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Daily Deals: The Other Guy’s Bride and Moon Phase Pro

The Other Guy's Bride

Today Amazon offer The Other Guy’s Bride by Connie Brockway for $0.99 as usual for Kindle Daily Deals.

Determined to prove her worth as a budding archeologist, Ginesse Braxton vows to solve one of the world’s greatest mysteries–to find the location of the lost city of Zerzura. Unfortunately, no man dares take the risk of escorting the resolute young scholar across the open desert. But on her way to Egypt, Ginesse engages in a daring deception–she will switch places with Mildred Whimpelhall, who is traveling to meet her fiancé.

Cynical adventurer Jim Owen will do anything to escape the dark secrets of his troubled past. Betrayed by the woman he loved, scorned by proper society, he agrees to carry out a danger-fraught task: escort Mildred Whimpelhall across a lawless desert to her intended. But Jim is about to learn that “Mildred” isn’t exactly what she seems . . . and the dangers they face together are eclipsed only by an even greater peril: falling in love, against all reason, with another guy’s bride . . .

Some reviews on this book:

“Brimming with wonderfully dry wit, infused with lush sensuality, packed with action and adventure, Brockway’s spin-off of her popular As You Desire (1997) features one of the best romantic match-ups since Hepburn and Bogart verbally duked it out on the African Queen. The title that launched Amazon’s Montlake Romance line, this is simply sublime.” –Booklist (starred review)

“Take one enchanting, free-spirited woman and one hard-hearted loner, toss in some witty dialogue, some heated passion, and the sweeping adventure of an Indiana Jones movie and you have the perfect recipe for romance–Connie Brockway’s THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE.” –Christina Dodd, New York Times best-selling author of Revenge at Bella Terra

“He’s a hard-eyed loner, out to prove that he has nothing to give. She’s a Victorian lady, with everything to prove and no time for love. THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE is a battle-of-the-sexes caper so witty and sensual that only Connie Brockway could have written it. Romancing the Stone meets Roman Holiday…in Egypt! I absolutely loved it!” –Eloisa James, New York Times best-selling author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast 

“When I heard Connie Brockway was writing a sequel to her classic romance AS YOU DESIRE, I did a little jig of joy. THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE was well worth the wait! It’s an absolutely spectacular blend of breathtaking romance, unforgettable characters, thrilling adventure and sensual delights. I was rooting for Ginesse and James from their very first meeting. I haven’t had this much fun since The Mummy hit the big screen!” –New York Times best-selling author Teresa Medeiros

THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE is filled with the romantic magic that only Connie Brockway can create…deep emotion, high adventure, sensuality, and sly wit combine to make this a book you will read over and over again. A knockout story by an exquisitely gifted author.” –Lisa Kleypas,New York Times best-selling author of Love, Come to Me

 

Moon Phase Pro

Moon Phase Pro is an application for your Kindle Fire. Today only you can get this app for free.

When you open Moon Phase Pro, you see an image of the current moon, big and beautiful. This realistic simulation accurately depicts the phase, and crescent angle, as seen from your location. Near new moon, it even simulates earthshine on the dark side.

The app’s main activity also shows key, current information about the moon: its phase percentage and name, the time until the nearest new and full moons, and the moon rise and set times bracketing the present. Everything is there, at a glance.

Finally, this view of the moon is fully interactive. Drag your finger over its surface and the lighted area moves with your touch; stop dragging, and the data fields update to indicate on what day the moon will look like what you see. You also can “spin” the shadow with your phone’s trackball/touchpad, or go directly to a date and time of interest by direct entry. You can even change your “observer” location to see what the moon looks like from the other side of the world.

Calendar

Press Menu, open Moon Phase Pro’s Calendar activity, and see the entire month’s phases at once. The current day is highlighted, and the dates of major phases–full, new, and quarters–are outlined. For the big picture, tap any day and it will open full-screen in the main activity. You can also easily skip to another month by using the buttons in the title bar.

Data Page

For a complete set of details, open Moon Phase Pro’s Data page, and see full astronomical data about the moon. There’s even information about the sun included. It all updates automatically, in real time. Like the rest of the app, the Data page can easily be switched to show another day, or a different observer location on the Earth. Want to know when the moon will rise on New Year’s Day in Fiji? No problem.

Home Screen Features

Moon Phase Pro’s functionality isn’t contained within the app itself. Three of its features can be added directly to your device’s home screen:

  • Twenty-four hours before each major phase, Moon Phase Pro will notify you that it’s about to happen. Optionally, it can play your phone’s default notification sound.
  • Moon Phase Pro comes with four sizes of widget, from a tiny one the same size as a single shortcut up to a giant one that fills an entire home screen pane.
  • Don’t want to devote valuable home screen real estate to another widget? Moon Phase Pro comes with a live wallpaper, keeping an image of the current moon always in the background. If you have an older (or lower-spec) Android phone that doesn’t support live wallpapers, Moon Phase Pro has wallpaper functionality of its own. It looks just like the “true” live wallpaper, and updates just as automatically, without you needing to upgrade your phone.

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