[Free eBook] Soulmates by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn [Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection]

Soulmates by Mike Resnick, prolific Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author, & Australian author Lezli Robyn is their collection of science fiction & fantasy shorts, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month selection for July, and the title story was voted to 2nd place for Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Novelette.

These stories were written together in collaboration and published in assorted anthologies and magazines, alongside a bonus solo story from each author.

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[Free eBook] Unleashed by by Cherrie Lynn [Contemporary Romance]

Unleashed by Cherrie Lynn is the 1st novel in her Ross Siblings series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Select Contemporary imprint.

This was originally published in 2010 by Samhain. The series appears to be centred around a rather large family and their friends and can be read in any order. This story is a friends to lovers rebound romance, as a woman whose husband leaves her for her best friend’s fiancée goes on a commiserating consolatory vacation with him, which turns into something more.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman [LGBT Fantasy & Horror]

Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman, a Shirley Jackson and Lambda Literary Award-nominated editor and author, is a collection of 13 speculative fiction short stories about supernatural encounters, free again courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was a double-nominee in two categories for the 2002 Spectrum Awards recognizing LGBT-themed works of speculative fiction, and includes dark & urban fantasy and psychological horror stories reprinted from Strange Horizons magazine and other genre outlets.

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[Free eBook] Becoming a Marihuana User by Howard S. Becker [Vintage Academic Drug Culture Sociology]

Becoming a Marihuana User by Howard S. Becker, an influential sociologist and professor at Northwestern University for decades before he retired, is his vintage sociology article, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month for July.

The article, which is an in-depth look exploring the users and culture and various other issues surrounding marijuana during the 1950s, was originally published in the American Journal of Sociology in 1953, and this edition includes a new preface.

Offered worldwide through the month of July, directly from the University Press’ website.

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[Free eBook] Dynamite’s Daughter by Philip Harbottle [Western]

Dynamite’s Daughter by British author Philip Harbottle 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 2000 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line. and based on a story by the late John Russell Fearn.

The story stars a young woman once left for dead embarking on a mission of revenge against the man who left her and her father to die as part of his scheme to take over a town, going undercover in disguise to ruin him as much as she can before he catches on.

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[Free eBook] Gun Wages by Alan David [Western]

Gun Wages by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, 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 1980 by Robert Hale using the pseudonym Burt Kroll. The story stars a man wih a troubled past on a mission to clean up every town he can, whose friend calls him in to take care of a town taken over by an outlaw gang, even as old acquaintances from his past pop up to haunt him.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Stone of Blood by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Suspense Horror]

Stone of Blood by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her contemporary gothic supernatural suspense/horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Ballantine’s Beagle Books imprint as #3 in their Birthstone Gothic line. The story is set in the Deep South, on a showboat said to be haunted by a long-ago Native American chieftain’s daughter who died under mysterious circumstances, where after a series of disturbing incidents, the star entertainer uncovers the terrifying truth behind her demise.

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[Free eBook] E. M. Forster: A Biography by Harry T. Moore [Vintage 20th Century Literature Study]

E. M. Forster: A Biography by the late Harry T. Moore, a university professor and literary critic who was twice the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, is his vintage early 20th century author biography cum literature study, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.

This was originally published in 1965 by Columbia University Press as #10 in their Columbia Essays On Modern Writers series.

This literary biography examines the life and outlook of early 20th century English author E. M. Forster—who wrote such classic novels as A Passage to India, A Room With A View, and Maurice—using selected works including his novels and more, to flesh out a portrait of his writing and personality as seen via his creations.

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[Free eBook] Ice by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Science Fiction]

Ice by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 1st novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2001 by Orion Children’s Books as part of their Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This installment begins the obligatory questioning of the benevolence of said AI, by characters beginning to have doubts about the doctrine and whispering of fomenting rebellion while speculating about the real world outside.

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[Free eBook] The Golden Amazon by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Pulp Science Fiction]

The Golden Amazon by the late British author John Russell Fearn is the 1st novel in his long-running Golden Amazon series of vintage pulp science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1944 by World’s Work and and later reprinted over the decades by Harlequin and Gryphon Books’ SF Rediscovery line. The series, which was very popular during the 1950s and 60s and ran to 21 original novels which were serialized in The Toronto Star Weekly and several posthumous ones as well, stars a scientifically-created superwoman with a greatly enhanced intellect and physical abilities, who was initially morally ambiguous.

This tale gives her obligatory origin story, wherein a scientist starts creating her as a reaction to the terrible cost of World War II, seeking to craft the perfect person to rule the world, who may wind up being too detached from humanity to use her power for its ultimate good.

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