Ranger Wyatt Sheridan is called in when a teenage girl at the Beacon of Hope school, which was founded to help former teen prostitutes find a way off the streets, is found dead. He and the school’s director Kate Winslow team up to find out who might be trying to disrupt the school’s worthy mission.


Sheridan has a teenage daughter of his own, so he’s extra-determined to bring justice to the human traffickers who are preying on young girls. And when Kate is kidnapped, and Sheridan’s daughter is terrorized, nothing will stop the tenacious Ranger from putting an end to the evil.


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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 Margaret recommends:


by fullofsecrets on ‎05-03-2013 06:42 PM

Just FYI, the Free Friday selection, Saving Hope, is classified as Christian fiction. It's up to you as to whether that's a pro, a con, or a neutral, but some people like to know.


The two-for-one deal is obviously an attempt to generate foot traffic for B&N's brick-and-mortar stores. I don't have a problem with it -- I'm all for keeping them in business. In my opinion, it's really great to be able to speak with a real human being in person if one needs assistance with one's Nook.


I'm also excited about the Nook HD and HD+ getting the full Google Play store. Will you be updating the OS to enable that for those of us with the venerable Nook Color as well?

by fluffy3 on ‎05-03-2013 07:19 PM

thanks to everyone for the great books!!  

by JamericanSpice on ‎05-03-2013 07:46 PM

Thank you!

by SmileyWmn on ‎05-03-2013 09:24 PM

Wow, what a week of freebies!  I don't think I've downloaded this many books on one FF in over a year!  Thank you to ALL that shared!!!  Now to get caught up on everything else in my life so I can sit down and enjoy them all.

by Lori_B on ‎05-03-2013 10:01 PM

i think the bogo is a good idea and if i was <100 miles from a store i would go ... but i dont mind that they offer them to people who can

by CatCough on ‎05-03-2013 10:01 PM

NO 2 BOGO!  It's not a deal when I have to PRINT a list, DRIVE to a store, STAND in line at the store, and then finally get my books!


B&N can do better than this for their LOYAL NOOK patrons.


I love my Nook and appreciate the Free Friday offering (even when the genre isn't my favorite), knowing this is an effort between B&N and the publisher. Please rethink this "deal" for us!



by LillieAna on ‎05-03-2013 10:58 PM

It is nice that Barnes and Noble is mixing it up and giving us new ways to get good deals on e-books. I live near 2 Barnes and Nobles neither one of them seems to need more foot traffic so that is not the reason for this offer at least in my area. Sorry to the folks that don't live near a B & N. Every deal is not going to work for everyone. Part of the reason I bought a Nook instead of the kindle is that there is an actual store to go.

by Happywitch ‎05-03-2013 11:00 PM - edited ‎05-03-2013 11:03 PM

Thank you again for the free books! I look forward to Friday!


You can't make everyone happy... of, course it is to increase foot traffic. I have my store close by & am there a couple times a month if not more. I don't buy a whole lot of books for me (unless they are on sale cheaper then I can get them on my nook). But, I go in for gifts & to buy books & learning aids for my kids. My kids have nooks... but, they also like having a phsyical book. And, for my kids, no B&N trip is complete without a stop at Starbucks! My eldest when she was 3-4 wouldn't beg for McD's, no it would be for the book store.


I LOVE MY NOOK! My, hubby is happy that I don't come home with my 100 books anymore!


But, I think there are 100's of other books for free or at a sale price for those who can't get to a store, or may not want to. And, the list is just about 20 books & like mentioned they were 1/2 off last weekend. Whenever there is a deal that doesn't do anything for me, I just ingore it. Because the next one will be right up my alley.


Happy Reading!

by Love2readTAM on ‎05-03-2013 11:22 PM

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to research and post freebies!  Scored quite a bounty of books today!  Now, to find the time to whittle down my "to be read" list . . .:heart:

by myopinionpb on ‎05-03-2013 11:59 PM

Thank you all for the free lists of books.


Does anyone here borrow Nook books from the library? 

by vachona on ‎05-04-2013 11:16 AM

I get e-books all the time from my library. Just download the free Overdrive app (or whichever app your library uses). It works great!


If the book's available right away, you can download it immediately.  Otherwise, you place a hold, and you can see where you are in the queue.  You'll be notified when it is available for "pickup".  (I get an e-mail, and then have three days to go to the website and download it.)  I'm sure it varies by library system, but I can download e-books or audiobooks, and depending on the material, I can adjust my checkout from 1-3 weeks.  (My default is 3 weeks.)


You don't have to return the book, it will time out, but if I finish early, I just select "return, then delete" on the Overdrive app,


My library has a 10-book limit, but I'm sure that also varies by system.


Another nice feature of the Overdrive app is that it has a wish list (for all those books you want to get to -- eventually).


I hope they open up Google Play for all levels of NOOK, as well!  (Running a tablet here.)  There are so many free apps that are available through Google, but not from B&N.  At times, it has made me question why I didn't just get a generic tablet, rather than a captive one.  However, I chose the NOOK over Kindle because of the accessibility to live, in-store support.

by Shines on ‎05-04-2013 01:52 PM

Yes, the whole idea is to get people into the store and keep brick and mortor stores open and employing workers and boosting local economies.  I used to work in a Barnes & Noble and loved it.  People interactions around books are great.  When a customer enters a store and does their purchases in store NookBooks, gifts, actual books, or even BN orders, the "credit" goes to that store and help keeps it open. 


Someone mentioned that the books are similar or maybe even the same as a couple of weeks ago when the 50% off sale happened, so that means that BN actually gave you the BOGO in a different format, so maybe we should be thankful and enjoy all the things we are able to access/use that we are offered and let others enjoy the things that we can't and be happy for them.


Not everyone has a nook and we can help keep the stores open for them and us.  Even though I worked at BN from before the NOOK came out, I was unable to afford a NOOK and pay the bills while my husband was unemployed.  I still kept coming to BN.com and downloading free books and reading the postings (I had the PC Nook app but rarely used it).  In December, I received a NOOK simple touch from my husband and already had more books than I will ever be able to read :smileyhappy: and am enjoying my NOOK.  I now can even download the free apps to my account for sometime in the future when I hope to have a Nook Tablet (or whatever comes next) and or grandchildren :smileyhappy: 


Have a great day everyone and thanks to all who share so generously here and letting me write this long post.

by Franadora ‎05-04-2013 11:28 PM - edited ‎05-04-2013 11:32 PM

wow. I have to thank all of you who posted free books this week. Though I didn't care much for the Free Friday selection (happens sometimes), among all the postings I found over a dozen books to download. Even if some of them are not as good as they look on first review, I still have lots to read!


As for the BOGO, I appreciate that they are trying to give something special to those of us who can go into the store. When I first bought my Nook, there was special content "More in the Store", which included interviews and essays and other short goodies. But that is no longer available. The best I can get is the ability to read ebooks for free - for about an hour - any longer and I either wait for another day or buy the book. Fair, I guess. But I DO miss getting something special.


To be honest, when I first read the description, I thought it was buy a paper-based book and get a free Nook book. Either way, not enough on this list to make me buy - maybe another week. [Oh and it's ONLY available Saturday and Sunday so more likely available to people who have to travel a little farther.]


As for the one person who indicated he just wished Barnes & Noble would go away as a brick N mortar store so the books would be cheaper - the difference you are talking about is called SALES TAX. and in most states, you are still responsible for paying that whether the store collects it or not. The STATES are the ones who want the money because so many people are cheating on their taxes and not paying. :womanfrustrated: Personally, I like not having to go through my receipts from last year to figure out how much I owe. Though I can do so fairly quickly by looking through my credit card bills.

by Danceforjoy on ‎05-06-2013 10:38 AM

Is anyone else having problems w/the Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley game? It keeps freezing up my Nook Tablet.




by AvidWriter28 on ‎05-07-2013 02:55 AM

They want you to go to the store because you are more likely to go browse while you are there and spend more money on physical books. It's the same games everyone plays with their sales. They just want to get you into the store.