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Available now – Where the Campaign Ends

They weren’t looking for love. It found them.

Ryan is a hard-driving political consultant, his entire life centered on winning the next campaign and moving higher in the political arena. Then, on a rainy night in Birmingham, everything he had worked for comes apart.

Reluctantly forced to reassess everything he had thought important, he hides away in Del Mar, California. There he sees Maggie, a yoga studio owner with her own tragic past, practicing her craft in the surf at sunset.

Now that fate has brought them together, can Ryan set aside the everlasting political campaign that has been his life and seek something more fulfilling? Can Maggie set aside her own past heartbreak and allow herself to fully love again?

Dive into a world where political craftiness collides with the soul cleansing of yoga, where backroom maneuvering meets the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Where the Campaign Ends is a unique, modern-day love story – rooted in reality yet filled with hope.

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Elizabeth Mallory thought she was picking up a stone figurine dropped on a hotel stairwell. She never anticipated a dark entity was attached to the piece of onyx or the harrowing journey that followed.


Where the Campaign Ends – Amazon Excerpt

Just added! Excerpt from Where the Campaign Ends Copyright 2018, J.P. Dalton “You look lost,” Maggie said mildly. Ryan cocked his head to the side before shaking it, bringing himself back to life. “I, um,” he started, then regained his rhetorical footing. “I was looking for breakfast, actually.” “Then you definitely are lost,” she said. “First …


J.P. Dalton has been writing professionally since he was 16 years old, first as a sportswriter and now as a novelist.

He has published bylines in more than two dozen newspapers and magazines across the country and on the Associated Press wires.

J.P. lives in the Phoenix area with his wife and a menagerie of dogs.

He’s currently working on his next novel.