“There's more than stuffing here, though, including questions of good vs. evil, life vs. death, and sanity vs. insanity. Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it's plenty trippy as is.”
The Washington Post



In this endlessly entertaining novel, Davys is able to take a bizarre premise, and create a world that mirrors our own. Eric Bear is a familiar character—a scared-straight criminal who’s trying to reinvent himself as an upstanding citizen. (Sure he’s a stuffed bear, but you’ll soon relate to him like you would any beleaguered protagonist.) Now the town’s mob boss—Nicholas Dove—coerces Eric into one last job. Dove’s life is in danger, and the resourceful Bear is his only hope. Eric Bear’s tenuous grasp on a normal life is slipping fast, as he delves back into the dark underworld he thought he’d left behind. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the rich, complex world Davys’ creates, regardless of the fact that it’s populated by anthropomorphic plush toys.


I promise that Amberville is unlike any book you’ve read before. This free edition includes excerpts from the other three books in Davys’ Mollisan Town quartet, so you can continue the unique adventures.


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! Here’s what Tim recommends:



If you dislike science-fiction but still are not very fond of reality. If you dislike fantasy but still like to fantasize. If you dislike thrillers but still like to turn pages really fast, this book is written for you.


Murakami has his ups and downs. 1Q84 is way up there.


NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Tim Davys” to download his refreshingly unique books.

by Doge_Mom on ‎08-17-2012 09:52 AM

@ butterflly13 - thank you - and welcome back - I hope your move went well.


@JfroJeff - as always - something new for me to read


I own my own business- and just like everyone else - I'm watching my pennies - so I appreciate all the hard work - and the listing of the "free" books. 





by 24pages on ‎08-17-2012 09:57 AM

So many books, so little time:smileywink:  Thanks for taking the time to give us all these great titles to add to our shelves!

by PH03N1X on ‎08-17-2012 10:25 AM

I always look forward to Friday's :smileyhappy: I have read so many different authors and able to download books to read to my son at bedtime. Thanks guys you're the best!!!!

by JamericanSpice on ‎08-17-2012 10:33 AM

Thank you.

by BethAnnCullen on ‎08-17-2012 10:34 AM

Thank you! :cathappy:

by book_luver30 on ‎08-17-2012 10:52 AM

Thanks for all of the great books this week! Have a great weekend everyone! :-)

by kd-did47 on ‎08-17-2012 10:55 AM

RE: the downloading problem - I've been experiencing that also but found that if you right click on Download button and select 'open in new window' you can proceed with the download as per normal...

by jerseygalatheart on ‎08-17-2012 10:56 AM

Wow! Thanks everyone. Alot of great choices. Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate all the great books. I have to agree with the person who said if we could only have longer days to enjoy all these books.Once again Spec, JfroJeff, and Butterflly 13 you've out done yourselves again. Thanx Again!




by Serenna on ‎08-17-2012 10:58 AM
@NookJewell: Hold the "Ctrl" key down and click on "Download Now" and that should download your book. Cheers.
by AliciaDean_1835 on ‎08-17-2012 11:04 AM

What a delightful, intriguing idea for a story. Very different, but I must check this one out. :smileyhappy:  Thanks for the Free Friday selections.


Have a super weekend and Happy Reading to all!



Alicia Dean


Lady in the Mist

A Gothic Mystery Novella

by Winter Frost


by ssl829 on ‎08-17-2012 11:05 AM

Thank you, Jeremy, Spec, JfroJeff, and Butterfly13!!! 

by mackiesmom on ‎08-17-2012 11:05 AM

Thank you to Jeremy for such an unusual pick this week. Thanks also to Spec, JfroJeff, and butterfly13 for their lists. I always look forward to Free Friday to continue building my Nook library. 

by lisab4u on ‎08-17-2012 11:13 AM

Thanks Jeremy, Spec, Butterflly13, and JfroJeff for another great week!  I picked up a PILE of new reads from all of your lists.  Now I just need more time to enjoy all of them.  Have a great weekend everybody!:smileyhappy:

by ElRexDog on ‎08-17-2012 11:19 AM

Thanks for the time and effort that the pepople go thru to provie us with slections for Free Friday. I always loo forward to friday now. Now if I can just speed up my reading falling behind by 10 books. heheheh

by judy9569 on ‎08-17-2012 11:24 AM

Thank you very much for Friday's free book and  thanks to Jeremy, spec, butterfly, & Jeff for your finds this week.  Judy