Friday, August 17, 2012

JL Campbell and A Bakers Dozen

Today I'm hosting JL Campbell as part of her book release for A Baker's Dozen: 13 Steps to Distraction which is a prequel to her book Distraction which came out in June, and Joy has made a great theme of her blog hop, as her book is about friendship and the important role we can play in each others lives. It's true that this writer's network fits all the great parameters of friendship so well. I love that we can reach across oceans and land masses and form friendships over words: the great love for most of us.

I wish Joy a ton of luck on her blog tour!  And without further ado, Welcome Joy!


Many thanks to Hart for hosting my second stop on what I’ve dubbed the Friendship-is-forever Tour.

I dropped by Hart’s blog early in July, having not visited for a long while. I read the Is it Over? post, which spoke a little bit about Hart’s book tour activity and how she got through it. One of the things I said in my comment was that I hoped to get through my tour okay. To my surprise, when she responded, Hart stated her willingness to help by hosting me on her blog. I was blown away. Remember, I hadn’t stopped in with Hart in a while, so she had no reason to make me that offer, which made me shrivel inside. So now you might be wondering why. Wait for it…

I’d visited Mary’s blog just before hopping over to Hart. I thought about signing up for Mary’s release blog hop, but didn’t leave a comment, because I told myself that with all I had to do for my tour, I just couldn’t spare the time. You know what happened after Hart’s awesome generosity with no strings attached, right?
I immediately went back to M.Pax’s blog to sign up for her release of Book 2 of The Backworlds. Sure, I have a lot to do, but it doesn’t cost anything but time—and maybe the price of a book—to support another writer.

Friendship works in the same way. We do favours without stopping to think about what it might mean in terms of time and expense. Some of us even do kindnesses for strangers.

The women in Distraction share this kind of relationship. They help each other, despite the nature of their needs. Even when they don’t agree with the decisions taken, they rally around each other until the storm passes. One of the best things about friendship is that pals give of their time, talent and resources without asking for anything in return.

And for your generosity is sticking around to read this, please feel free to download a complimentary copy of A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Steps to Distraction. In this prequel, you’ll meet Dionne, Kyra and Justine a year before Distraction takes place. I hope you’ll like this taste of things Jamaican.

Each person who leaves a comment will be entered to win an e-copy of Distraction. 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.

Special thanks go to Hart whose generosity I’ll always remember.

Book Blurb

Three Jamaican women walk a tightrope of decisions when their lives are derailed by blackmail, deceit and infidelity. 

JUSTINE CHARLES, sensible and self-contained, battles an addiction which could destroy her marriage, reputation, and relationship with her daughter.

DIONNE JONES, an aggressive go-getter, takes risks that cut a trail of devastation through her family and business.

KYRA MILLS, struggling single mother, is crippled by debt, bad judgment and destructive choices.

Can two of the long-time friends survive startling revelations involving their partners?  And will the other push her obsession to the point of danger?

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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 Link to her on Facebook or through her Twitter handle @JL_Campbell.


Unknown said...

Thanks ever so much for your help, Hart. Blogging has opened up a world of great people and brought me to their door. You rock!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on your release Joy! It's fun seeing you in different places on your book tour :-)

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Deniz. I'll be making tracks all over the place.

Carol Kilgore said...

You and Hart are both amazing. Happy Weekend to you both.

I already have your book on my Kindle :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much, Carol. Enjoy the weekend.

Unknown said...

Good luck on your new release and on your book tour!

Hart Johnson said...

Joy, you're very welcome! It was great to have you!

Deniz-it's fun to see our friend spattered about, eh?

Carol-YAY! Enjoy it!

Siv-great to see you!

M Pax said...

Congrats to JL. She's an awesome writer.

J.L. Campbell said...

Siv and Mary. Thanks for stopping by.

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats on your new release, J.L. And what a lovely theme. Good luck on your tour:)

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Gwen!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Joy, seems like you're having fun. I'm stopping everywhere with you.

Unknown said...

Appreciate it, Peaches. Hugs.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks again for hosting me, Hart!