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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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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.  Recommended by Eli James and 1 other member.
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Wonder City Stories by Jude McLaughlin

Superpowers are the least of their problems...

Wonder City Stories is an ongoing serial that explores gender, race, and sexuality in a richly-populated superhero comic book universe, actively deconstructing the persistent themes of the genre through the eyes of a group of compelling characters who are unusual in that context: women, elderly people, POCs, LGBTQI people, and more. It’s a universe where the equivalent of Superman . . .

A series.  Recommended by Palladian and 1 other member.
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Children of the Apocalypse by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Passion. Vengeance. Redemption. Sacrifice. Destiny.

From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.  Recommended by A. M. Harte and 1 other member.
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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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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.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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The Points Between by Christopher B. Wright

A man drives along a lonely stretch of Virginia road, lost in the endless monotony of a yellow double-line separating his past and future. Somewhere on that road he pulls over to the side, gets out of his car, and walks through a grove of trees to find himself . . . somewhere else. A manor house. A party, filled with music and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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Unusual Florida by Kay Brooke

Unusual Florida is a YA mystery/coming of age serial with some supernatural/fantastical elements. It is the story of one very strange summer spent at Holden Point Resort in northwestern Florida, where the year is 1997 and nothing is as it seems. Where wonders and dangers lurk near the pool and beneath the palm trees. Where the unexplained happens just . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.  Recommended by Palladian.
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A Rake by Starlight by C. B. Wright

Politics is dirty. Piracy is just a little smudged. Grif Vindh, Captain of the Fool’s Errand, has a problem: he knows too much. He knows the secret behind the late Baron Mogra Tylaris’ untimely demise. He knows about the shadowy organization behind it. And now he knows about the contingency plan the late baron put in place, in . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey.
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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.  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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CHINA WIND

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By Linda Schoales, editor

Apr 8, 2009: My first impression was that “China Wind” was going to be an Australian romance novel in the style of Danielle Steele, with lots of rich people throwing lavish parties and jetting off to exotic locales, and beautiful women competing for the attention of rich, powerful men. Then we found out that Carol Monk, one of the main characters, was a Private Investigator and I decided that this was going to be a romantic suspense or detective novel. Unfortunately, after 10 chapters we still don’t have a body but the author [more . . .]

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WONDER CITY STORIES

Superhero life has the mundane and profound too, you know

By Kyt Dotson, author of Black Hat Magick

May 13, 2010: "Young Paranormals Christian Association of Wonder City, working with super powered youth since 1964!"

The parallels between the YMCA and the YPCA tickled the cockles of my heart when I read the first two chapters of this story (And to start when I saw YPCA, I thought of the YMCA. This simply got confirmed straightaway when there’s a pool near the YPCA.) I guess I’m just a sucker for four-letter-acronyms. I also play City of Heroes and I like super-powered stories. [more . . .]

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