I’m really excited to announce that my latest short story is now available from all your favorite e-book distributors! “The Worst Summer Vacation Ever” was a blast to write, and based on a real lake house that I visited in NY State’s Finger Lakes region many years ago. Of course, no one died in that house (at least, not that I know of!), but it was fun to set my YA paranormal mystery/romance there.
Here’s the information:
Amanda Baines loves her family. Really. Even her younger siblings, the rug rats. But when her parents take all her carefully crafted summer plans and blow them straight to … well someplace even hotter than Oklahoma in July, she is definitely not a happy camper. Spending the summer at the lake house her father had frequented as a child is SO not what she had planned. Especially not when said house is totally secluded and offers no modern conveniences. Not even an indoor toilet! Will Amanda survive an unplugged summer in a creepy old house that seems to be watching her like a beast of prey?
I am absolutely thrilled to have THUNDERBIRD included in this amazing bundle curated by the awesome Allyson Longueira! Just look at all these gorgeous covers:
What’s this bundle all about? I’ll let Allyson tell you 🙂
The Light in the Dark YA Bundle – Curated by Allyson Longueira
I love young adult fiction. And I’m not the only far-from-young adult who does. So, when I had the opportunity to curate another StoryBundle, I knew YA was the way to go.
Welcome to the Light in the Dark YA StoryBundle.
Each book in this bundle sparks a light in the dark. Sometimes, that light comes from within. Sometimes, the characters must fight back the darkness to find it. And their stories demonstrate the incredible diversity of young adult fiction, from lighthearted and inspirational to dark and gritty.
These eleven fantastically versatile authors provided thirteen books that offer magic, triumph, humor, daring, hardship, and resilience. Sometimes, all in one.
Join in the adventure as Buffalo Jimmy and his friends seek revenge and fight for survival in Dean Wesley Smith’s Headed West; Galen and his clan sacrifice everything to find a future and hope for their families in Darcy Pattison’s Vagabonds; the Prentiss twins discover more than they bargained for in Deb Logan’s Thunderbird; and Turtle and Agata delve into a dangerous mystery in John Biggs’ Mytro.
Experience youthful defiance with “Rabbit” Labelle as he deals with racism in David H. Hendrickson’s Offside and Elinor Pembroke as she chooses an unorthodox path in Melissa McShane’s Burning Bright. Go back to high school with Tiffany VanDerHoven as she comes to terms with her newfound mortality in Kristine Grayson’s Tiffany Tumbles, and Gabby DeCorte as she plays the LifeGame in Thomas K. Carpenter’s Gamers Trilogy.
And journey along with diverse tales of magic, adventure, dragons and more in Jody Lynn Nye’s Daring, Anthea Sharp’s Tales of Feyland and Faerie, and Fiction River: Sparks, edited by Rebecca Moesta.
The books in the Light in the Dark YA StoryBundle feature bestselling authors along with newer names you’ll be glad you tried. 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, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today). And if you pay at least $15, you’ll get all thirteen books!
The Light in the Dark YA Bundle runs for three weeks only. So, reconnect with your youth and enjoy everything that young adult fiction has to offer. – Allyson Longueira
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to read some great YA fiction at a tremendous price!
Most of us grew up with fairy tales, of one sort or another. Almost everyone has a favorite, or a whole book of favorites. Tricky things, fairy tales; they change with the years, adapt themselves to their audience / culture, fade in one place only to reappear in a new form half a world away. They are stories of magic and enchantment; of men in the worlds of faerie (or more recently, faeries in the worlds of men); of talking animals and curses, enchanted shoes and porridge pots; of dragons and ogres and giants, quests and princesses and pixies.
Fairy tales have been inspiring and influencing the fantasy genre for many years, adding color and quirks and style – and sometimes running off, giggling, with the plot. This is a bundle full of wonder, fairytale-fashion. Well-loved stories come up new in Christine Pope’s Ashes of Roses and the multi-author anthology Once Upon a Kiss. The darker side of the fairy tale comes to the fore in Gwynn White & Erin St Pierre’s Queen of Extinction. Talking animals, witches, damsels and royalty predominate in T. Kingfisher’s quirky tale The Raven and the Reindeer, and Alethea Kontis’s Trixter. Charlotte English offers a mish-mash of magic markets, wayward boots and faerie royalty in Faerie Fruit and Bessie Bell and the Goblin King. And Anthea Sharp and I mix fairy-tale lore with the modern world in Feyland and Faery Unexpected.
This bundle of nine superb books offers a complete banquet of magic, witchcraft, enchantment and trickery for a fine feast of reading!
The initial titles in the The Fairytale Fantasy Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:
- Queen of Extinction by Gwynn White and Erin St. Pierre
- Faerie Fruit by Charlotte E. English
- Once Upon a Kiss by Anthea Sharp
- Trixter by Alethea Kontis
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $14, you get all four of those titles, plus five more!
- The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
- Faery Unexpected by Deb Logan
- Ashes of Roses by Christine Pope
- Bessie Bell and the Goblin King by Charlotte E. English
- Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. The titles are easy to read 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 and .mobi) for all books!
You can also choose to give StoryBundle bundles as gifts, thanks to gift cards which allow you to send a code that your recipient can redeem for any future bundle, and timed delivery allows you to control exactly when your StoryBundle gift arrives.