And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces
And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces
And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces
And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces
And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces
And after my dutiful fandom rec I simply have to recommend an original (free downloadable) story.

Title: Special Forces (1-3)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: action, war, drama, angst, h/c
Length: super! epic (app. 1,000,000 words, almost 2,800 pages)
Warnings: violence, genocide, rape, torture, suicide, language, war, homophobia, xenophobia, bdsm, breathplay, bloodplay, knife play, fisting, transgender issues, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, infidelity

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Alexandr Voinov and Marquesate

Summary: This is the epic story of a Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and a Scottish SAS soldier. Vadim Krasnorada and Dan McFadyen are two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union's last war in Afghanistan. Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow...but that's only the official version.

The reality of these two men is dark, brutal, fuelled by aggression and insane lust. Steeped in pain and killing, these Special Forces soldiers meet in 1980. Their intense hatred caused by rape, revenge and torture turns into fucked-up lust and years of secret encounters in the dangerous labyrinth of Kabul and the Afghan mountains. Time, despair and desolation smoothe down the sharpness of hatred, its venom drained with each physical encounter; lust helps to form an understanding that only two men of the same kind can share.

This novel spans across over twenty-five years of their lives. It's harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive.

Review:
Let me start with saying that all of the warnings listed above are not just as a precaution. This is a very violent story whose central pairing spends almost the whole start out (Part One: Soldiers) with one or both protagonists being hurt or even hurting each other. From rape to KGB torture, carving writing into someone's back and detailed description of mass graves, the story is a sometimes cruel but always gripping tale about two soldiers who hurt each other long enough to fall in love and become co-dependent on each other.

Alexandr does not shy away from using bad language or deal with political topics. The story starts during the Afghanistan war in the early 80ies and takes us to almost every major hot sport during the 25 years it covers. The battles and the life as a soldier is shown in a way that makes the story very believable and forces the characters to deal with difficult situations and physical as well as emotional traumas.

If you are someone who does not flinch when being confronted with brutal and violent scenes and if you are willing to read 1,000,000 words, I highly recommend reading this incredible world that had me in it's grip the last 6 days.

Special Forces

Heart in Hand by Salifiable (NC-17)

  • Nov. 27th, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Title: Heart in Hand
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin
Categories: Romance, Drama
Length: Super Epic (130,608 words)
Warnings: Dub-con (Sex as result of a lost bet)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salifiable
Author Website: Author’s profile @ AO3

Summary:
Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this.

Review:
This is the first hockey RPF I ever read, and I fear I’ve been spoiled as this will be the story by which all others will be judged. Once I started reading, I found that I couldn’t put this story down; in fact I stayed up until 4 AM just to finish it in one go. As I finished I almost wished it was a story I hadn’t read yet so I could have the joy of rediscovering it all over again.

I think I was hooked by the idea of the two “rivals” falling for one another. If you are unfamiliar with hockey, both players came into the league at the same time, on separate teams, and both are a joy to watch. One is a traditional, hard working, dedicated and driven player from Canada who has a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal. The other is a dynamic, passionate, hard playing, fun loving player from Russia who has not yet achieved the Cup or a gold medal. Both are absolutely enjoyable to watch but they have very different styles of play so it’s hard to really compare them and call one the better player (unless, of course, you are a Capitals or Penguins fan). However because they both entered the league at the same time they are often pitted against one another as rivals by the media and, sometimes even, the league. Both are also considered to be the public faces of hockey.

There were so many little things I enjoy in any story that were included here besides the rivals falling for one another and opposites attract angle. I liked the misunderstandings, the little hints of jealousy as feelings were realized, the sportsmanship involved with two rivals on opposite teams challenging and helping each other to elevate their level of play on and off the ice. There were strong friendships and family relationships throughout that each character was able to rely upon when needed. I also enjoyed the little details like how the patterns of speech were written. Ovechkin is Russian, and while he has learned English, he speaks it like a non native speaker and his dialogue is written that way. The way his dialogue is written doesn’t detract from the story, it adds to it. Overall I liked the contrasts shown between the two characters, who are portrayed as fundamentally different in their personalities as they are in game play. Both approached their eventual public outing in separate fashions, yet both reactions seemed to fit in with the story and characterizations. And, finally, their story had a happy and satisfying ending.

9/16/12 ETA: The author has reposted this fic as original fiction @ AO3. This link takes you to the original fiction version of Heart in Hand. If you are a member of AO3 and signed in you may still access the hockey RPS version here.

Heart in Hand by Salifiable (NC-17)

  • Nov. 27th, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Title: Heart in Hand
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin
Categories: Romance, Drama
Length: Super Epic (130,608 words)
Warnings: Dub-con (Sex as result of a lost bet)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salifiable
Author Website: Author’s profile @ AO3

Summary:
Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this.

Review:
This is the first hockey RPF I ever read, and I fear I’ve been spoiled as this will be the story by which all others will be judged. Once I started reading, I found that I couldn’t put this story down; in fact I stayed up until 4 AM just to finish it in one go. As I finished I almost wished it was a story I hadn’t read yet so I could have the joy of rediscovering it all over again.

I think I was hooked by the idea of the two “rivals” falling for one another. If you are unfamiliar with hockey, both players came into the league at the same time, on separate teams, and both are a joy to watch. One is a traditional, hard working, dedicated and driven player from Canada who has a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal. The other is a dynamic, passionate, hard playing, fun loving player from Russia who has not yet achieved the Cup or a gold medal. Both are absolutely enjoyable to watch but they have very different styles of play so it’s hard to really compare them and call one the better player (unless, of course, you are a Capitals or Penguins fan). However because they both entered the league at the same time they are often pitted against one another as rivals by the media and, sometimes even, the league. Both are also considered to be the public faces of hockey.

There were so many little things I enjoy in any story that were included here besides the rivals falling for one another and opposites attract angle. I liked the misunderstandings, the little hints of jealousy as feelings were realized, the sportsmanship involved with two rivals on opposite teams challenging and helping each other to elevate their level of play on and off the ice. There were strong friendships and family relationships throughout that each character was able to rely upon when needed. I also enjoyed the little details like how the patterns of speech were written. Ovechkin is Russian, and while he has learned English, he speaks it like a non native speaker and his dialogue is written that way. The way his dialogue is written doesn’t detract from the story, it adds to it. Overall I liked the contrasts shown between the two characters, who are portrayed as fundamentally different in their personalities as they are in game play. Both approached their eventual public outing in separate fashions, yet both reactions seemed to fit in with the story and characterizations. And, finally, their story had a happy and satisfying ending.

9/16/12 ETA: The author has reposted this fic as original fiction @ AO3. This link takes you to the original fiction version of Heart in Hand. If you are a member of AO3 and signed in you may still access the hockey RPS version here.

Heart in Hand by Salifiable (NC-17)

  • Nov. 27th, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Title: Heart in Hand
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin
Categories: Romance, Drama
Length: Super Epic (130,608 words)
Warnings: Dub-con (Sex as result of a lost bet)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salifiable
Author Website: Author’s profile @ AO3

Summary:
Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this.

Review:
This is the first hockey RPF I ever read, and I fear I’ve been spoiled as this will be the story by which all others will be judged. Once I started reading, I found that I couldn’t put this story down; in fact I stayed up until 4 AM just to finish it in one go. As I finished I almost wished it was a story I hadn’t read yet so I could have the joy of rediscovering it all over again.

I think I was hooked by the idea of the two “rivals” falling for one another. If you are unfamiliar with hockey, both players came into the league at the same time, on separate teams, and both are a joy to watch. One is a traditional, hard working, dedicated and driven player from Canada who has a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal. The other is a dynamic, passionate, hard playing, fun loving player from Russia who has not yet achieved the Cup or a gold medal. Both are absolutely enjoyable to watch but they have very different styles of play so it’s hard to really compare them and call one the better player (unless, of course, you are a Capitals or Penguins fan). However because they both entered the league at the same time they are often pitted against one another as rivals by the media and, sometimes even, the league. Both are also considered to be the public faces of hockey.

There were so many little things I enjoy in any story that were included here besides the rivals falling for one another and opposites attract angle. I liked the misunderstandings, the little hints of jealousy as feelings were realized, the sportsmanship involved with two rivals on opposite teams challenging and helping each other to elevate their level of play on and off the ice. There were strong friendships and family relationships throughout that each character was able to rely upon when needed. I also enjoyed the little details like how the patterns of speech were written. Ovechkin is Russian, and while he has learned English, he speaks it like a non native speaker and his dialogue is written that way. The way his dialogue is written doesn’t detract from the story, it adds to it. Overall I liked the contrasts shown between the two characters, who are portrayed as fundamentally different in their personalities as they are in game play. Both approached their eventual public outing in separate fashions, yet both reactions seemed to fit in with the story and characterizations. And, finally, their story had a happy and satisfying ending.

9/16/12 ETA: The author has reposted this fic as original fiction @ AO3. This link takes you to the original fiction version of Heart in Hand. If you are a member of AO3 and signed in you may still access the hockey RPS version here.

Heart in Hand by Salifiable (NC-17)

  • Nov. 27th, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Title: Heart in Hand
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin
Categories: Romance, Drama
Length: Super Epic (130,608 words)
Warnings: Dub-con (Sex as result of a lost bet)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salifiable
Author Website: Author’s profile @ AO3

Summary:
Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this.

Review:
This is the first hockey RPF I ever read, and I fear I’ve been spoiled as this will be the story by which all others will be judged. Once I started reading, I found that I couldn’t put this story down; in fact I stayed up until 4 AM just to finish it in one go. As I finished I almost wished it was a story I hadn’t read yet so I could have the joy of rediscovering it all over again.

I think I was hooked by the idea of the two “rivals” falling for one another. If you are unfamiliar with hockey, both players came into the league at the same time, on separate teams, and both are a joy to watch. One is a traditional, hard working, dedicated and driven player from Canada who has a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal. The other is a dynamic, passionate, hard playing, fun loving player from Russia who has not yet achieved the Cup or a gold medal. Both are absolutely enjoyable to watch but they have very different styles of play so it’s hard to really compare them and call one the better player (unless, of course, you are a Capitals or Penguins fan). However because they both entered the league at the same time they are often pitted against one another as rivals by the media and, sometimes even, the league. Both are also considered to be the public faces of hockey.

There were so many little things I enjoy in any story that were included here besides the rivals falling for one another and opposites attract angle. I liked the misunderstandings, the little hints of jealousy as feelings were realized, the sportsmanship involved with two rivals on opposite teams challenging and helping each other to elevate their level of play on and off the ice. There were strong friendships and family relationships throughout that each character was able to rely upon when needed. I also enjoyed the little details like how the patterns of speech were written. Ovechkin is Russian, and while he has learned English, he speaks it like a non native speaker and his dialogue is written that way. The way his dialogue is written doesn’t detract from the story, it adds to it. Overall I liked the contrasts shown between the two characters, who are portrayed as fundamentally different in their personalities as they are in game play. Both approached their eventual public outing in separate fashions, yet both reactions seemed to fit in with the story and characterizations. And, finally, their story had a happy and satisfying ending.

9/16/12 ETA: The author has reposted this fic as original fiction @ AO3. This link takes you to the original fiction version of Heart in Hand. If you are a member of AO3 and signed in you may still access the hockey RPS version here.

Russian Roulette by Maderr (R)

  • Oct. 20th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Title: Russian Roulette
Fandom: Original
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: Dark; Romance
Length: Short
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maderr
Website: www.maderr.com

Summary: The man I loved for thirty years shot himself in a shitty little apartment in St. Petersburg, playing a game he never meant to win.

Review: Maderr is one of my favorite M/M romance writers. Her stories are always good for a nice upbeat read. Which is part of what makes this story stand out so much. Russian Roulette is a dark; short story that packs a huge punch.

Russian Roulette

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Russian Roulette by Maderr (R)

  • Oct. 20th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Title: Russian Roulette
Fandom: Original
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: Dark; Romance
Length: Short
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maderr
Website: www.maderr.com

Summary: The man I loved for thirty years shot himself in a shitty little apartment in St. Petersburg, playing a game he never meant to win.

Review: Maderr is one of my favorite M/M romance writers. Her stories are always good for a nice upbeat read. Which is part of what makes this story stand out so much. Russian Roulette is a dark; short story that packs a huge punch.

Russian Roulette

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Russian Roulette by Maderr (R)

  • Oct. 20th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Title: Russian Roulette
Fandom: Original
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: Dark; Romance
Length: Short
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maderr
Website: www.maderr.com

Summary: The man I loved for thirty years shot himself in a shitty little apartment in St. Petersburg, playing a game he never meant to win.

Review: Maderr is one of my favorite M/M romance writers. Her stories are always good for a nice upbeat read. Which is part of what makes this story stand out so much. Russian Roulette is a dark; short story that packs a huge punch.

Russian Roulette

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Russian Roulette by Maderr (R)

  • Oct. 20th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Title: Russian Roulette
Fandom: Original
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: Dark; Romance
Length: Short
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maderr
Website: www.maderr.com

Summary: The man I loved for thirty years shot himself in a shitty little apartment in St. Petersburg, playing a game he never meant to win.

Review: Maderr is one of my favorite M/M romance writers. Her stories are always good for a nice upbeat read. Which is part of what makes this story stand out so much. Russian Roulette is a dark; short story that packs a huge punch.

Russian Roulette

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Russian Roulette by Maderr (R)

  • Oct. 20th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Title: Russian Roulette
Fandom: Original
Pairing: OMC/OMC
Categories: Dark; Romance
Length: Short
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maderr
Website: www.maderr.com

Summary: The man I loved for thirty years shot himself in a shitty little apartment in St. Petersburg, playing a game he never meant to win.

Review: Maderr is one of my favorite M/M romance writers. Her stories are always good for a nice upbeat read. Which is part of what makes this story stand out so much. Russian Roulette is a dark; short story that packs a huge punch.

Russian Roulette

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Mann of My Dreams Series by Tinnean (NC-17)

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Title: Mann of My Dreams
Fandom: original fiction
Pairing: original m/m
Categories: action/adventure, case-fic, drama, romance
Length: epic
Warnings: violence of all forms

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tinnean
Website: author on Crvboy

Author's Summary: What starts out as curiosity on the part of a senior special agent of the very covert Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security becomes a series of mind games when the DD of Operational Targeting he's intrigued by learns of it and becomes curious himself.

Review:
Mann of My Dreams Series is action, spy-novel, case-fic, and steamy hot sex all rolled into one well-plotted, fun story. The sexual tension between the two main characters, who happen to work for opposing spy agencies, is so deliciously palpable. Even after they’ve had sex with each other! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann play a very dangerous game, but little do they know their relationship is going to get a lot more complicated.

Please heed the warning. While the violence portrayed in this series is not any worse than the standard spy-novel (i.e. people being beat-up badly, killed, or otherwise assaulted is not uncommon), it is probably not to everyone’s taste. For me, even though some parts dragged a little, the sweet, sweet revenge storyline made it all worthwhile. The wonderful supporting cast and episodic mini-stories within the series make the entire reading experience fun and captivating. Mark Vincent’s landlord, who, incidentally, used to be a rentboy, has his own story series, but it’s of a different genre and IMHO nowhere near as interesting as Mann of My Dreams Series.

The verdict: a truly delightful story -- serious, but not too dark, and yet packed with tons of entertainment.

Mann of My Dreams (links to chapter 1; all subsequent chapters can be found in the sidebar)
Sidebar Series (stories featuring some of the secondary characters in Mann of My Dreams)

Mann of My Dreams Series by Tinnean (NC-17)

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Title: Mann of My Dreams
Fandom: original fiction
Pairing: original m/m
Categories: action/adventure, case-fic, drama, romance
Length: epic
Warnings: violence of all forms

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tinnean
Website: author on Crvboy

Author's Summary: What starts out as curiosity on the part of a senior special agent of the very covert Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security becomes a series of mind games when the DD of Operational Targeting he's intrigued by learns of it and becomes curious himself.

Review:
Mann of My Dreams Series is action, spy-novel, case-fic, and steamy hot sex all rolled into one well-plotted, fun story. The sexual tension between the two main characters, who happen to work for opposing spy agencies, is so deliciously palpable. Even after they’ve had sex with each other! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann play a very dangerous game, but little do they know their relationship is going to get a lot more complicated.

Please heed the warning. While the violence portrayed in this series is not any worse than the standard spy-novel (i.e. people being beat-up badly, killed, or otherwise assaulted is not uncommon), it is probably not to everyone’s taste. For me, even though some parts dragged a little, the sweet, sweet revenge storyline made it all worthwhile. The wonderful supporting cast and episodic mini-stories within the series make the entire reading experience fun and captivating. Mark Vincent’s landlord, who, incidentally, used to be a rentboy, has his own story series, but it’s of a different genre and IMHO nowhere near as interesting as Mann of My Dreams Series.

The verdict: a truly delightful story -- serious, but not too dark, and yet packed with tons of entertainment.

Mann of My Dreams (links to chapter 1; all subsequent chapters can be found in the sidebar)
Sidebar Series (stories featuring some of the secondary characters in Mann of My Dreams)

Mann of My Dreams Series by Tinnean (NC-17)

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Title: Mann of My Dreams
Fandom: original fiction
Pairing: original m/m
Categories: action/adventure, case-fic, drama, romance
Length: epic
Warnings: violence of all forms

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tinnean
Website: author on Crvboy

Author's Summary: What starts out as curiosity on the part of a senior special agent of the very covert Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security becomes a series of mind games when the DD of Operational Targeting he's intrigued by learns of it and becomes curious himself.

Review:
Mann of My Dreams Series is action, spy-novel, case-fic, and steamy hot sex all rolled into one well-plotted, fun story. The sexual tension between the two main characters, who happen to work for opposing spy agencies, is so deliciously palpable. Even after they’ve had sex with each other! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann play a very dangerous game, but little do they know their relationship is going to get a lot more complicated.

Please heed the warning. While the violence portrayed in this series is not any worse than the standard spy-novel (i.e. people being beat-up badly, killed, or otherwise assaulted is not uncommon), it is probably not to everyone’s taste. For me, even though some parts dragged a little, the sweet, sweet revenge storyline made it all worthwhile. The wonderful supporting cast and episodic mini-stories within the series make the entire reading experience fun and captivating. Mark Vincent’s landlord, who, incidentally, used to be a rentboy, has his own story series, but it’s of a different genre and IMHO nowhere near as interesting as Mann of My Dreams Series.

The verdict: a truly delightful story -- serious, but not too dark, and yet packed with tons of entertainment.

Mann of My Dreams (links to chapter 1; all subsequent chapters can be found in the sidebar)
Sidebar Series (stories featuring some of the secondary characters in Mann of My Dreams)

Mann of My Dreams Series by Tinnean (NC-17)

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Title: Mann of My Dreams
Fandom: original fiction
Pairing: original m/m
Categories: action/adventure, case-fic, drama, romance
Length: epic
Warnings: violence of all forms

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tinnean
Website: author on Crvboy

Author's Summary: What starts out as curiosity on the part of a senior special agent of the very covert Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security becomes a series of mind games when the DD of Operational Targeting he's intrigued by learns of it and becomes curious himself.

Review:
Mann of My Dreams Series is action, spy-novel, case-fic, and steamy hot sex all rolled into one well-plotted, fun story. The sexual tension between the two main characters, who happen to work for opposing spy agencies, is so deliciously palpable. Even after they’ve had sex with each other! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann play a very dangerous game, but little do they know their relationship is going to get a lot more complicated.

Please heed the warning. While the violence portrayed in this series is not any worse than the standard spy-novel (i.e. people being beat-up badly, killed, or otherwise assaulted is not uncommon), it is probably not to everyone’s taste. For me, even though some parts dragged a little, the sweet, sweet revenge storyline made it all worthwhile. The wonderful supporting cast and episodic mini-stories within the series make the entire reading experience fun and captivating. Mark Vincent’s landlord, who, incidentally, used to be a rentboy, has his own story series, but it’s of a different genre and IMHO nowhere near as interesting as Mann of My Dreams Series.

The verdict: a truly delightful story -- serious, but not too dark, and yet packed with tons of entertainment.

Mann of My Dreams (links to chapter 1; all subsequent chapters can be found in the sidebar)
Sidebar Series (stories featuring some of the secondary characters in Mann of My Dreams)

Mann of My Dreams Series by Tinnean (NC-17)

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Title: Mann of My Dreams
Fandom: original fiction
Pairing: original m/m
Categories: action/adventure, case-fic, drama, romance
Length: epic
Warnings: violence of all forms

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tinnean
Website: author on Crvboy

Author's Summary: What starts out as curiosity on the part of a senior special agent of the very covert Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security becomes a series of mind games when the DD of Operational Targeting he's intrigued by learns of it and becomes curious himself.

Review:
Mann of My Dreams Series is action, spy-novel, case-fic, and steamy hot sex all rolled into one well-plotted, fun story. The sexual tension between the two main characters, who happen to work for opposing spy agencies, is so deliciously palpable. Even after they’ve had sex with each other! Mark Vincent and Quinton Mann play a very dangerous game, but little do they know their relationship is going to get a lot more complicated.

Please heed the warning. While the violence portrayed in this series is not any worse than the standard spy-novel (i.e. people being beat-up badly, killed, or otherwise assaulted is not uncommon), it is probably not to everyone’s taste. For me, even though some parts dragged a little, the sweet, sweet revenge storyline made it all worthwhile. The wonderful supporting cast and episodic mini-stories within the series make the entire reading experience fun and captivating. Mark Vincent’s landlord, who, incidentally, used to be a rentboy, has his own story series, but it’s of a different genre and IMHO nowhere near as interesting as Mann of My Dreams Series.

The verdict: a truly delightful story -- serious, but not too dark, and yet packed with tons of entertainment.

Mann of My Dreams (links to chapter 1; all subsequent chapters can be found in the sidebar)
Sidebar Series (stories featuring some of the secondary characters in Mann of My Dreams)

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