"Hard to think of it as a debut, better to think of it as the beginning of a massive new adventure.”

-The Daily Mirror (UK)



Television veteran Simon Toyne’s debut novel is an ambitious conspiracy thriller that Brad Meltzer and Dan Brown fans will devour. The whole world is watching when a cloistered monk in modern day Turkey plunges to his death in front of television cameras. The monk’s act of defiance sets off a frenzy to discover what secrets lie behind the ancient walls, and why he sacrificed his life to put an end to them.


When the monk is identified, American journalist Liv Adamsen is shocked to discover that he’s the brother she’d written off as dead long ago. Her reporter’s instincts send her to investigate the secretive world her brother inhabited, and soon she’s battling a group of deadly monks who will go to any extreme to protect their millennia-old secret.


The second book in Toyne’s critically-acclaimed trilogy, The Key, is available for NOOK now.



Free Fridays app promotions refer specifically to the app in the NOOK Store.



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 Simon recommends:



by GracieMae on ‎05-17-2013 09:50 AM

I downloaded Sanctus! Think it will be my next read. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

by GracieMae on ‎05-17-2013 09:55 AM
by BethAnnCullen on ‎05-17-2013 10:20 AM

Thank You!!! :cathappy:

by lmf22purple on ‎05-17-2013 10:31 AM

Thank you to the commenters who add books to the list and mention problems/provide solutions when the downloads don't go as planned:catvery-happy:


Found a couple more nice apps (games) rated 4 stars and free






Happy Weekend!

by Landmom on ‎05-17-2013 10:35 AM

My favorites are mysteries.  Did anyone else notice that most of the mystery links posted today have women as the main character?  Interesting!  I like it!

by krisket on ‎05-17-2013 10:49 AM

Many thanks! Wishing all a weekend filled with great reading!

by 18holes on ‎05-17-2013 12:07 PM

Many thanks for the free apps and books. :smileyhappy:

by vachona on ‎05-17-2013 12:13 PM

Thank you for all the free books and apps!  But I've also been finding some awesome low-cost items, as well.  You can get lost in the book vortex if you start clicking on all the recommendations ...

by PH03N1X on ‎05-17-2013 12:48 PM

Can't wait to read this week's selection. I hope everyone has a wonderful (and dry...it's raining here lol) weekend!!!

by Betony on ‎05-17-2013 12:52 PM

@vachona Excellent description - book vortex! Yes, thank you for Free Fridays. I've expanded my list of authors to read because of FF. I really like the Hidden Object games as they while away the time when waiting at the airport.

by taylor55 on ‎05-17-2013 02:26 PM

Picked up a couple of promising things today. Thanks everyone for posting!

by jedichef22 on ‎05-17-2013 04:35 PM

In response to Carlissa -


The Sherlock Holmes app that says "free" on the icon is a preview/demo version that is always free. It probably doesn't contain all the levels or features.


The one that does not say free on the icon is the one that normally costs money, but is free today only. This would be the one you'd want.

by Sherryathome on ‎05-17-2013 06:02 PM

yep, back up to over 80 books on my Nook waiting to be enjoyed.  Not that I'm complaining.  Thanks to everyone that posts free books, you are the greatest!

by celandinehobbit on ‎05-17-2013 08:27 PM

So many books, so little time. Oh, to be rich and reading the day away.  :smileytongue:


Happy weekend to everyone and thank you BN and all you wonderful people for finding some great free reads once again!

by taw14 on ‎05-17-2013 08:32 PM

Love free fridays