[Free eBook] The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Sean Kennedy [YA LGBT Literary Novel]

The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Australian author Sean Kennedy is the 1st novel in the Get Out series of YA literary/contemporary fiction with LGBT and sporting themes, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teens.

The series is set in Australia, and stars teens coming to terms with themselves and their relationships with the people around them, apparently via various sports and a mentoring charity for LGBT students.

This one stars a gay teen who was formerly a runaway after being cruelly outed, who vows to get his life back on track as a future pro football (soccer, not rugby) player, facing struggles both on and off the field from his fellow school students as well as his own attempts to reach a difficult goal.

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[Free eBook] Praline Goes to Washington by Marshall Thornton [LGBT Erotic Political Satire]

Praline Goes to Washington: Or, the Erotic Misdeeds of a Newly Native Californian in Our Nation’s Capitol by Marshall Thornton, a Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist and screenwriter, is the 2nd novel in The Perils of Praline series of series of satirical literary fiction sex comedy novels with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself.

This is apparently being made free to celebrate the recent release of the author’s unrelated new novel Masc, a sequel to a previous award-nominated romantic comedy. The series stars a naïve young man with the ambition of becoming a same-sex celebrity spouse, journeying from his rural Georgia roots to Hollywood and beyond, meeting colourful characters and having comedically erotic mishaps along the way to finding a happily ever after.

This installment sees him inadvertently entering the political sphere, as a certain reality TV star by the name of “Helmut Dump” is unexpectedly elected President of the United States, causing a host of personal and public problems which Praline hopes to solve by convincing the new POTUS to become a better person using any means of persuasion that he can.

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[Free eBook] Safe as Houses by Alex Jeffers [LGBT Literary Drama Novel]

Safe as Houses by Alex Jeffers, a recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, is a standalone literary fiction family drama novel with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was originally published in 1995 by Faber & Faber, and was later reprinted by Gay Men’s Press.

The novel stars a dying man passing down various stories about his life experiences to a younger generation of relatives, from being the hearing son of deaf parents in an era unforgiving of disabilities, to discovering love with another man and attempting to raise a family with him despite the challenges of internal conflict and external hostilities.

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[Free eBook] Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel by David Clarke [LGBT Literary Fiction]

Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel by David Clarke is his erotic literary fiction novel with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story explores the resilience of relationships and the nature of sex addiction, as a gay couple breaks up over the revelation of infidelity prompted by one partner being unable to resist the urge to engage in casual sex with other men, leading him to lose himself in meaningless encounter after encounter with strangers, gradually realizing the importance of what he has lost with his one true love.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Hot Off the Presses by Elliott Mackle [LGBT 1990s Literary Drama Novel]

Hot Off the Presses by Elliott Mackle, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, is his standalone recent historical political/personal drama literary fiction novel with suspense and m/m romantic elements; free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The story is set in Atlanta in the period shortly before the hosting of the 1996 Olympic Games, and follows a gay newspaper editor as he deals with journalistic ethics complications surrounding coverage of the closeted athlete he’s falling for, alongside investigating assorted controversial issues having to do with the upcoming Olympics. This is partially based upon the author’s own real-life experiences as a journalist in the city during the time period.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Van Allen’s Ecstasy by Jim Tushinski [LGBT Literary Thriller]

Van Allen’s Ecstasy by Jim Tushinski, a filmmaker and novelist, is his literary fiction psychological thriller drama novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was originally published in 2004 by Harrington Park Press. The story deals with themes of identity, family, and belonging, as an amnesiac gay man wakes up after a confrontation with his famous parents and begins a journey of self-discovery to uncover his past, including some unsettling revelations which may have prompted his breakdown to begin with.

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[Free eBook] Hot Copy: Classic Gay Erotica from the Magazine Era by Dale Chase [LGBT Erotic Fiction Collection]

Hot Copy: Classic Gay Erotica from the Magazine Era by Dale Chase is her collection of gay erotic fiction short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This collection contains short stories originally published between 1997-2006 in gay men’s magazines including Men, Freshman, In Touch, Indulge, and more, and has a new retrospective foreword by the author.

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[Free eBook] Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton [Award-Nominated LGBT 1980s Historical Mystery]

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton, a Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist and screenwriter, is the 1st book in his Boystown series of gritty retro-historical private investigator mystery/crime thrillers with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself.

This was originally published in 2011 by now-defunct LGBT specialty publisher Torquere Press, and was a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards in the Gay Mystery category. The series is set in Chicago during the 1980s and stars an ex-cop turned hard-boiled PI.

This installment contains 3 novella-length adventure cases in which he solves assorted crimes, even as he explores uneasy relationships with other men he meets in the course of investigation. NB: the cover image has some mild artistic nudity which may be NSFW depending on workplace, if someone’s browsing over your shoulder.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Best Gay Stories: 2008 [LGBT Multi-Genre Anthology]

Best Gay Stories: 2008 edited by Steve Berman is an installment in the annual themed anthology series collecting the year’s best previously-published short stories across multiple genres, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty Lethe Press.

This contains stories by LGBT authors and others writing about gay characters and themes across multiple subgenres, spanning from literary to mystery to speculative to erotic. Contributors include Lambda Literary Award-winning author Tom Cardamone, popular YA author Holly Black, m/m romance author Erastes, and many more.

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[Free eBook] Underneath It All by by Jack Bumgardner [LGBT Detective Mystery]

Underneath It All by Jack Bumgardner is a short story in his Crosby Comeaux series of investigative mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

The series stars the owner of the only gay detective agency in a small town. This adventure sees him acting on a tip about a double murder, which in turn uncovers a deeper conspiracy plot which threatens the town.

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