Daily Deals: Bailey Flanigan Series and Casino Blackjack Pro

Longing (Bailey Flanigan Series)Today only, three books from best-selling author Karen Kingsbury’s popular “Bailey Flanigan” series are just $2.99 each.

Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon’s Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever. Meanwhile, Cody’s work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they’ve been longing for?


Learning (Bailey Flanigan Series) Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team … on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody’s past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury’s popular Baxter family.






Leaving (Bailey Flanigan Series)The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.





Casino Blackjack Pro

The casino comes to you with the Casino Blackjack Pro app for Android. And today only this game is free to download to your Kindle Fire.  Whether you are a casual gambler or hard-core card counter, Casino Blackjack Pro is sure to fit the bill. With four unique game modes, customizable settings, intuitive design, and touch-screen controls, you can get your blackjack fix anytime, anywhere. Are you feeling lucky?

Hit, Stay, Double Down, or Split?

The game follows standard casino rules for blackjack. Pick your bet and once the cards are dealt, you can choose ‘Hit’ to receive another card, ‘Stay’ to face the dealer’s card, and also ‘Double’ or ‘Split’ when available. You can also Surrender your hand at the beginning of the deal if you choose to fold and only lose half of your bet. Are you a risk taker who hits at 17 or will you play it safe and stay?
Four Exciting Game Modes

Casino Blackjack Pro features multiple game modes to keep both novice and expert players engaged. Regular Mode is a standard blackjack simulator that provides a range of great features, such as rule customization, Expected Value (EV) calculation for every play, and a number of card-counting systems.

Cheat Mode stacks the deck in your favor, making it harder to bust. Sim Mode is a practice tool that allows you play out various scenarios you may face in a live game. In X-Ray Mode you have the option of peeking at the dealer’s hole card. This makes it a lot easier to pile up those chips!

Card Counting Systems and Custom Settings

For those that want to take down ‘The House,’ Casino Blackjack Pro offers five card counting systems: Hi-Lo, KO, Omega II, Wizard Ace/Five, and Zen Count. You can also create or input your own card counting system and enter a value for each card in a suit. The app lets you customize a variety of other settings, such as the number of decks used, when to shuffle the cards, whether the dealer hits a ‘soft 17,’ and if the expected value is shown.

Sony to Launch a Foldable Tablet Later this Year

The Sony Reader was the first to get touch screen technology.  It set off a big touch screen craze that included all of the major e-readers: Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.  The Kindle Touch in turn became Amazon’s bestselling e-ink Kindle.

So, Sony has a some good ideas going as far as e-readers go. I happened upon an article about a foldable tablet that the company is currently preparing for release next week.

The new tablet, called the Tablet P, will have dual screens, one on each side of the foldable hinges.  My biggest question in regards to the screens is how they will mesh together for the display.  Will they show separate content?  Do they somehow come together to create a larger display?

The odd thing is that the Tablet P will feature last year’s Android operating system, Honeycomb.  That will be a big drawback right there.

By making this table foldable, it is protecting the screen from scratches and dings, so that is a big plus.   Although Apple was onto something when it created a smart cover to protect the iPad’s screen .  Sony’s new tablet also includes a camera, which is not currently available on the Kindle Fire.

Obviously, there are some real winners in the e-reader and tablet market, most notably,  the Kindle and iPad, but is still fun to explore the other ideas are floating around.  Despite the Tablet P’s lack of computing power and poor sales outlook, it sparks an idea that can be developed further to grab the attention of consumers.

I would really like to see the major players in the tablet and e-reader world become powerful enough to handle heavier computing.  It would be nice to have the benefits of both in one device.  The foldable tablet could emerge as a hybrid laptop/tablet device.  The tablet would be hinged to a keyboard, but also removable.

So, we’ll see what happens.  It is always fun to speculate on the future of technology.