The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction with art by David Aja, is the 1st collected volume in the The Immortal Iron Fist comic book series, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Marvel Comics.
This contains issues #1-6 of the 2007 series revival starring the eponymous Marvel Comics martial arts superhero, who is slated to have either a movie or a TV show, I forget which, that this giveaway is meant to promote. It’s been a long while since I’ve read this run, but ISTR that in addition to providing some sort of journey of self-discovery adventure for Danny Rand, it also delved into the stories of previous carriers of the Iron Fist name, some of whom were made up for the new series.
Offered through December 30th, available in selected regions worldwide at multiple retailers.
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The Dark Days Club by Australian author Alison Goodman, a recipient of the Aurealis Award and a Tiptree Award honouree, is 1st novel in her Lady Helen trilogy of YA Regency historical urban fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.
This is also known as Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, which was used by its original Australian publisher Angus & Robertson, and is being made free to promote the upcoming release of the 2nd novel The Dark Days Pact, due in January. The series is set in a magical version of the 19th century British Regency. This installment sees the debut of the heroine as she enters not only into London society for her first Season, but also the deeper, darker, and no less dangerous underworld of the supernatural.
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The Man from Tucson by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel, is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1956 by Collins. The story contains mystery and f/m romance elements, and stars a man returning after a long absence to help the friend who married the love of his life, arriving in the midst of a town gone wrong as white men masquerading as Apache braves are breaking the peace for sinister reasons, which he must uncover even as renewed proximity to his old flame distracts him.
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Marrakesh Nights by British author Graham Diamond is his standalone historical adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1983 by Fawcett as part of their Gold Medal line. The story is set in a fantasy version of the titular historical Moroccan city, taking inspiration from the classic folklore of One Thousand and One Nights aka Arabian Nights, as well as the real-life hashishin who existed roughly between the time of the Crusades and the Mongol invasions (circa 11th-13th centuries), as a young woman finds herself the key to defeating the legendary League of Assassins, with the help of a mysterious young man whose trust she must win.
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A Report from Winter by Wayne Courtois is his personal memoir about his family relationships in a time of difficulty, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.
This is an introspective and retrospective memoir about the complicated and intertwining relationships in his family, past and present, as they come together during his mother’s terminal illness, with the help of his long-term partner Ralph, who is meeting them for the first time.
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Whispering Corner by New Zealand author Marc Alexander, is his standalone supernatural horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1989 by Arrow using his Mark Ronson pseudonym. The story stars an author who retreats to a seemingly idyllic countryside house in search of inspiration for his next novel, only to find it haunted by a terrible local reputation and perhaps something more.
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Someone Gay: Memoirs by Don Clark, a clinical psychologist and author of a ground-breaking LGBT acceptance self-help guide , is is his autobiographical memoir spanning the many decades of his life, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty Lethe Press.
This contains the author’s personal reminisces of his childhood during Great Depression in the 1930s, through his military service in WWII, being a post-war student in Europe in the 50s, and eventually coming to terms with being gay and writing his self-help guide in the 70s and 80s.
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Texas on My Mind by Delores Fossen is the 2nd novel in her The McCord Brothers series of f/m contemporary western romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Harlequin’s HQN imprint.
This series is centred around the eponymous bachelor brothers in small-town Texas. This installment is a second chance reunion romance which has the Air Force captain brother returning to his hometown on medical leave and becoming reacquainted with an old friend, both of them secretly harbouring long-term crushes on each other, who find themselves wanting more than either of them will admit after a cathartic fling.
Offered worldwide until midnight December 24th, Eastern Time, available worldwide directly from the publisher as part of their Christmas Countdown promotion.
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Manhattan Loverboy by Armenian-American author Arthur Nersesian, a recipient of the Anahid Literary Prize for Armenian literature, is his standalone contemporary literary identity thriller satire novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.
This is a darkly comedic literary/weird fiction thriller novel which is grouped under Akashic’s multi-author Urban Surreal series. The story is a Kafka-esque paranoid social satire taking the standard journey of self-discovery, and applying it to an urban orphan from New York City who travels the world seeking answers to his true identity, eventually confronting the corporate executive who seems to be behind his myriad strange woes.
Offered DRM-free through midnight December 23rd, available worldwide directly from the publisher as the final offering in their generous holiday advent calendar promotion.
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I Heart Christmas by bestselling British author Lindsey Kelk, is the 6th novel in her I Heart series of chick-lit comedy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.
The series stars the peripatetic Angela Clark, who winds up traveling to and taking new jobs and finding new love interests in many places around the world. This installment sees her returning to New York and trying to arrange a perfect holiday while juggling the distractions of yet another new job, old friends, and the latest loved ones. This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store.
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