[Free eBook] Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon [Urban Fantasy with Romance]

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the 23rd novel in the Dark-Hunter universe of paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books imprint.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for August and is being made free to help promote the upcoming 39th novel, Stygian, released on August 28th. The series is set in a version of our modern world where ancient Greek gods, demons, immortal warriors, and time-travelling shapeshifters all exist and variously protect humanity or act against it in various subseries within the fictional universe.

This installment is apparently one of the ones involving the gods, as one with a complicated hidden past finds himself exposed even as his survival and humanity’s become linked to that of a woman who threatens his very existence when reawakening ancient enemies target them both.

Offered through August 17th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, available DRM-free to Canada & US only directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] The Sun Dragon by Annabelle Jay [YA LGBT Urban Fantasy]

The Sun Dragon by Annabelle Jay is the 1st novel in the The Sun Dragon quintet of YA urban fantasy with f/f and f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ Harmony Ink imprint for teen readers.

This is a special giveaway to help promote the author’s newly released YA science fiction novel about cloning, Jesse 2.0. The series takes place in a variant version of our modern world, where current technology and pop culture exist, alongside an centuries-past line of kings who banished dragons not by killing, but transforming them, unleashing the dragons again in the present day.

This installment sets up the storyline as a high school student discovers that her newly manifested powers may be the key to saving her best friend from the evil king’s scheme, as well as struggling between the obligatory attractions to the (male) representative of a secret council of wizards and a beautiful (female) magical forest-dweller.

Offered worldwide through July 24th until midnight Eastern Time, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Brellitine Grever and the Sea of Gelled by Ruhi Jain [YA Paranormal Fantasy]

Brellitine Grever and the Sea of Gelled by London-born India-resident author Ruhi Jain is the 1st novel in the Brell Trilogy series of young adult paranormal urban fantasy adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The series takes place in a version of our modern world where folkloric creatures secretly exist, starring a girl whose parents have mysteriously disappeared, who gradually comes of age as she begins exploring the hidden realms.

This installment starts her journey of discovery as her brother also mysteriously disappears and she receives a tip that he has been kidnapped to become the heart of an evil mermaid queen, as she skeptically sets off to rescue him, as you do.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free Audiobooks] How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather & The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [YA Paranormal Fantasy & Classic Lit Novel]

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 real or imagined ancestral sins and dealing with unjust persecution in Massachussetts past and present, available until 7am Eastern Time on July 19th, are as follows:

  • How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather, contemporary literary drama/urban fantasy novel, starring a girl who is the descendant of one of the men responsible for the 17th century Salem Witch Trials, who in turn comes into conflict with modern-day descendants of the people persecuted as witches, and must also deal with an angry ghost and a centuries-old curse affecting those with ties with to the trial; read by the author herself (who is also a descendant of Cotton Mather and has apparently included a note about the real-life experience of living with her ancestor’s legacy), from Listening Library, available worldwide
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the classic 19th-century novel about hypocritical social standards in 18th-century Boston, as a young mother is ostracized for adultery which her tormentors will not admit to their part in; read by Donada Peters, from Listening Library, available worldwide

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on July 19th, 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] The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova [YA Mermaid Urban Fantasy]

The Vicious Deep by Ecuadoran-born author Zoraida Cordova is the 1st novel in the The Vicious Deep trilogy of young adult paranormal urban fantasy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Fire imprint.

This is apparently being made free to help promote her other series, Brooklyn Brujas, whose 2nd novel Bruja Born was released just last month. The series takes place near Coney Island, New York, starring a boy who gradually claims his secret heritage among the denizens of the sea as an ancient battle comes to the fore, placing him in conflict between duty, friendship, and love.

This installment sees him mysteriously disappearing at sea, only to return haunted with disturbing dreams and strange new abilities as he uncovers his true position in a hidden world, with the help of his best friend.

Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell [Fantasy]

The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell is the 1st novella in the Lychford series of contemporary rural fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books’ Tor.com.

This is part of a special flash giveaway to promote their Tor.com exclusive novella line, showcasing two series with new installments coming out in the next couple of months. The series is set in a small village in England, which is secretly a boundary between worlds.

This story features an unknowing threat to the world, when an eccentric local must gather allies to thwart a supermarket’s plan to build a branch in the village, whose construction plans will breach the border, allowing dangerous beings to come through.

Offered through February 2nd at 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace [Supernatural Foodie Urban Fantasy]

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace is the 1st novel in his Sin Du Jour series of satirical urban fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This is a special flash giveaway, being made free to promote the upcoming 6th novel in the series, which comes out later this year. The series is centred around the adventures of a supernatural catering company in New York City.

This story involves a foodie challenge to create a dinner with a unique ingredient for a high-stakes diplomatic banquet, under the pressure of defusing a potential war between two rival demon gangs.

Offered DRM-free through 12 PM EST on September 29th, available worldwide, directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Beth by Jennifer Stevenson [Urban Fantasy Comedy]

Beth by Jennifer Stevenson is the 1st novel in her Coed Demon Sluts series of satirical chick-lit paranormal urban fantasy, possibly with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself via the Book View Café backlist author republishing consortium.

The series stars assorted women in bad life experiences who turn them into humorous ones by signing up to become demonic succubuses for fun and profit.

This installment finds a middle-aged woman in a midlife crisis answering the call. NB: Despite the ostensibly sexy premise of their new profession, apparently these are comedic rather than steamy. There’s also an accompanying series where men are/become incubuses.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Classic Literature]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which 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 fantastic discovery, available until 7am Eastern Time on August 17th, are as follows:

  • Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older, is his debut young adult urban fantasy novel set in modern Brooklyn, starring an artistically talented girl who discovers that she can wield a special hidden magic that infuses spirits into artworks, but also killers targeting these shadowshapers, who believe her to be hiding a family secret they want; Scholastic Audiobooks, read by Annika Noni
  • Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, is his vintage classic literary fiction story about a man who one day wakes up as a giant cockroach, and how his day goes from there; from Naxos Audiobooks, read by Martin Jarvis

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on August 17th, 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).

This is the final week of the promotion, and I hope you’ve enjoyed whichever selections you might have been interested in.

[Free eBook REPEAT] The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting [YA Paranormal Fantasy Mystery with Romance]

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the 1st novel in her The Body Finder series of young adult paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Harper Teen imprint.

This is a contemporary urban fantasy series starring a teenaged heroine has an unusual secret ability to sense the dead bodies of people and animals who have been killed. This installment is a suspenseful one which pushes her into trying to actively use her abilities to catch a serial killer, with the help of her best friend who has a crush on her, while trying not to become the killer’s next victim.

Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers (previously only free @ B&N the last time around).

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