Apr 192014

The Kindle Deal of the Day for those in the UK:

Electronics For Dummies (£2.89 UK; $14.08 US) by Gordon McComb [For Dummies]

Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how!

You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works. This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely.

  • Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work
  • Essential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you
  • Schematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s going
  • Symbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components
  • Tools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard
  • Break it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors
  • Getting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them
  • & Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (£0.99 UK; $10.99 US) by Ben Fountain [Canongate Books]; Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2012

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he’s a hero. Billy and the rest of Bravo Company were filmed defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Bravo’s three minutes of extreme bravery is a YouTube sensation and the Bush Administration has sent them on a nationwide Victory Tour.

During the final hours of the tour Billy will mix with the rich and powerful, endure the politics and praise of his fellow Americans – and fall in love. He’ll face hard truths about life and death, family and friendship, honour and duty.

Tomorrow he must go back to war.

Sugar Springs (£0.99 UK; $3.99 US; $1.99 companion audiobook) by Kim Law [Montlake Romance]; 2013 RITA® Finalist for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance

Lee Ann London once had big plans…scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister’s twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she’d imagined, but it’s definitely where she wants it. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs…

Cody’s childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick. Lee Ann was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He’s back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness…and maybe win back her love while he’s at it.

Sweet Nothings: A Sugar Springs Novel (£0.99 UK; $4.99 US; $1.99 companion audiobook) by Kim Law [Montlake Romance]

Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open—and she’s good at it. She’s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She’s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.

When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. But for Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads…or hold on to the sweetest thing she’s ever known.

UK Kindle Daily Deal 03/29

UK Kindle Daily Deal 03/29

The Kindle Deal of the Day for those in the UK: Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (£0.99 UK; $7.59 US; $3.99 companion audiobook) by M.C. Beaton [Robinson] Recently married to James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds out that love is not all its cracked up to be – the newly weds are living in [...]

Kindle Daily Deals 02/02

Kindle Daily Deals 02/02

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, save 57% on the Pioneer SC-1323 7.2-Channel Network Receiver. In the Lightning Deals, get 53% off on a cute children’s book: Save on “Love Monster” a cuddly kids book about a monster trying to fit in. Today’s Android App Deals of the Day are Relaxing Sounds of Rain from by [...]

UK Kindle Daily Deal 11/18

UK Kindle Daily Deal 11/18

Sleep Like the Dead (£0.99 UK), a DCI Lorimer novel by Alex Gray [Sphere], is the Kindle Deal of the Day for those in the UK (the US edition is $7.99). Book Description Everyone is searching for Billy Brogan and his sister, Marianne. Marianne’s ex-husband Kenneth Scott is gunned down in his home and two [...]

Audible Daily Deal - In the Plex

Audible Daily Deal – In the Plex

Today’s Audible Daily Deal is In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives ($12.74 Kindle, $29.95 $4.95 Audible), by Steven Levy, read by L. J. Ganser [Audible]. Get a reduced price of $4.49, when you own the Kindle edition. This title qualifies for the Listening Rewards program, as the regular price is [...]

UK Kindle Daily Deal 11/08

UK Kindle Daily Deal 11/08

My Last Duchess (£0.99 UK), by Daisy Goodwin [Review], is the Kindle Deal of the Day for those in the UK (the US edition is $7.99). Book Description Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, [...]

Audible Daily Deal - Ghost in the Wires

Audible Daily Deal – Ghost in the Wires

Today’s Audible Daily Deal is Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker ($8.89 Kindle, $25.17 $4.95 Audible), by Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon, read by Ray Porter [Blackstone Audio]. Get a reduced price of $3.95, when you own the Kindle edition. Book Description Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive [...]