Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (July 29, 2014) The Hunger Games, western romance, history, two books in a sci-fi series and a coming of age tale



Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99!

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.

The book no one can stop talking about . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

387 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 21680 reviews

The first book in the Hunger Games trilogy, above, is $1.99. The second two are $6.99 and $6.94, respectively. Series shown in order.




Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $1.99!

Cowgirl Dreams: A Novel, by Heidi M. Thomas.

From her ranch home in Montana in the 1920s, Nettie Brady dreamed of joining the rodeo circuit and becoming a star. Defying her mother's wishes and trading her skirts for trousers--and riding the range with her brothers and taking on the occasional half-ton steer in local rodeos--Nettie bucked convention to compete with men in the arena. When family hardship and tragedy threaten her plans, she turns back toward a more traditional life as a ranch woman, but chafes against its restrictions. Then she meets and falls in love with a young neighbor who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Can Nettie's rodeo dreams come true if she's also a wife and mother?
Based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl, this novel takes on the big issues of a woman's place in the west, the crushing difficulties of surviving on a homestead, and the excitement and romance of a young girl aching to follow her dream. 

240 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 27 reviews



Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $1.99!

The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military, by Rawn James Jr..

Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry Truman on July 26, 1948, desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree. EO 9981 is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move by Truman. But in reality, Truman's history-making order was the culmination of more than 150 years of legal, political, and moral struggle.

?Beginning with the Revolutionary War, African Americans had used military service to do their patriotic duty and to advance the cause of civil rights. The fight for a desegregated military was truly a long war-decades of protest and labor highlighted by bravery on the fields of France, in the skies over Germany, and in the face of deep-seated racism on the military bases at home. Today, the military is one of the most truly diverse institutions in America.

?In The Double V, Rawn James, Jr.the son and grandson of African American veteransexpertly narrates the remarkable history of how the strugge for equality in the military helped give rise to their fight for equality in civilian society. Taking the reader from Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama, The Double V illuminates the African American military tradition as a metaphor for their unique and dynamic role in American history.

304 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 18 reviews



Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99!

vN (First Machine Dynasty), by Madeline Ashby.

Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.

Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she's learning impossible things about her clade's history - like the fact that she alone can kill humans without failsafing...


From the Trade Paperback edition.

416 pages, with a 3.7-star rating from 76 reviews

Two books in the Machine Dynasty series, $1.99 each






Here's today's Daily Youth Deal, available for $1.99!

Carter Finally Gets It, by Brent Crawford.

Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.) Here are five things you should know about him:
1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons.
2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day--unless he gets distracted.
3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).
4. He's about to start high school.
5. He's totally not ready.

Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), get caught up in a messy love triangle, meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself.

300 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 40 reviews



Happy Reading!

Betsy

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day (July 29, 2014): Math Formula Wizard

Today's Free App of the Day is Math Formula Wizard
Originally $0.99


OK, this is an app for students and math geeks like Ann and me! From the product page: Formula Wizard is the perfect companion for anyone using mathematics in school, university, at work or for personal problems. The integrated calculator lets you calculate the area, volume and perimeter of any geometrical solid or shape. You can also use Formula Wizard to solve quadratic equations or to make use of the binomial theorem. On top of that, you can compute the distance between two points in a Cartesian coordinate system. Get Formula Wizard for mathematics now and make your life easier! Whether you use this formula utility for your homework, to assist you at work or to prepare for an examination, it's intuitive user interface and the calculating feature will help you a lot.

4 of 6 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

"Pay Attention," a novel of mystery and suspense by K.L. Barnes

The first book in K.L. Barnes' Maeve Tidewell Pay Series is just 99 cents today! Save $2 today on this highly-rated thriller of a mystery!

Pay Attention: A Novel of Mystery and Suspense (Maeve Tidewell Pay Series Book 1), by K.L. Barnes
Price: $2.99 $0.99 (save 67%)
217 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 10 reviews

"Absolute must read! If you are looking for a great suspense/thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this is the book for you then! I could not stop reading it. The author has a great writing style and the plot flows flawlessly. I would honestly put this book in the same category as James Patterson and Michael Connelly. It is just that good! I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. Would love to see a second book come out of this story line." -- Amazon reviewer

Pay Attention:
A young woman, a man from her past, and a psychic connection between two strangers sets the stage for a dangerous situation where heroes emerge when we least expect them to.

Maeve Tidewell has a gift, of sorts. She sees glimpses of the future in her dreams. Unfortunately for her, Joseph Binyon wants that gift for his own.
When Maeve wakes to find she is being held captive by the disturbed man from her past, she realizes she stands to lose much more than her vision. She stands to lose her life.
As Maeve plans her daring escape, a stranger enters her dreams. She reaches out to him for help before Joseph has time to complete his bizarre ceremony.
*****
Ben Drake hopes to strengthen his relationship with his teenage son during a road trip that takes him from California to the picture perfect mountains of Colorado. But strange dreams begin to fill Ben's nights and, when he discovers Maeve Tidewell is missing, he is compelled to search for her in the vast woodlands high above the valley floor they call home.
Ben doesn’t question the connection he experiences with Maeve as he sleeps. He only knows that if she is going to survive, he’ll have to risk everything.


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Meet the Author

K.L. (Kristi) Barnes is the author of the newly released Maeve Tidewell - Pay Series published exclusively with Amazon. She grew up in the mountains of western Colorado where the icy snows and frigid winds sent her fleeing to the Arizona desert at the first opportunity. She lives now in the dry Phoenix heat with her two dogs, Jasmine and Dmitri, along with a pond full of Koi.

Kristi loves to travel and spend time with her friends, and she would not consider starting her day without a rousing round of meditation.

Her love of books - and a bout of boredom while living back home in western Colorado - led to the creation of the thrilling and suspenseful series that her readers are swearing has made them fans for life.

Her main interests are friendships and wine! But seriously, she practices daily meditation, becoming a better person, and contributing something good to the world.

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"The House on Persimmon Road," by Jackie Weger

This contemporary fiction, with romance and humor, has over 130 five-star reviews... and is a free download today!

The House on Persimmon Road, by Jackie Weger
Price: $2.99 $0.00 (save 100%)
388 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 242 reviews

"Wonderful and fun! This is the story of one woman determined to make a new life for herself. She's strong and independent... and she has loads of baggage! The fact that she's accompanied on her journey by her children and her mother AND her mother-in-law (say WHAT?) makes the book all the more entertaining. I cheered when Justine snagged her second chance at love. And Tucker is just, plain yummy. It is no wonder that The House On Persimmon Road won The Maggie Award. Buy the book! You will thoroughly enjoy this love story." -- Amazon reviewer

Need Help? Hire a Ghost. She Cooks. Lottie Roberts is restless and lonely. She's been sitting on her bones since the Civil War, waiting for her ticket to heaven until... Justine Hale and her family take up residence in Lottie's two-hundred-year-old plantation house. Lottie senses in Justine a kindred spirit--filled with heartache and in reduced circumstances--which Lottie considers mirrors her own situation exactly. Yet Justine is trying to do the right thing. Else why is she burdened with a bankrupt mother without an ounce of common sense? Or an ex mother-in-law who looks like a pickled beet with a tongue sharper than a hatchet? And where is the father of the recalcitrant eleven year-old boy and the eight-year-old afraid of her own shadow? Justine needs help and Lottie is of a mind to provide it. But before Lottie can say squat and Justine even unlocks the front door, Tucker Highsmith shows up to steal her thunder. His dark eyes, lazy grin, and sexy Alabama drawl coupled with the dern braggart's Mr. Fix-it talents just might be the answer to all of Justine's problems. Or maybe not... Because Lottie has her own agenda, one she's been hoping and praying for since she found her bones on a hidden staircase.

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An award-winning author, Jackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years. When she's writing, she's anchored in a tiny room with a desk, a chair and a cat. When not writing, blogging or chatting with fans, she's traipsing around the Internet searching for recipes, but much prefers to travel the good earth by foot, bus, canoe, sloop, mule, train, plane or pickup--and let somebody else do the cooking.

Jackie's most popular book to date is The House on Persimmon Road. By popular demand The House on Persimmon Road is now available in paperback.

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Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Jul 28)

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Inevitable (Harmony Book 1), by Angela Graham. (Still free?)

"You don't find many books about single fathers raising their child alone. The bond between the two is special, Logan is completely devoted to his son." -S.E. Hall, Author of Emerge

"5 supersized stars! AMAZING. The end had my heart racing and I can hardly wait to get my hands on book 2!" -- Erica @ Gutter Girls Book Reviews

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After experiencing a humiliating breakup, twenty-two-year-old Cassandra Clarke is fresh out of college and living a simple solitary life without any intentions of pursuing love anytime soon.

When the estate next door sells, the last thing Cassandra expects is the unnerving attraction she feels for her sinfully handsome neighbor, Logan West, the young and charming single father with a playboy reputation.

It’s through Oliver, Logan’s four-year-old son, who keeps popping up in her childhood tree house, that she slowly begins to catch glimpses of the compassionate and wounded man Logan has hidden beneath his strong exterior.

Cassandra knows it's wrong and that she's heading for another heartbreak.
Logan will never be able to give her what she wants…love.

336 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 504 reviews.

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Shade, by Marilyn Peake. (Still 0.99?)

Save $3 today on this Kindle Countdown Deal!

"Fantasy and real issues blended in one enjoyable story! I am a great fan of Marilyn Peake, and this YA novel is no exception. Dealing with real issues facing teens, such as moving home and schools, parents with alcohol, employment and drug issues, and the sensitive issue of peer pressure, self harm and self esteem. These issues are blended into a very enjoyable fantastical story which shows Peake's fantasy talents off very well. This book is enthralling, very easy to read and relate to, and discusses issues without patronising the reader. Brilliant, another gem in Marilyn's crown. The cover is amazing and engaging too, and as always edited well. A treat to read for old and young alike." -- Amazon reviewer

Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town.

This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates. When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated. With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero.

Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it's primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she's capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.

SHADE is a YA Mystery novel with Paranormal elements.

305 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 11 reviews.

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COKE AIR (Chesapeake Crime Confidential Book 1), by Ken Rossignol. (Still 0.99?)

"Coke Air is a great story of official corruption from the Governor, local elected officials, assistant states attorneys right down to Deputies, as only drugs and money can corrupt. The story starts off a little slow but develops the key characters of the story and then very quickly moves into a fast paced explosion of action, murder, evasion and finally arrests! There is one major twist to the plot early in the story. If you like crime stories then you'll want to read this one!" -- Amazon reviewer

Cocaine and politics are a big part of life in the land of pleasant living. Maryland State Police detective Christy Lee Vennetti and her newspaper reporter husband, T. J. Kent share a life together. Join them as their paths cross more than a few times as major figures in a drug ring explode into the headlines when their gambling boat is blasted into the hereafter.

178 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 4 reviews.

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A Pedigree To Die For (A Melanie Travis Mystery), by Laurien Berenson. (Still free?)

"Great start to a fun mystery series! A Pedigree to Die For is a fun, "cozy" read, where the mystery lies in the chase and not in gruesome killings. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more about Melanie going to the dogs in the future." -- Amazon reviewer

Melanie' Travis's life is going to the dogs. With school out for the summer, a stint as a camp counselor falling through, and her sometime boyfriend dumping her for a Las Vegas chorus girl, the thirty-something Connecticut teacher and single mother figures that things can't get any worse.
She figures wrong...
Everyone knew that Melanie's Uncle Max had a weak heart. When Aunt Peg finds him dead on the cold floor of their championship kennel, surrounded by eleven whining, prize-winning Standard poodles, she isn't shocked...and doesn't panic. But Melanie is surprised when, three days after the funeral, Peg shows up seeking her help. One of her prize pooches is missing -- and it's beginning to look like Max's sudden demise is more a matter of... murder.
With her four-year-old son Davey happily ensconced in day camp, Melanie manages to maneuver herself into Connecticut's elite canine circles. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, she mingles with sophisticated exhibitors and professional handlers...and soon starts feeling a little out of her clas. Until she meets Sam Driver. Although the irresistibly attractive breeder is soon wooing her with seductive candle lit dinners, Melanie resolves to be wary.
Then the killer strikes again, and Melanie realizes that she has been barking up the wrong tree. As events -- mysterious and romantic -- culminate in the celebrated Westminster Dog Show, she suddenly finds herself on a long leash of intrigue and greed...hot on the scent of a chilling secret to die for.
“A dependable author for fans of pooch-oriented mysteries.”—Library Journal
“A thoroughly enjoyable story. Berenson provides entertaining reading.”—I Love a Mystery
“Charming.”—Publishers Weekly







306 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 106 reviews.

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Options Exposed 3 Strategies That Work So Well the Pro's Try to Sell Them to You (Cash Books), by Don A. Singletary. (Still 3.00?)

"Like the books suggests, I can use my broker’s practice-demo account free to test the strategies – and get some practice and experience before switching to real money. While I may not get rich, it’s nice to be able to consider trades with the odds in my favor for a change." -- Amazon reviewer

2014 Edition: Options Exposed: 3 Strategies That Work So Well the Pro's Try to Sell Them to You
 

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  • 66 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 8 reviews.

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