Daily Deals: Spitfire, My Monster Burrufu and Army Survival Guide
Twenty-eight-year-old Tomi Reyes is a documentary filmmaker who moonlights as a receptionist to pay the bills. It’s a pretty easy gig—until she receives an unexpected promotion, and her somewhat interesting life goes totally insane.
For starters, her new boss, Scott Martin, morphs from nice guy into creepy dictator in the space of, like, five seconds. Then Justin Thyme, Tomi’s occasional boyfriend, is found murdered and stuffed inside his refrigerator. Before Tomi can get over the shock, her friend Whim meets the same gruesome fate. Tomi has a sneaking suspicion that new-boss-Scott has a hand in all of this, but the evidence to both of the murders is pointing to her! She is wondering how she’ll look in an orange jumper, when her childhood pal is assigned to the case. Nicholas “Nickels” Turino, is now an FBI agent, and a hot one at that. When the killer starts stalking Tomi—going as far as turning her fridge into her waiting tomb—the not-so-swift hand of justice drives Tomi to act. She sets out to unmask the killer herself or die trying. Seriously underdressed for such a cold-blooded death, Tomi is determined to live.
With its larger-than-life heroine and delightfully sarcastic tone, Spitfire offers readers a refreshing alternative to the ho-hum crime novels crowding today’s bookshelves.
Some words about the Author
Annette Sandoval’s writing is tightly bound to her experience as a Mexican American. She grew up in the barrio neighborhoods of Santa Ana, California, the youngest of five children born to immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico. Her mother named her after Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, wanting one of her children to have an “American” name. She is the author of The Directory of Saints and Homegrown Healing: Traditional Remedies from Mexico, as well as the novel Women Are Like Chickens. Her writing has appeared in national publications and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and she has been a guest on NPR, CBS, and PBS. She lives today in Northern California.
Seven-year-old Olivia has just moved to a new house—the same house where a lonely monster named Burrufu lives hidden in a secret attic. One night, unable to resist the smell of delicious cookies, Burrufu sneaks out and is discovered by Olivia. The two soon learn that you can find friendship in the most unexpected places.
My Monster Burrufu is a story of fear overcome, a curse, and a most unusual monster who learns from a little girl how to trust his heart.
Some words about the Author
Spanish born Alberto Corral is an animator at DreamWorks Animation Studio whose film credits include titles such as ‘Shrek Forever After’ (2010), ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ (2011), ‘Madagascar 3’ (2012) and ‘Planet 51′(2009) amongst others.
In 2009, after he moved to Los Angeles, Alberto started to develop other artistic areas such as screenwriting, film directing and in 2011 he published his first novel, My Monster Burrufu.
He currently lives in Glendale, California, where he has already begun working on his second book.
Army Survival Guide is a free application to download today only.
You don’t have to join the army to learn how to survive in a world filled with chaos. The Army Survival Guide will help you get through whatever intense situation you might encounter, whether you are caught in the crossfire of a political uprising, preparing for a zombie apocalypse, or merely headed out to the country for a weekend fishing trip.
A Little Knowledge Can Mean the Difference Between Living and Dying
Army Survival Guide is divided among 23 chapters covering a vast range of survival topics. Chapters include Psychology, Shelters, Water Procurement, Dangerous Animals, and Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment. The guide also has sections specific to harsh environments, including Desert Survival, Tropical Survival, Cold Weather Survival, and Sea Survival.
Learn How to Find a Meal… Without Becoming One
Do you know which parts of the Acacia tree are edible? Can you predict an oncoming blizzard by observing the behavior of cirrus clouds? Do you know how to identify a poisonous Brown Recluse spider? Army Survival Guide includes nine appendices that will teach you all of these things and more. Find out which plants have medicinal uses, familiarize yourself with venomous snakes and lizards, and learn how to use ropes and tie knots. A number of photos and illustrations are included.
All of the information in Army Survival Guide is stored on your phone, so you can access it even after human civilization has collapsed and the Internet has ceased to exist. Of course, human civilization might be alive and well, and maybe you’re just outside of your phone’s coverage area. Additionally, there is a handy bookmarking feature that allows you to quickly jump to specific sections of the guide.