Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kindle Daily Deal: Non-fiction, time-travelling, horror and a young adult book!

Today's Daily Deals include non-fiction, time-traveling, horror and a young adult fictional look at bullying...

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Guests of the Ayatollah, by Mark Bowden.

Five years in the works, from the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, comes a riveting, definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America’s first battle with militant Islam.

On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, they hoped to stage a three-day sit-in protest of the American decision to allow exiled Iranian leader Shah Mohammed Reza to enter the United States for medical treatment. But these modest, peaceful aims were supplanted by something much more severe and dangerous. The students took sixty-six Americans hostage and kept the majority of them for 444 days in a prolonged conflict that riveted the world. The Iran hostage crisis was also a dramatic story that captivated the American people. Communities across the country launched yellow ribbon campaigns. ABC began a new late-night television program—which became Nightline—recapping the latest events int the crisis and counting up the days of captivity. The hostages’ families became celebrities, and the never-ending criticism of the government’s response crippled Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign.

Guests of the Ayatollah tells this sweeping story through the eyes of the people who lived it, on both sides of the crisis. Mark Bowden takes us inside the hsotages’ cells, detailing the Americans’ terror; confusion, boredom, and ingenuity in the face of absurd interrogations, mock executions and a seemingly endless imprisonment. He recreates the exuberance and naïveté of the Iranian hostage takers. He chronicles the diplomatic efforts to secure the hostages’ release and offers a remarkable view of President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office, where the most powerful man in the world was handcuffed by irrational fanatics halfway around the world. Throughout this all, Bowden weaves the dramatic story of Delta Force, a new Special Forces unit poised for their first mission, Operation Eagle Claw. This was an impossible, courageous, and desperate attempt to snatch the hostages from the embassy in Tehran, which, despite the heroism of Delta Force, exploded into tragic failure in the Iranian desert.

710 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 122 reviews. X-Ray, enabled.



Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99 today!

Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband (Daughters of the Glen, Book 1) (Daughters of the Glen, The), by Melissa Mayhue.

SCOTLAND, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he's vowed never to marry, that's exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on.


DENVER, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day -- she just discovered her fiancé with another woman! Imagine her surprise when she puts on some sexy lingerie and an antique pendant and Connor appears in her bedroom, begging for her help. He offers a simple yet outrageous adventure: travel to his time, marry him, and return home.


But nothing's simple when Cate is trapped in the thirteenth century. The wedding's delayed, someone's trying to kill her, and in the middle of all this, she realizes she's falling in love with a man who can only be her husband for thirty nights.



356 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 66 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.


 



Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Bloodstone, by Nate Kenyon.

Something evil has taken root in White Falls and has waited centuries for the right time to awaken.

353 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 28 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.49 if you purchase this book.



Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Send, by Patty Blount.

It's been five years since I clicked Send.
Four years since I got out of juvie.
Three months since I changed my name.
Two minutes since I met Julie.
A second to change my life.

All Dan wants for his senior year is to be invisible. This is his last chance at a semi–normal life. Nobody here knows who he is. Or what he's done. But on his first day at school, instead of turning away like everyone else, Dan breaks up a fight. Because Dan knows what it's like to be terrorized by a bully—he used to be one.

Now the whole school thinks he's some kind of hero—except Julie. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn't really Daniel...

304 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 33 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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