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January 10th, 2015 by Cherry

Did you see this weeks Barnes and Nobles free Friday book and apps? It’s interesting that B&N now charges sales tax on the free downloads.

Free Fridays: Closure, RPG Clicker, and BONUS BOOK: Hoist on my Own Petard

FREE FRIDAYS BOOK

January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays book offer is CLOSURE by Randall Wood, a nailbiting, nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer.

Overview:

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.

As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.

It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.

 

FREE FRIDAYS APP

January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays app offer is RPG Clicker, the next evolution in clicker games. Click your way through the dungeon, menacing monsters along the way.

 

 

 

FREE FRIDAYS BONUS:

January 9, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Bonus offer is HOIST ON MY OWN PETARD by Dan Harris for FREE from HarperCollins. Read about how writing 10% Happier threw an author’s advice back in his own face.

OVERVIEW:

In 2014, Dan Harris published his memoir 10% Happier. The book—which describes his reluctant embrace of meditation after a drug problem, an on-air freak-out, and an unplanned “spiritual” journey—became an instant bestseller and Dan, to his own surprise, became a public evangelist for mindfulness. Hoist on My Own Petard is the story of what happens to Dan Harris after the runaway success of his memoir and the lessons he had to (re)learn in the process.

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October 18th, 2014 by Cherry

It’s time for freebies and thanks to Free Friday we have a great selection for people of all ages! I’m especially excited about the episode of the hilarious comedy Cristela (#ABC) that will keep you in stitches!

Free Fridays: Ivy & Bean + Common Thread + Cristela

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October 17, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is is MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF MONKEYS – an Ivy + Bean Digital Activity Kit exclusive to NOOK!

Overview

Know a young Ivy + Bean superfan? Download this free Ivy + Bean eBook and keep your favorite little reader busy with Ivy +Bean ideas, trivia, and fun!

 

FREE FRIDAY APP

October 17,  2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is COMMON THREAD — a challenging word game where crossword puzzle meets letter scramble, and you need to determine what the common thread is that connects eight words per round.

 

 

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

October 17, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the Pilot episode from Season 1 of CRISTELA, the hilarious ABC comedy based on the standup of newcomer Cristela Alonzo.

Overview

In her sixth year of law school, Cristela (Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She’s stuck straddling the old culture she’s trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she’s trying to embrace in her professional career.

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October 11th, 2014 by Cherry

It’s Barnes and Nobles Free Fridays with ebook, app AND videos!  Thanks B&N for this special October 10th treat with extra videos and DC Comics Fall TV series in honor of New York Comic Con! I have to say that The Flash first episode was well done just the right amount of backstory (for newbies) and action for fans of the genre.  I’m finding Gotham to be a bit boring! It might be that you never get a chance to miss Batman (I just can’t escape the character from animated series to movies he’s freaking everywhere on 24 hours!). Arrow looks like it’s returning to the heart stopping great action from the first season after veering off into a love story (blech). Constantine is still a mystery for me even after interviewing the cast (youtube) at SDCC don’t know much about the series.

Free Fridays: The Cutting Edge, Rio 2 Sky Soccer, The Paradise

FREE FRIDAY BOOK

October 10, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is THE CUTTING EDGE — a suspenseful, thrilling novel filled with hope, and featuring an unforgettable heroine.

Overview

Leslie Rhoads may have grown up in a small town but is on the verge of becoming a supermodel in the Big Apple, when the 24-year-old is chosen to grace the cover of Style magazine and star in the controversial Passion Nights perfume ads. But before she can step into the spotlight, Leslie is assaulted by a drug gang and disfigured with a broken scotch bottle. Without her perfect face, she is lost — and no amount of surgery can ever make her what she once was.

Now trying to hide her face from the world, Leslie encounters more trouble as she seeks to rebuild her life: unrequited love, thoughts of suicide, and her assailant out to finish the job. Little does she know that a young girl named Angel will turn it all around, showing Leslie the joy and potential in life and the fact that love truly is blind.

FREE FRIDAY APP

October 10,  2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is RIO 2 SKY SOCCER — an action-packed game featuring flying feathered players! It’s game on at the Pit of Doom as Blu and the blue macaws play a game of sky soccer against the pesky red macaws to gain control of the bird sanctuary they call home.

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

October 10, 2014: Comic Con kicks off in NYC this weekend! To celebrate, today’s BONUS Free Fridays book selection is DC COMICS ON TV: FALL 2014.

Overview

Prepare yourself for the upcoming DC Comics 2014 Fall TV schedule with these essential reads featuring preview pages from GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #1, THE FLASH #1, GOTHAM CENTRAL #1, JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER #1, and CONSTANTINE #1!

Along with previews from these bestselling titles, this special one-shot includes suggested further graphic novel reading for fans looking to learn more about these dynamite characters before they explode onto the TV screen!

Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode of Season 1 of THE PARADISE — the BBC television drama starring Emmy®-nominated newcomer Joanna Vanderham (What Maisie Knew) and co-starring BAFTA award winner Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax).

NOTE: watch new episodes from Season 2 the day after they air on NOOK — where Season 1 is also available!

Overview

Made homeless by the death of her father and with nothing to live on but her wits, Denise comes from the country to work in the spectacularly glamorous Ladies Paradise, England’s first department store. So begins our rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating and dangerous charms of the modern world.

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September 7th, 2014 by Cherry

 

 

Free Fridays: Beneath a Navajo Moon + The Shoemaker and the Elves + Intruders

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Free Fridays: Beneath a Navajo Moon + The Shoemaker and the Elves + Intruders

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September 5, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is BENEATH A NAVAJO MOON— a compelling novel of love, crime and tradition set against the iconic Navajo landscape.

Overview

What happens when danger and love collide under a Navajo moon? The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions — and maybe criminal evidence — well hidden.

When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there. Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous — a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam’s position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see — and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine.

As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.

FREE FRIDAY APP

September 5,  2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is  – the magical children’s tale brought to life with 20 pages full of interactive elements, original illustrations, narration, sound effects, and music! 

One morning the shoemaker wakes up and finds a new pair of beautiful shoes in his shoe shop, but he doesn’t know where the shoes came from! Read the story and solve the mystery of who makes the beautiful shoes at night while the shoemaker and his wife are sleeping.

September 5, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode of Season 1 of the hit BBC show, INTRUDERS.

Based on Michael Marshall Smith’s 2007 novel and written by Glen Morgan,INTRUDERS is a paranormal thriller about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Ex-cop Jack Whalen has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When she goes missing, Jack starts an investigation that forces him to confront his past.

FREE FRIDAYS AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

Lisa Carter, the author of this week’s Free Fridays book selection, recommends ANGEL FALLSby Connie Mann:

“Connie Mann renders a vivid portrayal of the plight of street kids in exotic Brazil in a captivating adventure chock full of romantic tension, physical survival and emotional conflict. As the director of a Brazilian orphanage and an ex-Army Ranger team to save the life of one small child, they struggle to overcome their dark and broken pasts. The characters are riveting and complex. The non-stop, action-packed, page-turning suspense will grip readers until the heart-pounding conclusion.”

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August 15th, 2014 by Cherry

This Week Barnes and Noble is offering a the Budapest House by Marcus Ferrar that tells the story of a Hungarian Jew who’s survived the Third Reich but at the loss of half of of her family in Auschwitz.  They also have two all friendly (kid) game app and video!  So they have something for everyone today.  Make sure to go do the B&N page to download these freebies and buy something!!!!

Free Fridays: The Budapest House + Hidden Objects Rainy Days + Wild Kratts

FREE FRIDAY BOOK

August 15, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is THE BUDAPEST HOUSE — a true story of human beings caught up in the maelstrom of 20th century history.

Overview

A Hungarian Jewtraumatised by the loss of half her family in Auschwitz returns to Budapest to retrace her roots. She discovers a dramatic personal history that enables her eventually to shed the burden of her past and move forward to a new life.This is a true story of human beings caught up in the maelstrom of 20th century history – the Nazis, genocide, Cold War, dictatorship, and the struggle to make new lives after the fall of Communism.Told with great sympathy and warmth, this well researched book brings history to life by recounting the experiences of ordinary men and women confronted with daunting challenges.

FREE FRIDAY APP

August 15,  2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is HIDDEN OBJECTS RAINY DAYS— find hidden objects in the peaceful world of a rainy day any day.

Rainy days conjure up images of snuggling by the fire, drinking tea, and spending some quiet time alone. When the drizzle and the drops give every environment a magical sheen, finding hidden objects can be an even greater challenge. Mini games add more excitement, featuring favorites like Jigsaw, Tic Tac Toe, and Dots.

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

August 15, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode in Volume 7 of WILD KRATTS ”Snow Runners”.

WILD KRATTS joins the adventures of Chris and

Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers’ brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

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August 8th, 2014 by Cherry

Well I’ve been remiss not letting everyone know about Nook Free Ebook Friday with App AND video for those of us with Nooks .. or the NOOK app (I have BOTH).  Well B&N is jumping on the TMNT popularity with this Friday freebies that is sure to be a hit with the release of the new action movie and the popular Emmy nominated series on Nickelodeon.    I must admit to a weakness for cowboys but am not feeling too romantic of late (been kissing WAY to many frogs).

But to all my friends enjoy the freebies!  What would you like to see next week?  Leave a comment below ….

Free Fridays: Love at First Sight + Kingdom of Diamonds + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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August 8, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT — the 1st book in Lori Wilde’s dazzling new series takes place in Cupid, Texas, a place where every wish for love comes true.

Overview

“When it hits, you just know . . .”

Natalie McCleary couldn’t believe her eyes—a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly naked man stood in her path . . . and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it would hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love—with a stranger.

But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasn’t about to be a stranger for long. He’d ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise he’d made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse of Natalie—soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting—changed his life forever.

But how can he offer her his love, when he can’t even promise to stay in one place for longer than a week?

FREE FRIDAY APP

August 8,  2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is KINGDOM OF DIAMONDS –  a classic match-3 game that takes you on a journey of a lifetime!

Liz and Darren are treasures hunters who have just discovered a stained-glass painting from an ancient ruin. By chance, Liz and Darren find a pair of diamonds that activates the painting and reveals a path to a new kingdom!

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

August 8, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Volume 1: “Rise of the Turtles Part 1”).

Master Splinter allows the Turtles to visit the surface for the first time, where they’ll learn the importance of working as a team, uncover the mystery of their existence, and face fearsome enemies such as the Kraang and the ruthless Shredder.

FREE FRIDAY AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

This week’s Free Friday featured author Lori Wilde recommends…

“I grew up in the era of gothic romance, and loved the mystery of windswept moors and the dangerous suspense of loving a secretive man. Because of Daphne Du Maurier’s lush storytelling, Rebecca is my absolute favorite.”

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May 17th, 2014 by Cherry

 

5/16 Free Friday: Shadows in the Sun + Fun English Course App + My Little Pony on NOOK Video!

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May 16, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is SHADOWS IN THE SUN by Gayathri Ramprasad — an inspiring memoir about one woman’s journey out of the darkness of depression.

Overview

As a young girl in Bangalore, Gayathri was surrounded by the fragrance of jasmine and flickering oil lamps, her family protected by Hindu gods and goddesses. But as she grew older, demons came forth from the dark corners of her fairytale-like kingdom—with the scariest creatures lurking within her.

The daughter of a respected Brahmin family, Gayathri began to feel different. “I can hardly eat, sleep, or think straight. The only thing I can do is cry unending tears.” Her parents insisted it was all in her head. Because traditional Hindu culture has no concept of depression, no doctor could diagnose and no medicine could heal her mysterious illness.

This beautifully written memoir traces Gayathri’s courageous thirty-year battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. It was only after the birth of her first child, when her husband discovered her in the backyard “clawing the earth furiously with my bare hands, intent on digging a grave so that I could bury myself alive,” that she finally got the help she needed. After a stay in a psych ward she eventually found “the light within,” an emotional and spiritual awakening from the darkness of her tortured mind.

Gayathri’s inspiring story provides a first-of-its-kind cross-cultural lens to mental illness – the very different way it is (or is not) regarded in India and in America, and the way she drew on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to find healing.

FREE FRIDAYS APP

May 16, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is FUN ENGLISH COURSE – a structured English language course combined with engaging and entertaining games for early learners. The language learning activities in this app will keep your child entertained and occupied while introducing them to English words, sentences, speaking and spelling.

NEW! FREE FRIDAYS VIDEO

May 16, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays NOOK video selection is MY LITTLE PONY: Season 1 – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Part 1.

NOTE: Please scroll down to where the episode is listed as $0.00 to take advantage of the free video!

MY LITTLE PONY is hotter than ever — superfans of all ages just can’t get enough of these hip little horses! In the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated only by colorful ponies, Twilight Sparkle, a studious and slightly reclusive young unicorn intent only on enhancing her magical abilities, has been assigned by her mentor, Princess Celestia, a very important task: get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends! In the quaint fairytale village of Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle meets 5 new ponies, and through funny, offbeat experiences and exciting, enchanted adventures, they teach her about the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship!

FREE FRIDAYS AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

This week’s Free Fridays featured author Gayathri Ramprasad recommends…

“If you feel that you or someone you care about may be struggling with signs of depression, I recommend a fantastic resource: ALMOST DEPRESSED: IS MY (OR MY LOVED ONE’S) UNHAPPINESS A PROBLEM?(Hazelden Publishing). The expert authors clearly outline symptoms of depression and offer realistic steps for making positive changes to help reverse ‘almost depression’ and when to seek professional help.”

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April 4th, 2014 by Cherry

I do love a good book especially a FREE good book.  I’m looking forward to reading this while in line at Wondercon in a few weeks!

Free Fridays: All He Saw Was the Girl + English Speed Reading

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April 4, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL by Peter Leonard (son of Elmore) — an intriguing crime novel Carl Hiaasen called “Great storytelling.” Happy Friday, and happy reading!

Rome: McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl, and a flawed kidnapping plan.

Detroit: Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent.

Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city.

FREE FRIDAYS APP

April 4, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is ENGLISH SPEED READING – a handy app that’s perfect for book lovers!

Learn how to speed read — and actually remember what you read! With ENGLISH SPEED READING, you’ll learn to use your peripheral vision to quickly grasp large text portions and  increase your speed of perception by means of what’s called “tachistoscopic recognition.”

 

FREE FRIDAYS AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

 ”John Grisham has written another beauty in SYCAMORE ROW,” says today’s Free Fridays author Peter Leonard. “He brings Jake Brigance back from A Time to Kill in what is a highly-charged, tremendously suspenseful morality tale that’s impossible to put down. I highly recommend it.”

 

 

 


FREE FRIDAYS BONUS DISCOUNTS!

In celebration of today’s Free Fridays offering, Peter Leonard’s publisher, The Story Plant, is discounting six additional titles featuring great characters to just $1.99 this weekend:

ANYTHING, Michael Baron

Acclaimed author Michael Baron again draws readers into a world of deep emotion, compelling relationships, and heartfelt humor — and this time, he adds a touch of fantasy. Ken and Melissa are at the dawn of a magnificent life together. While searching for the perfect wedding present for Melissa, Ken stumbles into a mysterious shop. There, he is given the magical opportunity – to look in on Melissa when she was a girl — what seems like an incredible blessing. Until he discovers a terrible secret in Melissa’s past….

GOODNIGHT, BRIAN, Steven Manchester

Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino – who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.

 

FORTUNATE SON, David Marlett

Meet James Annesley, son of 18th Century Ireland. Though you may have never heard his name before, his story has already touched you in profound ways. Now, for the first time, novelist David Marlett brings that incredible story to life.

 

 

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, Julian Iragorri and Lou Aronica

This evocative, moving, and gorgeously detailed novel is the story of Alex Soberano, a contemporary man in crisis. A successful New York businessman, Alex finds it difficult to embrace joy and accept love. When his life threatens to boil over, he escapes for a brief respite on the West Coast. What waits for him there is something he never could have imagined.

BORN & BRED, Peter Murphy

BORN & BRED is the first novel in the Life & Times Trilogy, a cycle of three novels that will chart the course of one star-crossed life. It is a work of vibrant imagination from a poetic novelist of the first order.

 

 

BETTY’S (LITTLE BASEMENT) GARDEN, Laurel Dewey

Author Laurel Dewey — known for her gritty crime thriller series featuring Detective Jane Perry — has created a dynamic, funny, romantic, heartbreaking and controversial novel that will both enlighten readers and challenge them with its unique and timely subject matter.

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February 28th, 2014 by Cherry

I LOVE Free Fridays courtesy of Barnes and Noble!  I don’t always take the free book they offer since some of them don’t look that interesting but this is very appealing to my mystery fan side so what’s to lose??? Nothing it’s free dangit!

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Today’s Free Fridays book selection is Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo – a conspiracy thriller that begs the question, “Do you ever truly know your neighbors?”

Graduate student Clark Hayden spends most of his holidays consoling his mother over the recent loss of his father, and worries about her diminished mental state. Turns out though, his time away from school will be much more eventful than he ever could have anticipated.

Finding himself ensnared within a terrorist organization whose headquarters are stationed across the street from his childhood home, Clark realizes it’s up to him to save his neighborhood – and the world – from the splinter cell’s deadly intentions.

Today’s Free Fridays app selection is The Bad Girl’s Journal by Bad Girl Swirl. This fun, cute journal app is inspired by Cameron Tuttle’s bestselling Bad Girl’s Guides. You can organize your entries by topic, log in your mood for the day, switch journal themes, insert and share photos, and more! And since we know journals can be very private affairs, there’s the option to hide posts or “burn” particularly incendiary entries – just press a button and watch your entry go up in flames!

Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Mark recommends:

All Over but the Shoutin’ by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Rick Bragg is one of my favorite books. Rick Bragg’s use of the English language, the rich details of a hard-scrabble life, and the description of real-life characters most people could only dream up, makes this book a must read.  His journey from backwoods Alabama to Harvard will make you both laugh and cry.

 

1.3 Free Friday Special:

 The Story Plant is offering each of the titles below for just $1.99 each until January 6th. Stock up your NOOK for the new year with these great books!

 

Back from the Dead by Peter Leonard

 

This is Rage by Ken Goldstein

 

From the Ashes by Jeremy Burns

 

The Eighth Day by Tom Avitabile

 

 

 

 

 

The Fifth Man by James LePore

 

 

The Shepherd by Ethan Cross

 

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October 19th, 2013 by Cherry

Tee hee this week’s free selection is a real bosom heaving sexy romance with British nobility and of course a scoundrel with a heart of gold!  Just the stuff that I read all through high school to my great disappointment that I never found my own prince in the Iowa farmlands of my hometown!

Today’s Free Fridays book selection is The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn – a classic Regency romance full of wit, playfulness and a sizzling chemistry.
Phoebe Stanhope tries very hard to be a true Lady of noble standing, but she’s just having too much fun participating in sharp-witted banter and riding her purebred horse over the barrows and through the valleys of 18th-century England. She’s even managed to avoid a rather large list of potential suitors – that is, until she meets Marcus Finley and her world gets turned upside-down completely.
Marcus can’t deny the spark between him and Phoebe, but he has a dark past that he’ll do anything to avoid sharing with her – even keeping the secret of a betrayal that years ago turned Phoebe’s heart cold against the idea of love. Can Phoebe maintain her independent spirit while falling for Marcus, and can he convince her of his present worth even while his past continues to haunt him?

Today’s Free Fridays app selection is Buddha Finger by Marmalade, an exciting action game app that will bring out the warrior in you! In a fun twist on the kung-fu gaming genre, Buddha Finger transforms you into a young martial arts fan who meets a sensei of the highest order  – one who teaches you the art of fighting so that you can save your Interpol agent brother from a shadowy crime underworld.

 

Roundhouse kick your way through 61 levels of Pick up n’ Play gameplay with an engaging storyline and awesome visual effects – plus leaderboards to show off your kung-fu skills to other martial arts hopefuls.


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Ella recommends:

 

If you’ve never read Mary Jo Putney’s books, you’re missing out! She is one of my must-read authors. Her latest release, book #5 in her Lost Lords series,Sometimes a Rogue, is a wonderful example of her storytelling abilities. Her writing is elegant and her historical accuracy is spot on. Once you start, you’ll be hooked forever.

 

Rob had no idea what he was getting himself into when he volunteered to rescue Sarah who had saved her heavily pregnant twin sister from an anti-British terrorist group and was taken instead. The sizzling, sensual tension between these two strong-willed people as they race across Ireland to escape was done with a skilled hand, and their happily ever after was all one could wish for.

 

Not only is Mary Jo a great writer—having won several RITAs and other awards, including Romance Writers of America Life Time Achievement Award—she is a fantastic person as well. I had the privilege and the pleasure of meeting her this past summer, and she immediately offered to help me solve a problem I was having.

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