Title: Rock ‘N’ Roll is Undead
Author: Rose Pressey
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll is Undead’ is an enjoyable, easy to read, murder mystery /romance with vampires, witches and a
werewolf as the main characters. It’s a good read for fans of murder mysteries who like a touch of the paranormal, especially if they’re into Rockabilly.
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.
Veronica is a well drawn and likable character. I especially liked her wit, which gave a lightness that I like in murder mysteries. Without her well written distinctive ‘voice’ and the
delightful flavour added by her passion for rockabilly this would have been an ordinary story with little to recommend it. As it was, I liked spending time with Veronica and the bass player, and read the book veraciously, keen to find out what happened next.
The love interest was everything romance fans like to see in a lead man, gorgeous, strong, protective, charming and with a touch of mystery, enough to make our heroine wonder if he’s the bad
guy. On top of that, past experiences have taught her that having a
relationship with a member of the band is a bad idea, so she’s vowed to keep the relationship purely platonic. This,
a lot of unanswered questions and a supporting cast of rather shady characters keeps the tension ramped up until the end.
I figured out what her new base player was quite early on, but it didn’t bother me that Veronica didn’t, and I suspected who the murderer was well before it was confirmed too, but this
didn’t detract from my enjoyment. There were plenty of other things for me to wonder about. The only thing that detracted was that Veronica’s musings were sometimes a little repetitive and other times I wanted the story to move on rather than listen to her thoughts.
Since the characters paranormal powers are barely used in the story, the characters could just as well have been ordinary humans, but this makes it the perfect book to introduce murder
mystery readers to the paranormal genre. Imagine a fairly simple murder mystery with exotic characters and this is it. I give it 3 and a half stars.
shelleyrae@ Book'd Out says
Sounds good actually – will have to look for it. Thanks for sharing your review
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
Tahlia Newland says
Yea it’s a good read.
Alannah Murphy says
Sounds quite interesting, I’ll have to check it out sometime!