February 2nd, 2011

Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

Cracked Stars Shining series by azephirin

Fandom Category: Harry Potter/Supernatural/Buffy: The Vampire Slayer/Veronica Mars (whew)
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Dean Winchester, Ginevra Weasley/Sam Winchester, Faith Lehane/Xander Harris
Fic Title: Cracked Stars Shining series
Author: Azipherin, Author at Ao3
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/21206?view_full_work=true
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, explicit sex, violence, language, mentions of rape
Genre: Romance, drama, angst, action/adventure, supernatural, mystery
WIP?: Yes, but don’t let that stop you! It’s already reached epic proportions.
Special rec: 2/31
Author’s Summary: For some, the war is over; others are still living battle to battle. New York is a good place to lie low for a while, but no one can hide forever.

Why This Must Be Read: What’s better than a fic that has Hermione Granger paired up with Dean Winchester? A fic that has Hermione Granger paired up with Dean Winchester while living in New York where she works at a supernatural bar run and owned by Xander Harris. Any description I give here isn’t going to do this story justice. It is everything I ever wanted out of Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. The characters are intelligent, strong, sensual and the story draws on all the various myths of each fandom. Not to mention New York itself being a bit of its own character. Oh, and did I mention the incredibly well-written sex? Settle in a for a long, fullfilling, sexy read. Don’t forget to check out the Ginny/Sam stories as well! It’s become my personal canon.

What You See Is What You Get (If You're Looking Hard Enough) by Sixthlight

 Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane with a side of Grace Van Pelt/Wayne Rigsby
Fic Title: What You See Is What You Get (If You're Looking Hard Enough)
Author: Sixthlight
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/141836
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: Fantasy, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: You simply won't find another Mentalist fic like this. It takes place in a world where supernatural creatures are publicly accepted part of the community- Van Pelt is a witch, Lisbon is an Empath, Grisby is a werewolf and Cho is not all that human himself. Yet, they all work side to side without daring to share their secrets with each other. At least until Patrick Jane joins the team under the pretense of being a telepath (pretense being the key word here) and manages to out everyone's secrets before his is discovered. 
You will think those are unlikely circumstances for a Mentalist fic- it's certainly what I thought when someone recced this to me. 
Yet, those unlikely circumstances work incredibly well with the story: everybody miracoulously stay in character, and even the team dynamics and investigations remain unaltered. It's a work of brilliance.