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A Different Virus: Heartfire

A Different Virus: Heartfire

Tác giả:

7,480,133 424,880 200

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]]…

Redeeming the Lost (A Comforter's Tale)

Redeeming the Lost (A Comforter's Tale)

Tác giả:

242,931 25,751 39

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!…

A Starship Called Starsong

A Starship Called Starsong

Tác giả:

662,968 74,088 75

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…

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)

Tác giả:

26,821 1,602 15

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.…

When The Heart Sings

When The Heart Sings

Tác giả:

2,397,773 192,566 87

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, 2018 I would also ask that readers not swear in the comments since most of my readers are under 18. :)…

The Virus Within

The Virus Within

Tác giả:

5,716,834 409,948 125

What do you do when you are one of the infected? The virus in my blood is trying to steal my humanity. It alters my very thoughts and reactions. It taunts me by tempting me with desires that it planted in my brain. These bloodthirsty desires would lead to my demise if I ever gave in. I have more in common with the zombies than with humans at this point. Even the fallen zombies accept me as one of their own. Blood is required to retain my grip on sanity, but the sweet smelling blood from humans is a short path to madness. Human blood is to be avoided at all costs. Humankind around the world was driven close to extinction by the sudden appearance of the zombies, yet small groups of survivors constantly manage to appear and put my control to the test. * * * Sneak Peek: I obviously wanted nothing to do with them. Why were humans so bloody persistent? I altered my direction a bit and picked up some speed, but the ground shook from the vehicles as they closed in. The car and truck angled towards each other before slamming on the brakes to form a roadblock. The car slid right in front of me, close enough that I could feel the heat from the engine as the front of the car went by me. It was close enough that I didn't even have enough space to slow down. Not that slowing down had been in any of my plans to start with. --------------------- This is a standalone zombie book that has nothing do to with any of my other stories. I wanted to try a book with an easily irritated main character and a nutcase secondary character. This book has a slightly darker outlook at the beginning than my usual stories, but it has some humor further along. Definitely not a horror story, although it has its share of action. There is no romance. The cover was lovingly crafted by @JimenaVivancoo. A huge thank you to her for her phenomenal work! Ranked #1 on September 15, 2017.…

Looking To Belong (A Runt's Story)

Looking To Belong (A Runt's Story)

Tác giả:

2,881,517 164,682 55

Everyone wants a place to belong, and Jade is no exception. Her pack was killed when she was twelve, making her a rogue by default. She approached numerous packs in hopes of joining them but was turned away each time. With no pack, she is forced to remain in no man's land, where rogues, lawless wolves, and ferals roam at will. There is one significant problem though; Jade is a runt. Her wolf form is small and not as strong or as fast as other wolves. It's a struggle for her to survive as a rogue in no man's land. Will she ever be accepted into a pack? Can she ever find a place where she can belong? -------- On a side note: None of the main characters are mated to an Alpha. No character has 'exclusive' abilities or powers. Ranked 31 Feb. 15 The stunning cover was made by @stiles24stilinskiXD. --------- 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. If he had kept on my heels, he would have caught me. 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.…

Upon Wings Of Change

Upon Wings Of Change

Tác giả:

1,979,774 139,587 62

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

Tác giả:

665,040 69,156 73

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…

Tips For Writing On Wattpad (just the basics)

Tips For Writing On Wattpad (just the basics)

Tác giả:

79,417 5,899 22

Let's take a deep breath as we dive into the wonderful world of writing on Wattpad. No need to hold your breath, I'm going to ease you into it, and we aren't going that deep. We're just going to stick with the basics. (Although there are optional advanced chapters if you're interested) This is Wattpad, not the Olympics. 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 it easier for both you and your readers. Anyone can write a story. I never thought I would write anything, but I tried it and - much to my surprise - found it very relaxing and entertaining. Here are some tips about Wattpad and general ways to improve your writing. I'll touch on the various areas you see below. Feel free to skip around to sections that interest you, or you can read everything to see what little gems you may find. Main areas: Introduction Formatting Spelling Grammar Summary/Blurb Other suggestions Cover Storyline/Plot Characters Author's Notes, Shout-outs, & Email notifications Getting recognized (Reads/Votes/Followers) Finding Inspiration & Writer's Block Nitty Gritty: Dialogue Nitty Gritty: Commas Nitty Gritty: Various small concepts Summary Along with some advanced writing chapters and tips on publishing. Please note, the jokes at the bottom of each chapter are not mine. Credit belongs to the people who made them. My cover was made by @GretchenBearer and a huge thanks to her! Highest ranking: #20 in Tips tag ranking as of February 24, 2019 (out of 10.5K stories...) #25 in Guide tag ranking as of June 13, 2018 #739 in Random Category as of March 10, 2018…

Humor On High: Clean Jokes and Funny Stories

Humor On High: Clean Jokes and Funny Stories

Tác giả:

12,222 1,259 11

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!…

A Different Virus - Laura's Story

A Different Virus - Laura's Story

Tác giả:

1,547,459 137,595 153

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!…

Merfolk on Mars

Merfolk on Mars

Tác giả:

24,319 3,435 23

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!…