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Cold Steele by woodmanone

The Adventures of Private Eye Matt Steele
Matt is hired by a rich man to deal with a blackmailer

Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Crime, Drama, Detective
| Votes: 333 | Score: 8.27
Size: 92KB | 17,744 words | Posted:
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Cookie Magic by Lazlo Zalezac

Mark O'Toole and Molly Andrews are enrolled in a very special culinary school. There is lots of cooking going on in the kitchen and not all of it deals with food.

in progress Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Romance, Humor, School
| Votes: 11 | Score: 7.58
Size: 16KB | 3,024 words | Posted:
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The Trumpets of Mars by Lumpy

Imperium (2)
The Carthaginians are marching to destroy Rome and it is up to Ky, a test pilot from the future thrown into an alternate past, to keep the once mighty Roman Empire from being destroyed. As Ky gathers Roman and Caledonian forces together to form a new Britannic Empire to defend against the Carthaginian host, he must also struggle to contend with a malfunctioning AI implanted in his brain that is slowly gaining sentience. Thankfully, Ky is not alone.
Added Chapter 10

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, AI
| Votes: 37 | Score: 8.30
Size: 245KB | 46,438 words | Downloads: 3157 | Posted: | Updated:
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Fanfare by Lumpy

Country Roads (2)
Music, Baseball and Bullies. Charlie's life is busier than ever as he continues to put down roots in his community, making friends and enemies, and explore who he wants to be. Charlie decides to follow the two things he always loved when he was a kid, music and baseball. Joining the school team and forming his first band both pull him in different directions, adding to the pressures he already faced with school, bullies, making friends, and trying to become his own man.
Added Chapter 27

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
| Votes: 87 | Score: 8.03
Size: 641KB | 130,277 words | Downloads: 10555 | Posted: | Updated:
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The Orchestra by Grumpy Old Man

Night sounds: a remembrance of things long past.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: True
Tags: True, Vignettes
| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.09
Size: 5KB | 960 words | Posted:
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Boots and Saddles by UtIdArWa

A story in the The Regiment Universe
A group of young men and women join the regiment. They start out as individuals but become a team and then part of the family.
Added Chapters 7,8

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Military
| Votes: 51 | Score: 8.08
Size: 89KB | 16,963 words | Downloads: 1614 | Posted: | Updated:
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Keeping a Promise by Ernest Bywater

A Rivers Region Story
A retired soldier's farm is attacked. When his weapon is damaged the 11 year-old son is told to take is almost 2 year-old sister and escape out the hidden exit after promising to care for his sister until she can care for herself. Their parents are killed while they travel down the tunnel, so he sets off the final defences as the enemy moves in, and kills more of the attackers. He's faithful to his promise as they live through 'interesting times' while his sister learns to care for herself.
Added Chapter 9 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Rags to Riches
| Votes: 123 | Score: 8.06
Size: 493KB | 96,448 words | Downloads: 6095 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Hopalong and the Werewolf by GT Dodge

In which Hopalong does his Best to Top his Infamous Werewolf Story… Likely, it’s just another story with a moral. But, me? I don’t get it.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fable
Tags: Romance, Parable, Violence, Horror, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Steampunk, Werewolves, Fantasy
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 20KB | 3,706 words | Posted:
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Mark Elias : Reader Input

I'm in the midst of doing several things which I've mentioned to you all before. I'm currently adding some new scenes to book 1 and 2 and making some slight revisions to make the story even better. I' ... more
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Graybyrd : Appreciation and Progress

I'm damn near speechless at the wave of kind words and compliments that "Accidental Family" has received. The downloads, the scores, the feedback, and... to the delight of my wife, the family bean-cou ... more
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Accidental Family by Graybyrd

A man scarred by injustice, a lost love, and wounds of combat, finds himself volunteered as a foster father, a protector, and a combatant in a lethal struggle against a past bully and a vengeful cartel lord.
Added Chapters 20-22 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Violence, Historical, Western, Military, Drugs
| Votes: 177 | Score: 8.40
Size: 380KB | 71,971 words | Downloads: 7800 | Posted: | Concluded:
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UtIdArWa : New story

Today I begin posting a new story. This is a story in the Regiment series. As I usually do, I'll post 2 or 3 chapters a week. Comments are always welcome.
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Ernest Bywater : New Rivers Region Story - Keeping a Promise

A youth makes a promise, and then fights the bureaucrats and killers to keep it. It takes many years, but he's lives is life as he was trained and is faithful to his promise. 98,000 words over 9 chapters if action. Also available on Bookapy https://bookapy.com/s/539/keeping-a-promise
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Aztlán Portal by Paladin_HGWT

March 2018 Aliens invade Earth, "Ground Zero" is near the Barranca del Cobre (the Copper Canyon) in western Chihuahua state of Mexico. "Any sufficiently advanced technology may be indistinguishable from magic." Government officials in Mexico, the USA, and elsewhere are focused upon other "more important" matters. This is a story of those who witnessed these events; while most other people didn't take these events seriously, if they paid any attention at all.
Added Chapter 27

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, Violence, War, Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
| Votes: 34 | Score: 8.27
Size: 1327KB | 228,950 words | Downloads: 3998 | Posted: | Updated:
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Rapture by A Carpenter's Son

A story in the A Thousand Years of Peace! Universe
This is Book V of A Thousand of Peace! It is about the Watcher Division that protects Earth. How it goes from an afterthought to the hero in saving Earth from a Radiated insect. One of mankind's misstates trying to play at God.
Added Chapters 23,24 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space
| Votes: 16 | Score: 7.42
Size: 700KB | 132,013 words | Downloads: 1373 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Ten Pound Bag by Emmeran

A man hits rock bottom and then gets super lucky, his luck always runs at the extremes.
Added Chapter 183

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Romance, Slavery, Violence, Historical, Western, Time Travel
| Votes: 156 | Score: 7.85
Size: 1114KB | 217,752 words | Downloads: 32926 | Posted: | Updated:
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A Different Sort of Lifestyle by Lazlo Zalezac

It's easy to forget what you wanted out of life once you get caught up in the rat race. The things we wanted when young get forgotten while competing to out do the neighbors. At some point, you just become lost. Does it have to be that way? Not necessarily!
Added Chapter 38 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
| Votes: 80 | Score: 8.52
Size: 723KB | 140,993 words | Downloads: 9384 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lumpy : Corrections & Updates

A whole bunch of updates across most of my stories going up today fixing grammar and spelling errors. They're queued up and should be processed through later today at some point. Thanks to everyone whose sent me corrections.
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Lumpy : Fanfare - Chapter 17

I've been away dealing with day job stuff, and just got back to find I somehow had chapter 15 loaded up as chapter 17 when it posted, making the wrong chapter go up. I've submitted the corrected chapter, although this can sometimes take a few hours to process.
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Space Born - a New Realm by Ernest Bywater

Space is huge and governments control as much of the space around and between their systems as they can, but there are still a very small parts of space not claimed by any government. Very few people are born on the ships travelling between the stars, and even fewer are born in the unclaimed areas of space, but that one thousandth of one percent who are so born are called Space Born and have some very odd citizenship rights and duties.
Added Chapter 07 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Politics, War, Science Fiction, Space
| Votes: 77 | Score: 7.69
Size: 296KB | 54,899 words | Downloads: 2729 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Graybyrd : Accidental Family on Bookapy

Anyone who has purchased a copy prior to today at 9 pm PDT, I've uploaded a corrected version of the three formats (ePub, Kindle, and PDF). There was a doubling of Chapter 19; nothing was left out, bu ... more
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Graybyrd : A confused day

Somehow the postings got confused; chapter one had the content of chapter two; and chapter two was correct, so it was a repeat of chapter one. A kind reader emailed me to point out the error; I've s ... more
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Graybyrd : New story

Accidental Family is in the queue for posting. The first four files include the "First Beginnings," a historical introduction to the discovery and extraordinary roots of the Yankee Girl mine, her pros ... more
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Lumpy : Fanfare - Chapter 16

It looks like there was an issue with this weeks upload. I'm cueing up a replacement for it now.
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Adventures of Skarth in Saltmarsh by Yendor

Here is an account of Skarth’s adventures in and around the town of Saltmarsh as he explores his newly-found freedom and establishes his place in the town and the world. A telling of a D&D campaign. This follows on from the story “Skarth”, I recommend reading that first.
Added Chapter 12

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Violence, Monsters, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
| Votes: 36 | Score: 7.77
Size: 210KB | 40,833 words | Downloads: 2226 | Posted: | Updated:
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Extraction by Lumpy

John Taylor (8)
An old love's husband and a team from the defense contractor Northbridge have been taken hostage in Somalia and the company is refusing to pay the ransom. Instead, a rescue mission is planned and Taylor is suspicious of the real motivations behind the rescue and the men picked to attempt it. With help from his old flame, Taylor gets a spot on the rescue team, where he must face hostile warlords and an even more hostile allies, all while finding out what Northbridge is hiding.
Added Chapter 16 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military
| Votes: 100 | Score: 8.29
Size: 344KB | 67,204 words | Downloads: 7118 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lumpy : The Trumpets of Mars Starts April 22nd

Book 2 of the Imperium Series will start posting on April 22nd. As always, information on pre-orders can be found on my author site tstarnes.com
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If This Is the End by SillyDreamer

Alana is an intelligent, hardworking woman who has always been sure of one thing: As long as you work hard and do the right thing, only good things will come to you. But, right before college graduation, people are starting to attack each other in the streets. Suddenly, what she's always known as right and wrong isn't so black and white anymore. The world is changing, and Alana must decide if she can change with it, or if she'll be just another ghost wandering the streets.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, Horror, Dystopian, Assassins, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Futuristic, Zombies
| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.51
Size: 14KB | 2,700 words | Posted:
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The Donaldsons by Lazlo Zalezac

Melinda is a highly driven executive of a major aerospace company. Life was perfect until she tangled with the Donaldson family - a group of the most arrogant and difficult people she had ever met. After that, life gets a little strange.
Added Chapter 11 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Comedy
Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama, Workplace
| Votes: 137 | Score: 8.74
Size: 200KB | 37,925 words | Downloads: 4445 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lumpy : What's Next

The last chapters of The Sword of Jupiter posted up today. The next book, called The Trumpets of Mars, is very nearly finished being written and just has to go through final proofreading. You should s ... more
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The Sword of Jupiter by Lumpy

Imperium (1)
An Uncertain Future in a New Past. During the test flight of a prototype faster-than-light craft, Lt. Commander Ky is flung into the ancient past that never existed. Rome has fallen, defeated by the mighty Carthaginian Empire. Hounded by the Carthaginians bent on conquering the known world, Rome is on the verge of destruction. Stranded and alone, except for a tactical AI implanted in his head, Ky has lost everything and must find a way to live in a world different than anything he's ever known.
Added Chapters 37,38

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, Nanotechnology, AI
| Votes: 151 | Score: 8.33
Size: 1007KB | 188,617 words | Downloads: 14887 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Sam by Pars001

A man is taken then returned. He's not the same or is he? Now with a lot of questions he leaves earth to search for the only other one like himself, so far.
Added Chapter 33 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence, War, Workplace, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Extra Sensory Perception, Super Hero
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Size: 616KB | 119,146 words | Downloads: 14364 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Lost Empire by Pars001

A man with a past, not tied to anyone makes a startling discovery that changes his life and his perceptions of it.
Added Chapter 80

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Violence, Science, Military, Pirates, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, AI
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Size: 1893KB | 358,078 words | Downloads: 62928 | Posted: | Updated:
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Happy Harry, The Last of the Hoboes by Lazlo Zalezac

On a dark night in Los Angeles, the mutilated body of a homeless man is found in an alley. Happy Harry, along with other Druids, shows up to investigate. A huge hole is about to open in the universe.
Added Chapters 3,4 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence
| Votes: 57 | Score: 8.94
Size: 84KB | 16,476 words | Downloads: 889 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Harry and Dante by Lazlo Zalezac

Dante is an artist, or at least he was an artist until his girlfriend left him for his best friend. For two years he has been unable to create anything. Then one day, a young man gives him a commission to create a statue. It's not just any statue, it's a statue of Happy Harry.
Added Chapter 5 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama
| Votes: 54 | Score: 8.75
Size: 105KB | 20,340 words | Downloads: 1136 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Pickanick Basket by GT Dodge

In a grim future, the Loggin Folk have always scraped by. Now hunted by a terrible foe, they flee into the mountains that they know better than anyone else. They have no modern weapons, no transport, little food. They’re down to eating tree bark for most meals but still managing to move the tribe. No worries, the Loggin Folk have never been totally out of food. They have their PickaNick basket. There’s food in it.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Dystopian, Cannibalism, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future
| Votes: 8 | Score: 7.06
Size: 40KB | 8,049 words | Posted:
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One Frosty Mornin' by GT Dodge

The old 'Dare you to lick that frozen mailbox' prank.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Parable, Fantasy, Vignettes
| Votes: 13 | Score: 6.85
Size: 5KB | 989 words | Posted:
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GT Dodge : the old ‘Dare you to lick that frozen mailbox’ trick

So, yeah, I'm back to being transcendental. But y'all believe anything.
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Harry and Shadow by Lazlo Zalezac

For every beautiful person there is an ugly one. Shadow is ugly, real ugly. Men flinch, women scream, and children have nightmares after meeting him. Happy Harry doesn't believe that ugly is necessarily a life sentence to loneliness.
Added Chapter 4 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama
| Votes: 49 | Score: 8.28
Size: 110KB | 21,442 words | Downloads: 917 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Celtic Bard : Update

I know it has been a while, and for that I apologize. I have gotten a bit better, but probably will not ever get back to where I was. For those not following, I was in a car accident a few years back ... more
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