http://maleslie1.blogspot.com for hosting this bookfair/ blogfest. The idea is to expose people to the independent books that are out there which might have slipped below the radar. Each participant is supposed to tell a bit about his/her book and provide buy links and reviews, etc. Oh, and most importantly, we’re supposed to mix and mingle. It’s an innovative idea, one I’m sure will gain some traction. Already, there are over eighty participants! The linky list to visit the other writers is here
And for my regular readers, in case you missed my Promo Monday post, I compiled a list of books that I think sound pretty awesome and have some great reviews. So don’t leave without visiting here.
On to my offering for the Book Fair. Don’t Get Mad…Get Even is a collection of short stories written around the title of the book, with a Jamaican flavour.
And just in case you’re not sure you’ll like these island tales, test your palate and download a free story here.What choices do you have when you are abused, cheated on and left with a trail of broken promises? Don’t Get Mad…Get Even. Take an inside look at Jamaican culture and lifestyle through a collection of award-winning stories. You will laugh, cry and commiserate with a compelling cast of characters, who conquer their challenges in unique ways.
Sample from Amazon & Smashwords Reviews
Wendy Ewurum…I find myself at very odd times thinking about the characters in those stories and wondering what was going on in the author's mind when she wrote that. How do you explain how you enjoyed a book so emotionally dark and disturbing. Don't get me wrong, it is not heavy or violent in anyway but the stories did affect me emotionally and have definitely had a lasting impact on my mind.
Michelle Fayard…Rich with darkly satisfying twists and filled with the perfect amount of Jamaican slang and patios, Don't Get Mad ... Get Even is a collection of five highly memorable short stories.
Tina Hayes…"Don't Get Mad...Get Even" by J.L. Campbell is short story collection that is well worth the read. Set in Jamaica, each story features a unique new cast of characters who've been wronged in some way and, like the title suggests, they're dead set on getting even. The lilt of the dialogue brings alive the sound of Jamaica so I could almost hear the conversations in my ear as I read.
Marsha Moore…I whipped through these highly readable stories with a vengeance - just like the main characters! These tales, by author J. L. Campbell, each feature protagonists who are keen to right a wrong. From the exotic setting to the unique cadence of the dialogue, you can't help but be transported to another place.