From JL Campbell – Perfection

Perfection-3DThe world of a new adult is filled with mishaps and painful lessons, and Perfection is no different. In this story, a young man becomes a parent before he’s ready and is distracted by a girl, when he decides he’s staying away from women. Thing is, love doesn’t operate on a timetable and when cupid comes knocking, it’s hard to say no.
The push and pull of family, school and responsibility are some of the challenges faced by this Jamaican couple, who also have exes getting in their way. As they struggle to overcome betrayal, deception and feelings of inadequacy, Karim and Natasha also discover that life is never perfect and that special someone turns up in the most unexpected places.
As one reviewer wrote about the story … J.L. Campbell writes life as it is, a young couple struggling through the pitfalls of falling in love, trusting each other, making allowances for each other. Her writing is never boring, never dull leading us, the readers, desperate to know what happens as Natasha and Karim manoeuvre their way through this grown up world they have joined.

Perfection5Can you remember your love interest/s between the ages of 18 and 25? Are they still in your life? Did you resist being in any of these relationships?



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J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written fourteen books, two novellas and two short story collections. She also writes under the pen name Jayda McTyson. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction. Visit her on the web at

Always Never on Task

Somehow, I’m never working on what I’m “supposed” to be working on, but it always ends up being the right project for the moment. It could be considered flighty, or flaky, or just going wherever the wind takes me, and in essence, when it comes to what I’m writing… I kinda am.

I have interests in writing in many different genres, with the only truly connecting element that the (main) characters have brown skin. That element, in particular, is a stronghold for me, and what you can always expect. And no, I don’t feel limited by it, because why would I? :)

Anyway, I say that to get to the point that I have a (private) schedule of what books I think I’m going to write, and in what order. This schedule is jam packed right now the closing of holes, finishing off knots so I can cut threads and consider my journey with certain characters over and done. What it doesn’t account for, because it can’t account for, is what I feel like writing, nor does it consider characters who haven’t introduced themselves yet. It leaves no room for when my personal life is in chaos, and I just want to write something sweet, or when my personal life is perfectly together, moving like a well-oiled machine, and I want to throw some chaos into the mix. Oh, and the times when I want the two to be in sync. Both fucked up, or both cute and fluffy. Because WHO KNOWS when those times will be? Who knows how it all works? Certainly not ME.

Don’t worry. I’m not about to renege on a another promised sequel or anything like that, I’m just talking.

For reasons.

“Reasons” being that I’m supposed to be writing Save Me If You Can right now, but other characters, new characters, for a story that isn’t particularly romantic, but certainly suspenseful and sexy and crazy, are crowding out my head. So I’m gonna vibe with them for a little while, see where they take me, but not for too long.

Because I do feel like seeing how Taylor and Renata connect, and come to terms with what has occured with Wolfe. I want to explore Naomi’s pregnancy, and see how Marcus deals with it. I’m curious about the potential of Quentin stepping into the role of stepfather. How is Harrison connected to all of this? What does King have planned for Noelle and Wolfe? Ah, the intrigue! And no, I don’t know how it ends, lol. But I WANT to, so it’s coming. Mid-Summer. Late July-August.

But, these other people first. And then more people after that. And who knows after that? I want to do more. I want to connect with you all more, but still write, so, i’ve gotta find the balance there, but I will. In the meantime, if you’re reading this (and if you’re not, i’m putting it into the air, maybe you’ll get it anyway lol) THANK YOU. I can never say that enough. Thank you for rolling with me!

My hardcore romance fans, this next release may not be up your alley. My twisty-crazy-kinda scary-creepy Criminal Minds kinda fans……. the next one will be for you.