Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Qais Quest and Bonus App!

Today's Free App of the Day is Qais Quest
Originally $1.33


This is a platform game. From the reviews, it is huge--300 MB--so have a lot of space available on your Fire. It will apparently install to an SD card, for the most part, if you have one on your non-Fire phone or tablet. The other issue reviewers had was that gameplay was challenging and there was no checkpoint--you have to start at the beginning when you get killed. Graphics and sound are supposed to be great. From the product page: How far would you go to reach back home? Play as Qais the Knight as you fight, dive, fly and slay your enemy across 30 levels of stunning environment and gameplay. Have full control over your hero, explore his world and leap through Space-time, dive into the deep seas and fight the nightmare creatures. Qais will stop at nothing to reach home. Features: - A true platformer game, where you can be in full control of your hero. - Five Unique Worlds with amazing different gameplay spread over 30 long Levels that will hook you for days. - Stunning Hand drawn and 3D Graphics. - Epic boss Battles. - Astonishing Visual Effects and Music.

2 of 5 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Frozen Free Fall.


This is a Disney app based on the movie Frozen. 'Nough said. Well, I'll say it's a Match 3 game, and is quite attractive. So far I haven't found any thing really unique as far as gameplay, but it's attractive, has a nice soundtrack and is a worthwhile addition to your Match-3 collection. Not just for kids. From the product page:  4615 of 5724 reviews are four stars and above.


These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9 Entertaining Celebrity Autiobiographies

Be entertained with these well-written and uniquely-voiced autobiographies from some of our favorite celebs:

#9Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick HarrisTired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?
Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born to New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht.

Choose correctly and you’ll find fa...
#8Yes Please, by Amy PoehlerIn Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.
#7Bossypants, by Tina Fey
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)
#6Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy KalingMindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck - impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence "Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I'll shut up about it?"

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you've come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her un...
#5Seriously...I'm Kidding, by Ellen DeGeneresI've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?...
#4If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't), by Betty WhiteThe New York Times bestseller from the beloved actress who's made us laugh on shows from The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Saturday Night Live! In this candid take on everything from the unglamorous reality behind red-carpet affairs to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is, and I never intend to find out"), Betty White shares her observations about life, celebrity, and love (for humans and animals). Filled with photos, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and straight to the point-just like Betty.


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#3My Mother Was Nuts, by Penny MarshallMost people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.

My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston.

Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her ri...
#2Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned", by Lena Dunham#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.


In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told.

“Take My Virginity (No Really, Take It)” is the account of Dunham’s first time, and how her expectations of sex didn’t quite live up to the actual event (“No floodgate had been opened, no vault of true womanhood unlocked”); “Girls & Jer...
#1Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, by Rob LoweA wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye
A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.
The Outsiders placed Lowe at the birth of the modern youth movement in the entertainment industry. During his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of show business and politics both on the set and in the actual White House. And in between are deft and humorous stories of the wild excesses that marked the eighties, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.
Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships...

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Saving Grace (The Lone Stars Book 2), by Katie Graykowski. (Still free?)

"Loved it! Awesome fun. I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more. The characters had spunk, humor and backbone. The kids only added to the fun and don't get me started on the dog. Everyone had a little twist to their character, including the dog. I especially enjoy the wit that Katie Graykowski writes with. So much fun. Cannot wait for her to write the next in the series." -- Amazon reviewer

Grace Kelley isn’t blonde, demure, and she definitely isn’t a princess. At the moment, fifteen dollars and a single peppermint stand between her and starvation. When she meets a teenaged girl in trouble, Grace’s life takes a turn for the better. She goes from a homeless singer to a nanny in no time flat.

Professionally, Chord Robbins has the world at his feet. As the coach of the Super Bowl winning NFL team, The Austin Lone Stars, there is nothing he can’t do. But his home life is hell. He has three kids, no discipline, and his wife left him for her yoga instructor. When Grace stumbles into his life, he promptly throws her out. But she won’t stay away. Since he can’t get rid of her, he hires her.

When these two get together, it proves that all is fair in love and football… and losing is just the beginning.

209 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 63 reviews.

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Royal Institute of Magic: Elizabeth's Legacy, by Victor Kloss. (Still 0.99?)

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"Brilliant story-telling! From start to finish this is an absolutely gripping read! Like some of the classic teen fantasy novels through the years, this has that extra magical something which immerses you into a world that's just so much more exciting and interesting than our own. I found myself very quickly rooting for the protagonist, and just couldn't stop turning the pages until I knew what happened to him. Kloss doesn't dumb-down or patronise; he weaves a brilliantly told story which I hope will be enjoyed by generations. Definitely worth the read!" -- Amazon reviewer

Two years ago, Ben Greenwood's parents walked out the door and never returned. The police have all but given up finding them when Ben stumbles upon a peculiar letter addressed to his dad. “You are the most wanted man in the Unseen Kingdoms. Unless you come to us, we cannot help. For your child's sake, tell us what you know.”

The letter is from an organisation called the Royal Institute of Magic and is dated a day before his parents disappeared. Like most people, fourteen-year-old Ben hasn't the faintest idea what the Royal Institute of Magic is, but he has his first clue: the logo on the letter.

Armed with nothing but his wits and the help of his good friend Charlie, Ben sets out to find the Institute and, through them, his parents. To succeed, he will have to navigate a land filled with fantastic creatures and Spellshooters, where magic can be bought and sold, to unravel an ancient family secret that could hold the key to defeating an evil the Institute has been fighting for the last five hundred years.

245 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 15 reviews.

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The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club Book #1): A Novel, by Linda Evans Shepherd. (Still free?)

"A heartwarming read. The characters are well developed, the conversations are realistic, and the story lines are interesting. These women might be members of my church they seem so realistic. I like the real struggles they have with faith, change, and the learning they go through because of those things." -- Amazon reviewer

In the small Colorado town of Summit View, a surprising multi-generational mix of women from Grace Church meet once a week to pass a hot dish and to pray. But the Potluck Club, as they call themselves, is a recipe for disaster when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church. And the funny thing: the more they pray, the more troubles seem to come their way. It isn't until they invite God to the table that they discover friendship is the spice of life, and a little dash of grace, just like salt, goes a long way.

With charming, down-home characters, humor, poignancy, and a recipe in every chapter, The Potluck Club will keep readers hungering for more.

388 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 125 reviews.

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Patriotic Duty (Duty & Desire Book 1), by C.J. Pinard. (Still free?)

"Not only is this book filled with romance but its also a great love story. I am a military wife myself and I know the struggle of being away from your service member and worrying non stop so to have them come back together is great. Riley's struggle is a real one for a lot of service members and the support of loved ones makes all the difference. I can't wait to read his point of view." -- Amazon reviewer

Newly divorced party girl Cara Reid just wants to have fun. Much too young to even be a divorcee, she and her bestie, Miranda, set off to have fun and maybe a few casual hookups and live life. One night at a military bar, Cara meets Riley Forrester, a hot Army soldier who makes her melt with one look of his deep ocean blue eyes. But Riley is only staying the summer in California and then has to go back to Colorado when it's over. Cara tells herself he’s just a summer fling and is determined to enjoy herself and let him go once the summer is over. But when Riley receives orders he wasn’t expecting, she’s forced to make a decision on whether she’s going to be there for him when he gets back, or move on with her life. What she wasn't expecting was to fall so hard for the beautiful soldier boy, and now she's faced with accepting her feelings or letting him go.

Contains adult content. For readers 18 and up.

Patriotic Duty is book 1 in the Duty & Desire series, and while it's recommended to read them in order, it's not necessary.

210 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 151 reviews.

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