Just in time for Halloween (um, 2014), get six DRM-free books (or 10 if you pay at least $10) and support charity in the process. Win-win!
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Halloween may be over (and I've got the candy gut to prove it), but it's still the season of creepy-spooky-scary, right? Heck, the way the wind is howling outside my window, it's the perfect time to hide under the covers -- with a good book, of course.
The good bundlers at StoryBundle have put together their latest, a six-book collection of thrillers. Price: you name it. Well, anything over $3, that is -- a more-than-reasonable minimum for this many quality works. And if you pay at least $10, you'll get a total of 10 novels.
As an author myself, you can bet that I think the writers deserve at least that much -- especially considering that you can opt to donate 10 percent of your purchase price to two worthwhile charities: Girls Write Now and Mighty Writers. And don't forget a little something for StoryBundle, which has expenses and also deserves to make a buck.
I totally dig these bundles. They're a great way to discover authors you might otherwise overlook, especially if you enjoy a particular genre.
Indeed, I don't recognize any of the names here, but if you check the Amazon user reviews for all of these books (as I did), you'll see that every single one scored four to five stars. So if you like thrillers, you're almost certain to find some really good storytelling here.
All the books are provided DRM-free in both EPUB and MOBI formats, meaning they're compatible with pretty much every app and reader on the planet. Check the download instructions if you want to see the process for installing them on various devices.
Me, I need to finish up Mitchell Zuckoff's enthralling, heartbreaking "Frozen in Time" before I can get back to fiction. You, grab this bundle before it's gone. Whatever you decide to pay, it's a deal worth doing.
Bonus deal: Is there a place in the world for Windows RT? If the price is right, maybe so. And consider this: Newegg has the Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600T Windows RT tablet (32GB) with keyboard dock for $299 shipped. Original price a year ago when it debuted: $599. This 10.1-inch tablet includes a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and Office Home and Student 2013. That's quite a lot of mobile-computing power for hundreds less than an iPad Air. Just saying.
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