The fog has arrived on the Oregon Coast, so it’s time to break out the jacket again in case I need to bundle up a bit for my daily walking endeavors.

And that has me thinking about bundles. Good thing, too, because we have only a couple of days left on the Sorcery & Steam Storybundle, while a new Storybundle called Racing the Clock launches late Tuesday/early Wednesday (depending on where you are in the world).

What a thrilling addition to our August lineup.

As you might recall from my July 22 Publisher’s Note, the Sorcery & Steam Storybundle includes three new books exclusive to this bundle—Killing the Angel of Death by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Luck Be Ladies: A Poker Boy Collection by Dean Wesley Smith, and Fiction River Presents: Sorcery & Steam, edited by Gwyneth Gibby—as well as seven other fantastic ebooks for the low price of just $15. Click here for more information or to buy the bundle.

I’ll talk about the wide release of those books in next week’s Publisher’s Note if you’re waiting for that information.

If you’re looking for a thrilling assemblage of fast-paced fiction, the Racing the Clock bundle might be just your speed. That bundle includes three previously published WMG titles: Fiction River Presents: Racing the Clock, edited by me; Death Takes a Diamond: A Mary Jo Assassin Novel by Dean Wesley Smith; and The Tower by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Here are the synopses for each book:

Fiction River Presents: Racing the Clock

The latest volume of Fiction River Presents makes the heart race. From one woman’s desperate attempts to escape her kidnappers to another woman’s attempts to escape a doomed space station, this volume takes off at a pulse-pounding pace and refuses to let go until the very end. Including a short story from Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Retrieval Artist sf thriller series, this volume proves why Adventures Fantastic says the Fiction River series “is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.”

Includes:
“The Chair by” JC Andrijeski
“Tower One” by Thomas K. Carpenter
“The Good Brother” by Brendan DuBois
“The Elevator in the Cornfield” by Scott William Carter
“The Red-Stained Wishing Tree” by Eric Stocklassa
“The Scent of Amber and Vanilla” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Play the Man” by Dan C. Duval
“Eyes on My Cards” by Dean Wesley Smith
“H-Hour” by Steven Mohan, Jr.
“Sole Survivor” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Death Takes a Diamond

When a contract comes in on another assassin, Mary Jo must discover why. Assassins don’t kill assassins.

With four ancient-order assassins working together, anything becomes possible.

Sex, murder, and diamonds. And pretty much in that order.

Only Mary Jo Assassin can deliver all three with a smile and a vodka orange juice drink in her hand.

The Tower

So many mysteries in the past. So many opportunities as well. As Portals, Inc. uses historians to test its time travel devices, historians use Portals to test their theories.

Neyla believes the 17th century discovery of the dead Princes near the Bloody Tower will tell her who murdered the boys centuries before.

Thomas Ayliffe believes he can pull off the crime of the century—any century.

All three agendas collide in a story about crimes and criminals, past, present, and future.

The Racing the Clock Storybundle can be found here once it’s live.

For more information on Fiction River Presents subscriptions, click here.

So, race on over to Storybundle and see what fabulous deals await!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.