Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: a classic of the Great Depression, a Stephanie Bond boxed set, Arthur C. Clarke and a great tween book, $1.99 each!

Today's Daily Deals include a classic of the Great Depression, a Stephanie Bond boxed set, sci-fi by a master and a great tween book!

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

Tobacco Road, by Erskine Caldwell.

Caldwell’s bestselling, controversial classic: the story of a Southern sharecropper family ground down by the devastation of the Great Depression

Even before the Great Depression struck, Jeeter Lester and his family were desperately poor sharecroppers. But when hard times begin to affect the families that once helped support them, the Lesters slip completely into the abyss. Rather than hold on to each other for support, Jeeter, his wife Ada, and their twelve children are overcome by the fractured and violent society around them.

Banned and burned when first released in 1932, Tobacco Road is a brutal examination of poverty’s dehumanizing influence by one of America’s great masters of political fiction.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

187 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 70 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $4.99 if you purchase this book.



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

Love Can Be Murder (boxed set of humorous mysteries), by Stephanie Bond.

LOVE CAN BE MURDER is a delightfully deadly collection of 4 humorous romantic mysteries!

"True-to-life, romantic and witty, as we've come to expect from Ms. Bond." --The Best Reviews

FOUR stories--three full-length books plus a bonus short story to keep you entertained for hours!

PARTY CRASHERS--No invitation, no alibi...
IN DEEP VOODOO--A woman stabs a voodoo doll of her ex and he winds up dead!
GOT YOUR NUMBER--You can run, but your past will eventually catch up with you...
"BUMP IN THE NIGHT"--A woman finds a man dead on her couch!

LOVE CAN BE MURDER would make a great gift for a mystery lover...or treat yourself!

Note:
 When buying electronic books, there's always a very small chance the digital file will be corrupted during the download process depending on the integrity of your Internet connection and the speed of your device.  That chance increases slightly when the file is large, such as with a boxed set of books.  In the rare event that you do find your book file is garbled/corrupted, simply contact Amazon customer service to arrange for another download of the book free of charge!

923 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 81 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.



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

Against the Fall of Night (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde), by Arthur C. Clarke.

Living in the 10-billion-year-old city of Diaspar, Alvin is the last child born of humanity. He is intensely curious about the outside world. According to the oldest histories kept by the city fathers, however, there is no outside world—it was destroyed by the Invaders millions of years ago.

One day, Alvin finds a rock with an inscription seemingly meant for him: “There is a better way. Give my greetings to the Keeper of the Records. Alaine of Lyndar.” This cryptic message takes Alvin on a quest to discover humanity’s true past—and its future.

Originally published in the November 1948 issue of Startling Stories, Against the Fall of Night is a rich and intensely poetic vision of a distant future that’s sure to delight fans of Clarke and science fiction as a genre.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Clarke’s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

130 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 22 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.



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

The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass.

Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew?

Logan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone?

Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather?

Or Philip, the suit-and-tie wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.

446 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 114 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.49 if you purchase this book.



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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