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First things first. In this very first NOOK First post of the year, I want you to be among the first readers to find out about some really great new books.


The following are just a handful of the books currently available, so be sure to explore our full NOOK First collection.



A wealthy, if dysfunctional, family sets out on a $600 million island treasure hunt, all at the behest of a vengeful deceased matriarch. Among the competitors is Rule Danforth, who left his rarefied family to pursue the protection of a rare zebra breed. But now he’s lost his land and needs a windfall in order to continue his worthy efforts. Along for the ride is a local woman, Mandy McRae, who vows to help Rule claim the reward, but may have other less-pure motives as well.





Tonight and Always by Linda Lael Miller


A classic  paranormal tale by bestselling author Linda Lael Miller—now available on NOOK.


Kristina's beauty befits a child of vampires, but she does not possess the seductive gifts of her parents. Her cursed bloodline remains, making her immortal. The one time she dared give her heart to a mortal man, she suffered the torment of his immortality, and vowed never to love again—until now.




A glacial volcano awakens with a series of eruptions, stranding ex-cop Hobson at 66 degrees north, where human behavior is as unpredictable as the weather. Hobson's quickly ensnared in a bizarre murder investigation involving Gummi, a road-weary homicide detective; Jon Kari, an amoral entrepreneur; Snorri, a brutal pimp; and Ulfar, a homicidal sheep farmer. As Hobson falls in with a group of enigmatic tourists trying to survive the volcanic aftermath, the chase for a killer pushes them all to the icy edge of the inhabitable world.




Aria by Susan Segal


Eve Miller has lost her husband and children and lies in an Australian hospital, wondering if there is anything to live for. Then she accepts an invitation from a flamboyant, aging opera diva to stay at her New York home, and finds herself drawn back into life in ways she never expected. This remarkable debut explores women's relationships, the nature of fame, and the forces that keep us going in the face of heartbreak.






Tell Me: Do you like discovering new writers, or sticking with your favorites?


by BookFiendGal on ‎01-17-2013 09:26 AM

I like to mix it up. Read a couple new writers last year: Kevin Wilson's "The Family Fang," and Chad Harbach's "The Art of Fielding" stand out for me. Further, I read several established writers that were new to me last year, including Jonathan Tropper's "This is Where I Leave You," Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior," Wallace Stegner's "All the Little Live Things."  I was thrilled to read the latest from one of my favorite authors, in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Prisoner of Heaven." For me, that's part of what reading novels is about: trying out different voices and styles, and returning to the comfort of some favorites. When you try different authors, you find new favorites. Now I want to read more Kingsolver, Tropper and Stegner. In fact, I'm currently reading Stegner's "Crossing to Safety" and loving it.

by jfleener on ‎01-17-2013 09:33 AM

This past year I discovered Louise Penny and Steve Hamilton.  My new author for 2013 is James Runcie, author of Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death which is not nearly as dark as it sounds.

by AnnieMNH on ‎01-17-2013 09:53 AM

I stick to my favorites and add in new authors.  Last year I added Louise Penny and Beverly Swerling to my favorite authors list.  Can't wait to see who I come across this year...

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎01-17-2013 10:27 AM

I like to stick with favorites and add new authors as well.  I consider Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series an old favorite, but I have recently added Stuart McBride's Logan McRae series to my list.  I have read many of the Free Friday selections over the past year by authors I was not familar with, and discovered that I like what they have to offer.  I generally read these in between reading books by my old stand-bys. 

by ArJohn on ‎01-17-2013 10:50 AM

I think because of my Nook - I am much more likely to read new authors. Not every good book is a top twenty read. Not every established author writes a better book each time. New writers are exciting to read. Even if disappointed, I want to give every writer a chance... Not often am I disappointed. If I don't like a book - often it is just a style thing.

by luny2ns on ‎01-17-2013 10:56 AM

I can not afford to pay for my regular favorite authors: Patterson, Sparks, Hannah, Luanne Rice, Nora Roberts, Jodi Picoult, Sandra Brown, Jeffrey Archer, and Charles Martin.  I have found several new authors in the free books and the e-books at the library that I have liked their books.  

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by butterflly13 on ‎01-20-2013 07:20 PM

Just got Aria, sounds good and the reviews for were good as well.  Never be afraid to try something new, found some wonderful authors I would have never tried if I did not have my nook ( and that's not just the free ones either)