Catching Up - Deal Report

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hey, friends. Not sure how or why I neglected to share this bit of news on this plot of real estate, but for the record ... 

This journey has been a challenging, but rewarding one. Here's to moving in a new and exciting direction. 🍷

800+ Free Romance Books

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Are you a voracious romance reader? For ONE DAY ONLY, stuff your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple Books or Google Play ebook reader with 600+ FREE ROMANCE READS!!!

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, get these free books at your preferred ebook retailer, for FREE, no strings attached. This is just a helpful collection of free-for-a-limited-time romance novels! 

Start be selecting your preferred retailer: Click on any one of the links below!






Miracles & Free Apple Codes

Monday, May 9, 2022

 My latest story will be part of an anthology, Promise Me A Miracle. In the anthology are five (5) books for 0.99 and pre-orders are up on Apple. If you have an Apple device or the software, I’d be most grateful for your help.

We have a connected giveaway, which is listed below. Purchase a copy of Promise Me A Miracle and you can have your choice of any one of the six books shown on the graphic. 

I’m grateful for your support, so when you purchase, please send me the proof, then you can select the books you wish to read, free of cost. Go here to pre-order your copy of this romantic suspense collection.

Thanks, as always, for your help!

NeverWraith by Shakir Rashaan! #CoverReveal

Thursday, April 21, 2022

#CoverReveal Nothing stays hidden for long in this inventive, modern fantasy debut, perfect for readers who might have wondered how someone like the Incredible Hulk might ever survive high school. Don't miss this fantastic new fantasy adventure!

Preorder your hardcover copy today:


Personal AUTOGRAPHED copy from Shakir:

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Order your AUTOGRAPHED copy from Shakir and get FREE shipping! Use the coupon code NEVERWRAITH at checkout!

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Love the Friends & Family Dynamics

Tuesday, March 15, 2022


Queen of BahiaQueen of Bahia by Erica B Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Queen of Bahia, Pilar returns to Brazil because of her ailing grandmother. When she arrives home, she’s thrust into the middle of a puzzle. Why are the people in Salvador falling in from the water supply?

With the help of a thoughtful and charming scientist, Pilar unravels the mystery surrounding the community. The love among most of the family members is palpable and the romance is tastefully done.

Queen of Bahia provides a page-turning read that will keep you engaged as you figure out why and whodunnit.

Pick up your copy today!

J.L. Campbell, Author - DNA, Sacrifice & Dominic's Pride

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Finally Got It Right: Romance Stories from Small Towns and Big Cities

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Today's the day. What day you ask? Pub day for Finally Got It Right

Sixteen authors have collaborated to produce fifteen romances that you're sure to enjoy. 

This collection of small-town and big-city romances and romantic comedies will keep you glued to the page, with stories including…

* A Rockstar who broke his promise to resurrect his fiancée’s languishing ranch, but took five years to return. Will she grant him a second chance, or has their love played its last tune?

* A young woman who fled the big city to escape her politician father's cheating scandal…only to fall for a struggling small-town bike builder waiting for his big break. Is he a cheat like her father, or could the sexy single dad be custom-made for her?

* A rundown single mom looking for a break and a kind-hearted entrepreneur in love with the wrong woman. Will their chemistry bring them love…or will the ghosts of her past come back to haunt them?

* A divorced, big-time city baker forced to return to her family’s ranch. Falling for the younger and all too charming ranch hand was never part of the plan…

* A scandal that made Mitch and Olivia enemies. Can they now claim their joint inheritance without starting World War III?

* A haunted vet with nowhere else to go and a determined woman with no place to call home. Can they heal the hurricane-ravaged town of Patriot Bay…or with their broken hearts get in the way?

* And many more stories full of surprise, heartache, humor, and ALL the feels!

Each unique story in the Finally Got It Right Boxset guarantees a swoon-worthy book boyfriend and a happily ever after that fans of Melanie Harlow, Corinne Michaels, and Nicole Ellis are sure to enjoy!

Authors included in the box set are C.K. O'Connor, Heather Silvio, Cricket Rohman, Alexi Ferreira, Susanne Ash, Ginger Ring, Jade Royal & Amy Cecil, J.L. Campbell, Carmen Cook, Mel Walker, CA Miconi, Maci Dillon, J.C. Layne, Toni Denise, Lorah Jaiyn & Tiffany Carby, Jewel Walters, and Macie Collins.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Finally Got It Right. You won't get a better price!

The Queen Has Landed!

Thursday, January 27, 2022

It's been a long time coming, but Queen of Kingston is live! If you have not yet discovered the Kings and Knights of the Castle, the Queens are as good a place as any to start.

Queen of Kingston is Book 6 of 9 and co-authored by Pat G'Orge Walker and yours truly. And in case you're wondering what this story is about, here goes:

Samantha DaCosta, reporter extraordinaire, stumbles upon an explosive story in her research of several wealthy, humanitarians connected to The Castle, a place reserved for the mega-rich.

Her uncle, who is a member, has invested in a medical facility that produces and distributes vaccines to third-world countries. The medication has deadly adverse effects, which sets up Ted DaCosta as a target for blackmail.

As Sam uncovers disturbing details, she’s conflicted. When her personal safety is threatened, she must either pretend not to know the implications of this nefarious plot, or speak up and bring down a hailstorm of publicity. Danger also stalks her to Jamaica in the form of an assassination attempt.

Kingston “King” Coburn is content to support his woman’s endeavors, but when work impacts her well-being, he draws the line. Instead of pulling her back from the edge of a dark abyss, he’s drawn into the world of power brokers, who will do anything to increase their wealth.

Only the couple’s combined skills and access to a safe haven will keep them alive at the end of their harrowing search for the truth.

Be sure to download your copy:

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Upgrade Your Point Of View

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Are you a writer who struggles with knowing whose point of view you’re in? Can’t tell when you’re “head-hopping”? Does your editor point this out in your work each time you send a manuscript?

If you need help, look no further. Register for a two-day workshop hosted by J.L. Campbell, award-winning and national best-selling author of more than forty books. 

Your questions about this critical element of fiction will be answered and you’ll be able to write with confidence. No more stumbling around in your characters’ heads within one scene.

Take the next step. Sign up and change your writing life. Just for signing up, you receive another bonus. Act now, reserve your spot here - 

A New Year Gift For You ...

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

 For the next couple of days, Grudge will be free to download from Amazon. It's a romantic suspense novel that's dear to my heart because of the characters and their struggles. 

The story is about Phillip, a police officer who walks into Corra's life when she's being harassed by a stalker, who intends to kill her. 

Phillip stops the man who wants her dead in the middle of an attack, but she doesn't understand what's facing her. Until things turn dicey ...

Look no further, download it now! You can thank me for the excitement later. 😀Download Grudge here

A Treat for You Dear Reader

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

It's been a little while since I've posted to this blog. You know how it is when the double whammy of life and work happens. 😒Anyhoo, I have several bits of news to share, so here goes. I've had a release in the past month, and that romance takes place in Paris. It's part of a series and the books are all exciting, so feel free to get all the other novellas in the line-up. Here's my blurb: 

NBA star Dallas Avery has one intention when he visits the most romantic city in the world—win Alicia Mitchell by any means necessary. They relish their time as a couple—free to explore their magnetic connection in Paris and savor the array of pleasures they discover as soul mates.

But family, friends, the media, and society at large, have various opinions about their complicated relationship. Will Dallas and Alicia find a way to stay together, or will the many factors working against them shatter their once-in-a-lifetime romance.

Purchase Link: 20 Days of Pleasure

Purchase Link: The Pleasure Series

The writers in the Finally Got It Right boxed set have a treat for you. We've put together a collection of first chapters that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Get your feet wet while you wait for the book to drop in February 2020. Download your free first chapters here -- First Chapters - Finally Got It Right

You can also pre-order these 15+ romance novels at this link for $0.99.

There's an article on Jamaican Christmas traditions over at The Authors' BillBoard. Drop in there if you have a minute to spare and read that article. Be sure to leave a comment and I'll catch up with you later.