Friday, November 11, 2011

An amazing book from an amazing author

Today is THE day to help Jessica Bell's debut, STRING BRIDGE, hit
the bestseller list on Amazon, and receive the all-original soundtrack
Melody Hill: On the Other Sidewritten and performed by the author herself, for free!

All you have to do is
purchase the
book today (paperback, or eBook), November 11th, and
then email the receipt to:


She will
then email you a link to download the album at no extra cost!

To purchase the paperback:

To purchase the eBook:

To listen to samples of the soundtrack, visit iTunes.

If you are
not familiar with String Bridge,
check out the book trailer:

Rave Reviews for String Bridge:

Jessica Bell’s STRING BRIDGE strummed the fret of my
veins, thrummed my blood into a mad rush, played me taut until the final page,
yet with echoes still reverberating. A rhythmic debut with metrical tones of
heavied dark, fleeting prisms of light, and finally, a burst of joy—just as
with any good song, my hopeful heartbeat kept tempo with Bell’s narrative.
~ Kathryn Magendie, author of Sweetie and Publishing Editor of Rose & Thorn Journal

“Poet and
musician Jessica Bell's debut novel String Bridge
is a rich exploration of desire, guilt, and the
difficult balancing act of the modern woman. The writing is lyrical throughout,
seamlessly integrating setting, character and plot in a musical structure that
allows the reader to identify with Melody's growing insecurity as her world
begins to unravel …
String Bridge is
a powerful debut from a promising writer, full of music, metaphor, and just a
hint of magic.” ~ Magdalena Ball, author of Repulsion
and Sleep Before Evening

Jessica Bell is a brilliant writer
of great skill and depth.
She doesn't pull back from the difficult
scenes, from conflict, pain, intensity. She puts it all out there, no holds
barred, no holding back. She knows how to craft a scene, how to develop
character, how to create suspense. This is an absolutely brilliant debut novel.
I look forward to reading her
next novel, and next and next.” 
~ Karen Jones
Gowen, author of Farm Girl, Uncut Diamonds and House of Diamonds

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The door to nowhere

Seems like forever since I last blogged. A couple of reasons why, one I couldn’t access my account because I forgot my login and password…stupid, and second, my next novel, The Dragons Redress, has been slow going on this latest chapter.
The last two chapters I found to be somewhat difficult because the settings are actual places, Vassar College and Lyndhurst Castle. The research and photo shoots of each place was a lot of fun, because I really love to delve into all that history.
The difficult part comes in rendering what I see into words that I feel does the place justice. Also, I want to be certain that someone who knows these places will see an accurate picture in design and history as they read my words.

I do like how the chapters turned out, and I am sure there will be more to flesh out when I go back over it, but all in all I am happy with it.

Book status: 3 Chapters, 52 pages, 15,000 words.

The door at Lyndhurst Castle that goes nowhere…or does it?  This is an actual false door, which gave me the inspiration for a possible portal.