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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!!!

In the Midst of Chaos

This morning I am finding myself pulled in so many directions, I just want to sit… and do nothing. My son has been sick for a couple of days, and I have had to miss work to care for him, so I feel entirely out of sorts right now. Plus, we got a new dog which is totally shaking up our routine. I swear he needs more attention than the kid does, (I am laughing about this of course, as he is a pup and it is to be expected.) And being sick, my little one needs his mommy, which is so cute since he is the last one at home.

The good thing is, I finished the edits to Recovery (notice the new name!!!), and it is now in the hands of my new publisher. For those of you who have not heard, I did sign with a traditional publisher. They are a smaller firm, which I totally love because I will get personal attention, and yet they don’t charge me to do stuff with my books, which means they only get paid if my books do well. I love this, as it puts the emphasis where it belongs – on making good quality books for my readers!

We are going to revamp the covers on books 1 and 2, and I can’t wait for those to be released with something that looks less ‘self-helpish’ and more engaging. As many of you know, I am getting great reviews for what’s on the inside, and it is time the outside looked as good.

We are also going to make some changes to the titles, so the books will be easier to locate in searches, which is great!!! The series will be shortened to Life Series, or maybe it was Life of… Series. Not sure there, but it will be one of those two. The books will become one word titles… Recovery, Doubt, Love (coming in May), and so on, which is also a vast improvement. There will be a re-release on those first two, and we will have more control over pricing, so I can’t wait to see what kind of deals they come up with to promote them.

Finally, I took book one and totally overhauled the interior. There were quite a few typos that needed fixed (10 is too many to me and was driving me nuts), and I was able to streamline 2 of the chapters that I never really liked the way they flowed in the finished work. The story itself is the same as it was, it just looks and feels better without compromising anything with the overall outcome. And of course, I did not have to pay someone to make the changes, which is the best news of all.

I am starting on the Doubt interior today, and I will be cleaning up those few errors that were in that one as well. However, I was already on to my old publisher by the time it came out, so it is in a lot better shape over all and so the changes inside won’t be nearly so much or as noticeable, as they will pertain solely to correcting grammar stuff. I am going to add one thing to it though… I am going to give it a Prologue about the note that Eli wrote inside the German Fairytale book, and I may release that here on my blog at some point for those of you who already purchased Life of Doubt. As much as I want to sell copies, I wouldn’t want you to buy it all over again just to see that.

Gosh, this is just what I needed. I think I am ready to get to work. Have a great day everyone!!!

Release Party – Life of Doubt

Book 1book 2 cover

OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY – LIFE OF DOUBT is FRIDAY 5-8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/590704887668951/

Buy your copy of Life of Recovery for only $1.99 at Amazon
and use your purchase to register to win a Signed Hardback
copy of Life of Doubt AND a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card!!!

Register your purchase (Book 1 OR Book 2) on the Event page on Facebook

Introduce yourself to Tori’s story and get Life of Recovery
~~~ NOW ONLY $1.99 at Amazon~~~
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FV0WE62

Continue her story and get Life of Doubt
~~~ $3.99 at Amazon ~~~
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HELI95Q

See extended excerpts at Scribd…

http://www.scribd.com/doc/191333821/Life-of-Doubt

Weekend Giveaways for A New Life: Life of Recovery

UPDATE – it looks like everyone who started over the weekend finished on time – thank you all for participating and a HUGE thank you to all the pages who hosted for us!!!

 

 

Guys – I have been coordinating with several blog sites to line up a huge giveaway weekend event for A New Life: Life of Recovery, so those of you who have been wanting to win a copy, get your clicker finger ready!!!

I will update this post with links as they become available, as it looks like we will be hosted by 10 different bloggers… that will be 10 signed paperbacks up for grabs, plus at least 10 ebook copies!!!!

Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE to send my girl around the world, so if you are outside the states, you are STILL ELIGIBLE TO WIN – So lets see where else in the world we can send our heroine TORI FARRELL

You can follow me here – on facebook – or hit up my twitter – see the contacts link for more information

UPDATE – a few still have not posted their giveaway (we will get it eventually I am sure) but feel free to hit these guys up for your chance to win!!!

I will leave this page up until all have cleared, as some have notified me they will be late in posting…. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

FOLLOW THESE LINKS TO REGISTER – EACH LINK IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN

jUST CLICK AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THEIR SITE…  ENJOY  AND  GOOD LUCK OUT THERE!!!

1.  Completed – thank you so much Scandalous Book Blog for hosting us on facebook!!!

2.  Completed – thank you so much Book Babblin on Facebook

3. Complete – thank you Panty Dropping Book Blog on Facebook!!!

4. Completed – thank you to Baby Cakes Book Blog on Facebook.

5. Completed  blog spot for A Love Affair with Books – thank you for hosting!!!

6. Completed – thank you We Like It Big Book Blog on Facebook!!!

7. https://www.facebook.com/BookwormBridgettesWorld will be opening their giveaway at midnight to run through midnight on Wednesday WOOT!!!  If you don’t want to go through FB, this link will get you there as well… http://bookwormbridgette.blogspot.com/2013/12/Samantha-Jacoby-Spotlight-Giveaway.html?zx=d6ae5f9bac10a946

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Making Flyers – teasers!!!

I made some new flyers for the Release Party for book 2 – they turned out so great!!! I just had to share them with you guys… there is a short blurb on each book and a brand new passage from each (teasers!!!)  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!!!

book 1 flyer – Life of Recovery

book 2 flyer – Life of Doubt

Life of Doubt Teaser

It has been such an AWESOME DAY… I wanted to leave you guys with another Life of Doubt Teaser… This is a little meeting of the FBI agents who are working on Tori’s case….

   Remaining after the room had cleared, Dr. Bennet, Warren La Buff, and James Godfry sat in the tiny chamber. Leaning back in his chair, La Buff lamented, “I think we should have brought the judge in on this. He isn’t going to be too pleased when he finds out he was duped.”

   “How is he going to find out?” Dr. Bennet countered. “The only way anyone will ever know is if her identity is discovered and a birth certificate is located, which it won’t be. Otherwise, no one will question my judgment.”

   La Buff narrowed his eyes at the doctor’s words. “Don’t get cocky. You better hope no one finds out. I cannot believe I am even involved in this.”

  Godfry gave him a wry grin, “Like you have never done anything that wasn’t by the book. Come on, this is perfect. The judge signed the papers.” He turned his palms toward the ceiling, indicating his hands were clean and continued, “The girl practically works for us already. All we do now is give her a few weeks on her own, and then we reel her in. You guys can get her off on her little assignment, and when she is done with that, we offer her a full time job doing what she is best at.”

   The three men stared at each other, considering what Tori Farrell was best at, the pause in the conversation growing long. La Buff nodded slowly, “All I can say is, you are fucking with a girl who has murdered about a dozen of the worst men we have ever had on the books. You better hope she never finds out you did this to her on purpose, under false pretenses. I don’t think she would bat an eyelash taking care of any of us in the same manner.”

Introduce yourself to Tori’s story and get Life of Recovery
~~~ NOW ONLY $1.99 at Amazon~~~
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FV0WE62
http://www.scribd.com/doc/175110282/A-New-Life-Life-of-Recovery

Continue her story and get Life of Doubt
~~~ $3.99 at Scribd ~~~
http://www.scribd.com/doc/191333821/Life-of-Doubt

I Can Twitter!!!

Oh my god – I get it!!! I have been messing with twitter off and on for weeks and could just not get my head around what the heck it was all about. So you guys leave me some comments here if I am or am not on the right track.

Twitter is like a massive instant message system. With like 140 characters per message. That means if you have a lot to say, too bad, you have got to cut it down. That is not really the hard part though.

The hard part are these silly hash-tag things. I just could not understand, but I refused to give up. So I played around with it, looked at other people’s tweets, did some clicking, and it is too funny… #anewlife has almost no one using it, and #lifeofrecovery had 3, including me. That is hilarious. The thing I have run into most during normal searches is OVERUSE and not being able to find my book when I am looking for it with one of those.

Now, I think what is supposed to happen is you are supposed to use tags that are popular, and I have that covered. So far I have tried out #goodbook, #suspense #romance, #romantic #suspense, #ebook, and #amazon.

Most of those get a good deal of traffic, but #amazon you can’t even keep up with. I love this!!! I want to make little tweets that have pieces out of my book just to attach the tags now, isn’t that funny? And here a few weeks ago I was thinking about not using it at all.

I do have one thought though… is it possible to over tweet?  I mean, I don’t want to run everyone off, now that I have over 70 followers – which I want to thank Up All Night Book Blog for most of those. If you haven’t gotten in on their drawing for a signed copy of my book, you still have about a day left.

Anyways, I hope that I don’t run anyone off, but I will probably start doing more tweeting now that I get how the silly thing works and see where it leads. Another new adventure – weeeeee.

 

If you want to follow me, I would love to have you, @SamJacobey, and feel free to retweet anything you like… I am loving this.

Finally… a Blurb Worth Sharing =)

I worked on this all day today – and with the help of a fellow author DAMIAN STEVENSON, this is what we came up with…

Book 1 – A New Life: Life of Recovery

The Dragons raised her to be strong. They taught her how to kill. They got more than they bargained for…

Now she is free, or so she thinks, but can she truly escape her brutal past, finding true love amidst the sex and intrigue?

Tori Farrell is on a mission to find her true identity, to break the ties to a dark underworld for good, and to save the people she cares about most – the family she has never known.

She wants a new life, but first she must lay to rest the demons of her past.

 

I made a poster for it too…

Book 1

I really like this – it was a day well spent!!!

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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