Today on Amazon’s Gold Box save 50% on select toys from Melissa & Doug, including puzzles, building blocks, a learn-to-play piano and more. The Current Lightning Deal is three cookbooks (hardcover) including Wheat Belly Cookbook and The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Today’s Android App Deal of the Day is Holiday Drops – Match three puzzle by Bullbitz ($0.99); for the kids, get 50% off on Toddler Counting 123 – Fruit Salad and ABC Preschool Alphabet Silhouettes from Little Phoenix Interactive ($0.99).
The MP3 Album Deal of the Day is True Believers by Darius Rucker ($1.99). Today’s Black Friday Music Deals include The Glee Christmas Album, Burl Ives, Blind Boys of Alabama & Smashing Pumpkins.
Today’s 12 Days of Kindle Deals is Eight Graphic Novels, $2.99 or Less Each [Marvel].
- Thor, Vol. 1 ($2.99)
- Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers ($1.99)
- Thor: Ages of Thunder ($1.99)
- Runaways, Vol. 1 ($1.99)
- X-Force Vol.1: Angels and Demons ($1.99)
- Captain America Vol. 1: Winter Soldier ($2.99)
- Avengers, Vol. 1 ($2.99)
- Iron Man: Extremis ($2.99)
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Betrayal of Trust ($1.99), by J. A. Jance [HarperCollins].
Betrayal of Trust is the twentieth mystery by New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance to feature Seattle p.i. J. P. Beaumont—and it is another surefire winner from the author the Chattanooga Times calls, “One of the best—if not the best.” When Beau discovers a snuff film recorded on a smart phone—a horrific crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens—his investigation unleashes a firestorm that blazes all the way up through the halls of Washington state government. Betrayal of Trust is certain to win this phenomenal crime fiction master (“In the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell”—Flint Journal) a wealth of new fans while enthralling the army of devoted readers already addicted to the potent Jance magic.
Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is two exciting romance books by Lian Dolan for $2.99 or less each [Prospect Park Books]. Be careful if searching on your device, as there are multiple editions.
Helen of Pasadena ($1.99)
Helen Fairchild leads a privileged Pasadena existence: married to a pillar of the community; raising a fine, water polo-playing son; volunteering on the most fashionable committees. It only bothers Helen a tiny bit that she has never quite fit in proper Pasadena for lots of little reasons. And then, out of nowhere, along comes a Rose Parade float, killing her philandering husband and leaving Helen broke, out of her beloved home and scrambling to salvage her once-rarefied existence. Enter Dr. Patrick O’Neill, noted archaeologist, excavator of Troy and wearer of nubby sweaters, and Helen’s new boss. Distracted by her incredibly attractive boss, Helen teeters in to her new life which teems with characters. While uncovering secrets about ancient Troy alongside Patrick, Helen discovers more: a new sense of self and a new love. With it’s keen social observations, laugh-out-loud scenes and whip-smart dialogue, Helen of Pasadena reads like a roman Ã clef and unfolds like a romantic comedy. Along the way, this novel delivers humor, insight and wisdom on reinventing yourself.
Elizabeth the First Wife ($2.99)
Elizabeth Lancaster, an English professor at Pasadena City College, finds her perfectly dull but perfectly orchestrated life upended one summer by three men: her movie-star ex-husband, a charming political operative, and William Shakespeare. Until now, she’d been content living in the shadow of her high-profile and highly accomplished family. Then her college boyfriend and one-time husband of seventeen months, A-list action star FX Fahey, shows up with a job offer that she can’t resist, and Elizabeth’s life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. She’s off to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the summer to make sure FX doesn’t humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.
Today’s Kindle Non-Fiction Daily Deal is Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions ($1.99/$0.99 matchbook), by Jon Taffer [Amazon Publishing], with the companion audiobook only $0.99.
If there’s anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly up, it’s Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the food and beverage, hotel, and hospitality industries, he runs the biggest trade show in the business and has turned around nearly 1,000 bars and at least that many restaurants.
As host and co-producer of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, a documentary-style series, Taffer gives struggling bars one last chance to succeed with a mixture of business acumen and tough love. Now he’s offering his no-nonsense strategy for eliciting just the right emotional reactions in customers to everyone.
Raise the Bar distills the secrets to running a successful enterprise with Reaction Management, a strategy and philosophy Taffer developed and uses in his business and on Bar Rescue. It works whether you’re running a storefront operation or a web-based company, whether you’re manufacturing widgets or providing a service.
Taffer’s overarching philosophy is this: All business is about creating the right reactions in your customers. Even better: You can control those reactions to a very large degree. Raise the Bar is the definitive manual on transforming a bar or restaurant with actionable, proven strategies for immediate impact.
Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution ($1.99), by Ji-Li Jiang [HarperCollins], with the companion audiobook also $1.99.
It’s 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, tons of friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it’s also the year that China’s leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li’s world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. When Ji-li’s father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.
This is the true story of one girl’s determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.
Age Level: 8 – 12 | Grade Level: 8 and up