“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 danBOOKe on ‎08-17-2012 03:57 PM


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by Sueso ‎08-17-2012 04:47 PM - edited ‎08-17-2012 04:51 PM

I too, give you my thanks, all of you.  Was especially happy happy to see the Grace Livingston Hill books provided here! I wish I could remember who provided them....! (Ah, it was Irishjenn, ty Jenn)   They make for a happy happy day. :smileyhappy:

by CJDove on ‎08-17-2012 06:00 PM

Some days I have a tough choice between working and reading ... eating's not that important, right?/?  :-)  THANK YOU for Free Fridays!!

by Rockport_rocker on ‎08-17-2012 06:03 PM

Great selection.  I was especially pleased to see Blood Ties by my favorite author JD Nixon.  Thanks again for all the great books.


by pioneercynthia on ‎08-17-2012 06:38 PM

Here's another for Religious Fiction
Kate's Song:Forever After in Apple Lake

by pioneercynthia on ‎08-17-2012 06:50 PM

Sorry, I posted the wrong link before. I didn't notice it under Spec's Contemporary Fiction. The following are definitely Religious (Inspirational) Fiction:


Daughter of Joy

 by Kathleen Morgan (despite the title, it's not about prostitutes. This made me laugh.)


Paper Roses

 by Amanda Cabot


I think this is just a regular Romance:

Making Waves

 by Lorna Seilstad

by mom2kmjx2 on ‎08-17-2012 07:09 PM

THANKS Everyone. my library is getting close to 1,000 books one Friday at a time.

by Beagle-Mama on ‎08-17-2012 08:04 PM

Fantastic free selections today!  

Thank you!!!

by mikesmartha on ‎08-17-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks for all the time and effort all of you put in for all of us! While I might not download the Free Friday book, I usually find books in your lists.:smileyvery-happy:  Often by authors I might have overlooked had it not been for you!~ Thanks again!!

by cb2 on ‎08-17-2012 09:50 PM

:smileysurprised:Thanx soooooo much for everyone's suggestions!!! Has anyone come close to filling up their nook yet:smileyvery-happy:

by Divalalake on ‎08-17-2012 09:57 PM

Thank you all for the new books.  And for the introduction to new authors.  The Free Friday has managed to introduce me to several new authors that have inspired my purchases after their generosity!  Keep up the good work!

by bookreader86 on ‎08-17-2012 11:29 PM

Thanks for the Free Friday book!! I'm also currently reading 1Q84 and almost done with it too. It's a great book and highly recommended. :catvery-happy:

by SuzeFL on ‎08-19-2012 12:44 PM

Thank you ever so much to those who post these every week. :heart: I Laurel everyone I get a book from, for sure.  

by LarryUnderwood on ‎08-21-2012 09:46 AM

Kicking myself, I forgot to download my free book, and now it's $8.99.  *crying*