February 28th, 2011

Nine Love

Never Quite Normal by Jessa L-Rynn (M)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who (9)
Pairing: Rose Tyler/ Nine
Fic Title: Never Quite Normal
Author: Jessa L’Rynn on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4199311/1/Never_Quite_Normal
Rating/Warning(s): M, mild violence, language, sexual situations
Genre: Romance, drama, angst, mystery, EPIC
WIP?: No, but I believe there may be a sequel at some point.
Special rec: 22/31
Author’s Summary: He can't abide his face in the mirror or the memory of what he has done. The silence has made him insane and the insanity has made him dangerous. At the end of the Time War, the Doctor takes drastic steps, with the help of friends old and new. Nine AU

Why This Must Be Read: This is a ‘fobwatched’ Nine who meets Rose Tyler. It’s very AU and yet not. If you liked Nine, you will love the ‘human’ version of him. He’s bitter and angry and slowly falling apart. Enter Rose. This is the Rose I loved with Nine in the series: strong, capable, caring and intuitive. A truly fun, compelling story. Not to mention quite steamy!
Tony/Pepper Plans

Beneath the Surface by rhienelleth (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Iron Man
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Beneath the Surface
Author: rhienelleth
Link: http://rhienelleth.livejournal.com/434006.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, mild language
Genre: Romance, drama
WIP?: No, one-shot
Special rec: 23/31

Why This Must Be Read: I love Pepper’s ‘secret’ and I love how Tony proceeds after he figures it out. This story is sensual, with lovely, lovely prose and oh dear lord the UST is spot on.
Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

Pomegranate by Rach3 (M)

Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Sark, Syndey/OC (sort of)
Fic Title: Pomegranate
Author: Rach3 on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1211556/1/Pomegranate
Rating/Warning(s): M, mild violence, innuendo, sexual situations
Genre: Drama, romance, UST
WIP?: No, one-shot
Special rec: 24/31
Author’s Summary: A symbol of death and paradise – a man whose motives are tightly guarded – and a woman who allows both to play with her mind.

Why This Must Be Read: This story is THE definition of UST. The imagery is gorgeous along with the dialogue. Sark is wonderfully laconic and Sydney is fantastic. You feel every single moment of this story.
Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

The Darkest Gate by Lauhau (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah Williams/Jareth
Fic Title: The Darkest Gate
Author: Lauhau on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1022439/1/The_Darkest_Gate
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence, language, non-explicit attempted rape, sexual situations
Genre: Romance, drama, action/adventure, mystery, supernatural
WIP?: No, chaptered.
Special rec: 25/31
Author’s Summary: A complete reworking of the Labyrinth story. Occasional shoutout to the movie, but otherwise quite different.

Why This Must Be Read: This is an excellent re-telling of Labyrinth. Sarah is portrayed as older yet still has the same amount of spirit and cleverness. Jareth is a still a gorgeous jerk. Did I mention there’s a quest and adventures and lots of snarking back and forth? Because there is!
Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

The Martinelli Affair by linda-seton (PG)

Fandom Category: Smallville
Pairing: Chloe Sullivan/Lex Luthor (ish)
Fic Title: The Martinelli Affair
Author: linda-seton on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/893288/1/The_Martinelli_Affair
Rating/Warning(s): PG, mentions of past drug use
Genre: Gen, drama, mild angst, UST
WIP?: No, one-shot
Special rec: 26/31
Author’s Summary: Chloe and Lex and the challenge that is head trauma in Smallville. Almost gen, but with that lovely tension that I thought might actually go somewhere with these two on the show. Early Smallville.

Why This Must Be Read: I love early season Smallville and I truly believed that the chemistry between Chloe and Lex would actually lead to something someday. This fic is a great example of said ‘something’. It takes that ‘verbal judo’ of theirs and shows both their vulnerabilities and potential friendship. It simply sizzles with intelligent UST.
Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

Being Right is Overrated by Kimlockt (M)

Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano, brief Rory Gilmore/Dean Forrester
Fic Title: Being Right is Overrated
Author: Kimlockt on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1240056/1/Being_Right_is_Overrated
Rating/Warning(s): M, sexual situations, language, mild violence
Genre: Romance, drama, angst, humor
WIP?: Yes, sadly, but it stops in an okay place.
Special rec: 27/31
Author’s Summary: 'Beautiful. She called him beautiful.' - The after effects as Jess feels it.

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes what I first adored about the Gilmore Girls and runs with it: the complete and utter love of BOOKS and READING. It’s early in the series and I would have loved to see things play out on the show like they do here. Rory is young and open and Jess is bitter and vulnerable and they make these incredible connections while discussing books. It makes me feel like I’m a teenager again discovering ~feelings~. All of the other Stars Hollow characters, including Lorelai and Luke, are spot on with some great moments with Lane.
100 | on raven's wings
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Dark Places in the Soul Series by Kiera Marcos (PG - NC-17)

Fandom Category: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex are the main pairing for the overall series, but as the series continues we get other pairings introduced including the main secondary pairing: Laura Cadman/John Sheppard. Collapse )
Fic Title: Dark Places in the Soul Series
Author: Kiera Marcos
Link: http://keiramarcos.com/fan-fiction-index/stargate-atlantis-fan-fiction/dark-places-in-the-soul-series/ -- master list of fics
Rating/Warning(s): PG - NC-17
Genre: fork in the road, AU, series, violence, sexual situations, alien bonding rituals, action,
WIP?: series is incomplete but all the individual stories in it are complete

Why This Must Be Read: The series begins very much focused on the Ronon/Keller relationship, what it means to them, personally, professionally, and the first three fics of the series almost exclusively focus on this. As the series goes on, and it spans s4-5, it shows you it's also very much about Atlantis constant struggle against Michael, who is the main antagonist of the series. An interesting and frankly different take to most of the fic I've seen out the for Ronon/Keller this series becomes interesting as you delve deeper in Michael's plans and character's past. Full disclosure: some (purely personal) characterisation points aside this fic does a wonderful job with it's characters, their relationships with each other (romantic and otherwise), and plot.

Also, I'm including this one expert bc before I finished the last fic in the series I was all prepared to write Sam Carter/He Who Shall Not Be Named as a pairing, but then they just had to call him by name. Either way, even if you don't read the fic, this most cannot be missed. Collapse )