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FREE iTunes Download – Country Hot Holiday Music Special (from People.Com)

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

People Magazine has a new FREE country music special out (“Download Hot Holiday Music From Artists We Love!”) – and this time it’s a playlist of ten songs from some of your fave country artists! Head on to People.Com for this freebie! For those in Canada, head on to this page.

Check out the free tracks below!

The FREE Tracks:

  1. Randy Travis – O Holy Night
  2. Steel Magnolia – It’s Christmas Time
  3. Phil Vassar – What Child Is This
  4. Skaggs Family – Christmas Time’s A Coming
  5. Joey + Rory – Remember Me
  6. Carter’s Chord – Up On The House Top
  7. Jacob Lyda – Tis the Season To Be Lonesome
  8. Mandy Barnett – This Time of Year
  9. Attwater – All I Want For Christmas Is You
  10. Andy Gibson – The Christmas Song

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Free iTunes app Download – Good Food Festive Recipes By BBC Worldwide

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Whoa! Free for one day only – Good Food Festive Recipes By BBC Worldwide.

APP SALE! Merry Christmas from the Good Food team! We’ve set this app as free until the evening of the 17th December!

Overwhelmed by recipes? Can’t decide what to cook? We’ll make your festive feasting super-simple this year – with our foolproof collection of over 160 triple-tested recipes to take you through Christmas and New Year. There’s something for every course, plus drinks and canapés and a diverse selection of vegetarian options.

All recipes have clear instructions and a stunning photograph to help you get the best results. Our selection of videos will help you improve basic skills, like chopping an onion and making mayonnaise. There’s even a video for chocolate truffles, for that last-minute gift. We’ll also show you how to choose and prepare 12 of the most seasonal and luxurious ingredients available to enjoy at this time of year – from pomegranates to lobster. Finally, there’s a turkey timer – with essential cooking tips to help you roast your bird to perfection.

Find recipes by:

  • Course: starter, main, side, drinks, canapés and more
  • Ingredient: search for what’s in your cupboard or by recipe title
  • Type: all our vegetarian recipes are clearly marked to make choosing easy

You can save recipes to Favourites for easy access when you’re mid-cook, and send recipes to friends, too.

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Enjoy the free app!

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Amazon Appstore for Android FREE App of the Day – Quisr PRO | 1-4 player quiz game by vienom

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I’ve decided to just post the only ones I like from Amazon’s Daily FREE paid app from Amazon’s Appstore for Android. Anyway, we’ve got a really good one for today, it’s “Quisr PRO | 1-4 player quiz game” by vienom for FREE today only. Get it and save $2.00! For those who enjoy trivia games!

Product Description

Quisr features more than 1,000 different questions, with more being added all the time. You’ll find eight categories included, everything from geography to sports and games to entertainment to history to–well, you get the picture. How culturally literate are you? You’ll find out quickly with this app.

Unlike some quiz games, the questions are not all boring multiple choice. Sometimes you’ll be given a rotating list and asked to pick out the two or three correct answers for that question. There is a timer, so don’t think you have all day to Google the answer or ask your Mom for help. Questions are worth different amounts of points, based on level of difficulty and how fast you answer. If you’re stuck, you can use a Joker option to stop the timer, eliminate wrong answers, or skip the question entirely.

Earn bonuses by correctly answering multiple questions in a row. If you get enough right, you’ll advance to the next level. Miss too many, though, and it’ll be “Thanks for playing!”

So head on to the Amazon Appstore now and start browsing! Here’s a helpful link where you can browse through all the FREE android apps right now (after you’ve downloaded Documents To Go of course!)

P.S. Take note of these download restrictions for now:

• AT&T has enabled purchases from the Amazon Appstore for some devices (Learn more)
• Amazon Appstore is only available to customers located in the United States

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FREE Christmas Holiday Song Download ‘The First Noel’ by Neil Sedaka (Amazon’s 25 Days of FREE)

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

YES, Amazon has brought back the 25 Days of FREE Holiday Music promo on the Amazon MP3 store! We have 25 free Christmas tracks to look forward to 🙂 And the cool thing is – looks like you can even give the free songs as gifts!

The 17th free track under this promo is The First Noel by Neil Sedaka from his album The Miracle of Christmas. Just click HERE to get the freebie! (*Only for those in the US)

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NOOK Daily Find! The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins for $1.99! (Price matched for Kindle)

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Well… Barnes & Noble has a new promo — the NOOK Daily Find: Today’s Great Book at a Great Price! So, Nook owners need not be envious of those with Kindles! 😉

And the new deal is…

The First Quarry‘ by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime) is now available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the B&N Nookbooks site. (The US Kindle edition is also matched to $1.99!)

Book Description

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins’ acclaimed novels – most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment (and was the basis for the feature film The Last Lullaby).

But where did Quarry’s story start? For first time ever, the best-selling author ofROAD TO PERDITION takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never-before-told story of Quarry’s first job: infiltrating a college campus and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful, young students is the least of his sins…

About the Author
Author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries, Max Allan Collins is one of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

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Indie Saturday – Author Jean Cross on “The Boots of Saint Felicity”

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Today, we have author Jean Cross inaugurating the blog’s new feature ‘Indie Saturday‘ with her book “The Boots of Saint Felicity” (Available at Amazon). This is a heartwarming fantasy story about a community coming together in the face of great adversity while preparing for their ‘Important Person from Far Away Festival’. Aptly enough for the season, the charge is led by children 🙂


Author Jean Cross writes:

When I sat down to write this book, one thing I was certain of was that whatever happened, everybody would be in it together. I have long believed that we are at our best when we are working as a team, that as a community we are stronger than the sum of our parts. I wanted this principle at the core of my book.

The Boots of Saint Felicity introduces Splickety Village, an easy going, quirky little place nestled at the bottom of Splickety Mountain. Everyone gets along and some children can fly, but only until they are sixteen. No one, almost no one, passes that milestone with this ability intact.

Enter Joxey Brownfeather, the finest flyer the village has seen in many years. Almost sixteen, he seeks out his mentor, friend and local book shop owner Hugh DeGrew. Joxey wants advice. He cannot imagine not being able to fly and his trepidation grows as his birthday nears. But Hugh is missing and instead Joxey finds two mysterious photographs in the book shop. One is an aerial picture of the valley. The second is of his mother who died five years previously while on an archaeological expedition in the local mountain.

Joxey turns immediately to his thirteen year old sister, Bernie. This was a relationship I wanted to explore. Bernie can fly too, but is far more cautious and circumspect about it. She invents ‘safety protocols’ and never rises higher than thirty feet or so. She would never dream of soaring and diving as her brother does, just for the sheer exhilaration of it. Outside of the home they share with their young brother, Billy and their grandmother, they lead fairly separate lives in the village. But as they start to investigate they begin a journey that binds them together as they rely on each other’s strengths and come to understand each other’s vulnerabilities.

The enemies of the village are formidable and cruelly indifferent. I have always enjoyed a story where the stakes are high and there can be no victory without sacrifice. The best villains are the ones we understand, the ones we may even have some sympathy for. My chief baddie is Ruba. When she steps out of the shadow we find that she is ancient and that her history with the mountain goes back through many ages and is entwined in the lives of the villagers’ ancestors, even their legends. But one or two villagers step into the light too. They were never who they seemed to be and are in fact contemporaries of Ruba and set against her. Battle is joined. Initially overwhelmed, the villagers must fight back against the organised and armed strength of an invading army. Meanwhile, now privy to the secrets of the ancients, the Brownfeathers engage in a desperate race to outwit Ruba and are drawn to a hidden chamber deep under the mountain, beneath the lowest of the low caves, were the final secret lies.

I wanted to write a ripping good story. One that I would love to read myself and could recommend to everyone who can read English young and older alike. I am content.

Jean Cross is an Irish Indie writer who, at fifty two, still loves the world.

The Boots of Saint Felicity by Jean Cross is available on Amazon as a Kindle edition (with a free sample). Also check out her Facebook for more information!

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Read an embedded sample of “The Boots of Saint Felicity” after the jump!

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Five things I like about Adam Lambert’s New Single ‘Better Than I Know Myself’! (Now With Official Stream!)

December 17, 2011 1 comment

ETA: Yes, we now have an official stream! Via AdamOfficial and VEVO YouTube!

Well, basically, Adam Lambert‘s new single ‘Better Than I Know Myself‘ off his sophomore record ‘Trespassing‘ just leaked (It was playing on Malaysia’s version of Spotify called WowCloud so it got ripped fast). And now it’s on YouTube! (only a matter of time before RCA pulls it though).

Here’s a quick review (aka Five things I like about it!)

  • It’s a grower! (I was a bit ‘I dunno’ on first listen, but it sounds better and better the more you listen to it)
  • The bridge is really lovely! (Listen to around 2 mins in – it gets real quiet and vulnerable, before building up to the wail-y chorus again – can you imagine how this will sound acoustic? and live? Plus the pretty self-harmonizing? ETA: Claude re-wrote the bridge for Adam per his tweet)
  • Think of the music video possibilities! (Check out the lyrics– Very emotional. Very relationship-centered. Very MM!)
  • Flawless vocals (No, he is not overprocessed!)
  • Sue me – I like the drum beat (Dr Luke & Claude Kelly doing a Ryan Tedder!)
Listen to “Better Than I Know Myself”

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