When Michael Stewart embarks on a journey back to ancient Rome, he never expects that he’ll be putting his daughter Elizabeth in danger. Elizabeth soon follows Michael through the church tunnel portal, but when she arrives her father has already returned home to the present day.


Now Elizabeth is alone in a dangerous and unfamiliar time and place, and Michael is a suspect in her disappearance. They’re separated by millennia, but united in the goal of bringing their family back together at any cost.


As an extra Friday treat, in celebration of Fiction Studio Books' second anniversary, the publisher is making Nook editions of five of its most acclaimed recent publications available for $1.99 each through March 18 here.




So I’m extra excited about today’s Free Fridays App selection: Jellyflop! In this physics-based adventure game, you get to help little Jelly achieve his dream of taking to the sky. This jellyfish wants to fly, and you can help him collect the feathers and gadgets he needs to help him take flight. The whole family will fall in love with the irresistible Jelly and his quixotic quest.


Download Jellyflop! for free now to start your amazing invertebrate 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 Michael recommends:


As the baby boomers retire, a huge burden is about to be unleashed on the health care system of the United States. Millions of people will suffer from Alzheimer's. Having seen some relatives endure such challenges, I read the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova.


The author skillfully shows how the caretakers and friends and family were affected in handling the situation. Lisa's story helped open my eyes about this dreaded disease and how as a nation we must be prepared to handle the onslaught in the next couple of decades.


Ms. Genova told me: "I always believed in the book, that there was an audience who needed it. We know the facts and statistics and even the science. While that info is important, it tends to stay intellectual, in our heads. The people who love the 5.4 million Americans with AD are in need of something more. We need to understand the humanity behind those numbers and the science. We need to understand AD with our hearts."

by spec ‎03-15-2013 07:43 AM - edited ‎03-15-2013 08:09 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.

BN runs a promotion: $15 gift card for purchase of a NOOK HD/HD+ - that's my link and the information how you can take advantage of that promo is here.

Religious Fiction
Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert
Tangled Ashes by Michèle Phoenix
Beautiful Bandit by Loree Lough
Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1) by Dale Cramer
Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel Book #1) by Judith Pella, Tracie Peterson

The Kidnapping Free Short Story Preview: A short story preview for Alex Berenson?s new novel The Nig... by Alex Berenson

There Be Dragons by Heather Graham, Cherif Fortin (Illustrator), Lynn Sanders (Illustrator)

Suckerpunch: Round One in the Woodshed Wallace Series by Jeremy Brown

Cooking, Food & Wine
Taste of Home Fast Fixes with Mixes New Edition: 314 Delicious No-Fuss Recipes by Taste of Home

Always Ready by Susan Page Davis
Aloha Love by Yvonne Lehman
A Love For Keeps by Janet Lee Barton
In His Will by Cathy Marie Hake
In Search of a Memory by Pamela Griffin
Larkspur Dreams by Anita Higman, Janice Hanna
Love's Image by Debby Mayne
Picket Fence Pursuit by Jennifer Johnson
Sweet Forever by Ramona K. Cecil
The World of Stephanie Laurens by Stephanie Laurens
Wild and Free by Vella Munn

Advice & How-to
How to Really Love Your Teen by D. Ross Campbell

Business & Investing
The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success by Richard Templar
Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work by Alan Lurie
50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age: New Financial Threats You Need to Know and How to... by Steve Weisman
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: A Guide for Improving Every ... by Linda Elder, Richard Paul
Make More, Worry Less: Secrets from 18 Extraordinary People Who Created a Bigger Income and a Better... by Wes Moss
Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders by Srinivasan S. Pillay M.D.
Making the Connection: Strategies to Build Effective Personal Relationships (Collection) by Jonathan Herring, Sandy Allgeier, Richard Templar, Samuel Barondes
Leading Teams with Integrity: Advice from Leadership Experts (Collection) by Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon Huntsman, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel Ph.D.
The Definitive Guide to Customer Relationship Management (Collection) by V. Kumar, Richard R Hammond, Herb Sorensen Ph.D., Michael R. Solomon


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

by butterflly13 ‎03-15-2013 07:44 AM - edited ‎03-15-2013 07:48 AM

SiFi & Fantasy



Arcane Advent by: R. Kain


A Stalkers Game by: John Hennessy


Atomic Robo (Nook Comic w/ zoom view) by: Brian Clevinger


Castes By: Ivan Turner


A Shadow of Lilies by: R. Moses

Burn by: Daniel Swensen




Six Ways of Dyin by: A. L. Brown

Big Iron by: A. L. Brown


Ghostslinger by: Mark Stucky



Womens Fiction




A Dangerous Game: A short Story by: Ella Monroe


The Story Trail by: Deborah Weetman


Kate's Legacies by: Alhayn


The Ophelia Trap by: Kate Burns


Wrinkles by: Michele Gorman


A Gathering of Light by: Patricia Iles


Distant Dreams by: Judith Pella


My Familiar Stranger: Romancing the Vampire Hunters by: Victoria Danann


Not What she seems by: Victorie Lieske


Billion Dollar Baby by: Simone Holloway


Bound to Remember by: Lola James



Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk by: Lenore Wolfe


Heart of Gold by: Lacy Williams

Free App



Mahjong- Three Little Pigs  by: Difference Games

by Eros-Ashima on ‎03-15-2013 07:44 AM

Free Friday makes Nook the gift that keeps on giving all through the year! Thanks for the book, cheers to all who come here every week and a big thanks to those that post additonal freebies.

by butterflly13 on ‎03-15-2013 07:46 AM

YES :smileyhappy: Time Travel Fiction is my favorite !! Thank You!!

by eReaderPerks on ‎03-15-2013 07:49 AM

Happy Friday!

Here are some of the latest top-rated Nook freebies. (All of these are 4+ rated):

Fantasy 4.8 Stars/130 Reviews: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/betrayed-nicky-charles/1114675903?ean=2940044323841

Mystery 4.1 Stars/23 Reviews: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamcast-paul-telegdi/1105098498?ean=2940011463143

Historical 4.7 Stars/6 Reviews (4.1 Stars/81 Reviews on Amazon):http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tangled-ashes-mich-le-phoenix/1031036089?ean=9781414376974

Religious Fiction 4.7 Stars/20 Reviews: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trauma-plan-candace-calvert/1107872917?ean=9781414373850

Romance/Western 4.3 Stars/3 Reviews (4.1 star/41 reviews on GoodReads): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beautiful-bandit-loree-lough/1100074629?ean=9781603742894

Teen/Fantasy 4.0 Stars/17 Reviews: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wicked-hungry-teddy-jacobs/1108612554?ean=2940033231638

Thriller 4.0 Stars/17 Reviews: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-above-a-novella-jeremy-robinson/1104779227?ean=2940011454196

Hope you find some great weekend reads! :smileyhappy:

Lorie @ www.eReaderPerks.com (Free Nook Books in 19 Genres)

by Jewelsby on ‎03-15-2013 07:58 AM

Hmmm...five books from Fiction Studio books are not $1.99 but regular price...

by sammysam on ‎03-15-2013 08:02 AM

The books you say are $1.99 do not show up that way. Will it change later today?

by JeremyCesarec on ‎03-15-2013 08:05 AM

Hi Everyone,


Sorry that the additional books that were listed as $1.99 in the post were not yet the correct price. I'll look into this and hope to have those updated ASAP.


Happy Reading!


by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎03-15-2013 08:10 AM

Thanks for this week's freebies!  I downloaded Jellyflop! and am looking forward to playing it after work.  Does anybody know the correct way to exit the game?  I just pressed the "n" on my tablet to get back to the home screen, but is there a better way?

by PH03N1X on ‎03-15-2013 08:24 AM

Thank you all for posting free Friday selections. I like the new free apps that has started. I am still learning last week's app, but look forward to seeing different apps :smileyhappy: Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

by TimDarling on ‎03-15-2013 08:26 AM

Time travel, nice, thanks

by humvee on ‎03-15-2013 08:41 AM

Great choices thank you!!!!!!!!!!

by GracieMae on ‎03-15-2013 08:47 AM

Another great Friday! Thanks to all of you who take time out and post books for us. We sooooooo appreciate you! Have a great weekend!

by Womanofherword on ‎03-15-2013 09:11 AM

I really enjoy Free Fridays, but I think that the fact that this novel is a Christian novel should have absolutely been mentioned in the summary. I don't read religious fiction, and I had to drill down several layers in summaries and comments before someone stated the fact that it actually was a Christian book. It's fine to post it, but please describe books clearly as what they are. Thanks.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎03-15-2013 09:11 AM

Thanks Jeremy & B&N you've got my attention and the book's downloading as we speak

I hope everyone in Nook land has a great St. Patrick's Day, everyone's Irish on St. Patty's Day right :smileyhappy: