Story Spotlight: A Spoonful of Jell-o

Title: A Spoonful of Jell-o
Author: hooksjollyroger
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: K+
AU/Canon/AH: canon
Complete? yes

Summary: Emma introduces Hook to the strange and bewildering substance of Jell-O. Based on the deleted Jell-O scene from episode 212 “In the Name of the Brother” as seen on the season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD special features.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Okay so the deleted jello scene-if you haven’t seen it, YouTube that shit. Now. I’ll wait.

Okay you’re back! So Hook’s reaction to jello is nearly identical to my Munchkin’s. He’s 4 and we eat a pretty organic, natural type diet. He’d never seen Jello until earlier this year. It was hilarious, much like Killian’s reaction in this fic.

I’m a sucker for Captain Swan adorableness anyways, but this was a particularly well done one shot. :) So great on over and give it a read. She’s got a crap load of other fics as well-ones that I think I’m gonna go read like…now. Happy reading lovelies!!

Story Spotlight: A World Without You

Title: A World Without You
Author: Gyllene
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: Canon/AU
Complete? yes

Summary: Anyway, I was clearing away Tumblr and saw this gif of Sookie staking Bill from season 6.  Inspiration immediately bloomed for a one-shot and here it is.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So I usually love anything that Gyllene writes and this little one shot is no exception. It’s simple and perfect.

It’s basically her take one what would’ve happened if Sookie’s stake HAD killed Bill. (Ah, we can all dream, right???) I loved the uncertainty that pervades this fic and the adorable quality that comes in at the end.

(I’ve been watching too many cooking shows…gah!) Anyhoo-it’s a sweet and short little fic that will leave you all fuzzy and happy. So go head on over and check it out. And don’t forget to leave her some love!

Story Spotlight: Search and Rescue

Title: Search and Rescue
Author: onceuponajollyroger
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH/AU
Complete? no

Summary: When Killian Jones, a rescue swimmer for the US Coast Guard, pulled Emma Swan from the unforgiving sea he had no idea she would end up rescuing him right back. [Captain Swan Modern AU]

My oh-so-humble thoughts
I was intrigued by this story purely because of the accompanying picture on the Captain Swan Forever facebook page. Killian…in uniform…umghgf!

I love how she’s managed to keep our fave characters intact, yet somehow make them unique, And I LOVE how she’s incorporated Killian’s family! It made me giggle so hard!

It’s a WIP, but seems that she’s updating regularly. And I LOVE it, like I said. I can’t wait for more. So head on over to AO3 (click ←) or ff.net (linked above) and leave her some love for inspiration! Enjoy lovelies!!

Story Spotlight: Help Me

Title: Help Me
Author: Ti Amo La Luna E Ritorno
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: M (but really more like T)
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: Clary, Jace, Alec, Isabelle and Simon are out hunting demons when one of them gets hurt while fighting. Will they be able to help who got hurt? Or will it be too late? One-Shot! (Rated M just because I’m paranoid!)

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This is just a simple little one shot that totally kinda ripped my heart out. It’s no secret that I have anxiety-I’ve been pretty open about that. And all my anxiety (lately) centers around something happening to Mr. Kelpie or the kidlets. Seriously I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

So putting myself in Clary’s shoes in this fic was absolutely gut wrenching. I can feel the anguish and heartache and uncertainty. And it’s horrible. But extremely compelling, which is why you’re getting a spotlight on it. :)

You should head on over and check it out-she’s got a couple more fics that I may delve into when I recover. Seriously, like no joke. But that’s a good thing!!! So go and don’t have a heart attack cause I did warn you. Thanks lovelies!

Story Spotlight: Spellbound

Title: Spellbound
Author: wannabewriter25
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: AU
Complete? no

Summary: (Formerly Marriage of Inconvenience?) Family and distrust almost tore them apart. Determination and love has kept them together. They believe that they can withstand anything but will this new problem destroy all that they’ve worked so hard to build? Will love be enough this time? OOC/AU

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Okay so I admit-I read this a long time ago…like over a year ago and meant to spotlight it then. But I forgot and fell off the spotlight bandwagon for awhile. And I just rediscovered it and it’s got so many more chapters!!! Of which I haven’t had time to read yet. I’m up to about 20, which was about where I stopped before but there’s something like 86 now. And that makes me excited!!

I loved this fic before and I still love it. It’s angsty but not in an anxiety producing way, if that makes sense. Usually angst tears me up and if I’m in a funk I can’t read it. But this one is written in such a way that it’s angsty and sad and heartbreaking-but in a hopeful kinda way.

It’s compelling and completely new in terms of originality. And she write incredibly well for someone with a pen name wannabewriter-she is one, don’t let her fool you. :) So head on over and leave her some love cause I want more. Seriously, I’m devouring this fic all over again and I’ll run out of new chapters soon. Thanks lovelies and enjoy!!

Story Spotlight: Piano Man

Title: Piano Man
Author: ReluctantPrincess
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: World famous pianist Killian Jones moves to Storybrooke after a tragic accident takes away his wife and his livelihood. He tries to carve a new life out for himself and his daughter with the help of his brother, Liam.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
I started this last week and I seriously got through the 14 chapters already published in like…a day. It’s extremely compelling and I love it. It’s simple-it’s real life. And she warns that it’s angsty, but if this is her angsty then I can handle it.

The characters she’s created are delightful and the ones we already love are perfect the way she’s written them. She’s captured their essence in a real world kinda way. I would love to be friends with this Killian (duh) or even this Emma. Emma’s sometimes annoy me in fics, but not this one.

It’s not done, but she’s usually good about updating. So head on over to AO3 and give it a read and a follow (or subscribe I think it is over there…??). Leave her kudos and comments cause the more you leave the faster authors write. *squeal* Thanks lovelies and enjoy!!

Story Spotlight: Safe Haven

Title: Safe Haven
Author: SereneCalamity
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: Clary’s in trouble. And it seems like the best person to help her is the man who broke her heart at seventeen. Clace.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This is probably the best TMI fic I’ve found in the last few weeks-seriously, I can’t even tell you how many I clicked out of. But in this, I have found something worth reading. :)

This one is slow to develop, while still giving you lots of information. It’s very odd. Like, I was reading and really feeling like I had a good grasp of things, and the chapters were interesting and informative…and then when I tried to articulate what was going on in the story I could give the bare minimum. There’s a ton of unexplored backstory that’s only hinted at so far.

But the way she’s weaving it together is awesome. Seriously. So go and read and leave her some love. Thanks lovelies!