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From Winter’s Ashes by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

A Detective with nothing more to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.

Heather Blackthorne once hunted necromantic cults in the service of the Church. But one villain slipped her grasp, and her husband and son paid the price. Her life and career shattered, mysterious forces conspire to plant her in the high North. And what peace is to be found is all too quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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The Experiment by Micah Edwards

A reluctant superhero story

Dan Everton, a disaffected night watchman, becomes the recipient of a series of strange and potent superpowers. Unfortunately, each new power comes with an angry nemesis to match. Dan must rise to the occasion and defeat the challenges that confront him, for even though each success seems to lead only to a tougher challenge, a single failure could cost . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire by Abner Senires

When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back.

It’s 2042 in the California Free State metroplex of Bay City. Kat and Mouse are a pair of ronin—guns for hire—trying to eke out a living. They have the skill. They have the will. And they have the bad habit of getting in over their heads. Which usually means run-ins with rival ronin, punkergangs, the mob, the . . .

A series.
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Black Hat Magick by Kyt Dotson

Not your ordinary detective agency

The exploits and adventures of college student, computer geek, and occult detective Elaine Hadaly Mercer. She begins her career as an undergrad at Arizona State University majoring in Computer Science and Engineering; but comes from a long blood line of dabblers in the arcane arts with a strong bent for the scientific—hitherto that strange alchemy of genius courses through her . . .

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Cold Morning by CullenMchael

A pulp adventure of fist-fights and hidden demons.

Mark Simmons, out-of-work hero, is hired to find a globe-trotting killer. But despite his expertise at taking hits, this killer’s world is more hazardous than Mark imagined. As he follows her footsteps, he’s drawn into a conflict both mystical and political, in which he’s forced to question what it really means to do the right thing. Cold Morning is . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Blut und Rost by Tintenteufel

Diese Stadt . . . ein Sumpf von Schweiß und Sünde. Ein fauliger Ort, nass und klebrig und voller Fliegen, deren Sirren jedem den Verstand raubt. Immer schon rottet sie vor sich hin, Jahrzehnte lang unbeachtet, bis dann und wann ein Anfall von Wut und Wahnsinn sie aufpeitscht. Bis sie das Land mit Gewalt überzieht. Ihr letzter Irrsinn riss sie in Stücke. Gespalten fiel . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Dead Drop by Zachary N. DiPego

Brother, can you spare a bullet?

A past that can damn him and no future, Trey has to act. What would you do? On the run and homeless. You would grab at every opportunity like it was your last. This is the last chance for Trey. Dead Drop is a fiction blog, a modern Noir set in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Listinged every . . .

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tales of the hotel st crispian by Dan Leo and rhoda penmarq

The mysterious doings in the Hotel St Crispian. Crime, lust, gossip, fear, tedium and mystery. Lots of cocktails and cigarettes. With colored pictures. . . .

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DEAD DROP

Interrupting the Drop

By Linda Schoales, editor

Nov 5, 2009: “Dead Drop” is the story of Trey, a 20-year old drifter in LA, who finds something stashed in the park that he thinks is going to be his ticket to a better life. He’s come in on the middle of a “drop” and figures he can squeeze somebody for some cash. Unfortunately, he already has people after him and this little package just adds to his troubles.

The story is told in first person by Trey and it’s mostly a monologue [more . . .]

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KAT AND MOUSE: GUNS FOR HIRE

Action Packed and Fun Serial

By Frances Gonzalez, member

Oct 3, 2009: I appreciate a story about female heroes that don’t take any shit, and that’s basically what Kat and Mouse is about: two futuristic gun-toting, sword-wielding busty babes in the style of the Dirty Pair, wreaking havoc mission by mission.

The writing is very straightforward, more focused on action and dialogue than introspection, with sparse descriptions. The narration of Kat, laden with fluid slang, is on the mark, consistent and quick, and the highlight of the series. Kat’s relationships with her partner [more . . .]

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