We're extremely proud to feature our first female author bundle, The Fantastic Women's Fiction Bundle Bundle, which contains eight wonderful titles by six bestselling novelists in a variety of genres, including mystery, suspense, romance and more. These eight books were curated by esteemed author M. J. Rose, who also has two of her own internationally bestselling titles, The Delilah Complex and The Venus Fix in this bundle. Fans who picked up the previous book in her suspense series about NYC sex therapist Dr. Morgan Snow, The Halo Effect, during our Holiday Gift Bundle will definitely want to complete their collection here.
Not only can you get eight great reads by six talented authors, you also have the opportunity to help a great new cause as well. We've partnered with Girls Write Now, an organization exclusively dedicated to mentor and help girls develop their writing skills for a better future. You can choose to donate part of the proceeds to them when you make your purchase.
Curator M. J. Rose explains how she made her selections and why these books fit so well together as a whole:
It's an exciting proposition to be given the opportunity to curate a bundle of books. Immediately you think of the terrific books you've read in the past few months. I wanted to give you an interesting and compelling bundle. And so I gave myself certain criteria the authors and books had to meet in order for me to include them.
The books had to have critical acclaim. I didn't want to chose books that hadn't been vetted and gotten the stamp of approval not just by a few readers but by many. Like my friend Melissa Foster's Come Back to Me. It's a story about danger, loyalty and love. It was a FINALIST, Readers Favorite Award, Contemporary Romance, 2012, a FINALIST, in the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award (2012) and a FINALIST, Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2012)
The stories had to excel in what ever their goal was - if it was a romantic suspense like New York Times CJ Lyons's FBI thriller Snake Skin then it had to be fabulous romance and heat throbbing suspense. And it didn't hurt that bestselling giants like Lee Child and Sandra Brown have both praised Lyon's for her excellence in the genre. Lee said CJ's work is "Everything a great thriller should be--action packed, authentic, and intense."
The books had to be surprising - I didn't want to feel like I'd read it before - because you would feel it too. And Like Katia Lief's Here She Lies. I know Katia and how hard she works to surprise us. Huntress Reviews said it better than I can. "If you love Alfred Hitchcock classic mysteries, then do not hesitate to buy this book. Just when you think you know what is going on, a new twist springs a fresh revelation on you. A fascinating read."
I wanted a mix of styles. So because sometimes it can get a little dark out there I wanted to offer a book that was as charming and sexy and funny as it was mysterious. And no one is better at that than New York Times Jenna Bennett and I'm not the only one that things so - the critics love her. " The hilarious dialog and the tension between Savannah and Rafe will delight fans of chick-lit mysteries and romantic suspense." -- Library Journal
I wanted books where you would remember the characters long after you closed the book and moved on. And no one creates characters who move you than Emily Sue Harvey. It was my friend, the NYT bestseller Steve Berry who first told me about Unto These Hills. He said it is "A subtle tale deep with character and southern atmosphere to die for. Emily Sue Harvey has a sure touch and strong voice. She's a talent to watch." And is he ever right!
Just like in our past bundles, you can pay whatever you like for six fantastic books:
And if you pay more than the bonus price, you get two extra titles:
It's still super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle thanks to our gift cards and timed delivery.
Gift cards allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle! When someone receives a gift card, they can keep the code (codes never expire) and decide for themselves when they want to redeem it. If they don't like this current bundle and would prefer, say, a romance or a sci-fi bundle, they can wait until a bundle they like comes up and redeem it then. Best of all, all gift cards are bonus-enabled, so the gift recipient won't miss out on any books in the bundle.
Timed delivery is available for both gift cards and regular gifts. This allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle. Want it to arrive exactly on someone's birthday? Fill out a future date and time at checkout and we will deliver your gift right when you specify.
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.