TITLE – Recombined SERIES – The Irrevocable Series, Book 3 AUTHOR – Samantha Jacobey GENRE – New Adult PUBLICATION DATE – September 1, 2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - Approx. 160 pages/52K words PUBLISHER – Lavish Publishing COVER ARTIST – Nicolene Lorette Designs
RECOMBINED - An Irrevocable Series Novel… Can mankind survive an apocalypse of his own making?
Bailey and Caleb fled civilization in light of impending disaster. Fighting to make their way south, they struggled to rejoin their survivalist friends and relatives. After facing crowds hell-bent on securing supplies… After getting the better of a marauding band of misfits… The couple arrive back at The Ranch, only to discover the place is deserted. Soon, a lone survivor emerges, explaining the group’s mysterious disappearance and the dangers they face in the ransacked hideaway.
Joining forces, the trio sets to work, restoring order to their desert oasis. Making repairs, as well as plans, they are soon joined by a few who had made a daring escape. Refusing to leave the others behind, tempers flare and lines are drawn, while the young couple struggles to define their relationship. In a desperate attempt to rescue the remainder of their comrades, the group moves into their bunker, prepared to hang on until the bitter end. Will they succeed in saving Bailey’s brothers, as well as the rest of their comrades? Or will the renegade town of Pouty put an end to Lawson once and for all...
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“I know. Like I said, we’ve only had snow here a few times, an’ I’m not even sure Carson was old enough t’ remember it,” he glanced over at the slumbering boy, not wishing him to see the display the couple would make against the growing daylight.
Shifting her gaze so that she could see the younger male as well, she mused aloud, “Maybe we should enjoy it a bit today. Play in it a little, while we can.”
“Maybe so,” he tightened his grip on her, feeding on her willingness to be held. Pushing his nose against her, he blew warm air across her ear. “I think you may be my snow angel, Bailey,” his voice low, his words were only for her.
She gasped with a wide grin, her breath creating a small amount of fog on the glass, “I thought we were just friends,” she used a finger to make dots in the coating.
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.
Where are you from? I live in Midland, Texas, and grew up in a neighboring town.
Tell us your latest news? My latest news is the release of RECOMBINED – the finale to my IRREVOCABLE SERIES. I can’t wait for you guys to see how it all goes down.
When and why did you begin writing? I have always been a daydreamer, and love making up stories. After about twenty years of working on the plot line, I finally put part of the New Life Series on paper and published it eighteen months ago. At seven segments long, I learned a great deal from that first one, and hope that I am getting better with each new series.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? I still don’t really consider myself a writer. I am an author and story teller. Writer sounds too stiff and formal to me, and mostly I am enjoying sharing my crazy adventures.
What inspired you to write your first book? My first book is very dark, and stems from a sad history. There are bits of truth, both mine and others, woven in and coloring the things that happen in it. That is the funniest part of all this to me – people often can’t tell which parts are real and which parts I made up, and that makes me feel wonderful inside.
Do you have a specific writing style? I think that my style changes somewhat, depending on the story. In Captive and Bound, I am HIGHLY descriptive of the environment and much of the story is narrated, mainly because my main character is experiencing things we take for granted for the first time. However, in others, I only give a cursory description. The same is true with dialogue – it fits the situation. I guess my style would be ‘flexible’.
How did you come up with the title? I want my titles to be representative of what is going on in the story, but I learned the hard way that they also need to be marketable. With my most recent works, I also check them on Amazon to make sure they are not over-used, as well.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? There is always a message beneath the surface of my stories. However, the last thing I want to do is be preachy, so I try to keep it subtle, and you more or less feel it, like an undercurrent, rather than splashing you square in the face.
How much of the book is realistic? Wow – this is a GREAT question! As a science teacher, I have had the privilege of teaching a few thousand students about the connection between us and the earth. That’s really what the IRREVOCABLE series is about – our place on the planet. Everyone wants to read an end of the world scenario that is exciting, and I think I have given my readers that, but for me, it also had to be realistic. That’s what this is – something that COULD happen, or maybe even already is…
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Another great question. I dedicated this story to my mother, and many of the things that are in the story I saw and experienced as I was growing up. Preppers are becoming a popular topic, but my family had at least some parts of that mentality forty years ago, when I was a kid. I put as much of that as I could into the story and used it to really bring their world to life.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? I always choose Charles Dickens for this: write about what you know, use character names that are symbolic, and use sound grammar and syntax. Plus the crazy plot twist here and there never hurts.
What would you like my readers to know? I love telling new and exciting stories, so if I have not written one in your favorite genre, it’s bound to happen eventually.
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