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Awakenings by Erin M. Klitzke

a post apocalyptic serial

Marin Astoris had a vision a few years ago, of a mushroom cloud rising beyond the university’s iconic clocktower. A voice whispered in her ear, take a breath and wait to die. That vision never came to pass. Something else happened instead: an asteroid, a botched attempt to stop it from hitting earth, and a resulting cataclysm that left only . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Chosen Shackles by Shaeor

The screen is running static. Face your shadow.

The future came in devastation, but we bury it in the lights now, to forget. It was better once, they tell us not to say. Now, at the end of our century, we’ve rebuilt. The city neon glows brighter and casts a shadow deeper on the world. This is just the beginning. In the Eastern Pacific, a sickness . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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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 . . .

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Into the Mire by Casey Lucas aka Canticle

“They call it meldwood because it’ll meld with anything it touches. Other trees. Animals. Men.”

In the first years following a brutal war, residents of the Deel Valley struggle to recover. They rebuild their homes, replant their crops, and attempt to reconcile the past they long for with the reality they’re stuck in. Most of them seek, above all, a return to some semblance of “normal.” Others seek profit and adventure. Mercenary . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Lorelei and the Sea by Z. Tringali

Lorelei has been raised to live her life by one law: power dictates fate. At sea, no man is more powerful than her father, king Lysandros. She believes her fate is to help him conquer the kingdom of Lismagh–until the night she finds him murdering her mother, the goddess of the sea. Forsaking her father, Lorelei is reborn: a . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Winchward Beach by The Grand Eye

A demonic tale of dreams and guns

Winchward Beach is the bizarre tale of the most pathetic man who ever lived. Archey Billiard spends his days winching a run-down amusement park’s roller coaster as he bends to will of his demonic, OSHA-defying boss. Soon, Archey is thrust into a nonsensical series of events all revolving around his deepest, darkest secret. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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Quiet and Antagonism by K25fF

A story that contains stories.

Alice is more lost than she ever believed possible. A misstep lead to her falling into the strange Realm of the Library, a place of strange monsters and ever-present wordplay. With the help of a bookshelf dryad, a pair of frogmen and a towering war-golem, she attempts to end the madness and escape back to her home reality. Behind the . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Half-Made Girls by Sam Witt

When meth-addled cultists begin leaving half-made girls hanging in Pitchfork County, only the Night Marshal and his strange family can stop the coming storm of evil. . . .

A complete novel.
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Three of Swords by Melissa & Brittany Ann Zayas

An online serial novel of Victorian magic!

Tom MacKenna and Lucien Baptiste have little in common—one a thief, the other a magician—besides both being gifted with supernatural powers which they use strictly for their own monetary gain, and being equally ignorant and uninterested as to the origins of these abilities. However, when a strange twist of circumstances forces them to assume responsibility for Helene Prideux, a mysterious . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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As They Walk Among Us by William Long aka Weeble

This story takes place in a world in which the demon gates have opened and destroyed just about every human being on the planet. Demons walk with the living. What humans are left are either hiding or fighting. Some have taken upon themselves to learn Demon Artifacts and mastered using them, and gained the names of “Witch”. The story . . .

A serialized novel.
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Future Cults by re/search/er

There is a girl overcome by other people’s thoughts and a high speed chase in progress. There is a surveillance team watching someone for seemingly no reason and a man with a long history of plane accidents. A series of lonely, isolated people trying to connect, to hide, to navigate a world changed by the internet. Each chapter of . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes fortnightly.
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The Nameless Man by Geemantle

The journeys of a nearly immortal man

In the nameless man serial written by Riley Gee (Geemantle), there is a mysterious force understood by few that enables people to steal life energy (in years of remaining life) from those they kill. The story follows “the nameless man”, so called because he has lived so many lifetimes he can’t remember his original name. The story started as . . .

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TATTOO

A B-rated horror movie in word form.

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Sep 13, 2008: With all of Glory’s internal griping about how she’s the black sheep of the family and the outcast at school, I was half-expecting something Carrie-esque, especially with the whole date thing. At least I got the blood making an appearance right.

Horror is very hard to write. The foreshadowing has to be just enough that it’s only obvious after the fact. Subtlety is key but this story just doesn’t have it. It’s written like some cheesy horror movie would set up—way [more . . .]

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THREE OF SWORDS

Victorian Magical

By Palladian, author of Super

Dec 25, 2012: I’m really glad that I spotted Three of Swords under the new listings, because now I’m hooked. I think you will be too: it conveys a story of magic in the Victorian era in England, and the story is artfully told through the eyes of some very interesting people.

The two main characters, who alternate viewpoints in every other chapter, are Tom MacKenna, a thief, and Lucien Baptiste, a magician who specializes in charming wealthy young ladies. We hear from them [more . . .]

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