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No Man An Island by G.S. Williams

Boy meets girl. Fights demons. Faces the devil to save the world. Your basic love story.

Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .

A complete novel.
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A Bit of Cold Weather at Upperworth by Mairi Morgan

Four children discover a strange life-form in the snow.

When the snow falls, and goes on falling, Sam and Bridie discover a strange life-form living amongst the snow. Are there more of them? Are they all as friendly as the first one, or will they bring great danger to the quiet town of Upperworth? It may be up to just four children to prevent a permananet and catastrophic freeze. . . .

A complete novel.
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Peter and the Vampires by Darren Pillsbury

Peter Normal leaves California and moves into his grandfather’s house with his mother and sister. Upon arriving he discovers that his grandfather’s house looks like something out of a horror movie, that his grandfather forbids him to go into the garden, and that the neighbor boy is a bit off the wall. He also discovers that the undead thing . . .

A complete series.
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The New Humans by Henry Walker

A tale of young superhumans in the 1960s

Allison Kinsey is a young superhuman girl growing up in 1960s Australia, in the midst of a worldwide hysteria caused by the emergence of the Flying Man, an extremely powerful superhero who refuses to refrain from meddling in the affairs of man. She and her friends live at an experimental school run by the eccentric Dr. Lawrence Herbert in the . . .

A serialized novel.
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The Puzzle Box by Edward Picot

On her way home for the Christmas holidays, Dora is given a mysterious box by her father. She also discovers that there’s a boy she’s never seen before in the back of the car—but he vanishes when she tries to tell her Dad about him. Then her Dad vanishes too: has he gone to work in London, or has he . . .

A complete novel.
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Magician’s Merger by Xenophon Hendrix

Eleven-year-old Arthur wakes up to find an ancient wizard sharing his brain.

Arthur is living in an alternate North America in which the USA never broke away from Britain. The technology level is mid-1970s. One day, Arthur wakes up and finds an ancient wizard sharing his brain. It is a growing-up story, at least for now, and meant to be episodic rather than tightly plotted. . . .

A complete novel.
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J.B.’s NYC Internet Adventure by Smile-Up

Join us on treasure hunt in NYC.

Match wits with Jake, Stella and the gang by using the Internet to solve the mystery of Aunt Miriam’s treasures. A family vacation to New York City turns into a wacky Internet treasure hunt adventure when Jake, Stella, Stanley and Marcus Bonds meet their oddball ancient Aunt Miriam for the first time. Mysterious, confused and irritable, Aunt Miriam is . . .

A complete novel.
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Against the Current by Emmel

In a world full of dangers . . .  In a forest grown men fear to tread after nightfall . . .  Running away from home in the middle of night might not be the most reasonable thing to do. Reason, however, has never been a strength of eight year old Laiva. She feels wronged, she feels humiliated, she feels like the whole world is against . . .

A serialized novel, updating infrequently.
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Eleven & Counting by Joanie Rich

A modern fairy tale about family bonds, tradition, and also some dragons.

Every year since he was five Andrew has been forced to spend the summer at his Aunt Jenna’s farm. This year he’s about to discover his family is anything but normal, and that he has an important duty. Is he ready for such a weighty responsibility? Does he even believe any of this is happening to him? . . .

An abandoned novel.
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NO MAN AN ISLAND

Pilgrim’s Progress meets Mad Max in Camelot

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Apr 30, 2009: All the reviews so far are spot on. Here’s some additional thoughts on NMAI and why you might like to read it:

Initially, I was put off by the tagline "an experimental novel", raising visions of James Joyce and such ilk which might be more than the casual web browser wants to wade into. However, not to fear, NMAI is very readable, and in fact launches off to a fast paced start, quickly introducing important characters and plunging them (literally) [more . . .]

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PETER AND THE VAMPIRES

Where were stories this good when I was a kid?!

By Aurelio, member

Jul 2, 2009: Okay so I’m probably a bit old to be as infatuated with this story as I am, but I just can’t help it. Sure there’s a certain amount of suspension of disbelief required for adults, but it’s exactly the sort of thing I would have loved as a kid. A 10 year old playing detective for the supernatural and saving friends and family as he muddles his way through each exciting episode? That sounds just about right to me. Having a goofy sidekick who inevitably comes in handy, even when [more . . .]

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