Thanks for stopping in on this leg of the Island Adventure Romance tour and many thanks to Elizabeth for hosting me.
Contraband holds a special place in my heart because although it wasn’t the first book I wrote, it was the first one to be published. The novel came out of listening to a news item and thinking ‘what if?’ A short story took on a life of its own and became a novel about a good man living on the edge because of his fear of poverty.
What makes the book special, you might ask. When we read about people who do bad things, they are in it for the money and not much else. Paul, my main character, sells marijuana and won’t lay off because he doesn’t want to even think about returning to the most unpleasant part of his life, which was his childhood.
Contraband isn’t just a regular tale. It’s a story about one man’s struggle to give up old habits and take on a new way of living with the help of a good woman by his side. Another interesting thing about this book is that it has spawned several others. The island of Xantrope became almost a living creature and has played host to the characters in Taming Celeste and well as Grudge, which will be released in December.
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J.L. Campbell lives in Jamaica and writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She also writes non-fiction and is a certified editor. Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com or at her Amazon page. She's enjoys good company, so feel free to follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.