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This looks like a great bundle. Of course, Pauline Baird Jones in the mix always helps. Her contribution is Specters in the Storm. Perhaps you will recall my review – I loved it!  Read on to find out how the story bundle works and how you can get it.


The Sorcery and Steam Bundle – Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Sorcery. Steam. Ghosts. A touch of romance. Mythic creatures. Some truly violent bad guys. And one little black cat.

This bundle has everything in this bundle that a fantasy reader could want.

Including magic.

Magic in all forms, from the magic that gods use when they come to Earth to magic that a familiar inspires when she helps a man with limited ability keep his spells fresh. Vampires and werewolves. Parasols and tea and lovely chocolates (can’t resist tea and chocolate!). And FBI agents facing killers and assassins who can kill with a blink.

There are new releases in this bundle. Usually writers contribute the first books in a series or a book that fits the theme but has been published for a long time. Four writers—Dayle A. Dermatis, Catherine Banks, Michelle Fox, and Kristne Kathryn Rusch— decided to put their most recent book in the bundle.

Pauline Baird Jones started the steampunk trend with her Specters in the Storm. Then came Fiction River: Alchemy & Steam, the anthology series’ popular steampunk volume.  And Gail Carriger, known for her steampunk novels – she contributes a book in the Delightfully Deadly series.

Ms. Carriger’s isn’t the only series. The bundle includes Ann Gimpel’s Coven Enforcers, Caridad Pineiro’s twelve-book Calling/Reborn books, and Melissa Snark’s six-book Ragnarök books.

In addition to steam, there is magic.  Dayle A. Dermatis’s Nikki Ashburne died, then got revived with an added skill—the ability to see ghosts. Both Catherine Banks and Melissa Snark have added mythic gods and goddesses into their fictional stew. The cat (every good bundle needs a cat) was provided by Kristine Kathryn Rusch in Familiarty.  Ruby, the familiar, would argue she’s more than a cat. She’s something special.

In addition to the magic and the steam, we have a charity to promote.

This bundle’s charity is AbleGamers. In the past twenty years or so, the online gaming world has become a major place for people all over the world to interact with each other. AbleGamers makes it possible for people with disabilities to participate, by providing everything from equipment personalized for each person’s needs to advice to the game developers on how to make their entertainment accessible.

Entertainment takes our mind off the troubles in the world. You can entertain yourself with this bundle, and pay for someone else’s entertainment in the online gaming world. Or you can buy the bundle as a gift, allowing a friend to read some of your favorite authors. As you pick up a copy of this bundle, please consider throwing in a few dollars to help AbleGamers.

The initial titles in the Sorcery and Steam Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

Alchemy and Steam by Fiction River
Familiarity by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
Blood and Magic by Ann Gimpel

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus six more!

Specters in the Storm by Pauline Baird Jones
Rare Stakes by Michelle Fox
Valkyrie’s Vengeance & Hunger Moon – Ragnarok: Doom of the Gods 1-2 by Melissa Snark
Ghosted – Nikki Ashburne – Book 1 by Dayle A. Dermatis
Alys of Asgard by Catherine Banks
For Love or Vengeance by Caridad Pineiro

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. You can read it on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi and .pdf) for all books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.