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Tricked Into Flight

Tricked Into Flight

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Desperate to keep her magic hidden, Katerina goes to great lengths to avoid dragons and mages. When she gets cornered by evil mages, her only chance at escape involves freeing a trapped dragon who might kill her simply because she is human like the mages who bound him. * * *Most dragons detested humans. Too many tried to slay them, control them with magic, or steal their treasures. Every dragon may be born a mage, but their unique magical powers prevented them from wiping out the human race without dooming their own in the process. Many humans were terrified of the massive magic-wielding dragons who were known to kill any who offended or annoyed them. Some humans bravely traded with the dragons, hoping for rare treasures or a spell. A few desired the dragon's bond since dragon riders were highly revered or feared wherever they went. Even kings were careful if a dragon rider showed up at their castles, for insulting a dragon rider could imply insult to the dragon, and the dragons didn't take kindly to being insulted.Certain people, such as Katerina, knew the truth that so many overlooked.The bond was a gilded cage. Dragons never let go.When deadly creatures from the sea make their way into the rivers and set their sights on land, Katerina and the dragon she helped might have to work together to save both humankind and dragonkin.*Updates are every Tuesday at 8am MST (it is completed offline, so no worries about it never being finished!)…

By The Light Of The Moon

By The Light Of The Moon

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What do you get when you mix a trader woman, a cursed werewolf, a dangerous forest, and a sadistic warlord? Nothing good.On her way home from a summer of trading, Olivia didn't want to hire a cursed werewolf as an escort, but he was the only one willing to guide her over the treacherous Navier mountains. Not only do they have to contend with bandits and dangerous animals lurking among the trees, but they also have to dodge unscrupulous war parties who are determined to track them down.They forgot one thing though - curses don't play by the rules.----------------Please note that this is NOT a love-at-first-sight or matebond werewolf style of book, nor does it have werewolf ranks like Alphas, Betas, or Omegas. This book isn't a horror story. It's more of a fantasy-adventure theme.This book has nothing in common with my other werewolf stories.New chapter will be posted every Tuesday at 8AM MST!…

A Different Virus: Heartfire

A Different Virus: Heartfire

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In the future, everyone who's bitten by a zombie turns into one... until Diane doesn't. Seven days later, she's facing consequences she never imagined. * * * * * As civilization collapses under a relentless wave of zombies, Diane and her friends take shelter in a military base. However, while she's rescuing another survivor, Diane gets bitten by one of the monsters. She knows if anyone finds out about the bite she'll be driven away, so she keeps it hidden. But she soon discovers she isn't turning into a zombie, she's turning into something else.---------Excerpt:I looked up and stared. My reflection looked back at me in the mirror of the dark room. My eyes were literally glowing, there was no mistaking it. It was not a reflection of light, or any of the other excuses I had used or others had assumed. They were glowing a light sapphire blue color. It was not a bright glow, but it was definitely a glow.Glowing eyes were not normal.Okay, at this point I had to admit it, I was no longer normal.What was I then? For that, I had no answer[[Word count: 500,000-550,000]]…

The Virus Within: The Road Ahead  (Book 1)

The Virus Within: The Road Ahead (Book 1)

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How hard can it be to locate your sister? Well, in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, that might be easier said than done, especially if you're a zombie.* * * * *As humankind is driven close to extinction by a zombie apocalypse, Trinity searches for her sister, hoping to find her still alive among the scattered survivors. But even if Trinity manages to find her, how will Jess react when she discovers Trinity is now a zombie?Plagued by the bloodthirsty influences of the zombie virus, Trinity must fight against its attempts to steal her humanity. The virus is relentless and fully convinced that humans are the best prey around, but giving into that temptation would strip her of her mind and reduce her to just another member of the mindless horde.While searching for more hidden survivors, Trinity comes across a handful of stranded humans, one of whom sets an entirely new definition for the word crazy. Helping them to safety wasn't part of her plans, nor did she realize how often vehicles could break down. Rediscovering her sense of humor was the last thing she expected, but amid the insanity of a trip through a zombie-infested landscape, it might be her best defense in retaining her sanity.As Trinity soon discovers, road trips never go as planned, especially when traveling with a group of humans during a zombie apocalypse.If dish soap, rutabagas, and soup cans aren't an essential part of your zombie apocalypse kit, then you better grab them now!All books in this series are part of the Paid Stories program. Cover designed by Marie Tilmant…

The Virus Within: Third Wave (Book 2)

The Virus Within: Third Wave (Book 2)

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The third wave is looming, mere weeks away, but in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, problems never come just one at a time.* * * * *Life isn't easy, and that's doubly true when you're a zombie surrounded by humans, a crazy redhead, and a far-too-curious scientist. Once you add in a long-lost sister and a Terror who doesn't know how to zombie, peace and quiet are the last things you'll find.Reports of a Nightstalker attack come mere weeks before the third wave is due, and Trinity is one of the few who have the necessary skills to take on such a zombie. Leaving her sister in the safety of the Stronghold, Trinity joins the rest of the group as they embark on a road trip to locate the feral creature before it can kill anyone else. Trouble looms on the horizon like a thunderstorm, and where there's thunder, there's lightning.You better pack your dish soap because the third wave isn't waiting for anyone.Cover designed by Marie Tilmant…

The Virus Within: Blood Moon (Book 3)

The Virus Within: Blood Moon (Book 3)

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If you're a zombie, how far would you be willing to go to save the two people you care about the most?* * * * *Trinity isn't about to let anything stop her. Come hell or high water, she's determined to get Jess and Nicky back. And heaven help anyone who stands in her way. Whoever said 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' had clearly never met a Nightstalker on the warpath.The blood moon is shedding its red light upon the night, and the hunt is on. The question remains, whose blood will be spilled first? And who will survive?Forget the dish soap. Grab the rutabagas and the firecrackers for this rescue mission.…

When The Heart Sings

When The Heart Sings

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I will be your heart, if you will be my shield.Serena was barely one step above poverty and dreamed of owning her own home far away from the bustle of the city. Power and money didn't really interest her, instead she wished for a life of peace and safety.It was chance that she happened to watch a man in handcuffs being escorted by police.Several groups wanted to control him to suit their own purposes, but he could not be controlled by force. He only wanted one thing - and it was her. * * * Sneak Peek * * *I pitied the man, although with that many cops around him, he was likely quite dangerous. Who needed 30 police officers to supervise one guy who was likely in handcuffs and leg shackles? I absentmindedly watched the man walk down the gauntlet between the rows of officers.It was as if I couldn't look away. He paused and looked around. His brilliant glowing blue eyes seemed to meet mine across the vast distance. I couldn't even blink as his eyes seemed to hold mine.The trees of a park broke our locked gaze as the bus kept on driving. I took a deep breath, suddenly realizing that I had stopped breathing the moment our eyes had met. I had never seen such blue eyes before - and they glowed! A shiver ran through me. I had been too far away to even determine the color of the police officers' hair, let alone know the color of the man's eyes.My eyes watched the trees, hoping for a break in them so I could see the man again. I had no such luck. ---------------------------------------------------Please note that this story has nothing to do with any of my other stories.This is an action romance with my usual sci fi twists.Highest rank #1 Feb. 13, 2018I would also ask that readers not swear in the comments since most of my readers are under 18. :)…

Looking To Belong (A Runt's Story)

Looking To Belong (A Runt's Story)

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[Free story with an optional paid bonus chapter] Everyone wants a place to belong, and Jade is no exception. Being a runt is something she can't change, but it's something she will have to overcome in order to convince a pack to accept her. Rogues, lawless wolves, and ferals are only some of the dangers Jade must face while living in no man's land, and she has to be clever to survive. Such a lifestyle has taught her several tricks and given her valuable skills, but will they be enough to convince a pack to let her prove her worth? Even if she does find one willing to let her in, she knows there will be new obstacles to face - and she's determined to overcome them, and, perhaps, even dream of falling in love.--------On a side note:None of the main characters are mated to an Alpha.No character has 'exclusive' abilities or powers. -----Sneak Peek:My steps faltered as I noticed that two of the pursuing wolves had sped ahead on a larger circuit and were waiting to intercept me. I launched towards a tree and used my feet to ricochet off at a ninety-degree angle without slowing down. One of the wolves following further behind was able to easily correct for my new direction and picked up speed. The tan wolf was closing in, and I started to panic.I looked around frantically, trying to find a way to escape. I saw a rabbit burrow under a small bramble bush and desperately raced towards it. I darted under the edge of the plant and heard the tan wolf going around as he expected me to come out the other side. It gave me the precious seconds I needed to squeeze down the tunnel. My relief was short-lived - the rabbit that dug this burrow had not survived long enough to finish it. The tunnel was only about twice as long as the average human arm, and I could clearly see the entrance. I sent a silent prayer that the bramble bush would deter them and that they would not realize just how shallow this burrow was. I waited anxiously.…

Redeeming the Lost (A Comforter's Tale)

Redeeming the Lost (A Comforter's Tale)

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Life is always fun when you never get into trouble for causing mischief. Julie is a pro at keeping her packmates on their toes with her innocent fun. It's a perk of being a Comforter and never losing her puppy-like appearance. Admittedly, there are times when her skills are needed, and she takes her job quite seriously then.She isn't a fighter, but rather, is one who cares for others' hearts. A Comforter. After all, who doesn't want to hug a puppy? ---------------------What do most werewolf books have in common? They either focus on mates or on fighting. I decided to try a more unique route. No romance will be found here - this book focuses on the ties of friendship and hope.Thank you to Christine Leonardi from DeviantArt for the cover, and to @JimenaVivancoo for polishing it into an ebook cover!…

Upon Wings Of Change

Upon Wings Of Change

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[Free story with an optional paid bonus chapter] No one ever said what would happen when dragons and aliens meet. And no one told me that I would be in the middle of it. Tasha was studying hard to get through her last year of university when she was kidnapped. She certainly did not expect to wake up with four feet and wings. Mad scientists are bad enough, but things get even more complicated when aliens appear and wipe out the human race.Is there a way for her to hide her true identity in this new world while retaining her humanity?---------------------Sneak Peek: I jumped over the lip of the tray and beat down hard with my wings. I had expected to only slow my fall; I had not expected to end up gaining so much height. I squawked in surprise and spread my wings wide in alarm before gravity regained its hold on me. With several awkward back-winging motions of my wings, I landed lightly on the floor.Well, at least I know my wings work. I glanced at the man in the corner as he was scribbling quick notes. I turned around to regard the tray again. They say practice makes perfect. With another hop and a single wingbeat, I managed to land in the sand tray with fanned wings slowing my momentum. That was much more graceful. But a wing-assisted hop wasn't true flight. And I still wasn't on the windowsill.----------------------------Author's Note:I read several kidnapping books and decided to give it a go. Most such books involve either romance or violence, so I decided to be unique and go down a different route as I tested the boundaries of friendship and loyalty.It is also loosely based on a story of a loyal war dog who had originated as a street stray.It still managed to rank #4 in the Fantasy CATEGORY on March 8, 2018 - which is far beyond my wildest dreams - a huge thank you to those who read and voted!The Cover was done by Dedefox at https://www.deviantart.com/dedefox…

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

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Sequel to Upon Wings Of Change.The dragonets are flourishing; both those in the park and those helping the Kymari. As the first dragonets to hatch in the Kymari civilization, Tessa and her brother are paving a new path as they grow up and learn how to fit into the world. New beginnings are often great things, but sometimes shadows from the distant past come calling. -----------------------------------I did not originally intend to write a sequel to Upon Wings of Change, but due to a rather large number of requests from numerous individuals, here it is - my first-ever sequel...The cover was created by Dedefox at https://www.deviantart.com/dedefox…

A Starship Called Starsong

A Starship Called Starsong

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Computer updates are simple, right? Apparently, that's not always the case when it involves a Spaceship's AI in the middle of deep space.We have always relied upon technology to travel through space, but sometimes that very same technology has a mind of its own...This story was inspired by prompt #7 posted by @ScienceFiction (Full description below)https://www.wattpad.com/462809994-sci-fi-writing-prompts-prompt-7"The computer that controls your spaceship has gained self-awareness and has overridden your commands. The catch? You are a million light years away from the closest planet and the computer is beginning to shut everything down on the ship required for the humans on it to live, starting with the shutdown of food production and ending with the cutoff of oxygen." --------Sneak Peek:A flashing orange light in the top corner of my handheld device prompted me to check the system status page. My jaw dropped. All sorts of systems were going offline. Water, sewage, air, heating, cooling, weapons, and many more. What was going on?The Overseer was more decisive than I was. "Go help get the air systems back online. We can eat dry rations for two weeks, but we can't hold our breath for that long."I took off running once more. I hadn't gone far when I almost ran right into Logan. I asked, "What going on?" He grabbed my shoulders urgently. "The main computer's AI is taking over the entire ship. I need to get to a backup mainframe to try and reverse the upgrade, but I can't find the room! The AI messed up the electronic maps, and I have never been to this one before! Where is the Delta access room?!"My mind tried to wrap itself around the details as I gave directions, "...then turn left and it's by the plumbing room on that level.""Thanks!" He took off running.-------Please note that there is no romance in this story. :)A huge thank you to @JimenaVivancoo for making the cover!Highest rank:Science Fiction CATEGORY ranking #2 April 29, 2018…

Tips For Writing On Wattpad

Tips For Writing On Wattpad

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Welcome to the wonderful world of writing on Wattpad!This is Wattpad, not the Olympics, so there's no need to panic. Anyone can try it, no training required.Writing doesn't have to be complicated, and you don't have to be a graduate of some fancy university, but there are a few guidelines that will make things easier for you and your readers.I have tips for beginners who paid as little attention in English as I did, as well as details on things I've learned over the years.Anyone can write a story. I never thought I would write anything, but I tried it and - much to my surprise - I found it very relaxing and entertaining. Feel free to skip around the chapters to find sections that interest you. You are also welcome to skim everything in case you find a hidden gem of advice.Please note that my writing tips follow the Chicago Manual of Style writing guide (you are free to use a different guide - keeping things consistent is the biggest thing).…

A Different Virus - Laura's Story

A Different Virus - Laura's Story

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This is a second view point from my original story - A Different Virus - Heartfire. I highly advise reading the original book first.Intro:Laura was a happy child without a care in the world. She loved her parents and life was perfect. Nothing seemed like it could go wrong.People started talking about a bad flu that was spreading and sending some into a coma. Her parents grew worried and stocked the house in case of a pandemic.Months later another virus appeared. Her family was shocked when the news people started reporting that zombies were actually real and not just part of a horror movie. They were appearing in every country. Her parents reassured her that none of the zombie sightings had been anywhere close to them.Her life is turned upside down when her father ends up in hospital with the bad flu and mother exiles her upstairs for her safety. She was never allowed downstairs again. Weeks pass and the streets become deserted with the exception of the red eyed zombies that wandered around.One night she notices a swiftly moving figure with glowing blue eyes in the street below. Should she call out or remain silent? Is this fleeting shadow something that can help her or could this mysterious figure be even more dangerous than the zombies themselves?----------------------Ranked #1 Apr 10, 2018 (A huge thank you to all who read and voted!)This story is copyright and built from my own imagination. This book was a special request from someone who helped me a lot. This viewpoint has less action than the original. The cover was made by @All_AboutAssymetry. A huge thanks to her!…

What's Up?  (What I'm working on, updates, and other odds and ends)

What's Up? (What I'm working on, updates, and other odds and ends)

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Welcome to my planning arena. This is where you can easily find out what I'm working on, if I have any big updates, as well as some other information. This is likely going to be mostly a place for me to let my readers know what I am working on.PS. If you archive a book in your personal library, it reappears in your library if a new chapter is updated. An excellent way to tell if a book is updated.…

Humor On High: Clean Jokes and Funny Stories

Humor On High: Clean Jokes and Funny Stories

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I have a soft spot for clean and funny jokes.Perhaps you do too.I have slowly been collecting things that I found particularly humorous. Most of these are not mine, although a few are.Some chapters are just images, and will have (images) in the chapter title.A new chapter every Monday. Enjoy. :)I kindly request that people refrain from swearing in my books. The English language is huge, and many other things can be used instead. I don't mind things like shit, blast it, or fuzzy bunny slippers, but I can't stand the f-bomb or when people insult female dogs. If people want to vent, why not do it more creatively? Nicky manages it quite well in The Virus Within.The lovely cover was made by @Ellie6880!…

Merfolk on Mars

Merfolk on Mars

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Merfolk? Check. Axes? Check. Funky glowing green rock? Check. Moon around Mars? Check.What have I gotten myself into?Forewarned: This is a parody.A huge thank-you to @rentachi for this beautiful cover!…