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J J Amaworo Wison Author- DAMNIFICADOS Novel Awarded 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award

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JJ Amaworo Wilson has been awarded the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in the fiction category for his novel Damnificados. The awards list is comprised of published authors from the two neighboring states recognized in several categories ranging from Anthropology to Young Readers. To celebrate, both the novel and the eBook are now available for half-price!
$15.95   |  288 Pages
ISBN: 9781629631172

A Novel   


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Damnificados is loosely based on the real-life occupation of a half-completed skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, the Tower of David. In this fictional version, six hundred “damnificados”—-vagabonds and misfits—-take over an abandoned urban tower and set up a community complete with schools, stores, beauty salons, bakeries, and a rag-tag defensive militia. Their always heroic (and often hilarious) struggle for survival and dignity pits them against corrupt police, the brutal military, and the tyrannical “owners.”

Taking place in an unnamed country at an unspecified time, the novel has elements of magical realism: avenging wolves, biblical floods, massacres involving multilingual ghosts, arrow showers falling to the tune of Beethoven’s Ninth, and a trash truck acting as a Trojan horse. The ghosts and miracles woven into the narrative are part of a richly imagined world in which the laws of nature are constantly stretched and the past is always present.
“A community of indigents attempting to settle in an unfinished skyscraper lock horns with the wealthy and powerful in this willfully strange debut novel. The crippled walk, two-headed beasts emerge from the gloom, and the earth swallows armies whole in a climax that’s an apocalyptic revenge fantasy.”
—-O Magazine, “16 Books to Start 2016 Right”
“Mr. Wilson, whose influences run from sci-fi to Steinbeck, tells his underdog story with lusty energy, filling it with all manner of portents and miracles, ‘like something out of the Bible,’ as one onlooker exclaims.”
—-Wall Street Journal 
“The author’s elegant language makes even the darkest of situations beautiful. Sure to attract readers who enjoy a touch of magic mixed in with their tales of social justice.”
—-Library Journal



JJ Amaworo Wilson is a German-born, British-educated debut novelist. Based in the U.S., he has lived in 9 countries and visited 60. He is a prize-winning author of over 20 books about language and language learning. Damnificados is his first major fiction work. His short fiction has been published by Penguin, Johns Hopkins University Press, and myriad literary magazines in England and the U.S.

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“Fascinating … Alex Nunns’ book is so important.” —John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

“The best researched account I’ve seen to date.” —Clive Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

“A valuable, insightful account … too well-reported not to read.”
—Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian

“If you’ve been inspired by the movement growing around Jeremy Corbyn … this is the book for you.” —Liam Young, The Independent

“Detailed and compelling. And convincing about the roots of his success… Great combo of facts and analysis.” —Rob Burley, the Andrew Marr show

“Insightful… As far as the leader’s closest allies are concerned, Nunns’s book is the most authoritative yet published on his rise.”
—Stephen Bush, The New Statesman

“Unparalleled… a really riveting read… Outstanding.”
—Aaron Bastani, Novara Media

“[Alex Nunns] has a way with words … a fantastic book.”
—George Galloway

“Remarkable… reads like a political thriller … enormously exciting …”
Red Labour

“Grippingly told … [does] a real service in explaining [Corbyn’s] path to power.” —Labour Briefing

“Superb. The most thorough and best researched book on the Corbyn phenomenon …” —Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada

“Well-written, clear and analytically sharp.” —James Meadway, economic advisor to John McDonnell

“Based on interviews with almost all the leading players … a superb tour.”
—Leo Panitch, Red Pepper

“Told with verve and insight … An immensely readable and well researched book.” —Counterfire

“Superbly brings into clarity the … processes that facilitated Corbyn’s rise.” —Review 31


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Free and $0.99 Mystery, Women’s Fiction, and Fantasy Reads by New York Times, USA Today, and Award-Winning Authors! Nov 26, 2016

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Deena Remiel Author- FIONA’S CHOICE

Are you ready for an all-consuming romance?
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FIONA’S CHOICE releases 9/15!

And there’s even more publishing news…

First, the day is almost here! I couldn’t be more excited about releasing my latest PARANORMAL ROMANCE for the LOVE AMONG THE RUINS SERIES with Boroughs Publishing Group. This particular story has captivated me so, whenever I think back on it, I smile, close my eyes, and clutch at my heart.

I would love to see what you think of the story, so here is a link to sign up for an ARC to read and review. I have only a very limited quantity, and reviewers will be accepted on a first come first accepted basis, so if interested, and you have the time to commit, please click and fill in the form here: 

So, what other publishing news do I have for you? Well, SALVAGED SOULS has a cover! Just a simple tweak and it will be sensational! As soon as I know the release date for that, I’ll let you know. It is the follow-up story to DISQUIETED SOULS. Both are a part of the Black Hills Wolves Series. Haven’t read DISQUIETED SOULS yet? Click here for this gut-wrenching love story:

Also, I’ve been asked to join a secret NEW multi-author series, which I’m super excited about. Look for more details in the spring. Afterward, I’ll return to stories already in progress for The Brethren and The Book Waitress.

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March 11 – 12, 2017
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Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
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… a must for anyone
interested in 20th-century American publishing and culture.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This “candid self-portrait” (Publishers Weekly) of “the one-in-a-million Barney Rosset, America’s bravest publisher” (Paul Auster) tells “a colorful and rollicking history” (Publishers Weekly) of the one person of whom it could be said he “represents the literary world of the latter half of the 20th century” (Kenzaburō Ōe).



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Judith Kerman Poet- ALEPH, BROKEN poems from my diaspora

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Mark P. Sadler Author- KETTLE OF VULTURES



Mark P. Sadler

It is with great excitement that I can now announce that my novel, Kettle of Vultures, is finally published and available for the public to buy. As of today it is available on Amazon as a downloadable ebook and by week’s end the physical book will be there for you, too. I need your help to get attention for my novel and see if, as my group of supporters, you can help me become an award-winning, best-selling novelist.

 Of course that means 1) please buy the book and 2) please forward this email to at least five other people and ask them to do the same. Buy and pass on the message. Word of mouth is the only marketing I have available and I will be most appreciative of every effort you can make on my behalf.

 It is a gritty, raw, explicit Southwestern tale of border noir; a riveting story full of twists, intrigue and non-stop action, featuring Nate Duarte, a Tucson sex crimes detective. Now, for some of you gritty and raw just isn’t your cup of tea, as they say in England. It is not a cozy, and may not be the type of book that you read. Understood. Perhaps, however that young man that cleared the snow from your drive this winter, or you spouses’ cousin loves a good thriller, or if nothing else you can request your local library order it for the community (my indie publisher is not on all the big library lists that book are ordered from). Maybe you are someone who prefers not to use Amazon. I’m sure your local neighborhood bookstore will be happy to order it for you, and if you recommend it perhaps they’ll buy more.

One last thing. If you would please give a review at my Amazon site when you have finished it will help boost the ratings and keep me at the fore of the border noir genre. Thanks for any little thing you can do to help me, and please feel to ask for reciprocation.

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