The Twisted Folklore Histories Bundle - Curated by Mike Allen

Every culture, every people has their own myths and monsters, their own magics and unfathomable mysteries, and when the storytellers of today take these bedrock elements of their heritage and frame them in new ways — whether it be alternate realities or histories, collisions with modernity, or futuristic extrapolations — the results astound. Some new twists lead to frightening places. Others unleash surprising and glorious light.

Spanning folklore from Africa to Southeast Asia, from all corners of the American continents, from Eastern Europe, Japan, the Philippines, and more, the Twisted Folklore Histories StoryBundle gathers a bevy of award-winning and award-nominated authors, some well established, some rising talents, all masters of their craft. Their perspectives encompass home countries and diasporas, gritty realities and mind-bending flights of fancy. As curator I'm thrilled by the breadth and depth of treasures I get to offer you.

Angela Slatter and Theodora Goss breathe new energy into familiar (and not-so-familiar) European fairy tales. Eugen Bacon, Isabel Yap, and Yukimi Ogawa take the legends of their native lands and from them build horror tales, ghost stories, detective stories, paranormal romance, even forays into science fiction.

Brenda S. Tolian spins frightening yarns from the lore of the American Southwest, while C.S.E. Cooney invents wild worlds featuring fey kingdoms and shapeshifting angels. Barbara Krasnoff and Elwin Cotman bring myth and folklore into their explorations of the Jewish American and Black American experiences.

Let's not forget the two spectacular anthologies. Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, and Joshua Viola, takes readers on a sumptuously illustrated, scary exploration of the Western Hemisphere, with a who's-who of fantasy and horror writers bringing fabulous monsters to life. The groundbreaking Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn, smashes Asian stereotypes even as the contributors draw from their cultures and mythologies to open new frontiers in fear.

I envy you the adventures ahead. Hours upon hours of pure reading pleasure await. – Mike Allen

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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 .epub format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap
  • Blood Mountain by Brenda S. Tolian
  • The Twice-Drowned Saint by C. S. E. Cooney
  • The History of Soul 2065 by Barbara Krasnoff

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus eight more books for a total of 12!

  • A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter
  • Dance on Saturday by Elwin Cotman
  • Chasing Whispers by Eugen Bacon
  • Black Cranes edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn
  • The Collected Enchantments by Theodora Goss
  • Like Smoke, Like Light by Yukimi Ogawa
  • Dark Breakers by C. S. E. Cooney
  • Shadow Atlas edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola

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 a DRM-free .epub 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 Girls Write Now!
  • 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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