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“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, Tender Graces and Secret Graces,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 Thrust and Sleep Before Evening
“The last novel that moved me and engaged me to this extent
was Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. Like Conroy, 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
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* AMAZON BEST-SELLING LIST OF MYSTERY SERIES (May/18/2012 and running)
* AMAZON BEST-SELLING LIST OF HARD-BOILED MYSTERIES (May/18/2012 and running)Washington, D.C., is a town full of powerful people hiding ugly secrets. The blackmailer, a renaissance man, keeps his promise: pay me, I’ll return the juicy evidence I have against you, and you’ll never hear from me again. Jack McCall, a former operative for the U.S. intelligence community and now a private investigator hunts this wily and diabolical madman. His victims, having paid and not been further extorted, are reticent to admit ever having been blackmailed. McCall’s efforts to solve the case are assisted by Nora Burke, his sexy assistant who also helps Jack recover from the loss of his wife, and Max Logan, a retired detective of Irish-Scottish parentage. Chock full of colorful characters from the worlds of politics, art, and the media, The Blackmail Club is a cerebral, physical and sexy five-course gourmet meal of mystery. Sit back and fasten your seatbelt, relax, and be entertained while you try to fit together the final pieces before you turn the final pages.
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Michael Jeck suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder as a result of a series of traumatic incidents in his childhood. He has five separate and individual personalities–Kara, a brainy, intellectual woman trained as a medical examiner; Nick, an aggressive hit first ask questions later guy; Alex, the suave, sophisticated, educated man; Telly, a brainy teenager who is an expert with computers and technology; and Sara, a mute eight year old girl who creates mature, beautiful works of art to express herself.
Thanks to years of experimental psychotherapy, Jeck has managed to gain control over his five other personalities, not by suppressing them, but by living with them. He then uses their specific skills and talents to form a kind of think tank, capable of effectively solving complex and difficult crimes. In this way, he and his five personalities function as a unified whole, rather than individual parts–a truly gestalt personality.
Michael Jeck is now a special agent with the FBI and has garnered a reputation as an eccentric genius that can solve any case. Recently, however, he has been unable to crack a strange series of murders that appear to be completely different but also thinly connected to each other. Concerned with the lack of results, the Assistant Director of the FBI decides to assign Jeck a partner for the very first time.
Enter Grayson O’Neal, an FBI agent from the behavioral sciences division, whose mysterious past and strange eagerness to work with Agent Jeck causes a newfound tension amongst the normal “group” dynamic.
Together, Jeck and Grayson work to solve the mystery of the serial killings, at the same time trying to come to terms with their respective pasts, and their uncertain futures.
Content Advisory: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains graphic violence, explicit sexual activity and disturbing imagery.
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Nominated for the 2011 Aurora Award (Canada’s top SF&F literary award)
After generations of conflict, the twin cities of Hope and Glory launch the 10th Circle Project, an ambitious deep earth energy venture that holds the tenuous promise of peace and cooperation. As the drilling descends beyond recorded depths, old rivalries simmer, mistrust and greed threaten to explode into war, and the earth begins to reveal its own powerful secrets, both divine and demonic.
These are the stories of the First Circle…
Disgraced cop Harry Stafford’s banishment to Purgatory and vice, is a career ender. When he encounters true evil, a monster who might’ve once been a man, he must decide how much more he’s willing to lose.
One small job — the type where no one gets hurt and everyone gets paid. Except Jack knows that there’s no such thing as a small job and his only chance of getting out of Hope alive are a killer with half a brain, a drug-addicted wheelman, and a crazed demolitions expert.
Conman extraordinaire, Reverend Jim is having a crisis in faith. Is this really about the con and the money? Or is God trying to deliver a message – and he must be the messenger?
When Dr. Ember Cantara is lured to Glory to develop a cure for a rare but fatal retrovirus, she learns that even an earthquake can’t bury an organism that has waited eons to emerge.
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