Celebrating all things Wicked with Samantha Jacobey and her paranormal thriller new release.

While you know I love a good review, sometimes it’s just fun to celebrate success! Join me in congratulating Samantha Jacobey on her book birthday. She’s stopped by to chat about her new release, THE WICKED AWAKENED, a paranormal thriller offering super saucy & creepy fun perfect for the Halloween season.

The Wicked Awakened
by Samantha Jacobey,
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Thriller
Release Date: October 13th, 2015

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What would you do if a five hundred year old witch wanted to turn your body into her new home?

Morcant and Blake Korrigan own a little shop of horrors, where witches congregate and people ending up dead isn’t rare. When Karen Hiltzman joins their coven, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Drawn in, the group convinces her to recruit her best friend, Sarah Matthews, after discovering that she bears a very special birthmark; one that indicates she’s the girl they’ve been waiting for.

Eager to reincarnate a witch put to death by an angry mob five hundred years prior, Morcant unleashes a spell; a dark and sinister curse. His ritual transforms Sarah’s body and will bring the dreaded Brenna back to life when it’s completed. Blake wants to stop him; but will he be strong enough to defeat his elder sibling, and if he does… will he be able to let her go when it’s done?

MA – 18+   V – violence        S – sexual content   L – coarse language

MA – S – L… you got my attention 😉 Check out this excerpt… MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY
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Sarah felt foolish as soon as she stepped onto the bus, with the eyes of the other passengers upon her; ‘I look like a hooker,’ she lamented. Not daring to sit down in the short skirt, lest she give anyone a peep show, she stood and held onto the bar that ran down the center aisle.

‘Of course, I can’t go home,’ her thoughts continue to turn. ‘I’ll go to the bar and drink a coke. I can sit in a back corner and hide for a couple of hours.’ She adjusted her grip nervously, knowing it was a bad plan; ‘that’s the rule… we never go out alone.’ It was dangerous to say the least, and images of all the horrible ends she could come to haunted her.

Shaking off her ominous foreboding, she climbed down the steps of the transport and listened to the click of her heels as she strutted down the walk. Several of the men she passed turned to watch her sway, and a devilish grin curled her lips; ‘come on, you like being bad.’ Arriving at her chosen spot, she sauntered inside.

The club itself dimly lit, the music thumped loudly and vibrated her organs as soon as she entered. Moving through the crowd, she made her way to the bar, where she realized the doorman had allowed her to pass unscathed. Having thought she would have a coke, she heard herself mutter the word rum along with it, and a few minutes later, she hovered next to a tall table at the side of the dance floor, sipping the liquid through a tiny straw.

About the time her drink needed to be refreshed, one of the men who had been watching her sidled up and placed one before her without saying a word. Her devious streak renewed, she didn’t bother with the sipping, and hoisted the glass to guzzle about half of it, before lowering it to give him a grin.

“You got a name?” she asked coyly.

“I’m not really into names,” he sneered, looking at the others who were eyeing his target. Leaning closer so he could peer down her cleavage, he noticed the silver amulet nestled there. “You looking for a friend tonight?”

“Maybe,” she swirled her icy beverage, then finished it off. “Are you a friend?” she cut her eyes up at him and blinked a few times.

“Sure,” he took her hand, rubbing it roughly between his, “You in the mood to dance, or find us some place outta the way?”

Giggling loudly, Sarah leaned forward, the alcohol clouding her thoughts. When her face was within range, he met her, eagerly exploring the inside of her mouth with his tongue. Deciding she needed another, he pulled away, and waved at the waitress, who produced more drinks for them while Sarah began to wriggle around in time to the music.

“You don’t say much,” the girl screamed to be heard over the thump of the sound system.

“I didn’t come here to talk,” he replied, putting his hand on her hip and giving her a squeeze.

“What did you come here for?” she lay against him, placing her words next to his ear.

Grinning, he didn’t back down, “I’m gonna take you out back and fuck the hell out of you.”

Sarah burst into a loud laugh, “I’m not doing shit with you… without knowing your name first.”

“Alright,” he pulled her against him, pressing his hardness against her belly while his hand rode up the crack of her thinly covered rear end, “I’m Chase.”

“Chase,” she repeated, feeling the bulge of him, and sliding her hand around to right her skirt. “Stop that,” she said more softly, and he kissed her instead, then put his fingers back where they had been.

“Let’s go find some place a little more private,” he pulled her along.

“I don’t know if I’m ready for that,” she snickered again.

“Oh, you’re ready,” he guided her through the crowd.

Phew! Pick up your copy today.
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Trick or Treat! Samantha’s offering some fun goodies, just in time for Halloween:
BTW- Have you ever check out an author’s Google search histories?

Weird Facts About Witches:
As part of the infamous “swimming test,” accused witches were dragged to the nearest body of water, stripped to their undergarments, bound and then tossed in to see if they would sink or float. Since witches were believed to have spurned the sacrament of baptism, it was thought that the water would reject their body and prevent them from submerging. According to this logic, an innocent person would sink like a stone, but a witch would simply bob on the surface. The victim typically had a rope tied around their waist so they could be pulled from the water if they sank, but it wasn’t unusual for accidental drowning deaths to occur.
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Now, let’s get to know Samantha a little more…
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Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations any where 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.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SamJacobey
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Fan Club / Street team –https://www.facebook.com/groups/518336211610077/

Thanks so much, Samantha, for stopping by. And Thanks you Words Turn Me On for hosting the blog tour.  Cheers!

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THE SAVING is live!!! Surviving my sophomore jinx…

“Give them what they want
When they want…
Disregard everything because now I’m over my sophomore jinx”
(Sophomore Jinx – Subliminal Plastic Motives by Self)

I know. I know. The lyrics above seem harsh, but do you realize how terrifying the SECOND book is? I’m not just talking about any ol’ follow up novel. I’m talking about the second in a SERIES. Good lord, is it intimidating! The first book was scary, because I felt exposed as a new author. With that awkwardness aside, now I’m exposing my story – my concept – my possession. And THAT is a new flavor of fear.

THE NOTHINGNESS was welcomed into the published realm with open arms and humbling praise. I’ve made some wonderful friends in the writing community as a result. All the while, people have been excited, eagerly anticipating the next installment of Evie’s saga. This is uber exciting for me, but I almost feel like I screwed myself by setting the bar so high. Doh!

Now the lyrics above make sense, right?  Needless to say, I’ve been singing this song in my head for months. Seriously. Creating a precedent, setting expectations for the second book (especially amongst the male readers who have enjoyed my writing style) has really put the pressure on. So I’ve been asking myself: Will readers appreciate the direction Evie’s headed?

You’re going get high, fall down, and suffer Evie’s  emotional rollercoaster strapped down by her side.

Question: Are you up for it?
Answer: You sure as hell better be!

Evie’s story is not dictated by my hand (not really). She’s immersed in a world beyond her comprehension. She’s experiencing new sensations and fears. Her addictions are shifting, and there’s no way to discuss them without addressing the human element and attraction.

So yes, I’m over my sophomore jinx, because it’s not mine! This is Evie’s journey.

If you liked the harsh reality of addiction thrown in your face – If you enjoyed feeling life through Evie’s mind and body, then hold on tight.

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THE NOTHINGNESS and THE SAVING are both available via Amazon Kindle today!

Don’t forget to follow me on social media! Evie’s story isn’t over… and neither am I. I’m wrapping a project apart from Evie that is sure to keep your appetite whetted until THE DESECRATION drops in 2016. 😉

Cheers,
J.C.

Want a preview of THE SAVING? Here’s how you get it…

Well, this has been a summer, hasn’t it? They say the best things in life are worth waiting for… I’ll let you decide. In the meantime, let me offer this yummy little teaser…

THE SAVING will be released next Friday, October 2nd!!!  What happened to summer, you ask and to which I refer to the aforementioned idiom. Have no fear, lovies. From now until the release, I offer you this:
Email me your proof of purchase of THE NOTHINGNESS  (if you haven’t already snagged it) or your Amazon review, and I’ll send you the first five (5) chapters of THE SAVING!!

Simple, right? Just email me at jcstockli@gmail.com  BOOM! DONE!

Here’s a little pic from my Addictions Of The Eternal board on Pinterest (are you following me yet? I’ve got all my projects up there)  If this doesn’t scream “Evie!!!” then what does?

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Wednesday Special Spotlight The Nothingness JC Stockli

It’s my birthday! Come on over and celebrate with CD Hersh!

C.D. Hersh

Wednesday Special Spotlight

Focuses on

The Nothingness

By

JC Stockli

THE NOTHINGNESS:

“Fall from your graces into the depths.”

A dispirited addict learns that history repeats itself deep within hidden worlds. Evie Westvale is lost in the lifeless existence of her drug-laden fishing town. She finds much more than fellow addicts lurking beneath the docks. Craving escape from her inebriated reality, she discovers the presence of a dark stranger who haunts her dreams in the most delicious ways. Lucca has come to prey on the dregs of Fallhaven. He has not arrived by accident, and he is not alone.

Riding waves of blood and lust, Evie is forced to confront her dark past and an irresistible future, but can she survive the tempest brewing inside?

THE NOTHINGNESS is the first installment of the ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL series.

5-Star Reviews!! “Couldn’t put it down! Suspenseful and intriguing” “A page-turner with…

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X-Men Meets Blade? Now you’ve got this SUPERhero-packed UF with L.D. Rose!

Did you know my birthday is right around the corner???  Did ya? Did ya?  I’m hoping to celebrate with a book release… hint hint… nudge nudge.  In the meantime, here’s a book review that I’ve been DYING to do!!!

I’ve got fellow FF&P & NECRWA member, L.D. Rose, stopping by with her debut novel, RELEASING THE DEMONS.

L.D. Rose is a neurotic physician by day, crazed writer by night, and all around wannabe superhero. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but she’s been known to delve into horror, sci-fi, and medical suspense on occasion. Girl gets dark, okay, just let it happen. L.D. Rose is a member of the RWA, FF&P, NEC-RWA and CoLoNY. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her studly hubby, her hyperactive boxer, and her two devious cats.

Chiggity check her out here:
Website: www.writerldrose.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/writerldrose
Author page: www.facebook.com/ldroseauthorpage
Twitter: @ld_rose
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/ldrose
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/writerldrose
Tumblr: www.writerdoc.tumblr.com

And don’t forget your copy of RELEASING THE DEMONS here:
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B013GVCC7I
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013GVCC7I

Onto the review…

I WAS PROVIDED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW (but in the interest of full disclosure, I got to beta this b*tch!)
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So, starting with the title of today’s post: think X-Men meets Blade… and you’ve got the Knights. Yeah… Now you feel that action-packed, superhero awesomeness that makes this dark fantasy so much more than a typical PNR? That’s what I thought. Seriously my friends, the title of this book says it all: RELEASING THE DEMONS does just that.

Blaze Knight is a hybrid-vampire with some sick pyrotechnic abilities, and he doesn’t ride solo. He’s got a band of brothers, all hybrids—all with their own special abilities. Are you feeling the X-men vibe? To top it all off, they’re holed up in mansion that would make Bruce Wayne mess his pants. I mean seriously, if these guys don’t get your motor running, then you need to seek professional help. I’m not gonna say who my favorite is *coughs*Rome*coughs* but dammit it all if Rose isn’t making me wait for the end of the series for his story. 😉  Love me a good mind-f***er.

Let’s just set these Knights aside for one minute… Just one, I promise! Blaze’s story not only introduces us to the boys, but also to a post-vampire apocalypse NYC. These bloodsuckers are just what you’ve read of in your favorite ghost stories, and the boys are damn good at hunting them down. Blaze, being one of the younger hybrids, headstrong and cocky, finds himself suffering from PTSD after being abducted and tortured by the vamps. Blaze is somewhat lost until he meets and equally headstrong vampire detective who helps him “release his demons” if you know what I mean. It doesn’t take long for Valerie Medeiros (let’s hear it for Portagee nation!!!) to find her niche inside the Knights’ operation. And well, I think you get the gist of it.

True to her clinical background, Rose is a very technical writer. You can tell she takes her time, researches her topics, and executes each scene with calculated precision. No doubt, every book to come in this series will be chock full of bad-assery and heart-pumping action.

The doctor is in!

  1. We both love vampires, and they are definitely HOT in the industry. Please tell us a little bit about what sparked your inspiration for the premise of this book and the series as a whole, and how do you feel you’ve put your own spin on the subject of vampires?

As for the inspiration for RtD, this entire series has been in my head for a very long time! I used to participate in roleplaying games in high school and college (yep, total geekery) and I used to create character profiles all the time. My six boys for the Order of the Senary popped up in a slightly different manner then, but the overall gist was the same—six genetically engineered half-vampire mercenaries created by the U.S. military to take out vampires in a pseudo-post apocalyptic NYC. Each of these fellas has their own superpower(s) due the dramatic side effects of species hybridization with both physical and mental manifestations. I love stories with some element of romance in them so I had to hook each of these boys up with a special lady, and my muse pretty much took off with the idea and ran with it.

What makes this series different from other vampire books is that the vast majority of the vampires in these novels are just that—monsters. They’re ruthless predators who won’t hesitate to tear out throats and rip each other apart. I’ve stuck with the traditional lore of vampires but in an alternate-present setting. No sunlight, no reflections, anaphylaxis to silver and wood (although only one specific type of wood), inability enter people’s homes without an invitation (or holy structures, period)—all the stuff I loved about vampires as a kid. Some of them carry a more human edge than others and my goal is to make my reader sympathize with a creature they should be terrified of.

  1. What other projects do you have lined up?

I just finished the second book in The Order of the Senary series, BLACK BULLET, and it’s currently undergoing revision. The third book in the series, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, is half-written. I also have two more series planned, one involving UF versions of fairy tales (the first is called HEADS WILL ROLL, a dark spin on Alice in Wonderland) and another historical UF series involving two depression-era gangsters who end up as demon hunters.

(JC: uber cool, can’t wait!)

  1. If you could have dinner with any of your characters, who would they be? (you may pick more than one)

All my Senary boys. All together in a pub eating burgers and drinking beer. Maybe playing some pool or darts. Yeah. 😀

(JC: okay, my turn… so Rome, Dax, and I… wait :/ I’m gonna keep that thought to myself)

  1. Is there a book that has made a lasting impact or an influence on you?

“IT” by Stephen King. The way King depicts the darkest parts of humanity (via the supernatural) and our childhood fears coming to life is just magnificent. I’m forever traumatized by that book!

(JC: Creepy)

  1. If you could live in any other time when might that be?

The Roaring Twenties, most definitely! Women started to come out of their shells and I loved their rebellious movement. Not to mention the fedoras and gangsters! *swoon* Also, jazz, cars and penicillin. 😉

(JC: I can totally see you as a flapper) 😉

  1. What’s currently playing on your iPod/CD player/music app?

I’ve created Spotify playlists for my books and I’ve been listening to my BLACK BULLET playlist pretty frequently to get back into the groove of revisions. Prominent bands on the list are the Deftones, Alice in Chains, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Seether, Stonesour and Nine Inch Nails. 😀

(JC: ❤ Deftones… ❤ them so hard!)

And just for fun…

  1. Live without your phone? OR Live without your computer, iPod, and clean clothes?

Live without my phone. Sometimes I want to throw it against a wall, anyway! LOL. I could do everything I do on my phone with a computer and iPod. 😉

  1. Be a vampire? OR Be a werewolf?

Vampire, of course! I already barely see daylight, haha. I just imagine vampires as dark, dangerous and super intelligent. Who wouldn’t want to be that? And who needs sunlight, anyway? 😉

  1. Receive $5 a day for the rest of your life? OR Receive $50,000 right here, right now?

50K right now! GIMME. *grabby hands* If I had $5 a day, I would spend it in an instant. I’d probably spend the 50K too, LOL, but at least it would be on something useful. 😉

Here’s a few questions for Valerie:

  1. What did you dream of becoming as a little girl?

After my sister died, I always knew I wanted to be a cop. Before then? A superhero. Close enough. 😉

  1. What keeps you motivated?

Being able to save one person’s life—just a single life—keeps me going. It makes all of the danger, fear, and horror worth it. That, and coffee. Lots of coffee.

(JC: Oh, coffee… I hear that!)

  1. Time-warp, you’ve saved NYC from vampires, now what?

Sleep? Haha! Honestly, I wouldn’t even know what to do with myself. I’d probably still run around the streets, looking for trouble.

  1. Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?

What a question! I tend not to think that far ahead. Definitely with Blaze and the guys, but if the world is the way it is now, I certainly wouldn’t bring a life into it. I’d probably still be doing the same thing, hunting vampires and burying them in the ground where they belong…I just might just be slower at it!

And now a few for Blaze:

  1. Do you feel as though you’ve been cheated out of a “normal” life?

*laughs* What’s a normal life? You can’t be cheated out of something you know nothing about. But yeah, sometimes I wonder what it would’ve been like to have parents and a home. Even to just go to school as a normal kid, college, all that kosher human shit. But you can’t miss something you never had, and I’m thankful to be where I am now.

  1. What’s a mellow day in your home like? Are you guys lounging around shirtless? *drools*

Can’t say we have many mellow days, but I can tell you Dax is always shirtless, haha. We all tend to get together and spend time with one another, since we’re usually separated during the sweeps. Maybe play a game of pool or football, spar, goof off, whatever.

(JC: Dax shirtless? YUM!! I’m inviting myself over for dinner)

  1. Every experience shapes a man (hopefully for the better), what do you think you would be like if you hadn’t suffered such tragedy in your life?

*suddenly looks uncomfortable* I try not to think about it much, but what I went through at Grand Central definitely changed me—for the worst initially, but I’m getting better (or at least, that’s what I keep telling myself). I see things differently now and I’m not quick to judge. I’ve done a lot of things I regret—things I should’ve been terminated for—but I got a second chance (and third, fourth, and maybe fifth, ha). I don’t think I would’ve been so forgiving then, definitely not as forgiving as my brothers were with me.

  1. Same question, where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?

Hopefully not dead. *laughs* I don’t even think about tomorrow, never mind a decade into the future. I’m just my biding time since I should’ve died in that pit underground. Me being alive now is a bonus.

Finally, L.D.: What words of encouragement can you offer fellow writers?

Write what you love. Seriously. Don’t write for the market, cause it’ll show in your work. It’s easy to tell when an author is passionate about what they’re writing just by small nuances in their stories. And as a reader, I’m more invested and engaged if there’s some fire behind the words. As for promo, just be yourself, interact with your readers and fellow writers as much as you can, and don’t forget to write the next book!

Thanks so much for having me, J.C.! Hopefully your readers were somewhat entertained by my visit. 🙂

(JC: It’s always amazing to celebrate successes with friends. Cheers to L.D.!)

Welcome to Sawtooth Shifters!

Off the shifter hook with this indie POWERHOUSE!

Deadly Ever After

Hey Everyone! You may have noticed I was a little quiet all summer with releases. You know it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for. I’m excited to reveal what I’ve been up to. Meet the wolves of Sawtooth Forest and the ladies of Forever Home Animal Shelter.

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The Channing and Lowe packs have been captured by one of their own, and forced to fight each other in a dog fighting ring. Trina and the ladies from Forever Home rescue them, but the wolves aren’t the only ones in recovery.

With Sawtooth Shifters, I wanted to write strong, realistic women who were starting their lives over. They’ve all been through some serious shit and it would be just as easy for them to retreat and let the bad stuff win. I want them to triumph.

The wolves have something to fight for too. Their future. All the female…

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