[Free eBook] Crisis on Cheiron by Juanita Coulson [Science Fiction]

Crisis on Cheiron by Juanita Coulson, who is also an award-winning filksinger, is her standalone science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was Coulson’s debut sfnal novel, originally published in 1967 by Ace Books as #H-27 in their classic Ace Double flipbook line, paired with the late E. C. Tubb’s The Winds of Gath.

The story is a planetary investigative adventure with corporate espionage thriller elements starring government scientists, ostensibly impartial observers but secretly expected to protect the interests of a galactic megacorp from its encroaching competitors, who are assigned to look into the mysterious ecological failures of titular planet and find themselves struggling against sinister parties determined to see them fail.

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[Free eBook] Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti [Romantic Suspense]

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti is the 1st novel in her Blood Brothers series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, 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 is a spin-off of her Sin Brothers series and stars the members of a private investigation agency who have made deadly enemies.

This case pairs together a paralegal whose life is jeopardized by information she has come across with a PI trying to outrun a deadly past which puts his new client in danger as well, as they race for survival against the forces which now threaten them both.

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[Free eBook] The Lost Rider by Harper Sloan [Contemporary Western Romance]

The Lost Rider by Harper Sloan is the 1st novel in her Coming Home series of f/m contemporary western romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Headline’s Eternal imprint.

The series is centred around the various members of the Davis horse farming family, and involves themes of homecomings and renewed chances at love that didn’t work out the first time around.

The story is a first chance reunion romance between a former rodeo star retiring to the family business and noticing that his best friend’s little sister, whose teenaged crush he once stomped all over, has turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan who hasn’t forgotten how he broke her heart once, making her wary of his doing so twice.

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[Free eBook] Winter’s Fairytale by Maxine Morrey [Cozy Contemporary Fiction with Romance]

Winter’s Fairytale by British author Maxine Morrey is her standalone festive heartwarming literary/women’s fiction novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Mills & Boon acquisition’s Carina UK imprint for digital-first publications in non-primarily-romance-dedicated genres.

This was the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and the full blurb says it was the winner of publisher Carina UK’s #WriteChristmas competition.

The story is set during the lead-up to the Christmas holidays, when a chance meeting brings two estranged former acquaintances—a jilted bride and the best man who delivered the news of her fiancé’s abandonment at her would-be wedding—together for the holidays for a possible friendly reconciliation and maybe more.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] For Want of a Horse: 23 Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, & Paranormal Ponies [Fantasy & Science Fiction Anthology

For Want of a Horse: Twenty-Three Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, and Paranormal Ponies edited by Evey Brett, is an sfnal anthology collecting equine-themed short stories, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This contains mainly fantasy & horror-oriented (but also a few science fiction) shorts, including international folklore retellings, classic public domain literary tales, and newer stories by living authors who are known in the sf/fantasy field, such as DAW-published Deborah J. Ross.

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[Free eBook] In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Tim Lebbon [Psychological Horror Fantasy]

In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Welsh author Tim Lebbon, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is his standalone horror-ish novella with sfnal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2005 by Cemetary Dance, as part of the Fourbodings anthology edited by Peter Crowther, and this edition contains a bonus short story, The Rain God.

The story is a Twilight Zone-esque blend of psychological horror and dystopian sci-fantasy, exploring an isolated woman’s chilling mental vision of the dangers outside which threaten to encroach upon her idyllic rural existence.

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[Free eBook] The Proud Rebel by John Glasby [Western]

The Proud Rebel by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1967 by John Spencer using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Michael Stansfield.

The story stars a man returning home after the US Civil War to find his family dead and the killers out to kill him, too, putting him on the obligatory mission of survival and revenge.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Ancient Dreams by Marc Alexander [Epic Fantasy]

Ancient Dreams by New Zealand author Marc Alexander is the 1st novel in his Wells of Ythan quartet of epic fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1988 by Headline. The series is set in a world with a fairy tale-like flavour of curses and enchantments to it.

This story begins the quest of an apprentice toymaker and his companions to locate the mythical vanished princess who will save the realm from the obligatory tyrannical regent.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] A Plague in Paradise by Robert E. Vardeman [Science Fiction Adventure]

A Plague in Paradise by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 3rd novel in his Masters of Space trilogy of science fiction space adventure thrillers, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1987 by Avon. The series is written in the vein of old school pulp space adventures such as by E. E. Smith (creator of the Lensman series which inspired DC Comics’ Green Lantern Corps), and stars a man on the run after having been framed for thwarting a nefarious plan, and the wealthy socialite who aids and abets him.

This finale wraps up the story with previous plot points coming to a head, as a lingering part of the nefarious plan which involves unleashing a devastating virus that could destroy all alien life, and the complication of a robotics master assassin on their trail, need to be thwarted, too.

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[Free eBook] The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford by Arthur Mizener [20th C Author Biography]

The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford by the late author Arthur Mizener, a literary critic and English professor at Cornell University, is his vintage 20th century literary author biography, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1971 by Harper & Row and was later republished in 1985 by Carroll & Graf.

This biography explores the life of early 20th century author and editor Ford Madox Ford known for his classic The Good Soldier, among other novels, who was influential and successful in his day and encouraged many other notable authors, but was also troubled by many personal and professional issues.

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