[Free eBook] Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons [Vampire Paranormal Romantic Comedy]

Dating the Undead by British author Juliet Lyons is the 1st novel in her Bite Nights series of f/m contemporary paranormal vampire workplace romance with romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is set at the workplace for an online dating service which sets up matches for modern-day vampires. This story involves a vampire who works at said service, who finds himself falling for an irresistible mortal woman who’s only looking for a casual good time.

This is the publisher’s selected 1st-in-series monthly introductory freebie, offered to promote the recently-released 2nd novel. If you are interested, you can read an interview with the author about this book, taken when it was first released.

Offered worldwide through October 5th, available at multiple retailers.

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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] Playing By Her Rules by Amy Andrews [Contemporary Romance]

Playing By Her Rules by Australian author Amy Andrews is the 1st novel in her Sydney Smoke Rugby series of f/m contemporary sports romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Brazen imprint.

The series is set in Sydney, Australia, centred around the members of a rugby team, and each installment can be read standalone. This story is a reluctant reunion romance between a hotshot team captain and an interviewing journalist who happen to be ex high school flames.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Pirate and I by Katharine Ashe [Regency Historical Romance]

The Pirate and I by Katharine Ashe is a novella in her Devil’s Duke series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon Impulse imprint.

The main series mostly takes place in England during the Regency era, but this installment follows some side characters to Scotland.

This story features an unusual reunion between a London perfume shop assistant entrusted with attending a professional gathering, who by chance encounters a neighbouring printer’s shop employee upon whom she had a crush, who disappeared mysteriously years ago and has changed greatly in the meanwhile. NB: The author has apparently incorporated her research about the period perfume industry into the story, if you enjoy extra historical detail.

Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers. This is being offered as a HarperCollins BookPerk Free Fridays special, so it’s probably good through the weekend, at least.

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[Free eBook] Outlaw Hearts by Rosanne Bittner [Western Historical Romance Saga]

Outlaw Hearts by Rosanne Bittner is the 1st novel in her Outlaw Hearts series of f/m western historical romance saga, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This was originally published in 1993 by Bantam and has been expanded into a series with the Sourcebooks reprint pickup. It’s apparently being made free as Sourcebooks’ selected monthly special 1st-in-series introductory offer, to promote the newly-released 4th novel which just came out this week.

The series begins in the 1880s in Nevada, eventually moving through the Wild West to settle in Colorado, and follows their adventures as a single couple throughout the decades, as they face turbulent life challenges together. This originally standalone story provides the get-together of a woman who has lost everything and is determined to move West and make a new start, with a wanted gunslinger who thinks he has nothing left to lose, as they struggle to forge new lives.

Offered worldwide through September 7th, available at multiple retailers.

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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.

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

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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] Owning Violet by Monica Murphy [Contemporary Romance]

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy is the 1st novel in her Fowler Sisters series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series is centred around the daughters of a wealthy family. This installment stars the dutiful daughter devoted to the family business, who has the obligatory fling with the mysteriously seductive bad boy who may have an ulterior motive in approaching her.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and other selected regions worldwide (excluding North America; Penguin owns the rights there, and this is apparently being made free as part of an anniversary celebration for Headline Eternal), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley [Contemporary Romance]

Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley is the 1st novel in her Vicious Cycle series of f/m contemporary biker romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series is centred around the members of a motorcycle club. This installment stars a tough club member who apparently finds out he has a young secret daughter, and the schoolteacher who is apparently not the secret mother, to whom they both form an attachment.

Offered in the UK, Europe, and other selected regions worldwide (excluding North America; Penguin owns the rights there, and this is apparently being made free as part of an anniversary celebration for Headline Eternal), 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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