[Free eBook] King Geordi the Great by Gent Gant [YA LGBT Friendship Drama]

King Geordi the Great by Gent Gant is a standalone young adult contemporary teen drama novel with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint.

This is apparently being made free to help promote the author’s latest novel, Borrowed Boy, a standalone YA drama.

The story is a coming of age friendship/personal drama starring a gay teen learning to set boundaries for himself against others’ expectations, as he feels pressured to go along with a romance with his beleaguered best friend whose crush he doesn’t reciprocate—finding himself living a lie as the new relationship begins to escalate, when a disaster forces him to re-evaluate what kind of friend he can and wants to be.

Offered worldwide through November 27th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher, and also major ebook retailers.

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[Free eBook] Key of Behliseth by Lou Hoffmann [YA LGBT Fantasy]

Key of Behliseth by Lou Hoffmann is the 1st novel in the The Sun Child Chronicles series of young adult portal fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is being made free to help promote the newly-released 3rd novel, Ciarrah’s Light.

The series is a portal fantasy, starring a homeless gay teen from our world who winds up stepping through a wizard’s door into a magical fantasy realm at war. This installment sees him discovering the world’s existence and learning of his obligatory destiny and the unsuspected ties which led him there as he begins to come to terms with his new role and powers.

Offered worldwide through October 30th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher’s webstore and also other major ebook retailers.

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[Free eBook] Colors by Russell J. Sanders [YA LGBT Drama Novel]

Colors by Russell J. Sanders is a standalone YA LGBT coming of age teen social drama novel with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is apparently being made free to help promote the author’s newest novel, You Can’t Tell By Looking, a standalone m/m multicultural interfaith YA contemporary romance.

The story is both a coming of age and a coming out tale, starring a high school senior who seemingly has a perfect life as a budding musical theatre star with a prestigious scholarship and a beautiful girlfriend, which is marred by a dark secret in his past, as well as upended by the arrival of a new student with whom he might become more than just friends. NB: apparently this deals with themes of abuse and intolerance.

Offered worldwide through October 16th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher as well as selected other retailers.

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[Free eBook] Magic Fell by Andi Van [YA LGBT Fantasy]

Magic Fell by Andi Van is the 1st novel in the The Mages’ Guild trilogy of YA adventure fantasy with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is being made free for a limited time to help promote the newly released 2nd novel, Magic Wept. The trilogy takes place in a high fantasy world where magic has been outlawed for centuries and its practice punishable by death, starring a young man who discovers his suppressed abilities and destiny to resurrect the fabled Mages’ Guild.

This installment sees him begining on his quest with the aid of his sister and a strange cat, encountering an elf journeying on a parallel quest to the human lands—drawn by mysterious dreams of someone resembling the young mage—who joins the siblings to see where they will lead.

Offered worldwide through October 2nd until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher and also standard retail stores.

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[Free eBook] Harmonious Hearts 2014 [YA LGBT Multi-Genre Fiction Anthology]

Harmonious Hearts 2014 is an annual volume anthology in the Harmonious Hearts series of young adult multi-genre short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

The series showcases selections from Harmony Ink Press’ annual Young Author Challenge, selecting the best YA LGBTQ-themed stories submitted by authors between the ages of 14 to 21, across multiple genres. This is apparently being made free for a limited time to help promote an accompanying ebook sale in the publisher’s various imprints’ webstores.

This volume features coming of age, romance, adventure, and other stories in fantasy, science fiction, historical and contemporary settings from the 1st annual contest,

Offered worldwide through September 25th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher and also at multiple other retailers.

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[Free eBook] The 7th of London by Beau Schemery [YA LGBT Steampunk Fantasy]

The 7th of London by Beau Schemery is the 1st novel in the Gadgets and Shadows series of YA historical steampunk fantasy with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is being offered to help promote the new release of the 2nd novel, The 7th of Victorica. If you’re interested, Dreamspinner Press (mostly m/m LGBT romance) and its imprints DSP Publications (non-romance other genres with LGBT+ lead characters) and Harmony Ink (YA with LGBT+ leads) are holding a long weekend sale with 30% off all ebooks using the coupon code EBOOK2018 through September 3rd.

The series is set in an alternate Victorian-era London with wizards and clockwork. This story stars an orphaned boy who escapes a grim factory job to survive on the hard streets, where he discovers a plot to kidnap and enslave children by an evil wizard rumoured to magically control the Queen, when he becomes embroiled in a counterplot by the notorious criminal who seems to be the only one willing to stop the wizard.

Offered worldwide through September 4th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach [Award-Winning YA Coming-of-Age Novel]

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach is the 1st novel in the Felton Reinstein trilogy of young adult coming-of-age contemporary fiction with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Fire imprint.

This won the 2011 Cybils Award in the Young Adult Fiction category, and was an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults and Junior Library Guild selection among other honours, and the sequel later won the 2013 Minnesota Book Award.

The trilogy is a coming of age domestic issues drama starring a student from his junior high school to college years, as he finds purpose and refuge from his chaotic home life in sports and a budding relationship with the girl he falls for. This installment sees him recruited to the football team after a growth spurt, and beginning to push the boundaries of his environment.

Offered in Canada & US only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin [New Adult Contemporary Romance]

Chasing Red by Canadian author Isabelle Ronin is the 1st novel in the Chasing Red duology of New Adult f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The duology originated as a popular Wattpad serial, starring a wealthy man who has everything, whose life is overturned by a chance encounter with a woman who trusts nothing.

This installment puts them together as he begins to slowly win her over when she reluctantly accepts his offer of a place to stay after being kicked out of her apartment.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Running with the Pack by A. M. Burns & Caitlin Ricci [YA LGBT Drama with Romance]

Running with the Pack by A. M. Burns & [Caitlin Ricci][author-link-1] is a standalone young adult LGBT teen social drama novel with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint.

This is a special giveaway to help promote the authors’ newly-released standalone novel, Three Times the Charm, which is apparently an f/f/f YA poly romance.

The story explores the bonds of friendship between three teenagers as one boy moves to a new school and finds both a new buddy/boyfriend and a fulfilling volunteer position at wolf and wild dog protection centre, when the budding couple’s asexual best friend goes missing after a bully crosses the line and they need the help of a special wolf to find him.

Offered worldwide through August 7th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBooks] Hundreds of freebies from Simon & Schuster [All Genres]

As a special promotion in conjunction with $0.99 and $1.99 sales on a large chunk of their catalogue, Simon & Schuster (one of the “Big 6” publishers) are giving away literally over a thousand titles from their various imprints.

All genres are represented, both fiction and non, and there are a lot of good titles free and on sale, especially if you happen to like history, politics/current affairs, cookbooks, mystery/thrillers, literary fiction, paranormal romance, and children’s picture books. Also, there are some Spanish-language titles (both translated and original), if you’re interested.

In addition to all the freebies, many worthwhile books are discounted to dirt-cheap, such as British science historian James Burke‘s excellent and highly recommended Connections TV series tie-ins The Knowledge Web and American Connections; children’s novels by award-winning authors Susan Cooper, E. L. Konigsburg, and Zilpha Keatley Snyder; hot Scandinavian mystery/thriller authors Mons Kallentoft, Jo Nesbø, Camilla Grebe & Åsa Träff, and Anders de la Motte, the popular Everything series of DIY books, TV tie-ins for Star Trek, Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, and much more.

The freebies and deals seem to be valid in the US only, and I’m guessing they’ll only last until Monday, which is when Simon & Schuster usually seems to rotate their sale offerings.

I’m including links for all the imprints I’ve spotted freebies in for Kobo, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, since those stores allow searching by publisher and sorting by price, but they should also be available via Google Play and iTunes if you prefer.

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