Free Reads Spotlight – Love’s Landscapes

LoveLandscapesLogoEvery summer, the M/M Romance Group on GoodReads puts on an amazing event where writers submit 150+ free short stories and novellas (and even a few novels), all written based on group member prompts, and released every day from June 1 through August. It’s amazing and a treasure trove of stories.

A number of GRNW 2014 authors have already had their 2014 stories published. You can check them out below (and all have ebook versions for downloading!)

Better Than New by Charley Descoteaux (Contemporary)

Guarded by Kim Fielding (Fantasy)

The Raven’s Luck by Laylah Hunter (Urban Fantasy)

Souring Past Death by Morticia Knight (Dystopia/Sci-Fi)

Wet Dreams and Adult Revelations by Tara Spears (Contemporary)

Villains by Andrea Speed (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

Expect the Unexpected by Lou Sylvre (Contemporary)

What more stories will come out? We’ll find out! Until then, happy reading!

Free Reads Spotlight: Contemporary Romance

So, we were going to do these on Fridays, but that was a few Fridays ago! 😀 So, we’re going to do regular spotlights instead to highlight all the awesome free reads by GRNW authors.

This time, we’re looking at some free contemporary romances!

BridgesBridges by MJ O’Shea

With names like Dallas and Brooklyn they could’ve either been best friends…or worst enemies. The war started in third grade, with a surprise punch to the face, and lasted until the summer after high school when Brooklyn and Dallas are stuck working at the same store. At night. Together. It should’ve been a recipe for disaster. But instead of outright combat, they slowly start to notice that not only do they not hate each other, but perhaps they have more in common than either of them knew. Soon, amidst unexpected laughter and camaraderie, Dallas realizes that maybe the guy who used to be his number one enemy could actually be his perfect match.

Download a free ebook of this story on GoodReads!

On the Dock by Kade Boehme

Erik was a lonely small town boy who had always done what right, but after years of that life which had not turned out at all like it was supposed to if he had followed the rules, like he was told, he met Will. The world became a different place when they met that day on the dock.

Download the free ebook on GoodReads!

Wanting by Piper Vaughn

Jonah Beckett has been in love with his older brother’s best friend, Laurie, since he was thirteen-years-old. When his boyfriend, Dirk, breaks up with him for refusing to put out, Jonah uses his heartbreak over the situation as an excuse to ask Laurie to teach him all about sex before he starts college in the fall. Problem is, he made Dirk up, and Jonah has no idea what will happen when Laurie finally finds out the truth.

Download the free ebook from GoodReads or ARe!

Swept up in Blue by Pender Mackie

When Tait goes out for drinks after work he meets Jude from Sales. Tait’s more than interested, but he’s sworn off coworkers. Can Jude market himself as an employee benefit?

Download the free ebook from Amazon or ARe!

Feel free to share what free reads YOU would like to recommend to us! 😀

Free Reads Friday: Contemporary Romance

Another installment of Free Reads Friday, and another chance to share some free reads by GRNW authors!

CottonwoodCottonwood Memories by L.C. Chase

For Brandon going home isn’t easy, but in order to move forward with his life with Zach, he needs to pay a visit to his first love, Avery.

This free short story was sparked by a photo prompt from a dear friend. In the photo, a young man is sitting by a window wearing nothing but a pair of superhero underwear and glasses. In his hands is a ragged teddy bear. I wondered, what is he thinking, and what does that little bear remind him of? And so began Cottonwood Memories.

Visit L.C.’s site for the free download!

Delivery with a Smile by Megan Derr

Jack worked hard to obtain a normal life. He might not love it, but it’s better than the criminal life he left behind—even if it cost literally everything, and he really does hate being a damned delivery man. On the bright side, his route includes a friendly old lady who makes the world’s best cookies and regales him with tales of her hot, jet-setting son. Normalcy definitely has perks.

Then he walks in on her and her son arguing with men at gunpoint.

Visit Less Than Three Press for the free download!

Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino

Nikhil “Nik” Larson is a snarky, dark-skinned adoptee from India who grew up in the Whitest Town in America. Back to visit his parents Nik meets Trooper Jurgen Dammerung, a blond, butch motorcycle cop who’s so hot he leaves a con trail wherever he goes.

Jurgen is the epitome of everything Nik hated about growing up the lone Indian boy among a town of white people. But Jurgen surprises him rather (ahem) pleasantly, in spite of — or because of — Nik’s attempts to needle him. By the end of his visit, Nik realizes he likes Jurgen. But Jurgen’s so not the relationship type.

Right?

Visit All Romance Ebooks to download it for free!

And you can visit the GRNW Free Reads shelf on GoodReads to find even more free reads!

Free Reads Friday! Paranormal Edition

The War at the end of the world_BelleauWe want to highlight some fantastic free works for readers, especially if they’re looking to sample work by authors attending GRNW 2014. So, we’ll be featuring (hopefully weekly!) selections of free reads that you all can check out. 🙂

The War at the End of the World by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane

September, 1941.

War correspondent Joseph Byrne has been cheating death all his life, ever since he spent two years in an iron lung as a boy diagnosed with polio. In the years since, the Fetch, a strange being charged by Death with collecting Joseph and transporting him into the unknown, has been condemned to watch and wait.

Now, with Joseph working in a Finland caught in a tug of war between Nazi and Soviet forces, it seems a foregone conclusion that the Fetch’s sentence is at its end and Death will have Joseph for her own at last. Joseph, an openly Jewish American, has no doubt where his allegiance lies, no matter the danger. But after all these years at Joseph’s side, watching him overcome adversity to grow into a brave and principled young man, the Fetch has come to realize that there are forces stronger and so much sweeter than even the purpose you were made for.

Visit Storm Moon Press to download it for free!

Red by Belinda McBride

After a decade, Stephan is back in town, his brutal hunter’s gaze searching for prey. When he runs into Red in a bar, Stephan is mesmerized. Years ago, Red had been a skinny boy, doing his best to protect himself from the big bad creatures of the city. Now, he’s all grown up and has been waiting a very long time… for Stephan.

Visit the M/M Romance Group’s site to download it for free!

Deadman and the Lustful Spirit by Lou Harper

Denton is a necromancer and his boyfriend Bran is a witch. It’s not as exciting as it sounds. They don’t even get to dress the part, unless it’s New Year’s Eve and they’ve been invited to a costume party. Denton is happy to let his hair down, but coaxing the reclusive Bran out of his shell is hard enough without a demonic spirit crashing the party.

Convincing the spirit to return whence it came from will call on Denton’s special skills, but not in necromancy.

Grab it for free at Smashwords.

Shy Hunter by Ginn Hale

Since being assaulted, David must struggle to control the beast within. But the killer stalking David’s lover may leave him no choice but to embrace his dangerous nature.

Visit Ginn’s site to read the full story.

And you can always find more in our free reads shelf in the GRNW GoodReads group!

Happy reading! 😀