Friday, July 1, 2011

What's Reading Friday

On Fridays I will be putting word out about a couple of books. These will include books I have read, books I am reading, books I want to read as well as new releases. Today I have one new release and one I am currently reading. 

The first up is a new release. I have not yet read this. I have it on my Kindle as I have enjoyed Rose. Presssey's other work.  She writes with a sense of humor. Her prior books are How To Date A Werewolf; Me and My Ghoulfriends and No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells ( Mystic Cafe Series Book 1). Rock 'n' Roll is Undead is book 2 in the Mystic Cafe Series. 

Veronica Mason—lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies—discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica’s mind and she wonders if she’s going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells. 

Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off, she’s about to land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal—and possibly her life. 

When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can’t figure out if he’s there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can’t resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they’d make rockin’ music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead—permanently. 

More information on the author and her books may be found at http://www.rosepressey.com/
Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

Next up is a book I am finishing up. Desperate Times by Nicholas Antinozzi. I first came across this book on Good Reads. It was not my usual type of read . It is about the economy which I would really rather leave out of my reading. I can get depressed on my own without anybody's help. However this book really surprised me. I haven't been able to put it down. 
Desperate Times
Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

Jimmy soon finds himself in the battle of his life. The world changes in a single day and there seems to be no going back. People want what they have and they are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it. The government responds to the crisis by using the National Guard to round up the population and to secure them in relocation camps. Those who resist are shot.

This is Jimmy's story, but the premise might have been torn from today's headlines. The diverse group of people in this story could be your neighbors; your relatives, and this is a very realistic look at what the future might hold for all of us. What would you do to feed your family if you suddenly found that your life savings was as worthless as yesterday's newspaper? How far would you go to protect what you had, in case it was all that stood between you and starvation? Desperate Times explores these questions from Jimmy's point of view, the result is a thought-provoking story that may change the way you look at the world. 


Desperate Times is currently free on Amazon. I highly recommend it. 

I hope you will check them out. Happy reading!

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