Free Fridays

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What kid wouldn’t be overjoyed to inherit a fortune from a long-lost aunt? Think of all the candy and video games you can buy with that kind of scratch! But when 13-year old Gerald Wilkins lucks into a gigantic inheritance, he quickly learns that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.


It turns out that there are some pretty substantial strings attached to this unlikely windfall—including a letter implying that Gerald’s aunt was murdered, and imploring him to track down the killer. Even more disturbing is Gerald’s realization that the killer may actually be tracking him.


Now this Australian teenager is off to England for the adventure of a lifetime. And as the investigation gets more dangerous at every turn, Gerald’s just hoping he’ll live long enough to enjoy life as a newly-minted billionaire.


Two more adventures await new fans in the action-packed Archer Legacy adventure series, including the soon-to-be-released The Mask of Destiny. Get a sneak peek at excerpts from both books in today's special free edition.

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 Richard recommends:




The tale of Bilbo Baggins and his journey there and back again is a yarn that covers so many aspects of great story-telling. It is a quest, a memoir, an adventure, a tale of temptation and bravery, a fish-out-of-water saga of a stout fellow who only discovers his inner-strength when faced with great challenges. It is a book that rewards re-reading several times through life, as there are new treasures to be found in the prose each time it is visited.






NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Richard Newsome” to download his exciting adventures.

by anodein82 on ‎05-04-2012 06:55 AM

As Always, a wonderful selection on board for Free Fridays, thanks so much for a great choice. 

by spec ‎05-04-2012 07:02 AM - edited ‎05-04-2012 07:04 AM
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.

Motiv8n' U by Staci Boyer

Computers & Technology
Protecting Your Mobile App IP by Richard Stim

Religion & Spirituality
Handle with Prayer by Charles Stanley
Heaven Is Now by Andrew Farley

Cooking, Food & Wine
101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Until the Dawn (Nemesis, Book One) by Desiree Holt,Cerise DeLand
Enchant the Dawn (Passion Magic) by Elaine Lowe
Yorkshire by Lynne Connolly
Hearts That Survive by Yvonne Lehman

Crafting Novels & Short Stories by Editors of Writer's Digest

Animal Care & Pets
Everything Cooking for Dogs Book by Lisa Fortunato

Mystery & Thrillers
Don't Cry For Me by William Campbell Gault
Deadly Aim by Patricia H. Rushford
Agnes Hahn by Richard Satterlie

Religious Fiction
Seeing Things by Patti Hill
Griselda Takes Flight by Rev Joseph W III Walker,Joyce Magnin
The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden
The Big 5-OH! by Sandra D. Bricker
The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare
A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

The Frenzy Way by Gregory Lamberson


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

by Cindy_Lou_Who22 ‎05-04-2012 07:05 AM - edited ‎05-04-2012 07:06 AM

Flirting With the Forbidden is no longer free :smileysad:


Update: I see you removed it.  Just ignore my post :smileyhappy:

by Eros-Ashima on ‎05-04-2012 07:19 AM

I have never read a graphic novel. I bet it will look spectacular on my Nook Color. Thanks!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎05-04-2012 07:36 AM

I just LOVE Free Fridays!  Now if I could just stay home and read, instead of going to work!


Thanks Spec for organizing another awesome list.  I am so happy to see the Joyce Magnin book on the list. It's the only one in this wonderful series that I'm missing, so this is great!  Also, I don't know why Rev Joseph W Walker III shows up as an author.  It is actually listed on the BN site that way, but I don't think he is associated with this book.  Maybe Jeremy can check on it.


Happy reading this weekend, everyone!

by JfroJeff on ‎05-04-2012 07:37 AM

My picks for May 4th

Sci Fi & Fantasy

Claudius (Vampire Morsels)


Portrait of a Butterfly: a short story


Daisy Chaining


The Test of Darkness




The 500


Daughter of the Sea


Inn The Laughing Dragon


The Third Time is the Harm




New Breed


The Last Sunrise



Black Woods


Next Time...




The Devil's Pretty Daughter


To Kill the President


Forget About Me


YA Fiction

Marked: Soul Guardians (Book 1)


Pitch Dark: Dark Days of Summer Sampler


Tomorrow Is Today


New Teen Voices: Free eSampler

by Baste on ‎05-04-2012 08:02 AM

Free Friday again the best day of week. Thanks Spec, Jeremy & Jeff for making worth getting up early of Friday.  Have a great one everybody.

by kcvicki on ‎05-04-2012 09:15 AM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This the first thing I do on Friday's! I appreciate it!
by moontan on ‎05-04-2012 09:16 AM many new books to read.  I'm going to have to get busy....Thanks Everyone for the free books.  They look great.

by aynajane on ‎05-04-2012 09:23 AM

As always, thanks for the free selections!


Happy Friday :smileyhappy:

by pdwn on ‎05-04-2012 09:33 AM

Thank you again B&N, Spec, Jeff and Jeremy, I just love free Fridays.

by DF2349 on ‎05-04-2012 09:37 AM

Thank you to all who make my Free Fridays such a wonderful day of the week!! I am grateful for the time and effort it takes to compile the lists of free books for all of us who then don't have to search for them.  And thank you Barnes and Noble for offering the freebies and especially for coming out with the wonderful Nook Color!! I love it so much~

by IrishFire on ‎05-04-2012 09:49 AM

the better part of my day.... Thanks you guys.   :smileyhappy:

by annonmousCT on ‎05-04-2012 09:54 AM

Anybody experiencing problems with 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Can't download from the website. 

And I love the freebies, thank you   :smileyhappy:

by kieffer on ‎05-04-2012 09:59 AM

Thanks to all for the great selections this week.  Have a great weekend!