Amazon appears to be having a server issue this morning, as the dozen or so books that were supposed to be released for free (according to the independent authors who let me know in advance about the deals) are having issues: first thing this morning none of them were free and, as I type up this post, about 25% of them are free now. Let’s just say the independent authors who have emailed me this morning are a tad bit frustrated. We have one child going one way and another going a different way today with their activities, so I will be logging in later today as time permits to see if the issue has been resolved.
The Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults and one for young readers (children or young adults) has been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only.
At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work but Amazon appears to be continuing the weekend tradition by offering ten highly-rated mystery and thrillers at just $1.99 today, which is 80% off of their normal $9.99 each pricing. Rather than list each of them out individually, you can check them all out if you You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/kddeal into your computer’s web browser.
Today’s Kindle Teens Daily Deal is Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr., which has been discounted 86% to just $1.99 from its normal $13.00 price; this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews, and here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
High school senior Frenchy is just getting by, smoking pot with his best friend Stewart and skating through life. But Stewart is up to something and he wants Frenchy to join in–by trying out for the high school musical, Man of La Mancha. A perfect plan for Stewart’s most legendary prank ever, right? Wrong. Stewart is serious, and convincing. The next thing Frenchy knows they have won the lead parts of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho. Stewart’s passion infuses the whole production, but his antics begin to border on obsessive, and Frenchy has to step in more and more often to reign him in. Ultimately, like Quixote, Stewart is spiralling into the beginning stages of schizophrenia. Frenchy embodies and then explodes his role as sidekick both in the play and in life as he figures out how to be a friend, a leader, and a man.
David Stahler has delicately woven a layered story about class, friendship, and the uncertainty of adulthood. With all the fun of High School Musical with a depth and grace of reality, this is a memorable coming of age novel that will resonate with a variety of readers.
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