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Title: Something Worse Than Dragons
Rating: PG-13 (for fantasy action violence described somewhat graphically)
Prompt: Mutation/Physical Transformation
Words: 6500
Summary: Sadie is very different from the other shapechangers around her, and not in a good way. It makes her something of a freak among the freaks, but she's dealing with it mostly. Then, one night, something wicked her way comes.
Author's Notes: This is the first story in the Shapechangers 'verse I've created because I got sucked into [community profile] origfic_bingo and never finished my bingo. The prompt for this was "mutation/physical transformation". I only got four out of the five you need for one and so I'm posting the four stories that I have as a WIP. You don't need to know or have read anything prior to this. You can start here. Other stories to come in this same 'verse.

Shapechangers: Something Worse Than Dragons )
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Did I say July 1st? I mean almost August 1st.

You waited patiently, so here it is. The entirety of The City of the Hand as an e-book, free for download in PDF, Mobi, and EPub formats.

Instructions for Download

1. Right click on the file with the format that you want

2. Select "Save Link As"

3. Select the "Save" button

4. Enjoy!

1. City of the Hand (PDF) - Complete Novel

2. City of the Hand (MOBI) - Complete Novel

3. City of the Hand (EPUB) - Complete Novel

Let me know if anyone needs this in a different format, if the formatting is wonky on your e-reader, or if you have any other questions or concerns.

And for those who want to put into the tip jar (which would be really welcome right now thanks to some medical bills), you can do so:

Also, signal boosting and telling any friends or fellow readers who might enjoy this book about it and where to download it is very welcome. Feel free to share this widely.

As always it's under a Creative Commons licence so you're free not only to share it with everyone you know, but derivative and transformative works (fan art and fanfic, for example) are welcome (hell - loved!) with credit given to the original source.

Thank you to my spouse person, who has been with me this entire time. All those who have encouraged me. The brave souls who read my first drafts (and who get thanked in the acknowledgments), everyone who's signal boosted, donated, or just cheered me on, and to everyone who's read whether I know it or not. You're awesome.
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The new chapters of The City of the Hand are up and ready to read here on DW ([personal profile] cityofthehand) or over at the LJ mirror ([ profile] cityofthehand).

We're half way through the book now. And if you haven't kept up or gotten a chance to read, no worries. You can start from the beginning any time you like! That's the great thing about books. They wait for you.
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I just read one of the best short stories I've laid eyes on THIS ENTIRE YEAR

Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain by Yoon Ha Lee at Lightspeed Magazine. There's even a podcasted version of it!

It's gorgeous and a bit heartbreaking and mindbending and elegant and beautiful and sharply edged. It singing in your ears like metal ringing. It is, simply, a damn near perfect piece of science-fictional prose. I don't want to give anything about it away, or else I'd quote an excerpt but wow it's incredible.

I definitely recommend checking it out ASAP!
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Author Cindy Pon is giving away seven awesome books with protagonists of color. On offer are Justine Larbalestier's Liar and Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, plus others.

Yeah, this right here? Affirms my love for this lady as an author and a human being in general.

I definitely encourage you to enter the contest if you want. The rules (from the author's blog post) are simple:

you know the rules. tweet, fb status, LJ, blog
about this contest and link back to my post.
please also comment here with that link! i’ll
choose a winner at random some time on wednesday,
this contest is open everyone! good luck!
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Title: The Patriot Witch (Traitor to the Crown, Book 1)
Author: C.C. Finlay (; [profile] ccfinlay)
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Page Count: 327
Publisher: Del Rey

Review: The Patriot Witch (Traitor to the Crown, Book 1) )

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