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The Fiasco

The Fiasco
ONGOING
590 pages

When you’ve seen as many catastrophes as I have, “disaster” becomes a relative term. But when disaster hits, feel free to do what I do—hang your head while waiting for the tights-wearing crowd to arrive. That only works if your superpower is the same one I have though. I’m an immortal walking magnet for superpowered problems.

This new guy, Ted—a fake, part-time villain who’s in it for the ratings and excitement—wants me to be a field correspondent for his news blog, and his offer sounds good. If I can’t beat ’em, expose ’em. The problem is he has no idea what my daily life is like.

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  • Book 1 – The Fiasco in News (Complete, Cover)
  • Book 2 – The Fiasco in School (Incomplete, WIP)
  • Book 3 – The Fiasco in an Apocalypse

 

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Fridays (Continue) Online

Fridays (Continue) Online
ONGOING
106 pages

Sequel to Continue Online

Kenneth’s had people die in his arms. Not fake deaths from television or video games. These were friends in the military and passengers in the ambulance he attends during his day job. Real life, is shitty.

He escapes on the weekends into virtual reality. The best games come with ongoing storylines, an interactive world, and bars that have all the effect of real liquor without the hangover. When the drama and bar tab get too high, he rerolls a new virtual body.

Consequences aren't so easy to escape. The AI conspiracy brings real life and virtual problems to bare, and Kenneth will be forced to face the things he's tried to put behind him. 

 

Author Note

This is a follow up to Continue Online featuring some old characters, some new ones, and a different sort of adventure.  Posting will be irregular. Cover, blurb, and whatever else subject to change. Plotted for ~180k words and ~35 "chapters" with 60k typed and 12 chapters done. Favorite for later!

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Royal Scales

Royal Scales
ONGOING
1.6k pages

A part-time enforcer, all Jay cared about was those closest to him and a job that let him hit people. That was before a betrayal sent him packing. Four years later he’s back, but his former boss thinks he lost his edge. Reduced to proving himself, he's thrown a straightforward task: collect on an overdue debt from some elf.

As if life was ever that simple. With a vampire ex-girlfriend out for blood and a friend caught up in something dangerous, he has his work cut out for him. Jay always thought he was human, but his search for the elf raises questions that threaten his identity.

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  • Book 1, Once Lost Lords (Complete, Cover)
  • Book 2, Lady's First Knight (Complete)
  • Book 3, Trials of the Chief (Complete)
  • Book 4, Prince in the Tower (Complete)
  • Book 5, Rex of Never Was (Not started)
  • Book 6, Gentleman Dirt (Not started)
  • Book 7, The Emperor’s Flame (Not started)
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Continue Online

Continue Online
COMPLETED
2.4k pages

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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Fragments Of Aeon

Fragments Of Aeon
HIATUS
158 pages

Cover Art courtesy of Oppai Sensei.

Everything else I tried to be serious on.

It will be replaced once my wife realizes what happened.

The Way, a school of thought which mortals try to follow and ascend beyond this plane. There is no perfect path or right answer. Cultivating power to travel along The Way may result in death, or worse - dehumanization. These energies channeled will warp flesh into a monster's body without control. Yet power is alluring; those who learn to harness their gifts grow stronger. They become soldiers in a war between Region lords or leaders of powerful houses. Paupers become kings.

Harnessing energy isn't the only path along The Way. Realities veil can be pierced by those gifted few willing to look beyond. Like the cultivated skills of fighters Piercing the Veil comes with risks; those who see too much go mad. Many risk their senses in exchange for the chance to be great crafters and wise men.

Enter Young Lord Fell, sixth child in the house of Asger. His very touch destroys the energies other try so hard to channel. He's seen across all ten fingers of the Veil since birth. His father locked him in a garden where Fell is left nearly alone and bereft of family to learn about himself and the reason for his curse.

But the story of this world and Young Lord Fell's curse are linked. This is not his first life on The Wheel but his cycle has been broken and all the memories that would have marked him as an Enlightened One are lost. His weapons are few against all the horrors twisting through this world's core - and they're coming for him.

Tentatively planned as 5 books, to be worked when I have time or The Fiasco is done

  • Book 1, Silk Bird Cage
  • Book 2, A Broken Circle
  • Book 3, Eight Mountain's Path
  • Book 4, God Slaying Dagger
  • Book 5, Sins of Omission
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First RE:Guards

First RE:Guards
HIATUS
409 pages

Status: Never to return again in this form (But the characters shall appear in a rewrite)

I used to be a fire fighter. The requirements were easy enough with today's technology. Machines did the heavy lifting. Artificial intelligences put together action plans with the greatest resolution possible. Most days were simple jobs, first aid on minor fires, cats stuck in pipes too fine for machines, or when alarms went off that normal security scans couldn't eliminate.

Most of the time our only skill was being willing to go into dangerous areas and follow orders, only I died running into the latest in biological terror. A beast that spawned fire. I remember the pain, it overwhelmed everything. Now I've woken in a new sort of existence. One where the only creature to view is a little girl, and she needs my help. Isabella Brand. Izzy, my one light in world of darkness and pain.

She has the makings of a mage in her world and I'm going to be her spirit animal.

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