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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Railroad Train to Heaven by Dan Leo

The supposed memoirs of Arnold Schnabel, a brakeman/poet recovering from a mental breakdown in the quaint seaside resort of Cape May, NJ, in 1963. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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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.
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Super Powereds by Drew Hayes

A story of what comes before the capes and cowls.

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Zombie Knight Saga by George M. Frost

Death is coming. And he wants to help.

A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Entirely Presenting You by Nippoten

Quietly, like the heroine of a horror movie…

Alexis is a girl at the height of her high school career, a social butterfly with no shortage of friends, popularity, or things to do on the weekends. Until she falls victim to a vicious attack, and is brought to the brink of death. She survives, but it soon becomes clear that she cannot return to the same life she . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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.
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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.
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The Earth Tigers by Frances Pauli

Giant spiders vs. monster Wasps with a tribal people caught in the crossfire.

The burrows of the Great Ones are stirring. Horatch, a T’rant scout, is sent into the jungles to find a promising candidate among the scattered tribes of humans. She must be brave, talented, and able to survive the tests ahead. When he meets Milyi, his hopes soar, but just returning her to the Temple proves difficult. An ancient enemy . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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The Whisper of Damkina by shutsumon

A Science Fantasy Web Serial

All they wanted to do was make a living. Amanpreet and her crew are traders and cargo haulers. It’s not the most exciting work in the galaxy but it’s lucrative and better than being stuck on a planet. Or at least it wasn’t exciting until recently. Follow the Whisper and its crew as they encounter sophont space . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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DANNY'S STORY: CHRONICLES OF A BOOKWALKER

So Maybe I’m Not the Audience for This One…

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Oct 3, 2008: I couldn’t quite get into it.

That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but it might mean that I’m not the audience for the story. I don’t know.

In any case, the premise is that the main character can jump into books. It’s an interesting idea. A writer could do a lot with that—if only because people read in part to vicariously experience things they couldn’t in real life. Going one step further might [more . . .]

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KINDA SUPER GAY

Funny and unique

By Nina Santucci, author of Fooled

Jan 6, 2015: I’ve only read the first few chapters of Kinda Super Gay so far, but I have to say that I was hooked right away. Because my general reading preferences tend toward old-fashioned literature, this is I think one of the first stories I’ve read that has a gay protagonist, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The author does a fantastic job of making Sarah more than just a character or a symbol, instead she behaves realistically, like a real girl who happens to be lesbian. (And I have to [more . . .]

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