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Rec: Mount Robillard
Summary: Jainah is a Terraform planet located in the area of the Ziroshel Union. The solar system has two inhabited planets (the other one is called Jehan) orbiting around twin suns. Mount Robillard is the tale of a rebel group fighting against the Ziroshel Union. Rated MA. This bunch of rebels has for years been engaged in a fight against the Union, but now the rebels are facing new challenges.

Review: Mount Robillard is long, well written and has few grammar mistakes. There is plenty of slash and romance, but this isn’t a pwp by any means. There is plot, a good plot, and the romance does not detract from the plot (or the other way around, either). …there’s a lot more I can say about it, but it’s so much better to go read it.
original.slash  !slash  !scifi  by:quatorze  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  length:series  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Collide
Summary: Calis Tsrali is the son of a duke in the Nayian kingdom, where money is a way of life. Spoiled, and arrogant, he’s lived the life of a prince. His problems don’t span further than having to sit through a lunch with people that bore him. He finds himself rather disinterested in the kingdom around him, though he isn’t afraid to indulge in what he wants. But, that’s all about to change.

Taeru is a slave, lucky to have a name and mistreated even by people in his own social class. He’s small, and kind, which aren’t good traits for a slave to have. With a master as lustful as he is cruel, Taeru knows he’s lucky to be alive—though he’s beginning to question whether or not his life is any better than death. But he’s about to be introduced to a different side of the world…

In a kingdom where birth means everything, the collision of these two worlds might be bigger than either of these men know.

Review: A satisfying read especially if you’re a fan of slavefics, a well written story (only the odd typo here and there, great grammar!) that has a bit of substance. Great characterization with fantastic supporting characters who make you smile. There are horrifying scenes of torture that occur throughout, most occur during scenes of Taeru remembering or dreaming of the abuse. While some of the damage/injuries he receives defy belief, especially when sustained over years (like in reality he’d be disfigured or dead 100’s of times over), the story is a fantasy and set in an AU so I figured healing was accelerated or something! It all works though to show you the strength, resilience and determination of the slave particularly when he has no belief of self.
original.slash  !slash  !abuse  !amnesia  !bdsm  !friendship  !hurt/comfort  !noncon  !slavery  !dark  !drama/angst  !fantasy  by:reibrook  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  rating:ultra.mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Fast Falls the Eventide
Summary: Two young men are drawn to each other for reasons they can’t explain. Of course, one of them is insane and hears voices, and the other one can’t manage to get his life together, and then there’s that ghost and/or delusion that’s following Rowan around…

Review: This story is so awesome and well-written. The characters are extremely likeable, and the relationship takes time to develop. And things don’t magically become ok once a certain situation is remedied (can’t say more or will be spoiler, but I like that its realistic in that sense).
original.slash  !slash  !college/university  !high.school  !hurt/comfort  !mental.disorder  !paranormal  !slice.of.life  !drama/angst  !modern.fantasy  !romance  by:kouri  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: More Than You'd Think
Summary: Joshua Courtland is gay. Kay Marks is gorgeous. How can they possibly help sleeping together?

Review: I cannot sing enough praises! I adore this author so much. This story has drama, good writing, awesome characters, and so much more that I can’t even do it justice. I’m serious though, please read it!
original.slash  !slash  !age.difference  !high.school  !law/lawyers  !parents/guardians  !contemporary  by:sitaloire  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  length:series  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Matched
Summary: In the future couples are matched with mathematical precision by a supercomputer designed by the late genius Harvey Overfield. What happens when Indigo’s match isn’t who he expects?

Review: A perfect and worthwhile oneshot.
original.slash  !slash  !first.time  !fluff  !romance  by:theatrophyofdarkness  fiction  rec  free  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Psychobabble
Review: This is actually the first search result that popped up when I searched “m/m” in fictionpress. I was surprised at how good it is. It doesn’t have a lot of descriptions or transitions like normal fics, this is more of a stream of consciousness. Everything in there was to the point. The story itself definitely captured my attention. It was told through one person’s point of view, and you really get to read about their feelings and how messed up they kind of were
original.slash  !slash  !college/university  !slice.of.life  !student/teacher  !drama/angst  fiction  rec  free  status:complete  length:novella  rating:teen 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: The Violet and the Tom
Summary: Nygell, a Lord of the Northern Isles, is given the gift of a young Grecian slave by the King. Nygell wants no such responsibility.

Review: FABULOUS story! Usually you find a story that claims to be a more BDSM-ish slavery story, but you end up with a typical forced slavery style story. Well, this is the ONLY one I’ve found to do BOTH. Ocotillo has amazingly combined the Grecian-style slavery and a BDSM slavery relationship together in a perfect blend of both. I consider myself to be adept at BDSM and the knowledge of the lifestyle. I look like a three-year old compared to her. The characters are fleshed out beautifully, as well as the plot. Very few, if no, grammar mistakes. The only thing is that her wording can get a bit flowy, especially since it’s 1st person POV from the slave, but it’s still lovely over-all. I HIGHLY recommend this! ESPECIALLY if you’re a BDSM fan!
original.slash  !slash  !powerplay  !romance  by:ocotillo  fiction  rec  free  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: The Davis Brothers
Review: Wow, this is really a hidden gem. The two Davis brothers are both Irish, big, hairy, and muscle-y. The love interests, Benji and Lonnie, are slimmer and cuter, but still male. If you were to stereotype it you could call it a bear/twink relationship, but then the relationship dynamics are very realistic and little details really give the story life.

Though Ben and Brandon (the brothers) do the topping 99% of the time, there is a bout of switching between Ben and Benji. I really liked how the author was able to show two stories at once, one in-relationship and another woo-ing. There’s fluff, and there’s (crazy hot) smut, and just a sprinkle of drama all mixed up for a truly sweet read.

Also, don’t let the fact that it’s on Nifty scare you away! The formatting is easy to read. There’s also a prequel titled Big Ben if you’re interested.
original.slash  !slash  !contemporary  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Autophobia
Summary: A plague is destroying humanity, and in the aftermath two desperate men try to survive.

Review: In a post apocalyptic world overridden by zombies, the human race faces the very real prospect of extinction. Despite the odds, Jake and Sam - two strangers starved for human contact - somehow manage to survive long enough to cross paths; they immediately form an unspoken partnership as they make their way to the promise of safety. But Jake has been keeping the fact that he’s been bitten hidden from Sam.

Bleak, nerve wracking and heartbreaking. Masterfully written. No rainbows and sunflowers here, just the gritty prospect of the inevitable looming on the horizon.
original.slash  !slash  !post.apocalypse  !zombies  !dark  !scifi  by:thornton  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Waylon’s Crossing
Summary: 500 years ago two worlds collided: the World of Night and the World of Light. War followed. Now the forces of fate and destiny are once again on the move… A young half-demon struggles to do the bidding of his dark queen, new friendships are formed, and nothing is ever exactly as it seems.

Review: If you’re interested in dark, coming of age, were-creatures, vampires, magic, demons, then this is definitely it!
original.slash  !slash  !demons  !dark  !fantasy  by:darkness  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Hearthkeeper
Summary: Bored and frustrated by the role society has trapped him in, Julian Sharpe searches for any way to break the tedium. But when he’s blackmailed by the Gallevan Intelligence Service into spying on his wealthy husband, Jules’ life gets a little too interesting.

Review: Really well-written, with smart world-building and a flawed main character with an interesting voice. I think the writer herself best describes what exactly this story is about:

“I want to stress, again, that the relationships are not the point of the story. Jules’ personal journey is. There’s plenty of sex and relationship drama in Hearthkeeper, because this is me writing it, but that all takes a total backseat to the actual plot.”

So it’s definitely an interesting read and one worth keeping an eye on as the story develops beyond its initial chapters.
rec  original.slash  !slash  !age.difference  !agents  !bdsm  !business.men  !dark  !drama/angst  !drugs  !dystopia  !espionage  !marriage  !powerplay  by:cordelia.kingsbridge  fiction  free  status:wip  length:novel  rating:ultra.mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Genevieve
Summary: Pip finds a pretty on the beach. A naked French pretty on the beach. A naked French pretty on the beach with a girlfriend from space. Slow clap, Pippin.

Review: A wild sort of fairytale, a pastiche of magic and beauty and strangeness that leaves you tangled in strands of reality and surrealism.
rec  original.slash  !slash  !aliens  by:faerie.gumdrops  fiction  free  status:complete  rating:teen  length:short.story 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Verdict
Summary: Sergeant Riemann wasn’t interested in being knelt to. Quite the opposite.

Review: I find the trope that smaller men are always submissive annoying and that’s why I so enjoyed this story. He’s a big tough sergeant, but he also wants to be submissive. Often he’s not allowed the privilege, as everyone assumes due to his stature that he is dominant. I like it when stories admit that society often influences how we perceive ourselves and our desires.

The power play also isn’t abusive and “LOL SURPRISE!”. It’s 100% consensual (very important to me) and their interaction is kind of adorable in its awkwardness. It’s a short story (and the courtroom puns often made me groan), but well worth the read.
original.slash  !slash  !detectives/police  !law/lawyers  !powerplay  !contemporary  by:parhelion  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Adamagika: The Spirit Within
Summary: Adam is a sixteen year old mage cast out from his village by a people sworn to hate and destroy all magic in the world. He is thrust into a world with people like him and has embraced magic as a good in the world. Now living in the city of Arantiva, he discovers that he is not truly happy until a boy much like him comes into his life. But with this chance meeting comes a web of secrets, lies, and prophecies that bind him and his new friend closer than he could have ever imagined…

Review: I give it 3.9/5. Seriously it’s been a while since I’ve been this distracted from my life by a story. I couldn’t get my mind off it and had to read until the end. Finished it and thought that I just HAD to share with with all fantasy lovers!

The plot is original, though you may find some details not very so, but don’t let that stop you. I feel like I’ve finished a TV series after reading this.
original.slash  !fantasy  !teens  !magic.users  by:hamen.cheese  fiction  free  !slash  rec  status:complete  rating:mature  length:novel 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Enigmatic Frequencies
Summary: Everyone tries to make life sound so profound and depressing. Except Quinn, because, if he’s being honest, his face really was meant to be smiling, not frowning.

Review: 0Tabby has built a really, really successful story on a myriad of snippets that build a whole world and show you the development of the people in it and their relationships. Quinn’s delightful. He has an alarming hairstyle and he literally depresses his loved one’s mother, but he’s all optimism and cheer, even as we come to understand his life has been really quite difficult. He’d never say so. His love interest is just a bundle of surprises, and the side characters are neatly drawn too. And any story that has a dog and and a child in it and they’re not exploited for cheap emotional points is right up my alley.

The reason the drabbles work in this story, I think, is that they are like beads very tightly strung on strong wire: there’s no sagging between them. They come right up against each other and build to a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts. Patterns grow organically, twining around and strengthening each other. There’s no sense of dry detachment like I find with a lot of drabbles.
original.slash  !slash  !college/university  !slice.of.life  !established.relationship  !fluff  !student/teacher  !humor  by:0tabby  fiction  rec  free  status:complete  length:novel  rating:teen 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Gold and Ebony
Summary: Janus is a prince. Faulkner is a frog. Their love was never meant to be…or something like that.

Review: Let’s face it: I’m a sucker for a good retold fairy tale. This one has an ice prince, a gregarious frog, and a female character who isn’t a total bitch and is helpful to the leads. Short, simple, and cute.
original.slash  !slash  !fluff  !royalty  !fairytale/mythological  by:zeffy.amethyst  by:lunachic  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:teen 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Happy Endings and All
Summary: Tristan’s life has always been about pleasing his mother and brother. He is alright with that, but things change when a fairy makes it so that every time he speaks fine gems and flowers come out of his mouth.

Review: Okay, here’s another fairytale retelling. This one is an excellent version of “Diamonds and Toads” and a touch darker than the last fairytale I rec’d. But it’s not a darker and edgier interpretation, by any means. Tristan is adorable and his happy ending is well deserved. (There are several nods to other fairytales, for fans of the genre.)
original.slash  !slash  !abuse  !fairytale/mythological  !fairies/fae  !rich.guy/poor.guy  !royalty  by:sarahhwithanh  rec  free  fiction  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Legend of Emeralds
Summary: Lord Philip was a Duke’s son, and David was the richest young man in Oxford. David’s got secrets he’s trying to hide, and Philip has a penchant for emeralds.

Review: The warnings make Legend of Emeralds sound dark, but it really isn’t. (Honestly, when I think about it, it is rather angsty, but I didn’t feel like I was drowning in angst while reading it. I am conflicted.) It’s a slash regency romance about David, who has a dark past, and Philip, who is ignoring the fact that he needs to provide his infertile brother with an heir. I’m not sure how historically accurate it is (my specialty is medieval, not regency), but Sporkess does not pretend that homosexuality would be accepted or flaunted.

To me, Legend of Emeralds dragged a bit in the middle. But aside from that, I loved seeing the buttoned-up David and flamboyant Philip realize their feelings for each other and reach a place where they could express those feelings. It’s a very loving story. There’s also a cute series of ficlets that show scenes of what happened after the main action ends.
original.slash  !slash  !abuse  !college/university  !friendship  !noncon  !rich.guy/poor.guy  !historical  !romance  by:sporkess  fiction  free  rec  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Moonlight
Summary: In this sequel/alternate POV to the 2008 epic NaNovel Broken Wings, Moonlight follows Izeri, a weather fey with a dark secret as he fights for love, acceptance, and his very life.

Review: Moonlight is the sequel to Broken Wings and is told through the eyes of Izeri, Jakil’s fay friend. One got the sense that Jakil was just blundering along cluelessly, and way in over his head while reading ‘Broken Wings’, but its only when you read 'Moonlight’ do you really see how true this is. There was so much going on behind the scenes, so many unanswered questions at the end of 'Broken Wings’ that have been answered, or seem like they will be answered in 'Moonlight’.

Being an alternative POV doesn’t get boring either. You get to read scenes that you have read before with a totally new fresh and interesting perspective. Not as much continuous sex as 'Broken Wings’ apparently, given the MC, but since when has sex been the main draw for reading a story like this? It’s the plot that matters, and boy does it deliver :)
original.slash  !slash  !college/university  !coming.out  !fairies/fae  !first.time  !love/hate  !magic.school  !magic.users  !magical.creatures  !werecreatures  !drama/angst  !fantasy  by:katica.locke  fiction  free  rec  status:wip  rating:mature  length:novel 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile
Rec: In Man’s Own Image
Summary: Two hundred some-odd years after the Salvatore Incident, the people involved have moved on and settled into their own lives. When demons start disappearing, some familiar and unfamiliar people team up to try to find out what’s going on. They unearth something much larger than any of them expected.

Review: This is the beginning to another sequel trilogy based on the Fallen Into Grace universe. Most of our loved characters have passed on, but some still remain (Rylee, Mika, Penny, Benjamin!). The new characters are awesome as well though.
original.slash  !slash  !abuse  !angels  !assassins/hitmen  !demons  !friendship  !hurt/comfort  !magic.users  !magical.creatures  !martial.arts  !mental.disorder  !paranormal  !parents/guardians  !religion/spirituality  !war  !fairytale/mythological  !modern.fantasy  by:kouri  by:karasu  fiction  rec  free  status:complete  length:novel  rating:mature 
june 2015 by TheSlashPile

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