The Road to Hell (Hell on Earth, Book 2)
Kensington Zebra (US: 3rd November 2009); Hachette Piatkus (UK: 3rd February 2011)
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Jezebel’s BFF is being terribly tortured, and the only way she’ll be released is by Jez returning to Hell. But she was betrayed, so the ex-succubus refuses. The game steps up when the Queen of the Succubi steals the innocent soul of Jezebel’s human lover, and now Jez needs her incubus lover to kill her – and return her to the very place from where Jez has been running.
Jackie Kessler’s character-driven romp has more depth than the surface reveals. Megaera is so psychologically screwed-up, but never stops trying to put Jezebel first. Angel has been forced into a new life the polar opposite of the one she’s been used to, and the way Jezebel warms up to her and mentors her is oddly charming. The plot is kind of minor, but the characters, their decisions and their interactions provide plenty of food for thought, and hopefully Meg and Angel will return for future episodes in this spunky series.
P.S. Yes, I totally had audio thoughts of Peter Griffin whenever Jezebel said, “Shut up, Meg.” 😉
US re-release cover for Eric Garcia’s Repo Men. The novel was originally published last year as The Repossession Mambo, but has been retitled to match the upcoming film based on the book.
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Repo Men Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (Worldwide)
In other news, many congratulations to Jackie Kessler. Piatkus has bought the UK rights (and likely Oz rights, too) to the first three novels in the Hell on Earth series. Look for them in the UK in 2011.
Hell’s Belles Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
The Road to Hell Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
It’s December 8th, and Jackie Kessler’s birthday. Hell’s Belles was one of the first books I read in 2008. The Road to Hell is waiting patiently on my shelf to be read.
Give the gift of royalties by purchasing Hell’s Belles, The Road to Hell.