[Free eBook] About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk [Chick-Lit Identity Comedy]

About a Girl by British author Lindsey Kelk is the 1st novel in the Tess Brookes series of chick lit-flavoured comedic contemporary fiction with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.

The series stars the obligatory mishap-prone heroine trying to get her life together despite assorted personal and professional obstacles.

This adventure is a purloined identity comedy of errors, seeing her take a break from her own dissatisfying life by taking her photographer roommate’s place on a vacation location assignment and pretending to be her instead, which of course doesn’t turn out quite how she imagined it would.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free Audiobooks] Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist & Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider [YA SFnal Dystopia & Contemporary with Romance]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2018 promotion for young adults offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of living with and overcoming the challenges of illness and disability, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 7th, are as follows:

  • Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist, a young adult contemporary drama novel with f/m romantic elements starring a blind teen attending a mainstream high school for the first time, then later undergoing experimental surgery to acquire sight and adapting to that as well as discovering that his sighted friends have been less than honest about what the world (and his new girlfriend) looks like; read by Pat Young, from Hachette Audio, available worldwide
  • Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider, an sfnal dystopian fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements set in near future where an epidemic of virulent tuberculosis has led to people diagnosed with it being confined to sanatoriums, starring a new inmate gradually adapting to the facility, as he gets to know the odd rules of the place with the help of another teen; read by Khristine Hvam & James Fouhey, from HarperAudio, available most countries worldwide (including Canada, but excluding UK and the rest of the British Commonwealth)

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 7th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free eBook] Summer at Skylark Farm by Heidi Swain [Contemporary Fiction]

Summer at Skylark Farm by Norfolk-resident British author Heidi Swain is a contemporary/literary fiction novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

The story is one of those heartwarming journeys of self-discovery, starring a city-loving girl learning that country life is not at all what she imagined when her boyfriend suggests she take a break from work to help out at his family’s farm, trying to make the best of bad experiences even as she begins to doubt whether they’re truly suited to each other with such different lifestyle expectations.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Jennifer Bohnet [Comedy with Romance]

Summer at Coastguard Cottages by Brittany-resident British author Jennifer Bohnet is a contemporary/literary fiction novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ HQ Digital imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store.

The story is a heartwarmingly humorous read set on the Devonshire coast, starring four vacation cottage owners trying to escape various tragedies and stresses and deciding what to do next with their lives as they get to know each other and themselves before the summer’s end.

Offered in the UK and select other regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Woman Who Met Her Match by Fiona Gibson [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Woman Who Met Her Match by British author Fiona Gibson is a standalone chick lit-flavoured contemporary/literary fiction novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon imprint.

The story stars a fortysomething single woman who is contented with her job and children and has given up on romance after a series of dating disasters, but receives an unexpected request from an old flame who broke her heart during a long-ago teenaged student exchange summer and must decide whether to up-end her responsible life for a return trip to France while juggling workplace and family issues.

Offered in the UK and possibly other regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas [YA Fantasy with Romance]

The Burning Sky by RITA Award-winning Chinese-American author Sherry Thomas is the 1st novel in the Elemental Trilogy of YA fantasy adventure with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Balzer + Bray imprint.

This is Barnes & Noble’s featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend. The trilogy is set in a fantasy realm suffering under the rule of a tyrant mage, and stars a girl with the prophesied destiny of defeating said tyrant, whether she likes it or not, and a prince of the displaced royal family seeking to avenge their loss.

This installment sees them struggling against their assigned roles as the girl reluctantly begins to train her elemental magical powers under the protection of the prince, who discovers that he doesn’t want to just use her as a means to an end, even as the tyrant begins to hunt them down.

Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Blue Spong and the Flight from Mediocrity by St. Sukie de la Croix [1920s Chicago LGBT Fantasy Satire]

The Blue Spong and the Flight from Mediocrity by Chicago-resident British expat author St. Sukie de la Croix, an Esteem Award-winning columnist, playwright, and LGBT community historian who has been inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, is a standalone satirical historical literary fantasy with m/m, f/m, and f/f erotic elements novella, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story takes place in the 1920s in Chicago and is a literary fiction coming of age tale with strong magical realism and sex comedy elements, as three sheltered upper-class sisters tracing the origins of a supernatural pet find themselves taking different paths towards self-discovery, as they come into contact with the thriving black, immigrant, and underground LGBT communities and engage in assorted experiences that will broaden their previously narrow lives, as well as discovering secrets about their supposedly staid parents’ own personal activities.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] A Girl Called Love by Louise Lee [Comedic Mystery]

A Girl Called Love by British author Louise Lee, herself a former private investigator, is the 1st novel in the Florence Love series of humorous chick-lit flavoured mysteries with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store and is being made free to promote the upcoming 3rd novel, A Whole Lotta Love, due in June.

The series stars an unconventional PI and mistress of disguise who loves ’em and leaves ’em, one after another, while solving assorted (non-murder) investigative cases. This one sees her hired by a celebrity jazz singer’s girlfriend to prove his trustworthiness despite many opportunities to stray, by attempting to tempt him to cheat upon her using one identity or another.

Offered in the UK & Europe and selected other regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Praline Goes to Washington by Marshall Thornton [LGBT Erotic Political Satire]

Praline Goes to Washington: Or, the Erotic Misdeeds of a Newly Native Californian in Our Nation’s Capitol by Marshall Thornton, a Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist and screenwriter, is the 2nd novel in The Perils of Praline series of series of satirical literary fiction sex comedy novels with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself.

This is apparently being made free to celebrate the recent release of the author’s unrelated new novel Masc, a sequel to a previous award-nominated romantic comedy. The series stars a naïve young man with the ambition of becoming a same-sex celebrity spouse, journeying from his rural Georgia roots to Hollywood and beyond, meeting colourful characters and having comedically erotic mishaps along the way to finding a happily ever after.

This installment sees him inadvertently entering the political sphere, as a certain reality TV star by the name of “Helmut Dump” is unexpectedly elected President of the United States, causing a host of personal and public problems which Praline hopes to solve by convincing the new POTUS to become a better person using any means of persuasion that he can.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through May 12th, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Chasing Truth by Julie Cross [YA Mystery with Romance]

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross is the 1st novel in the Eleanor Ames series of young adult investigative mystery/thrillers with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Teen imprint.

This is apparently being offered free to promote the recent release of the 2nd novel, Hiding Lies, which was released last month. The series is set at a prep school, and stars a teenaged former con artist.

This first installment sees her attempts to reform her past go awry as she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of her boyfriend, and winds up being suspected of his murder by someone else who’s seemingly taken up the case.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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