Daily Deals: Bewitching, Mockingbird and EVAC HD
Today Amazon offers Bewitching by Jill Barnett just for $1.99.
What’s a Duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love? He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms! Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched Alec, the Duke of Belmore, the moment she appeared from nowhere and tumbled into his lap. Joy, a witch whose powers of white magic are not always well controlled, turns the life of the most serious and snobbish Duke in England upside down when he decides to marry the beautiful Scottish pixie who has aroused his desire. Even though he knows next to nothing about her or her background. Alec could have forgiven Joy for upending his life and the lives of all at Belmore Park if not for the truth she hid from him. He’d married a witch, who turns him to fire when he kisses her, charms everyone around her, and threatens to destroy both their lives as scandal looms over her. Too late, Joy discovers she’s desperately in love and has no idea how to be a proper duchess, control her magic or change what may come. Passion holds them spellbound in an irresistible tale of two enchanted hearts.
Some words about the Author.
Jill Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen acclaimed novels and short stories. There are more than five million copies of her books in print in seventeen languages. Her work has earned her a place on such national bestseller lists asThe New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is offered by Amazon for $2.99.
Caitlin has Asperger’s. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon has died, and Caitlin’s dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn’t know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure- and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be black and white after all.
Some words about the Author
Kathryn Erskine spent many years as a lawyer before realizing that she’d rather write things that people might actually enjoy reading. She grew up mostly overseas and attended eight different schools, her favorite being the Hogwarts-type castle in Scotland. The faculty, of course, did not consist of wizards, although … how did the headmistress know that it was “the wee redhead” who led the campaign to free the mice from the biology lab? Erskine draws on her childhood–and her second childhood through her children–for her stories. She still loves to travel but nowadays most trips tend to be local, such as basketball and tennis courts, occasional emergency room visits, and the natural food store for very healthy organic chocolate with “life saving” flavonoids.
EVAC HD is a game which is free to download to your Kindle Fire.
Run for your life through a series of increasingly devious hi-res neon mazes, chased by countless relentless security forces. Mixing the best parts of arcade, stealth, and block puzzle games, EVAC HD will challenge you to outsmart, outmaneuver, and seek revenge against the enemies trapping you and your friends.
Take EVAC, the smiling pink square, one step closer to freedom by gathering colored dots in order to open exits and move through levels. Collect dots, avoid being hit, and destroy your enemies with power-ups to increase your multiplier and your total score. Replay levels to beat your own goals and top the online leaderboards.
Be as efficient as possible by setting your own touchscreen control point based on comfort and convenience. Calibrate it on screen during gameplay if you need to make an adjustment.
Use stealth to avoid encounters and prepare traps for your enemies, or just rush as fast as you can right in front of their eyes. Figure out how to beat the system and destroy your captors in 24 action-packed levels. Steal from your dark adversary, SHADOWBOX, and leave his world and red square minions in ruins! Beware as he taunts and comments on your progress and fight on through!
Get help from the yellow square, CRATOS, and his friends, the yellow blocks you encounter in the mazes. Receive his advice and push the blocks around you to crush your enemies and to press switch pads for puzzle solutions.
- Hide in safehouses to evade the attacking red squares
- Duck behind walls to avoid enemy sightlines
- Find the ghost power-up to move past baddies and force field barriers
- Collect shock power-ups to zap and stun foes that get close to you
- Use the Aura power-up to radiate destruction and crush all incoming red squares
Sign in via Facebook so you can challenge and compete against your friends without ever leaving the game. Invite your friends by posting a link to your Facebook wall. View a list of your Facebook friends who play EVAC HD. Compare your high scores with those of friends on your leaderboard. You can even share your in-game achievements on your wall.
This HD version of EVAC is optimized for tablets and high-end handsets (Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, DROID, Desire, Incredible, myTouch 4G, G2, EVO, Nexus One, Nexus S, etc.). Try the non-HD version if you have a lower-spec device.