About J. L. Campbell

National Bestselling Author, J.L. Campbell writes in a range of genres. Campbell, who hails from Jamaica, has penned forty books. She is a certified editor, and book coach. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos detailing Jamaica’s flora and fauna. Visit her on the web at amazon.com/author/jlcampbell or  www.joylcampbell.com

About Being Selective

There are many good things to be said about being selective. It narrows our focus and helps us choose the things that are of premium value on a daily basis.

If we’re not careful, we can get caught up in taking side trips that have nothing to do with our life goals and plans. Taking things one day at a time is understandable, but we should also have road map for where we’re going

It is important to have a weekly checkup to see what we’ve achieved and what other items are being added to our things-to-do list. With the end of the year coming up fast, it’s imperative to figure out how to meet the targets that haven’t yet been completed.

My favorite method is making a pro and con list. At a glance, I can see what I did and what worked and what wasn’t successful. Don’t wait until December 31 if you want to take stock. Do it as soon as you can and take corrective measures. That way, you can decide what steps to take to get back on track.

End the year strong and if you can’t, take a look at where you are and make a plan for how to do better next year.

Good luck!

In between figuring out what’s what, be sure to pick up a copy of Unforgettable Protectors.

Get ready for a scintillating collection of romantic suspense stories of different sub-genres for avid readers everywhere. From psychiatrists to psychics, liars, lawyers, Vampires, Wiccans and ghosts, human trafficking, drug rings, and haunted homes, this set is packed with adventure and trills of all heat levels.

Enjoy a heart-throbbing, fist-clenching Romantic Suspense collection brimming with both new and classic works by International, New York Times. and USA Today Bestselling Authors from The Authors’ Billboard.

Buy link – Unforgettable Protectors

Why Readers Love Thrillers

These days, thrillers are the hottest reads around. They’ve taken the market by storm and keep readers engrossed from start to finish. But what do readers enjoy most about these kinds of stories? What keeps them riveted? Join me as I explore what it is we love about these page-turners.

1. The twists and turns within the plot. These keep readers turning the pages, especially when there are secrets to be unraveled and bad guys to be tracked down. The excitement of the chase keeps our adrenalin racing while we immerse ourselves in the world of the characters from the safe confines of our homes.

2. Being inside the head of the perpetrator or the hero who’s taken the job of bringing him/her to heel. Trying to figure out what motivates a devious person to do the things they do. Most of us prefer to stay on the straight and narrow, but it’s quite interesting being on the other side and looking inside a terrible mind.

3. Admit it, some of us are fascinated with murder and mayhem. We get a second-hand high from reading about bad things happening to good people, knowing that the hero will make things right and that all will be well with the world. Having things right side up leaves us with a deep sense of satisfaction and justice served.

4. Traveling to different locales as armchair adventurers. I like being taken outside of my culture and seeing the world between the pages of a book, and I suspect you do as well. Through books, I’ve traveled to more countries than I’ve been privileged to visit and learned much about the culture of folks I’ll never meet.

5. The learning experience. My viewpoint has been expanded by many bits of information I’ve picked up by reading books, particularly those that specialize in fields such as forensics and medicine.

6. Figuring out the who-dun-it. Half the thrill is trying to figure out who did what and why they did it. It gives a sense of accomplishment when you’re able to follow the clues and have them make sense. I know that’s my experience.

7. We live vicariously through the plethora of emotions we experience while reading a thriller—anxiety, anger, despair, fear, confusion, satisfaction. We immerse ourselves between the pages and go for a ride that sometimes leaves us drained but buzzed for having been on a roller-coaster ride of feelings.

Now that we’ve discussed the various reasons we enjoy books that grip us by the shirt and refuse to let go until the end, let me tell you about Flames of Wrath, a psychological thriller that will be published on November 28.

The need to right a wrong against an innocent victim triggers a hailstorm of revenge.

In less than twenty-four hours—before Alexia Leighton is scheduled to return to Miami from spring break in Jamaica—a group of friends betray her in a grisly assault that stops a heartbeat away from murder. The seventeen-year-old prays for the mercy of death. She survives.

While on the road to recovery, Alexia’s attackers become victims of mysterious acts of violence, leaving authorities confounded and racing against time to prevent another deadly attack. Concern looms, as the perpetrator has proven to be two steps ahead of them at every turn.

When the attention swings to Alexia’s mother, a cyber-security expert, the family closes ranks. Geneva Leighton must quickly eliminate herself as a suspect, but not without handing down more punishment.

The offenders fear for their own safety and the secrets that plague them. Can they trust the police to find the killer before someone else dies, or has their fate been sealed—leaving them with no place to run, and no place to hide . . .

Buy links: https://books2read.com/u/baqj88

Taking Things One Day at a Time

After the madness of running around for work and the business of life, plus the heat in these parts, it’s easy to be frazzled and exhausted at the end of each day.

I’ve been trying to slow down and do less than I’ve been doing. But what has made the most difference is living in each moment, without worrying about later or tomorrow.

I’ve realized that we spend so much time outside of the present moment we’re in that sometimes we can’t enjoy what’s in front of us now.

It’s okay to plan, but not to stress and obsess about things we can’t change. It’s also good to take some time each day to breathe, empty our minds, and decompress. By spending quiet time, we come to realize that nothing we stress about is as important as we make it out to be. So, be sure to schedule some quiet time each day. You won’t regret it.

And speaking of time. Check out these friends who take a very long time to find what they were both looking for … https://microlinks.io/TheShortGame

Guarding Your Peace in Today’s World

In these fast-paced days we’re living in, it’s not always possible to stay peaceful. We are buffeted by life, work, and many situations that don’t always leave us feeling at peace. Here are few tips to keep you grounded.

Set boundaries: Most often, we don’t do this until it’s too late, but it’s important to establish clear boundaries in both your personal and professional life. Learn to say “no” when necessary and make yourself a priority. 

Practice self-care: Engage in activities that nourish your body, mind, and soul. This can include exercise, meditation, spending time outdoors, engaging in hobbies you enjoy, or simply taking time for yourself.

Associate With Positive People: Choose your company wisely. Surround yourself with supportive individuals who contribute positively to your life. Avoid toxic relationships or environments that drain your energy or create unnecessary stress.

Limit Your Media Intake: Limit exposure to negative news, social media drama, or any content that makes you anxious or uneasy. Take breaks from technology and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Remember that protecting your peace is an ongoing process requiring different strategies for various situations. Take time to think about what brings you peace and make conscious choices to move your life in a positive direction.

In keeping with the theme of peace, I’d like to introduce you to Samantha DaCosta, Queen of Kingston. Her life is anything but peaceful on the family front. Her father is a source of discord in the family and affects her life in other ways. Try out this romantic suspense novel and see how she comes into her own. You won’t regret it. http://microlinks.io/QueenofKgn