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Kindle Daily Deals: Fourth of July Creek, Less Than Nothing Series Books 1-3 for 99 cents each and more 2 comments

Fourth of July Creek ($1.99) Kindle Book: After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy’s profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah.
Less Than Nothing Series Books 1-3 ($0.99 each) Kindle Romance: Today only purchase books 1-3 of the Less Than Nothing contemporary romance series.
Doc: A Memoir ($1.99 Audiobook $0.99) Kindle Non-Fiction : A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time.
Children of the Night ($1.99) Kindle Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Rock band Wanderlust is about to hit it big, guitarist Dave Kendall is sure of that. The people showing up at the after parties are increasingly good-looking and cool. Some even radiate power, like “Master” Jeffries, who seems to have some sort of weird control over Dave’s fellow bandmates.
Oliver and Jumpy, The Cat Series ($0.99 each) For young readers: Today only purchase three books of Oliver and Jumpy, The Cat Series for only 99 cents each. Each book has three stories of their adventures.
Splice (Free) App for Kindle Fire and Android thru Underground: Immerse yourself in its microbial world and start splicing!
Certainty ($2.95) Audible Deal of the Day (price ends at 11:59pm Eastern): When sailors accuse a beloved local clergyman of sexual impropriety, William feels compelled to fight back. He agrees to defend the minister against the shocking allegations, in the face of dire personal and professional consequences. But when the trial grows increasingly sensational, and when outrageous revelations echo all the way from Newport to the federal government, William must confront more than just the truth – he must confront the very nature of good and evil.
Prices good today only until 11:59pm Pacific Time. Regular daily posts are below this post.

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Kindle Daily Deals: Detective Jane Candiotti Series, A Match Made in Heaven by Colleen Coble and more 2 comments

Detective Jane Candiotti Series ($1.99 each Audiobooks $0.99 each) Kindle Book: Today only purchase four books in the Detective Jan Candiotti series for only $1.99 each.
A Match Made in Heaven ($1.99) Kindle Romance: As a successful interior designer, Callie’s tired of men who pursue her for her money…so she’s said good-bye to love. But Grandma insists she go on just one date with a particular architect – after all, he doesn’t like “hard-headed” businesswomen! Inspirational novella.
Lucian Freud ($1.99 Audiobook $0.99) Kindle Non-Fiction: Phoebe Hoban, author of definitive biographies of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Alice Neel, now turns her attention to Lucian Freud, the grandson of Sigmund and one of the greatest painters England has produced.
Superposition ($2.99 Audiobook $2.99) Kindle Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Jacob Kelley’s family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker…
Celia and the Fairies ($1.99) For young readers: When Celia Lovejoy’s grandmother moves in with her family, she tells her granddaughter magical stories of fairies living in the woods behind the Lovejoy home. Ten-year-old Celia believes they are just that-stories-until the day she receives an unexpected visit from Mira, a real, live fairy.
The Kind Worth Killing ($3.95) Audible Deal of the Day (price ends at 11:59pm Eastern): On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start – he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit – a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.
Prices good today only until 11:59pm Pacific Time. Regular daily posts are below this post.

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Housekeeping II: Amazon announces Underground 6 comments

broom.panAmazon announces Underground
This explains the end of the Free App of the Day. From the new Underground web page:
Amazon Underground is a new app for your Android phone. It has all the functionality of the regular Amazon mobile shopping app. . . plus an exciting addition: Over ten thousand dollars in apps, games and in-app items that are actually free.
Many apps and games that are marked as “free” turn out not to be completely free. They use in-app payments to charge you for special items or to unlock features and levels. In Underground, you will find 100% free versions of popular premium titles like OfficeSuite Professional 8, Goat Simulator and PhotoSuite 4 and popular titles with in-app purchase like Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, Looney Toons Dash! and many more.
We’ve made this possible by working out a new business model with app and game developers: We’re paying them a certain amount on a per-minute played basis in exchange for them waiving their normal in-app fees. To be clear, we’re the ones picking up those per minute charges so for you it’s simply free. Just look for apps and games marked with an “Actually Free” banner.
Normally you’d go to Google Play to download an Android app onto your phone. But Google’s rules don’t allow an app that offers apps or games to be included in Google Play. So, you need to download the Underground app directly from (Underground apps and games are automatically available on Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets.)
One last point on this. The Amazon Underground app is a long-term program rather than a one-off promotion. Over time, we’ll continue to invent and add benefits to Underground. For now, enjoy some actually free apps and games.
Thank you for being a customer,
(The Underground Team)

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HUGE Sale of Simon & Schuster books! All genre – Books for adults, teens and children 0 comments

Fill your Kindle for summer, fall, winter and maybe even spring reading! Click on the links below and then use the categories on the left side to narrow the search to the genre you enjoy reading. I encourage you to browse through all the pages as this is sorted by most popular and books that were higher priced will sell fewer copies and be further in the search.
NOTE: At the time of this post, the price reductions I’m seeing are either $1.99 or $2.99 – none higher, none lower.
Simon & Schuster books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Pocket Star books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Pocket Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Touchstone books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Washington Square Press books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Scribner books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Gallery Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Atria Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Free Press Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews
Howard Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Inspirational Books
Strebor Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Books for and about African-Americans
MTV Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Books for those who enjoy MTV
Simon Pulse Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Books for teens
Margaret K. McElderry Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Books for teens
Atheneum Books for Young Readers priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews for teens and children
Aladdin Books priced from $1.99 – $2.99 – 3-star or more reviews – Books for children

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PRIME DAY DEALS PEEK! Amazon gives a teaser of what is coming 0 comments

Deals Preview: The following are examples of some of the deals that will be available at various times throughout Prime Day.
• Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
• Kindle, $30 off
• Fire HD 7, $60 off
• Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
• 32-inch LED TV, $75
• 40-inch 1080p LED TV, $115
• Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV, under $200
• 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
• Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
• Chromebook laptop, only $199
• Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
• Highly rated binoculars, under $120
• Two security camera-kits, $279.99
• K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $35.99
• K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $23.99
• Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive), $9.99
• iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, under $300
• Husqvarna mower, under $300
• 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off
• Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books
• Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
• Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
• Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
• Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
• Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
• Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
• 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
• 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60
• Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES
• Buy an Gift Card multipack, get $10 in promotional credit
• Get 25% bonus Amazon Coins when you buy 5,000 or 10,000 Amazon Coins

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Amazon announces Prime Day – More deals than Black Friday – July 15 0 comments

Prime Day is a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. On Wednesday, July 15 new and existing members will be able to shop thousands of Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and will receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. Members will find deals starting at midnight PST, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes. Not a Prime member? Try Prime today and get immediate access to deals on July 15.
Prime members can find deals on products across categories including electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. Members will enjoy deals on items perfect for summer adventures, their to-do list, family road trips, back to school supplies, and everyday essentials. Prime members can shop on any device, including smartphones and tablets and enjoy deals anytime, and anywhere.

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WE ARE BACK! Thank for your patience! 4 comments

Thank you for your patience as we endured a server failure that took our site down for about 15 hours. Our IT support worked tirelessly to get us back on-line The solution was to rebuild the website from a backup saved Tuesday evening. We are working to restore posts and will have Housekeeping up as soon as we rebuild it.
Please spread the word that our site is back as we value every person who comes by the site to look for great buys on Kindle books.

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The Big Deal Sale : Kindle Books Up to 85% Off 0 comments

Now through June 28, 2015, save up to 85% on more than 350 Kindle books from popular genres including mystery & thriller, romance, science fiction & fantasy, non-fiction, children’s & teens, and more. Shop the Big Deal Sale.
I looked through the offerings – no big-name authors, but perhaps some jewels.

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250 Westerns for $1.99 each through June 21 0 comments

Now through June 21, select Westerns are $1.99 each. Browse the full selection of 250 books to find your next great read or Father’s Day gift.
Choose from popular authors such as Robert J. Randisi, Zane Grey, Lauran Paine, Will Henry, Ed Gorman and more.
Click here to purchase 250 Westerns for $1.99 Each

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Housekeeping: Summer Schedule; On-line Short Story and Words, words, words 6 comments

broom.panSummer Schedule
Finally we are enjoying summer weather and outdoor activities and Daily Cheap Reads is going to a summer schedule.
We will post the Daily Deals and 5-6 additional posts around 6:30am Central US time. The jr. edition will feature 1-2 posts each day in addition to the daily deal.
I’m frustrated by a couple of technical issues right now – Windows 8 updates that make my laptop useless and Amazon changing their images so that I can no longer access book covers to make posts. I am hopeful that I can find solutions quickly. If not, then I have to make tough decisions about the viability of the site.
Short Story On-Line Read
Have just a few minutes? “Mercy at Gettysburg,” by John Jakes is available to read on-line. A lost son, a vengeful father, and a rebel soldier are caught up in the saga of North vs. South. Read the story in just a couple of minutes here.
Words, Words, Words
Just a few phrases I’ve read in the last few weeks:
He was starch raving mad. Hmmmm – Light, medium or heavy starch raving mad?
Her voice went up an active. If you don’t know the word. . . . get active and look it up!
Eight years ago she left town riding on a greyhound. Here’s an image: a woman riding the racing dog sidesaddle.

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