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While Chris is adjusting to the aftermath of his divorce, he feels like his teenage daughter Becky is slipping away. When Becky was younger, she and Chris created a majestic fantasy world as a way to cultivate her impressive imagination. But when the queen of this imaginary land, Miea, comes to life right before their eyes, Becky and Chris are excited and a bit perplexed. It seems that the imaginary world they created has developed a life of its own, and Miea is recruiting them to help her uncover an important secret that will keep her beautiful land safe from harm. If you enjoy a dose of genuine human relationships and struggles paired with a fantastical plot, Blue is the perfect read for you.



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 Lou Aronica recommends:



John Crowley was one of the first serious novelists I ever worked with as a publisher. This novel is so filled with great sentences that I had several of them printed and mounted on foam-core in my office for years. Reminiscent of One Hundred Years of Solitude but distinctly American, Little, Big  is at once magical and very real, fanciful and intensely human. The scope of the story is epic, but at the same time, you can go to virtually any page in the novel and find something to smile about.


[Editor's Note: Little, Big will be available for NOOK on November 8, and is available for pre-order now]


NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Lou Aronica” to download his books.

by spec on ‎10-14-2011 07:53 AM

Here's a list of other freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras :smileyhappy:, found since last Friday. The selection is fairly good so hopefully everyone will find something from their favorite genre. Some of last Friday’s freebies might still be free. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.


Thanksgiving Cookbook: Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite Thanks... by Gooseberry Patch

The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde (collection of short stories)

Penumbra by Carolyn Haines
Diagnosis Death by Richard Mabry, MD

Historical Suspense:
Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead by Nick Drake
This freebie is supposed to get you hooked on the series, other parts NOT FREE being:part 2: Tutankhamun and part 3: Egypt

Heating Up the Kitchen: Recipes with Love from Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Historical Fiction
Through A Dark Mist by Marsha Canham
(This is part 1 of Robin Hood trilogy from award winning author, NOT FREE: part 2: In The Shadow Of Midnight and part 3: The Last Arrow )

WTF? Work by Gregory Bergman

Self Improvement:
Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms by Judy Christie

Competing in Tough Times: Business Lessons... by Barry Berman
The Truth About Starting a Business by Bruce Barringer

I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography by Clay Crosse

Self Explanatory:
The Reading Group Insider by The eBook Insider

The Root of Thought by Andrew Koob
Powering the Future: A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence by Daniel B. Botkin
Building Data Science Teams by DJ Patil

Please laurel this post if you like it.

by spec ‎10-14-2011 08:03 AM - edited ‎10-14-2011 08:04 AM



 I have not had a chance to read BLUE yet myself, but lot of reviews say that the font is too small to read and that font size can't be changed - reviews date 10/14 and 10/9 as examples. Did anybody on B&N side look into that? I recall this was also reported when it was free the first time a while back.

by Kirssylee on ‎10-14-2011 08:30 AM

The font size is smaller then other books but it is still readable.  Now I have the original Nook so I don't know if it is different on the Nook color.

by samtalya on ‎10-14-2011 08:31 AM

spec,  you are awesome for posting the other freebies each week.   thanks

by DSaff on ‎10-14-2011 08:39 AM

thank you  :smileyhappy:

by ZAY on ‎10-14-2011 08:46 AM

Thanks for the Friday freebie...and the prequel!


Happy Friday to all!!!

by po2hb3r on ‎10-14-2011 08:46 AM

I have already read this book and it is such a good read!  I really liked this story!  And, again, thanks, spec!

by MyCard629 on ‎10-14-2011 09:19 AM

Thanks for the list!

by interlakenkaren on ‎10-14-2011 09:19 AM

yippie!  another free friday book.

by yzinhymer on ‎10-14-2011 09:21 AM



Thanks again!

by Eros-Ashima on ‎10-14-2011 09:35 AM

Thanks for the freebie and for all the wonderful things my Color Nook does. Thanks again to spec for the other fascinating suggestions. Especially liked the science ones.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎10-14-2011 09:40 AM

Jeremy, this novel will satisfy the Fantasy lover in me.




by loveblooms on ‎10-14-2011 09:43 AM

Thanks BN for the Free Friday book and thanks much to spec for posting the freebies. Loving my NC.

by AliciaDean_1835 on ‎10-14-2011 09:55 AM

Sounds like a very interesting read, although not my ususal genre. I'll have to check out the font issue. Odd.


Once again, Spec, thanks for the extra treats...the list of other freebies. Fridays are fun! :smileyhappy:






Alicia Dean

Only $2.99 on the Nook and Kindle...

Death Notice

Suspense with Romantic Elements



by Legalgal62 on ‎10-14-2011 10:27 AM

I have already read Blue and throughly enjoyed it, excellent choice.  I don't really remember having a problem with the font and I like my font on the larger side.


Also to Spec:  Thanks for the great selection of freebies.  You got my laurel.


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