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: Needles are for Sewing, Swan

Title: Needles are for Sewing, Swan
Author: SabbyStarlight
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: “Trying to convey the benefits of modern vaccinations, or modern medicine in general, to a pirate whose first aid kit was made entirely of clothing scraps and rum had been one the more difficult battles she had fought since the job of “modernizing” Hook had been taken on by her and her family. Or, Operation: Sparrow. As Henry liked to call it. (Yes, Sparrow as in Captain Jack, because, hey, her son was 13 and thats what happens when Mom starts dating a pirate).”

Or: Emma takes Killian to the hospital to get all the suggested booster vaccinations for this world and discovers that even pirates have their limits.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
I found this-like always-on the Captain Swan Forever Facebook page. It’s probably safe to assume that I get everything Captain Swan from there simply because it appears in my Facebook feed and I don’t have time to search for myself.

But this is a hilarious one shot that I loved!! It’s hilarious. Seriously this is something I can totally picture. And it’s so simple, just like the dentist one I posted awhile back. Of all the things in this world, these are two that I can totally see Killian being freaked about. Medicine is barbaric. >:(

It’s worth the read and it’s short so it’s not like you’ll be languishing over it to get to the funny parts. It’s all funny, all 2500 words. So go over to AO3 and leave her some kudos and comments. Thanks lovelies!!

Story Spotlight: The Waitress

Title: The Waitress
Author: Sotheylived
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AU
Complete? yes

Summary: AU Emma decided to keep Henry when she got out of jail and is working at Granny’s diner when she meets Killian. Killian falls for her quickly, and Henry seems pretty taken with him too – it’s only Emma that remains at a wary distance.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic is so incredibly sweet. Seriously. This is exactly how our Captain Swan duo would be in the real world. Fo’shizzle. (…did I seriously just type that?!? *facepalm*)

It’s so endearingly sweet. Like my little shipper heart just fluttered and very nearly died of cuteness. I can’t even begin to tell you how perfectly she’s written our lovely couple.

It’s a one shot-a long one at 11,000+ words-but still just a one shot. I mean, I’d be perfectly fine if it continued… *hint hint* :) So head on over and give it a read and leave her some love. Cause it’s awwwweeesome!

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: We Could Love

Title: We Could Love
Author: WeAllBreakTheSame
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AU
Complete? yes

Summary: AU: Clary has been sent from institute to institute her whole life to keep her away from Valentine. The newest institute is in New York City and she is happy to be re-united with the Lightwoods and another familiar face that she’d never thought she’d see again. **WARNING: ALL THE SPOILERS* NOW COMPLETE!

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Of all the AU’s I’ve read, this is quite possibly one of my fave TMI ones. I’ve read it like five times and I’ve been meaning to spotlight it for a few months.

The concept behind this is awesome-Clary knew about the Shadowhunter world all along, which honestly I love. I love how not clueless she is. She’s strong and confident, even in the face of a variety of issues. And Jace-ah I love Jace and her Jace is pretty adorable.

It’s short ish-16 chapters total including the epilogue-so it won’t take long. I can usually bang it out in like a half a day. So it’s worth the small time investment. :) So go, read and enjoy and then leave her some reviews and love. Thanks darlins!

Story Spotlight: City of Trouble

Title: City of Trouble
Author: hamsiidris
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

Summary: [ALL HUMAN] A Clace fanfic involving irritating older brothers, difficult roommates, mangoes and a duck or two… When Jonathan’s best friend, Jace, moves into their flat, Clary is horrified. As if putting up with one annoying boy wasn’t enough, now she has to handle two. Not to mention the fact that she can’t stand Jace any further than she can throw him. Which is not far. At all.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Okay so fair warning-I’m not even finished with this fic yet. Or what’s written at least. So, for all I know, after chapter 20ish, she may just lose all talent and it’s going to suck.

However-I doubt it. So far, this has been such an awesome fun fic to read. I’ve been sick today and-as weird as this sounds-it made me laugh so hard that I threw up, which actually made me feel better. *shrug* Yeah. So I’m thinking it’s probably going to continue that way.

She written such real characters and I love the way they interact. Their issues are real and I can totally TOTALLY see myself doing all the crazy clumsy things Clary does. Seriously, it’s almost like she’s spying on my life. Anyways, it’s not done yet but there’s a good 27 chapters and she seems to have a pretty consistent posting schedule. So I’m totally excited for more, as you will be too when you go read what’s there.

Leave her love and encouragement cause I seriously want more :) Thanks lovelies!!

Story Spotlight: Ten Cents

Title: Ten Cents
Author: Thalia Marie Grace
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? yes

Summary: He was right behind her. His hair was gold and it was unruly, and his eyes were the same colour. Without saying a word, he tapped her shoulder once, opened his wallet, and handed her a dime.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This is cute. That is the only freaking word I can use to describe this mini little one shot. Adorable. Fantastic. Fluffy. Ridiculously awesome.

Oh hey, I did have more words. :) And yeah, this is like a mini…it’s a one shot that’s so sweet it’ll give you cavities. It all revolves around ten cents too, which is just the cutest thing ever. Seems a little like fate to me… :)

So yeah, it’s a quick read that will leave you feeling all warm and cuddly. At least the nice warm and cuddly, not the dying of heat stroke warm that I’m getting here now. (Seriously, why is it SO DAMN HOT?!?!) But anyways, head on over and leave her some love for this awesome fic. Thanks lovelies!

Story Spotlight: Designated Driver

Title: Designated Driver
Author: Thalia Marie Grace
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: AH? -could be canon but not really specified
Complete? yes

Summary: [It’s Isabelle’s twenty-first birthday, and she’s hosting a party. She also can’t figure out why Clary does not want to drink any alcohol.] “Maybe she’s pregnant.” Alec teases, slipping his arm around Clary’s shoulders. “You’re pregnant?” Isabelle demands loudly. [Turns out Clary is just the designated driver. T.]

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So I literally found this today-as in the day it posts because that’s when I’m writing it. I’m behind on TMI fanfics purely because I have to slog through the masses to find something decent. So I delved into my fave authors and found this little gem.

It’s simple. It’s literally a tiny slice of life fic that is all fluff. There’s no drama, there’s no angst, there’s no problems…which is so totally refreshing. Apparently she found this on a tumblr prompt blog and dude, I’m so glad she did.

It’s a sweet little one shot that will take next to no time (I read in in the sauna at the gym) but it’s so totally worth it cause it’ll be an instant pick me up. Or it should if you have any kind of shipper heart at all. :) So head on over and check it out and leave her some love. Enjoy lovelies!