[Free Audiobooks] The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg & The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay [YA LGBT & Literature-Inspired Travel Romance]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2020 promotion for young adults offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or modern, 1 non-fiction or speculative—available worldwide for a limited time courtesy of participating major publishers, and you can see the planned release schedule here.

This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of confronting secrets and romantic journeys of self-discovery, will be available to claim until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 25th.

  • The Music of What Happens by Lambda Literary Award-winning author Bill Konigsberg, read by Joel Froomkin & Anthony Rey Perez from Scholastic Audio. A YA contemporary m/m romance set in Arizona over the course of a summer, as two gay high schoolers take on the dual challenges of reviving a vintage family food truck business and incidentally also falling in love, as they learn to navigate various personal and professional obstacles blocking their way.

  • The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay, read by Laura Kirman from Thomas Nelson (a HarperCollins imprint). A contemporary road trip journey of self-discovery with f/m romantic elements, starring a Chicago vintage bookseller with a dodgy background and her estranged boyfriend’s wealthy grandmother, who unexpectedly hires her as a consultant for an antiques-hunting excursion amidst the literary haunts of north-west England’s Lake District area which eventually takes them to Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, to confront and come to terms with the secrets of their separate pasts and move forward into the future, with inspiration from the heroines of Victorian literature.

This year, they’ve switched over to requiring the Overdrive Sora app available for iOS and Android (previously, these were available as DRM-free MP3s with a time-limited download period to your computer/device), but once added to your in-app library, these will remain permanent titles that you can re-download at any time at your leisure.

You’ll need to signup with a valid email address on AudioFile’s front page for the promotion, and then enter the setup code audiobooksync in the Sora app when asked, and then claim each week’s featured title using the Borrow function on its page in the app, more details available on their FAQ page for the promotion.

Offered until just before midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 25th, available worldwide.

[Free Audiobooks] Into White by Randi Pink & Like No Other by Una LaMarche [YA Contemporary Fantasy & Cross-Cultural Romance]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2020 promotion for young adults offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—available worldwide for a limited time courtesy of participating major publishers, and you can see the planned release schedule here.

This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of coming of age while confronting cross-cultural differences, will be available to claim until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 10th.

  • Into White by Randi Pink, read by Adenrele Ojo, from Listening Library. A gritty YA contemporary fairy tale fantasy novel set in Alabama, starring a black teen attending a mostly white high school where she doesn’t fit in with her fellow students of either race, who in a case of “be careful what you wish for” magically finds herself appearing outwardly white and popular in a new reality which may not be nearly as improved as she had imagined.

  • Like No Other by Una LaMarche, read by Phoebe Strole & Leslie Odom Jr., from Listening Library. A YA contemporary coming of age f/m cross-cultural romance novel set in Brooklyn, starring a fun-loving nerd from a Caribbean family and a Hasidic Jewish “good girl”, who meet by chance in a stuck elevator during a hurricane and come to understand each other, finding forbidden love blossoming in the aftermath as they try to navigate societal and cultural obstacles to be together.

This year, they’ve switched over to requiring the Overdrive Sora app available for iOS and Android (previously, these were available as DRM-free MP3s with a time-limited download period to your computer/device), but once added to your in-app library, these will remain permanent titles that you can re-download at any time at your leisure.

You’ll need to signup with a valid email address on AudioFile’s front page for the promotion, and then enter the setup code audiobooksync in the Sora app when asked, and then claim each week’s featured title using the Borrow function on its page in the app, more details available on their FAQ page for the promotion.

Offered until just before midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 10th, available worldwide.

[Free eBook] Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm [Contemporary Western Military Romance]

Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm is the 1st novel in the Navy SEAL Cowboys series of f/m contemporary western military romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is set in Montana, starring former Navy SEALs injured in the line of duty, attempting to retire to a lower-key, less action-packed life and start over.

This installment stars the leader of the group, who has no place to return to but the former family ranch he spent his life running away from, now run by a woman who offers to turn it into a haven for disabled veterans.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] A Sure Thing by Marie Harte [Contemporary Romance]

A Sure Thing by Marie Harte is the 1st novel in the Meet the Donnigans series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around the three siblings of one family, gradually adjusting to various challenges in their lives.

This installment stars the eldest brother, newly returned from military service in the US Marines after an involuntary medical discharge and adjusting back to civilian life, who meets a spirited woman at his self-defense class, who thinks she prefers bookish, quiet men to musclebound warrior types.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin [Contemporary Romance]

The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin is the 1st novel in her Magnolia Brides series of f/m contemporary romance, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’s Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around a theme of Southern small town wedding planning, and this story is a reunion romance, as two former old flames find themselves bonding again over renovations to turn a family homestead into a perfect wedding destination venue.

Offered worldwide at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks [Contemporary Western Romance]

Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks is the 1st novel in the Cowboy Heaven series of f/m contemporary western erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is set in Wyoming on an old-fashioned ranch where visitors enjoy steamy encounters with the locals.

This story stars a lonely widow who hires a hitchhiking cowboy to join the ranch, hiding their eventual from the disapproval of her family by flirting with the other interested ranch-hands to divert suspicion.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Awakening by Elene Sallinger [Contemporary Erotic Romance]

Awakening by Elene Sallinger is the 1st novel in the Chrysalis series of f/m contemporary erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series stars chance-met strangers learning to open up to one another emotionally in the course of mutual exploration of pleasurable desires.

This story apparently plays around with BDSM elements, centred around a shopkeeper who longs to protect and awaken hidden passions in a fragile-looking customer who seems to respond to his dominant side.

Offered in Canada & US, and possibly other regions worldwide (excluding UK), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian [Paranormal Romance]

What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian is the 1st novel in the Forgotten Goddesses series of f/m contemporary paranormal erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series stars legendary figures from ancient Etruscan and Roman mythology, living undercover in the modern world and becoming involved with both unsuspecting mortals and newer godlings unaware of their hidden heritage.

This installment stars the Goddess of the Dawn seeking a champion in her fight against a malicious god, and the reluctant warrior whose prowess may bolster her waning powers with fresh sexual energy.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder [Contemporary Romance]

Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder is the 1st novel in the Rock Band series of f/m contemporary erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is centred around the members of a hot rock band with a wild reputation and the people who enter their support circle.

This story stars a leather designer taking the opportunity to boost her career by touring with the band, outfitting them with custom wardrobes, while trying to resist the unprofessional temptation of becoming involved with its sexy songwriter.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Playing Doctor by Kate Allure [Erotic Romance Anthology]

Playing Doctor by Kate Allure is the 1st anthology in the Meeting Men series of f/m and f/m/m contemporary erotic romance collections, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series features steamy short stories, all centred around encounters with a particular professional type.

This collection contains a trio of tales exploring fantasies starring doctors, their colleagues, and their patients, with scenarios involving couples’ roleplaying and threesomes, among other things.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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