January Gray
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Joined 02-20-06, id: 514118, Profile Updated: 03-20-09
Author has written 6 stories for Supernatural, Politics, Essay, and Fantasy.

Okay, so I'm going to try working on two stories at once, since my focus and interests seem to shift pretty quickly between the two right now. The pieces I'll be working on are:

Postmodern Magics: A dark urban fantasy that focuses on Lena, a girl with some very surprising budding magical powers, and Samuel, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless sorcerer who becomes her teacher in the magical arts. However, Lena has several other teachers as well, because another focus of the story is a prevailing conflict between old, more arcane and traditional forms of magic and new, modern and post-modern forms of magic that are being used by city dwellers who have lost their connections with the old magics. Postmodern Magics is rated M for strong language, nudity, sexual content, but mostly for violence and gore.

Coyote Moon: While this one is also urban fantasy, it's a little more character driven and the setting is very different from Postmodern Magics. This is the story of Casey, who was raised to hunt down supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves, only to find himself a werewolf after he's brutally attacked by a group of werewolves out for revenge. Although his life is spared when he makes a deal with an old man claiming to be Coyote, an ancient creator and trickster god, Casey quickly finds out that his bargain has a high price, as he begins changing into one of the creatures he once hunted. Coyote Moon is structured more as a serial than as a novel. It will be composed of different episodes or parts that are all related and build upon one another. Coyote Moon is currently rated T for some violence, a little bit of sexuality, some nudity, and strong language.

Anything else besides these two stories is either finished or currently on indefinite hiatus.

I don't have a set schedule for updating either story, just think of it as a present or a happy surprise whenever a new chapter comes out!

Can't think of much else to say. More coming later...maybe...


Reviewing Policy: I have been called a mean reviewer because I call people on grammar, spelling and sentence and paragraph structure issues. I don't want to be mean but I think that almost all criticism is constructive and will help anyone improve (since there is always room for improvement). I also call people on it when I think they're using harmful content (especially domestic and sexual abuse) in negligent ways or as an easy plot twist. These are serious crimes and deserve to be treated as such. I will review anyone's work (you usually have to ask though because I'm to spacey to remember on my own all the time) but I don't promise it will be a glowing review you can show your mom and hang up on the fridge. I'm not a hypocrite either, I welcome constructive criticism.

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Bar Sinister by Nichol1 reviews
Four siblings, the bastard children of a prince, find themselves caught up in intrigue, war, and murder. Now: Desta is free, Arden is enslaved, Gryff is found, and Aurian is lost.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 48 - Words: 109,414 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 6/17/2004
Nights of Bedlam by Wildrook reviews
Shadows stalk the streets of Bedlam, and bloody murder follows in their wake. Can magician Dorian Aubrey stop them, or will shadows from his past stop him? Finally complete!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 83,595 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/26/2008 - Published: 7/6/2004 - Complete
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Postmodern Magics
When Lena's budding magical abilities threaten the business empire her father built on black magic she's forced to flee into the depths of New York, only to find a place among the outcast practitioners of new forms of magic that also threaten her enemies.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,822 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/20/2009
Coyote Moon reviews
Casey was raised to hunt the preternatural, but his life changes forever when he's attacked by a werewolf. Dying, he makes a deal with a man claiming to be Coyote, an old trickster god. But all bargains come with a price as he becomes what he once hunted.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,388 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/18/2009 - Published: 3/11/2009
Grey Lands reviews
After their father's death, an author's grown children discover that his books weren't fiction, but stories from the world of his birth, a world of old magics. It's a world where his children's destiny takes them, to break a family curse or die trying.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,702 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2008
Nihilism and Vampirism reviews
These days vampire fiction, in both prose and film format, has put Nietzsche and nihilism up there in popularity with pointy fangs, sharpened stakes and the surname Van Helsing. Rated T for complex philosophical topics.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 997 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Complete
Dreams in a Dying World reviews
Random angry musings in a random format.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 492 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/22/2006
Love Spells at Midnight reviews
Oneshot. A young witch binds her lover to her and rights her greatest mistake. Crappy summary but if I say anymore it will ruin the story.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,163 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/22/2006 - Complete