gracerene
15 June 2026 @ 02:47 pm
I have a few different rec lists, so here is a handy-dandy post linking you to all of them. Be warned, I am a huge fan of smut and almost all of my recs are rated R or NC-17, so if you are looking for lower-rated fics, this is not the place for you. This is also almost exclusively slash pairings, though every once in awhile a het pairing manages to sneak its way in there.

I've recently started dabbling in fanfic writing, so if you're interested, you can find that HERE.

If you are curious about my likes/dislikes/preferences in fic because you want to make me something (or because you're just nosy), you can find those HERE.

Click HERE for my friending policy.

If any of the links are broken, please let me know!

Harry Potter Fandom
Harry/Draco Rec Masterlist
Harry Potter Rec Masterlist (multiple non-H/D pairings)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (all Credence/Graves)
Art Recs

Teen Wolf Fandom
Derek/Stiles Rec Masterlist
Teen Wolf Rec Masterlist (multiple non-Sterek pairings)

Other Fandoms
All for the Game Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Andrew Neil)
The Avengers Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Steve/Tony)
Check, Please! Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Eric/Jack)
Criminal Minds (multiple slash pairings, mostly Hotch/Reid)
The Dresden Files (all Harry/John)
Heroes Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Peter/Nathan)
The Hobbit Recs (all Bilbo/Thorin)
Hunger Games Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Katniss/Peeta)
Inception Recs (all Arthur/Eames)
James Bond Recs (all Bond/Q)
Kingsman Recs (all Eggsy/Harry)
Lord of the Rings Recs (multiple slash pairings)
Merlin Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Arthur/Merlin)
One Direction & BBC Radio 1 (Multiple slash pairings, mostly Harry/Nick)
Percy Jackson Recs (multiple slash pairings)
The Raven Cycle Recs (all Adam/Ronan)
Shadowhunters/The Mortal Instruments Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Alec/Magnus)
Sherlock (BBC) Recs (all John/Sherlock)
Smallville Recs (all Clark/Lex)
A Song of Ice and Fire Recs (multiple pairings)
Spartacus Recs (all Agron/Nasir)
Star Trek (AOS) Recs (all Kirk/Spock)
Starfighter Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Abel/Cain)
Supernatural Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Castiel/Dean & Dean/Sam)
Thor Recs (all Loki/Thor)
The Vampire Diaries Recs (all Alaric/Damon)
X-Men Recs (all Charles/Erik)
Misc. Recs (multiple fandoms & pairing types)
 
 
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
gracerene
22 November 2025 @ 10:00 am
I read in a ton of fandoms, but this is mostly geared towards Harry Potter. Most of these likes are pretty general, but they hold most true for my OTPs (in HP's case Harry/Draco and James Sirius/Teddy). I'm a lot less particular when it comes to the other pairings I enjoy.

And, of course, this is just a list of my general preferences. For just about all of my "dislikes" I can think of fabulous exceptions. If you are making something for me, I can pretty much guarantee I'm going to love it! <3

Tons of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] birdsofshore, from whom I stole this format/organization of ideas.

For a more generalized cross-fandom list of likes/dislikes, you can go HERE.

For a list of unclaimed prompts that I've left for various Harry Potter fests, you can go HERE.

updated March 2016

Read more... )
 
 
 
gracerene
17 January 2019 @ 08:35 am
CLICK HERE to access more Kingsman recs.

In the Warnings section of each entry I have different tags, so if you are looking for something specific (like "daddy!kink" for example) just ctrl+f and enter your tag and it should highlight the relevant entries!

♥ = favorite

updated January 11, 2019

Eggsy/Harry Recs Less than 10,000 Words )
 
 
 
 
gracerene
16 January 2019 @ 08:27 am
It has been... something like 3 weeks since I've made one of these posts? *hangs head in shame* Mostly I've been crazy busy and kept forgetting and, frankly, haven't been doing a ton of writing, though definitely a bit. But I do like these posts for accountability and plan on continuing them through 2019... assuming I remember! Looks like I worked on A LOT of projects this past week, which I did, but most of it was editing and outlining, so really not a massive amount of words to show for it. But it's all part of the process, so I ain't mad about it.

Weekly Word Count (1/8 - 1/15) = 4,181

What I Worked On:
  • femslash gift!fic - got back from my final beta, worked through edits, and posted! You can read it here.

  • February [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant - got back from beta, worked through final edits, and got this all ready for posting in February!

  • April [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant - edited and sent to beta! This is actually a fic I'd written just because in December, and it turns out to fit perfectly with one of the April themes over at DD, so I just slotted it into place. :)

  • May [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant: outlined! Was going back and forth between two options, but realized I was definitely leaning towards one of them, so I got it all outlined and ready to write!

  • June [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant - outlined! There was an idea I've been wanting to write that aligned perfectly with the themes, so I just jotted out a quick outline while it was fresh

  • July [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant: outlined! This one is going to be pretty out there, even for me, but it's definitely not a pairing or kink I've done before!

  • [tumblr.com profile] hpfemslash-minifest - got back from beta, made some edits and it's all ready to go! Will likely be posting this one sometime next week.

  • [community profile] hpkinkfest - started drafting! I'm basically only a couple of paragraphs away from finishing, but my brain decided it had HAD ENOUGH right before the very end, so I'll plan on finishing that one up today. :)
 
 
 
 
gracerene
Reveals have gone up over at [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost so I can claim this pinch hit I wrote for the fest! I've never written A/B/O for Drarry before, so when I saw that on [livejournal.com profile] smirkingcat's sign-up, I thought it'd be a fun thing to try my hand at! I know Omega Verse isn't everybody's cup of tea, but you know I never met a trope I didn't want to try at least once! ;)

Title: Go Fast Go Slow
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Word Count: ~2,800
Rating: Explicit
Content/Warnings: EWE, Draco POV, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Auror Harry, Healer Draco, Established Relationship, Alpha Draco, Omega Harry, Uniform Kink, Anal Sex, Anal Fingering, Wall Sex, Bottom Harry/Top Draco, Christmas Eve
Summary: It's eight o'clock on Christmas Eve, and Harry's still not shown up for their date.
Notes: Happy Holidays, smirkingcat! I picked a couple of things from your likes list and ran with them—I hope you enjoy! Thanks to S for their speedy beta work. ♥

Read on AO3

 
 
 
 
gracerene
Title: Find This Feeling
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Alicia Spinnet, Harry/Ginny, mention of past Alicia/OFCs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~27,600
Content/Warnings: Quidditch, off-screen het sex, break-ups, self-discovery, Discovering/coming to terms with one's sexuality, queer female characters, parties, drinking, pubs, pining, first times, cunnilingus, oral sex, vaginal fingering, tattoos, piercings (nipple & facial)
Summary: Ginny has everything she ever wanted: a lovely (if small) flat in the City, a wonderful boyfriend to share it with, and most importantly, her dream job as a reserve Chaser with the Holyhead Harpies. She thinks she's got life all figured out, until a new friendship forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about herself.
Notes: Happy (belated) birthday lovely [personal profile] anemonen! I actually had this finished by your real birthday, but as you know, I decided to wait a bit to post since your AMAZING H/D Erised gift posted that day. :) Getting to meet you just a little over a year ago now was such a delight, and I can't tell you how much our conversations this past year have meant to me. You are such a smart, kind, wonderful person, and it's a joy to share a fandom with you. I am so in love with your fanart and the true gift you have at capturing facial details and expressions that make the works come to life. You deserve ALL the nice things, and I hope this might be one of them. During last year's Snowflake Challenge you casually mentioned you'd love some plotty and deep diving femslash, and that you were open to different pairings…. Well, I hope you meant it! I hope you enjoy, and I hope 2019 is your best year yet! ♥

Thanks to capitu, incarusinflight, & writcraft for being the best kind of humans and looking this over for me! <3

Read on AO3

 
 
 
 
gracerene
10 January 2019 @ 08:39 am
Now that reveals have posted over at [tumblr.com profile] hd-erised, I thought I'd take a quick moment and rec some of my favorites from the fest! There were a ton of really great submissions this year, so I'd HIGHLY recommend checking out the full masterlist, as the below fcs are just a small sampling of the fics that were more to my own personal & subjective tastes. We were also SUPER spoiled for art this year, and I could seriously rec every single piece, so I very much suggest heading over at gazing at all the lovely, especially if you're shorter on time and don't have a moment to read. And, of course, please do leave some love for the creators if you enjoyed their work! <3


Art by [profile] bloodyflammable | Banner by [personal profile] capitu


HD Erised )
 
 
 
 
gracerene
I always love the January [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant themes, because it's a second chance to come back to any of the themes you didn't get to use in the previous year! Since it's been ages since I've written this pairing, and I've not yet written them for a regular DD posting, I figured it was their turn at the plate! I hope you enjoy!

Title: Consequences
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Characters/Pairings: Sirius/James, implied future James/Lily
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Frottage & (kind of) lighting: using lighting to set the mood or being aroused by a particular type, color, or intensity of lighting
Other Warnings/Content: underage (they're both around 17 here), outdoor sex, frottage, angst, friends with benefits type situation, ambiguous ending (fitting with canon)
Word Count: ~1,600
Summary/Description: Sirius knows James won't ever be able to give him everything that he wants. That doesn't stop him from taking what's on offer.
Author's Notes: Vaguely set in my Someone Like You 'verse, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Thanks to [personal profile] capitu & [personal profile] evandar for all their help with this one. :D

Read on AO3
 
 
 
 
gracerene
Title: Give Us This Day
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Gawain Robards, some Harry/Draco feelz
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~3,450
Content/Warnings: boss/employee, Auror Draco, Head Auror Robards, drinking, Firewhisky, casual sex, platonic sex, sofa!sex, pining, frottage
Summary: Draco doesn't want a boyfriend—he just wants tonight.
Notes: Happy birthday, lovely Nox! How fortuitous that your birthday is the day after Erised reveals, so that I don't have to wait to gift this to you! This year, I had the pleasure of betaing your brilliant [tumblr.com profile] hd-erised fic, For Thine Is The Kingdom, and though it is indisputably a Drarry fic (and a wonderful, gorgeous, sexy, romantic one at that!) it also gave me ALL the Draco/Gawain feels, which you know, because I wouldn't stop shouting at you about them while you were trying to write. I literally could not stop thinking about them, and I figured the best way to work through the abundance of feels would be to write about them. I hope you don't mind me borrowing your characters and playing in your sandbox, and I hope you enjoy this little ficlet. May you have a wonderful birthday and a brilliant 2019! <3

All the love to [personal profile] capitu for continuing to read all the random pairings I throw at her, and also to the amazing [personal profile] nerdherderette for the awesome beta and enthusiastic flailing! ♥

I do see this as an AU prequel of sorts to Nox's Drarry fic, For Thine Is The Kingdom, with this fic taking place about five years before that one. It's not necessary to have read that fic first, though I do reference events etc from it, and if you haven't read it yet, I HIGHLY suggest you drop everything you're doing and go read it immediately. You can thank me later. ;)

Read on AO3

 
 
 
 
gracerene
07 January 2019 @ 01:46 pm
Quick reminder that prompting is open for another day over at [community profile] hpkinkfest and y'all should DEFINITELY go leave your 10 prompts, and then take a loot at the prompt list and drool over the offerings!

I'm 100% planning on participating and already have a shortlist of nine prompts, plus I plan to keep an eye out on any additional prompts that are added to see if any of those catch my eyes. The hardest part is going to be choosing just one, as there are SO many kinks I want to write! I definitely want to try my hand at something new, and there are a number of prompts with kinks I've been wanting to write for ages, so HOW DO I PICK JUST ONE?!

I am super excited for the fest and also DYING to know what prompts other people are looking at and considering!
 
 
 
 
gracerene
Reveals just went up over at [tumblr.com profile] hd-erised so I can claim the little ficlet I wrote for it! This was my first time writing for the fest, and it was essentially a pinch hit gift for a pinch hitter, the lovely [personal profile] magpie_fngrl! I know most people try and write epics for the fest, but I wanted to do something short and smutty to break up the long!fic. I don't know if I'll ever participate in the fest as a regular participant, but it was fun to get to play along at least a little bit this year. Thanks to everybody who left such lovely comments! ♥

Title: Please, Please, Please (Let Me Get What I Want)
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry, background Hermione/Ron
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~4,350
Warnings/Content/Enticements: Passing mention of struggles with internalised homophobia, casual drinking, (newly) established relationship, awkward dinners, hand holding, brief club!fic, first times, loss of virginity, virgin!Draco, frottage, light dirty talk, PWP
Summary: Draco might not be experienced, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know what he wants.
Author's Notes: Happy H/D Erised, Magpie! Pinch hitters are the best (and so are you!) so I was really pleased to have an opportunity to write you a little something this year. I tried to fit in several of your likes in this PWP, so I hope you enjoy! ♥

All my love to [personal profile] capitu, [personal profile] fantasyfiend09, & [personal profile] writcraft for their invaluable input! Title is a song by the Smiths.

Read on AO3

 
 
 
 
gracerene
04 January 2019 @ 08:19 am
I wrote a number of kinky drabbles and ficlets last month for the [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant and I thought I’d do a quick round-up post of all my fills now that they’re all up on AO3! My fics are below, and you can also check out the masterlist of all the fills, here!


art by [personal profile] venturous


Title: Nice and Slow
Pairing: Draco/Severus
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~430
Prompt: Nothing gets him going quite like being told how good he is.

Title: Give Me Everything
Pairing: Severus/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~450
Prompt: Harry has tried lots things with Severus, but [rimming] is something that's never occurred to him.

Title: Ruined
Pairing: Ron/Viktor, background Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~550
Warnings: Infidelity
Prompt: Ron Weasley is totally straight...Totally. Except when it comes to Viktor Krum.

Title: Natural
Pairing: Neville/Lavender
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~1,850
Prompt: It's Neville's first time and he's as nervous as hell. He's got nothing to worry about -- he's a natural.
 
 
 
 
gracerene
02 January 2019 @ 09:03 am
And now, for my writing goals!

GOALS


2019 Total Word Count Goal: 150,000

2019 Total Writing Days Goal: 240

My writing goals for 2019 are lower than they've been since I started writing fanfic. I really waffled back and forth between wanting to push myself with a goal that isn't too easy, and allowing myself some space to slow my writing production as I start to maybe focus on other areas of my life. I definitely still plan to write, but having less pressure on word production will hopefully allow me greater flexibility to work on the projects I'm really passionate about.

JANUARY


January Word Count Goal: 15,000

I'm feeling a bit of burnout this month, to be perfectly honest. Nowhere near as bad as it was last year, but I'm just feeling super overwhelmed in a bunch of different life areas. It's been hell on my muse, so we'll see what this month has to offer. I keep going back and forth between writing as a discipline/doing it regularly, and just writing when I'm inspired. Jury's still out on what works best for me...

January Fics to Focus On

  • Drarry Gift!Fic: this really just needs a final read-through & polish, so I'll plan on getting to that sometime this month!


  • Femslash Gift!Fic: this is with a beta now and I'm hoping to get it back, edited, and posted this month.


  • [tumblr.com profile] hpfemslash-minifest:January theme is bed sharing and I'm hoping to write a little something for it! Haven't had a chance to really think it over, but I'm hoping inspiration will strike.


  • Deamus Vampire!Fic: Need to edit and sent to alpha!


  • February [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant: this is outlined, and I'd like to knock out the first draft early so it's ready to post come February!


  • [community profile] hp_goldenage: need to find a beta this month!


  • [tumblr.com profile] hpdarkarts My Bloody Valentine fest: this is finished & edited, I just need to send to my beta.


  • [community profile] hpkinkfest: claim and write! Prompting just opened for this fest, and I'm really looking forward to going through the prompts once they're all up! I'm really hoping to write something super kinky. :D


  • Jeddy Pride!Fic: Start writing! This is another one of those fics I've been wanting to write since last year. I've got it mostly outlined, and it's the project I'm hoping to work on between fest commitments.


Upcoming Fics / Stuff on the back-burner

  • March & beyond [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant: themes have so far only been posted through February, but I'm hoping to continue to keep up with my monthly posting, so they're on my radar.


  • Drarry Vampire Fic: I love creature fics but have written ZERO for H/D, which is a travesty. I've got an idea for a twist on the Vampire trope that I'm still mulling over, and I'd love to maybe get a chance to write it sometime this year if the plot comes together.

  • Taking Chances Sequel: This is waaay on the back-burner. Like, have-not-committed-to-making-this-a-reality back-burner. BUT, I do have a document where I've been tossing in ideas of potential plot points/scenes for a sequel, and I have a kind of vague idea of how it would go. Nowhere near a cohesive plot, but I'm thinking I'll take a look at this doc in the new year and start seriously thinking about working up an outline. I'm pretty excited about some of the ideas I have, but working on the original fic was so draining, that I'm not quite up for tackling another long Drarry fic at the moment.


  • Pile O' Plot Bunnies: I currently have a list of over 20 concrete plot bunny ideas. Some of things I'll try and incorporate into fests or daily deviant themes. Some are sequels or codas to existing fics of mine. As you can tell from my list above, I do try and comb through this periodically and pull for inspiration. A couple I'm the most interested in are my Drarry Deaged, Jalbus Memory Loss, & the Drarry Vampire!Fic.
 
 
 
 
gracerene
31 December 2018 @ 08:18 pm
Shorter monthly writing post this month, as I plan to put the ~stuff~ for next month/year in a separate post later on. But for now, here's how my December writing went.

GOALS



December Word Count Goal: 25,506 / 31,500

2018 Total Word Count Goal: 194,078 / 200,000

My word count for this month was a stretch. I'd picked it since it was how much I'd eed to write to hit my yearly target, but I had a feeling that it would be a reach, and it was, but not by as much as I thought it would be. In fact, I know that it actually could have been possible, and I was keeping pace for the first 3/4 of the month. But the end of the month/year I had a number of other commitments and things I wanted to do, and ultimately I made the choice not to sacrifice in those other areas just to squeeze out an extra 5k of words.

Read more... )
 
 
 
 
gracerene
28 December 2018 @ 09:52 am
In 2017 I did quarterly book wrap-ups, and I really enjoyed the process. I let it fall by the wayside in 2018, mostly because I was pretty much only reading M/M Romances, but I'm hoping to pick it up back up in 2019. In the meantime, I thought I'd do one massive wrap-up for the year. :D

As of today, I've read a total of 265 books in 2018. 256 of which were M/M Romances, and 4 of which were Pulitzer Prize Winners. It's not quite the end of the year, and I suspect I'll read 1-2 more books before it's over, but I don't think any of them will be my favorite of the year, so it's probably safe to post now. :D

Read. )

And now, a question for you all! What was the single best book you read in 2018? Tell me about it! <3
 
 
 
 
gracerene
27 December 2018 @ 02:00 pm
Hiya!

I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I’ve not been reading as much HP, and specifically Drarry, fanfic in the past year as usual, the first 3/4 of the year in particular. Between writing my HDBB fic, wonky fandom feels, and a TON of RL crazyness, I just didn’t have the time nor inclination. But I’ve been reading more the past several months and remembering how much I love it, so I thought I’d ask for some recs!

I know there’s a communal rec list thing being created, which I think is a super fun/awesome idea! Unfortunately, it’s also likely to be massive, and I personally find that kind of thing really overwhelming and anxiety-inducing, which means I’m likely not going to personally get much use out of it.

But if any of y’all want to comment/message me with 1. your favorite fic that YOU’VE written this year and/or 2. (one of) your favorite fics that somebody ELSE has written, I’d love to have some fics to add to my TBR list! Doesn’t even have to be Drarry, though it should probably be in one of the (many) fandoms I read in!

As a caveat, I’ve read most/all of the fics from the fests I mod - [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_crossgenfest​, [tumblr.com profile] harrydracobang, & [tumblr.com profile] hd-erised- so you don’t need to rec anything from those​! I'm also caught up with [community profile] hd_fan_fair​, and though I’m sure there were great fics I missed in the fest, I’ve got a lot of food/eating/body related triggers/squicks which caused me to pass on a number of those submissions. But if you want to rec from outside of those fests, I’d love to add some fic to my reading list. :D
 
 
 
 
gracerene
26 December 2018 @ 05:19 pm
As anticipated, this past week was super busy and where my word count started to falter. As I've gotten busier, writing motivation has really decreased, and as much as I really want to hit my goal, I also don't want to kill myself trying to get there. I do think it would be possible, and I'm honestly really close, but I ultimately don't think I'm willing to make the sacrifices that it would take to get there, and I'm okay with that. :)

Weekly Word Count (12/19 - 12/25) = 4,427

What I Worked On:
  • femslash gift!fic - got back from alpha and beta and started going through the edits.

  • Cross Gen Gift!Fic - started and finished with the first draft and sent it along to beta + went through their edits! I hadn't planned on this one, but it came to me and wouldn't leave m alone until I wrote it!

  • Gryles Ficlet - outlined! I've been toying with an idea for this pairing for awhile now, and I finally bit the bullet and wrote a quick outline. Not sure if/when I'll actually get to this one, but it's ready for me if inspiration strikes.

  • [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant Kinky Kristmas Comment Kink - wrote and posted my fourth fill! Likely my last fill of the year, though you never know!
 
 
 
 
gracerene
23 December 2018 @ 03:43 pm
Wrote another drabble for the [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant Kinky Kristmas Comment Kink celebration. Check it out via the link below and maybe consider dropping a fill or two of your own. :D

Title: Give Me Everything
Pairing: Severus/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~450
 
 
 
 
gracerene
19 December 2018 @ 11:34 am
Another respectable word count for the week, and I'm actually still on track to meet my monthly word goal, but things are only going to get harder from here, unfortunately. In addition to work, I currently have plans every single day for the next week, which cuts down on my fandom time. And then what fandom time I do have is also partially eaten up by modly responsibilities, betaing, reading, etc. So I suspect next check-in will be the true test

Weekly Word Count (12/12 - 12/18) = 6,269

What I Worked On:
  • femslash gift!fic - finished edits and sent to alpha & beta!

  • [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost - drafted, edited, & submitted! I ended up unexpectedly taking on a pinch hit last week and was luckily able to knock it out pretty quickly.

  • Deamus Vampire!Fic - started drafting. This has been sitting in my plot bunnies folder all outlined and ready to be written for over a year. Since I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to get my WC this month, I figured now would be a good time to actually write it, even if I'm not quite sure when I'll post it...

  • [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant Kinky Kristmas Comment Kink - edited and posted my third fill, which you can read here