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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Ward by wildbow

The Rules Have Changed

Sequel to Worm, Ward features a change of protagonists and takes place after the events of the first work. Spoilers below. The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Railroad Train to Heaven by Dan Leo

The supposed memoirs of Arnold Schnabel, a brakeman/poet recovering from a mental breakdown in the quaint seaside resort of Cape May, NJ, in 1963. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Coven by Bridgett Kay

One girl plots her own path by starlight.

Aeterna is a kingdom ruled by order, where everyone knows their place. The shy Miss Grace Ainsworth never expected to find herself to flung into a world of chaos, but after her marriage to Lord Frey, everything changes. Soon, Grace is torn between her love for the cosmic order of the stars and a coven that seeks to take power . . .

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

It’s going to take all month to get from A to Z.

Raizel just wants to get to the capitol to pay her taxes and register her family for the census. Somehow, that’s going to take all month. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekdays.
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Love, Late by Kathy Wren

When Claire started sleeping with her best friend, she thought it was the first step to everything she’d ever wanted. Noah ripped that illusion apart with a few well-chosen words, and Claire fled their friendship – and the city – in the aftermath. Years later, she returns home for her brother’s wedding, but she’s not alone. Her relationship with . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Super Powereds by Drew Hayes

A story of what comes before the capes and cowls.

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to . . .

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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

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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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The Good Student by mooderino

Life is a test.

Nic Tutt is a good student. He excels at all subjects. But his education serves only one purpose—to gain entry into the Ransom School. Ransom is the most prestigious school in the country. Its alumni are destined to become the future leaders of Ranvar. Politicians, statesemen and, in some exceptional cases, mages. Only the brightest and the best get . . .

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The Flying Cloud, R-505 by Paul Gazis

Set in a world of the 1920’s that might have been, this is a tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens. . . .

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SUPERSTITION

Looking for Mystery?

By G.S. Williams, editor, author of No Man An Island

Jul 25, 2008: The premise of the story, an occult investigator, leaves a lot of room for plotlines – anything magic/folklore/superstition/voodoo etc. could eventually be used for an episode.

The writing style is crisp and clean, very much reflecting the professionalism of the protagonist, Dashiell Aldridge. Each chapter is well-written and interesting. Given its design and the talent at work, Dash’s adventures could go on endlessly without ever really running out of possibilities.

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WONDER CITY STORIES

Multicultural Superhero Drama

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

Sep 21, 2010: "Wonder City Stories" is a slipstream story that blends a number of genres. First, there is the superhero aspect. You need at least a reasonable grasp of superhero tropes, because the author plays against those to create the dramatic tension and irony in the storylines. That’s the foundation—our collective imagination of that colorful superhero world—on which a gritty, messy, engrossing story is built. If you like movies such as "Sky High" and "The Incredibles" that warp those expectations, you’ll enjoy this too.

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