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

What’s Your Reading Preference?

Reader preferences are as varied and diverse as the books they love to read. From romance to mystery, science fiction to historical fiction, and everything in between, readers have their own unique tastes and styles when it comes to choosing what they want to read.

So, what are some of the most common reader preferences out there? Let’s take a look.

First up, we have the romance readers. These readers love a good love story, with all the ups and downs that come with it. From steamy passion to heart-wrenching breakups, romance readers crave the emotional rollercoaster of falling in love. They’re also suckers for a happy ending, and will devour any book that promises a satisfying conclusion for their favorite couple.

Next, we have mystery lovers. These readers are all about the suspense and intrigue, as they try to solve the whodunit before the protagonist does. Whether it’s a classic detective story or a modern thriller, mystery readers love to be kept on the edge of their seats, piecing together clues and unraveling the plot.

For science fiction fans, it’s all about exploring the unknown. These readers love to imagine what the future might look like, and are drawn to stories that take them to other worlds, introduce them to alien life forms, and challenge their understanding of the universe. Whether it’s hard sci-fi or more fantastical space operas, sci-fi readers are always looking for new frontiers to explore.

Then we have historical fiction aficionados. These readers are fascinated by the past, and love to dive into stories set in different eras and cultures. From ancient Rome to medieval Europe, from colonial America to the World Wars, historical fiction readers want to experience the sights, sounds, and emotions of a bygone era, while also learning something new about the world and the people who inhabited it.

Of course, these are just a few of the many reader preferences out there. Some readers might prefer non-fiction, while others love a good fantasy epic. Some might be drawn to literary fiction, while others want a fast-paced thriller. Whatever your reading tastes, there’s a book out there for you.

Speaking for myself, I love romantic suspense and have written a fair number of these novels. What’s your preference? Are you a romance reader, a mystery lover, a sci-fi fan, or a historical fiction aficionado? Or perhaps you’re something else entirely. Whatever your preference may be, happy reading!

If romantic suspense floats your boat, I invite you to dig into Taming Celeste, which explores the world of software piracy.

Blurb – Taming Celeste

After racking up one disaster after another, Celeste flees Jamaica, intent on changing her life. On the island of Cayman, she encounters Mark Weekes who makes her forget she’s sworn off men.

He’s everything she wants in the romance department; if only he’d stop running. A decision to follow him to his island home, Xantrope, puts her in the orbit of a killer.

After escaping a kidnapper and murderer five years ago, Mark turns his life around. The only complication is Celeste Davies, and trouble follows her the way night follows day.

Instead of the calm life he envisions, Mark ends up neck-deep in the world of software piracy. He has two choices. Walk away and leave Celeste to deal with a stalker by herself, or admit she means the world to him and help the police catch the man who’s determined to kill her.

Purchase Link – http://microlinks.io/TamingCeleste

The Benefits of Finishing What You Start

Hey there! Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with all the things you need to do? It’s easy to get bogged down with a long to-do list and feel like you’ll never get everything done. But what if I told you there’s a better way? Taking one day at a time and finishing what we start can actually have some pretty amazing benefits. Let’s dive in!

First off, when we focus on one day at a time, we’re able to prioritize better. Instead of trying to tackle everything all at once, we can take a step back and figure out what’s most important. This can help us feel less overwhelmed and more in control of our lives. Plus, when we’re not constantly worrying about what’s next, we’re able to be more present in the moment.

Another benefit of taking each day as it comes is that it helps us stay motivated. When we break big tasks into smaller, more manageable ones, we’re more likely to make progress. And when we make progress, we feel good about ourselves and our abilities. This positive feedback loop can help us stay motivated and keep pushing forward.

But it’s not just about taking things one day at a time – it’s also important to finish what we start. When we complete tasks, we build momentum and confidence. We prove to ourselves that we’re capable of following through on our commitments. And when we have that sense of accomplishment, we’re more likely to take on new challenges and push ourselves further.

Of course, it’s not always easy to finish the projects we start. Sometimes we hit roadblocks or lose motivation. But when we stick with it and push through those tough times, we build resilience. We learn that we can overcome obstacles and come out stronger on the other side. And that’s a pretty powerful lesson to learn.

So there you have it – taking one day at a time and finishing what we start can have some fantastic benefits. It helps us prioritize, stay motivated, build momentum, and develop resilience. So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or tempted to give up, remember that taking things one day at a time and following through on your commitments can make all the difference.

In the event that you’re not sure where you fit in the scheme of things, download a sample of Vision and see if what I share resonates with you.

Enjoy the stuff you start and don’t forget to finish!

Vision will help you determine what you are called to do and how to decide what’s best for you. Have a look-see here.

Appreciating the Little Things

I’ve been part of the planning of three sporting events in five weeks, so I’m a bit worn out. But, of course, life continues, and there’s the matter of living, working, and keeping up with writing.

In recent weeks, I’ve heard of acquaintances who are sick and in hospital and sadly, some who have passed. All that has reminded me that every day above ground is a good day and there’s so much to be thankful for.

I’m still in my right mind (I think).

I’m plotting and writing stories.

We’re experiencing a drought here on the island, but the evening breezes are still lovely.

The bougainvillea (some of my favourite flowers) are in bloom everywhere.

I know I should bask in each day, but I’m looking forward to the weekend.

Here’s hoping you are enjoying and making the most of your days. I’m sharing a lovely hibiscus bloom. Hope you like them as much as I do.

Also, since life isn’t ever perfect, I thought I’d share a story about a young lady seeking perfection. Of course, nothing in life is perfect so Natasha has some lessons to learn on the road to love. Find out more about perfection here – amzn.to/1BWWR6G

New Adult Romance

Getting Back to R&R

We, women, tend to slide into projects knowing that we have full plates and obligations that occupy all the hours between dusk and dawn. Still, we continue to add more tasks to our agenda, which often results in stress and exhaustion.

I’ve kept a grueling schedule since the start of the year, which means lots of time in front of the keyboard, and not enough sleep or exercise. But I’m aiming to change that.

When I’m waking up tired each day, it’s a good indication that things are out of balance. What to do though?

I plan to carve out at least thirty minutes to get some exercise, step away from the computer a half-hour earlier each day, and get more reading in. Yes, I have a huge TBR pile.

Life is meant to be savored, not rushed through. And, my body with thank me for not sitting in one position for hours on end as I tap out the story that’s begging to be told.

What are some of the things you do to get some rest and relaxation each day? Do share.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, do check out Cupid’s Gift, which involves single parents, cute kids, and a dog that can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

.Follow the adventures of Maddox, a dog that brings two families together in Cupid’s Gift!