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Raise Some Hell by Soranotsky

Deals with the Devil can't be that bad, right?

A young man falls down a rabbit hole to a school where people are trained to summon demons in order to fight. He ends up losing his past, but makes friends as they try to figure out who’s trying to undermine everything . . .  . . .

A complete novel.
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Horsey Ashes by Saltyhalibut

A horrible story for horrible people

A narcissistic idiot breaks out of his family home in search of fame and followers. Follow him and his hateable gang on the long road to Calgary as they battle slavery, marital problems, drug addiction, and horrible animal abuse. Somewhere along the line, he also develops superpowers and the ability to talk to ghosts. Based on a true story. My . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Love Drug by Glendon J. Klassen

Make Love Possible

Love Drug follows Ada, a commerce student, and Everett, a business developer as they work for a pharmaceutical company developing and marketing a drug designed to help people with a disease the company has invented, Relational-Social Depressive Disorder or RSDD. Ada feels the internship is her only way out of her anxiety-ridden life in Winnipeg, and Everett sees marketing the . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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River of Blood by O'Fuel

Sean Tower, reluctant beneficiary of a family tradition in law enforcement, spins headlong into the violent, corrupt world of a metropolitan police force. His anarchist idealism and the culture of the warrior cop prove destined for bloody collision. New episodes post on Saturdays. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Point A to Point Z by Ginney Etherton

In today’s world, saturated with fantasy and super-heroes, real-life adventures in foreign places can be even more thrilling. Zak has no idea what he’s in for when he’s allowed to take a short trip to Washington D.C. with his widowed grandmother. But the secretary of state needs them to finish the work that Zak’s diplomat granddad started. Strange cultures and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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A Few Good Conversations (Well, At Least 10) by Hans Taylor

Alcohol, empathy, and other poisons.

Most years, I think, are skippable. They suffer from this indescribable mundanity, this relentlessly oscillating day in day out. Those years you could summarise in a sentence or two. To say that 2014 was the best year of my life would be unfair to years 1997 through to 2013, and all the years that followed. But it was certainly the . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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For Riches or More by Lawrence Limehouse

An Irish-born thief of not-inconsiderable skill finds himself betrayed during a job and left to the mercies of the Parisian police.  After nearly three years in jail, he finds himself unexpectedly released ahead of schedule with only one goal in mind: revenge.  He quickly discovers that there are forces arrayed against him and, surprisingly, a considerable power supporting his efforts. . . .

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The Runaway by Eliza Knightly

Sixteen-year-old Eliza has just been picked up by police, placed in the foster care system and deposited in Hope House, a group home for troubled teens. Her comrades are drug addicts, truants, and juvenile delinquents but blue-haired Dean shows her that she isn’t so different from the rest of the teens she lives with. When Dean asks her to run . . .

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Loan Some by Megan McLachlan

It’s been a bad week for Vera. She lost the job she loved as a librarian and ended a comfortable and seemingly reliable relationship. So when her eye catches a job ad for a company that boasts “a library of characters for every occasion,” impulse (and the word “library”) compels her to respond. Shortly thereafter, Vera has accepted her first . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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North of Happenstance by Amber Laura

This serial tale will chronicle the lives of three women who form an unlikely, but certainly unforgettable, bond of friendship, love, and forgiveness. Lost, alone, or starting-over, their paths cross—and the story actually begins—in the small (made-up) town of Whestleigh, Connecticut. Here, together, they find themselves . . . by finding one another. In essence, North of Happenstance can best be summed up . . .

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The Darker Side of Paradise by JDT

In an age of political turmoil between world powers, wealthy gangs seize control of the Sierra Leone port city of Kismal. Its harbor quickly becomes a hub for international black market trade and business. Los Zetos, the Yakuza, and the Solntsevskaya Bratva allow parts of the city to be divvied up among smaller criminal groups who move into the area. . . .

A complete novel.
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Elan Meets Rafa by The Mice

To free himself from his wealthy father’s demands Elan leaves everything behind to start a new life. He quickly finds that he is ill-prepared for the real world. He meets Rafa–a strong and resilient boy from a poor family, who provides protection for him. With Rafa and many new friends, Elan starts to find a place for himself in the . . .

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SHADOW OF THE TEMPLAR

Buttery goodness

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Oct 26, 2008: This is a popcorn novel. Not a lot of substance, but deliciously entertaining.

The prose is to the point, the banter is enjoyable (and I laughed a few times, I think), and it’s just a lot of fun. I’ve only read the first two parts (I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it really is), and I’ll probably end up reading more when I find the time.

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DARON'S GUITAR CHRONICLES

Great Inner Dialogue

By intergal, member

Apr 13, 2010: As of writing, I’m about eight chapters into "Daron’s Guitar Chronicles" and I am enjoying it, though I’ve not been quite so consumed by it as some previous reviewers.

The story is set in the mid 80s, and it follows the misadventures of Daron, a young man with who’s trapped in the closet and has a passion for rock music, and he’s been offered a roadie gig by a former paramour who’s already made it big.

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