Third author up today is Samantha Jacobey
Samantha Jacobey is a middle aged woman who earned a BS in Business Management and has worked in half a dozen fields. With a relentless zest for life, she enjoys action and adventure, as well as all the love and romance it has to offer. Creating stories in her mind for many years, she has put some of them into print for the world to share, and hopes you will enjoy reading them as much as she did creating them. What drives her most is the love of a good story and is confident you will enjoy her latest creation.
- @samjacobey is twitter
Interview – Samantha Jacobey
What makes you happiest? Connecting with people brings me an immense amount of joy – and I’m not just talking about building deep long lasting relationships. I’m talking about meeting people, and sharing a period of time talking, getting to know one another and maybe even working towards some goal or purpose, whether it be for an hour, for a day, for a school year, or a lifetime.
What are you most proud of in your personal life? My sons and now my granddaughter. I have 4 boys, all of whom I am very proud of as individuals. They are all very different, and take after me, but they are not me. We have things that we can get together and do, activities and common interests that we enjoy, and they are all off to a great start in their own lives, and I am very happy and proud to be their mother.
What other jobs have you had in your life? I actually wrote a blog post about this, and realized later that I left some out… I have been a nursery worker, fast food employee, delivered flowers, did interior decorating, floral arranging, worked in clothing / shoes retail (was a manager there too), dollar store retail (manager there too), medical field billing/collections/ management, secretary / pa, newspaper delivery driver (OMG was that fun!!!), payroll clerk, accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper, auditor, and high school science teacher…. And I am sure I am still leaving something out…
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I would love to live on a beach… It has always been my dream… It would need to be a warm and sunny place, because I know there are beaches that are not, and I would need to own part of the shoreline or have access to it readily available so that I could go out and sit under my umbrella and just… be there.
How much sleep do you need to be your best? I have always been on the lower end of sleep necessity, and until recent years was more of a night owl, staying up until midnight or later. Now, I tend to go to bed around 10 pm, and get up somewhere between 3 and 5 (I don’t have to set an alarm, it just happens) depending on how badly the story wants to get out of my head (most of my books were written in the middle of the night)
What’s your favorite meal? Mexican doesn’t count as a meal, but that’s ok because I will eat about 95% of it – love love love… I didn’t even like black pepper when I was a kid because it was too spicy, but when I was pregnant with my second son, something happened to me and I have craved fire ever since.
What movie do you love to watch? Do you have a minute? I have built movie collections three times in my life, and both times I got divorced, I lost half… haha!!! Of course, I have rebuilt and have over 400 titles on my shelves, complete with a color cataloguing system and a rolodex for the card catalogue… my top ten favorites – in no particular order would be….
Shrek (all count as 1 in my book)
Star Trek (new or old are great, undiscovered country is pick of the litter, but the two newest ones put me in awe)
Sense and sensibility
X-men (again, all count equal)
Despicable me (both)
Lord of the Rings / Hobbit (all are great)
Die Hard (all but the last one, it blew)
Fast and Furious Movies (all but Tokyo drift)
Are you a city slicker or a country lover? I love wild places, and used to dream about living in the old west, before technology spoiled everything… My favorite vacations involve water, such as a lake, a fishing pole, and some sort of camp site, from a sleeping bag on the ground up to a rustic cabin – the key is, it needs to be secluded and away from other people
Last book you purchased? Tell us about it. What I can tell you about it is that I am a bookaholic, and there are over 50 on my nook with the kindle ap… that I have not read. I guess I should say… I don’t count any more. I love STORIES, whether they be in a book or a movie, or listening to someone talk. The last book that I straight up purchased was The Button Man, by Wayne Dupriest, and it is about a serial killer (I have not read it, but I have been dying to get it for months and can’t wait to read it!!!)
Why do you write? I write because this story is in there, and MUST come out. I have been working on it for about 25 years, and it is about as good as I can make it. The time has come, and the thing I want to do most before I die is to share it with the world.
Is writing a gift or a curse? I think it is a gift. I have a son, my little one, who makes things up. I used to do this when I was a kid, and I got busted so many times, just flat out making things up to have a story to tell. I get on to him about this, because no one likes to be around someone who is a liar, and I am trying really hard to teach him that it’s ok to have an imagination and to love to create these alternate realities… but to remember that there is a time and a place for those things… he is working on his first novel this summer, and I am so proud
Do you find it hard to share your work? Not at all, I love my stories, I love to talk about my stories, and the hard part is not boring everyone to death by blabbing about them continually
Do you plan to publish more books? Yes, I do. All 7 books in The New Life Series are completed, with 4 released and 3 more that will be out by next March. In the fall, I will start writing on a brand new series that I have been outlining. I say writing, but I am sure it will spend a few months in the daydream stage, and once I am confident with how it goes, I will let it out onto the page…
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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.
Exposed – A New Life Novel… When seduction and danger are all you’ve ever known, can you ever truly leave it behind?
When Tori walked away from a life of crime, she set forth on a path of redemption and discovery. She found a man to call her own, and a life she would give anything to keep. But love and life aren’t always beautiful or kind…sometimes they are painful and traitorous.
For years, Tori’s drug of choice was alcohol, but through hard work and self-determination she had learned to exist without it. Suddenly faced with her true identity, and the danger of having friends and family destroyed by the world she left behind, she finds herself once again lost in a dark world filled with sex, drugs and murder. She thought that a life of normalcy is what she wanted most, but when she gets a small taste of the dangerous life she once lived, she is forced to face the fact… not all of the demons are found on the outside.
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…