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Bloodsong

Bloodsong
by Tidan Soerse
ONGOING
132 pages

Lara's days have been filled with emptiness since she woke from a past she can't remember, five decades into the devastating aftermath of a nuclear 20th century. Lost in the desolate remnants of the world, she is plagued by shadows, nightmares, and whispers in her mind. But one day she’s taken from the small abandoned home she's known since her awakening, to one of the last remaining hearts of the country: the mountainous city-state, Circa. Along the way, she is exposed to the drastic differences in humanity's survival, and upon stumbling into mortal danger, becomes entangled in the world's last struggle for power, only to discover the crucial key to her memories.

As secrets unravel, Lara struggles to find balance between her humanity and the inexplicable power growing within her - calling to the shadows. And in a world-shattering discovery, unearths her role in history's tragic turn, and her unending bond with Death as an instrument of fate. 

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The Traveling Technomancer: A Westward LitRPG

The Traveling Technomancer: (...)
by JC Chambers III
ONGOING
112 pages

When Owen Westward dies in a bank robbery, he is given a second chance at life in a new world filled with magic, adventure, and mystery. Although he is out of his element, he will use his knowledge of the old world in combination with the magic of this new world to become The Traveling Technomancer.

Story is aiming for PG-13 levels of content. Tagged with Profanity & Gore just to be safe.

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The Menocht Loop

The Menocht Loop
by caerulex
ONGOING
339 pages

Additional tags: OP protagonist, time loop, character-focused


Ian Dunai has been trapped in a nightmarish loop filled with contagion, captives, and decemancy for the past three or four years. In that time, he's become a master of decemancy with the ability to control dead matter, whether dried leaves, yellowed skeletons, or hulking corpses.

Little does he know, he's just been stuck on layer one.


Release schedule: Tues-Thurs-Sat releases (3 chapters/week) at 11:30 am EST. 

Note: The Menocht Loop's first draft is complete at over 80k words. As an exercise in forcing myself to revise this draft in a timely manner, I will be posting a new chapter here every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The sequel is in progress and currently sits at about 60k words. There is not yet romance in the 140k words I've written of this fiction between both books, but it is planned.

Constructive criticism welcome. Alternative synopses also welcome. If you're interested in helping me proofread/edit, reach out and we can talk.

Join the discord.

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Synth

Synth
by TheWitchOfTheRock
ONGOING
240 pages

To be a synth is the greatest privilege an individual could be born into. What greater purpose or grander sense of fulfillment could one hope for than to be a tool of King Decon, the ruler of the Galaxy?

09T07 doesn’t know what more they want, but they know they’re missing something. Friendship? Intimacy? This seems to be the answer when they find others who are also not as King Decon intended them to be. However, how long can such things last among tools to be used and discarded? And how  far are they willing to go to protect their loved ones in the face of duty?

Thanks to Julia Peitzer for consultation regarding gender-expansive and non-binary identities"

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Fantasy World Epsilon 30-10

Fantasy World Epsilon (...)
by Phillip Rayne
COMPLETED
442 pages

New Dive Assignment: 0B5

Personnel: Citizen of Gamma G-037-072 Jonathan Kelly 

World Designation: Epsilon H-037-072-030-010

Classification: Pre-industrial Exotic World, significant outliers in biosphere including atypical flora and fauna. Quarantine protocol in effect pending more data and acclimation testing. Further anomalies include populations of morphologically distinct humanoids, and aberrations in otherwise normative physics laws. Causal chain appears provisionally stable. For the purposes of delaying onset of collapse as well as above mentioned factors, only one subject is cleared to Dive. Initial mandates shall proceed with scouting and surveillance.

Further details are classified. Warning: All other qualifying personnel are currently dispatched. Refusal will result in deployment delays and possible unsupervised causal decay.

Do you wish to accept this assignment?


Note to Readers:

This is not MC isolated in a new world. This is new world joins the multiverse. What I'm tentatively coining Subverted Isekai (Formerly I used 'reversed' but, as pointed out, that would be fantasy MC goes to the modern world. Hey, there's idea! Not this book though.).

There is plenty of scientific and philosophical stuff; I know that can be a turn off for some. It has a strong bearing on the story, but is mainly covered in the 'Comments & Calculations' section (optional reading of course). If you are looking for an extreme suspension of natural laws with no technical considerations, you will not find it here.

Formatting Notes:

Audio chatter from characters that are not currently in the scene I format in "inverted commas and italics". Given the layered nature of modern communication, I thought this distinction was best denoted visually in my prose. Critique is welcome.

Language Notes

Jon is a South African ex-pat. As such he will use some Afrikaans colloquialisms plus a dash of Japanese.

Most importantly he says “Ja” meaning “Yes”. Pronounced with a J sound like “yo” and an A sound like “bar”. As in:

“Yo, let’s go to the strip bar.” 

“Ja.”

And not the Rastafarian /jya/.

Other words:

Nee - /niya/ : no

Juffrou - /yif-row/ : Miss

Lekker - /lacker/ : nice, good, delicious

Nooit - /noit/: never

The rest is mostly swear words. Indisputably the most useful words in any language and simultaneously holding the least innate meaning.

Fok - “fork” without the “r”: fuck

Bliksem - /Bluksim/: darn, damn. Also common noun meaning damn person or thing.

Donner - “Dorner” without the “r”: originally meaning thunder, can also mean darn or damn. It is often used as a verb meaning: ‘to hit hard’

Kak - /kuck/: shit

Voetsek - /foot-sack/: go away

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Ari

Ari
by ourpathtofame
HIATUS
72 pages

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the sidekick? To not be the one who wakes up in another world? Just going about your day to day life. Meet Ari, the most average of the average. She has no powers, she doesn’t sit next to the window, and worst of all… her parents are still alive. With no grudges to bare, she dives headfirst into the prestigious Volkov academy as a lottery winner. Alas, she has no powers, or does she?(She doesn’t) How will Ari overcome her enemies? Ways that defies all logic and reason because f u.

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Beast of the Night

Beast of the Night
by ERawls
COMPLETED
110 pages

Freudendorf is a secluded town in the Alps, and it's hiding a dark secret. Anyone who ventures into the western foothills where the old castle lies will be taken by the Beast of the Night...

Rosen moves into town with her dad as he hides from debt collectors. She only has one hand but doesn't let that stop her from being a hard worker. That is, until the day her dad vanishes and the debt collectors come to call: taking her into slave labor in his place. Just when all her hopes and dreams are about to be shattered, a zombie-like butler appears and purchases her: taking her to serve Lord Varick, who currently resides in the forbidden castle...

Varick is handsome, with an attitude that’s the exact opposite. The servants aren’t human, and the castle itself is an ugly wreck. But if Rosen cannot solve the dark secret beneath Freudendorf, and the curse holding Varick's cold heart, then both they and the town will fall prey to the hands of an old evil...

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Burning Stars, Falling Skies

Burning Stars, Falling (...)
by CoCop
HIATUS
198 pages

Threedak is a simple Dhajtel. Every night she scavenges and hunts for her tribe in the great desert, relying upon her skill and ancestral memories to avoid the night's many dangers. Her life remains largely the same until one night, one of the gleaming angels that hangs in the night sky falls into her desert. Deciding to investigate, she happens upon a scene far beyond her limited understanding.

The Dhajtel aren't alone. The galaxy is far vaster and more hostile than Threedak's people can even begin to comprehend.

Entrusted with the knowledge and memories of a dead race, it will be up to her to forge Dhajtel society into something that can survive the storm that is to come.

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(This novel is heavy on Kingdom/Empire Building and is an attempt at fairly hard (grounded in real science) Science Fiction)

Cover credit to DrakonStorm

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A couple authors with reptile MC's have started a discord, feel free to hang out with us.

Reptile MC Discord

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Nine Heads - A Hydra's Tale

Nine Heads - A Hydra's (...)
by ShamenShame
HIATUS
15 pages

Dragons have long since been considered as one of the most revered mythological and fantastical creatures in my old world. Who would have thought that I would end up as one of their cousins, the Hydra?

Living in a world where monsters and humans wage endless wars against each other and themselves, I found it hard to complain about my lack of choice in the manner. After all, dying once was bad, but dying twice would be worse.

And, if I have to leave a trail of half-eaten corpses behind me to prevent that... Well, nobody ever claimed hydras were weaker than dragons, did they?

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The Freelance Familiars.

The Freelance Familiars. (...)
by FallenKittenPro
ONGOING
13 pages

(This Book has been removed due to it currently being in Kindle Unlimited, It will be returned once I take it wide again.)

Book 1: Off Leash

We all have bad days. Ever have one so bad that it changes your entire life?A day so bad that talking cats, magical inquisitors, and werewolves now seem normal?For Thomas Khatt that day was today. From one moment jobless to the next being awakened into a brand new form. Now he has a murder to help solve, a girlfriend to help with family problems and a boss that is just a bit more than your normal hothead. What would you do in his paws?

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Love Crafted

Love Crafted
by RavensDagger
ONGOING
273 pages

To Enter Five Peaks Magical Academy you must have a familiar. Abigail hoped for a bird, maybe an owl like her best friend's, or a cuddly cat or loyal hound. She would have been happy with a particularly smart toad, even.

 

Instead she got you.

Cover art by: Zoufii

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Dungeon Crawler Carl

Dungeon Crawler Carl
by DoctorHepa
ONGOING
729 pages

It's the most-watched game show in the galaxy!

In a flash, every human-erected construction on Earth--from Buckingham Palace to the tiniest of sheds to all the trucks and cars--collapses in a heap, sinking into the ground. 

The buildings and all the people inside, they've all been atomized and transformed into the dungeon: an 18-level labyrinth filled with traps, monsters, and loot. A dungeon so enormous, it circles the entire globe.

Only a few dare venture inside. But once you're in, you can't get out. And what's worse, each level has a time limit. You have but days to find a staircase to the next level down, or it's game over. In this game, it's not about your strength or your dexterity. It's about your followers, your views. It's about building an audience and killing those goblins with style.

You can't just survive here. You gotta survive big.

You gotta fight with vigor, with excitement. You gotta make them stand up and cheer. And if you do have that "it" factor, you may just find yourself with a following. That's the only way to truly survive in this game, with the help of the loot boxes dropped upon you by the generous benefactors watching from across the galaxy. 

They call it Dungeon Crawler World. But for Carl, it's anything but a game. 

We have a Discord! Spoilers abound. I wouldn't venture within unless you're caught up.  

This is a work in progress. Editing will be done after the book is complete, so there will be egregious typos and parts that make no sense whatsoever. Please, please feel free to point any and all of these things out. Chapters WILL get edited, and that editing might break earlier chapters. I will attempt to keep readers apprised of all changes. I will attempt to update this regularly. 

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