April 6th, 2011

Ghosts by Carla, G

Fandom Category: Dirty Sexy Money
Pairing: Karen Darling/Nick George
Fic Title: Ghosts
Author: Carla
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4939703/1/Ghosts
Rating/Warning(s): g
Genre: Romance, aganst
WIP?: n
Why This Must Be Read: if you loved the show for all his moral ambiguity, twisted family dinamics and suspence, then the series finale left you missing a certain sense of closure. This is the fic that will fix that for you. It takes place 4 years after last episode of the series and it has Nick finally confronting the responsible party for whole the Simon Elder mess, looking back on his past to embrace his future. You get to resolve the big mistery and know how the family coped with the aftermath of all.
And you enjoyed the reading, Tripp' s epilogue to the series is just as good:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5005078/1/The_Legacy . It's from the same author and it has Trip owning up to who he is and what he is leaving behind after everything is said and done. Beautiful.

The Doctor & River Song | "The Space Race" | rated R

Fandom Category: Doctor Who (Series 5)
Pairing: Eleven/River
Fic Title: The Space Race
Author: nostalgia
Link: @ Dreamwidth
Rating/Warning(s): R/Sex, sexism, the 1950s
Genre: Romance/Humor
WIP?: Complete.
Summary: Stuck on Earth with River Song, the Doctor has to cope with domesticity and marriage. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic little one-shot between Eleven and River, where they are stranded in the 1950s after the TARDIS is hijacked, and they have to make do: as husband and wife. It's light-hearted and fun between them, and it doesn't have the usual intricate, timey-whimey themes as most stories have with this couple. The author picks up on their wonderful chemistry, and their characterizations are brilliant. It's also amusing to see River put herself out there and subtly seduce the Doctor while he's trying to get the TARDIS back. Very fun little story!
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Northern Territories by jjblazer (NC-17)

Fandom Category: X-Men
Pairing: Wolverine/Rouge
Fic Title: Northern Territories
Author: jjblazer
Link: www.wolverineandrogue.com
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for sex, violence and mental torture.
Genre: AU
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's awesome.

I'm struggling to try to put into words the amazingness of this story. JJ has crafted a fully formed AU world, including a cast of supporting characters, that will take your breath away and leave you speechless.

This is not the Logan and Marie that we know from the movies, but it's a version of them that is believable and so very real.

"The Rookie" by jncar (PG)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Nymphadora Tonks / Remus Lupin
Fic Title: The Rookie
Author: jncar 
Link: http://jncar.livejournal.com/13093.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG, mentions of sex but nothing shown
WIP?: No, although there are a couple sequels.

Why This Must Be Read: The romance between Tonks and Lupin was wonderfully unexpected, and pleasantly out-of-the-box in canon that often went conventional with its pairings.  It also seemed to have come out of nowhere, which was a shame for two such interesting figures.  jncar fills in the blanks, and you'll wish JKR was this thorough, really.