Friday, January 23, 2015

**Blog Tour and Review** A New Life Series by Samantha Jacobey

Series: A New Life
Author: Samantha Jacobey
 Publisher: Lavish Publishing

This series is NOT your average MC Romance – or any kind of ORDINARY romance at that!!!

IF YOU LOVE thrillers to excite that you CAN NOT PUT DOWN, then pick up– CAPTIVE – book 1 of the series – and let the journey commence.


This series 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.

Release Date: March 15, 2014
(First Published: September 30, 2013)


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.

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4 Stars

I think this is a great start to this series. I'm hooked and will be starting the next book right after I'm done with this review.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this read. I knew it was an MC book somehow. I wasn't sure if it would be the normal type, with a happy ever after type story, or not. This is so far from that type though. It's great.

Tori is being held by the FBI for killing 11 members of the Dragons MC. Her story comes out slowly, and piece by piece. It's not a pretty story. Yes, she has killed for them, but she wasn't left a choice. They beat her. They raped her. They cut her. She had to do what she did in order to survive.

This is her story. Starting from right after she got her revenge on the MC. This is a unique story and not the same old, same old. It's nice to read something different and unique. Can't wait to dig into the rest of this series and Tori's life. I have so many questions, but I'm sure they will be answered in the coming books.

Release Date: March 15, 2014
(First Published: December 10, 2013)


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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4 Stars

This is the second book in the New Life series. You do need to read the first book before this one. This is a great read and a great continuation from the first book.

Tori is in the halfway house that the FBI sent her to. She will be there 6 months, and after the 6 months, they will reevaluate her case. And possibly emancipate her. They are still saying she is 15, but she knows that she's in her early twenties. She has a job working for an ex agent, in his guitar/music store.

Tori does have a few set backs, that bring her back to her old life. Her adjusting isn't easy. She has a few brushes with people from her past. She starts drinking again. But she does make a lot of improvements with herself also. She makes friends, she keeps her job, and she learns to manage her money.

She knows that she is being used as a pawn for the FBI, but she doesn't know why or how exactly she is.

I will be starting book 3 in just a bit! Can't wait to read more of Tori's journey.

Release Date: March 23, 2014


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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3 Stars

This is the third book in the New Life series. You must read the first two before this one. It is a continuation of the previous book.

Tori ran into someone from her past. That made her run. But Michael catches up to her, easily. What does he want though? Is he after her because he knows what she's capable of, or what she has done. Or is it because of what she was used for in the past? These questions will be answered in this book, by him.

He made a promise, to his brother Henry and then to Terry, that he would protect Tori. And he would take care of her. He thinks she's dirty and that she enjoyed everything that she use to do. Until she opens up to him. What happens when their feelings towards one another change?

Tori is getting better, she is starting a life now. She is repairing bikes, has a house that they fixed up. And, even though she didn't want to, she has made friends in this new town. When will things start to crash around her again though? She knows it is coming, just doesn't know how or when.

This was an enjoyable read. I did get a little bored with it in the middle. It just felt like it dragged on a little. The end was great though.

Release Date: June 20, 2014


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 has 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 facts...not all of the demons are found on the outside.

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4 Stars

This is the 4th book in the New Life series. You do need to read the other 3 first. It is a continuation.

Tori and Michael are now married, and happy. Well, as happy as Tori can be. They both know something is coming though and they've been at their little house for too long. They are packing and getting ready to hit the road for a bit. But Eli stops that from happening. Will Tori ever be able to have a normal life. Without her past coming back and biting her in the butt every time she starts to move forward. Not only is it her past, but now the FBI won't let her be either.

Tori finds out more about her early childhood, before she was taken and made into what she is. She has another job to do...the Scorpions. She has to get back into that lifestyle. You can tell it's really taking a toll on her though. I honestly don't know if Tori will make it out of all of this.

Everybody, FBI and the bad guys, want her to do dirty work for them. She basically takes 1 step forward with her new life and then is forced to take 2 steps back. I know that She is up to something too, but her plans haven't came out yet. I know she's planning something though.

This was a very good read and I enjoyed it. Will be continuing the series asap!

Release Date: September 18, 2014


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…

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4 Stars

This is the fifth book in the New Life series. You do need to read the previous books before you start on this one. It is a continuation from the previous books.

Tori is finally connecting to her brother. Things are going good with her husband, Michael. It really seems like her life is starting to come back together. It does take her awhile to open up to Brian. She just wants to keep him away to protect him from her problems.

She will have some choices to make in this book. Should she take the life back in Texas, with Michael, or should she try out the life that she could have had if the Dragon's never would have taken her and trained her.
Whatever she chooses, could hurt someone that she loves.

This was a good read, didn't have the action that the previous book did. I feel like it is the calm before the big storm (next book) hits. Things are still in motion with the FBI and I'm still wondering what exactly that is. I have my ideas, so we will see if I'm right or not.

Release Date: November 18, 2014


When past and present collide, how do you escape your fate?
Tori Farrell is finally on the path that leads to a bright future. Raised to be an assassin, she lived in a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. Gaining her freedom, and discovering her true identity, she has reconciled the life was born to have with the one she fought so hard to flee. Managing to hold on to her soul mate, she is pushing forward, refusing to allow the fear to hold her back any longer.

Taking her place in her brother’s band, Tori faces new challenges. Learning to live the life of a rock star seems easy enough, and she quickly gets a handle on what she holds most dear. Soon enough, the tables are turned, with the realization that the FBI has merely taken to the shadows, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Only when her former lover forces his way back into her life does it become clear; some things are simply meant to be...

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4 Stars

This is the sixth book in the New Life series. You must read the previous 5 first, it is a continuation.

Tori is trying to be a band member with her brother, Brian. Michael wants nothing more than to go back home to Texas and to keep making their life there. Tori knows that something is coming though, she just doesn't know exactly what and from who. Will it be the Organization, or will it be the FBI? She is being pushed and pulled in every direction. She is lost. She doesn't really know what she wants. She's not the hardass that she was in all the other books. More emotions are coming out in her, which is a good thing.

There are parts in this book that I just wanted to slap Michael for saying something so absolutely stupid! Tori does need to start telling people her feelings though.

This book is a great build up for the final story. Can't wait to start on it.

Release Date: January 20, 2015


To what lengths would you go to protect the people you care about most?

Tori Farrell has lived an incredible life. Raised by a Motorcycle Gang, trained to be an assassin, and a target of the FBI, having a normal life became an obsession. Taking her place in her brother’s band, she refused to let her dark and dangerous past force her to remain in hiding. The only problem with that was, some knew who she was in her former life.

The halfway house burned to the ground and her friends in imminent danger, it is time for Tori to take a stand. Surrounding herself with the strongest and darkest men that she can trust, she sets out on the greatest adventure of her life: to bring The Organization to their knees. Will they make it through the maze of lies and deceit? Will the FBI turn out to be friend or foe? And most importantly, will they all survive, as Tori makes her push to be avenged…

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4 Stars

This is the seventh and final book in the New Life Series.  These books have been a very bumpy ride for Tori, that's for sure. 

Tori is finally finishing the job that she was trained to do.  It isn't easy , and it's not pretty either.  It is a bloody mess. 

This book is action packed and a great finish for the series.  Tori finally knows what she wants and is able to have it.  She is avenged in this ending..

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Author Bio

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.

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