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Sale! Sale! Sale! – “Bad Boyfriends” for Kindle, $2.99

"Bad Boyfriends" cover

“Bad Boyfriends” cover

It’s summer, I have no time to promote the book, and so I’m marking down the Kindle edition globally to $2.99 (or the local currency equivalent.)

It makes a great gift for your looking-and-not-finding friends, and you can buy a gift code from Amazon and keep it as long as you like before giving it to the recipient. This only works for the Kindle version.

[Edited Oct. 15th, 2014 — sale ended, back to regular price of $3.99.]

Amazon US – Sale! $2.99

Amazon UK – Sale!

Amazon Canada – Sale!

Amazon Australia – Sale!

Not marked down until further notice:

Barnes and Noble trade paperback

“It’s up there with ‘Men Are From Mars’ and ‘The Road Less Travelled'”

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

First Amazon UK review of the book. The United Kingdom is about 15% of the size of the US market, so I’ve sold some books there, but if anything they tend to be even more reluctant to take the time to add a review. I haven’t actually read either of the books he mentions, but they were influential best-sellers, so it’s good company to be in!

5.0 out of 5 stars – Just what the doctor ordered
By Lou
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Answered so many burning questions I had. It’s up there with “Men Are From Mars” and “The Road Less Travelled”.

The Amazon UK page for Bad Boyfriends.

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Bad Boyfriends: Barnes and Noble Seal of Approval


Barnes and Noble sent me a letter (typed! signed by hand! via the antique US Mail!) saying that their category buyer liked the book well enough to buy a test lot and enter it into their ordering system, so while you likely won’t find it on the shelves of your local store just yet, you can request it at any Barnes and Noble and they’ll special order it. You can also special order it at most bookstores now. Be one of the first to read the print version, and spread the word to your friends who need relationship help by telling them to read it….

Meanwhile, the audiobook is being processed and should be available in a few weeks; I’ll announce it when I hear from them.

If you want to order online, here are the biggest vendors:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Barnes and Noble trade paperback

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“Bad Boyfriends” Reviewed by Indie Reader

Indie Reviews is the first major reviewer to get to the book. The reviewer understood what I was trying to do with it — I’m lucky. Four stars is high praise from them.

IR Verdict: BAD BOYFRIENDS offers some sensible and intelligent advice for those looking for a romantic relationship, or wondering why all their relationships seem to go sour.

Kinnison rightly attacks society’s emphasis on the hormonal/sexual state of being “in love” as a foundation for a long-term relationship or marriage, and encourages readers to seek a deeper, more intelligent connection between lovers and/or spouses. He shows, with empathy and perceptiveness, how different personality types are likely to interact, and what can be done in some cases to mitigate the negative effects of different insecurities and problems. His discussion of how to recognize and avoid a psychopath and/or an abusive mate is clear, precise, and firm. And the reader who takes nothing else away from the book should at least note his repeated advice to avoid anyone who has lots of exes, all of whom he or she describes as crazy or evil.

Kinnison does occasionally tend to oversimplify, as one must when categorizing personality types. The author also tends to put most of the blame for personality issues on bad parenting rather than on genetics or non-parental environmental influences, which is debatable but true to the attachment-theory perspective. The title’s gender-specificity might discourage straight men and lesbians from picking up the book, when in fact its advice is pretty gender-neutral. These minor problems, however, do not substantially interfere with the actual advice, which is generally sound.

Still at Amazon: Kindle version link and paperback version link. IR Approved Sticker 2

IR Approved Sticker 2
Full Review here.

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