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 Travel
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 The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister, and this book was $15.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 87% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 327 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is all seven books in the Drake Chronicles, by Alyxandra Harvey, and these books were $7.99 – $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but have been discounted to just $2.99 for today only.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Make Room! Make Room!, by Harry Harrison, and this book was $8.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 89% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Surrender Bay , by Denise Hunter, and this book was $15.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.
Today’s Travel Daily Deal is To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek Through the Heart of Africa , by Nina Sovich, and this book was $12.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 85% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.
Here is the The School of Essential Ingredients book description from the Amazon website:
A “heartbreakingly delicious” national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life
Once a month, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect…
The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian’s soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create.
In an effort of time and length of the post, I am not going to list out each of the books in the Drake Chronicles ; 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 Make Room! Make Room!book description from the Amazon website:
Movie lovers might recognize Make Room! Make Room! as the basis for the 1973 film Soylent Green, which starred Charlton Heston. While Soylent Green has become a cult classic, fans of the novel have taken issue with its interpretation of what Harrison was really trying to say. Concerned about audiences losing interest, the creators of the film made cannibalism and not overpopulation (as it is in the book) the thematic focus of the story. As a result, fans of the movie and critics alike may want to visit the story in its original unbowdlerized form.
Make Room! Make Room! is set in the year 1999 and the world has become a grim and terribly overpopulated place, bleak and foreboding. This sets the premise for Harrison’s novel, and fans of his earlier more comic works may be surprised at the seriousness of this novel. Although Harrison’s fears did not become a reality for the inhabitants of New York or the rest of the United States, the novel remains nonetheless a gripping, thought-provoking work about privacy, deprivation, and desperation.
A teeming New York City and a detective’s pursuit of a killer and nefarious racketeer comprise this novel. While the novel contains elements of classic detective fiction–the hard-boiled protagonist, the seductive mistress, the portraits of corruption and perfidy–Harrison’s true concern is less the story itself and more the opportunity the story offers to give the reader a glance at a dismal and broken world. The state of overpopulation has altered life in innumerable ways, and Harrison is keenly interested in documenting the catastrophic effects of this burden on all human relationships.
Here is the Surrender Bay book description from the Amazon website:
Once childhood friends, Samantha and Landon are now separated by distance and secrets. Will Samantha’s return to Nantucket bring her the peace she longs for?
Samantha Owens’ estranged stepfather has died, leaving her his cottage in Nantucket—a place she fled years ago, never planning to return. As a single mom, Samantha can’t afford to pass up a financial windfall like ocean-front property. So she travels home to fix up the house and sell it . . . never suspecting that Landon Reed still lives two doors down.
As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Samantha must face a past that separated her from the God of her childhood. And she must tell Landon why she fled the island in the first place—a secret that could tear them apart.
Is Landon’s love really as unconditional as he claims? And will Samantha finally realize that the God she found all those years ago never abandoned her?
A heart-tugging tale of shattered trust, growing faith, and love that endures . . . all in a romantic seaside setting.
Here is the To The Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek Through the Heart of Africa book description from the Amazon website:
Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank staring back at her. Unwittingly, she had followed life’s script, and now she needed to cast it out.
Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.
To the Moon and Timbuktu takes readers on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On Sovich’s travels, she encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast, and a close-knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold, showing her the promise of Africa’s future.
This lyrical memoir will transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of West Africa, whose stark beauties will instill wonder in even the most experienced traveler. Sovich’s journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most.
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is Spite and Malice , 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:
Spite and Malice, also known as Skip-Bo or Cat and Mouse, is a kind of competitive patience (solitaire) game for two players.
This is an android implementation of Spite and Malice.
In this game, you compete against the computer to get rid of all the cards in your play stack by playing them to the center stacks. More instructions can be found in help section of the game.
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