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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Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue is the 1st novel in the Enhanced World series of steamy m/m sci-fi paranormal romances, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.
The series takes place in an SFnal version of our world where humans can become “enhanced” in a way that makes society shun them, and is centred around the members of an FBI task force which employs the enhanced, on the provision that they must partner with a regular human.
This story sets up the team’s beginnings, as a regular human who sees the new task force as his last chance to work with the FBI is paired up with an enhanced partner who is suspicious and distrustful of his motivations, and the group is challenged to succeed or fail by enemies from within and without.
Offered worldwide through May 14th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.
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Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson is the 1st novel in the Wanted and Wired series of f/m science fiction paranormal romance with action elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.
This is part of Sourcebooks’ regular giveaway which highlights one of their newer authors at the beginning of each month, and is being made free to promote the recently released 2nd novel and the upcoming 3rd novel, expected this summer. The series is set in a future Texas which has seceded from a world on the brink of collapse.
This story stars a technologically enhanced rogue scientist leading a team to salvage what remains of humanity’s treasures, and the feisty rebel gun for hire who works with him, as they are thrown together on the run after a mission gone wrong places them on the wanted list.
Offered through February 2nd (probably), available worldwide at multiple retailers.
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As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press is holding a giveaway promotion for selected m/m romance titles throughout May 30th and 31st.
Each title is free for only 1 hour. The current title is:
Far From Home by Madeleine Urban, a collection of three science fiction novellas with strong m/m romantic elements @ the publisher’s webstore
In Earth’s not-too-far future, a talented scientist stumbles over a plot to use the genetically enhanced military to declare martial law and take over the government. Dr. Ryne Siler enlists his friend, Dr. Cary Matthews, a brilliant engineer, to figure out how to stop it. When the investigation goes awry, they’re on the run, and the only thing between them and capture is a hidden cache of sleeping soldiers with enhancements of their own. Ryne and Cary are desperate, but will waking these soldiers help – or just make things worse?
Space privateer Tris is just doing his job – delivering canisters to a military science vessel – when he discovers that he is transporting people infected with an engineered virus designed to exterminate the human race. In the midst of an alien attack, can the rogue pilot save patient Retter – the key to the cure? Or will he lose both humanity’s salvation and his heart?
Following the Sun
The nearly fatal crash of their spacecraft leaves Jack and Samuel stranded on a verdant planet far from civilization. Discovered and sheltered by a native tribe, the two resign themselves to new lives – lives that include a new culture, a new language, and even new love. But their new home isn’t at all what it seems, and when war and illness strike, they find out just how far from home they are.
Offered until 10:30 AM Eastern Time on May 31sh, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher’s webstore (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info).
Frontier Legion by the late British author Sydney J. Bounds, edited by Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his shorter science fiction works, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
The titular novella was originally published in 1952 as a serial in Authentic Science Fiction Magazine, and eight other stories from points throughout his decades-long career (which eventually culminated in the British Fantasy Awards creating the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer) are included as a bonus. The main story is a old school pulpy sci-fi adventure thriller starring an amnesiac man who wakes up on a spaceship with an important mission to fulfill and enemies in his way, and many of the other stories also explore themes of human relations with space and aliens and technology.
Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.
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Break Out by Nina Croft, is the 1st novel in her Dark Desires of series of f/m sci-fi paranormal vampire space adventure romances set in a far future of 3048 where humanity lives among the stars and has discovered the secret of immortality for those who can afford it, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’ Entangled: Select Otherworld imprint.
The series is set in the far future of 3048, where humanity lives among the stars and has discovered the secret of immortality for those who can afford it. This story has a heist adventure meet cute setup, and is about a naturally-immortal millenia-old vampire space pilot who falls for a beautiful woman who offers him a challenging mission to provide the titular break out to a prisoner in a maximum security prison.
Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.
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