Amazing No Gem Reads

(1) It’s a new week for book club reads and I want to read an amazing story that doesn’t require us to spend gems within the story.
(2) I don’t mind asking for gems at the end for support and I don’t even mind the gem waiting system anymore (although I DON’T prefer it). Lately I’ve been seeing highly recommended user stories but when I read them we have to use gems to make important decisions just like in Episode official stories. I wouldn’t mind if it was simply a bonus scene or something but for major decisions?
(3) I’m also open to new stories that people want to promote or have more reads on. As stated before, I’m willing to support with gems here and there.
(4) Please leave your suggestions down below and if you need a club to join “aclubforevery1” is open to active readers.

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That’s quite cool :smiling_face:

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Greetings! Thank you very much for this thread. You’re welcome to check out any of my stories. Though gem choices are present in them to varying degrees, none of them in any way are required or affect how the story plays out. It’s for things such as Author Support, buying extra points, skipping mini-games, ect. I also never use Skip the Wait or Early Access. I’m very proud of the fact that while I do have gem choices present, none of them are in any way exploitive. Perhaps one or all will pique your interest. If you do end up reading any of them, I’d love to hear any thoughts you may have. :grin:

Daughter of Shadow

Title: Daughter of Shadow
Author: Silver Lady
IG: @silverlady.epi
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Style: Limelight
Number of Episodes: 7 currently, more on the way.
Description: You wake alone in a forest with few memories and a magical brand. As you’re pulled into a world of intrigue & deception, will you discover who you really are, or die trying?
Additional Info: Choice of two love interests (one of which you are able to choose the gender of), single option, full CC for MC and the two LI, two different point systems, currency system within the game, choices matter, multiple endings.
Episode Accolades: Heroic Contest Winner
Link: Episode Writer Portal
Covers:
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Eternal Oblivion

Title: Eternal Oblivion
Author: Silver Lady
Genre: Fantasy primarily with a large dose of mystery, as well as action, drama, romance, and historical fiction thrown in from time to time.
Style: Limelight
Number of Episodes: 42. Story is complete. NO “Skip the Wait”.
CC: Kinda. You can’t customize the main three characters (for story reasons), but there is a character for you to customize starting with chapter five. You won’t see much of her to start, but she becomes more important later in the plot.
Description: When a powerful force rises to threaten the world, can Amara and her allies defeat the ancient death dragon? Or is life as they know it doomed?
Additional Info: The story unfolds on multiple timelines over the course of 5k+ years, and examines the affect true immortality could have on a person and their loved ones, as well as how the choices we make can have long lasting consequences, and the idea of determinism vs. free will.
Episode Accolades: Magical Shelf (Jan. 2020)
Link: Episode Writer Portal
Cover:
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Blood of Wolves

Title: Blood of Wolves
Author: Silver Lady
Genre: Fantasy
Style: Limelight
Number of Episodes: 7 currently, more on the way.
Description: After years of captivity and experimentation, you escape and find refuge in the magical sanctuary of Cysegr Hudol. But will the evil that follows you bring doom to all within?
Additional Info: Choice of two love interests, single option, full CC for MC and the two LI (with the exception of eye color for one of the LI), two different point systems, choices matter, multiple endings. Spin-off of Eternal Oblivion.
Link: Episode Writer Portal
Cover:
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Magicka: Dark Star

Title: Magicka: Dark Star
Author: Silver Lady
Genre: Adventure/Dark Fantasy
Style: LL
Status: Completed (3 episode short story)
Description: Lyal was born under a dark star, an omen of evil and death . Will she rage against the dying of her light? Or will she embrace her dark destiny? (choices matter, 4 endings).
Episode Accolades: Magicka Contest Winner
Link: http://episodeinteractive.com/s/5969712374808576
Cover:
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Divided by Night

Title: Divided by Night
Author: Silver Lady
Style: LL
CC: Yes, for both MC and LI
Status: Completed (3 episode short story)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Romance
Description: A mission to the center of the galaxy results in the days of your assignment becoming months for your beloved, testing the strength of your love over not just distance, but time… (choices matter, two endings)
Episode Accolades: Short and Sweet Shelf (June 2021)
Link: Episode Writer Portal
Cover:
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I’ll check them out!

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Similar to SilverLady, my stories are based on a point system, so if you don’t have enough points, some choices will be locked (5-8 gems), as well as bonuses (extended scenes, bonus scenes, or bonuses with art), but overall, you can enjoy reading them without spending gems because main plot is for everyone, and endings are happy (you decided what you want at the end).
One I can suggest is completed, without STW: Ex-tern [romance or romance-mystery, you pick the path in chapter 2]

And one is new with 9 chapters, ongoing (it has STW turned on now): 20 things [romance/rom-com/adventure]

Hope you enjoy, if you give it a try :3

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Jingle Bell miracle @Marysol.Episode

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Thank you :pleading_face: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Thanks for this thread, here’s my story info if you’d like to check it out! @NikaBika :grin:

Author: Marysol.Episode :butterfly:
Title: Jingle Bell Miracle :blob_hearts:
Genre: Romance/Drama
Style: Limelight
Episodes: 7 and ongoing
-Full CC
-1 Love interest
-Art scenes
Description: For a year now you’ve felt hopeless thinking you couldn’t get pregnant. Everything seemed to go downhill, that’s until you receive your shocking Christmas Miracle.

Story link: Episode Writer Portal


Gorgeous art cover made by @ Vampira on the forums :clapping:

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Hi! Can I recommend my current story Deadly Nightshade? It’s completely gem-free and only has support choices at the end of every episode. The bonus scenes are unlocked with codes/typed-in answers or points and the points system is used.

IG: @kikis.stories

Genre: Thriller

Description:
“The balance of black and white.”

After a woman’s brutal murder, her ghost returns for revenge. But ambition, betrayal, and tragedy unfold in her quest for vengeance…

Episodes: 11 (ongoing)

Link: Deadly Nightshade

Extra info:
:wilted_flower: Tappable menu
:wilted_flower: Limited CC for the MC, she’s black
:wilted_flower: Advanced directing (overlays, zooms, filters, etc) & points system used
:wilted_flower: Diverse cast
:wilted_flower: NO gem choices other than “support the author”.
:wilted_flower: No romance. (It’s not a major part of the story.)
:wilted_flower: Bonus scenes are free!
:wilted_flower: Sounds/music are heavily used
:wilted_flower: You can also skip heavy/triggering scenes and there are warnings used if there’s no skip option.

I hope you enjoy the story!

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Hello :heart: Thanks for the thread! :kiss: I have no gem wait nor early access. After episode 4 I also include a skip option if the story is not in your liking but you want the club points :smiley:

this is my story
Title: Mallif
Mallif = Elven for curse lifter. In the 13th century, monsters are not always evil and heartless. Monsters sometimes are just humans hidden behind a curse.
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Medieval times
MC: 1 (Male)
LI: 1 (Female)
CC: No.

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Hi. thank you so much for this thread!

Story name: The Queen and the Rogue :princess:t5::ninja:t3::crown:

Genre: Fantasy

Description: Malika is next in line to the throne to become Queen of the werewolves. What will happen when she meets her mate who is a rogue? The uphill battle begins…

Link: Episode Writer Portal

Chapters: There are currently 7 chapters out and I am planning to revamp the first 4!:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

My name on Episode & Instagram: kasha.writes

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I’ll add it to my favorites right now. Thank you :blush:

Hi, thank you for this thread! If you are interested or have some time left, here is my first finished story! I only have support the author when it comes to gem choices! :see_no_evil:

Description: What if a popular NPC from your favorite video game came into the real world and ended up in your bedroom? Do you want him to return back to the game, or does fate have other plans in mind?

Includes:

:white_small_square: Full CC (including name)
:white_small_square: Multiple LI’s
:white_small_square: Minigames
:white_small_square: Pointsystem
:white_small_square: Multiple endings
:white_small_square: Choices matter
:white_small_square: Advanced directing
:white_small_square: Music & sounds

Link: Episode Writer Portal

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Hey! I would love it if you gave mine a try.
Here’s my story if you’re interested!


Link: Episode Writer Portal

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My First Story- Unconventional Love✨

Episodes- 27 released

Genre- Romance/Drama

Description- You applied for your dream job at Kings News and didn’t realize your dream man would come along with it. Can you have both or will your world start to fall down?

Gem choices- the gem choices are mostly for support the author at the end of the story. There are some gem choices for bonus scenes or features but do not impact the story they just give additional insight or fun.

Link to story- I’m reading Unconventional Love. Check it out: Episode Writer Portal

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Adding it now. Thank you :smiling_face:

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I’m adding it now! :blush:

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