Ah, finally, springtime is here, and with thoughts of flowers blooming and little animals bumbling sleepily out of their burrows in the woods, my thoughts naturally turn to other delightful springtime things—flowers and woods conjuring up thoughts of delightful fairies flitting about. And by "delightful" I of course mean "bad." Charmingly, deliciously, deviously, wonderfully bad.
Who doesn't love a bad fairy? Let's be honest, it's always the naughty ones who hold our interest! From old fairy stories gathered by collectors like Grimm or Yakuma, to Brian Froud's gorgeous, detailed illustrations of pixies and kobolds, to Disney's depiction of Maleficent, fairies have inhabited our cultural consciousnesses the world over for centuries, in our childhoods and dreamworlds, into our adult years and waking moments.
That's why I'm curating the Bad Fairy Book Bundle for storybundle.com—I love those malignant creatures and I've found you a wonderful assortment of ten novels and collections by bestselling, legendary, award-winning authors and rising stars. Books full of bad (and sometimes good!) fairies as well as other astonishing beings and memorable characters.
You'll get genre legend Jane Yolen's World Fantasy Award-winning collection of reimagined fairy tales, The Emerald Circus and Lisa Goldstein's Mythopoeic Award winner The Uncertain Places, while Peter Roman dazzles with the first book of his angel-eating immortal detective, Cross, The Mona Lisa Sacrifice. Join me for dangerous encounters with Gemma Files' secret society of monster-killing nuns, for Nancy Baker's heartbreaking retelling of Tam Lin and Nancy Springer's tale of brotherly love and loyalty set on the Scottish moors . . . for Rhonda Parrish's mischievous romps in the worlds of the Fae, as all the while clever Marie Bilodeau thins the veil between our world and theirs . . . If all that weren't enough, you're also getting a couple of awesome anthologies with more authors than you can shake a stick (or a wand) at!
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 (this time to Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now). For sheer sense of wonder and magical mayhem, you can't go wrong with this bundle of bad fairies, supernatural creatures and strange worlds Under the Hill.
The Bad Fairy Book Bundle runs for 3 weeks only. This is a fantastic (and fantastical) deal, and a great way to score a collection of books to remind you that maybe springtime is more treacherous than you think. And fairies are much worse (and much better) than you imagined!
—Sandra Kasturi, author, publisher and fairy godmother
For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus SIX more!
This bundle is available only for a limited time 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.
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.