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City of Roses by Kip Manley

A Serialized Phantastick on The Ten Thousand Things & The One True Only

City of Roses is about what happens when Jo Maguire, a highly strung underemployed telemarketer, meets Ysabel Perry, a princess of unspecifiable pedigree. It’s also about hearts broken cleanly and otherwise, the City of Portland, Spenser, those moments in pop songs when the bass and all of the drums except maybe a handclap suddenly drop out of the bridge leaving . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Midnight Moonlight by Eren Reverie

Werewolves, Vampires, Faeries and a sever case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Abigail is not afraid of anything in particular. She’s just . . . afraid. All the time. Of everything and everyone. She weaves wild stories to explain her state of perpetual anxiety to the people around her, preferring they treat it as a joke than treat her as a neurotic freak. It’s a plan that works well enough: with a little help from her . . .

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Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts

A gender-swapped space opera retelling of The Three Musketeers

Dana D’Artagnan came to Paris Satellite to become a Musketeer – instead, she became best friends with three of them: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Now she’s tangled up in a world of swords, spaceships, zero-gravity sports, war, romance and inter-planetary politics. The solar system is on the brink of war, the government is dangerously unstable thanks to an inconvenient . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Wind and the Horizon by Maggie Derrick

Sequel to the award-winning book, “The Star and the Ocean”, book two of the Starborn Series picks up with May and Em as they make an adventure out of evading the Loyals. But as Em’s past catches up with the girls their desire for freedom, and their relationship with each other will be put to the test. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Two Small Lives by Suki

Has Suki found love? Part II of Suki's trilogy.

In the grim north of England, unpublished writer-turned-life-model Suki at last gets her first big writing break. At the same time, calamity develops in her personal life. Why can’t things just be easy? As Suki goes on modeling miserably for money in inhospitable artists’ studios through the winter months, her quests for love and meaning evolve into confrontations with life . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts weekly.
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Kindness From Strangers by Leradny

A series of short stories loosely connected by the themes of Fantasy, Equality, Intelligence, Angst, and Idealism. Characters (particularly a small, black-haired young woman) and settings (particularly a place not unlike present-day Earth) may be shared. Plotlines may be continued. Morals may be made. For sure, they are all written by the same author. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated fortnightly.
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Thalia’s Musings by Amethyst Marie

Thalia’s Musings is narrated by Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, as she observes the comedy, drama, and tragedy of the ancient Greek pantheon. But when Thalia becomes more than an observer, the Fates take notice. Are Thalia’s powers limited to helping mortal playwrights hack out a comedy sketch, or can she create happy endings in real life, even for the . . .

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Deviant by Kataclysm

You don't need a gun to win a war.

In 2009, the world changed as Seattle fell to a tsunami, one created with sheer willpower. The rise of “Deviants,” superhumans with unique abilities and powers, was almost immediate. Factions formed, fighting themselves and each other, and once mundane criminals became lethally efficient killers. Heroes rose up, but they were few and far between. It is now 2025. The . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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A Small Life by Suki

Struggling poet Suki has taken up life-modelling to make ends meet...

In a run-down northern English town Suki fights a daily battle with self-doubt over her pursuit of a vocation that has brought neither recognition nor fortune. Single once again, wistfully childless, haunted by the spectre of a destitute old age, Suki starts a lonely night-time blog about art, life, love, loss, and getting old alone. This soon engages a loyal . . .

A complete novel.
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House of Cats by Joyce Sully

There's a new queen in the cattery!

At the House of Cats, those felines who are cursed to become humans when the moon enters Leo find a safe haven between two worlds. But the House has fallen into disrepair; the cat who should be leading them has run away. She dreams of being a chef, of living as a human all the time (or at least six . . .

A complete novel.
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Oysters, Pearls and Magic by Joyce Chng

A serialized novella about a girl’s journey of self-discovery, set in a future world of oysters, pearls and magic. Mirra is a magic user, but her gift is scorned by the menfolk in her village. Men are allowed to use magic; women are not. So, after a tumultuous event, Mirra decides to leave and heads for the City to continue . . .

A complete novel.
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The Star and the Ocean by Maggie Derrick

May is an outsider seeking redemption on her island home. Em is an alluring stranger with an incredible secret. When May discovers Em washed up on the beach, it sets in motion the unraveling of everything she thought she wanted. But as Em’s past starts to catch up with her, May finds herself facing a difficult choice: . . .

A complete novel.
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CITY OF ROSES

Beauty, grit, and song

By Sarah Suleski, editor, author of Sidonie

Sep 1, 2008: When I first I click on a link to web serial it’s without any intention of reading it right then and there. I just want to have a nose around the site, scan a few paragraphs, look at some pictures if there are any, and decide if it’s of interest to me and how soon I may return to read further.

I did that with City of Roses and after an hour found that I had read all of Act One [more . . .]

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CITY OF ROSES

Fairies invade my hometown! eek!

By MeiLin Miranda, author of The Machine God

Dec 6, 2009: I just started reading this, primarily because it’s set in my hometown of Portland. I’m not very far in, but I’m already hooked.

Con: It’s written in present tense, which is hard to pull off and usually annoys me.

Pro: Kip’s pulling it off, using it to write cinematically rather than dramatically, if that makes any sense.

If ever a town could plausibly [more . . .]

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