Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rock Angel by Jeanne Bogino


Rock Angel
by Jeanne Bogino

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @JeanneBogino

Release date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Prashanti Press
Genre: Music, New Adult, Romance
Paperback: 416 pages
Rating: 4

Angel series:
Rock Angel
Angel on High - tba

Shan is young, beautiful, talented, and addicted to heroin in Rock Angel, a novel that follows her meteoric rise to guitar goddess stardom in the 90’s. She is discovered in New York by a handsome, arrogant musical genius named Quinn, and sparks fly between them when he hires her as lead guitarist of his band.

Although Quinn is accustomed to bedding a different groupie every night, he can’t ignore his deepening feelings for his new band mate. From gritty Greenwich Village clubs to L.A.’s Troubadour; gigging and touring the country to the cover of Rolling Stone, Rock Angel is infused with the passionate music and intense sexual chemistry of Shan and Quinn.

Shan must work out her personal demons and learn to trust Quinn enough to love him, but still remain true to the music that has always been her salvation. A hot, hard-driving story set in an intoxicating world of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, Rock Angel is the first novel by author, Jeanne Bogino.

Zombie sighting:
Dave stumbled back and the rest of the frat jocks converged on him like zombies in a Romero film.
-chapter 24, page 193

My two-bits:

This story covers the birth of a small-town rock band to big-time success. The whole gambit is covered in a mellow way - sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and family issues.

The behind-the-scenes relationships especially a romantic one between bandmates is explored with its ups and downs and groupies.

It was interesting to see how the power and influence of music played a big role in defining these characters and their lives.

About the author:

By day, Jeanne Bogino is director of a small but busy library in rural New York. By night, she writes at her western Massachusetts homestead. She has published short horror, fantasy, romance, memoir, and gay fiction, and is a regular contributor at Library Journal, where she was named 2011 s fiction reviewer of the year.

An expert on zombie lit and horror films, Jeanne has published articles and appeared on panels devoted to these subjects. Rock Angel is her debut novel with Prashanti Press.


* stay tuned: giveaway for this book later this month :-)

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - music theme square

* review copy courtesy of Fall Reading Challenge 2014.

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