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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Arjuna’s Daughter by Birgit Brecknell

Amba begged the demi-god Krishna to train her as a warrior. His price: to make her a pawn in his grand scheme. Aryavarta, Northern India, 864 BC Krishna rested in a clearing, giving Amba a clear shot. She raised her bow longing for the satisfaction of a kill. A doe distracted her as it bounded between mangroves to . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Hidebehind by Julia Kroll

Spooky sexy summer camp serial

Myra is a devoted girls’ camp counselor whose familiar summer routine is overturned when the camp converts from all-girls to co-ed. As the weeklong camp progresses, she begins to suspect that the carefree adventurousness of Alex, the new male counselor, is actually calculating endangerment of the kids. Yet as she increasingly fears for the kids’ safety, she also finds herself . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The War Golem by J.A. Giunta

Goblins craft their greatest weapon, a massive body of iron and enchantment. To complete the war golem, they summon the most evil being in existence and bind his spirit to their creation. What they wanted was a video game character; unfortunately, what they got was a teenage griefer. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tapestry by Lucy Weaver

a tale of empire

The intense, complicated, intriguing, journal of a noble lady. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts sporadically.
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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.
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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.
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North of Reality by Uel Aramchek

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated thrice weekly.
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Midnight Moonlight by Eren Reverie

Werewolves, Vampires, Faeries and a severe case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Abigail is not afraid of anything in particular. She’s just . . . afraid. All the time. Of everything and everyone. She weaves wild stories to explain her state of perpetual anxiety to the people around her, preferring they treat it as a joke than treat her as a neurotic freak. It’s a plan that works well enough: with a little help from her . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis by mooderino

It looks like a game. It feels like a game. It isn't a game.

What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive. . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Beneath Her Makeup by soozaina

Getting fired from my high-paying accounting job might have been the best thing that ever happened to me. It devastated me for about . . . half a day, but I truly came alive when my prick of a boss was kind enough to kick me out. It didn’t take me long to pick myself up, roll up my sleeves and turn the . . .

A complete novel.
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The Earth Tigers by Frances Pauli

Giant spiders vs. monster Wasps with a tribal people caught in the crossfire.

The burrows of the Great Ones are stirring. Horatch, a T’rant scout, is sent into the jungles to find a promising candidate among the scattered tribes of humans. She must be brave, talented, and able to survive the tests ahead. When he meets Milyi, his hopes soar, but just returning her to the Temple proves difficult. An ancient enemy . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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