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Require: Cookie by Grace McDermott

Suits. Guns. Magic.

A magical thing happened to Stef Mimosa when she was only two: she died and an angel confronted Death to bring her back–or at least that’s how she remembers it. Years later, Stef has traded magic for science, working as a freelance hacker. When a simple coding job turns out to be more than she expected, Stef gets in . . .

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Vacant Throne by TowerCurator

Demons made in heaven

Alyssa Meadows, a twenty-something home improvement store worker, finds herself on the wrong end of a home robbery. If that wasn’t bad enough, things turn strange when an angel appears before her and whisks her off to a world filled with monsters and magic, where nothing makes sense. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Underground by Ada Redmond

As any well weathered traveler will tell you, it’s usually best to abide by the rules of the places you find yourself in. But when the first rule is that no one still alive should be there, abandoning all hope may be the least of your concerns. When eleven year old Millie finds herself stepping through the dark and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Of Astral and Umbral by Bonnie L. Price

In a dying kingdom chained by superstitions, Arianna lives a life isolated from her people. Her power as an Umbral Mage has seen her vilified, while her twin brother, Darius, is seen as the kingdom’s greatest hope. With few allies and fewer friends, Arianna has resigned herself to a short life of protecting the airborne island nation against threats from . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Mysterious Ways: A Divine Comedy by Daniel Piros

A Wiccan angel, a Microsoft-hating supercomputer, open source magic, an adorable werecat nap-god*, and other crazy ideas lie within this story about mortal gods and computer scientists. A humorous excursion into the dark, abysmal unknown of the universe, society, religion, and human nature . . . with KITTENS!!* *Kittens coming soon. Actual adorableness may vary based on how much you love kitties. . . .

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Fly By Night by David Hill Burns

Daniel is a 30-something computer programmer whose life has so far been a series of very fortunate events. His friends and family consider him to be lucky. To them, he just seems to sail through life. In fact, his nickname is “Lucky”. Well, Daniel’s luck is beginning to run out. His marriage is falling apart. His career is stalling. He . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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No Man An Island by G.S. Williams

Boy meets girl. Fights demons. Faces the devil to save the world. Your basic love story.

Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .

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A Tale of Sorrow and Love: Book I by Hiddenhelix

Turn pain into power

Everin Thornwood is a traumatized orphan in a small village who is struggling to recover from the violent murder of his parents when he’s given the ability to see others’ suffering. Not only that, but he can absorb others’ pain, experience what they’re feeling, and wield that pain as a supernatural weapon. Everin must come to terms with these abilities . . .

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Refuge of Delayed Souls by Miladysa

Not your every day ghost story.

Elizabeth returns to RoYds; an Agency that investigates the paranormal. A bit rich of RoYds really, especially when they have several ghosts and a pair of fallen angels on their staff. Then again, Whituth is no ordinary town, nor Refuge of Delayed Souls your every day ghost story. . . .

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As They Walk Among Us by William Long aka Weeble

This story takes place in a world in which the demon gates have opened and destroyed just about every human being on the planet. Demons walk with the living. What humans are left are either hiding or fighting. Some have taken upon themselves to learn Demon Artifacts and mastered using them, and gained the names of “Witch”. The story . . .

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Sin Eater by Emma Mohr

Out of desperation to save her dying son, Grace Barnes sells her soul to Lucifer. In doing so, she becomes his sin eater as well as the alpha to a family of hellhounds. She is thrust into a world she never believed existed with Lucifer’s enemies already hot on her trail and a very persistent detective. . . .

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A Rosary of Stones and Thorns by M.C.A. Hogarth

An angel, a demon, a Jesuit priest... and the Apocalypse.

When the angel Asrial discovers that the halos of the Fallen have been maintained in Heaven against their eventual return, she speaks out against Archangel Michael’s plan to make war on them on Earth. For her insolence, she is driven from grace and ends up in the parking lot of a Jesuit high school. But can she, a priest, a . . .

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FLESH PHANTOMS

Interesting collection of short stories

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 19, 2009: “Flesh Phantoms” is a collection of short stories written by one author. Some of them are very short, more like story fragments or the author’s thoughts, while others are a more conventional length. They’re all interesting, sometimes bordering on brilliant. The tone varies between whimsical and sardonic, but there’s almost always a touch of wry wit lurking in the background, as well as some serious thought and social commentary.

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REQUIRE: COOKIE

All the feels. ALL of them.

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Feb 15, 2011: Require: Cookie is a sprawling collection of novels, starting with Mirrorfall. Many parts of it are pertty standard fare, young kid with lack of family ties discovers larger mystical world and becomes part of it, role model figures, horror and happiness sprinked throughout. Where it is different is in the characters. People are real. Even the Agents, supernatural people with great power and greater duty, feel like people you might meet on the street. You will find yourself caring for everyone, the heroes, the villains, the small hacker and [more . . .]

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