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The garden of fear

The garden of fear

Original Contemporary Fantasy Mystery Male Lead Supernatural Profanity

 "The garden of fear" is a fantasy novel set in our modern world where a man, Richard, will  meet a surreal creature: none other than the living embodiment of fear. The terrifying creature occurred to him for the simple reason to offer him a "special"   job ... but what can ever want the Fear from him, a simple human being? 

The Doctor and his Demons  Book 1: The Psychic Situation

The Doctor and his Demons Book 1: The Psychic Situation

Original Adventure Comedy Fantasy Supernatural Multiple Lead Characters Magic Gore Urban Fantasy

Dr. NIlus is one of the best doctors in America, which is why it's such a shame that no one knows him. He has what some people would call a "gift" That being to summon demons. But to him its nothing really too special, especially when he works in a secluded Hospital for the paranormal located directly underneath a normal one in Pensylvania. and has to deal with cursed prostates, Goblins with Gonorrhea, His Boss who may or may not eat children on the side on the regular, all the while trying to train his apprentice, and make sure the general public never finds out that magic is real. When he gets a case on a Psychic Detective who mysteriously collapsed during a case, however, He immediately suspects foul play, and it's up to him and his team to figure out what happened to the woman, who is to blame, and if there is enough time to catch the culprit before they get to his patient first to finish the job. 

Vampire Mage: A Fantasy LitRPG

Vampire Mage: A Fantasy LitRPG

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Sci-fi Virtual Reality Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Harem Male Lead Non-Human lead Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Sexual Content Gore GameLit Low Fantasy Post Apocalyptic

I was born and lived inside a virtual game world, till I was tricked by the Great Administrator and got kicked out to the Real World for my bad mouth!

I am Athanasios, a citizen of the virtual game world of Elysium. The world I'm living in, is a paradise or that's what everyone says. It's boring and all day I'm forced to play games like Tetris to mine virtual coins. That's the only way to buy new avatars or expand my dungeon tower, the only two things that actually matter to me.

However, everything changed when I received a strange message saying I can try a new game experience. But there was a catch! Instead, I was tricked and transferred to the real world. Things aren't that much different from the virtual world: Goblins plague the villages, dragons tear down cities and adventurers try to loot dungeons. 

In fact, this world is better than expected! So realistic and not to mention that for the first time in my gaming life, I managed to multiclass from level-1. You see, I drank the blood of a Vampire Lord by mistake and became a vampire mage once I got here. The problem is that I wasn't meant to drink his blood and now he and his minions hunt me. At least, most of them identify as hot, so no reason to complain on that either. What troubles me however, is that there's no exit button from the Real World and the only way to get back to my world is by finishing the missions I was tasked.

Warning: This novel contains harem elements, strong language and graphic violence.

Dawn of Discovery

Dawn of Discovery

Fan Fiction Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Slice of Life School Life Male Lead Strong Lead Secret Identity Magic Anti-Hero Lead Grimdark Profanity Fan Fiction GameLit High Fantasy War and Military

In its most fundamental, and some argue most powerful form, Magic is the art of understanding. It requires no technology, no wands or staffs, and no spells other than the mage himself and his understanding of reality. The physical sounds of spells and the intricate dance of rituals were merely mnemonic devices, an abstraction meant to help the practitioner take a glimpse at the fabric of reality itself. Indeed, magic stands in stark contrast to the lower arts of sorcery, alchemy, voodoo, divination, and conjuring, for a mage can cast cataclysmic incantations impossible by other methods. And so it was that the greatest mages in these days were the ones blessed with the greatest perception, memory, and intelligence. Yet so complex were the invocations that all were forced to specialize and even those most devoted to their training at The Academy or The Lyceum might hope in a lifetime to have adequate recollection of three True Spells, or four most. Ordinary wizards content themselves with two, and it was not uncommon for the village mage to know only one, or even none.

But among these precursors of magic there was an exception. A genius of vast intellect, prodigious memory, and inhuman perception who came to be known as the Invoker. A man who not only mastered all the lower arts, but also learned not four, not five, but ten spells. But before there was the Invoker, there was Carl. This is not the story of how a man reshaped our understanding of magic, how he fought a fundamental, nor how he rediscovered the Sempiternal Cantrap – the only know invocation of immortality. But rather, this is the story of how he came to be. This is about how he befriended the future Grand Magus, King of Skywrath, and an Ancient, all three of whom help him become who he is.

 

[Note 1] I will try to go for weekly chapters, but school is busy for an IB student. [Note 2] Yes, this is set in the world of Dota2. No, it’s not a fanfic, I am not going to be trying to squish in characters for not reason, and it supposed to be read like a normal fantasy story. [Note 3] I try to spell-check these but mistakes will appear. Please leave any suggestions in the chapter comments. 

Maybe, 8 Heroes.

Maybe, 8 Heroes.

Fan Fiction Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Psychological Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Multiple Lead Characters Strategy Profanity Gore Fan Fiction GameLit High Fantasy Dungeon War and Military

I'm a huge fan of Heroes of Might and Magic 3. During a binge read of a fan fic. I thought 'I wonder if somebody done a fan-fic of HOM&M,' so I searched up RR and I quickly read a wuxia story with the title. I got two chapters in and I realized it wasn't what I thought it was. Yeah!, that's right. I didn't read the Synopsis. I probably wouldn't read this one either if I was you. However, I want to get this across to people because I think it's important.

 

I'm telling the story in a way that, even if don't you know about HOM&M, you can still read it. So please enjoy my below average story telling, thanks.

 

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The Crystal Lotus

The Crystal Lotus

Original Action Fantasy Sci-fi Male Lead Female Lead Secret Identity Magic Anti-Hero Lead Grimdark Profanity War and Military

Darkness looms over the skies. Peasants starve in the streets, trying their best to survive as fat nobles party in the warmth of their mansions wasting food and money instead of helping their citizens. 

"I shall bring wealth to these people. Like my father once did." 

A tale of a young Robin Hood in a magical land filled with corrupted people and powerful energies. 

Watch as the Sea Lotus bloom It's petals in the night sky.

Pains of Infinity

Pains of Infinity

Original Action Adventure Fantasy School Life Supernatural Female Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy

Not everyone knows about the darker side of life, that comes running bump in the night. But those who do are armed and prepared to fight for their convictions.

"When your existance is an enemy to existing on its own, it gets a bit hard to live. And here I am in a place full of hate, trying to obliterate the mistakes made. Welcome to the Huntig academy." 

 

P.S. Hey guys! this is my first story on this site and I hope you will like it. Or if you don't, at least let me know what you think of it. All comments are appreaciated!

Heaven Falls

Heaven Falls

Original Adventure Drama Fantasy Tragedy Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Magic Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy Mythos

Vorlanys. A realm created by the angels for mortals.

For millennia, many angels have lived amongst the mortals, aiding the mortals in their advancement. The High Angel Forynda has only tolerated this, however. She is concerned that ultimately the flaws of both angels and mortals would combine to create a cataclysm that would shatter both Vorlanys and the angels' home realm of Ceuna.

Tragedies, unforeseen by any mortal or angel, set in motion that long-feared calamity and hurtle both worlds toward an irrevocable conflagration. Neither will ever be the same. Follow the lives of multiple characters, from lowly inhabitants of minor villages to the angels of Ceuna themselves, as they experience this approaching doom.

This is the first of four books in the saga. 

Arcadia

Arcadia

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Tragedy Virtual Reality Male Lead Magic GameLit

Luke Silts always dreamed of one day becoming a professional gamer. He played games his whole childhood to escape from the loss he felt in reality. Confronted once again with death and the release of a new full-dive VRMMO game, Arcadia, Luke decided to realize his dream with the help of his father. Trying to balance his inner emotions while creating a name for himself, he's faced with reality once again.

This Book Is Confused

This Book Is Confused

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Non-Human lead Gore Traumatising content Satire Post Apocalyptic

The story about a man who ate himself to test out the validity of the expression, "You are what you eat."

The System is Insane

The System is Insane

Original Action Adventure Comedy LitRPG Strong Lead Wuxia Profanity Gore Satire Xianxia Villainous Lead

What would happen if the righteous system that has helped so many MCs, malfunctions, and begins giving insane tasks?

Keep reading to find out.

City States (Working title)

City States (Working title)

Original Action Fantasy Psychological Martial Arts School Life Strategy Traumatising content Xianxia

Set in a world where cultivation is the key to Immortality, Young Lyle Welfer, a thirteen year old boy, was made by his father to be a cultivator to accomplish what he couldn't. Now forced into a new world where people can crush boulders with their bare hands what will Lyle do and accomplish to survive and maybe even thrive in this environment. 

The story starts with Lyle attempting to join the best school of the city of Abeseth, the Abeseth Academy for the Gifted. 

Join him as he meets new friends, foes and adventures.


Hi, I'm an aspiring writer and would like feedback to this story. any and all constructive criticism is welcome and I hope to improve my writing as the story progresses.

Be warned that the bisexuality is the norm in this world so if you are not comfortable with this, I suggest that you find another story, as this might not be the novel for you. That said, I will stay away from sex scenes and would only focus on the romance side of love or infatuation.


Schedule Release: I will try to get at least 1 chapter a week. that's all I can promise because I write slow

Zeroth Knight re: Dawn

Zeroth Knight re: Dawn

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Martial Arts Harem Supernatural Female Lead Strong Lead Secret Identity Magic Grimdark Profanity Low Fantasy Mythos

Isekai, fantasy, with the core themes of Identity and Fate.       Story contains a, mostly, lesbian cast.

Updated twice a day.


Evangeline Sayagawa makes the ultimate choice at the cost of the ultimate sacrifice: She decides to leave her world that she fought so hard to return to, and return to Arsea in hopes of saving everyone. Little was she aware of just how bad things had gotten. The world she was returning to was cast into chaos and on the precipice of being destroyed. She awakens in this new kind of Arsea, after having witness the end of a dear friend. The world now belonged to the monstrosities of old, the Beta, and their corrupted human warriors, the Eld.

With her fake identity, that which defined her in this world, being stripped from her, she now has to navigate a darkness in which not even the women she loves recognize her.


This is book 2 of the Evangeline Sayagawa "Zeroth Knight" story, with book 1 being found here.

The first "chapter" posted here is a hyper-condensed version of volume/book 1, in case anyone needs a generalized refresher of events, or for those who wish to start with this book instead as it is faster paced and more action-packed than the first one. Suffice to say, but most of the details from book 1 are lost by doing this; however, enough of the more-important information is present to allow one to understand the general idea of what is going on.

This book features a mostly lesbian cast and deals more so with fate and crises of identity more than anything else. However, there is much more action in this one than any of my other stories thus far and brings about the end of Evangeline Sayagawa's story arch... sort of.

I have another story up, a short story drama with light yuri and supernatural themes: "Escape The KNIGHT"

Follow me on Twitter @Ozefen0 to stay up to date on my stories and what have you.

Downfall of Mevobak

Downfall of Mevobak

Original Adventure Fantasy Magic

The ancient tomb of the third ruler of Mevobak holds a treasure that Hyernan has been seeking for most of his life. Finally he has located the tomb and what he finds will affect not only him, but the entire Republic of Coriana, and beyond. Magic is real and used everywhere, but what if something threatens its very existence.

The Great Dungeon

The Great Dungeon

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Magic Profanity Gore High Fantasy Dungeon

Dylan was an ordinary young man living on Earth, doing his best to enjoy a normal school life when tragedy struck.  One day, at a meet for his sports, Dylan was caught in an explosion and promptly passed away.  The regrets he had on how little he had done with his life, along with the regrets of others who died, caught the attention of the Will of the World, which decided to reincarnate Dylan into the world of Thunnberg as a Dungeon!

Now Dylan must struggle to survive in this confusing new world in a 'body' that is no longer human, doing his best to survive in a world that aims to tear him apart.  Will Dylan survive and grow while retaining his humanity, succumb to the dungeon's instincts and devour everything in his quest for power, or fail once again in his second chance at life?

Somnium

Somnium

Original Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Profanity Gore GameLit

Something happened to Ria, she was supposed to be dead. Now she is in another world. The world of Somnium. A mysterous place filled with adventure, fantastical beasts, dungeons, heros and magic. But it's not real. It's man made, and there are more people than just Ria here. Trapped or saved? 

Somnium is broken, it was never finished by it's creators and something is trying to take over, trying to remake and control the world and its people.

Ria must make her way in the world, survive it's strange environments, monsters and fight to protect her new world. Because its the only one she has left.

Devil's Bane: The Port Hollow Witches Book One

Devil's Bane: The Port Hollow Witches Book One

Original Fantasy Horror Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Magic Profanity Gore Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy

Bodies are turning up in the Olympic Peninsula. Each victim shows unmistakable signs of being murdered with dark magic. It’s clear that the most forbidden and dangerous of the black arts are still being practiced in the town of Port Hollow. Ancient sorceries that allow power to be stolen from innocent life. And Kathryn Silk plans to stop it, no matter the cost.

Rory Garcia harbors deadly secrets. He has committed the ultimate betrayal against his coven, crimes that cannot be forgiven. And someone already knows the truth. It is only a matter of time before he pays the price.

But keeping secrets in a town like Port Hollow is dangerous work. And it might be the undoing of them all.

AUTHOR NOTE:

This work is available in its entirety on Amazon and is free to download (it's the first in the series). It has been beta-read and revised multiple times. That said, there's really no such thing as a perfect draft and a handful of beta readers isn't a huge sample size to go off of. I strongly suspect that some of the story elements can be improved upon and I've heard great things about how helpful the community here is.

If you have thoughts on the story direction, character arcs, magic system, character dynamics, things that do/don't work for you, or plot elements/tropes/etc. you'd like to see more/less of, please let me know in the comments/reviews. I'm hoping to incorporate community feedback a little bit later in the year in order to make Devil's Bane the best that it can be.

the chamber of renewal

the chamber of renewal

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi Male Lead Anti-Hero Lead Gore High Fantasy

A young man wakes to find himself within a powerful artifact. He has nothing else not even an identity to help him explore a new world.

Short chapters but hopefully frequent 

Dawned

Dawned

Original Action Psychological Mystery Tragedy Strategy Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Post Apocalyptic War and Military

The dawn is coming.

Would you save yourself?

The others?

Or you'll just get bitten?

Leveling Immortal

Leveling Immortal

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Romance Portal Fantasy / Isekai Martial Arts School Life Male Lead Strong Lead Secret Identity Magic Wuxia Profanity Gore Xianxia Dungeon

In this modern world, some people are born with special abilities that allow them to use magic and gain levels and skills. These individuals were given the title ‘Noble’. And using their profound strength, Nobles enter dungeons to seek resources, treasures, and fame.

Xiao Yi, an 18-year-old newbie Noble decided to enter an F-Rank dungeon to support his struggling family and ended up being be trapped within that dungeon for over 10,000 years before he could return. However, because time flows differently in that specific dungeon, only a few weeks have passed since he entered the dungeon.