[Free eBook] Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders [Contemporary Romance]

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders is the 1st novel in her Blank Canvas series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

The series is linked by a theme of tattoos and survivors of various traumatic experiences, and the author has received a prize for best unpublished contemporary manuscript for this book from two romance writers’ associations, according to her bio-blurb. This story stars a woman who is on the run from a dangerous situation, and the rough-exteriored but surprisingly gentle ex-con who longs to help her. NB: Apparently this one tackles themes of domestic abuse, in case that’s something you’d rather not encounter in your leisure entertainment reading. YMMV.

Offered in most regions worldwide through April 6th as the publisher’s monthly 1st-in-series introductory selection, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Troubleshooter by Alan David [Western Historical Action Novel]

Troubleshooter by Alan David, a pseudonym for prolific multi-genre British author Donald S. Rowland, is the 1st novel in his Chet Manning trilogy of western historical action adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1979 by Magread under the title Iron Rails using the pseudonym Bart Shane. The trilogy stars a gunslinging troubleshooter for the South and West railroad company. This installment sets up the rivalry between S&W and a competitor with ambitions of being the first to lay tracks to a certain area by whatever means necessary, and Manning’s attempts to defend his own company from an opposite number determined to put them out of business, starting by targeting S&W’s chief troubleshooter.

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[Free eBook] Deluge! by John Russell Fearn [Western Historical Action Novel]

Deluge! by the late prolific multi-genre British author John Russell Fearn) 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 1949 by Muir-Watson under the title Gunsmoke Valley, and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western under its current title using the pseudonym Arnold Ryden. The story centres around a resource dispute between landowners, starring a wandering mining engineer who finds a night’s shelter with an old rancher (with the requisite beautiful daughter) whose property is suffering from a lack of water supply, apparently the work of a ruthless neighbour, whose sabotage the engineer takes it upon himself to remedy, no matter what the cost.

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[Free eBook] Shooting Match by Philip McCormac [Western Historical Action Novel]

Shooting Match by Philip McCormac is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2006 by Robert Hale under the title Ayli Valley using the pseudonym Gary Astill. The story features the deadly deadly rivalry between two brothers, exacerbated by their suspicious sudden inheritance of valuable property which a greedy landowner covets, whom one of the brothers allies himself with as the other narrowly escapes with his life.

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[Free eBook] Captives of Time by Malcolm Bosse [YA Medieval Historical Novel]

Captives of Time by the late author Malcolm Bosse, a recipient of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for young adult literature in translation, is his standalone YA historical drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1987 by Delacorte Press and was one of my favourites growing up, though I lost track of it when the library got rid of their old copy, so I’m pleased to see it available as an e-book now. The story is set in 14th century Europe and stars two abruptly-orphaned children who undertake a perilous journey in search of their clockmaker uncle, and find their supposed place of refuge becoming decidedly unsafe as they get caught up in plague and politics during the older sister’s apprenticeship. NB: This probably falls on the mature themes side of YA, due to depictions of violence and other potentially disturbing content. YMMV.

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Late 14th century Europe.

The lives of sixteen-year old Anne and her mute younger brother Niklas are shattered when they witness the senseless murder of their parents by a band of marauding soldiers.

Now alone, Anne and Niklas begin the perilous journey north in the hopes of finding their uncle Albrecht, a clockmaker – and their only chance for survival.

But medieval Europe is a violent place, and as they forge onwards, Anne and Niklas must beware of the dangers that lurk ahead…

Upon finding refuge with their uncle, Anne soon learns the art of clockmaking – and of her uncle’s revolutionary plans to invent a clock. But these plans soon attract the attention of rival forces who also seek to control the power of time.

With dangerous foes lurking on every corner, as well as the ever-present threat of the Plague, will Anne and Niklas ever find safety?

A gripping tale of survival and bravery, Captives of Time features a colourful cast of characters whilst capturing the harsh realities of life in 14th century Europe.

[Free eBook] Raven of Destiny by Peter Tremayne [Irish Mythological Fantasy]

Raven of Destiny by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone mythological historical adventure fantasy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Methuen. The story is set in ancient Ireland and loosely based on the mythology of the Ulster Cycle. This tale stars a young warrior under legendary King Conchobar Mac Nessa (of Deirdre of the Sorrows fame) who finds himself exiled for breaking an oath and embarking on an adventurous quest to regain his honour.

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[Free eBook] Messenger of Zhuvastou by Andrew J. Offutt [Science Fiction Adventure]

Messenger of Zhuvastou by the late Andrew J. Offutt is his standalone science fiction “fantasy” adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. This is a science fiction novel of the old school fantasy-ish “planetary romance” type, set in a future where an athletic playboy from Earth goes undercover on a primitive, sword-swinging planet in order to track down someone who has fled there for reasons unknown, and finds himself fitting in better with the swashbuckling “barbarian” culture than any he knew before.

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[Free eBook] Starfall Muta by Alan David [Science Fiction]

Starfall Muta by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction survival novel with horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line under the pseudonym Graham Garner. The story involves a shuttlecraft incident which strands several crewmembers on the surface of an inhospitable alien planet with hostile inhabitants, while they try to carry out their original mission as well as find a way to make it back to their ship.

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[Free eBook] The Golden Horde by Peter Morwood [Russian Folklore Historical Fantasy]

The Golden Horde by Irish author Peter Morwood is the 3rd novel in his Tales of Old Russia trilogy of historical adventure fantasy drawing upon Russian folklore, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1993 by Legend. The series is set in a fantasy version of historical Russia sometime during the 13th or 14th centuries, starring the popular folkloric hero Ivan Tsarevich. This installment sees the various Princes of the land joining forces against the historical Golden Horde of the nomadic Tatars, hoping to hold off the invaders with ancient dark magic which may prove the doom of them all.

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[Free eBook] Project Jove by John Glasby [Science Fiction]

Project Jove by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone space exploration science fiction novel with mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1971 by Ace Books as part of their Ace Double series of flipbooks, paired with Kenneth Bulmer’s The Hunters of Jundagai. The story is set in the near future on a scientific exploration base located on Jupiter, where a visiting Senator becomes convinced that the director of the base is hiding the truth of their discoveries for unknown purposes, and is determined to find the answers, regardless of the danger.

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