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The Nick of Time (and other abrasions) by Al Bruno III

Tales of Paranormal Romance for people that couldn't get dates in high school.

Everything you know is wrong- there are plenty of gods but no afterlife, wizards plot rebellion against eldritch horrors with marketing departments, the Chinese Mafia runs the phone company, every tarot card is a prophesy waiting to happen and most vampires live in trailer parks. Read on to visit a world where every cliche is a parable, every fairy . . .

A series.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

A series.
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Ars Harmonia by Project BC

Human beings are transient creatures. The impermanence of life is tightly interwoven into society—the young are taught by the old so that they, in turn, can teach the next generation when the old has passed on. People are raised in a transient world. Everything eventually breaks down. Plants wither, mountains erode, and eventually the planet itself will come to . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Warlock Ruthless by Megajoule

Always read the fine print.

Leslie Ruth is a burnt out mid-twenty-something who just signed a contract without reading the fine print. Now, he’s neck deep in a world of demons and black magic, working as a warlock in service to Gore, the god of pain. Other people might scream and run, but Leslie Ruth is having the time of his life. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.
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Crank by Pia Veleno

Vampires are real and their hunters are made with one careless bite.

Crandall Jacobson doesn’t believe in vampires. His life is singing for Inertia Stand, a band he loves even if he hates the name. His best friend and drummer appears to have the same lust for music but Mike also has a secret: He’s a vampire hunter. When a routine staking goes awry, and a vampire sinks her teeth into . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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The Revelation by Jason Sheil

They are the light that awaits us in the end...

For most of her life, Fiona Carter has suffered from nightmares. Within them, she finds herself in a desolate world of ruins and smoke, pursued by a terrifying beast that she can never escape. When a strange package arrives in her office, she begins to question the nature of these dreams–and the horrible truth behind their cryptic warnings. Further . . .

A serialized novel, updating infrequently.
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Tales from the Gas Station by Jack Townsend

At the edge of town, there's a gas station open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...

Tales from the Gas Station is a blog about the run-down gas station at the edge of a small town, and the unnatural, supernatural, and downright weird things that happen there. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts sporadically.
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Blood Binds by Tonya R. Moore

The wayfarer Helioselene’s estranged spouse, an inept vampire and an precocious young witch accompany her on the hunt for a malicious Power wreaking havoc across worlds. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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In the Shadow of His Nemesis by Al Bruno III

"In the end love makes monsters of us all."

Isobel Talbot’s life was a monotony, even her heartbreaks were predictable; but a chance encounter leaves her running for her life from the most terrible and impossible things. And worse yet, she’s fallen in love. . . .

A complete novel.
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The Cold Inside by Al Bruno III

What if you could do anything you wanted? What if no one could stop you?

“What if you could do anything you wanted?” Sixteen year-old Tristam Bloom is having the worst year of his life. He’s on probation, he’s the laughingstock of the school and his girlfriend wants nothing to do with him. To top it all off he now has to eat lunch with the nerdy kids he spent all of last year . . .

A complete novel.
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Oktober by Vak Beacon

Oktober is a labyrinthine, psychological road novel that blurs the line betweens reality and fantasy. Each chapter is divided into four sections, each of the sections is a journal entry written by one of the main characters. Thus, each chapter is told four times over, from each character’s point of view. The characters openly invite the readers into their minds, . . .

A complete novel.
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CRANK

Lovable characters

By Janoda, editor

Feb 13, 2010: Crank tells the story of 2 best friends, Mike and Crandall, who play in a band together. Mike has been in love with Crandall from the moment they met, but never dared doing anything about it. Their relationship changes when Crandall is bitten by a vampire, and all their secrets are laid on the table.

Pia Veleno is excellent at building characters. Both Crandall and Mike are intriguing and well-defined, and after every chapter you want to read more, because you [more . . .]

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ADDERGOOLE

Join Me Down The Adder Hole

By Ziggy, member

Aug 30, 2009: Opener: Strange. It’s the perfect word to describe this wonderful little serial. The characters, the plot, even the setting are strange. Strangest of all. None of that takes anything away from the story. In fact it makes better! There are so few stories with truly oddball or weird characters as sad as it is to say. That’s probably because it’s hard to write them without letting yourself get strange in the process but in Addergoole, Lyn Thorne-Alder lets herself get weird and downright nuts sometimes to show us the world [more . . .]

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