Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Barney Stinson/Robin Scherbatsky
Fic Title: Taking Chances
Rating/Warning(s): Mature for sexual content
Genre: Romance, Humor, AU
WIP?: yes (first of a possibly unfinished series).
Why This Must Be Read: Just when I thought I could leave this fandom behind, season 6 happened. So I poured through all of my favorite classic pieces: "Metal Heart", and this one, an AU in which Robin is the one to devirginize Barney. It's HILARIOUS, IC, and sexy all at once
* Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.
Fandom Category: Days of Our Lives
Pairing: Jack Deveraux/Jennifer Horton
Fic Title: The Confession
Author: magic or manic
Rating/Warning(s): m - sexual content, TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of rape
Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: When I was a wee ten year old girl, these two were EVERYTHING to me. Snappy Jen and Sarcastic, troubled Jack, and their humor and romance and cave-doing-it-concieving-baby-on-a-games
* Day 03 - A fic for UST.
Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: unrequited Fiona Glenanne/Sam Axe; Mike/Fi
Fic Title: Off Limits
Rating/Warning(s): Rated G;
Genre: Introspection, Humor
Why This Must Be Read: I love this pairing. And as often as people say it wouldn't work, there's always the tiniest little hint that maybe - if Michael were dead, if Sam had been there before Mike - it would have worked out. A nice, sizzling-warm, yearning piece.
* Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.
Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Sam Axe/Madeline Westen
Fic Title: Cruise
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/M; Explicit sexaual content
Genre: Smut, PWP
Why This Must Be Read: Burn Notice fandom - from Bruce and Matt Nix themselves all the way down to certain segments of the fannish populace - are mostly repulsed by the idea of Maddie and Sam happening. They have a lot of interaction onscreen, but the sexual chemistry between them - while rarely displayed - does exist. Here, Amber writes about a sexual encounter between Sam and Maddie that both works for them as characters and doesn't shy away from the realities of sex for older people.
Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast
Pairing: Belle/Beast; in this retelling, Emma/the unnamed Master
Fic Title: Invisible
Rating/Warning(s): Rated G
Genre: Romance, Historical, Revisionist Fairtytale
Why This Must Be Read: Beauty and the Beast as a regency romance with upstairs/downstairs tones, as he falls for a chambermaid. Dive deep into the prose, into the chilly but touching mood - it's perfect.
Fandom Category: Fairytles (general)
Fic Title: The Queen's Tale
Genre: Romance, Kidfic, Futurefic
Why This Must Be Read: This one is almost mind-meltingly sweet. In which a Prince watches his Princess tell their children a fairytale which holds some kernel of truth. Not revealing which Prince and Princess it is - go read and be surprised!
Fandom Category: Fairytales (Traditional)
Fic Title: Rough Diamond
Rating/Warning(s): Unrated; roughly a PG-13 for thematic materials
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Humor, Drama
Why This Must Be Read: A funny, thought-provoking and romantic open retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, in which Belle is an immortal fae.