[Free eBook] Sea of Love by Susan Donovan [Contemporary Romance]

Sea of Love by Susan Donovan is the 1st novel in the Bayberry Island series of f/m contemporary romance with mild paranormal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store and will probably be free for another day. The series is set on a Massachussetts island where a mystical bronze mermaid statue is said to grant true love.

This installment seens a jaded local return with doubts in the local legend, after having being conned and swindled by her ex-fiancé, only to encounter a handsome stranger in time for the annual Mermaid Festival, who might give her heart and the statue’s powers a second chance.

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

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[Free eBook] How Not To Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto [Chick Lit Romantic Comedy]

How Not To Fall in Love, Actually by New Zealand author Catherine Bennetto is a standalone chick lit-flavoured f/m romantic comedy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This is the Heat Magazine podcast‘s featured summer giveaway book for the week, and is being offered to tie-in with a £0.99 sale on the author’s other novel, Make or Break.

The story is a humorously heartwarming tale, starring a down on her luck twentysomething who is about to become unemployed and possibly homeless, and has also just dumped the father of her impending child, as she finds out these seeming losses might actually be gains.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] A Shot of Red by Tracy March [Romantic Suspense Technothriller]

A Shot of Red by Tracy March, an award-winning author with a background in pharmaceuticals, is a f/m contemporary romantic suspense technothriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Select Suspense imprint.

The story features a race against time to stop the distribution of a tainted flu vaccine, starring a woman whose family’s pharmaceutical company may be the target of a deadly sabotage scheme, who must team up with the political communications director with whom she once had an ill-fated one-night stand.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Intervention by Mia Kerick [YA LGBT Contemporary Romance]

Intervention by Mia Kerick is a standalone m/m contemporary romance novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is being made free to help promote the author’s newly released novel, My Crunchy Life, a YA LGBT romance starring a trans heroine.

The story stars a free-spirited high school student who falls for a co-worker at the college campus café where he performs as a musician, only to be stymied by his crush’s history of sexual abuse, which he attempts to stage an intervention to help him overcome.

Offered worldwide through July 10th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle [Romantic Suspense]

Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle is the 1st novel in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is apparently being offered to help promote the upcoming release of the 4th novel, Through the Fire, due in August. The series takes place in Colorado, and stars the members of a law enforcement dog-handling squad.

This story is centred around a cop in the midst of mourning for his old K9 partner, who must adjust to working with a new dog while protecting a woman and her young siblings on the run from their dangerous old lives.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle [Romantic Suspense]

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle is the 1st novel in her Search & Rescue series of f/m contemporary professional action romantic suspense, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks.

This is B&N’s featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend.

The series is a workplace romantic suspense set amongst an ice-dive rescue team in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This installment stars a newly-arrived team member who becomes the target of a ruthless killer after she and the team captain discover a body during a training exercise.

Offered in most regions worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes [Contemporary Medical Comedy]

Practice Makes Perfect by British author Penny Parkes is a 2nd novel in the Larkford series of humorous contemporary literary/women’s fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.

This is Heat Magazine’s “Holiday Reads” summer promotion’s current Free Book of the Week offer, as featured in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently being made free to help promote the recent release of the 3rd novel, Best Practice.

The series is centred around a medical practice in a small British country town, full of humorous rivalries and backstabbing amongst the residents, before coming to a heartwarming understanding with each other. This installment sees the town practice unexpectedly gain the spotlight as an “NHS Model Surgery”, causing professional problems within the team even as its members struggle with personal problems without.

Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] River Queen Rose by Shirley Kennedy [Western Historical Romance]

River Queen Rose by Shirley Kennedy is the 1st novel in the In Old California series of f/m historical western romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

This is B&N’s featured Free Fridays selection for the weekend, and is apparently being made free to promote the upcoming 2nd novel, Bay City Belle, due this July.

The series is set in California around the time of the Gold Rush. This story takes place in Sacramento, starring a woman with a young daughter struggling to make ends meet by managing her late husband’s run down hotel, and the secretly wealthy ex-farmhand who hesitates to reveal his past or feelings for his former employer’s still-grieving widow.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is the 1st novel in the The Kiss Quotient series of chick-lit contemporary fiction with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Atlantic’s Corvus imprint.

The series is apparently centred around characters with assorted autism spectrum disorders learning to better understand themselves as well as finding potential loves.

This installment stars a wealthy, successful woman with Asperger’s whose mother is after her to settle down and find a husband, who decides that the most logical way to handle the awkwardness of the dating scene is to hire a male escort to teach her how things are done.

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

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[Free eBook] Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet [New Adult Contemporary Romance]

Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet is the 1st novel in the Reckless Hearts trilogy of New Adult f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is apparently being made free to help promote the upcoming 3rd novel, Recklessly Ever After, expected in October, and the 2nd novel is also discountted on sale.

The series is a take on the comedy film Three Men and a Baby, and stars a group of young friends who return from military service to unexpectedly find themselves raising a child together. This first installment sets up the first of the friends with said baby, the legacy of his late girlfriend who died while he was stationed overseas, and the obligatory hot young nanny who shows him the ropes of caring for her.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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