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Beyond Pacifica by Liss Thomas

Delphina’s life dissolved the day her mother threw herself into the ocean, never to return. She finds meaning in life working for an elite group of scientists and time travelers, bringing back extinct species from the past. In search of an extinct amphibian, Delphina’s journey back in time starts with a disastrous explosion that will destroy a fragile ecosystem . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Hidebehind by Julia Kroll

Spooky sexy summer camp serial

Myra is a devoted girls’ camp counselor whose familiar summer routine is overturned when the camp converts from all-girls to co-ed. As the weeklong camp progresses, she begins to suspect that the carefree adventurousness of Alex, the new male counselor, is actually calculating endangerment of the kids. Yet as she increasingly fears for the kids’ safety, she also finds herself . . .

A complete novel.
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Black Moon by Snowangel

I’m rich! Gahahahaha! Wait . . . . Noooooooo. I’m eating it? Someone stop me, for once in my life I am considered a billionaire but now I have to resort to eating gold for dessert or my scales will become dull and weak. Sigh . . . .The woes of being a dragon. Especially when I can’t just leisurely spend it on my own whims anymore. Sob. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes fortnightly.
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No Capes by Elizabeth Seibert

“Why not wear a cape? Don’t superheroes usually wear capes?” He cracked a boyish grin and took a step away from me, like he’d suddenly inherited a windfall of energy. “Nah. Not unless they want a death wish. Capes are hazardous for your health, Madeline.” He looked me directly in the eyes, and I suspected he was about to . . .

A serialized novel.
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Balancing Act by mathtans

Restoring supernatural balance was never going to be easy

James graduates University, and must now decide whether to remain with his roommate, Melissa’s, magic agency, as it tries to restore supernatural balance on Earth, or find a new path. The fact that he’s sleeping with Melissa complicates matters, as does Melissa’s techno-witch cousin, even before the vampyres, zombies, and a number of old friends become involved. . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Tammamori: Blossom of the Raging Sovereign by Crona J.

A young boy on a throne, generations of war to stop him

When Tammamori’s father dies suddenly, he must take up the mantle of king at the young age of fourteen. However, his mother has been accused of treason: the act of murdering the late king. It seems he has enemies everywhere, and no one to trust. Searching for the truth behind his father’s murder and trying to unify a broken nation . . .

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Redtown Diaries by Banks

Redtown Diaries is a slice-of-life urban fantasy about a group of twelve friends who started what they call a paranormal-science club in middle-school. Now in high-school, have they outgrown the club, or have they stumbled onto something big. . . .

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Rica Wants Him Dead by JayDirex

In this story we meet Teen Assassin, Ko. One of the best in the business. But after rescuing a Korean mob boss’s five year old daughter from kidnappers he becomes a hunted man in NYC. Now on the run and desperate to protect the child, Ko discovers there’s only one person willing to help him: The beautiful and deadly Rica . . .

A serialized novel.
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The Protector and the Peacemaker by Adam Bolander

The secret war between the Slayers and Mythics is secret no longer. Porter the Slayer and Sarah the sphinx have, through their unlikely love, become the bridge between the human and Mythic races, and together they hope they can find a way to end the fighting without one side destroying the other. With incriminating evidence against the Master Slayer, Drake . . .

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Rema by Amy Kim Kibuishi

"The City of Water is an old place full of dark secrets. I brought you here to find that darkness, and illuminate it."

Rema: a distant world of magic and beauty where the gods are slowly dying. The City of Water is held hostage as greed becomes the standard and a race of elemental demigods are suppressed for their powers. It would seem all is lost if not for the chance estrangement of a singular Earthling girl. Her search for answers surrounding . . .

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Nightlights by Chrysoula Tzavelas

A serial novel about monsters, weapons and relationships.

Bitter and isolated at seventeen, Ajax’s miserable life takes new turn after he’s rescued from a nightmarish monster by a pretty girl with a sword. She’s a Nightlight, a kind of teenaged guardian angel. When she offers Ajax the chance to join them, it sets off a chain reaction that changes Ajax’s life forever. . . .

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Seekers’ Game by notfromhero

Seekers are those who seek immortality. They cultivate the mind and body, growing ever stronger by absorbing energy from the world. When two powerful Seekers decide to play a game, it’s the unlucky mortals they pick as players that will suffer. Graham is one such player, plucked from his normal life like a feather from a chicken. Will he . . .

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BEYOND PACIFICA

Dr. Where?

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Oct 6, 2013: I liked the short opening chapter in which a woman dives off a cliff and becomes a mermaid. It was quite evocative and brought back memories of the movie Splash.

The second chapter makes a grevious error – a time traveller encounters gladiators and the Coliseum in ancient Greece instead of Rome. Ouch. One mistake doesn’t necessarily condemn a story (the Coliseum scene is only a short vignette, and after that the action switches to Central America) but it does mark [more . . .]

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REMA

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By Annie, member

Jan 20, 2013: The Good: Great pacing, evocative descriptions, well-drawn primary characters

The Bad: Some minor detail quibbles (secondary characters, minor plot points, clothing descriptions, I’m being nit-picky)

The Lowdown: Rema recently appeared on the front page new listings, and, heck, I’m always up for a good fantasy story, especially one with a younger protagonist. I was rather wary of how Kibuishi would end up handling the "drawn into another world" trope—but honestly, after the [more . . .]

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