Friday, October 28, 2011

Jezebel by Gordon Kessler-Character Interview, giveaway:Goddess Fish Tour Stop

Sleep lightly tonight…
A madman has come to town seeking a diabolical revenge and large dogs begin attacking their masters for no apparent reason and with heinous results.

Animal Control Director Tony Parker must find out why and stop the murderous attacks. Meanwhile, Jezebel, a huge black Great Dane has killed her master and is loose, terrorizing the city and stalking Parker and his family. Parker and Sarah Hill, his beautiful and seductive young assistant, attempt to unravel the mystery and stop the terrible carnage while dealing with their own demons and lusty desires.

The attacks must be stopped. Jezebel must be found-and soon, you see--there is one other complication. Parker seems to have come down with an annoying little virus. No, it's not one of those irritating summer colds. It's certain death.

She's a murderess, huge and black as a hell-bound night.

Beware. Jezebel is on the loose!

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Hill went to the front door and watched Chin’s van make a U-turn at the corner and head down the street.  The headlights flashed in Hill’s face, momentarily blinding her.  She winced.  The light burned her already blood-shot, weary eyes.

A silent moment passed before a sound came from outside.  The back yard.  Scratching.  Something was climbing over the fence.

The rifle.  It was still next to the back door.  Hill moved quickly toward the kitchen.  As she made it to the hall, the dog port began to open.  Hill stepped to the side, out of sight, before seeing what was coming through.

She trembled, backing up to the wall next to the large window that was painted shut.  She could run for the door, but by the time she reached it, she’d be seen.  No way out.  Hide.  Where?  There was no place.  Behind the sheer curtain, maybe.  In the dark, she might not be seen if she was quiet and didn’t move.

She pulled the curtain around her.  She could see through it, but it made the already dim room even dimmer.  The blowing fan was the only noise.  Nothing moved except the oscillating shadows of the fan blades beating the stale air through the room.  The green flash of the clock on the CD player caused an eerie, strobing light.

A dark shape slowly emerged from the hallway and moved into the room.  Large.  Huge.  Black. 



Thanks for hosting us on your blog, Laurie!

For today, I thought I'd turn the character interview over to a familiar character from Jezebel, Channel Two TV News reporter Henry Haskins. He's done some character interviews in the past for my thriller Brainstorm, as well as Jezebel, but he's never done an interview quite like this one. He'll be interviewing the protagonist from Jezebel, Animal Control Director Tony Parker, as well as Assistant Director Tommy Chin—and there's a surprise guest that I think is going to be a huge surprise. Henry, word to the not-so wise—watch what you say—try not to get bloodied up, this time.

Henry Haskins: You can go now—I don't need a smart-ass writer to help me with an interview. I am a professional, you know. Don't let the door hit you on the keyboard on the way out.

I don't know anything about a "surprise guest"—there's only two people scheduled. Anyway, for today's interview, I'll be speaking with my old girlfriend's estranged husband, and his boy Friday.

So Mr. Head Dog Catcher, you really made a mess of things in this novel, didn't you?

Tony Parker: It was a mess, but it wasn't my intention or doing. A demented mind was responsible. What part I may have been responsible for in the terrible happenings, I'm very sorry for. And, by the way, Julie and I aren't separated, we're as happy together as ever. So I'd appreciate you not trying to start any more rumors.

Tommy Chin: Tony, you don't need to apologize for any of what happened in Jezebel. You weren't responsible. Hell, you saved dozens.

Haskins: Funny you should say that, Chin. I heard you left that foxy little Sarah at the MacGreggor's house to be Jezebel's next victim. Did you get scared? I also hear you might not live through the story—you too, Parker.

Chin: Sarah talked me into leaving. There was an emergency call, and...

Haskins: That's what I heard you said. Truth is, the people who're supposed to protect the town against dangerous animals were hiding out—too scared to deal with them, and especially deal with Jezebel. How else do you explain that big bitch being on the loose for so long?

Parker: Listen Haskins, we did everything we could to catch Jezebel right away. She's extremely smart, very fast, and as strong as a horse. During the day, she found places to hide, and she mostly came out at night to do what she needed to do.

Haskins: And what was that—what did she need to do? Kill dozens of people? Terrorize the city? Stalk you and your family? You must have been crapping your pants while you cowered in your closet.

Parker: You'll have to read the story to understand Jezebel. She was on her own mission, after she killed MacGreggor, her master.

Chin: You'll never see Tony cowering. How would you like my boot in your...

Haskins: Now settle down, assistant dog catcher... we're supposed to be doing an interview, here.

Parker: Let's get on with it, then, Haskins. You know I don't enjoy being around you any longer than I have to be. I'm only doing this interview to help our author promote our book. Ask us something that bloggers might be interested in.

Haskins: Okay, how about this one, fair and balanced, to the point—did you have sex with your assistant, Sarah Hill? Whoa—sit down, both of you. It's a question that bloggers will be interested in....

Parker: It's okay, Tommy. I'll answer the jerk. No.

Haskins: Yeah, right. Is that your Bill Clinton answer? Okay, how about these questions—did you attack the county sheriff? Did you tell your boss to "shove it"? Did you know that you were responsible for the massacre that was happening in Wichita long before you did something about it? Could you have killed Jezebel early on? Was your failure to act responsible for what happened to your best friend, Jack? Was it your negligence that caused your wife, and my old flame, Julie to be attacked by Jezebel? Okay, okay, sit down... I'll ask one question at a time.

Parker: No, I think our interview is over. But you still have the surprise guest to speak with.

Haskins: Yeah, I can't wait. I'll bet it's Julie. We do have some unfinished business to take care of. I'd like start that up again. Hey, where you guys going? Not going to stick around and watch your little wifey melt like butter in my hands? Come on, take a poke at me, Parker—it'd be great to show the bloggers what a Neanderthal you really are.

Fine.... Come on in, Julie. Julie.... Ah—that's not... oh, my God! No! It's Jezebel. God no! Ahhhh!

Tony Parker: While Henry is being finished, er, uh, finishing the interview with Jezebel, I'd like to ask all you bloggers to give us your comments: what makes a good scare for you?

Also, as a reminder, here’s how to find out more about Gordon's thriller novels Jezebel, Brainstorm and Dead Reckoning: The YouTube book trailer for Jezebel is  HERE; and the Brainstorm trailer is HERE. Then there’s his blog and his websites Gordon Kessler  and  Readers Matrix . He has other blogs and websites for writers, as well. Gordon would love it if you would tweet him on twitter friend him on Facebook and link with him on LinkedIn. And you can always find his books at any online bookstore, including Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Nook, Smashwords, etc. All three of his thrillers are currently on sale in all the eBook formats for only $.99—trying to get those sales numbers soaring! Of course, you can find them in traditional paperback and hardcover at reasonable prices, as well.

One more plug for one of his books: Novel Writing Made Simple is an excellent resource for both the beginning and seasoned novelist, as well. You can find the spiral bound and paperback on and, or there’s even an eBook version you can download from iBooks or from Lulu.
Thanks again for hosting me on your wonderful blog! I hope you and all your bloggers have a really frightening and fun Halloween!


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November 2: Marianne Arkins

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marybelle said...

Thank you for the character interview. Insightful!!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting Gordon today!

Maria D. said...

Lol...Loved the character interview! I'd say Haskins got what he deserved! I love when the unexpected happens in a book...something that makes you jump up and scream or something that makes you say "wow...did not see that coming"...
I have Jezebel on my kindle...hoping to get to read it over the weekend...


Gordon Kessler said...

Thanks, ladies--and thank you, Maria! I hope you enjoy Jezebel, and decide to check out my less horrific but no less thrilling novels Brainstorm and Dead Reckoning, as well! Please drop me a line to tell me what you thought of my girl Jezebel. And, if you truly like it, please give it a thumbs up on Amazon and a quick review, if you feel so inclined. Happy reading!

Yto said...

thank you for this great post. i have a better picture of the book now ^^

witchvela at web dot de

Laurie said...

Me too Maria! I've had quite a few really good character interviews but Gordon Kessler's are my favorite. This one is so original! I've GOT to read this book! :)

Gordon Kessler said...

Thanks, again, ladies! I never get tired of getting Henry Haskins beaten (or eaten) up!

Chelsea B. said...

Love character interviews! This one was so entertaining!


Gordon Kessler said...

Thanks! Maybe Laurie will have me back for my Dead Reckoning bog tour in January to see how Spcl Agent "Spurs" Sperling will handle Henry Haskins.

Laurie said...

Hey Gordon, That would be fabulous! I'd love to! :)

Nedraw said...

This book sounds awesome! I WILL be putting this on my list to buy.

Hannah said...

I love character interviews. Thanks for sharing!


Vinci said...

Thanks, for the visit to your interesting review.
What a name Goddness fish - made me laugh
at the cute graphics.
Will look up the book on Amazon.
WTG on your writing skills.
Will try to follow the tour. cheers
dayle b at telus dot net

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh, I almost spit the water in my mouth all over my laptop! "Is that your Bill Clinton answer?" - I would love to read more of Kessler to see if he is as funny in his novels as his character interviews are!

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
GFC Darlene