April 24th, 2011

Kisses on a friday by TheSouthernScribe, M

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Mason Lockwood
Fic Title: Kisses on a friday
Author: TheSouthernScribe
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6361172/1/Kisses_on_Friday
 Genre: romance, drama
Why This Must Be Read: A lonely witch and a lonely werewolf accidentally develop a strange friendship that develops in a squisitely forbidden but surprisingly pure romance, two primal forces coming together inboth  lust and tenderness... what there's to not love? This story mix the perfect combination of sweet and dirty.

The Vampire Diaries Rec Challenge

Fandom Category:The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Katherine/Klaus
Fic Title: Nothing I do better than Revenge
Author: lit_chick08
Link:Nothing I do better than Revenge
WIP?: Finished

Why This Must Be Read:
This ficlet caught me off guard. I prompted I’ll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry and had no clue what to expect. The author thought of Katherine right away. She filled in some blanks, added some things and voila! Katherine loved Klaus, Klaus loved himself, Trevor loved Katherine. The last two lines of this ficlet are a look into what Katherine does in the world. Destruction.

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Illyria by TARDIS_stowaway (All Ages)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose/Alt!Nine
Fic Title: Illyria
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Link: http://www.whofic.com/series.php?seriesid=844
Rating/Warning(s): All Ages
Genre: Action, Adventure, a little bit of Romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Illyria is a series of four stories that take place in Rose's AU universe, where she meets an alternate version of the Ninth Doctor three years after Doomsday. Everybody here is perfectly in character, with Rose being a little older and wiser but still very much herself, and an alternate Ninth Doctor who has been on his own for a long time, and is even more distrustful of companions and still suffering from the Time War. The stories here read like actual episodes (especially the second story in the series, "Danger Shall Seem Sport", which is just about perfect) with lots of fun and adventure, carefully thought out alien worlds, little character moments, and a light touch of romance. It reminded me of everything I love about Nine and Rose's relationship, and really captures their interactions from the first season with added layers and a deft touch that never gets too heavy.

All the stories in this series are complete, although the series leaves room for further adventures in the universe she created, which I can only hope the author writes one day. Highly, highly recommended for all fans of the Ninth Doctor.
all the leaves are brown and the sky is

Doomed to Repeat by Djinn (R)

Fandom Category: Star Trek TOS
Pairing: Christine Chapel/James Kirk, Christine Chapel/Spock
Fic Title: "Doomed to Repeat"
Author: djinn_fic
Link: Part One of Seven, click on "Next Entry" to get to Part Two and so on.
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst and Romance, novel length at 44,000 words.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of the most complex, layered characterizations of Christine Chapel I've encountered in this fandom. She's smart and smart-mouthed, ambitious and a loyal follower, has a daddy-complex, likes to sleep with her bosses and falls in love too quickly. She likes sex, too. I found djinn_fic's versions of the other characters just as compelling as her Chapel.

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The story slots neatly into canon seasons one through three, following a slightly alternative episode order. I couldn't put this down once I started it.
lots | fierce ladies

Untitled Ava/Boyd Ficlet By elizchris

Fandom Category: Justified
Pairing: Ava Crowder/Boyd Crowder
Fic Title: Untitled
Author: elizchris
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 15 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: This ficlet has an amazing Boyd Crowder voice and really shows how his desire to change and his old habits and his affection for Ava all tie up together. Also, I love how the ending makes it clear that while he appears to be in an either/or situation, he's working an angle to allow the possibly of that either/or to become 'both.' Boyd, I'd expect nothing less from you.