A Special Interview with Samantha Jacobey — Featured Author for the Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares, and Visions Event

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Today’s Interview features author Samantha Jacobey. She’s written a dynamic Dramatic/Romance saga called A New Life Series and she’s a gregarious woman with an obvious love of life and her literary career.  She’ll also be a featured author in the Upcoming Facebook Event — DREAMS, FANTASIES, NIGHTMARES, AND VISIONS on June 18th – 22nd.

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Here’s the Bio from her Amazon Author Page ~~~

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Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations any where at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.

I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.

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Now that you have a sense of Samantha, read the interview I conducted with her about life, her books, and food.

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INTERVIEW

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Hi Samantha. First Question — Describe the genre and theme of your latest book and what gave you the inspiration?

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My ‘latest’ book is being released on the 22nd – it is the 4th in my New Life Series, EXPOSED. Each book is a section of the story (a true series, in that you MUST read them in order because they build on each other). This is an adult read, and it’s hard to pigeon hole it into a single genre… it has some mystery, suspense, thrills, and romance. There are bikers, musicians, and the FBI. It would be easier to say where it doesn’t fit – and that would be frilly. It is definitely not that…

My inspiration for this series came from a story I heard on the news about 25 years ago… I took that small snippet and added a whole lot of imagination and other things from here and there, until it became what it is today… a long story about a girl and her life – friends, enemies, and people she meets along the way. She starts with no idea who she is, or what she is about, and slowly we make our way to the end, where things are resolved and everything is what it is.

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Tell us about your main character – attitude, good/bad qualities, and do they resemble you?

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My main character is named Tori Farrell, or at least she is at the beginning of the story. She has had a crazy life, so her attitude and qualities are not at all what anyone would call normal. There are lots of places in the story you have to step back and remember, she doesn’t know the world the way we do, and so she sometimes does things we would never dream of. Over all, she is smart, manipulative, and working on becoming truly happy and a good person. Yeah, in some ways I do think she resembles me, as my life has been here, there and everywhere. Maybe someday I will really settle down.

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Tacos, Nachos, or Pizza?

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Nachos – with meat, beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream and guacamole WHOOP!!!

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When you first started writing your novel, what part of the process brought you the most agony?

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The hardest part has always been time – there is never enough of it…

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Who’s the model for your covers – she’s gorgeous???

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That is a girl that I bought some stock photos of back when the old covers were still in use to make addys with… we loved her, so we bought more pics of her to put on the new covers… I agree, she makes a beautiful Tori!!!

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You’re a very aggressive promoter on Facebook. Have you tried anything that didn’t work for you?

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I don’t really like Google (yet) because I haven’t messed with it much at all. I haven’t tried Instagram yet either, but I do dabble in Twitter and Pinterest, so I am branching out.

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Last Question. You’re invited to a lunch date with your favorite writer. Who is it and what do you drink?

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That’s a good one – I have a group of lady author friends that I pal around with – we call ourselves the Crazy Lady Stalkers. We have a new blog page (PTCLS), and a group (private) where we hang out, share photos and stories, and do ‘girl’ stuff in our virtual world. If I had a lunch date, I would invite them all, and we would have margaritas until they ran us out of the place. They are a RIOT and I would love to meet them in person, each and every one!!!

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Thanks for an entertaining Interview, Samantha.  I wish you many successes in your literary career and much happiness in your private life.

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LIBRARY

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ImageCAPTIVE — BOOK ONE OF THE ‘A NEW LIFE SERIES.

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SYNOPSIS

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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 fairytale. 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.

This is the first in a series that chronicles the life of a young woman who is raised by a group of men who work as freelance mercenaries in the dark world of drug trafficking and murder for hire. They acquired the young woman at a very young age, as she has no memory of life before them. The book opens as she has broken free and moves through a series of current events and flashbacks that explain the beginning of her story. It is very dark with an unfinished feel, because in the end, the past is not the real story – the real story is what happens from here.

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BUY LINKhttp://www.amazon.com/Captive-Book-Formerly-Life-Recovery-ebook/dp/B00J1AO3JE  99 CENTS!!!!

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RANDOM REVIEW

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AMAZING!!!, May 21, 2014

By 
Candi Day – Five Stars.
This review is from: Captive: Book 1 – Formerly Life of Recovery (A New Life) (Kindle Edition)
This book is NOT for the faint of heart so please take caution!!

From page 1 I was hooked wanting to know Tori’s story. When the book starts she wakes up not knowing where she is but soon realizes she is in a hospital. There are several agents wanting to talk to her to find out the information they need. As Tori begins to tell her story to Special Agent Eli Founder you realize just how much hell she has really been thru at the hands of The Dragons MC. She has been abused, tortured, beaten, raped and taught to kill.

I don’t want to spoil anything so all I can say is…if you enjoy dark reads from time to time then this is the book for you.

This is such an AWESOME start to the series which will consist of 7 books. I can’t wait to start book 2, I need to know more of Tori’s story. Will she ever have a normal life and find her HEA?

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BOUND – BOOK TWO OF – A NEW LIFE SERIES.Image
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SYNOPSIS
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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”

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BUY LINKhttp://www.amazon.com/Bound-Book-Formerly-Life-Doubt-ebook/dp/B00J1AO2C2

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Image  ENTWINED  BOOK THREE OF THE — A NEW LIFE SERIES
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SYNOPSIS
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There is nothing crueler than 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 a ghost from her past visits, it could be the leverage they need to do exactly that ”” put her back into the game of murder and deceit. Tori has decided 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 idea only holds one flaw – a man she can’t shake, who won’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

She soon discovers that getting a new life means she must first lay to rest the demons of her past.

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BUY LINKhttp://www.amazon.com/Entwined-Book-3-New-Life-ebook/dp/B00J7F2NTA

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RANDOM REVIEW

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WOW! May 17, 2014 By ML Rosado FIVE STARS

After the agony and turmoil of Captive (Book 1) and Bound (Book 2), Tori finally gets a chance to fall in love in Entwined, the 3rd book of the New Life Series by Samantha Jacobey. Mr. Hottie, Michael is back and determined to know what happened to his beloved brother Henry. He remembers a promise that he made him long ago and was determined to fulfill it. Tori, on the other hand, after she touched rock bottom and made it out in Book 2, stumbles in fear upon a face from her past and flees her new life in California. She is on the run but Michael has no problem catching up to her to find the answers he needs and fulfill the promise that he made to the person that is most important to both Tori and him, Henry. The dynamics between these two characters is mind blowing. The author is able to walk us through their relationship with caution and delicacy. The result is magical as Tori and Michael embark into a relationship too good to resist. As the new romance flourishes, so does the new conflict that involves them. This series is definitely worth your time and money! I cannot wait for Book 4 which will come out mid 2014!
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Book Four is Being Released in Eleven Days — LOOK FOR IT !!!!
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7 thoughts on “A Special Interview with Samantha Jacobey — Featured Author for the Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares, and Visions Event

    • Thanks for the praise. I was a featured author on several blogs before I started my own so this is a karmic pay it forward. Right now I’m doing interviews on the writers who are participating in a Facebook event with me, and I usually do three a week with other independent authors. Thanks for reading!!!!

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