[Free eBook] An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards [Historical Romance]

An Unexpected Wish by Eileen Richards is the 1st novel in her A Lady’s Wish series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press imprint.

The series is set during the Regency, and linked by the theme of a character making a wish on “the fabled Fairy Steps” (no other paranormal/supernatural elements). This story stars a plain, impoverished spinster as the wish-maker who is providing for her sisters, who finds herself suddenly surrounded by a slew of romantic suitors except the one she really wants, of course.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt [Historical Romantic Suspense]

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt is the 1st novel in her Maiden Lane of series of f/m historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hachette’ Grand Central Publishing imprint.

The series is set in London during the 1730s, and features pairings of apparently virtuous and apparently wicked characters. This installment is one with mystery/suspense elements, as a disreputable Lord searching for a murderer strikes a bargain with a respectable local widow in charge of an charity orphanage, in return for her help navigating the slums.

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

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[Free eBook] Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas [Historical Romance]

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is the 1st novel in her Fallen Ladies series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This series is centred around the underworld of Regency London, starring protagonists with shady backgrounds and/or scandalous situations. This story pairs up the mathematically-talented daughter of a fiscally imprudent gentleman and an illegitimate nobleman’s son turned gambling venue owner as together, they fight crime! the former takes a dubious secret job as a bookkeeper to try and pay off her family’s debts.

Offered in multiple regions worldwide, available at select retailers.

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[Free eBook] 38+ titles from Diversion Books [Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Literary, Romance, Etc.]

In what I suspect is a pricing error, at least 38 ebooks are free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Diversion Books, who reprint a lot of previously-published backlist.

These include works by Golden Age science fiction author Henry Kuttner (one of his rare vintage mystery novels); award-nominated mystery authors Scott Mackay, Louise Ure, and Anthony Bruno; bestselling thriller authors such as Andrew Neiderman, James Phelan, and Newton Thornburg; old school romance authors such as Vanessa Royall, Lisa Bingham, Patricia Bray, and many more.

It’s a mix of mostly romance and mystery/thrillers, but also some literary humour, chick-lit, fantasy, and other genres represented as well.

This is currently available for who knows how much longer, only @ Amazon (this is an automatic search link that will pull up everything by the publisher listed as free; switch the country code in the URL to see whatever’s free in your region)

[Free eBook] In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord [Historical Romance]

In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord is the 1st novel in her London Explorers series of f/m Victorian historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This features an adventuring botanist determined to embark on an expedition back to a place that nearly killed him, and a spirited socialite equally determined to secure him for herself.

Offered through October 6th, available worldwide at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Fire of the Andes by Juanita Coulson [Incan Empire Historical Fantasy with Romance]

Fire of the Andes by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her Incan historical fantasy novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1979 by Ballantine Books. The story is set in the last days of the Incan Empire in Peru during the 16th century, and stars a woman of mixed royal Incan and Spanish conquistador heritage, who discovers that her destiny is to save her people, with the aid of the man she loves, against the opposition of the man she is promised to. This was originally marketed as an historical romance with fantasy elements when it was first released, but is now being rebranded as a romantic historical fantasy as part of the new publisher’s dedicated sf/fantasy/horror line, due to strong political intrigue elements and the author becoming better known for her sfnal work.

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[Free eBook] Dark Priestess by Juanita Coulson [Ancient Babylon Historical Fantasy w/Romance]

Dark Priestess by Juanita Coulson is her standalone historical fantasy novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1977 by Ballantine Books. This story is set in ancient Babylon, and follows the rise of an impoverished young woman touched by the divinity of the goddess Ishtar as she becomes embroiled in treason and intrigue at the royal court, not only from suitors of differing desirability, but also a potential supernatural threat. Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Highland Fling by Amanda Scott [Historical Romance]

Highland Fling by Amanda Scott is the 1st novel in her Highland series of f/m historical romance novels set in the mid-18th century, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Open Road Media.

This was originally published in 1995 by Kensington’s Pinnacle imprint. The series is set in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion in the mid-18th century and is supposed to bereadable in any order. This installment involves a Scottish clanswoman who has been accused of nefarious doings defending herself against an English court with the dangerously seductive help of one of her clan’s sworn enemies. Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] In the Spinster’s Bed by Sally MacKenzie [Regency Romance]

In the Spinster’s Bed by Sally MacKenzie is a novella at the #0.5 mark in her Spinster House of series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Zebra imprint.

The series is set set amongst a community of women who’ve retreated from society, and this story involves some sort of second chance reunion decades after some sort of scandal-filled incident that separated two old flames.

available worldwide @ multiple retailers