gracerene
I haven't talked about it too much here, but I signed up this year for the Merlin [livejournal.com profile] aftercamlann big bang. I've had this Arthur/Merlin Modern AU fic idea in my head since last year, but it's not my primary fandom and I wasn't sure I'd ever actually finish it. But that's one of the reasons I love fests, because they give you deadlines and motivation! :D

This is the longest non-HP fic I've written, and I had a lot of fun playing with two very different characters. I've also been wanting to write a BDSM fic that goes beyond just some light D/s, and overall I'm really pleased with out it came out. Especially because I just *barely* squeaked in over the word count minimum... :D

I also got the most AMAZING artist, [livejournal.com profile] karovie! This was the first time anybody's ever created art based on something I've written, and it was a beyond cool experience. I totally lucked out, and it was great working with her. :D

Title: Just to Lose Control
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gracerene
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] karovie
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin, non-explicit mentions of Merlin/Morgana, past Merlin/Will, background Gwen/Lance
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~25,000
Warnings: Modern AU, Non Magical AU, BDSM, D/s, Dom!arthur, sub!merlin, spanking, rimming, anal fingering, anal sex, blindfolds, light bondage, blow jobs, face-fucking, frottage, flogging, butt plugs, bottom!merlin, light praise!kink, past character death
Summary: Merlin may need to submit every once in awhile, but that doesn't mean he wants a relationship, and he certainly doesn't want to fall in love. Of course, he wasn't counting on Arthur.
Author's notes: I have been wanting to write a Merlin fic for a long time, and I'm so happy [livejournal.com profile] aftercamlann gave me the push I needed to follow through! Thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210 for looking this fic over for me and providing me with wonderful feedback! And a million thanks to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] karovie for claiming my fic and creating some seriously amazing art to go with it. <3

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gracerene
05 March 2015 @ 10:20 am
I've got a long list of Modern AUs on my TBR list, so this will likely be expanded upon on my return.

Click HERE for a list of Canon AU recs.

Click HERE for a list of Camelot AU recs.

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

♥ = favorite

updated January 15, 2015

Arthur/Merlin Modern AUs )

Threesome Fics )
 
 
gracerene
04 March 2015 @ 10:10 am
Can I just talk about something that bugs me real quick? For me, fics that follow along with canon event in any fandom, are Canon AUs. Because it isn't actually canon, it's canon in an alternate universe of what could happen. Alternatively, fics that take place in the canon world, but don't follow canon events (like in Merlin fics where Merlin never came to Camelot, or grew up with the Druids, etc.) wouldn't be Canon AUs, they'd be Camelot AUs, alternate universes that take place in the Camelot world, but do not follow canon events. But nobody seems to agree with my way of seeing things, and most places refer to the fics in this list as "Canon AUs". C'est la vie.

Click HERE for a list of Modern AU recs.

Click HERE for a list of Canon AU recs.

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

♥ = favorite

updated April 20, 2015

Arthur/Merlin Camelot AUs )
 
 
gracerene
03 March 2015 @ 10:00 am
OBSESSED WITH MERLIN. When I first get into a fandom, I much prefer reading Canon AUs, so this is the longest of the rec lists. I still haven't seen season 4/5, so I've got several fics bookmarked that I know take place after those seasons, so definitely more recs to come!

Click HERE to get to the rest of my Merlin Recs.

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

♥ = favorite

updated August 31, 2016

Arthur/Merlin Canon AUs )

Arthur/Merlin/Lancelot Canon AUs )