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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.  Recommended by Chris Poirier and 3 other members.
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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.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory and 1 other member.
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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.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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Dark Icon Original Fiction by Dark Icon

All of us, even the world itself, began in darkness.

Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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53 Ganymede by Amy Notdorft

Welcome to 53 Ganymede Avenue. Enjoy your stay. And watch out for Ginger.

When a young woman shows up at the doorstep of an old Victorian house, she finds much more than she was looking for: A place to stay. A host of eccentric companions. A new city to explore. Inexplicable coincidences. Impossible possibilities. And maybe even a new home. Like a warm drink on a rainy day, 53 Ganymede . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Jumping Rings by Lyn Thorne-Alder

They're willing to kneel in order to climb.

In the world of the Circled Plain, most of humanity lives within walled cities, protected from the monsters outside. The cities’ walls are nested, circle within circle within circle, and the richest and most powerful live the deepest in the city. They call the social and economic climb from the outer rings towards the inner the Ladder. The . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Elemental Truth by Necia Phoenix

Ordered to locate people with the ability to manipulate elements, Prince Tier uncovers a web of deceit and lies. He’s faced with a difficult choice: complete his mission and possibly damn to death the woman he loves, or confront the source of the lies and risk losing his own life. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.  Recommended by Palladian.
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InnerWorld by Jennifer Beasmoney

After recovering from a motorcycle accident that nearly kills him, 18-year-old Gavyn Fraser is eager to gather the pieces of his broken life and resume some level normalcy. Now living alone with his mother in New York City, Gavyn longs to establish some control, but his grip on reality seems to be slipping away from him as he finds himself . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Eikasia by Illise Montoya

An adventure of love and magic.

On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon’s madness. Romance and dark fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don’t. Eikasia—Sometimes, . . .

A serialized novel, updating infrequently.
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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 complete novel.  Recommended by Palladian.
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The Select’s Bodyguard by Nick Hayden

The Cataclysm destroyed our magic wells and, along with them, our technology, our scientific advancements, and our aristocracy. We thought the world was dying. Forced to rely on our former enemies, we evolved, but in those first days, we had no inkling of the true extent of that change. (See also The Doctor’s Assistant) . . .

A complete novel.
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The Watchmage of Old New York by C. A. Sanders

The Dresden Files meets Buffy:TVS meets Gangs of New York

Nathaniel Hood is a very busy man. He is the Watchmage—half policeman, half wet nurse—for the entire magical population of New York City. As the young city grows, hundreds of supernatural creatures immigate every year, making his life that much more annoying. In the first planned story arc, the baby of a wealthy human couple is kidnapped, Nathaniel suspects . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Palladian.
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TALES FROM HELITHEREN

Editor’s First Impression

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

May 11, 2013: Even though I’ve read the four chapters currently available for this story, I still feel I should call it a first impression, since it doesn’t feel like the story’s quite gotten off the ground yet. The idea behind this collection of short stories is that they’re all supposed to be about Helitheren, a new fantasy world that two young authors have come up with. I can see that the two seem enthusiastic about their writing, and their world.

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TAINT

A strange girl punches gods and searches for her sister

By trustworthy_puppy, member

May 10, 2017: Taint follows the story of Akasha, a strange inhuman girl that is the subject of a cruel experiment. She has to fight desperately to get out of a planar prison where she mysteriously got teleported. The only thing that keep her going is the hope that one day she’ll be able to find her dear sister again.

Taint is inspired by chinese light novels, full of cultivation techniques, Ki manipulation, and godlike beings.

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