White Lady


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:


Jessica Bell has never told anyone about the ...

a. tattoo on her butt that says “Winnie the Pooh”

b. bald spot she has on her scalp which resulted from a bike accident

c. the birthmark on her back that’s in the shape of a heart


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.



*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.

My Review


I was offered a free copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review. From the blurb, I wasn’t expecting a cosy mystery but the constant explicit language and characters wanting to slit throats hits the reader bang in your face. On the other hand, Jessica Bell has tried to do something different in telling the story through multiple points of view. At first I found this hard to get into as I was only just getting to know one character when it was onto the next chapter and a different point of view leaving me to imagine what it must be like to suffer from schizophrenia. The book has been described as ‘edgy’ or ‘gritty’ and if that appeals to you then you will enjoy this book. I wish I could say I’d enjoyed it more but it was just that bit too near the edge for my tastes. Nevertheless, I can appreciate what the author was trying to achieve.




About the author

Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine 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 & workshop | Blog | Vine Leaves Literary Journal | Facebook | Twitter


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Jessica Bell | Reply 03.10.2014 11.17

Thanks for posting! Sorry it wasn't quite your cup of tea, but I appreciate your honest opinion. All the best to you!

Julie Ryan 03.10.2014 11.49

You're very welcome Jessica and while not really my cup of tea I can appreciate the writing and the effort that must have gone into it. Wishing you success.

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Wonderful review, for a wonderful lady and Author.

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Great review for an equally great book by Mary

Yesterday | 18:26

When reading all the reviews I just can not wait to read this for myself. I adore stories of hardship and how they unfold and hopefully have a good ending.

Yesterday | 17:22

Another great review for a brilliant author.

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