Author has written 4 stories for Romance.
An avid reader since forever, now am trying to write as well. Pretty much stuck on genre fiction, not much for poetry or the classics. Unless you count the classics of scifi, I suppose...
On paper, I read SF mostly; many, many, varieties, and some 'hard' fantasy, too. Special place in my heart for apocalyptic tales - when well done. Also authors that use SF as a vehicle to examine the human character and/or as social commentary. On line, I read m/m (original slash); like best those with characters that are complex, gritty, and intelligent (and I try to write them the same). When I can get both SF and slash rolled into one, and well written, I am in heaven.
Update: I've not really been updating much at FP lately, and have even fallen dismally behind at acknowleding some very nice reviews. I tried to catch up recently, but I probably missed several thank you's, and I'm sorry for that. I do have more stories at my LJ, so if you have an account there,.
Extended Description of Stories (word counts listed here do not include author's notes) (ALL STORIES M/M):
The Violet and the Tom
Rating: NC-17 (M) Configurations: m/M Word Count: Total 93k.
Warnings: Institutionalized slavery, D/s, Bondage, pain. Specifics constitute spoilers, imo, but not intensely violent, no extreme squicks (no necr./scat./best./depressing endings). References to minors, but no direct scenes. Fair bit of explicit sex, but plot driven.
Summary: In what might have been the middle ages, had neither Alexander the Great nor Jesus the prophet died young, the Greek State is a powerful economic force in southern Europe, and slavery is a profitable and well-entrenched social institution. Nygell, a Lord of the Northern Isles, is given the gift of a Grecian slave by the King. Nygell wants no such responsibility.
Rating: NC-17 Word Count: Total ~100k
Warnings: Explicit sex. Some non-con (as flashback) and dub-con (perhaps 'forced seduction' describes it best, may offend some). Some violence, references to violence. Themes of religion, racism, and extreme homophobia and sexism. References to minors, but no scenes, and not erotically.
Summary: Nearly a century after an engineered virus wipes out most of Earth's population, Tesla is a drifter, moving from town to town, staying alive as best he knows how, leaving when residents begin to suspect his secret. He's heard stories of the heathen traders, of their societies and their sinful ways, and when two arrive at his latest village, he decides to follow them home. He expected many things, but not that they'd make him prisoner for his genes.
Rating: NC-17 Word Count: ~7350
One-shot Esperanza sequel. SF. Can stand alone, but shakily. Better off reading Esperanza first.
Warnings: Elements of D/s and light bondage.
Summary: Six months after first leaving, Coyo and Tesla return to Esperanza to resupply, paying Kevin a visit.
Lubbān wa Murr (Frankincense and Myrrh)
Rating: NC-17 Word Count: ~5400
Warnings: None really. Explicit sex, but toned down from my usual. A nice story, I think, not dark. None of my usual kinks.
Summary: On a long journey, Qamar al-Akil follows a spiritual nudging into a well-hidden oasis.
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