Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jessica's Melody

My multi-talented bloggy friend Jessica Bell has released her novel String Bridge along with a companion CD Melody Hill - On the Other Side. (I told you she was multi-talented!)

You HAVE to hear her music. It is haunting ... and lovely ... and so very beautiful. Jessica's voice blends with her guitar and the other instruments to create a unique experience you're going to love! The tempos change and build and draw you further and further in. She's going to touch your heart. Don't believe me? Check this out...

Excited yet? You should be! I've played her soundtrack several times while writing and it definitely a mood setter!

Jessica Bell is a literary women's fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter who grew up in Melbourne, Australia, to two gothic rock musicians who had successful independent careers during the '80s and early '90s.

She spent much of her childhood travelling to and from Australia to Europe, experiencing two entirely different worlds, yet feeling equally at home in both environments. She currently lives in Athens, Greece and works as a freelance writer/editor for English Language Teaching publishers worldwide, such as HarperCollins, Pearson Education and Macmillan Education.

In addition to String Bridge, Jessica has published a book of poetry called Twisted Velvet Chains. A full list of poems and short stories published in various anthologies and literary magazines can be found under Published Works & Awards, on her website.

From September 2012 Jessica will be hosting the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca, home of Odysseus.

So, where can you pick up these goodies?

Soundtrack on iTunes
Soundtrack on
Soundtrack on Amazon UK

ebook on
ebook on Amazon UK

paperback on
paperback on Amazon UK
paperback on Barnes & Noble

And where can you find the multi-talented Jessica?
String Bridge Website and merchandise
blog: The Alliterative Allomorph

I'm SO impressed with this soundtrack - it's absolutely gorgeous! And wait until tomorrow - Jessica's got a special surprise for you all. Hint: don't click on those 'buy me' links just yet... :) I'll have the breaking news for you here!

I've occasionally heard a song I thought would match my characters or plot, but to create an entire soundtrack for my story? WAY beyond my skill level! How about you - ever thought of creating music to go with your story?


  1. Congrats Jessica!

    Wow, creating one's own soundtrack, that's way out of my talent scope ;)


  2. Hey Jemi! Thank so much for this. I'm so glad you enjoyed the music!!! :o)

    Hi Elliot! Blah! I'm sure you can do it if your put your mind to it ;o)

  3. Elliot - me too! I love music, but... wow!

    Jessica - you're so very welcome! Your sound is unique and just beautiful! :)

  4. I have been following Jessica's book and music, so much talent.

    Have a good day,

  5. Good luck to you Jessica. Hope you have lots of sales during the upcoming holiday season!

  6. I've never considered it, but then I have no musical talent, so it kind of makes sense.

  7. Love this trailer! Beautiful!! Good luck Jessica and all the best with your book!! Take care

  8. Best wishes to Jessica! What a great trailer...with beautiful music. :)

  9. Haunting is the perfect description!
    My review of this CD goes up next week.

  10. I just won this CD from Jessica and look forward to listening to it.

  11. I'm psyched about the chart rush tomorrow!

    I WISH I could afford to hire my CP's husband to do a trailer soundtrack for me. He's a very talented composer who has done arranging for Sufian Stevens and others, plus his own original music.

  12. I'll do one as a favor for you, Laurel. It all depends what type of music you want and when you want it. All I'd need is the engineering fee. :o)

  13. Jessica is special and I'm really looking forward to reading her book while the music plays in the background! :)

  14. I'm so excited for Jessica! Gotta listen to that music right now :)

  15. that trailer is so atmospheric and moving. Have to add this to the reading list. Thanks, Jemi and Jessica.

  16. Wow! I'm seeing lots of stuff about this book/album. :D You've done your job and enticed me properly.

  17. my goodness, you're right, the music is beautiful!!!

  18. This book sounds incredible! I've wanted to read it ever since I first heard of it, but now I'm positive I must buy it as soon as I can. And the soundtrack -- gorgeous!

  19. Yvonne - she sure does have a ton of talent! :)

    Stephen - the holiday season is a perfect time to release a book! :)

    Matthew - lol :) I guess a smidgen of talent would probably help!

    Old Kitty - it is a a beautiful trailer!

    Elizabeth - it really is gorgeous - she's so talented!

  20. Alex - I agree - the music sure sticks with you! :)

    Diane - you're going to really enjoy it - it's beautiful!

    Laurel - some people have so much talent! I'm always glad they're willing to share it with us.

    Jess - you're a sweetie!

    DL - the music and the CD make an incredible combination!

  21. Julie - you're going to love it! :)

    Tricia - atmospheric is a great word for it - all the tracks are beautiful :)

    Lisa - glad to hear it! It's well worth a listen!

    Agnes - it is! each track is unique, but still so beautiful!

    Shelley - Jess is sure a talented lady! She sure entices us with that trailer!

  22. Good luck to Jessica! :)

    No . . . I play the piano/violin, but I don't think I could compose something to go with a story.

  23. The music by Jessica that I've heard so far is excellent. She is a major talent and I hope she gets recognized for it.

    A Faraway View

  24. Golden Eagle - I know what you mean. I played the piano once upon a time, but this level of skill is huge! :)

    Lee - I agree. She really is a multi-talented lady!! :)

  25. What a beautiful song. It gave me goosebumps.

  26. A massive YAY for Jess. She's a beautiful writer and singer -- and person!

  27. Medeia - me too! She really is a talented singer! :)

    Talli - I totally agree! It's wonderful to see her book and soundtrack out! :)