Title and Blurb Game

Agree with @drfox – you should absolutely write this! It sounds so cool!

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The Servant’s Game

The [name_u]Alston[/name_u] family’s manor is, honestly, a pretty good place to live in. The only downside is that there’s not really anything to do, you do your chores, and then you can either read a book, fight over the single TV in the servant’s quarters, take a walk, sleep, or stare at the wall and imagine you’re somewhere else.

It doesn’t seem too bad, but when you’ve been here for a couple of years, like [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], it starts to get repetitive and boring. So she devices a game for herself, eavesdrop on any conversation she can and start a correspondence with the person. If she gets caught she’d surely be fired, but she hasn’t yet and doesn’t plan on it any time soon.

[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] does sometimes feel bad for putting her nose into the [name_u]Alston[/name_u] family’s business, but nobody’s getting hurt, she doesn’t plan on letting the things she hear get outside the manor’s grounds, and she also helps everyone out with their problems. So it’s all harmless, right?

Next title: Rainbows in [name_u]Winter[/name_u]

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Rainbows in [name_u]Winter[/name_u]

Everyone in [name_m]Port[/name_m] Townsend knows about the [name_m]Hackett[/name_m] twins’ strange superstitions. Spot a cloud shaped like an elephant, and you are close to overcoming an obstacle. Pluck a needle from a pine tree, and you’ll have bad luck. See lightning in the spring, and prosperity will come your way. And perhaps most famous, seeing a rainbow in the winter means a big test - one with many hardships - is coming.

Some people think these superstitions are real and true. Others say they’re blasphemous. And despite [name_u]Kieran[/name_u] Phipps’s close friendship with [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] and [name_u]Reese[/name_u], he’s one of the latter. Which is why he isn’t the least bit concerned when his friends spot a rainbow during one frosty [name_u]February[/name_u] day - after all, there’s no way a simple rainbow can start wars or something like that.

But then [name_u]Kieran[/name_u], [name_f]Gwen[/name_f], and [name_u]Reese[/name_u] discover a document they never should have seen - and with it comes long-buried secrets, life-changing information, and a conspiracy that might literally destroy the world if someone doesn’t stop it. But how can three American teenagers unwind an impossible maze of clues, codes, and secrets? How can they stop an unknown rebellion based thousands of miles away - a group with dangerous technology that’s light-years ahead of their time? How are they supposed to end the group forever, when the people they love most are at the heart of it?

(sorry that was really bad, I am so out of ideas haha)

Next title: Bloodlust

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That’s brilliant!

Bloodlust

Some people long to travel the world. Some people long for love. Some people long to live a fulfilling life.

And then you have the Cruor, who don’t want any of that.

They want only one thing – blood. It’s the cost of being ‘perfect creations’, creatures who will not bleed if you cut their skin. Nobody’s quite sure what flows through their veins instead, but it’s hard to tell the difference between a Cruor and a human without pulling out a needle.

They want to see bloodshed, and if they can’t find it by tearing each other’s throats out, they’ll do it to the humans who live alongside them, unaware of their danger.

So when Linnett’s latest family shows a strange interest whenever she tests her blood sugar in front of them, it’s definitely a bad sign. After all, her mother is supposed to work with kids just like her, orchestrating blood tests and all that… could there be a darker reason behind that?

Next Title: Thieves For [name_u]Blue[/name_u] Blood

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Thieves for [name_u]Blue[/name_u] Blood

There’s a lot of Nosarocan royal children, really. Twelve, to be precise. And whilst tenth in line [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] will likely never sit on the throne, there’s a thousand things to worry about anyway. After all, when your blood’s blue, responsibility is the dye.

But when his older siblings start to disappear, or worse, it’s terrifying. Between the suddenly suffocating pressure placed upon the remaining children and the realisation that it’s all a countdown, [name_u]Alex[/name_u] finds himself stuck in a horrific cycle of fear. The only respite, investigating the mystery of the latest governess.

Who is she, and what ties does she have to the scary goings-on in Stormdell Castle? And most importantly, can [name_u]Alex[/name_u] work out who the kidnappers are, or will his own blood be the next to be split?

Next: Girls/Boys, [name_f]Fairy[/name_f] Princes/Princesses and Other Side Effects of Being Sixteen

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Boys, [name_f]Fairy[/name_f] Princesses and Other Side Effects of Being Sixteen

Quill’s sixteenth birthday is plagued by all sorts of misfortune, but since when was that new? What is new are his developing feelings for classmate [name_u]Theo[/name_u] Greenwich, and more concerningly a strange mark appearing on his arm.

Being sixteen, he’s finally reached the age where his parents can admit a lot of the truth about their eldest child. He’s not really their ‘little writer’ at all – he’s a changeling, and as such has a choice to make. Does he go home to the world of the fairies, or does he stick around in the human world?

Simple choice, right? Stay where he’s always lived, learn how to cover weird magic tattoos with foundation, and maybe have a chance with [name_u]Theo[/name_u].

[name_m]Add[/name_m] in a literal fairy princess angry that her ‘promised prince’ isn’t coming to meet her, and things grow a tiny bit more difficult (especially when said ‘prince’ is, well, gay). [name_m]Just[/name_m] a little bit, with no, say… missing students – oh, wait.

I don’t even know what this was meant to be.
Next: A [name_m]Nation[/name_m] of Stars and Disaster

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A [name_m]Nation[/name_m] of Stars and Disaster

When a star shines bright, it’s only because it will soon be gone. What’s fleeting is beautiful, but it’s also dangerous, because who can save us from its grasp?
Eleven-year-old [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_m]Greene[/name_m] is - as some say - different. Maybe it’s the thick-lensed glasses that she wears all the time. Maybe it’s the disheveled appearance. Maybe it’s the fact that she is always trying to do the right thing. Whatever the reason, [name_f]Vera[/name_f] does her best to brush off the mean words and ruthless teasing. She knows she is a good person with a good heart. This is only middle school, and there are lots of opportunities just waiting at the door for the right time to knock.
Vera’s sister, [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u], is sixteen.
Sixteen and beautiful, with long blonde hair falling in ringlets down her back, and beautiful green eyes that always seem to be winking at some lucky boy. Sometimes, [name_f]Vera[/name_f] can’t help but wish that she were as pretty as [name_u]Bell[/name_u]. That she was as popular as [name_u]Bell[/name_u]. That she had the chance to experience the fun that [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] is having. Because right now, Bellamy’s life seems so wonderful, and Vera’s is anything but.
So [name_f]Vera[/name_f] decides to shine like one of the brightest stars at night. What she’s forgetting is that when a star shines bright, it’s only because it soon will be gone.

this was terrible, sorry! i tried haha

next: Aftermath

Aftermath

[name_f]Every[/name_f] story that [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] has ever read always ends with a happily ever after. The hero and their friends go on an adventure, defeat the evil that has been plaguing the people, and then they all live happily ever after.

That’s what he thought would happen when he and his friends set off to go defeat the Order of Vengeance (name and goal self explanatory). And for the most part it all goes according to plan.

But no story ever tells of what happens after. The stories warned him of danger and death, but not about the nightmares and the faces of those he lost appearing every time he closes his eyes. The stories tells him of victory and excitement, but never about the feeling of being lost, the aimlessness, and the guilt. With that, [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] realizes that not every story has a happy ending.

(i kinda forgot where i was going with this :sweat_smile:)

Next: Three Halves of a Whole

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Three Halves of a Whole

There has always been one Wielder.
The legendary sword of Tibaia has guided the rulers of Ethrendia for centuries, advised by its Wielder. On the day of every Wielder’s death, a new one is born, and the cycle continues.
The last Wielder used the sword for war, when a dark power rose, seeking the destruction of Ethrendia. The last Wielder saved the world.
But on the day of her death, one new Wielder was not born.
There were three.
[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f] is the illegitimate daughter of Ethrendia’s Ambassador and an asset for his political rise.
[name_m]Lucius[/name_m] is the son of an estranged carpenter with ties to the rebels who wished to see the dark power succeed. Unaware of who he is, he lives out his days thieving and trying desperately to keep the family business afloat.
[name_u]Kora[/name_u] came from nothing, but as the designated Wielder, found before the discovery of Adrienne’s power, she has lived a life of luxury, guided by her kindhearted family.
When [name_m]Lucius[/name_m] is discovered by Ethrendian officials, everything changes. The battle with the dark threat is over, but it’s consequences live on in [name_f]Adrienne[/name_f], [name_m]Lucius[/name_m], and [name_u]Kora[/name_u]. All three parts of the legendary Wielder must come to terms with their unique existence and what it means for their futures and the future Of Ethrendia.
Because the Sword is whispering in each one’s ear, and there isn’t much time before they start to listen.

(I don’t know what that was :joy:—“dark power” is quite the vague title, but I didn’t want to specify)

Next: [name_u]An[/name_u] Avalanche of Stars

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[name_u]An[/name_u] Avalanche of Stars

Living up to your name can mean a lot of things. For the characters in Cherith’s favourite book series, it means being brilliant detectives, and continuing the legacy of great-great-great-grandparents.
For [name_f]Cherith[/name_f] herself, it means a much more magical mystery.
When reading a book gets surprisingly dangerous, she’s pulled into a world where the stars power everything, from magic to crop growth. Not the sun, no – it’s always an [name_f]Earth[/name_f] nighttime in Quasareia – but the sheer amount of stars in the sky make it seem like the middle of the day.
But when the stars begin to fall, chaos erupts.
With those around her believing she’s the cause of this strange avalanche, [name_f]Cherith[/name_f] has a decision to make. Should she skip to the end of the story (risking who knows what in the process), or does she try and fix everything?

(I don’t even know.)
Next: The Winter’s [name_m]Crown[/name_m]

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The Winter’s [name_m]Crown[/name_m]

[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!

First, [name_u]Ennis[/name_u] only dreams of the sound. A girl that looks suspiciously like the Serbian ballerina he went out with last week rings the bell in his mind. It’s just a dream.

[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!

Soon, he begins to hear it in waking, the sound startling him out of his days, beckoning him toward the bell. [name_u]Ennis[/name_u] is haunted by the bell, haunted by the spectre of sound echoing through a tortured mind.

Then, [name_u]Ennis[/name_u] has a new dream, one of glittering ballrooms and trembling snowflakes. At the center of it all?

[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!
[name_m]Ding[/name_m]!

The bell, the ghost, and the Winter’s [name_m]Crown[/name_m].

Next: Monarch, [name_f]Princess[/name_f]

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Monarch, [name_f]Princess[/name_f]

“So the royal hierarchy here is about as fluid as the Anglo-Saxon social ladder, do I have that right?”

“… what’s an Anglo-Saxon?”

“Oh no…”

During a fairly typical night-before ‘revision session’, focusing on the [name_m]Norman[/name_m] Conquest, best friends [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_u]Oliver[/name_u], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] manage to do the unthinkable – throw themselves into a fantasy world, rather than simply accidentally-on-purpose travelling back in time to investigate the time period themselves (dangerous enough to begin with, but they get good grades on their tests because of it, so…).

Luckily for them, it seems like the royal hierarchy is somewhat like the Anglo-Saxon social ladder, in how the princess was recently demoted from the monarch title due to some powerful duke or something like that. And it’s medieval-ish, they suppose, wherever they are, so surely this’ll help.

Unluckily for them all, it’s not quite as simple as they hoped. One, they’re visible, which has never happened before, and two, everyone seems to believe that they hold the key to what’s about to happen – something playing out scarily like the very Conquest they’re supposed to be revising.

[name_m]Can[/name_m] the friends find their way out of this strange kingdom without messing up an unknown timeline, or will they be struck down just like history suggests?

(Uh… don’t ask what this even is, it’s… a mess)

Next: The [name_m]Gates[/name_m] of [name_u]Light[/name_u] and Death

The [name_m]Gates[/name_m] of [name_u]Light[/name_u] and Death

The streets of Rilikya are hardly the safest place to be. For young mage [name_u]Carmen[/name_u] [name_u]Mallory[/name_u], they’re a little safer than most, but that doesn’t exactly mean she’s immune to danger entirely. And for equally young, equally… mage… [name_u]Kiran[/name_u] [name_u]Ventura[/name_u], everything’s somehow even more dangerous than for the average person, but there’s gotta be a balance somewhere, right?

When the two meet, you would expect Carmen’s luck to balance out Kiran’s sheer lack of it, but nothing ever quite goes the way you expect in Rilikya, and the pair find their lives on the line very quickly.

Faced the infamous [name_m]Gates[/name_m], where one path leads to a generally quick death and the other a far more treacherous, almost as deadly race to survival, will good luck be their saviour or bad luck their curse?

Next: A House of [name_u]Frost[/name_u] and [name_u]Ash[/name_u]

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A House of [name_u]Frost[/name_u] and [name_u]Ash[/name_u]

[name_m]Luke[/name_m] [name_m]Morrison[/name_m] had hated every minute of growing up in [name_u]North[/name_u] [name_f]Canada[/name_f], and is anything but thrilled about going back there. When he inherits his great-uncles house in the middle of the arctic winter, all he wants to do is to find an investor, sell and forget about it. However, the inheritance comes with a secret. In the north, the line between fiction and reality becomes blurry, as [name_m]Luke[/name_m] soon has to learn from the giant lizard-like footprints around the house and the snow that looks suspiciously like ash sometimes. There are powers at play in this house he never would have dared to dream of and that are best left alone, but having started to learn things humans aren’t supposed to know, he’s not sure if They’ll let him leave.

next: The [name_u]Copper[/name_u] Necklace

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The [name_u]Copper[/name_u] Necklace

Everyone wants jewellery of gold, silver, diamonds… well, so does [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], in fairness. Who would want a necklace made of copper? Especially considering that’s gonna be on your skin, and who knows how long for?

But clearly, somebody wanted this copper necklace badly. So badly, they just killed someone for it.

[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] [name_m]Gold[/name_m] is hardly the first child in town to suddenly have the catalyst of a murder sitting just rooms away from them, but she’s hoping she’ll be the first to survive the reaction.

(no subtlety with names here)
Next: Until The Last Step