Some Recs

Friday, 1 September 2017 10:29
paynesgrey: John William Waterhouse (ophelia)
[community profile] het_bigbang  reveals are out! Both of my artists got back to me about my artwork. The Mad Max author really liked it, and I am pleased. I'm going to pimp their works here because I DID read them to do the art and found them really good.

[Mad Max] My Blue Bucket of Gold by ninety6tears
Rated Explicit. Max/Furiosa, canon divergent.
Max returns to the Citadel to arrange an exchange of favors, but his end of a deal with Furiosa, as well as rising concern for the Dag’s struggles, proves to be much more than he bargained for. New beginnings promise healing, but some old habits are hard to wash out.


[Iron Man Movies] the bolder the lip by sandyk
Rated Explicit. Tony/Pepper, AU after Iron Man 2
Pepper said yes to going to Venice. The secret of Tony's success was to tell Pepper the truth, always.


And the story that wasn't finished but I did art for anyway has at least the first chapter up. 

[Riverdale] Jughead and Betty's Epic Detour by Browneyesparker
Rated T. Betty/Jughead. AU
Jughead and Betty take the road trip that Archie and Jughead were supposed to take together. Title taken from "Roger and Amy's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson but that's as far as it goes. Rated T.

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I'm signing up for this challenge as an artist too. If you're interested:



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I read a really good and HOT fic on KU yesterday. I haven't updated on Goodreads yet because there are two more stories in there to read as a bonus, but the fic was really good if you're into erotica and want something decent to read to get your jollies off. I'm not usually into romance/erotica but I liked the premise and I like to see what sells out there.

It's called: So. Toxic: a virgin, fake marriage by Kelley Harvey.

I have a small shameless addiction to fake marriage / marriage of convenience set ups and I always like to see how they play out. Even as a bonus, these characters are reunited childhood friends which is always adorable IMO. The pacing in this story is pretty fast, and the two characters are likable, even the "bad boy". The writing style is light and amusing, but no where near the juvenile ways of EL James. It can be contemporary at times, but the writing is done well enough that I didn't find it bad or obnoxious. The voice seemed modern enough and fit the characters, like I could picture it.

The book is not without its issues. There is little to no plot, with some plot anecdotes here and there. Tyson has taken care of the baby boy he thinks is his son of a former girlfriend, who is a drug addict. He needs Jo to fake a marriage so he can look like a responsible father to the courts. The only thing I see about Tyson being a good father is what the author tells us. Most of the time he hands the kid off to a friend or something, but the kid does like him. The reason Jo "owes" him seems kind of silly, and we really never know why Tyson is rich or what he does as a job. So their are environmental things in the book that are weak if not non-existent. Jo is pretty milk toast. She has the spunky best friend to threaten the love interest when needed. There is also the evil racist mother trope. 

If you can look by any of that, the sex scenes, and they are NUMEROUS, are really satisfying. I tried reading this book during my lunch break, in the break room, with people coming and going and trying to talk to me, and I was definitely uncomfortable. Haha. 

If anything it was a shameless treat. It was a fast read, and I liked it well enough to share it. It's good for horny readers and not so much for people that like porn with plot. I'd probably read the author again. The writing style and grammar wasn't bad, which is a plus with KU.

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I can tell most people are phoning in today at work. My boss talked to me and another coworker about mattresses on sale and labor day deals for like 20 minutes. So yeah, it's that kind of day.

I do at least want to get all my emails done today, which is manageable. I don't like leaving dangling work for the weekend.

I hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll be productive and get some stuff done.
paynesgrey: Diana (olicity2)
[livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang has made their reveals, so now my artwork is up for the public. This was a great big bang and the author was a complete pleasure to work with.

Here are the artwork links.

Title: Honey
Artist: paynesgrey
Fandom: Arrow TV
Pairing: Felciity/Oliver
Rating: All Ages
Media: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Pixlr, Photoshop
Notes: Written for sidhe_faerie's story Honey.

Artwork Links: AO3 | Tumblr | DeviantArt Before & After

artwork below )
paynesgrey: Diana (lydia)
This is my last big bang artwork. Finally completed!

Fandom: Teen Wolf
Title: listen, you are my sun
Characters/Pairings: Lydia Martin, Derek Hale, Lydia x Derek
Rating: PG
Media: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Pixlr
Notes: Written for the story "listen, you are my sun" by the nemeton for [livejournal.com profile] teenwolf_bb. Link to story coming soon.

Links: AO3 | Deviantart

artwork )
paynesgrey: Darcy Lewis - sad emoji (darcy)
Fandom: MCU, Thor
Title: Bad Romance
Characters/Pairings: Darcy Lewis, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Steve/Darcy/Clint
Media: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro app for tablets
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang. Written for the story Bad Romance by kinderjedi and sullacat. I really recommend the story. I never thought I'd enjoy Hawkeye/Captain America slash this much.

Links: AO3 (Both works) | Darcy/Clint at DA | Bad Romance Cover at DA

Read more... )


I'm so glad to get another Big Bang art done! This time it was a really good experience. (Now I'm conflicted if I want to sign up for more, again...)

Now I have to catch up with Nanowrimo...lol
paynesgrey: Thor - Loki // by realproof (thor-loki)
Fandom: Thor, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Title: So Bound With Ice
Pairing: Loki x Jane Foster
Rating: PG
Media: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for Samsung Note Tablet
Disclaimer: I do not own Marvel Characters.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang. Done for the story "So Bound With Ice" by subjunctive.

Other Links: AO3 | Deviantart

Loki x Jane AU Fanart )
paynesgrey: Diana (agents-skye)
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Title: Skye x Ward
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey
Characters/Pairings: Agent Skye, Agent Grant Ward, Skye x Ward
Rating: All audiences
Media: Micron pens, Photoshop CS6
Disclaimer: I do not own Marvel or Agents of Shield.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] aos_bigbang. Done for the story "Off the Leash" by Matarreyes.

Links: AO3 | Tumblr | Deviantart

Art below the cut )

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