The Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults and one for younger readers (children or young adults) has been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only.
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is actually all titles in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series: each of these are highly-rated and have been discounted to just $2.99 or less each for today only.
Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Wings: A Fairy Tale by E.D. Baker and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 75% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut and this book was $8.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 78% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 103 customer reviews.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Charm! by Kendell Hart and this book was $21.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 91% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 30 customer reviews.
I’m not going to list out each of the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series in today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults because it would be one heck of a long post. However, you can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.
Here is the Wings: A Fairy Tale book description from the Amazon website:
Tamisin has always been a little weird. Her freckles actually look more like sparkles and occasionally, she likes to dance under the full moon. Then one day, wings sprout from her back, and Tamisin learns that her parents adopted her from fairyland. Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this fairy tale will delight fans of The Tales of the Frog Princess and new readers alike.
Here is the Player Piano book description from the Amazon website:
Player Piano (1952), Vonnegut’s first novel, embeds and foreshadows themes which are to be parsed and dramatized by academians for centuries to come. His future society–a marginal extrapolation, Vonnegut wrote, of the situation he observed as an employee of General Electric in which machines were replacing people increasingly and without any regard for their fate–is mechanistic and cruel, indifferent to human consequence, almost in a state of merriment as human wreckage accumulates. Paul Proteus, the novel’s protagonist, is an engineer at Ilium Works and first observes with horror and then struggles to reverse the displacement of human labor by machines.
Ilium Works and Paul’s struggles are a deliberately cartoon version of labor’s historic and escalating struggle to give dignity and purpose to workers. The novel embodies all of Vonenegut’s concerns and what he takes to be the great dilemma of the technologically overpowered century: the spiritual needs of the population in no way serve the economies of technology and post-technology. Vonnegut overlies this grotesque comedy over tragedy, disguising his novel in the trappings of goofiness.
Not published–at Vonnegut’s insistence–as science fiction, the novel was nonetheless recognized and praised by the science fiction community which understood it far better than a more general readership, a dilemma which Vonnegut resentfully faced throughout his career. Bernard Wolfe’s dystopian Limbo and Player Pianowere published in the same year to roughly similar receptions; two “outsiders” had apotheosized technophobia as forcefully as any writer within the field. Throughout his career, Vonnegut was forced to struggle with his ambivalence about science fiction and his own equivocal relationship with its readers.
Here is the Charm! book description from the Amazon website:
Avery Wilkins is in her prime. She’s 30 years old, living in Manhattan, beautiful, smart, and the head of her own cosmetics company, Flair. But her enviable exterior hides deep heartache and painful secrets. Determined to launch a successful perfume, and hopeful that her relationship with handsome and supportive Marcus is getting serious, Avery is chasing her dreams–and running from her traumatic past.
Just when things seem to be on an even keel, Avery is hit with a succession of shocking setbacks, surprises, and betrayals: A drug-addicted colleague who threatens the future of Flair, one boyfriend who is incapable of fidelity, another who may have committed a terrible crime, a long-lost sister who isn’t quite who she seems, and most disturbing of all, the sudden appearance of a woman claiming to be Avery’s birth mother.
Avery is forced to question the loyalty of friends, lovers, and colleagues, and even her own beliefs about where she came from and who she is. Through it all, she draws on her ambition, grit, and cunning to outsmart her enemies, keep her company afloat, and protect herself from emotional meltdown. But when her archenemy resorts to kidnapping, has Avery finally met her match
Dramatic, sexy, and fun, Charm! is a wickedly entertaining roman a clef by All My Children favorite Kendall Hart. Brimming with scandal, romance, backstabbing, and unpredictable twists, it is every bit as shocking and captivating as the character who wrote it.
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