My Valentine by Tracie Peterson is her f/m inspirational historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Barbour.
This was originally published in 1999 as #211 in their Heartsong Presents line, and is set in mid 19th-century New York, about a mixed-faith cross-cultural romance between a working class Jewish tailor’s daughter, and the upper-middle-class Christian heir to a wealthy and socially prominent family. There may be evangelical and/or conversion elements involved, but mainstream multicultural romances seem a little rare, so I thought I’d put this one up since it’s topical for Valentine’s Day.
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Touched by Magic by Compton Crook Award-winning author Doranna Durgin is the 1st in her Magic Rising aka King’s Wolf Saga duology of epic adventure quest high fantasy novels, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself via the Book View Café author republishing consortium.
This was originally published by Baen Books in 1996, and is about the return of magic to a land where it had previously atrophied but is making a potentially evil comeback, which one man recognizes and takes it upon himself to stop. Offered free through the month of February, available worldwide.
available worldwide DRM-free through February @ multiple retailers
The Desirable Duchess by M. C. Beaton, pseudonym of Marion Cheney is the 1st in her Dukes and Desires series marketing grouping of f/m Regency historical romances focusing on upper class rivalry and social games, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher RosettaBooks.
This was originally published in 1993 by Fawcett using the name of Marion Chesney, and is about a young newlywed who believed she was in love with someone else, thereby spoiling an early chance at marital bliss, as she now finds herself in the predicament of having to convince her initially unwanted husband that she truly loves him. Offered free in most regions worldwide through February 13th.
available in most regions worldwide @ Amazon through Feb 13th
What Goes On Tour by Claire Boston is the 1st in her Texan Quartet series of f/m contemporary rock star romances, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Pan Macmillan Australia’s Momentum imprint.
This story is set in Australia, involving an aspiring author who takes a emergency temp job as a nanny for a touring Texas rock star who has suddenly become the guardian of his orphaned young niece, and the usual challenges that a budding relationship with a celebrity faces.
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Dark Deceit by Lauren Dawes is the 1st in her Dark series of paranormal urban fantasy novels with strong f/m romantic elements, free courtesy of publisher Pan Macmillan Australia’s Momentum imprint.
This is set in a world where the Norse Aesir and dark elves are living incognito in our modern human cities, and this particular story involves an elven assassin targeting a former Valkyrie. The series seems to be on the borderline between urban fantasy and paranormal romance, as further installments have intertwining plotlines which continue the various characters’ story arcs in addition to the romantic content, and the publisher markets it to fans of Gena Showalter and Patricia Briggs.
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Outside the Gates of Eden: The Dream of America from Hiroshima to Now by the late historian Peter Bacon Hales, is his history book covering US popular culture and society after World War II, mostly through to the 70s, free courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.
This goes over historical events and their influence on societal trends, taking an in-depth look at the underlying culture which effected them and were in turn affected by them. Offered free worldwide throughout the month of February.
available worldwide throughout February
Tonight and Always by Linda Lael Miller is the 4th novel in her Black Rose Chronicles Quartet series of f/m vampire paranormal romance, free courtesy of publisher RosettaBooks.
This was originally published by Berkeley in 1996 and is about the widowed almost-human magically immortal daughter of a vampire couple, who reluctantly risks finding love again with a mortal man. Offered free through February 12th, available worldwide via Amazon.
available worldwide @ Amazon through Feb 12th
Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman is a collection of 13 speculative fiction short stories about sensual m/m supernatural encounters, free courtesy of publisher Lethe Press.
This was a double-nominee in two categories for the 2002 Spectrum Awards recognizing LGBT-themed works of speculative fiction, and includes dark & urban fantasy and psychological horror stories reprinted from Strange Horizons magazine and other genre outlets. This is offered DRM-free, available worldwide.
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The Cross by Steve Cavanagh is a novella in his Eddie Flynn series of contemporary legal crime thrillers, free courtesy of publisher Hachette’s Orion imprint.
The series is set in New York and stars a former con artist turned lawyer, and this story pits him against a corrupt cop, with a moral dilemma as to whether or not to present evidence against him that will put a client at risk. This is offered free in Canada & the UK, as well as many countries worldwide, but not in the US, where the author has a different publisher.
available in many regions worldwide @ multiple retailers