Monday, October 6, 2014

Guess the True Statement and WIN Jessica Bell's thriller, White Lady!

Jessica Bell. I've known Jessica for so long I can't quite remember HOW I know her. I'm pretty sure it's through the writing I did with #FridayFlash, when I was first dazzled by her prose. Since then I've also become dazzled by her dedication to writing, and to a book she released last year called Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle. LOVED this book and, if the idea of self-publishing has ever even crossed your mind, it's a must-read.

Unlike some people who are happy with two books (me?), Jessica has a whole raft of work for sale – two PAGES of book listings on Amazon! (I'm really impressed, I really am and yeah, kinda jealous, too!)

To celebrate the release of Jessica’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:

Jessica Bell’s favourite book of all time is ...
a. Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood
b. Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
c. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.

If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.

Click HERE to see the list of blogs.

*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.

While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.

It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia’s back. It isn’t long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.

But is protecting the kids really Sonia’s motive?

Click HERE to view the book trailer.
Click HERE for purchase links.

Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me! I can't remember where we know each from either, but it's def not #FF. I don't think ever participated in that. LOL. I may have followed and retweeted though ...I'll be back in a couple of days to reveal the winner if anyone guesses correctly. :-) Have a great week!

    1. Hmmm.... then it was maybe A to Z? I dunno... *embarrassed* I can't remember anything these days! I hope your blog tour goes swimmingly and you get loads of comments here!

    2. Yes, A - Z! Don't be embarrassed. I couldn't remember either!

  2. I'm still intrigued by the blurb. Not sure about the guess there. Hmmm...think, think, think.

  3. I've been seeing this book pop up all over the blogosphere. (Great tour!) Sounds like a terrific book, and one I will definitely read.

    I'll guess Jessica's favorite book is "Robber Bride."

  4. I'm gonna guess In Cold Blood. I think you have my email address, but you can always contact me on Facebook too!

  5. I'll guess Robber Bride....cause I don't have a clue.

  6. Pure guess, but I'll go different and say Housekeeping.

  7. I'm going with The Robber Bride. And, great post!

  8. William Kendall, you are correct! You haven't supplied your email address. If you'd like the book, please email me at jessica.carmen.bell(at) Congrats!

  9. Some fava beans and a bottle of chainti helps do away with the evidence.
    the Ol'Buzzard


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