Friday, November 11, 2011

String Bridge Chart Rush and Review

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!

I’m joining fellow bloggers to help Jessica in her endeavor. In addition, I’m sharing my thoughts on this intriguing story.
To receive the free soundtrack, all you have to do is purchase the book today (paperback, or eBook), November 11th, and then email the receipt to: jessica.carmen.bell(at)gmail(dot)com. 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.
Here’s my take on the story.

STRING BRIDGE by Jessica Bell

This is an emotional story of a woman’s journey to find herself and what truly makes her happy.

The story will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as the protagonist, Melody, struggles with finding her center. She had been a musician, but gave it up to be a wife and mother. In time she realized she had not only given up her dream, but also a part of herself. She deals with String Bridge final cover_frontdepression and fights to be different than her bipolar mother.

In the end through a series of tragedies, there is triumph and happiness.

Author Jessica Bell has created characters that are realistic with flaws, problems, attitudes and strength to endure. Her writing is smooth and conversational making readers feel a part of the action. The story is intense with language that some may consider brazen, but given the circumstances fits naturally.

STRING BRIDGE will hold you captive from the opening paragraph to the last sentence.

Author Jessica Bell’s website is

String Bridge by Jessica Bell, Lucky Press, @2011, Kindle Edition, ASIN: B005Y48DF6, 1606 KB, @2011, ISBN: 9780984631742, Paperback, 288 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - An eBook was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. 

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 Thrust 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
Come join the fun and help Jessica hit the bestseller list on Amazon today. Please TWEET and/or FACEBOOK this post using #StringBridge! 


  1. Thank you so much for this!!! :o) I'm so glad you liked the book.

  2. Mason - Thanks for being a part of this :-). It sounds like a terrific read!

    Jessica - I wish you the very best!

  3. I've seen Jessica's promotion everywhere today. Great support from the blogosphere. Good luck, Jessica.

  4. I have my copy! Can't wait to review the CD next week.


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