After Dark (East End Irregulars Book 1) By Mike DiBaggio

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When he was five, Sebastian Pereira watched the Target beat up a bank robber. Ever since then, he’s wanted to be a superhero. Now a teenager, he’s chasing the dream. As the water-controlling psychic vigilante Torrent, he prowls the streets of Pittsburgh, doing his best to right wrongs and keep his double life a secret.

But life in the mask brings more challenges than he anticipated, and even dual superpowers aren’t always enough. Besides facing down the street thugs, monsters, and madmen, he’s got to master his hormones and keep his conscience. With help from his paranormally gifted crush and his thrill-seeker best friend, he just might make it.

After Dark is an episodic novel set in the Ascension Epoch, an open-source shared universe for adventure fiction.

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  •  Mike DiBaggio

    After Dark: Teen Paranormal @**-Kicking

    There’s another Ascension Epoch novel available for free in the Liberty.Me library: After Dark After Dark is the story of Sebastian Pereira, an impetuous teenager who decided to become what he always dreamed of being…a superhero! The world that Sebastian lives in is different from our own, yet recognizable. He lives in Pittsburgh, a city still transformed by the Martian invasion (a la ‘War of the Worlds’) more than a century ago. The United States has been dead for more than 100 years; North America is broken up into dozens of small states, confederations, anarchic alliances, and free cities. Pittsburgh itself is a city of block governments, neighborhood associations, subscription patrol companies, and rights enforcement agencies trying to establish a better way of doing things in the face of a withering city government. Society is in many ways freer and more advanced than our own, and culturally much different as well. There are even personal aircraft! But this parallel universe is no utopia of perpetual sunshine and flowers. There is still crime, corruption, and racial tension, especially between radical talents (people with superpowers) and the existing order. As the costumed crimefighter known as Torrent, Sebastian runs up against werecats, mad gassers, corrupt police, supernatural vandals, and seductive radicals in the Global Parahuman Revolutionary Army. His challenges are ethical as often as they are physical, and his toughest opponent may be his fallen nature. Can he really serve justice as a vigilante, or is he only serving his own ego? I’d love to hear what you thought of the book, our characters, and our setting.

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  •  Mike Reid

    Free-Market Firefighting (A Novella)

    Boy, do I have some free goodies for you today, liberty fans. Just because you’re a member of Liberty.me, Mike DiBaggio (@illuminarch) is offering you a free ebook of his gripping short free-market-firefighting novel, Salamander Six. Go get it in our Library. And, you can get the Salamander Six Audiobook free with a 30-Day trial from Audible. AND, Derek Sheriff (@dereksheriff) of Listen & Think, the libertarian audiobook company, will give you another free audiobook from L&T’s catalog if you write a review of Salamander Six on Audible. (Post a comment in this thread or message directly to Derek to claim your free audiobook. Offer valid while supplies last.)

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  •  Mike Reid

    House of Refuge

    House of Refuge, is an award-winning libertarian short story by Mike DiBaggio. As BK Marcus puts it in his foreword, “Mike DiBaggio’s story of adventure and heroism exemplifies the sort of fiction I think the freedom movement needs much, much more of — a tale that demonstrates the evils of force and the virtues of freedom without ever allowing an ideological agenda to distract the reader from the action and drama.” Members can download it for free from our Library. Let us know if you enjoy the book as much as we do.

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