Daily Deals: Valeria’s Last Stand, Flora Segunda and AWEsum!
Today Amazon offers Valeria’s Last Stand: A Novel by Marc Fitten just for $1.99.
Don’t miss Marc Fitten’s newest book, Elza’s Kitchen, available in July, 2012.
When it comes to the sizes of fishes and ponds, Valeria is a whale in a thimble. She harrumphs her daily way through her backwater Hungarian village, finding equal fault with the new, the old, the foreign and the familiar. Her decades of universal contempt have turned her into a touchstone of her little community – whatever she scorns the least must be the best, after all. But, on a day like any other, her spinster’s heart is struck by an unlikely arrow: the village potter, long-known and little-noticed, captures her fancy, and Valeria finds herself suddenly cast in a new role she never expected to play. This one deviation from character, this one loose thread, is all it takes for the delicately woven fabric of village life to unravel. And, for the first time in a long time, Valeria couldn’t care less.
Valeria’s Last Stand is a joyfully wise small-town satire that takes an hilariously honest look at later-in-life romance and the notion that it’s never too late to start anew.
Some words about the Author
Marc Fitten was born in Brooklyn in 1974 to Panamanian parents. He spent much of the 1990s living and traveling in Europe, based in Hungary. He’s been published in Prairie Schooner, the Louisville Review, and the Hogtown Creek Review, and has published a napkin online at Esquire. Marc is a Ph.D. student at Georgia State University and received the Paul Bowles Fellowship for Fiction. He is currently the editor of the Chattahoochee Review.
The second book included in Daily Deals list is Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog (Magic Carpet Books) by Ysabeau S. Wilce just for $1.99.
Some words about the Author
Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of Flora Segunda, Flora’s Dare, and Flora’s Fury, and she has also published work in Asimov’s Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Tiptree Award, and Flora’s Dare won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Trained as a military historian, she claims to have turned to fiction when the truth no longer compared favorably to the shining lies of her imagination. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
AWEsum! is a game, which is free only today.
AWEsum!™ is an award-winning, fast-paced, action-packed puzzle game designed for casual game lovers of all ages. The object of the game is to guide and place a pair of falling number cubes onto other cubes below so that the single digits assigned to each cube, when added together, equal the game’s predetermined “AWEsum“.
Correctly paired cubes result in their disappearance, preventing the “cube wall” from reaching the top of the board and ending the game. Receive scoring bonuses by power-dropping cubes, matching cube colors, or making multiple AWEsum pairs at once.
The AWEsum changes periodically throughout the game – keeping you on your mathematical toes! Game speed progressively increases and “special” cubes with powerful cube-bursting features are introduced as periodic rewards to players who demonstrate proficiency.
- Selectable cube wall height and starting level
- Natural, fluid tap/drag/flick controls
- Simple in-game instructions
- Incredibly easy to learn, by all ages
- Subtly hone rapid mental math skills while playing
- Vibrant colors and backgrounds
- Special cubes: Number Bomb, Expanding Arrows, Color Star
- Earn big bonuses for clearing the board of cubes
- Flick Swap spheres to destroy undesirable cubes
- High-quality stereo soundtrack and effects