Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today's Kindle Daily Deals include a novel based on a true-life story, western historical romance, Jimmy Stewart, post-apocolyptic New York and a fun kid's book



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

The Boy Who Said No, by Patti Sheehy.

As a boy Frank Mederos' grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime.

342 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 188 reviews






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

Sourdough Creek, by Caroline Fyffe.

SOURDOUGH CREEK - (Western Historical Romance) Cassie Angel is used to taking care of herself. With a spirit of adventure, and a need to stay out of harm's way, she departs a dying Nevada town for the golden opportunities that await in California--along with a new life. When charming Sam Ridgeway shows up, claiming to know her uncle, and offers her protection in her travels, she has no idea there is an ulterior motive involved.

Other Western Historical Romances by Caroline Fyffe

The McCutcheon Family Series in Order:

Book One - MONTANA DAWN
Book Two - TEXAS TWILIGHT
Book Three - MAIL-ORDER BRIDES OF THE WEST: EVIE
Book Four - MAIL-ORDER BRIDES OF THE WEST: HEATHER


"A fun romp through history, this book was as entertaining as it was romantic." ~Englishrose, Clean Romance Reviews

"I am now a fan and cannot wait to get my hands on another Caroline Fyffe novel!" ~Crystal, Books Are Sanity

363 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 160 reviews



Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $2.99!

Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot, by Starr Smith.

Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II -and they were legion -Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, when the attack on Pearl Harbor woke so many others to the reality of war, Stewart was already in uniform - as a private on guard duty south of San Francisco at the Army Air Corps Moffet Field. Seeing war on the horizon, Jimmy Stewart, at the height of his fame after Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and his Oscar-winning turn in The Philadelphia Story in 1940, had enlisted several months earlier.

Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot chronicles his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat. Author Starr Smith, the intelligence officer assigned to the movie star, recounts how Stewart's first battles were with the Air Corps high command, who insisted on keeping the naturally talented pilot out of harm's way as an instructor pilot for B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators. By 1944, however, Stewart managed to get assigned to a Liberator squadron that was deploying to England to join the mighty Eighth Air Force. Once in the thick of it, he rose to command his own squadron and flew twenty combat missions, including one to Berlin.

“My father would feel honored by this book.” —Kelly Stewart Harcourt, daughter of Jimmy Stewart

"We would have made Jimmy a group commander [equivalent to an army regiment] if the war had lasted another month." - General Jimmy Doolittle.

"An excellent biography of a distinguished airman and fine human being." - Roger Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth: A History of the U.S. 8th Air Force.

"How wonderful it is that Starr Smith has finally directed a literary light on the personal history of Jimmy Stewart. . . . I welcomed Starr's book. It is needed and wanted. Bravo!" - Gay Talese.

"This is a very well researched and written book. . . . It fills a place in history about no mere actor but a courageous and selfless man, Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart, USAF." - General Michael E. Ryan, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

“I have met a few movie stars, but of them all, I think that Jimmy Stewart was most like those modest heroes he portrayed. Now journalist Starr Smith has raised the curtain on Stewart’s gallant service as a bomber pilot and air combat commander in World War II.” —Walter Cronkite, from the Foreword

288 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 67 reviews

I picked up this book right away--I'm a HUGE Jimmy Stewart fan.




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

The Artful (Shadows of the City Book 1), by Wilbert Stanton.

"Fascinating post-apocalyptic tale with plenty of action and intrigue." ~Michael Levy (Goodreads Review)

New York City, 2025: Everything is changed. The city that never sleeps is now a land of death and decay. A rampant virus has taken over and the survivors have become carriers, quarantined from the rest of the world.

Twist and Dodger grew up in the streets, the sewers and underground tunnels - their playground. They aren't heroes. They just like attention; and stealing meds from the rich and giving them to the poor is their golden ticket.

On their latest raid, they unknowingly steal a cure that puts them square between the ailing Emperor of Manhattan and the war hungry Governor of Brooklyn and forces them on a quest into the darkest shadows of their putrefying world.

215 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 44 reviews



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

Even Monsters Need Haircuts, by Matthew McElligott.

Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal-after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.

Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.


A Look Inside Even Monsters Need Haircuts
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Some customers are easy Some customers don’t know what they want


40 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 34 reviews



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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