B&N Free Friday Books

12/28/12 Today's book is Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin.

Suppose a serial killer on death row cops to all his murders, except one. He says he was framed for a high-profile murder in a governor’s home, and he wants the real killer brought to justice. Fast forward, and that governor is now the POTUS, and two people—a private detective and a young lawyer—have reason to believe that the serial killer was telling the truth. When death befalls another of the President’s associates, it’s clear that the unthinkable may be true. Is there a murderer in the Oval Office?
1/6/12 Today's book is I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School by Caroline Taggart.
1/13/12 Today's book is Don't Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis.
1/20/12 Today's book is From the Ashes by Jeremy Burns.
1/27/12 Today's book is Zombies Don't Cry by Rusty Fischer.
2/3/12 Today's book is Winston's War: A Novel of Conspiracy by Michael Dobbs.
2/10/12 Today's book is Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey.
2/17/12 Today's book is Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins.
2/24/12 Today's book is A World I Never Made by James LePore.
3/2/12 Today's book is Moscow Sting by Alex Dryden.
3/9/12 Today's book is Temptation by Brenda Jackson.
3/16/12 Today's book is Black Out by John Lawton.
3/23/12 Today's book is Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano.
3/30/12 Today's book is Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart.
4/6/12 Today's book is Leaving Before It's Over by Jean Reynolds Page.
4/13/12 Today's book is The Rules of Life by Richard Templar.
4/20/12 Today's book is The Devil's Cradle by Sylvia Nobel.
4/27/12 Today's book is The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham.
5/4/12 Today's book is The Billionaire's Curse with Bonus Material by Richard Newsome.
5/11/12 Today's book is Pillow Talk by Freya North.
5/18/12 Today's book is Occultation and Other Stories by Laird Barron.
5/25/12 Today's book is 212 by Alafair Burke.
6/1/12 Today's book is Though a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen.
6/8/12 Today's book is A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron.
6/15/12 Today's book is Gutshot Straight by Lou Berney.
6/22/12 Today's book is Birdman by Mo Hayder.
6/29/12 Today's book is Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.
7/6/12 Today's book is Meet the Annas by Robert Dunn.
7/13/12 Today's book is Raven Strike by Dale Brown.
7/20/12 Today's book is The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman.
7/27/12 Today's book is The Entitled by Frank Deford.
8/3/12 Today's book is The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen.
8/10/12 Today's book is Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook.
8/17/12 Today's book is Amberville by Tim Davys.
8/24/12 Today's book is Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey.
8/31/12 Today's book is Pets in a Pickle by Malcolm D. Welshman.
9/7/12 Today's book is All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith.
9/14/12 Today's book is A Texan’s Promise by Shelley Gray.
9/21/12 Today's book is The Retribution by Val McDermid.
9/28/12 Today's book is The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World by Gary Fuller.
10/5/12 Today's book is Spinning by Michael Baron.
10/12/12 Today's book is Jane Carver of Waar by Nathan Long.
10/19/12 Today's book is A Short History of the World by Christopher Lascelles.
10/26/12 Today's book is Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook.
11/2/12 Today's book is The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer.
11/9/12 Today's book is The Last Secret of the Temple by Paul Sussman.
11/16/12 Today's book is The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur.
11/23/12 Today's book is Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride.
11/30/12 Today's book is The Last Noel by Michael Malone.
12/7/12 Today's book is Protector by Laurel Dewey.
12/14/12 Today's book is Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs.
12/21/12 Today's book is From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually by Ali McNamara.
12/28/12 Today's book is Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin.
1/4/13 Today's book is Married in Haste by Cathy Maxwell.

While beautiful young Tess has always had the pick of the litter when it comes to male suitors, a family misfortune is set to change her matrimonial prospects for the worse. Now that her brother has gambled away the family money, Tess must find a worthy husband before London society catches wind. Luckily a dashing war hero has just proposed, but can Tess accept in good conscience, knowing that she’s willfully deceiving her new beau?
1/11/13 Today's book is Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins.

When Chastity first arrives back in town, she’s determined to shed her image (forged thanks to her four older brothers) as ‘just one of the guys.’ It’s time for her to find love, and the first step is to get the eligible local bachelors to see her as more than just the fifth O’Neill ‘brother.’

She quickly finds common ground with a handsome doctor, but when an old flame, Trevor, re-enters the picture, she can’t keep the long-buried feelings from resurfacing. Will Trevor finally fall for the ‘new’ Chastity or is she better off starting fresh with the dashing M.D.?
1/18/13 Today's book is A Place Called Armageddon by C.C. Humphreys.

In A Place Called Armageddon, Humphreys brings to life the hard-fought Muslim campaign to overtake Constantinople in 1453.

Like all great historical fiction, Armageddon puts a human face on a larger-than-life conflict, as Gregoras, a man wrongfully banished from Constantinople, returns to defend it from the intruders. But it’s more than just the 100,000-strong enemy forces that are making for an unpleasant return; Gregoras’ brother has stolen his beloved Sofia, and taken his son for his own. While the fearless warrior fights to protect his city, he wages a personal war to regain his honor and take back that which is rightfully his.
1/25/13 Today's book is Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood.

Aimed at young readers, but a fun read for anyone with a sweet tooth, Bliss follows the adventures of a family of bakers with a magical secret. The Bliss Cookery Booke is filled with special recipes that can, deliciously, do everything from cure sleepwalking to combat a flu epidemic. But when the Bliss parents head out of town on an important trip, leaving the bakery—and the valuable recipe book—in their charming children’s hands, things get a little out of hand. The enterprising children take a stab at some of the ancient recipes, and soon find that a few mistakes can lead to a lot more trouble than just a fallen soufflé.
2/1/13 Today's book is The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Reese.

In the near future, the government has created a virtual-reality military training ground called the Demi-Monde, where troops prepare for urban warfare. To train them for the worst imaginable scenarios, the virtual war zone is led by tyrants who are modeled on some of history’s most evil characters. It’s truly a chamber of horrors.

Now the President’s daughter has been drawn into the Demo-Monde, and the dangers of the effective but circumspect program are brought to light. As a rescue effort ensues, it's clear that the boundary between this powerful virtual world and the real world is breaking down, putting civilization at great risk.
2/8/13 Today's book is Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe.

When Matlida leaves her Australian home to wed Barry—the man who swept her off her feet online—she doesn’t expect to be jilted by an internet con man. Now that Barry’s out of the picture, she’s stuck in a small Wisconsin town without a friend in sight.

Along stumbles Marc, who’s begrudgingly in town for his annual family visit. He sees a bride in desperate need of a groom, but he’s not quite sure he’s the man for the job. Matilda isn’t convinced of Marc’s suitability either. But strange things happen when two strangers are stuck together in a small town with lots of time to kill.
2/15/13 Today's book is Sacred Treason by James Forrester.

In 1563, Queen Elizabeth’s England is a dangerous place for Catholics, and although William Harley has risen within the royal ranks his life could be at stake if his allegiances are revealed.
When a friend convinces William to help him hide a heretical manuscript—one that holds secrets that could topple the crown and involves the Knights of the Round Table—the danger becomes extreme. The conspiracy surrounding the manuscript leads William down a dark path—to places that he never knew existed.
2/22/13 Today's book is Lady Gone Bad by Sabine Starr.

Saloon singer Lady Gone Bad is the most drop-dead gorgeous outlaw the West has ever seen. But when U.S. marshal Rafe Morgan comes to arrest the comely criminal, he’s immune to her charms. Sensing danger, Lady outwits her would-be captor and escapes in disguise.

Soon Rafe finds himself in a sticky situation, as an anti-law and order mob gets him in its grasp. Lady intervenes, and now the odd couple is on the run together. As they join forces, will the orderly lawman fall for the beguiling songstress?
3/1/13 Today's book is The Taken by Vicki Pettersson.

In this dark and intriguing adventure, former P.I. and current flawed-angel Griffin Shaw is on earth to collect the soul of the soon-to-be deceased journalist Kit Craig. But when Griffin sees the lovely Kit, he has a change of heart and vows to protect her from her predestined death.

Now that he’s defied his heavenly orders, Griffin isn’t quite sure of his next move. Besides taking on protecting Kit from harm, Griffin decides to do a little terrestrial sleuthing—looking into the facts surrounding his own murder and plotting revenge for his wife’s death.

As the angel and the intrepid journalist team up, a bond starts to form that may put both of them in even more danger still.
3/8/13 Today's book is Driftless by David Rhodes.

The few hundred souls who inhabit Words, Wisconsin, are an extraordinary cast of characters. The middle-aged couple who zealously guards their farm from a scheming milk cooperative. The lifelong invalid, crippled by conflicting emotions about her sister. A cantankerous retiree, haunted by childhood memories after discovering a cougar in his haymow. The former drifter who forever alters the ties that bind a community. In his first novel in 30 years, David Rhodes offers a vivid and unforgettable look at life in small-town America.
3/15/13 Today's book is Everybody’s Daughter by Michael John Sullivan.

Today’s Free Fridays book, Everybody’s Daughter by Michael John Sullivan, is a unique and captivating time travel adventure.
When Michael Stewart embarks on a journey back to ancient Rome, he never expects that he’ll be putting his daughter Elizabeth in danger. Elizabeth soon follows Michael through the church tunnel portal, but when she arrives her father has already returned home to the present day.

Now Elizabeth is alone in a dangerous and unfamiliar time and place, and Michael is a suspect in her disappearance. They’re separated by millennia, but united in the goal of bringing their family back together at any cost.