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***copied over from my post at Tumblr****

The Harry/Draco Glompfest over at serpentinelion started posting yesterday.

What is this HD Glompfest, you ask? It’s an awesome fanfest on LiveJournal, where fans who don’t write or produce art for the Harry/Draco fandom, can post a prompt at the beginning of the fest and a wonderful fandom author or artist will produce a fan work based on that prompt.

This year, I posted a prompt and was lucky enough to have it brought to life by the talented and prolific Lomonaaeren. I’ve linked to her AO3 profile where she has a whopping 352 fics in the HP fandom, and she’s always producing more. My mind spins in awe of the quality of fic she consistently produces in such epic quantities. And a good deal of what she produces is long. If you haven’t read her fic, I recommend you do so, it’s fantastic. Her creativity is inspiring.

I wouldn’t recommend starting with the fic she wrote for the HD Glompfest because it’s tone is pretty dark and I’m aware that many people aren’t really fans of darkfic. I am so grateful to Lomonaaeren because “Alicorn” turned out better than I could have imagined, it’s a dark - at times disturbing - fic, with a bittersweet ending. That’s exactly what I asked for but not all her fic are that dark, in fact, the ones I’ve read were more romantic. To be fair, she’s written so much that I imagine she must have a bit of everything. Most of her fic is Drarry, but she does other ships and gen as well, including my OTP Snarry, and even Harry/Draco/Severus. Go check her out, if you haven’t already, you won’t regret it.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the 2016 HD Glompfest which will be posting until all claimed prompts are up at serpentinelion.

Happy reading.
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Title: Fifth House also at AO3
Author: Ky
Word Count: over 450,000 and counting
Rating: Mature
Pairings: multiple including Harry Potter/Severus Snape, slash, hey, femslash, and threesome
Summary: Harry Potter was quite honest when he informed Dumbledore’s portrait he intended to get rid of the Elder Wand. But what if he’d had to use it one last time? Would the Wand of Destiny change the Savior… or save him at last?

I’m not making this an all out rec. This is merely an announcement. Although I’m pretty sure that I’m going to be reccing it once I catch up to the author.

Yesterday, I started reading Ky’s epic Harry Potter fanfic. It’s a work in progress but it’s over 450,000 words and Ky updates regularly.

Before I go any further, I want to get the warnings out of the way. This fic warns for multiple pairings (which I haven’t gotten to). It’s got slash, het, femslash, and threesomes. It has at least one crossgen pairing, as it warns for Snarry.

It’s billed as super plotty and I can already see its focus being on plot rather than romance or smut. So if you’re worrying about the pairings you may want to wait until I post my rec to see how much of the fic ends up focusing on that aspect. As usual, if you have a problem with any of the pairings don’t read it. Otherwise, I encourage you to jump in because, so far, it’s been an enjoyable read.

It’s taking some pretty established ideas and bringing a refreshing take. I don’t want to spoil anything (not that I’ve gotten far enough to really do spoilers). But I will say that I've appreciated how Ky handles Snape starting to discover that Harry isn’t who he always believed him to be. It’s done without excessive drama, in a way that really highlights the changes in another character, one that is neither Harry nor Snape.

That leads me to gushing over the character interactions. There is so much lovely, amusing banter between once antagonists. You get a clear sense of the characters evolving as they get to know and interact with one another.

I love how Ky has handled the 8th year trope, making it feel unique yet familiar. I love how she has kept the Slytherins in character, softening them slightly as a result of their experience, but still completely recognizable. The small changes in their behaviors are justified in the initial chapters. All in all, their evolution happens in print instead of off-scene.

Look at me, I can’t stop gushing. All in all, the fic feels light and fun, intriguing and unique, low angst (thank goodness for my nerves) and high plot.

Ok, back to the fic.
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Title: Induction or at AO3
Author: Grazhir (aka Shivani) or at Grazhir's main archive
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 90,862
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: A perhaps disturbing look at what one bitter man’s obsession could lead to, and the unexpected results—but for whom?
Warnings: iffy!chan, dubious consent, mind control
A/N: This story is meant to be disturbing at some level. Some readers will undoubtedly turn away at a certain point due to the content, and that’s perfectly all right. I don’t expect everyone to like what this plot entails. On the other hand, some of you will.

This fic is so damn good. Interesting as hell, don't want to put it down, the plot is great, Snape is wicked (my favorite Snape flavor).

Great characters, a bit hot especially if you like dub-con, not so much if you don't. Not really romantic but more of a dark mood read. Loved. Want to read everything ever by Shivani.

So, as the warning states, this fic is definitely not for everyone. But if you like a morally ambigous Snape, dubious consent, plot, manipulation, awsome disturbing wrongness culminating in a happy ending, then this fic is for you.
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Title: A Certain Kind Of Fool also at walkingtheplank
Author: asnowyowl
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 38,976
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: For Severus, everything changes when Harry and his children move into Hogwarts. Albus Severus has taken a liking to him and it seems Harry Potter has a secret.
Warnings: Partially epilogue compliant. Includes rimming.

Nice, sweet fic, romantic. Yes, I can enjoy those as well.

Albus worms his way into Snape's heart, softening him up, with his persistant attachment to the grumpy man. It's a long process but the author patiently takes us through it and it's so adorble. You can't help but love it. Read when you want something sweet and light with great characters, a nicer Severus Snape, and some well developed relationships.

Like I said, this fic is sweet, but in no way sacharine. I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I read it pretty late at night so it is a bit fuzzy. That's okay, though, from the notes I took just before going to bed, it looks like I was more than interested in giving it another read through.
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Title: Euphoria (at AO3)
Author: birdsofshore for The 2015 Harry Potter Cross Gen Fest at HP CrossGen
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~22,500
Main Pairing: Draco/Albus Severus, Albus Severus/Scorpius, Draco/Albus Severus/Scorpius
Summary: A fire is prickling in the pit of my belly. I feel a little like I'm watching this happening to someone else. Al's sitting there, reeking of another man's sweat and come. He looks miserable and anxious... but also well-fucked. I look at his mussed hair, his bitten lips. I've never wanted him more.
Warnings: Where do I start? It's a 22k PWP. O_O. Serious consent issues, sex under the influence of alcohol and potions, voyeurism, a threesome, jealousy, a little angst, infidelity kink, orgasm delay, powerplay, wanking, really quite a lot of anal sex, kind-of incest, a tiny bit of H/D UST, age disparity 19/45.

Birdsofshore sure knows how to build up the heat. This fic is on fire from the get go but by the end it's molten lava coursing through your veins.

So I need to mention that parent/child incest is a big squick for me. This fic does not contain outright incest, but really borders along the edges. Lucky for me, I will try anything, I actually love to push myself through squicks, what can I say I'm a glutton for punishment, This fic, however, was nowhere near punishment. It's another one of my fave kinds of fics, where there is sweetness at times, but also high doses of just plain wrong. Delicious.

I love birdsofshore's characters. (My bias always tends to picture authors as female, please correct me when I inevitably get it wrong) Her Slytherins are fantastic, manipulative and somewhat cruel, jealous and at the same time so concerned with Albus' well being. I'm always delighted at how much emotion and character depth she manages to convey in her PWP.

I haven't rec'd any of her stuff before because it's been a while since I read any of her fics. She is one of the first fanfic authors I read and her fics really hold up, her Unguarded series is what motivated me to branch out from Drarry, which helped me find my OTP, Snarry. So, this rec is all gushy and fangirl, but what can I say, birdsofshore deserves it. You can't go wrong reading her fic.
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Title: Made To Be
Author: llaeyro for My Bloody Valentine 2016 at hp_darkarts
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~2,000
Main Pairing: Charlie/Bill
Summary: Charlie’s world falls apart. His big brother is there to pick up the pieces.
Warnings: Incest, anal sex, Muggle violence, subversive coercion, hurt/comfort.

This is exactly the type of thing I like, sweet and wrong. Don't want to spoil it, so I'll just say that there's a bit of a twist to it which really makes it perfect. Loved!
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This is a throwback rec. I mean to say, I read this a long time ago and I'm only now getting around to reccing it cuz I'm lazy. ;D

Title: Something There
Author: 1bad_joke
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~27,000
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Summary: You can't even look at me.
Warnings: m/m action, some dub-con, mild angst, and (could be construed as) Ginny-bashing

Not my usual fare. This is more of a sweet and syrupy guilty pleasure for me. I read it a while ago. Back then I didn't keep detailed notes of the fics I read, so can't really say more than that.

I guess I'll just have to add it back to my queue, re-read it, and report back any new impressions. Sigh. The sacrifices I make...cuz reading is such a burden
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Title: Riding Coattails alernate link on AO3
Author: Anonymous until reveals Ladyofsd for the 2016 Severus Snape Fest
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,612
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: There was a reason why nobody knew Severus Snape was an Animagus.
Warnings: Harry is 16

So sweet, my heart actually felt all melty. Loved it. Great read when you need a quick romance lift (with a dose of smut).

There's a piece of art for the same fest that goes along with this fic, which I also loved:
Title: Mates For Life alernate link on AO3
Author: Anonymous until reveals Ladyofsd for the 2016 Severus Snape Fest
Rating: G
A/N: Read Riding Coattails first to avoid spoilers.
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Title: Felinated!
Author: AbstractConcept
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 18,506
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: A potions accident leaves Snape as a cat until who-knows-when. Harry’s already got his hands full when a prankster starts sabotaging the rebuilding of Hogwarts. But what if it’s not just a prank?

Pre-slash with cat!Snape. Amusing, humorous, plotty. A good, light, quick read between heavier pieces.
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Title: To Have Not
Author: MontanaDan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 61,985
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Lucius Malfoy
Summary: Lucius takes advantage of Harry's vulnerable emotional state, offering him a marriage of convenience to protect Harry from the media and to regain Lucius' family status. Outraged, Severus tries to win Harry back
Warnings: infidelity

Less smut more plot than the first. Despite being driven by the telenovela cliche of Snape pushing Harry away for his own good and Lucius trying to trap Harry with mpreg, I liked it, probably cuz plot. The author kept it interesting.

I liked this fic just as much as the first, but I decided to read something else instead of continuing on to the final fic of the series To Have And To Keep because parts of this fic made me anxious. This shouldn't be a deterrent though, because I have anxiety issues and even playing video games makes me anxious. I decided to read something fluffy or funny instead but plan to read To Have And To Keep soonish.
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Title: To have and to hold
Author: MontanaDan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 69,555
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: Visions from the Dark Lord are incapacitating Harry. Snape decides to help, regardless of whether Harry wants his help. Features a possessive Snape and a sarcastic cynical Harry.
Warnings: Author didn't post any but I'll say: attempted rape

This fic was interesting, containing a powerful, intelligent Harry who can take care of himself (which I love). This is not a slow build, Harry and Snape start their relationship pretty early on in the fic and their relationship is a main focus, although there is a good deal of non-relationship based plot as well. Part of it felt sensual and there was a good deal of smut. As with many of the fics I like, this was a bit dark, or maybe grey is the right term.

After finishing I was looking forward to starting on the sequel.
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Title: The Pain of Breathing
Author: Reddwarfer
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,437
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: Sirius is dead. Harry now knows his fate and doesn't know how to handle life anymore. Snape finds a way to rescue him.
Warnings: Ambiguous Consent, Chan 13-15

A bit hot, really intense. Amusing. I read this just after taking my night meds so I definitely want to read it again because my night meds make me groggy. As far as I can remember I liked it and it left me wanting to read more from this author.
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Title: Give And It Shall Be Given Unto You
Author: kai
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33,425
Main Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Summary: "Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."
Warnings: Character Death, Dark, Dom/Sub Relationship, Multiple Partners, Non-Con, Non-Snarry Pairing, Rape, Violence/Torture

Gripping. You desperately want to figure out what happened in the past (as this is an AU) and what will happen to the characters in the future. I really enjoyed this fic. It kept me in suspense. Plotty plus, dark!


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