[Free eBook] Extraordinary Hearts by Nicholas F. Benton [LGBT History & Culture Essays]

Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization by Nicholas F. Benton is a collection of his newspaper column essays about gay historical figures and their cultural contributions, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

These short essays were originally published in the Metro Weekly newspaper between 2010 and 2012 as the “Nick Benton’s Gay Science” column (a reference to the philosopher Nietzsche), and spotlighted many LGBT personages throughout history as well as their works which have had a lasting impact on mainstream culture, and also the changing views towards LGBT persons in their broader communities. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available @ Amazon

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[Free eBook] Hot Off the Presses by Elliot Mackie [LGBT Literary Drama Novel]

Hot Off the Presses by Elliot Mackie, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, is his standalone retro-period contemporary political/personal drama literary fiction novel with suspense and m/m romantic elements; free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story is set in Atlanta in the period shortly before the hosting of the 1996 Olympic Games, and follows a gay newspaper editor as he deals with journalistic ethics complications surrounding coverage of the closeted athlete he’s falling for, alongside investigating assorted controversial issues having to do with the upcoming Olympics. This is partially based upon the author’s own real-life experiences as a journalist in the city during the time period. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available @ Amazon

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[Free eBook] The Sisterhood by Juanita Coulson [Science Fiction]

The Sisterhood by Juanita Coulson is her science fiction alien conflict political thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint under the title Star Sister. This story is set in the future and involves a human negotiatior who winds up caught up in an interstellar conflict, trying to bring peace and justice to warring alien factions. Offered free worldwide @ Amazon.

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[Free eBook] An Older Man by Wayne Hoffman [LGBT Literary Fiction

An Older Man, by Wayne Hoffman, is his contemporary literary fiction novella with m/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press’ Bear Bones imprint.

This is a sequel to Hoffman’s literary fiction novel about the New York gay community set in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s, Hard, which was previously offered free.

This continues the story of one of the main characters two decades later, as he reluctantly comes to term with the changes in his self-image during the course of a Bear Week vacation celebration as he discovers his prospective romantic partners no longer view him as youthful, but instead a mature suitor. Offered DRM-free worldwide @ Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Shadow Hunt by Erin Kellison [Urban Fantasy with Paranormal Romance]

Shadow Hunt by Erin Kellison is a novella which is 3rd in her Shadow Touch urban fantasy sub-series of the Shadow Bound f/m paranormal romance setting, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Zebra imprint.

This sub-series is an urban fantasy suspense spinoff with paranormal romance elements, following an established science/magic team-up couple around as they investigate supernatural mysteries in between continuing to build their relationship. This installment has them hunting a murderer among the mage Houses which may also spark a war. Offered worldwide @ multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Rifts of Time by Alan David [Science Fiction]

Rifts of Time by Alan David, a pseudonym for the prolific Donald S. Rowland, is vintage standalone science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Robert Hale, using the pseudonym Graham Garner. The story involves a Space Force veteran who signs up again to take part of an experimental project and ends up exploring unknown dimensions of space and time and their effects on human consciousness. Offered free worldwide @ Amazon.

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[Free eBook & Audiobook] Overvågning by Anders Albrechtslund [Danish Academic Surveillance Ethics Social Sciences Essay]

Overvågning (Surveillance) by Anders Albrechtslund, a former Information & Media Studies faculty member at Aalborg University in Denmark, is the 39th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short academic essays meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus Universitetsforlaget.

This essay is part of the Samfundvidenskab (Social Sciences) subject category, and is on the topic of the ethics of surveillance and monitoring and its effects on communities and society, both positive and negative. Offered through May 9th as an e-book and accompanying audiobook reading, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook] Coward’s Paradise by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Vintage Sci-Fi Proto-Technothriller]

Coward’s Paradise by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone 1970s-era contemporary science fiction proto-technothriller which was an early precursor to the modern mainstream bestselling blockbuster variety of such, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1974 by United Writers Publications and later picked up by the New English Library, and the story involves a man undergoing treatment at a mental institute, who uncovers disturbing medical experiments being performed on himself and other patients.

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[Free eBook] The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin [Contemporary Romance]

The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin is the 1st novel in her Magnolia Brides series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’s Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around a theme of Southern small town wedding planning, and this story is a reunion romance, as two former old flames find themselves bonding again over renovations to turn a family homestead into a perfect wedding destination venue. Offered worldwide at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory [Contemporary Fake Dating Romance]

Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory, is the 1st novel in her Sorenson Family of series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Bliss imprint.

This story is about a lawyer who tries to one-up her ex by claiming to have a new boyfriend, and winds up fake dating a member of the Sorenson family in exchange for some pro bono work for his sister and maybe more. Offered through May 1st, available worldwide at multiple retailers.

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