Friday, March 30, 2012

Freebies & Deals, on Nook too (8)

As always, Barnes & Noble has their Free Friday thread up.  Go ahead over and see what free books they have this week.

I found this one for free while looking through for this author on Barnes & Nobles.  I LOVED reading this book, and wanted to share that the ebook is FREE!  On Nook...
Chasing the Bard by Philippa Ballantine - At Amazon or At Barnes & Noble
Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that William Shakespeare may be able to change the fate of her people. The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created. 
Can the magic of word and imagination save creation?

I received a newsletter from one of these authors (Maria V. Snyder), which many of you may already know about, but I wanted to still share...
This anthology is only 99c UNTIL APRIL 8, 2012.  Yes, there is an end to this deal.
Spirited; 13 Haunting Tales - At Amazon or At Barnes & Noble
Haunted houses. Haunted hearts.
And a past that refuses to die.

Leap Books summoned best-selling paranormal and dreadfully talented debut authors to conjure up Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night. 

Get entombed in stories of Egyptian treasures, shudder at tales of malevolent spirits, and become enthralled with the adventures of witch-hunters, ghost seekers, and lost souls. From steampunk to cyberpunk, our collection spans past, present, and future hauntings. One story actually leaps off the page with 3-D augmented reality.

With this celebration of things that go bump in the night, Spirited authors hope to slay the specter of illiteracy that plague our youth. All proceeds from Spirited will be donated to 826 National, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school tutoring, workshops, and in-school programs because "strong writing skills are fundamental to future success."

Go ahead. Turn the page if you dare. We won’t tell if you sleep with the light on. Because after all, there’s no rest for the wicked.

And Amazon has this one for Free at this time, but only in US.  Sorry.
Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose #1) by Kay Kenyon - At Amazon
Kay Kenyon, noted for her science fiction world-building, has in this new series created her most vivid and compelling society, the Universe Entire. In a land-locked galaxy that tunnels through our own, the Entire is a bizarre and seductive mix of long-lived quasi-human and alien beings gathered under a sky of fire, called the bright. A land of wonders, the Entire is sustained by monumental storm walls and an exotic, never-ending river. Over all, the elegant and cruel Tarig rule supreme.
Into this rich milieu is thrust Titus Quinn, former star pilot, bereft of his beloved wife and daughter who are assumed dead by everyone on earth except Quinn. Believing them trapped in a parallel universe-one where he himself may have been imprisoned-he returns to the Entire without resources, language, or his memories of that former life. He is assisted by Anzi, a woman of the Chalin people, a Chinese culture copied from our own universe and transformed by the kingdom of the bright. Learning of his daughter's dreadful slavery, Quinn swears to free her. To do so, he must cross the unimaginable distances of the Entire in disguise, for the Tarig are lying in wait for him. As Quinn's memories return, he discovers why. Quinn's goal is to penetrate the exotic culture of the Entire-to the heart of Tarig power, the fabulous city of the Ascendancy, to steal the key to his family's redemption.
But will his daughter and wife welcome rescue? Ten years of brutality have forced compromises on everyone. What Quinn will learn to his dismay is what his own choices were, long ago, in the Universe Entire. He will also discover why a fearful multiverse destiny is converging on him and what he must sacrifice to oppose the coming storm.
This is high-concept SF written on the scale of Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld, Roger Zelazny's Amber Chronicles, and Dan Simmons's Hyperion.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The only one I had was Spirited. Got the other 2!! Thanks!

Alexia561 said...

Thanks for putting together these posts, as I don't have the patience to search myself! ;)

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

hey Hon, thanks for popping in over to my place!!! I do hope you are doing well and things are going smoothly! Girl you are not kidding about time moving way to fast! It is almost April (okay okay...) which means end of school is coming... which means summer.... which means my baby goes to college... But it is all good! This is what we raise them for!
Work is great, I got a little promotion recently and that has been great.
Yeah, I hear you on the weather thing! It has been crazy here as well! Ohhhhh track!! Gooooo kiddo!!! I wish kiddo well! Kick some butt (run), lol!
Well, I will call it a night, wanted to stop in! Hugs!!

Anachronist said...

A nice collection of freebies - thanks for your effort!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. Glad to hear you got a few! :D Thank you and you are welcome!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Alexia, I have to admit, that's why there are only ever a few books on this post. lol. I don't have the patience or time to go through all the books every week. But I love sharing with my friends the few I find. :) Glad you like it. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Cecile! So glad things are going so well for you. Congrats on the promotion. :D That's wonderful!! All will be okay when the little one goes college. I'm sure she'll keep in touch with you. You sound like you are both very close. :) And thank you for the wished to the kiddo. :D He is so excited to do track. :D

Wish you all the best! *hugs!!*

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hey Anachronist, You are very welcome. :) Hope you enjoy any you might have got. :) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the heads up! Got a couple new ones - yay!