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April 5, 2013 / Cheri

Conversations at the Bar – Jove Belle

Andy and I had a great time shooting the shit with Jove Belle about all sorts of things. Even though I was moderately inebriated by the end of the show, I remember having fun and laughing a lot. I also remember having to defend The Bearded Clam Challenge. Don’t fear The Clam!!

I know you’ll enjoy hearing Jove talking about her books and Women and Words and other stuff, too! As an added incentive to listen, as if you really need one, she’s offered to give a book to one of you and all you need to do is leave a comment here. Easy peasy! Have your comment posted no later than April 19th and we’ll announce the winner on the episode we record on the 20th.

You can catch up with Jove Belle on her website,, and Women and Words,

Click here to check out Jove’s books!


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  1. -Lisa W. / Apr 5 2013 8:06 pm

    Quite the giggling love fest. Entertaining, ladies! πŸ™‚

    I’ve read Chaps and Indelible. Both were enjoyable! I’m looking forward to Love & Devotion too. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book, Jove!

    • Jove Belle / Apr 6 2013 2:22 pm

      Oh my God did we have too much fun! Thanks for checking in, Lisa!

  2. Cas / Apr 6 2013 4:10 am

    Entertaining, and loving the artwork on the covers.
    Thanks for all the work you all put in.

    • Jove Belle / Apr 6 2013 2:48 pm

      I love my covers, too! Bold Strokes uses a fabulous cover artist named Sheri and I just love what she does for us! Thanks for listening!

  3. Linda Bale / Apr 6 2013 11:51 am

    Jove I love your name. I love hearing and saying your name. Does it have any special meaning? And I look forward to reading (finally) your works. πŸ™‚

    • Jove Belle / Apr 6 2013 3:34 pm

      Jove was the Roman king of the gods (AKA Jupiter). Zeus was the Greek counterpart. That, however, is not where my name came from. My name is a combination of my grandmother’s and my mom’s name. My grandmother’s name was Josie = Jo, and my mom’s first name was Velma (but she went by Ilene) = ve. Jove. I love saying and hearing it, too. It’s a fun name!

      Thanks for checking in today! Good luck in the drawing!

  4. Terry Fountain / Apr 6 2013 6:24 pm

    Awesome!! Love the Cicktail Hour…everyone always has soooo much fun at the bar! This show was no different!!

    I’ve yet to read any of your books, but I love the covers. Not sure which I’d pick…think I’d leave the choice up to you.

    Oh…the breakdown you did on your name is awesome. How very clever was she. A wonderful namesake. The mythology tie in is pretty cool too…lol!!

    Thanks for all the above and beyond you do…the blog, hootenanny, bsb info…it keeps us all in the know.

    Cheers!! Terry.

    • Terry Fountain / Apr 6 2013 6:30 pm

      Okay, let me try this again…Love the Cocktail Hour!!!
      Sorry about that…fat fingers!

      • Rev / Apr 6 2013 6:33 pm

        Thanks for the kind words, Terry! Good luck in the drawing!!

    • Jove Belle / Apr 6 2013 7:32 pm

      Terry! Thanks for stopping by today! Woo! Good luck in the drawing. I don’t know that I’m any better prepared to choose for you, but I’ll try!

  5. Denise / Apr 8 2013 8:16 am

    I read Chaps recently and really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more of your work very soon!

    • Jove Belle / Apr 8 2013 12:10 pm

      Thanks, Denise! Maybe you’ll get lucky and get a free book to read next! Woo!

  6. nikkismalls28 / Apr 8 2013 9:16 am

    Enjoyed it and might just pick up Edge of Darkness, as I haven’t read any of yours yet, Jove! Also, one of our favorite games is travelling through the country and guessing “Lesbian or Rural”

    • Jove Belle / Apr 8 2013 12:10 pm

      Nikki! Wait! Maybe you’ll win it. And free is always a good price. Yep. πŸ™‚

      • Nikki / Apr 8 2013 6:58 pm

        I frickin love free. But don’t think I qualify, cause I’d be a cheatin’ Cocktail Hour (free) employee!

        • Jove Belle / Apr 9 2013 9:00 am

          Oh you and your boring ethics. Poo!

          • Nikki / Apr 9 2013 9:15 am

            Ethics really are lame.

    • Cheyenne / Apr 9 2013 1:25 pm

      Nikki I think you would like Edge of Darkness. There is maiming!

      • Nikki / Apr 9 2013 1:41 pm


      • Jove Belle / Apr 9 2013 6:25 pm

        I had no idea maiming was a selling point. Cheri did your wife already read you the book? Wow.

        • Rev / Apr 9 2013 8:03 pm

          Maiming is HUGE for Nikki. Maiming and uncomfortably long hugs.

          No reading yet for the wife but I’m thinking she’ll be over her fascination with Good Wife soon and the reading will commence.

  7. Lisa T. / Apr 8 2013 9:57 am

    Fun podcast, everyone! I recently bought Edge of Darkness and this podcast has moved it to the top of my to-read list. πŸ™‚ I also enjoyed your discussion of cover art.

    • Jove Belle / Apr 8 2013 12:18 pm

      Lisa, thanks for listening and joining the conversation. I love talking about all aspects of publishing (it’s crazy complicated), but am especially awed by good cover art. I have total respect for the talent it takes to come up with a good, compelling cover.

      Hope you enjoy Edge of Darkness and good luck in the drawing!

  8. Cheyenne / Apr 8 2013 6:53 pm

    I loved “Edge of Darkness” and “Split the Aces” was fun. Please tell me that your bio in the new book says “I Rock”

    • Jove Belle / Apr 9 2013 9:03 am

      Cheyenne, I’d already sent in the front and back matter by the time I’d received your stellar advice. I don’t know that I could get away with just saying “I rock.” But I’m thinking maybe my acknowledgements next time should say “The following people rock…” What do you think?

      • Cheyenne / Apr 9 2013 1:23 pm

        I love it!

  9. Alena / Apr 11 2013 2:02 am

    Very cool that you had two Women and Words contributors in a row on the podcast. I can only imagine how much coordinating the Hootenanny took. But I am sure all that will be forgotten by August and you’ll decide to do one again this year. Right? Right!

    • Jove Belle / Apr 11 2013 8:50 am

      Odds are pretty high that we’ll do it again. Andi and I haven’t discussed it since last year, but we both brought it up on Cocktail Hour independent of one another, so I think it’s safe to say we’re both thinking about it. But I’m not ready to start compiling a list of authors just yet. πŸ™‚

  10. Andi Marquette / Apr 17 2013 11:01 am

    Jove rocks. Please don’t anybody forget that, okay? Cuz she does.

    • Jove Belle / Apr 18 2013 1:06 pm

      No, YOU ROCK!

      • Jove Belle / Apr 18 2013 1:07 pm

        And I’m going to laugh really hard if you win a book because you don’t have to enter a drawing for that. lol

  11. jo / Apr 17 2013 11:41 am

    your books are great.. I love them, thanks

    • Jove Belle / Apr 18 2013 1:05 pm

      Yay! Thanks! Now I kinda love you for saying that! Woo! Good luck in the drawing.

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