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: 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!

Story Spotlight: Live, Life, Love Accidentally

Title: Live, Life, Love Accidentally
Author: ElfChef
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: Eric is owner of a multi-million dollar corporation. He is content and single until life throws a monkey wrench in his program. This piece is funny; sad; light and has it’s moving moments. It is my first all human FF and I have shaken things up.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic is older, but a shining example of a perfect AH fic. At least in my eyes. It’s so real and gritty and evokes all the emotions. ALL.THE.EMOTIONS. I’m not even kidding a teensy bit.

It’s about life. And how even in the twists and turns good things come. You take the good with the bad and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. You know, with our favorite characters interspersed. :)

It’s a 30 chapter fic, but it’s complete. I can breeze through in a few days in and around my other daily mommy duties, but it’s HIGHLY worth the investment of your time. This chick is soooo talented and I can’t wait to read her newer stuff that I haven’t had a chance to yet. So go-read and leave her love. Enjoy lovelies!

Story Spotlight: Three Million

Title: Three Million
Author: Beach50
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: Clary never expected that a three million dollar bid on a rock star would change her life so much. Growing up in a wealthy family, she has always followed the rules and behaved like a proper lady, but now everything is changing because of a golden beauty.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic is one that’s been in my ‘to read’ bookmarks for a few weeks and I just got around to it. And I’m so happy that I did. It’s so sweet and simple.

I love the contrast between Clary and Jace-the way she writes them is so perfect and understated. The sweetness that’s woven throughout the fic that is sooooo simple, but so compelling.

Since I’m sick today-ugh-I haven’t even gotten through the 14 chapters that are published. I think I’m up to 11. But I plan on finishing tonight (provided I don’t pass out) and I’m definitely gonna be waiting for more. So head on over and leave her some love cause I want updates!!! :)

Story Spotlight: Only Because the Cat Likes You

Title: Only Because the Cat Likes You
Author: NorthernDownpour143
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: G
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? yes

Summary: When Emma wakes up to find a stranger in her kitchen, normally she would call the cops. But her cat suggests otherwise.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic was so simple and so adorably…well, something I can see happening to me…that I just had to share it. :) I mean, if I woke up to find Killian in my kitchen… *le sigh*

I absolutely love Emma’s reaction to this situation and Killian is just so…Killian. She’s absolutely nailed him. And the cat…well now. I’m not a huge cat fan but this one I like. :)

Like I said, this is simple and it’s a one shot, so I don’t want to say too much. I mean, seriously it’ll take maybe 5 to 10 minutes to read, but this is days later and I’m still giggling over it so…yeah. It’s worth the read and worth leaving her some love or kudos. Sheesh all these fanfic platforms are different!!!

(And DUUUUUDE!!! I just saw she wrote a follow up so yeah I’m definitely finishing this quick and heading over to read that one! Ahhhhh!!!!) Enjoy lovelies!

Story Spotlight: An Inconceivable Secret

Title: An Inconceivable Secret
Author: itssarahndipity
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: Teen and Up
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: Ten years after giving away her illegitimate son, Emma Swan feels unexpectedly ready to be a mother. Little does she know she’ll soon meet her chosen sperm donor and quite possibly fall in love with him. Of course, why bother telling him she’s pregnant with his child? That would complicate things, surely…

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Wow, this fic…this frickin fic. Seriously. It’s so like *right there* with the characters, without the fairytale aspect, but still keeping everything in tact storywise. I have no idea if that made any sense, but yeah….

The characters are so perfect. The situation is so fucking perfect as well. It’s so convoluted and awkward, but she writes it sooooooo well. It’s got 16 chapter so far and I honestly can’t wait for more. It’s so compelling and just…real. Ya know?

You should really head over to AO3 and read it cause it’s awesome. :) And leave her kudos and love cause…duh! She so deserves it.