[Free eBook] Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons [Vampire Paranormal Romantic Comedy]

Dating the Undead by British author Juliet Lyons is the 1st novel in her Bite Nights series of f/m contemporary paranormal vampire workplace romance with romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is set at the workplace for an online dating service which sets up matches for modern-day vampires. This story involves a vampire who works at said service, who finds himself falling for an irresistible mortal woman who’s only looking for a casual good time.

This is the publisher’s selected 1st-in-series monthly introductory freebie, offered to promote the recently-released 2nd novel. If you are interested, you can read an interview with the author about this book, taken when it was first released.

Offered worldwide through October 5th, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta [Romantic Comedy with Recipes]

Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta is the 1st novel in her Cupcake Lovers series of f/m contemporary burnout romantic comedy with journey of self discovery elements and recipes, 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 series contains cupcake recipes from the fictional small town baking club in Vermont, which attracts new members leaving big-city life to destress on their chick-lit-flavoured journeys of self-discovery.

This installment finds a professional chef taking up employment with a club member’s business and finding friendship and romance along the way, with a detour to defuse grudges and old secrets which threaten the club’s solidarity.

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

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[Free eBook] The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas [Italy Expat Experience Cozy Comedy with Romance]

The Olive Branch by Wales-resident author Jo Thomas, a former BBC Radio producer and recipient of several minor book awards, is her humorously heartwarming contemporary/literary fiction novel with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Review imprint.

The story is set in Italy, starring a newly-expatriate British woman who has just bought a farmhouse in an online auction and moves in, determined to make a fresh start with her life, encountering assorted challenges and triumphs as she gradually gets to know and win over her neighbours and get the hang of running an olive farm.

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

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[Free eBook] Burning Moon by Jo Watson [Chick-Lit Thailand Travel Comedy with Romance]

Burning Moon by South Africa-resident author Jo Watson is the 1st novel in her Destination Love series of chick-lit travel adventures with strong f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series consists of humorous travel adventures centred around serendipitous tourist encounters for heroines looking for a getaway from less-than-optimal life situations.

This story stars a recently-jilted bride going solo on her intended honeymoon trip to Thailand, and encountering the obligatory comedic mishaps during both journey and at the destination, which eventually put her on the path to finding an unexpected new love. NB: customer reviews seem to indicate that while upbeat and optimistic, this may not end with a confirmed HEA, in case you were hoping for an overtly romantic genre story.

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

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[Free eBook] Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan [Italian Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

Lost and Found by Danielle Ryan, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Volonté is her standalone chick-lit-flavoured f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as L’amore è uno sbaglio straordinario.

The story is set in Milan, Italy and alternates viewpoints between a university researcher who is moved to contact the former owner of her secondhand iPad, who apparently failed to wipe his old files and left behind some intriguing pictures, as they start a tentative online get-to-know-each-other which becomes an increasingly close relationship which may not be able to make the leap from virtual into reality.

Offered in the UK only, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] The Inheritance by Angie Coleman [Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy]

The Inheritance by Angie Coleman, a pseudonym for Italian author Angela Iezzi is her standaloe chick-lit-flavoured workplace rivalry f/m romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2017 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Gli effetti speciali dell’amore, and is translated by Marco Condorelli. It was a recipient of the 2016 Premio Ilmioesordio, which appears to be a publisher prize for best manuscript submission.

The story is an enemies-to-lovers workplace tale of a woman expecting to eventually take over the running of the family business, who finds that her father’s will leaves her resented rival in place as director, only allowing her to inherit small share and that little on the stipulation that she work and live with him under the same roof for a year.

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[Free eBook] Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White [Chick-Lit Fashionista Novel with Romantic Comedy]

Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White, a pseudonym for Italian author Daniela Farnese is the 1st novel in her Chanel trilogy of chick-lit fashionista dramedy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint for digital first publications by newer and translated authors.

This was originally published in 2015 by Italian publisher Newton Compton as Via Chanel N˚5, and is translated by Thomas de Camillis. The series is set in Milan, Italy, and stars a fashionista who takes inspiration from the iconic French designer to help her through assorted life crises in style.

This beginning sees her arriving in Milan to join her boyfriend, only to discover he has left her for another woman, and decides to carry on with life in Italy anyway, throwing herself into the chic Milanese social scene with a stylish vengeance.

Offered in the UK only, at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Cate Woods [Chick-Lit Comedy with LGBT Romance]

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by British author Cate Woods is her chick-lit personal discovery novel with strong romantic comedy elements (both f/m and f/f), free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Quercus.

This was last week’s featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, but is still free at the moment in multiple stores.

The story is centred around humorously exploring the meaning of interpersonal relationships, as a woman with a seemingly idyllic life is approached by an up-and-coming “soulmates” company to test out their perfect match data, which apparently leads to some surprising personal revelations, given that she’s already in a relationship. NB: The reviews say this was full of twists and had a surprising ending, so it may not necessarily end in a standard romantic HEA with either the f/m or f/f love interests. YMMV.

Offered in the UK & Europe, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Summer at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples [Cozy Contemporary Fiction with Romantic Comedy]

Summer at the Dog & Duck by by British author Jill Steeples is the 2nd novel in her Dog & Duck series of heartwarming cozy contemporary/women’s fiction with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

The series is set in the British countryside, centred around the often humorous and sometimes poignant adventures of recently-arrived landlady renovating the village pub.

This story finds budding relationships growing ever more complicated, as the landlady’s obligatory love interest’s prodigal younger sister and his glamorous secret-hiding ex both show up to make things interesting, just as the local summer charity ball is getting underway.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]

You Drive Me Crazy by by Italian author Anna Premoli, the 2013 recipient of the Premio Bancarella, an Italian literary prize established in 1954, is her standalone chick-lit workplace novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is a translation of Come inciampare nel principe azzurro, which was originally self-published in 2012 and was later picked up by Italian publisher Newton Compton.

The story is a multicultural expat workplace comedy set in Seoul, South Korea, starring a London-based investment banker who is transferred to an overseas branch where she has difficulties adapting to the local environment, exacerbated by a the unhelpfulness of her hot new Korean-American boss, with whom she has an enemies-to-lovers flirtation. NB: The author herself is a financial consultant for a private bank, who started writing to alleviate job boredom, so those parts of the novel should be very accurate.

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