Wednesday 27 March 2013

Christine's Odyssey and YA Giveaway!

I'm excited to have a special little lady over today to talk about her story and a fantastic opportunity to win a YA book pack of your choosing. How cool is that!?  Let me move over and let Christine give you the details. 

Howdy. I’m glad you’ve stopped in. My name is Christine and although I’m only eleven, I’m what some adults might call precocious. A lot has happened in my life, some of it bad, but like my dad used to say, good things can result from the bad stuff that happens to us.

To help me celebrate overcoming my challenges, a great gang of authors have teamed up and will be giving away copies of their books. Sweet, yes?

For a chance to win a pair of the books listed, you can do anything included on the Rafflecopter below or on Facebook. However, for those who’d like to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Voucher, hop on over to the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog to enter for that.

Anyway, I tend to talk a lot, so before I get carried away, here’s my story:

Raised in a hotbed of arguments and fights, eleven-year-old Christine Simms is the victim of her mother's cruelty. A domestic dispute ends in tragedy, sending the family into a tailspin. 

A shocking discovery sends Christine on a quest to find the stranger who left her behind in Jamaica. Determined to unravel the mystery of her birth, Christine uses every tool at her disposal and treads with courage where no child should.

Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you win the novels of your choice. I should tell you that you get to choose books based on how the Rafflecopter does the drawing of the winners. So, if your name comes up first, you get to say which pack you want.

Available in ebook format at AmazonUS

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is also the author of Contraband, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream, Retribution and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).

Visit her on the web at

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  1. Congrats indeed, surely a feat at such a young age and more will surely come.

  2. Congrats!
    'Out of every bad situation comes someth0ng good.'

  3. Thanks for the good wishes!
    Elise, thanks sooooo much for posting.
    Hugs and smooches from Christine and moi.

  4. Congratulations to J.L. and best of lucks to her book. It sounds terrific!

  5. Joy put so much work into this. I hope she makes a million dollars.

  6. Yay for J.L.! Her book has been blowing up the blogoshpere today. It's awesome :)

  7. Yay for Joy and Christine! They're on my site today, too :)

  8. Sheena: So excited for her! :D

    Alex: (:

    Pat: I agree, my rhyming--uh . . . bumblebee? (;

    Melissa: I really liked that line too. (:

    Joy: Hugs right back at you both! (:

    Al: It sure does. Joy has a bunch of great books. (:

    Michael: Me, too! :)

    J.A. I know--It's great!:D

    Gwen: Super! I hope we see them everywhere. :)

  9. Hi Christine, hi Joy and oh yes, hi Elise,

    Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :) Thankfully, your wait for my eagerly anticipated, much loved and highly collectable comment, has arrived!

    Indeed, it seems a story of inspiration from adversity. Well done, Joy. And because I'm such a terrific dog, yes indeed, I've forwarded this onto all the various social networks.

    Pawsitive wishes and happy writing,

    Penny :)

  10. Congrats to Joy - and best wishes for a successful launch :)

  11. JL is the most popular person on blogosphere today! Love seeing her everywhere. Thanks for this, Elise. (And I've missed you! Hope you're well!)

  12. Congratulations to JL! I've been seeing her everywhere today. :)

  13. Congrats to JL on her new book. :-)

  14. Damyanti: Me too! :)

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar: You have the best name/title. (: So glad you stopped in, and thank you for helping spread the word!

    Matthew: I think so too. (:

    Mark: Me too! (:

    Morgan: I miss you too! (:

    Christine: Yes! It's been great!

    Lexa: (-:

  15. What a huge give away! Best of luck Joy!

  16. Don: Indeed! (:

    Julia: It's great! (:

    Mel: Glad you stopped by Mel. (:

    Michelle: Joy rocking the blogosphere!

    Randi: Go, Go, Go! Woot! (:

    Elizabeth: Thanks for stopping in Elizabeth! (:

  17. This is an exciting time for Joy.


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