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Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

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THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, International Bestseller by R. Barri Flowers, Now in Nook, Print, and Audio

The Sex Slave Murders  


THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, my bestselling true crime book, is now in Nook, print, and audio.


The book was the basis for true crime stories on Investigation Discovery's Wicked Attraction series, episode, "Twisted Twosome," and Biography Chanel's Crime Stories, episode, "The Love Slave Murders."


A Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2011 selection.


"THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS is a gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.  Top true crime author and criminologist R. Barri Flowers provides his keen insight and expertise into what made these killing partners tick.  Flowers knows his stuff.  Compelling reading."  --Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST



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Re: Read My Book!

Guns, Girls, and Whiskey, Old West Style!



By David Michael Karder


Chicago 1871, a city burned unrestrained. In a sea of people, a boy stood alone. Witness through his mind’s eye; the transformation from youth to one of the fiercest gunman of the Wild West.” DMK.


Author Don G Porter says, “Storytelling with no shortage of action, delivers a fresh spin to the turn of the century.” 


From the author: “Many events molded and transformed this country at the end of the century. My goal is to put the reader in the boots of the main character, David Murphy. To provide an experience of what it was like to live life beginning in the 1860’s and Chicago’s great boom.” David Michael Karder.


Good Day, Eh. :smileyvery-happy:



DMK - Author of, From the Ashes, Coming Soon via Solstice Publishing.
Un-Complicate, loosen up, today is a new day if one can release yesterday to the winds.” DMK.
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GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY (A Young Adult Haunted House Mystery) by R. Barri Flowers


 Bestselling  crime writer R. Barri Flowers' teen haunted house mystery, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, is now in  Nook, print and audio in Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.


Peyton Delaney, her mother, Melody, and new stepfather, Vance McIntyre, relocate to Shadow Bay, Minnesota and move into an old Victorian, where Peyton is haunted by teen ghost named Caitlyn. Together, along with the caretaker's son Bryant, they must solve a decades old murder mystery or be forever haunted.


Fans of Meg Cabot, R. L. Stine, Lois Duncan, Elizabeth Chandler, Francine Pascal, Marley Gibson, Scott Westerfeld, and Caroline Cooney will love GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY!





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Hello ALL:


You can find my books here on Barnes and Noble, Amazon or on my website at


Titles by EM.EM.Genesis: Available as EBooks and Paperback

1) Words of Wisdom for Warriors and Stories of Encouragement

This is an inspirational and motivational book dedicated to all those life’s warriors who make a difference in other people’s lives daily. We are all warriors in life and we all need to be inspired from time to time.

A Warrior is not a victim! One who doesn’t give up!

One who turns failure into success!

One who despite life’s problems continues to persevere!

A Warrior is a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, an aunt, an uncle, a daughter, a son! 

A Warrior is YOU!


2) Tales from an American Soldier’s Diary

A story of Life, Wars, Mafia, Family, hope, betrayal, deployment, anger, forgiveness and Love!

Giovanni Giordano McDonnell served his country honorably but that did not stop those close to him from betraying him. On top of the betrayal he experienced, Giovani also lost his love, heart and may lose his life.  Life was about to throw darts at him. Will he dodge or perish?

3) Boarding School Secrets

A young girl’s accounts of Boarding School Secrets and what goes on behind closed doors.  Hanny Bieler is beautiful girl from a wealthy family in Hampstead, West London.

When Hanny was six years old, her parents decided to send her to Boarding School where she would live and get an education for the next nine years.  She experienced ups and downs of being trained in a boarding school away from the normalcy of family life.

Although, Boarders were supposed to be all prim and proper and well disciplined, Hanny knows this is far from the truth. Boarding School Secrets will enlighten the Reader about life behind closed doors in Boarding Schools.


4) Anania Goes To…

A book about a little girl’s world travels with her family


5) Travel Tips - Available for free on


6)Tips on how to become a Self-Publisher

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Re: Urban Fantasy - Under Witch Moon Sequel NOW available! Under Witch Aura

Under Witch Aura  

Maria Schneider - My Nook Books
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The Power of Breathing

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The Power of Breathing  


Published: Feb. 05, 2011
Words: 72396 (approximate)
Language: English


 Now available in Printed Edition under $10; a discount of $3.60

short description

The most powerful book on breathing that not only explains what many people learn in expensive workshops and remote retreats but very personal routine the author follows. Several independent studies on breathing are given that confirm the practitioners of breathing techniques not only experience physical and mental comfort, but discover cures for illnesses such as asthma.

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This Book is all about Laws and Legalities


 Trials and Tribunals


It describes quite vividly, and completely, the Trial Process

 for both Criminal and Civil cases in England and Wales.


It is as real as you can get. The book is written by a

Barrister who has been practising in the Supreme

Court for over thirty years.










The author is a lawyer. He was born in Malaysia and received his early education in Malaysia and Singapore.


As with many of his contemporaries, he went for tertiary studies to England. He was enrolled at the University of Wales and graduated with a Law Degree. Subsequently, he was called to the Bar. He has taught Law before going into legal practice in London.


This is his first book. It is written with the knowledge of an INSIDER.


Karm Arger is a nom de plume.


He lives in the County of Kent in England.










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A Simple Solution to America's Weight Problem: Banish Belly and Lose Weight in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Words: 44342 (approximate)
Language: English

Now available in Printed Edition under $10

Short description

New & natural way to weight loss. Not another diet and vigorous exercise or some nutrient, vitamin, hormone, and drug that I am promoting. With child obesity at national emergency levels (that has involved first lady Michelle Obama now); it is time to treat those fat, unhealthy, undisciplined, drug infested bodies with a technique that works. This book is here to help you with that. Good Luck!

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New Literary Fiction From Loretta Miles Tollefson: CROWN OF LAUREL

Crown of Laurel  by Loretta Tollefson


What happens when your dreams come face to face with economic reality? Do you compromise, lower your sights and find a way to some measure of comfort through a lower level of achievement? Or, do you stick doggedly to your course even though it promises no certain reward and may lead to total failure?


Deborah and Lawrence both face the decision to compromise or to pursue their goals with no thought for the consequences.


The fortune of one proceeds by compromise and ends in comfort. That of the other devolves into homelessness and a life on the street.


Set in Seattle during the recession of the early 1980’s, this novel reflects its streets, back alleys and moody skies and provides a gallery of sharply drawn, unforgettable characters.


About Loretta Miles Tollefson:


Loretta Miles Tollefson grew up on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula in the log house her grandfather built using trees he cleared from the homestead site. As an adult, she moved to Seattle in the early 1980’s, where she observed first hand the bitter struggles of a deep recession. Now a resident of New Mexico, she has a M.A. in Communications and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of New Mexico. She has also published short stories and poetry, including Journey of the Shunammite and other poems.
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Rick R. Reed Brings Together Art and Horror in BLOOD SACRIFICE

Blood Sacrifice  by Rick R. Reed


What would you give up for immortal life and love?


By day, Elise draws and paints, spilling out the horrific visions of her tortured mind. By night, she walks the streets, selling her body to the highest bidder.


And then they come into her life: a trio of impossibly beautiful vampires: Terence, Maria, and Edward. When they encounter Elise, they set an explosive triangle in motion.


Terence wants to drain her blood. Maria just wants Elise . . . as lover and partner through eternity. And Edward, the most recently-converted, wants to prevent her from making the same mistake he made as a young abstract expressionist artist in 1950s Greenwich Village: sacrificing his artistic vision for immortal life. He is the only one of them still human enough to realize what an unholy trade this is.


Blood Sacrifice is a novel that will grip you in a vise of suspense that won’t let go until the very last moment…when a shocking turn of events changes everything and demonstrates–truly–what love and sacrifice are all about.


About Author Rick R. Reed:


In their October 2006 issue, Unzipped magazine said: “You could call him the Stephen King of gay horror.” And Dark Scribe magazine said: “Reed is an established brand – perhaps the most reliable contemporary author for thrillers that cross over between the gay fiction market and speculative fiction.” To date, Reed has fifteen books in print, and his short fiction has appeared in more than 20 anthologies. Rick joined Untreed Reads in 2010 with his bestselling short story Crime Scene and recently re-released his classic horror works Penance and Obsessed through Untreed Reads as well.. His novel, Orientation, won the EPPIE Award for best LGBT novel of 2008. He lives in Seattle, WA. Visit him on the web at