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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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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. . . .

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Children of the Wind by Charles Anthony Almanza

When twenty-something year-old Lucas, a gifted empath and globe trotter who ‘travels with the changing wind’ returns to his hometown of Playa de Oro, he expects a certain normalcy to follow him. He needs it to anchor him while dealing with his mother, who suffers from a brain tumor that causes seizures, or his youngest sister, Dee, battling depression. And . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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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Raising Angels by Taulsn

Angels and telepaths what could possibly go wrong

A young girl meets an immortal dragon in a dream and he offers to make her an angel. Ten years later she attends college backed by a mysterious organization with way to much money and surrounded by individuals desperate for membership. Meanwhile she is desperate for friendship and is willing to cling onto and protect it jealously no matter the . . .

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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 . . .

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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: . . .

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Baubles and Broomsticks by Morgan O'Friel

Lesbians, Mutants, and The Occult.

Being a mutant isn’t all its cracked up to be. Mary Stevens can’t even take a bath without her abilities raising hell and trying to drown her. Living with her brothers—and fellow mutants—Greg and Brian, she’s working to understand how their powers relate to the greater world, while trying to discover just how to live a normal life. Or, well, . . .

An abandoned pdf scripted series.
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CITY OF ROSES

Breathless Anticipation

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Dec 20, 2008: The first thing I noticed upon viewing the site was that the author utilizes a heavily stylized form of sentence prose. The rhythm of the sentences can get choppy in some areas and overly-long in others. This style’s employed, as far as I can tell, to attempt to mirror the way that people experience the world around them.

Sometimes, particularly in fight scenes or at dances, this works wonderfully; it picks me up and scurries me along with a flurry of [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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