**For the most current Free Friday selections, please visit the New NOOK Blog at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/category/free-fridays/

 

Today's Free Fridays book selection is Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles - a sexy paranormal romance that will warm you up on the coldest of nights.

 

Isabella loves her new husband, the wealthy and powerful Lord Draven Winthrop, but not everyone feels the same. Many fear him and the dark, magical secrets that lie beneath his brooding stare...but Isabella has ancient secrets of her own, and they're about to get her into huge trouble. A gypsy curse and a mother's scorn await the couple as they race against the clock to avoid a horrifying fate.

 

 

 


Today's Free Fridays app selection is the Yatzy game app by Agile Fusion - a fun twist on the beloved dice game.

 

You can forget about looking for tiny pencils and all those hard-to-find dice - because this version of Yatzy is on your NOOK! Score the highest amount of points by rolling the 5 dice to create different combinations, and try to get a true yatzy by rolling 5 of a kind! Play against your device, or play with friends. It's never been easier to enjoy this classic American game.


Special to this week's Free Fridays: Smallville Season 11 #1 on NOOK Comics! The first issue of the celebrated series about Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego, Superman, is free today for NOOK users, featuring our beautiful graphic display with zoom view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Marina recommends:

 

From its opening scene with breakneck action and raw sensuality, to its tender ending, Fated (Book One in the Dark Protectors series) had me from the get-go.

 

Talen Kayrs is a vampire sent to protect Cara Paulsen and her four-year-old daughter, Janie from a band of monsters known as the Kurjans. It turns out these Kurjans are mortal enemies of Talen’s ancient vampire tribe. However, uber-hot Talen is no ordinary vampire. He can go out in the sun, has eyes that glow a luminescent gold, only drinks blood during sex or a fight, and craves one woman: his predestined soul mate (which makes Fated the perfect title).

 

The Kurjans want Janie for her psychic abilities, and Cara for her power to block emotion, so when Cara learns she is Talen’s potential mate, the stakes skyrocket. Will the Kurjans want her more if she marries Talen? Will consummating their union protect Cara as much as Talen promises?

 

I marveled at how expertly Rebecca Zanetti fills every page with conflict and how masterfully she weaves sexual tension into each exchange between Cara and Talen. Being a mother, I naturally scrutinized the heroine’s relationship with her daughter, but I found it believable and heart-warming. All in all, Fated is ideal to curl up with on a rainy day—just be sure to buckle your seat belt for one hell of a roller coaster ride!

Comments
by spec ‎11-29-2013 07:48 AM - edited ‎11-29-2013 07:49 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.

Religious Fiction
The Twenty-Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and Rich Need Each Other by Greg Paul

Health, Mind & Body
Eat Well Now: Try Six Bestsellers... by JJ Virgin, Kimberly Snyder, Tosca Reno, Julie and Charles Mayfield, Cynthia Stamper Graff

Cooking, Food & Wine
Breville presents Fishing for Real with Chef Jeremy Sewall: A guide to identifying, purchasing and c... by Breville USA
Breville Health Full Life: Juice Recipes for the Juice Fountain® Plus (Enhanced Edition) by Breville USA
Breville presents Back of the House Revealed (Enhanced Edition) by Breville USA
Breville presents Thought for Food 2012 Recipe eBook (Enhanced Edition) by Breville USA

Romance
No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1) by Jade Lee

Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Shadow in the Flames (The New Aeneid Cycle 1) by Michael G. Munz

 

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

by Goldie73 on ‎11-29-2013 08:27 AM

Thank you! One of the many things for which I'm thankful is Free Friday and the community of readers who participate here! Hope everyone had a nice day yesterday & wishing y'all a lovely weekend!

by itsabirditsaplane on ‎11-29-2013 08:41 AM

Omg omg omg! Smallville! :heart: :heart: :heart: love. Thank you b & n for free fridays!

by Eros-Ashima ‎11-29-2013 09:08 AM - edited ‎11-29-2013 09:09 AM

Very pleased to try a new paranormal romance since the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series has concluded. I always wanted to try Yatze ... love Agile Fusion games, I own a bunch of them. Thanks very much to B&N for these great freebies I didn't even have to stand in line for! And thanks very much to all who participate here. Your contributions are awesome and your presence is always great company.

by lg49 on ‎11-29-2013 09:46 AM

Another week of romance and christain novels.  I was hoping to at least download some cookbooks but the links are not working. The only other item I was interested in was Yatzy.

Not everyone reads romance and christain novels.

If this free friday blog plans on only posting romance and christain novels can B&N set up another free friday blog for the other readers who don't read romance and christain novels.  

I really enjoy free friday, but lately I have not found anything to read and reading other people's post in the past there are many who feel the same way. 

Please include non romance and non christain novels or set up a separate blog for a good percentage of your readers. 

by RavenstoneJEP on ‎11-29-2013 09:51 AM

So I've come to the conclusion that the B&N Nook is a device for women only. Judging from the free books offered here, which are invariably romances, parenting tomes, or crafts books, men do not own Nooks, are not interested in books, and are  not considered valuable customers by Barnes and Noble. Does B&N not carry books in other genres than these? Do mysteries, thrillers, scifi/fantasy, historical novels, etc. not exist in this dojo? Does B&N believe that men are either illiterate or uninterested in books? If this is what B&N thinks of me, I'm sure Amazon will be happy to have the copious dollars I spend each year on reading material.

 

Really, this is getting ridiculous. I appreciate the sentiment of giving free books each week, but please, broaden your horizons. Not all of us want to read the next sappy romance novel, nor do we car about child-rearing. Some do, certainly, so all I'm asking for is a better balance.

by desertdaisy29 on ‎11-29-2013 09:53 AM

Love the Yatzy app, thanks!

by sapphoq on ‎11-29-2013 10:07 AM

I concur with Ig49.  The idea that some of the B&N readers are not heterosexual [and not interested in the sleazy stuff that turns up when searching for the words "gay," or "lesbian," or "bisexual"]; are not christian; are not interested in romances of any description; actually may be interested in reading authors who write about other religions or no religions should not be hard for the upper management to grasp.

 

While I do appreciate the effort that goes into free Fridays by both B&N staff and by the commenters here, there is a dearth of offerings that are not christian and / or not of the romance genre.  I would love to see a great quality freebie offering [or even a daily deal for the nook]that includes notable atheist writers.  I would also dearly love to see a great quality freebie offering that includes excellent glbtiq authors.

 

Meanwhile, for books that are usually free here are these:

atheism:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/atheists-in-the-bible-belt-andy-wilkinson/1107395060?ean=29400328286...

and

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cats-have-wonderful-dreams-an-atheist-strikes-back-at-religious-bigo...

 

gay pride short stories:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-eclective-the-eclective/1113573063?ean=2940044986787

 

two-spirited:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/agokwe-j-spencer-rowe/1116058097?ean=2940044614765

 

lesbian:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blog-of-a-lesbian-mom-ruth-mcleod-kearns/1117028592?ean=294004530138...

 

Copy/paste to get the links to work.

 

Meanwhile, dissent does not necessarily have to lack civility.  I did not engage in any name-calling in this post nor do I care to.  Please endeavor to do the same.  I will not be responding to any comments about this comment either pro or con in this forum.

 

Thanks,

a disappointed non-heteronormative and atheist reader

 

by iPodReader on ‎11-29-2013 10:13 AM

It seems rude to complain about something given for free, but I confess I feel as other commenters do.  Romance, crafts and Christian books are definitely not my thing.  I read mysteries and I enjoy well-written novels of other genres.  It seems Free Fridays would be such a good place to introduce new writers of many stripes-- not only mysteries, but biographies, histories, historical fiction not of the romantic variety, etc.  Just my thoughts.

by 1LadyVi on ‎11-29-2013 10:21 AM

Thanks for the free Friday selections.

 

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎11-29-2013 10:22 AM

The turkey has been eaten,

 The bargains have been found.

Now Free Nook Friday is here,

 And the Nook freebies abound!

 

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday.  I am grateful for all of the people who contribute to this blog.  We are a diverse group with a wide range of tastes, but we do all share the love of reading!

by Cindy_Lou_Who22 on ‎11-29-2013 10:27 AM

The Free Friday selection is not always to my liking either.  I don't cook. Don't care about paranormal stuff. BUT, if the B&N selection doesn't do it for me, there are lots of other posters who provide a variety. And if that doesn't turn up something I like, then I know how to go search on my own for something I do like to read.  To me, Free Friday is a nice perk and every now and then turns up a jewel. But as the reader, I can't sit back and expect them to bring me what I want. It's not that hard to find free books on my own.

by vicluvs2read on ‎11-29-2013 10:32 AM

I just wanted to say Thank You to those that post links to other free books on this blog.  I am one of those somewhat picky readers and usually don't download a bunch of the free books but sometimes one will catch my eye so I usually look every week.  I did manage to order a new Simple Touch Nook.  I'm still using my 1st Edition nook.  I normally read library books or buy books if I find a good deal on something I want to read.  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am not a Black Friday shopper so I am drinking coffee, surfing the web, and getting ready to sit down and read my library book on my Nook  while the rest of my family is still sleeping.

 

 

 

by nc6sigma on ‎11-29-2013 11:28 AM

I must have several hundred "free Friday" selections of many genres -- many new to me.  I have no idea what it takes busness-wise to make a book free. The author gives up their royalities, the publisher their costs, and B&N their costs, and someone makes the time to make this happen and share them with us. Thanks for all that make this "free Friday" process work.

Hopefully, this pays off in long run as readers, like me, buy the rest of a series or finds a new favorite author and buy the author's remaining books. 

Mom would have whacked my behind good for complaining or whining about "free."  If you want a particular genre, suggest, but don't complain. 

by michealep91 on ‎11-29-2013 11:46 AM

Thanks for the freebies B&N...I only found a couple, but hey, I didn't have to pay for them!!  I look forward to Friday every week!!  Thanks again!