Hiya! Happy Friday! Today we’re introducing a new feature inspired by YOU, our Fan Fic Friday readers. We get great comments from you; you share what you’ve been reading, you comment on our posts, and ask questions about fics past and present. Recently, there have been a number of questions that go something like this:
“I love ‘That Fic That Everyone Loved” but can’t find it anymore! What happened? Help!!”
Fics disappear for a number of reasons: authors leave the fandom, or take down their stories for personal reasons or to rework them. Often though, fics have been taken down because the author is publishing them. So many of the stories you love are out there waiting for you, edited, buffed up and ready to sit proudly on your bookshelf! 🙂 I thought it would be fun to share two of my (many)favourite fic-to-book titles and then tell you which fic I think would make a great published book. Ready? Let’s go.
My picks after the jump!
It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language? Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from, she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her. Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.
I loved, I mean, obsessively loved, Transcendence when it was first posted. Ehd had me at “Hoh!” and I was thrilled when Shay published it. It’s a rich story, pulling at your heart and then making you laugh through your tears. I also have a soft spot for time travel stories *coughmarrymeJAMMFcough* and anthropology (no joke, took like four courses in university FOR FUN!) so this was one of those stories that felt like it was written for me. Reading through Amazon reviews and Goodreads comments you can see how many people have thoroughly enjoyed Transcendence, people who most likely never would have read it had it been left as fic. And that would have been a tragedy of prehistoric proportions…and by that I mean really, really sad.
As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits.
Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own. As long as she follows his orders and surrenders herself fully to him, no one will get hurt.
But when Nathaniel begins falling for Abby on a deeper level, he realizes that the trust must go both ways—and he has secrets which could bring the foundations of their entire relationship crashing down…
Oh my…The Dominant. This is a nostalgic selection from early days. Annie and I are both big fans of this trilogy (we bonded over Domward, ha) and I’m so glad that Tara made the series available as published books. This intense, hot, emotionally-charged story is told from Nathaniel’s POV. I liked it even better than the first in the series, The Submissive, because I so love Nathaniel’s voice and the slow reveal of the truth behind Abby’s misunderstandings. My heart broke for him at times and I wanted to run to Abby (because they’re real people to me, okay?) and tell her everything was going to be all right. It was the first BDSM story I ever read and was therefore…rather eye-opening. Let’s just say it really made an impression. The Dominant sits proudly on my shelf—way up high out of reach of little people lol.
Read Tamie’s review of The Dominant HERE.
Now, for the fic I wish would be published… *drumroll*
Author Summary: 1866 Edward just home from the war. Neighbor Bella has a tragedy and Edward delivers her baby. Seeing as she’s widowed, marriage makes sense. He doesn’t feel worthy, but he can’t step aside for her suitors. Competition amongst veterans.
To be honest, I don’t just want a published version of My Wounded Soldier…I want a full-length feature film… starring a certain Mr Rob Pattinson, of course. 😉 This story is epic! It’s an action-packed, emotional rollercoaster (wagon-ride?) as Edward and Bella find their way to each other and navigate the dangers of the time they’re living in. The characterizations are full and engaging, the writing absolutely gorgeous. I want to hold these words in my hands and make a little altar on my book shelf for them. Is that so wrong? I actually left a review, way back in the day, thanking counselor for writing and posting such an amazing story but encouraging her to write to publish as well. She’s so talented, an absolutely phenomenal story-teller. I really do hope to see published works from her.
You can read my full review of My Wounded Soldier HERE
Have a great weekend everyone! Tell us what you’re reading and share your favourite fic-to-book title in the comments. xoxo