Fans of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece will recognize the framework of this macabre story: young girl finds herself on a mysterious and magical adventure and learns life lessons from an odd cast of characters along the way. But Cook’s illustrated retelling is something much more sinister than the original. Now instead of chasing a white rabbit down his hole, Alice is following a black rat through a graveyard. Along the way, she encounters all manner of undead characters—both human and animal—and a zombie army controlled by the malicious Queen of Hearts.


Alice in Zombieland stands out among the many recent zombie books thanks to its wonderfully depraved illustrations and a dark twist on one of my favorite classic tales.


Happy Halloween!



 Free Fridays Recommends


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! This week it's actually the book's talented illustrator, Brent Cardillo, who recommended a favorite title:



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Nickolas Cook” to download this ideal Halloween read.


by spec on ‎10-26-2012 07:53 AM
Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras, that many good people found and shared since last Friday. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

World War One: History in an Hour by Rupert Colley

The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody by John Jughead Pierson

Contemporary Fiction
The Power Trip Prequel: An Original Short Story by Jackie Collins

Cooking, Food & Wine
The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book: Great Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Treats for the Whole Family by Kelly Rudnicki
Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d'Escoffier by Carol Mighton Haddix

Daryk Hunter (Daryk World, Book One) by Denise A. Agnew
Hunting Karoly (Psychic Seduction, Book One) by Marie Treanor

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine by Michael Kuhar

Religious Fiction
Deliver Us From Me-Ville by David Zimmerman
Griselda Takes Flight: A Novel of Bright's Pond by Joyce Magnin
A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman
Hearts That Survive by Yvonne Lehman
A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3 by Barbara Cameron
The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare

Political Fiction
The President's Nemesis by Michael Beres

Pension Games: Bad Decisions and Backroom Deals in Illinois' Public Pension System by Chicago Tribune Staff, WGN-TV Staff (Editor)

Historical fiction
Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas

Advice & How-to
The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers by Terry J. Fadem
Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen by Michael A. Roberto
The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships by Richard Templar

Business & Investing
Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High P... by Ken Blanchard
The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz
Be a Dividend Millionaire: A Proven, Low-Risk Approach That Will Generate Income for the Long Term by Paul Rubillo
Financial Innovation (Collection) by Franklin Allen, Glenn Yago, James R. Barth
Standing Out with SEO: Expert Advice from Melanie Mitchell (Collection) by Melanie Mitchell


Please laurel this post if the list is useful to you.

by jdwagner75 on ‎10-26-2012 07:59 AM

Picked this one up!  Love twisted tales based on classic works.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎10-26-2012 08:17 AM

What fun! Thanks to Barnes and Noble for making my Friday special and for all who post here with additional freebies. Giving a Nook to someone is like giving them a whole new world of reading pleasure.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎10-26-2012 08:19 AM

Thanks for this week's book and thanks to Spec for updating the extra freebie list. 


Happy reading to everyone this weekend.  And to those on the East Coast, download plenty of freebies for a rainy weekend and stay safe during the storm!

by book_luver30 on ‎10-26-2012 08:26 AM

Thanks for all of the selection today! Happy reading to all and a good weekend! :-)

by butterflly13 on ‎10-26-2012 08:31 AM

Maelynn     by: Anita Valle


To Tell the story of them   by: Kate Holley


The Black Sheep  by;  Julie Cohen


Mothers Day  by: Sandra Rector


Anything is Possible  by: Elizabeth Sage


Campaign Promises   by: Laurel Osterkamp


Celebrities for Breakfast  by: Shelley Stout


Freshwater Road  by: Denise Nicholas


Practice Cake  by: Dalya Moon


A Simple Amish Christmas  by: Vannetta Christmas


Harlequin Holiday Collection





Zombie Tales Primrose Court Apt. 305  by: Robert Decteau


The Zombie Bride   by: Thea Isis Gregory


The Haunted Corn Maze  by: Eric Carlson


Halloweens Perfect Storm   by: L. C. Cooper





World War One  by: Rupert Colley

by Baste on ‎10-26-2012 08:32 AM

Thank you for a title that looks & sounds like a great read for October jeremy, thanks spec for the list that you put every week. And thanks in advance to butterflly13, Jeff & any and all others that will putting up list later today. Have a great reading weekend everyone, & Happy Halloween.


Be safe everyone back east stay inside and read; here in the west I'm going skiing then reading in lodge.

by butterflly13 on ‎10-26-2012 08:34 AM

TarHeel it is going to icky here this weekend too.  So everyone read up and have a wonderful weekend!

by BethAnnCullen on ‎10-26-2012 08:36 AM

Thank You! :cathappy:

by 18holes on ‎10-26-2012 09:10 AM

Thank you! :heart:

by pdwn on ‎10-26-2012 09:16 AM

thank you

by Lucy_PR on ‎10-26-2012 09:22 AM

Good morning to all:


Greetings from a rainy day at Puerto Rico...


Thanks for the freebie list... Hope you all had a wonderful day, I know I will need to drink a lot of coffee...


Bless you all!!!!

by 2PointySticks on ‎10-26-2012 09:57 AM

YES!  This one was on my wishlist!  Now I can spend that money on...


...well, to be honest, another book.

by judy9569 on ‎10-26-2012 10:10 AM

Thank you BN and Jeff, Butterfly, and Spec.  I can't read scary stuff (lol) but I did find some in your lists that will be a good read.