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Friday, December 1, 2023

Flames of Wrath by JL Campbell, a Book Blog Tour

The need to right a wrong against an innocent victim 

triggers a hailstorm of revenge. 

Today I have the pleasure of helping my longtime internet friend, JL Campbell, spread the word about her latest book!

A mother’s quest for justice turns into a race against time to stop insidious murders that mysteriously begin populating throughout the city. Fans of Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware will be enthralled by this emotionally chilling thriller!

The need to right a wrong against an innocent victim triggers a hailstorm of revenge!
In less than twenty-four hours—before Alexia Leighton is scheduled to return to Miami from spring break in Jamaica—a group of friends betray her in a grisly assault that stops a heartbeat away from murder. The seventeen-year-old prays for the mercy of death. She survives. While on the road to recovery, Alexia's attackers become victims of mysterious acts of violence, leaving authorities confounded and racing against time to prevent another deadly attack. Concern looms, as the perpetrator has proven to be two steps ahead of them at every turn.
When the attention swings to Alexia's mother, a cyber-security expert, the family closes ranks. Geneva Leighton must quickly eliminate herself as a suspect, but not without handing down more punishment. The offenders fear for their own safety and the secrets that plague them. Can they trust the police to find the killer before someone else dies, or has their fate been sealed—leaving them with no place to run, and no place to hide . . .


Describe your writing style.

I’ve been told that my writing is literary in nature but that sure isn’t the case with Flames of Wrath. Since the genre has certain conventions, I had to stay within those if I hoped to write a well-paced story. Readers have also said my characters are compelling and that I have a way with dialogue.

What makes a good story?

For me, that would be one in which I am immersed in the plot and have a hard time taking breaks from reading. I like characters that I can relate to, and even if I can’t see things from their point of view, I want them to be interesting and have layers to their personality. I’m an armchair adventurer, so I’m fascinated with books that take me to diverse parts of the globe. 

What are you currently reading?

I’ve been reading the Nena Knight series and I’m about to start book three. I’ve been enjoying these thrillers mainly because of the character and how she navigates the world she’s thrown into after a series of unfortunate situations. The pacing is good and the plot is engaging. In between that, I’ve been reading The Reformatory by Tananarive Due. Let’s just say this book is an intense read that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s about a twelve-year-old boy who faces a harrowing experience inside a reform school in Jim Crow Florida.

What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?

I no longer have what I’d consider a process. Used to be, I’d outline my story so I knew where I was going from the get-go. Then, I started doing a combination of both—knowing the start, the ending, and a few of the huge happenings in between. At heart though, I prefer to be organized and not write by the seat of my pants because when I write that way, there’s too much cleaning up to do in the editing phase. At the outset, I prefer knowing a huge chunk about my characters—the stuff they own, their personality quirks, and their history. A vague outline is also a bonus, but the one thing I have to know when I sit at the keyboard is what the current chapter is about. Without that compass, I’d be lost.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

As weird as it sounds, it’s not any part of the mayhem Geneva causes or how she deals with her daughter’s enemies. My favourite part is where she’s talking to Spence, her husband, and telling him but not telling him what she’s done to get justice for their daughter. It’s serious and funny, in parts. That, and the family scenes were special for me as I believe in the love and support that family provides.

And a bonus question … If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?

Definitely cinnamon. It’s a distinctive spice that can be sprinkled in with most baked goods. It has may beneficial properties, but like Geneva, too much of it can play havoc with one’s health.

And there you have it, a little about me and what reading and writing looks like in my world.


National Bestselling Author, J.L. Campbell lives in Jamaica and writes across several genres. She is a certified editor, and book coach, who has produced over forty books. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos featuring Jamaica’s natural beauty. 

She can be found lurking about at these sites: Website * Facebook * X * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

Flames of Wrath by J.L. Campbell, a Crime Thriller, can be found at:

Amazon * Apple * B&N * Kobo * Bookbub * Goodreads

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