Indie Ebook Bundle

I am pleased to be part of an ebook bundle by a group of wonderful authors I’ve met on Google +. The details are below. I’ve read and enjoyed at least half of these books already and the rest are on my To Read list. Please enter and share to help independent authors get the word out about their books. Thank you!


10 authors, 12 ebooks, 5 winners! That’s 5 people who are going to win this excellent Indie Ebook Bundle, valued at over $40! The more you share your unique Lucky URL, and the more people who enter this sweepstakes using your Lucky URL, the more chances you have to win!

With novels, novellas, and stories that include science-fiction, fantasy, superheroes, the supernatural, mysteries, and a coming of age tale, you cannot go wrong with this bundle by a group of wonderful independent authors.

5 winners will receive the following ebooks:

The Red Road
by Jenni Wiltz
Genre: Literary fiction / Coming of age
Description: Honor student Emma knows college is the only way out of her gang-riddled hometown. But when a gang targets her father, can she resist the desire for violence and revenge?
Retail value: $3.99

The Judgement Conundrum
by Lacerant Plainer
Description: The Judgement Conundrum is a short story about alien invasion. It was created in a post-apocalyptic world, which holds both hope and despair for the human race.
Retail Value: $2.99

Lotus Petals
by Gina Drayer
Genre: Supernatural Mystery
Description: ‘Lotus Petals’ is at the crossroads of crime procedural and supernatural/paranormal.
Retail value: $4.99

The Minus Faction, Episodes One, Two and Three
by Rick Wayne
Genre: Science Fiction/Superhero Fiction
Description: Superheroes for grown-ups. The Minus Faction is a sci-fi thriller about extraordinary abilities and how not to use them.
Retail value: $6.97

by LJ Cohen
Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera
Description: When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict space ship, she doesn’t count on waking its damaged AI or having three stowaways on board. If the accidental crew can’t figure out how to work together, they’ll die together, victims of a computer that doesn’t realize the war ended decades before any of them were even born.
Retail value: $4.99

Crooks & Straights
by Masha du Toit
Genre: Contemporary fantasy
Description: A contemporary fantasy set in Cape Town, South Africa.
Retail value: $4.99

A Noble’s Quest
by Ryan Toxopeus
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Description: Thomas and Sarentha, two poor lumberjacks, get into a fatal fight at work and are forced to flee. A nobleman takes them in to do his dirty work, teams them up with his niece Eliza, and sends them off on a quest to uncover a terrifying truth.
Retail value: $3.99

Chrono Virus: Fall of the Horizon
by Aaron Crocco
Genre: Science Fiction
Description: Sam Martell’s friends and crewmates are dying. So is his ship, the Horizon. Tasked by the captain to find an answer, he’ll learn their deaths occurred long before serving on board. Now he’ll have to fight the past to save his future. Will the crew of the Horizon discover a way to save their dying ship or is it already too late? The clock is ticking toward disaster… or is it?
Retail value: $2.99

The Only City Left
by Andy Goldman
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantastical Sci-Fi
Description: Eighteen-year-old Allin Arcady only wants one thing: to reach the Roof of the World and see the Sun for the first time in his life. The problem is, he’s lost in the depths of the ruined planet-city called Earth, fleeing the horrors of his past.
Retail value: $4.99

River of Possibilities: A tale of death, deception and the paranormal
by Marti Lawrence
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Description: Elizabeth Cunningham watched her parents applaud and smile as she graduated college. Two months later she watched their caskets being lowered into the ground. She becomes involved in searching for the cause of their death and discovers a link to the paranormal.
Retail value: $2.99

The winners will receive ebooks separately from each author. Delivery of the ebooks may require sideloading the ebook onto the device of your choice. Entry into this contest grants permission to the involved authors to add your e-mail address to their mailing lists. You may unsubscribe from the mailing lists at any time.

Anthology Opportunities: June 2015

Depositphotos_7200270_originalThere are quite a number of science-fiction and fantasy anthologies looking for submissions right now, so I thought I’d share some of the ones that interest me, in case you might find them useful as well. (Of course, these are all time-sensitive and subject to change.)

Clockwork Phoenix 5

Looking for “stories that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the ways they cross genre boundaries, that aren’t afraid to experiment with storytelling techniques. But experimentation is not a requirement: the stories in the anthology must be more than gimmicks, and should appeal to genuine emotions, suspense, fear, sorrow, delight, wonder. I will value a story that makes me laugh in its quirky way more than a story that tries to dazzle me with a hollow exercise in wordplay.

“The stories should contain elements of the fantastic, be it science fiction, fantasy, horror or some combination thereof, [but] bring something new and genuine to the equation.”

6 cents/word,  stories under 5,000 words STRONGLY PREFERRED. Submit by July 26, 2015.

Defying Doomsday

Looking for stories of “apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. (One of) the protagonist(s) must be a character with disability, such as physical impairments, chronic illnesses, mental illnesses and/or neurodiverse characters etc. We will consider stories with characters experiencing all kinds of disability and hope that submitting authors will be creative with the possibilities.”

7 cents/word, 3000-7000 words. Submit by June 30, 2015 to clear the July 1 Australian deadline.

Futuristica Volume 1

“We prize diversity, specifically stories that include multicultural backgrounds or lead characters of atypical ethnic origins. Basically, while we have nothing against heterosexual white American males, we feel they are already adequately represented in science fiction and we want stories about the rest of humanity.

“We are interested in character-oriented fiction.” They stress their desire for women-positive, sex-positive, and science-positive stories.

7 cents/word, 3000-10,000 words. Submit by August 31, 2015.

Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

“Your story must be set before 1935 C.E. (NO exceptions), and take place primarily in our world or an alternate historical version of our world. (Travel to other worlds, other dimensions, Fairyland, the afterlife, etc. is fine but should not be the focus.) Your protagonists must be young people (under the age of 18) who were marginalized in their time and place.”

6 cents/word, 2000-8000 words. Submit by July 31, 2015.

SNAFU: Future Warfare

“We want ORIGINAL military-style combat with strong elements of future technology/sci-fi, and we want horror. Give us fear… suspense and tension… we want originality and speculation about future aspects of war. Most of all we want action, action, ACTION! We want something jaw-droppingly amazing.”

4 cents/word AUD (so 3 cents/word USD, per Google), 2000-10,000 words. Submit by August 13, 2015 (or August 12 to be safe again, because Australia).

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