The Nook Blog http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog provides up to date information on best selling eBooks, apps and magazines. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 8/22 Daily Find: Beautiful Ruins http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/822-daily-find-beautiful-ruins/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/822-daily-find-beautiful-ruins/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:44 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13961 August 22, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter for  just $1.99. The Huffington Post calls it ”An absolute gem of a beach read that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.” Overview The story begins in 1962. On […]]]>

August 22, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter for  just $1.99. The Huffington Post calls it ”An absolute gem of a beach read that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.”

Overview

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio’s back lot — searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion—along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, BEAUTIFUL RUINS is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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Free Fridays: Death Warmed Over + Match 3 Mr. Fruit + Doctor Who http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-death-warmed-over-match-3-mr-fruit-doctor-who/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-death-warmed-over-match-3-mr-fruit-doctor-who/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:41 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13951 FREE FRIDAY BOOK August 22, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is DEATH WARMED OVER — the first book in the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series. Overview Single Dead Detective Seeks Clue Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and […]]]>

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August 22, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is DEATH WARMED OVER — the first book in the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series.

Overview

Single Dead Detective Seeks Clue

Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective — especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.” But just because he was murdered doesn’t mean he’d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching.

Now he’s back from the dead and back in business — with a caseload that’s downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using “spell check” on its magical tomes. And he’s got to figure out a very personal question — who killed him?

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August 22,  2014Today’s Free Fridays app selection is MATCH 3: MR. FRUIT. Switch and match your way through more than 20 levels of different, apples, berries, watermelons and more! Play as you go while Mr. Fruit harvests them one by one! But beware of bees and bee hornets, for they might ruin the good fruit. Make sure to match and destroy them!

 

 

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August 22, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is DOCTOR WHO: Season 1, Episode 1: “Rose.” We’re celebrating the new season of DOCTOR WHO and the new 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) with this week’s pick.

In the first episode of the breakout BBC hit, Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called The Doctor, and soon, she realizes that the whole of Planet Earth is in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box…

Fun Fact: DOCTOR WHO is the longest-running science fiction television show in the world (according to Guinness World Records).  The series has been on-air since 1963 (for over 50 years)!

FREE FRIDAYS AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

Kevin J. Anderson, the author of this week’s Free Fridays book selection, recommends… 

“Anne Serling’s memoir, AS I KNEW HIM, about her father Rod Serling is a must-read for fans of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. It’s a beautiful portrait that reveals the real, fascinating person behind the legendary icon who graced TV screens for generations. As a wide-eyed, imaginative young kid in a small town in Wisconsin, I visited countless amazing worlds with Rod Serling; his otherworldly journeys helped me see how to become a writer. Now, Anne Serling takes you on another fantastic voyage… this time it’s into his home and family.”

 

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8/21 Daily Find: J.D. Robb’s First 4 In Death Novels http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/821-daily-find-j-d-robbs-first-4-in-death-novels/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/821-daily-find-j-d-robbs-first-4-in-death-novels/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:39:33 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13957 August 21, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is the first four novels in J.D. Robb’s bestselling In Death series for just $1.99 each!  Overview Before the new novel in J.D. Robb’s In Death series arrives next month, today’s NOOK Daily Find takes you […]]]>

August 21, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is the first four novels in J.D. Robb’s bestselling In Death series for just $1.99 each! 

Overview

Before the new novel in J.D. Robb’s In Death series arrives next month, today’s NOOK Daily Find takes you back to the beginning with the first four novels in this bestselling series for just $1.99 each!

Meet Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and the cast of characters that assist her in search for serial killers in this groundbreaking series that combines a futuristic setting with suspense and romance.

Click here to explore today’s special NOOK Daily Find and click here to pre-order FESTIVE IN DEATH — the next Eve Dallas novel.

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8/20 NOOK Daily Find: 10% Happier http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/820-nook-daily-find-10-happier/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/820-nook-daily-find-10-happier/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:07:42 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13948 August 20, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is 10% HAPPIER — an uplifting guide to beating the blues by news anchor Dan Harris for just $2.99. Overview Like many others, news anchor Dan Harris was a skeptic when it […]]]>

August 20, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is 10% HAPPIER — an uplifting guide to beating the blues by news anchor Dan Harris for just $2.99.

Overview

Like many others, news anchor Dan Harris was a skeptic when it came to meditation. After Harris had a panic attack live on network television he knew it was time to make a few changes. In this mash-up of science, self-help and memoir Harris tackles the nagging voice in his head and helps you do the same to live a happier and less stressful life.

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Meet the NEW Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/meet-the-new-samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/meet-the-new-samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:01:09 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13941 It’s here! The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is an award-winning reading experience in a full-featured, high-performance tablet. Watch NOOK customers reacting in real time to the new NOOK: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes packed with over $200 in FREE books, […]]]>

23768_Avatar_Device_700x450It’s here! The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is an award-winning reading experience in a full-featured, high-performance tablet.

Watch NOOK customers reacting in real time to the new NOOK:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes packed with over $200 in FREE books, magazines and more, and it’s available now in store and online for $179. Get yours today, and experience the NOOK reading you love on a Samsung tablet that does the rest — truly the best of both worlds!

 

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8/19 NOOK Daily Find: Winger http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/819-nook-daily-find-winger/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/819-nook-daily-find-winger/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:17 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13932 August 19, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is WINGER – filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking for just $1.99. […]]]>

August 19, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is WINGER – filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking for just $1.99.

Overview

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.

Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.

With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.

 

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Guest Post: Rick Riordan http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-rick-riordan/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-rick-riordan/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:50 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13881 Bestselling author Rick Riordan shares his favorite new books and reveals a special sneak peek of Poseidon (Percy Jackson’s father) from PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK GODS, available tomorrow, August 19!   “Hello, Barnes & Noble NOOK readers! So many books, so […]]]>

Facebook_600x600_PercyJacksonBestselling author Rick Riordan shares his favorite new books and reveals a special sneak peek of Poseidon (Percy Jackson’s father) from PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK GODS, available tomorrow, August 19!

 

“Hello, Barnes & Noble NOOK readers!

So many books, so little time. If you’re like me, you rely on recommendations from friends to find the best new reads, so here are my favorite discoveries for young readers for 2014.

 

TELSA’S ATTIC, by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

A fantastic middle grade adventure story with just the right mix of humor and action. When fourteen-year-old Nick moves into a new home, he finds the attic stuffed with weird appliances. He decides to get rid of them in a garage sale, but realizes too late that the old junk is actually a collection of fabulous inventions. Now he has to reclaim the scattered artifacts before an evil secret society, the Illuminati, gets their hands on them.

 

LOOT, by Jude Watson.

Two young cat burglars set out to make their father proud by becoming the youngest criminal masterminds in history. A real page-turner with plenty of mystery and adventure.

 

 

 

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, by Soman Chainani.

An original twist on fairy tale princesses and wicked witches. Friends Sophie and Agatha find their fortunes reversed when aspiring princess Sophie is sent to the School of Evil, while natural witch-material Agatha is sent to the School of Good. How will they deal with a future neither of them wanted?

 

 

HALF A KING, by Joe Abercrombie.

Yarvi the youngest son of the king of Gettland, was born with a deformed hand in a world that values only able-bodied warriors. He is prepared to spend his life in the Ministry, as a sort of combination priest/physician/royal advisor, but his plans are upended when his father and older brother are both killed in an ambush. Suddenly Yarvi must be king and avenge his family, but very few Gettlanders are prepared to have ‘half a king’ – a weakling with only one good hand. Great swashbuckling adventure!

 

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP, by Kathi Appelt.

Meet the bravest raccoons ever – Bingo and J’Miah – who are on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp. This is a good old-fashioned yarn with talking animals, magical voices from old automobiles, and strange creatures lurking in the dark – not the least of which is the Sugar Man himself, the behemoth cousin of Bigfoot who sleeps in the heart of the swamp. A quick, fun summer read!”

Find the complete list of books on NOOK here!

 

Here is the sneak peek image of Percy Jackson’s father, Poseidon!

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Credit: Illustration by John Rocco, from Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

 

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8/18 NOOK Daily Find: Apple Orchard http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/818-nook-daily-find-apple-orchard/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/818-nook-daily-find-apple-orchard/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:36 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13925 August 18, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is APPLE ORCHARD — a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us – for just $2.99. Overview #1 New York Times bestselling […]]]>

August 18, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is APPLE ORCHARD — a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us – for just $2.99.

Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers into the lush abundance of Sonoma County.

Tess Delaney makes a living returning stolen treasures to their rightful owners. She loves illuminating history, filling the spaces in people’s hearts with stories of their family legacies.

But Tess’s own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, and a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter.

Then Dominic Rossi arrives on the doorstep of the San Francisco shop Tess hopes to buy, and he tells her that the grandfather she never knew is in a coma. Tess has been named in his will to inherit half of Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard in the magical Sonoma town called Archangel.

The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen. A half sister she hadn’t heard of.

Isabel is everything Tess isn’t: all softness to Tess’s hard angles, warm and nurturing where Tess is tightly wound. But against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, with Isabel and Dominic by her side, Tess begins to discover a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family, of the warm earth beneath her bare feet. A world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep.

“Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption.”

— Kirkus, starred review

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8/17 NOOK Daily Find: Contraband http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/817-nook-daily-find/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/817-nook-daily-find/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:00:08 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13921 August 17, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CONTRABAND – a story of international intrigue where planes flit by night to secret landing grounds, and lightless launches creep along low, desolate coastline – for just $1.99. Overview A beautiful woman leads […]]]>

August 17, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CONTRABAND – a story of international intrigue where planes flit by night to secret landing grounds, and lightless launches creep along low, desolate coastline – for just $1.99.

Overview

A beautiful woman leads Gregory Sallust into the middle of a UK smuggling ring. We meet again the sinister figure of Lord Gavin Fortescue, who escaped all penalty for the havoc and suffering he wrought in Such Power is Dangerous; and pitted against him we find that cynical but charming egoist, Gregory Sallust, whose courage and imagination saved his friends in the dark hours of Black August.

 

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8/16 NOOK Daily Find: Kindred http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/816-nook-daily-find-kindred/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/816-nook-daily-find-kindred/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:00:29 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13918 August 16, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is KINDRED — a deeply moving story of time travel and slavery – for just $2.99. Overview Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she […]]]>

August 16, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is KINDRED — a deeply moving story of time travel and slavery – for just $2.99.

Overview

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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NOOK Screening Room: The Giver Trailer http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-the-giver-trailer/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-the-giver-trailer/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:00:42 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13909 Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning classic THE GIVER opens in theaters this weekend! Check out the trailer here!     Overview THE GIVER, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting […]]]>

Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning classic THE GIVER opens in theaters this weekend! Check out the trailer here!

 

 

Overview

THE GIVER, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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8/15 NOOK Daily Find: Speak of the Devil http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/815-nook-daily-find-speak-of-the-devil/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/815-nook-daily-find-speak-of-the-devil/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:12 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13903 August 15, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SPEAK OF THE DEVIL – author, Allison Leotta weaves fact and fiction to create the 3rd Anna Curtis novel – for just $1.99. Overview For readers of Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Patricia Cornwell, […]]]>

August 15, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SPEAK OF THE DEVIL – author, Allison Leotta weaves fact and fiction to create the 3rd Anna Curtis novel – for just $1.99.

Overview

For readers of Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Patricia Cornwell, and Lisa Gardner, a new thriller by former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta.

On the very night she gets engaged to the man she loves, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis’s professional life takes a shocking turn that threatens everything she holds dear.

While Anna is enjoying a romantic dinner capped off by a marriage proposal, a few miles away two separate groups are gearing up to raid a brothel. A vicious killer known as Diablo — the Devil — leads one group. A few minutes later, Anna’s own investigative team heads in to search the brothel, as part of the fight against human trafficking in D.C. Both groups are caught off guard, with deadly results.

As Anna investigates the bloody face-off, the boundaries between her work and home life begin to blur. Though eager to focus on her new fiancé, the chief homicide prosecutor Jack Bailey, and her soon-to-be stepdaughter, Olivia, this case and the search for Diablo are never far from her mind.

When Anna discovers a web of long-buried secrets and official lies leading straight to her doorstep, the truth about this case threatens to rob her of the happiness she seemed so close to securing. And everything Anna counted on becomes a question mark as Diablo moves in for yet another kill.

Allison Leotta draws on her experience as a D.C. sex-crimes prosecutor to take readers into the back rooms of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the hidden world of the Witness Protection Program, and the secret rituals of one of America’s most dangerous gangs.

 

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Free Fridays: The Budapest House + Hidden Objects Rainy Days + Wild Kratts http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-the-budapest-house-hidden-objects-rainy-days-wild-kratts/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-the-budapest-house-hidden-objects-rainy-days-wild-kratts/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:10 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13896 FREE FRIDAY BOOK August 15, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is THE BUDAPEST HOUSE — a true story of human beings caught up in the maelstrom of 20th century history. Overview A Hungarian Jew traumatised by the loss of half her […]]]>

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August 15, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is THE BUDAPEST HOUSE — a true story of human beings caught up in the maelstrom of 20th century history.

Overview

A Hungarian Jew traumatised by the loss of half her family in Auschwitz returns to Budapest to retrace her roots. She discovers a dramatic personal history that enables her eventually to shed the burden of her past and move forward to a new life.This is a true story of human beings caught up in the maelstrom of 20th century history – the Nazis, genocide, Cold War, dictatorship, and the struggle to make new lives after the fall of Communism.Told with great sympathy and warmth, this well researched book brings history to life by recounting the experiences of ordinary men and women confronted with daunting challenges.

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August 15,  2014Today’s Free Fridays app selection is HIDDEN OBJECTS RAINY DAYS — find hidden objects in the peaceful world of a rainy day any day.

Rainy days conjure up images of snuggling by the fire, drinking tea, and spending some quiet time alone. When the drizzle and the drops give every environment a magical sheen, finding hidden objects can be an even greater challenge. Mini games add more excitement, featuring favorites like Jigsaw, Tic Tac Toe, and Dots.

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

August 15, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode in Volume 7 of WILD KRATTS ”Snow Runners”.

WILD KRATTS joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers’ brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

 

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8/14 NOOK Daily Find: Love Comes Softly Series http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/814-nook-daily-find/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/814-nook-daily-find/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:13 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13875 August 14, 2014:   Today’s special NOOK Daily Find collects the eight novels of bestselling author Janette Oke’s classic Love Comes Softly series for $1.99 each. Overview Follow the lives of one family through three generations of challenges and hardships common […]]]>

August 14, 2014:   Today’s special NOOK Daily Find collects the eight novels of bestselling author Janette Oke’s classic Love Comes Softly series for $1.99 each.

Overview

Follow the lives of one family through three generations of challenges and hardships common to life on the prairie in an earlier time.

 Love Comes Softly introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a “marriage of convenience” on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clark’s patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone!

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8/13 NOOK Daily Find: Butternut Summer http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/813-nook-daily-find-butternut-summer/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/813-nook-daily-find-butternut-summer/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:00:57 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13861 August 13, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BUTTERNUT SUMMER — the 2nd book in the Butternut Lake Trilogy series — is a charming tale of young love and the meaning of family for just $1.99. Overview Every summer […]]]>

August 13, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BUTTERNUT SUMMER — the 2nd book in the Butternut Lake Trilogy series — is a charming tale of young love and the meaning of family for just $1.99.

Overview

Every summer on Butternut Lake the tourists arrive, the shops open, and the waves lap its tree-lined shores, just as they have for years. But this season everything changes for one mother and daughter who’ve always called the lake home…

Caroline’s life is turned upside down the moment her ex-husband, Jack, strides through the door of her coffee shop. He seems changed — stronger, steadier, and determined to make amends with Caroline and their daughter, Daisy. Is he really different, or is he the same irresistibly charming but irresponsible man he was when he left Butternut Lake eighteen years ago? Caroline, whose life is stuck on pause as her finances are going down the tubes, is tempted to let him back into her life — but would it be wise?

For Caroline’s daughter, Daisy, the summer is filled with surprises. Home from college, she’s reunited with the father she adores — but hardly knows — and swept away by her first true love. But Will isn’t what her mother wants for her — all Caroline can see is that he’s the kind of sexy “bad boy” Daisy should stay away from.

As the long, lazy days of summer pass, Daisy and Caroline come to realize that even if Butternut Lake doesn’t change, life does.

 

New York Journal of Books

“Engaging and true to life, Butternut Summer offers a story not limited just to a beach read.”

RT Book Reviews (4 Stars)

“This novel is destined to please all readers. Daisy’s young-love story will take readers back to their own romantic summers past, while those with tumultuouis romantic histories will empathize with Caroline’s situation. McNear’s latest is the perfect getaway for those craving a fun escape.”

Booklist

“Butternut Summer is a thoughtful examination of the pleasure and pain of love and the strength of the family bond and will leave fans eagerly awaiting the triptych’s final installment.”

 

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New Release Tuesdays: Love Letters http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/new-release-tuesdays-love-letters/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/new-release-tuesdays-love-letters/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13869 Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is LOVE LETTERS — Debbie Macomber’s latest Rose Harbor novel is a moving tale that reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love. Overview In this enchanting novel set at […]]]>

Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is LOVE LETTERS — Debbie Macomber’s latest Rose Harbor novel is a moving tale that reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.

Overview

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.

Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage — and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.

For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve — and took pen to paper — that makes all the difference.

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Facebook_600x600_MarthaWoodroofMartha Woodroof — author of SMALL BLESSINGS — tells us a story of her “Life in the Big Woods”  in this exclusive Guest Post:

 

“Life in the Big Woods…

Ten years after my second divorce and one year sober, dreaming of enjoyable days and zooming up to a net worth of zero, Charlie asked me to marry him and I said yes.

Looking back, considering my history, this seems an act of reckless selfishness. Heretofore, marriage had made me unbearably restless; I had no history of peaceful co-existence with a man, no demonstrated ability to function as part of a team. But as love frequently rises up and conquers common sense, one fine September day we were married by Rappin’ Ray, minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Amherst, Virginia.

Charlie had saved a little money, and we used it to buy land; 11.5 acres of woods, surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of acres of logging forest; home to pileated woodpeckers, bears, snakes, foxes, wild turkeys and very few other people. To have something to live in, we bought a trailer at a bank auction, an ancient repo – its former owner long-gone. Nobody else bid on it, so the bank let us have it for $750. We hauled it out to the land and moved into it. I remember feeling as though I were playing an elaborate childhood dress-up game called PIONEER MARRIAGE.

Naturally, as we had no running water, we had no indoor plumbing. And no outhouse, either, as our land perched atop an impenetrably rocky ridge. Charlie – ever the resourceful one in practical matters –organized a very efficient outdoor privy system that involved heading off into the woods with a flashlight and the officially designated sanitation shovel.

One warm night I heard Charlie yell from outside. It was not a panicked yell as much as a pay-attention-right-now yell. I put down the book I was reading by lantern light, stuck my head out the window, yelled back. “What?” I could see his flashlight bobbling around through the trees maybe fifty yards from the trailer.

“Bring the ax down here!” Charlie shouted. “I’ve trapped a copperhead.”

A copperhead! Possibly the most deadly of our fellow woodland inhabitants. Certainly the most aggressive.

“I’m on my way,” I called, grabbing another flashlight.

I ran outside and around to the end of the trailer under which we kept our garden tools. My flashlight needed new batteries; its light was dim. I rummaged around in its faint glow, grabbed what I thought was the ax, took off into the wood.

The officially designated sanitation shovel’s blade had been worn or chipped; it was both dull and convex. Charlie, I found, had indeed pinned a copperhead inside its curve, caught six inches behind its head. The snake was twisting around, flailing at both ends, trying hard to reach something – anything – to bite with one end or whip with the other. Charlie leaned on the sanitation shovel, his feet as far back as he could get them and still maintain leverage. If he hadn’t married me, he might have been stuck there forever.

Charlie shone his flashlight on the tool I’d brought. “That’s the maul, not the ax,” he said in his patient voice.

I looked down. Sure enough, it was the maul. “I’ll go back,” I said.

“No,” Charlie said. “But you’ll have to hold the shovel. That thing’s heavier than an ax. I can’t swing it accurately enough with one hand.”

I looked down at the thrashing snake. Was this what I’d signed up for when I married Charlie?

Evidently.

“Come on!” he said, now with some urgency in his voice. “Grab the shovel so I can swing the maul.”

I braced my feet (in flip flops, as I remember it) grabbed the shovel’s handle, pushed harder than I’ve probably ever pushed in my life.

Charlie let go, stepped back, raised the maul, brought it down on the snake’s back as close to the shovel’s blade as he could manage. The snake was now a head and a tail with a mass of pulp in the middle. Its head, however, was still trying to bite; its tail to whip the dickens out of something, anything.

“Pick up the shovel!” Charlie ordered. “It’s in my way.”

I looked down at that writhing head. Could a copperhead strike with only pulp for a spine? Who knew? I certainly didn’t. Not yet, anyway.

I picked up the shovel.

Charlie swung the maul with both hands, brought it down with a mighty whap on the snake’s head.

That was that. The snake was finally dead. All-the-way dead.

Later that night, snuggled up in bed, it occurred to me that Charlie and I did pretty well together at this daily life thing; indeed we made a more-than-passable team.

Could it be, I asked myself, that I’m finally getting the hang of this marriage business?”

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8/12 NOOK Daily Find: Zero Fade http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/812-nook-daily-find-zero-fade/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/812-nook-daily-find-zero-fade/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:00:28 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13843 August 12, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ZERO FADE — a hilarious, yet wise, coming-of-age story set in the 1990s – for just $1.99. Overview Chris L. Terry’s debut young adult novel ZERO FADE chronicles eight days in the life of […]]]>

August 12, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ZERO FADE — a hilarious, yet wise, coming-of-age story set in the 1990s – for just $1.99.

Overview

Chris L. Terry’s debut young adult novel ZERO FADE chronicles eight days in the life of inner-city Richmond, Virginia teen Kevin Phifer as he deals with wack haircuts, bullies, last-year fly gear, his uncle Paul coming out as gay, and being grounded. From his punk rock young adulthood to teaching writing to juvenile inmates, Chris L. Terry knows the vernacular of youth, its rhythms, relationships, and dreams. Equipped with a deft comic hand, Terry has created a young adult novel like few before it.

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App Buzz: Match-3 Games http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-match-3-games/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-match-3-games/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:57:55 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13850 Match game fans: check out this week’s App Buzz featuring 5 match-3 games sure to keep you busy for hours!   BEJEWELED 2 Get the fan-favorite game now on NOOK! Match sparkling gems 3 at a time to make them burst […]]]>

Match game fans: check out this week’s App Buzz featuring 5 match-3 games sure to keep you busy for hours!

 

BEJEWELED 2

Get the fan-favorite game now on NOOK! Match sparkling gems 3 at a time to make them burst in showers of vivid colors and earn points.

 

 

SUGAR DROPS

Sugar Drops begins as a simple match 3 game that gradually increases difficulties as obstacles are added. Play now!

 

 

FUNNY MATCH 3 BLITZ

Laugh heartily while having fun — swap, match and pair! Play these match three games in a delightful combo pack that would surely put a grin on one’s face!

 

 

VEGGIE FARM MATCH 

Bored of city life? Heres your chance to escape from a concrete jungle and try your skills as a farmer in our next smash hit, Veggie Farm Match puzzle game!

 

 

COLOR QUEST

Help Ollie and Mo save the World of Color from the evil Magician in this new match-3 puzzler — a new take on the familiar Match-3 favorites that will keep you busy for hours!

 

 

Find more match-3 games apps on NOOK here!

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8/11 NOOK Daily Find: Payback in Panama http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/811-nook-daily-find-payback-in-panama/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/811-nook-daily-find-payback-in-panama/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:00:04 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13808 August 11, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is PAYBACK IN PANAMA – the final book in the Cuban Trilogoy Series — is a must-read political thriller for just $1.99. Overview After two attempts on her life, Alex is faced with […]]]>

August 11, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is PAYBACK IN PANAMA – the final book in the Cuban Trilogoy Series — is a must-read political thriller for just $1.99.

Overview

After two attempts on her life, Alex is faced with the ultimate decision . . . kill or be killed.

U.S. Treasury Agent Alexandra LaDuca is at a crossroads. Her job is beating her up, emotionally and psychologically. And the moral battle between her faith and her responsibilities is taking its toll on her effectiveness. For the first time, she wonders how long she can last.

Forcing an end to her long-running and treacherous duel with the heads of the Dosi Cartel, Alex knows this is her last do-or-die operation. It’s time call in all the favors owed to her.

Her fight takes her into the criminal underground of America’s east coast, south into the violent underworld of Central America, across Honduras and El Salvador, and finally to Panama for a shattering confrontation.

Alex’s career, her life, and her future with the man she loves — a future she never expected after the violent death of her fiancé two years earlier — are all at stake. After a final payback in Panama, nothing will be the same… if she even survives.

“This excellent political thriller is the final book in Hynd’s incredible, not-to-be-missed Cuban trilogy (Hostage in Havana, 2011; Murder in Miami, 2012). Libraries will definitely want all three for their collections.” —Booklist

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8/10 NOOK Daily Find: The Strange Case of Dr Terry and Mr Chimes http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/810-nook-daily-find-the-strange-case-of-dr-terry-and-mr-chimes/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/810-nook-daily-find-the-strange-case-of-dr-terry-and-mr-chimes/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 04:00:43 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13804 August 10, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE STRANGE CASE OF DR TERRY AND MR CHIMES – an autobiography about a man’s a successful transition from drummer to chiropractor – for just $1.99. Overview The Strange Case of Dr Terry […]]]>

August 10, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE STRANGE CASE OF DR TERRY AND MR CHIMES – an autobiography about a man’s a successful transition from drummer to chiropractor – for just $1.99.

Overview

The Strange Case of Dr Terry and Mr Chimes is an autobiography with a difference. It covers the life of a man who made a successful transition from the original drummer of The Clash (he left the band in 1977 only to be asked back in 1982) and a succession of punk and heavy metal rock bands (Generation X, Hanoi Rocks and Black Sabbath) to a chiropractor offering kind words of wisdom and compassion to the sick.

Told with humour and empathy, we learn about Terry’s childhood, about how he got into the world of rock and roll and about the early years of The Clash. Terry tells of why he left the band in the first place and the events that led him to re-join the band in 1982. The book includes dozens of true stories ranging from wild antics on the road with a touring rock band to the challenges of carving out an entirely new career.

 

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Guest Post: Diana Gabaldon http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-diana-gabaldon/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-diana-gabaldon/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:00:47 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13627 Diana Gabaldon discusses the Page to Screen transformation of her bestselling OUTLANDER series in this exclusive Guest Post: WHAT’S IT LIKE? I always tell people, “If there’s something you think you should do in life—do it.  Usually the universe will come […]]]>

Facebook_600x600_OutlanderGabaldonDiana Gabaldon discusses the Page to Screen transformation of her bestselling OUTLANDER series in this exclusive Guest Post:

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

I always tell people, “If there’s something you think you should do in life—do it.  Usually the universe will come out to meet you.”  This is true; you just don’t know what kind of Stuff the universe may be bringing you…

In my case, I thought I should write novels.  I wrote one in order to learn how, and the universe brought me a TV show.

Now, people have been trying to make a movie of OUTLANDER for twenty years.  Much to my relief, none of these attempts succeeded.  It is Absolutely Impossible to compress that book into two hours and have the result look anything like the original.  So the mere news that we were getting a minimum of 16 episodes (guaranteed first season)—I mentioned this to George RR Martin, who said in mock outrage, “What?  They only give us ten!”—came as tidings of great joy.  Still…

The first thing people ask upon hearing about this is, “Are you going to have Complete Control?”  To which the answer is, “Are you kidding?”

Even assuming there to be the possibility of such a thing (and I assure you, there’s not.  Even if you’re J.K. Rowling), I wouldn’t want it.  Do you have any idea how complicated it is to mount a production like that?  I didn’t—though I did know it was a huge job, and one requiring all kinds of expertise that I certainly don’t have.

What I do have a certain amount of expertise at (twenty-five years on) is writing novels.  Why would I stop doing what I’m good at and love doing, in order to be sucked into a time-consuming, energy-draining whirlpool of my own ignorance?

That said, I was naturally kind of curious.  And thus Very Pleased when Ron D. Moore and Maril Davis, the executive producers of the show, came out to spend two days with me in Scottsdale, to talk through their ideas for the adaptation, discuss storylines, characters, backstory, etc.  We turned out to be on the same wave-length regarding character and story, I loved their ideas on adaptation, and I was reassured that the project was going to be in good hands.  Still…

What about the actors?

Now, I know what Jamie and Claire look like—and so does anyone else who’s been reading the books (and paying attention, but that’s another issue…)—but each person’s image will be unique.  When it comes down to it, There Can Only Be One Jamie Fraser or Claire Beauchamp Randall onscreen.

So when Ron and Maril sent me the audition tapes for Sam Heughan, the actor they’d chosen to play Jamie…I was inclined to peek through my fingers.  But five seconds in, I dropped my hand—and my jaw—with amazement, because that was Jamie Fraser.  Right there.  In front of me!

See, the thing is—actors do magic, just like writers do.  Beyond minimal physical requirements, it doesn’t really matter what they look like; it only matters if they can be the people they’re meant to be.  Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe (and all the other wonderful cast members) can do that—in spades.

So what’s it like to have your books turned into a TV show?  When the universe brings you the Right People…it’s GREAT!

 

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NOOK News: Outlander Debuts on STARZ tonight! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-news-outlander-debuts-on-starz-tonight/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-news-outlander-debuts-on-starz-tonight/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13813 OUTLANDER, a STARZ Original Series based on Diana Gabaldon’s epic international bestsellers, debuts tonight! Watch the first episode for FREE on the STARZ PLAY app for NOOK! OUTLANDER follows the story of Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, who is back from the war […]]]>

OUTLANDER, a STARZ Original Series based on Diana Gabaldon’s epic international bestsellers, debuts tonight! Watch the first episode for FREE on the STARZ PLAY app for NOOK!

OUTLANDER follows the story of Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, who is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon. She is peculiarly hurled back in time from her life in 1945 to a 1743 Scotland torn by war. She finds herself torn between fidelity and desire… and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Learn more about the Page to Screen transformation in this insider-y video:

 

 

So get the STARZ PLAY app on NOOK now and watch the first episode of the OUTLANDER series for FREE — and new episodes are added every week!

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8/9 NOOK Daily Find: Fifteen Minutes http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/89-nook-daily-find-fifteen-minutes/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/89-nook-daily-find-fifteen-minutes/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:00:34 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13794 August 9, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is FIFTEEN MINUTES – a novel that explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition – for just $2.99. Overview From the #1 New York Times bestselling author […]]]>

August 9, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is FIFTEEN MINUTES – a novel that explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition – for just $2.99.

Overview

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, known for her “signature mix of melodrama, formula, and genuine emotional punch” (Publishers Weekly), a dramatic story about character, compromise, and the cost of having it all.

Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.

Overnight, Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?

 

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NOOK Screening Room: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:00:18 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13790 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer, here in the NOOK Screening Room!     New York City is at stake — darkness has settled over it and the future looks grim. Four […]]]>

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer, here in the NOOK Screening Room!

 

 

New York City is at stake — darkness has settled over it and the future looks grim. Four brothers must realize their destiny as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and team up with April O’Neil and Vernon Fenwick. They need to face off Shredder and his Foot Clan to save the city and unwind his evil plan.

 

Find TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES books and videos on NOOK!

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8/8 Bonus Free Friday: Larger Than Life http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/bonus-free-friday-larger-than-life/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/bonus-free-friday-larger-than-life/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13782 August 8, 2014: Today’s BONUS Free Friday is LARGER THAN LIFE — Jodi Picoult’s gripping and beautifully written novella set in the wilds of Africa where a researcher is studying the memory in elephants.  Overview From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York […]]]>

August 8, 2014: Today’s BONUS Free Friday is LARGER THAN LIFE — Jodi Picoult’s gripping and beautifully written novella set in the wilds of Africa where a researcher is studying the memory in elephants. 

Overview

From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.

Alice, a researcher studying memory in elephants, is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf — the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat — while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.

 

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8/8 NOOK Daily Find:The Bookseller http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/88-nook-daily-findthe-bookseller/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/88-nook-daily-findthe-bookseller/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:51 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13761 August 8, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE BOOKSELLER – a thrilling mystery, the 1st Hugo Marston novel– for just $2.99. Overview Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, […]]]>

August 8, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE BOOKSELLER – a thrilling mystery, the 1st Hugo Marston novel– for just $2.99.

Overview

Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris?

Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold?On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins.With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy’s lair. Just as the killer intended.

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Free Fridays: Love at First Sight + Kingdom of Diamonds + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-love-at-first-sight-kingdom-of-diamonds-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-love-at-first-sight-kingdom-of-diamonds-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:19 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13776 FREE FRIDAY BOOK August 8, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT — the 1st book in Lori Wilde’s dazzling new series takes place in Cupid, Texas, a place where every wish for love comes true. Overview […]]]>

FREE FRIDAY BOOK

August 8, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT — the 1st book in Lori Wilde’s dazzling new series takes place in Cupid, Texas, a place where every wish for love comes true.

Overview

“When it hits, you just know . . .”

Natalie McCleary couldn’t believe her eyes—a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly naked man stood in her path . . . and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it would hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love—with a stranger.

But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasn’t about to be a stranger for long. He’d ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise he’d made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse of Natalie—soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting—changed his life forever.

But how can he offer her his love, when he can’t even promise to stay in one place for longer than a week?

 

FREE FRIDAY APP

August 8,  2014Today’s Free Fridays app selection is KINGDOM OF DIAMONDS –  a classic match-3 game that takes you on a journey of a lifetime!

Liz and Darren are treasures hunters who have just discovered a stained-glass painting from an ancient ruin. By chance, Liz and Darren find a pair of diamonds that activates the painting and reveals a path to a new kingdom!

 

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

August 8, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Volume 1: “Rise of the Turtles Part 1”).

Master Splinter allows the Turtles to visit the surface for the first time, where they’ll learn the importance of working as a team, uncover the mystery of their existence, and face fearsome enemies such as the Kraang and the ruthless Shredder.

 

FREE FRIDAY AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

This week’s Free Friday featured author Lori Wilde recommends…

“I grew up in the era of gothic romance, and loved the mystery of windswept moors and the dangerous suspense of loving a secretive man. Because of Daphne Du Maurier’s lush storytelling, Rebecca is my absolute favorite.”

 

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NOOK Screening Room: The Hundred-Foot Journey http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-the-hundred-foot-journey/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-the-hundred-foot-journey/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:59:13 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13788 THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer here, in the NOOK Screening Room!     Make sure to read THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY on NOOK before you see the movie! Overview Soon to be a major […]]]>

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer here, in the NOOK Screening Room!

 

 

Make sure to read THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY on NOOK before you see the movie!

Overview

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake, DreamWorks Studios, and Participant Media.

“That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist.”

And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, this story is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.

 

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8/7 NOOK Daily Find: Untouchables http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/87-nook-daily-find-untouchables/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/87-nook-daily-find-untouchables/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:00:55 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13755 August 7, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is UNTOUCHABLES — a true crime book about dirty cops, bent justice and racism in Scotland Yard – for just $1.99. Overview With Scotland Yard in the dock, now more than ever the […]]]>

August 7, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is UNTOUCHABLES — a true crime book about dirty cops, bent justice and racism in Scotland Yard – for just $1.99.

Overview

With Scotland Yard in the dock, now more than ever the public needs to know why the police cannot be trusted to investigate their own corruption.Untouchables, a five year investigation which the Yard tried to stop, provides the essential context to the phone hacking and other scandals currently engulfing Britain’s most powerful police force.

Republished after seven years, it was the first book to question the cosy relationship between the Yard and sections of the media, to explain why cops are incapable of investigating themselves and to expose the lack of independence in the new police watchdog.

From the 1983 Brinks Matt robbery, through the murders of Daniel Morgan, David Norris, Stephen Lawrence, Jill Dando and Damilola Taylor to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Untouchables reveals the cover ups, double standards and miscarriages of justice during the Yard’s phoney war on corruption.

Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard and TV producer Laurie Flynn expose how the discredited use of supergrasses in the war on corruption has re-emerged in the new wars on terror and crime, with the same disastrous effects: prosecution misconduct, collapsed trials, huge bills for the taxpayer, victims left without justice and the guilty walking free.

 

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8/6 NOOK Daily Find: Silverwing Trilogy http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/86-nook-daily-find-silverwing-trilogy/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/86-nook-daily-find-silverwing-trilogy/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:29 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13753 August 6, 2014:  Today’s special NOOK Daily Find collects the three novels of Kenneth Oppel’s classic SILVERWING series — specially priced at $1.99 each. Overview Meet Shade, the runt of his colony, a young silverwing bat trying to find his way back […]]]>

August 6, 2014:  Today’s special NOOK Daily Find collects the three novels of Kenneth Oppel’s classic SILVERWING series — specially priced at $1.99 each.

Overview

Meet Shade, the runt of his colony, a young silverwing bat trying to find his way back after being separated from his flock. A world of adventure and suspense await, as some new friends will help him along in his quest to see his family again.

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New Release Tuesdays: Pete the Cat and the New Guy http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/new-release-tuesdays-pete-the-cat-and-the-new-guy/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/new-release-tuesdays-pete-the-cat-and-the-new-guy/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:00:55 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13771 Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is PETE THE CAT AND THE NEW GUY – Pete the Cat is back  in a new story, the message of acceptance shines through and is perfect for young readers. From B&N Editors Pete the […]]]>

Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is PETE THE CAT AND THE NEW GUY – Pete the Cat is back  in a new story, the message of acceptance shines through and is perfect for young readers.

From B&N Editors

Pete the Cat refuses to be an alley cat recluse. Ever energetic, he’s always eager for new encounters and when he hears that there’s a new guy in town, he’s excited about meeting him. It doesn’t take long for our feline extravert to realize that Gus, the new arrival, is quite different from him-and that, Pete discovers, is just what makes him so interesting and cool. An instructive picture book about differences that don’t make a difference.

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8/5 NOOK Daily Find: Ever After http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/85-nook-daily-find-ever-after/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/85-nook-daily-find-ever-after/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:18 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13746 August 5, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is EVER AFTER — bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sexy, supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan with the 11th book in the Hollows series – for just $1.99. Overview The ever-after, the demonic realm […]]]>

August 5, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is EVER AFTER — bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sexy, supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan with the 11th book in the Hollows series – for just $1.99.

Overview

The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans falls apart.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that Rachel is the one who caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after—the soul-eater Ku’Sox Sha-Ku’ru—has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.

Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack—a partnership fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of the soul—to return to the ever-after and rescue those she loves. One world teeters on the brink of interspecies war, the other on the brink of its very demise—and it’s up to Rachel to keep them both from being destroyed.

 

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App Buzz: Back to School Apps http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-back-to-school-apps/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-back-to-school-apps/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:59:14 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13730 Can you believe it’s already August? You know what that means — time to get ready for back to school. Be Classroom-Ready with NOOK! For this week’s App Buzz, the NOOK team has selected these 7  fun learning apps to make […]]]>

Can you believe it’s already August? You know what that means — time to get ready for back to school. Be Classroom-Ready with NOOK! For this week’s App Buzz, the NOOK team has selected these 7  fun learning apps to make sure your kids are prepared from reading to math to science & more!

TEAM UMIZOOMI: MATH RACER

Get behind the wheel for Race Day in Umi City! With Team Umizoomi: Math Racer, your child can customize and race their own car while enjoying fun pit stop math challenges so they can learn as they play!

 

DR. SEUSS BEGINNER BOOK COLLECTION #1

The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 contains five exciting Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Fox In Socks all in one!

 

DISTANT SUNS

DISTANT SUNS offers you a new way to look at the sky. While others play games, you can travel to the stars. Perfect for the whole family — the only requirement is sense of wonder! Unleash your inner astronaut today!

 

MULTIPLICATION RAP

Learn to Multiply by 11 the fun way with D.J. Doc Roc, the Hip Hop Hamster! Once you’ve learned all the 11x facts, race the clock to see who can get the best time!

 

 

BRAINQUEST GRADES 1 & 2

America’s #1 Educational Bestseller is now an app for Grades 1&2! With Casey, Jake, and Gizmo by their sides, kids can go on a jungle journey or sail through the wisdom islands while honing their skills in math, science, language, and social studies.

 

MONKEY WORD SCHOOL ADVENTURE

Get ready for adventure… MONKEY WORD SCHOOL ADVENTURE! Join Monkey and his jungle friends as they explore a fun-filled world of letters, sight words, phonics and spelling. This app is an entertaining and captivating way to introduce your child to the fundamental concepts behind reading and writing.

 

KIDS MEASUREMENT SCIENCE

Young scientists learn to analyze the physical world by measuring across a variety of domains. Measure length, weight, time and money in this science app using a tape, a scale, a clock and coins!

 

 

Find more apps great for back to school on NOOK here!

 

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NOOK News: Nora Roberts’ Night Moves is now digital! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-news-nora-robertss-night-moves-is-now-digital/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-news-nora-robertss-night-moves-is-now-digital/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:59:03 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13733 Nora Roberts’ NIGHT MOVES is now available digitally for the first time — get it on NOOK!   Overview Was she foolish or wise to follow her instincts? The house had stood vacant for ten years, but Maggie Fitzgerald knew she […]]]>

Nora Roberts’ NIGHT MOVES is now available digitally for the first time — get it on NOOK!

 

Overview

Was she foolish or wise to follow her instincts?

The house had stood vacant for ten years, but Maggie Fitzgerald knew she could call it home. An award-winning songwriter, Maggie had sought peace and solitude from the Los Angeles celebrity hounds after her husband’s accidental death. Instinct had brought her east, to the small Maryland town of Morganville.

Instinct also told her that Cliff Delaney, owner of a local landscaping company, was just the person to revitalize her property. But once that project began, the remains of a dead man were discovered and everyone she knew, including Cliff, seemed to have a motive for the killing.

Could she trust her instincts or would the truth be her undoing?

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8/4 NOOK Daily Find: A Miracle of Hope http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/84-nook-daily-find-a-miracle-of-hope/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/84-nook-daily-find-a-miracle-of-hope/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:50 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13714 August 4, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is A MIRACLE OF HOPE — the 1st book in the Amish Wonders series from Ruth Reid – for just $1.99. Overview Lindie Wyse thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve […]]]>

August 4, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is A MIRACLE OF HOPE — the 1st book in the Amish Wonders series from Ruth Reid – for just $1.99.

Overview

Lindie Wyse thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve a future for herself and her unborn child. Josiah Plank is certain he’ll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his deaf eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined. After a short time, Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes the child’s special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building — and the love that is growing between them.

Will their marriage survive their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?

 

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8/3 NOOK Daily Find: Fast, Fresh, & Green http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/83-nook-daily-find-fast-fresh-green/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/83-nook-daily-find-fast-fresh-green/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 04:00:04 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13708 August 3, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is FAST, FRESH, & GREEN — a guide to healthy eating with over 90 recipes  – for just $2.99. Overview This new bible for all things vegetable from Fine Cooking’s Vegetable Queen is ideal for the […]]]>

August 3, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is FAST, FRESH, & GREEN — a guide to healthy eating with over 90 recipes  – for just $2.99.

Overview

This new bible for all things vegetable from Fine Cooking’s Vegetable Queen is ideal for the millions of eaters who want to get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and greens into their daily diet. Susie Middleton shares her love of healthful, delicious veggies with a guide to shopping for and cooking delectable meatless meals, including such delights as Spinach with Shallots and Parmigiano and Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper, and Fresh Basil Salad. More than 90 recipes for appetizers, snacks, entrees, and side dishes, many of them vegan, make Fast, Fresh & Green an excellent resource for vegetarians and omnivores.

 

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8/2 NOOK Daily Find: Popped http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/82-nook-daily-find-popped/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/82-nook-daily-find-popped/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:00:28 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13704 August 2, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is POPPED —a funny, fast-paced jaunt that takes readers from the fancy Vegas casinos to the run-down hotels off the Strip – for just $1.99. Overview It’s up, up, and away with sleuth Regan […]]]>

August 2, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is POPPED —a funny, fast-paced jaunt that takes readers from the fancy Vegas casinos to the run-down hotels off the Strip – for just $1.99.

Overview

It’s up, up, and away with sleuth Regan Reilly — in a lively new caper from beloved New York Timesbestselling author Carol Higgins Clark.

L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly flies to Las Vegas — the mythic city of cash and flash, glamour and kitsch — to help an old school chum, Danny Madley. Danny is producing the pilot of a reality TV show, Love Above Sea Level.The show features three couples who all have experienced the proverbial Seven Year Itch and are now vying for the chance to renew their wedding vows and win one million dollars. But someone is trying to sabotage the show before Danny can shoot the final scene at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Danny’s show is in competition with the sitcom Take Me Higher for a coveted permanent slot on Hot Air Cable, also known as the Balloon Channel. Both shows involve hot air ballooning, and both have casts of characters who are more than capable of disrupting production of Love Above Sea Level. Regan’s job is to find out who is making trouble and why.

Is the culprit one of the contestants on Love Above Sea Level? Could it be the advice columnists Danny has hired — Aunt Agony and Uncle Heartburn — who are there to help rekindle the sparks between the husbands and wives? Is it Danny’s right-hand man, Victor, a local Vegas boy Danny met while gambling? Or his cameraman Sam, who would much rather be surfing than working? Is it Bubbles Ferndale, producer of the sitcom, who is desperate to make her show the one that wins the competition? Is it Danny’s ex-girlfriend, the Vegas showgirl Honey? Or her friend Lucille, a dealer in one of the casinos? Could local entrepreneur Roscoe Parker, the owner of the Balloon Channel and mastermind behind the TV competitions, be the source of all Danny’s problems? There is no shortage of suspects and no shortage of mishaps.

Nelson DeMille says, “Clark keeps her readers entranced and entertained from cover to cover.”

 

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8/1 NOOK Daily Find: Clean Burn http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/81-nook-daily-find-clean-burn/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/81-nook-daily-find-clean-burn/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:46 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13699 August 1, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CLEAN BURN — a must-read mystery you won’t be able to put down – for just $2.99. Overview Private investigator Janelle Watkins swore off investigating child abductions four years ago, when she […]]]>

August 1, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CLEAN BURN — a must-read mystery you won’t be able to put down – for just $2.99.

Overview

Private investigator Janelle Watkins swore off investigating child abductions four years ago, when she left the San Francisco PD.

But when two clients beg for her help, one to find her missing 11-year-old son and the other to find a toddler who’s vanished, Janelle can’t say no. Even though it means returning to the scene of her nightmares — her hometown of Greenville.

Janelle enlists the aid of her ex-partner and ex-lover, Greenville County Sheriff Ken Heinz — but in the midst of their investigation, two other children are discovered missing and connected to Greenville.

Then Ken’s niece disappears on her way to school.

 

This special price is valid for today only – stay tuned for tomorrow’s NOOK Daily Find.

 

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Free Fridays: Nobody Comes + Monkey Math School Sunshine + Weeds http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-nobody-comes-monkey-math-school-sunshine-weeds/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-nobody-comes-monkey-math-school-sunshine-weeds/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:01 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13693 FREE FRIDAY BOOK August 1, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is NOBODY COMES — a true story of the rescue of a child from a Romanian Orphanage. Overview This is the true story of the (ultimately successful) endeavour to find, […]]]>

FREE FRIDAY BOOK

August 1, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is NOBODY COMES — a true story of the rescue of a child from a Romanian Orphanage.

Overview

This is the true story of the (ultimately successful) endeavour to find, extract and adopt an infant from an ‘orphanage’ in post revolutionary Romania despite the unhelpful and sometimes downright obstructive attitude of both the UK and the Romanian authorities.
The author describes the horrors of Orphanage Number One in Bucharest, the poverty and endemic corruption which he faced on a daily basis and his struggle to raise awareness in both jurisdictions of the damage inflicted upon the children by the general indifference to their plight.
The book also recounts the remarkable friendship which was forged with a Bucharest University graduate who became interpreter, guide and, ultimately, Godfather to the child who was rescued.

 

FREE FRIDAY APP

August 1,  2014Today’s Free Fridays app selection is MONKEY MATH SCHOOL SUNSHINE — your child can learn math while having fun!

Join your child’s favorite monkey in math games and activities in a playfully designed beach-themed world. Monkey Math School Sunshine allows your child to build fundamental math skills while they are endlessly entertained. Your child will count, add and sort their way through engaging games with uninterrupted play.

 

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

August 1, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the first episode of WEEDS (Season 1, “You Can’t Miss the Bear”).

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Yes, and it smells better, too! So when Nancy Botwin (Golden Globe winner Mary- Louise Parker) faces both sudden widowhood and poverty, she’s determined to do anything to keep her kids in suburbia, including taking a job as the neighborhood pot dealer. Subversive, satirical and hilarious, the first season of this groundbreaking Showtime hit is guaranteed to spark laughter!

 
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7/31 NOOK Daily Find: The Heiresses http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/731-nook-daily-find-the-heiresses/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/731-nook-daily-find-the-heiresses/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:32 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13682 July 31, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE HEIRESSES – whip-smart mystery that simmers with a wicked sense of humor and intrigue – for just $1.99. Overview You know the Saybrooks. Everyone does. Perhaps you’ve read a profile of them […]]]>

July 31, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE HEIRESSES – whip-smart mystery that simmers with a wicked sense of humor and intrigue – for just $1.99.

Overview

You know the Saybrooks. Everyone does. Perhaps you’ve read a profile of them in People or have seen their pictures in the society pages of Vogue. Perhaps while walking along that choice block on Fifth Avenue, you’ve been tempted to enter the ornate limestone building with their family name etched into the pediment above the door.

The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s diamond solitaire is the family behind the jewelry empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and style mavens, they are the epitome of New York City’s high society. But being a Saybrook comes at a price—they are heirs not only to a dizzying fortune but also to a decades-old family curse.

Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her TriBeCa office. Everyone is shocked that a woman who had it all would end her own life. Then her cousins receive an ominous threat: one heiress down, four to go.

Was it suicide . . . or murder? In the aftermath of the tragedy, the remaining heiresses—Corinne, the perfectionist; Rowan, the workaholic; Aster, the hedonist; and Natasha, the enigma—wrestle with feelings of sadness, guilt, and, most of all, fear. Now they must uncover the truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can’t buy: their lives.

 

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7/30 NOOK Daily Find: The Dressmaker http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/730-nook-daily-find-the-dressmaker/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/730-nook-daily-find-the-dressmaker/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:28 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13677 July 30, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE DRESSMAKER – a passionate tale of a woman ahead of her time — for just $1.99. Overview Ellen Gowan is the only surviving child of a scholarly village minister and a […]]]>

July 30, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE DRESSMAKER – a passionate tale of a woman ahead of her time — for just $1.99.

Overview

Ellen Gowan is the only surviving child of a scholarly village minister and a charming girl disowned by her family when she married for love. Growing up in rural Norfolk, Ellen’s childhood was poor but blessed with affection. Resilience, spirit, and one great talent will carry her far from such humble beginnings. In time, she will become the witty, celebrated, and very beautiful Madame Ellen, dressmaker to the nobility of England, the Great Six Hundred.

Yet Ellen has secrets. At fifteen she falls for Raoul de Valentin, the dangerous descendant of French aristocrats. Raoul marries Ellen for her brilliance as a designer but abandons his wife when she becomes pregnant. Determined that she and her daughter will survive, Ellen begins her long climb to success. Toiling first in a clothing sweat shop, she later opens her own salon in fashionable Berkeley Square though she tells the world – and her daughter – she’s a widow. One single dress, a ballgown created for the enigmatic Countess of Hawksmoor, the leader of London society, transforms Ellen’s fortunes, and as the years pass, business thrives. But then Raoul de Valentin returns and threatens to destroy all that Ellen has achieved.

In The Dressmaker, the romance of Jane Austen, the social commentary of Charles Dickens and the very contemporary voice of Posie Graeme-Evans combine to plunge the reader deep into the opulent, sinister world of teeming Victorian England. And if the beautiful Madame Ellen is not quite what she seems, the strength of her will sees her through to the truth, and love, at last.

 

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Guest Post: Adi Alsaid http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-adi-alsaid/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/guest-post-adi-alsaid/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:58 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13513 In this exclusive Guest Post author Adi Alsaid — of the much-acclaimed title LET’S GET LOST – shares his thoughts on writing…and cooking! “The way I see it, writing is a lot like cooking. If you get all the right ingredients and […]]]>

Facebook_600x600_AdiAlsaidIn this exclusive Guest Post author Adi Alsaid — of the much-acclaimed title LET’S GET LOST – shares his thoughts on writing…and cooking!

“The way I see it, writing is a lot like cooking. If you get all the right ingredients and put them together in the correct order, you’ll get something good. More or less. But no one wants to create something more or less good, and no one sets out looking to consume anything more or less good (regardless of how many $4 value meals you end up eating, that’s never anybody’s ideal meal).

Though the two crafts can undoubtedly be taught and improved upon, there’s always a certain je ne sais quoi quality to good writing and good cooking. Some sort of artistic flair that can be recognized but not necessarily identified. It’d be easy to say some people are born with it and some aren’t, but I don’t think that’s the case.

I think good writers, like good cooks, figure out a way to put themselves in their creations. To make their stories and their dishes personable, not necessarily original. It happens through practice or talent or flat-out patience. People have been writing and cooking for a long time, and it’s pretty much impossible to come up with something no one else has done before. But make a story or a dish your own, prepare it with care, with feeling, the way you’d like it to be served to you, and people will devour it.”

Learn more about Adi Alsaid and LET’S GET LOST below! 

 

 

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NOOK New Release Tuesdays: Silver Shadows http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-new-release-tuesdays-silver-shadows/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-new-release-tuesdays-silver-shadows/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:59:34 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13687 Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is SILVER SHADOWS – in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour when their worst fear become a chilling reality. From B&N Editors Past acts of […]]]>

Today’s NOOK New Release Tuesday pick is SILVER SHADOWS – in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour when their worst fear become a chilling reality.

From B&N Editors

Past acts of courage and love have landed Sydney Sage is trouble with the Alchemist powers-that-be. Now condemned to supervised re-education, she must guard her true feelings more closely than ever. Meanwhile, Adrian Ivashkov, her forbidden Moroi struggles to disregard the attacks on Sydney by those around him. In the 416-page Silver Shadows, Bloodlines series author Richelle Mead offers a deep weave of human and vampire stories.

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7/29 NOOK Daily Find: The Hunger Games http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/729-the-hunger-games/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/729-the-hunger-games/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:16 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13665 July 29, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE HUNGER GAMES – the suspense novel everyone has been buzzing about  – for just $1.99. Overview  The book no one can stop talking about . . . In the ruins of […]]]>

July 29, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE HUNGER GAMES – the suspense novel everyone has been buzzing about  – for just $1.99.

Overview

 The book no one can stop talking about . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

 

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App Buzz: Hidden Object Games http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-hidden-object-games/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/app-buzz-hidden-object-games/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:55:20 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13656 Who remembers killing time on those long car trips playing “I spy with my little eye…”? For this week’s App Buzz, the NOOK team has selected four Hidden Object games that give the tried-and-true pastime a new spin.    HIDDEN […]]]>

Who remembers killing time on those long car trips playing “I spy with my little eye…”? For this week’s App Buzz, the NOOK team has selected four Hidden Object games that give the tried-and-true pastime a new spin. 

 

HIDDEN OBJECTS: LA CELEBRITY ADVENTURES & OBJECT TIME GAMES

How many LA Landmarks and Celebrities can you find? Take a LA tour exploring Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, Venice Beach and more finding hidden objects. This popular tourist destination is full of Adventure waiting for you to become the next A-list, Celebrity Star!

 

HIDDEN OBJECTS: MODERN KITCHEN

Your kitchen is filled with lots of stuff — can you find the objects you need to clean up before time runs out? A fun challenge for Hidden Object and Puzzle & Word fans!

 

 

HIDDEN OBJECTS: THE COLOR KEEPERS

Enjoy 15 beautiful scenes packed full of items and narration by the author Catriona Crehan in this game based on her book The Color Keepers. Get it now and enjoy!

 

 

HIDDEN OBJECT: HOUSE SECRETS

Every house has its secrets – some of them in broad daylight, some in the shadows. Find amazing life-like items in different rooms of a suburban house!

 

 

 

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7/28 NOOK Daily Find: The Shepherd http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/728-nook-daily-find-the-shepherd/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/728-nook-daily-find-the-shepherd/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:35 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13591 July 28, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE SHEPHERD — a fast-paced thriller sure to keep you up at night – for just $2.99. Overview Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, […]]]>

July 28, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE SHEPHERD — a fast-paced thriller sure to keep you up at night – for just $2.99.

Overview

Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering.

When both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources. Aided by a rogue FBI agent and the vigilante’s beautiful daughter – a woman with whom he’s quickly falling in love – Marcus must expose the deadly political conspiracy and confront his past while hunting down one of the must cunning and ruthless killers in the world.

 

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7/27 NOOK Daily Find: Antony and Cleopatra http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/727-nook-daily-find-antony-and-cleopatra/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/727-nook-daily-find-antony-and-cleopatra/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00:13 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13585 July 27, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA – Colleen McCullough tells a timeless tale of love, politics, and power, proving that she is one of the best historical novelists of our time  – for just $1.99. Overview A […]]]>

July 27, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA – Colleen McCullough tells a timeless tale of love, politics, and power, proving that she is one of the best historical novelists of our time  – for just $1.99.

Overview

A sweeping epic of ancient Rome from the #1 bestselling author of The Thorn Birds.

In this breathtaking follow-up to The October Horse, Colleen McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra.

Caesar is dead, and Rome is, again, divided. Lepidus has retreated to Africa, while Antony rules the opulent East, and Octavian claims the West, the heart of Rome, as his domain. Though this tense truce holds civil war at bay, Rome seems ripe for an emperor — a true Julian heir to lay claim to Caesar’s legacy. With the bearing of a hero, and the riches of the East at his disposal, Antony seems poised to take the prize. Like a true warrior-king, he is a seasoned general whose lust for power burns alongside a passion for women, feasts, and Chian wine. His rival, Octavian, seems a less convincing candidate: the slight, golden-haired boy is as controlled as Antony is indulgent and as cool-headed and clear-eyed as Antony is impulsive. Indeed, the two are well matched only in ambition.

And though politics and war are decidedly the provinces of men in ancient Rome, women are adept at using their wits and charms to gain influence outside their traditional sphere. Cleopatra, the ruthless, golden-eyed queen, welcomes Antony to her court and her bed but keeps her heart well guarded. A ruler first and a woman second, Cleopatra has but one desire: to place her child on his father, Julius Caesar’s, vacant throne. Octavian, too, has a strong woman by his side: his exquisite wife, raven-haired Livia Drusilla, who learns to wield quiet power to help her husband in his quest for ascendancy. As the plot races toward its inevitable conclusion — with battles on land and sea — conspiracy and murder, love and politics become irrevocably entwined.

McCullough’s knowledge of Roman history is detailed and extensive. Her masterful and meticulously researched narrative is filled with a cast of historical characters whose motives, passions, flaws, and insecurities are vividly imagined and expertly drawn. The grandeur of ancient Rome comes to life as a timeless human drama plays out against the dramatic backdrop of the Republic’s final days.

 

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7/26 NOOK Daily Find: A Bride for Keeps http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/726-nook-daily-find-a-bride-for-keeps/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/726-nook-daily-find-a-bride-for-keeps/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:05 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13579 July 26, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is A BRIDE FOR KEEPS – a riveting romance novel with an edge — for just $1.99. Overview Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He’s already […]]]>

July 26, 2014:  Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is A BRIDE FOR KEEPS – a riveting romance novel with an edge — for just $1.99.

Overview

Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He’s already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn’t in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn’t given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she’ll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she’s experienced there.

Although Everett doesn’t see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?

“Melissa Jagears is a stand-out talent! Her fresh new voice is strong, stylish, and makes A Bride for Keeps a page-turner for anyone who fancies a stirring love story.”-Rosslyn Elliot, author of Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong

A Bride for Keeps
 treats readers to an engaging, prairie romance…delivering a heartwarming, satisfying read.”-Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of The Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series.

“Melissa Jagears has penned a tender tale of a mail-order bride who takes both the groom–and herself–by surprise when love comes softly…quietly… to heal their broken hearts.”-Julie Lessman, author of Love at any Cost

A Bride for Keeps is just beautiful. It put me in mind of Janette Oke’s sweet prairie romances but with a bit more edge, which I found compelling…I loved it.”-Mary Connealy, author of Fired Up

 

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NOOK Screening Room: A Most Wanted Man http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-a-most-wanted-man/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/nook-screening-room-a-most-wanted-man/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:00:52 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=13604 A MOST WANTED MAN opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer here, in the NOOK Screening Room!     Make sure to read the A MOST WANTED MAN on NOOK before you see the movie! Overview New spies with […]]]>

A MOST WANTED MAN opens in theaters this weekend — check out the trailer here, in the NOOK Screening Room!

 

 

Make sure to read the A MOST WANTED MAN on NOOK before you see the movie!

Overview

New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones; terror as the new mantra; decent people wanting to do good but caught in the moral maze; all the sound, rational reasons for doing the inhuman thing; the recognition that we cannot safely love or pity and remain good “patriots” — this is the fabric of John le Carré’s fiercely compelling and current novel A Most Wanted Man.

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.

Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important to her than her own career — or safety. In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance — and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.

Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.

 

 

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