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Reality TV Hits a New Low in Camel Press’s Latest Release
Dea*th Island, by Joan Conning Afman, is a fantasy suspense novel about a wrongly convicted prisoner who must fight for his life on a reality TV show that appeals to our basest human instincts., 10/04/2011 - Seattle, WA.— Camel Press is proud to announce the release of Dea*th Island (ISBN: 978-1-60381-849-0, 232 pp., $16.95), by Joan Conning Afman, a fantasy suspense novel about a wrongly convicted prisoner who must fight for his life on a reality TV show that appeals to our basest human instincts.

“Be prepared for twists and turns,” writes award-winning Romantic Suspense author Mary Buckham. “A psychologically complex plot that will keep you guessing what’s going to happen until the very end!”

“The drama and action were well-mixed with the emotional aspects which resulted in an excellent book,” writes Leslie Granier for Reader Views. “Dea*th Island will definitely be enjoyed by fans of reality shows, but it will appeal to adults of all ages.”

Wrongly convicted of the brutal murder of his wife, Danny Manning is exiled to Dea*th Island, the site of America’s favorite reality TV show. Dea*th Island is Hell disguised as Paradise, a place where no one gets off alive unless the audience vote goes his way. Danny’s day-to-day survival depends on a brilliant and hilarious psychopath who knows the ropes. But his ultimate fate lies in the hands of a clergyman’s quirky wife, a smarmy TV host, and Dea*th Island’s fickle home viewers. If voted “off the island,” he will be free, innocent or not. Can he stay alive that long? And will he ever discover the identity of the real mur*derer?

“I took the idea from something my mother once said,” says Afman, “that the government should take all the convicted rap*ists and mur*derers and drop them off on a deserted island to let them fend for themselves. As for choosing a minister’s wife as my heroine, I know something about that life, because I was one. I thought she would be the least likely to help a convicted felon, but also the most likely, if she had a strong sense of right and wrong.”

Joan Conning Afman grew up in central New York State and Western Massachusetts and attended schools in both regions. She has an AA degree from SUNY, Farmingdale, a BFA from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, and an M.A.Ed. degree from CCSU in New Britain, Connecticut. For sixteen years she taught art in the Hartford Public School System before retiring to Florida, where she taught as an adjunct for Northwood University. Joan now divides her time between painting and writing, enjoying the Sunshine State’s balmy weather and various social activities. The cover of Death Island is her art work. Joan has written one previous novel, The Last Time We Were Here. You can find Joan on the Web at

De*ath Island is available in Kindle ($4.95) and paperback editions on,,,, Amazon Japan, and at select Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores. Bookstores and libraries can order through Ingram or by contacting Other eBook formats can be purchased on Smashwords, or at any of the major eBook retailers.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

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