Sunday, 20 November 2011

I want a break. That’s all. A break. (And you want free goods, right?)

So today is the last day of the String Bridge Book & Music Blog Tour and I'd like to thank all who participated from the bottom of my heart. This has been such a wonderful debut book launch and I will never forget it!

If you're late to the party and would like to browse through previous posts, you can take a look at a navigable list by going to the blog tour tab above.

And you know what? I'm POOPED. So I'm going to take next week off from blogging and get me some much needed rest. Can you believe I worked 2 1/2 weeks straight of 13-hour shifts without weekend breaks and kept up to date with my blog tour posts?

Oh my GOSH. Talk about luck. All my freelance work fell on me at once: during my blog tour. Some might say that was bad luck, but to tell you the truth, it came at a good time: when my bank account reached numero zero.

When I return on Monday, 28th November, I'm also going to have a new blog schedule in place. I think I may only post two or three times a week from now on. It's just getting too much to handle. And I need to get some writing done. Haven't done any in months. Will keep you posted on what I decide.

So, as a mega thank you for all your support ... I'm giving away a free copy of String Bridge in Kindle format and a free copy of the accompanying soundtrack in MP3 format. If you haven't crossed the String Bridge yet, just jump on this last bandwagon to get to the other side ...

All you gotta do is ...

  • comment on this post
  • follow this blog
  • tweet or facebook this post (make sure you tag me so I know you did it: MsBessieBell (Twitter) Author Jessica Bell (Facebook)

Have a great Thanksgiving to all you folks in the USA!

Cheers and thanks again!

Lovely blog tour participants today are ...

Chris Phillips ~ (Review/Interview) The fantastically funny founder of the Music to Make Write To posts.

"Hi. I'm Chris. I live in Nebraska. Please help me. No really."

Tessa Conte ~ (Review/Interview) This lovely lady also likes to write about music on Mondays!
Music Monday

"I've been writing ever since I figured out how to hold a crayon, although I've since learned that 'writing' illustrated stories on the living room wall is not a good plan if you're trying to impress your parents...I've now graduated to notebooks, loose bits of paper, the backs of shopping receipts and the odd napkin or two. Oh, and I have a laptop, too."

String Bridge purchase links:

Amazon US ~ Amazon UK

Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Barnes & Noble

iTunes ~ Amazon US ~ Amazon UK

To see a list of other online stores where you can purchase
Melody Hill: On the Other Side, please go to: AWAL


  1. Well done, it sounds as though all that hard work more than paid off. Enjoy your break.

  2. I'm so glad the tour was such a great success. Now go and have a well deserved break! Happy Thanksgiving, and see you when you get back :-)

  3. Jess, congratulations on a wonderful tour. Your book will arrive at the end of this week and I cannot wait to read it. I made the same decision a while back to cut back to three times a week posting and it helped a lot. Get some much-needed rest and have a wonderful week.

  4. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. I'm looking forward to seeing family and having 4 days away from work!

    I shared on FB.

  5. Jess, I'm so impressed your energy and drive, and I'm so pleased it all paid off for you. Take a break! You more than deserve it.

  6. Wow, that's so much work! Take a break and we'll see you when you return.

  7. Enjoy your well-deserved break, Jessica, and maybe a stiff drink or two as well :)

  8. Take a break! You deserve it. That was one heck of a tour and I was honored to be a part of it.

  9. Your hard work and dedication has been an inspiration to me. Enjoy your time off!

  10. I wish you lots of zzzzz.... And cranberry sauce.

  11. A great blog tour and a well deserved rest....

    BUT, I was just going to ask you what your marketing plan is from now on. Certainly String Bridge marketing can't be over.


  12. It appears that your hard work paid off, Jessica - I hope. I know I couldn't have put in the hours you have for a blog tour. I feel exhausted just thinking about it. But I'm glad that freelance work came in since it sounds like you needed the income.

    I think a lot of our fellow bloggers have reduced their posting to two or three times a week, some to only once, including me on the latter, though occasionally I'll do more - will probably do more when I begin posting reviews of bloggers books that I've GOT to finish reading.

    Get that needed rest, Jessica, and I'll see you in a week!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  13. Sleep and I are old friends, and sometimes I miss him. Really, though, we'll have to get together one of these days.

  14. Good idea to take a break!! You sound like you could use a week of sleep. I don't need to win of course, but I'm leaving a comment anyway!

  15. Jessica, you should be pooped! Thanksgiving is a good time to take a break, rest and enjoy life. Oh...and write. Write! I have something for you on my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. A well deserved rest I am sure, I am a strong believer in blogging without obligation. Take Care.

  17. I agree with Linda. Take a much deserved break Jessica.

  18. You deserve a well earned break. Good luck.


  19. ahh, get some rest, dahlin, you have worked SO hard. And what an impressive month you've had!

    Kudos! And blog schedules are a good thing~ :o) <3

  20. Get some rest, girl! And congrats once again on a marvelous launch!!

    Happy holidays!

  21. Man, you have been busy! Get some rest and relax!

  22. Enjoy your well-earned rest! (Are you sure one week is enough?!)

  23. Love your blog header. Hope you are having a great, well deserved blog break.

  24. I've said it privately a thousand times, but just want to say, publicly, CONGRATULATIONS on a kick-butt tour and an amazing debut. You're a superstar and I love you.

  25. (= Take that break! And yay for freelance jobs... they are our bread and butter.

  26. Hi Jess! It's an honour to be part of your blog tour. I enjoyed every bit of it. But I feel I must apologise profusely for not being able to visit and comment all of your interviews and the book reviews. I have read some of them but have not commented on all of them. Been really busy. I am trying to catch up.

    Love lots! All the best!


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