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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals 6/26

Today on Amazon's Lightning Deals starting at 2PM Pacific (5PM on the East Coast) are for Kindle Fire accessories (at 3PM is the official sleep / wake cover for the Fire HD) and at 5PM is a portrait / landscape charging speaker dock.)

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Audible 2-for-1 Sale.

Amazon has price matched Catherine Coulter's The Cove ($1.99), which is today's Nook Daily Find.

Today's Kindle Daily Deal is Hawk Quest ($1.99), by Robert Lyndon [Hachette], with the companion audiobook for $4.99 (at least, that is the price according to the Amazon page). This is a stand-alone historical thriller (with elements of romance), running to nearly 700 pages in print.
Book Description
The year is 1072.

The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks.

On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time.

The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.

Today's Kindle Romance Daily Deal is In Rides Trouble ($1.99), the second novel in Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights Inc. series [Sourcebooks Casablanca]. I'd snap this up, if I didn't already have it (and the rest of the series) in my library.
Book Description
Rebel with a Cause

Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

Today's Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is Dead Spots ($1.99), the first novel in the Scarlett Bernard urban fantasy series by Melissa F. Olson [47North], with the companion audiobook also $1.99. I bought this when it was featured last November, read it straight thru last Spring (staying up late at night), then pre-ordered the next in the series, Trail of Dead, which now available and only $3.99.
Book Description
Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark.

But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.

Today's Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Squirrel World ($1.99), by Johanna Hurwitz [Chronicle Books].
Book Description
Award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz is back with a new addition to the charming Park Pals Adventures series. Squirrels Lexington (Lexi) and Lenox decide to visit the New York City streets they were named after. Lexi is worried about leaving Central Park, but Lenox is confident that their streets will be beautiful places, maybe even better than the park! When the two squirrels venture into the city, they soon realize that the human world is stranger and more dangerous than they'd ever imagined. This exciting Park Pals tale brings back the fun, adventure, and favorite furry characters that this award-winning series is known for.

Age Range: 6 - 10 years