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Here are the newest zines added to our website, with many more to follow:
* Magnificent Seven *
LET'S RIDE 14
Brand-new stories abound in this gen zine about the Seven, with tales from some of the best authors in this fandom! This issue contains:
"Indian Blanket" by Susan Macdonald -- Old West -- A bounty hunter catches up to Vin.
"Old Ghosts" by Michelle Fortado & Deyna Greywolf -- Old West -- A trip has Vin remembering times best forgotten.
"Recreation" by Brate -- Haven AU -- A bit of fun.
"Community Service" by Kacey Tucker & Nina Talbot -- ATF Denver -- The boys are roped into helping out.
"All Good Things" by Michelle Fortado & Patricia Grace -- ATF Denver -- Prequel to "Desperation" in LET'S RIDE 12. An assignment costs Vin his career.
"Old Debts" by Sierra Chaves & Erica Michaels -- ATF Denver -- A couple of the guys end up in traffic school.
* Multimedia *
OF DREAMS AND SCHEMES 25
This amazing series of zines is coming to a close with one last, jam-packed issue, fittingly subtitled "The Final Frontier." Flights of fancy and tales of dastardly derring-do fill the pages of this gen anthology zine. Come join in the fun! This issue contains:
"Road Trip" by Catherine Schlein -- Criminal Minds -- After the death of his mother, Spenser Reid takes a road trip to find an old friend.
"Ephemeral" by Sheila Paulson -- Lord of the Rings -- Death is a part of the mortal world, but Legolas isn’t ready to accept it. The young elf must come to terms with the ephemeral nature of existence.
"Escaping Platonius" by Lorraine Anderson -- Star Trek Classic -- When Alexander wants to join Starfleet, no one is too sure about it.
"Hidden Memories" by Loretta Greco -- Hawaii 5-O -- A chance meeting careens Steve down a path of bitter memories. It is up to Danny to help his boss and friend through a difficult time.
"Poliania" by Dana Bell -- Planet of the Apes -- Taylor and Nova travel across the ruined landscape of what was once the United States to find a rumored human settlement somewhere in the west. Once there, Taylor is called upon to help his former ape friends.
"When Gifts Wait, Unopened" by Sheryl Tribble – Firefly -- Inara is back on Serenity and has a conversation with Shepherd Book.
"Ralph and the Kittens" by Sheila Paulson -- Real Ghostbusters -- Ray is sent to the Netherworld and finds himself rescued by a cabbie from New York and the man’s four furry charges. (Who knew that demons had a soft spot for kittens?) Meanwhile, back at home, the rest of the Ghostbusters must find a way to retrieve him before he becomes demon dinner.
"Forgetting" by Catherine Schlein -- Lord of the Rings -- The quest for the ring is long ago, and Frodo is in the land across the sea. Sam’s life is busy and full, but when his youngest son finds a memento of Frodo’s, Sam fears he is forgetting his dear friend and all that they went through.
"Dinner With Aunt Phoebe" by Susan Macdonald -- The Master / Nanny and the Professor -- Max and McAllister bump into Max’s cousin, who just happens to be the daughter of the professor... of Nanny and the Professor. Will the enigmatic Nanny help them on their way?
"The Ghost and Sam Winchester" by K. Hanna Korossy – Supernatural -- There are some people you just don’t want as ghosts.... And for Sam Winchester, his brother is one of them. When Dean turns up in ghostly form, Sam’s fears he’s lost him forever.
"The Night of the Warehouse" by Catherine Schlein --Wild Wild West / Warehouse 13 -- There are things that should never see the light of day and Artemus Gordon wants to know just what the Secret Service is doing with those things he and Jim have found over the years. When he finds out, he’s none too pleased and plans to rectify the situation.
"Something Unpredictable" by Peggy Hartsook -- Hogan’s Heroes -- Nothing is ever simple in the world of Stalag 13. You have the Gestapo, Klink, other prisoners, and... influenza. When Hogan comes down with the illness, the havoc it causes is anything but humorous.
"The Night of Crossed Trails" by Catherine Schlein -- Wild Wild West / The Quest -- A chance meeting on the trail involves the Beaudine brothers in a secret service mission. But things don’t go as planned and Artemus Gordon is captured by the land-grabber Peterson. In the ensuing fight, one of the brothers is gravely injured.
Plus poetry and other short stories. Don't miss this farewell issue of OF DREAMS AND SCHEMES!
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* NCIS *
THE FIRST COLLAR
Gibbs is a top with a desperate need to atone for his past mistakes and a habit of collaring the members of his team. Tony is a sub who distrusts all tops and has never yet agreed to wear any top’s collar, not even in play. Sparks fly when they meet for the first time – but will Gibbs be able to protect Tony from a past that is rapidly catching up with him, and will Tony ever trust Gibbs enough to wear his collar?
This slash novel by Xanthe is set in her BDSM universe where everybody is bisexual and identifies as sexually dominant or submissive. It is a prequel to her NCIS / Stargate: Atlantis crossover, HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT, and is easily enjoyed without having read any of the other tales in this universe.
* The Sentinel *
SENSORY NET 1
Gathering the best Sentinel stories to be found on the net, this zine has tales by wonderful authors and their creativity will hold you spellbound to the very last page! This issue contains:
"A Misguided Sense of Duty" by Gemini -- Blair is mistaken for a drug dealer.
"Nightmare" by LaraMee -- A tag to "Cypher." Sandburg is still trying to deal with the aftermath of Lash.
"Surprise, Surprise!" by Gemini -- A surprise for Jim almost goes terribly wrong.
"Not Such a Happy Birthday" by Gemini -- Blair's birthday doesn't go the way he expected.
"He Did Okay" by LaraMee -- Jim thinks about his and Blair's run-in with Dawson Quinn.
"A Vacuum in His Life" by Gemini -- Jim realizes what a difference Blair has made in his life.
"Away from the Sun" by Romanse -- A tag to "Warriors." Blair grieves over the loss of his friend.
"It's Always the Quiet Ones" by Brate -- Only Blair would visit a library while on vacation.
"Nursing Hurts" by LaraMee -- Jim tries to take care of Blair after he's hurt.
"Indecision" by Brate -- Blair can't seem to make up his mind.
"Marathon Man" by LaraMee -- Blair keeps his promise, no matter what the cost.
"Traveling Blues" by Twilight -- While on vacation, Blair gets really sick.
"Search for Denial" by L.A. Adolf -- Sometimes you have to go to the ends of the earth to find what you need.
"Medical Grounds" by L.A. Adolf -- Blair is keeping a secret from Jim.
"Random" by Twilight -- Blair is assaulted and he and Jim have a hard time adjusting to the aftermath.
* Stargate: Atlantis *
HAIL ATLANTIS 1
In this mostly-McShep zine, Sian has written wonderful tales that explore John and Rodney's journey, from first blush to established relationship and beyond, and you won't want to miss a word!
"Simple Comforts" -- McKay/Sheppard -- The little things that get you through a mission.
"Bent" -- McKay/Sheppard -- "I started out clean, but I'm jaded. Just phoning it it. Just breaking the skin."
"Copper" -- Gen -- It's family that can hurt you the worst.
"Bath Scrunchies and Other Sex Toys" -- McKay/Sheppard -- Rodney makes a new discovery upon his first return to Earth, and comes to a few conclusions.
"Fallout" -- McKay/Sheppard/Teyla/Ronon -- Secrets never stay hidden forever.
"Mummer's Dance" -- Beckett/Sheppard -- They're just trying to get back to even.
"I'm Living Still" -- McKay/Sheppard/Teyla/Ronan -- Unexpectedly, the team has some down-time.
"Bring Me to Life" -- McKay/Sheppard -- "Frozen inside without your touch, without your love..."
"To Safeguard the Future" -- McKay/Sheppard -- Beware of Ancients bearing gifts.
"Devil's in the House of the Rising Sun" -- McKay/Sheppard -- What happens after Season Five's episode, "Vegas," fades to black...
"Aces Over Eights" -- McKay/Sheppard -- When Wild Bill lost his life at a Deadwood poker table, he was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights in his hand. 'Aces over eights' has since been known as the 'Dead Man's Hand.'
"Madness Takes Its Toll" -- McKay/Sheppard -- Trouble doesn't end just because the Wraith were thwarted.
"Sweet Spot" -- McKay/Sheppard -- Carson has some ideas about John and Rodney's anniversary.
* Stargate SG-1 *
JACK'S SON 8 – A FAMILY COMES TOGETHER
Written by LRH Balzer, this heartwarming gen novel is set in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, 1998. Jack, Doug and Daniel are planning to spend the holiday with Jack's parents in Chicago, but when Jack is injured during an alien incursion, it looks unclear whether they'll be able to save the world in time to catch their flight. Meanwhile, Doug gets a great idea and knows that if he can bring this off, Jack will be eternally grateful and Doug will have what he wants most - a family.
* Supernatural *
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP
In this gripping 330-paged sequel to her novel FIREFLY, Suz Mc questions what goes into making a family. Is it three men and a little lady with a bright laugh and special abilities?
Dean has begun to settle into the role of father to little Emily, but he refuses to see what is so plain to Sam and Bobby -- that Emily’s powers are growing and she’s beginning to be able to consciously use them. What happens if she is frightened, or if someone threatens her family? Will it take her killing someone to make him see his little girl as a danger rather than just a child who can make lightshows with swarms of fireflies?
Nightmares plague Emily’s sleep until they suddenly stop -- and she begins to talk about ‘Grandpa John,’ who chases her niightmare monsters away. Dean is determined to find out who is screwing with his daughter’s mind, whether it’s a demon or the ghost of John Winchester himself. Anger and fear are strong emotions, but can love -- of daughter, of brother, of son -- be even stronger?
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