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Jenniisme
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Re: Five free e-books from Samhain

Has anyone ever read any of the samhain titles? Do they stink? have a plot? I don't wanna download pure crap even though I download almost every free thing. LOL

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Re: Free first 4 Chapters

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Re: Five free e-books from Samhain


Jenniisme wrote:

Has anyone ever read any of the samhain titles? Do they stink? have a plot? I don't wanna download pure crap even though I download almost every free thing. LOL


I've read one, "The Dickens with Love" and I liked it.  I didn't LOVE it, but it was pretty good.  The sex is explicit, but there isn't all that much of it.  Like a typical romance novel. 

 

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Re: Five free e-books from Samhain

Samhain is like Harlequin but with the rating pushed from pg-13 to xxx. Some books have had a good story, others are just written porn.
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6 color-illustrated Austen NOOKbooks free today from Sourcebooks

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More from Sourcebooks in honor of Jane Austen's birthday. According to Sourcebooks, "These celebratory editions include the full novels, plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898."

 

I suspect the color illustrations will look better on NOOKcolor and NOOK apps than on the E-Ink NOOK. :smileytongue:

 

These are not the actual covers. I haven't been able to find a source for the cover images, so I'm using some of the color images from Sourcebooks' Austen e-cards.

 

 

Today only!

 

 

Emma: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

Mansfield Park: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

Northanger Abbey: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

Persuasion: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

Pride and Prejudice: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

Sense and Sensibility: The Illustrated Edition

 

 

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Re: Free first 4 Chapters

 


Whitecat5000 wrote:

 

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger's Curse Series #1)

  

 


Just FYI, this isn't a book, but a free sample of the book.

 

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Free Promo NOOKbook summary - December 16, 2010

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I hate Thursday updates with Free Fridays just around the corner, but there have been a number of titles that have dropped off and we've got the one-day two-day special Jane Austen birthday books.

 

This is my list of short-term promotional NOOKbooks. I'm just listing the titles, without the covers. You can mouse over the title to see the cover if you want.

 

I've put the publisher's name in [brackets], which might give you a clue about the content. Zondervan, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson, and Abingdon are Christian-oriented publishers. Samhain titles tend to have adult content, and are about the only free promotional titles available to Canadians. Galaxy publishes L. Ron Hubbard's books.

 

 

FREE FRIDAYS still available:

 

Free since 12/10/2010:

Free since 11/29/2010:

Free since 11/26/2010:

 

Other FREE NOOKbooks:

 

Free since 12/16/2010 (and expected to be free only through 12/17/2010):

Free since 12/15/2010:

Free since 12/15/2010 or earlier:

Free since 12/14/2010:

Free since 12/13/2010:

Free since 12/12/2010:

Free since 12/10/2010 or earlier:

Free since 12/07/2010:

Free since 12/06/2010:

Free since 12/02/2010:

Free since 12/01/2010:

Free since 11/29/2010:

Free since 11/28/2010:

Free since 11/24/2010 or earlier:

Free since 11/16/2010:

Free since 11/15/2010:

Free since 11/10/2010:

 

B&N's FREE NOOKbook page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379001668

 


 

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No Longer Free

  • Marry Me [Kensington] was free for 2 days.
  • Pursuit of Pleasure [Kensington] was free for 2 days.
  • All of the Jane Austen books except for the illustrated editions are no longer free.
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    Re: No Longer Free

     


    GTech wrote:
  • All of the Jane Austen books except for the illustrated editions are no longer free.

  • I tried those earlier and they weren't free anymore. Checked again just now and they are. Peculiar.

     

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    Re: No Longer Free

    It was originally a one-day sale, but extended yesterday to a two-day sale by the publisher. No doubt, someone messed up programming the start/end times in the computer.

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    No longer free

    The Austen-related NOOKbooks seem to be free again. First they weren't, then they were, then they weren't, now they are, and probably tomorrow they won't be. If you want 'em, grab 'em while you have the chance.

     

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    Ninja and O. Henry - Free Fridays offerings

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    I think we're seeing the changing of the guard from Paul to Jeremy on Free Fridays. For the first time, a self-published Smashwords short story is the Free Fridays selection:

     

    Ninja (short) [Jon F. Merz (Smashwords)]

     

     

    This week's Holiday Classic is Selected Stories of O. Henry, which was offered during the July 4th All-American classics promotion but wasn't in any of the weekly classics after that.

     

    Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) [Barnes & Noble]

     

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    Wish - free NOOKbook

    Wish (young adult) [Scholastic]

     

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    Free Promo NOOKbook summary - December 17, 2010

    [ Edited ]

    This is my list of short-term promotional NOOKbooks. I'm just listing the titles, without the covers. You can mouse over the title to see the cover if you want.

     

    I've put the publisher's name in [brackets], which might give you a clue about the content. Zondervan, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson, and Abingdon are Christian-oriented publishers. Samhain titles tend to have adult content, and are about the only free promotional titles available to Canadians. Galaxy publishes L. Ron Hubbard's books.

     

     

    FREE FRIDAYS still available:

     

    Free since 12/17/2010:

    Free since 11/29/2010:

    Free since 11/26/2010:

     

    Other FREE NOOKbooks:

     

    Free since 12/17/2010:

    • Wish (young adult) [Scholastic]

    Free since 12/16/2010 (and expected to be free only through 12/17/2010):

    Free since 12/15/2010:

    Free since 12/15/2010 or earlier:

    Free since 12/14/2010:

    Free since 12/13/2010:

    Free since 12/12/2010:

    Free since 12/10/2010 or earlier:

    Free since 12/07/2010:

    Free since 12/06/2010:

    Free since 12/02/2010:

    Free since 12/01/2010:

    Free since 11/29/2010:

    Free since 11/28/2010:

    Free since 11/24/2010 or earlier:

    Free since 11/16/2010:

    Free since 11/15/2010:

    Free since 11/10/2010:

     

    B&N's FREE NOOKbook page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379001668

     


     

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    Re: Free Promo NOOKbook summary - December 17, 2010

    Doug,

    Thanks very, very much for posting all those freebies. It's like Christmas is here already!:smileyhappy:

    The Jane Austen wannabees are still free, luckily for me, since I missed it yesterday.

    And again Doug, thanks for taking the time to share all of this with us!

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    Some free NOOKbooks it's hard to get excited about (for me, anyway)

     

    NOOKstudy's Lining Up a Semester Abroad (non-fiction) [Sterling (B&N)]

     

     

    Blindsided (speculative non-fiction) [Emerald Book Company]

     

    I took a quick look at this speculation of how terrorists could wreak havoc in the US with a few small-yield nukes, and I found it hard to take seriously. But maybe that's me.

     

    Heck, in 1994 Tom Clancy wrote a novel that ended with a 747 being used as a weapon against the US Capitol, and not long afterward Al-Qaeda started working on using airliners as weapons against the US.

     

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    Re: Some free NOOKbooks it's hard to get excited about (for me, anyway)

    LOL Doug, I am with ya on this.

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    Perennial free NOOKbooks (not samples)

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    I've brought over a bunch from my "free promos" list because they look like they aren't going away anytime soon, and I've added some that should've been on here before. New additions are in bold. I've also removed the publisher tags from most titles because they're mainly organized by publisher anyway.

     


    Here's a list of NOOKbooks that seem to always be free, so I don't include them on my promos list. Here again, I'm not including the Smashwords titles because there are about 2000 of those and I'm too lazy to put them all here. I'm also leaving off free samples and excerpts.

     

    Most of these are romances and/or shorts. A couple are reportedly teasers, and probably shouldn't be on this list.

     

     

    From Harlequin and its imprints:

     

     

    From Samhain (read the cautionary notes):

     

     

    From Ellora's Cave:

     

     

    From Hachette:

     

     

    From Random House:

     

     

    From Macmillan publishers:

     

     

    From Hyperion (Disney):

     

     

    From A&E Television:

     

     

    From MPS:

     

     

    From Lonely Planet:


     

    Reference works from MobileRead (these are promoting paid versions, but probably useful on their own):

     

     

    Bibles: