[Free eBook] Sapphire Nights by Patricia Rice [Paranormal Romance]

Sapphire Nights by Patricia Rice, a recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice & Career Achievement Awards, is the 1st novel in her Crystal Magic series of f/m contemporary paranormal romance, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself.

The series is set in the fictional small town of Hillvale in California, starring persons with empathic and psychic abilities who uncover and resolve secrets, mysteries, and the occasional murder rooted in the local history.

This installment stars a newcomer scientist with amnesia attempting to uncover the truth about herself, helped by a Chinese-American investigator from L.A. haunted by his father’s long-ago disappearance in the town, who struggles to cope with the expanded reality of spirits and other weirdness surrounding them both.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, probably until early October, available @ the Book View Café author consortium website.

Continue reading “[Free eBook] Sapphire Nights by Patricia Rice [Paranormal Romance]”

[Free eBook] Crazy in Love by Crystal B. Bright [Multicultural Contemporary Romance]

Crazy in Love by Crystal B. Bright is the 1st novel in the Love & Harmony Romance series of f/m multicultural romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Shine imprint.

This is the featured B&N Free Fridays selection for the weekend, and is apparently being made free to help promote the upcoming 3rd novel, Crazy On You, released later this month. The series is set in the music industry, and features multicultural relationships between mixed-race couples aspiring to stardom.

This story stars a former hit R&B singer angling for a comeback necessitated by personal and professional betrayals which have left her broke as well as broken-hearted, and a struggling country & western musician recording at her studio.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

Continue reading “[Free eBook] Crazy in Love by Crystal B. Bright [Multicultural Contemporary Romance]”

[Free eBook] The Jade Alliance by Elizabeth Darrell [Historical Drama with Multicultural Romance]

The Jade Alliance by Elizabeth Darrell, a pseudonym for Hong Kong-born British author Emma Drummond, is a standalone historical family saga novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1979 by Hodder & Stoughton.

The story follows White Russian siblings fleeing the Russian Revolution for the relative safety of Hong Kong, trying to establish lives which are threatened by troubles reappearing from their pasts and difficulties pursuing local Chinese and foreign British loves.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

Continue reading “[Free eBook] The Jade Alliance by Elizabeth Darrell [Historical Drama with Multicultural Romance]”

[Free Audiobooks] Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler & When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon [Young Adult Fantasy & Romance]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2018 promotion for young adults offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of growing after encountering unexpected opportunities and forging new relationships, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 31st, are as follows:

  • Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler, is a tween/YA fantasy novel, starring an orphaned girl who winds up apprenticed to a baker while trying to steal bread to eat, who discovers her own magical talent for creating enchanted food and befriends a princess while thwarting an evil mage and encounters pirates upon her ensuing adventures; read by Tavia Gilbert, from Live Oak Media, available worldwide
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, is a YA romance novel exploring Indian heritage, starring two teens whose traditionally-minded parents wish to arrange a marriage between them, which they have mixed feelings about, who get to meet and know each other during a summer development course; read by Sneha Mathan, from Dreamscape Media, available worldwide

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 31st, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free eBook REPEAT] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]

You Drive Me Crazy by by Italian author Anna Premoli, the 2013 recipient of the Premio Bancarella, an Italian literary prize established in 1954, is her standalone chick-lit workplace novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is a translation of Come inciampare nel principe azzurro, which was originally self-published in 2012 and was later picked up by Italian publisher Newton Compton.

The story is a multicultural expat workplace comedy set in Seoul, South Korea, starring a London-based investment banker who is transferred to an overseas branch where she has difficulties adapting to the local environment, exacerbated by a the unhelpfulness of her hot new Korean-American boss, with whom she has an enemies-to-lovers flirtation. NB: The author herself is a financial consultant for a private bank, who started writing to alleviate job boredom, so those parts of the novel should be very accurate.

Offered in the UK only, available at Amazon.

Continue reading “[Free eBook REPEAT] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]”

[Free eBook] 16 free novels from Avon giveaway [Romance]

As a special treat to promote their Spectacle of Lights signing event, publisher Avon (a division of HarperCollins) has been giving away 16 free novels from their f/m romance catalogue, for which this (May 19th) will be the last day.

Nearly all major subgenres are included, from contemporary to historical, paranormal (both urban and steampunk fantasy types), romantic suspense, as well as multicultural and even inspirational romance. Participating authors include Ilona Andrews, Julia Quinn, Beverly Jenkins, Alisha Rai, Laura Kaye, Viola Carr, and many more.

This promo is being done via Instafreebie, and you will have to sign up there for Avon’s newsletter with a valid email address, to which they will send all of the books you want (DRM-free choice of ePub, Mobi, or PDF—I recommend choosing ePub if you only get one format, because it’s easier to convert—which will be watermarked with your personal info but otherwise freely transferrable to the device of your choice).

Offered worldwide through May 19th, probably Eastern Time, via the publisher’s special promo page which provides links to claim each title (must be done individually, but the form remembers your name and email after the first time, so you don’t have to keep filling it out).

[Free eBook] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]

You Drive Me Crazy by by Italian author Anna Premoli, the 2013 recipient of the Premio Bancarella, an Italian literary prize established in 1954, is her standalone chick-lit workplace novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is a translation of Come inciampare nel principe azzurro, which was originally self-published in 2012 and was later picked up by Italian publisher Newton Compton.

The story is a multicultural expat workplace comedy set in Seoul, South Korea, starring a London-based investment banker who is transferred to an overseas branch where she has difficulties adapting to the local environment, exacerbated by a the unhelpfulness of her hot new Korean-American boss, with whom she has an enemies-to-lovers flirtation. NB: The author herself is a financial consultant for a private bank, who started writing to alleviate job boredom, so those parts of the novel should be very accurate.

Offered in the UK only, available at Amazon.

Continue reading “[Free eBook] You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli [Chick-Lit Workplace Romantic Comedy]”

[Free eBook] One Mistletoe Wish by A. C. Arthur [Contemporary Romance]

One Mistletoe Wish by A. C. Arthur is the 1st novel in her The Taylors of Temptation series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Harlequin’s Kimani Romance imprint which spotlights African-American authors.

This series takes place among the African-American community in a small town setting of Virginia, apparently centred around a family of sextuplets. The story is a festive one centred around a young widow staging a holiday play at the community centre, who begins falling for the new owner, a sextuplet tech guru who grew up in the area but left to escape local fame and go make his fortune in big business and somewhat reluctantly returned to the small town life.

Offered worldwide until midnight December 20th, Eastern Time, available worldwide directly from the publisher as part of their Christmas Countdown promotion.

Continue reading “[Free eBook] One Mistletoe Wish by A. C. Arthur [Contemporary Romance]”