Welcome to the Leading Ladies Fantasy Bundle! She says: You know how it goes. There's one female character in the book, and she's someone's love interest. She's given little to do and less to wear. She has no good lines, and nothing to contribute save her helplessness.
These are not those stories.
This year, I wanted to champion the kind of great, riveting fantasy which doesn't sideline the ladies. Happily, indie fantasy has absolutely masses to offer. I've assembled some of my favourite books by some of my favourite authors, every one of which offers somebody memorable, vivid and real to spend time with.
In these tales of derring-do, the ladies have stepped firmly out of the background. Not every story is female-led, though many are. In some of these books, they're taking centre stage and rocking it. In others, it's a supporting cast of women that shines.
Click here to read more, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!
Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike
"A humor-infused love letter to the fantasy genre by way of economics… and it's a blast to read!"– Christopher Kellen
Seven Dreams by Charlotte E. English
"Well-crafted story in every way. Superb world building, well-developed characters and settings, well paced, engaging, and interesting."– Amazon Review
Gryphonpike Chronicles Volume 1: The Barrows by Annie Bellet
"Love role playing games? Can't find enough friends or room in your schedule to sit around the table with an elf, wizard, warrior, cleric, and so on? This book is an RPG you can hold in your hand and enjoy on your own schedule. Adventures galore! Have fun storming the castle!"– Terry M
Elf Saga - Doomsday (Omnibus Edition) by Joseph Robert Lewis
"Joseph Robert Lewis has proven again and again that he is a master and knows very well how to create a vast and interesting world, develop characters that you like and want to root for, and knows how to balance them both perfectly."– Jay Morse
The Book of Deacon Anthology by Joseph R. Lallo
"I began this series with the opening novel, which was sandwiched into the middle of an anthology. Once I finished The Book of Deacon, I forgot all about the anthology as I delved into the rest of the series. This remarkable world of war and magic and alien secrets kept me reading into the wee hours of many nights. Myranda, [Lain], Myn, and others became my thoughts ' companions. A well-crafted world of wonders and horrors with intriguing characters who are neither perfectly good nor perfectly bad, and a few who are perfectly wrong...give it a read...you won't regret it."– J.M. Brown, Amazon Customer
The D'Karon Apprentice by Joseph R. Lallo
"Another fantastic read by Joseph R Lallo! A part of the Book of Deacon series, D'karon Apprentice continues the story the Chosen, the champions gifted by the gods to protect their world from the evil D'karon. A great story in a continuing saga that will leave you happily wanting more."– Gardarren, iBooks
Watersmeet by Rachel Cotterill
"This was a very enjoyable, well-written read, recommended for fans of quieter, more thoughtful and less action-filled fantasy."– Pauline @ Fantasy Review Barn
Masque by W.R. Gingell
"...an inventive and funny mystery with a dynamic lead, which will make you want to pick up the next book in the series."– Self-Publishing Review, 4½ Stars
Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell
"Completely wowed me..."– Happy Tails & Tales Blog
Encrypted - Forgotten Ages Book 1 by Lindsay Buroker
"Thank goodness for the refreshing intelligent breath of fresh air this book was. The hero and heroine treat each other with respect, have good communication skills and know that mature partners don't act out of jealousy, they act out of love."– S. Desilets
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike, Seven Dreams by Charlotte E. English, Gryphonpike Chronicles Volume 1: The Barrows by Annie Bellet, Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell and Decrypted - Forgotten Ages Book 2 by Lindsay Buroker! Plus, all newsletter subscribers get a free copy of Jo Lallo's The Book of Deacon Anthology, which includes the entire Book of Deacon trilogy as well as Jade, a short novel set after the events of The Book of Deacon, The Rise of the Red Shadow, a prequel to the trilogy, and more!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
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