Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friendship-is-Forever


Thanks for hosting me today, Misha. It’s good to be on this virtual trip to South Africa.

On one of my prior visits, I took note of Misha’s side bar where she talks about drifting. The book I’m touring touches on just that subject.


Kyra, one of my characters, is stuck in a relationship with a user, has discovered that she’s settled for far less than she’s worth and also has financial issues because she shops too much.

In the novel, she moves in another direction, thanks to guidance and support from her friends. In life, we face the same challenges. We move through each day, living them as they come, but don’t always make a decision to change course. Sometimes, we’re fortunate enough to have good friends—like the women in Distraction—and sometimes we have to go it alone, making the best decisions we can.



I’d be delighted if you’d take a trip with my characters in A Baker’sDozen: Thirteen Steps to Distraction. You’ll meet Dionne, Justine and Kyra a year before Distraction takes place. This prequel is complimentary for the duration of the Friendship-is-Forever Tour, so download your copy from Smashwords.

As a bonus, 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. Stop by my blog sometime to enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter.

Thanks again for having me, Misha, and thanks to those of you who’ve stopped in to read and share your thoughts.

Distraction on Amazon


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

24 comments:

  1. Misha, thanks so much for hosting my girls and me!

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  2. It's great to have you this side of the world, Joy!

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    1. Hey, Michelle,
      Thanks for stopping in. :)

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  3. I think at one time or another, every one of us gets entangled with a user. Even users find someone who uses them. The quicker we let go, the better off we are. Good luck to Kyra :)

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  4. Thanks, Carol. Kyra does manage to work things out.

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  5. Always better if we have friends to steer us in the right direction.
    Congratulations, JL!

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  6. It's always great to come across stories where the characters move in a positive direction.

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    1. TGC, As the writer, it's also a positive experience.

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  7. Friends are essential. Thanks for doing this blogtour.

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  8. Glad to have you along for the journey, Sheena.

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  9. I may have said this before, but I love the character based stories the best--especially when they are about friendships. I'm looking forward to the read :)

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    1. Like you, I too enjoy stories that have strong and distinct characters. It was a blast writing these three main characters.

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  10. See, I got here in 5 seconds, thanks to my spaceship.

    Sometimes we do not value our worth.

    I like what you're doing, Joy. It's a model for me.

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  11. Hey, Peaches,

    It's wonderful that when we falter, our friends remind us of all the things that are wonderful about us. Things we don't always see or value.

    Def. wanted to do something a little different. :)

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  12. I have one friend I've made excuses for for years. I think its difficult to give up on a relationship you've had over 20 years.

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    1. True that, Ciara. Guess you're one of those friends who have a lot of faith.

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  13. Misha,
    Thanks so much for letting me have the run of the place.

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  14. Friends make the world better. And definitely this network of friends we've all created.

    I wish you all success, Joy. I look forward to reading your latest masterpiece.

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    1. True, Mary. Thanks so much. Hope you have a good reading experience.

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  15. Hey, Misha ... your counter says 3 hours until Doorways is finished ... awesome.

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  17. So? Tell me - did you finish on time? Misha... You're holding out! Well, I hope so. I have around a month on the clock and I'm hoping to get it to the editor by then, but I won't be published by then :(

    Hey, it's my first time.


    I'm also stopping by to share some sunshine - I'm tagging you on the Sunshine Award. :D

    http://shahwharton.com/2012/09/sunshine-nominees-nietzsche.html

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