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[personal profile] aralias2017-09-19 09:45 pm
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Unconventional Courtship 2017 Masterlist!

Congratulations everyone who took part by writing stories, making banners, or laughing at silly summaries.

Here are the things that were written in 2017:

Aug 18th:
Unconventional Countess by [personal profile] meridian_rose (Black Sails: Max/John Silver, Billy Bones, other characters appear)

Aug 19th:
Fugitive Pilot by [personal profile] merryghoul (Doctor Who: Heather ("The Pilot")/Bill Potts, River Song)

Aug 20th:
The Scheme You Propose by [personal profile] mara (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Kujo Kiriya/Hojou Emu)

Aug 22nd:
The Bad Bridesmaid
by [personal profile] out_there (Sherlock: Mycroft/Lestrade)

Aug 26th:
A Vague of Zombies by [personal profile] liadtbunny (Adam Adamant Lives!: Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones)

Aug 27th:
Clint Barton's Wedding Rules by [personal profile] out_there (MCU: Clint/Coulson)

Aug 31st:
Matters of Seduction by [personal profile] spikesgirl58 (Man from Uncle: Napoleon/Illya)

Sept 2nd:
The Hunter's Moon Hustle by [personal profile] pameluke (Shadowhunters: Alec/Magnus)

Sept 4th:
Finding Blake by [personal profile] vilakins (Blake's 7: Roj Blake/Jenna Stannis

Sept 6th:
Night of the Undead Science Project by [personal profile] paranoidangel (Blake's 7: Tarrant/Dayna)

Right Dress, Wrong Girl by [personal profile] desertvixen (Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys: Nancy/Frank)

Sept 8th:
Discipline of the Blue Book by [personal profile] still_lycoris (X-Men: Apocalypse: Charles/Hank)

Sept 11th:
Indecent Suggestion by [personal profile] aralias (Blake's 7: Blake/Avon)

The Monocled Rake by [personal profile] arnie1967 (You Rang, M'Lord?: Teddy/Rose)

Sept 12th:
Home to Family by [personal profile] luvbarryfefe (Days of Our Lives: Max/Chelsea)

Sept 17th:
The Oldest Living Bachelor in Oakdale by [personal profile] misslucyjane (MCU: Steve/Bucky)

Page Six Stunner by [personal profile] sidhe_faerie (Arrow: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak, past Oliver Queen/Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Dinah Lance Quentin Lance, Moira Queen, Thea Queen, Tommy Merlyn)

The Oldest Living Bachelor in Oakdale (MCU)

The Oldest Living Bachelor in Oakdale (3130 words) by misslucyjane
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner, Betty Ross, Peggy Carter, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Sharon Carter (Marvel), Georges Batroc
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - No Powers, Work In Progress, Alternate Universe - Romance Novel, Grief/Mourning, Second Chances
Summary:

Sweet, shy Steve Rogers had had it! He now held the dubious title of oldest unmarried man in Oakdale — and a virgin, to boot. It was high time he shed his scholarly shell and unleashed the temptor within. Problem was, he didn't know the first thing about men, let alone seducing one….


Heartbreaker Bucky Barnes had been away for twelve years, and boy, had things changed! The innocent boy who once had tutored him in math now was a man in need of his help… to snare a man! He'd always admired Steve, but his stunning transformation was too much for any man to resist — even a sworn bachelor like him...


Adapted from The Oldest Virgin In Oakdale by Wendy Warren

Page Six Stunner (Arrow)

Title: Page Six Stunner
Author: sidhe_faerie
Fandom: Arrow
Pairing/Characters: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak, past Oliver Queen/Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Dinah Lance Quentin Lance, Moira Queen, Thea Queen, Tommy Merlyn
Rating: M
Length: +5k
Summary: (Based on Society Page Seduction – Maureen Child)
Billionaire Oliver Queen’s bride to be left him standing at the altar and IT girl Felicity Smoak was dumbfounded when she was asked to fill in. Be Oliver’s bride. For a year. What better way to escape her situation than by marrying a gorgeous, powerful stranger?
Notes: Written for Unconventional Courtship 2017 Special thanks to aralias for allowing me to participate another year. This isn’t completely finished but I wanted to make sure I posted on my day.
Link: Read the First Chapter on AO3
aralias: (kirk likes to swing)
[personal profile] aralias2017-09-17 03:29 pm

unconventional courtship deadline

hey everyone! today is the last official day for posting [community profile] unconventionalcourtship fics! don't panic if you won't make the deadline - fics can still be added to the AO3 collection at any time, and you can even post them to the community.

i'll make the master list over the week and post here, including everyone who has posted.

Home to Family (Max/Chelsea, Days of Our Lives)

Title: Home to Family
Author: luvbarryfefe (captainamergirl)
Fandom: Days of Our Lives
Pairing/Characters: Max Brady/Chelsea Brady (Benson)
Rating: Teen+
Length: 4404 (so far)
Summary: Family means everything…

To Chelsea Benson, the warm, close-knit Brady family is everything a family should be. Everything her own family wasn't.

But the Bradys are facing difficult times, and when Dr. Max Brady comes home for Christmas, Chelsea hardly recognizes the troubled man who'd been her best friend since he'd defended her in the sixth grade. Suddenly Chelsea feels like an outsider….

Then Max uncovers a secret about her that his father has kept for decades. Once again, he's there to help her deal with the truth. Only, this time they're becoming more than best friends. And the rest of the Bradys are looking forward to making her an official member of the family.

Notes: I didn't finish this story yet, but hopefully (crossing fingers) that will happen soon! As of now though, there are just 2 chapters up. Anyway, thank you so much to the admin of this group for creating this challenge. I am having a total blast with it.

Link: HERE
aralias: (blake and avon)
[personal profile] aralias2017-09-11 11:17 pm

Indecent Suggestion (Blake's 7, Blake/Avon)

Indecent Suggestion (16339 words) by aralias
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Characters: Roj Blake, Kerr Avon, Ensemble
Additional Tags: Community: unconventionalcourtship, Hypnotism, Episode: s02e10 Voice from the Past
Summary:

There has been a mistake! When Roj Blake and Kerr Avon go to a hypnotherapist, they expect to be deprogrammed, removing the residual influence of Glynd’s ‘course interceptor’. Clearly the treatment hasn't worked, because Blake is still acting strangely. Oh, and now they're having sex. Lots and lots of sex. And it's definitely changing things between them.

Lovers come and go, but what about the needs of the revolution? Is Blake ready to sacrifice his goals for the sake of a little--okay, a lot--of seductive satisfaction? And yet, how can he possibly resist such an indecently sensual suggestion?

arnie1967: (BookQuill)
[personal profile] arnie19672017-09-11 09:24 am

The Monocled Rake (You Rang, M'Lord?, Teddy/Rose)

Title: The Monocled Rake
Author: Arnie (Dimity Blue)
Fandom: You Rang, M'Lord?
Pairing/Characters: Teddy Meldrum/Rose
Rating: Gen
Length: 4,462 words

Summary:
Secrets

A spy for his brother's Union Jack Rubber Company, the Honourable Teddy Meldrum must foster his notoriety as a rake as a front for his secret activity.

Passion

Rose, newly appointed maid to Madge Cartwright, knows only the Honourable Teddy's rakeish reputation. She’s unprepared for his surprise proposal of marriage – and the way her body responds to him!

Espionage!

Burning rubber turns to disaster for Teddy and Rose, and rumours and whisperings rear their ugly heads. Who is the shadow following Rose's every move? Just what is this monocled man hiding?


Notes: Blurb adapted from Anne O'Brien's The Enigmatic Rake.

Link: On AO3.

Discipline of the Blue Book (X-Men: Apocalypse, Charles/Hank)

Title: Discipline of the Blue Book
Author: [personal profile] still_lycoris
Fandom: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Pairing/Characters: Hank McCoy/Charles Xavier
Rating: PG-13
Length: 7962
Summary: Charles Xavier and Hank McCoy are in a committed relationship — even if the sex is a little predictable. But while on vacation at a secluded cabin they discover the Blue Book, an erotic tome filled with vintage photos of men disciplining their submissive. Both Charles and Hank are turned on by the sensual images of domination—leading to experiments of their own that reveal all their secret, wicked desires....

Or Charles and Hank go on holiday together, trying to recover after the events of Apocalypse. The road to recovery isn't quite what either of them expected it to be ...
Notes: Angst, Holidays, Light Bondage, Sexual Roleplay, Blindfolds, Dubious Consent Fantasy, Scene Gone Wrong, Hurt/Comfort
Link: Here

Night of the Undead Science Project (Blake's 7, Tarrant/Dayna)

Title: Night of the Undead Science Project
Author: Paranoidangel
Fandom: Blake's 7
Pairing/Characters: Del Tarrrant/Dayna Mellanby
Rating: General
Length: 1800 words
Summary: Dayna Mellanby and Del Tarrant's evening turns deadly when some uninvited guests show up at a party - a horde of hungry zombies. The pair is in a fight for their lives when a new, heroic side of Dayna emerges, and she vows to protect Tarrant no matter the cost....
Notes: I have taken some artistic licence with the second sentence (ie ignored bits of it).
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11979636
desertvixen: (Default)

Right Dress, Wrong Girl (Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys - Nancy/Frank)

Title: Right Dress, Wrong Girl
Author: DesertVixen
Fandom: Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys
Pairing/Characters: Nancy Drew/Frank Hardy
Rating: Teen and up
Length: 1572
Summary:
A romance novel AU based on Paula Marshall's The Wolfe's Mate : (Original Blurb) MISTAKEN IDENTITY - Unbeknownst to Miss Susanna Beverly, her stepfather had cheated her out of her rightful inheritance. Thus she was forced to become the companion of Miss Amelia Western, who was betrothed to Viscount Darlington. Who would have guessed she'd be mistaken for Amelia and kidnapped by Mr. Ben Wolfe's henchmen? Ben's intentions were honorable. He did at least intend to marry Amelia. But his real aim was revenge upon Darlington's family. Kidnapping the wrong woman upset all his plans, but as Ben got to know the forthright Susanna, he couldn't really admit to being sorry...

Link:  Right Dress, Wrong Girl

A little behind schedule, since I had 5 September!

vilakins: (blake)
[personal profile] vilakins2017-09-04 10:36 pm

Finding Blake (Blake's 7, Roj Blake/Jenna Stannis

Title: Finding Blake
Author: Vilakins
Fandom: Blake's 7
Pairing/Characters: Roj Blake/Jenna Stannis
Rating: Teen and up
Length: 3,290
Summary:
More than just one night...
It must have been the cold and misery of Gauda Prime that drove free trader Jenna Stannis into the arms of rebel leader Roj Blake. After all, she’d gone to GP on business and wound up basking in pleasure.
Their attraction was intense, but she knew Blake's past would keep him from pledging his heart. Still, she didn’t expect to wake up one morning and find him gone without a trace.
Nor could she predict that, two years later, she would be hired to protect the very man she swore never to forgive.
Notes: The return of Jenna Stannis PI!

Link: Finding Blake
pameluke: (Default)
[personal profile] pameluke2017-09-02 11:59 pm

The Hunter's Moon Hustle (Shadowhunters, Alec/Magnus)

The Hunter's Moon Hustle (1544 words) by Pameluke
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Shadowhunters (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood
Characters: Alec Lightwood, Magnus Bane, Maia Roberts
Additional Tags: Meet-Cute, Alternate Universe - Different First Meeting, Pool & Billiards, Hunter's Moon Bar (Shadowhunter Chronicles), Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, no valentine
Summary:

The minute he walked into the bar, Magnus Bane knew he was in trouble. He was a Nephilim Shadowhunter, a real hard-ass. But he handled a pool stick like a pro, and he had a wicked smile–Magnus could testify to that. Yes, sir, Alexander Lightwood had all the right moves. And he had something else, a hint of innocence that lured Magnus right in.


A.N:
Based on the summary of The Valentine Street Hustle by Ryanne Corey.
As long as it's Sept 2 somewhere in the world I'm still on time, right?

(no subject)

Title: Matters of Seduction
Author: Spikesgirl58
Genre: Slash
Rating: R
Word count:6200
Warnings: Implied torture, rape, violence
Prompt 93) MATTERS OF SEDUCTION by AMANDA STEVENS
Silhouette Intrigue

Special Agent Illya Kuryakin was anxious to leave his desk job and get out in the field, but his handsome boss, Napoleon, denied each request he made. So when the opportunity to catch a cunning serial killer arose, Illya would do anything to prove herself. He’d even strip off his plain Jane persona and pose as a seductive temptress in the hopes of luring out the murderer.
Instead, he unleashed an even more dangerous scenario between him and his boss. Though taking on the elusive killer threatened his life, would falling in love with Napoleon be the greatest risk of all?


Read in AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11957994
out_there: Phil Coulson! (Avengers: Coulson)
[personal profile] out_there2017-08-27 11:17 pm

Clint Barton's Wedding Rules (MCU, Clint/Coulson)

Clint Barton's Wedding Rules (5115 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanova
Additional Tags: Avoid being Fury's limbo bitch, Weddings, Community: unconventionalcourtship
Summary:

Clint Barton's one rule is: not to sleep with Phil Coulson. Yes, he's hot, but falling into bed with him after every wedding must stop!

(Summary based on Amy Andrews' "In Room 732: Bridesmaid with Benefits".)

liadtbunny: (Adam Adamant gang)
[personal profile] liadtbunny2017-08-26 03:13 pm

A Vague of Zombies [Adam Adamant Lives!]

Title: A Vague of Zombies
Author: Liadt
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Pairing/Characters: Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones.
Rating: General audiences
Length: 5080 words
Summary: The woods have always been full of whispers in Pied Point, of terrors that go back centuries to the legendary Duke of Death himself. Ignoring Adam Adamant's grave warning—beware those who would prey upon the innocent—some visiting students disappear. Now their fake professor, Adam Adamant, believes that a dark cult is at work—and that their next gathering will happen soon.

When girl about town, Georgina Jones, is approached by Adam for her assistance, she is hesitant, but they unite to seek the truth. The search takes them from behind a pub to a music festival, where perversion goes beyond sexual to life-threatening.

And everywhere, whispering on the wind, is the dreaded word…zombie.

Or something along those lines.....

Notes: Adapted from the summary of Heather Graham's 'Kiss of Darkness'.

Link: On AO3
out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
[personal profile] out_there2017-08-22 05:16 pm

The Bad Bridesmaid (Mycroft/Lestrade)

Title: The Bad Bridesmaid
Author: out_there
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing/Characters: Mycroft Holmes/Gregory Lestrade
Length: 11,611
Notes: Written for 2017 Unconventional Courtship challenge. Thanks to [personal profile] celli and [personal profile] misbegotten for cheerleading with great enthusiasm. Thanks to [personal profile] tehomet for betaing and Britpicking.

Summary adjusted from Portia Macintosh's "Bad Bridesmaid".


Summary: "My wedding is ruined and my marriage is going to fail. And it’s all your fault!"

As a Geneva-based political consultant, Mycroft Holmes has it all: influence, money, success, a sleek and toned body and a string of sexy lovers. He's almost forgotten his previous self: Mikey Holmes, a plain and pudgy boy, later an awkward and clumsy teenager. Until a wedding invitation arrives requesting (demanding!) his presence as chief bridesmaid at his younger brother Sherlock's upcoming nuptials.

Mycroft's barely been back in England before he's accidentally injured the groom and been caught in a compromising position with his future brother-in-law's best man!

With the wedding of the year about to be doomed, Mycroft has no time to waste – especially with sexy detective and best man Greg Lestrade on hand to help...


Link: AO3.
mara: (Long day says Liz)
[personal profile] mara2017-08-20 07:04 pm

The Scheme You Propose (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)

Title: The Scheme You Propose
Author: Mara
Fandom: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Pairing/Characters: Kujo Kiriya/Hojou Emu
Rating: Adult
Length: 11,800 words
Summary: How could he turn down a banana in distress?

Successful rebel Kiriya Kujo came to make peace with his past and his family. But he'd never thought that to appear "respectable," he'd become the pretend fiancé of a banana-wearing storeowner! Yet how could he refuse spunky Emu Hojou, the man under the costume, when he kissed him so sweetly— and so thoroughly—in the spaghetti aisle of the supermarket?

His gaze implored him to play the role of lover to show up his ex-fiancé. But remembering the kisses they shared were supposed to be pretend became more difficult, when all Kiriya wanted to do was to make love to the appealing Emu! Was the proposal turning into something…real?

Notes: The summary above (obviously with different character names and other minor changes) comes from the book "The Virgin's Proposal" by Shirley Jump. Thanks to Aryn for the betaread!

Link: Read the fic!
merryghoul: clara ashildr 2 (clara ashildr 2)
[personal profile] merryghoul2017-08-19 12:16 am

Fugitive Pilot

Title: Fugitive Pilot
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Pairing/Characters: Heather ("The Pilot")/Bill Potts, River Song
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 3338
Summary:

THE BEST WOMAN...IN EVERY WAY

Watching her potential girlfriend constantly ask about leaving her surroundings is Bill Potts’ worst nightmare...until she and the would-be girlfriend are kidnapped by River Song. River knows a sentient creature wants Heather Carew out of the picture. Until River can get them all to safety, all that stands between Heather and fusion is canteen assistant Bill.

Moments away from unintentionally fusing with a sentient creature, Heather's life is turned upside down. Now the woman she's always considered her new friend has transformed into some kind of sexy special agent. Bill is prepared to do anything to stop the creature and secure Heather’s safety. But who's keeping Heather’s heart safe from Bill?

(Summary modified from Fugitive Bride by Paula Graves.)

Notes: Longer notes on AO3, but in short, this is a canon divergence AU set during "The Pilot."

Link: AO3
aralias: (riker is a babe magnet (not really))
[personal profile] aralias2017-08-18 09:46 am

Discussion post 2017

Unconventional Courtship opens today!!! Well done [personal profile] meridian_rose for already posting :D

The ever vigilant [personal profile] tidal_race has suggested we might like a discussion post. So here we go.

Discussion Post

Use this post if you want to talk to other UCers about how the fest is going for you, how you're doing as the deadline approaches, your favourite romance novel tropes, etc.



Enjoy the fest everyone.

Unconventional Countess (Black Sails)

Title: Unconventional Countess
Author: meridian_rose
Fandom: Black Sails
Pairing/Characters: Max/John Silver, Billy Bones, other characters appear
Rating: Teen
Length: 16,179
Summary: John Silver, the fraudulent Earl of Poole, awakes to find a beauty berating him - but he cannot recall the last three months of his life, nor having a wife. Max is clearly a most unsuitable consort, but then he's known as being an unconventional earl. Suspicious of Max's presence in his life, Silver struggles to regain his memories but it seems his heart remembers things his head does not.

Notes: Alternate Universe – Regency; biromantic Max, grey-a Silver, romantic nonsexual relationship

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11828151