Amor Cringe explores the dually base and beautiful aspects of self-obsessed media culture. In a perennial bohemian style, an unnamed, ungendered protagonist travels from coast to coast and affair to affair, stumbling upon various moments of failure, absurd insight, and flashes of transcendence.Half traditionally-written and half AI-generated, Amor Cringe is a "deepfake autofiction" novelette about a TikTok influencer that seeks God, created with the intention to be "as cringe as possible." The result is a painfully self-aware series of encounters that exfoliate the repulsive and fascinating aesthetics of romantic life under social media."Allado-McDowell deftly shepherds the machine through a series of fractional subjectivities, producing prose that careens between sacred and vulgar, colloquial and arresting. Amor Cringe is a Bretonesque, bawdy necromancy that will enthrall you and make you laugh." Allison Parrish, Assistant Arts Professor, NYU ITP/IMA"Hallucinogenic, scary, sexy, and strange, Amor Cringe is a magnificent shock to the system. It reads like a prayer, a song, a voice from the beyond." Elvia Wilk"Writing is always writing-with. In K Allado-McDowell's Amor Cringe, it's a writing with all that's fallen in language, about culture, the material so exquisitely worn (and worn down) that you see where the folds and joins are. Sentences that are genius or dumb as a box of hammers, or both, or neither. Delightful like dime-store candy, or a lighter you found on the ground that works." McKenzie Wark
For the web: (About the book) What happens when one does not heed clues to follow their Fate? How does Fate reveal itself to anyone? In a span of hundred years, multi- generational characters narrate moving, sad, tragic and life-changing snippets of their lives revealing Fates work and power. Set in the Philippines, USA and Europe, it addresses universal issues: family, love, marriage, adulthood, parenting, war and survival while reflecting Filipino culture. Learning to heed Fate, readers might find answers to many of lifes mysteries and puzzling questions to become more tolerant and less defiant citizens of the world.
Diagnosis Amor is the first collected volume of the Heartland Metro Hospital steamy medical romance series. It includes the following complete standalone stories: Remission: He's my mentor and off-limits. So why can’t I stay away from him? Contusion: I want to see him again, but can I keep my illness a secret from yet another person? Incision: How can a heart surgeon be so heartless? Or is he simply trying to mask his own attraction? Praise for Remission: "With the drama and passion of a telenovela, Ofelia Martinez creates a world of found family centered on a hospital so real I felt that I'd walked its halls. The angsty push-pull of Carolina and Hector kept me glued to my e-reader." - Michelle McCraw, Author of Work with Me "If you enjoy hospital settings, doctors daring to taste the forbidden, and a slow-burn romance that shifts time periods, you'll enjoy Remission. The characters pretty much pop off the page." - Maggie from the Maggie Blackbird blog "Martinez's debut novel was so wonderful to read and a great start to a series. Her characters were captivating, full of charm, sass, and heart. " - Jennie from Lost in Booklandia "Just the thought of Hector saying "Carolina" with his Spanish accent is enough to make sure your vital signs are in working order." - Jazz Matthews, Author of The Rancher's Callous Heart "Talk about slow burn...but everything is happening so fast you don't get a minute to catch your breath." - Tanja from OMGReads
Read books 4-6 in the Borrowing Amor series, where New Mexico meets small-town romance. Space tourism, Carlsbad Caverns, and a road trip mix with a billionaire, a real estate developer, and an unlikely love. Each can be read as a stand-alone novel. Borrowing a Billionaire: Sometimes to find love, you need a little space. Bev Miller is shocked when she wins a seat on Galactic Enterprise’s inaugural space tourism flight, considering she never entered her name into the drawing. But thanks to her best friend, Bev finds herself at a spaceport, preparing for the adventure of a lifetime. Unfortunately, that includes Charles Michael. Handsome, single, and rich—he’s everything she’s cut herself off from. After her stint with homelessness, she has no desire to date someone who represents her old life, when she too had wealth. Charles Michael thought rising from rags to riches would solve all of his problems, but now that his parents’ bills are paid off, the money is nothing but an anchor around his neck. He reserves a seat on a space tourism flight in hopes it will help him figure out his life—to give him perspective without distractions. He didn’t count on meeting Bev Miller. Bev and Charles have only three days to shed their prejudices and learn to trust. Will their return to earth mean the beginning of a new adventure? Borrowing Kisses: He’s a real estate developer who has a job to do. She’s the one who is going to stop him. As the mayor’s assistant, Zoe Flores has had a front row seat to how quickly the small town of Amor has changed. So when she’s assigned to help real estate developer Stephen McAllister replace several local businesses with high-class stores, she plots to save Amor and drive Stephen out of town. When Stephen shows up in Amor, the only thing he wants to do is buy out the properties on his list, then get out—all before the local residents realize what he’s up to. He didn’t plan on the mayor assigning his beautiful, and feisty, assistant as his liaison. Now he’ll be lucky to get anything done with her thwarting his every move. Stephen and Zoe try to fight their growing attraction to each other, but can they put aside their differences long enough to give love a fighting chance? Borrowing Second Chances: No one told them that their ex would be on this trip. When Debbie Allred is asked by the new mayor of Amor to go on a one-week recruiting trip, she is thrilled. This would be a chance to earn extra money while utilizing her skills as a business owner and a member of the town council. But it isn’t until after Debbie agrees to the job that she discovers the mayor didn’t give her all of the important details—specifically that Debbie’s ex-boyfriend would be heading the recruiting trip. Bob Larcher is not a people person. At. All. He loves rules and procedure, which means he’s great at his job at Town Hall, but there is one item in his job description he’d overlooked. Job Recruitment. When he discovers that he’ll be traveling with his ex-girlfriend for an entire week, he’s not sure if he should be ecstatic, or terrified. Armed with mistrust, unresolved resentment, and unwanted attraction, Bob and Debbie have two weeks to figure out what made them fall in love in the first place. And if it’s worth saving. romance collection, romance anthology, billionaire romance, sweet romance, clean romance, Hallmark, second chance romance, Carlsbad caverns, space tourism, enemies to lovers, small town romance, New Mexico, office romance
Martin Heidegger's fame and influence are based, for the most part, on his first work, Being and Time. That this was to have been the first half of a larger two-volume project, the second half of which was never completed, is well known. That Heidegger's subsequent writings have been continuous developments of that project, in some sense, is generally acknowledged, although there is considerable disagreement concerning the manner in which his later works stand related to Being and Time. Heidegger scholars are deeply divided over that question. Some maintain that there is a sharp thematic cleavage in Heidegger's thought, so that the later works either refute or, at best, abandon the earlier themes. Others maintain that even to speak of a shift or a "reversal" in Heidegger's thinking is mistaken and argue, in conseƯ quence, that his thinking develops entirely consistently. Lastly, there are those who admit a shift in emphasis and themes in his works but introduce a principle of complementarity - the shift is said to repreƯ sent a logical development of his thi.nking. Too often the groups reƯ semble armed camps
Power-hungry CEO of Our House of Pot, Jorge Hernandez holds tight to his ruthless ways in the 8th book in the Hernandez series when he decides to take down the pharmaceutical industry in one powerful swoop. The man once known as the Mexican cartel leader El Diablo isn’t satisfied controlling the monopoly in the Canadian marijuana industry but wants to make Big Pharma squirm under his thumb. Using his political influence to cripple his nemesis while simultaneously backing the incriminating docuseries Eat the Rich Before the Rich Eat You, Jorge might win the battle but can he win the war? Recognizing that he’s started a bloodthirsty game of cat and mouse with a sinister opponent, Jorge enlists the help of the only person that he considers his equal. Former assassin Paige Hernandez, one of the most dangerous women in the world, takes on her husband’s advice to do her worst. But when an unexpected adversary forces her hand in a no-win situation, Paige is left with a heart-wrenching decision of who will live...and who will die. When the couple unites forces, they discover a bloodbath overflowing in deception and disloyalty that shakes them to the core. Together with Paige, Jorge fights their enemy to the end because he is the devil and she was his angel.
"This anthology reflects the diversity of the Mexican-American experience and the variety of ways in which this experience has been perceived and interpreted. Spanning nearly four decades [1920s-1960s], the six selected publications provide perspectives on numerous topics of significance in Chicano heritage." -- Introduction.