Free Fridays

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Julie Collins spends her days working as a secretary at the county sheriff’s office fantasizing about solving crimes on her own. But unlike most daydreaming desk jockeys, Julie actually takes matters into her own hands by moonlighting as a private investigator. Driven by her half-brother’s murder, Julie believes she can give proper attention to unsolved crimes that law enforcement has abandoned, and possibly find out more about his untimely death along the way.


In Blood Ties, when a local 16 year-old is murdered, Julie partners with her childhood friend Kevin to glean clues by re-tracing the girl’s final days. The more they find out about this unfortunate crime, the more it sounds familiar to both Julie and Kevin, opening old wounds and making them confront their own past.


To continue your Julie Collins adventures, look for three additional books in the series, all available 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 Lori recommends:


Since I love all things about the west, I'd recommend Lorelei James' Western romance Chasin' Eight, in the Rough Riders series. The book is about determination, family, love, and features one smokin' hot and sweet bullrider who's trying to find his place in the world. Don't miss it!


NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Lori Armstrong” to download her mysteries.


by Eros-Ashima on ‎10-21-2011 07:57 AM

Thank you for the Blood Ties book! It was something I was hoping to read as I LOVED the TV series. Hope to read all the rest of the books in the series too. The Nook Color is the BEST!

by spec on ‎10-21-2011 08:00 AM

Here's a list of other freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras :smileyhappy:, found since last Friday. Rather narrow selection, unless you're looking for business books. Hopefully next week will be as good as last week (and some of last week's might still be free if you missed it). As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.


BTW if you're looking for a (like-) new nook, B&N is selling refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $79 on ebay. I think it's a great deal.


Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series #1) by Richard Mabry MD
Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues by Randall Peffer

Contemporary Fiction
Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne
The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden

Christian Fiction
Shrouded in Silence by Robert Wise

Come Monday (Wild Irish, Book One) by Mari Carr

Curse of the Gargoyle (Cursed Mackinnons Book One) by Tara Nina

Nine-tenths of the Law by L. A. Witt

Lies, Damned Lies, and Science by Sherry Seethaler

So, You Want to Start a Business? by Edward D. Hess , Charles Goetz
Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth by Inder Sidhu
Innovative Business Solutions based on Design Strategy (Collection) by Luke Williams , Robert Brunner , Deepa Prahalad , Ravi Sawhney
Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think by Vijay Mahajan

Comics/Graphic Novels:
Between the Panels: An Inside Look at the Making of Eleven Exciting New Graphic Novels by Various Various Authors

Please laurel this post if you like it.

by miss_dobie ‎10-21-2011 08:17 AM - edited ‎10-21-2011 08:26 AM

Thank you, B&N, for Free Fridays!  One more great selection for my Nook Color library.


Oh, and thanks so much for the heads up on the refurbished Nook Touch.  What a fantastic deal that is!  I'm on my way there now to check it out.  I absolutely love my Nook Color, but there's nothing wrong with having something a bit lighter and with a longer battery life, in addition - especially at that terrific price.  Thanks again!


And, as always,


B&N rocks!


by LJohnsonWV on ‎10-21-2011 08:49 AM
Thanks once again to both Jeremy and Spec! Good friday you each got me a book. Have a exciting weekend and be back next week!
by LisaRedSox on ‎10-21-2011 08:49 AM

Looks like a great read this week. I've heard great buzz about Lori Armstrong.


Loved Chasing Eight! If you are a Lorelei James Rough RIders fan, this is one of the best of the series.

by ZAY on ‎10-21-2011 08:53 AM

Thank you for the great offers, AGAIN!!  I love Free Fridays!!!  I don't have the Nook Color but I do love my Nook 1st Ed...maybe I need to upgrade.


Happy Friday everyone!!  :smileyhappy:

by Denise101 on ‎10-21-2011 09:28 AM
Thank you Barnes N Noble for your free Fridays. I enjoy reading your free picks because they are books that I normally wouldn't pick out to read. Thanks again.
by Hope42Day on ‎10-21-2011 10:23 AM

Jeremy I appreciate free fridays because it gives me an opportunity to read books from authors I normally wouldn't buy.  I really enjoy christain mysteries, amish fiction and inspirational fictions.  Can you maybe find some in one of those categories to post for a free friday?  Usually when I find a new author that I like I but the next books in the series.  Unfortunately the last free friday books haven't been authors I liked very well.  A great learn experiences though.  THANKS for the diversity!

by Pink_Maiden on ‎10-21-2011 10:28 AM

Thanks for the FREE Friday book Jeremy!  This looks great!


Spec, why don't you just give them the link to the Free NookBook Summary thread where all of the books are listed?


Here's the link


Find more FREE NookBooks on the "FREE NookBook Summary Thread"





by JeremyCesarec on ‎10-21-2011 10:48 AM

Hi Everyone,

Hope you enjoy today's book! Happy reading!



by pdwn on ‎10-21-2011 11:20 AM

Thanks again for another wonderful free Friday. I love Barnes and Noble.


by CathyF7 on ‎10-21-2011 11:32 AM

Thanks Jeremy for the great book. 


And Spec, don't change what you are doing, I love how you categorize the books for us in your weekly summary.

by Pink_Maiden on ‎10-21-2011 12:13 PM

You know spec, it's not nice to re-post the Free NookBook Summary thread's posts, a LOT of people work very hard on that list and to maintain the NookBooks that are listed for FREE.  If you are going to re-post what is on the Free NookBook Summary Thread, please use the link to the thread itself.



The list has been updated for the weekend and you can find it here:

Find more FREE NookBooks on the "FREE NookBook Summary Thread"






by RussS on ‎10-21-2011 12:33 PM


Would someone from B&N please check the reviews on this book? No book deserves garbage posted as a review, regardless of the rating on the post.

by FigmentTB on ‎10-21-2011 12:46 PM

Thanks as always for the Free Fridays option.


I agree with CathyF7, Spec, keep listing the books by genre.

We appreciate what you do for us, and your list gets a laurel from me every week.