“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 swan4 on ‎11-30-2012 11:30 AM

Thanks so much for all the contributions.


I'm looking forward to the Christmas book.

by samtalya on ‎11-30-2012 11:32 AM

Jfro, glad you are back. fantasy is what my son reads and your absence has been missed.

by lisab4u on ‎11-30-2012 12:28 PM

Another great Free Friday! Thanks Jeremy, Spec, JfroJeff, Butterflly13, Haejok, and all others for the extra free finds.  Welcome back JfroJeff....you were greatly missed!  Thanks Haejok for the Night Shade info.  They look like great books and I did exactly what you said and it worked like a charm!  Thanks again everybody and happy reading!!:smileyvery-happy:

by ladyvader on ‎11-30-2012 01:27 PM

Thanks for all the Great Books!!! Here are 2 more they are the first of 2 series!! She is a great writer. I am hooked.


Heller:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heller-jd-nixon/1103852568?ean=2940011329517


Blood Ties: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-ties-jd-nixon/1104561313?ean=2940011425233


by jerseygalatheart on ‎11-30-2012 01:38 PM

Wow!  What great selections this week. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO POSTED FREE BOOKS. I can't wait to get reading.

                                 THANKS AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!






by Yip20 on ‎11-30-2012 01:57 PM


by LEChakan on ‎11-30-2012 02:01 PM

Thanks, Jeremy...and thanks, fellow/sister Nooksters!


Happy Friday, all!



by masez on ‎11-30-2012 02:05 PM

Thank you to all who do the work to find the free books to post.


I couldn't log onto the Free Fridays blog for several weeks (I never did figure out what was wrong). Therefore, I had to find something interesting in the hundreds of free books B&N lists--that is really work.


So, I am EXTRA grateful to those of you who do some of the work for us "lazy slobs." :smileyhappy:

by WindBourn on ‎11-30-2012 02:15 PM

I just know i will luv reading "The Last Noel" ~~thank you so much Jeremy for this Free Friday's great offering. Picked up a few other books too; thank you all for finding and posting free books for our Nooks!!!  :smileyhappy:

by Jewel32mn on ‎11-30-2012 05:11 PM
Artistic_fish - I've found that a lot of the erotica comes under the "Ellora's Cave" label. If you avoid those you'll probably avoid a good number of them.
by Wildworld on ‎11-30-2012 05:47 PM

Jeffro!!!!!!!!  You're back, We missed you!!!

  Thank you to Jeff, Spec, Jeremy, butterfly and all those who posted.  you make my week.

by OldmanDF on ‎11-30-2012 06:06 PM


Glad you are back always enjoy the books you post. Thanks!

by JamericanSpice on ‎11-30-2012 08:16 PM

Thanks y'all!

by LoverOfMyNookTab on ‎11-30-2012 09:09 PM

by mikesmartha on ‎11-30-2012 09:10 PM

Thanks for another Friday of "I want that, and I want that,and I....:smileyhappy:" Appreciate all that is done for us! Have a great weekend everyone!