Monday, 24 January 2011

Great Kindle Deals - 24 Jan 2011

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of Great Kindle Deals - there's news in this issue, as well as cheap books and a few freebies too. Apologies for the slight lateness of this newsletter - it should have been with you yesterday.


1. Top 1,000 titles loaned 40m times in 2010 - The bookseller reports: "Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol was the most loaned book in 2010, according to data from Nielsen BookScan' panel of libraries. The Lost Symbol was loaned out an estimated 183,000 times, putting it ahead of two Lee Child novels, Gone Tomorrow and 61 Hours. In total Nielsen estimates that the top 1,000 most-loaned library books were checked out more than 40m times in 2010."

2. Campaign to save libraries - The bookseller has launched a website dedicated to saving local libraries around the UK due to budget cuts and the need to save them for the local community. Take a look at for more info and to help save your local library.

3. Amazon buys Lovefilm - Although not directly related to Kindle, I thought it would be apt to mention that Lovefilm is now owned by Amazon - hopefully this will mean more streaming movies without the need to received DVDs in the mail and a better service for everyone.

Free books:

1. Uprising (Vampire Federation) 
Rated 4 stars average from 14 reviews
Synopsis: "For millennia, the vampires walked the earth undetected, feasting on humans in keeping with ancient tradition.In the Information Age, vampires realised they must be more careful to avoid detection. In the late 20th century they created the global Vampire Federation to police vampire activity, with special agents like Alex Bishop authorised to hunt down her own kind who break the laws. The old traditions are history.But not all vampires bow down to Federation rule. When rebel vampire Gabriel Stone declares war against them, Alex and her team are plunged into danger.Police inspector Joel Solomon, haunted by a secret terror of vampires, discovers a series of corpses left behind by Stone's bloodthirsty gang. As he and Alex are drawn together in an unlikely alliance between human and vampire, the race begins to destroy the evil Stone before his uprising tears their world apart."

2. Shadow Project, The
Rated 4 stars average from 20 reviews
Synopsis: "Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner.The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection - one that could support claims that the Holocaust never happened.But what initially seemed like a straightforward VIP protection job is turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman from Ben's past. Could he be right about her, or is he losing his edge?On a quest across Europe, Ben finds himself embroiled in a deadly kidnap intrigue and a sinister project that has lain dormant since 1944. The stakes are global - and this time Ben is also fighting to protect the people closest to him…"

Cheap books:

Rated 4.5 stars average from 40 reviews
Synopsis: "Hard Landing is the first book in the best-selling Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series. Former SAS trooper Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squad he has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain’s most wanted criminals to justice.But when a powerful drug baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top security prison, a world where one wrong move will mean certain death.As Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry, he soon realises that the man he is hunting is even more dangerous than the police realise. And that he is capable of striking outside the prison walls and hitting Shepherd where it hurts most – his family."

Rated 5 stars average from 8 reviews
Synopsis: "Real estate agent Toni Matthew's problems begin when her fiancé, Scott, is murdered. Having to bury the man she loves on the very day they planned to be married is almost more than Toni can take. Dealing with her loss becomes even harder when Scott's estranged brother, Brian, contests the will, threatening to take away her home.

After learning Brian is in deep financial trouble, Toni suspects he may be the one who killed Scott. Determined to find the truth and frustrated with the police, she begins her own investigation. Toni soon realizes she didn't know her fiancé quite as well as she had thought. Scott had been keeping secrets. Secrets that make Toni the killer's next target."

Rated 4.5 stars from 5 reviews
Synopsis: "A humorous portrayal of a naive working-class family’s attempts to fit in after emigrating from Liverpool to apartheid SA.

Set in 1988, BUT CAN YOU DRINK THE WATER? uses subtle observational humour, with an underlying pathos, to portray the upsets, hurt and changing family dynamics that emigration brings. 
It will appeal to fans of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, and to expats, and potential expats worldwide."

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