February 4th, 2014

The Close In series, Veronica Mars , M

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls, Meg Manning/Duncan Kane
Fic Title: La Doleur Exquise
Author: absolutelyiris
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/737258/chapters/1371549
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit sexual content, explicit Language, violence
Genre: Drama, Romance, Aganst

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place after "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner." and goes AU from there on. My very favorite thing about it is that really, really pulls no punches -at all- on the raw and mutually destructive side of the relationship between Veronica and Logan in primis, but also does the same for the relationship Veronica has withveryolsen her life, included herself. The title in fact describes her vision of loving Logn as a painful quest she constantly tries to evade, costantly failing. The two characters ' long, bumpy road to face themselves and each other to build finally something healthy is, chapter by chapter, a journey that becomes real as punch in the gut.And the thriller portons of the story are engaging and well-developed. Also the sex parts are off-the-charts intense and ... the aganst just makes the ending so much more awarding. I felt proud of Logan for growing so much, and of Veronica for coming to a place of honesty and self-acceptance where she is finally able to be emotionally intimate with another person, and of Meg and Duncan for gting their picket fenced future together.

Sequels in order:   Entropy -   http://archiveofourown.org/works/737346/chapters/1371721
                           The Missing Pieces - http://archiveofourown.org/works/738617/chapters/1374825

What's SHIELD? (Marvel/Psych xover), PG

Special Rec #: 4
Fandom Category: Psych/MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Carleton Lassiter
Fic Title:
Author: daria234 | storiesfortravellers
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1160811
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: drabble, romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: daria234 put up a rare-pair drabble prompt post and I randomly picked Darcy and Carleton to see what she would do with them.

The result is that I NEED MORE. What was supposed to be funny is now like a legit ship. She gets both characters spot-on, blends the worlds perfectly and leaves you wanting more. MORE I SAY MORE! So if you're at all curious, go read it.

Once Upon A Time, 3 Recs, Belle/Rumpelstiltskin

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Fic Title:Sinners and Spinners
Author: Marchioness of Blackadder
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8278903/1/Sinners-and-Spinners
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, aganst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: 'When some of Rumpelstiltskin's darkest visitors come to call, Belle learns more about her employer's past and of the man behind the monster.' ... and the visitors are ... Loki, Jareth, Mother Gothel, and Claude Frollo. Interested yet? you should be, because this fic is deliciously creepy, with the right nuances of a gothic mood and a brilliant characterization of both Belle and Rumple. Beautiful prose frames the growing relationship between housekeeper and employer in visits where Belle finds herself welcoming in her imp ‘clients’. The result is a more serious look to her life in the castle. Four chapters of dark, Grimm-like awesome.

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin, Emma Swan/Neal, Snow White/ prince Charming
Fic Title: Charming White Gold Swan Thanksgiving Dinner
Author: Josephine77
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8218878/1/The-Charming-White-Gold-Swan-Thanksgiving-Dinner
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, family
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: it’s exquisite fun! A few years after the curse was broken, Storybrooke craziest enlarged family joins for thanksgiving and … they get along in their way.

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Fic Title: A price to be paid
Author: Sparks
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8508349/1/A-Price-To-Be-Paid
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: Arranged Marriage, Romance, Drama, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Long, wellwritten AU where instead of taking Belle as his housekeeper, Rumple asks for her hand in marriage as a price for his service. She accepts and the story follows the resulting relationship up to the casting of the famous curse. At first, Belle is fearful and diffident of her new husband, even a bit submissive but as she fights to make herself a life as lady of the castle she grows into a brave young woman and a loving wife and … the gradual pace of this coming of age is integral pat of the beauty of the fic.