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Title: Adversaries.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, DW/IJ/LJ/Tumblr/list.
SeriesThe Three Lands, a fantasy series on friendship, romantic friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. The series is inspired by conflicts between nations during the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Categories: Original gen and original pre-het.
Length: Novella (34,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Summary

When an endangered slave visits an imprisoned spy, she discovers that she has more options in life than she had thought.

Life is not easy for Serva, the bastard daughter of the King of Daxis. Alternately treated as a slave and as a princess, she is distrusted on all sides . . . especially by her old rival from the nursery, her cousin the Prince.

When the Prince begins to hint that she is a threat to his ambitions, Serva must make a decision that will determine the course of her life. And that decision will determine the fate of a spy who is due to be hanged. . . .

Lying on my stomach in the passage, I held my breath. Knowing the man who spoke, I had no doubts as to what he was suggesting.

 
 
03 February 2017 @ 12:17 am
Author: FMannerly
Story title: Gem’s Daily Life
Rating: Safe(ish), Trigger Warning
Configurations: M/f, F/f, FFM/f (discussed)
Warnings: Complicated relationships and feelings, Trigger warning for references to past sexual and physical abuse.
Word Count: 1397
Word Count (Publisher): 1311
Summary: Gem talks about her daily life in the Cooley-Petersen household. Sort of prequel to Patience/Anne, and set after A1386G.
Feedback: Any Criticism will be accepted and considered.

So, I decided to do a thing about a maid who's been a background character in Patience/Anne, from her perspective. Mostly because I've been feeling like I've gotten too far away from the underlying horror endemic to the genre.
The best way to describe her IMO is a survivor. She's maybe not the strongest person, and she's definitely got as many psychological scars as the does physical, but at the end of the day she's still around.

 
 
27 January 2017 @ 10:07 pm
Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 2
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: currenly unbetaed
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 11
 
 
24 January 2017 @ 07:52 pm
Fandom: Original
Genre: Fantasy
Pairings: M/M, others
Warnings: Slavery, violence, abuse, rape, dehumanization, humiliation, punishment; WIP
Other Themes: Betrayal, Hurt/Comfort, trust issues, prejudice and bigotry, oppression
Rating: Adult
Word Count: about 4760 (and around 156k in total so far)
Feedback: Makes me very happy! (Seriously, any kind of feedback is super appreciated, be it a long comment or a very short one or someone hitting the kudos button on AO3)

Summary: Sylves Tevenra is a powerful mage, said to have been born with the ability to subdue humanity's mortal enemies once and for all. Esares is the demon who was sent to kill him and has been paying the price ever since. And then there is Anereth Laverien, who Esares knows is unkind and treacherous, but who is the only person his master would trust with his treasured slave.

Esares holds the key to his master's destruction, but he will have to decide whether using it would bring him and his people closer to freedom, or merely turn him into another dangerous man's pawn.

Chapter 29 on AO3
Chapter 29 on LJ


First chapter on LJ here
 
 
22 January 2017 @ 04:35 pm
Author: FMannerly
Story title: Simon, meet cluebat.
Rating: Safe(ish)
Configurations: M/f
Warnings: Complicated relationships and feelings. Possibly funny.
Word Count: 1762
Word Count (Publisher): 2936
Summary: Simon goes through a bad breakup, and Patience decides now is as good a time as any to tell him her feelings. Prequel to Patience/Anne, and a how they got together story set five years before the main series.
Feedback: Any Criticism will be accepted and considered.

Honestly, even before they started sleeping together, Simon and Patience made for a weirdly domestic couple. I guess Simon is kinda cute when he's awkwardly dealing with things.
 
 
 
16 January 2017 @ 10:58 pm
The Roman Republic is crumbling, aristocrats bicker and betray, and out in the streets, a new power is rising. Meanwhile, Manchius, a slave to a Senator, has a front row seat as his panicking owner desperately tries to stop the crisis. A follow up to Part 1.
 
 
14 January 2017 @ 01:06 am
Fandom: Original
Genre: Fantasy
Pairings: M/M, others
Warnings: Slavery, violence, abuse, rape, dehumanization, humiliation, punishment; WIP
Other Themes: Betrayal, Hurt/Comfort, trust issues, prejudice and bigotry, oppression
Rating: Adult
Word Count: about 3800 (and around 152k in total so far)
Feedback: Makes me very happy! (Seriously, any kind of feedback is super appreciated, be it a long comment or a very short one or someone hitting the kudos button on AO3)

Summary: Sylves Tevenra is a powerful mage, said to have been born with the ability to subdue humanity's mortal enemies once and for all. Esares is the demon who was sent to kill him and has been paying the price ever since. And then there is Anereth Laverien, who Esares knows is unkind and treacherous, but who is the only person his master would trust with his treasured slave.

Esares holds the key to his master's destruction, but he will have to decide whether using it would bring him and his people closer to freedom, or merely turn him into another dangerous man's pawn.

Chapter 28 on AO3
Chapter 28 on LJ


First chapter on LJ here
 
 
28 December 2016 @ 03:37 pm
Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 2
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: currenly unbetaed
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 10
 
 
17 December 2016 @ 02:10 am
Fandom: Original
Genre: Fantasy
Pairings: M/M, others
Warnings: Slavery, violence, abuse, rape, dehumanization, humiliation, punishment; WIP
Other Themes: Betrayal, Hurt/Comfort, trust issues, prejudice and bigotry, oppression
Rating: Adult
Word Count: about 4500 (and around 148k in total so far)
Feedback: Makes me very happy! (Seriously, any kind of feedback is super appreciated, be it a long comment or a very short one or someone hitting the kudos button on AO3)

Summary: Sylves Tevenra is a powerful mage, said to have been born with the ability to subdue humanity's mortal enemies once and for all. Esares is the demon who was sent to kill him and has been paying the price ever since. And then there is Anereth Laverien, who Esares knows is unkind and treacherous, but who is the only person his master would trust with his treasured slave.

Esares holds the key to his master's destruction, but he will have to decide whether using it would bring him and his people closer to freedom, or merely turn him into another dangerous man's pawn.

Chapter 27 on AO3
Chapter 27 on LJ


First chapter on LJ here
 
 
02 December 2016 @ 02:00 pm
Author: FMannerly
Story title: Patience Breaks The News (Patience and Anne VII)
Rating: X, but a fun X.
Configurations: M/f
Warnings: Sex, costumes, sexual humor, and Complicated relationships and feelings. Possibly funny.
Word Count: 2226
Summary: Simon's mother comes over for tea. Patience is nervous, while Simon sulks. Holly reveals a fetish.
Notes: Part of the Patience series, following on from Anne, Becky and Honesty get lunch.
Feedback: Any Criticism will be accepted and considered, if not always cherished.

Really, it's remarkable how composed Mrs. Brookwood is after hearing the news.