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Opera – the book. Available now!

opera-cover-idea01-after-proof-front-rs‘I could be one of those divas on stage, reaching out for the chandelier with their powerful voices in their elegant world.’

‘At that time, Opera seemed like a glamorous world, a place of opulence and beauty and bouquets of roses for the leading singers. I never knew that once inside the glass bubble staring out at the blackness of the auditorium how ugly it was, how we lived in a world built on nepotism and lies and sore throats and endless fighting over roles. I never knew how much it would take from me, how much pressure I would be under. I saw myself as a diva, a star who would adore the attention, but it came at such a cost, more agony than I ever thought possible. I  sacrificed every relationship, every friendship I ever had on the altar of my ambition.’

OPERA

Inside the cut-throat world of Opera, young mezzo-soprano Natalija is beautiful, talented and arrogant and will stop at nothing to get to the top of her career. She lives and breathes the role of Carmen, casting aside everyone who cares about her. Underneath her public persona lies a troubled and damaged girl who is killing herself and her career with bulimia and overwork. She believes she is ruthless and nothing and no one will stop her reaching the absolute top but in the end she realises her rivals can be even more deadly.

This is the latest novel from Kiára Árgenta and offers the unique opportunity to see what really goes on behind the scenes at the Opera. The author has created a story that is operatic in its own right and chimes with the beauty and the tragedy that defines the sublime art-form both on and off the stage.

Now available worldwide in paperback or as an ebook for the kindle:

Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1904958656/

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1904958656/

 

A new novel that offers a disturbing insight into Opera’s vicious underbelly

New Title launching early November

Inside the cut-throat world of Opera, young mezzo-soprano Natalija is beautiful, talented and arrogant and will stop at nothing to get to the top of her career. She lives and breathes the role of Carmen, casting aside everyone who cares about her. Underneath her public persona lies a troubled and damaged girl who is killing herself and her career with bulimia and overwork. She believes she is ruthless and nothing and no one will stop her reaching the absolute top but in the end she realises her rivals can be even more deadly.

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Infinity

The stunning debut novel from Kiára Árgenta

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*** Now available – Amazon UK, Amazon US

“You will end up killing each other. It will be disastrous. Stop this relationship now with this volatile man and find someone who is normal and nice, Kiára. Find a stable rock of a man who is not a volcano. Listen to my advice, for God’s sake.”

I should follow this advice as the shrink knows what he is talking about. But damn the rock. I rip up the guidebook and the map and plunge into the forest of thorns for pleasure and pain. Obsessive love and hate know no limits and the spikes of their extremes propel me into eternity.

I want to flat-line but I can’t. Not now I have met István, the first king of Hungary.

I want to stop the bright colours and sharp edges that make us Kiára and István. I want to trade in the swirling dizzy vortex of Italian Futurist art for the softness of a Monet. Just for one day I want to live without this bipolar illness which has dragged me into the Heaven and Hell which is my Hungary.

Maybe you waited a thousand years for me as you said, István. Maybe it is all a myth. I only know there is no end for us, no rest and no escape.

There is only infinity.

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Fragments

Fragments is a sequel to Infinity
but can be read as its own story

fragments-CS-Cover1-front-smallby Kiára Árgenta

‘She is a true ice princess. Beautiful and delicate, but her heart doesn’t seem to be warm. I have visions that it is not even beating, that I have imagined she is real and she is just a figment of my distressed imagination. It is the first  unravelling I have experienced. Sure, I fell apart after Kiára’s death and I existed in a mist until I met Lilla but this is a splintering feeling. As though I am cracking like a mirror and shards of my personality are starting to fall to the ground.’

Two years after the death of the love of his life, István cannot move on. He is ill with bipolar disorder and is convinced the answer is to find the image of his dead love in someone else. He meets Lilla on a Budapest street; young, fragile and impressionable and he is desperate to possess her. However, Lilla has her own darkness and over time, István’s jealousy, his anger, and his violent obsession turn her into someone who carelessly smashes his heart into fragments.

Special Launch Offer for Infinity

infinity-CS-Cover-full-webWhen we say Infinity we’re referring to the book title of course – the offer itself is only valid while stocks last.

We have a very limited quantity of signed first edition copies of out latest novel Infinity by Kiára Árgenta at the special price of just £7.50 including FREE postage in the UK. Cost price postage to anywhere else – we will let you know how much that is before sending the book.

They won’t last long – please contact us using the form below if you would like a copy – if we’ve got any left we will send you a paypal invoice (which you can pay using a debit or credit card)

Infinity – Books are in hand

We took delivery of the first consignment of Infinity today:

here’s a picture of some of them waiting to be despatched to the lovely people who have pre-ordered this brilliant debut novel :

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