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 History.
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 Unintended Consequences, by Marti Green, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 341 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is Dangerous Girls, by Abigail Haas, and this book was $1999 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is The Passenger, by James Cook and Joshua Guess, and this book was $3.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 84 customer reviews.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Emily and Einstein, by Linda Francis Lee, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 130 customer reviews.
Today’s History Daily Deal is A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall, by Donald M. Kehn, and this book was $26.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 23 customer reviews.
Here is the Unintended Consequences book description from the Amazon website:
Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. George maintains he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said—no other defense, no other explanation. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just six weeks away.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence to prove that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter? Despite the odds, the questions push Dani to take the case.
For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But he’s ready to talk, and if the story he tells Dani is true, it changes everything.
Here is the Dangerous Girls book description from the Amazon website:
Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.
It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.
But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined…
Here is the The Passenger book description from the Amazon website:
A single bite is all it takes.
During the Outbreak, like billions of others, a man finds himself infected with the Phage. Desperate to spare his family from watching him become a walking nightmare, he flees. Soon after, he is dead.
Two years later, he wakes up.
Not in the afterlife, but in his own body. Trapped, unable to control the monster that carries him, and forced to witness the horror of its existence.
A hundred miles away, Sergeant Ethan Thompson thinks he has seen the worst the apocalypse has to offer.
He is wrong.
Following the trail of a dying madman, he will embark on a journey of vengeance that will test the limits of his sanity. Along the way, he will learn that there is no justice at the end of the world. There is only the living and the dead, and in between, there is The Passenger.
Here is the Emily and Einstein book description from the Amazon website:
He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance. But he needed one…
Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn’t even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.
Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn’t really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein’s seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man?
Here is the A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall book description from the Amazon website:
On the morning of March 1, 1942, the WWI-era destroyer USS Edsall–under orders to deliver some forty Army Air Force fighter crews to the beleaguered island of Java–split off from the USS Whipple and the tanker Pecos and was never seen again by Allied forces. Despite the later discovery of bodies identified as Edsall crewmembers near a remote airfield on the coast of Celebes, what happened to the ship remains a matter of mystery and, perhaps, deliberate obfuscation.
This book explores the many puzzling facets of the Edsall’s disappearance in order to finally tell the full story of the fate of the vessel and her crew. Based on exhaustive research of the historical record–including newly deciphered Japanese documents and previously unrevealed material from the crew’s family members–Upon a Blue Sea of Blood offers a painstaking reconstruction of the ship’s history. The book investigates not only the Edsall’s mysterious final action, but also her wide-ranging pre-war career and the curious uses to which her story was put–generally under false pretenses–first by the pre-war U.S. Navy and then by the Japanese wartime propaganda machine. And finally, military historian Donald Kehn considers the circumstances surrounding the curious obscurity of the Edsall’s heroic service and final battle in American histories. Redressing six decades of official indifference, Kehn’s account recovers a significant chapter missing from the history of World War II–and tells a long-overdue story of courage and tragic loss.
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is Mind Games Pro , and this app is normally $4.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.
Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:
This is the ad-free and unlimited version of the top Android brain training app. Mind Games is a great collection of games based in part on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. The perfect game to help you fight the effects of aging on your brain, or try to improve brain functioning at any age. This app includes all 19 of Mindware’s brain exercising games. All games include your score history and graphs of your progress. The main app shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games. Using some principles of standardized testing, your scores are also converted to a standardized scale, so that you can see where you need work and excel.
Abstraction – Exercise your ability to quickly differentiate between words with a concrete vs. abstract meaning.
Attention Training Game – Exercise your brain’s attention. Based on the flanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed.
Anticipation – Practice your ability to anticipate and respond rapidly.
Changing Directions – Practice your attention, concentration, processing speed, and mental flexibility.
Divided Attention I – Practice your ability to divide your attention and respond rapidly.
Face Memory – Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.
Math Star – Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, and attention to detail.
Memory Racer – Practice for your brain’s working memory and processing speed.
Memory Span – Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory to increase the span of your immediate memory.
Mental Categories – Practice your processing speed and quick categorization skills.
Mental Flex – Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability to ignore competing information.
Serial Memory – Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as few trials as you can.
Self-Ordered Learning for Objects – Memorize a sequence of objects using a sequence you determine.
Spatial Memory – Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip over with increasing numbers of tiles.
Speed Trivia – Test and improve your knowledge of general trivia and information.
Vocabulary Star – Improve your vocabulary and spelling skills.
Vocabulary Power – An un-timed multiple choice vocabulary task.
Visual Memory – Test and practice your visual memory skills.
Word Memory – Memorize 30 words and see if you can remember them.
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