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Synopsis: Joel was just a regular ol’ park ranger, minding his own business when Yukihiro, a recently retired assassin for a Tokyo yakuza family, burst through a window and into his life. 

Now, he’s trapped quite figuratively in a web of deceit and danger that goes beyond the usual ‘hilarious misunderstanding’ and driven straight to ‘running away for dear life’. 

Will Joel survive the adventure? Will Yukihiro ever explain what it’s all about or why Triads want him dead? Or will everyone just be eaten alive by bears?

 

Chapter 12: Break Out!

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Chapter 14: Tourniquet

 

Chapter 13: Linger

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Synopsis: “They say it’s grim up north… Don’t really have a clue, do they?”

‘Ontario Diaries’ is a series of prequel vignettes to ‘Cold Ghost’, told from Joel’s point of view. It will follow various vignettes in his life in the follow-up to the story opening of ‘Cold Ghost’, fleshing out his back story, as well as those of some of the cast on his side of the story. These chapters are intended to be light-weight reading, will contain heavier content much earlier on than the main Cold Ghost plot line.

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Part 2

The Ontario Diaries: Part 1

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Vote For Cold Ghost on Top Web Fiction 

Synopsis: Joel was just a regular ol’ park ranger, minding his own business when Yukihiro, a recently retired assassin for a Tokyo yakuza family, burst through a window and into his life. 

Now, he’s trapped quite figuratively in a web of deceit and danger that goes beyond the usual ‘hilarious misunderstanding’ and driven straight to ‘running away for dear life’. 

Will Joel survive the adventure? Will Yukihiro ever explain what it’s all about or why Triads want him dead? Or will everyone just be eaten alive by bears?

 

Chapter 11: You Outta Know

Index

Chapter 13: Linger

 

Chapter 12: Break Out!

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>Title: Dorian’s Quest
Author: Tonya Moore
Format: Web Fiction, Serialised Novel
Address: http://www.tonyamoore.com/serialized-stories/nyacene-record-dorians-quest/dorians-quest-chapter-1.html
Genre: Science Fiction, Gay Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera

Review:

Dorian’s Quest funnily enough, follows Dorian, a prince and assassin who has landed himself in a whole heap of trouble. As of writing this review, there are nearly fifty chapters or so available, but I’m only a few chapters in reading, so this review will most likely be updated once I get through all of the backlog now that I have internet again.

On starting Chapter 1, we’re plunged straight into the thick of the action: there’s no opening exposition, but it does aid the urgency of Dorian’s situation. The hero is in at the deep end and so are we as readers.

Thus far most of the chapters are fairly bite-sized, and you can burn through several chapters in one sitting. I’m not yet sure if I’m convinced of the relationship between Dorian and his former paramour and guardian but it is also made clear to us that Torrin is not telling Dorian the whole story nor the whole truth, setting us up nicely for some future conflict. If you enjoy fluffier tales of BL you may settle into this story quite nicely, though at the same time there seem to be some sub/dom relationships implied but not really explored in the early chapters, so it can seem a tad uneven that way.

One issue I do have is that navigation is somewhat awkward. The next or previous chapter buttons aren’t very obvious, so in order to go through the story I kept having to go back to the top of the index page until I eventually found the navigation buttons.

In short, I think that those who enjoy their space operas with a BL twist may well be pleasantly surprised by this story. Expect a re-review once it is completed.

You may have guessed from all the capslock, but I finally have internet again. The hiatus for ‘Cold Ghost’ is almost over.

I say ‘almost’, because I have a teaching interview on Monday morning, and I feel that that needs to be my number one priority. It’s wonderful to have the web back, and it’s wonderful to be considering the prospect of updating ‘Cold Ghost’ and continuing the story. But I’m going to have to delay Cold Ghost’s full return until after this interview.

The good news though, is that I am a glutton for punishment. And just because I’m not updating right now does not mean I won’t be writing at all. You see, I’ve signed up for WeSeWriMo 2010 and set myself a target of 20, 000 words over all. Not very impressive sounding I’m sure, but since I have a lot of IRL things to prepare for, it’s still a tall order. One of my other aims is to have an increased update schedule this month – it may not always be a full chapter of Cold Ghost, I’m hoping that after Monday there will be more updates on the site in general. I might even get up some Ontario Diaries or Shinjuku Diaries for you!

Thank you for all of your patience during this difficult time. I do sincerely hope that you enjoy ‘Cold Ghost’ and continue to read it.

Many apologies for the lack of update on Friday and lack of communication. I apologise, I realise this is unprofessional and I shall explain myself forwith.

In short, not last Thursday but the Thursday before, it was confirmed that I had acquired gainful employment, which is wonderful. On the downside, my new accomodation does not have internet access, and is unlikely to have any until August. I don’t even have access before I start work, or just after I finish it. In order to leave you all this message, I’ve had to pop around to a friend’s house and gank their access, but this is not something I can be doing constantly, especially around my current work schedule.

This unfortunately means that ‘Cold Ghost’ must go on an importu hiatus until I have proper internet access. Once again, I apologise for my lack of posting and not being able to notify you of this better. I hope sincerely that you will continue to support ‘Cold Ghost’ on Top Web Fiction and Web Fiction Guide, and will continue to read it when it starts updating again in August.

Vote For Cold Ghost on Top Web Fiction 

Synopsis: Joel was just a regular ol’ park ranger, minding his own business when Yukihiro, a recently retired assassin for a Tokyo yakuza family, burst through a window and into his life. 

Now, he’s trapped quite figuratively in a web of deceit and danger that goes beyond the usual ‘hilarious misunderstanding’ and driven straight to ‘running away for dear life’. 

Will Joel survive the adventure? Will Yukihiro ever explain what it’s all about or why Triads want him dead? Or will everyone just be eaten alive by bears? 

Previous Chapter – Chapter 10: Trouble In The Fields 

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Chapter 11: You Outta Know 

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Announcement: Updates

Recently, the updates have been a little late going up, and I do apologise for this. In my defence, both update days occured on Fridays when I was VERY busy, the second of which, I had to attend a training conference. Unfortunately, yet again I will be travelling on an update day, and in a worst case scenario, may not be able to update until Tuesday UK time, as I have an important interview to prepare for on Monday. Hopefully, I will be able to prepare myself adequately in the next two days, and this will not be a problem.

I will also be relocating in the near future, and I am as of yet unsure about internet arrangements for the new abode. This is merely a ‘shout-out’, if you will. As soon as I know anything that will negatively affect my updating abilities, I will of course let all of you know about it as an announcement. Thank you so much for your continued support and patience.

As always, I very much appreciate people leaving ratings or reviews on Web Fiction Guide, or voting for ‘Cold Ghost’ on Top Web Fiction. It doesn’t take more than a few seconds to vote, and it raises our profile dramatically, and while reviews obviously take a little longer, they provide me with excellent feedback to make ‘Cold Ghost’ better. In fact, if we hit the top 10 of Top Web Fiction, I’ll be offering the first part of the Ontario Diaries as an incentive, and if we hit the Top 3 (aiming high here, guys!), I’ll be offering artwork/sketches as well. So get votin’!

Vote For Cold Ghost on Top Web Fiction

Synopsis: Joel was just a regular ol’ park ranger, minding his own business when Yukihiro, a recently retired assassin for a Tokyo yakuza family, burst through a window and into his life.

Now, he’s trapped quite figuratively in a web of deceit and danger that goes beyond the usual ‘hilarious misunderstanding’ and driven straight to ‘running away for dear life’.

Will Joel survive the adventure? Will Yukihiro ever explain what it’s all about or why Triads want him dead? Or will everyone just be eaten alive by bears?

Previous Chapter – Chapter 9: In The City

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Chapter 10: Trouble In The Fields

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I just wanted to say a big hello and a HUGE thank you to all of my visitors who have come over from the Slash Pile on LiveJournal to take a look around. You guys broke my previous hits record! I hope that you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read today. 🙂

For those of you unfamiliar with The Slash Pile, it is a fabulous community run on LiveJournal, and it is run by the equally fabulous potatoe1988. It’s mandate is to bring you the very best in gay ficition on the web, but there are a few comic, book and movie reviews up there as well, so I highly recommend rummaging around. Although if you are a bit delicate, I would warn you that most of the stories tend to have very mature themes.

PS: If you have enjoyed your visit to the Salsa Bazaar, please show your support by either voting for Cold Ghost on Top Web Fiction, or writing a review at Web Fiction Guide. Your continued support is always appreciated.

I have also updated the Question Time section of this site, and it is now the Contact section instead.


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