Monday, November 12, 2007


By Jackie Kessler

I'm happy to be inaugurating my new blog design with a GCC Does Hollywood post for the extraordinary Jackie Kessler. Jackie's one of the only Girlfriends Cyber Circuit authors I had the pleasure of meeting in person (thanks to the author who actually brought me into the group, Melanie Lynne Hauser). We met before her first book, HELL'S BELLES, came out, and she made such an impression on me that I just knew she was a wonderful writer who'd have a brilliant career.

Sure enough, her first book took off like a rocket, enthralling readers and critics alike. And now she's launching the second book in the Hell on Earth series, THE ROAD TO HELL.

I asked Jackie if she would come up with a Hollywood-style pitch for each book and here's what she said:

HELL'S BELLES is about a succubus who runs away from Hell, hides on Earth as an exotic dancer, and learns the hard way about true love. Sex, strippers,demons -- what's not to like?

In THE ROAD TO HELL, a former succubus must return to Hell to save the lives of those she loves. If she'd known love was this tough, she never would have turned her back on Lust...

I hope that whets your appetite enough to read the series that Publishers Weekly calls "sizzling paranormal." And while you do, you can feel free to picture the actors Jackie would cast in the starring roles ...

Ooh. Matt Damon as Paul, the love interest.

Ben Affleck as Roman, the slimyclub owner.

And for Jezebel...hmm. Maybe Eva Longoria. As long as she can dance.

You can buy HELL'S BELLES and THE ROAD TO HELL at your favorite chain or independent bookstore. To buy online, visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble or any cyber bookseller. For more information, or to view a really cool trailer for the new book, visit Jackie's website,


Maryanne Stahl said...

The new design is very classy!

Ellen said...

Thanks, Maryanne. My old eyes were getting tired of reading that white type on a red background. I went for the practical choice.:)