I’m a hard reader to surprise. That’s to be expected, really, given what I do for a living. As a writer, editor and publisher, I’m far too involved in what makes a good story to be easily taken in by one. So, when I can’t forget a story—or find myself getting sucked in to it again and again when I’m supposed to be doing something, you know, work-related—I take note.
And if a writer can surprise me, well, that’s something truly unexpected.
Every writer in this bundle did just that: gave me something unexpected. Be it a twist I didn’t see coming, a voice I didn’t expect to hear, or an expression of emotion I wasn’t prepared for, these wonderful stories gave me a great gift. And that’s why I’ve chosen to share them with you in the SF Plot Twist Storybundle.
Included in the bundle is Fiction River Presents: The Unexpected, edited by me. This short fiction anthology is the inspiration for the whole bundle. I’ve also included another short fiction anthology, Captain’s Log: Boundary Shock Quarterly #1, edited by Blaze Ward, with stories ranging “from the silly to the sublime.” And we have Daughter of Nothing, a young adult dystopian novel by Eric Kent Edstrom, and Magician’s Choice, a space fantasy/alternate history novel by Stefon Mears.
As a bonus, we have Laying the Music to Rest, a twisty-turny time travel novel by USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith; The Falls: A Diving Universe Novel, a far future sf thriller by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch; The Knight Deception, a near future sf thriller by Derringer Award-nominated author Ron Collins; Day 9, the 2013 International Book Award winner by Robert Jeschonek; Faster, a superhero novel by the incomparable Annie Reed; and Awaken the Star Dragon, a brand-new novel by Blaze Ward.
As always, at StoryBundle, you name your own price—whatever you feel the books are worth, and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity—in this case, AbleGamers For $5 (or more, if you feel generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any eBook format—WORLDWIDE. If you pay $15 (or more, if you feel generous), you’ll get the six bonus books as well.
This bundle runs for three weeks only. So, act fast, because the amazing value of the Storybundle is no surprise at all.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.