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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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