Feb 112013

Today’s Gold Box at Amazon is up to 60% off on heart-shaped pendants, with free one-day shipping so that you get them before Valentine’s Day.

Box, which is a off-site storage company similar to Dropbox, has a special offer in conjunction with Dell, that lets you sign up for a free 50GB account (for life). Normally, this plan costs $20/year, but if you sign up here, not only do you get that much storage free, you can give it to two friends or co-workers. Box has their app in the Amazon Appstore, so has always been a bit easier to get loaded on your Kindle Fire, and has recently released a syncing app for the desktop (until this was released, getting files into Box was a bit more difficult).

At AmazonLocal, you can get a 50% off voucher for select DecalGirl Skins for the Kindle and Kindle Fire devices. The voucher is free (although you go thru checkout and need a credit card on file) and you must use the promo code that ends up in the Your Vouchers section during checkout for your purchase at Amazon.

Additional formats on free books:

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish ($1.99), by Jennifer Ward and Steve Gray (Illustrator). This book features Kindle Text Pop-Up for reading text over vivid, full-color images when using Kindle Fire/HD or select Kindle Reading Apps (Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for iPad or Kindle for Android); unlike some other Text Popup books, this one won’t work on any of the eInk Kindles.

Book Description
There was an old pirate . . . who swallowed a fish, a bird, a map, some gold, and even a whole pirate ship! Will the Old Pirate sink to the bottom of the deep, dark sea? Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow! Jennifer Ward’s take on the “Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” song is perfectly matched with Steve Gray’s zany digital illustrations.

Grade Level: Pre-K and up

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Stone Maidens ($1.99), by Lloyd Devereux Richards, with the companion audiobook also $1.99.

Book Description
As the chief forensic anthropologist for the FBI’s Chicago field office, Christine Prusik has worked her fair share of bizarre cases. Yet this one trumps them all: a serial killer is strangling young women and dumping their bodies in the steep, forested ravines of southern Indiana. With each victim, the killer leaves a calling card: a stone figurine carved like the spirit stones found among the primitive tribes of Papua New Guinea—the same tribes from whom Prusik narrowly escaped a decade earlier while doing field research. The similarity is eerie and, frankly, terrifying; Prusik still carries the scars from the tribesmen’s attack. But is the connection real? Or have the dark details of Prusik’s nightmares finally wormed their way into her waking life? Displaying the expertise of a veteran writer, debut novelist Lloyd Devereux Richards skillfully builds layers of psychological suspense and terror into a compulsively readable whodunit.

Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is The Heart You Own ($0.99), by Diane R. Jewkes.

Book Description
Why would an English lord want to have part ownership in a New Mexico cattle ranch? And why did it have to be her father’s ranch?

Kara Jonston has grown up thinking she will someday inherit the family ranch. She has worked the ranch as hard as any man. Ask any of the cowboys. Finding out her father sold half ownership in the ranch—and to a soft Englishman, no less—without even talking to her hurts her pride and stirs her anger. To make matters worse, this outsider is coming to inspect his investment, and her father expects her to be nice.

Although she promises her father to give his new partner a chance, she vows she will never accept him as her partner on her ranch.

Hawke Pryce, Lord Stoneham, is not English, he is Scottish. He is not soft, and he is not coming to the New Mexico Territory just to inspect his latest investment. He’s hunting a man.

Sparks fly—but will they turn into lasting love for two people determined to hang on to their hearts?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Today’s Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears ($1.99), edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. I haven’t read this collection, so I’m definitely picking it up, as the anthologies Datlow edits have always contained good stories worth reading.

Book Description
In their third critically acclaimed collection of original fairy tales for adults, World Fantasy Award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling present 21 new stories by some of the top names in literature today. Dark, disturbing and delightful, each story was written expressly for this superb collection of distinctly grown-up fantasy — a brilliant companion volume to Datlow and Windling’s acclaimed anthologies, Snow White, Blood Red and Black Thorn, White Rose. Contributors include: Susan Wade, Tanith Lee, Garry Kilworth, Nancy Kress, Farida S.T. Shapiro, Joyce Carol Oates, Roberta Lannes, Michael Cadnum, Lisa Goldstein, John Brunner, Nancy A. Collins, Gene Wolfe, Susan Palwick, Milbre Burch, Gahan Wilson, Anne Bishop, Kathe Koja, Ellen Steiber, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, and Delia Sherman.

Old Gold (£0.99 UK), by Jay Stringer, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $4.99/KLL Eligible, with the companion audiobook for $1.99).

Book Description
Half-gypsy detective Eoin Miller finds people for a living—usually people who would do anything to remain hidden. Ironic considering Eoin has done all he can to lose himself in a downward spiral that has cost him his job, his respect, his wife, and anything else that ever mattered. But he’s not inclined to dwell on what he’s given up, and Eoin prefers it that way.

Then he meets Mary, a hard-drinking woman on the run who confides that she’s stolen a valuable item, one that certain people would kill to get back. The two of them seek a temporary—and incomplete—solace in each other’s arms, only for Mary to turn up as a corpse in Eoin’s bed the next morning, him asleep on the sofa.

Recalling his father’s aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary’s murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin’s tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers—crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians—against each other.

Don’t Look Twice ($1.99 Kindle, B&N), the second novel in Andrew Gross’ Ty Hauck series, is the Nook Daily Find, price matched on Kindle. I’m picking this up to complete the series, as the first in the series was free three years ago and the third was 99 cents early last Spring.

Book Description
In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide, a drive-by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and an innocent bystander is left dead.

Detective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casino. Until Annie Fletcher, a young restaurateur in the midst of rebuilding her life, witnesses something she shouldn’t have—and immediately runs to him with what she knows. Suddenly, Hauck is pulled into a rising storm far greater than it first appeared—a storm wide enough to encompass corruption inside Greenwich’s circle of wealthy and powerful citizens. And punishing enough to consume Hauck’s own family, and tear brothers apart forever . . . if it doesn’t kill them first.

Don’t Look Twice is a gripping story of profiteering on an international scale and an emotionally resonant domestic thriller from one of the hottest new talents in suspense fiction.

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