Daily Deals: The Summer Son and Bedside Alarm Clock

The Summer SonToday Amazon offers to get The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster just for $0.99

When Mitch Quillen’s life begins to unravel, he fears there is no escape. His marriage and his career are both failing, and his relationship with his father has been a disaster for decades. Approaching forty, Mitch doesn’t want to become a middle-aged statistic. When his estranged father, Jim, suddenly calls, Mitch’s wife urges him to respond. Ready for a change, Mitch heads to Montana and a showdown that will alter the course of his life. Amid a backdrop of rugged peaks and valleys, the story unfolds: a violent episode that triggered the rift, thirty years of miscommunication, and the possibility of misplaced blame. In Craig Lancaster’s powerful novel, The Summer Son, readers are invited into a family where conflict and secrets prevail, and where hope for healing and redemption is possible.

Here are some reviews on this book:

“Lancaster has crafted a novel that offers readers the most valuable gift any work of fiction can offer: an authentic emotional experience. The Summer Son will grip you with its pathos and insight, propel you mercilessly forward with its tension and suspense, and then wow you with an ending you won’t see coming. And when the experience is over, The Summer Son will stick with you.” — Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here and All About Lulu

“Lancaster’s characters drill into the earth in search of natural gas, and so too do they burrow into their pasts, hunting for the pockets of explosive angst that define who they are today. A compelling dose of realism and a vicious reminder that ancient history is always close enough to kiss us.” — Joshua Mohr, author of Some Things That Meant the World To Me and Termite Parade

The Summer Son is a superb and authentic exploration of family ties and the delicate relationships between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, and the past and present. Lancaster writes from the heart in clear and powerful prose, exposing his characters flaws and strengths in heartbreaking detail and giving readers exactly what we want from contemporary fiction: characters we believe in from the first page, laugh and cry with throughout, and, finally, deeply understand at the end.” — Kristy Kiernan, award-winning author of Catching Genius and Between Friends

Some words about the Author

Craig Lancaster, a journalist and novelist, is the author of 600 Hours of Edward, named a 2009 Montana Honor Book. He lives in Billings, Montana, with his wife, Angela, and two rambunctious dachshunds.

 

Bedside Alarm ClockAlso you can download to your Kindle Fire and install Bedside Alarm Clock. Today only it is free.

Your alarm clock shouldn’t just be an alarm clock anymore. With the Bedside Alarm Clock app, your Android device can double as your new-and-improved, feature-packed, wake-up call. Fall asleep and wake up to your favorite music and enjoy a gorgeous LED display, among many other features that your old alarm clock could only dream of.

Customize Your Clock

It could be the last thing you see before you drift off to sleep, so you should at least like the way it looks. The Bedside Alarm Clock app has a stylish LED display with customizable LED color. Display the day of the week, and choose to use a 12-or 24-hour time display. Additionally, it looks great in either portrait or landscape orientation.

As you drift off to sleep, play music from your music library or choose from five relaxing soundtracks. Set the timer to play the sleep- inducing sounds for up to three hours.

Wakey, Wakey

Just as pleasantly as it sends you off to sleep, it should wake you from your peaceful slumber. Choose from 14 high-quality alarm sounds, or use a song from your music library. Set unlimited, customizable repeatable alarms. For those notorious for accidentally turning off their alarm, the slide stop helps to prevent over-sleeping. Don’t worry, you can always use the snooze button, and set the duration for your preference.

Personal Finance for Dummies

I just finished a book called Personal Finance in Your 20’s for Dummies on my Kindle.  I recommend this getting started guide for anyone setting out in the working world, or those who are looking for learn more about financial matters.

This book covers everything from health insurance to investing.  It is geared for high school or college graduates more so than someone in their late 20’s like myself, however, many of the tips ere very relevant since recent graduates are having a harder time finding jobs.  That in turn puts them getting into the workforce later.  The work force also looks a lot different now than it did even 10 years ago.

The book also gives suggestions for different companies or organizations that are good options to use in each category.  It includes a variety of choices, so there’s something for everyone.

There is another one called Personal Finance for Dummies, as well as Investing for Dummies.  Those go more in detail on the the topic than the 20’s one does.

Seems like there’s a Dummies book for everything.  The language used is written in a way that explains whatever the topic is, really well.  It takes good writing for me to stay engaged, and these do.

You can about all of these on the Kindle for less than $10.  I’ve been switching between my Kindle and iPhone Kindle app a lot.  Quite handy since I use these books as a reference for both personal and professional reasons.

Aimee Elizabeth


“This book covers a wide variety of general personal finances. It’s a great starter book for anyone just getting out of school, just entering the workforce or better yet while still in school, before any financial mistakes have been made! And also a great book for anyone to read BEFORE they get their first credit card or any other type of debt. Highly recommended!”