Friday, January 18, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: Two mysteries, a paranormal historical fantasy and a kids' book!

Today's Daily Deals include a mystery set in American Samoa, a romantic mystery, a paranormal historical fantasy and a children's book.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Pago Pago Tango (Jungle Beat), by John Enright.

Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua spent seven years in the San Francisco Police Department, where the job was just a job and solving crimes required cool detachment. But back home on American Samoa, life is personal—especially for a cop. Because on a small island where no one is a stranger and secrets are widely known but never discussed, solving crimes requires a certain…finesse.

Here, Apelu must walk the line between two cultures: Samoan versus American, native versus new. And that gulf never yawns wider than when a white family’s home in Pago Pago is burglarized. And what appears to be a simple, open-and-shut case turns out to anything but. As the evidence piles up, Apelu follows a tangled trail between cultures, dead bodies, hidden codes, and a string of lies on his hunt for the ugly truth buried at the heart of paradise.

Set against the steamy backdrop of the Samoan jungle, this thoughtful whodunit introduces a memorable new gumshoe to the ranks of detective fiction.

263 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 48 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $1.99 if you purchase this book.

Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99 today!

Small Town Secrets (Crimson Romance), by Molly Kate Gray.

Miller’s Grove’s most eligible bachelor, Josh Owens, could have a different date every night of the week, so he doesn’t understand why he’s drawn to Tara since she’s obviously not interested in him. Tara Sullivan is angry that he’s stolen the coveted prime-time anchor position she’d been promised.

A stranger begins preying on the single young women in Miller’s Grove, and the story’s assigned to Tara. As the number of victims grows, Tara reluctantly accepts help from Josh. As he researches his top suspect in the assaults, he unearths events in the past that more than one resident of Miller’s Grove wants to keep hidden.
Together they discover a web of conspiracy and lies involving the most powerful family in town. Josh and Tara put their reputations at risk in the hope of exposing the truth and, perhaps, finally bringing Tara peace.
Sensuality Level: Sensual

170 pages, with a 44.5-star rating from 11 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Blood Maidens (A James Asher Vampire Novel), by Hambly Barbara.

It's 1911. War is coming, and according to one of the vampires of St. Petersburg, the Kaiser is trying to recruit vampires. James Asher, Oxford don and formerly on His Majesty's Secret Service, is forced to team up again with his vampire partner Don Simon Ysidro for a journey to the subarctic Russian capital. Are they on the trail of a rogue vampire with a plan to achieve the power to walk in daylight, Asher wonders. Or is Ysidro's real agenda to seek the woman he once loved?

256 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 15 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.

Here's today's Daily Kid's Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Good News, Bad News, by Jeff Mack.

Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree. So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations.

Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!

40 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 33 reviews. Lending enabled.

Note that this book apparently has special features, and at this posting, does not appear to work on e-Ink Kindles.  Check the "Send to" menu on the product page to see if it will work with your Kindle or Kindle App.

Happy Reading!


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