[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] 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] Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna [LGBT Paranormal Romance]

Testament to Love by Ariel Tachna is a standalone m/m paranormal romance novella, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

This is another special giveaway meant to promote their “Celebrate Community” store-wide sale, good through May 31st, and apparently celebrating 11 years in business.

The story stars a jaded guardian angel who falls for a troubled new charge, and decide whether to risk his place in heaven for forbidden human passion or abandon his unprotected charge to an unknown fate.

Offered worldwide through May 31st until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Astounding by Kim Fielding [LGBT Sci-Fi Homage Romance]

Astounding by Kim Fielding is a standalone m/m contemporary science fiction romance novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

The story is an homage to old school science fiction publishing and genre conventions (the main characters are apparently named from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Martian Barsoom series, among other sfnal references), starring the editor of a struggling speculative fiction magazine who rejects a story submission from an author claiming to be a stranded alien, and gets to know him through his genre writing attempts as they embark upon a road trip that changes everything.

Offered worldwide through May 27th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Here For You by Skylar M. Cates [LGBT Contemporary Romance]

Here For You by Skylar M. Cates is the 1st novel in the Sunshine and Happiness series of m/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dreamspinner Press.

This is a special offer to help promote their Celebrate Community sale, with 30% off everything in the store until the end of May.

The series is apparently centred around slow burn relationships between men who’ve experienced tragedy slowly reforging emotional connections. This story stars a newly-arrived bartender looking for a place to belong, who is attracted to an older lawyer who keeps him at bay until the obligatory tragedy occurs which throws them together in unexpected ways.

Offered worldwide through May 26th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Compulsion by Clare London [LGBT Romantic Suspense]

Compulsion by Clare London is a standalone steamy m/m contemporary romantic suspense novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press.

This is being offered free to promote the (apparently final) RT Booklovers Convention 2018 running through May 20th, with an accompanying store-wide discount sale promotion (details on front page of webstore).

The story is set in Brighton, England, starring a university dropout whose casual hotspot encounter with a member of the club’s management team turns into something both emotionally and physically risky, as less-than-scrupulous business practices catch up with them and his new lover may not be an entirely innocent partner.

Offered worldwide through May 19th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook UPDATE] The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune [Comedic Fantasy with LGBT Romance]

The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune, a Lambda Literary Award-winning author, is the 1st novel in the Tales from Verania series of comedic high fantasy with strong m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dreamspinner Press.

This is apparently a special giveaway to help promote the recent release of the 4th book, A Wish Upon the Stars, which was just out in March. The series is set in a medieval-esque high fantasy universe, and stars a boy who discovers he has strong magical powers completely by accident, and thereby becomes an apprentice to the royal wizard and winds up going on humorous adventures, whether he likes it or not.

This installment is part coming of age/part epic quest, as he begins to grow into his powers and his place, while encountering various mishaps and personal disasters along the way to save the reprehensible royal boyfriend of the handsome knight he harbours a secret crush upon, with a little help from his slightly dysfunctional friends.

Offered worldwide through May 10th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher. UPDATE: also offered at multiple other retailers.

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[Free eBook] Love Has No Expiration by C.S. Poe [LGBT Contemporary Romance]

Love Has No Expiration by C.S. Poe, a recent Lambda Literary Award finalist, is a standalone m/m contemporary romance short story, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dreamspinner Press.

The story is a festive Valentine’s Day tale starring an older, career-driven chef who meets a flirtatious younger man at a farmer’s market, and must overcome his worries about his work/life balance as well as the age gap in order to find true love.

Offered worldwide through April 15th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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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.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.

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