Day two of the blog tour and it’s time for TWG to host Morgen Bailey and ‘After Jessica’. Many thanks to BOTBS for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
Jessica is an ordinary girl who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As well as identifying her body, her brother Simon then has to wind up her affairs but gets more than he bargains for. Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica’s house, and what’s the connection between his sister and Alexis?
What does TWG think?
As a novella, ‘After Jessica’ is a relatively short read but don’t fret, it may be nifty but it sure does pack a punch.
To the outside world and her family, Jessica is a ‘typical’ single woman, yet when she ends up losing her life in a horrendous accident, Jessica’s family learn that she isn’t so ‘typical’ after all.
I quite enjoyed this book actually, although the only downside for me was that, because it is a novella, events in the storyline are very straight to the point and aren’t delved into as much as if it were a full sized novel. It worked though, don’t get me wrong, I just felt that due to the mysterious element of the story, a bit more exploration would have been brilliant.
The characters involved in ‘After Jessica’ were a unique bunch and I thought that the ideology of showing readers that grief is handled differently, was a clever move on the authors part.
‘After Jessica’ is a straight to the point, nifty and unique read. I highly recommend it if you’re after a little something just to whet your appetite.
About the author.
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions.
She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is
She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.