Monday, 3 September 2012

Spotlight on Distraction by JL Campbell


Hello readers. I'm pleased to welcome the lovely J.L. Campbell to my blog today as part of her Friendship is Forever VBT. Please leave her a comment to make her feel welcome. You can also download FREE copies of her books for a limited period. Over to you, Joy.

As a writer, I view storytelling as an adventure. In crafting a story, I know what’s supposed to happen at the start, where I want to be at the end, but not every plot point in the middle. The complications add up once the story gets rolling and I hit my stride.


I wasn’t sure what Distraction was supposed to be when I started writing it. I knew there was a love story surrounding the main character. Some romance was thrown in too, but things got sticky when the relationships grew more complex and the characters kept landing in trouble.

The novel explores the lives of three Jamaican females who are tied together by a strong friendship and the men in their lives. They go through some harrowing experiences that leave them reeling, but that much stronger.

In A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Steps to Distraction you’ll meet Dionne, Kyra and Justine a year before Distraction takes place. I hope you’ll enjoy this taste of friendship and things Jamaican. Download your complimentary copy from Smashwords.

Distraction can be downloaded free from Amazon today. At the end of this Friendship tour, there’ll be a main prize of a Distraction note pad & pen and a $10 Amazon gift card. The second prize is a paperback copy of Distraction. Sign up for that at the Rafflecopter here.

Kiru, many thanks for hosting me.


J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican and the author of Contraband, Distraction, Dissolution, Don’t Get Mad…Get Even, Giving up the Dream and Hardware (pen name Jayda McTyson). Campbell is always on the lookout for story making material, loves company and can usually be found lollygagging on her blog at http://thecharacterdepot. blogspot.com

25 comments:

  1. Kiru,
    Thanks ever so much for hosting me!

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  2. Welcome to my blog, Joy. I started reading Distraction. It's not a standard romance but I'm loving it. Congrats on its release.

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  3. Hey Kiru and J.L :)

    Distraction sounds intriguing!

    Good luck! I wish you much success!

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  4. I just downloaded Distraction. I love stories with strong friendships - and romance! Thanks Joy.

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  5. Hey Joy, checking in to read more about your story-crafting methods...

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  6. Hey Joy, checking in to read more about your story-crafting methods...

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  7. Hi J.L.,

    Distraction sounds interesting and I love the idea of a prequel. I haven't read a story set in Jamiaca before (I know *gasp*) though I love many things Jamaican. I'm hopping over to Amazon and Smashwords.

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    1. Hi, Empi,
      Hope you enjoy the books. Many writers would get a prequel done first. I got the idea after Distraction was out and about. Thing is, it was easy writing because I knew the characters so well by then.

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  8. Hi J.L.,

    Distraction sounds interesting and I love the idea of a prequel. I haven't read a story set in Jamiaca before (I know *gasp*) though I love many things Jamaican. I'm hopping over to Amazon and Smashwords.

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  9. It's great seeing Joy all over the blogosphere as she tours. I enjoy her stories.

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  10. Congrats on your release. I just downloaded Distraction. I'm looking forward to reading it and touring Jaimaca with the characters in the process.

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  11. Good luck with the tour Joy.

    ........dhole

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  12. I followed Joy over here from her blog. Nice meeting you, Kiru, and thanks for hosting Joy in her tour!

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  13. Just downloaded the prequel and looking forward to reading your work.

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  14. Hey, Mike. Good to see you here.

    Ayabaodusote, hope it makes interesting reading!

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  15. Kiru, many, many thanks for having me! I appreciate your help.

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  16. Disrtaction is waiting on my kindle. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  17. You sure get around Joy. You must be flagging a little by now! Thanks for hosting Joy, Kiru.

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    1. Did it a couple of days apart which allows time to go backward and forward. :) Another week and I'm done.

      Kiru, hope you have a great weekend!

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