Saturday, 3 May 2014

Tourz de Codex: Captive by Samantha Jacobey [Interview & Giveaway]

Day 5 and its my day to host Samantha Jacobey's Captive for the day. Check out an interesting interview with the author and a huge giveaway.

About the book:-

Captive - A New Life Series

Formerly Life of Recovery

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.

˃˃˃ Excerpt

"Quietly, he explained to her that he was going to arrange for another group to kill the Dragons and send her to live with someone who would take care of her. Not understanding, she asked why she would have to go with someone else. If the Dragons were dead, why couldn't she just go with him? He refused to explain, and simply said, "You are going to have a different life, baby girl. A life I cannot give you. You must be strong and willing to do whatever it takes to make this happen. Promise me you will do this...."

˃˃˃ Book 1 of 7 in A New Life Series

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.


This book is intended for readers 18+ and contains scenes that may cause distress to some readers: Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping, Rape and Substance Abuse are described in detail.

Author bio:-

Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere 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.

Useful links:-

Author links:
Official Website

Trailers:  Captive  |   Bound  |   Entwined

Buy Captive:   Amazon (kindle)  |   Amazon (paperback)   |  iTunes  |   B&N
                         Google Play (Captive)  |    Google Play (Bound)  |   Google Play (Entwined)

An Interview with the Author:-

Tell us something about yourself…

I was born and raised in West Texas in a rural area, but just outside of a larger town, so I guess you could say I experienced both worlds. I was and still am a tomboy, and I know that god gave me all sons for a reason. My favorite vacations are spent camping and fishing, I would wear jeans year round if I could, and love to get my hands dirty building things and working on projects.

How do you research for a book before you begin the writing process? 

I try to stick to things I already know or have experienced. If there is anything I need to look up, I do use google, but mostly I just think about things. I like to ask lots of questions… why would this happen? How would this character feel about a situation? How would they act or what would they do? I guess you could call it role-playing in my head, and I have been all about that since I was a little girl, holding entire conversations inside my head with multiple participants. I used to worry that I was borderline crazy, but lately I have come to realize lots of people do this, and we are the creators of fiction stories that the world loves to hear.

How similar to its principle protagonist and the main cast are you? 

Not really similar, on the surface, at all. What I have done is drawn from my long life of experiences, as well as those of people around me, and spun them together into a web. There are bits of me and things that I like and enjoy sprinkled throughout the story, but you would really have to know me to see them. Also, a great deal of it is things that I would love to have had or tried, or I knew someone who did them, so I am living those out through my characters, if you will.

Describe ‘CAPTIVE’ in 5 words – 

Share your thoughts for budding authors

Don’t do it for the money. This is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’ and the odds of you making big bucks fast and easy are somewhere between slim and none. Do your homework, put yourself into your writing and make it great. Dream big, but don’t bet the farm on your success. And finally, always be evaluating, revising and improving, in all aspects of the process – your writing and your networking / promotion (you will be promoting yourself a great deal if you want to see any real success).


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  1. Nice to read this interview and learn a bit about Samantha. I am Christine Reyes on the rafflecopter



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