[Free eBook] Lessons in Temptation by Charlie Cochrane [LGBT Historical Mystery with Romance]

Lessons in Temptation by British author Charlie Cochrane is the 5th novel in the Cambridge Fellows series of historical murder mysteries with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Endeavour Media imprint.

This was originally published in 2009 by the now-defunct Samhain Publishing. The series is set in England at the turn of the 20th century and stars an amateur sleuthing gay couple solving crimes, mostly in and around the university-going set.

This story takes place during a visit to Bath in 1907, where one partner starts looking into the mysterious death of a local prostitute, while the other gets distractingly drawn into a theatrical drama produced by an overly flirtatious old friend set on doing Shakespeare’s Macbeth and possibly more if he can help it.

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[Free eBook] Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler [Paranormal Romantic Suspense]

Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler is the 1st novel in the X-Ops series of f/m shapeshifter romantic action suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is a steamy military action thriller, starring shapeshifting special agents paired together with regular human elite operatives.

This story has an ostensible plot of thwarting a terrorist plan to kidnap biologists, which gives an excuse to introduce a Special Forces military captain to the hitherto unknown X-Ops division and his new feline shapeshifter partner as together, they fight crime!

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[Free eBook] Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally [YA Sports Romance]

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally is the 1st novel in the Hundred Oaks series of young adult f/m contemporary sports romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Fire imprint.

The series is set in and around a high school in a small town, starring female athletes involved in different sports and summer activities.

This story features a co-ed football team, whose team captain and star quarterback finds herself feeling personally and professionally challenged by the appearance of a hot new player moving to the school.

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[Free eBook] Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson [Sci-Fi Paranormal Romance]

Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson is the 1st novel in the Wanted and Wired series of f/m science fiction paranormal romance with action elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is part of Sourcebooks’ regular giveaway which highlights one of their newer authors at the beginning of each month, and is being made free to promote the recently released 2nd novel and the upcoming 3rd novel, expected this summer. The series is set in a future Texas which has seceded from a world on the brink of collapse.

This story stars a technologically enhanced rogue scientist leading a team to salvage what remains of humanity’s treasures, and the feisty rebel gun for hire who works with him, as they are thrown together on the run after a mission gone wrong places them on the wanted list.

Offered through February 2nd (probably), available worldwide at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti [Romantic Suspense]

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti is the 1st novel in her Blood Brothers series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, 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 is a spin-off of her Sin Brothers series and stars the members of a private investigation agency who have made deadly enemies.

This case pairs together a paralegal whose life is jeopardized by information she has come across with a PI trying to outrun a deadly past which puts his new client in danger as well, as they race for survival against the forces which now threaten them both.

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[Free eBook] The Lost Rider by Harper Sloan [Contemporary Western Romance]

The Lost Rider by Harper Sloan is the 1st novel in her Coming Home series of f/m contemporary western romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series is centred around the various members of the Davis horse farming family, and involves themes of homecomings and renewed chances at love that didn’t work out the first time around.

The story is a first chance reunion romance between a former rodeo star retiring to the family business and noticing that his best friend’s little sister, whose teenaged crush he once stomped all over, has turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan who hasn’t forgotten how he broke her heart once, making her wary of his doing so twice.

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[Free eBook] Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel by David Clarke [LGBT Literary Fiction]

Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel by David Clarke is his erotic literary fiction novel with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story explores the resilience of relationships and the nature of sex addiction, as a gay couple breaks up over the revelation of infidelity prompted by one partner being unable to resist the urge to engage in casual sex with other men, leading him to lose himself in meaningless encounter after encounter with strangers, gradually realizing the importance of what he has lost with his one true love.

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[Free eBook] Served Cold by Marie Harte [Contemporary Romance]

Served Cold by Marie Harte is the 1st novel in her Best Revenge series of steamy f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Brazen imprint.

The series apparently involves people entering relationships in order to get back at the other party for previous romantic slights, only to find love blossoming again despite their worst intentions.

This one is a second chance reunion romance whose airing of grievances is rooted in an unceremonious ditching by the heroine’s first high school boyfriend, who falls back in love nevertheless.

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[Free eBook] Stark Naked by Desiree Holt [Contemporary Western Romance]

Stark Naked by Desiree Holt is the 1st novella in her Naked Cowboys series of f/m contemporary western romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Select Contemporary imprint.

The series is set in Texas, and is centred around various members of the Stark family who own a ranch. NB: Apparently despite the suggestive series titling, these are merely steamy and fall under the aegis of Entangled’s “regular” contemporary imprint rather than whatever they call the more erotic one. YMMV.

This story features an awkward meet cute between a woman visiting her college friend at the Texas ranch, and the friend’s obligatory hot brother, who strives to convince her not to let that first impression get in the way of their potentially getting together.

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[Free eBook] Someone to Love by Lucy Scala [Italian Contemporary Fiction with Romance]

Someone to Love by Lucy Scala, a pseudonym for Italian author Lucrezia Scali is her standalone contemporary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, 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 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Te lo dico sottovoce, and is translated by Chloé Ercoli Bannister.

The story is set in Turin, Italy, and stars a career-dedicated veterinarian with a past string of unhappy love affairs and bad blind dates, who unexpectedly starts meeting a number of men who might turn out to be the right one, this time around. NB: apparently this is not that focused on people romantically falling in love, so much as an exploration of the different varieties of love in one’s life and there may be an unusual resolution, according to the customer reviews. YMMV.

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