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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda

Magic, Intrigue, Sex

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Everything now depends on one naive young man . . .  Book one: Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for eighteen years. Now at his father’s court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the . . .

A series.
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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 severe 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 . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Tales of MU by Alexandra Erin

High Fantasy, Higher Education

Tales of MU is an open-ended serial detailing the college life of one Mackenzie Blaise, a university student in a world where our fantasy is reality and our science is fantasy. Moving from her sheltered existence as an outcast and self-professed geek into the wild, wide world of Magisterius University, Mackenzie narrates her own story for us in a style . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes infrequently.
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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 . . .

A series.
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Jolt by unclepulky

Fourteen years after the disappearance of every superhero in the world, a new, dorky superhero, a mean girl super villain, and an elderly, schizophrenic antihero try to go about their lives while also getting in each others way. In “Jolt”, Carter, Raina, and Malcolm navigate their lives through a world where 20% of Earth’s population has super powers. Trying . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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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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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Howl by Seth Gray

From the same universe as Dead Boyfriend, Howl is the story of hunter Eric St. John, a straight guy who suddenly finds himself with an unexpected, yet undeniable attraction to a mysterious man named Adam. Eric can’t explain why it seems impossible to resist his body’s impulse to submit so completely to the other man. But he’s beginning to . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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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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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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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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CITY OF ROSES

Lyrical, sensual, and cryptic

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Nov 22, 2009: Grungy call centre worker Jo Maguire’s life takes a turn for the surreal when she ends up at a distinctly otherworldly party, gets challenged to a duel, and becomes the guardian of a flighty and headstrong fae princess who loves hanging out in alt.music night clubs but has only the dimmest concept of how common mortals deal with chores like earning money and doing laundry. With Lady Ysabel and Jo now bound together as constant companions, Jo is plunged into the dangerous and mysterious political power games of the supernatural [more . . .]

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TALES OF MU

Love it, but it has room to grow.

By bunbun, member

May 23, 2015: Tales of MU was the second serial I read (after reading Worm), so it holds a special place in my heart. The beginning really pulled me in and I immediately started devouring it.

I adore the ideas and the characters behind the story and I connected on certain levels with Mack. Amaranth worried me at first; I was afraid she would just be a Mary Sue, but her character flaws quickly became evident. The character development is extremely well done, which [more . . .]

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