The SF Plot Twist Bundle - Curated by Allyson Longueira

I'm a hard reader to surprise. That's to be expected, really, given what I do for a living. As a writer, editor and publisher, I'm far too involved in what makes a good story to be easily taken in by one. So, when I can't forget a story—or find myself getting sucked in to it again and again when I'm supposed to be doing something, you know, work-related—I take note.

And if a writer can surprise me, well, that's something truly unexpected.

Every writer in this bundle did just that: gave me something unexpected. Be it a twist I didn't see coming, a voice I didn't expect to hear, or an expression of emotion I wasn't prepared for, these wonderful stories gave me a great gift. And that's why I've chosen to share them with you in the SF Plot Twist StoryBundle.

Included in the bundle is Fiction River Presents: The Unexpected, edited by me. This short fiction anthology is the inspiration for the whole bundle. I've also included another short fiction anthology, Captain's Log: Boundary Shock Quarterly #1, edited by Blaze Ward, with stories ranging "from the silly to the sublime." And we have Daughter of Nothing, a young adult dystopian novel by Eric Kent Edstrom, and Magician's Choice, a space fantasy/alternate history novel by Stefon Mears.

As a bonus, we have Laying the Music to Rest, a twisty-turny time travel novel by USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith; The Falls: A Diving Universe Novel, a far future sf thriller by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch; The Knight Deception, a near future sf thriller by Derringer Award-nominated author Ron Collins; Day 9, the 2013 International Book Award winner by Robert Jeschonek; Faster, a superhero novel by the incomparable Annie Reed; and Awaken the Star Dragon, a brand-new novel by Blaze Ward.

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, AbleGamers For $5 (or more, if you feel generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four in any eBook format—WORLDWIDE. If you pay $15 (or more, if you feel generous), you'll get the six bonus books as well.

The SF Plot Twist Bundle runs for three weeks only. So, act fast, because the amazing value of the StoryBundle is no surprise at all.

—Allyson Longueira

For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you feel generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format worldwide:

  • Magician's Choice by Stefon Mears
  • Fiction River Presents: The Unexpected by Allyson Longueira
  • Daughter of Nothing by Eric Kent Edstrom
  • Captain's Log - Boundary Shock Quarterly #1 by T.S. Paul, Blaze Ward, Ron Collins and more!

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus SIX more!

  • The Knight Deception by Ron Collins
  • Day 9 by Robert Jeschonek
  • The Falls by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Laying the Music to Rest by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Awaken the Star Dragon by Blaze Ward
  • Faster by Annie Reed

This bundle is available only for a limited time via 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 $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. 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 AbleGamers!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus 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 and

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