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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.  Recommended by Stormy and 2 other members.
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Scary Mary by Windvein/S.A. Hunter

The dead speak to her. She wishes they'd shut up.

Scary Mary is an online novel for teens about a high school girl who hears ghosts. Mary begins her junior year of high school without high expectations. As the resident school freak, she’d just like to be left alone, but Cy Asher, a new student, tries to befriend her. The budding friendship, though, dies when Mary discovers Cy’s house is . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Linda Schoales and 5 other members.
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Street by Ryan A. Span

Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Eli James and 1 other member.
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Darkside by S.K.S. Perry

When you're dead, wishing you were is kind of counter-productive.

James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither. Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Linda Schoales and 2 other members.
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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.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory and 2 other members.
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Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter

A sequel to Scary Mary

Mary’s back, and she has to help Vicky, her nemesis. While on a date, Vicky gets into car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get her out of her head. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Linda Schoales and 2 other members.
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13 Bullets by David Wellington

Special deputy Jameson Arkeley stopped a vampire rampage 20 years earlier, during which he whittled down all known bloodsuckers to a single survivor, Justinia Malvern. Kept alive at a sanitarium in rural Pennsylvania by minimal life support and bizarre laws preventing her extermination, wispy Justinia seems a threat to no one—until a series of vampire killings in the area suggest . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Miladysa.
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Sam at the End of the World by Michael Cooper

Sam is my kind of reluctant hero. He is overweight, self-absorbed, and teetering on the edge of suicide after loneliness and fear have worn him down. Sam feels Life’s whip more keenly than most people. A cynical slob with no delusions of grandeur, he wonders ‘why me’ at every step. As a bewildered non-combatant he is spared, by . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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Ride with Madness by psychmum

No one thinks straight in a heatwave.

Ride with Madness is set in the long hot summer of 1995. It opens with Helen Byrne, who yearns for personal freedom in her stifling marriage to the upwardly mobile Malcolm. Her compulsive involvement with ex-prostitute Carla and the flamboyant cult leader Addison threatens to tip all of them into the kind of madness where no one seems to have . . .

A complete novel.
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Beasts of New York by Jon Evans

An urban fantasy about the wildlife of New York City, starring a squirrel protagonist who has to find his way from exile in Staten Island back to his home in Central Park. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Stormy and 2 other members.
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Steal Tomorrow by Ann Pino

When her parents died in a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Cassie Thompson thought her biggest problem was finding her next meal. But “Telo” is a virally-transmitted genetic disease that targets adults, and no one is immune. Surviving to adulthood isn’t looking very good as her city succumbs to food shortages, sanitation problems, and gang violence. When Cassie accepts an invitation to . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Donna Sirianni.
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The Germaine Truth by Duane Poncy and Patricia J. McLean

a multi-blog fiction

The Tales of Germaine, Oregon The Applegate Trail: Susie Applegate is a reporter for The Germaine Truth, the town newspaper, owned and operated by her dad, Howard Applegate. Susie chronicles the stories of the people of Germaine, and with the help of 11 year old Shaherazade Budreau, is determined to solve a 50 year old murder mystery – . . .

An anthology.  Recommended by Donna Sirianni.
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