Before I got into reading I was addicted to music. Each week I got on iTunes, checked out the new releases, and looked for new artists. But that was then. Now reading is my new addiction. Like many people, I am subscribed to several book deal newsletters. Whenever I go into a store I have to check out their book section. I love finding a new story that grabs my attention.
All that means that my TBR list keeps growing, and I want to help you grow yours as well. Below are a few books that I discovered this past week and bought for myself. Maybe one of them will grab your attention as well. Unfortunately, I now have to decide which one I will read first. Have you already read any of them? I’d love to hear what you think of it.
What books did you discover this week? Let me know in the comments below.
Most of these books this were brought to my attention through friends and groups on Facebook, through emails like BookBub, and author newsletters.
Dusty’s Diary: One Frustrated Man’s Apocalypse Story
by Bobby Adair
One Frustrated Man’s Apocalypse Story
I played all those cool video games. I watched all those movies. I even read the books. In most of ’em, the hero shoots the bad guys, drives a sweet car, never gets hungry, and always seems to get laid by the end. Yeah. Whatever.
I gotta be straight with you about why I wrote this journal, and it comes down to one thing, the apocalypse kinda sucks. It doesn’t meet my expectations at all.
Honestly, I was looking forward to it. I mean, I really was. It’s not that I wanted to see everybody die. But holy crap, I was so tired of all the BS I had to put up with back in the old days, the never-ending mortgage, high-interest credit cards, cholesterol clogging my arteries, thinning hair, and a thickening midsection. I was tired of dealing with jerk-off drivers during rush hour, and I was tired of my ex-wife yammering at me on the phone until my brains turned to jelly. Things kept getting more expensive, and my paycheck kept staying the same size. After enough of that, any sort of reboot seemed like a good idea.
So, read my story, and you’ll see how that went.
Genres: Dark Comedy, Horror
This Burning Man
by Kris Holt
“She called me Phoenix, ’cause that was where she pushed me out, in the dying shell of a city deep in the middle of the Sands, in a field hospital by the side of the road. When it was done, they wrapped me in a military blanket, handed me over and gave my mom the standard issue bottle of ionized water. ‘For his eyes.'”
Under the shadow of his hometown’s Fallen Cross, young bounty hunter Phoenix is living job-to-job while he searches for his mother, who left him with the church before going missing a decade before. In the course of his search, he stumbles upon a pair of neurotic fellow hunters who claim they can help him in his search, but before he can find what he’s seeking, he has to step in and save his town from the biggest bad in all of the Sands – that, and a forthcoming apocalypse.
‘This Burning Man’ is a two-bit, hard-hitting, crotch-punching tale of fun, peril and adventure in the future Deep South, and is the first book in the ‘Future Arizona’ series.
Genres: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Devour (Death & Decay Book 1)
by R.L. Blalock
The virus is spreading. People are dying, but they don’t stay dead.
St. Louis is falling to pieces. In the midst of rioting, the outbreak of a dangerous new disease pushes an already dire situation over the edge. Those who are infected suddenly become extremely aggressive, attacking and even eating those around them.
And Olivia Bennett is caught right in the middle of it.
When Liv comes face to face with the infected, her hectic life grinds to a halt as the city around her begins to devour itself. Forced to flee from her car with nothing but her eighteen-month-old daughter, Elli, Liv must trek forty miles on foot across the zombie infested suburbs of St. Louis to a safe haven that may not even be safe.
Fight or die. What other hope does she have?
Genres: Zombie, Post-Apocalyptic, Horror
What I Am Currently Reading:
The Watchmaker’s Daughter (Glass and Steele Book 1)
by C.J. Archer
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her – an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.
Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again – and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.
With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery