[Free eBook] Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke [Contemporary Romantic Comedy]

Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke is the 1st novel in her More than Friends series of f/m contemporary romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Swerve.

This is the featured eBook Club of the Month selection for July from Macmillan’s HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com romance community The series is apparently centred around tales of friends with benefits taking it to the next level.

This story involves a surprise marriage of convenients with two such FWB which gains a new complication which will put their budding relationship upgrade to the test.

Offered DRM-free through July 5th, available only in Canada & the US, directly from the community.

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[Free eBook] Moonlight by by Lisa Kessler [Award-Winning Paranormal Romance]

Moonlight by Lisa Kessler is the 1st novel in her Moon series of f/m contemporary paranormal shapeshifter romances, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Select Otherworld imprint.

This received a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Romance, as well as a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and was a finalist for two other genre awards. The series is set in a world where werewolf and jaguar shifters live undercover, featuring a conflict in a small town between a werewolf pack and the jaguar pack which threatens to expose them to the local humans.

This story finds the werewolf pack’s heir, who is tasked with killing any encroaching jaguars he can find, trying to protect an orphaned jaguar woman, who grew up unaware of her shifter heritage, from both packs which are now after her.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Flash of Fury by by Lea Griffith [Romantic Suspense]

Flash of Fury by Lea Griffith is the 2nd novel in her Endgame Ops series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series apparently stars covert special operatives encountering ostensible civilians under unusual circumstances. This one pairs up an operative intending to avenge his team after a mission went wrong, with a Peace Corps volunteer who is apparently secretly living some sort of lie and has had a past life which makes her wary of someone with his background.

Offered worldwide through June 15th as part of a special series-introductory promotion, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which 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, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 15th, are as follows:

  • Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, a standalone sfnal adventure story with romantic elements, set in an alternate America where humans are rigidly divided into night and day dwellers who work and live only during their allotted hours, starring a girl who intends to kidnap her newborn niece to visit her dying grandparent, but winds up breaking the all-important curfew and going on the run with a boy in similar straights, discovering more about the conspiracy underlying the dysfunction of their world; read by Julia Whelan
  • If I Run by Terri Blackstock, the 1st novel in an eponymous contemporary suspense series with f/m romantic elements, starring a woman who flees a crime scene covered with her DNA, and the man tasked to bring her in, who begins to believe that the supposed evidence doesn’t add up; from Zondervan (a religious imprint of HarperCollins), read by Nan Gurley

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 15th, 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).

[Free eBook & Audiobook] Velfærd by Carsten Jensen [Danish Academic Social Welfare Political Essay]

Velfærd (Welfare) by Carsten Jensen, a professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, is the 50th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short essays intended to introduce laypersons to assorted academic topics, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This political science essay examines the social welfare state in Denmark.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through June 16th, available directly from the university’s website.

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[Free eBook] Vulnerable by Amy Lane [Urban Fantasy with LGBT Romance]

Vulnerable by Amy Lane is the 1st novel in her Little Goddess series of urban fantasy adventures with strong f/m, m/m, and f/m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ DSP Publications imprint for plot-centric other-genre works where any romance is secondary.

This was originally self-published in 2005 via self-publishing repackager iUniverse and and later revised and picked up by DSP. The series stars a young woman in a seemingly mundane small town who discovers a neighbouring hidden magical world of vampires and elves and werewolves and potential polyamory.

This installment is the first of her many adventures levelling up in the local paranormal ranks, as she becomes acquainted with the hidden world and her future place in it, fulfilling a destiny with a new love and his old lover the prince.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers (some DRM-free).

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[Free eBook] Fire and Water by Andrew Grey [LGBT Romantic Suspense]

Fire and Water by Andrew Grey is the 1st novel in his Carlisle Cops series of m/m contemporary romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

The series stars assorted officers in the eponymous local police force as they solve crimes and find love outside of work. This one pairs up an officer trying to track down the source of drug overdoses while getting to know a lifeguard under threat from a violent ex-boyfriend.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers (some DRM-free).

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[Free eBook] Core of Evil by Nigel McCrery [Synaesthestic Police Procedural]

Core of Evil by British author Nigel McCrery, is the 1st novel in his DCI Mark Lapslie series of police procedural crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in Essex, England, and stars a chief inspector with synaesthesia, a neurological condition which makes his senses respond with additional associations for stimuli (e.g. also experiencing the sight of colours as scents or music).

This installment sees him coping with the new diagnosis of his condition, in addition to trying to figure out what association draws him back to a fatal traffic accident which he is sure is more than it seems.

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

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[Free eBook] Homer’s Iliad: The Shield of Memory by Kenneth Atchity [Classical Greek Literature Studies]

Homer’s Iliad: The Shield of Memory by Kenneth Atchity, a former professor of comparative literature and classics who later became a film producer, is his vintage classical literature studies text, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1978 by Southern Illinois University Press as part of their Literary Structures series and credited as by Kenneth John Atchity and contains a foreword by series editor the late John Gardner, who was a notable novelist and literary critic in his own right.

The book thoroughly examines and interprets the titular classic ancient Greek epic from what was hailed as a fresh perspective at the time, and as Atchity’s Ph.D. dissertation, was awarded Yale University’s John Addison Porter Prize.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight For Our Future by Raoul Martinez [Political Philosophy]

Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight For Our Future by London-resident author Raoul Martinez, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and artist, is his political philosophy treatise cum awareness activism manifesto, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Canongate Books.

This is the book which accompanies the eponymous 2012 documentary which netted him a Best Documentary nom at the London Raindance Film Festival and won the Hollywood Artist Festival’s Activist Spirit 2012 Award, and is being made free as part of a special publisher giveaway to help spread political awareness for the current British elections.

The book focuses on the historical roots and ensuing development of certain conditions which are hot topics in current events especially the dichotomy between so-called “freedom” in present society and actual liberty.

Offered in the UK only, possibly just through June 8th to coincide with the British elections, available at multiple retailers. An additional audio interview with the author is available worldwide.

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