Today’s Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Biography and Memoir.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

I don’t post these as often as I used to, so you may want to bookmark the shorturl links I have below so you can stop by the Amazon website to see what each day’s Daily Deal / Free App of the Day is.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Death and Judgment, by Donna Leon, and this book was $14.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Gandhi: A March to the Sea, by Alice B. McGinty and Thomas Gonzalez, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is A Spy to Die For, by Kris DeLake, and this book was $6.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Adulation, by Elisa Lorello, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 79 customer reviews.

Today’s Biography and Memoir Daily Deal is How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran, and this book was $6.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 412 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Death and Judgment book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

In Death and Judgment, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on.

You can pick up your copy of Death and Judgment by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the Gandhi: A March to the Sea book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Mohandas Gandhi’s 24-day March to the Sea, from March 12 to April 5, 1930, was a pivotal moment in India’s quest to become an independent country no longer ruled by Great Britain. With over 70 marchers, Gandhi walked from his hometown near Ahmedabad to the seacoast near Dandi. The march was a non-violent means to protest the taxes that Great Britain had imposed on salt-not the salt that the Indians could get from the sea, but the salt that Great Britain forced them to buy. Gandhi believed that peaceful protests were an effective way to challenge British law, and his peaceful but ultimately successful movement became known as Satyagraha.

You can pick up your copy of Gandhi: A March to the Sea by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the A Spy to Die For book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

When Spy Meets Spy
Agent: Skylight
Profile: Seasoned Assassin Guild Super-Sleuth. Talented enough that she can write her own rules.
Budget: Unlimited.
Agent: Jack
Profile: Main investigator for the loosely federated Rover Assassins. Guided by a strict moral code, fierce loyalty, and a sense of duty.

More Than Sparks Will Fly

On opposite sides of a high-stakes game, lust lures two spies together in a passionate encounter. Little do they know that the heat of the moment would bind them, turning their worlds upside down. Hunted by deadly assassins, can the pair and their love withstand the onslaught?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Spy to Die For.

 

Here is the Adulation book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Celebrity screenwriter Danny Masters has the world at his feet. He’s dating a movie-star bombshell and his latest screenplay is a shoe-in for an Oscar. But he’s empty.

With few accomplishments to her credit, longtime bookstore employee Sunny Smith celebrates her fortieth birthday by setting forty goals for herself. Sleeping with her writing idol, Danny Masters, makes the list.

At the premiere of Danny’s new film, the two have a brief but enchanting exchange outside the theater. And after Danny insults the audience during the post-screening Q&A session, he’s thrilled to see Sunny in his autograph line. But as he gently takes her hand, Sunny spits Danny’s insults back at him.

The next day, to her horror, Sunny discovers a video of her tirade has gone viral. Instead of being angry, Danny is more determined than ever to find Sunny—and apologize. And once their lives intersect again, there’ll be no turning back.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Adulation.

 

 

Here is the How to Be a Womanbook description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Now poised to take American womanhood by storm, here is a book that Vanity Fair calls “the U.K. version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants….You will laugh out loud, wince, and—in my case—feel proud to be the same gender as the author.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of How to Be a Woman.

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Trigonometrics , and this app is normally $0.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Trigonometrics

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

A polar graph is a math concept where the distance r from the center of the graph is determined by an equation. (r=1 would be a circle. r=sin(angle) makes loops)
Polar Graph:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_graph

Normally you start the angle from 0 and go all the way around to 360 degrees incrementing by some small amount. When you skip say every 80 degrees, you get something interesting. A Maurer Rose

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurer_rose

Trigonometrics takes this maurer rose idea and puts you in control of every aspect of the design. The size, location, color palette, amount to skip, and a multiplier for the angle (to determine how many petals your maurer rose will have).

Change the size and location:
The first button allows you to pinch,tap, and drag to change the size/location. If you let go while pinching in, you can have the design continue to get smaller.

Change the rainbow:
There are basically 2 rainbow palettes. One cycles through all the colors in their proper rainbow order. The other will randomly meander from color to color. Continually pressing this button will give you different rainbow options.

Control the angle:
Press this button and pinching,tapping and dragging will modify the angle skip parameter.

Control the wave:
This button, with pinching, tapping, and dragging will allow you to change the number of petals your rose has.

Bomb Button:
This will clear the screen but keep all your properties.

Press the Menu button to save your image.

You can pick up your free copy of Trigonometrics by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, which was updated in November 2013 if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Pets.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is My Notorious Life, by Kate Manning, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 103 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is The Softwire, by PJ Haarsma, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 customer reviews. While this one is now being marketed to teens, I read this one a little over two years ago – and the rest of the books in the series – and really enjoyed it and rated it a 5 out of 5 stars in my review. You can read the short and sweet review I wrote if you click here or typing in http://smarturl.it/swireinto your web browser; if you think the review was helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote just underneath the review on the Amazon website.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is The Gift, by Dave Donovan, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 334 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Bittersweet, by Noelle Adams, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $0.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 137 customer reviews.

Today’s Pets Daily Deal is 51 Puppy Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy, by Kyra Sundance, and this book was $18.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 48 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the My Notorious Life book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning’s My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie’s story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day.

In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of “Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint” into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women’s reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says “trust me.”

When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official—Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie’s cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear.

Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called “the Wickedest Woman in New York,” My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon’s inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.

You can pick up your copy of My Notorious Life by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the The Softwire book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Turnbull has always known there was something different about him. It turns out he’s the first-ever human softwire —- able to enter and communicate with computers with his mind. Now that JT and two hundred other orphans have been put to work in alien factories on the first ring of Orbis, things are going very wrong. The “perfect” central computer is malfunctioning, and suspicious eyes are turning to JT. Could he be the one responsible?

You can pick up your copy of The Softwire by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the The Gift book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

When high-level governmental programmer Sam Steele is called into his office on his day off, he quickly finds himself at the center of a battle for humanity itself. An alien entity is heading straight for Earth, and an elite team of specialists has been assembled to attempt to make first contact. But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime thorn in his side, makes it clear he doesn’t want him there.

The aliens that arrive represent a long-dead race and say they’ve come to help humans defend themselves against an imminent threat, but their help will come with a price. Now the future of humanity hangs in the balance between two men: Web, the regimented, hubristic military man, and Steele, a brilliant man broken by loss and tragedy.

As the team races the clock to try to divine their visitors’ complex instructions, they struggle with infighting and, ultimately, the question of what it means to be human.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Gift.

 

Here is the Bittersweet book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Love is the last thing on Zoe’s mind. Widowed at only twenty-six, she’s just trying to get through one lonely day at a time as she grieves her late husband, and finds the energy to take care of her infant son.

As Zoe bravely tries to hold herself together, her husband’s cousin and business partner, Adam, offers his support and friendship. Shattered by her loss, Zoe is distant and resentful at first, but Adam gently persists, and Zoe’s reserve soon begins to crumble…

Adam knows that Zoe needs time to heal but finds himself more and more attracted to her. He knows he must not act on these forbidden feelings, but they just won’t go away…
Noelle Adams’s Bittersweet is a poignant, fearless exploration of friendship, loss, new beginnings, and the healing power of love.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Bittersweet .

 

 

Here is the 51 Puppy Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of 51 Puppy Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy .

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is iMarble Marble Solitaire Pro , and this app is normally $0.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

iMARBLE Pro Marble Solitaire / Peg Solitaire / Brainvita / Solo Noble Board Puzzle – 8 of the best boards with full SOLUTIONS! Just clear marbles, balls, fruits etc from the board. Welcome to the world of iMarble!

Thousands of customizable HD themes. No ads, no permissions, kids friendly. Scoreboard, Resume, Undo, Hints, Animation, Sounds, 3D & board-less layouts and more…

The game was invented by a French aristocrat in the 17th century, leading to the name Solo Noble. The game is known simply as Solitaire in the United Kingdom. It is also referred to as Brainvita (especially in India). The most popular names though are Marble Solitaire and Peg Solitaire. It is similar to the Card Solitaire game that is played alone and involves removing cards one by one. Here you need to remove marbles or pegs or other small objects.

You can remove a marble from the board by jumping an adjacent marble over it into a hole by moving it horizontally or vertically. Diagonal moves are not allowed.

Consecutive moves with the same marble is called a sweep and is counted as one move. You should try to solve the board in minimum number of moves to get a higher score.

You can pick from 8 different boards:
1. English Board
2. European (French) Board
3. Wiegleb’s (German) Board
4. Asymmetrical (Cross) Board
5. Continental Board
6. Diamond Board
7. Square 6×6 Board
8. Square 9×9 Board

The Board Themes maker allows you to create your own layout in a few seconds. It features 80 marbles, 80 board styles and 80 screen backgrounds offering over 500 thousand unique layouts. You surely will find many that you like!

Hints allow you to see the valid moves. In case you want to challenge yourself by not seeing this hint, just disable it using the HINTS button. The game also features unlimited UNDO.

The game is easy to master and promises hours of fun. With no ads or other spam ware, you can safely give it to your children and they would like the colorful fruit and ball shaped marbles and the numerous backgrounds.

Happy gaming!

You can pick up your free copy of iMarble Marble Solitaire Pro by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, which was updated in November 2013 if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

Today’s Free App of the Day and the Kindle Daily Deal

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is History.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Unintended Consequences, by Marti Green, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 341 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is Dangerous Girls, by Abigail Haas, and this book was $1999 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is The Passenger, by James Cook and Joshua Guess, and this book was $3.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 84 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Emily and Einstein, by Linda Francis Lee, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 130 customer reviews.

Today’s History Daily Deal is A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall, by Donald M. Kehn, and this book was $26.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Unintended Consequences book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. George maintains he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said—no other defense, no other explanation. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just six weeks away.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence to prove that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter? Despite the odds, the questions push Dani to take the case.
For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But he’s ready to talk, and if the story he tells Dani is true, it changes everything.

You can pick up your copy of Unintended Consequences by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the Dangerous Girls book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.

It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.

But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined…

You can pick up your copy of Dangerous Girls by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the The Passenger book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

A single bite is all it takes.

During the Outbreak, like billions of others, a man finds himself infected with the Phage. Desperate to spare his family from watching him become a walking nightmare, he flees. Soon after, he is dead.

Two years later, he wakes up.

Not in the afterlife, but in his own body. Trapped, unable to control the monster that carries him, and forced to witness the horror of its existence.

A hundred miles away, Sergeant Ethan Thompson thinks he has seen the worst the apocalypse has to offer.

He is wrong.

Following the trail of a dying madman, he will embark on a journey of vengeance that will test the limits of his sanity. Along the way, he will learn that there is no justice at the end of the world. There is only the living and the dead, and in between, there is The Passenger.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Passenger.

 

Here is the Emily and Einstein book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance. But he needed one…

Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn’t even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn’t really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein’s seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Emily and Einstein .

 

 

Here is the A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

On the morning of March 1, 1942, the WWI-era destroyer USS Edsall–under orders to deliver some forty Army Air Force fighter crews to the beleaguered island of Java–split off from the USS Whipple and the tanker Pecos and was never seen again by Allied forces. Despite the later discovery of bodies identified as Edsall crewmembers near a remote airfield on the coast of Celebes, what happened to the ship remains a matter of mystery and, perhaps, deliberate obfuscation.

This book explores the many puzzling facets of the Edsall’s disappearance in order to finally tell the full story of the fate of the vessel and her crew. Based on exhaustive research of the historical record–including newly deciphered Japanese documents and previously unrevealed material from the crew’s family members–Upon a Blue Sea of Blood offers a painstaking reconstruction of the ship’s history. The book investigates not only the Edsall’s mysterious final action, but also her wide-ranging pre-war career and the curious uses to which her story was put–generally under false pretenses–first by the pre-war U.S. Navy and then by the Japanese wartime propaganda machine. And finally, military historian Donald Kehn considers the circumstances surrounding the curious obscurity of the Edsall’s heroic service and final battle in American histories. Redressing six decades of official indifference, Kehn’s account recovers a significant chapter missing from the history of World War II–and tells a long-overdue story of courage and tragic loss.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall .

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Mind Games Pro , and this app is normally $4.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

This is the ad-free and unlimited version of the top Android brain training app. Mind Games is a great collection of games based in part on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. The perfect game to help you fight the effects of aging on your brain, or try to improve brain functioning at any age. This app includes all 19 of Mindware’s brain exercising games. All games include your score history and graphs of your progress. The main app shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games. Using some principles of standardized testing, your scores are also converted to a standardized scale, so that you can see where you need work and excel.

Abstraction – Exercise your ability to quickly differentiate between words with a concrete vs. abstract meaning.

Attention Training Game – Exercise your brain’s attention. Based on the flanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed.

Anticipation – Practice your ability to anticipate and respond rapidly.

Changing Directions – Practice your attention, concentration, processing speed, and mental flexibility.

Divided Attention I – Practice your ability to divide your attention and respond rapidly.

Face Memory – Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.

Math Star – Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, and attention to detail.

Memory Racer – Practice for your brain’s working memory and processing speed.

Memory Span – Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory to increase the span of your immediate memory.

Mental Categories – Practice your processing speed and quick categorization skills.

Mental Flex – Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability to ignore competing information.

Serial Memory – Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as few trials as you can.

Self-Ordered Learning for Objects – Memorize a sequence of objects using a sequence you determine.

Spatial Memory – Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip over with increasing numbers of tiles.

Speed Trivia – Test and improve your knowledge of general trivia and information.

Vocabulary Star – Improve your vocabulary and spelling skills.

Vocabulary Power – An un-timed multiple choice vocabulary task.

Visual Memory – Test and practice your visual memory skills.

Word Memory – Memorize 30 words and see if you can remember them.

You can pick up your free copy of Mind Games Pro by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, which was updated in November 2013 if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkbtfreeapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Biography and Memoir.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, by Eudora Welty, and this book was $13.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 33 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is In the After, by Demitria Lunetta, and this book was $17.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 143 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Pirates of the Outrigger Rift, by Gary Jonas and Bill D. Allen, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Time Between Us , by Tamara Ireland Stone, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 73 customer reviews.

Today’s Biography and Memoir Daily Deal is Among the Janeites , by Deborah Yaffe, and this book was $15.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.

Eudora Welty was born in 1908 in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. One of America’s most distinguished writers, she has published five novels and as many volumes of short stories. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

You can pick up your copy of The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the In the After book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

In debut author Demitria Lunetta’s heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe.
Amy Harris’s life changed forever when They took over. Her parents—vanished. The government—obsolete. Societal structure—nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues “Baby,” a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom . . . but also their lives.

You can pick up your copy of In the After by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Pirates of the Outrigger Rift book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

From the author team of Bill D. Allen and Gary Jonas: Pirates of the Outrigger Rift!

When the security director of the powerful corporation Nebulaco dies under mysterious circumstances, courier Sai Collins has one last top-secret delivery to make for him. But she has a secret of her own; she’s a computer telepath who can connect to the grid without hardware.

It’s a talent she needs when she arrives at the drop point to make the delivery and is ambushed by heavily armed goons, barely escaping with her life. Now, caught in the crosshairs of feuding lords, unrelenting security forces, and dangerous outlaws, she’ll need some help to make it out alive. Enter a pair of unlikely allies also caught in the mix: charming, down-on-his-luck pilot Hank Jensen and jaded PI Mike Chandler. Their mission: take down the ruthless pirate who is bringing the galaxy to its knees with his bloody hijackings of corporate trade routes.

Unfolding at a break-neck pace, Pirates of the Outrigger Rift is the rollicking new sci-fi adventure of corporate espionage and interstellar piracy.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Pirates of the Outrigger Rift.

 

Here is the Time Between Us book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Anna Greene was never supposed to meet Bennett Cooper. Why would she? She’s a sixteen-year-old in 1995 with big dreams of traveling the world after high school. Bennett is a seventeen-year-old in 2012, living in San Francisco and figuring out how to manage a gift that allows him to travel through time and space-an extraordinary talent that has its perks, but also drives a rift between him and those he loves. When a minor lapse in judgment turns into a life-changing incident, Bennett finds himself in Anna’s world. They can’t help but fall in love, even though they might bedooming themselves to heartbreak. After all, no matter how much Bennett wants to stay in 1995, they both know that time will inevitably knock him right back where he belongs. With the clock ticking on their time together, Bennett transports Anna around the globe to places she’s only dreamt of seeing. They both know the rules: while there’s no harm in traveling to idyllic beaches and exotic cities in 1995, if Bennett takes Anna into t

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Time Between Us.

 

 

Here is the Among the Janeites book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

For anyone who has ever loved a Jane Austen novel, a warm and witty look at the passionate, thriving world of Austen fandom

They walk among us in their bonnets and Empire-waist gowns, clutching their souvenir tote bags and battered paperbacks: the Janeites, Jane Austen’s legion of devoted fans. Who are these obsessed admirers, whose passion has transformed Austen from classic novelist to pop-culture phenomenon? Deborah Yaffe, journalist and Janeite, sets out to answer this question, exploring the remarkable endurance of Austen’s stories, the unusual zeal that their author inspires, and the striking cross-section of lives she has touched.

Along the way, Yaffe meets a Florida lawyer with a byzantine theory about hidden subtexts in the novels, a writer of Austen fan fiction who found her own Mr. Darcy while reimagining Pride and Prejudice, and a lit professor whose roller-derby nom de skate is Stone Cold Jane Austen. Yaffe goes where Janeites gather, joining a pilgrimage to historic sites in Britain, chatting online with fellow fans, and attending the annual ball of the Jane Austen Society of North America—in period costume. Part chronicle of a vibrant literary community, part memoir of a lifelong love, Among the Janeites is a funny, touching meditation on the nature of fandom.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Among the Janeites.

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Dropchord , and this app is normally $2.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

Dropchord is a music-driven, score challenge game with mesmerizing visuals and an original electronic soundtrack! Influenced by music visualizers and score attack arcade games, Dropchord is an original experience that’ll test your dexterity while providing endless fun! Do your fingers and ears a favor– get Dropchord today!!

You can pick up your free copy of Dropchord by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

Enter to win a new Kindle Fire – just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dec13 into your web browser!

Check out Amazon’s Christmas and Holiday deals which continue throughout the month: you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonmonday into your web browser – I’d strongly recommend you bookmark this link in your browser so you can keep in checking the deals as they seem to change every hour!

Cyber Monday Kindle-Related Deals

 

Today is Cyber Monday, and Amazon appears to be pulling out all of the stops…here’s some information on just two areas of the Amazon website that should interest Kindle users.

Kindle Daily Deal

The Kindle Daily Deal is usually one book each in five different genres significantly discounted to as low as 99 cents for one day only. After the particular day is over for each book, it reverts back to its normal price and a new book takes its place to start the process over again.

Rather than “the usual” marked down at a discount, they have marked down several thousand for a discounted price today…4,169 to be exact! I’m not talking about authors you have never heard of before reading this post, but as I peruse the mystery and thrillers category I see books by well-known and best-selling authors such as Jack Higgins, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Michael Crichton.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your computer’s web browser.

 

Kindle Cyber Monday Deals

Most of the Kindle Fires are $50 off – you can check them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deal1 into your web browser for the first deal, or click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deal2 into your web browser for the second deal.

A Kindle DX with free international 3G is discounted to just $169 – that’s less than the price of a Paperwhite.  If you are unfamiliar with the DX model, it’s the larger screen e-Ink Kindle and I use mine all of the time.  Seeing as how these used to cost $499, and are now regularly priced at $239, this one to me is a steal.  You can check it out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kindledx into your web browser.

An 8.9” Kindle Fire HD is only $229 – that’s the same price as the 7” Kindle Fire.  You can check it out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/firehd89 into your web browser.

 

Other Cyber Monday Deals

This is actually an extension of the Black Friday deals, but there are more cool electronic things being discounted every hour and are available for a limited time (such as an hour) or until the stock runs out.  You can check out the Cyber Monday deals if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonmonday into your web browser.  Similar to Black Friday, I’d strongly recommend you bookmark this link so you can keep checking from now until right up to Christmas – the deals will be every hour / every day this Christmas season.

 

Good luck, and for you power shoppers have fun!

Michael

 

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Kindle Fire $50 Off – Cyber Monday Starts Early!

Like they did with Black Friday, Amazon is starting Cyber Monday early – as in right now.   You can check out the Cyber Monday deals if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonmonday into your web browser.

However, I just received a special notification about the Kindle Fire – and an Amazon insider told me they think this promotion might break their site (his words, not mine) – Select Kindle Fires are $50 off for a limited time. 

For example, you can get a 16 GB Kindle Fire for just $119 (compared to a higher price for the 8 GB model).  You can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deal1 into your web browser to check this one out.

Each of the 7” Kindle Fire HDX units are $50 off, also – you can check them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deal2 into your web browser.

Will the sale on the Kindle Fire break their site?  I don’t know…why not click on the above links and see if we can do it?

Have a good one-

Michael

 

 

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Politics.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is 20 books in a variety of genres by best-selling authors for $1.99 each (see more details below)

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes, and this book was $18.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 106 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is three books in the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. Each of these books was $8.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but have been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. Each of these books has received an average user rating of 4+ out of 5 stars based on over 60 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is two books in The Storm series by Samantha Towle, and each of these book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but have been discounted to just $0.99 for today only. Each of these books has received an average user rating of 4+ out of 5 stars based on over 500 customer reviews (the first book in the series has a 4.4 out of 5 stars based on an impressive 927 customer reviews).

Today’s Politics Daily Deal is Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, by Melanie Kirkpatrick, and this book was $25.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Due to the potential length of the post, I’m not going to list out all 20 of the adult daily deals. However, you can check them all out if you clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser. Just check out the section at the top titled “Popular Books by Best-Selling Authors” underneath the “Cyber Monday in Kindle” banner (yes, it would appear Cyber Monday has actually started on Sunday).

 

 

Here is the Falling Kingdoms book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

The gripping New York Times bestseller that is Game of Thrones for teens

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

You can pick up your copy of Falling Kingdoms by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Due to the potential length of the post, I’m not going to list out each of the three books in the Kushiel’s Legacy series. However, you can check them all out if you clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.
 

Here is the The Mighty Storm book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

A rock-and-roll love triangle…a music journalist’s story of a lifetime…the bad boy front man who broke her heart.
Tru Bennett was just fourteen years old when her best friend and first love, Jake Wethers, moved from England to America and left her brokenhearted. Now twelve years later, Jake is the world’s biggest rock star, lead singer of The Mighty Storm and every woman’s bad-boy fantasy. Every woman, that is, except Tru.
A successful music journalist, Tru knows better than to mix business with pleasure. But then she receives the assignment of a lifetime: interview Jake before his band launches its highly anticipated world tour. Tru vows to keep the meeting strictly professional—but nothing can prepare her for the sparks that fly the moment their eyes meet again.
Now Jake wants Tru to join the band on tour, offering her a behind-the-scenes exclusive that any journalist would kill for. There’s just one problem: Tru’s boyfriend, Will. Can their relationship withstand Tru hitting the road with rock and roll’s most notorious womanizer? Or will she risk it all for a second chance with the one who got away?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Mighty Storm .

 

Here is the Wethering the Storm (that’s not a typo) book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?
Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.
Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Wethering the Storm .

 

 

Here is the Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

From the world’s most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad.

With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time.

Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated Americans about the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the world about the secretive country they fled. Escape from North Korea describes how they also are sowing the seeds for change within North Korea itself. Once they reach sanctuary, the escapees channel news back to those they left behind. In doing so, they are helping to open their information-starved homeland, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the intellectual groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow citizens in chains.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad .

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is FreeCell+ , and this app is normally $0.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

FreeCell by Brainium is the #1 classic FreeCell you know and love for your Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire, and Android Phones and Tablets.

We have stayed true to the spirit of FreeCell, and carefully designed a fresh modern look, woven into the wonderful classic feel that everyone loves. In FreeCell the goal is to build up the four foundations in ascending suit sequence from Ace to King, with cards of identical suit.

Experience the crisp, clear, and easy to read cards, simple and quick animations, and subtle sounds, in either landscape or portrait views.

You can move cards with a single tap or drag them to their destination. If you’re rusty with the rules of FreeCell, our animated tutorial will show you the rules and get you playing in no time.

If you enjoy adding a personal touch to your game, customize the game backdrop with photos from your own photo library for unlimited personalization possibilities.

FreeCell by Brainium is the most fun, beautiful, and user-friendly FreeCell card game you’ve ever played before.
You can pick up your free copy of FreeCell+ by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Biography and Memoir.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Calling Me Home, by Julie Kibler, and this book was $24.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 92% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 288 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Spirit Animals , by Brandon Mull, and this book was $12.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 77% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Twice Dead. by Kalayna Price, and this book was $12.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 85% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is If the Shoe Fits , by Megan Mulry, and this book was $14.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.

Today’s Biography and Memoir Daily Deal is The Long Walk , by Slavomir Rawicz, and this book was $11.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 83% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 546 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Calling Me Homebook description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship.
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow.

Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle’s guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper–in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

You can pick up your copy of Calling Me Homeby clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the Spirit Animals book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

#1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull launches Scholastic’s brand-new multiplatform phenomenon.

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts – a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children – and the world – have been changed forever.

Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . . . and on you.

Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game – discover your spirit animal and join the adventure in Fall 2013.

You can pick up your copy of Spirit Animalsby clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Twice Dead book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin. With the body count rising, Kita is dragged into a dangerous game of vampire politics. Her involvement draws the attention of an ancient vampire known as the Collector who has a penchant for acquiring the unusual – like a pureblood shifter-turned vampire. Kita still has unfinished business of her own and finds herself deeper in magical debt. It’s a bad time to be a kitten who can’t slip her skin.

You can pick up your copy of Twice Dead by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the If the Shoe Fits book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

The only thing worse than being in the spotlight is being kept in the dark…

With paparazzi nipping at his heels, Devon Heyworth, rakish brother of the Duke of Northrop, spends his whole life hiding his intelligence and flaunting his playboy persona. Fast cars and faster women give the tabloids plenty to talk about.

American entrepreneur Sarah James is singularly unimpressed with “The Earl” when she meets him at a wedding. But she’s made quite an impression on him. When he pursues her all the way across the pond, he discovers that Miss James has no intention of being won over by glitz and glamor—she’s got real issues to deal with, and the last thing she needs is larger-than-life royalty mucking about her business…

You can pick up your copy of If the Shoe Fits by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

Here is the The Long Walk book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

The harrowing true tale of seven escaped Soviet prisoners who desperately marched out of Siberia through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.

Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history.

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Science.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is 11/22/1963, by Stephen King, and this book was $19.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 85% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 5,082 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Extracted, by Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley, and this book was $6.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men , by Ernessa T. Carter, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Daily Deal is Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival, by Michael J. Tougias and this book was $15.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 87% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 59 customer reviews.

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Here is the 11/22/1963 book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.

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Here is the Extracted book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Welcome to the war. The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it. The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens–their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream. Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war. When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Tesla Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both again.

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Here is the The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Four women. Two years. A friendship to last a lifetime.
The only things that Sharita, Thursday, Risa, and Tammy have in common are their disastrous love lives. But the year three of them turn 30 will be different, they swear!

Sharita, a plump and conservative accountant wants to make partner at her firm and find the man of her dreams. Thursday, the daughter of a formerly chart-topping political rapper, wants to stop being a serial one-month stander, and settle down into a stable life with a stable boyfriend. Risa, a skinny and audacious electronica punk rocker, wants to finally land an album deal, which she feels is the only way to win back the heart of her on-again of off-again closeted girlfriend. And after getting fired as the spokesmodel for her family’s hair company, sweet and gorgeous Tammy wants to prove that she has what it takes to make it on her own.

None of these women get what they want, but over the course of two years, they get exactly what they need. And that proves to be the best thing after all.

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Here is the Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda. The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. Although Tighe had made the trip forty-eight times, with Reidy accompanying him on twenty of those voyages, the rest of the crew had joined to learn more about offshore sailing.

Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea.

The Coast Guard, alerted to the Almeisan’s distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene. Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guard’s search and rescue case of the year. Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean.

By turns tragic, thrilling, and deeply inspiring, Overboard! is a riveting, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, and all true.

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Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Sidereus , and this app is normally $099 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

Sidereus is a Casual 2D Precision Puzzle Game.
With use of simple touch-screen controls, navigate through obstacles and pass challenges, to achieve one objective: Gathering all the energy crystals that are scattered on each level.

Let the music take you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Biography and Memoir.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Patient One, by Leonard Goldberg, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is Wanted!, by Caroline B. Cooney, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 75% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 120 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Amnesiascope, by Steve Erickson, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Every Perfect Gift , by Dorothy Love, and this book was $15.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 92 customer reviews.

Today’s Biography and Memoir Daily Deal is Comet’s Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life , by Steven Wolf and Lynette Padwa, and this book was $14.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 87% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 159 customer reviews.

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Here is the Patient One book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Leonard Goldberg, bestselling master of medical suspense, plunges into the nightmare scenario of terrorism in the ER
After poisoning a state dinner in Los Angeles, Chechen terrorists have infiltrated a prestigious medical center and taken several world dignitaries hostage, including the President of the United States. Undetected by the terrorists, David Ballineau—emergency room doctor and former Special Forces operative—keeps the patients alive with help from dauntless nurse Carolyn Ross. As the Vice President and top security officials plan a response in the Situation Room, the terrorists threaten to methodically kill the hostages until their demands are met. When hidden allegiances and political maneuvering undermine the rescue operation, it’s up to Ballineau and Ross to stop the terrorists before their violent actions create worldwide chaos.

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Here is the Wanted! book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Falsely accused of her father’s murder, Alice is on the run for her life

Alice is at home painting her fingernails and ruminating on her parent’s divorce when she receives an oddly desperate-sounding phone call from her father. He instructs her to drop what she’s doing, take his car, and bring two computer disks to him at their favorite ice cream shack. Alice can’t believe her father wants her to take his precious Corvette, and she’s not supposed to drive because she doesn’t have her license yet. But he never gets the chance to explain—and he doesn’t show up to meet her. While Alice is waiting in the car, she hears on the radio that her father’s been murdered. She is sick with grief, knowing her father will never join her. And then the radio announces that someone has already confessed via email: Alice herself. Now Alice’s life has become a nightmare. Even her mother believes she’s guilty. How can she clear her name while she’s on the run?

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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Here is the Amnesiascope book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

A washed-up novelist navigates the dreamscape of a cataclysm-ravaged Los Angeles

In the apocalyptic Los Angeles of Amnesiascope, time zones multiply freely, spectral figures roam the streets, and rings of fire separate the city from the rest of the country. The narrator, a former novelist, lives in a hotel and writes film criticism for a newspaper whose offices are located in a bombed-out theater. Viv, his girlfriend, is a sexually voracious artist, and together the two are collaborating on an avant-garde pornographic film. But in this world, what’s real and what’s merely the conjuring of the protagonist’s imagination—obsessed with dreams, movies, sex, and remembrance—is far from clear. At once outrageous and hypnotically lyrical, Amnesiascope enflames the reader’s memory.

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Here is the Every Perfect Gift book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.

Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.

Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.

When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.

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Here is the Comet’s Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

In Comet’s Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf’s isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

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Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Healthy Recipes! , and this app is normally $1.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

Are you looking for easy and delicious Healthy Recipes? YOU FOUND IT!!

This awesome Healthy Recipe app has all the healthy recipes you will need…and it’s $0.99 for a limited time!

Not only will you find over 375 delicious healthy recipes, but they are broken down into convenient categories according to the type of healthy dish you want to make. Video recipes will show you exactly what to do, and Daily Recipes will give you brand new recipes EVERY DAY!!

Here’s just a little taste of what you’ll get:

* Breakfast
* Dinner
* Appetizers
* Salads
* Soups & Stews
* Chicken
* Fish
* Vegetarian
* Gluten-Free
* Casseroles
* Pasta
* Slow Cooker Recipes
* Beverages
* Desserts
* Video Recipes

…and lots more. Now you can save a lot of time and effort and find that perfect recipe you’ve been looking for! No more need to flip through dozens of cookbook or magazine pages. Everything you need is right here in this easy-to-use app. These recipes are tested and true and won’t let you down. Easy and tasty Healthy Recipes are just a quick download away!

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