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Daily Deals: Twisted Justice and Daisy’s Crazy Day

Twisted JusticeAmazon offers Twisted Justice by Patricia Gussin just for $0.99

For better…Laura Nelson has it all – a successful career as a surgeon, five well-adjusted kids, and a gorgeous, prominent husband Steve, a nightly news anchor at the Tampa TV News.For worse…Laura’s seemingly perfect world shatters when she discovers that Steve is sharing much more than a news desk and a billboard with Kim, his sexy co-anchor. But Steve’s torrid fling with his coworker is about to come to an abrupt end..Till death do us part…When Kim is murdered, Laura is left holding the smoking gun. How far would Laura go to preserve her perfect life? That’s about to become yesterday’s news.Now, Laura must fight to protect her freedom as lies, deception and dark secrets threaten to close in on her, and change her perfect life into a perfect nightmare.But, looks can be deceiving. And deceit can be deadly. Sexy, alluring and provocative, Twisted Justice delivers fiery hot action, pulse-pounding suspense, and a razor-sharp plot full of dangerous curves.

Some words about Author

Patricia Gussin, M.D. is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds an MBA from Columbia University. Pat practiced medicine and directed medical research as a worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company. Gussin is also author of Shadow of Death and the upcoming What’s Next for You?

 

Daisy's Crazy DayDaisy’s Crazy Day is the next application which you can download and install to your Kindle Fire for free today within Amazon Appstore Deals.

It’s Crazy Being Daisy

Daisy’s got a hot date with Brad tonight, and she needs your help getting ready! Her day is getting crazier by the second. Can you beat the clock and get her to her date on time? Find out in this simple, yet addictive, game for your Android device.

Seven Steps to a Great Date

If only Daisy could get through her day and not be late for her date with Brad! You can help by playing seven mini-games, each of which gets her a little closer to the big evening.

First, wake Daisy up by ringing her alarm clock, then find all the items she needs in the shower. Once she’s squeaky-clean, pick out a matching outfit from Daisy’s favorite magazine, and then … oops! Daisy locked herself out of her apartment when she checked the mail, so you’ll have to help her kick the door in.

Phew! Now catch your breath and assemble the perfect fruit smoothie for Daisy’s lunch. Once she’s all fueled up, Daisy needs to run an errand. But she realizes that the shoes in her closet are a mess! Help her match each pair and box them up as fast as you can, because time is running short.

Finally, it’s time for a quick trip to the mall. Daisy discovers that the other shoppers are a nasty bunch–but she’s no slouch, either. Help fend off the competition by chucking Daisy’s shoes at anyone who gets too close. Hey, none of them would have looked good in that dress, anyway!

Did you make it past all seven games? Congratulations! Now Daisy can go on her date with the dreamy Brad. If you didn’t, start over and try again. Remember, good dates don’t just happen by themselves, and if there’s one thing Daisy isn’t, it’s lazy. Good luck!

Thoughts on the Future of the Kindle eReader

In most of the ways that matter we can safely say that the eBook war is over.  Owning a Kindle is no longer strange or a sign that one is obsessed with gadgets.  Where does all this lead, though?  In many ways there is nowhere left to go for these devices, or at least nowhere obvious, and while they will certainly persist in at least as advanced a form as they have already achieved there is the question of how much room for growth the eReader market will eventually have.

I bring this up because of reliability issues in eReading devices.  Unlike most electronics that I have owned, my worry here is that they tend to be overly reliable.  I have owned a handful of such devices since my first in 2006.  That one, a Sony Reader PRS-500, still works as well as the day I bought it.  The battery was a little worse for wear after sitting for six months in a closet, but the screen is fine.  The same is true of every other example I have on hand.

Until now, upgrading was a matter of often drastic improvements in screen contrast and refresh rate.  Five minutes on a first generation Kindle will have you tearing your hair out if you’re used to using a Kindle Keyboard.  With E Ink Pearl displays we have hit a point where you are basically looking at paper.  Thanks to the Nook Simple Touch w/ GlowLight, and soon its anticipated Kindle counterpart, we are able to read in the dark without trouble.

Short of introducing color and non-perceivable screen refreshes there is not a lot of room to grow.  If anybody manages to figure out both of those without introducing severe downsides like battery life reduction then chances are good that the displays will be more useful on tablets anyway and the dedicated eReader will remain a niche purchase.

If we have a product that will not likely see much in the way of hardware improvement beyond the next generation or two, especially one that can last as long as a Kindle, it could cause rather lower sales rates than one expects in consumer electronics.  The newest eReader I own has already outlasted the newest laptop I own despite having seen ten times the use.  Looking purely at the hardware side of my purchasing pattern would give the wrong idea about my preferences as a consumer.

Essentially, I’m wondering how long the idea that the hardware and media sides of the Kindle business model can be kept even nominally separate.  There may come a time when stagnant growth for the line is not the sign of problems.

I don’t doubt that eReaders in general and the Kindle in particular will continue to be updated.  If nothing else, there are parts besides the screens that will need to be updated to keep up with new software features as time goes on.  I only wonder how often people will feel the need to upgrade.  It is hard to see huge performance improvement as a necessary factor when you’re talking about a device meant to emulate the experience of flipping over pieces of paper to see what’s on the other side.