October 9th, 2009

Angel
  • eshtah

Consort by Artaxastra (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Teyla Emmagen/John Sheppard, some Teyla Emmagen/Todd the Wraith
Fic Title: Consort
Author: Artaxastra
Link: http://artaxastra.livejournal.com/333485.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for "intense sexuality, voyeurism, power issues, disturbing themes." Also spoilers for SGA episode 5.08 "The Queen."
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No, but part of a larger story arc. The story stands quite well on its own.

Why This Must Be Read: Consort is one of those stories that stays in your head after you read it, percolating in the back of your brain. Artaxastra is a gifted writer and gives the reader detailed and well-planned exposition on Wraith culture - something not seen in much fanficton - and how complicated relationships become when you blur the boundary between wraith and human. The story is intoxicating and pushes the limits of mind-play in attraction and love. Definitely a great story to check out!

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tea time

Rapture by Laryna6 (T)

Fandom Category: Devil May Cry
Pairing: Eva/Sparda
Fic Title: Rapture
Author: Laryna6
Link: www.fanfiction.net/s/2663140/1/
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Adventure/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:
Very little is known about both Eva and Sparda in canon. This fic takes the few facts available and turns them into fully-realised characters with a realistic relationship. It's the little touches like mentioning the real life Sparda bank that is the icing on the cake though.
Placid Lake
  • ayiana

Inventions of the Human Body by Fated_Addiction

Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan/Seeley Booth
Fic Title: Inventions of the Human Body
Author: Fated_Addiction
Link: http://fated-addiction.livejournal.com/554204.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No (Oneshot)

Why This Must Be Read:fated_addiction is a master at creating mood through nuanced detail, and this fic is a lovely example of that talent. It's first-time fic at its best, rife with the kind of intensity that draws the reader entirely into the moment and holds them enthralled to the very end.