Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cheap Reads from Kobo Books

Premiership Psycho By C.M.  Taylor

Premiership Psycho
$2.69 (Cdn)

By C.M. Taylor
Released: July 2011

Kev King has the world at his feet.His is the world of top flight football: where brands are all, lifestyle is god, adoration is obligatory and there is nothing - and no one - that money can't buy.And up until last season, Kev had the Premier League status to match his premier lifestyle.

Now, relegated to a lowly league, forced to watch injured from the bench, and paranoid about his girlfriend's rising celebrity profile, he feels less in control of his life. And it's making him angry. Fighting his way back to the top, he leaves a trail of destruction. But can his millions and his talent keep him at the top of his game - or are his violent secrets about to rob him of everything he has?C. M. Taylor's Premiership Psycho is a compelling, hilarious and horrible insight into celebrity culture and a brilliant fictional portrayal of contemporary football.

Another Faust By Daniel Nayeri,Dina Nayeri

Another Faust
$1.89 (Cdn)

By Daniel Nayeri, Dina Nayeri
Released: June 2010

One night in cities all across Europe five children vanish only to appear years later at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city's most prestigious high school where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactors extraordinary gifts.

But as the students claw their way up reading minds, erasing scenes stopping time stealing power seducing with artificial beauty they start to suffer the side-effects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical this contemporary re-imagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition consequences and ultimate redemption.

I Love the Earl By Caroline Linden

I Love the Earl
$1.99 (Cdn)

By Caroline Linden
Released: August 2011

A single lady in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a suitor Margaret de Lacey has accepted her unmarried state with dignity, if not delight. She had no suitors when she was young and starry-eyed, though regrettably poor, and it's unlikely any man will court her now that she's older, wiser, and still just as penniless. Until, that is, her brother unexpectedly inherits the dukedom of Durham and settles an enormous dowry on her, making her the most eligible heiress in town.

No gentleman in London is more in need of a wealthy bride than Rhys Corwen, Earl of Dowling. He contrives an introduction to Margaret because of her dowry, but she swiftly sets him right: no fortune hunter will win her heart or her hand. Far from put off, Rhys is intrigued. Interested. Entranced. And soon the only thing he needs more than Margaret's fortune . . . is her love. 


1 comment:

  1. O cool list! Thanks for the heads up. I wonder if they are the same price at Amazon.


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