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Mister Bucket for Assembly

Mister Bucket for Assembly by Mike Reeves-McMillan

When Bucket the gnome takes up an offer to stand for the Representative Assembly on behalf of his newly-emancipated people, he expects hard work and civilised debate. Not the bitter enmity of an old flame, nasty innuendoes in the opposition’s newspaper, or threats from organised crime. Certainly not snipers and firebombs.

Along the way, he has to confront his own cultural prejudices when his beloved and her friends raise the question of why female gnomes can’t study engineering. | Read More...

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Trickster’s Nab

Trickster’s Nab by Mike Reeves-McMillan.

He wants to steal their money. They want to steal his memories.

The thief who calls himself Now You Don’t serves the Trickster, exalting the humble and humbling the exalted. In the course of this noble enterprise, he discovers a conspiracy to recreate a magical interrogation drug, forbidden since the War of Gods for its memory-stealing side effects.

And the first people the conspirators plan to use it on will lead them straight to his family.

Tracking the source of the drug, he and his companions must battle pirates, Justicemen, and a guardian automaton in a desperate race against time. They’ve carried out many successful heists, but can they destroy the conspiracy before it steals from them what they value more than anything? | Read More...

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Auckland Allies 3: Unsafe Harbour

Auckland Allies 3: Unsafe Harbour by Mike Reeves-McMillan

Nazi sorcerers are plotting to steal the body of a tech billionaire, and the Allies must stop them, while outnumbered and, literally, outgunned.

Damaged by earlier encounters, but more determined than ever, they must draw on the spirit of the city itself – and their growing mastery of the magic in Sir Isaac Newton’s lost manuscript – to defend Auckland and each other. But how bulletproof is Tara’s new super suit, exactly? And can Sparx get a warning to the billionaire in time? | Read More...

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Hand of the Trickster

Hand of the Trickster by Mike Reeves-McMillan.

Leverage meets Lankhmar in this sword-and-sorcery novella, as a thief who serves the Trickster God pulls daring heists in other gods’ temples.

Since the War of Gods, the high gods have grown silent and distant. The Trickster, though, is still at large in the world, humbling the exalted and exalting the humble. And the Hand of the Trickster is the thief called Now You Don’t.

He and his new crew are up for any challenge, whether it’s stealing a book from Wisdom’s library, dealing with a dark remnant from the War of Gods, or slipping the Grim Spear of the Inexorable Hand of Justice back into the heavily-guarded Justice Temple before it can be missed. | Read More...

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Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge

Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge by Mike Reeves-McMillan.

The Auckland Allies discover a mysterious threat in the city’s oldest cemetery, and their first attempt to intervene leaves one of them in hospital – the same hospital the necromancer calling himself “Mr. Smith” is about to attack with four thousand angry Victorian ghosts.

Hundreds of the city’s most vulnerable people are in danger. Will a magical manuscript by Sir Isaac Newton provide the knowledge they need to take Smith down? Or can Steampunk Sally use her deep connection with Auckland to defend its citizens? | Read More...

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Auckland Allies

Auckland Allies by Mike Reeves-McMillan

As bit players in the world of magic, Tara, Sparx, and their clairvoyant acquaintance Steampunk Sally are careful to stay clear of New Zealand’s supernatural politics. So after Sally uses her powers to win a little money at blackjack, it’s a nasty surprise when hired goons come after them.

Hitting the streets, they try to find out who these Blokes in Black work for, why such a dangerous and powerful figure has his sights set on three magical nobodies–and how to protect themselves. | Read More...

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The Well-Presented Manuscript

The Well-Presented Manuscript: Just What You Need to Know to Make Your Fiction Look Professional, by Mike Reeves-McMillan.

From a reviewer, fiction author, and former trad-pub copy editor and technical writer, this concise guide to punctuation, sentence structure, typo spotting and basic research comes from analysing the most common errors in nearly 250 indie and traditionally-published books.

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