Sunday, October 19, 2014

Survive and Thrive Blogfest and Jessica Bell's White Lady

Survive and Thrive Blogfest: Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Michael Di Gesu , L. Diane Wolfe, and myself, this blogfest is meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages. 

Our desire is to motivate people to go in for early screening, and if a condition is caught early and treated, then our world just became a little better place to live. The topics are wide open. You can post about a particular cause you support. Or you can share a personal or family experience that is near to your heart. What’s great about this Blogfest is you can inspire people to take care of themselves and their loved ones early enough to make a difference in their lives. 

My Cause is Colon Cancer: one of the most easily curable cancers. Early detection is the key. I’ve had pre-cancerous polyps removed because I went in for a routine colonoscopy. My job of 10 years was coming to a close and my insurance at the time covered it. Good thing I went in when I did. If I had waited a few years, then who knows how far it could have progressed. So I encourage everyone to talk to their doctor if they have not had a colonoscopy. Sure, it’s not going to be on anyone’s Bucket List. But it just might reveal something that if caught early can be easily treated. 

GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL’S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #86)  To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’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: 

The genre of the novel Jessica Bell is currently writing is ... 

a. Speculative Fiction 
b. Romance 
c. Horror 

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. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: *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 Vines 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. Connect with Jessica online: Website | Retreat and Workshop | Blog | Vine Leaves Literary Workshop | Facebook | Twitter