Vulnerable by Amy Lane is the 1st novel in her Little Goddess series of urban fantasy adventures with strong f/m, m/m, and f/m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Dreamspinner Press’ DSP Publications imprint for plot-centric other-genre works where any romance is secondary.
This was originally self-published in 2005 via self-publishing repackager iUniverse and and later revised and picked up by DSP. The series stars a young woman in a seemingly mundane small town who discovers a neighbouring hidden magical world of vampires and elves and werewolves and potential polyamory.
This installment is the first of her many adventures levelling up in the local paranormal ranks, as she becomes acquainted with the hidden world and her future place in it, fulfilling a destiny with a new love and his old lover the prince.
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Dominions by James A. Burton, a pseudonym for author James A. Hetley, is the 2nd novel in his The Bladesmith series of contemporary urban fantasy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author via the Book View Café backlist author republishing consortium.
This is a self-published sequel to his novel Powers, which was published in 2012 by Prime Books. The series is set in a variant of our modern world, where the welfare of all the connected worlds is tied to the continued existence of the gods, who can be killed with specially-forged weapons. This installment follows up the effects of one such disastrous killing, centred around the city-dwelling goddess who carries a godslaying blade she strives to unmake with the help of the man who forged it, which makes her hunted by all of the other gods even as the blade hungers to kill them all.
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The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones, a pseudonym for prolific British YA fantasy author Allan Frewin Jones is the 1st novel in his Faerie Path series of young adult hidden heritage urban portal fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ HarperTeen imprint.
The series is split between the modern world of London and the hidden world of Faerie, as the heroine discovers that she is a princess who has been lost for centuries among the mortals. This installment sets up her return to court and the beginning of her many problem-solving adventures as her former fiancée finally locates her, only to find herself torn between two worlds even as she must relearn her old life and face a threat to Faerie. NB: if you don’t want to know exactly what’s behind the threat to Faerie, avoid reading the blurbs for the next few novels in the series, which contain significant spoilers for important plot twists in this one.
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Signatures by James A. Hetley is his standalone contemporary urban fantasy murder mystery novel, free for a limited time courtesy of the author himself via the Book View Café backlist author re-publishing consortium.
This is a police procedural set in a magical version of our world, starring a retired police forensic wizard tracking down the culprit behind the mysterious dreams of an old, dead criminal whose magical signature is now adorning new murder victims.
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The Dark Days Club by Australian author Alison Goodman, a recipient of the Aurealis Award and a Tiptree Award honouree, is 1st novel in her Lady Helen trilogy of YA Regency historical urban fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.
This is also known as Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, which was used by its original Australian publisher Angus & Robertson, and is being made free to promote the upcoming release of the 2nd novel The Dark Days Pact, due in January. The series is set in a magical version of the 19th century British Regency. This installment sees the debut of the heroine as she enters not only into London society for her first Season, but also the deeper, darker, and no less dangerous underworld of the supernatural.
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The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the 1st novel in her The Body Finder series of YA paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.
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.
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Wishing Upon A Star by Jody Lynn Nye & Angelina Adams is their entry in the Stellar Guild series of science fiction & fantasy novellas teaming up new authors with established ones, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.
The main story is a contemporary urban fantasy tale starring a modern-day genie, and the backup story continues her adventures as she has encounters with her more traditional folkloric fairy tale peers. Offered DRM-free, available worldwide through the month of June.
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The Wicked City by Megan Morgan is the 1st novel in her Siren Song series of urban fantasy with f/m paranormal romance elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press.
This series is set in a version of Chicago in a world where persons with paranormal abilities are targeted for unwilling scientific research, and this story involves the heroine of the series, who has supernatural vocal powers, going up against the Institute which kidnapped her similarly-gifted twin brother, which will become something of a nemesis in future installments. Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.
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Shadow Hunt by Erin Kellison is a novella which is 3rd in her Shadow Touch urban fantasy sub-series of the Shadow Bound f/m paranormal romance setting, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Zebra imprint.
This sub-series is an urban fantasy suspense spinoff with paranormal romance elements, following an established science/magic team-up couple around as they investigate supernatural mysteries in between continuing to build their relationship. This installment has them hunting a murderer among the mage Houses which may also spark a war. Offered worldwide @ multiple retailers.
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Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman is the 1st novel in her The Split Worlds trilogy of historical urban fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Diversion Books.
This was originally published by Angry Robot in 2013, and was nominated for the British Fantasy Awards’ Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel. The series is set in an alternate historical fantasy world modeled upon 19th century British society, which is split betwen the Mundanus of the humans and the Exilium of the Fae. This story features a young woman who managed to escape the restricted world of the intrigue-laden Fae-influenced society, only to be dragged back into their machinations.