In a parallel world, the city of Toronto has privatized all aspects of public life, including schools, where the ultimate rivalry is between the two biggest cola corporations in the world.
From band posters stapled to telephone poles to the advertisements hanging at bus shelters to the inspirational prints that adorn office walls, posters surround us everywhere—but do we know how they began? Telling the story of this ephemeral art form, Elizabeth E. Guffey reexamines the poster’s roots in the nineteenth century and explores the…
Sixteen year old Coco is a good girl from a respectable Coca Cola home. Just as summer is closing, she meets Vincente, an up-and-coming Olympic fencer who attends her rival high school, Pepsi. At first, Coco has no idea who he is or where he comes from. But when she discovers his identity, Coco must choose her loyalties: avoid Vincente at all costs or see him in secret.
Enter into the picture Cody, handsome Microsoft college junior and fencing aficionado. Cody has the world eating out of his hands, but Coco knows there is more to him than meets the eye. When her father wants her to entertain Cody at his annual Coke barbeque, she must play the dutiful daughter against her better judgment. And when a group of student activists challenge the status-quo at Coke High, Coco questions her own values.
Meanwhile, Vincente has troubles of his own. Coco’s cousin, fencing star Silvino, challenges him to a fencing bout, for which Vincente forgoes because of his personal set of principles. Eventually, he must use his abilities and daring to defend Coco’s honour in an ultimate fencing blow-out.
Filled with swoon-worthy romance and kick-ass sword fighting, LOVE AND COLA WARS is a satirical love story set in a parallel world of cola and corporations.
Early Reviews are in:
I, personally, had trouble putting this book down because I was just captivated by the storyline. The concept of the story itself is really quite interesting because I could, honestly, see it happening, since there's already a battle between which is better: Coke or Pepsi products. Chelsea's Reading Adventures
I absolutely loved your book and was very sad when I finished it. I absolutely loved the plot and the characters...Coco and Vincente were both very lovable characters and I really liked that the book was written in both perspectives. Mimi, Goodreads Reader
About the Author
Heidi Loney lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. Before beginning her writing career, Heidi studied theatre at Ryerson University and worked as a costumer in many of Toronto's theatres. She spends much of her time blogging, drinking coffee and crafting, not necessarily in that order.