Monday, November 12, 2012

Books of the Week - November 12th

Thanks for checking out Books of the Week! There are nine of us and we can't keep up with the many review requests we receive, even though we'd love to read everything sent our way. Therefore, we have decided to give some books their time in the spotlight and introduce you to them through this new blog feature. We will be featuring two books a week. We hope you will take the time to check these books out. (Click the titles to find them on Amazon.) If you read them and want to write a guest blogger review for us, please e-mail us and we'll be glad to work with you!

Authors: We will let you know whether or not we'll be able to review your book upon your request, and hope you'll be interested in this feature as an alternative.

Opium Dreams, Pacific Stories, Vol III
By Kiana Davenport

Kiana is half-Hawaiian, livesin Hawaii, and this is her third collection of stories about women of the Pacific islands.  These latest stories are set in Western Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand and Georgia.  The stores deal with the complications of  marriage,  adultery, addiction, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, runaway girls, cancer, even AIDS.  But, mostly, they are about love in all its tragic and hilarious manifestations. How we find it, lose it, and keep searching!

OPIUM DREAMS is a follow-up to her last two collections HOUSE OF SKIN, PRIZE-WINNING STORIES, and CANNIBAL NIGHTS, PACIFIC STORIES, VOLUME II. The stories are set all over the Pacific: Fiji, Tahiti, Nauru, Vanuatu,Tonga, Australia, with a bit of  history on each island  as well as romantic tropical tales.

Opium Dreams is $2.99 for Kindle.

Kiana Davenport can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Zeus, Inc.
By Robin Burks

50 years ago, Zeus, Inc., and its CEO, the mysterious Joseph Brentwood, saved the world from a major energy crisis by discovering a new unlimited energy resource. Now, in 2065, Mr. Brentwood has gone missing and private eye Alex Grosjean has been hired to find him by his daughter (and Alex's best friend), Aleisha.

Black-outs begin to occur all over the world and somehow Alex believes it's tied to Mr. Brentwood's disappearance. Her search leads her through her own murky past and into the depths of Hell itself, where she discovers that Mr. Brentwood is not who or what he seems to be.

With the help of an otherworldly man named Pip, Alex must save both Mr. Brentwood and the world. But will she be able to face her own guilty past in order to do it?

Zeus, Inc. is $2.99 for Kindle.

Robin Burks can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Opium Dreams is one of the most amazing books of short stories I have ever read! Kiana Davenport is unbelievably talented–and yes, I am jealous of her!