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 Education & Reference.
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 Queen’s Gambit, by Elizabeth Fremantle, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 87 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is The Changeling, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is actually nine classic books by Kurt Vonnegut, and these books are just $1.99 each.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Dark Awakening, by Kendra Leigh Castle, and this book was $8.00 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.
Today’s Education & Reference Daily Deal is Unlearning Liberty, by Greg Lukianoff, and this book was $25.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 39 customer reviews.
Here is the Queen’s Gambit book description from the Amazon website:
Widowed for the second time at age thirty-one Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches his love rival, Seymour, to the Continent. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal so, haunted by the fates of his previous wives—two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth—Katherine must wed Henry and become his sixth queen.
Katherine has to employ all her instincts to navigate the treachery of the court, drawing a tight circle of women around her, including her stepdaughter, Meg, traumatized by events from their past that are shrouded in secrecy, and their loyal servant Dot, who knows and sees more than she understands. With the Catholic faction on the rise once more, reformers being burned for heresy, and those close to the king vying for position, Katherine’s survival seems unlikely. Yet as she treads the razor’s edge of court intrigue, she never quite gives up on love.
Here is the The Changeling book description from the Amazon website:
Ivy and Martha are not ordinary friends, Ivy is changeling with supernatural powers—or is she?
Martha is incredibly unpopular. She’s overweight, buck-toothed, and shy. Ivy is an outcast. Her family lives on the outskirts of town amid a field of derelict orchards. But starting in second grade, the girls form a bond that allows them to take control of their own lives.
It all begins when Ivy tells Martha that she is no ordinary girl: She claims she’s a changeling, switched with the real Ivy at birth. With the strength of Ivy’s friendship, Martha becomes more confident and sure of herself. And through their bond, Ivy gains the normalcy she needs, away from life with her tumultuous family. When the two girls play, they enter an elaborate fantasy world all their own. But when the real world threatens to split them apart, their friendship becomes more important than ever.
This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Due to the potential length of the post, I am not going to list out each of the Kurt Vonnegut books. 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 Dark Awakening book description from the Amazon website:
Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . .
For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty’s search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he’s never known . . .
Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she’s had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire’s vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?
Here is the Unlearning Liberty book description from the Amazon website:
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues.
Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny “free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views.
But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers—even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart—Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today’s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is 4 in a 3D Row , and this 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:
4 IN A 3D ROW is innovative, addictive, challenging and offers a fun-to-play game for everyone.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN AND PLAY DIFFERENT!
* A brand-new game style
* Single / Multiplayer Mode
* Simple and innovative control
* Addictive Leveling System
* Tons of Achievements and unlockable modes
* Worldwide Ranking System
* Stunning 3D HD graphics
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