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 StubyHobo on ‎05-04-2012 10:39 AM

Dang 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook page is having issues.  :catsad:
I am a sucker for Recipe books too! 

by Caerwyn on ‎05-04-2012 10:40 AM

annonmousCT -- same here -- tried with different devices, but no go.

by pioneercynthia on ‎05-04-2012 10:53 AM

Kevin Leman's book Tengan un nuevo adolescente para el viernes (Have a New Teenager by Friday) is also a free book today. However, it's ONLY the version in Spanish.



by pioneercynthia on ‎05-04-2012 10:55 AM

FYI: Also had trouble with the Easy Entertaining book, but found out it DID load to my library.

by Donna_Quixote on ‎05-04-2012 10:56 AM

Read The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden this week and LOVED! it.

by aletavh on ‎05-04-2012 11:09 AM

I can't get cookbook to work either.  Waited about 3 hours and tried it again, but a no-go.  I checked my NOOK to see if possibly it loaded, as another noted, but it didn't.  :smileysad:

by spec on ‎05-04-2012 11:14 AM

I had the same problem with the cookbooks, this is what worked for me.

by Nooklover35 on ‎05-04-2012 11:28 AM

Cookbook: On the website, I right-clicked the link, chose "Open in a new tab." Then purchased from there. The file is now on my color nook with no problems. 


Thanks to everyone for providing these links!

by Grateful-n-Blessed on ‎05-04-2012 11:32 AM

Thank You !

by DarlynneV on ‎05-04-2012 11:46 AM

I really enjoy this feature so much. Thank you for all your efforts.

by AKCareBear on ‎05-04-2012 12:11 PM

As Always the Gem of my day Thank You! :catvery-happy:

by WindBourn on ‎05-04-2012 12:28 PM

thank you!!! you make Fridays very special!

by fullofsecrets on ‎05-04-2012 12:47 PM



There's a small typo in today's Free Fridays post:


Get a sneak peak at excerpts from both books in today's special free edition.


It should be peek, rather than peak. I try to help people avoid this particular typo by reminding them that, as entertaining as the idea is, there are no stealthy mountains. :smileyhappy: (Though it is cute to imagine a young mountain trying to uproot itself to go sneaking around and adventuring, there's no way it'd be anything but noisy. Rumble, rumble! :smileyhappy: )

by CdaleChillin on ‎05-04-2012 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the great books this week.

by JeremyCesarec on ‎05-04-2012 03:00 PM

Thanks fullofsecrets -- good catch!