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Captive (New Life #1)

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Captive - A New Life Series

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 m

Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published March 15th 2014 by Lavish Publishing, LLC (first published September 30th 2013)
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Samantha Jacobey wow I came across your question and I'm sorry it took me so long to reply... Book 1 starts with Tori in the hospital after she fought back, and killed…morewow I came across your question and I'm sorry it took me so long to reply... Book 1 starts with Tori in the hospital after she fought back, and killed all of the men in her MC. From there, the FBI have formulated a plan to use her to get more from her and get to others in their crime conglomerate. It's a hard read, I won't sugar coat it, but once you get past CAPTIVE, it's not as dark. thanks for the question!!(less)
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Part 1 in this series comes together in pieces as Tori recounts, through flashbacks, her memories of being raised by outlaw bikers. As others have forewarned, this is NOT a love story where the "bad guy kidnapper" falls in love with the damsel in distress, feels remorseful, yadda, yadda, yadda. It is a tale of brutality, cruelty and suffering. This is a story that will make you cringe as you read about the horrors she was subjected to on a daily basis.

This book definitely isn't for the faint of
*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

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 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 want
Elfina Renee
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow this is a captivating tale of a young girl who somehow ended up living with a group of bikers. The details of how she wound up with them is sketchy. During her lengthy captivity she faced unimaginable dangers, abuse and torture than anyone should. Samantha Jacobey entrances you right from the beginning, with dark themed subjects and violence. Everything Tori endures is heinously disturbing, not intended for the feint of heart. A definite five star read!
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc-bikers, dark-reads
This was such a good read, and although very tough going at times, I'm so glad I stuck with it, and I'm dying to see how the series evolves.

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Tori is a member of a biker group, and as the story flips back and forth, we see she has been trained from a young age by the bikers. She's thought how to fight, how to kill, how to survive. (view spoiler) So much is still untold, like who she really is and how she go
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted-books
OMFG what have I just read??!! Let me tell you…I have just read the most heart-rending book that I’ve probably ever come across.

Tori was brought up in a gang, she doesn’t know her real name or age or her family details or anything of her life before being with the Dragons. She’s been beaten, abused, gang raped and generally treated in the worst way possible.

I read this book with bile in my throat and my heart breaking as she re-tells her life to FBI agent Eli. There is a point in the book (the w
D.S. Schmeckpeper
WARNING: graphic abuse scenes. Not for the faint of heart.

Some thrillers are dark and disturbing. Luckily, this one is a book filled with strength and a strong sense of the struggle for survival, while having some dark and disturbing imagery. If I had to come up with one word to describe Tori, the main character, it would definitely be "survivor". Most of this book happens in the past tense as Tori recounts her history. I think that was very clever of the author because the imagery was so detail
Kismet Book Reviews
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A New Life: Life of Recovery - is based on a story of a young girl Tori(the main character)who has endured so much pain and suffering through the hands of an evil group of freelance mercenaries (dragons) that raised her from a very young age.

Now that she is free (so to speak) & much older, she must struggle with those demons and let go and try to move forward. Eli an FBI agent is very drawn to Tori and becomes a big part in her
Jeniann Bowers
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed, Fun, Mind-Blowing

A New Life: Life of Recovery by Samantha Jacobey, Tori’ story is one of the best I have read in a long time.

Samantha wrote this to capture the readers’ attention into a world made for Tori and she did that and more. Samantha can show a story-line that is created through great talent and excellence of writing shows her abilities to create an adventure, action packed story that continues to grow through out the book

As, Samantha builds the character of Tori slowly i
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 stro
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG the blurb underestimates this book! Its called CAPTIVE and I was certainly the victim of this book!

I had an accident last Thursday which has laid me up, so I've done nothing but read and play games on my PC. I couldn't do anything except read this series.

This is the first book in the series. Let me tell you, its intense.

Tori is the girl. The life she has lead was unbelievable, but very impressionable. Left her with more than physical scars.

I'm not going to spoil this story. I'm just going to
Julie Powell
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this book for review.

This story is about a young woman, one fighting for survival amongst the most evil of beings - humans.

I was drawn in at once by the flow and style of the writing and although I don't like explicit sex scenes, I think this story warranted it as it was a big part of Tori's terrible ordeal.

A strong protagonist, one that could have been broken but had chosen to live.

I don't give spoilers but will say that this book is not for the faint of heart, in that it delivers th
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly what a story this is. I went to a classic car show today. I hardly saw any cars as I was gripped to this story. I seriously am struggling how to put in words what I thought about this book. It's a brilliant well written story.

Tori is the main character in this story. She is such a strong girl. How can a young girl go through all she did and still breath? My heart was in my mouth reading this story.

If your looking for a heart breaking and angsty story then this is it.

This is book one
King Samuel Benson
If you enjoy strong female protagonists, then you're going to find a new favourite with 'A New Life: Life of Recovery'. Author Samantha Jacobey possesses sheer unbeatable skill at creating strong graphic and fully emotional scenes. There are hard sex and physical abuses, but these only add to the strong, engrossing nature of this book. Recommended... but only if you're an ADULT!
Jan Murphree
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome BOOK!!!! PLease read it!!!

It is a amazing story of a Girl...

What she has went thru...and ITS AMAZING!!

Awesome!!! LOVE IT!!
Jan Murphree
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Series!!!! You need to read them all!!
You wont be sorry!!! Samantha is a Awesome writer!!
Jayne Hyatt
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“A New Life: Life of Recovery” by Samantha Jacobey is a dark romantic thriller-- for adults only.

From the first page, I knew the heroine, Tori, was in jeopardy. By the end of the first chapter, I wanted to know who this girl was, and what had happened to her. It quickly becomes obvious that Tori is very much a victim, yet is far from helpless or in any way representative of the usual damsel in distress. It turns out that Tori had been systematically abused; turned into both a sex slave and a let
Laura Reading
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For a debut novel, Samantha Jacobey took on a very large task. She chose a topic and format that are extremely difficult to accomplish successfullly. Then she knocked it out of the park. She created a masterpiece.

The story begins with an ending. It is the ending of a way of life for the main character, Tori, a young woman whose age we never quite pin down. Tori has lived enough for several lifetimes at this point, suffered more than her share, and is about to experience a new beginning.

In the be
S.M. Harshell
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 Drago ...more
Di Covey
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked-reviews
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for The Wicked Reads Review Team**

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 amout of mystery and supense 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 authors warning serious.

I usually have
Mary Mooney
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Captive is a story about Tori and her fight for life in a horrific theme of abuse from the hands of gang called 'Dragons'.
It's extremely abusive, makes you feel heart broken and helpless.
There's rape, pain, tears and total hopelessness.
Story on another level of 'hardcore' and 'dark'.
Battle of body and soul - when your body rebels the mind tries to stay strong and willing to fight.
Characters are very realistic, story captivating and mindboggling.
Reading it makes you fight the urge to constantly
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is NOT for the faint of heart so please take caution!!

From page 1 I was hooked wanting to know Tori's story. When the book starts she wakes up not knowing where she is but soon realizes she is in a hospital. There are several agents wanting to talk to her to find out the information they need. As Tori begins to tell her story to Special Agent Eli Founder you realize just how much hell she has really been thru at the hands of The Dragons MC. She has been abused, tortured, beaten, rape
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Don't pick fights you can't win...
I have a confession to make, I skimmed the synopsis and when I saw that she grew up with a motorcycle gang I decided to read it. Um...lesson's NOT a biker romance. The bada$$ bikers are not sexy or swoon worthy, they are not what I want to be dreaming about EVER! However; it is a very interesting story that I got sucked into accidentally. I feel like a rubber-necker on the highway, inching past an accident scene and unable to look away. It is a hear
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series must be read in order. This is the first book.

This book was awesomely disturbing :) I LOVED it!!!! I could not put it down like ever I swear! Not many writers could writ about such disturbing subject matter and keep you hooked all the way through. Part horror and part thriller this book has it all,,, even a little bit of romance. You find yourself caught up in the characters and wondering what will happen next (and you are almost always wrong) as the suspense sinks it's teeth into yo
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting story about a young woman who escapes from an international crime cartel, against remarkable odds. It's very visual, very action-driven, and would likely be more effective as a movie than a novel; there is a wealth of description, which would be easy to depict on film but gets in the way of the plot a bit here. The young woman has many exotic skills that would be flashy in a movie but are pretty much disregarded here after mentioning that they exist. I wasn't quite sure ho ...more
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly disturbing is the best way to describe this story. Once you get into the story, its not even close to what your expecting. Its a pretty brutal story at times, but very interesting. How can someone overcome horrible things that have happened most of their life. Its amazing how much Tori can recall and the details she remembers of her time with the Dragons. She is a awesome female character. It bounces back to the past her recalling what has happened. She has been beat, forced into many ...more
Kelly Cozzone
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samantha Jacobey brought her main character to life in a way I didn't expect. She was fiery, and compassionate, vulnerable and strong. This book grabbed me from page one and didn't let me go until I'd read it all.

Without giving anything away, through out the book, there were times I wanted to cry for the main character and cheer on her strength.
Joelle Dockter
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Samantha really captures you interest in the beginning and holds it through to the end. Your heart breaks for Tori as you learn how tough her life has been and yet you are so excited for her is she begins to break from her shell and allows good things to happen for her. This is a must read book!!
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Intense story and great build up. Can't wait to see what happens next for Tori!
Sam Jones
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One word Brilliant
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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 c ...more
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