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)
Art Recs

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

Other Fandoms
The Avengers Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Steve/Tony)
Check, Please! Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Eric/Jack)
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)
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)
Thor Recs (all Loki/Thor)
The Vampire Diaries Recs (all Alaric/Damon)
X-Men Recs (all Charles/Erik)
 
 
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
 
gracerene
30 September 2016 @ 08:00 am
I read a little bit in a lot of different fandoms this month! Mostly I was reading published works in September, but I still managed to sneak in some fanfic! :D

Title: take the world out for a ride
Author: favicon sparklyslug
Pairing(s): Bitty/Jack
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7,185
Content/Warnings: established relationship, baker!bitty, secret relationship
Summary: The pressure of acting a bit more or a bit less happy in a Providence coffee shop (roughly the most liberal place on God’s green Earth) doesn’t really measure up to the pressure of being in a NHL locker room, or on NHL ice (roughly the least liberal place on God’s green Earth).
It’s just. It’s just, for himself, Bitty had hoped that it was a performance he was done giving. Just to be able to act happy when he’s happy, and sad when he’s sad. That shouldn’t be so much to ask.
Really lovely fic that takes place a few years down the line with Jack and Bitty living together as "roommates" still keeping their relationship a secret because of Jack's hockey career. There was a quiet sort of angst about the keeping secrets, but even more powerful was the love they both had for one another, and their determination to make things work. I loved Bitty and his bakery, and the ending was really great.


Title: The Hospitality of Hobbits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] diemarysues | favicon diemarysues
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,865
Content/Warnings: bottom!bilbo
Summary: An important visitor deserves only the best of everything. My version of the "Bilbo seduces Thorin the first night they meet" trope.
Smoking hot fic with Bilbo offering Thorin a little extra hospitality...Delicious, delicious porn.


Title: Golden Ticket
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames
Rating: R
Word Count: 11,216
Content/Notes: AU: Non-Dreamshare, AU: Fusion, Willy Wonka Fusion
Summary: Arthur's nephew Charlie finds a golden ticket and wins a tour of the Eames Chocolate Factory. Yes, it's a story you already know, but this version has a lot more making out in edible gardens.
Super charming Willy Wonka fusion with Eames perfectly cast as Willy Wonka. Loved Arthur as the doting uncle and the connection between Eames and Arthur was lovely.


Title: Obedience
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bookshop
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,250
Content/Warnings: mild dub-con
Summary: idk, unredeemable smut? In which there is no consent because it's Merlin--like Arthur's going to ask him how he feels about anything, please.
Super hot blow job fic. Loved Arthur's voice in this one.


Title: Preserving Minutes
Author: favicon geoblock
Pairing: Adam/Ronan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,834
Content/Warnings: established relationship, bottom!ronan, recreational durg use, mind altering substance, stoned!sex
Summary: So Ronan (accidentally on purpose) dreams some devil's lettuce, and he and Adam get high. Obviously, sappy, drug-fueled sex ensues...
Lovely sexy fic with a wonderfully characterized Ronan, a really great dynamic between Ronan and Adam, and some super hot stoned sex! :)


Title: X Marks the Spot
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thehoyden | favicon thehoyden
Pairings: Charles/Erik, brief mentions of Charles/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 20,195
Content/Notes AU: Fusion, Indiana Jones Fusion, bottom!charles, rimming, first time, shared bed
Summary: The year is 1962, and Charles Xavier is a professor of archaeology who knows how his students feel, whether he wants to or not. He spends his spare time researching a mythical artifact, but he knows better than anyone that X never, ever marks the spot.
Sort of an Indiana Jones-type fusion that was immensely enjoyable. I loved the way the canon people and relationships fit really well into this 'verse, and the connection and build-up was really lovely. Hot sex, and a happy ending made this a wonderful afternoon read. :D
 
 
gracerene
03 June 2016 @ 08:00 am
Not too many recs this month, as most of my free time was spent writing, but still managed to find a few gems. :D

Title: quite new a thing
Author: favicon annundriel
Pairing(s): Bitty/Jack
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,676
Content/Warnings: established relationship, panty!kink
Summary: Bitty buys them on a whim.
OMFG this is hot as hell and beautifully written. Love the idea of Bitty wearing sexy panties for Jack, and Jack's reaction as perfection.


Title: Ivy and Diamonds (out-take directly following Chapter 41 of Sansûkh)
Author: favicon determamfidd
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,105
Content/Warnings: praise!kink, dirty talk, piercing!kink, implied switching
Summary: There's not a lot to do while waiting for someone to wake. After the last few weeks of fear and worry, the stillness is odd and unnerving.
Well, perhaps there's one or two things that could pass the time...
Lovely and super sexy outtake with Bilbo and Thorin finding ways to overcome the fact that they can't touch one another. Beautiful. [FYI: This is a “Deleted Scene” from Sansûkh, which is an amazing Thilbo & Gigolas WIP that I highly recommend. I think you’d probably be okay to read this fic without having read Sansûkh, but it’ll make a bit more sense if you read the main fic first. It's long but SO, SO WORTH IT.]


Title: I Seem to Be a Verb
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bookshop
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames, Arthur/OMCs, background Mal/Cobb, past Arthur/Yusef & Eames/Fisher
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 93,873
Content/Notes: AU: Non-Dreamshare, AU: Bookstore, AU: Fusion, Notting Hill Fusion, actor!eames, rimming, switching, bottom!eames, mostly bottom!arthur, light D/s
Summary: Notting Hill AU, written for the i_k prompt, "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." Arthur owns a quirky hipster science bookstore. Eames is a world-famous mega-celebrity. Clearly this calls for a meet-cute.
Oh, this fic is just so wonderful! Beautifully written with fabulous characterizations and a connection between Arthur and Eames that just sizzles. There's no small amount of angst, but it makes the ending that much more satisfying when you get there. Plus the sex was seriously, seriously hot.


Title: A Thrill of Hope
Author: favicon bigboobedcanuck
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,059
Content/Notes: rimming, holiday!fic
Summary: Stiles crashes through the forest with Derek in his sights, stopping every so often to launch another snowball and duck one of Derek’s. Obviously Derek could outrun him in a heartbeat if he wanted to, but for some bizarre reason he apparently wants to hang out with Stiles and have an epic snowball fight. Maybe it’s a Christmas miracle. Or maybe Derek is just as bored and lonely as Stiles is.
Oh, this was just lovely and sexy and beyond sweet. Really wonderful little Christmas fic..

Title: (don't) blame it on the alcohol
Author: favicon wishingonalightningbolt
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7,041
Warnings: barebacking, bottom!stiles, implied switching
Summary: Stiles brews wolfsbane beer in the hope of getting drunk with Derek - for ya know, male bonding purposes. With Scott still at Davis and everyone else so busy all the time, Stiles and Derek are the bestest of bros now, and it's only right that they be allowed to get sloshed together.
Unsurprisingly, Stiles catches the feels.
This was lovely! Super adorable watching Stiles and Derek bond and become closer, and Stiles begin to realize that he's totally in love with Derek. Luckily, Derek definitely returns those feelings. Sweet and hot!
 
 
gracerene
05 March 2016 @ 02:00 pm
I actually got a ton of fanfic reading done this past past month. Partly due to my plane trip, which gave me an excuse to finally read some long!fic. :D

Title: shine for you
Author: favicon buchanan
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,558
Content/Warnings: established relationship, valentines please! fest 2016
Summary: There are whispers. There have always been whispers. Jack doesn’t hear them, doesn’t care to listen. He goes home to his apartment and climbs into his bed and kisses at Bittle’s shoulder before tucking his knees up behind Bittle’s and exhaling. The sound of Bittle’s soft snoring is better than any noise Deadspin could make.
Really lovely established relationship fic that takes place a few years down the line with Jack thinking about coming out and his future with Bitty.

Title: walk with you through everything
Author: favicon idrilka
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: R
Word Count: 6,619
Content/Warnings: established relationship, future!fic, valentines please! fest 2016
Summary: After Jack retires from the NHL, he takes his time to heal, in more ways than one. Bitty is there for him every step of the way.
Really lovely fic that takes place 10 years down the road with Jack getting a career-ending injury. Watching Jack deal with losing hockey was really wonderful, and his relationship with Bitty was too freaking sweet.

Title: the last kick of courage
Author: favicon buchanan
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: R
Word Count: 6,765
Content/Warnings: valentines please! fest 2016
Summary: He has to be better than this.
Really lovely Jack-centric fic that starts after winter break his senior year. Loved Jack's head space here and his connection with Bitty was wonderful.


Title: Pining for You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames
Rating: R
Word Count: 18,750
Content/Notes: AU: Non-Dreamshare, thief!eames, holiday!fic
Summary: Eames has a pine tree that Arthur really wants. And that is not a euphemism. Well, not *entirely.*
Aww, such a sweet and sexy and silly Christmas read. Arthur and Eames are just fabulous in this and I loved Arthur as a company's point-man and Eames as a thief in hot water. So perfect.

Title: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames
Rating: R
Word Count: 20,539
Content/Notes: AU: Non-Dreamshare, AU: High School, AU: Coffee Shop, barista!arthur, underage
Summary: In which Eames is obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, and Arthur completely misses the point.
Oh, and also there's an egg baby.
Really charming High School AU. I really adored both of their characterizations here. There is some child abuse in this one, but it's fairly minor and well handled.

Title: Lucky Series (2 Fics)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames
Rating: R
Word Count: 44,916 total
Content/Notes: kid!fic
Summary: Arthur finds a baby.
Super sweet series with Arthur and Eames finding an abandoned baby after a job-gone-wrong and taking her under their wing. Just a really adorable read.

Title: The One Where They're Stars on HGTV Series (5 Fics)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames, past Eames/OMC, background Mal/Cobb, Ariadne/OMC
Rating: R
Word Count: 297,126 total
Content/Notes: AU: Non-Dreamshare, AU: Reality Show, AU: Fusion, HGTV Fusion, mostly established relationship, bottom!arthur
Summary: Have you ever seen "Love It or List It"? In which Arthur is the real estate agent and Eames is the designer.
Okay, so, this series is straight up brilliant. Now, you may not think that nearly 300k or mostly established relationship Arthur/Eames HGTV AU is really necessary, but you would be completely wrong. I love me some home improvement shows, but I don't usually get that invested in the hosts, so I was a little skeptical of this one, but it was wonderfully executed. Arthur and Eames are perfectly characterized here, and Arthur as a real estate agent and Eames as a designer is just amazing. The chemistry and interaction between these two are beyond fabulous, and the whole thing is just SUCH a joy to read. Seriously, I had the biggest smile on my face throughout, and I was laughing out loud almost every other chapter (which is saying a lot). I know it's long, but if you're an Arthur/Eames fan it's totally worth it.


Title: Keep the Car Running Series (5 Fics)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68 | favicon earlgreytea68
Pairing(s): Arthur/Eames, Sherlock/John, John/Mary, implied Mycroft/Lestrade
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 226,879 total
Content/Notes: AU: Cross-Over, Sherlock cross-over, implied bottom!arthur
Summary: If Mycroft Holmes lived in a world where people could steal information from the subconsciouses of others, tell me he wouldn't be all over that when he had Moriarty in custody.
Super fascinating and well crafted verse that crosses over the Inception and Sherlock fandoms. The world blending is masterfully done, and it all feels very natural and believable. On top of that, we get a wonderfully interesting and creepy premise, and fabulous characterizations. Arthur and Eames are particularly spectacular here. The first fic focuses on Arthur/Eames with some John/Sherlock pre-slash action. The fourth fic focuses on Sherlock/John (with some established Arthur/Eames) and I really loved how the season three events were incorporated. I really recommend reading them in order, as there are definitely a lot of references back to the first fic. There's a super satisfying epilogue fic for Arthur/Eames, and I believe there is a Sherlock/John one coming as well, though the series reads beautifully as is.


Title: An Early Start
Author: favicon HiddenKitty
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin, Kíli/Tauriel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 44,436
Notes: AU: Thorin Lives, first time, bottom!bilbo, outdoors!sex, implied switching
Summary: Everyone knows they were doing it all along, right?.
Really sexy and enjoyable read that takes place after the end of the first movie and carries through the movies and beyond (with a much happier ending!) Loved the connection between Bilbo and Thorin here and there were some seriously hot scenes! Gets a bit exposition-y in some parts, but overall a fun read.


Title: Feel a Little Warmer
Author: favicon blacktofade
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,077
Content/Warnings: AU: Harry Lives, established relationship, recreational drug use, shotgunning, bottom!eggsy
Summary: Eggsy has never been much good at coping around Christmas time. Harry helps take his mind off it.
Super hot fic with shotgunning and riding and a really sweet relationship between Eggsy and Harry.

Title: the things we steal (it was only a kiss)
Author: favicon DivineProjectZero
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,738
Content/Warnings: AU: Crossover, Harry Potter crossover, professor!harry, auror!eggsy, identity porn
Summary: Eggsy whips around to find Harry Hart standing right behind him, holding a martini glass and just as gorgeous as Eggsy last saw him, three years and two months ago.
Thankfully, Eggsy is too busy staring in shock to actually say anything in response, because Harry then says, "Excuse my poor manners. Harry Hart. And you are?" And then extends his hand, which is how Eggsy remembers that he's not supposed to be Eggsy Unwin right now; he's actually undercover.
Awesome Harry Potter AU with Harry as Eggsy's old DADA professor and Eggsy running into him while undercover. Loved the feelings here and the whole thing was super sweet.


Title: Run Away With Me
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noeon
Pairing: Adam/Ronan
Rating: R
Word Count: 1,570
Summary: When Ronan finds Adam in Cabeswater, he doesn't know whether to worry that it's real or a dream. Which would be worse?
Really beautiful, lyrical fic of Adam and Ronan coming together in a not-quite-a-dream.


Title: bad habits (i do em all for you)
Author: favicon nymphe
Pairing(s): Derek/Stiles
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,851
Content/Warnings: sex toys, underage, first time, rimming
Summary: wherein: stiles is sexually frustrated, stiles gets a vibrator stuck in his ass, stiles calls derek to help him with it, there's some kink discovery, a few orgasms, and some feelings. yep, that's about it.
Because I will never get tired of the "I got a vibrator stuck up my ass and need to call my crush to help get it out" trope. Super fun and super hot.

Title: My Longing Drives Me Crazy For You
Author: favicon secondstar
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, mention of past Stiles/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,820
Warnings: alpha/beta/omega dynamics, omega!stiles, werewolf!stiles, heat cyvles, self-lubrication, bottom!stiles, rimming, felching, sex toys, secret snowflake 2015
Summary: It's been years since Stiles talked to Derek, but he didn't have anyone else to turn to.
Super cool fic that incorporates some of the a/b/o aspects into the canon world. Fun read and unbelievably hot!

Title: King of the Road
Author: [livejournal.com profile] stoney321 | favicon Stoney
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 30,446
Warnings: AU: Human, switching, bottom!stiles, mostly bottom!derek, rimming, first time, road trips, semi-public!sex, bathroom!sex
Summary: Derek sees the guy--all long lines, furtive glances, hungry--leaning against the diner out in the middle of nowhere. Yeah, Derek's hungry, too.
Wonderful human AU with drifter!Derek and hobo!Stiles. Great connection and banter between the two of them, and the whole thing is super hot. The ending was maybe a little rushed, but it was a fun and overall satisfying read.
 
 
gracerene
20 October 2015 @ 10:00 am
Several months ago I started thinking about my favorite fanfics. Obviously my rec lists are basically just lists of my favorite fics, but even among those, I have my favorites. The ones I read again and again, the ones I read when I need comfort, or want to feel some gut-punch feels, or want to roll around in the meant-to-be love. I decided that it was necessary to come up with a list of my most favorite of fics across all of the fandoms I read in. This was poor decision on my part. Six months later and I've finally finished, and narrowing things down was a bit more harrowing than anticipated. I ended up with almost as many fics on the honorable mentions list as I did on the Actual list, but some things can't be helped. I figured getting this up for Rectober was an admirable goal, and I'm happy I managed to get this done.

The more I've read in a fandom, the more difficult it was to narrow down, so I had an especially hard time with Harry Potter and Teen Wolf in particular. I tried to narrow it down by only letting myself chose one from a category (one creature!fic, one post-hogwarts era, etc). It was hard. Also, keep in mind that these are 100% personal opinion and totally subjective. I like what I like.

So, here they are, Grace's 25 most-favorite fics! AKA What I would bring to read on a desert island. :D

My Favorite Fanfic )

Honorable Mentions )
 
 
gracerene
30 August 2015 @ 10:00 am
As usual, I did a little bit of reading in several different fandoms this past month. I actually didn't do a ton of fanfic reading overall, as I was getting work done on some m/m romances. :D

Title: Exact Measurements Required
Author: favicon trilliath
Pairings: Steve/Tony
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 13,350
Summary: That time S.H.I.E.L.D. quartermasters accidentally put Steve's balls in a vise and it goes exactly as well as you'd expect it to. Tony promptly offers to help. Because he's helpful like that. Obviously.
Oh this is so great! Really lovely team dynamics, and the relationship and development between Steve and Tony is fabulous. I love the idea of Tony working on Steve's costume, and the constant adjustment were too funny! :)


Title: Hard-Knock
Author: [livejournal.com profile] yeaka | favicon yeaka
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,622
Notes: bottom!bilbo, public!sex, alpha/beta/omega dynamics
Summary: Bilbo rides the river in Thorin’s barrel, then rides other things.
Quick sexy little ficlet with a dash of omega!verse thrown in!


Title: Hold for the Applause
Author: favicon DivineProjectZero
Pairing: Colin/Taron, background Colin/Livia, mentions of Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,393
Content/Warnings: RPF, open relationships, first time, bottom!taron, rimming, fantasy, dirty talk
Summary: The thing is, once Taron sees it, he can’t stop seeing it. (or: the one where Hartwin is to blame for the Firtherton.)
Super awesome, sexy fic that sort of blurs the lines between Hartwin and Firtherton. Super clever, and just a really fabulous read!


Title: Thrill
Author: favicon vorador
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,293
Content/Warnings: dirty talk, semi public!sex
Summary: Eggsy chokes on a moan and shudders against him. "Harry…"
"Shh, darling," Harry whispers and kisses the spot he'd just bitten, brushes his lips against the shell of Eggsy's ear. "I need you to be very quiet now. Can you do that for me?"
Super hot little fic with Harry getting Eggsy off in the bushes during a party.

Title: Exsatio (part 2 of the Recuperandae Series)
Author: favicon DistractionReaction
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 54,317
Content/Warnings: AU: Harry Lives, rimming, mild bondage, bottom!eggsy, rough sex
Summary: Five times Harry tries to wine and dine Eggsy, and one time that things actually work out as planned.
Seriously amazing sequel to one of my favorite Kingsman fics. The characterizations are great, and I just adore their connection here. Loved all the coitus interruptus and the sexy build up of tension. When they finally manage to have sex, it's just about the hottest thing ever.


Title: The Coming of Spring
Author: favicon ingberry
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 9,746
Content/Warnings: bottom!merlin, outdoor!sex, glomp fest 2013
Summary: Kings, even new ones, were not supposed to long for their menservants. They shouldn't let their eyes linger on their wrists, the plump of their lips, or the shape of their thighs. Arthur knew this, but he still wanted. There was nothing about Merlin he didn't want.
Such a lovely gorgeous fic with pining!Arthur and a seriously beautiful relationship between Arthur and Merlin.


Title: my kingdom for your graces (part 6 of the Of Magic and Monsters Series)
Author: favicon venomedveins
Pairing: Agron/Nasir, background Crixus/Naevia, Mira/Spartacus, implied Auctus/Duro, Pietros/Barca, past Agron/Duro, mention of past Agron/OCs and Nasir/OMCs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 22,551
Content/Warnings: AU: Fairy Tale & Fantasy, creature!fic, magic!nasir, werewolf!agron, arranged marriage, rough sex, bottom!nasir, MPREG, mention of past sibling incest
Summary: Plans begin to be revealed as Gerulf moves towards his goal. Both Agron and Nasir suffer in their own way.
Fabulous update to this captivating series! Agron and Nasir are finally reunited (in the sexiest of ways) and all of the plots surrounding them continue to thicken! Highly recommend this series, though you definitely should start from the beginning!


Title: All Stirred Up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 & favicon jsea
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Kira/Scott, Lydia/Jordan, implied Boyd/Erica
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 49,430
Warnings: AU: Werewolves Exist, laura lives, cop!derek, barista!stiles, bottom!stiles, magic!stiles, rough sex
Summary: Derek's first duty as a new deputy is the early morning coffee run to The Leaky Carafe, and it's not long before he discovers that the quirky barista has a knack for making the perfect drink. Every time. Even before you order. But is it intuition, luck or magic that has all Stiles' customers leaving happy?
Oh this was just such a fun AU. I really love how the authors interpreted the tropes and themes and canon elements here, but gave them a fresh twist. Fabulous connection between Stiles and Derek and just generally a super enjoyable read.
 
 
gracerene
28 June 2015 @ 10:00 am
I read a little bit in a lot of fandoms in June! :D

Title: Watch Over Me
Author: favicon keelywolfe
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,928
Content/Warnings: established relationship, outdoor!sex
Summary: Keeping watch at night whilst on the road is quite an important task. Though perhaps it should have been specified precisely what should be watched.
Oh this is just too hot and sweet. Love the little glimpse of their relationship here on the road to Erebor.


Title: Don't Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Author: favicon blacktofade
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,957
Content/Warnings: daddy!kink, praise!kink, light D/s, semi-public!sex, implied bottom!eggsy
Summary: It doesn’t slip out on purpose. He’s three sheets to the wind, celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday after returning from a recon mission in Sri Lanka, which means he’s jet lagged, too, and anything he says should be taken with a grain of salt. His mum’s on the other side of the room talking to Roxy for God’s sake. If he’d meant to say it, he would have waited for a more appropriate moment.
Though, he’s not sure there will ever be an appropriate moment for accidentally calling Harry daddy.
Super sexy daddy!kink fic.

Title: Vanilla
Author: favicon coffeeinallcaps
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,283
Content/Warnings: AU: Harry Lives, established relationship, switching, bottom!eggsy, bottom!harry, dirty talk, massage!fic, sex toys, semi-public!sex
Summary: Eggsy laughs breathlessly. He looks up at Harry--eyes bright, lips wet and puffy--and says, "Can't believe you been denying me this for so long."
Harry touches his thumb to Eggsy's cheekbone, watches Eggsy lean into the touch a little, and thinks, me neither.
In which Harry and Eggsy keep trying (and failing) to have vanilla sex.
God this fic! So freaking hot and sweet. Loved it.

Title: Breathless (A Tale of Eggsy Unwin)
Author: favicon xxjinchuurikixx
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 101,936
Content/Warnings: AU: Harry Lives, first time, dirty talk, bottom!eggsy, light spanking, rough sex, barebacking, rimming
Summary: In which Harry Hart returns to confuse the shit out of Eggsy, and make his life a bit of rough.
Really wonderful Harry Lives AU that deals with the aftermath of the movie and Harry living through his ordeal. There's lots of delicious angsty pining as Harry refuses to give into his feelings for Eggsy and Eggsy is so gone on Harry he just doesn't know what to do. But the payout is so worth it, and the sex is crazy hot! :)


Title: These Inconvenient Fireworks and timestamp probably gonna sin again (must join community for access)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mdasch & [livejournal.com profile] everydayslike
Pairing(s): Harry/Louis, Zayn/Liam, mention of past Louis/OMCs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~190,000
Content/Warnings: AU: Modern, teacher!louis, teacher!zayn, teacher!niall, fireman!liam, photographer!harry, switching, bottom!harry, bottom!louis, bottom!zayn, first time, rimming, office!sex, semi-public!sex, some light cross-dressing, panty!kink, implied bottom!liam
Summary: Future AU in which nobody tries out for X Factor but the boys end up finding one other eventually anyway. Louis is a jaded bastard who owns a cat named Duchess and teaches drama to teenagers, Harry is an idealistic aspiring photographer/part-time footy coach, Zayn teaches English lit and wears leather jackets, Liam saves people from burning buildings, and Niall is Niall.
So I'm not really a big 1D fan, nor am I all that enthusiastic about bandom fics, just because I find it harder to care about RL people in a shipping sense. But [livejournal.com profile] anemonen recced this, and it was an AU, so I figured I'd give it a go. I really enjoyed it! It's told primarily from Louis's POV with Zayn's POV tossed in for good measure. I really liked the characterizations and the friendships between all the boys, and how their relationships grew and evolved. I really liked that the two main relationships here were really very different, and if never felt repetitive or boring. The fic is mostly Louis/Harry as far as explicit interaction goes, though Zayn/Liam does get some screen time. I will say that the "misunderstanding because of a lack of communication" trope was almost overdone for me, but I think it was resolved just in the nick of time. Overall, I seriously hot, enjoyable read. [Also highly recommend the timestamp from Liam's POV, adorable and super sexy.]


Title: who's gonna ride your wild horses
Author: favicon darkrosaleen
Pairing: Gansey/Ronan, Declan/Ronan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 14,587
Content/Warnings: sibling incest, light D/s, bottom!ronan, praise!kink
Summary: It didn’t seem fair that Declan was the one Ronan needed and Gansey was the one Ronan had.
Really gorgeous fic that does such a beautiful job with Ronan and showing where his head might be at with Declan and Gansey. Loved it.


Title: Let It Snow
Author: [livejournal.com profile] debchan | favicon debit
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 2,571
Content/Warnings: car!sex, implied bottom!clark
Summary: Not a holiday story. Just two guys trapped in a car in the snow. Cliche fic all the way.
Great "cuddling for warmth" fic. :D

Title: The Sound of Icicles Falling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thamiris
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,739
Content/Warnings: holiday!fic
Summary: Clark introduces Lex to a Smallville Christmas tradition. Virgin sacrifice never looked so good.
Lovely sexy fic with a fun and almost magical quality. Loved it.

Title: Five Very Good Reasons Not to Date Luthors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] seperis | favicon seperis
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,835
Content/Notes: established relationship
Summary: There are solid reasons.
Funny and sexy and sweet!

Title: Freud
Author: favicon Teland
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,993
Content/Notes: underage
Summary: Clark is figuring some things out.
Lovely, sexy little fic with Clark trying to learn how to fly, and sort of outing his powers to Lex in the process.

Title: Sparks
Author: [livejournal.com profile] seperis & [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex, mention of past Lex/OFC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7,574
Content/Notes: drunk!sex
Summary: Clark has bunk beds and he still has no idea what to make of that.
Fun fic with Lex taking Clark to a strip club. Clark definitely like the girls there, but he likes Lex more. :D


Title: let me take your heart, love you in the dark (part 4 in the Of Magic and Monsters Series)
Author: favicon venomedveins
Pairing: Agron/Nasir, background Pietros/OMC, Auctus/Duro, Crixus/Naevia, Mira/Spartacus, implied Pietros/Barca, past Agron/Duro
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 23,500
Content/Warnings: AU: Fairy Tale & Fantasy, creature!fic, magic!nasir, werewolf!agron, arranged marriage, rough sex, bottom!nasir, MPREG, mention of past sibling incest
Summary: Nasir is given to Agron through an arranged marriage as payment for safe passage through Agron's kingdom. Cultures and magical powers clash as the two try to adjust to their life and Agron's father pressure to create a new heir.
Enjoying the hell out of this series, and this was a wonderful update! Loved seeing Agron and Nasir's relationship grow and develop, and it was nice seeing the snapshots of the other characters as they prepare to go to war.
 
 
gracerene
01 June 2015 @ 10:00 am
I know most of ya'll are my HP frens and aren't into The Hobbit/LotR fanfic, BUT, I need to keep spreading the love for this fanfic because it is still one of the most amazing things I have ever read.

I've posted about Sansûkh before, the 375k+ teen-rated WIP Thilbo/Gigolas fanfic that I adore to pieces. It's seriously awesome, and the author is lovely over on tumblr, and she updates pretty much at least once a month with a fairly lengthy chapter, so the WIPness doesn't even bother me. [you can read my earlier post, where I flail in greater detail, here]

This post, though, is just to pimp the fact that there is a massive podfic collaboration effort going on right now, and it's awesome. The first chapter is now up, and the quality is pretty freaking great. So for those of you who might be more interested in listening, than in reading, that is now an option! I think they're also still accepting auditions for some of the later roles, if any of you podficcers on my list might want to get involved. :D
 
 
 
gracerene
22 February 2015 @ 10:00 am
Here are a few of the fics from various fandoms I read and enjoyed throughout February. Not too many, as I was mostly reading Merlin fic, TBH.

The Avengers: Steve/Tony )

The Hobbit: Bilbo/Thorin )

Star Trek: Kirk/Spock )
 
 
gracerene
25 January 2015 @ 10:00 am
Not as much reading this month in different fandoms. A lot more writing (and sliding down the blackhole that is Merlin)...

The Hobbit: Bilbo/Thorin )

LoTR: Gimli/Legolas )

Starfighter: Abel/Cain )
 
 
gracerene
16 January 2015 @ 08:00 am
Day 1: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Posting day 1 at the end because I hadn't had three works not-anon at the beginning of the month. I barely have three fanworks now. I, in fact have...six posted works at the moment. But I wanted to do the full challenge, so here are three of my favorite posted fics.

Personal Fic Recs )
 
 
gracerene
08 January 2015 @ 10:00 am
I wrote something in a non-Harry Potter fandom! I had so many feels after the last Hobbit movie that I had to write some therapeutic fic. I know most of you on my f-list are not about the Bagginshield, so feel free to just pass on by! :D

Title: Where Gardens Grow
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gracerene
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~4,400
Content/Warnings: movie canon, AU: Thorin Lives (and so does everybody else), post BoFA (mild spoilers), blowjobs, fingering, anal sex, bottom!Bilbo, a bit of dirty talk
Summary: Thorin and Bilbo have some unfinished business.

Notes: Follows the movie canon pretty exactly EXCEPT for the major caveat that Thorin, Fíli, and Kíli all live. In this fic, when Azog and Thorin are battling on the ice, Azog's blade just cuts Thorin's side as it glances onto the ice, instead of fatally stabbing him.

This victory feast is taking place awhile after the battle, giving time for people to recover, bury the dead, and get the mountain habitable. So that, combined with my personal headcanon that dwarves heal much faster than humans explains away the lack of tons of battle wounds (also, fic).


If you hover over the underlined words in Khuzdul, the English translation will pop up in a little white box.

All the thanks to [livejournal.com profile] capitu for looking this over for me (even though it's not HP!) and to [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210 for being an awesome beta. I've played around with it a bit since they saw it, so all remaining mistakes are my own.

Read on AO3

Read on Livejournal )
 
 
 
gracerene
30 December 2014 @ 11:00 am
So I am going to do something I never do, which is to rec a 300k, Teen Rated, WIP. I know. But it is the most beautifully written thing I've read in a long, long while.

It's in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fandoms and it blends those two storylines so perfectly I swear to god it reads like actual canon. It's Bilbo/Thorin and Gimli/Legolas pairings, but like I said, it's a PG-13 rating, and it's not at all explicit, so if you are at all interested in Middle Earth, I would recommend reading it even if you aren't a fan of the pairings (TBH I've never been sold on Legolas/Gimli, but I sort of am now).

It was written for this prompt at the hobbit meme: So why was Gimli the dwarf chosen to attend the Council of Elrond? Well, I'd like to think it was because someone pushed him to do so and things went from there. But who? Why, the dead members of Thorin Oakenshield's Company, of course!
Their ghosts/spirits/visions/phantoms have been attached to Gimli since they got word that Frodo, the cute little nephew/cousin of their own Bilbo, was going to end up on the quest to destroy the Ring. So as a favor to their still living Hobbit burglar, they vow to protect Frodo anyway they can, which ends up being through Gimli. Unfortunately though no fault of Gimli's own, he's not with the young hobbit as much as his Elders would like, which in turn makes them very irritable and annoying for as long as hobbit and dwarf are separated. So yeah. Overprotective!Oakenshield Company haunting Gimli to ensure Frodo's safety.


That's the general gist, but it's so much more than that. The characterizations are fucking fantastic and the dwarves are especially wonderful. The fic starts right after the BoFA and right now is up to when Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn start down the Path of the Dead. I honestly cannot do this fic justice trying to explain how much I adore it. We get to see both the quest/fellowship of the ring and what was happening in Erebor during LoTR, we get to meet so many dwarves(I'm especially happy about all the kick-ass female dwarves!), we get to see Legolas and Gimli and their antagonism and how it evolves into friendship and then more and it's so achingly beautiful and believable. We see Thorin struggling with his guilt over the gold-sickness, his heart-ache at realizing Bilbo was his One far too late, his resolve to protect Gimli and Frodo at all costs. There is a large cast here and every single man, dwarf, hobbit, and elf jumps right off the screen. The research that went into this is just staggering. It's honest to god perfection.

I know most of you on here are not really in the LOTR/Hobbit fandoms, and reading WIPs is risky business anyways, but I just NEED somebody else to read this, because it has consumed my life these past three days. To the point where I am just talking about it with my RL friends trying to tempt them into reading it.

Title: Sansûkh
Author: favicon determamfidd
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin, Gimli/Legolas, Aragorn/Arwen, multiple other pairings
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~303,000
Content/Warnings: major character death (canon)
Summary: The battle was over, and Thorin Oakenshield awoke, naked and shivering, in the Halls of his Ancestors. The novelty of being dead fades quickly, and watching over his companions soon fills him with grief and guilt. Oddly, a faint flicker of hope arises in the form of his youngest kinsman, a Dwarf of Durin's line with bright red hair.
(Follows the story of the War of the Ring).
(Bagginshield, Gimli/Legolas) In which recovery takes time, the dead members of the Company take to watching Gimli as though he’s a soap opera, the living struggle with being left behind, Legolas is confused, Khuzdul is abused, and Thorin is four feet and ten inches of guilt and anger.
 
 
gracerene
26 November 2014 @ 10:00 am
With the holiday season starting up this week (at least in the USA) I figured I would round up a few themed recs! These are some of the fics I've read and loved in multiple different fandoms that have something to do with the holidays, from Thanksgiving to the New Year. :D

Criminal Minds: Hotchner/Reid )

HP: Harry/Draco )

HP: Other Pairings )

The Hobbit: Bilbo/Thorin )

Sherlock (BBC): Sherlock/John )

Star Trek: Kirk/Spock )

Teen Wolf: Stiles/Derek )
 
 
 
gracerene
23 October 2014 @ 10:00 am
With Halloween just around the corner I figured I would round up a few themed recs! These are some of the fics I've read and loved in multiple different fandoms that have something to do with Halloween.

The list isn't crazy long, so if any of ya'll hace recs for me, I'd be happy to have them! :)

eta: also, for all my HP friends (which is basically all of you), [livejournal.com profile] samhain_smut is posting fabulous fall-themed rare pair fics, [livejournal.com profile] hd_fluff is hosting their annual fluffy Halloween fest, and [livejournal.com profile] hp_halloween will be posting all of their wonderful drabbles soon! :D

HP: Draco/Harry )

The Hobbit: Bilbo/Thorin )

Star Trek: Kirk/Spock )

Teen Wolf: Derek/Stiles )
 
 
gracerene
11 October 2014 @ 10:00 am
I play around in a lot of different fandoms and I try to check in every month or so and see if anything new has been written or if there are any must-read fics I missed the first time around. I didn't read too much in these fandoms in the past month or so, but what I read, I liked! :D

The John Blake/Bane pairing from The Dark Knight Rises is actually a completely new fandom for me. One of my favorite Sterek authors, Circe6, mentioned that she had written a Blake/Bane fic, and I adored Joseph & Tom together in Inception (as evidenced by my love of Arthur/Eames) and I liked the movie, so I thought I would give it a go. Definitely an interesting pairing with a lot of darker fics. Not a ton written for them (not surprising since they never actually had any screen time together....), but there were a few fics that I really enjoyed.

ASoIaF: Brienne/Jamie )

The Dark Knight Rises: Bane/John Blake )

The Hobbit: Bilbo/Thorin )

Inception RPF: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Tom Hardy )