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Today’s Android App Deal of the Day is the 99 Cent Gameloft App Sale, which includes these popular games Wild Blood (Kindle Tablet Edition), The Dark Knight Rises (Kindle Tablet Edition), Gangstar Vegas, The Amazing Spider-Man (Kindle Tablet Edition), Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and Order & Chaos Online (Kindle Tablet Edition), with savings up to 86%. The New Release Apps of the Day are Christmas Shave – Santa’s Beard & Barbershop Salon by Beansprites LLC ($0.99) and Spongebob Moves In (Kindle Tablet Edition) by Nickelodeon ($3.99).
The MP3 Album Deals of the are:
- Christmas Is Here, a new release by Brandon Heath ($4.99)
- Christmas Cheers (Deluxe), by Straight No Chaser ($2.99)
- Open Water, by The Saint Johns ($3.99)
- …Hits, by Phil Collins ($3.99)
- 100 Must-Have Angel Christmas Voices, by Cobra Entertainment ($1.09)
- 99 Must-Have Christmas Chillout, by Cobra Entertainment ($0.99)
The New Christmas Release of the Day is NOW Christmas from Sony Music ($11.99). Today’s Music Deal of the Day is CDs Starting at $6.99.
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Little Known Facts ($2.99), by Christine Sneed [Bloomsbury], with the companion audiobook for $2.99. Booklist *Starred Review*
The people who orbit around Renn Ivins, an actor of Harrison Ford-like stature–his girlfriends, his children, his ex-wives, those on the periphery–long to experience the glow of his flame. Anna and Will are Renn’s grown children, struggling to be authentic versions of themselves in a world where they are seen as less important extensions of their father. They are both drawn to and repelled by the man who overshadows every part of them.Most of us can imagine the perks of celebrity, but Little Known Facts offers a clear-eyed story of its effects–the fallout of fame and fortune on family members and others who can neither fully embrace nor ignore the superstar in their midst. With Little Known Facts, Christine Sneed emerges as one of the most insightful chroniclers of our celebrity-obsessed age, telling a story of influence and affluence, of forging identity and happiness and a moral compass; the question being, if we could have anything on earth, would we choose correctly?
Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is Lost Without You ($0.99), by Heather Thurmeier [Crimson Romance].
Zoe Oliver never wanted to be on another reality TV show . . . until Chip Cormack made an offer too good to refuse. He’s guaranteed her a payday this time and a chance to redeem herself in America’s eyes. But Zoe worries she won’t be able to focus as her desire for Chip grows and her strength to resist him weakens. When she learns she’ll be roughing it in the woods with Chip and without luxuries like indoor plumbing and electricity, she’s instantly on edge, feeling naked and terrified that her scars will be exposed and her secrets revealed. When Zoe’s past turns up on the show, she fears she’ll lose not only the life she’s sacrificed everything else to have, but also the affections of the only man she’s ever trusted with her heart.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Today’s Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is Death with Interruptions ($1.99), by Jose Saramago and Margaret Jull Costa (Translator) [Houghton Mifflin Harcourt], with the companion audiobook also $1.99. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago’s brilliant new novel poses the question — what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death?
On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots.
Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?
Today’s Kindle Spirituality Daily Deal is This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons ($1.99), by David Rynick [Wisdom Publications].
This Truth Never Fails is a playful yet well-grounded narrative of a year in the life of an unusual Zen master. Far from the silent and detached stereotype of Zen teachers, Rynick writes with disarming humor, offering both the struggles and the joys of ordinary life as opportunities for insight. Anyone looking for inspiration to bring a simple spiritual awareness into their daily lives, and also those interested in finding ways to more deeply integrate faith (in any tradition) with practice will find this book reassuring and encouraging.
This book appeals to the broad “mindfulness” and “general spirituality” audiences that transcend any one formal tradition. Leaning toward Anne Lamott’s humor, universal spirituality, and Mary Oliver’s love of the natural world, Rynick’s writing bypasses Zen theory and doctrine. Simple, clear prose illustrates, vividly, an insightful and tender appreciation of ordinary life as the Way itself.
A “gripping dystopian fantasy” (Kirkus Reviews) that brims with romance and suspense, from the author of The Body Finder.
In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines your class, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. The only reprieve from oppression is within the drug-filled underground club scene. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. As the violent clashes between the totalitarian monarchy and the rebel forces escalate, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible grip of a deadly regime.
About the Author
Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series, writes powerfully and movingly of a girl with dangerous powers in an unusual and expertly crafted setting.