Tag Archives: Humor & Satire

Featured humor & satire books encompassing various genres and writing styles!

The Lord of Long Shadows: Knights of the Fallen Realm: Book 1

In The Lord of Long Shadows (Knights of the Fallen Realm, Book 1) Twenty-year-old orphan Alex Winters’ quiet life is shattered when a chance encounter transports her to a world beyond her imagination and into the adventure of a lifetime.

After saving an old man on her way home from work, Alex Winters finds herself abruptly teleported to the world of Aquillon, where humanity suffers at the hands of the Court of Hours, a group of malevolent demons who have ruled for a thousand years. Continue reading

Florida Straits (Key West Capers Book 1)

Florida Straits Key West Capers Book 1“People go to Key West for lots of different reasons. Joey Goldman went there to become a gangster…”

So begins this classic Key West caper, the hilarious and touching book that launched a much-loved series and introduced the world to Bert the Shirt and his chihuahua Don Giovanni, two of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction.

Joey, the illegitimate son of a major NY mafioso, decides to break away from a decidedly unpromising future in the old neighborhood of Queens. But will the old neighborhood and the Family let him go in peace? Continue reading

Strangers in Another Country

Set in the late 60s and in two environments, London and Stockholm.

A collection of two short stories and two novellas describes social and personal problems encountered by the four protagonists respectively: David, Charlie, Binky, and Moby – each a fictionalised expatriate from the Caribbean.

Themes are dreams, loneliness, alienation, disappointment, and the lack of solidarity are some of the main challenges they face. There is humour to ease the pain. The question is whether this handful of marginal men of colour succeed or fail in their pursuit of a better life. Continue reading

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves by Cathy CurranWhen your grandparents make bathtub gin and go shopping with funny money, and your dad flaunts his degree from the school of hard knocks, you grow up learning that “life ain’t no got-dem picnic.”

These lessons are handed down to Cathy Curran by Eastern European immigrants who learned how to survive caring little for aesthetics–“if it worrrks, who gives a got-dem what da hell it looks like.” Continue reading

Meet Me at the Hanging Tree

Val’s boyfriend proposes—at last—and the romance-challenged slug can’t even get that right. So she’s off with best friend Stella for the vacation of a lifetime!

An RV breakdown strands them in a picturesque Australian small town. After starting work at a boutique winery to pay for repairs, Val gets a second job as a journalist. Her attraction to her editor, sexy smart-ass Tim, is teetering towards love when a mob-backed consortium’s campaign for a casino development turns nasty. Continue reading

Suspended Heart: Stories

In an explosion of love’s metaphors, Fowler’s debut magic realism collection, SUSPENDED HEART, takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss—

women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis lazuli babies. There’s a fearlessness to this prose, a melody of life and magic and loss. Continue reading