Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's Kindle Daily Deal: A memoir, a romance, a historical fantasy and a kids' thriller! Each for $1.99 or less!

Today's Daily Deals include a memoir, a romance, a paranormal historical fantasy and a fun kids' thriller!

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

Breaking Night, by Liz Murray.

Breaking night: (Urban slang) staying up through the night, until the sun rises

Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.

Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls’ home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep.

When Liz’s mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman’s indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

352 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 151 reviews. Text to Speech, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $11.45 if you purchase this book.




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

The Name of the Game (Crimson Romance), by Lisa Weseman.

He thinks she’s a flake. She thinks he’s a stick-in-the mud. But each time Kyle and Mac are together, they feel an undeniable spark.

After a long day on her feet, all flight attendant Kyle McKinney wants is a cool glass of wine, a warm bath, and a hot man in her bed. Instead, she ends up in a tug-of-war over misdelivered mail with her sexy-but-nerdy neighbor, Kyle “Mac” McKinney.
Thrown together by a shared name and address, Kyle and Mac butt heads as their very different lives begin to overlap. He wears sweater vests and teaches college accounting. She dresses like Carmen Miranda and practices scream therapy. But together, they must deal with a nosy elderly neighbor, a misguided stripper, and an overzealous IRS agent--without killing each other.
When opposites attract, it’s like playing with fire. But will Kyle and Mac figure out that love is the name of the game . . . before it’s too late?
Sensuality Level: Sensual

150 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 15 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.




Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $0.99 today!

The Cardinal's Heir, by Jaki Demarest.

Cardinal Richelieu is dead, a victim of poison. The throne of France, which he has long protected, is once more unstable as rival factions vie for power. But the Cardinal has appointed two heirs: one to his religious position, and one to head the elite spy ring that has maintained France's fragile political balance. Francoise Marguerite de Palis, the Cardinal's lovely but low born niece, is devastated by her uncle's murder and vows revenge, which she sets out after immediately. Though the task is daunting, she at least has some formidable tools at her command. Not only is she now the head of the Cardinal's Eyes, but is arguably the most powerful Sorcerer in all France. Shapeshifting into her character Biscarrat, notorious swordsman, she sets out to find her uncle's murderer. But with an unexpected ally. Handsome and dashing Jean de Treville, head of the King's Musketeers, is saddened to learn of the Cardinal's death, though both headed groups not generally fond of one another. Sadness turns to stunned amazement, however, when he learns who has been appointed to lead the Cardinal's spy ring and who is also, in fact, the swordsman who has bested him on numerous occasions. Not to mention the beautiful, and untouchable, wife of Court favorite, Antoine de Palis. But just as there is more, much more, to the enchanting Francoise, so is there more than simple murder afoot. Side by side, Francoise and Jean descend into a maelstrom of magic as they battle another powerful Sorcerer, and enter a bloody race to obtain a fabulous jewel. And the throne of France hangs in the balance, supported only by the magic and mastery of the cardinal's heir.

369 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 10 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.




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

The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep, by John Hulme.

Twelve-year-old Becker Drane has definitely got the coolest job of any seventh grader in Highland Park, New Jersey. He works as a Fixer for The Seems. From the Department of Weather to the Department of Sleep, The Seems is a secret organization that makes sure our world keeps running-and more importantly, sticks to The Plan that's been made for it. When a Glitch is reported in the Department of Sleep, Becker is dispatched to Fix it, but he's not so sure this is a routine mission. Could the Bed Bugs, who are behind our Worst Nightmares, be responsible for the problem? Or maybe it's The Tide, an underground organization bent on destroying The Seems' No matter what, Becker's in for quite an adventure, and it'll take all his training, a little luck, and the coolest Tools™ known in (or out of) The Seems to Fix the problem.Look out for the other books in the Seems series: The Split Second and The Lost Train of Thought!

304 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 19 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Happy Reading!

Betsy

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