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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!

Posted by  × January 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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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