January 3rd, 2012

Miror Quaenam Sis Tam Bella by MeraNaamJoker (Mature)

Fandom Category: Twilight
Pairing: Bella Swan/Paul LaHote
Fic Title: Miror Quaenam Sis Tam Bella
Author: MeraNaamJoker
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6391523/1/Miror_Quaenam_Sis_Tam_Bella
Rating/Warning(s): M - Bad language and lots of sex.
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: All I know about Twilight I learned from fanfic. It's true -- I've never read the books or seen any of the movies except the first one, and yet I can't stop myself from stalking parts of Twilight's fandom because of the completely ridiculous number of talented writers and rockin' stories it has spawned. This story is a perfect example -- I started it early and it kept me up late, and when I was done I turned about and re-read it. Simply put, this story is so hot it will burn a hole in your brain. It's a straightforward idea (and one that shows up frequently in WolfPack fics) -- Paul (the pack jerk, whose last name is a changeable as his character -- I think it's Miller in the story, but I've used LaHote because I think it's canon) imprints on Bella, and the two of them spend many gorgeous chapters trying to stay apart and failing completely. It's awesome. And hot. And sweet. And hot. Just read it, okay?
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Challenge 80 - Two Recs

Fandom Category: The Cutting Edge
Pairing: Kate Mosley/Doug Dorsey
Fic Title: How We Spin (and spin)
Author: tree
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/301274
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Coda
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is the "What happened after?" fic that you've been longing to read. All Kate and Doug trying to transition from partners to more and being snarky and awkward and sweet.

Fandom Category: Clueless
Pairing: Cher Horowitz/Josh
Fic Title: Unreasonable Degrees of Happiness
Author: catie56 (catharsis)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/298035
Rating/Warning(s): PG (Should I warn for huge amounts of sweetness?)
Genre: Future fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The author manages to move the characters through ten years of growth, but still sound so them.
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Yours to Command, by Lialathuveril (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Lothiriel/Eomer
Fic Title: Yours to Command
Author: Lialathuveril
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3172615/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Possibly one of my favorite LOTR stories ever. The canon information about Lothiriel and Eomer and their circumstances is left curiously sparse, leaving writers to interpret the tale in their own manner, and this one is probably my favorite for the pairing. Eomer knows he must marry, and believes it best to find a lady from Gondor, to further the bonds between the two countries. However, in seeking a Gondorian bride, he finds himself faced with Lothiriel, a princess of Dol Amroth who also happens to be blind. The author writes a delightful story of two people falling in love and working to overcome a handicap that, in societies like Gondor's and Rohan's, would ordinarily be an impossible hurdle to get past. Lothiriel is written delightfully, and will make you smile and laugh, and Eomer's sense of humor is also wonderful. An amazing story.

Special Rec: 3/31
GoT - Sansa - Queen

A Girl in Black by mrstater

Fandom Category: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Mary Crawley/Richard Carlisle
Fic Title: A Girl in Black
Author: mrstater
Link: http://mrstater.livejournal.com/505019.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance/AU
WIP?: Yes (Although the first installment can be read as a one-shot)

Why This Must Be Read: Not that many people write (or read) this ship. And it's not one of my favs in this fandom, but mrstater writes them so lovely and in character :) It takes place right after the events in the first episode of season 1 and describes the first meeting between Richard and Mary. It's an AU that asks 'what if Mary met Richard before she met Matthew?'

Sir Richard chuckles, low and rumbling, and when her eyes meet the blue ones again the twinkle tells her he knows that she knows who he is, but that he'll play along with her little game. As that sort of person must, Mary reminds herself.

Although when he speaks, she isn't entirely sure it is her game, after all.