Friday, September 19, 2014

Doorway to Destiny (A Thirteen-Book Fantasy and Science Fiction Adventure Box Set)

iBooks has done it again, with a month-long international promotion of box set books for only 99c! I love iBooks! I was invited to participate in this promo, and of course I jumped at the chance. I teamed up with emerging fantasy author Vanessa Finaughty to create Doorway to Destiny (A Thirteen-Book Fantasy and Science Fiction Adventure Box Set). It has four of my series starters and the second book in those series: The Queen’s Blade, Demon Lord, The Cyber Chronicles and The Broken World. Vanessa Finaughty contributed two anthologies: Dragon Kin & other fantasy stories and Sorcery & Subterfuge, and her Legends of Origin trilogy. For iBooks readers, the new iOS8 operating system, launched on September 19, comes with the iBooks app pre-bundled.

Around 100 multi-author box sets are being promoted at iBooks between September 18 and October 14, so this is a great time for iBooks readers to load up their iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads with excellent books in a wide range of genres. 40 of the books came from, the world’s leading indie author publisher and distributer, giving readers a chance to discover exciting books by talented independent authors.

Congratulations to all my fellow authors whose box sets made it into the iBooks promotion! Thank you to Mark Coker, Smashwords and iBooks for being the best in the industry and having the foresight to promote indie authors! I’m blown away time and again by the amazing opportunities they give me and other indie authors. If you’re a new author looking for the best places to publish your books, I highly recommend and iBooks!

Some other box sets by Smashwords authors include:

California Dreamin' Boxed Set (Four mature YA Romances set in California to Benefit "A Chance for Children") featuring: Melissa Pearl and Anna Cruise
Dark Roses: Eight Best-Selling Authors of Paranormal Romance featuring: Terah Edun, P.T. Michelle, Anthea Sharp, Trisha Leigh, Cameron Jace,  Lola St.Vil,  Erica Cope, Sarra CannonDangerous Lovers featuring: Becca Vincenza, H. D. Gordon, Cambria Hebert, Janelle Stalder, Jamie Magee, A.M. Hargrove
Epic Apocalypse - Apocalyptic Horror Box Set featuring: Mark Tufo, Shawn Chesser, John O'Brien, James N. Cook, Armand Rosamilia, Heath Stallcup
From the Ballroom and Beyond, A Limited Edition Nine Book Regency Romance Box Set featuring: Rose Gordon, Ava Stone, Julie Johnstone, Catherine Gayle, Deb Marlowe, Jane Charles, Christi Caldwell, Claudia Dain, Jerrica Knight-Catania
Sassy Seven: Sexy, Stylish, Scintillating Novels from Some of Today’s Top-selling Authors featuring Gemma Halliday, Serena Robar, Eileen Cook, Barbara Ferrer, Robyn Harding, Shannon McKelden, Eileen Rendahl
Natural Born Thrillers: 11 Electrifying Thriller Novels from 11 Bestselling Authors featuring Jeremy Robinson, Joseph Nassise, Steven Savile, David Wood, Kane Gilmour, J. Kent Holloway, Sean Ellis, Jon F. Merz, Casey Neumiller, David Sakmyster, Rick Chesler
Intense Anthology - Ten Bestselling Authors, Ten Powerful Alphas, Ten Passionate Novels featuring: Kahlen Aymes, Sandi Lynn, Aleatha Romig, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, S. E. Lund, Julie Richman, Penelope Ward, Kailin Gow, Liv Morris, J.L. Mac
Playing for Passion: A Limited Edition Collection of Bestselling Sports Romances featuring: Carly Phillips, Toni Aleo, Chelle Bliss, V.K. Sykes,  Pamela Aares, Allie K Adams, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Mindy Klasky, Roz Lee, Dakota Madison, Bianca Sommerland

About Smashwords 
Launched in 2008, Smashwords is an e-book publishing and distribution platform serving authors, publishers, readers and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to instantly publish and distribute a multi-format e-book.  Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 per cent of the net proceeds from sales of their works. Smashwords has distribution relationships with leading online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony, and leading mobile e-reading apps such as Stanza, Kobo, Aldiko, FBReader and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android and iPhone.  Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California, and can be reached on the web at Visit the official Smashwords blog at

Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’. Her passion for the written word started her career as an editor and copywriter, and she part-ran a writers’ critique group for close on seven years. She's been writing ever since she learnt how, has always been an avid reader, and currently lives on coffee and cigarettes. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.

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