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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 . . .

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Survivor’s Trust by Ellen Seltz

What if you lost everything you ever wanted, and had just one chance to get it back?

Survivor’s Trust is a legal drama about a hotshot young attorney who wants the high-powered career she trained for, despite some terrible choices. Now a single mom, she’s returned to her Southern hometown to build a life and provide for her daughter. Outwardly, she’s full of ambition and hustle, but the shameful secrets in her past make her vulnerable in . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Project M-Verse by Aaron David Harris

Set in the year 2050, the story follows eight emotionally-damaged reality show contestants as they compete in a supernatural fighting tournament for a chance to win six million dollars. . . .

An ongoing scripted series, with new episodes weekly.
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Obnoxious Weeds by Kendall

No one is safe!

Obnoxious Weeds is a new fictional drama about the unfolding antics of the inhabitants of a small secluded town. The idea for this story came to me one day while I was weeding my garden. It just seemed so obnoxious that all these different varieties of weeds were winding their way through all of the other plants. These pesky . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Ring Around Rosie by Becca Layne

An Island Refuge Novella

Born and bred to become the perfect princess in the Chicago socialite scene, Rosemary’s dream of becoming an artist was cast aside by her demanding family. Until the day when Rosemary had enough. With her trust fund and a car full of belongings, she left her family behind and drove east -as far east as possible- until she found the . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Reborn Moon by Praveen Raj

Young business tycoon Raktim Choudhari’s family receives an anonymous call about his death in a road accident. Within minutes, an unknown young woman Aparajita (Apu) walks into the house, introducing herself as Raktim’s widow. Ape’s agony of sudden widowhood becomes multifold, because other than Raktim’s loving stepmother Madhumita, everyone in the family suspects her credentials and intentions. One by one, . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Of Vice and Virtue by The Line Dropper

A Serialized Family Drama

Of Vice and Virtue is soap opera in the form of a blog. It focuses on three main families, the Bains, the Falcones, and the Gardners. The Falcone family is the root of all the problems of the other two. The story shows the interpersonal relationships between the families, and includes several soap elements, such as love, betrayal, mystery, suspense, . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekdays.
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Heart of Palms by Holly L. Aasen

Long-buried secrets surface as families are torn apart in Holly Lynne Aasen’s tightly written emotional drama, Heart of Palms. Cole Wells and his father, Jack, have been on their own since Cole’s mother died thirteen years before. Now the twenty-three-year-old is lying in a coma after recently being acquitted of drug trafficking charges. Questions hang over his hospital bed, . . .

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Strangers & Neighbors by Simone Schaffer

People are strange when you're a stranger.

Strangers & Neighbors is set in New York City. Surrounded by wacky neighbors in a city of strangers, life is about to get a lot more complicated. . . .

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Holly(Woods) by Naomi Laeuchli

...a serial novel of love, fame and betrayal in the city of angels.

Holly(Woods) is a serial novel following a young woman in her dream of becoming an actress. In the tangled world of fame and fortune however nothing is ever easy; nor is it in the world of the heart. Holly has moved to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a film career. When she’s cast in a small role on . . .

A complete novel.
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The Galactic Series by Chelsea Tractor

Millions of years ago, millions of parsecs from Earth, two galaxies in the Virgo Supercluster collided. Nearly two million years from now, however, two civilisations – the Shango and the Qareen – each dominating half of the resulting collision, will fight the brutal Intersection Wars for dominance of the galaxy. Yet it’s what will come afterwards that will prove to . . .

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Tales from a Horrible Universe by talesfromahorribleuniverse

A collection of short stories set in the same universe. . . .

A collection of stories.
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Visit Wonder City

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

Oct 25, 2009: If you read comics, the title of Wonder City Stories gets your attention by itself. That’s largely because there’s a comic by Kurt Busiek called "Astro City."

What Busiek does there is focus on normal people living in a superpowered world and sometimes on how superpowers impact the ordinary lives of those people who have them.

Jude McLaughlin does something similar in this serial, but not the same.

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China Wind … well worth a read

By Ian Clarke, member

Apr 23, 2009: China Wind is a novel reminiscent of Clavell’s writing, and, to me, that is a compliment. I have read several of Anne’s published novels, and have seen the development of a competent wordsmith at work. As with her songs, Anne doesn’t let the work see the light of day until she is satisfied with it (or so it seems to me).

I note one reviewer has expressed concern that not much has happened early in the novel. I found the same, [more . . .]

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