Friday, January 11, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: tales of remembrance, romance, a ghostly tour of Japan and "Old MacDonald Had a Dragon."

Today's Daily Deals include two books set in Japan; a western romance and a kids' book!

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

Fujisan, by Randy Taguchi.

From acclaimed Japanese author Randy Taguchi come four unforgettable stories of redemption, discovery, loss, and remembrance anchored by one of the world’s holiest peaks. Mount Fuji has been a source of spiritual inspiration since it was first ascended by a monk over a millennium ago.
“Blue Summit” introduces a former cult member struggling to maintain his escape from a mountain monastery, seeking solace in the fluorescent lights of the convenience store he manages. In “Sea of Trees,” three teenage boys who share a fascination with the metaphysical confront the startling realities of death and despair on their final adventure together before parting ways for different schools. “Jamila” chronicles a privileged young man’s descent into disillusionment as he works with a compulsive hoarder to clear her mess. And in “Child of Light,” a nurse struggles as she comes to terms with her role in the oft-brutal cycle of birth, life, and death.
Throughout the stories, Mount Fuji stands sentinel even as it fades in and out of view—watching and remembering as it always has.


203 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 23 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $1.99 if you purchase this book.



Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99 today!

The Wanting Heart (Crimson Romance), by Rionna Morgan.

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true. She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer and being with her friends until she graduates from college.
She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life. She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife.
Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy - from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head a little, saying he was sorry, and all would be forgiven. But what he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love - it will cost Kate her life.
Will Kate survive the stalking of a serial killer and find what her heart truly wants'
Sensuality Level: Sensual

200 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 16 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.



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

100 Years of Vicissitude, by Andrez Bergen.

"First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed- up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departure from the mortal coil. I recall a gun was involved, pressed up against my skull, and a loud explosion followed."

Thus begins our narrator in a purgatorial tour through twentieth-century Japanese history, with a ghostly geisha who has seen it all as a guide and a corrupt millionaire as her reluctant companion.

Thrown into the milieu are saké, B-29s, Lewis Carroll, Sir Thomas Malory, Melbourne, 'The Wizard of Oz', and a dirigible - along with the allusion that Red Riding Hood might just be involved.

269 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 11 reviews. Text to Speech, enabled.



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

Old MacDonald Had a Dragon, by Ken Baker.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had . . . a dragon! The animals aren’t happy that there’s a dragon on the farm. But Old MacDonald likes his dragon . . . until it starts swallowing up the animals! Can Old MacDonald save his farm before it’s too late! Find out in this silly adaptation of the popular song. Christopher Santoro’s brilliant artwork combines with Ken Baker’s fun text for a story sure to tickle kids’ funny bones.

32 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 36 reviews. X-Ray, Lending enabled.


Happy Reading!

Betsy

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