[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] 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 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] 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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[Free eBook] True Love by Jude Deveraux [Contemporary Romance]

True Love by Jude Deveraux is the 1st novel in the Nantucket Brides trilogy of f/m contemporary romance, 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 trilogy is set in Massachusetts, and stars a new generation of the Montgomery-Taggert family from the author’s previous (apparently historical romance) novels.

This story stars an architectural student who is willed the temporary use of a charming 19th-century house, intending to use it to help plan a friend’s storybook wedding, accepting the condition to delve into the mysterious disappearance of an ancestor even as she clashes with the arrogant scion of the Montgomery family living on the property’s guesthouse.

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

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[Free eBook] Targeted by Katie Reus [Romantic Suspense]

Targeted by Katie Reus is the 1st novel Deadly Ops series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, 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 should still be good through the end of the day. The series apparently stars a variety of special agents who are attracted to others on dangerous missions, or get a second chance with old flames under unsafe circumstances.

This one is a stealth reunion romance, starring a former Marine sniper living under a new identity with a new face, whose undercover assignment to thwart terrorist arms smugglers brings him back into contact with a woman he once loved.

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

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[Free eBook] One Summer Night by Caridad Piñeiro [Contemporary Romance]

One Summer Night by Cuban-American author Caridad Piñeiro is the 1st novel in the At the Shore series of 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 2nd novel, What Happens in Summer, due next week. The series is set on the Jersey Shore, centred around the local Pierce family.

This one is apparently a bit of a Romeo and Juliet tale (presumably with less tragedy), starring two people attracted to each other despite the longstanding feud between their families, who might finally get a chance after years of suppressed forbidden longing if they both feel the same way.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Astounding by Kim Fielding [LGBT Sci-Fi Homage Romance]

Astounding by Kim Fielding is a standalone m/m contemporary science fiction romance novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

The story is an homage to old school science fiction publishing and genre conventions (the main characters are apparently named from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Martian Barsoom series, among other sfnal references), starring the editor of a struggling speculative fiction magazine who rejects a story submission from an author claiming to be a stranded alien, and gets to know him through his genre writing attempts as they embark upon a road trip that changes everything.

Offered worldwide through May 27th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free Audiobooks] Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler & When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon [Young Adult Fantasy & Romance]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2018 promotion for young adults 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, which have a theme of growing after encountering unexpected opportunities and forging new relationships, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 31st, are as follows:

  • Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler, is a tween/YA fantasy novel, starring an orphaned girl who winds up apprenticed to a baker while trying to steal bread to eat, who discovers her own magical talent for creating enchanted food and befriends a princess while thwarting an evil mage and encounters pirates upon her ensuing adventures; read by Tavia Gilbert, from Live Oak Media, available worldwide
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, is a YA romance novel exploring Indian heritage, starring two teens whose traditionally-minded parents wish to arrange a marriage between them, which they have mixed feelings about, who get to meet and know each other during a summer development course; read by Sneha Mathan, from Dreamscape Media, available worldwide

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 31st, 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).