Free Fridays: Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins and the Special Enquiry Detail app, plus NOOK Snaps!
It was supposed to be one of the happiest days in Meg Richards' life, but a tragic accident changes that forever. During the same night that she finds out she's pregnant, Meg's husband is suddenly killed in a car crash by a drunken teenager.
What should have been a swift trial turns messy as the teen's family uses its financial and political power to influence the D.A. and the jury. Shocked and enraged by the outcome of the proceedings, Meg swears revenge - but will she go down the rabbit hole of violent retribution, or will she rekindle the remnants of her once-strong faith to be able to endure the hardest chapter of her life?
If you want to read more Ace Collins, make sure to pre-order his new book, The Cutting Edge, available on October 15th on NOOK.
Today’s Free Fridays app selection is Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill by G5 Entertainment, a thrilling hidden object game centered around a high-profile murder case.
Can detectives Turino and Lamonte gather enough evidence to catch the evil Engagement Killer, a brutal murderer of young newlyweds, before he chooses his next betrothed victim? Find hidden objects that provide clues to the serial killer’s whereabouts, but beware of false leads and dead ends! With six chapters of game play and 44 locations to search through, you’ll get to play super sleuth for days on end.
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 Ace recommends:
In Carolina Reckoning, Lisa Carter used the color and mystery of the Blue Ridge Mountains to weave a tale involving murder and deceit. As a detective and the chief suspect grow close the plot takes a turn that I didn’t expect and you won’t either. Innocent or guilty, what you wish for may not be what you get.
Special to this Free Friday - NOOK Snaps!
When you don’t have much time but you need something to read, NOOK Snaps is the answer. Get stories, novellas, articles, and other short content perfect for quick reading, starting with these three we’re offering as a special Free Friday bonus.
The first publication to tell the full story of Cody Wilson and the 3D-printed gun, from the early days of Defense Distributed to the testing of printed rifle magazines, the launch of the Liberator gun, and the political controversy that followed. Built from journalist Kyle Chayka’s series of exclusive interviews with Wilson as well as his collaborators and opponents, the ebook analyzes how the gun has changed the future of 3D printing by attracting media attention and government regulation.
The Island After by Bennett Madison
A haunting novella by the author of September Girls about reality TV stars and the weird semi-famous afterlife they enter once their shows have wrapped. The Island After focuses on two characters who competed together on an early season of a Survivor-esque show called The Island and have since struggled to sort out their lives. Both hilarious and profound, The Island After captures the absurd metatheater of the reality TV form as well as the drama that actually appears on the TV screen.
Remember that Nice Lady who Used to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle? She's Dead. Stories by Tom Oatmeal, illustrations by Brad Lamers
Tom Oatmeal is just a regular guy thinking about things like hair transplants for dogs and hand-to-hand combat with bus drivers. Truly the most average man in the world, his collection of essays reads like the fever dreams of a man both painfully clueless and totally lacking in impulse control. They’re delightfully paranoid, addictively hilarious and charmingly illustrated. The author's website, TomOatmeal.com, was one of Gawker’s “Best Things We Read All Year”, and The New York Observer chose it as one of the "100 Funniest Tumblers…Ever.”
For the full collection of NOOK Snaps, click here.
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