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’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 Archie Meets Nero Wolfe , by Robert Goldsborough, and this book was $14.99 yesterday but has been discounted 87% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 105 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Teens Daily Deal is Above World , by Jenn Reese, and this book was $7.99 yesterday but has been discounted 75% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Sci-Fi / Fantasy Daily Deal is Extinction Point , by Paul Antony Jones, and this book was $2.99 yesterday but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 569 customer reviews. I read this one last year and rated it a 4 out of 5 stars in my review.
Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is Rebellious Desire , by Julie Garwood, and this book was $7.99 yesterday but has been discounted 88% to just $0.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 56 customer reviews.
Here is the Archie Meets Nero Wolfe book description from the Amazon website:
To become part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin must prove his worth
Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks—with a pair of hot lead slugs. Dismissed from his job for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective’s assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it’s the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life.
Young Tommie has gone missing, and only one detective is built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history—but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side.
Here is the Above World book description from the Amazon website:
A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure. Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony’s survival is at risk. The Kampii’s breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna’s fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku’s tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt – growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains – here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.
Here is the Extinction Point book description from the Amazon website:
First comes the red rain: a strange, scarlet downpour from a cloudless sky that spreads across cities, nations, and the entire globe. In a matter of panicked hours, every living thing on earth succumbs to swift, bloody death. Yet Emily Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is mysteriously spared—and now she’s all alone.
But watching the happy life she built for herself in New York City slip away in the wake of a monstrous, inexplicable plague is just the beginning of Emily’s waking nightmare. The world isn’t ending; it’s only changing. And the race that once ruled the earth has now become raw material for use by a new form of life never before seen…on this planet.
With only wits, weapons, and a bicycle, Emily must undertake a grueling journey across a country that’s turning increasingly alien. For though she fears she’s been left to inherit the earth, the truth is far more terrifying than a lifetime of solitude.
Here is the Rebellious Desire book description from the Amazon website:
Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome — and most arrogant. And of all London’s ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one — Caroline Richmond.
She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman — until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together…a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is PDF to Speech and this utility app is normally $2.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.
Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:
Listen to your your office documents, books, articles and research papers while you drive, run, or walk the dog. Use it to proof-read your papers. Increase you productivity by listening to work/research papers while you drive or run or when your eyes need rest. Or increase the value of your entertainment time by listen to you favorite stories.
Text files (txt). ISO9958-1(EUROPE), UTF-8(Standard), and ASCII supported.
Portable Document Format (pdf)
MS Word documents (.doc)
MS Power Point (.ppt)
Electronic books (ePub)
Images with text (jpeg,png)
OCR: reads scanned documents and pictures with text on PDF documents. Also take a picture of a document and extract the text from the picture.
Website-to-Speech: Docs-to-Speech can read website pages. In three simple steps: press and hold the URL on the browser, select share option, select Docs-to-Speech. In a few seconds the app starts to read the article.
Download and save your PDF files and plain text file Attachments from the gmail app and other apps. The downloaded file is placed in the Download folder.
Support for SVOX, IVONA(beta and FREE) text-to-Speech and other High Fidelity text-to-speech synthesizers.
Gestures: Use gestures to quickly flip pages, advance sentences, and to play and pause the reader. A menu help option informs of the available gesture instructions.
Replace Text tool: Replace words or phrases to avoid repetitive, unnecessary phrases. Use it to replace foreign words with more phonetic alternatives. Use it to omit symbols. It can also be used to replace names or words with funny substitutes.
Support for OI Manager as well as other file managers.
Accessibility: Pdf-to-Speech has been tested to work with talk-back. The use of hardware buttons such as a Bluetooth headset is recommended to pause the reader before browsing the app using talk-back.
Bookmarks: Bookmarks save the page and sentence number so you can save locations of interest in your document. You can also attach comments to the bookmarks.
Setting: Multiple language support (German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese… and many more). Change speed/pitch within the app.
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