Things we do for Love


Click the book to preview, or sample the audiostory below.

He sees her on a train out of Roma Street—a Goth girl with an emo vibe.  He has just five stops—maybe less—to pull the trigger and say something to her.  Will he or won’t he?

Penned in the trashy style of classic pulp fiction, Dean Kyte—full-time flâneur and part-time ladies’ man—plants his tongue firmly in his cheek as he gives the Hammett treatment to this true story lifted from the pages of his journal.

The hardboiled style applied to the tale of a fumbling pick-up gives this short story both a comic and a touchingly romantic tone.

And as read by the author himself in the audio version, accompanied by atmospheric sound effects and music which enhance the narration, this true story of a brief encounter transcends its tawdry style to become a vicarious romantic experience for the listener.

Self-consciously trashy this ‘adult picture book’ liberally illustrated with classic pin-ups and cheeky cartoons may be, but Things we do for Love is not your usual trashy romance.

Featuring 48 full-colour pages slapped between a flexible, high-gloss cover, Things we do for Love is a work of ‘artisanal pulp fiction’—a genuine collector’s item not only written by Dean Kyte, but also designed and illustrated by him to look as though every page has come hot off the roller of some Shakespeare of sleaze’s typewriter.

To hear Dean read a sample, live on location at ‘the scene of the crime’ in Brisbane, wrap your peepers round the video below.


Formats currently in stock:

The Daygame Diaries—Tales from the Street, Vol. #1: Things we do for Love, by Dean Kyte

“Things we do for Love” [softcover]

Personally signed and sealed by author. Comes with custom bookmark. Price includes worldwide postage.

A$30.00

The Daygame Diaries—Tales from the Street, Vol. #1: Things we do for Love, by Dean Kyte

“Things we do for Love” [eBook]

PDF viewable on any device. Portable and easily stored. Worldwide delivery within 24 hours.

A$10.00

The Daygame Diaries—Tales from the Street, Vol. #1: Things we do for Love, by Dean Kyte

“Things we do for Love” [audiostory]

Hear the author read his story, enhanced with music and sounds. MP3 audible on any device. Worldwide delivery within 24 hours.

A$10.00

“Things we do for Love”, by Dean Kyte

“Things we do for Love” [eBook/audiostory combo]

Buy the eBook and audiostory together and save 25%! Worldwide delivery within 24 hours.

A$15.00

Dean Kyte can also fulfil custom orders. If you’re thinking of purchasing one or more of Dean’s books as gifts, with a little extra information from you, Dean can pen thoughtful, personalised messages to your giftees, and even forward the books to them on your behalf. To inquire about a custom order quotation, please fill out the contact form below.