The days are shortening and the nights are cooling off, which means that you’re either in the mood to sharpen your brain after a summer of fuzzy drinks, or you’d rather stay under the covers with a lover for as long as possible. Luckily, we have a work of political analysis for those of you in the first group, and a passel of romance titles for you lovers. And for those of you who want the best of both, we’ve also got a work of provocative short fiction. Enter the code “september-nights” at checkout for 20% off of any of these new titles:
LITERARY SHORT FICTION
Squishy by Arjun Basu. Narrated by Bruce Pirie. Published in print by DC Books.
“Squishy shines not only as entertainment, but also as an illuminating literary work. In revealing human pretensions and the mechanisms of chance that govern our fates, Basu reminds us to treat each other with more compassion, and to take ourselves a little less seriously.” — Montreal Review of Books
No One is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacon. Narrated by Mark Smith. Published in print by Haymarket Books.
“The “immigration debate” suffers from ideologically-induced amnesia. No One Is Illegal is brimming with the historical context—and brave analysis —that we need to address the political and above all human crisis of migration. This book arrives not a moment too soon… literally, there are lives on the line.” — Rubén Martinez, author, The New Americans: Seven Families Journey to Another Country
Nanny Behaving Badly by Judy Jarvie. Published in print by Salt Publishing. Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett.
If you like the characters you are reading about to grab you by the throat and pull you into their world, then this is a book to pick up and enjoy. Be warned, that once you open the first page, you may be reluctant to put it down until you turn the last one, so be prepared to give yourself plenty of time when you start reading. Some books you enjoy, and say ‘ahh’ when you put it down, some books you enjoy and pass on, and some.. like this one you add to your ‘keeper’ list. – Jay Essay, The Romance Studio – Five Hearts Rating
Daughter of Darkness by Janet Woods. Published in print by Belgrave House. Narrated by Tadhg Hynes.
Major prize winner. Australian Woman’s Day Romantic Fiction award. (From judge’s report) “Highly entertaining story, skilful writing. interesting characters and good dialogue. Romance well developed, clever plotting generating suspense and reader involvement.” – Winner. 2002 Australian 2002 Romantic book of the year award 2002 (mainstream section) Awarded by: Romance Writers of Australia.
Reversing Over Liberace by Jane Lovering. Narrated by Cori Samuel. Published in print by Samhain Publishing.
“One of the funniest books I’ve read in ages! It is smart and witty and the romantic oozes from every direction in this story… the chaos is hysterical!… A whole host of laugh-out-loud bits make this book one I won’t forget.” — Marlene, Fallen Angels Reviews
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