Distraction Blast Off!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



To each of us, friendship involves different things…sacrifice, keeping of secrets, support and a wonderful sense of belonging. Of course, there are highs and lows, but for many of us, friendships span long periods of time. 

Welcome to the Friendship-is-Forever tour for my latest release, Distraction. There will be sixteen stops in thirty days in a variety of locations. From Australia to Mexico and South Africa to the USA. We'll even do a stint in Austria.
Join me as I share my belief that Friendship-is-Forever through posts that focus on special 
people and how they impact our lives. 




I'll have giveaways during each week of the tour and a very special gift for all participants. At the end of my blog hopping, one person will receive a personalized note pad and pen and an Amazon gift card, with a second winner of a paperback copy of Distraction. Do do stick around and drop in for updates. Before you go, remember to fill in the Rafflecopter below.

The following bloggers have generously agreed to host Dionne, Justine and Kyra on their world tour to share friendship as they see it. Many thanks, guys. Can't wait to visit! 


So remember how I asked what comes before Distraction? Hop on over to Peaches' blog, Conceive Writing to find out and get this party started! 


August 15 – Peaches Ledwidge (USA)
August 17 – HartJohnson (USA)
August 20 – ArleeBird (USA)
August 22 – Clarissa Draper (Mexico)
August 24 – Bev Diehl (USA)
August 27 – Delaney Diamond (USA)
August 28 - Susan Oloier (USA)
August 29 – Misha Gericke (South Africa)
August 30 - Mina Burrows (USA)
August 31 - Micheal Offutt (USA)
September 3 – Kiru Taye (England)
September 5 – Nick Wilford (Scotland)
September 7 – Myne Whitman (USA)
September 10 – A-Z Challenge Blog (USA)
September 12 – Denise Covey (Australia)
September 13 - Liz Grace Davis (Austria)
September 14 – Wendy Ewurum (South Africa)
September 17 – Return to home base (Jamaica) 




Three Jamaican women walk a tightrope of decisions when their lives are derailed by blackmail, deceit and infidelity.  

JUSTINE CHARLES, sensible and self-contained, battles an addiction which could destroy her marriage, reputation, and relationship with her daughter.

DIONNE JONES, an aggressive go-getter, takes risks that cut a trail of devastation through her family and business.

KYRA MILLS, struggling single mother, is crippled by debt, bad judgment and destructive choices.
Can two of the long-time friends survive startling revelations involving their partners?  And will the other push her obsession to the point of danger?

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42 comments:

  1. I'm starting the party with a good luck sign, fingers crossed and thumbs up for you. So excited for you, Joy.

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    1. Thanks for your support and good wishes.

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  2. Sounds like a fun tour! Have a great time seeing the world :)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Hope I can keep up the pace. :)

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  3. Yay! It's begun. I'm on my way to Peaches blog!

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  4. Remember...good writing rises to the top. Keep moving upward. :)

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  5. You are definitely a busy bee! I love how you're going to be traveling the blogosphere until next month :)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Hey, Nutshcell,
      Thanks for dropping in. I thought it would be easier if I took my time doing the tour.

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  6. My, my, aren't you the world traveler! Looks like a fabulous tour Joy. Bon Voyage and many happy returns.

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    1. Hi, Bish, I'm sure I'll have lots of fun on my armchair voyage. :)

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  7. Wow, now that is a tour I want to go on!! Have a great time. I'll be following along.

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    1. Thanks, Ciara. Happy to have your support.

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  8. Great tour! Looks like a ton of fun! :)

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    1. I'm hoping to have some along the way. :)

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  9. Awesome. I'm headed over to Peaches' blog.

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  10. I really enjoyed Distraction. Looking forward to Aug. 30th. :) Heading over to Peaches now too. :)

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    1. Hey, Mina,
      Thanks for dropping in at both places. I'll get your post ready ASAP. Looking forward to visiting with you too.

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  11. The theme of your tour is perfect for your book, which I loved BTW. Off to check out the first two stops.

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  12. You're really touring the globe. I can't wait to carry the baton for a day.

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    1. Hi, Kiru,
      I'll be happy to visit your corner of the blogosphere.

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  13. I read about you on Peaches blog, then to my surprise you came and visited me. Thank you. Your book looks very interesting. I hope it is on ebook. As I am legally blind in both eyes it is the only way I can read anymore. I miss holding a good old fashioned book. Sorry you just happened to stop by on the grossest post I have ever written. Good luck with everything. It's so fun being published. My third comes out in September. :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Meynda,

      Thanks for coming by. I try to make it a habit to visit those who are kind enough to stop in and leave a comment, so no worries. Distraction is in e-version and print. Yes, it is good to be published. I'll check out your books. Lately, I've been on a read-other-bloggers'-books binge.

      Thanks for your good wishes and stay away from that pool.

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  14. I enjoyed your guest blogging. I'm not a techie so don't know how to sign up for your contest. But I at least wanted to tell you how impressed I am with your world tour and the promo of your books.
    love, LinnAnn Pike

    http://linnannpike.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words LinnAnn. It's not hard to sign up for the contest, but I do also know that sometimes firsts can feel overwhelming.

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  15. DISTRACTION looks amazing. Good luck with the tour.

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  16. Glad to see your blog tour's going well and thank you for the free copy of Distraction. And I love the giveaway.

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    1. Sheena,
      I like getting the reactions of Jamaicans to the novel. :)

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  17. Sounds like a really interesting story, I am interesting in learning more about the three women

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  18. It's on my teetering TBR pile. As long as it doesn't fall on me, I'll get to it at some point.

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  19. Looking forward to seeing you on my blog, Joy! :)

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  20. Well done and congrats on the book tour. It's a pity I could not get my copy of Distractions as we can't download from Amazon in Nigeria but I got the prequel on smash words. Thanks

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  21. Love your support and good wishes, guys.
    Ayabaodusote, sorry about that!

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