Blog Tour: Bitter Like Orange Peel by Jessica Bell (spotlight, giveaway)


bitter like orange peelBitter Like Orange Peel
written by Jessica Bell
published by Vine Leaves Press

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About the book: Six women. One man. Seven secrets. One could ruin them all.

Kit is a twenty-five-year-old archaeology undergrad, who doesn’t like to get her hands dirty. Life seems purposeless. But if she could track down her father, Roger, maybe her perspective would change.

The only problem—Roger is as rotten as the decomposing oranges in her back yard according to the women in her life: Ailish, her mother—an English literature professor who communicates in quotes and clichés, and who still hasn’t learned how to express emotion on her face; Ivy, her half-sister—a depressed archaeologist, with a slight case of nymphomania who fled to America after a divorce to become a waitress; and Eleanor, Ivy’s mother—a pediatric surgeon who embellishes her feelings with medical jargon, and named her daughter after “Intravenous.”

Against all three women’s wishes, Kit decides to find Roger.
Enter a sister Kit never knew about.
But everyone else did.


jessica bellAbout the author: If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she’s written. Jessica is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and annually runs the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca.

Find Ms. Bell here: webFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads


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  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour. 🙂

  2. Love the cover and look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Roger does sound rotten. Great title & cover.

  4. I like the cover. the idea of 6 women and a father with a secret sound like a different read

  5. I would go with choice #1 because they look like great reads