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 Sons and Princes, by James LePore, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $0.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 34 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is actually three books in the Unlikely Friendships series, by Jennifer S. Holland, and each of these books were $7.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $1.99 for today only.
Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is A Song in Stone, by Walter H. Hunt, and this book was $3.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 75% to just $0.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 customer reviews.
Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl , by Gina Lamm, 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 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 55 customer reviews.
Today’s History Daily Deal is Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 True Stories , by C. Brian Kelly, and this book was $18.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 84% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.
Here is the Sons and Princes book description from the Amazon website:
Chris Massi has been running from his world his entire life. The son of a Mafia assassin and the former son-in-law of a mob kingpin, Massi has tried to stay on the right side of the law, building a prestigious career as an attorney, and insulating his children as much as possible. But now a series of tragedies have left him without a law license and without several of his loved ones. And at the same time, his teenaged son is beginning to gravitate toward the gangster world Chris has tried so hard to protect him from.
Michele Mathias has been running away from her life for more than a decade. Once a promising young woman with a future, she’s now a drug addicted street player living with the knowledge that her daughter – the only bright thing in her life – was taken away from her. When her roommate is murdered in a mob-related hit, her life intersects with Chris’s life – and their worlds change forever.
For Chris, a showdown is coming. The only way for him to save his son and regain his future is to face – and maybe even embrace – the demon he’s always avoided. For Michele, her last chance at redemption has arrived. How their journeys collide with the dark New York underworld is the stuff of the kind of suspenseful, passionate drama we’ve come to expect from James LePore.
For the sake of time and length of te blog post, I’m not going to list out each of the Kids Daily Deal books; however, you can check them out by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.
Here is the A Song in Stone book description from the Amazon website:
There is a mystery in a chapel, and a man who must find the answer.
Heavy-drinking, chain-smoking, television pro Ian Graham just wanted a new paying job, but when he arrives at Scotland’s mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to shoot a dramatic for-TV documentary, he’s thrown a different fate altogether—one from 1307 to be exact. When he wakes up seven hundred years away from his own life, Ian must live as an initiate of the Order of the Temple, seek the forgotten truth of Rosslyn’s past, and escape the doom of the Templars before he can’t return.
Here is the Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl book description from the Amazon website:
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher…
An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.
Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn’t looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing…
Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He’s a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He’s horse-drawn. She’s Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
Here is the Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 True Stories book description from the Amazon website:
The Civil WAR You Never Knew…
Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and decorated generals lie more than 100 intensely personal, true stories you haven’t heard before. In Best Little Stories from the Civil War, soldiers describe their first experiences in battle, women observe the advances and retreats of armies, spies recount their methods, and leaders reveal the reasoning behind many of their public actions. Fascinating characters come to life, including:
Former U.S. Senator Robert Toombs of Georgia, who warned the Confederate cabinet not to fall for Lincoln’s trap by firing on reinforcements, thereby allowing Lincoln to claim the South had fired the first shots of the war at Fort Sumter.
Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, who disbanded the 13th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, scattered its men, gave its guns to other units, and ordered its officers home, accusing all of cowardly performance in battle.
Thomas N. Conrad, a Confederate spy operating in Washington, who warned Richmond of both the looming Federal Peninsula campaign in the spring of 1863 and the attack at Fredericksburg later that year.
Private Franklin Thomson of Michigan, born as Sarah Emma Edmonds, who fought in uniform for the Union during the war and later was the only female member of the postwar Union Grand Army of the Republic.
Free App of the Day
Today’s Free App of the Day is Azkend 2: The World Beneath , 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:
Enjoy dozens of exciting levels with variable gameplay in the story mode. The Jules Vernesque story of your journey is told with gorgeous animated full screen scenes and professional voice overs. Experience awe and wonder as you move through fantastic, changing locations.
Azkend 2 challenges you with several different and exciting level styles throughout the adventure. You can earn nearly 20 unique powerups and over a dozen achievements. Choose your powerups wisely for each level to hasten your journey.
Azkend 2 also includes two challenge game modes. Time-challenge is a bite-sized two minute game where you’ll try to gain as many points as possible and gain fame on the leaderboards. In Medals-challenge you can replay all the levels from the story and try to gain a medal from each one.
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