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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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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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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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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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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OYSTERS, PEARLS AND MAGIC

an original premise

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Sep 4, 2009: I only read the prologue (which stands at a lengthy 4,000 words!) but my initial impression is that Oysters, Pearls and Magic has an intriguing premise.

It is based in an alternate universe, a place where gender roles are strictly defined: women fish for oysters and pearls, and men "curl light" (or cast magic) to power the boats and so on. The author has clearly given the setting a lot of thought, and the writing strongly evokes a small fishing village. [more . . .]

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AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF THE GREATER KINGDOM

The Author Would Like to Say…

By MeiLin Miranda, author of The Machine God

Oct 13, 2010:  . . . that all but one of these reviews (all before September 2010) reflect a version of the serial that is no longer available. Please come check out the new version. It’s better. Promise.

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