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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

ANOTHER SET OF FANTASTIC REVIEWS!!!

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ANOTHER SET OF FANTASTIC REVIEWS!!!
Thank you Ruthie – appreciate you guys so much!!!

CAPTIVE – Ruthie Taylor rated it 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastically good book. It is so well written that pages almost turn themselves as the story unfolds. I missed a night’s sleep because I just couldn’t stop reading. The subject matter is definitely harrowing, and yet it is told in such a calm way, that it almost isn’t – which is crazy, but just how it is. I am sure that there is more angst to come, but the ending is perfect – no cliffhanger, just hope.

All I can do is suggest that you read it – keep an open mind, and see just how strong a person can be.

Thank you Ms Jacobey, an absolute treat; now safely in my reread collection.

BOUND – Mar 18, 2014 Ruthie Taylor rated it 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I am so invested in this story that I just read straight through till I finished … with a cliffhanger ending

The author writes with such an easy style and has an amazing story to tell. My emotions were high, low, worried, smiling at little victories and delighted as Tori’s story progresses. I love the way in which multiple stories are being intertwined, so that the reader dare not make assumptions, as they will be shattered, I am sure.

If you haven’t yet read Captive, then please read it first, or you will miss the whole point of this story. There are back references that refresh the memory, but that is all. Anyway, how you could you not want to read the first in this great series. I can tell I am in the for the long haul.

(Luckily I am in the very privileged position of having book three ready to go!) – WICKED READS REVIEW TEAM

And just so everyone knows – book 3 will be out MARCH 25th!!!

A New Life Series – Rerelease!!!

THEY ARE DIRTY, GRITTY AND OH, SO MUCH FUN….

Captive – A New Life Novel…

To what lengths would you go to break away from a life filled with pain and suffering?

Tori Farrell has lived a dangerous life. When you grow up with a Motorcycle Gang of Mercenaries and Drug Lords like the Dragons, a normal life is more like a fairy tale. For years, she accepted her dark reality, a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. In the end, she learned the most valuable lesson: survival.

After years of being ruled by the Dragons, Tori uses her skills of seduction and assassination to free herself from the grasp of the people who vowed they would never let her go. Taken in by the FBI, she fears not everything is what it seems, and soon finds herself lost in a web of lies and deceit. She thought getting away from 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.

Bound – A New Life Novel…

Raised by bikers and held by the FBI, Tori Farrell has literally walked over dead men to get to where she is today.

When she broke the ties to her dark and twisted life with the Dragons, she thought it would give her a fresh start and a chance to live a normal life. However, she soon discovered the demons from her past have no desire to let her go.

Bound to a halfway house under orders of the FBI, Tori takes things day by day, working to move forward and to face her own addictions. With her true identity a mystery and no family to turn to, she must learn to accept the love and support of those around her. When a mysterious and charismatic man walks into Tori’s life, she believes she’s finally found someone who wants her for who she is. But sometimes danger doesn’t hide cloaked in darkness…it comes out into the light of day in the form of a smooth talking bad boy who appears to be everything you’ve been looking for, but is really the one thing you should be running from…

Entwined – A New Life Novel…

Nothing is more cruel then getting a taste of something you’ve fought hard to reach, only to have it ripped away, sending your world into a tailspin.

Tori wants to put the past behind her, but it’s a daunting task when you have the FBI trying to force you back into the life you’ve escaped. When she gets a visit from a ghost out of her past, it could be the leverage they need to do exactly that – put her back into the game of murder and deceit.

Tori decides to run, in an attempt to protect her new friends, by fleeing from LA. Wanting a place to call home and feel safe from the madness, she sets out with a plan 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.

Introduce yourself to Tori’s story and get CAPTIVE –
ONLY 99 CENTS at AMAZON
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO3JE

 

Continue her story and get BOUND –
ONLY 1.99 at AMAZON
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1AO2C2

~~~ COMING SOON – ENTWINED ~~~
Look for it March 25, 2014!!!

 

A New Life Lives On!!!

Gosh, it feels like ages since I have made a post. Been really busy I can assure you. The event in Houston was fantabulous – loved it so much I can’t wait for the next one!!! 

My new publisher – LAVISH PUBLISHING – has been working hard this week for the re-release of books 1 and 2 for the series (shhhh they are getting new names, but I can’t tell you what they are yet =D) BUT – the series name A NEW LIFE SERIES is here to stay WHOOP!!!

I am actually very excited about that bit of news, as it means my followers will not have a hard time transitioning to the new look. Oh, and speaking of new looks, did I mention the WONDERFUL covers that the books will be getting? And the new names are really great too… You guys are gonna love it, I assure you.

The blurbs are superb as well – Danielle Jamie and I spent a few hours and got those all lined out, so I can’t wait to share those with you either… OMG and the teasers for book 3 – I can hardly wait!!!

Ok, I think I will go get some more work done… Oh but I will let slip one more tiny bit of news – we are looking to release BOOK 3 sooner than first anticipated, so look for it SOON!!!

Book 2 – Life of Doubt Trailer Video

Once again, I have been forced to work things out for myself. I paid someone to create a trailer for Life of Recovery and Life of Doubt weeks ago, and so far all I have gotten is a sad video for the first one. And by sad I mean… I hated it. That would just not do.

I got up this morning at normal time, 5 am, made coffee and set to work on the second video, Life of Doubt. I had already mapped out the song I wanted to use and the items that were to go into the video. All I had to do was figure out how to use the movie maker and upload it… how hard could that be?

It actually took about two hours for me to figure out how to use the program effectively, getting all of the timing exactly as I wanted it, and to complete the video. It also took another half an hour to get it uploaded, but it is done.

Now all I need is for a few people to go look at it and tell me what you think… so how about it?

Life of Doubt video link:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbjUuUEDGdI

 

Random Vs. Random

I love the word random. It implies so many things. I myself am a random person. That means that I have the tendency to change directions in quick, unpredictable moments of fancy. Now, those who have known me the longest are calling BS at this exact moment, because I am also known as a planner, keeping my work done far in advance and coming up with some very great plans. I keep my day’s schedule lined out, seeming to be upset when things are not moving according to plan. What they don’t realize is, that this is a coping mechanism to counteract my randomness and to help me be successful in a non-random world.

So what exactly does it mean to be random? To me, it means that I can think fast on my feet and can come up with information and ideas at a moments notice, and often these are great plans. I have held many jobs where this ability has served me well. Working with a large number of people, such as with the public, being able to change directions or come up with a plan on the fly is a great benefit. It also means that I am pretty unpredictable and have to work hard not to be scattered.

What it really means is that the creative juices always flow, and that I am thinking when there is no reason to be. I guess you could say I am planning, even when there is no benefit to planning. There have been times that I would have paid to make the never ending stream of thoughts that go on inside my head stop, and just be quiet, and enjoy the moment, and stop planning or thinking 5 steps ahead. Perhaps this is why those who know me and see me from the outside think I am a planner; because to some extent, they are right.

I am a planner. I plan ahead and hope for the best. Then I change the plan. Often. By the time we get there, how things go is seldom how my plan started out. Furthermore, having things go according to plan is sometimes downright  boring. I mean, I love doing things that I plan on for a while, but then after it has been going for a bit, or I really get good at it, I just get tired and I am ready to do something else. That’s random. Or was that the plan?

So here is my random act of the day – giving my books away. I changed my cover page here on my blog to explain how I am going to do that. If you are interested in checking out a FREE copy of my book – Life of Recovery, be sure to visit the main page on my blog. Now for the plan…. you need to be 18+, as this is an Adult Novel, and it is NOT a self-help book, nor is it of a religious base. If you are interested in receiving a free copy, please visit my new front page at https://samanthajacobey.wordpress.com/, as the page that I planned and put there is now boring to me and I have selected another to take its place. See, I guess that was the plan.

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