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Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads each week. You can download a free book in almost any genre and heat level. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
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Secret Crush by Victoria Pinder

Romantic Suspense
For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral.

Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit in the House of Morgan?

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Trainable by Mary Winter

Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsErotic Romance
Trisha was excited that her boyfriend wanted to learn how to ride horses and share in her sport. When he fell off a month before regionals, everything changed. Now, Trisha needs to decide if she’s okay pursuing her equestrian passion solo, and let her work at 2 Hearts Rescue South be fulfilling, or if she needs a partner who loves riding as much as she does.
Jacob thought they were doing okay, each pursuing their own sport. He’s a gymnast, one with an Olympic hope. But once he gets a taste of riding, he knows he wants more. The question is to balance his professional aspirations with his personal one, and make sure that Trisha knows, she’s the woman he wants–forever. No training required.

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Their Secret Paradise by J Rose Allister

Paranormal Romance
Where the gods Love and Lust reside, no one will leave untouched…
Parapsychology grad Gina Munson finds her uncle’s island resort fascinating, but dangerous to her love life. The passion-stirring power of the island caused her heartache before. Now, she’s determined to study the phenomenon without falling victim to the resort’s special “charms.”
Contractor David Gilroy wouldn’t believe in the island’s alleged poRead Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readswer even if he knew about it. He’s only interested in his building job…until he sees Gina sunbathing topless. Gina knows she can’t trust what they’re feeling. How can David convince her his passion is real? What if it isn’t?

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The Apple Tree by Lynnette Sofras

Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsContemporary Romance
This novel was previously published by Prism Book Group (formerly Inspired Romance Novels) and was their Grand Prize Winner in December 2011. Escaping from your past is never easy, as junior hospital doctor Juliet discovers when she tries to start afresh, leaving both her marriage and her career behind. Love blossoms rapidly when she meets the mysterious and forthright Nicholas, who seems to herald the new beginning she craves. But Nicholas isn’t quite what he seems—and also holds strong views on the subject of marriage that she fails to take seriously. The past quickly dissolves into insignificance as their all-consuming romance propels them forward, but Juliet has to learn the price of happiness in the cruellest way possible. Will she be able to tackle the painful roots of her past in order for her future to grow strong and healthy?

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Alien Contact for Idiots by Edward Hoornaert

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What’s a woman gonna do when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?

When Native Americans from an alternate timeline move their huge island nation to our Earth, Seattle biologist Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact with Prince Tro Eaglesbrood. She yearns to help the technologically advanced newcomers settle peacefully…if that’s truly what they seek. While she and Tro are quarantined together, the world holds its breath, wondering if the aliens are refugees or invaders. She’s in the best position to judge whether their goodwill is honest or a trick, but how can she reassure anyone about them when she fears Tro is seducing her solely for the good of his kingdom?

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Welcome to FreeBook Friday

What will you #Read this weekend? How about free books? @AdrianaKraft #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogEach week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

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Hook Ups (Swinging Games Book 2) by Adriana Kraft

Friends with benefits —a brand new world opens up for Jen and Brett Andrews in the enticing but unpredictable world of swinging. Will Pam and Rick be all they’ve hoped for? Will Tom and Linda disappear after chatting them up? What about Carl and Alice? Fantasies and new hookups fuel the fire of lust and excitement, but what will happen to their marriage?

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Alien Contact for Idiots by Edward Hoornaert

Science Fiction Romance
What’s a woman gonna do when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?

When Native Americans from an alternate timeline move their huge island nation to our Earth, Seattle biologist Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact with Prince Tro Eaglesbrood. She yearns to help the technologically advanced newcomers settle peacefully…if that’s truly what they seek. While she and Tro are quarantined together, the world holds its breath, wondering if the aliens are refugees or invaders. She’s in the best position to judge whether their goodwill is honest or a trick, but how can she reassure anyone about them when she fears Tro is seducing her solely for the good of his kingdom?

Download your copy here: http://eepurl.com/Psqmn
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Secret Crush by Victoria Pinder

Romantic Suspense
For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral.

Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit in the House of Morgan?

Download your copy here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/bpu51ogcs0
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Risking Her Heart by Laura Hayley-McNeil

Hollywood producer Trent Parker has one goal – to own the film option for the breakout novel Sunset in Maui. His problem? Charisse Whitloch. She’ll do anything to produce the film. Trent can stop her, but not without getting close to her, a bond he can’t risk.
Charisse has found the film project that will prove she’s her own woman. One person stands in her way – Trent Parker. She’s faced opposition before, but she isn’t prepared for Trent. Can her charm soften Trent’s heart of stone?
Trent’s defenses against Charisse crumble – loving her will heal the darkness in his soul and open the door to a secret he buried long ago. When Charisse is threatened, she and Trent face her adversaries. They piece together a plot more sinister than any Hollywood movie, but the key to their survival lies in Trent’s past – the key that will lead to Trent’s destruction.
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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your copy: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
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Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

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Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert @EdHornaert #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceToday’s featured book is Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert. Tell us about your story. We’ll have other questions in a moment.
Dusty Johnson, a self-styled ordinary, everyday woman, responds with extraordinary heroism when saboteurs try to bomb the prototype of Earth’s first starship. She wants to return to anonymity, but that burst of courage propels her ever deeper into dangers that tear the scabs off her dark past — and thrust her into the arms of the unattainable man of her dreams.
Reese Eaglesbrood, an alien prince, yearns to restore his tattered reputation by guiding the starship project to completion, but his fascination with the unassuming heroine threatens to undermine his fragile authority. Shunning Dusty is necessary, yet unthinkable — and when the saboteurs strike again, she may be his only ally against Earth’s most elusive enemies.
What species/races of people are in your book?
The main characters are all human — Native Americans from the future. The villains are shapeshifters from the ‘nothingness’ In Between alternate realities.
Do you have non-sentient creatures or animals in your story? If so, what are they?
A Siamese cat plays an important part.

Language and Culture in Rescuing Prince Charming

What languages are spoken in your story universe?
English and Shanoog
If you created a language for the story, what is it called?
Shanoog, based on the Chinook trade jargon used by Pacific Northwest Native Americans but intermixed with French and Spanish
Please give us a few words in this language and their translation.
klootch – an impolite but not obscene word for a woman: roughly “broad” or “chick.”
kwayviva – literally ‘cave for living’; one of the underground cities the Kwadrans lived in before hopping to our Earth.
siatko – a legendary demon who visited unfortunates in the night. By extension, the name given to the enemy shapeshifters.
In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?
Kwadra Island has landed on near-future Earth. It’s a duplicate of Vancouver Island, but inhabited by the descendants of the Kwakiutl tribe of Native Americans. On an alternative Earth that diverged from ours around 1800, they ruled the Pacific Northwest until the planet’s environment collapsed. Using 23rd century technology (they’re from the future) they ‘hopped’ their entire nation to our Earth, though the machinery cost all their resources. However, the impoverished kingdom possesses schematics for the most advanced technology on Earth.
What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?
Racial prejudice against the First Nations people from the future.

Story Setting

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.
Most of the story happens underground in an abandoned kwayviva that now houses a top secret research and development facility designed to build a starship using plans and specifications from Kwadran databases.
What makes this world unique?
Kwadra’s presence has upset the world’s status quo, including religions (which didn’t foretell Kwadra’s coming), race relations (because the most advanced nation is now Native American) and the balance of power. The new route to power is to ‘romance’ Kwadra into sharing some of its advanced technology.
Other books in the series highlight various aspects of Kwadra’s arrival, but this one focuses on a joint Kwadran-North American project to build a starship.
Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.
Dusty, the heroine, is a contemporary American technical writer from Tucson. She’s one-fourth Mexican, is extremely intelligent, and has an engineering degree.
Kwadra is based upon the historical Kwakiutl tribe that I became fascinated with after teaching at a one-room school on an island off the British Columbia coast. But they aren’t our world’s Kwakiutl; no totem poles, for example. Instead, it’s an extrapolation of what might have been if the tribe was heavily influenced by France, Spain, and China, yet managed a tenuous autonomy until escaping to our Earth.
What food or drink is available to your characters?
The usual food of our times.
In what ways was it helpful to have a map (or sketch of one) for your story?
The map of North America’s west coast has changed dramatically. A map of the future is attached.

Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert @EdHornaert #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceCharacter Physiology

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?
They’re both human. Dusty inherited black hair from her Mexican grandmother, but doesn’t otherwise look Hispanic; since people can’t tell, she enjoys surprising them with the fluent Spanish Abuela Estrella taught her. Reese looks like an aboriginal American, but mixed with Asian and European ancestry.
What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?
Many Kwadrans have implants that include personal assistant/computers and thought-operated radios.

Sharing World Building Expertise

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:
Write what you know (or enjoy) – and then research like crazy to know more.
Know all aspects of your world (economy, history, power structure, family mores, etc) even if they aren’t central to the story. Much of this will end up being important in some way to the backstory and/or the feel of the culture.
Don’t fake it! Research it!
When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?
My alien shapeshifters are from In Between alternate realities. The quantum-mechanical hypothesis of parallel universes is “universes that are separated from each other by a single quantum event” . . . but researching “single quantum event” leads to utterly unhelpful phrases such as “the subjective appearance of wavefunction collapse is explained by the mechanism of quantum decoherence.” So although I learned more than I could ever understand about quantum theory, I ended up with artistic license to design my own In Beetween.
What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?
Be original; avoid taking a quick and easy well-traveled path. A few years ago, fictional worlds inhabited by heroic, superhuman vampires were all the rage, until suddenly they weren’t. Now, it seems that heroic, superhuman shapeshifters are everywhere. If you must use a tried-and-true element, be sure to give it such a strong twist that you own the idea.
Share a resource you found helpful when researching for your story.
It’ll be of no use to anyone else, but Language of Oregon, by George Gibbs, published 1863, was essential in developing my aliens’ language, Shanoog.
What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?
Be thorough. Be original. Imagine more about your world than you ever think you’ll need

Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert

Specific science fiction genre: Science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: self
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rescuing-Prince-Charming-Contact-Idiots-ebook/dp/B076NKML67/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rescuing-prince-charming-edward-hoornaert/1127273298
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rescuing-prince-charming/id1299523142
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/rescuing-prince-charming
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/754771

Edward Hoornaert Social Media

What kind of guy writes romance? A guy who married his high school sweetheart a week after graduation and still lives the HEA decades later. A guy who’s a certifiable Harlequin hero—he inspired Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Rita Award finalist Mr. Valentine, which is dedicated to him.
Ed started out writing contemporary romances for Silhouette Books, but these days he concentrates on science fiction romance. He’s been a teacher, principal, technical writer, salesman, janitor, and symphonic oboist. He and wife Judi live in Tucson, Arizona. They have three sons, a daughter, a mutt, and the galaxy’s most adorable grandsons. Visit him at http://eahoornaert.com
Website / Blog https://eahoornaert.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/edhoornaert
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1237266.Edward_Hoornaert
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Hoornaert/e/B001K8HWVQ/
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It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads each week. All genres and heat levels. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

 

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Alien Contact for Idiots

Edward Hoornaert
Science Fiction Romance
What’s a woman gonna do when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?

When Native Americans from an alternate timeline move their huge island nation to our Earth, Seattle biologist Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact with Prince Tro Eaglesbrood. She yearns to help the technologically advanced newcomers settle peacefully…if that’s truly what they seek. While she and Tro are quarantined together, the world holds its breath, wondering if the aliens are refugees or invaders. She’s in the best position to judge whether their goodwill is honest or a trick, but how can she reassure anyone about them when she fears Tro is seducing her solely for the good of his kingdom?

Download your copy here: http://eepurl.com/Psqmn
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Secret Crush

Victoria Pinder
Romantic Suspense
For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral.

Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit in the House of Morgan?

Download your copy here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/bpu51ogcs0
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Trainable

Mary Winter
Erotic Romance
Trisha was excited that her boyfriend wanted to learn how to ride horses and share in her sport. When he fell off a month before regionals, everything changed. Now, Trisha needs to decide if she’s okay pursuing her equestrian passion solo, and let her work at 2 Hearts Rescue South be fulfilling, or if she needs a partner who loves riding as much as she does.
Jacob thought they were doing okay, each pursuing their own sport. He’s a gymnast, one with an Olympic hope. But once he gets a taste of riding, he knows he wants more. The question is to balance his professional aspirations with his personal one, and make sure that Trisha knows, she’s the woman he wants–forever. No training required.

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Their Secret Paradise

J Rose Allister
Paranormal Romance
Where the gods Love and Lust reside, no one will leave untouched…
Parapsychology grad Gina Munson finds her uncle’s island resort fascinating, but dangerous to her love life. The passion-stirring power of the island caused her heartache before. Now, she’s determined to study the phenomenon without falling victim to the resort’s special “charms.”
Contractor David Gilroy wouldn’t believe in the island’s alleged power even if he knew about it. He’s only interested in his building job…until he sees Gina sunbathing topless. Gina knows she can’t trust what they’re feeling. How can David convince her his passion is real? What if it isn’t?

Download your copy here: https://instafreebie.com/free/nDtGP
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The Apple Tree

Lynnette Sofras
Contemporary Romance
This novel was previously published by Prism Book Group (formerly Inspired Romance Novels) and was their Grand Prize Winner in December 2011. Escaping from your past is never easy, as junior doctor Juliet discovers when she tries to start afresh, leaving both her marriage and her career behind. Love blossoms rapidly when she meets the mysterious and forthright Nicholas, who seems to herald the new beginning she craves. But Nicholas isn’t quite what he seems—and also holds strong views on the subject of marriage that she fails to take seriously. The past quickly dissolves into insignificance as their all-consuming romance propels them forward, but Juliet has to learn the price of happiness in the cruellest way possible. Will she be able to tackle the painful roots of her past in order for her future to grow strong and healthy?

Free on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LVH8CQ/

Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas

Kayelle Allen
Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your copy here: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
(requires newsletter sign up)

Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

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