The Wicked Girls (£0.99): One fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder.
The Silent Touch of Shadows (£0.99 Audiobook £2.99): What will it take to put the past to rest? Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her.
Lights of Liverpool (£0.99 Audiobook £0.99): The O’Neils, who have lost brothers and sons into the bowels of London’s East End, keep watch over their one remaining young male, a boy named Seamus. Hardworking and good-hearted, they cling together and help each other, and a whole community.
The Buried Giant (£2.99) Audible Deal of the Day: The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giantbegins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards – some strange and otherworldly – but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.
Prices good today only until 11:59pm. Regular daily posts are below this post.
A note for Anita
Dear Anita –
Thank you for the note you sent to us last Saturday. I appreciate your kind words and you brightened my weekend.
When I replied to your e-mail, my message was returned with a very stern note from the Mail-Daemon that the address was rejected. Those notes are always so in-your-face using expressions like “permanent failure.”
Again, thank you and I do enjoy hearing from site visitors.
Daily Deal Fail
Are you happy with the books featured on the Daily Deal?
My personal complaint is that the deal often is not live at midnight as you would expect. At least once a week the deal isn’t posted until as late as 4:00a.m.
I’ve noticed that the books often do not have many reviews. A deal is a deal when a popular book you want to purchase is selling at a great price. A clearance bin is where books that no one is buying are displayed.
Lately the prices of the deals haven’t been all that great, either. On August 22, The Scandalous Duchess was on the Daily Deal for £5.99. On August 23 the price was £4.27. Daily Deal fail!
Amazon announces Underground
This explains the end of the Free App of the Day.
From the new Underground web page:
Amazon Underground is a new app for your Android phone. It has all the functionality of the regular Amazon mobile shopping app. . . plus an exciting addition: Over ten thousand dollars in apps, games and in-app items that are actually free.
Many apps and games that are marked as “free” turn out not to be completely free. They use in-app payments to charge you for special items or to unlock features and levels. In Underground, you will find 100% free versions of popular premium titles like OfficeSuite Professional 8, Goat Simulator and PhotoSuite 4 and popular titles with in-app purchase like Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, Looney Toons Dash! and many more.
We’ve made this possible by working out a new business model with app and game developers: We’re paying them a certain amount on a per-minute played basis in exchange for them waiving their normal in-app fees. To be clear, we’re the ones picking up those per minute charges so for you it’s simply free. Just look for apps and games marked with an “Actually Free” banner.
Normally you’d go to Google Play to download an Android app onto your phone. But Google’s rules don’t allow an app that offers apps or games to be included in Google Play. So, you need to download the Underground app directly from Amazon.com. (Underground apps and games are automatically available on Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets.)
One last point on this. The Amazon Underground app is a long-term program rather than a one-off promotion. Over time, we’ll continue to invent and add benefits to Underground. For now, enjoy some actually free apps and games.
Thank you for being a customer,
(The Underground Team)
A year after the death of his wife, Christine, Dan is barely holding on. But one thing gets him through the long, lonely nights and that is his cherished dog, Anni. When she is stolen from his front yard, Dan and his daughter, Lindsay, are devastated. Meanwhile in another part of town, Andrea Keller is recovering from the heartbreak of a messy divorce. After she rescues a defenseless dog from an abusive tenant, her life changes in ways she never could have anticipated.
Dan and Andrea cross paths again and again, only to keep missing each other and the opportunity of a lifetime. As Anni works to find her way home, can she bring together these two lost souls desperately in need of a second chance at happiness?
Buy this romantic comedy for only 99p today. Audiobook: Only 99p.
Click here to purchase Hello Love
A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge.
After experiencing a troubled childhood during which Alan was in and out of children’s homes – after being put into care at the tender age of eighteen months old – Alan was a teenager in 1981 when he was sentenced to life in prison for murder during a robbery that had gone badly wrong. He served thirty-two years in various prisons throughout the United Kingdom. This book tells the truth of what goes on behind prison walls and exposes the level of inhumane treatment and brutality that Alan had to endure throughout his thirty-two year journey, during which he never stopped standing up for human rights.
Powerfully detailing the way prisoners are treated on a daily basis, Life in Strangeways is a gripping tale that will change the perception of Alan Lord: convicted murderer and riot leader. Buy the book today for £2.39.
Click here to purchase Life in Strangeways
Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her emotion into the beautiful bread she bakes.
But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet man old enough to be her grandfather, and respected pillar of the community, she feels that finally, she may have found someone she can open up to.
Until Josef tells her the evil secret he’s kept for sixty years.
Caught between Josef’s search for redemption and her shattered illusions, Sage turns to her family history and her own life for answers. As she uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between betrayal and forgiveness, love and revenge. And ask herself the most difficult question she has ever faced – can murder ever be justice? Or mercy?
Buy this page-turning compulsion of a thriller by Jodi Picoult for only £1.49 today.
Click here to purchase The Storyteller
Before he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man, now endowed with uncanny mental abilities.
An ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake’s talent. Posing as a pioneering scientist, the terrorist leader has been conducting cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of super jihadist agents…and Jake’s altered brain may be the key to his success. But Jake refuses to play the pawn in an unholy war–and when an innocent woman and autistic child are taken hostage to force his cooperation, he embarks on a jihad of his own. Jake and his band of loyal friends are thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan–where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.
Buy this terrorism thriller today for only £1.00. Audiobook: £3.49.
Click here to purchase Brainrush
The sale is this weekend only! Barnes & Noble has sixty top titles at bottom prices From HarperCollins and Harlequin. The good news is that Amazon is price matching.
The best suggestion I have to find the books is to do this:
1) Go to B&N with this link and see all the books available.
2) If you find a title you want, click on this link to get to the Kindle Store. This will get you to Amazon under our Associate’s ID so we will get sales credit.
3) Type the book title in the search bar and check Amazon’s price.
4) If the book is price-matched, then buy it. If it is not, scroll down the Kindle page to PRODUCT DETAILS. At the bottom of the product details you will see this:
Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed.
Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?
Click on the TELL US ABOUT A LOWER PRICE and complete the information.
The Summer Sale ends 31 August. Don’t miss the most popular books in the sale.
‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
There are books you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night.
There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real.
There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days.
The Shock of the Fall is all of these books. Buy it today for only £1.99.
Click here to purchase The Shock of the Fall
After watching her beloved sister Sophia pine over the ton’s golden boy for years, Julia St. Claire has foresworn love. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debt-ridden father jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the Earl of Clivesden…the man of Sophia’s dreams.
Benedict Revelstoke has assiduously avoided the marriage mart. But when he discovers that Clivesden has his sights set on Julia, Benedict proposes in order to protect his childhood best friend – only to discover that more than friendship is driving his desire to defend her…
Meanwhile, Sophia encounters a mysterious earl with a dark past who is intent to teaching her all kinds of forbidden pleasures to mend her broken heart…
Buy this historical romance for only 99p today.
Click here to purchase A Most Scandalous Proposal
An American Outlaw (Only 99p) The scion of one of the West’s great outlaws comes home from the war in Iraq–Gilman James. His brothers-in-arms are mere shadows of their former selves–Gil, unmarked–determines to take care of them. But how far should a man go for the people he loves?
Stepping across the line between right and wrong, Gil finds himself stranded in the Texan desert–as a bank heist he’s planned goes horribly wrong. Pursued into the badlands by US Marshal John Whicher, Gil crosses paths with Tennille Labrea; an outlander, with her own demons to fight.
What makes an outlaw? Marshal John Whicher, veteran of the First Gulf War thinks he knows. But can natural justice ever outrank the law? For three very different people a moment of reckoning is set in train: violent, defining; inescapable.
An American Kill (Only 99p) John Whicher is a US Marshal, not long out of training – barely twelve months back from serving in the Persian Gulf war. In south Texas, he’s working his first case when a multiple shooting on the US / Mexico border leaves five non-documented aliens and one American dead.
The county decides to limit any inquest – money’s tight, deaths among illegals are notoriously hard to crack. But Whicher, new to law enforcement, is not about to let his first case slide. Who sets the limits, how are they defined? Can a man’s terms be any other than his own?