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30 Days of Demons – Day 17 – Jackie Kessler

**Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to Jackie for being so awesome! The randomly chosen winners are comment #25 – Angie D. who has won a signed copy of Hell’s Belles and Comment #12 – tamibates who won a signed copy of The Road to Hell. Both winners have been contacted by email to claim their prizes!**

To celebrate the countdown to my new release, the first book in the Living in Eden series, THE DEMON IN ME, I’m blogging (almost) every day — and some days I have fabulous guests and prizes!

Today it’s demonically delicious author Jackie Kessler, author of the addictive Hell on Earth series. She’s generously giving away a signed copy of Hell’s Belles and The Road to Hell, one each to two randomly selected commenters (International entries welcome). Winner will be chosen Tuesday, April 20th at 9:00 p.m. EST. Good luck!

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What inspired you to write about demons?

I wanted to write something paranormal, and I didn’t want to write a vampire or a werewolf–there are tons of terrific vampire and werewolf stories out there, and I didn’t think I could do something different. The next creature I thought of was “demon,” so I ran with that.

Although, when HELL’S BELLES came out, that was right around the time that SUCCUBUS BLUES and DEMON ANGEL hit the shelves. Maybe there was something in the water…?

Demons — shades of gray or always evil?

Yes. :)

What’s your demonically awesome book about?

HELL’S BELLES is about a succubus who runs away from Hell, hides on Earth as an exotic dancer, and learns the hard way about true love. (Sex, strippers, demons…what’s not to like?)

The first two books in the series (HB and THE ROAD TO HELL) are about the (former) succubus Jezebel. The third book (HOTTER THAN HELL — coming out in mass-market paperback in September 2010, yay!) is about her incubus buddy, Daunuan (pronounced “Don Juan,” sort of).

The upcoming fourth book (HELL TO PAY) is back to Jezebel again — except everything changes. (Seriously. Everything. Stay tuned.)

Let’s say Jim Cameron calls and he’s wants to make HELL’S BELLES into a movie. Who are your actor/actress choices?

First, I have to say that I’m glad it’s Jim and not Frank Coppola. (Coppola stole my good luck pen during my honeymoon. For serious. That’s just uncool. Although I’d probably forgive him if he offered to make HELL’S BELLES into a movie.)

For Jezebel…I’d love to see Christina Ricci. For Paul, Sam Worthington. For Daun, Matt Damon. (Actually, Daun can look like anyone — benefit of being able to take on any human form. I just love Matt Damon.)


What’s your one line of advice for aspiring writers (demonic or otherwise)?

Don’t be afraid to try something completely out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve never written comedy, or you avoid sex scenes. Try writing something you never have before. You might surprise yourself and find you’re actually damn good at it. (Or you might suck at it. But you don’t know until you try.)

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Thanks Jackie!

To learn more about Jackie and her fabulous books, please visit www.jackiekessler.com!

34 comments to “30 Days of Demons – Day 17 – Jackie Kessler”

  1. ~Linda~
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 9:42 am · Link

    Awesome giveaway! Please enter me.. They have been on my wishlist for a while now.. Demons are kind of Skerrry… But Jackie seems so funny that the hotness will prob veto skerryness :O)
    I was hoping for a chance to win Hunger! *hint hint*

    Lifkdasux at aol dot com



  2. Tanya
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 9:54 am · Link

    The way things are going, Demon stories are going to be the new Vampire’s, you’ll see. If that is true, you will have been part of the whole craze of it and aspiring authors -such as me- will look up to you from them on.

    Your series sounds intriguing, interesting and very hot. Can’t wait to read it!!
    Tanya :D



  3. Sabrina
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:07 am · Link

    Love Demons and have to admit I haven’t read one of Jackie’s Hell on Earth series yet. Yes, bad girl. LOL

    Would love to win a copy to start off a new series for me!



  4. Leigh
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:11 am · Link

    I LOVE the Hell on Earth series, and LOVE Jackie as an author. So talented…writes an excellent story and plot, and delivers w/ great wit and snark, and let’s not forget all the steamy scenes!! :) I can’t wait for Hell to Pay, but *GASP*:

    “The upcoming fourth book (HELL TO PAY) is back to Jezebel again — except everything changes. (Seriously. Everything. Stay tuned.)”

    OH, MY!!! i can’t wait to read all about it!!



  5. Tori
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:13 am · Link

    First of all…those covers look fabulous. Just that makes me want to read your books. Secondly, I LOVE your titles. Do you come up with them yourself? Because I’m jealous. I suck at titles. Really, its like a curse or something.

    Yeah, so rant ended…I want these books. :D



  6. Tez Miller
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:27 am · Link

    He stole your pen? Not cool, Frank – NOT COOL!



  7. Jessica W
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:29 am · Link

    Woo to the hoo! The giveaways are awesome. I love demon stories and I think Tanya (#2) is right. Demons will out-do the Vamps.

    Thanks for sharing Jackie! ;)



  8. catslady
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:56 am · Link

    I have just started reading this genre (thanks to Twilight lol) and I have to say I’m really enjoying it. Thanks for the chance at a great book!

    catslady5(at)aol.com



  9. Diana (Book of Secrets)
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 11:25 am · Link

    I’ve have Jackie’s Hell on Earth series on my wishlist too, so I’d love a chance to win! A demon’s story would be a nice change of pace.

    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com



  10. Joni G.
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Yay! I have read your first book – would love to continue the series! Thanks for the entry!



  11. Caitlin U
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I am excited to hear that there is going to be a fourth book. I love when series keep going. Are the changes good things?



  12. tamibates
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 1:26 pm · Link

    jackie is a cool woman



  13. Jeanette Juan
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm · Link

    This series sounds like a fabulous read! Please count me in!



  14. Terri
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm · Link

    What an awesome giveaway and I loved the interview!

    I have the “Hell’s Belles on my TBR pile and I would love to read more in the series!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!



  15. linzReads
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 5:01 pm · Link

    You have the best guest authors on here. The demons are great and the books sound equally amazing.



  16. Donna S
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing today!! I think your books look really good and have them on my wishlist already.



  17. Robin K
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I have not had to opportunity to read any of the books yet, but look forward to it. The covers are great



  18. Barbara Elness
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 7:39 pm · Link

    I love when an author isn’t afraid to try something new and different. There are lots of vampire and werewolf stories out there, but not many people are writing about the subjects you’ve chosen, the succubus and incubus. I’m looking forward to reading your books, I have some of the series on my TBR shelf, but haven’t had a chance to get started on them yet.



  19. Maya M.
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Congrats to the awesomely prolific Michelle on the launch of a new paranormal series (though I’ll always have a soft spot for ‘Angel with Attitude’) and hello to Jackie, whose posts I so enjoy at Deadline Dames! I actually took some query advice to heart and loosened up my agent submission letter.

    And though it’s not great to be deprived of good luck – I think being able to trot out the Coppola pen story is kind of cool, actually…

    Megasales to both of you



  20. Maya M.
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Congrats to the awesomely prolific Michelle on the launch of a new paranormal series (though I’ll always have a soft spot for ‘Angel with Attitude’) and hello to Jackie, whose posts I so enjoy at Deadline Dames! I actually took some query advice to heart and loosened up my agent submission letter.

    And though it’s not great to be deprived of good luck – I think being able to trot out the Coppola pen story is kind of cool, actually…

    Megasales to both of you!



  21. Kathy Crouch
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Hey Jackie!

    I love this series with it’s humor and heart. It really blurs the lines between good and evil. I can’t wait until the release of Hell To Pay! I have them on my e-reader but would love an actual book! Enter me into the contest please!



  22. Mariska
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Wow, I love knowing another new for me Paranormal Author ! I love to read your books, Jackie !
    Enter Me in :)



  23. Kiera Mcallister
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Your books sound scorching, Jackie. Please enter me into the drawing.

    Michelle, I love to read your characters. I fall in love every time. Can’t wait for this next series.



  24. Amy Stewart
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Wow! Thank you for this, Michelle! Every time you post another of your “30 Days of Demons” I learn of a new author! Thanks for helping me add to my bookshelf! Count me in on the drawing, please!



  25. Angie D
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to be entered!
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com



  26. Bella F.
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:14 pm · Link

    mmm, Sam Worthington, good choice lol
    thanks for the great giveaway!



  27. Candice Parkinson
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     · April 19th, 2010 at 10:17 pm · Link

    This sounds like a series that I would totally love. I read anything from Gena Showalter to Stephenie Meyer…and Michelle Rowen of course. I also read pretty much anything paranormal, what can I say, I’m obsessed! I would love to just sink my teeth into this series!



  28. Spav
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 11:59 am · Link

    Great giveaway! I would love to win this one, the series sounds very interesting.



  29. Diana K
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Jackie — you rock and so do your books.
    Michelle — you and your books rock as well!
    Go Demons Go! Ra Ra Sis Boom Ba!



  30. Sheri R
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 9:26 pm · Link

    I’d love to win a copy!



  31. Betty Fernau
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 9:31 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read it!!!



  32. Stacey Monte
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Sounds devilishly good! Pick me! >;)



  33. Moonsanity (Brenda H.)
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 10:56 pm · Link

    There were a lot of good ones but I’d have to go with Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer. I’d not read her series, and I just loved Vlad. I read a lot of others but I was catching up so they weren’t new books. Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely was really awesome too.



  34. tamibates
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     · April 20th, 2010 at 11:04 pm · Link

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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