[Free eBook REPEAT] Hot Off the Presses by Elliott Mackle [LGBT 1990s Literary Drama Novel]

Hot Off the Presses by Elliott Mackle, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, is his standalone recent historical political/personal drama literary fiction novel with suspense and m/m romantic elements; free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story is set in Atlanta in the period shortly before the hosting of the 1996 Olympic Games, and follows a gay newspaper editor as he deals with journalistic ethics complications surrounding coverage of the closeted athlete he’s falling for, alongside investigating assorted controversial issues having to do with the upcoming Olympics. This is partially based upon the author’s own real-life experiences as a journalist in the city during the time period.

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[Free eBook] Second Chances by Minna Howard [Contemporary Literary Fiction with Romance]

Second Chances by London-resident British author Minna Howard is her standalone contemporary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2004 by Robert Hale under the title The Orchid Lover using the pseudonym Mary De Laszlo.

The story is a personal drama, starring a woman deserted by her husband in the throes of a mid-life crisis, trying various things to pick up the pieces and move on even as events seem to thwart her by putting obstacles in her way, and winding up disputing the ownership of her new house with the next-door neighbour, leading them to become increasingly involved with each other

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[Free eBook] A House to Mend a Broken Heart by Alison Sherlock [Cozy Contemporary Fiction with Romance]

A House to Mend a Broken Heart by Surrey-resident author Alison Sherlock is the 1st novel in her Welcome to Willow Tree Hall series of heartwarming contemporary literary/women’s fiction novels with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

The series is set an an ancestral aristocratic stately home in England, which is in need of restoration, and centres around the lives and loves of the people involved with that. This installment begins the renovation, as after the elderly Earl suffers an accident, the new housekeeper and the reluctant heir begin the project to help give the place a more sustainable future.

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[Free eBook] It Was Always You by Georgie Capron [Contemporary Travel Fiction with Romance]

It Was Always You by London-resident author Georgie Capron is her standalone contemporary literary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

The story takes place in Positano, Italy, starring a woman who travels there on the obligatory journey of self-discovery for a bit of fun before settling down, and in the course of her experiences working at a local hostel and enjoying the local surroundings, finds herself contrasting the hot summer fling with the man she left back home.

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[Free eBook] Fly Away Blackbird by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage 1930s Literary Drama with Romance]

Fly Away Blackbird by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his standalone literary relationship drama novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1936 by William Morrow & Co.

The story takes place during the early 20th century in and around London and Vienna, exploring the budding connection and eventual bittersweet love story between an Austrian refugee child and the adventurous Irish nephew of her London hostess, who form an unexpected bond and reunite years later when they are both grown, living in uneasy times which may prove insurmountable odds to their continuing relationship.

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[Free eBook] Silk Purse by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage 1930s Literary Novel]

Silk Purse by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his vintage literary fiction novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1937 by William Heinemann.

The story is a coming of age novel taking place in early 20th century London, starring a boy from a neglectful family who was once the ringleader of a youth criminal gang, until one day he has a life-changing encounter resulting in a new home and upwardly mobile schooling until he becomes an accomplished man with a promising career, never forgetting the lofty aristocrat’s granddaughter with whom he became infatuated as a child.

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[Free eBook] The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas [Italy Expat Experience Cozy Comedy with Romance]

The Olive Branch by Wales-resident author Jo Thomas, a former BBC Radio producer and recipient of several minor book awards, is her humorously heartwarming contemporary/literary fiction novel with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

The story is set in Italy, starring a newly-expatriate British woman who has just bought a farmhouse in an online auction and moves in, determined to make a fresh start with her life, encountering assorted challenges and triumphs as she gradually gets to know and win over her neighbours and get the hang of running an olive farm.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Midnight Dancer by Annie Ayre [1980s Drama Film Novelization]

Midnight Dancer by Annie Ayre, a pseudonym for author Rosemary Kingsland, is her standalone literary/contemporary fiction drama novel with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Sphere under the title Hussy using the Rosemary Kingsland name and is a novelization of the eponymous film starring Helen Mirren.

The story is set during the 1960s in London, and stars a hostess at an exotic club where drugs and prostitution are on the menu, who strives for a better life for herself and her young son, and falls in love with a co-worker who wants to take her away from it all, but may not be able to do so as both their shady pasts catch up with them.

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[Free eBook] Burning Moon by Jo Watson [Chick-Lit Thailand Travel Comedy with Romance]

Burning Moon by South Africa-resident author Jo Watson is the 1st novel in her Destination Love series of chick-lit travel adventures with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series consists of humorous travel adventures centred around serendipitous tourist encounters for heroines looking for a getaway from less-than-optimal life situations.

This story stars a recently-jilted bride going solo on her intended honeymoon trip to Thailand, and encountering the obligatory comedic mishaps during both journey and at the destination, which eventually put her on the path to finding an unexpected new love. NB: customer reviews seem to indicate that while upbeat and optimistic, this may not end with a confirmed HEA, in case you were hoping for an overtly romantic genre story.

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[Free eBook] Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White [Chick-Lit Fashionista Novel with Romantic Comedy]

Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Farnese is the 1st novel in her Chanel trilogy of chick-lit fashionista dramedy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Via Chanel N˚5, and is translated by Thomas de Camillis. The series is set in Milan, Italy, and stars a fashionista who takes inspiration from the iconic French designer to help her through assorted life crises in style.

This beginning sees her arriving in Milan to join her boyfriend, only to discover he has left her for another woman, and decides to carry on with life in Italy anyway, throwing herself into the chic Milanese social scene with a stylish vengeance.

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