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New Kindle apps! Switch Mania and BINGO!

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s some new apps for the Kindle!

Switch Mania (a Puzzle game for Kindle) by VegaMobile

Switch Mania (a Puzzle game for Kindle)‘ by VegaMobile is available on the Amazon Kindle site for $0.99. Just click here to download!

Game Description

The aim of Switch Mania is to activate as many switches around each shape as the number shown in the shape. When a shape has the right number of switches activated around it, its background is black. You can play with 2 kinds of shapes to play with:

– triangle (3 edges)
– square (4 edges)

Try to solve the 40 puzzles (20 per kind of shape).
The faster you solve a puzzle, the better it is.


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And check out the other new Kindle apps after the jump!

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Twitter Deal Alert! NOOK Summer Weekend Reads offer is THE GATHERING by Anne Enright for $3.99!

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

I don’t know how long B&N has had this promo, but for this weekend – their new NOOK Summer Weekend Reads offer is THE GATHERING by Anne Enright for $3.99!

The book is $8.80 for US Kindle, so hopefully, Amazon will price-match!

THE GATHERING by Anne Enright

Book Description

Winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new.

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968.

As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. The Gathering is a daring, witty, and insightful family epic, clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. It is a novel about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

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(Video) Adam Lambert Performs ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ on The Graham Norton Show! @AdamLambert

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

popout: Never Close Our Eyes Performance on The Graham Norton Show

Oh hey, Adam Lambert fans! Wondering what’s up with Adam? Well, he’s busy rehearsing with QUEEN right now, but he took a brief break to perform his single ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ on The Graham Norton Show!

Adam was also briefly interviewed – here’s the video for those who want to watch!

Grab a copy of ‘Trespassing’ on iTunes and/or Amazon! And his music video on iTunes!


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Amazon Instant Video: Weekend Sale! (Until 6/24)

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Through Sunday, rent The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe for just $1.99. Also check out Ballet Shoes (with Emma Watson), Last Chance Harvey (with Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson), and Death of a Superhero (with Andy Serkis) for just $0.99 each


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Indie Saturday – Author Angela Muse on her Children’s book ‘The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure’

June 23, 2012 4 comments

Today, we have author Angela Muse featured on the blog’s ‘Indie Saturday‘ for her children’s picture book ‘The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure‘.

Angela Muse was one of the highly recommended authors from our consultant for this month – ERIK of THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS!. Erik has given scores of Five out of Five in his reviews for The Nutt Family : An Acorny Adventure and Lil Glimmer (another picture book by Angela).

Angela Muse writes :

Let me start off by saying that fall is by far my favorite season of the year. Thanksgiving is my holiday. I seriously wonder sometimes if it was invented just for me. I love to cook this gigantic meal and surround myself with family. That is my idea of heaven. My family can attest to the fact that I am a fall freak! It is no surprise to them that I wrote a children’s story about one of the symbols of fall…….acorn nuts.

This story took shape in the fall of 2009. My two children and I were out in our backyard gathering acorns to use to decorate our mantle and dining room table. It’s funny how a handful of nuts can inspire us.

As I was rummaging under fallen leaves to find our hidden acorn gems, I thought, wouldn’t it make a cute story to see some little acorn family in a children’s book? After decorating the inside of our house for fall, we had dinner and put the kids to bed. I couldn’t shake the image of the little acorn children in my mind so that evening I wrote The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure. The story’s main focus is on the two acorn siblings, Chess Nutt and his sister, Praline. They are always having imaginary adventures, but things get a little nutty when they get to experience a real adventure.

I wrote the story in 2009, but I let it sit in my office for two and a half years before my son encouraged me to get it completed. I started the search for an illustrator and found an amazing one in Europe. We have formed a great partnership and I’m so pleased with her incredible work.

I based the Chess and Praline characters on my own children. My son is the oldest and he is very protective of his little sister. Chess is the one who usually has to rescue Praline when they are on a pretend adventure, but I wanted Praline to be able to show that she can be a tough nut too. I wanted to convey that these little nuts go through many obstacles during their adventure, but they never give up and they always stick together. That is what family is all about, isn’t it? Never giving up on one another and always being there.

We have released two other children’s books in addition to The Nutt Family. You can also find Lil Glimmer and The Pig Princess on Amazon in both kindle and paperback editions.

We are currently working on our fourth children’s book, The Bee Bully, which we hope to have completed this summer.

You can check out all our stories at Follow me on Twitter @amuse663 and find us on facebook at

“I was born in California to a military family. This meant that I was the “new kid” in school every couple of years. It was hard always trying to make new friends, but I discovered I had a knack for writing. I began writing poetry in high school and really enjoyed expressing myself by using pen and paper. After becoming a Mom in 2003, I continued my storytelling to my own children. In 2009 I wrote and published my first children’s book aimed at toddlers. In 2012 I am set to release several more children’s books. Check out what I’m working on by visiting

I also write a blog about living on a gluten-free diet. I love to cook so I share my recipe successes and failures as I continue living without gluten.

Writing is such a wonderful creative process and I look forward to sharing more of my stories with lots of new little readers!”


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Read an embedded sample of “The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure” after the jump!

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