[Free eBook] Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall [Historical Romance]

Beauty and the Highland Beast by Canadian author Lecia Cornwall is the 1st novel in her A Highland Fairy Tale series of f/m historical romance with mild supernatural elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Swerve imprint.

This is the featured eBook Club of the Month selection for May from Macmillan’s HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com romance community. The series mixes fairy tale concepts with Ye Auld Scotland, but is not overtly paranormal or fantasy in nature.

This installment stars a dangerously damaged clansman who has developed a reputation for madness, and the special bride whom a pagan healer has predicted is the only one who can heal his body and heart, if he can only bear to let her.

Offered DRM-free through May 29th, available only in Canada & the US, directly from the community website.

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[Free eBook] An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards [Historical Romance]

An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards is the 1st novel in her A Lady’s Wish series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

The series is set during the Regency, and linked by the theme of a character making a wish on “the fabled Fairy Steps” (no other paranormal/supernatural elements). This story stars a plain, impoverished spinster as the wish-maker who is providing for her sisters, who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a slew of romantic suitors except the one she really wants, of course.

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[Free eBook] The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester [Historical Romance]

The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester is the 1st novel in her Highland Trouble series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is a Scottish Highlander romance series set in the 14th century, during the wars between England and Scotland, who are allied with France. The story stars a Highlander mercenary tasked with escorting a French heiress to her betrothed in Scotland, only to find themselves running into danger which forces them to pose as a married couple to escape safely from France, finding the passion in their faked relationship turning real.

Offered through January 5th, available in several regions worldwide at assorted retailers.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt [Historical Romantic Suspense]

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt is the 1st novel in her Maiden Lane of series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’ Grand Central Publishing imprint.

The series is set in London during the 1730s, and features pairings of apparently virtuous and apparently wicked characters. This installment is one with mystery/suspense elements, as a disreputable Lord searching for a murderer strikes a bargain with a respectable local widow in charge of an charity orphanage, in return for her help navigating the slums.

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[Free eBook] Gold for the Gay Masters by Denise Robins [Historical Drama Novel with Romance]

Gold for the Gay Masters by the late Denise Robins, a prolific and highly popular British romantic novelist back in the day, is the 1st novel in her Fauna Trilogy of vintage f/m romantic historical drama novels set in Georgian England, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

This was originally published in 1954 using the Harriet Gray pseudonym. The series is an old school passionate dramatic generational saga involving high society scandal, akin to the works of later authors Jackie Collins and Barbara Taylor Bradford where the love story does not necessarily play out according to romance genre conventions and/or end happily ever after. This volume is centred around a heroine who rises from unfortunate beginnings as a slave and plaything to the wealthy, who escapes her seeming rescuer and becomes a dazzling socialite in Regency London, with her heart set on taking revenge upon the only man she has ever loved.

Offered in selected regions worldwide (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas [Historical Romance]

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is the 1st novel in her Fallen Ladies series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This series is centred around the underworld of Regency London, starring protagonists with shady backgrounds and/or scandalous situations. This story pairs up the mathematically-talented daughter of a fiscally imprudent gentleman and an illegitimate nobleman’s son turned gambling venue owner as together, they fight crime! the former takes a dubious secret job as a bookkeeper to try and pay off her family’s debts.

Offered in multiple regions worldwide, available at select retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Next Together by Lauren James [YA Time Travel Science Fiction with Romance]

The Next Together by Lauren James is the 1st novel in her Next Together series of young adult historical science fiction novels with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.

This is the 1st novel in a duology told in a partially epistolary style, where two young persons are repeatedly reincarnated throughout history from the 17th to 21st centuries, with a mysterious mission to fulfill every time, falling in love only to be torn apart until their next encounter in their next lives, as they try to piece together what is happening in the future through records from the past. This is also the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently a special promotion timed with the recent release of the 2nd novel which wraps up the duology.

Offered in most regions worldwide except Canada & the US, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord [Historical Romance]

In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord is the 1st novel in her London Explorers series of f/m Victorian historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This features an adventuring botanist determined to embark on an expedition back to a place that nearly killed him, and a spirited socialite equally determined to secure him for herself.

Offered through October 6th, available worldwide at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Fire of the Andes by Juanita Coulson [Incan Empire Historical Fantasy with Romance]

Fire of the Andes by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her Incan historical fantasy novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1979 by Ballantine Books. The story is set in the last days of the Incan Empire in Peru during the 16th century, and stars a woman of mixed royal Incan and Spanish conquistador heritage, who discovers that her destiny is to save her people, with the aid of the man she loves, against the opposition of the man she is promised to. This was originally marketed as an historical romance with fantasy elements when it was first released, but is now being rebranded as a romantic historical fantasy as part of the new publisher’s dedicated sf/fantasy/horror line, due to strong political intrigue elements and the author becoming better known for her sfnal work.

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[Free eBook] Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Marie Bradley [Paranormal Romance]

Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Marie Bradley is the 1st novel in her Viking Warriors series of f/m mythological paranormal romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is based upon Norse mythology and set in the present day, and this installment pairs together an immortal warrior from ancient times with a genetically engineered modern heroine against the trickster god Loki’s forces. This novel was a RITA award finalist for Best First Book and Best Paranormal Romance and is being made free to promote the upcoming 2nd-in-series.

Offered in Canada & the US and most other regions worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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