Monthly Archives: June 2012

Five Best-Selling Novels 99 Cents for Today Only

I usually don’t post on the weekend to this blog, but here’s a deal most of you would enjoy and I hope you can take a look at it.  The Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book has been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is five novels by best-selling author C.J. Lyons discounted to 99 cents for today only – most of these are normally priced at $4.99 each and each of them is highly-rated in the Amazon store; Lyones writes mysteries and suspense novels that also throw in a little romance.  You can check out these deals by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kddeal into your computer’s web browser.

Remember, these books are discounted for today only!

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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Two Shadows

Two Shadows – The Inspirational Story of One Man’s Triumph Over Adversity by Charlie WInger is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction / Biography

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From the darkness of a six foot by eight foot cell in solitary confinement to the top of the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, this is the captivating story of one man’s struggle to recover from a troubled past.

This autobiographical book is filled with Charlie’s adventures during 35 years of mountaineering, climbing rock & ice, and world travel. People who have met Charlie, attended one of his slideshows, or read his guidebooks will recognize his knack for telling stories. Some are hair-raising, some are a little crazy, and some will have you laughing out loud.

But Two Shadows is about more than climbing. It is the story of a boy who grew up in an atmosphere of neglect and abuse. He made numerous bad choices in life which resulted in his being sentenced to prison at age eighteen. While incarcerated, Winger turned his life around. He obtained his high school diploma, began taking college courses, and learned computer programming. Upon his release, he began a successful career in information technology.

“Although this is an autobiography, the story Charlie tells in this book could be considered as an allegory for whatever personal summits we are attempting to scale. The mental fortitude, perseverance, and bonds of friendship needed to scale the peaks described here are no different than the qualities needed to excel in life in general. It is on the mountain that a person’s true nature is laid bare. It has been said that character is revealed not by one’s successes, but by how one responds to failure. Charlie shares with us both his successes and failures, and it is apparent that neither has done anything to diminish his indomitable spirit. It is this same spirit that has allowed him to “bounce back” (sorry Charlie) from the illness and fall that would have ended most other climbers’ careers.”

(quoted from the Introduction by Dave Cooper)

You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/LEOqnX into your computer’s web browser.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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Renewal

Renewal by J.F. Perkins is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 77 customer reviews.   I read this one in April and rated it a 5 out of 5 stars: if you would like to read the review I wrote for it on the Amazon website, you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/N58CeB into your web browser.  If you think the review is helpful, I would appreciate a “Yes” vote for it on the Amazon website.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In a post-collapse America, a young Reclamation Engineer is tasked with seeking and restoring farmland from dead suburban sprawl. On his first solo assignment, he encounters something that threatens to change everything he knows about the America of his generation.

Author’s Notes: One of my reviewers gave me some great advice (Thanks, Stable Boy!), which should have been obvious from the beginning. That is, simply to describe what you are getting for your 99 cents. Renewal is the first part in a series. It’s also the shortest part, weighing in at 17,500 words, give or take. The rest of the story is told in the following parts. Most of those range from 20,000 – 28,000 words. I didn’t have a grand plan (or even a mini plan) until I was halfway through the series. Thanks to my lack of experience, it just came out that way. In any case, I just wanted to let you know that you are getting a novella’s worth of reading in a series that tells a lengthy novel’s worth of story. I’m thankful that many have found the tale worthwhile, and I hope that you will too.

In the course of writing this series, I’ve learned enough to write the continuing story, beyond the series, in full novel-length releases. With a bit of experience under my belt, I believe that novel releases work a bit better for everyone. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Thanks and regards,

JF Perkins

You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/neEF89 into your computer’s web browser.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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An Unexpected Twist

An Unexpected Twist by Andy Borowitz is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 194 customer reviews.   You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/Mg7jwB into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Andy Borowitz almost died, but lived to tell this stranger-than-fiction tale. In his first-ever work of autobiography, the comedian and New York Times bestselling author tells how a freakish medical condition descended upon him one October afternoon and led him to the brink of death – in a New York hospital “consistently rated one of the ten best in the country.” What happens when “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS News Sunday Morning) comes face to face with his own mortality? An Unexpected Twist is in equal parts harrowing and hilarious – and a moving affirmation of what it means to be alive.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! They range in price from $79 – $379 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I primarily use a look.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download,

You may need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle; for you Kindle Fire owners, the instructions on how to print something from your Fire are pretty long and are a post for another day.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.

Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.
  2. The Fire will turn off.
  3. After the Fire has turned off, press the power button once and release it to restart the Fire.

Once you reboot your Kindle, it could take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer?  Try out the free two-week trial subscription!   Click here for the Amazon page of the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog or type in  http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by  clicking here or type in  http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or  click here or type in  http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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4 Urban Fantasies for 99 Cents Today

Here’s another four book promotion – four highly-rated urban fantasy authors have banded together a special promotion just for this blog to offer you four novels for just 99 cents each for today only.  You can check them out by clicking here or typing in http://bit.ly/fantasy0626 into your computer’s web browser: this will open up a special link in the Amazon Kindle store for these four titles, which include:

Maggie for Hire by Kate Danley (4.5 out of 5 stars)

 

Inhale by Kendall Grey (4.5 out of 5 stars)

 

Death’s Hand by S.M. Reine (4.5 out of 5 stars)

 

Kill Me by Alex Owens (4 out of 5 stars)

 

Enjoy!

 

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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When the Walls Fell

When the Walls Fell by Monique Martin is 99 cents today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/vc72Qx into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Romance / Mystery / Suspense

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Professor Simon Cross and his assistant Elizabeth West have returned from their accidental journey into the past and are adjusting to their new life together as a couple. But an unwanted visit from the Council for Temporal Studies could change everything.

A murder in the past is changing the future, and if the killing isn’t stopped, Simon Cross might never be born.

When they arrive in 1906 San Francisco, Elizabeth and Simon have no idea who wants Victor Graham dead or how it will happen. With the earthquake that leveled most of the city just days away, the race to save Graham thrusts them into a complex mystery of jealousy and revenge where murder might be the least of their worries.

The exciting sequel to Out of Time, When the Walls Fell, is a time travel adventure filled with suspense, mystery and romance.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by clicking here or type in http://amzn.to/freefireapp into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or click here or type in http://bit.ly/fkbtgoogle into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.

 

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