[Free eBook] Ekhö Monde Miroir T01: New York by Christophe Arleston & Alessandro Barbucci [French Fantasy Graphic Novel]

Ekhö Monde Miroir T01: New York by Christophe Arleston & Alessandro Barbucci is the 1st album in the Ekhö monde miroir series of fantasy graphic novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’s Soleil imprint.

The French-language series is a portal fantasy, starring a young woman engaging in adventures and intrigues in a parallel universe named Ekhö where the real world cities are nearly the same, but the creatures living there are different.

This installment sees her airplane flight to New York interrupted by a creature who approaches her to take up the legacy of a long-vanished aunt, as she enters a magical version of Manhattan instead upon dragonback.

Offered in Canada, France, the UK, and selected other regions worldwide (excluding the US), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy by Edward H. Miller [US Political History & Analysis]

Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy by Edward H. Miller, an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University Global, is a 20th century political history, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

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

The accessibly-written book examines the history and lingering impact behind the US Republican Party’s “Southern strategy” begun during the 1960s as the party began to appeal to ultraconservative, religious, and special interest groups displeased by the sweeping changes of the decade in order to increase its political support, with especial attention paid to the seeds and rise of the movement in Dallas, Texas, in the wake of the assassination of Democrat President John F. Kennedy.

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

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[Free eBook] The Grim Life by K. D. Worth [YA LGBT Paranormal Romantic Suspense]

The Grim Life by K. D. Worth is the 1st novel in the The Grim Life series of YA m/m contemporary paranormal romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is being offered free to help promote the upcoming 3rd novel, The Lost Soul, due November 12th, and if you happen to like this one, the 2nd novel, The Wounded Heart is currently on sale for just $0.99.

The series follows the paranormal adventures of a young gay couple with a spiritual bent, exploring issues of hope and faith. This installment sets up their origin story as a dead teenager, who was offered an afterlife as a grim reaper by an angel, defies the rules in order to save a suicidal Christian college student despite the machinations of evil wraiths seeking to make him one of their own.

Offered worldwide through October 22nd until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Stalin’s Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith [Award-Nominated Russia Police Procedural Political Mystery/Thriller]

Stalin’s Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith, a recipient of the Gold Dagger Award and multiple finalist for the Edgar Award, is a 6th novel in the Arkady Renko series of contemporary police procedural mystery/political crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and was a finalist for the 2007 Hammett Prize named in honour of classic noir author Dashiell Hammett. The long-running series is set throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union from the Cold War 1980s and onward, starring a chief investigator of the Soviet police force and his changing fortunes throughout the decades, often touching upon historical events and political topics of the day.

This installment is set during the modern Putin era, during which he has been relegated to investigating crackpot reports of ghost sightings on the Moscow subway, which nevertheless lead him to a string of murders which may or may not have their roots in the Chechen War.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair [Post WWII-Australia Historical Novel]

Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair is an historical literary fiction novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

This is Barnes & Noble’s featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend, and this ebook edition contains bonus material about the author’s inspiration for the novel.

The story is a personal drama set in North Queensland in 1948, as a woman returning from volunteering for the war effort is determined to salvage her family’s sugarcane farm despite opposition from those set in old-fashioned ways, who becomes attracted to an Italian immigrant at a neighbouring farm who becomes the target of lingering wartime tensions as his past is exposed and she discovers family secrets of her own.

Offered in US only, apparently exclusively at B&N.

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[Free eBook] Highland Dragon Warrior by Isabel Cooper [14th C Historical Paranormal Romance]

Highland Dragon Warrior by Isabel Cooper is the 1st novel in the Dawn of the Highland Dragon series of f/m historical paranormal shapeshifter romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series takes place in an alternate 14th century Scotland, ruled by clan lairds who are also shapeshifting dragons, resisting the encroachment of English magic in the Highlands.

This story follows a Jewish alchemist searching for a dragon’s scale for research, who may be the key to providing a cure for a clan laird’s man struck down by English sorcery.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] A Sure Thing by Marie Harte [Contemporary Romance]

A Sure Thing by Marie Harte is the 1st novel in the Meet the Donnigans series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around the three siblings of one family, gradually adjusting to various challenges in their lives.

This installment stars the eldest brother, newly returned from military service in the US Marines after an involuntary medical discharge and adjusting back to civilian life, who meets a spirited woman at his self-defense class, who thinks she prefers bookish, quiet men to musclebound warrior types.

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[Free eBook] The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera [Mongol-Inspired Epic Fantasy]

The Tiger’s Daughter by Puerto Rican author K. Arsenault Rivera is the 1st novel in the Ascendant Trilogy, aka Their Bright Ascendancy, series of epic fantasy with f/f romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for October and is being made free to help promote the newly-released conclusion to the trilogy, The Warrior Moon.

The series is set in a fantasy world inspired by the Mongols and East Asian history, with a cast of LGBT characters, where a conquering Empire fails to notice the rot from within, as demons begin to rise amidst the villages and threaten all humanity, as you do. This installment starts the sweeping epic as two prophesied warriors are raised together to defeat the demons—one from the nomadic tribe which has negotiated treaties with the empire, the other a spoilt divine empress—as they learn of the power which may save the realm.

Offered through October 18th at just before midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & US-only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Queen Sacrifice by Tony Riches [10th C Wales Chess-Based Experimental Literature Historical Drama]

Queen Sacrifice by Welsh author Tony Riches is a standalone experimental literary fiction historical drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 2012 by Preseli Press. Unusually, the novel’s plot is experimentally structured upon the moves in a famous 1954 chess match between players Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer, now known as “The Game of the Century”.

The story takes place in 10th century Wales on the brink of a civil war between the increasingly Saxonized south and the north which holds to the old ways, as the various players in the game meet and act and move to support or eliminate one another.

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[Free eBook] Shadow of the Dome by Karen Warren [13th C Mongol Biographical Travel Adventure]

Shadow of the Dome by Karen Warren is a standalone biographical historical coming of age adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

The story is a coming of age travel adventure tale set in 13th century Asia, based on the life of the Mongolian princess Kököchin, as she is chosen to be the bride of the il Khan of Persia, and must make the perilous journey from Kublai Khan’s court in Yuan dynasty China to her new home in the company of unlikely companions under the escort of Marco Polo (who recorded it in his famous historical travelogue).

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