Ben Campbell


Ben is the author of the upcoming novel, Prettyboy: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood, as well as the author of 402 Avalon, Kissing Freud, Dubrovnik, "Vitruvian Man," Regeneration, When Giants Dance and two other exciting novels. The Alexander Crown trilogy beginning with Dubrovnik, is his best seller. As complimentary visuals he includes photos in his novels.

Smashwords Interview

What is your current novel?
P R E T T Y B O Y: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood. If you like the outrageous, rebellious icons like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, in the midst of social and cultural evolutions then you'll love reading P R E T T Y B O Y: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood.
Has traveling influenced writing your novels?
Oh yeah, when I'm traveling, as you know, not everything goes as planned, and worst of all not everything is copacetic. When you travel, in a small separate packet around your neck carry your passport and ten thousand dollars. And, you must carry your handgun, stuff it in the back of your belt...and two pocket knives; one as a spare. And least of all, don't forget the Karate lessons you took way back. This is excellent advise, I know because I've experienced it a few times, and because, someone out there is going to try and kill you and take your money and your identity, not one time but several times. Don't let that happen. Be prepared as I have always been. Read my novel Dubrovnik and be assured that you won't be killed at the end.
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Where to find Ben Campbell online

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Love in Malawi
By Ben Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
Erotically charged and seductively forbidden, Christian Love is seduced by four sexually starved women. Next to the last thing on Christian's mind is a sexual encounter. Falling in love is his last desire. The fates of these four women are drenched in Christian Love's scent.
By Ben Campbell
Series: Alexander Crown, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,540. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By Ben Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By Ben Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,820. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Fiction
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
By Ben Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
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
By Ben Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
This is a prequel part 3 to my novel Dubrovnik. Searching for Hercules, the drug, the man, the myth.
Istanbul Sunrise
By Ben Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
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
By Ben Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
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.
By Ben Campbell
Series: Alexander Crown, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,660. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
An Alexander Crown novel, book 1. Hot men, spicy women, family feud, can they survive this sexually compulsive environment? Love makes you crazy, family makes you delirious, war can destroy everything you love. Sexually charged, devilishly driven, Celestine Broz, to preserve family property and ignite revenge will whore her body and even kill to save the lives of her younger brothers,
Reggie Rocketship and His Galaxy of Secrets
By Ben Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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"
By Ben Campbell
Series: Alexander Crown, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,190. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Category: Fiction
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.
By Ben Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,640. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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?"
By Ben Campbell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,360. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Category: Fiction
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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.