Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

On Today's Menu -- BOOKS!

Traditional ones, indie ones, books that speak of rocks.
Short ones, long ones, books made with great

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 Side, written 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

ALSO Ali Cross and a few of her Ninja Crew have all released today.

There's a Twitter feed that's also happening at 11am (MST) at #DARKCARMA with great prizes and book give-aways so go join in the fun!


Jessica Bell said...

Thank you so much for posting this today! :o)

Francine Howarth: UK said...


I hope Jessica does well from today's blogsplash!

I'll check out Amazon tomorrow, as it's Remembrance day, here in the UK and the Commonwealth: 11-11-11.


Susan Fields said...

Lots of exciting stuff going on today. Congrats to Jessica - String Bridge sounds like an amazing book!

Creepy Query Girl said...

so happy for Jess!!!

DL Hammons said...

Been there (at 3:45 this morning) done that! Now I'm waiting on the mailman. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh yeah, two great books by two great people. Love it!

Ann Best said...

A lot of fun things going on today. And sad memories, too, of veterans. But it leaves a warm glow to remember how they served their country; how they kept the peace for all of us!

11/11/11, and as I type this it's 11:07 a.m. I remember 8/8/88 but wish I had kept a newspaper item about it. Memories can be a lot of fun.

I hope you're having a great Friday, Anne. How are YOUR books/stories selling? Well, I hope!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm Tweeting, I'm Tweeting!
CD is awesome - go buy the book everyone.

Talli Roland said...

Wow! Lots of great stuff happening everywhere today! Congrats to Jess, Ali, and all!

Old Kitty said...

Two amazing beautiful writers!! Good luck to Jessica and Ali!! Yay! take care

Angela Ackerman said...

Love all these great posts about Jessica! Congrats to her, and to all of you, helping her achieve the best possible launch!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse