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Tea Princess Chronicles by Casey Blair

Tea Princess Chronicles is a weekly serial fantasy novel. It follows the adventures of Miyara, a princess who escapes her meaningless life and goes into hiding, as she finds her place in the world serving a struggling community by running a tea shop that sits on the edge of a magical disaster. . . .

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Aethernea by Cloe D. Frost

Adventure. Mystery. Romance. Two mages. One Academy. Lots of trouble.

In the world where everyone can perform magic, where quest seekers, treasure hunters, and enchanters are common professions, and where mage duels are the most popular form of entertainment, Kiel is a “non-mage” – a person who doesn’t have the aptitude to use magic on a regular basis – until he meets Elaru- a mage of mysterious origin, who . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Welcome to PHU by Tris Lawrence

Welcome to PHU is a web serial about the students who go to the fictional liberal arts school of Pine Hills University, and the folks around them. It’s about magic, and love, and football, and music, and taekwondo, and just about anything else that college students might get involved in. And magic. Did we mention the magic? Because in this . . .

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Deck of Souls by Bonnie L. Price

Gods, demons, and heroes. Typical MMO fare—or so I thought.

When my guild dragged me into Jeriskyr Online, I expected I’d be playing the latest VR game. Nothing could have been further from the truth. You see, the gods like to trade people. Chosen by the gods of Jeriskyr and betrayed by my own, I found out that this virtual world is all too real. Now, I must choose . . .

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The Wind and the Horizon by Maggie Derrick

Sequel to the award-winning book, “The Star and the Ocean”, book two of the Starborn Series picks up with May and Em as they make an adventure out of evading the Loyals. But as Em’s past catches up with the girls their desire for freedom, and their relationship with each other will be put to the test. . . .

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Inbetween by Bridgett Morigna

Willow doesn’t believe in demons, but they believe in her. Yuri is trying to get home from a strange world, but home might be the most dangerous place for him right now. With magic mixing with the mundane and an assassin tracking them down, life is only going to get more complicated. If they work together, they might be able . . .

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City of Secrets by Becky Munyon

To tourists, Caribou Canyon is an idyllic Colorado mountain town—one made even more enjoyable by the ghost stories told at local inns. But outsiders don’t know about the frequent disappearances and grisly murders. The residents know, and they might care—if these weren’t the things that made them some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. As the . . .

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Thalia’s Musings by Amethyst Marie

Thalia’s Musings is narrated by Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, as she observes the comedy, drama, and tragedy of the ancient Greek pantheon. But when Thalia becomes more than an observer, the Fates take notice. Are Thalia’s powers limited to helping mortal playwrights hack out a comedy sketch, or can she create happy endings in real life, even for the . . .

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Ravelling Wrath by Eli Dupree

A pair of teenagers get caught up in a conflict between the gods.

Rinn Akatura has never really cared about the gods, any more than she cares about “obeying school rules” or “being nice to jerks”. But when she—and her girlfriend, Yali—are chosen to represent the gods in the Ravelling, they get caught up in a decades-old conflict they could never have imagined. In the magical Otherworld, the Blood God enters Rinn’s mind . . .

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Tin Man by Samantha Lynn

Necromancer Robling Tremare has a golem — a construct spun from a suit of plate armor, enchanted to serve as Robling’s bodyguard while he wanders the world in search of whoever or whatever has slain all his kin. After two years of fruitless inquiries Robling’s finally stumbled upon a lead; now, with the help of a mercenary archer who has . . .

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The Philosopher in Arms by Karen Wehrstein

A novel of power, love, war and spirit

The Philosopher in Arms is the massively-revised version of my two traditionally-published fantasy novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul (Baen Books, 1991) set in the “Fifth Millennium” world collaboratively created with S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier. Almost 3,000 years after a human-made cataclysm reduced both human population and technology back to primitive levels, civilization is rising again slowly. Here . . .

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Oysters, Pearls and Magic by Joyce Chng

A serialized novella about a girl’s journey of self-discovery, set in a future world of oysters, pearls and magic. Mirra is a magic user, but her gift is scorned by the menfolk in her village. Men are allowed to use magic; women are not. So, after a tumultuous event, Mirra decides to leave and heads for the City to continue . . .

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OYSTERS, PEARLS AND MAGIC

an original premise

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Sep 4, 2009: I only read the prologue (which stands at a lengthy 4,000 words!) but my initial impression is that Oysters, Pearls and Magic has an intriguing premise.

It is based in an alternate universe, a place where gender roles are strictly defined: women fish for oysters and pearls, and men "curl light" (or cast magic) to power the boats and so on. The author has clearly given the setting a lot of thought, and the writing strongly evokes a small fishing village. [more . . .]

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TIN MAN

Weaving Death and Life

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

May 29, 2010: I enjoy "Tin Man: Diary of a Necromancer" for the complexity. First, the worldbuilding is beautifully done, with many distinctive guilds and families displaying their skills, quirks, and cultures. Multiple flavors of magic coexist and sometimes conflict. Both the mood and morality are shadowplays of light and dark, changing in an instant from dire to whimsical and back again.

The characters are as intricate as their surroundings. Robling Tremare is a necromancer. To be sure he has his dark side, as [more . . .]

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