Our latest batch of NOOK First titles—compelling reads from emerging authors—features everything from a bone-chilling haunted house tale, to the next irresistible love story from bestselling author Bella Andre. I’ve highlighted four favorites below, but you can explore the entire NOOK First Collection for many more compelling reads.




As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck...but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he's ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can't stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed...and just how long it will be before she can find out.




Fallon Hughes is like any young attorney suffering through her first year in a white-shoe Washington, D.C. firm: overworked, exhausted, and lacking a social life.  She’s also the daughter of the President-Elect of the United States.

Tom Bishop is the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her. After losing his wife on 9/11, he is not prepared to find himself attracted to the sexy, smart protectee. The ethics questions alone are explosive and despite the red-hot tension between them, he will not risk his career or Fallon’s reputation on a tryst that he is sure they will both regret. But when they team up to investigate an apparent suicide that could very well be murder, their partnership may cross a line that neither of them expected.







City of Knives is a psychological thriller set in one of the world’s most fascinating cities—Buenos Aires. The destinies of four main characters, each pursuing their own agenda, intersect in this bewitching city.


An incorruptible detective investigating a prostitute’s murder uncovers a powerful conspiracy. An American arrives in Buenos Aires to search for her missing lover, and is soon drawn into the city’s dark underworld. A psychoanalyst who fights for children of the ‘disappeared ones’ is approached by an extortionist offering to sell him the name of the person responsible for the murder of his wife. And an antiques dealer is hired by an anonymous stranger to retrieve a dagger that belonged to Nazi leader Hermann Goering. These four characters soon find that Buenos Aires is as dangerous as it is beautiful.

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by Lisa-Jean on ‎06-26-2013 09:40 AM

Check out Dog Tags by Kathleen Foley!!