The Universe Between Bundle, curated by Dean Wesley Smith: I grew up on Twilight Zone back in the late 1950s and through the early 1960s. I can't begin to tell you how many times I heard the sentence, "In the middle ground between light and shadow…" in that opening sequence to the Twilight Zone.

Thankfully, my parents didn't seem to mind that I watched that show every week. And for some reason that sentence out of the opening sequence stuck with me for my entire life. I loved living in that middle ground. All my writing falls in the middle ground between two places. Every story. Some more obviously than others, but without a doubt, every story or novel that I write, or every book or magazine I edit, falls in the "between" place.

I revel in that, no matter how hard rules tried to force me one way or the other. I liked living there in the middle, in that place between light and dark. With this bundle, I was looking for the very same thing.

You can click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!



  • Authors Support awesome indie authors by paying however much you think their work is worth!
  • Bonus_big Pay at least $15 to unlock SIX more books from Judith Tarr, Annie Reed, Leslie Claire Walker, Darcy Pattison and more!
  • Computers Read all our books on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop or
    even your smartphone.


Dragon's Tooth by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

"Kristine Kathryn Rusch is one of the best writers in the field and 'Dragon's Tooth' does not disappoint…Rusch gives us a delightful tale here!"

– SFRevu

Universe Between by Fiction River

"The Fiction River series is a wonderful mind-expanding read, and the Volume 8 Universe Between collection is a great place to start!"

– Astro Guyz

The Poker Chip by Dean Wesley Smith

"[The Poker Boy] series is unlike anything else out there. It's quirky and a lot of fun."

– Amazing Stories

To Raise a Clenched Fist to the Sky by T. Thorn Coyle

"A very inspiring read with beautifully crafted language... The book is full of magic and this magic captured me and made me vibrate at my core."

– Julia E., Goodreads

Diandra Crosses by Leslie Claire Walker

"There is a complexity to Leslie Claire Walker's stories that invites the imagination to put away the worries of the day-to-day and abandon oneself in realms as fraught with danger as they are joy."

– Phaedra Weldon, National Bestselling Author

Alamut by Judith Tarr

"The best of modern Arabian fantasy."

– Emily Mah, Black Gate Magazine

What Beck'ning Ghost by Dayle A. Dermatis

"Dayle Dermatis writes some of my favorite romance fiction."

– Kristine Kathryn Rusch/Kristine Grayson, RT Book Review Reviewers Choice Award Winner

The Girl, The Gypsy & The Gargoyle by Darcy Pattison

"The deeper into the story I read, the more engrossed I became until I had to read through to the end to discover what would become of these two adventurers. I would never have guessed the ending. Pattison does not disappoint!"

– Sandra Boe, author

Unbroken Familiar by Annie Reed

"One of the best writers I've come across in years. Annie excels at whatever genre of fiction she chooses to write."

– Kristine Kathryn Rusch, award-winning editor and writer of The Retrieval Artist series



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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 SIX more books: Dragon's Tooth by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Universe Between by Fiction River, The Poker Chip by Dean Wesley Smith, To Raise a Clenched Fist to the Sky by T. Thorn Coyle, Cookbook From Hell: Reheated by M. L. Buchman and The Girl, The Gypsy & The Gargoyle by Darcy Pattison!

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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