Plus Love (Loren's Lashes; originalfic; holiday gift story)
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Title: Plus Love.
Creator: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my stories).
Categories: Original fiction. Male/female platonic feelings and male/male attraction. Friendship fiction, family themes, mental illness themes.
Series: Loren's Lashes. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Rating/warnings: PG-13 for profanity and sexual references. Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Length: 8000 words.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Story summary: Everyone calls her a fag hag. But Gay Pride Day has arrived, and her best friend is about to give her a new name.

"Tell me you're gay!" Gary nearly knocked her to the floor as he scrambled over her. "Please tell me you're gay!"


FIC: Wax | Broken | Torture (Turn-of-the-Century Toughs; original gen/slash)
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These stories are written in response to the 50 Darkfics challenge, which offers one hundred one-word prompts on dark themes, to inspire authors to write stories on those topics. The darkfic written for this challenge ranges from lightly humorous to suspensefully dramatic. All of the stories here are set in the Midcoast nations of the Turn-of-the-Century Toughs universe. Turn-of-the-Century Toughs is my cycle of historical fantasy series about disreputable men on the margins of society, and the men and women who love them. The novels are set in an imaginary version of Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic states between the 1880s and the 1910s. One of the series in the cycle, Waterman, combines elements of the 1910s with retrofuturistic imagery from the 1960s.

Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my fiction and vids).
Fandom: My original gen/slash Turn-of-the-Century Toughs 'verse. You don't need to have read any of the previous stories to understand these.
Word count: 1200 | 80 | 2200.
Ratings: PG-13 | G | PG-13.
Prompt table and blurbs | Series warnings.

#92: Wax (The Eternal Dungeon). The Record-keeper of the Eternal Dungeon goes in search of a very special supply.

#34: Broken (The Eternal Dungeon AU). Layle Smith is not always the ideal man for the job.

#10: Torture (The Eternal Dungeon/Life Prison crossover AU). The High Seeker of the Eternal Dungeon visits a foreign prison.


FIC: Law Links (The Three Lands; original fiction)
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Cover for Law Links

Title: Law Links.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my fiction). I am serializing this novel weekly. This is the only announcement of it that I will make at this community. If you want to receive notices of each new chapter, please Friend my blog, subscribe to my blog's feed, or subscribe to my e-mail list
Series: The Three Lands, a fantasy series on friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one, but those of you who have may wish to know that Law Links begins twenty-one years before the beginning scene of Blood Vow.
Categories: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings (main plots) and male/female platonic feelings (subplots). Friendship fiction, mentor fiction, prisoner fiction, military fiction, spy fiction, slave fiction (subplots), family themes, race/ethnicity themes, and spirituality themes.
Note: You can also take part in the story discussions for this series or buy the e-book of all the novels and stories in the series.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories. Warnings for this series.
Length: 160,000 words, divided into 27 serialized chapters.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Story summary: Few events are more thrilling in a Koretian boy's life than a blood feud between two villages. Or so Adrian thought. . .. Torn between affection toward his traditional-minded father and worship of his peace-loving, heretical priest, Adrian finds himself caught between two incompatible visions of his duty to the gods. Then the Jackal God sends Adrian a message that will disrupt his life and send him fleeing from a danger he knows too well.

"Sometimes I feel that he is as mysterious as the gods, and that he is hiding something of vital importance from me. Something that would transform my life."


FIC: Men and Lads (Life Prison; original fiction) - 2010 holiday gift story
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Title: Men and Lads.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my fiction).
Series: Life Prison, a historical fantasy series about male desire and determination in Victorian prisons. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one, but this story does contain major spoilers for the first story in the series.
Categories: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings and male/male attraction. Friendship fiction, mentor fiction, prisoner fiction, race/ethnicity themes, spirituality themes. Plus, trains and tramps. Time: 1892.
Note: At my blog, I've posted an entry with links to maps, period illustrations, and notes on my research of this story. None of these are necessary to understand the story.
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories. Warnings for this series.
Length: 16,000 words.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Story summary: Two guards. Two prisoners. A multitude of problems.

He knew what his prisoner's expression would be before he saw it: a mixture of apprehension, wary hope, and the expression he had come to fear most of all – determination.


Another year's worth of original slash and original gen powerfic (2009-10)
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Cover for Love in Dark Settings Omnibus 2010

Here's a full list of the original slash and original gen stories I've posted online or published as e-books in the past year. They're original works of fantasy, historical fantasy, and contemporary fiction, which feature liegemen, servants, slaves, sailors, prisoners, bottoms, and/or 18-year-old students. (I also list a couple of fan fiction stories, in the litfic category.) As the boilerplate warning for all my stories puts it, "All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there."

The list below shows both my online fiction and my e-books. If you'd like to buy an HTML e-book containing all of my writings as of July 2010 (over a million words of fiction and 30 collections of fiction recommendations and nonfiction), visit Love in Dark Settings Omnibus. If there are any topics you prefer not to read about, be sure to read the warnings I link to.

If you prefer to browse by series or story cover, you can visit my home page. If you want to, you can Friend my blog or sign up for my updates e-mail list. The list of this year's storiesCollapse )


New recommendations of books on gay relationships, maculine culture, and an alternative history
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I've posted an update at my recommendations site, Buried Treasure, with reviews of the following:

* E. F. Benson's David Blaize at King's
* Thom Magister's The Slave Journals and Other Tales of the Old Guard
* James Buchanan's Hard Fall
* Christopher White's Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen
* C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 51: Anaxantis, by the Right of Arms
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Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 10 510 words - Total: 422 912 words (September 8th, 2010)
Status: Complete
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 51: Anaxantis, by the Right of Arms

Guess what happens in the end...

It is one month after the Battle of the Zinchara.

Lorcko visits Timishi at the place where the capital of Wolf Mukthars is being built. We also get a glimpse of Ambrick. Both Trysulda, First Daughter of the Order of the Great Goddess and Emelasuntha receive surprising letters form the warlord. The High King as well receives a report and discusses it with his two oldest sons, Tenaxos and Portonas.

And finally Anaxantis and Ehandar...

Link: Ximerion

FIC and VID: Unmarked (Waterman: original fiction series)
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Cover for Waterman Omnibus 2010

Title: Unmarked.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find new chapters: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my fiction). I'm serializing this story at my Website weekly, with announcements of new chapters only at my blogs and list.
Series: Waterman, a historical fantasy series and retrofuture series inspired by the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars, boarding school rivalries in the 1910s, and 1960s visions of things to come. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one. (But readers of The True Master will want to know that this is a continuation of the same series.)
Categories: Original fiction. Male/male attraction (main plot and subplots) and male/male platonic feelings (subplots). Historical fantasy set on an alternate-universe version of a Chesapeake Bay island in Maryland in the 1910s. Boarding school fiction, lord/liegeman fiction, servant fiction with references to slavery, and nautical fiction (subplot).
Rating for story: R (just barely).
Rating for vid: PG-13 for violence.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories. Warnings for this series. Warnings for vidCollapse )
Length: 70,000 words.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Vid: Waterman booktrailer.
E-book: In addition to the online serialized edition, the whole story is available in Waterman Omnibus.
Story summary: "Fair play" is the motto of the Third House at Narrows School, but that motto takes on a different meaning when a lonely member of the Third House is secretly wooed by a young man from a rival House.

Master Meredith, whose entitlement to a last name had not yet been determined by the courts, was sitting in a window-seat overlooking the playing fields of Narrows School when the Third House bullies found him.


Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 50: Some Kind of Love
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Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 7 414 words - Total: 412 402 words (August 30th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 50: Some Kind of Love

Guess what happens when the warrior prince returns home...

What is Anaxantis going to do with the captive Mukthars? And the arrested pages? A lot of other decisions have to be taken as well. Ehandar also makes up his mind. The warlord returns home, but first has a conversation about the future with Uppam Fraleck, the Lord Mayor of Dermolhea.

Anaxantis and Ehandar finally meet again...

Randamor gives Mandigaill some background information and his own insights.

Link: Ximerion

Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 49: Tmeritektos
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Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 9 610 words - Total: 404 988 words (August 20th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 49: Tmeritektos

Guess what Tmeritektos means, and if you know already, who it is.

Anaxantis is in a very dangerous situation...

Actually, there isn't much more that can be told without spoiling the fun, except that the battle rages on and some of the pages get mixed up in it.

Some people die, some get horribly wounded.

At last the warlord is forced to make a terrible decision.

Link: Ximerion

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