

 

HELLO WORLD!!!

As I am sure many of you are aware, the allergy season is upon us. In light of that, I have been on a roller coaster these last few days. Two days ago, my right eye felt like it was going to pop out of my head from all the pressure behind it, and I spent the entire day (pretty much) at my desk with the lights off and nursing my face.

Yesterday, I felt great, and started packing up my classroom for the end of the year (only 2 more weeks for me). Then this morning… yup. The left side of my head felt like a vice was clamped down. Fortunately, it’s Saturday, and I was able to stay home and nurse myself again, and get it to drain. And now I feel like writing – WHOOP.

This is actually very fortunate for me, because I had promised you guys a tiny tidbit of news about me a few days ago, and I have not yet delivered, and I think it is time. When this year started, I had promised myself that I was going to make this my last, and would devote myself to writing full time. Alas, things do not always go as we plan.

As the end of the year approaches, it looks like my school will be down 4 science teachers next fall, baring some miracle (however unlikely), and after a great deal of soul searching, I have decided… I’m going back for one more year. My kids need me there, and I can wait one more year before I completely run off to follow my dream. But, there is a silver lining as well.

Actually, several in fact. Firstly, we are going to pay off every bill we owe, which is not many besides our cars, and yes we are going to pay those off too, during the next school year, so that all we owe is our house. If I teach one more year, my school loans will also be gone, and that is a blessing in itself. And finally, it is highly likely that I will be teaching seniors, which I have never done, in a subject that I always wanted and was never given because I was ‘too valuable where I was.’ Can’t beat that.

Oh, and did I mention I am almost finished with book 6? Yeah, pretty amazing. I have 7 roughed out as well, and will have both of them handed over to the publisher before the fall. That means I will have completed 7 books… in a years time. I don’t know if that’s fast. It sounds fast to me, and I’m pretty excited about that fact, as the release schedule is already set for the rest of the series, and all should fall into place pretty easily.

Ok, one more bit of news, because I am dying to talk about what comes after A New Life. See, I have another girl in my head, pretty normal girl really, only life gives her an unexpected curve ball. After the sudden death of her parents, she goes to live with her uncle, and he’s that family member that no one talks about except in whispers… I will start roughing this story out as soon as I close the cover on Tori for the last time, and I am so excited. I wonder if I can write another series in a year’s time…

Only a day later – book blitz!!!

Yesterday, I was feeling down about the ending of my first blog tour, and them BAM – BOOK BLITZ!!!

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Now, to be honest, I have no idea what happens on a book blitz, so I am REALLY EXCITED about this… all I have at this point is a schedule. The names on the list are enough to get my heart racing cause I LOVE THESE GUYS!!! I will post that for you here, and we will find out the rest together!!!

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Oh, and I have another post coming, more personal. I have something kind of big that I may need to announce here very soon, so just a heads up to keep your eye out for that. And, I am curious – if I were to show up at a city near you for a book signing, would you come to meet me?

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Ok, BOOK BLITZ – here it is and I hope you enjoy!!! I will get some URLs added to this as I get them =)

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May 6

BLUSHING DIVAS BOOK REVIEWS

K&S Book Blog

Cruising Susan Book Reviews

Panty dropping Book Blog

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May 7

Breny’s Book Obsession

Here is some of what I read (I have no idea what this means or what it goes with =/)

Scandalous Book Blog

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May 8

Crazy Daisy Book Whore

Book Nook Nuts

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May 9

BabyCakes Book Blog

Reading Drinking and Relaxing

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May 10

Hooked on Books

Ms. Me28

Beautifully Broken Book Blog

A Literary Love Affair

Rose’s Book Blog

BLUSHING DIVAS BOOK REVIEWS

Crazy Four books

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

OK – here is the schedule of stops and activities – the GIVEAWAYS will be 3 prize packages (from what I understand awarded at the end) that will include:

SIGNED SWAG, an EBOOK, and a $25 amazon gc WHOOP!!! Please feel free to visit each of the spots and check out all the reviews and interviews!!!

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Tour Schedule:

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29th April – Sue @Sue Cover Reveals & Book Promotions – Review, Interview & Giveaway – http://suesrevealsandpromotions.blogspot.co.uk
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30th April – Renee @Reading Renee – Interview & Giveaway –  http://www.readingrenee.com
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1st May- Philomena @Cheekypee reads and reviews – Review & Giveaway – http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
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2nd May- Angela @Wicked Reads – Review & Giveaway –  http://vkwickedreads.wordpress.com/ 
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3rd May- Aparajita @Le’ Grande Codex – Interview & Giveaway  – http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/
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4th May- Vicky @Deal Sharing Aunt – Guest Post & Giveaway –  http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com 
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5th May- The ‘A’ – Jurnale – Guest Post & Giveaway – http://www.the-a-jurnale.blogspot.com/
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OMG I am so freaking excited now!!! Love you guys!!!
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Sam

NEW PRICING!!!

PRICES ARE STILL LOW!!! That’s right, the sale may be over, but the regular prices on these great books are still below average 😀

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WHY? Because I want my stories to be affordable. You can get the ENTIRE first book in the series for ONLY $2.99, and each FULL LENGTH NOVEL after that is ONLY $3.79!!!

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Get your copy of CAPTIVE TODAY – find out what you’ve been missing!!!

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Tori’s story begins with CAPTIVE – After years of being ruled by a gang of bikers called the Dragons, Tori Farrell uses her skills to free herself from the grasp of the people who vowed they would never let her go. Taken in by the FBI, she soon finds herself lost in a web of lies and deceit. She thought escaping the Dragons would put her on a path to a new and better life, but now she must face the cold hard truth… there is always a price to be paid. CURRENTLY RATED 4.5 stars on AMAZON

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO3JE

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/captive-samantha-jacobey/1118955652?ean=2940149366910

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Continue her story and get BOUND – Bound to a halfway house under orders of the FBI, Tori Farrell takes things day by day, working to move forward and to face her own addictions. When a mysterious man walks into Tori’s life, she believes she’s found someone she can trust. But sometimes danger doesn’t hide cloaked in darkness…it appears to be everything you’ve been looking for, but is really the one thing you should be running from… CURRENTLY RATED 4.3 stars on AMAZON

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO2C2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bound-samantha-jacobey/1118955657?ean=2940149366941

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Ready for more? Get ENTWINED – Confronted by a ghost from her past, Tori Farrell decides to run in an attempt to protect her new friends. She sets out with a desire to disappear and hide in anonymity. Her plan only holds one flaw – a man she can’t shake, who won’t take no for an answer. Who is this mysterious stranger and what does he want from her? Tori will soon discover that getting a new life means she must first lay to rest the demons of her past. CURRENTLY RATED 4.5 stars on AMAZON

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7F2NTA

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/entwined-samantha-jacobey/1118955781?ean=2940149367672

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PREFER PAPERBACKS? Createspace has them for only $13.99 each

Captive – https://www.createspace.com/4748740

Bound – https://www.createspace.com/4748758

Entwined – https://www.createspace.com/4730344

I have been left speechless…

I have been working very hard to promote the New Life series, and it has been quite an exciting and time consuming endeavor. Tiring would be another way of putting it. I work 40+ hours per week at my job, plus every waking moment that I possibly can on my books. Even when I am not ‘working’ on them, I am thinking about them, and I am consumed by the story that will not let me go until I have spilled it all onto the pages. I have thought of this story every day for years, and once I started putting it down, I found that it does in fact have a life of its own. I have 2 books left to write of the 7, and I have often wondered if working this hard is really worth it, or if I am really just wasting my time.

Today, I had two reviews posted for CAPTIVE that have answered that question for me. In essence, these two ladies had left me speechless, and I have been thinking of little else all day. I knew I was going to make a post for this. I have not had time to make posts regularly in ages, but for this, I will make an exception.

The first review I found as I was leaving for the school, and was accompanied by an email apologizing for how long it has taken for her to read and review my book. No apologies are needed. Every review that is given, I appreciate from the bottom of my heart, but I would never want anyone to feel obligated to provide a review. The second I found when I arrived at work and was finally able to log into my computer and peek at Amazon to check my rank and facebook before the the mad rush of my day. That is my routine; I center down and see where I stand, then set it all aside and spend 8 hours straight being a teacher, with a 24 minute lunch. After that, I get to go home, and work on this until I go to bed, and am very pleased to do so.

Today, I realized that so many people love my story. I already knew that many people liked it. I have gotten good reviews before, and have fans that have become like friends because of facebook and the way it lets us get to know each other, even though we live across the country and around the world. Today was different. Today, one of those ladies called my work ‘a masterpiece.’ That my friends, took my breath away.

I am not going to post the reviews here. Instead I am going to give you a link at the bottom, and you can go and see all of the reviews that my books have been given. All of the heartfelt comments that my followers have left upon my wall at Amazon. That is after all what I want you to do when you read my stories; feel something. Feel angry, feel scared, feel happy. If you don’t, then I am not doing something right, and that is the hardest part for me, accepting that I am doing it right.

The two reviews that were posted today are moving, as are many others, and I am finally able to say, I did a good job. Maybe now, I can stop worrying about what I should have done to make it better, and just let the rest of the story be what it is.

In the end, I hope that you enjoy all of my story, but I already know that you won’t. I chopped it up into 7 parts. Some parts are graphic; some are painful. A small amount is sweet, and there is even some sad. There will be tension filled pieces to the tale, and there will be times of peace, growth and introspect. The eye of the hurricane is what I call book 3, and I know it is the best so far for some, and too slow and calm for others. I smile to myself when you tell me these things, because I know things I cannot share, as far as what is in the past and what lies ahead for our growing cast.

It wouldn’t be fair for me to spoil this journey that you are now on, this path that my books will lead you down. So instead, I will leave you with a word of thanks. Thank you for reading and sharing my world with me. Thank you for your reviews and for your messages. I appreciate every single one, and every one of you.

And remember, you aren’t going to like everything that happens to our girl Tori, or everything that she has or will do, by the time we reach the end. But, I can pretty much guarantee that one thing is safe to say – there will be parts that you love, and you won’t be sorry that you read it, either.

 

Amazon review links…

Captive –  http://www.amazon.com/Captive-Book-Formerly-Life-Recovery-ebook/product-reviews/B00J1AO3JE/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

A New Life: Life of Recovery (original title and cover) – http://www.amazon.com/A-New-Life-Recovery/product-reviews/1493104322/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

 

Bound – http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Book-Formerly-Life-Doubt-ebook/product-reviews/B00J1AO2C2/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Life of Doubt (original title and cover) – http://www.amazon.com/Life-Doubt-Book-Two-New/product-reviews/1493106902/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

 

Entwined – http://www.amazon.com/Entwined-Book-New-Life-Series-ebook/product-reviews/B00J7F2NTA/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

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