[Free eBook] The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon [Contemporary Fiction]

The One We Fell In Love With by UK-resident author Paige Toon is a standalone heartwarming chick lit-flavoured contemporary/literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This is a selection of the Zoella Book Club, and thus an additional featured freebie in the iTunes UK store.

The story stars three different young women facing turning points in their lives, looking back and reminiscing about the boy they once all fell in love with, as they draw upon their memories about what the experience meant to them in the process of making their respective decisions to move forward.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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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] 13 translated novels from AmazonCrossing [Chinese SFnal, Literary, Thriller]

As a special treat to celebrate the recent Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, Amazon recently made available 13 titles in their exclusive AmazonCrossing publishing line for English translations of international authors’ foreign-language works, many of them bestselling and/or award-winning.

The selection includes a broad mix of sf/fantasy/horror, mystery/crime thrillers, contemporary and historical fiction, and even chick-lit by Chinese authors from China and Hong Kong.

Originally a US-only offer, some of the titles have begun to show up free for selected other countries around the world.

Here’s Amazon’s official Twitter announcement which will lead you to their dedicated promo page which only shows 8 of the available free books, alongside some suggested Chinese culture and language learning titles. This filtered search link should show all the ones still available, and if they’re $0.00 in your country or become so later.

Direct-links and authors/titles/descriptions are under the cut, if you’re interested.

Offered in the US, with 3 out of 13 titles also now free in Canada, Australia, South America, and Japan, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta [Romantic Comedy with Recipes]

Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta is the 1st novel in her Cupcake Lovers series of f/m contemporary burnout romantic comedy with journey of self discovery elements and recipes, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series contains cupcake recipes from the fictional small town baking club in Vermont, which attracts new members leaving big-city life to destress on their chick-lit-flavoured journeys of self-discovery.

This installment finds a professional chef taking up employment with a club member’s business and finding friendship and romance along the way, with a detour to defuse grudges and old secrets which threaten the club’s solidarity.

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

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[Free eBook] Beth by Jennifer Stevenson [Urban Fantasy Comedy]

Beth by Jennifer Stevenson is the 1st novel in her Coed Demon Sluts series of satirical chick-lit paranormal urban fantasy, possibly with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself via the Book View Café backlist author republishing consortium.

The series stars assorted women in bad life experiences who turn them into humorous ones by signing up to become demonic succubuses for fun and profit.

This installment finds a middle-aged woman in a midlife crisis answering the call. NB: Despite the ostensibly sexy premise of their new profession, apparently these are comedic rather than steamy. There’s also an accompanying series where men are/become incubuses.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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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.

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

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[Free eBook] Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan [Italian Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Volonté is her standalone chick-lit-flavoured f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as L’amore è uno sbaglio straordinario.

The story is set in Milan, Italy and alternates viewpoints between a university researcher who is moved to contact the former owner of her secondhand iPad, who apparently failed to wipe his old files and left behind some intriguing pictures, as they start a tentative online get-to-know-each-other which becomes an increasingly close relationship which may not be able to make the leap from virtual into reality.

Offered in the UK only, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] The Inheritance by Angie Coleman [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Inheritance by Angie Coleman, a pseudonym for Italian author Angela Iezzi is her standaloe chick-lit-flavoured workplace rivalry f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Gli effetti speciali dell’amore, and is translated by Marco Condorelli. It was a recipient of the 2016 Premio Ilmioesordio, which appears to be a publisher prize for best manuscript submission.

The story is an enemies-to-lovers workplace tale of a woman expecting to eventually take over the running of the family business, who finds that her father’s will leaves her resented rival in place as director, only allowing her to inherit small share and that little on the stipulation that she work and live with him under the same roof for a year.

Offered in the UK only, available at Amazon.

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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.

Offered in the UK only, at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Cate Woods [Chick-Lit Comedy with LGBT Romance]

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by British author Cate Woods is her chick-lit personal discovery novel with strong romantic comedy elements (both f/m and f/f), free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This was last week’s featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, but is still free at the moment in multiple stores.

The story is centred around humorously exploring the meaning of interpersonal relationships, as a woman with a seemingly idyllic life is approached by an up-and-coming “soulmates” company to test out their perfect match data, which apparently leads to some surprising personal revelations, given that she’s already in a relationship. NB: The reviews say this was full of twists and had a surprising ending, so it may not necessarily end in a standard romantic HEA with either the f/m or f/f love interests. YMMV.

Offered in the UK & Europe, available at multiple retailers.

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