Here’s the Scoop: How to Maximize Your Chances of Winning a Kindle Fire from BookGorilla and KND

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BookGorilla is giving away a Kindle Fire tablet each and every day this year. We want to do everything we can to maximize chances for our regular subscribers and readers to win these very cool Amazon devices, so here are a few tips, followed by a link to today’s giveaway sweepstakes:

  1. Each day’s Kindle Fire giveaway will have a distinct entry link or URL, and you won’t be able to enter unless you have that link. Occasionally we will put these links on Twitter or Facebook, and occasionally we will allow sharing of these links with friends and other online acquaintances, but the only place where you will be able to find the entry link every single day will be in our daily BookGorilla alerts via email or the BookGorilla alert app.
  2. Therefore, the first thing to do to make absolutely sure you are able to enter every day is to make sure you are signed up for a FREE BookGorilla subscription, via the BookGorilla email alert or the BookGorilla app alert. We never provide the entry link to anyone until 9:30 a.m. Eastern time for each day’s giveaway, when the BookGorilla alert goes out. You should see the alert in your inbox or app notifications soon thereafter, so that you can enter right away. (Please note that when we say 9:30 am we mean 9:30 Eastern, 6:30 Pacific, etc.)
  3. Once you have the entry link for a given day, it just takes a few seconds to enter that day’s sweepstakes, and the only other requirement for entry is that you follow BookGorilla on Twitter, which is incredibly quick, easy, and free.

That’s it. We wish you good luck, and, oh yes … here’s the link to today’s Sweepstakes (January 29, 2016, and it may well last into the weekend):

Oh, finally, we should tell you this. About 85% of the time, the daily sweepstakes will be based on a random number, chosen by AmazonGiveaways, so that the winner could be anyone from the very first entry on a given day to the 4999th entry, or anywhere in between, depending on the number of entries we establish as the maximum. The other 15% of the time, like today, we will establish a lucky number and the prize will be awarded to the entry that matches that lucky number, such as the 1999th entry or, today, the 7777th entry.

Good luck!



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“A miraculously brilliant book.”
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By Katherine Anne Porter


Katherine Anne Porter’s first and only novel is a masterful allegory of the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II…

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For the first time ever, Ali Reynolds and Joanna Brady, New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s popular series sleuths, join forces to solve a terrifying crime in this exclusive e-novella that has everything you want in a thriller—page-turning action, breathtaking twists and turns, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and… Legos…

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RJ Parker delves into the gritty, gruesome details of the most notorious serial killers to strike the United States, Canada and the UK, including the unidentified killers who may still be on the loose. Close to home, Parker compiles a thorough case file on husband and wife serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka…

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A large corporation is seizing land by eminent domain. Syd Cranzler stands in its way, threatening a court battle. After a heated meeting with the corporation representative, Syd is found dead from an overdose of heart medication. The police call it suicide. Case closed. But Father Frank doesn’t believe Syd committed suicide…

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Sheriff Serenity Adams and Daniel Bachman are once again partnered up in a criminal investigation, when they travel to a northern Amish settlement that has been riddled by arsons for the past two decades. Serenity quickly discovers that there is a lot more going on than barn burnings in the touristy community of Poplar Springs…


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When spirited redhead Molly Murphy was growing up a peasant on the coast of Ireland she always imagined there was something more in store for her. She couldn’t have known how right she was until the day she became a murderer, albeit in self-defense. Under drastic circumstances, Molly is forced to strike out into a new world…

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After a cold and cruel Victorian marriage, Miriam rejects the foibles of her class and is determined to help London’s fallen women. A fleeting brush with a handsome stranger at the scandalous Velvet Basement creates a chance encounter to sin. Surrendering once could be forgiven, but what happens when it extends beyond one encounter…

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On the way home from their road trip to Vegas, something goes terribly wrong for grad students Zoë and Holli, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever. A year later, Zoë latches on to a police investigation where the crime eerily resembles her abduction…

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If you enjoyed the INDIANA JONES books, or books by Nelson DeMille, you’re going to love this technothriller!

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By Marshall Chamberlain

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Dr. Corey Parnevik, the director of Pharmco’s DOD project, who functions under heavy medication to control behavior disorders, disappears along with proprietary, hi-tech nanite inventory—test products capable of significantly affecting human behavior. A pattern of mysterious homicides manifests, and Parnevik becomes a prime suspect.

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A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Historical Romances during American Pioneer Christmases
By Margaret Brownley, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Kelly Eileen Hak
Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings..

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Dangerous (Element Preservers Book 1)
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Eighteen-year-old Ria, a fire elemental and privileged student at the University of Magic, thinks nothing can get in the way of her happiness. Even when she falls for Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, she is determined to make their forbidden romance work.But when she starts experiencing the symptoms of magic…


Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues
By Trisha Ashley
When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, ‘Cinderella’s Slippers’ is born – providing the footwear to make any fairytale wedding come true… Carrying everything a bride would want to walk down the aisle in, Tansy’s shop soon expands to carry shoe-themed wedding favours,…

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Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
By Mark Hertsgaard
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who’ll inherit the problem For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the  New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home…

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By Clive Barker
A journey beyond imagination is about to unfold. . . . It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it’s not one she expects. Welcome to the Abarat.

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The Enchanted Castle (Shioni of Sheba Book 1)
By Marc Secchia
A king bent on conquest.
A murderous warrior tribe.
And the slave-girl who dares to stand between them!When Shioni, slave to the Princess of Sheba, travels to the legendary Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, she encounters adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Little does she imagine the powerful forces lurking in this jagged volcanic…


Brother, Frankenstein
By Michael Bunker
Dr. Chris Alexander, a borderline sociopath and technological genius, has designed an advanced cybernetic life form from prototype decommissioned military drones and top-secret experimental DARPA technology. The HADroid was supposed to be a military grade robot with the transplanted heart and brain of a human donor that would…

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Finding Perfect
By Kendra C. Highley
How far will you go for perfection? For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames. Ben Franklin (yes, he’s.

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A young, sheltered woman comes to terms with her deluded, murderous mother—and what she must do to survive.

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By Ruth Rendell

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When the police come to the door at the gatehouse of a remote British estate, sixteen-year-old Liza and her mother know that their lives are about to change forever. After all, Liza watched her mother kill a man—well, more than just one. Having lived as a virtual hermit on the estate, Liza knows nothing of the outside world…

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Brand new, by popular demand:  For now, let’s call it AudibleGorilla

Last week we surveyed our readers and asked: “Are there media other than ebooks for which you would enjoy receiving a BookGorilla-style service to recommend special deals on curated titles in your preference areas?”

The three most popular categories were audiobooks, apps for tablets, and print books

And just to show you that we always listen closely to you, this week we are expanding our coverage in the audiobook category. For now, we’ll share one or two featured audiobook deals each day from Amazon’s own store, and starting today you’ll see a cute little Audible icon like this whenever there’s an Audible version of a book we’re recommending:

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Career of Evil
By J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible, and any of them is capable of unspeakable brutality.

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In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, the tragedies and triumphs of the Crowns illustrate the power of the American Dream. As immigrants to America, their turbulent story spans a decade marked by the vicious Pullman Strike, the birth of motion pictures, and the Spanish-American War….

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Locke & Key

By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key – written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2 , Horns ) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez – this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.
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