I'm terrible at synopses.
Touch is a story about a boy named James, and his friends: a group of young, superpowered people brought together by trauma; all trying, in their own ways, to come to terms with what that trauma means to them and who they want to be in response to it. This is a learning process, and mistakes are made, but they grow, learn, and adapt to these difficulties in ways that some might say only young people can.
While it may look it at first, this is not intended as a sad story, merely an honest one. I wanted to make the characters human, and unfortunately, that means that difficulties hit them in very real ways through the story, but then again, they have some equally human moments of warmth between one another as they grow.
Triggers: Explores the aftereffects and recovery process of sexual abuse, and some other forms of physical abuse. I like to think I avoided making it edgy, but you deserve to be informed. Some readers have told me that it can feel a bit too real at times. A bit too honest.
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Now it's already the third round for the strange chicken loving being that was called Clair, Dexter and Kara. What will it do if it has the chance to roam the world of One Piece? And will it be able to hold on to its love of Kurama? Will the Straw Hats be their enemy, their ally or is there maybe no connection to them at all?
Follow it and see how it builds its own crew and sails the Grand Line, leaving chaos and doing questionable things on her road to the One Piece. But remember, only one thing is sure, there will be chicken!
Yeah, my third story, if you exclude the one shot^^. Hope I won't struggle with a good end, as I have with the others.... But be warned, there is a high chance that I will have to place it on Hiatus for some time. But that won't happen until I reach the current One Piece storyline. And maybe I will kill them off somewhere along the line, remember the Grand Line is dangerous^^.
The cover is made by NBadonK, and remade by OnLin3. The size was not matching RR's standards....
Perhaps if the two were to meet again, they would be so warped by their own hands that they would not even recognize the other...
[Arc 0 - The Prologue] (First 530 Pages)
Airen and Yuelei Casteya. Two twins that were separated in act of revenge not due to their own doing. One is sent to the frozen north, where they were adopted by a dying frost phoenix and taught to survive in the harshest of conditions, eventually meeting with the forces that govern nature itself. The other is sent to the southern deserts and is saved by a band of former slaves-turned-raiders who take him in as one of their own, eventually coming into contact with a being that calls herself the History Eater.
Both of them sought power and the forces of the world would soon listen, but not without their own aspirations...
[Arc 1 Side A] - Disciple of the History Eater
Under the guidance of Fieluri, the whimsical being from the Archive, Airen moves north to the Red Slate Republic to attend Stonewall Military Academy. Trying to satisfy Fieluri’s hunger for knowledge, he descends into the depths of dungeons. There, he eventually runs into an old acquaintence...
[Arc 1 Side B] - Knighthood
Yuelei, who has grown used to living in the snowy mountains, moves north to the Holy Land of Ecclisa to attend the Royal Knight Academy to learn magic. She slowly adapts to living with humans again, but not without keeping her guard up. The peace is eventually broken, for the monsters that haunted the nights in the Whitefrost Mountains are moving once more...
When a down on his luck machine shop owner ends up coming into possession of a rundown suit of power-armor, he sees an opportunity to make some quick cash.
Unfortunately for him, the world of Capes is not one that you may enter and leave at will.
What should have been a quick sale to pay off his debts quickly grows into an ongoing series of events that serve only to drag him deeper and deeper into the criminal underbelly of the city he calls home...
After living decades and dying hundreds of times, Kegan has learned that he has finally passed some test that the cruel spirit had given him. Now, Kegan has the ability to gain “perks” that can make his life much easier. He is looking forward to finally having an easy life with the new perks he has earned.
Rules to keep me honest for the perk system:
I want to avoid one of the pitfalls I see for other LitRPG stories where the game elements barely relate to the story, or offer very little information. If people are skipping over and not reading the perks then I'm doing things wrong. So I promise to try and make the perks interesting, sometimes humorous, informative, and relevant to the story.
What young boy doesn't crave adventure? What young man doesn't wish to be a superhero?
But time marches on, and life grows dull with responsibility. Is it any wonder that old dreams are forgotten?
Welcome to The Law of Averages: In which a man is dragged solidly out of his comfort zone. Be careful what you wish for, you never know when it will come true.
This story follows Daniel Newman as he adjusts to a strange new world. One where superpowers are for sale, where heroics are frowned upon, and where life is constantly defying Daniel's expectations. Dan always thought that he was destined to be normal, but one world's normal is another world's special.
After Dr. Hawthorne Crenshaw's university experiences a terrorist attack, he undertakes a titanic effort to colonize a new planet in an effort to rescue some small part of humanity from what he suspects is an unstoppable spiral into a Dark Age on Earth. Subjecting himself to tens of thousands of years of repeated cycles of cryogenic freezing and unfreezing to monitor his passengers, he and his AI T.I.A. shepherd Earth's first, and perhaps only effort into colonizing a new planet.
Cover by Ana Ristovska
My name is Alexander Halesworth, sole heir to a prestigious ducal house. Or rather, that’s what my identity is supposed to be now. I still haven’t gotten used to this whole situation yet.
Not long ago I was just a humble store clerk. But shortly after getting into an unfortunate road accident, I woke up in the setting of an infamous Otome Game called “Lost in Love: A Heart Throbbing Romance in a Fantasy World~!”
Yeah. It’s even trashier than it sounds. Don’t judge me, it was a gift from a friend.
*cough* Anyway, this situation wouldn’t be too bad, except I ended up in the body of the worst possible person: the villainess’ older brother. Alexander has great looks, near limitless wealth, and a thoroughly rotten personality. In most of the game’s endings I end up dead or exiled. My family also falls to ruin, and don’t even get me started on what happens to my evil little sister.
Well, whatever. If that’s the hand fate dealt me, then I just have to prevent the bad ends, right? And if I have no choice but to deal with this family’s baggage, I may as well enjoy myself while I’m at it. Being filthy rich and powerful has its benefits.
For example, this cute maid who I get to tease whenever I want.
(Male lead otome reincarnation, inspired by Akuyaku Reijo Ni Koi Wo Shite and similar works)
Something is stirring in the world of Vol, strange happenings and unusual events outside the norm cropping up far more often than ever before. This is the story of a dungeon, one birthed in an unnatural location, and its subsequent journey into the deep.
This is my first venture into writing for fun, and I'm hoping to keep this running until I run out of juice. With that said, I very much enjoy dungeon core novels, and wanted to do one a bit outside the norm. Hope you enjoy!
In a futuristic world of superheroes and supervillains, the ability to dream of another world doesn’t seem that applicable nor useful. But for Demund, who has recently sent off his best friend to the superhero training grounds—the Preliminary Islands—it was nothing but life-changing. For him, a rejuvenating vacation to a world of magic is now only a good night’s rest away.
As Demund explores his new world, reality around him begins to change. How will he manage to balance their existences together?
0 - Prologue
1 - Summer Break
2 - Starting School
3 - Changes
Warning: There are spoilers in some of the reviews, so...be careful.
Author's Note: The MC also loves cats, if that makes you want to read this.
If you like Mushoku Tensei, this might be up your alley.
The story is a bit slow, but if you stick around, I'll show you cool things.
And thank you, GK, for the synopsis idea.
The stars were home. Decades ago, Elcy was a battleship, until her recklessness brought her out of the front lines and to forced retirement in a human body. Now she lives a quiet life on a rural backwater planet, keeping the promise made to her last captain, until one day a letter takes her to the stars once more.
Cover by ssddx
Edited by Aziraphael and Floydien
Hatred. Lust. Power.
There are many reasons why the forbidden classes are chosen. For Katai, a young village Guard, the reason was simple.
His wife was murdered during a bandit raid. His village was decimated. His life, ruined. However, some of his people survived. Enough to make him care, to keep him protecting and fighting for their lives.
Let me know what you think and feel free to give constructive criticism!
Saskia thought her life was finally getting back on track after the accident. Then she got trolled.
Now she's up a tree the size of a planet, and all who meet her either run screaming or attack on sight. If everyone would just calm down and stop trying to kill her for one moment, she might get a chance to explain that this has all been a horrible misunderstanding.
Contains light GameLit/LitRPG elements, but no number crunching.
Chapters average around 4500 words / 16 pages.
Cover art by MrZombie.
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As the system initializes, the world shifts. Geography is rearranged and mixed, and levels and stats are instituted across the globe. On that night, one young man was walking through an underground tunnel, his mind on the small problems of his easy life. Because of his location during the shift, he starts in a dungeon far above his level, with no knowledge or teacher, or Newbie Village to guide him. Without a class, he struggles simply to survive in this world changed by its new connection to the Nexus.
But struggle he will, for he is Randidly Ghosthound, and this is only how his legend begins...
Cover credit to cthulupillar
This started as a way to destress and play with overly complicated stats systems and level systems, and I just kept writing. I don't really take it very seriously, but feel free to read and enjoy.
Confined in a holding cell, Jesri is under suspicion of being something impossible - an artificial life form, born of the long-dead human race. In that same abandoned ancient city she will find a long-lost comrade, setting out to find the architect of humanity's doom and take vengeance for their downfall.
Lord Archlich "Boss", the greatest undead of all time, could conquer the world with his mighty collection of undead knights, dullahans, shadowlings, resurrected expired food, and skeletons. But that's too much work!
So why not just go tour the world which he had not set foot in for over a thousand years?
From the mighty Holy City of Aon which houses the greatest undead hunters in the entire continent to the mystical Sorcerer City-States, Boss will tour them all!
Hide your artifacts, hide your religious sites, hide your long-held traditional values - Boss will ruin them all unknowingly!
Art by Adsterhappy.
If you are Adsterhappy and would like to complain that I, Adsterhappy, am using your art, please contact the local mental hospital.
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"Dragon Heart" is one of the top-rated Wuxia LitRPG novels in Russia.
The author has been writing the story for only one and a half years, however, it already has 1100 chapters spanning 12 books. The whole story is planned out and will have over 2000 chapters and 20 books.
The version in Russian has been read over 10,000,000 times.
This story has made Klevanski the #1 or #2 author on the 4 biggest self-publishing sites in Russia.
Right now, "Dragon Heart" is being translated into English and published chapter by chapter on several American sites.
He was born anew in a world where martial arts were indistinguishable from magic.
He’d only received a neuronet and meaningless desires from his past life.
What lies ahead?
He’d dreamed of adventure and freedom, but those dreams were taken away from him.
The same way his mother, father, and sister had been taken away.
They took his Kingdom, they even took his destiny.
But he is willing to wage a war, against the whole world if need be, to bring everything back.
Even if a whole army opposes him, his sword won’t waver.
Even if the Emperor sends entire legions against him, his step won’t falter.
Even if demons and gods, heroes and villains alike, unite against him, he won’t bend to their will. His own will is iron itself, unstoppable.
His name is Hadjar and he heeds the call of the dragon heart within him.
This novel contains uncensored scenes of battle that may or may not include depictions of violence and gore.
Read it at your own risk.
P.S. If the aforementioned reasons aren’t enough to get you to read this story, there are also great illustrations in the book
Book 1 of the Redmage series is being published on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Due to the exclusivity clause, I have been forced to take down the vast majority of the book. You can read the entire book here.
Drew Michalik was working in a top-secret facility in Washington, D.C. when the Advent began. As all electronics in the world simply ceased to work, blue screens filled with information appeared before him.
Drew gained access to a mana interface and a limited number of reality-altering crystals called Xatherite. Following the instructions on his vision-impairing screens, he ‘slotted’ his Xatherite and changed his fate: he gained the ability to cast spells. Now alone in the dark, he must battle through the government bunker-turned-dungeon in a desperate bid for survival.
Escape is only the beginning; the first of his many problems in the changed world. Drew will be tasked to not only survive… but to guide the rest of humanity safely through the anarchy.
Light LitRPG elements, no harem.
Published on Saturday and Sunday.
Sam is stuck.
The Nalitokk have collected a variety of races, aliens of all colors, shapes, and forms. Of those, humans are hardly the most unusual.
In fact, ever since waking up in their clutches, Sam has been working hard to make sure humans appear entirely unremarkable. Years have whiled away as the inquisitive aliens have come to regard their newest test subject as defective. Damaged. Little more than a pet.
As much as it hurts, Sam knows it's the only way to keep surviving - for the time being.
But times are changing, and Sam can’t live under the Nalitokk’s radar forever. When things come to a head, Sam has to make some hard decisions about how to break free of their grasp. Decisions which change everything - from the Nalitokk’s view on humans, all the way down to Sam’s humanity itself.
With the Nalitokk hot in pursuit, Sam breaks free with one singular goal - home.
Everybody has a Name.
Names are a path to power, a gift from a god. When a child receives their Name, they learn the path their life will take, and they can see the strictly defined system that lets them rise beyond human limitations.
When Maiz receives his Name, he has the chance to become something he has only read about in history books--a God Chosen. But his path to power will force him to serve a dark master, and question what he will do to gain power.
Shadar is the Dungeon King, a man who spent years earning the right to lead an army of monsters in their struggle against humanity. He holds immense power, but he is constantly plagued by unrest among his subjects.
Two men poised to create new legends with ancient powers. Two men who must learn who they are in a world of Names.
(Contains an RPG-based magic system)