Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Distraction by J.L Campbell (Interview and Giveaways)

Today I would like to introduce you to another author and her books. I’d like to welcome J.L. Campbell and her novel, Distraction, to Novel Moments. J.L. has brought along a few giveaways. Don’t forget to enter.

J.L., please tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Jamaican, a wife, mother, prolific writer and avid reader.
What keeps you writing?
I like making up stories and it never ceases to touch me when people ask me what I’m going to do about this or that character when they find out the book hasn’t been published. I find inspiration everywhere and that also keeps me churning out stories.

Tell us a little about your novel, Distraction?
Distraction is about choices and relationships. Three friends travel far off the beaten path because of their individual situation. The novel explores spousal abuse, infidelity and our ability to triumph over our challenges.

How did you come up with the title?
The title chose itself-because of their problems, Dionne, Kyra and Justine take their eyes off everything they value in their lives.

Is there a certain message you would like readers to get out of this novel?
I hope that readers can look beyond the problems the women face and examine the deeper issues in the story. We sometimes make the wrong choices, but most of us can and do decide to do the right thing. It takes my characters a while to move in the right direction, but that’s the nature of the story.

Do you experience writer’s block? How do you deal with it?
Not at all. I’m able to write as necessary. I’m sure part of the reason I’ve never experienced writer’s block is because I write in phases. I go full speed ahead when I have a story to tell and there are times when I go for ages without writing. When I start feeling guilty, it’s usually time to get going again.

Are you a full time writer? If not, how do you make time to write?
I have a full-time job, but I’d love to be able to stay home and write all day, every day. Most of my novels were written between 2004 and 2009. Some of those are still not published, but during the time frame I mentioned, I wrote before work, during  my lunch time and after work. 


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 

Thanks so much, J.L, for being here today. I wish you lots of sales. 
Dear friends and followers, I invite you to download a complimentary copy of A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Steps to Distraction from Smashwords. In this prequel, you’ll meet Dionne, Kyra and Justine a year before Distraction takes place. I hope you’ll like this taste of friendship and things Jamaican.

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


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

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Waking Up Immortal by Rachel Carrington (COVER REVEAL)

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Waking Up Immortal, an upcoming novel by Rachel Carrington. This is the first story in her Paranormal / Sci-fi Romance series, Universal Security. 

I could die today, and it wouldn’t matter. I’d still wake up tomorrow. Some people might consider that a good thing, and the time I took my first bullet, well, I can’t say I complained when I woke up, but that’s the middle of the story. 

At first I didn't want this "gift" which led me to a long search for my father. I thought he could help me. Turns out my father was in prison, and I just happened to get on the bad side of his warden—a huge, cyborg type of guy who could body double for Sylvester Stallone. He didn't want me to see my father, and he was a pretty big obstacle for me to overcome.

So here I am trying to convince this guy, Kier, to let me see my father when all hell breaks loose. Then I suddenly learn I really didn't want to see dear old Dad after all. My life isn't in danger, but how I spent the rest of my immortal existence was. The only thing standing between me and certain torture was the cyborg that I'd suddenly grown very attached to. 

Rachel Carrington began her career writing fantasy romances of powerful wizards and wicked witches. Since then, she has branched out into contemporary romance and romantic suspense and has had books published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Red Sage Publishing, and more.
Currently, a freelance editor/writer residing in historical Charleston, South Carolina, Rachel has written non-fiction articles for Absolute Write, The Writer’s Journal, Writing for Dollars, Writer’s Magazine, and Writer’s Weekly.
Because she likes staying busy, Rachel has also taught classes for Suite 101 and for author groups regarding promoting, writing, starting your own business, and editing.
When not writing, Rachel loves to read romantic suspense (Lisa Gardner and Roxanne St. Claire are two of her favorites), rework old furniture, cross-stitch, cook, and drink lots of coffee.

To find out more about Rachel and her novels, visit her website at 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert

Hi everyone,

I’m excited to introduce you to Cecilia Robert's upcoming release, Reaper's Novice. The novel will be published in December, but you can already start adding it to you to-read-list. I've had the opportunity to read an ARC of this book and I found it hard to put down. I'll write a review in the next few weeks. Oh, I also adore the cover. Well, here’s the book description to help you decide if it’s your kind of book.

Title: Reaper’s Novice
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Rerelease: December 5th 2012

Reaper’s Novice
By Cecilia Robert

17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents,  good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance.  It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice:  save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.

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Cover art design: Renu Sharma