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 Sports.
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 Is This Tomorrow, by Caroline Leavitt, and this book was $14.95 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 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 76 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Small as an Elephant, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, and this book was $6.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 72% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 66 customer reviews.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is God Save the Queen, by Kate Locke, and this book was $16.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 82% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 81 customer reviews.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is The Wedding Machine , by Beth Webb Hart, 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 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.
Today’s Sports Daily Deal is Once a Runner , by John L. Parker, Jr., and this book was $16.00 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 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 261 customer reviews.
Here is the Is This Tomorrow book description from the Amazon website:
In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood—in the throes of Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.
Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?
Here is the Small as an Elephant book description from the Amazon website:
Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and “spinning” wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself – starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties – and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.
Here is the God Save the Queen book description from the Amazon website:
Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012.
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.
Here is the The Wedding Machine book description from the Amazon website:
Welcome to Jasper, South Carolina. A place where Southern hospitality thrives. Where social occasions are done right. And where, for generations, the four most upstanding ladies of this community ensure that the daughters of Jasper are married in the proper manner.
Friends from school days, “the gals” have long pooled their silver, china, and know-how to pull off beautiful events. They’re a force of nature, a well-oiled machine. But the wedding machine’s gears start to stick during the summer their own daughters line up to tie the knot. In the lowcountry heat and humidity, tempers flare, old secrets leak out . . . and both love and gardenias bloom in unlikely places.
Here is the Once a Runner book description from the Amazon website:
Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written.
Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author’s car, the book eventually found its way into the hands of high school, college, and postgraduate athletes all over the country. Reading it became a rite of passage on many teams, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation. It ranked as the number one most sought-after out-of-print book in the United States in 2007.
Once a Runner is the story of Quenton Cassidy, a collegiate runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the political and cultural turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team.
Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life: a head-to-head match with the greatest miler in history. This book is a rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners; an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is King Oddball , 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:
End the world with boulders! The King swings a boulder back and forth with his tongue and you get to release it by tapping on the screen. Time the release accurately and crush as many targets as possible with each boulder. Simple, but surprisingly addicting!
You’ll get shiny extra boulders when crushing three or more targets with a single throw. To master the game you need to anticipate how boulders roll, bounce, and launch from explosions. Take advantage of collapsing structures too!
Conquer the world by defeating the humans in more than 120 fun and increasingly challenging levels!
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