Friday, May 2, 2014

Captive by Samantha Jacobey Blog Tour


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.

WARNING: Graphic Scenes. 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.

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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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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....”



Reviews from the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
This is a fantastically good book. It is so well written that pages almost turn themselves as the story unfolds. I missed a night's sleep because I just couldn't stop reading. The subject matter is definitely harrowing, and yet it is told in such a calm way, that it almost isn't - which is crazy, but just how it is. I am sure that there is more angst to come, but the ending is perfect - no cliffhanger, just hope.

All I can do is suggest that you read it - keep an open mind, and see just how strong a person can be.

Thank you Ms. Jacobey, an absolute treat; now safely in my reread collection.


Mary☆☆☆☆
I was not sure what this was about other than the title and a female being held captive. But this story was not what I expected. Tori wakes up in a hospital and not sure how she got there. When she begins to tell Special Agent Eli Founder her story, you realize that Tori has been through hell and it was all from the Dragons. The Dragons is a biker gang that starts out staying in South America and while there they begin Tori's training. She is taught how to read, play guitar, cook, clean and then when she gets older she is taught to fight. She is being turned into a killing machine. All the while she is the entertainment for the 12 men in the gang. Reading her retelling of what she went through will have your skin crawling. This is NOT a cute love story. It is full of pain and heartache. This is Samantha Jacobey's debut and I loved it. Can't wait to read Bound (book 2). If you are looking for a story full of pain, abuse, torture and a story like no other, then pick this one up and enjoy the ride.


Shannan☆☆☆☆
When I saw this was an MC book, I was expecting what has become the typical story. Biker falls in love with a club brat or club brat falls for untouchable biker. That is so not what I got. It starts in the aftermath of the moment that Tori wakes up in a hospital bed, not knowing how she got there. She has been with the Dragons MC for as long as she can remember. She doesn't know how old she is, where she came from before the Dragons, she just knows she was theirs. All she knows is what the Dragons teach her, whether it’s how to please them, to let them take her as they want, to kill, to make money. She was theirs.

The story goes back and forth between her current situation and the past. You get the full picture of why she acts like she does. When she agrees to provide the FBI with all the information she knows on the Dragons she attaches herself to Eli, an FBI agent. Is it a true attraction or is he the first person that treats her with respect?

Can't wait to see what happens as Tori becomes a member of society. Where will it leave her and Eli?


Veronica☆☆☆☆
First up I have to say, this is not a book for the faint hearted. Tori's life has been unimaginably hard and it is tough but engaging to read about. Right from the first page you want to know what has happened to this girl and how she got to where she is and as the story unfolds, you desperately what her to have a better life.

This book, at less than 200 pages, has more story than many authors manage with 300 or more. I loved Samantha's writing style, not a word was wasted.

This is the first book in a series of 7 and I've already got books 2 and 3 lined up to be read. I'm looking forward to seeing where the story leads. I get the feeling there is far more going on than we know and I can't wait to find out more. Read the warning that comes with the synopsis, if it doesn't bother you - I would definitely recommend reading Captive.


Shelby☆☆☆☆☆
Absolutely NOT what I was expecting. This story was slow to start for me, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, as we begin the story at the end of the situation: the aftermath. Once we figure out what’s going on, the story really starts: Tori is the ONLY girl in the Dragon's motorcycle club, gang?!? (call it what you will.)

This was a very well-written, completely unique story - told in a way that kept me interested. I wanted to know who Tori was, what she experienced, and how she survived! Her recollections are detailed, emotional, and she is just amazing.

I'm not really sure how to classify this: it IS a dark story, it's semi-erotic, and a semi-romance. I need to know what happens to Tori, and NEED to read the 2nd book in this series.


Diana☆☆☆☆
4.5 Original STARS!!

This was different. I totally thought this was going to be like the rest of the biker books I've read. Not at all. This story was completely original, I was hooked from page one. There's just the right amount of mystery and suspense to keep me glued to the pages.

If you're not a fan of 'Dark Reads,' this story may be too graphic for you. So take the author’s warning seriously.

I usually have issues reading 3rd person point of view, that was not the case here. I was so wrapped up in the story, I didn't even realize it. The story telling was amazing, the plot was original, and the characters were intriguing.

I admired Tori's strength, she grew up in the most heinous surroundings.

We get a good look into the lives of 'The Dragons,' but I definitely wanted more.

I love a dark read, so this fed my darker needs!

Awesome start to a series! I'm hooked!

This is a new author for me. I can't wait to read what's next!!!


Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
####If you have reservations reading about forced sexual situations this book may not be for you####

This is a dark read and not for the faint of heart. Tori has lived a life no one wants to live and now must face her biggest fears to see if she can truly live.

The federal agents that question her after the incident are a contradiction. One is openly hostile and the other is empathetic. At odds with each other, Eli does his best to befriend Tori, while Warren is openly angry at her.

Can the agents help Tori find herself?








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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Captive (New Life #1) by Samantha Jacobey to read and review.

5 comments:

  1. Awesome series. Samantha has a wonderful talent

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  2. Hope I win! I really want these!!! Thanks!

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  3. These sound great. Can’t wait to read them myself. :)

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  4. The ladies on the review team love them. They're looking forward to book four's release.

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