Those who enjoyed the complexity and deeply-felt storytelling in The Journey Home will find the same elements in Spinning. This time, Baron introduces Dylan Hunter—a man in the prime of his life who has everything he’s ever wanted. With a successful career, a string of adoring women and a great group of friends, Dylan is living the high life. Thanks to his golden tongue, he’s able to get himself (and his high-paying clients) out of any tight space, with a little ‘spin.’


Then a former girlfriend comes back into his life, with a  3 year-old daughter in-tow. The girl’s not Dylan’s, but he soon finds his priorities realigned when he becomes her sole guardian. Readers will sympathize with Dylan’s desire to hold on to all of the things his old life afforded, but they’ll keep turning the pages to see if he’ll find peace in this new role he never thought he'd be playing.



Once you’ve fallen in love with Baron’s heartfelt storytelling, I’m confident you’ll want to read his newest novel, Leaves, available now for NOOK.



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:





NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Michael Baron” to download his complex and heartfelt novels today.


by Jojo3508 on ‎10-05-2012 01:04 PM

Thank you B&N and all of you who help keep Free Friday and the nook thread running. I have been introduced to so many great authors and stories because of it. You all rock!!

by BethAnnCullen on ‎10-05-2012 01:09 PM

thank you! :cathappy:

by Evilynn on ‎10-05-2012 01:11 PM

Thank you, everyone for the free books. You Rock!!!!

by padiddle on ‎10-05-2012 01:29 PM



by DF2349 on ‎10-05-2012 02:05 PM

Thank you B&N and to all who list more free books. It's great to see Friday roll around!

by vamp1223 on ‎10-05-2012 02:39 PM

:smileytongue: Thanks to for there free Fridays !

by M-square on ‎10-05-2012 04:18 PM
As always, thank you for the interesting selection of Friday Freebies! The intrepid people spending time to research and post titles are true angels....
by padiddle on ‎10-05-2012 04:38 PM

Hey!  Where's Spec today?

by spec on ‎10-05-2012 05:14 PM

Sorry about the late post. 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.

Spinning by Michael Baron

Science Fiction
Dark Planet by Charles W. Sasser

The Witch by Mary Ann Mitchell

Religion & Spirituality
Honest to God: The Means to True Transformation by Joshua Weidmann, Joshua Michael Weidmann
Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be: Lessons On Leadership from the Bible by LeRoy Eims

Cooking, Food & Wine
Vegetarian 101: Master Vegetarian Cooking with 101 Great Recipes by Perrin Davis
Skinny Seafood: Over 100 delectable low-fat recipes for preparing nature's underwater bounty by Barbara Grunes
Skinny Pizza: Over 100 healthy recipes for America's favorite food by Barbara Grunes
Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro by Pat Sinclair

Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder by Helen A. Rosburg
Heat of Passion by Elle Kennedy
Homespun Bride (Love Inspired Historical Series) by Jillian Hart

Mystery & Thrillers
The Dead Love Longer by Scott Nicholson

Religious Fiction
Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot
Wild Thing (Winnie the Horse Gentler Series #1) by Dandi Daley Mackall
When The Devil Whistles by Rick Acker
Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery by Bonnie S. Calhoun
A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1) by Barbara Cameron
The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3 by Kay Marshall Strom

S is for Stupid 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Leland Gregory
S is for Stupid 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Leland Gregory
Win the Day! 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar: Daily Quotations to Help You Achieve Your Personal Best (Page... by LLC Andrews McMeel Publishing
Gardening 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar: Seeds of Wisdom (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by LLC Andrews McMeel Publishing
Bacon Love! 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by LLC Andrews McMeel Publishing
Drinking Game-a-Day 2013 Calendar (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by LLC Andrews McMeel Publishing
BBQ 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar: Recipes, Tips, Methods, and More (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by LLC Andrews McMeel Publishing
Butter My Butt And Call Me A Biscuit! 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar: And Other Country Sayings (PagePerfe... by Allan Zullo, Gene Cheek
Amazing But True Golf Facts 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Chris Rodell, Allan Zullo

The Point, Issue 5 by Jon Baskin, Jonny Thakkar (Editor), Etay Zwick (Editor)

Business & Investing
Profiting with Synthetic Annuities: Option Strategies to Increase Yield and Control Portfolio Risk by Michael Lovelady
Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks by W. Edward Olmstead
Turning Patterns into Profits with Harmonic Trading (Collection) by Scott M. Carney
Branding Strategies for Success (Collection) by Larry Light Arcature LLC, Joan Kiddon Arcature LLC, Brian D. Till, Donna Heckler, Ryan D. Mathews
15 Successful Communications Lessons (Collection) by FT Press Delivers

Advice & How-to
Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood by Leonard Pitts Jr.


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

by ginalatte on ‎10-05-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks everyone. I am glad to have a rainy weekend so I can cuddle up with my Nook.  Wishing you all good page turnings. 


by CHiCKEE ‎10-05-2012 10:03 PM - edited ‎10-05-2012 10:05 PM

You need to click on the word "spinning."  The OTHER book costs $4.99.   =)  Hope that helps you out.  =)

by JamericanSpice on ‎10-05-2012 10:17 PM

Thank you for the choices!

by LillieAna on ‎10-05-2012 10:35 PM

Thanks it sounds like a good book. I have The Journey Home but  I have not read it yet. Now I'm planning on reading both soon.

by mikesmartha on ‎10-05-2012 11:52 PM

After all the talk today of The Journey Home, I hope it was one I got! (havent looked) Thanks to all for their reccomendations for FF.  Going to be a cold, and wet weekend in AR. I forsee lots of hot coffee, and lots of Nook time! 

by Sueso on ‎10-06-2012 01:26 AM

Somebody was asking about Free Fridays.  You need to either google THE NOOK BLOG or go to B&N for it.  What I did was put it in my favs when I found it on my main computer or even on your Nook Color (safariaka the web) Then click on the words THE NOOK BLOG (because it will always be that days until you click on it, when it will reset to the present day.  Be sure and check the "comments" immediately below Jeremy's book offers because spec, butterfly, and others often put in free books lists which is much easier than doing what someone else putting in 0.00 in the search engine...Hope this helps!


PS. There is a NOOK BLOG every day, but of course the Free Friday is always on the Friday blog. :smileyhappy: