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The current set of monthly and special time-limited offers. Updated June 20th.

Special Time-Limited Freebie Offers

  • Until July 5th: Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke, contemporary romantic comedy; Free eBook of the Month Club offer from HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com (publisher Macmillan)

Regular Month-Long Free Book Offers

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, History, Fantasy, Comedy]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles—which have a theme of witchcraft, both comedic and serious—, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 29th, are as follows:

  • The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacey Schiff, is her meticulously-researched history, giving a dramatized recounting of the background and details of the Salem witch trials, and the factors and personalities involved as a group of adolescent girls sparked events with accusations, and the community’s panicked response; from Hachette Audio, read by Eliza Foss
  • The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett is a posthumous collection of tween/YA-level short stories by the late grandmaster of humorously poignant fantasy, many written early in his career; from HarperAudio, read by actor Julian Rhind-Tutt

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 29th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free Audiobook] The Beach House by Jane Green [Contemporary Literary Novel]

The Beach House by English author Jane Green is her standalone contemporary/literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This is a heartwarming journey of self-discovery staycation novel with a touch of dramatic suspense, starring an older woman who has decided to open up her beach front home for summer rentals, to supplement her retirement income, and finds herself having unexpected experiences and potentially upsetting encounters with past acquaintances, as a result.

Offered worldwide until 12 PM Eastern Time on June 30th, available as a DRM-free MP4 download directly from the publisher and in their app.

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[Free eBook] Swords Against Darkness [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy Anthology]

Swords Against Darkness credited to the late Robert E. Howard and edited by the late Andrew J. Offutt is the 1st volume in the Swords Against Darkness vintage anthology series of sword and sorcery fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1977 by Kensington’s Zebra imprint, credited to editor Andrew J. Offutt only (the publication frontmatter for this volume appears to be slightly inaccurate, claiming a print date of 1974 from British publisher Robert Hale).

This anthology contains original sword & sorcery stories written in the vein of Robert E. Howard’s classic pulp fantasies, including a tale by Howard himself. Each story is prefaced by a special introduction, and contributors include notable authors such as SFWA Grand Master Poul Anderson, frequent British Fantasy Award horror awardee Ramsey Campbell, popular MilSF author David Drake, and more.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Star Quest by Fenton Brockley [Science Fiction]

Star Quest by Fenton Brockley, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage science fiction space adventure with investigative mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1974 by Robert Hale.

The story involves a space mission to rescue an exploring starship gone unexpectedly incommunicado and disappeared, and a Lieutenant looking for his vanished crewmember brother, trying to find answers to a mystery which may be rooted in sabotage and misdeeds.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] London: A Concise History by Geoffrey Trease [History]

London: A Concise History: From the Romans to the Twentieth Century by the late British author Geoffrey Trease, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature who was known for his meticulous historical research and contributions to children’s literature, is his vintage place history, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1975 by Thames and Hudson.

This history covers the founding and development of England’s capital city, from its earliest days as a Roman town, onward through to modern times (as of shortly after WWII), dwelling upon its assorted attractions and colourful inhabitants over the centuries.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Three Great Impresarios: Emperors of Song by Freddie Stockdale [Opera Company Founders Biography]

Three Great Impresarios: Emperors of Song by British author Freddie Stockdale, the founder of a small opera touring company as well as a pseudonymous crime novelist, is his historical musical arts figure biography cum business history, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1998 by John Murray.

This book presents a joint biography of three colourful musical history figures, Colonel James Mapleson, Oscar Hammerstein I, and John Christie, who were impresarios—private businessmen who established opera companies and employed the great stars of the day—during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as they experienced both spectacular success and spectacular disaster with their assorted ambitious ventures.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Goughie: The Life of General Sir Hubert Gough by Anthony Farrar-Hockley [WWI Military Biography]

Goughie: The Life of General Sir Hubert Gough by the late British author Anthony Farrar-Hockley, a distinguished British Army general turned military historian, is his vintage historical military figure biography, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1975 by Hart-Davies, MacGibbon Ltd.

This biography of General Sir Hubert Gough, a British Army general who played a prominent role in a number of important battles during World War I but later fell prey to political scapegoating and controversy, covers the entire length of his career, from the late Victorian days to the post-WWI years.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] The Lady of the Snowmist by Andrew J. Offutt [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy]

The Lady of the Snowmist by the late Andrew J. Offutt is the 3rd novel in his War of the Gods on Earth trilogy of classically epic sword & sorcery fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1983 by Ace Books. The trilogy stars a tragically orphaned former village boy originally out on the obligatory quest for revenge against the forces which destroyed said village.

This final book concludes his adventures as he has now become a champion with a great weapon and also a warrior-woman companion, and must choose sides in a conflict between a powerful sorceress of ill repute who has done him a favour and may not be as evil as the group wishing to destroy her claims she is.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Persecution Trail by Denis Hughes [Western with Mystery]

Persecution Trail by the late British author Denis Hughes is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel with strong investigative mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1956 by Herbert Jenkins using the pseudonym Ken Kester. The story is a hybrid western detective adventure, starring an ex-Federal Marshall who sets up shop as investigator with an old partner, as they take on what should be a simple case of tracking down some cattle, which sparks their suspicions and leads them os the trail of something deeper and darker.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Wyoming Wild by Clinton Spurr [Western]

Wyoming Wild by Clinton Spurr, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Robert Hale. The story a man undergoing a series of mishaps while building up his homestead for a quiet life with his beloved, which is interrupted by an accusation of leading another man’s wife astray and also nearly botching the thwarting of a raid, among other misfortunes which he hopes to survive.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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