DAILY DEALS: A couple of box sets
The People’s Republic of Desire by Annie Wang $ 1.99
From the Jacket Copy:
An uncensored, eye-opening, and laugh-out-loud funny portrait of modern China as seen through the lives and loves of four professional women in contemporary Beijing.
Divorce, oral sex, plastic surgery. Indulging in a Starbucks coffee, admitting to the emotional repercussions of a one-night stand, giggling over watching pornography.
These once taboo subjects have become the substance of daily conversations and practices among urban women in contemporary Beijing. It seems that no one remembers what happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989.
A cross between Sex and the City and The Joy Luck Club, The People’s Republic of Desire follows four sassy gals as they preen and pounce among Beijing’s Westernized professional class, exultantly obsessed with brand names, celebrity, and sex.
“Rock Rhapsody Collection by Rachel Cross $ 0.99
From the Jacket Copy:
Love marches to its own passionate beat in these four sexy stories of rock ‘n’ roll icons and the independent women who fall for them. Discover the true heroes behind the spotlights in these steamy contemporary romances.
Rock Her: Small-town nurse Kate Gibson rescues rock music’s most infamous guitarist, Alec Sawyer, in more ways than one. A 2013 finalist in the Chicago RWA Fire and Ice contest.
Rock Him: Front man Asher Lowe turns to college student Maddy Anderson to help him cope with fame and a dysfunctional family. Winner of the 2014 RomCon Readers’ Crown for single title contemporary.
Spiraling: Amy Astor, America’s ice princess, shows boy-band-heartthrob-turned-Hollywood-leading-man Shane Marx that love is stronger than addiction.
Bloom: L.A.’s charity fundraising maven Ava Bennett discovers Nathaniel Robinson is more than a surly organic farmer, but can she trust him with her heart?
“The Ballybeg Series by Zara Keane $ 0.99
From the Jacket Copy:
*****First time bundled together! Five stories with a total value of over $18!*** **
**Discover a sexy Irish small town romance series at a fabulous price! This collection contains the first five books in Zara Keane’s bestselling Ballybeg series. **
**These five stories include: a Vegas wedding with an Irish twist, a naughty labradoodle, a marriage in trouble, a trip to Blarney Castle, a single dad and the woman who hates him, a surprise pregnancy, two sexy cop heroes, a reformed thief heroine, and lots of sexy shenanigans, Irish-style! **
Complete book listing:
Love and Shenanigans — Gavin and Fiona’s story
A Vegas wedding with an Irish twist…or how to lose your job and fiancée in twenty-four hours and find a wife and a labradoodle. (Novel)
Love and Blarney — Ruairí and Jayme’s story.
Weeks before their divorce is finalized, Jayme blasts back into Ruairí’s life and drags him on a roadtrip to Blarney Castle. (Novella)
Love and Leprechauns — Jonas and Olivia’s story
Desperation drives Olivia to rent business premises from her ex-boyfriend, the sexy single dad who tattooed her behind and broke her heart. (Novel)
Love and Mistletoe — Brian and Sharon’s story
Can a girl with sequins and a rap sheet find love with a sexy but straight-laced cop before the New Year? Oh, yeah! (Novella)
Love and Shamrocks — Seán and Clio’s story
Single mom Clio is an ex-thief forced to facilitate one last heist for her old boss. When her hot one-night stand turns out to be the town cop, Clio’s problems multiply. (Novel)
“The Last Ballad by $ 1.99
From the Jacket Copy:
Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library
“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.”
– Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train
The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.
Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find.
When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves.
Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.
Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.