Daily Deals, Freebies & Tips – January 18th 2014

Interesting Reads and Forum Posts

Rooting tutorial for 7″ Kindle Fire HDX – A simple process that roots Amazon’s latest tablet.

New Chrome Plugin Backs Up Your Digital Comics And Strips the DRM – There’s a plugin for Chrome that lets you download and backup comics from comiXology and convert them to CBZ files without DRM to read outside of comiXology’s proprietary app.

Memory Upgrade without Opening your Kobo – A step-by-step guide on how to upgrade the memory from 2GB to 4GB on some Kobo models without having to take the device apart and swap the memory cards out.

Extra Kindle Deals

Free Coupon for Select Kindle Books for $0.99 Each – Amazon Local Deal – Expires Jan 24th

The Big Deal: Kindle Books Up to 85% Off – Now through February 2nd

Kindle Daily Deals

The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall

Critics hailed The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, the last installment in the Vish Puri mystery series, as Tarquin Hall’s best yet, saying that each book has “raised the stakes subtly” (The Huffington Post) and provided readers with “a gently humorous take on life in contemporary India” (The Christian Science Monitor). Now, in The Case of the Love Commandos, Hall has upped the ante yet again, throwing more twists, turns, and surprises at India’s “Most Private Investigator” than ever before. When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman’s parents are dead set against the union.

Today’s Price: $1.99
List Price: $24.99

Romance Daily Deal

Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin

Forensic artist Fiona Glass is the best in the business — which is precisely why she’s quitting. Her skill at mining victims’ memories to re-create the faces of sadistic criminals has left her haunted and wary, and only Jack Bowman’s dogged persistence convinces her to help him. The rugged police chief is hunting a serial killer who’s targeting teenage girls. But what seems like a simple assignment is fraught with complications, including a searing attraction to Jack that’s tempting Fiona to let her guard down in potentially dangerous ways.

Today’s Price: $1.99
List Price: $7.99

Science Fiction & Fantasy Daily Deal

The Heavens Rise by
Christopher Rice

It’s been a decade since the Delongpre family vanished near Bayou Rabineaux, and still no one can explain the events of that dark and sweltering night. No one except Niquette Delongpre, the survivor who ran away from the mangled stretch of guardrail on Highway 22 where the impossible occurred…and kept on running. Who left behind her best friends, Ben and Anthem, to save them from her newfound capacity for destruction…and who alone knows the source of her very bizarre—and very deadly—abilities: an isolated strip of swampland called Elysium.

Today’s Price: $2.99
List Price: $26.00

History Daily Deal

The Battle of Salamis by Barry Strauss

On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks and Persians at Salamis remains one of the most tactically brilliant battles ever fought. The Greek victory changed the course of western history — halting the advance of the Persian Empire and setting the stage for the Golden Age of Athens.

Today’s Price: $1.99
List Price: $19.99

Kindle Freebies

Nursery Rhyme Murders Collection by Ben Hopkin – 4.4 stars, 28 reviews – The Nursery Rhyme Murders Collection includes Mary, Mary Quite Contrary -a prequel short story, Humpty Dumpty and Old Woman in a Shoe -the bridge short story. Plus order now for just $5.99 and get All Fall Down, the full length book and Eennie Meanie Moe -the short story bridge after All Fall Down when they launch in March 2014, for no extra charge!

Worth The Weight by Mara Jacobs – 4 stars, 517 reviews – Lizzie Hampton is literally a shadow of her former self. Having lost half her body weight, she’s headed to her small hometown to test out her new body on an old flame. Just a harmless fling to get her self confidence back before she returns to the city and the new man in her life. But Lizzie’s plan has a few bumps in the road.

Kobo Daily Deal

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen

It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades.

Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

Today’s Price: $2.99
Regular Price: $9.99

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Nook Daily Find

Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson

Number one New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson, author of more than twenty novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness, returns with a sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings. Loss of Innocence, the second book in the Blaine trilogy, “in one life of the 1960s, symbolizes a movement that keeps changing all our lives” (Gloria Steinem) in “a richly-layered look at the loss of innocence…

Today’s Price: $1.99
List Price: $26.95

Nook Freebies

Angels Watching Over Me by Michael Phillips – 4 stars, 232 reviews – Two young Southern girls, one the daughter of a plantation owner and one the daughter of a slave, barely survive the onset of the Civil War and the loss of both their families. When these tragic circumstances bring them together, they join forces to discover if they can make a life for themselves. As their preconceptions give way to experience, they gradually learn to value their contrasting and complementing strengths and skills as they face the formidable task of keeping body and …

Long Time Coming by Edie Claire 4.5 stars, 466 reviews – Romantic Times Top Pick & winner of the Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award! Originally published 2003, Warner Books. Housecall veterinarian Joy has avoided her Kentucky hometown for 18 years–ever since her best friend Jenny died tragically days after their senior prom. Now forced back home, Joy must face the frightening–and ghostly–truth behind her carefully veiled memories . . .


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One Response to “Daily Deals, Freebies & Tips – January 18th 2014”

  1. I got the Love Commandos for Christmas — this is a great series set in Delhi. Well worth the read!