The A’lle Mutation in a new StoryBundle

The 2022 Aliens Among Us StoryBundle, curated by Dean Wesley Smith is now up! It includes eight novels, one anthology and one collection, including my A’lle Chronicles mystery, The A’lle Mutation (previously called Epidemic):

Two months after the events in Backli’s Ford, Constance A’lle, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, and Chief Investigator Desautel still haven’t identified the cabal responsible for the kidnapping and murder of so many A’lle.

While they pursue their investigation in Montreal, Constance is sidetracked by family and the threat of an epidemic—an epidemic for which the immune A’lle might be responsible, intensifying the already simmering human resentment against the A’lle.

Here’s what Dean has to say about The A’lle Mutation:

“In The A’lle Mutation, award-winning writer Marcelle Dube gives us an amazing place in Canada set in 1912 when an alien ship crashes and the humans and the aliens must learn to work and live together. This book gets you thinking almost from page one and won’t let you put it down. Stunning story.”

The other writers are: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kari Kilgore, Rebecca Senese, Robin Brande, Cameron Cooper, Robert Jeschonek, Raymond Eich, Dean Wesley Smith, and the writers from the Pulphouse anthology, Aliens Among Us.

These story bundles are a fantastic deal: $5 for the first four books, or $20 for all ten. That’s $2/book. What a great opportunity to discover new-to-you authors. Read more about it here: https://storybundle.com/aliens

Getting Justice Storybundle

I’m thrilled to report that my “women’s thriller” novel, Shelter, is featured in the Getting Justice Storybundle for the next three weeks. I’m in excellent company, with seven other novels plus two short story collections, all featuring mysteries that deal with justice. Here’s what Curator Dean Smith has to say, in part, about the bundle:

JUSTICE: A GREAT WORD: by Dean Wesley Smith

I learned that if you ask a writer for a story about justice, you get all kinds of books and genres. But mostly when you say the word “Justice” you get mystery and crime fiction.

And that was fine by me. To be honest, that’s what I thought of when I started putting together a bundle of books with the theme “Getting Justice.”

Turns out the concept of justice isn’t so easy to define. I know, I ended up looking it up. The most common term in the many definitions is “fair.” For example, the best definition in my mind for the idea of justice is “the quality of being just, impartial, or fair…”

But when you add the word “Getting” in front of the word “Justice” it brings up an entirely different form of story.

For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Unexpected Good Guys by Annie Reed
  • Independent by Means of Magic by Kari Kilgore
  • Shelter by Marcelle Dubé
  • Justice by Fiction River

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more books, for a total of 10!

  • The Meter’s Always Running by C.A. Rowland
  • Help Me Nora by Diana Deverell
  • Beyond the Grave by R.W. Wallace
  • Death by Polka by Robert Jeschonek
  • Ace High by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Street Justice by Kris Nelscott

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. 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, mobi) for all books!

For Dean’s complete essay, visit storybundle.com.

The lovely Sherry D. Ramsey, curator of Short Flights of the Imagination (https://bit.ly/2GglIhd), interviews me today about my short story (Chimere) in the bundle https://bit.ly/2GgXhMt. I ramble on about series, process, and current and upcoming stories. Thanks, Sherry!

Here’s the table of contents:

Watcher Ghost by Linda Maye Adams

In Search of the Perfect Cup by Russ Crossley

Chimere by Marcelle Dube

Finder by Michael Jasper

The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater by Robert Jeschonek

Unsafe, Unsound by Kate MacLeod

Ghosting by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Moon Spell by Rita Schulz

By Her Hand, She Draws You Down by Douglas Smith

The Librarian by Blaze Ward

And some package deals (collections!):

One Horn to Rule Them All by Lisa Mangum

The Cache and Other Stories by Sherry D. Ramsey

Decision Points by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (ed.)

Bad Ends by Rebecca Senese

S, F & H by Harvey Stanbrough

A fine collection for anyone who loves short fiction!

 

Gumshoes Redux

If you like detective fiction, here’s a great deal. The Gumshoes Redux bundle from BundleRabbit offers 13 novels and one short story featuring “[a]mateur sleuths, women and men, willing to put themselves on the line to solve a crime or even a murder, police detectives working the case following the clues seeking justice for the victim, private investigators hired to solve a crime. Whether they be amateurs or professionals they all seek the same result, to make the world right once again and bring to justice those who threaten us all. These 14 writers invite you along for the ride to mystery and adventure. We hope you enjoy these stories and seek more books by these talented authors.”

Curated by Russ Crossley, Gumshoes Redux features stories by K.L. Abrahamson, Robert Jeschonek, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Senese, Dean Wesley Smith, Harvey Stanbrough, Sherry D. Ramsey, Rita Schulz, Eugene Lloyd MacRae, Alison Naomi Holt, Michael Kowal, Russ Crossley, and me.

The bundle is available at BundleRabbit and everywhere ebooks are sold for $4.99. A great deal.

 

Interview

A.L. Butcher, curator of the Winter Warmer bundle (from Bundle Rabbit) interviewed me about all kinds of writerly things, including my contribution to the bundle, The Tuxedoed Man, the second in my Mendenhall Mystery series. You can read the interview here.

The Winter Warmer bundle launches on December 1 but is available now for pre-order everywhere ebooks are sold. It contains 13 short stories, novellas and novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Leslie Claire Walker, Robert Jeschonek, Michael Kingswood, Diana L. Wicker, Jaleta Clegg, Ann Omasta, Janet Dawson, Ann Stratton, Dayle A. Dermatis, J.M. Ney-Grimm, and me.

I’m looking forward to some good reading, now that the snow is here!