Jezebel "Jesse" is on the run with Hell hot on her heels,
literally. You see Jesse, a Succubus, wasn't happy with
the changes taking place in the Abyss and she decided to
jump ship so to speak. The problem, she has ticked off the
queen and there is a bounty on her head. The Coveter
creatures of the Pit are out to collect, and doom her to
the Lake of Fire for eternity, or longer.
Hiding from demons is a little tricky since they can sense
her infernal powers, so Jesse's only chance to avoid
detection is to hide out in human form. She finds the
perfect host in a powerful human witch, Caitlin. Now with
her powers safely contained by an amulet, "A Shield
Against Evil", she wears around her neck, Jesse sets out
to blend in and start her new life in New York City. And
what better job for a former Succubus named Jezebel, well
working as an exotic dancer of course! But the fates have
other plans for Jesse, and complications arise when one
Paul Hamilton, aka her Cabin Boy, enters her life and
shakes things up. What's a former Succubus to do?
Ms. Kessler has hit the jackpot with this debut novel of
dark fantasy. What readers will find most captivating
about this story is Jesse's thought provoking, often
humorous struggle to adapt to her new "skin" and the other
inconveniences of being human. The relationship between
Jesse and Paul is a bumpy road and poignantly romantic.
The world building is superb as the author has crafted a
unique vision of the Abyss that is not the usual fare, I
found it very intriguing. This debut work marks Ms.
Kessler as an author to watch. HELL'S BELLES offers
something for everyone; devilishly witty humor, a sassy
heroine, a hunky hero and demonic creatures; what more
could a reader ask for? Don't miss it!
Coming November 2007, THE ROAD TO HELL
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted December 21, 2006
Hell on Earth starts here…
**A PNR Reviewer Recommended Read**
Jezebel’s not your average exotic dancer. For one thing, she’s a 4,000-year-old succubus. For another, she’s on the run from Hell (which isn’t easy to do in high heels). Hiding on the mortal coil as a human doesn’t protect her from muggers, lactose intolerance…or having feelings for Paul Hamilton, a man haunted by his past. Demons are closing in, which is enough to make Jezebel shiver in her G-string. But it’s her love for Paul that’s going to have deadly consequences. (Humans, she laments, really should come with instruction manuals.)