Aimed at young readers, but a fun read for anyone with a sweet tooth, Bliss follows the adventures of a family of bakers with a magical secret. The Bliss Cookery Booke is filled with special recipes that can, deliciously, do everything from cure sleepwalking to combat a flu epidemic. But when the Bliss parents head out of town on an important trip, leaving the bakery—and the valuable recipe book—in their charming children’s hands, things get a little out of hand. The enterprising children take a stab at some of the ancient recipes, and soon find that a few mistakes can lead to a lot more trouble than just a fallen soufflé.


Like the perfect dessert, you’ll hope this book never ends. Luckily, the sequel, A Dash of Magic, is available for preorder now.


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 Kathryn recommends:


by spec ‎01-25-2013 07:45 AM - edited ‎01-25-2013 07:48 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.

Priced to Move by Ginny Aiken

Mysteries & Thrillers
My Own Worst Frenemy by Kimberly Reid

Religion & Spirituality
Hearing Her Voice: A Case for Women Giving Sermons by John Dickson
It Happens Every Spring by Catherine Palmer, Gary Chapman

Cooking, Food & Wine
Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Chili Recipes by Gooseberry Patch

Young Adult
Double Crossed by Ally Carter

Children's eBooks
The Kissing Hand by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards
By Honor Bound by Helen Rosburg

Religious Fiction
Secrets (Michelli Family Series #1) by Kristen Heitzmann
Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon
Sing (Homeward Trilogy Series) by Lisa T. Bergren

Business & Investing
Losing It! Behaviors and Mindsets that Ruin Careers: Lessons on Protecting Yourself from Avoidable M... by Bill Lane
Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements: A Comprehensive, Empirical Analysis by Ping Zhou, John Shon
Technical Analysis of Gaps: Identifying Profitable Gaps for Trading by Julie R. Dahlquist, Richard J. Bauer


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

by taltosPT on ‎01-25-2013 07:51 AM

Black Forest Cake with a large cup of French Roast Coffee are what to have when reading in the evening.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎01-25-2013 07:52 AM

Since we may be getting freezing rain, sleet, and snow here later today, it should be a good evening to curl up and read.  As far as what dessert to enjoy, a thick slice of homemade pound cake would be nice.  You can break off a bite with your fingers and not even have to look up from the page!!!:smileyvery-happy:

by butterflly13 on ‎01-25-2013 07:55 AM

Chosen  by: Heather Fleener


Finding Pride  by: Jill Sanders


Love with a Twist by: Alicia Airey


The Pink Rose   by: Alicia Roberts


Summer Lovin  by: Donna Cummings


A Moonlit Night  b y: Adrianna White


The Watchers  by: Lynnie Purcell


Another kind of Loving  by: Sylvie Nickels


An Unspoken Truth by: Jessica Gold


Year of the Chick by: Romi Moondi


Beautiful Sins by: Jennifer Hamptom




Si-Fi & Fantasy


Altdorf  by: J. K. Swift


An Improbable Journey   by: Gord McLeod


A Measure of Disorder  by: Alan Tucker


Around the Moving World by: Adrianna White


Ashes of Dearen by: Jayden Woods


A Crack in the Wall   by: Chad Inglis


Alien Monster  by: Barry Alder


Bakkian Chronicles (Book1)   by: Jeffrey Poole



Womens Health


Sperm meets Egg Plan (Getting pregnant faster)  by: Deanna Roy


Weight Loss Tips (21 Proven Techniques to Lose Weight)  by: Roberts Tem es


Lose Weight without Dieting  by: David Nordmark






Baby Codes (Top 10 tips to help your baby sleep)   by: Kevin Mills


Child Visitation and the Formation of Self-Esteem by: Ph.D., Steve Griggs Steven T.


Better Baby Sleep by: M.S., Jane Stockly Jane


If mom had 3 minuets  by: Karen Kaufman

by Baste on ‎01-25-2013 08:14 AM

Thank you for a title that looks & sounds like a great read jeremy, thanks spec & butterflly13 for the list that you post every week. And thanks in advance to any and all others that will posting list later today. Have a great reading weekend...I know I will.

by librarian_mom on ‎01-25-2013 08:17 AM

Some good books, but also some bad links, links to wrong books, etc.  Some repete books too.  But alwyas glas to pick up some new ones.

by MapleleafDW on ‎01-25-2013 08:21 AM

Love Free Fridays!

by JeremyCesarec on ‎01-25-2013 08:22 AM

I'm getting hungry already reading your responses!

by wonsue on ‎01-25-2013 08:28 AM

Ummm... Chocolate covered almonds with my book.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎01-25-2013 08:32 AM

The older I get the more I like books aimed at younger readers! Thanks for the yummy choice and to those that so generously give their time and effort to make Friday special. A dozen Kudo Kookies to you!

by RedcurlsMH ‎01-25-2013 08:33 AM - edited ‎01-25-2013 09:18 AM

Thank you Jeremy, Spec, Butterfly and all the others who post free book selections. You make my Fridays! Even if I have to wait until the weekend, I always check them out. Love the variety, but I am partial to mysteries and romances and find plenty.  Thanks again all.  And mint chip ice cream with chocolate syrup makes a great reading snack.

by eReaderPerks on ‎01-25-2013 08:40 AM

Happy Friday!

Here are some top-rated Nook freebies for Friday, January 25, 2013. (All of these are 4+ rated):

Fantasy 4.4 Stars/10 Reviews:


Horror 4.6 Stars/11 Reviews:

Mystery/Thriller 4.5 Stars/11 Reviews:

Romance 4.5 Stars/45 Reviews:

Teens 4.3 Stars/13 Reviews:

Hope you find a great weekend read!  :smileyhappy:

Lorie @ (Free Nook Books in 19 Genres)

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-25-2013 09:00 AM

Thanks Jeremy and B&N for giving me some Bliss on a Friday. Just what I needed :smileyhappy:


I hope everyone here has a wonderful weekend. My husband and I will be going out tomorrow to celebrate our 34th Anniversary, and they said it wouldn't last :smileywink:



by McAwsm on ‎01-25-2013 09:36 AM

So many good selections today! Thanks to all and the newcomers eReaderPerks and JfroJeff.