Re: February Thread - Promote your Story

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There is a new subforum for fiction promotion https://www.royalroad.com/forums/5689, you can use that as well as this thread.

For Authors: Post your story promotion as a reply to this thread.
You can get creative, or you can just post the description, image(if available) and your word count. But most importantly your Royal Road fiction link.

Note: This is somewhat of a first-come, first-served basis, as the earlier you reply, the more likely your description will be read first. Which is why this new thread for self-promotions is going to be monthly based(to not overflow it). At the start of the next month, we will have a new thread, and you can promote your story there again.

For Readers: Did you want more lists to find stories from? well... here is another one, give the stories a shot! 


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I am (still) nearing the completion of my ongoing high fantasy mystery-progression story. I'm currently writing the final battle and it should be finished in the next couple months. :)

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Magic cannot be given away or rejected; it is as permanent as life itself. Not that I'd know anything about that. Magic is both impossible to obtain and illegal for commoners like me.

So when I unexpectedly witnessed a brutal, deadly confrontation between two nobles, I assumed that was the closest to magic I'd ever get. Until I woke up the next morning with the unmistakable glow of power in my blood.

Unprepared to navigate the nobility's endless maze of deception, strained alliances, and boring parties, my only hope is to hide who I am and somehow discover the truth of what happened that bloody night.

And, more importantly, why.


Currently around 100k, probably going to end up in the 120-130k range if I had to guess. Though it keeps finding new ways to get bigger, so I can't make any promises. ;)

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#6
Hey Enhanced Readers!
If you didn't already hear, The Enhanced Beings Collective is an original superhero web-series inspired by comics such as The New Teen Titans (the 80s version, hell yerr!), The Umbrella Academy, Saga, The X-Men and The Walking Dead et al. If you like things from the Marvel/DC repertoire then this could definitely maybe be for you. You could even join the *exclusive* club of followers currently following. ;) I've still got room on one hand to count you in if you're quick! 

You'll find different COF (characters of focus) and plots interweaving with each other over the first 'season'. If you've missed the last 16 issues you can catch up on the events that can be summed up in these words:
Goldfish. Multiple earthsBreakfastWorld Record attempt. 
Tuna sandwichFights
Scooby DooBrazil
MeteorsFriendsRock
Renaissance artPistachio ice cream


Re: February Thread - Promote your Story

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Saga of the Cosmic Heroes



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Page Count
800 so far in 70(+character/glossary) chapters.

Word Count
220, 058 words at the moment

Synopsis
Character-driven sci-fi space opera set in approximately the 29th century AD (or 3rd century UC) in a setting where humanity is united under an interstellar Federation past its zenith. The story follows a young Victoria Happ-Schwarzenberger through a first-person narrative as she follows in her father's footsteps and enlists in the Metropolitan Space Navy in events that will change her course forever.


The story also follows the cool Madame Scarface, a lieutenant serving under a bona fide pirate republic ruled by her ruthless adoptive father nestled in the outer hinges of Federation authority. Her narrative similarly follows her struggles that intertwines with Victoria.

Genre
Sci-fi (a combination of I think hard, soft and it just works™)

May contain
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Traumatising content
  • waifus you want to protecc
Tags
  • Female leads
  • Space Opera
  • Strategy
  • War and Military
  • Multiple Lead Characters
Other details:
  • There are mainly three characters (Li, Victoria, and later Alexandra) with a number of side/minor characters. MCs will be written in first person, and non-MCs have limited third person povs.
  • Something of an anime-styled light novel; there'll be some illustrations I commissioned from various artists for chapters here and there.
  • Word count may vary from 1,000~6,000 per chapter. I tend to try and release at least one chapter per week, maybe twice.

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#8
Wow, first page on a self-promotion thread. I'll be talking about my main novel, Rejecting the Tides. It's a business novel centred around dungeons.

I write a mostly slow-pace dungeon story, but the tropes don't stop there. My non-human protagonist is an isekai'd human, it's just oh so original! Enough with the sarcasm though, I do try to keep everything unique for the most part. This ain't a dungeon core story, instead our somewhat efficient protag is the dungeon master, an oddly welcome job considering his job literally asks him to kill the willing people entering his dungeon.
That's right. It's his job.
Far gone are the days where dungeons appear for no good reason, and here I introduce a story with a logical background for the appearance and tolerance of dungeons. Not everyone is perfectly happy with their appearances though, but surely calling them terrorists and hunting them down will put a rest to their disruptive acts. In this world dungeons are economical boons, helping not only the little people but those at the top. The only problem is that... Well, seems like being from Earth has its downsides.

Come and check out this story. Worst case scenario it just doesn't work for you and we go our seperate ways, right?

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#9

A somewhat new man in the writing scene

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ASTREA is the place where New World, the Virtual Reality game, takes place. 


It is a fantasy story on how a world perceived as a game created by the people, blends in together on another reality where supposedly everything is real. As our protagonist finds her time inside the game as important as outside, secrets of what she thinks are just a game begins to show.

There are two protagonists which means two points of views and conflict from each one. The plot moves slowly but smoothly as I try to build both worlds to make sense.
The merging of their stories will come later as they realize it while they resolve the problems on their side.

Volume 1 has just finished, so that's that. It would be nice if you give it a try...

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#10
DOTS
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DOTS - SciFi Adventure with a Hint of Romance

Mankind has discovered Genius. With two simple tests, not only can a person find out if they are a Genius, but they also will be told what they're a Genius at. Unless they find out they're a Dot. The only thing a Dot knows is that the world hates them. 

'Don't feel sorry for me! You're so stupid! You dumb Dots don't even know what's happening!'

That is, unless you're a Dot named Hank. Then the world discovers quickly that it needs Hank very much.

'I wanted a place to hide. But I realized you're my hiding place. My refuge when there's trouble.'

He had better hurry. Bad guys have a use for what they know Dots can do and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal, even if it means the death of many millions.

'The world will scream and I will scream with it. But I will stay with you.' 


Time is running out. For everyone. Worldwide.

'This sword doesn't kill its enemies. It compels them to obey.'

Read DOTS and find out how Hank finds his Genius, and somehow Saves the World.

Sort of.

'I can't hold them back any longer!'

'Hank. I love you and I need you. But if we don't get this done, we are going to die.'

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Title: Rising Wind

Genre: Fantasy/Action-Fantasy

Link: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34668/rising-wind

Summary:

Kal has trained to be a soldier his entire life. His days are simple, and his duties clear: enforce the rules, upkeep the peace, and most important — police the elementals. If they step out of line, the Governance system corrects it.

But when Kal encounters a young boy whom he suspects might be an illegal earthborn, he can’t bring himself to report him. Despite his training and the advice of friends, he decides to help him onto what he believes is the right path. This choice lands him in more trouble than he bargained for, and he soon discovers that the veneer the Governance is built upon an ugly and crumbling foundation.




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Title: Panic Down the Ant Trail

Genre: Fantasy/Action-Fantasy

Link:  https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/35884/panic-down-the-ant-trail

Summary:

When the demise of an important underground crime lord leaves a power vacuum in the Governance’s smuggling world, Nia is sent to smooth things over.

A task that should be trivial with her skill-set. All that stands in her way is an arrogant lieutenant with ambitions of power, a seductive mentalist business woman manipulating both sides, and an unpredictable fire born, fighting her way out of a set-up.

Politics and business clash while the clock is ticking on a brewing elemental rebellion.

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Sisters of Rail (Multi-Track Mages Down Under, Book 1)

A railpunk serial.

Join farmgirl Charity Wilison on a magic and steam powered adventure as she attempts to flee the demons of her past and present.  Her life continually runs further off the rails, yet she can never really escape them.

It's a sort of scifi-fantasyesque coming of age adventure?  It's in first person, has a young female protagonist, and there's definitely steam trains.  Oh and the demons are literal.  Though what they are is kinda a mystery...

43 chapters plus a few poetic interludes, almost at 140k words.  Book 1 is nearing completion, so now's a great time to jump in!

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https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/33726/first-contact

Eight Thousand Years after the Glassing of Earth, Terran Descent Humanity has largely become a post-scarcity society based on consent and enjoying life. With the discovery of another ancient race beyond the "Great Gulf", events and history collide to draw the Terran Confederacy into war against an hundred million year old empire that has always won and believes it always will. With allies and enemies of multiple species, the Orion Galactic Arm Spur will be wracked by warfare the likes of which have not been seen. Cracked, harried, wounded, and damaged, Terran Descent Humanity willfully throws itself against the universe itself.

"The universe hates you and will take away everything you love, laughing while it does so." - Terran belief.

A wiki is available (although under construction) at: https://fcgestalt.fandom.com/wiki/First_Contact_Gestalt_Archive_Wiki

Told largely from the viewpoint of other species, the story is currently ongoing. It involves graphic depictions of violence, war, adult language and situations, drug use, and other mature topics.

The story will be updated on weekdays, so keep an eye on this page for more chapters.


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#15
Thank you, @Wing !!
Hi all, I humbly invite you to come, read my story. It is an original fantasy fiction based on Indian mythology, specifically Hindu mythology.

Short summary:
The golden prince, Suryadev, the image of perfection, kindness, and courage. But a darkness was lurking in his dreams, eroding his soul. And, his destiny was not hidden from his Guru, who saw "a fate unseen by the Gods, a path converged by the paths of the past, present, and future."

Princes, Spells, Gods, Spirits, Heaven, Mythical creatures, Wars, and Reincarnation, and so much more. But character arcs is my primary goal of the story. It will have gay romance in the future between the two main characters. Till now, I have 18 chapters and 20K words.

Link: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39679/rakhtabhushan-blood-ornament
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If it sounds interesting to you, please check. Thank you!!
peolove

Illustrations are by Ben Arisson (The art uses images from Pinterest) 

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#16
Pith | A Fantasy Serial about Battle Magic, Mind-Bending, and Transhumanism

Link: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/40150/pith

It's got a hard magic system, lots of fight scenes, and strategic main characters.

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Synopsis:

All humans possess a Pith, the essence of a mind where consciousness, reason, and emotion reside. Those who study its power can control their surroundings, move from body to body, and alter the very fabric of another’s thoughts.

On the continents of the Eight Oceans, the magicians wielding this energy formed secret societies, ruling nations from the shadows.  Ten years ago, the public exposed them, plunging the world into chaos.

In the industrial empire of the Principality, Anabelle Gage has dreamt about Paragon Academy for as long as she can remember.  An exclusive magic school, that can hone her abilities and cure her terminal illness.

And then they reject her.

She has one shot at saving her life: Enter the city’s cutthroat underworld, and make enough money to buy a new body.  By any means necessary.

Ana forms a band of desperate exiles: A banished noble with dimension-warping power, a mind-reading mercenary, and a twenty-year-old bombmaker in an eighty-year-old body.

Together, they will uncover the secrets of this world.  The true face of Paragon Academy.  The drowned ruins of an ancient utopia.  And the ocean, slowly rising, swallowing the planet beneath the waves.


If that sounds interesting to you, feel free to check it out!

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#17
Hello!  peohello 
This fiction is titled 'Mistball Academy'. It's a low-fantasy, supernatural read (mostly about witches). Check it out if it appeals to you!

Synopsis
Autumn Town is packed with witches. But, not the type in storybooks. No warts or long pointed noses, no cackling laugh or claws for fingers. The sight of a candle burning above your newborn’s head is considered a blessing. A sign that your daughter will be something great. A chance for her to flourish at the most prestigious witch school. The Mistball Academy. No one suspects that a rebellion might be brewing right under those very grounds. No one suspects where the monsters come from. 

In the center of it all, 14-year-old Lucinda Mist stands. She was born on the day of the blue moon, a day that happens once every ten thousand years. A prophecy had predicted that she would gain unimaginable powers. The burden that comes with the gift was left unspoken, for fear it may be true. On the first day of Mistball Academy, she meets Hexa Luckberry. A girl just like her. Two powerful girls, residing in the same place. Innocent. Weak. Unprotected. How could the monsters resist the chance for revenge? To take back what is rightfully theirs? Lucinda and her friends try to navigate their way through a maze of questions and possibilities as strange things start to happen. Glowing red eyes. Moving shadows. Scattered corpses. Clues head to dead ends and pursuing the one important lead they have might mean death. 



Link: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39116/mistball-academy


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Reincarnation fantasy of magic & science in a universe abundant with magic.



A single hypothesis was all it took to initiate a triad of young geniuses to try their hand on a theory of magic. But be it as they try to peer into the preternatural abyss of this unknown world, a satellite plummets from the exosphere – their lives come to a sudden end. In death, they reincarnate into a macrocosm abundant with magic, living their lives oblivious of their past. That is, until the age of 8 when they regain their memories as a wakeup call to reality. Upon cognizance, they reach out in search of their dear one’s from Earth while unravelling the mysteries of the universe.


Word Count: 74,745
Page Count: 270+

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Artificial Mind
What would happen if an AI was to gain sentience? How would it impact the world? What balance would be broken?
I try my best to answer these questions, in this story. It takes a deeper look at the inner workings of an artificial mind, 
while not excluding the lives of those who helped the entity grow. The full story will span years into the future.

There are currently 425k words/1548 pages written. It will not end before it is done.
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34948/artificial-mind

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Hands Held in the Snow is the story of two queer kids in love.

Aspiring priest Beatrice dreams of saving the world. Delinquent debutante Emi dreads her looming engagement to a distant noblewoman. A chance meeting in a library ignites a flame of love in their hearts. But, as the pair explore the wintery city of Balarand and each other, they must contend with their relationship’s uncertain future. Only by walking together hand-in-hand can they face these obstacles for the sake of their futures.

Full story complete! Featuring full in-story illustrations by Mikayla Buan

Read it here!

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