Daily Deals: The Darkest Night and Beaver’s Revenge

The Darkest Night (Hqn)

Today Amazon offer The Darkest Night written by Gena Showalter just for $0.99

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member–a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments…and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction–and a soul-shattering test of love….


Showalter at her finest. –New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning on The Darkest Night
One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. –New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole


Beaver's Revenge

Beaver’s Revenge is a game for your Kindle Fire. Today you can get it for free.

The lumberjacks have invaded the beaver’s home yet again, and now it’s time for the beavers to take revenge in this physics-based game for your Android device. Fish flinging and bunny bombing have never been so fun!

Leave it to Beavers

The lumberjacks hide in constructions made of various materials, but mainly the wood they’ve stolen. Using the beaver’s paddle-like tail as a sling shot, launch your forest friends into the shelters to take down these home-wrecking lumberjacks.

Launch six unique animals with their own skills and choose what order to launch the feisty little guys.

Enjoy 3D graphics with fun and playful effects. Hear the sounds of the forest and the excited cheers of the little forest critters, or the victorious grunts of the burly lumberjacks. Four different worlds and 80 unlockable levels offer loads of gameplay. The most difficult challenge is earning three stars for each level.

Product Features:

  • Take revenge on the lumberjacks in this physics-based slingshot game
  • Launch 6 unique forest critters and destroy the constructions protecting the lumberjacks
  • Progress through 4 different worlds and 80 unlockable levels
  • Enjoy 3D graphics and playful sound effects
  • Submit high scores and earn achievements with OpenFeint

Free 90 Day Trial on Select Magazines for Kindle Fire Customers

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

If you own a Kindle Fire and enjoy reading magazines, you’re in luck because Amazon is offering a 90 day free trial on select popular magazines.  You can find these magazines on the Kindle Store homepage.  The collection includes health, beauty, men and women, sports, teens, and technology.

A sample of some the hottest magazines included in this trial include:


Wired is a hit technology focused magazine that includes the latest gadgets, as well as innovative ideas that will shape the future.  The magazine takes a broader approach with articles spanning across subjects such as science, philosophy, adventure, and online culture.  It is a great magazine for those who are familiar with technology and want to stay on top of the latest trends.  The reviews run from one end of the spectrum to another.  As one reviewer said, it is free for three months, so it can’t hurt to give it a shot.


SELF is a diet and fitness magazine that that includes a variety of good workouts, and healthy recipes.  It also includes beauty tips and other real life advice.  When I’ve read the magazine, I’ve enjoyed what they have to say.  The stories that resonate the most with me are the personal weight loss success stories. SELF is a good motivational tool to jump start the rush of New Years resolutions that involve getting healthy and fit.  The benefit of the Kindle Fire version over the print is that it includes interactive content, such as videos.

Both Wired and Self, as well as a Glamour, GQ and a few others, are Kindle Fire apps, as opposed to magazines that are purchased in the Newsstand.  The apps are more interactive, but require a different log in than the Newsstand magazines.  They have room for improvement, but the good thing is that apps are updated regularly.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker is a Newsstand magazine, and the 90 day free trial is open to all Kindle owners.  There is an interactive edition for Kindle Fire owners.  The award winning magazine includes topics such as politics, world affairs, business, science, and the arts.  There are a mix of articles, poetry, and cartoons.  This is a weekly magazine.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest is the go to magazine for architects and interior designers.  It includes designs from top architects and provides a peek into the homes of “celebrated personalities” as Amazon puts it.  The pictures and graphic heavy nature of this magazine works best with the Kindle Fire.

The good part for print subscribers is that you can sign up for access the the digital editions for free.  That is the way is should be!  The Kindle editions can serve as a more portable alternative to the print editions.

With the reviews so all over the place and some magazines working better than others, I am eager to see what more people have to say about them.  There is still a lot of work to do to make magazines work seamlessly on the Kindle, but they will improve over time as the Kindle platform gets better and better.




Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Cover

When you get a cool new gadget like the Kindle Fire, it generally a good idea to get some kind of protective cover or case for it.  It is hard to find good ones that aren’t super expensive, but there are some good options available in the Kindle Store to take advantage of.

There is one case currently on sale for $29.99 called the Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Cover.  It comes in four colors and it props the tablet up for hands free viewing.

Reviewers describe this case as the “most bang for your buck.”  The part I like the most about it is that it props the Kindle Fire up fairly high, which makes it so much easier to use.  It also provides much sturdier support than just propping it on a stack of books.

The colors available are black, graphite, pink, and white.  I hope more will be added soon, especially blue, since that is my favorite color.

Product Features

  • Certified “Made for Kindle” accessory (Kindle Fire)
  • Hard polycarbonate back piece with a soft protective lid for protection against scratches and impact
  • Soft fabric lid folds to function as a stand for viewing
  • Convenient elastic strap holds the protective lid in the open or closed position
  • Designed specifically to be lightweight and slim-fit

Also for the same price as the MicroShell case, you can get a Kindle Fire Zip Sleeve made by Amazon.  It does have good padding for protection against scratches and a decent choice of colors, but it doesn’t have as much functionality as the MicroShell case.  There are versions of the sleeve for all Kindle models.

I think the reviews for the  Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Cover are great for the most part especially the newer reviews.

K.M. Carone

“This case holds the Kindle snugly, feels good in my hand, doesn’t get in the way and doesn’t add any weight to an already comparatively “heavy” Kindle. It maintains a sleek appearance and acts as a perfectly sturdy stand as well. Now, if only it came in red or yellow or purple….. ”

Just Wondering

“My objective was to find the lightest case possible that was made of high quality materials and which would provide sufficient protection in case I dropped it (I seem to drop things a lot). This case meets my needs as well as I could expect. At the new lower price of $29.95, I think it is well-priced for protecting a $200 investment.”