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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.  Recommended by amber simmons and 2 other members.
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Description of a Warrior’s Life

By Linda Schoales, editor

Nov 20, 2009: “The Philosopher in Arms” is a fantasy novel written from the point of view of a great warrior-leader looking back on his life. Fourth Chevenga Shae-Arano-e’s people, the Yeola, live in a pre-industrial society where the Assembly makes the rules and the decisions, but the semanakraseye acts in times of war. Chevenga is the son of a semanakraseye, and has been trained since childhood to serve his people in turn.

Chevenga begins his story with the death of his father when [more . . .]

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A romance fans’ delight!

By Tartra, author of The Other Kind of Roommate

Jan 23, 2015: As I was very clear to mention in the pile of comments I left among the chapters (writers beware: I am a chatterbox, and I will swamp you with a dozen things to have to moderate if I’m going through your stuff), I am not a romance reader. And this is a romance.

Granted, it seems like a good one, and it doesn’t start out that way. The first chapter is a testament to Eren’s ability to write a character whose [more . . .]

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