[Free eBook] Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna [LGBT Paranormal Romance]

Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna is a standalone m/m paranormal romance novella, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

This is another special giveaway meant to promote their “Celebrate Community” store-wide sale, good through May 31st, and apparently celebrating 11 years in business.

The story stars a jaded guardian angel who falls for a troubled new charge, and decide whether to risk his place in heaven for forbidden human passion or abandon his unprotected charge to an unknown fate.

Offered worldwide through May 31st until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Murder Money by Jay Bennett [Vintage Crime Thriller]

Murder Money by the late Jay Bennett, a two-time winner of the Edgar Award, is a standalone pulp mystery/crime thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Wildside Press.

This was originally published in 1963 by Crest and is one of Wildside’s sporadic weekly free giveaways, meant to promote their “Black Cat Mystery Club” for vintage mystery/crime reprints.

The story stars an impoverished and down-on-his-luck fighter who stumbles across a briefcase full of money which he hopes will be the saving of him, which causes even more problems as the bills turn out to be not as untraceable as he believed.

Offered worldwide through June 4th, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] This Shining Woman: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1759-1797 by Marjorie Bowen [18th C Author Biography]

This Shining Woman: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1759-1797 by the late English author Marjorie Bowen, a prolific multi-genre novelist who wrote under many other pseudonyms during the early mid-20th century and had several works adapted to film, is a biography of the notable 18th century author and proto-feminist, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1937 by Collins using the pseudonym George R. Preedy.

This vintage biography examines the unorthodox personal life and formative influences of the 18th century British author Mary Wollstonecraft, who in addition to being the mother of Mary Shelley of Frankenstein fame, was a pioneering writer in her own right and author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy, in addition to a number of other literary works also briefly covered in this.

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[Free eBook] Flashpoint by John Glasby [Western]

Flashpoint by the late British author John Glasby is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1966 by Robert Hale using the pseudonym Anthony Asheton Randall.

The story stars a man seeking justice after going to visit an old friend and finding him murdered, making unexpected allies in the family of the man framed for the crime in a town dominated by a corrupt gang.

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[Free eBook] Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything by Philip Ball [Science & Cultural History]

Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything by British author Philip Ball, an award-winning science writer and former editor of the Nature journal, is an accessibly-written science and technology development history, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press

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

The book explores the history of the rise of modern science, focusing on the 16th through 18th centuries as curiosity and questioning of the established worldview became more acceptable in the western world, leading to increased popularity of scientific notions and methods with a look at the early scientists and inventions that were inspired by them, as well as the ensuing influence on literature, culture, and international relations sparked by the new interest, alongside musings on the role of curiosity in the present day.

Offered worldwide through May, available directly from the university’s website.

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[Free eBook] The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Sean Kennedy [YA LGBT Literary Novel]

The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Australian author Sean Kennedy is the 1st novel in the Get Out series of YA literary/contemporary fiction with LGBT and sporting themes, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teens.

The series is set in Australia, and stars teens coming to terms with themselves and their relationships with the people around them, apparently via various sports and a mentoring charity for LGBT students.

This one stars a gay teen who was formerly a runaway after being cruelly outed, who vows to get his life back on track as a future pro football (soccer, not rugby) player, facing struggles both on and off the field from his fellow school students as well as his own attempts to reach a difficult goal.

Offered worldwide through May 30th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Regnate by R. M. Dorn [Fantasy]

Regnate by R. M. Dorn is a standalone fantasy adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The story is an epic-style quest fantasy to defeat a tyrannical ruler and save the realm, with the twist that the ruler is the hero’s own brother, who had won the tournament for the crown and intended to change the cruel ways of the regime, only to seemingly become corrupted by some mysterious force behind it, which must be rooted out.

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[Free eBook] Dispersal by Leverett Butts [Arthurian Wild West Remix Fantasy]

Dispersal by Leverett Butts, a literature teacher at the University of North Georgia, who has been nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year Award for a previous collection of his short fiction, is the 3rd novel in the Guns of the Waste Land series of Arthurian remix western adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The series retells the legends of King Arthur as a western in the setting of late 1800s Texas.

This story follows up on first two novels (analogous to the quest for the Holy Grail and the seduction of Guinevere, and previously offered free) as various characters struggle with their personal demons in the aftermath.

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[Free eBook] Astounding by Kim Fielding [LGBT Sci-Fi Homage Romance]

Astounding by Kim Fielding is a standalone m/m contemporary science fiction romance novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

The story is an homage to old school science fiction publishing and genre conventions (the main characters are apparently named from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Martian Barsoom series, among other sfnal references), starring the editor of a struggling speculative fiction magazine who rejects a story submission from an author claiming to be a stranded alien, and gets to know him through his genre writing attempts as they embark upon a road trip that changes everything.

Offered worldwide through May 27th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Black Cat Thrillogy #8: 3 Modern Mysteries by Alan Orloff [Mystery Short Stories]

Black Cat Thrillogy #8: 3 Modern Mysteries by Alan Orloff, a finalist for the Agatha and Derringer Awards, is the 8th mini-collection in the Black Cat Thrillogy series of mystery author spotlights, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Wildside Press as promotion for their Black Cat Mystery Community ebook subscription club.

This contains three of the author’s best short stories, personally selected by the author himself, which were originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and other venues.

Offered worldwide through May 29th, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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