Free Fridays

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“Erin Kellison has created a book that’s almost hard to categorize. It’s a well-crafted mystery, thriller, paranormal romance that will absolutely hook you. Romance readers will definitely get their romance; urban fantasy fans will get a gritty urban underground fantasy; and paranormal lovers will get the unexpected, because there isn’t a vampire, werewolf, or shape shifter in sight. In short, it’s an absolute original.”


High praise indeed! And, if you like Shadow Bound (I’m sure you will!), Erin’s second book, Shadow Fall is now available.


NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “Erin Kellison” to download her books.


For more of Maria recommendations check our Heart to Heart Blog.

by PittHockey on ‎08-06-2010 11:37 AM

For everyone complaining about this book, remember B&N has been giving out 12 classics a week since the 4th of July:

by on ‎08-06-2010 11:40 AM

Great list, Embroiderer, but keep in mind, it's ultimately the publishers' decision on what's free or not.


I'd love to be able to download a Cormac McCarthy book for free, but I'm fairly certain, that's not going to happen.

by LouC on ‎08-06-2010 12:02 PM

I agree that all the paranormal offerings have been a turn-off for me.  I don't want them taking my space on my nook.  My short list is anything by Pat Conroy or others of his genre.  Already own hardcopies of all his offerings but there has to be other authors with his gift.

by Sandy_D on ‎08-06-2010 12:04 PM

I'd love to see some non-fiction, history, biography or historical novels. Or any book about Hawaii. :-)


I love the mysteries, too!


Any free book is a good book as far as I'm concerned. Thanks so much for all you do!  And I love, love, love my nook!!

by Meg2000000 on ‎08-06-2010 12:31 PM

How do you know what the Free Friday books are? The only way I find out what it is is by coming on to your page.


Also, is there a list of upcoming Free Friday books? Someone mentioned on an earlier comment that another commenter would like the free book on 8/27. How do you find out upcoming books?


Sorry I'm not sure how to do all this stuff yet but I'm learning!

by steffiebaby140 on ‎08-06-2010 12:31 PM

@ Bluzman 


I should have been more clear, I think giving the people in charge ideas for what to provide is great.  I found your comments to be very respectful and polite.  My comment was mainly directed at the first poster who seemed to be implying that it is sad or somehow wrong that people enjoy books like the selection today lol. 

by joseph-d on ‎08-06-2010 12:32 PM

I applaud B&N for Free Fridays and the varied offerings.


It simply isn't possible to please everyone with one book each week.

by LEChakan on ‎08-06-2010 01:22 PM



Thanks for the freebie here, and for the free classics B&N is gifting us, each Friday.  My library is growing, and I'm just enjoying the hell out of my Nook!



by SibylIsVain on ‎08-06-2010 01:29 PM

Thank you, PittHockey, I was just about to bring the classics up.  And on top of that, you have the great selection of out-of-copyright Google Books you can get for free.  While I love reading contemporary fiction, one of the draws of the nook for me was the fact that I could get all the classics I could ever read for free through the Google Books partnership.


On top of that, I have a great love for prolific writers like PG Wodehouse, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and Rafael Sabatini.  Wodehouse wrote either 60-odd or 80-odd books, Orczy had at least 15 novels in the Scarlet Pimpernel series alone, and Sabatini has tons, as well.  And that doesn't even account for Lovecraft, Hardy, Wells, Verne, Dumas and a ton of other authors whose work is out of copyright.  So, to Embroiderer, there are TONS of books that will make you think on B&N for free, you just have to look for them.


...Not to mention I'm moving to another country in a few months and can't take my booksheves, but CAN take my nook with me!  I LOVE MY NOOK!

by TimDarling on ‎08-06-2010 01:39 PM

I downloaded last week's and this weeks. Thanks for the free books ... and also for the free classics, I've been going nuts on them. Since you asked, I'm a hard science fiction fan, but I also read lots of mystery and non-fiction history.

by BooksRmeTX on ‎08-06-2010 01:48 PM

My favorite types of books are Christian, history, historical fiction, mystery, romance and biographical.

by Conniecats on ‎08-06-2010 02:04 PM

Thanks for the free books. I'm not always interested in a particular week's offering and I don't always download every Free Friday ebook but I think it's a really nice perk from B&N and am grateful for it.

by CeCeSG on ‎08-06-2010 02:09 PM

While the book and genre featured this week may not be one person's cup of tea it may be someone else's.  The Free Fridays offers are really a chance to try an author you may not have tried before. Some people have KINDLY made SUGGESTIONS about the kind of books they would like to read and that's great, but if you aren't interested in this weeks offer just don't download it.  (Paul maybe too nice to say that, but if I were Paul I'd be thinking it.)


It's a free country (still) and it's a free offer - take or leave it.  Some of the responses are pretty self absorbed.  Really?   "Educate us, empower us, lift us..."  Are you kidding me?  Educate yourself and while you're at it get off your high horse and learn a little consideration.  It's not all about you.  Some of us don't want a heavy read.  While I may not download this week's book plenty of other people will.  Some readers want romance, some want mystery, some want non-fiction, and some want inspiration.  That means not every free book is going to be for you. 


BTW:  If you want to be empowered, educated and uplifted Uncle Tom's Cabin is free this week, download that!

by crabsomatic on ‎08-06-2010 02:13 PM

Thanks Paul.  Looking forward to the 8/27 book.  Last weeks "Nail Through the Heart" is pretty freaking awesome (as is the $3.99 book around that time "No Mercy").

by spec on ‎08-06-2010 03:00 PM



 I would like to suggest any of Ken Follett's books for one of the Free Fridays. Pillars of Earth has mixed reviews, so perhaps anything older