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The Only City Left by Andy Goldman

In the far future, the Earth is one giant planet-sized city, and it is in disrepair. The majority of the Earth’s human inhabitants are gone and in their place other, darker creatures are moving in. Allin Arcady is a young man on his own deep in the bowels of the city, his one goal to reach the Roof of the . . .

A complete novel.
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Bold Traveler by Scott Salsman

Employees of a New York-based travel magazine enjoy life on the move and in the big city. Bold Traveler takes readers around the world as relationships develop and college grads find their true calling. Updated paragraph-by-paragraph every weekday. . . .

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Selkies’ Skins by Teresa Garcia

Selkies are Scottish seal people, and are considered magical shapeshifting creatures, able to interbreed with humans.  Spoken of in many old stories, the females are said to make caring wives, and the men to be charming and good lovers.  If their skin is captured, they will remain on land, though more is heard about women being captured than the men.  . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Caeruleus Aether: Blackbird by G. A. Mehan

Every kingdom has a secret. Every hero, a weakness. Every villain, a master plan.

Sent out with several other Valkyries to investigate a strange anomaly by Brynhildr, Valkyrie Vaeramae follows her strict orders of noninterference. When she experiences what she thinks Brynhildr meant, she fully intends to stay with the world she was assigned to see if it was merely a strange occurrence or something with a bigger impact. But when Ölrún has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Xandra Letters by Xandra Hamilton

Adventures in LA

Xandra continues her search for love. Strange and dangerous times. With a smile. Always. . . .

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The Chrysalis Falls Vigilant by Bryan Swan

The last uncensored newspaper in the last city on Earth.

The Chrysalis Falls Vigilant is an ongoing collection of serial fiction. Several series intertwine to create a single dystopian city that’s rotting from within as the forces of nature outside batter its walls. Alive in one form or another since 2005, The Vigilant has recently changed blog services and is slowly rebuilding its archives with an aim towards brand new . . .

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The Misplaced Hero by Camille LaGuire

Alex is a perennial student, bored with life, a “misplaced hero” his aunt tells him. Then one day, when he tries to save his professor from drowning, he takes them both on an accidental trip to another world, one where heroes are needed. Alex may well have found where he belongs, but first he must to get his drunken professor . . .

A complete series.
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Tokyo Demons by Lianne Sentar & rem

Illustrated light novel

Written by Lianne Sentar (Tokyopop, Seven Seas) and illustrated by rem (Tokyopop, Yen Press) in the style of the Japanese light novel/manga, this story follows Ayase, a young woman who can turn her body into a swarm of insects, and Jo, a young man with a talent for charm and pickpocketing, as they enter high school and are subsequently dragged . . .

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Mark of the Shadow by Devin Curtis

An action packed supernatural western set during the civil war in the Utah territory. The story is told through the eyes of a little girl, Anne Louise, who’s father is drafted into the army. She goes to Utah to live with her remaining family, but along the way gets caught up in a conflict between humanity and a dark threat. . . .

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The New Devil by Alexander Hansen

Being the Devil isn't easy—and neither is the on-the-job training.

17-year-old Jason Giles dies and is subsequently railroaded into becoming the new ruler of Hell. As he learns about Hell, his role, and his abilities as the Devil, he tangles with a slew of demons and a few humans in his attempts to protect himself, his position, and ultimately, the world. . . .

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Life In Motion by Von L Cid

26 Stories from A to Z

There are moments in life that we never forget. These are moments that move us, change us and forever shape our view of the world. In this collection, from Von L Cid, you will find 26 moments in the lives of 26 people. There is a tale for every letter of the alphabet. Come along as Adam discovers death, . . .

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Black Cloak White Art by A A Roi

Tales from the Wizard's End of the Staff

It has been eighty years since the since the last Conjunction of the Three Realms and the accompanying Riven War wrecked havok on the world of Aethros. Since then the Wizards of the North have worked hard to reshape thier identities, forge the Alliance of the Thirteen Greater and Lesser Kingdoms and prepare for the next conjunction, barely more than . . .

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TIMELY PERSUASION

Unfortunately, I don’t need more persuasion…

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

Oct 1, 2008: There is a too-often cited "writing tip" and that is "show, don’t tell." The idea is, you write a scene to "show" readers what you mean, instead of "telling" them.

So, in simplistic terms, you don’t tell them "he was a nice guy," you show a nice guy:

"He stood up on the bus to let the little old lady take his place, and then he carried her groceries."

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7 DAYS IN NOVEMBER

A time-passer, but not much

By Savannah, member

Apr 26, 2011: While the pace is slow and the excitement is limited to as much as the equivalent of a high-five on a happy day, this story is worth a look. Its a nice little trinket to take around for a busy day’s lunch break, when you just want to relax and rest your brain. This book isn’t one of the more interesting types, but its a nice getaway just before bed or right after a long hectic day. If you’re going to the beach, then bring it along also – helps [more . . .]

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