“Malone writes with such quiet authority and clear understanding of the world his characters inhabit that the story strikes deep emotional chords." - Washington Post Book World




Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our thoughts towards celebrating the spirit of Christmas. Malone’s book begins on Christmas Day, 1956, as two babies—one white and one black—are born in a small Southern town. Those babies, Noni and Kaye, cross paths eight years later, and form a lifelong friendship and romance. Through this unlikely pairing, Malone explores a changing American South, but more importantly, presents a deep love that transcends all barriers and survives against all odds.



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:


The Big Easy feels like the perfect place for a time-slip novel (they do it all the time there). The 19th-century mystery blends easily with the modern romance. Best of all, like the land of dreamy dreams itself, Ware's heroine, reporter Corlis McCullough, is smart, eccentric, seductive, wry and resilient. Also like New Orleans--she is practically irresistible.



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Michael Malone” to download his compelling novels.


by TxAg1994 on ‎11-30-2012 09:14 AM

Perfect for Christmas time. Thank you Jeremy & B&N!  Have a great weekend everyone!

by moontan on ‎11-30-2012 09:29 AM

I just love Christmas books at Christmas time.  Thanks so much for all the wonderful books.

by Haejok on ‎11-30-2012 09:35 AM

Night Shade Books is giving away three free eBooks in celebration of Thanksgiving.  I just checked their site before posting and the giveaway is still going on.


All three books are works of fantasy, as in "A Game of Thrones" not erotica.  My library lists these two different types of 'fantasy' together and it's really annoying having to pick through the erotica to get to the sword and socery stuff.




This is an adaptation from the author's popular graphic novel.  This is a Steam Punk novel that has gotten good reviews on the different sites.




The top review on that other site that sells books calls this Middle Eastern/Asian influenced fantasy.  It sounds interesting and I can't wait to dig in.




This is a historical fantasy set in Ireland during the time of The Troubles.  The author was nominated for the 2012 Campbell Award for best new author so I'm expecting this to be really good.


All you need to do is send an email to Happythanksgiving@nightshadebooks.com and you'll get an email with the instructions on where to go to download your free eBooks and the username and password required to get them.


I put some additional information on my blog (http://askmycomputerguy.blogspot.com/) if you have any questions about what to do.  This is a great giveaway that I've already taken advantage of.

by 1LadyVi on ‎11-30-2012 09:49 AM

Thank you for the Free Friday selections. Fridays are more enjoyable because of them.

by AKCareBear on ‎11-30-2012 09:53 AM

As Always Thank you so much for those who spend thier time finding free books as well as Barnes and Nobles for giving us Free Fridays my Love for reading is such an addiction and everyone here keeps feeding it LOL THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!:catvery-happy:

by SuNooksie on ‎11-30-2012 10:10 AM

To Artistic Fish....I've found entering $0.00 and the spedific type of books I am looking for -usually Christian fiction- eliminates the "erotic" books from popping up (no pun intended)

by Evilynn on ‎11-30-2012 10:20 AM

Thank you all, again for some great books. I love the Christmas books this time of year. Have a great weekend!

by VinceC1 on ‎11-30-2012 10:22 AM

JfroJeff-- You just made my day with all those free SciFi/Fantasy books! Thanks! And thanks to everyone who take the time to find these selections for the rest of us. :smileyhappy:

by PH03N1X on ‎11-30-2012 10:33 AM

Thank you!!!! I hope everyone has a great weekend :smileyhappy:


by coffee_luvr on ‎11-30-2012 10:35 AM

I read The Last Noel last year; it is a great book.  I hope those who havent' read it take advantage and download this free book as it is a really moving story.

by BethAnnCullen on ‎11-30-2012 10:38 AM

Thank you!! :cathappy:

by DarlynneV on ‎11-30-2012 10:40 AM

Thank you for another of Michael Malone's books. I own everything he's written in hard cover and paperback, and had dispaired of being able to afford the digital editions. You've made my day, again.

by mackiesmom on ‎11-30-2012 11:02 AM

Another great Free Friday. Thanks Barnes & Noble, and thanks to all the people who take the time to make lists for us to peruse each week.

by mynookelodeon on ‎11-30-2012 11:04 AM

Adding more thanks to the Community.  This is such a great way to start my day, and my weekend.  I love the books, and the comments from everyone else.  Have a greet weekend, everyone!

by Ohiojude on ‎11-30-2012 11:27 AM

thank you