Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weird Western StoryBundle
As promised, here is cool thing #2, and I have been so excited about this! Beneath the Canyons is part of the Weird Western StoryBundle available now through September 8. Ever since I found out about the StoryBundle site, I've wanted to be part of a bundle, so this is really a dream come true. I am so excited for my book to be part of this great collection where westerns cross paths with science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal, and the just plain weird.

I'll let the bundle curator, Blair MacGregor, tell you a little more about it:
Welcome to our Weird Western Bundle, where wide frontiers, flintlocks, whiskey and revenge meet swords, airships, terraforming, magic, myths, and dragons. You'll find stories here set in the snows of old Alaska and the heat of contemporary Arizona, post-Civil War San Francisco and post-colonization planets, and places that seem as familiar as any wooded mountain or wind-swept desert... until tigers and dragons and horses that are so much more than you might assume burst into the scene. The different aspects of the Weird Western spirit in this bundle will give fans of the genre something they haven't seen before, and folks new to Weird Westerns a wide sampling of its fantastic offerings.

I was raised on a combination of SFF and Westerns. Star Trek and Gunsmoke, Asimov and L'Amour, Lonesome Dove and Battlestar Galactica. I was just as thrilled to shake the hand of Hugh O'Brian of Wyatt Earp fame as I was to meet Katherine Kurtz, author of the Deryni world. It's been a joy discovering more writers combining the genres, raising their unique voices, and upsetting the familiar with the fantastic. The result is a Western setting that respects history and the people who created it while spinning in unique powers, esoteric challenges, and the terrifying magic of discovery.

You'll learn the secrets behind the post-quarantined expanse of ranchland in James Derry's Idyll, and the reasons the man of Joe Bailey's Spellslinger is ready to make a stand. There's the subterfuge and wild ride of Gemma Files's Book of Tongues, and the smart, snappy adventure of Lindsay Buroker's Flash Gold novellas

Dangerous wonders and determined enemies fill J. Patrick Allen's West of Pale, and Steve White's New World brings chainmail and strange powers to the frontier. Kyra Halland puts rogue magery and danger in a dusty Western town in Beneath the Canyons, and Kenneth Mark Hoover gives us a time-wandering lawman in Haxan.

And I'm thrilled to share the debut of Judith Tarr's first novel of a new series, Dragons in the Earth, set in present-day Arizona, and filled with horses and dragons and the power of the desert itself.
Besides my own book, I've read three of the other books in this bundle, Spellslinger, West of Pale, and Flash Gold Chronicles. Judging by those, there's some awesome reading in this collection, and I'll be taking a closer look at more of the books during the time the bundle is available.

Here's Blair again to explain how the bundle works:
StoryBundle lets you choose your own price. For $5—or more if you'd like—you'll receive the basic bundle of four great novels in DRM-free ebook format. For the bonus price of at least $14—or more if you'd like—you'll receive all nine novels. If you choose, a portion of your payment will go toward supporting Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.

The Weird Western Bundle is available for only three weeks. It's a great opportunity to pick up the stories of nine wonderful writers, support independent authors who want to twist your assumptions about the West, and discover new writers with great stories along the way.

The initial titles in The Weird Western Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover
Dead West Vol. 1: West of Pale by J Patrick Allen
Idyll by James Derry
Spellslinger by Joseph J. Bailey

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $14, you get all four of the regular titles, plus five more:

Hexslinger Vol. 1: A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files
Horses of the Moon Vol. 1: Dragons in the Earth by Judith Tarr
Daughter of the Wildings Book 1: Beneath the Canyons by Kyra Halland
The Flash Gold Chronicles I-III by Lindsay Buroker
New World Book 2: Hair of the Bear by Steven W. White

And as special thanks to our newsletter subscribers, all of you who subscribe get New World by Steven W. White for free! Grab the free first book in the New World series before you start on book 2, Hair of the Bear, found in the bundle.

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!
Whether you're already a fan of Weird Western or you want to get a taste of this diverse and growing genre, don't miss out on this chance to get up to nine books at a great price! And don't forget to sign up for the StoryBundle newsletter to get a free bonus book.

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