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The Nick of Time (and other abrasions) by Al Bruno III

Tales of Paranormal Romance for people that couldn't get dates in high school.

Everything you know is wrong- there are plenty of gods but no afterlife, wizards plot rebellion against eldritch horrors with marketing departments, the Chinese Mafia runs the phone company, every tarot card is a prophesy waiting to happen and most vampires live in trailer parks. Read on to visit a world where every cliche is a parable, every fairy . . .

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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

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The Last Science by Etzoli

No one ever knows the whole story

“How did you do that?” “Short answer? Magic is real.” Nestled deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, something is emerging. Kept in absolute secrecy, it seeps into a fading town, quietly shared from person to person. For Alden Bensen, a directionless high school graduate, this discovery could mean an escape from his empty existence. To Rachel . . .

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InnerWorld by Jennifer Beasmoney

After recovering from a motorcycle accident that nearly kills him, 18-year-old Gavyn Fraser is eager to gather the pieces of his broken life and resume some level normalcy. Now living alone with his mother in New York City, Gavyn longs to establish some control, but his grip on reality seems to be slipping away from him as he finds himself . . .

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Song of the Phoenix by Queendrops

She was the eldest daughter of the Huang’s general household, Huang Baihe. Known for being the infamous good-for-nothing useless trash. She was looked down upon by everyone and ultimately died pitifully by the hands of her fiancé. She was the 25th century most deadliest assassin – quick, precise and efficient. After coming in contact with a mysterious artifact during . . .

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Karasu by Jisuk Cho

Karasu is an illustrated web novel taking place in feudal Japan. The plot is heavily focused on yokai (Japanese monsters), centering on a tengu monk/healer named Shichi. . . .

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New Winslow by Amanda McColgan

The town of New Winslow is a small community in the grip of a strange curse. While life mostly goes on like normal, residents or visitors will occasionally find themselves unable to move past the town limits. You never know for how long and you never know when it’ll hit you. But the rent is wicked cheap and the people . . .

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The Oscillation by SME

It was an average day in Miami—then fractures in the sky appeared. A pulse from the crack that appeared in the sky changed the population; some people’s biology changed while others received magical and physical strength. After the chaos, the political drama ensued, followed by the discovery of portals that brought deadly creatures. They called this event “The Oscillation” and . . .

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Magik Online by Void Herald

A story of network-powered magic

A thousand spells in your pocket, for a price. So the email told Mathias, a creative teenager dreaming of freedom on a conquered Earth where magic is a resource to fight over, and a dragon despot rules the stars. The mysterious Magik website offers him the chance to purchase magical powers online, so long as he fulfills the requests . . .

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Revolutionary Ghosts by Edward Trimnell

It's 1976, and the Headless Horseman rides again!

In 1976, some of the nastiest spirits from the American Revolution return. One Ohio teenager must match his wits against the Headless Horseman, a merciless band of undead Hessians, and the vengeful ghosts of condemned British spies. Supernatural horror with a 1970s vibe. . . .

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The Wax Wind Conspiracy by Kevin Jiang

Murder mystery aboard a magical airship.

Spirits were high when the luxurious Wax Wind skyship made its maiden voyage from Clementine one warm Noonsday evening. But the Wax Wind would never reach its destination. And its passengers would never be heard from again. Follow the stories of these passengers as they struggle to survive the nightmare they unknowingly stepped into, and unfurl the cryptic conspiracy that . . .

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The Demon Rising by Tyomcha

There is a world that goes by the name of Verta. But alongside it, there is another world, too—one named Aead. In the world of Verta, on the continent of Aphage, various races thrive, kingdoms rising and falling as time flows and the eternal game of politics is played. Kings rule, and merchants trade, and farmers farm. Life is . . .

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LEGENDS

Florid infodump

By Chris Poirier, editor

Mar 6, 2009: Legends is a verbose, ’80s-style, Romeo-and-Juliet-esque, gay-themed fantasy, set in what may be the final days of Atlantis. There are a lot of high fantasy themes—sorcery, chosen ones, priest kings—as well as a mix of Greek, Egyptian, and (I suspect) Aztec mythology. Unfortunately, after 9 long chapters, very little has actually happened, and the backstory—while detailed—offers little compensation.

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REFUGE OF DELAYED SOULS

A chill in time

By apocalypsenovel, member

Nov 29, 2008: A difficult narrative is handled with surprising skill by the author of this story. A combination ghost story, mystery, and period piece, it also encompasses multiple timelines. The number of issues brought up by the different epochs, such as language differences, scene descriptions, and in this case legal issues, are more than enough to bring a lesser writer to his/her knees. This author, however, does her research and just gets to work on the story itself, handling all the named issues with ease and dexterity.

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