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THE CROSSING WORLDS YOUNG ADULT BUNDLE

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Curated by Anthea Sharp

Step into fantastical realms with the Crossing Worlds YA StoryBundle – Young Adult fiction guaranteed to entertain all ages!

Do you miss that sense of wonder your favorite books used to give you; the fast-paced and exciting reads that would suck you in and not let you go? Welcome to the newest StoryBundle, where nine top-notch authors bring you tales of adventure and courage featuring younger protagonists triumphing over magic and mayhem.

I had such a great time putting together this collection! From international bestseller Mercedes Lackey's Grey's Ghost – a short story of ghosts and magic in an alternate-history Victorian England – to NYT bestseller Elle Casey's sassy modern take on encountering the faerie realm with her War of the Fae books, you'll find plenty of great reading in these stories that explore the places where magic and our ordinary world collide.

In addition, the bundle includes more tales of faerie encounters – from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp's Royal, Faery Swap from Susan Kaye Quinn, and Emily Casey's The Fairy Tale Trap. Nic Tatano (Destiny's Hourglass) and Julian Rosado-Machain (Guardians Inc: The Cypher) bring the adventure with tales of super-powered heroes who hold the fate of the world in their hands, and NYT bestseller Terah Edun provides another supernatural twist to the bundle with her novel Accession.

Plus, we're delighted to announce a StoryBundle EXCLUSIVE! The Crossing Worlds YA bundle is the only place you can get the Special Illustrated Edition of Steven Savile's Moonlands, with over fifteen full color illustrations from artist Lukas Thelin (known for his work for Fenix magazine, illustrating RPG novels, and many other amazing projects.)

Remember, you only have three weeks to grab this amazing bundle, and then it's gone forever. Indulge your inner youth and dive into these fantastic stories where worlds cross and adventures abound! – Anthea Sharp

The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:

  • Royal - Feyguard Book 2 by Anthea Sharp
  • Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain
  • Moonlands by Steven Savile
  • Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Destiny's Hourglass by Nic Tatano

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you'll get another four titles:

  • Grey's Ghost by Mercedes Lackey
  • War of the Fae Book 2: Call to Arms by Elle Casey
  • The Fairy Tale Trap by Emily Casey
  • Accession by Terah Edun

And on top of that, for the three weeks that this bundle is active, if you subscribe to our StoryBundle newsletter, you get a free copy of War of the Fae Book 1: The Changelings! No purchase required! Make sure to grab Book 1 before you read Book 2, featured in the bundle itself.

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NOTES ON THE BOOKS FROM CURATOR ANTHEA SHARP:

I've known NYT bestseller Elle Casey for a few years now, and our books have had the pleasure of sharing fae-themed bundles, so including her in this StoryBundle was a no-brainer. Her War of the Fae series features a smart-mouthed, sassy teen who discovers that the world of the fae is all too real. In addition to her YA fae books, Elle is hard at work on multiple series in multiple genres, and is basically an unstoppable force of nature.

NYT bestselling author Terah Edun is another high-powered indie author I've had the joy of collaborating with recently. In addition to her bestselling series, Terah also curates very successful multi-author fantasy bundles on the side. I don't know how she keeps up with the impressive number of projects on her plate, but I suspect magic must play a part…

I've recently enjoyed getting to know international bestseller Steven Savile—yet another author with an amazing number of series under his belt (and no stranger to StoryBundle fans). This collection is fortunate to include his YA novel, and even luckier to be able to showcase the amazing illustrations of Lukas Thelin. Seriously, this StoryBundle exclusive edition of Moonlands is worth the price of admission alone.

I've been a fan of Mercedes Lackey since her first Valdemar novels were published, and am delighted that she contributed Grey's Ghost, a short story from her Elemental Masters series. Mercedes is one of the seminal authors in YA fantasy, and it's a treat to have her join us in this StoryBundle.

When I first started writing about high-tech computer gaming intersecting with the Realm of Faerie, I never dreamed I'd find so many readers willing to go along with my crazy vision. The Feyguard books continue on from the original Feyland trilogy—and Royal follows the coming-of-age journey of the title character as he learns (with a few false starts) to leave his spoiled rich-boy history behind and claim the title of a true hero.

Susan Kaye Quinn is another fabulous author who has graced the pages of previous StoryBundle offerings. In fact, I first met her when we were part of one of the earliest YA bundles here. Although Susan mostly stays on the SF side of things, her twist on a faery encounter was perfect for this collection, featuring an action-packed, magical cross-world adventure.

Nic Tatano adds a different flavor of adventure with his fast-paced story of a young man discovering his hidden powers. What teenager doesn't want to find out they are actually gifted with a super power of some kind? Of course, the hero quickly learns that with new powers come all kinds of new complications and challenges…

Emily Casey brings the fairy tale twists in a classic sucked-through-the-mirror story of a modern teen dealing with a magical world. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, The Fairy Tale Trap complements our line-up of faery themed books, and adds a fresh, original voice to the mix.

Myths and legends lurk just beneath the surface of our modern world in Julian Rosado-Machain's Guardians series. Again tapping the teenager's (heck, the human's) universal need to matter, our hero finds that he is the key to keeping the balance. Or tipping it dangerously awry.

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The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading 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!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $3): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We're currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you're you're getting ten total 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.

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