Ben Campbell


While traveling throughout Europe, I'd settled at times in Paris, Lucerne, Munich, Florence, Dubrovnik, Istanbul and Athens, writing adventure novels. I've now written and published a few astonishing experiences.

My three Alexander Crown novels are thrilling escapades through European countries.

EBooks are available to read on Kindle, iPad, Nook, tablets and computerrs. Paperback editions are available through amazon. Engage and discover one or more that will stage you in my absorbing action adventures.

Smashwords Interview

Who are you?
You'll see me up on a hill overlooking the vistas of San Francisco, Paris, London, Athens, the world. Various European countries have called me to live in them. For instance I'd worked and lived in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the end of Marshal Tito's rule. When I returned home after many years to California I'd worked as an IT technician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. I'm now an indie author who has ten published novels, all of which are sold through and Smashwords. My books have sold in nineteen countries around the globe.

Dubrovnik is my best seller in Europe. ❤ ㋡❤ ㋡

My current work "P R E T T Y B O Y: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood" glamorizes the fact that you can't stop the rebellion and can't stop the magic. Alive and spellbinding, Monroe, Brando, and Dean shake up Hollywood. They impress the world by way of method acting, eccentric lifestyles, and amazing veneers. Prettyboy is caught in the middle, and he's determined to survive in Sin City where money, sex and savages collide.
Has traveling influenced writing your novels?
Geography, weather, historical sites, cultures and the people, just plain touring gives me ideas for stories and locals. I will use everything in my novels. I'm fascinated with the people I meet along my way; they're creative, excitable and experienced. I love all that about traveling.
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Where to find Ben Campbell online

Where to buy in print


Series: Alexander Crown, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,760. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A mixture of lust, medical discovery, conspiracy and murder, this is the new life of Alexander Crown, mercenary turned philanthropist. Come and get it.
James Dean Is Jimmy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Experiencing James Dean equates to experiencing the Seven Wonder of the World in a philosophical way. He epitomized youthful angst against established ways, the Wonders were gifts for everyone to enjoy. This story is one young man's journey in self-discovery that was uplifted through an unusual meeting with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, actors who passed away before they were understood.
When Giants Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,790. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
She was a tormented ballerina, he was a defeated bodybuilder. Together, Melinda McKay and Brent Lord challenged anyone who got in their way. Greed and revenge was their worst enemy and dictated them as targets for murder.
Children With Weapons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This is prequel part 4 to my novel Dubrovnik. Summoned to Macedonia to petition an Albania Army Commander not to kill six American students trying to cross their border illegally, Alexander Crown and Ivan Andric were suddenly kidnapped by Serbian National Police, stripped and searched. These agents were no longer Special Forces members. They were victims.
Searching for Hercules
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This is a prequel part 3 to my novel Dubrovnik. Searching for Hercules, the drug, the man, the myth.
Istanbul Sunrise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is prequel part 2 to my novel Dubrovnik. Another mission averted, Alexander Crown and Ivan Andric, U.S. Special Forces Agents arrive in Istanbul. They help the U.S. Consulate free three American Students from jail on charges of disorderly conduct. Drugs, sex and food changes Ivan's future.
Greece On The Bottom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is prequel part 1 to my novel Dubrovnik. On their way to Dubrovnik, Croatia, on a death defying mission, two U.S. Special Forces Agents are temporarily displaced on another mission in Athens. Sleep deprived they stop for a quick rest. Two teenage Greek girls tempt the men with seduction. They will pay to be married and have babies, and they will settle for nothing less.
Series: Alexander Crown, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,750. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Alexander Crown trilogy book 1. A behind-the-scenes chronicle, two military spies scheme to end a feud between two revered Croatian families, and then navigate to help end the civil-war against Serbia. Dubrovnik, a truly amazing story. You journey with Croatian youth in search for freedom. I've pushed the boundaries of fictionalizing reality.
Reggie Rocketship and His Galaxy of Secrets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Reggie Rocketship is the luckiest boy in San Francisco. He’d discovered a Dr. Seuss handwritten story in his house. He was the luckiest boy until two thieves show up to steal the exquisitely handwritten tale.
"Vitruvian Man"
Series: Alexander Crown, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,530. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An Alexander Crown novel, book 2. This is Alexander Crown's most intricate and emotional passage, weaving through intense challenges when he unravels a renaissance secret that will get him killed, yet he moves forward in neither a safe nor clear future filled with lies and truths.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,770. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
You are forewarned, sexuality and profanity are explicitly portrayed in Kissing Freud. Brace yourself for shock. KISSING FREUD explores emotional power with buried secrets like a time bomb. Spellbinding. Scandalous. Ripe. Ruthless. Sensational. A psychotherapist is thrown into a psycho ward so mismanaged that Sigmund Freud would resurrect and crack some heads together.
Marilyn: "It's All Make Believe, Isn't It?"
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,360. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ingenious, poignant, spicy, Marilyn returns. The body of Martin Montage is the conduit. She slides into his body. She spices up his mind. The day is one heralding event after another, unbalancing Martin, hours filled with activities and celebrity for the benefit of Marilyn's return.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ben Campbell

  • The Scientific Method (a Wandering Koala tale) on March 20, 2011

    Thanks, Jeff for writing this eBook. I gave you 5 stars because I enjoyed your concept of discovery then cover-up. Your characters were strong throughout, the illustrations were fun and all moved diligently forward. I'm a fan of the Hemingway economy and understatement style of writing and I think this work might benefit with that along with a copy-edit. Similes and metaphors create shortcuts too that shift the text to concise details.
  • Day on May 23, 2011

    Hi Ashley, I'll explain my needs first. I seek exquisite, heralding, concise, quantum, stealth stories (reality fiction) to coin my phrase. Plotting and sub-plotting needs to jettison me into outer space and plummet me into hell. I won't be bothered with menial, mundane situations and tongue-wagging dialog. Dull and tedious characters kill the story and bury my interest. Am I asking too much from a writer? Hell no! Time is precious and words manipulate. Accost me with exhilarating and electrifying characters. You say that's too difficult? Then you shouldn't write. Thrill me with stupefying and invigorating plotting. Not possible for you? Then don't write at all. Accost me and thrill me and I'll follow every word you write, every scintillating character you create and every brilliant plot you throw at me. Please, just dazzle me and I'll be your devotee. Inside your stories I visualized the environments and felt his and her's emotions. When I read I want to feel everything. And I wanted the names of your two characters, I wanted locations where they lived, to experience the weather, to inhale the smells of life and see the types of clothing they wore. I was confused with the second Africa paragraph. The girl was already up and about in the first paragraph then in the second "...she rose from her small bedroom on the floor." The rest of the story moved in pieces and bits and that was good; showing and not telling and considering the shortness of your epic. And the character buildup was very good. I gave you 5 stars because of effort and strategic ideas. So, take care and don't try to finish this story because it has ended. Visit me on
  • Far from Eleven 1: the Post-Casey World on Jan. 27, 2012

    Forget the wonky formating, start dialog and uneven syntax, this story is funny, funny as in laugh out loud. It's a balancing act of daily emotions and activities and I'd compare it to the Brit TV comedy "The Young Ones" from decades back. Upload this and take an entertaining side-trip into the lives of itchy personalities.
  • Nocturnal: A Christopher Lance Thriller on May 02, 2012

    I loved reading this story. The characters were colorful and the settings were vivid. The plot was razer sharp and the sub-plots were edgy. Thrillers and suspense novels can be convoluted and supernatural stories will take you to spacey weaknesses, but this story had depth and strength, forethought and attitude. Thank you L. Jerome Word for publishing Nocturnal.