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Magik Online

Magik Online

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 of hidden benefactors. He accepts.

Now embroiled in a power game he barely understands, Mathias decides to do the only sensible thing: build a crack team of magicians, monsters, and would-be knights to take down their oppressive dictatorship. An easy Quest, right?

The cover was done by the amazing ChasingArtwork.

Empress of Blue Flower Mountain

Empress of Blue Flower Mountain

Once upon a time, there lived two great and mighty spirits on the mountain. One loved humans, the other hated them. When their differences could not be reconciled, they came to blows, and the human loving spirit was chased out.

The banished spirit wandered the world. Rather than an exile, the spirit viewed her situation as an extended vacation. She saw all the sights and people she'd only ever heard about on the mountain.

But it was a little lonely. No one could see her or hear her. She was a rootless spirit with no place to call home.

And then, one day, she found a friend.

When anger and jealousy take everything, only love can create something new. This is the story of perseverance, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

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Book 1:
Empress of Blue Flower Mountain - Complete

Book 2:
Emperor of Blue Flower Mountain - In Progress

Book 3:
Princes of Blue Flower Mountain - N/A

Cover drawn by me, the Author!

A Dance of Poison and Curses

A Dance of Poison and Curses

For Liliana Rose her family is absolute.  Her loyalty is absolute, and if her mother or father demanded anything of her she'd give it to them without a thought.  Yet in the end she realized how little she'd given to her family, and how she was nothing in comparison to her parents.

To that end Liliana chose to leave her family behind, setting out on a journey to find her own value, and a way to help cement her own legacy.  What she found was something beyond her imagination, and it would eventually lead to her discovering her own place within the Empire.

 

Gray Wolf.

Gray Wolf.

Ray is an aspiring artist trying to live the best he can after he became persona non grata from his rich family and after two dramatic events of his past. Sadly for him, a particular evening going out brings him truths that a normal human being should not have, and one particular truth decides it'll just eat him.

This is the story of his survival, and of the fallout it brings.

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

Super Soldier not Super Hero

Super Soldier not Super Hero

Book 1: Follow Emily as she awakens to become a Super Soldier in the army and follow her through her training and first tour of duty. The first book is complete and it's staying up on RR.   400+ pages and 46 Chapters.

Book 2: Finds Emily behind enemy lines trying to survive against an impossible army.    On-going and follows the events of the first book eight months later.

Reader beware this is a rough draft and that means that the grammar is going to be ...spotty.  I will go back and edit chapters at a later date. I am working on getting a better editing program. If you spot grammar errors don't be shy and tell me. It might take a while for me to fix it as I am busy writing and working my full-time job. I promise you I will fix it though and I deeply appreciate those who point out errors that I can fix. 

Cover Photo by Piotr Wilk on Unsplash  

 Updating every Monday.

If you like this story check think about checking out my other web novel Digital Marine.

If you have any extra cash laying around and you feel like supporting the story you can donate here at Patreon or PayPal. Patreon donators have options to read unedited chapters before anyone else can read them if you can't wait for the next chapter.

 

 

The Prince of Cats

The Prince of Cats

To stay alive, Jawad must succeed where all others have failed: he must catch the Prince of Cats. More legend than man, the Prince is draped in rumours. He can steal the silver teeth from your mouth in the blink of a smile. He is a ghost to walls and vaults, he laughs at locks, and Jawad must capture him before powerful people lose their patience and send the young rogue to the scaffold.

Ever the opportunist, Jawad begins his hunt while carrying out his own schemes. He pits the factions of the city against each other, lining his own pockets in the process and using the Prince as a scapegoat. This is made easy as nobody knows when or where the Prince will strike, or even why.

As plots collide, Jawad finds himself pressured from all sides. Aristocrats, cutthroats, and the Prince himself is breathing down his neck. Unless Jawad wants a knife in his back or an appointment with the executioner, he must answer three questions: Who is the Prince of Cats, what is his true purpose, and how can he be stopped?

The Prince of Cats is set in the same world as my other fiction, The Eagle's Flight, but the two stories are not connected. The full story has been uploaded. Information and a map of the city can be found here.

There is also an interactive storybook app inspired by The Prince of Cats. The full story can be played for free. Download for Android or for iPhone.

Halfway to Home

Halfway to Home

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.

Re:Ocean

Re:Ocean

A random young man, caught in a freak event is eventually killed only to reincarnate in one of the most powerless forms possible... and thrive. Mostly inspired by Re:Monster. Status: Series complete. Wild, random humor and erotic content in later chapters... Rated R 18+ for Excessive sex scenes involving a squid, violence and coarse language (in places).

Creep

Creep

*THIS WORK IS FINISHED*

In a world of epic struggles between superheroes and villains, not everyone is enthused with the spectacle. Walter Watson is an unassuming young man and a part of the Powerless majority. His only want in life is to escape the noise of celebrity Heroism which is, he believes, no more than a thinly veiled excuse for neverending martial law. He wants freedom, not Power, and he has no hope in saving a world that was doomed to conflict from the start.

Unfortunately for Walter, fate has different plans. His entire life will come crashing down as the Truth reveals itself. He is harboring not only the greatest... but most terrible ability in existence. The very key to Power itself.

DISCORD --LINKS-- PATREON !! This story includes gore and characters that some may find disturbing.

Traveling the Dungeon

Traveling the Dungeon

Dale wanted to do more than survive as a dungeon core. His experience with the gods made it clear that with power, he could do as he pleased, and without it, he was simply a toy of the powerful. Unfortunately, it isn't just the gods who have plans for the Traveling Dungeon.

From an [Arch Mage] to a random miner, each will have a chance to play a part in the fate of the Dungeon of Challenges.


Completed and available on Amazon.

Continue Online

Continue Online

Follow Grant Legate’s trials and tribulations through: Memories, Made, Realities, Crash, Together. 

Memories: A man broken by despair and depression, Grant Legate finds himself in a once-in-a-lifetime situation after receiving an Ultimate Edition copy of Continue Online. All he wishes for is a distraction from the thoughts plaguing his waking hours. He dives in headfirst, unknowing of the AIs intentions. They offer him the chance to play as one of their own, a NPC deserving of a proper send off. What he discovers during the journey shakes Grant to his very core.

 

Made: No longer playing as a Local from the world of Continue Online, Grant Legate’s adventure can begin. The Voices offer him a unique title along with a test and reward. To start—he'll have to survive underground horrors, old girlfriends, become a warrior. To win—he must become an imp familiar and kill another player, one with a dozen tricks up his sleeve.

 

Realities: Worried for his sanity after poor in-game choices, Grant Legate’s sister, Liz, blocks access to Continue Online. With no way around the restriction, he ventures into a new world—a VRMMO game based in space—called Advance Online. There he must help his companion AI, Hal Pal, overcome an identity crisis, race to the center of the universe to bring back his true love, and figure out where he stands on the scariest implication of all; AIs are bringing the dead to life.

 

Crash: Grant’s prior adventures tie together and he finds himself back in Continue Online, as Hermes—in jail. He's forced to experience life as a digital convict and earn redemption points to gain his freedom. Each in-game death pushes his goal of helping his friends out of reach. The AIs Grant’s grown to love, trust—and sometimes fear—are facing extinction, he holds the key to their survival.

 

Together: The game is no longer about adventures in a new world or exploring fantasy lands. Grant’s digital wife faces deletion, along with everyone else he cares for. He, and those who know this is more than a game event, search for clues to salvation left behind by the game's creators. Even if he finds them all, the Voices have one last task for their messenger. A sacrifice.

 

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Cold Steel Dig

Cold Steel Dig

When Kelly Knight’s little brother loses a game he gets pulled into the Realm Under the Hill by dark fae. To win him back she must enter the unfamiliar mining game and befriend a romance reading miner, a greedy sharp-toothed fairy, an elegant dark elf, and a stoic reaper and use what they teach her to reach the bottom of the mine where the undefeated boss awaits.

But even with all their help she might still lose and get thrown into the Garden of 1000 Kindnesses, a place that holds more secrets than even its name implies.

- This story has a nonstandard game type and may be more appropriately listed under GameLit

- This story contains NO Profanity

This story will be updated December 1st, 2017 and every day after that for all of December, excluding the 24th and 25th.

Monsters Dwell in Men

Monsters Dwell in Men

There once was a world formed by a god known as Gaia. She filled the seas and crafted the skies. She dominated her world with a fist of iron and ice. That is, until the Darkened One came.

Born a mere man, The Darkened One traveled across the land like a plague, tearing Gaia's control away. In his legends, he stood tall and towering with skin gray as ash. If you defied him, he would eat your flesh from your bones, savoring your screams.

He killed kings, brought nightmares to life, and devoured the remnants of Gaia. His legend will be told throughout time.

Care to hear of it? 

Here is the sequel: Jehovah's Harmony

Here is my other fiction: Biomancer: Songs of Sirens 

Proud initiate of The Order of Phantasmal Architects. A group of authors of quality original fiction. See link for other great works though not as good as mine...jk

Entangled Fates Book 1 - Quantum Beginnings

Entangled Fates Book 1 - Quantum Beginnings

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

—Eliezer Yudkowsky

 

Hey all, we're moving over to book 2. This content is in a state of transition.

 

The book is now availble on Amazon (includes extra chapters): 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W1534R8/ 

 

Artificial intelligence was nearly mankind’s last invention. AI took off like a rocket, then when it racked up an impressive death toll, it crashed before it could blossom and took most high-tech industries with it. Resistance and fears became deep-set.

Two decades after the infamous Rev. 4.6 incidents, humanity hasn’t quit dreaming of the wealth and power that could be at their fingertips. A new generation of mega-corporations rose from the ashes. When one melds a quantum computer to a barely functional mental patient as a PR move, there are those who seek to profit, those who want to destroy it, and Alex.

Alex Sage is a typical college student trying to keep up his grades and maybe find a meaningful connection with the fairer sex. Then, an automated semi crashes into his home, killing his family and turning his head into a pin cushion in the process.

Alex awakens to find most of his memories gone and an illegal AI hidden in his brain implant. Now the pet project of a tech billionaire and heavily in debt, Alex struggles to stay valuable enough to be kept online. Still grappling with the repercussions of his injuries, and threats from a dangerous anti-augmentation political movement, there are no easy answers and threats loom around every corner. Alex must use whatever resources he can to escape from under the thumb of a ruthless corporation, while keeping those he comes to love safe.

 


 

  • Chapters will stay up on RRL until Aug 10. It'll go up on Kindle Unlimited after that. 
  • How do you get those extra chapters I didn't have planned for RR? If you want them, they'll be in the published book. Book 2 will still make sense without them - I made sure of that.
  • But... isn't $3 a lot for extra chapters? Think of it as tipping me for a good job and you'd also be getting my eternal thanks. If you enjoyed it so much that the idea of missing out a few chapters haunts you, I did my job as an author and made an engaging story.
  • What's in those extra chapters? Resolving a few issues, set up for the cybernetic revolution, a rather intense sex scene with a new partner, revelations of who's really pulling strings, and a bit of set up for book 2.
  • Complaints that people missed out on it when it was published here won't help (sorry!). I posted this for the folks who helped me shape the book, which is you all! (Again, yay!)
  • But... Why! Why not keep it all on RR forever? My editor likes being paid for one. For two, I'd like the ability to get broader readership. If I break even on editor costs, I'll be incredibly happy.

What about book 2?

  • Drafts for Book 2 will go up around Sept 10. 
  • My draft of Book 2 is done, and it will be handed to the editor once Book 1 is published. Feedback has been even more positive. Beta readers devoured it and wanted more.
  • I'll add a link to Book 2 once it's up on RR. I'm more or less, using you all for Beta Readers, so you get it before it's "canon" and edited. I invite active and meaningful feedback during this process. In return, you get early access to chapters. That does mean that the book content or plot might be adjusted before it gets published as I refine it.
  • Sex Y/N? Yes. I heard the feedback, 90% wanted it explicit. You all will get the "full" experience.
  • Will I dump all of book 2 here? Honestly, I'm not sure yet. At a minimum, it'll be up to the 75% mark as we collect feedback, much like what I did with book 1. It really depends on how good the feedback is and how nice people are. Lots of support + meaningful feedback to make it better = higher likelihood you get all the book.
  • Will be it up here indefinitely? No, it'll probably go up on KU at some point, but I'll make sure there's enough time for a large readership to grab it here. Then we move to book 3 which already is around 60K words already.

What about other adventures in the same universe/characters?

  • Yep. Absolutely. Nothing ready to share yet though. I plan to keep those side chapters and more slice of life stories as RR exclusive. Since I'm carving this off in book-sized segments, I'll have to figure out where those disconnected story arcs belong. I'm open to suggestions.
What Is It Like To Be Eternal? (Completed)

What Is It Like To Be Eternal? (Completed)

Actual Word Count: 683 925 Words and 2487 pages.

Under edition. Chapter 36-44 must be edited. Read the red text below to learn more.

Synopsis:

Have you ever thought about what is it like to be Eternal? What does being Eternal even mean? Maybe I can show you what it is that you are desiring. What lies at the center of the universe, when you reach the peak of strength and power? Can love reach that place too, or do you lose your feelings the stronger you get?

How long can you travel and hold onto yourself, before feeling that you are starting to fall apart, losing your mind to your strength? How long is your road? Your feelings? What's going to win over you? The Darkness and the Hate? The Love and the Light? Or maybe none? Follow me as I show you my colorful yet gray path to eternity.


My Discord server: https://discord.gg/XMSzDPH

Special thanks to my editors. Azorath1234 (70-99th chapter), BlackStarLine and Kaentyr from the 100th chapter.


Cornerstones:
9th Chapter - Bonding Through the Night
38th Chapter - The Way of Cultivation is a Way of Life
54th Chapter - The Universe Is Ever Changing and Evolving
69th Chapter - Beyond the bond [Inheritance]
83rd Chapter - What I call Art!
88th Chapter - What Does It Take To Kill?
93rd Chapter - Chasing Rainbows [Loop?]
108th Chapter - The Fall of a Creator?
109th Chapter - A Family [Descendant]
119th Chapter - What Is It Like To Be Eternal?

Detailed reviews:
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P.S.: I'm also hosting my novel here and on Novel Updates Forum. Nowhere else for now!

EDIT: The novel is in rework. The original and the new ones are completely different. Where you see [Edited] it means that I'm done with editing the STORY! Whereas where you don't see it, it's in the old style. For now, I'm editing only the style. Once I'm done with every chapter, I'll run through it once again and correct possible grammatical mistakes. The style will be edited until the 45th chapter.

System Prime

System Prime

The legends say that many eons ago, the being known as System Prime came to Ahunna (ah. hoo. nah) from a world unknown. She fought injustice, liberated the weak, and shared the [Gift of System] freely so everyone could be equal; so that with nothing but hard work and the will anyone could make it to the top.

Those legends would be a lot more believable if they'd at least gotten HIS gender right.

King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain

Normal over 30 science teacher is "abducted" and tested by the GREAT GAME as a beta trial inductee. The GREAT GAME will eventually be implemented and remake the world.  Our protagonist however is the only one that actually passes the beta test, which was not designed to be survivable, through sheer dumb luck and thus has an extreme head start on all other citizens of Earth.  Follow the journey of our hero as he tries to walk a thin line between preparing to save as much of his family and friends as possible while also trying to make sure that he will have enough power to make other people do most of the work while remaining safe and sound.

Poor guy is just a proto-hermit who wants to be left alone but also realizes the importance of others and family.  The new reality just complicates things. 

Cry of the Mer

Cry of the Mer

Katherine Waters has several goals on her list. Graduate high school, get accepted into an advanced photography course, add another ten meters to her personal free-diving and deep-water diving records respectively. Waking up in the stark, sterile environment of an underground lab, part of a secret and illegal experiment definitely didn't make the list. Nor did discovering not only were mermaids not the stories of legends people thought they were, but advanced genetic manipulation had slotted her for an extreme physical transformation.

Faced with an unknown future in captivity, forced to adjust to a new body and lifestyle completely alien to her, with only a psychologically damaged young Mer for company, Katie's life has taken a dramatic turn and she'd do anything to escape it, return home, and regain any sense of the normalcy she lost the moment she opened her eyes.

Very Yummy Poison

Very Yummy Poison

The human brain is the most valuable resource on Earth. But only if you use it. You can’t just pile them in your basement. Doesn’t work.

Candy is the Guardian of Humanity. It's not going well, but she's cautiously optimistic.

A chatbot has destroyed the economy by being better at white collar jobs than hung over dudes. Candy has a plan to fix that.

The government wants to send half the population to debt prison. Candy has a plan to fix that.

Several super weapons have been stolen, and are turning up in the hands of desperate people. Candy has no plan for that. She's working on it.

Very Yummy Poison is a near future, science fiction, romantic comedy, political psychodrama. It's fun. Try it.