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: Thor - Loki // by realproof (thor-loki)
I started a DW community for Darcy x Loki!

It's the mirror site for TricksterTaser on LJ.

Since most people tend to post at the other D/L community on LJ I thought I'd jump on this right away. I hope both of them could be more active!

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paynesgrey: Diana (thorloki)
Naturally as a big Avengers fan, I'm all over this new Thor movie. I've been searching around for communities and new fics of the movie, and I thought I'd share what I found in case others are interested in this fandom as well.

Communities:

[livejournal.com profile] avengersblend - A General Thor (and Avengers et al)community (very new but it could grow)
[livejournal.com profile] thor_het - Het fanfiction
[livejournal.com profile] thor_slash - Slash fanfiction
[livejournal.com profile] norsekink - Thor kink meme
[livejournal.com profile] needmyhammer - General movie comm

[livejournal.com profile] het_reccers has also been finding some recent Thor gems as well.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] comicstore_news has Thor stuff, especially now, but encompasses all comic-book media news.

Fanfiction I like so far:

I'll Be Yours by [livejournal.com profile] sarkywoman, Thor x Loki, rated R. Oneshot.
Comment: I wasn't completely sold on the Loki/Thor pairing until I read this, and OH LORD, I want more of them. SO HOT.

Salt on Your Lips by [livejournal.com profile] mekosuchinae, Thor x Jane, rated R. Oneshot.
Comment: A beautiful, sexy and well characterized Jane and Thor fic, if het is more up your alley.

[livejournal.com profile] eviinsanemonkey did a recent AWESOME character study of Loki that needs more love.


I'm contemplating writing some myself. I just thought if anyone enjoyed the movie and wanted to venture into the fandom I'd give you a little direction.

XD

If you guys know of any other Thor communities, let me know! I'll add them to the list. :)

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