If you're anything like me, you love a gripping, can't-put-it-down book, one that keeps you reading late into the night even though you have to work in the morning. Because really, what's more fun, reading a page-turner or working while awake?
So if you're anything like me, you're going to want to get your hands on this bundle of books. It's called the Racing the Clock Thriller Bundle, and it's curated by my fellow trench-warrior Dean Wesley Smith, who's written even more books than I have (more than double, in fact).
You can see all the covers below, and get all the details at the StoryBundle website. The main things to know are that YOU decide what the books are worth to you. For five bucks, you get four great books--including a short-story anthology, the name of which was adopted for the entire bundle--for whatever price you want to pay. But if you're willing to go above $15--about half the price of a new hardcover novel these days--you get an additional six books, including my own MISSING WHITE GIRL. I can't vouch for all the books, but 5 of the 10 are by friends, and they're all knockouts in one way or another. Then there's MWG, which is a brilliant supernatural thriller. So even if the other four were just okay, the bundle would still be a bargain. But Dean picked 'em, and he's got great taste, so I'll go out on a limb and say there's not a "just okay" one in the bunch.
Oy, yeah--before we get too far down the page, I'll also mention that 10% of whatever you decide to spend can (if you so choose) go to a very worthwhile charity, AbleGamers! So of course, you should choose to donate that 10%, because if you don't, it'll just be split between the authors and StoryBundle--and while we're deserving, we're not half as deserving as AbleGamers. Here's what you should know about them:
AbleGamers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables people with disabilities to enjoy the amazing world of video games. In America alone, over 33 million gamers with disabilities need specialized, custom controllers and assistive technology in order to enter the same virtual worlds as everyone else. Since 2006 AbleGamers has enabled thousands of individuals with disabilities to have a greater quality of life by providing these expensive pieces of assistive technology to children, adults and veterans with disabilities who need help overcoming the social isolation being disabled can bring. AbleGamers has helped tens of thousands of people with disabilities through one-on-one consultation and building a customized solution for each individual, tailored to their specific needs.
For more information, please visit www.AbleGamers.org.
So really, you've got nothing to lose, and hours--no, days--of great reading to gain. All for whatever you're able to pony up. Is there a better deal in the book world? I think not. As MJ said to Peter Parker, "Go get 'em, Tiger!"