Ira Mace, a rebellious, brass-balled wildcard, loves his drugs and women. But most of all, he loves the game of high finance. As he drags Champ, his trustworthy yet naïve apprentice, into the world of backroom deals, nothing is out of bounds, from laundering cash for a ruthless Mexican cartel to servicing powerful Middle Eastern clients who sponsor terrorists. Fueled by prostitutes, liquor, and narcotics, Ira’s debauchery and bravado lead to a twisted climax for both men…, with harrowing results.
Burning the blunt at both ends is a way of life for Byron Bella, a twenty-something high-grade pot dealer, music lover, and closet-author living in New York City, but the death of his little brother sparks a quest of self-discovery leading Byron to reevaluate who he is, who his friends are, and finally decide if he is brave enough to put down the blunt and pick up a pen before his illicit lifestyle catches up with him for good.
Burn Me Up Fast is an introspective, thought-provoking novel, taking place in a fast-paced world filled with drugs and parties, fear and guns, life lessons and ultimately—love.
BT Rockwell is an author, online magazine contributor, music producer, and audio engineer from Brooklyn, New York. At just twenty-one years old, Rockwell co-founded the DJ-based record label Tableturns. Eventually, after becoming Wu-Tang member Raekwon the Chef’s personal engineer, he helped to oversee the monumental sequel album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, which most critics ranked as the best hip hop album of 2009. Blood Sucker is Rockwell’s sophomore novel. His first, Burn Me Up Fast, was released in January 2015 to stellar reviews. Exploring universally introspective concepts within urban and countercultural lifestyles, Rockwell’s tales are often centered on the joys and pitfalls of current-day New York City, as well as the search for knowledge of self.