[Free eBook] Brothers & Sisters by Adele O’Neill [Psychological Suspense Crime Thriller]

Brothers & Sisters by Irish author Adele O’Neill is her standalone police procedural psychological suspense thriller, 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 Ireland, and explores the darker side of family relationships as a police detective becomes drawn into the secrets of an elderly brother and sister, when an investigation reveals that a recently-found body is that of their uncle, missing since the 1970s.

Offered in the UK only, at Amazon.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Stone of Blood by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Suspense Horror]

Stone of Blood by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her contemporary gothic supernatural suspense/horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Ballantine’s Beagle Books imprint as #3 in their Birthstone Gothic line. The story is set in the Deep South, on a showboat said to be haunted by a long-ago Native American chieftain’s daughter who died under mysterious circumstances, where after a series of disturbing incidents, the star entertainer uncovers the terrifying truth behind her demise.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free Audiobook] City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams [Science Fiction Suspense Thriller]

City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams is the 1st part in his Otherland tetralogy of science fiction suspense thrillers comprising a single long, complex story, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

The series is set in the near future, where full-immersion virtual reality has begun to dominate all aspects of society, allowing the expression of personal freedoms unheard of before.

This installment involves the discovery of a chilling conspiracy which threatens the stability of both real and virtual worlds. The story is read by actor George Newbern (voice of Superman on the Justice League cartoon).

Offered worldwide until 12 PM Eastern Time on July 28th, available as a DRM-free MP4 download directly from the publisher and in their app.

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Free for a limited time, available worldwide until 12 PM Eastern Time on July 28th directly @ the publisher’s dedicated promo page (DRM-free MP4 format approx ~411 mb, in exchange for newsletter signup with your valid email address; right click to Save As the download, which may otherwise try loading directly in your browser)

You can also read more about the book on its regular catalogue page, or download via the PRH’s Volumes app for iDevices and Android (Canada & US-only)

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ANYONE CAN GO THERE… COMING BACK IS ANOTHER STORY.

The first in a four-audiobook series, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow is a complex suspense novel of the near future, where virtual reality has expanded to encompass all aspects of society — and national, physical, and mental boundaries are limited only by the virtue or darkness of the imagination, offering an entirely new level of freedom to people in all walks of life. But a blood-chilling conspiracy involving the world’s most powerful individuals now threatens to shatter this world to its very core….

[Free eBook] The Visitor by Evey Brett [LGBT Gothic Fantasy Suspense with Romance]

The Visitor by Evey Brett is her standalone gothic dark fantasy suspense short with possible m/m romantic elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story stars a man unable to remember how he came to be wandering injured and alone, who gets taken in by the obligatory mysterious local manor with lurking secrets as he slowly unravels whatever is going on. NB: despite the references to “tender, erotic comfort” and “man he’s forbidden to love” in the blurb, this story is actually only filed under the Dark Fantasy and Gay Fiction categories at Amazon and none of the actual romantic and/or erotic romance ones, so YMMV if you were hoping for a steamy supernatural love story with an HEA.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] The Fatal Series: Books 1-3 by Marie Force [Police Procedural Suspense with Romance]

The Fatal Series: Volume 1 by Marie Force is an omnibus edition which comprises the first 3 novels in her Fatal series of contemporary mystery/crime suspense with strong f/m romantic elements or f/m contemporary romantic suspense with strong police procedural elements, depending on how you want to look at it, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Harlequin’s Carina Press.

The series, which began in 2010 and is now up to 11 books, is set in Washington, D.C., and split almost co-equally between suspense and romance, starring a Metro Police Detective who solves politically-oriented crime cases even as her growing relationship with a Senator begins and deepens throughout the series and they both advance in their careers and as a couple.

These first few novels see them encountering and getting to know each other over the cases of the Senator’s murdered colleagues, various public officials in high positions with secrets to hide.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at multiple retailers. This is apparently being made free as a special treat for the fans, and also to promote the upcoming release of the 12th book, Fatal Chaos.

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[Free eBook] The Society by by Jodie Andrefski [YA High School Revenge Drama Novel]

The Society by Jodie Andrefski is her standalone YA teen drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Teen imprint.

The story takes place at an academy for wealthy students, and is centred around the elaborate plans one girl has for revenge upon an elite social clique, after having been wronged by years of their leader’s bullying.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which 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, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 15th, are as follows:

  • Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, a standalone sfnal adventure story with romantic elements, set in an alternate America where humans are rigidly divided into night and day dwellers who work and live only during their allotted hours, starring a girl who intends to kidnap her newborn niece to visit her dying grandparent, but winds up breaking the all-important curfew and going on the run with a boy in similar straights, discovering more about the conspiracy underlying the dysfunction of their world; read by Julia Whelan
  • If I Run by Terri Blackstock, the 1st novel in an eponymous contemporary suspense series with f/m romantic elements, starring a woman who flees a crime scene covered with her DNA, and the man tasked to bring her in, who begins to believe that the supposed evidence doesn’t add up; from Zondervan (a religious imprint of HarperCollins), read by Nan Gurley

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 15th, 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] Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe [Paranormal Suspense with LGBT Romance]

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press is holding a giveaway promotion for selected m/m romance titles throughout May 30th and 31st.

Each title is free for only 1 hour. The current (and final) title is:

Ghosts in the Wind by Marguerite Labbe, a paranormal suspense with strong m/m romantic elements (this is part of their Bittersweet Dreams line which explores love stories but does not have a traditional HEA), starring a man who sees ghosts, including that of his murdered lover who was killed while performing a good deed for a stranger, and who haunts him in order to help track down the culprit and the missing children he kidnapped @ the publisher’s webstore

Andrei Cuza and Dean Marshall celebrated their tenth anniversary only to have their happiness shattered by a random, insane event: On his way home from closing a business deal, Dean stops on the parkway to help a young mother with her flat tire, and her ex arrives, murders them, and takes off with his two kids.

Ghosts have haunted Andrei all his life. He bears the guilt for his sister being stuck in limbo, because ghosts are frozen at the moment they died, unable to adapt to the changes in their living loved ones. When Dean returns to Andrei as a ghost, the double punch of losing him and having to watch him founder if he doesn’t move on is almost more than Andrei can bear.

Despite dangers in limbo—Jackal Wraiths that devour souls are hunting him—Dean isn’t going anywhere until he helps Andrei track down the missing children. Andrei is in danger as well when he pays dearly to feel Dean’s touch one last time. Time is slowly running out as Dean and Andrei try to say good-bye while they track a killer who’s more than happy to kill again.

Offered until 10 PM Eastern Time on May 31sh, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher’s webstore (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info).

[Free eBook] A World I Never Made by James LePore [Literary Crime Thriller]

A World I Never Made by James LePore the 1st novel in his Invictus Cycle quintet of literary noir suspense thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Fiction Studio Books, an imprint created by award-winning editor Lou Aronica, who founded Random House’s Bantam Spectra and HarperCollins’ Avon Eos science fiction/fantasy lines.

The quintet comprises standalone noir suspense thrillers with strong literary fiction elements, which are linked by their exploration of variations upon the theme of organized crime and families trying to be ordinary despite their involvement. This is a dual story, divided betwen the viewpoints of a man teaming up with a detective, on the trail of his estranged daughter who has faked a suicide as a possible cry for help, and the daughter herself, a journalist who has discovered something sinister about a businessman she has a torrid affair with.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Supernatural Mystery/Suspense]

Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson is her gothic mystery/suspense novel with supernatural horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1972 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. The standalone story appears to be set in contemporary times, and involves a woman who moves to an isolated island to tutor an old friend’s son, only to uncover disturbing secrets and perhaps even evil forces in the mysterious and possibly haunted mansion.

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