[Free eBook] The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson [Award-Nominated Fantasy]

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson is the 1st novel in the The Masquerade series of epic political fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books imprint.

This is their supplementary featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for April, placed 6th in the annual Locus Award list for Best First Novel, and is being offered to help promote the upcoming 3rd novel, The Tyrant Baru Cormorant, due in August.

The series takes place in a fantasy setting where an invading empire has ruthlessly colonized a small island nation, starring a young woman who becomes involved in political intrigue of increasingly dubious morality in the hopes of freeing her people.

This first book sets the apparent antiheroine up with her backstory and scheme to attempt to suborn the empire from within by reluctantly joining their ranks and rising to a high enough position to help her people, even as she herself may become corrupted by her efforts to save them.

Offered through Thursday, April 30th until just before midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free Audiobooks UPDATE] On Cats by Charles Bukowski & Wanderlust, USA by Flula Borg [Literary Poet Pet Memoir & Humorous Travel Ethnography]

As a special treat to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, two full-length audiobooks are being offered as a special promotion, free for a limited time courtesy of retailer Libro.fm and publisher HarperCollins’ HarperAudio imprint.

The two titles are available through Saturday, April 25th (UPDATE: the freebie period has been extended through Sunday April 26th, Pacific Daylight Time) as DRM-free MP3s (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info), and can also be gifted to your friends’ emails for them to claim later. You can find them by scrolling down Libro.fm’s special promotional page which includes their other charitable sale offers for the event or directly by clicking the titles below.

  • On Cats by the acclaimed late German-American poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, read by Roger Wayne, unabridged. A compilation of the author’s literary and personal reflections as well as poetry, written about the various cats encountered throughout his life, as well as the species inspiring him in general

  • Wanderlust, USA: An Über-Curious Guide to Sassy American Pastimes by German actor, comedian, and YouTube personality Flula Borg, read by the author himself, unabridged. A 6-episode audiobook-original humorous ethnographic travelogue adventure through the US in order to visit and experience the scenes of eccentric recurring cultural events including the Iditarod dog-sledding race in Alaska, Elvis Week in Mississippi, Revolutionary War-era historical reenactment in Lexington and more, and getting to know the history and communities behind them and their enduring popularity.

Offered worldwide through April 25th (at least until midnight Eastern Time, and possibly also Pacific Time), available DRM-free at Libro.fm.

[Free eBooks] 9 books from AmazonCrossing for World Book Day [International Literary & Genre Fiction & Non-Fiction]

As a special treat to celebrate the United Nations’ annual World Book Day event, 9 titles from assorted countries in various genres of fiction and non-fiction from the exclusive Amazon Crossing and Amazon Crossing Kids translation imprints are being given away, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Amazon.

The selection includes a sampling of international goodies for all ages and genres, from kids’ picture books to literary fiction from award-winning authors as well as genre thriller, romance, and historical sagas, and also true crime and memoir.

All the titles are listed with their Kindle store links @ the special World Book Day promotion page (change your local store as applicable from the provided drop-down; selection may vary by country) and include:

Non-Fiction:

  • Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Uruguayan rugby player Eduardo Strauch with Uruguayan-Argentinian author Mireya Soriano, a memoir about his experiences as a survivor of the famous 1972 plane crash carrying his rugby team in the snowbound Andes mountain, which left them stranded for months before rescue
  • The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Swedish author Jan Stocklassa, a retrospective true crime recounting of the late bestselling Swedish crime novelist of the acclaimed “Millenium” trilogy’s pre-fame journalistic attempt at investigating Swedish prime minister Olof Palme‘s unsolved murder

Fiction:

  • Along the Tapajós by Brazilian author Fernando Vilela, a children’s picture book recounting two siblings’ adventures along a river to rescue their pet tortoise
  • Life by the late Mao Dun Literature Prize-winning Chinese author Lu Yao, a 1980s-era retro-historical contemporary literary novel about a stubbornly idealistic young man from a rural village trying to make it in the big city
  • The Girl in the Tree by Yudus Nadi Literature Award-winning Turkish author Şebnem İşigüzel, a contemporary literary coming of age novel with f/m romantic elements about two young people in Istanbul during a time of violent unrest and political upheaval
  • The First Mrs. Rothschild by Israeli author Sara Aharoni, a Steinmatzky Prize-winning epistolary historical biographical novel with f/m romantic elements about young lovers in starting in a Jewish German ghetto in the 1770s, who eventually rise to found the famous banking dynasty over the course of the ensuing decades, told in the form of the titular character’s journals
  • The Price of Paradise by Spanish author Susana López Rubio, an historical f/m romantic saga, about the decades-long forbidden love affair between a young Spanish immigant and a local mobster’s wife, starting in 1940s Cuba
  • Your Perfect Year by pseudonymous German author Charlotte Lucas, a heartwarming contemporary literary novel about second chances
  • Hard Rain by South African author Irma Venter, 1st in the Rogue series of mystery/thrillers with f/m romantic elements starring a journalist and a photographer set throughout Africa, with this installment introducing to each other on an assignment in Tanzania as one of them becomes a suspect in the murder of an IT billionaire

Offered in most countries worldwide through just before midnight Pacific Time on Friday, April 24th, available at Amazon.

[Free eBook] Exit Strategy by Martha Wells [Award-Nominated Science Fiction]

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells is the 4th novella in the The Murderbot Diaries series of science fiction robot adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for for a 24-hour period from April 23rd to 24th. It was nominated for both the British Science Fiction and Prometheus Awards, and is being offered alongside the its 3 other series companion novellas over the course of the week at 1 per day for 24 hours each, to help promote the upcoming 1st full-length novel, Network Effect, which will be published in May.

The series is set in a spacefaring future where planetary exploration missions must be accompanied by security androids supplied by the Company, and stars one beginning to develop its own self-awareness as it hacks the modules which control its behaviour, unknown to and scornful of the humans around it.

This story apparently concludes the mystery of what really happened in the industrial incident that gave the “Murderbot” its name as well as its journey of self-discovery, as the renegade security android risks recapture, returning in an attempt to aid some human scientists of its former mission team against the obligatory sinister corporation which owns them all.

Offered through for a 24-hour period from April 23rd to 24th until just before until just before 6 AM on Friday morning, Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & the US only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells [Award-Nominated Science Fiction]

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells is the 3rd novella in the The Murderbot Diaries series of science fiction robot adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is part of their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for a 24-hour period from April 22nd-23rd. It placed 3rd in the annual Locus Awards list in the Best Novella category, and is being offered alongside the its other series companion novellas over the course of the week at 1 per day for 24 hours each, to help promote the upcoming 1st full-length novel, Network Effect, which will be published in May.

The series is set in a spacefaring future where planetary exploration missions must be accompanied by security androids supplied by the Company, and stars one beginning to develop its own self-awareness as it hacks the modules which control its behaviour, unknown to and scornful of the humans around it.

This story continues the fallout of the Murderbot’s investigation into its suspicious namesake industrial incident, as more questions arise, this time from the authorities finally inquiring after the renegade security android’s whereabouts.

Offered through for a 24-hour period from April 22nd to 23rd until just before until just before 6 AM on Thursday morning, Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & the US only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Artificial Condition by Martha Wells [Award-Winning Science Fiction]

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells is the 2nd novella in the The Murderbot Diaries series of science fiction robot adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is part of their featured Free eBook of the Month Club offer for April and also won the Hugo and Locus Awards for Best Novella, and is being offered alongside the its other series companion novellas over the course of the week at 1 per day for 24 hours each, to help promote the upcoming 1st full-length novel, Network Effect, which will be published in May.

The series is set in a spacefaring future where planetary exploration missions must be accompanied by security androids supplied by the Company, and stars one beginning to develop its own self-awareness as it hacks the modules which control its behaviour, unknown to and scornful of the humans around it.

This story has investigative mystery elements as the “Murderbot” begins exploring more of its newfound freedom on a journey of self-discovery while also looking into the hidden depths of its namesake past industrial incident and reluctantly becoming acquainted with other AIs.

Offered through for a 24-hour period from April 21st to 22nd until just before 6 AM morning Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & the US only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] All Systems Red by Martha Wells [Award-Winning Science Fiction]

All Systems Red by Martha Wells is the 1st novella in the The Murderbot Diaries series of science fiction robot adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for a 24-hour period from April 20th-21st (again, having previously been offered in 2018) won the Alex Award and has also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for various parts of the series, and is being offered alongside its 3 sequel novellas over the course of the week at 1 per day for 24 hours each, to help promote the upcoming 1st full-length novel, Network Effect, which will be published in May.

The series is set in a spacefaring future where planetary exploration missions must be accompanied by security androids supplied by the Company, and stars one beginning to develop its own self-awareness as it hacks the modules which control its behaviour, unknown to and scornful of the humans around it.

This story has investigative mystery elements as one of the exploring groups on a distant planet suddenly loses contact with the other missions, leaving the scientists and the secretly self-named “Murderbot” to figure out what’s going on.

Offered through for a 24-hour period from April 20th to 21st until just before midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & the US only directly from the publisher.

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