Daily Deals: Chaperoned, Feed and Down The Hatch

ChaperonedToday Amazon offers Chaperoned by Dora Heldt just for $1.99.

When an old friend invites her to help renovate a bar in a posh resort town, single gal Christine immediately agrees, anticipating two blissful weeks of sun, cocktails, and gorgeous men. Her excitement is short-lived, however, thanks in no small part to her overbearing mother and one heavy-handed guilt trip. Now, for the first time in nearly thirty years, Christine and her best friend Dorothea find themselves saddled with an unexpected chaperone: Christine’s father, Heinz.

The trip is a catastrophe from the get-go. For starters, Heinz insists on taking charge of the bar’s overhaul. And when he learns that the locals are hunting for an escaped con artist, he promptly joins the investigation. At the top of his suspect list? Johann, the handsome, mysterious traveler who makes Christine go weak at the knees. But just when she thinks she can’t take one more day of his “father knows best” routine, Christine makes a poignant realization that will forever change the way she looks at Heinz.

Sparkling with humor, this delightful novel, which spent over one hundred weeks on Germany’s bestseller list, captures the unique—and occasionally exasperating—bond between fathers and daughters.

Some words about the Author

Dora Heldt was born in 1961 on the North Sea island of Sylt. She was trained as a bookseller and has worked in publishing since 1992. Chaperoned was one of Germany’s bestselling titles of 2008, spending sixty-two weeks on the hardcover bestseller list and sixty-five weeks on the paperback bestseller list. Heldt is also the author of Life After Forty and Inseparable, and her books have sold more than 2.5 million copies in Germany. She lives today in Hamburg.

FeedFeed by M. T. Anderson is a second book within today’s daily deals. It costs $1.99.

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon – a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.

Some words about the Author

M. T. Anderson is on the faculty of Vermont College’s MFA Program in Writing for Children. He is the author of the novels Thirsty and Burger Wuss and the picture-book biography Handel, Who Knew What  He Liked. He says of Feed, “To write this novel, I read a huge number of magazines like Seventeen, Maxim, and Stuff. I eavesdropped on conversations in malls, especially when people were shouting into cell phones. Where else could you get lines like, ‘Dude, I think the truffle is totally undervalued’?”


Down The HatchDown The Hatch is a free game today only.

Meet Stinky, a young little imp who’s always getting into trouble in Down The Hatch! Constantly hungry, Stinky goes to desperate lengths to fill the rumbling in his tumbling.

His latest adventure has brought him to a tremendous treasure trove of treats: the Great Refrigerator in the Sky. It contains an endless supply of food, but its stores are so heavenly an imp is forbidden to eat them! Things like cake and pie and his favorite snack of all… donuts. Donuts! The very shape of a halo and the heavenliest of pastries! Naturally, the temptation is too great to resist. In his excitement, Stinky topples the Great Refrigerator and all the goodies go falling out…

Join Stinky as he falls from grace in a sinful shower of decadent desserts. Tilt your device around to help him cram in as much as he can before he hits bottom!

Down The Hatch is developed by the fine folks at Nom Productions, and brought to you by End Games Entertainment. We love making fun games, and hope you enjoy them too! Be sure to check out some of End’s other top games like the #1 hits Going Nuts and Bounce The Bunny, and our classics Click!, and Recycling Moo.

Daily Deals: Eight World Literature Titles and Night Ride

Today Amazon continue offering set of books within Daily Deals. You can get 8 books from the incredible true story of a child prodigy’s family torn apart by the Chinese Cultural Revolution, to a romantic thriller in which a German ballet dancer’s new obsession with the tango soon turns horrific, this selection of fiction and nonfiction features vivid characters and ingenious plots set in locations that span the globe. Each book price is $0.99. Here are the list of the books:

  1. The Secret Piano: From Mao’s Labor Camps to Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Zhu Xiao-Mei
  2. The Greenhouse by Audur Ava Olafsdottir
  3. Fatal Tango by Wolfram Fleischhauer
  4. On the Cold Coasts by Vilborg Davidsdottir
  5. Life After Forty by Dora Heldt
  6. Thirst by Andrei Gelasimov
  7. The Brummstein by Peter Adolphsen
  8. The King of Kahel by Tierno Monénembo

Night RideAlso, Amazon offers to get Night Ride for your Kindle Fire for free.

Feel the thrill of motorcycle racing like never before in Night Ride, the sci-fi racing game by Black Bunny Studio. Collect points, use exciting power-ups, and try to last as long as you can while you indulge your need for speed.

Ride Like the Wind

You’re zooming down the highway on your high-tech motorcycle. Collect points by hitting various lighted targets on the road.

Some of these targets are awesome power-ups, such as a laser gun, turbo boost, and a bonus that increases the width of your bike, making it much easier to hit the lighted targets. But watch out! You’ll want to avoid zapping yourself with the high-voltage electric beams placed in your path.

Levels and Achievements

Level-up by unlocking achievements. Each level increases your score multiplier and makes the game more challenging.

Don’t take your eyes off the road for a second. You’ll be riding against tough opponents from around the world. Compare high scores and achievements with other players through OpenFeint. Download this game here!