Sir Alexander MacGruder's goal is to avenge his father's murder, not to become entangled with the enemy. But once he kidnaps her, his desire to keep Lady Nichola Westcott with him, in his home—in his bed—unwittingly makes her a target for those who have no qualms about shedding English blood. For her part, Nichola hardly expects the dangerously seductive Scot who kidnaps her to be a man of honor. With a wastrel brother and a treacherous former fiancé, she knows better than to trust the word of any man.


Though Sir Alexander promises not to hurt her, Nichola knows her only value is as a pawn to be ransomed. But she finds herself in an even more dangerous trap—one created by her powerful attraction to a man whose touch shakes her to the core. Unwilling and unable to resist each other, can Nichola and Alexander save a love that has enslaved them both?


Stay tuned for the newest book in the MacGruder Brothers series, His Seduction, available now for preorder.



Kids will absolutely love today’s Free Friday’s app selection—the charmingly cuddly Bear Dress Up by Detention Apps.


First, players choose one of nine teddy bears to customize as their own. I’m partial to the koala bear version myself—it brings back memories of a family trip to Australia where we saw real, live koalas! Now it’s time to make your bear your very own—picking from over 175 items like hats, wigs, jewelry and more—to accessorize your bear and make it your own. Then once your bear looks exactly how you want it to, it’s time to feed your new pal some favorite snacks like pizza & ice cream.


To add a final sweet touch, once your little one has designed their very own custom bear, they can tap the ‘snow’ button to shower their bear in a snowstorm of Gummy Bears. Yum!


Don’t forget to check out dozens of other playful Detention Apps, too.


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 Helen recommends:


by spec ‎08-02-2013 07:53 AM - edited ‎08-02-2013 07:54 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.

Chronicle: Before the Books of Eva by Heather Terrell

Europe: 40 Amazing Experiences by Lonely Planet

Wormfood by Jeff Jacobson

Religion & Spirituality
The Most Important Thing Happening: A Novel in Stories by Mark Steele
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada

Children's eBooks
Janitors #1 by Tyler Whitesides, Deseret Book Company

Just a Little Lie (Shades of Deception, Book 1) by Mallory Rush
Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes
Lovers Never Lie by Gael Morrison
Say You Love Me (A Historical Western Romance) by Patricia Hagan
The Viking's Witch by Kelli Wilkins
Handle with Care by Josephine Myles
Her Favorite Temptation by Sarah Mayberry

Mystery & Thrillers
The Gauntlet (A Thriller) by Jason Melby
On Blazing Wings by L. Ron Hubbard
Diary of a Confessions Queen by Kathy Carmichael

Religious Fiction
Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar
Rearview by Mike Dellosso
Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel by Ann H. Gabhart
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
A Stranger's Gift by Anna Schmidt

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Death Trap (Robot Wars Series #1) by Sigmund Brouwer

Business & Investing
Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading by Guy Cohen


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

by eReaderPerks on ‎08-02-2013 07:54 AM

Happy Friday!

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

Fantasy 4.8 Stars/7 Reviews (4.6 Stars/32 Reviews on Amazon):

Horror 4.1 Stars/23 Reviews:

Religious (Suspense) 4.6 Stars/5 Reviews (4.9 Stars/24 Reviews on Amazon):

Romance (Paranormal) 3.7 Stars/14 Reviews (4.0 Stars/76 Reviews on Amazon):

Romance (Historical) 4.3 Stars/33 Reviews:

Teen (Fantasy) 4.0 Stars/8 Reviews (4.4 Stars/16 Reviews on Goodreads):

Sci-Fi 4.8 Stars/5 Reviews (4.3 Stars/40 Reviews on Amazon)

Business (The Social Media Starter Kit is rated on BN at 3.0 Stars with 1 Reviews but has 4.5 Stars/2 Reviews on Amazon. In addition, the books are well-reviewed individually. For example, Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing is rated 4.1/27 on Amazon. This collection is normally $58.00; get it while it’s free!):

Happy reading! :smileyhappy:

Lorie @ (Free Nook Books in 19 Genres)

by Bxr4me on ‎08-02-2013 08:27 AM

Wow, hit the jackpot with good books today!  Gotta love these free Fridays...

by Buffy_Ann on ‎08-02-2013 08:34 AM

Thanks bunches for the lynks!  I'm not always able to check on fridays and you found me so good ones :smileywink:

by Eros-Ashima on ‎08-02-2013 08:46 AM

I am sooooo glad I went with the Nook ... and every Friday just reinforces what a great ereader it is and what a great community we have here. Thanks very much!

by Jillie_Bean ‎08-02-2013 08:48 AM - edited ‎08-02-2013 08:51 AM

Woot! It's a return to traditional romance for free Friday, thanks to Jeremy for the book and Author info & recommended book and to Spec and Lorie for their lists (and Lorie's website).

I hope that everyone has a happy Friday!

by Sueso on ‎08-02-2013 08:49 AM

Great how am I going to read them all?! Thanks all of u finders of free! Thank you BN! Sue

by GracieMae on ‎08-02-2013 08:53 AM

:smileyvery-happy: Nothing like hitting the jackpot on some free books! Enjoy your Nook Friday everyone! And thanks to Jeremy, Spec, and ereadersperks for some awesome choices! Thanks to those who follow this post with more freebies as I will be back!!!!


Happy Free Friday everyone!

by lissaemtb on ‎08-02-2013 09:29 AM

Thanks as always to B&N and the community for finding the freebies for us. Just loaded up my sister's nook and now doing mine. We've had the 1st generation nook since 2010! She bought hers for her 39th birthday and surprised me with mine a month later for my 40th! 

by leannM on ‎08-02-2013 09:59 AM

Thank You!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎08-02-2013 10:06 AM

Gotta love the Nook Blog on Fridays where free books abound!  It's so much fun to "check-in" every week and see what my Free Nook Friday friends are up to!:heart:


by Rich_D on ‎08-02-2013 10:11 AM

Here are some Non-Fiction free reads


Machiavelli's "The Prince" :


A Soldier's Tale: Albert Money at the Battle of Aubers Ridge, May, 1915:


Mussolini's Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City :

by flyfishnlady on ‎08-02-2013 10:12 AM


This month my Nook and I celebrate our second year anniversary together! LOL 

There has not been a Friday in the last one hundred and four weeks that I have not logged on my laptop in anticipation of what treasures I'll find this week!  Although, I have purchased several books (thanks to some great B&N sales) by my favorite authors, two thirds of my (200+) books are Free Friday finds. Thanks to you all I have discovered so many new authors and gendres.  I also look forward each week to reading all who comment here as well, so many of your names are a familiar sight to me now..Such a great group of people!

Thanks once again gang for all your efforts in making this day special for so many of us!

Have a great weekend all!

by gingerzing1967 on ‎08-02-2013 10:36 AM

Thank you all.  Some interesting books from all the posters. 
Have a great Friday