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[personal profile] asfriedhr
Title: Some New Shore
Author: [personal profile] asfriedhr/Barkour (AO3)
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Pairing/Characters: Dorian Pavus/The Iron Bull, Maevaris Tilani
Rating: T
Length: 7,000~ words
Summary: The first time Ser Dorian Pavus meets Captain Iron Bull he scales a balcony and kisses Dorian breathless! And, after years of trying to behave, Dorian can’t help but think the Qunari’s piratical wildness is just what he needs. (Original summary from Breaking the Rake's Rules by Bronwyn Scott.)

Read it at AO3. Notes and content warnings may be found there. :)
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[personal profile] aralias
Title: The Villain of Collinwood
Author: RobberBaroness
Fandom: Dark Shadows (1966)
Pairing/Characters: Quentin/Victoria
Rating: T
Length: 2572 words
Summary: Few defy Quentin Collins and come away unscathed.

Victoria Winters has grown up in the long, dark shadows cast by Collinwood. Yet when the master holds her sick friend’s fate in his hands, she must finally confront the man whose presence is as brooding as his windswept New England lands.

Men quake at Quentin Collins’ mere command, yet this slip of a girl defies him at every turn! His fury at her is matched only by his desire, and Victoria's pure innocence burns brightly in the darkness of the hall. But the light threatens to lay bare secrets that could ruin them both.
Notes: Inspired by the summary of "The Master of Stonegrave Hall", by Helen Dickson.

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[personal profile] aralias
Title: The Rogue and Her Lover
Author: RobberBaroness
Fandom: Dracula
Pairing/Characters: Mina/Jonathan
Rating: T
Length: 2425 words
Summary: Summoned to Transylvania for his skills as a librarian, Jonathan has already had more than enough of the wickedly decadent vampiric court. Though protected—for now—by the powerful Dracul family, he knows his very life depends on accomplishing the task he has been set. But perhaps the greatest danger Jonathan faces is his own desire for the darkly seductive Mina Murray, better known as the Rogue Assassin. And when he is implicated in a deadly plot, can he trust his lover with his secrets—or his heart?
Notes: Inspired by the summary of the novel "Borgia Fever", by Michelle Kelly.

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[personal profile] rubiconjane
Title: Living Love in Slow Motion
Author: rubiconjane
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (TV)
Pairing/Characters: Caroline Forbes/Klaus Mikaelson/Stefan Salvatore
Rating: T
Length: 1030 words (WIP)
One little white BIG explanation!

Okay, pretending to be in a polyamorous relationship with both of his gorgeous bosses is more like a huge white lie. But Stefan Salvatore will take the risk. If Damon, and his parents think he has someone, they won't go back to smothering him-- and they can all be a family again.

Problem is, Caroline and Klaus aren't just Stefan's workplace superiors—they're his friends. And faking a relationship when the Salvatores come to visit means those sparks he's always tried to ignore are hotter than ever...

Notes: This is a WIP. Story summary is from "Too Friendly to Date", by Nicole Helm.

Link: AO3
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[personal profile] tielan
Title: Nothing But The Best
Author: [ profile] tielan
Fandom: MCU, Captain America Movies
Pairing/Characters: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Rating: NC-17
Length: 3,600 words
Summary: Returning to New York after a long stint out of S.H.I.E.L.D, Maria Hill discovers her connecting flight has been cancelled leaving her stuck in the city. Attacked on her way to her apartment, a stranger steps in to help - unnecessary, but appreciated. Usually, she'd just say 'thanks' and walk away, but something about him catches her interest. He's struggling with major life changes, she's looking for a connection - if only for a night. And then next morning, Maria Hill walks into the New York office and discovers her one night stand was with S.H.I.E.L.D's hottest new property: Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America.

Out of his time, in a city that is and isn't his, Steve Rogers accepted a strange woman's offer of sex on a whim - a woman who didn't need his help, who offered him a kind of sanctuary, who gave him something he needed - an intimate connection, however briefly. And then, the next morning, Director Nick Fury introduces him to a woman he didn't think he'd see again - Lieutenant Maria Hill, agent of SHIELD.

So how do you deal with someone you know more intimately than you should but less personally than you want?

Maria Hill and Steve Rogers are about to find out.

Notes: WIP, due to RL issues.
Link @ AO3: Nothing But The Best
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[personal profile] john_amend_all
Title: Girl of Her Dreams
Author: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Zoë Heriot / Victoria Waterfield
Rating: Teen
Length: 13534 words
Summary: Haunted by recurring nightmares of a young woman called Victoria Waterfield, Zoë decides to build a time machine and track her down. As you do.
Notes: Based on prompt 14: 'The Ninefold Key' by Rebecca Brandewyn. It started out so close to canon I couldn't resist.
The Ninefold Key )
Links: AO3 | Teaspoon
[personal profile] cybernetickitten
Title: Yours in Black Lace
Author: cybernetickitten
Fandom: Marvel Comics, Marvel Movies, Spideypool
Pairing/Characters: Spider-Man/Deadpool AKA Peter Parker/Wade Wilson
Rating: E for Explicit
Length: 18.3K words
Summary: "She" is in black lace…

P. I. Peter Parker just received the latest sexy note from his hot, anonymous admirer. Signed only as “Yours in Black Lace” the letters are becoming more illicit with every blazing word. Getting the cards at work suggests that she’s someone in the office, but he can’t be sure, and the not knowing is driving Peter crazy. When the admirer is discovered, he knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but the words are irresistible. And so is Wade.

Peter’s in paradise.

Wade "Deadpool" Wilson. Investigator, siren, letter writer. When Peter discovers it's him, he knows he should keep his hands off, but the words Wade wrote are unforgettable. And now Wade’s in jeopardy, he isn’t just a colleague anymore, he’s also a client. At an exclusive hideaway, Peter can't fight he attraction any longer, especially when Wade hands him a new card. How can Peter protect Wade from danger when he can’t even protect him from his own desire?

Notes: Summary from Yours in Black Lace by Mia Zachary

Link: AO3
[personal profile] terdactyll
Title: Under the Sheriff's Protection
Author:  [personal profile] terdactyll 
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing/Characters: Gabriel/Sam Winchester, Castiel/Dean Winchester
Rating: PG
Length: 5000 words
Summary: Sheriff Sam Winchester is having a bad day—two people were found murdered in his town, and the only witness claims to have no idea why. He takes one look at the witness and realizes he's none other than Gabriel Novak. His ex-husband.

But there's no time to find out what Gabriel is doing in Lawrence. Or why he left him so suddenly and disappeared. Because the killer might not be finished in Lawrence, and unless Sam Winchester can protect him, Gabriel is next on the killer's list.

Notes: WIP. Summary from Under the Sheriff's Protection by Delores Fossen.

Link: AO3
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[personal profile] estirose
Title: Winterside Up
Author: [personal profile] estirose
Fandom: Kamen Rider Kiva
Pairing/Characters: Nobori Taiga/Suzuki Mio
Rating: G
Length: ~1100 words
Summary: Taiga is not really happy about his current guest.
Notes: From this summary (very loosely)
Her Unforgettable Royal Lover by Merline Lovelace
Undercover agent Nobori Taiga never expected to be dubbed a duke. The resulting media frenzy puts his name in the headlines and his undercover career on hold. And it's all the fault of his cousin's dowdy research assistant Suzuki Mio, who dug up the information… then showed up on Taiga's doorstep with a case of amnesia!
So why is Taiga suddenly finding her so unforgettable? Could it be that Mio isn't what she seems? One thing's certain: their undeniable magnetism is about to take them on a royally wild ride!

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[personal profile] suzy_queue
Title: Virtually Perfect
Author: Rina
Fandom: Green Gables Fables
Pairing/Characters: Anne Shirley/Gilbert Blythe
Rating: G
Length: 3646
Summary: Anne Shirley has found the perfect lover – online. A loose adaptation of the end of Anne of the Island, Green Gables Fables style.
Notes: Based on the summary of Samantha Hunter's Virtually Perfect, found at the link.

Link: A03
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[personal profile] fuchsian
Title: Not so corporate
Author: [personal profile] fuchsian
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing/Characters: Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski
Rating: PG-13
Length: 1050
Summary: Scott wants Stiles to pretend to date him for the sake of his fledgling business.
Notes: Loosely based on The Corporate Marriage Campaign's summary, by Leigh Michaels.

Link: DW
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[personal profile] sidhe_faerie
Title: Her Duty, His Desire
Author: sidhe_faerie
Fandom: Original Fiction (Ogham-Duir: Atlantis)
Pairing/Characters: Lord Retalon Draconis/Lady Anna Caldra, Lord Mordon Caldra/Lady Letta, Lady Vena, Analla, Jonas, Marketplace Vender
Rating: Mature (non-consensual sex, drug use, abusive relationships)
Length: 13,984
Lord Retalon Draconis is to be bonded to a woman he has never seen in her human form. He only knows she is a beautiful golden dragon.
Lady Anna Caldra is not looking forward to the cruel life she will have as a Draconian wife. Tradition will dictate the course of her life from the moment she is bonded.
But traditions are not always followed especially by a man who looks to the future but has studied the past.
Notes: Loosely based on #62 His Duty, Her Destiny by Juliet Landon.
Written for Unconventional Courtship 2015
This is an Original Fiction written in the Ogham-Duir Universe. All characters are a part of that world and belong to me.
On AO3 || Linked Chapters on Dreamwidth
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[personal profile] john_amend_all
Title: Not Easy Being Green
Author: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Samantha Briggs / Jamie McCrimmon, Second Doctor
Rating: PG
Length: 3309 words
Summary: How do you cover up a six-foot, nearly-naked green alien in a busy city? Leave it to Samantha Briggs.
Notes: The full summary is based on prompt 191: 'Double Exposure' by Erin McCarthy: An exposé… or just exposed? )
Links: AO3 | Teaspoon
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[personal profile] crookedspoon
Title: The Harlot (tilling my own grave version)
Author: [personal profile] crookedspoon
Fandom: Batman
Pairing/Characters: Joker/Harley Quinn
Rating: M
Length: ~2000 words
Summary: It is a dark era, and a lusty lass will do what she must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins...

Forced to watch her fellow performers burn in a circus fire, Harleen Quinzel was separated from any survivors in the aftermath. When Harley's accused by a rival of witchcraft, she finds herself behind prison walls, awaiting certain death with a roguish priest unlike any man of the cloth she has known.

In reality, the priest is as far from holy as the devil himself, but his promise of freedom in return for her services may be her salvation. Locked into a dubious agreement, Harley resents his plan to have her seduce and ruin his lifelong enemy. Especially when the priest's lust for her is so compelling. She may agree to be his pawn...even as she plots to use him just as he is using her.

Notes: WIP. Summary from the novel The Harlot by Saskia Walker.

Link: AO3
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[personal profile] merryghoul
Title: Fiona's Confessions
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: Burn Notice
Pairing/Characters: Fiona Glenanne/Jesse Porter, Gabriel, OCs
Rating: Mature
Length: ~3800 words
Summary: Desperate to prove she's being framed for murder, Fiona Glenanne entrusts her reputation—and her life—to the man whose heart she once broke. Jesse Porter, a sexy former Army counterintelligence agent turned detective, has never been the same since military action. But behind his cold demeanor, he still burns for Fiona.

Taking her case is an easy but dangerous decision for Jesse. Together they must race against the clock to find the real killer, who now wants them both dead. More dangerous, however, is their sudden, reignited passion. Jesse will do anything for a second chance with Fiona…while she'll do everything to keep the secret she never wants him to know…
Notes: Summary (as well as the style of this fic) taken from Confessions by Cynthia Eden. Set after Season Six and then goes AU from there. Does mention events from season three.

Link: Dreamwidth | AO3
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[personal profile] aralias
Hi all,

Just a reminder that it's almost April - which is [community profile] unconventionalcourtship posting time! Hope you all have your fics at least in mind (I have just about started mine).
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[personal profile] aralias
Hello again, and-

Welcome to 'Unconventional Courtship 2015'!

'Unconventional Courtship' is a panfandom fic fest where you write and post a 1000w+ fic based on a M&B/Harlequin plot. Fics will be posted to this community, staggered through April 2015 (from the 1st to the 31st).

How to play:

It's as simple as:

1. Sign up! All you need to do is comment on this post with the day you want to post your fic. You can tell me which summary/pairing you're going with, but you don't have to. You can also ask me to assign you a summary, if you want. (You don't need a Dreamwidth to play - just comment with OpenID, although you will need to ask me to post your fic on the com. If you are on DW, please follow the community!)

2. Choose a M&B/Harlequin summary (or two etc) - we have hundreds of suggestions here, but there are literally thousands. You can write more than one fic, if you want. You can also combine prompts, if you like.

3. Replace the names (and pronouns if necessary) with the names (and pronouns) of the pairing of your choice. Any any all fandoms and pairings are welcome in this fest.

You can also replace place names and jobs as long as you keep to the spirit of the prompt. So, if you want to write Kirk/Spock, but you don't want to write a modern day AU, you could replace 'the Sahara desert' with 'a desert planet' and Kirk wouldn't need to be the boss at a law firm, he could be the boss... in the sense that he's the captain.

4. Write a fic based on your altered summary. You can take the prompt seriously or use it as an improbable basis for lols.

4.5. Pimp the fest far and wide. I'm only going to post to coms that I'm already a member of, so it is up to you - the players! I've re-uploaded the make-your-own banners and of course you can use any that I've already made. But please do pimp where ever you think would be appropriate.

5. Post the fic to this community on your assigned day. Use the header provided.

You can also post to our AO3 collection, but please post to the com whatever you do, and please post to the com first.

We ran this fest last year, so you can see some examples of Unconventional Courtship fic by looking through the collection, or earlier in the com.

6. Profit! Fics for all! I'll post a masterlist once all the entries are in. Crossposting is encouraged.

Any questions? Leave a comment or PM me or email me at


1. All fics must be over 1,000 words long.

2. You must use a modified Mills & Boon and/or Harlequin summary.

3. You don't have to use a beta, but it is strongly advised.

4. Please use the following header (or similar - the AO3 share function is fine) when you post to the community:

5. Please post on your assigned day. If you can't for whatever reason, please let me know either by PM or email

6. You can use this fic for another challenge i.e. [community profile] trope_bingo

7. You can sign up for any day you like, but if it is possible for you to sign up for a day that nobody else is interested in then that'd be best of all.

Days for posting )

If you have questions, feel free to ask! And/or consult the FAQs from last year, which are still mostly accurate.
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[personal profile] mithen
Title: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Pairing/Characters: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake, Servalan, Verlis
Fandom: Blake's 7
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7000
Summary: Bound in chains, enslaved rebel Roj Blake stands proud in the Domo slave market. As a warrior, he's trained in the art of survival.

Alpha computer tech Kerr Avon is betrothed to be married--against his will. Catching sight of the magnificent Blake, he finds a rebellious half plan forming in his mind. Avon can offer this captured rebel freedom in return for his hand in marriage!

On AO3 | On DW
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[personal profile] aralias
Hello all. It's late - but here's a masterlist! Thank you to everyone who participated :) If you didn't manage to finish your fic in the time limit allowed, remember you can always post to the community and the AO3 collection (but please keep adverts for other comms to yourself etc).

Thanks again.

2014 Masterlist )

And check out the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship random prompt generator! It's great fun.
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[personal profile] john_amend_all

Announcing: the Unconventional Courtship Random Pairing Generator!

We all know it can be a terrible nuisance to spend hours ploughing through Mills and Boon's website, or even the helpfully-collated list of prompts, muttering "What was she thinking?" or "Is he mad or just plain daft?". Now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can let your computer take the strain, and have the dream prompt in seconds.

Just click here for prompts into which sophisticated algorithms have automatically substituted the perfect* pairing! Marvel as characters from nine fandoms fall prey to stirring passion and forbidden love!

*: Perfection not guaranteed. Consumption of beverages during prompt generation not recommended. Void() where prohibited by JavaScript.

Do please comment if you've got suggestions for more fandoms, or want to share your favourite generated prompt(s).

Some freshly-minted samples )