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BOXED SET – are you ready for the ride?

boxed set 7.49

~ ~ ~ LIMITED time offer – BOXED SET ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ A NEW LIFE by Samantha Jacobey ~ ~ ~
~ ~ THE SERIES YOU do not want TO MISS ~ ~
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CAPTIVE – After years of being ruled by a gang of bikers called the Dragons, Tori Farrell uses her skills to free herself from the people who vowed they would never let her go.
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BOUND – Living in a halfway house under orders of the FBI, Tori Farrell is working to move forward and to face her addictions and learn who she can trust…
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ENTWINED – Confronted by a ghost from her past, Tori Farrell runs in an attempt to disappear and hide in anonymity, but her plan holds a flaw – a man she can’t shake…
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EXPOSED – Faced with her true identity, and the danger of having friends and family destroyed by the past Tori Farrell left behind, she again becomes lost in a dark world filled with sex, drugs and murder, and is forced to see that not all of the demons are on the outside.
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GET the first 4 INSTALLMENTS – books 1-4 at a special price of only $7.49 – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER, and the boxed set will be removed completely upon the release of book 5 – INDELIBLE…
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Can’t say it enough

I NEED A MOMENT… I am nearly in tears this morning…
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Things are so hectic right now, with everything I am working on… so many GOOD THINGS going on around me, and it is hard for us sometimes to accept those things at face value.
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What I would really like to do is to say thank you.
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THANK YOU to every person who has left a review for one of my books – whether they are short, and direct, or they are long and drawn out.. even the typos and the inaccuracies from the story (even a few character names are wrong, and I seriously lmao at that!!!)
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I love them all and I appreciate every single one, because you read my stories and you took the time to post a word about them…
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~ ~ ~ REVIEW COUNT TODAY ~ ~ ~
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5 stars – 94 <<< holy sh*t!!!!
4 stars – 38
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132 total 4&5 stars out of 141 total reviews!!!
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THAT IS 94%!!!!
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I am completely blown away… so happy right now, you cannot imagine… happy because I have shared something of myself with you… and you love it as much as I do…. thank you so much… I am so glad that you understand.
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❤ Sam

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?

 

 

A REVIEW FIT FOR FRAMING

For those of you who are not aware, book 4 of my series will be out next month, and for the first time ever, I have a publisher who has provided me with ARC copies to hand out so that we can have some reviews of the book BEFORE it actually goes on sale. I was very excited about this prospect, and couldn’t wait to see what my longest followers have to say about the newest chapter in this epic tale, as that is who I gave the opportunity to see it first – those who have been with me since the beginning.

Well, I see there is a review posted on Goodreads today, and it is from none other than JAYNE HYATT, author of Looking for the Good Life. Now, before I share this review with you, let me tell you a little bit about my history with this wonderful woman…

Jayne and I met through one of those ‘review swapping clubs’ back when I put CAPTIVE out the first time, with a paid publisher / self publisher, under the title A NEW LIFE: LIFE OF RECOVERY. The cover was horrid, the editing mediocre, and the expense was far more than I anticipated when I first decided to give it a go.

So, we traded our books – she reviewed mine, and gave it 4 stars (a good book, but not what she normally liked, as she put it) and I read hers and gave it 4 stars for the same reason… her book was way too ‘gentle’ for my rough and overly dramatic taste. Now, the story might have ended there, except that book 2 came out, and Jayne had mentioned that she was curious what Tori was up to next, as we had kept in touch after our chance meeting, and I am very glad that we have, as she really is a great lady (oh, and you should check out her book, too, as it really was good).

Anyway, Book 2 is much calmer than book 1, so I was thinking, OK this is my chance to get 5 stars from her, but alas, she says… “I liked it, but I didn’t LOVE it…” (still not what she really wants or likes in a book), but it was another 4 stars and a good review, so I knew I would take it at face value and keep trying.

Book 3 – now that’s a love story, my kind of course. Sweet as I know how to make it. And again, I let Jayne know that it was coming out and she reads, and again I am thinking this time I have nailed it, and do you know what she said??? SHE SAID IT DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH ACTION!!! Can you believe that??? And again, only 4 stars… sigh.

So, book 4 comes – and yup… only 4 stars AGAIN!!! BUT this time… she wrote a review that I MUST SHARE with all of you… because to be honest Jayne has been one of my followers that has kept me going and believing that I am doing a good job. She convinced me of this when she told me that my books were too violent, too graphic, and had too much sex in them… BUT she JUST HAS TO READ THEM… to see what happens next :D. Those are like magic words to me…

I have two things to say about all of this. First – THANK YOU JAYNE – I love to see what you are going to say, because you are such a great litmus test for me. And Second – I am going to get 5 stars from her… I have 3 more tries coming up, and THAT is my goal… I want to knock Jayne’s socks off!! You have been warned…

OK – here is her review… and I would love to get some comments on this – tell me what you guys think!!!

Jayne Hyatt‘s review

May 23, 14
Read in May, 2014

 

I stumbled onto this series and was surprised to find myself hooked right away. I don’t usually read romances that are as gritty or sexually explicit as this one, although for some readers, those may well be the very elements that draw them in. However, for me, the hook was the main character, Tori, her situation, and her gritty determination.Samantha Jacobey has managed to convey Tori’s life in such a way(making very good use of those “gritty” elements mentioned above) that the reader can well imagine what it might be like to be in that place. It’s harrowing, frightening, unthinkable; yet the reader will want to see it through, will want to know that Tori survives, on her own terms. That’s what makes this series so interesting.

After reading book 3 of this series I was rather surprised to find myself commenting that, “There was less action this time around, and I admit I’m hoping book four ramps things up a bit.” It seems Ms. Jacobey was listening, as book 4, EXPOSED, moves Tori back into her old renegade world, whether she likes it or not. Hence, there’s plenty of action, danger and intrigue for her to deal with, as well as a new-found family tie.

She also has to do some soul searching about ‘what and who’ she really is and what she really wants, while also coming to terms with abilities and desires that she is, intellectually, not completely at ease with. She’s learning something we all have to learn– to embrace our darker side and accept that’s also an integral ‘part’ of who we are but doesn’t completely define us. These elements make the book grittier than the last one, which will please most fans of this series, I think.

Of course, the book ends on a cliffhanger. Once again, we are given a glimpse of just how deep the rabbit hole may go as we witness the forces that surround Tori as they discuss their nefarious plans. There’s still a lot of mysteries to be solved, and a long road for Tori to travel before she has true freedom from her past so she can build a new and better future with the man she loves.

Keep writing, Samantha Jacobey … I want to know what happens next!

Special Note: I was given a preview copy of this book for reviewing purposes with the understanding that I would give my honest opinion.

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

First Blog Tour Ending

Well, today marks the ending of another first in my career as a writer… the closing of my first blog tour. I am a little sad today, and keep reminding myself that everything comes to an end, but there will be more to come. Lots more, as there will be a tour for each of the next two books, BOUND and ENTWINED, leading up to the release of EXPOSED – wohoo!!!

If you missed it, the spots are all there, along with my interview questions and the special guest posts. There is also the giveaway that is pinned on my FB author page, in case anyone wants to play along for a few great prizes.

Thank you to everyone who participated – love you guys!!!

facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Jacobey/165092307031832

blog stops – STOP 1 –http://suesrevealsandpromotions.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/captive-by-samantha-jacobey.html

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STOP 3 – http://www.the-a-jurnale.blogspot.com/

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STOP 4 – http://vkwickedreads.wordpress.com/

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STOP 5 – http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/

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STOP 6 –http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/

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STOP 7 – http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

BLOG TOUR IN FULL SWING!!!

Ok – just so you guys know, this is my first blog tour, so I may be over reacting, but this is FREAKING AWESOME!!!

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On the first day, Sue put up a spectacular spread ( http://suesrevealsandpromotions.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/captive-by-samantha-jacobey.html ), setting the bar pretty high in my opinion.

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Then we had Reading Renee ( http://readingrenee.com/ ), who also had a nice spread, but who is a tweeting sweetheart to boot WHOOP!!! Her post is still available to view, just scroll down to the 30th to see it.

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We did have that little snafu with the rafflecopter, which is now fixed, so if you have not gotten in, feel free to do so, as the first entry does NOT require tweeting and is a free entry for everyone (of course you may tweet if you wish and it would be greatly appreciated 😀 )

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Today we were over at the ‘A’ Jurnale ( http://www.the-a-jurnale.blogspot.com/ ) where I have a guest post with a peek into my day that is still showing, in case anyone is interested in having a look. I had a bit of fun writing it and was surprised I didn’t get any comments, so if you have any I would love to hear them!!!

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Tomorrow – we have the fantastic Angela and the Wicked Reads Review team ( http://vkwickedreads.wordpress.com/ ), and let me tell you, there are some great ladies over there who have been leaving reviews all over creation for my books. Therefore, I can’t wait to see what they have come up with :D. It will be later in the day before that goes live, so I will let you know as soon as it is ready, as I know many of you will be wanting to see it as well…

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Gosh another great day!!! Hope it was for you guys as well, and everyone have a wonderful night =)

BLOGGER’s to sign up for events

HI GUYS!!! Suddenly the chaos has turned into MEGA CHAOS!!!

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I have a ton of upcoming events, and I have learned that two of them have spaces available, so I wanted to get this out there ASAP, as I know many of you have been following and supporting me since the beginning.

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If you have a blog page and want to participate in either of these events, please feel free to sign up – I know she wants as many in the book blitz as possible and it is happening soon. The blog tour is farther down the line, but get your name in quick so you get the pick of the spots =)

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Thank you and have a great day!!!

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BOOK BLITZ May 4 to May 8

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bp2ZmVR0jTAlcuuv05cUiI0YfHHEzqHuRrYYuCPJRfk/viewform

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BLOG TOUR May 26 to June 9

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZMp-wfBlqpbeYqhlNRNvoxaEEY8KkzCGdUK4SuVjlnY/viewform

 

 

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

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