I’m all about the McKay/Sheppard pairing.

Ties That Bind (Series)

Author: Keira Marcos Pairing: McShep (many other secondary pairings) Genre: Romance, BDSM Rating: NC-17 Series Word Count: 402,190 Warnings: Graphic sex, anal play, BDSM, violence, and exhibitionism (does any of that really make you not want to read it?). If you don’t like this kind of thing—just don’t read it. Seriously. Evil!Carter. Marine!John. PLEASE READ THE AUTHOR'S NOTES. Summary: After the death of his submissive, Colonel John Sheppard spent four years alone. Grief and anger pushed him and made him even more ambitious in his career. Taking Dr. Rodney McKay into his life and his bed was supposed to be a political maneuver--but then he met the man and everything he thought he wanted changed in an instant. (BDSM AU)

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The Sentinels of Atlantis (Series)

Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: SGA & SG1 (Sentinel Fusion) Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, etc etc Rating: NC-17 Summary: Sentinel John Sheppard thought he’d spend his life unbonded and then he met Dr. Rodney McKay. The mission to Atlantis is their mutual path and they will gather the strongest, brightest, and best for the mission that will take them to another galaxy. Warnings: Violence, explicit sex, adult language

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What Might Have Been (Series)

Title: What Might Have Been Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: SGA & SG1 Pairing: McKay/Sheppard (many additional pairings) Summary: This is an alternate universe series in that Rodney McKay never went to Atlantis, the mission failed within it's first two years and John Sheppard finds himself back on Earth as the second in command of Stargate Command under the leadership of Major General Jack O'Neill. Characters from the Atlantis series and the original SG1 series will figure prominently in all of the novellas in this series. McShep and many other pairings throughout.

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Ring of Fire (series)

Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, etc Series Summary: John and Rodney face obstacles and old enemies on both fronts as they fight to protect Earth and retrieve Atlantis from Pegasus

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The Lantean Legacy (Series)

Title: The Lantean Legacy Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: SGA Pairing: McKay/Sheppard Series Summary: The expedition marks two years without help from Earth and by a stroke of luck finds a full ZPM. Installing that ZPM in their sleeping city has lasting consequences for the entire expedition.

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Dark Places in the Soul Series

This series centers around the people of Atlantis, their fight against the Wraith hybrid, Michael, and the love the manage to find for themselves and all the things that happen in between. The pairings are mostly HET with one slash pairing. This is heavy on romance/action series with lots of …

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  1. I absolutely love this universe, I was completely sucked in and spent my whole weekend glued to it. I can’t wait to see how this house trial turns out and how everyone will deal with its aftermath. Thank you for writing such an amazing series and can’t wait to read more. I do have a question and I couldn’t find if you answered it or not. My questions is In our universe we have communities which have dominants and submissives and have a BDSM lifestyle, in your universe do you see communities/cultures on Earth where they don’t believe / acknowledge the BDSM lifestyle and if so how are they treated by the rest of the world, are they shunned? Does that make sense, I am unsure if I am explaining my question right? Anyway, again I love your work and am now moving on to your other Stargate Atlantis fiction.
    Angel x

    • I never thought about it actually. There are people in the series who are asexual and being non-dynamic has been mentioned but that’s as far as I went with that. I tried, for the most part, to keep politics at a minimum in the piece outside of personal situation politics.

  2. I love the amount of detail you put into your stories, It shows just how much work you put into your writing and makes rereading the chapters fun 🙂

    I have a ‘what if’ question about Miko. I know that because she has royal blood she’s a red petal geisha instead of a white petal one. If Miko had been a Dragon geisha instead of a Lotus one how would her mark differ from the others?

  3. Thank you for writing such a fantastic world. 🙂
    I have a random question though, I think you mentioned previously that phobias like needle phobia would be trained out of submissives in their pleasure house, however in the case of conditions like ADHD would that somehow be trained out during the sub’s teachings at their pleasure house?

    • I don’t think ADHD would be considered the purview of a pleasure house. That would require a medical doctor and a psychologist to be frank. A needle phobia would be an issue for a masochist like McKay and they’d work with him at his request but such training wouldn’t be forced.

  4. I’ve read this about six times and find something new to love everytime.

  5. As much as I adore your other Stargate stories I think this has now become my all time favourite. I think this is the seventh time I have read it now. Thank you for the enjoyment I have received from reading it.

  6. Hi Keira,

    I just wanted to wish you Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays – whatever is applicable in your case, and to say thank you SO MUCH for the updates to Ties That Bind and the Unspeakable Plot. I intend, when I get my act together (some time over the holidays) to post explaining exactly how much and why I love your stories, but it’s almost 10 pm on Christmas Day and I don’t think I’d post anything really worth reading.

    I love both stories and getting the updates was a terrific Christmas present, and both installments advanced the stories nicely – but the cliffhangers! You’re slightly evil 🙂

    So: go raibh mile maith agat agus Nollaig shona dhuit


  7. Hi Keira,

    I’ve been promising myself that I’d post to tell you exactly why I enjoy your writing so much, and I’ve finally got my act together to do so. Basically, it’s because of

    1. the characterisation
    2. the plots and story lines
    3. the quality of the writing (that is everything about it! :D)

    And now, the details:

    I find your characterisations hugely engaging, so much so that I’m always left wanting to know more about the hows and whys of what motivates them. I find them real and, whether I love them or hate them, they’re always memorable. I have now read all your writing (I think), even in fandoms I don’t otherwise follow, and I enjoy meeting what are essentially original characters. In fact, because I don’t know Stargate Atlantis, The Sentinel or the modern incarnation of Sherlock Holmes except through fanfic, your work amounts to original fiction for me and it’s really sucked me in. Even with Harry Potter, where I do know the characters, I think your writing adds so much that it too amounts to original fiction.

    And you can do it in such a simple and almost off-hand way. I’m a huge fan of Numb3rs, and have been delighted to see, even as minor characters, some of the characters from that series, and I really liked your depiction of Larry Fleinhardt and Rodney’s reaction to him. (And perhaps my favourite line in everything I’ve read is “Mathematicians don’t squeak”, from “What might have been.”) I would absolutely love to read your take on Ian Edgerton, who’s my favourite in the show.

    It’s not just the characters, but also the stories and plot lines, and the ways in which you develop your narratives, that is so appealing. Again, to me it’s mostly original because I came to it through fanfic. Therefore, I’m quite happy to go with the flow and let your muse carry me along. However, even with Harry Potter, where I do know the canon, I frequently find that the story according to Keira is much more thrilling, thought-provoking and downright entertaining. So often, I feel “that’s what should have happened”, after I finish reading your story.

    Another thing that I love about your work is that it’s eminently rereadable – that’s important to me, and I keep noticing details when I go back that I missed on the first (second, fifth…) reading, details that make me wonder just what twists and turns you have ahead in stories that aren’t finished. In finished work, I’m left with questions “I wonder what happened there?” “How did X deal with that?”, and to me the mark of good writing is leaving your reader wanting more; that’s something you’ve definitely achieved for me.

    At this point, I’m using you as my “go-to” when I need cheering up. I know I posted a while back about how you managed to suck me into the Harry Potter fandom, but I have to say that, in all the thousands of stories, there’s a huge amount of complete rubbish. Now, when I start reading a story that seemed like a good idea from the summary but turns out to be a disappointment, I usually come back here and reread you to remind myself of what quality writing is.

    Finally, I really, really appreciate the quality of your writing and the respect you show your readers. I’m frequently amazed by the number of fanfic writers who fail to run even a simple spell check before they post. Yes, I know it’s a hobby, I know it’s for fun, but when a “writer’s” grasp of English and/ or typing skills are so limited that what is produced is unreadable, a line has been crossed. It is, fortunately, a line you never approach let alone cross. I love that you know the difference between “rein” and “reign”, “your” and “you’re” and so on. I teach English as a Foreign Language and on top of that I am, and always have been, slightly obsessive about proper spelling and punctuation and stupid, avoidable mistakes infuriate me, but I don’t find that with you. Yes, there are some typos but they’re always genuine typos rather than the result of bad writing.

    And finally, I love the way you phrase things, what you do with your knowledge of how English works. There are so many great lines that say a lot in a few words.

    Thank you for all the pleasure I’ve had over the last six months or so since I found your work, and keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to reading whatever comes next.


  8. Keira,

    I just want to say I REALLY love your stories here.
    Especially: Ties That Bind, What Might Have Been & Ring of Fire…

    I can’t wait for more, but enjoy re-reading what is there while waiting.
    I do actually understand you are a person with a real life out there that you are living…

    Thank you for this!

  9. Hello Keira

    I just had a random question. So This is very vague in my head so i’m hoping i have the right details, but did you or someone write for you a small piece about Matt’s problem with the admiral who wanted to collar him after they broke off their relationship (when Matt was stationed on the ship…or was it a sub…) ? I thick it was from a 3rd person POV, and the enlisted navy(?) was the one who watched out for Matt in the background. Something about the little guy heroes? This just popped up into my head and won’t leave me alone. Am I remembering this right or am I dreaming this up?

  10. I absolutely love how you incorporate other authors stories in TTB that are based in your TTB-universe!!!
    Dr. Katie Brown’s pairing in ‘Time Heals’ and now Danny Williams from ‘Tsunami Bomb’. 🙂
    Can’t wait to read when and how you put him in your story. 🙂 very excited!! 🙂


  11. Yay for more pretty pictures of characters for me to wonder about!

  12. Ooh, new characters! I love this series so much. Even though the reasons purely suck, it’s cool to have all the Earth-bound characters to read about!

    Love this, as always: Thank you!

  13. Ooohhh! Helen Mirren is an inspired choice! I can just see her now – the epitome of grace and class, fierce and demanding by nature and always, always getting what she wants. Hee! I can’t wait to see how you incorporate her. I was thinking that she’d probably be a part of the new CM arc, but I wouldn’t be disappointed to see her sooner. 😉 Also, it will be interesting to see if we learn who her Courtesan Master was/is (maybe Gerard’s father?! – this is all so exciting). And two other new Courtesans. This is such a bounty! I’m so excited. CAN’T WAIT. (But I will. *hugs you*)

    Thanks so much!

  14. What’s Spencer’s House and marking?

  15. Soooo exciting to see all the new characters and the expansion of back stories for those we already know. TTB so far is a constant re-read for me. I rotate it out with WMHB and Sentinels so I continually have a Keira fic on the go. Keeping my fingers crossed that we will see more of the House Trial soon – the tease of the two EAD snippets are just too delicious. Love the idea of Spencer as a courtesan. Thank you for sharing your writing with us.

  16. I have a question pertaining to your recent radio programmes regarding TTB if I may?

    You mentioned in the radio show(s) that Summers didn’t premeditate her treasonable acts against John and Rodney and that she was honestly concerned for Rodney. How did she come to have a contact already set up in the Mountain then? I am aware that she’d been in a relationship with the marine who distributed her emails and email attachments, but surely she must have set this up in advance?

    Also, in a similar vein, was she instructed by Devereaux to discover what she could about John and Rodney or was it all just done on the fly?

    Thank you so much for your stories and for the fact that you are willing to share them with us.

    And now congratulations on your two million words. I think many authors would be pleased to have written one million, but two million, and in what amounts to a hobby for you, is simply amazing. Many congratulations and all the best on your next million. I just hope I’m around to cheer for you when you achieve it.

    Best wishes


  17. I just reread everything Stargate again for what seems like the thousandth time, and am just dropping by to comment to try and express my love for your writing. Honestly, I’m at the stage where I am looking for your Stargate OC’s in almost every other fanfic I read….

    So yeah. Happy writing and I hope your muse cooperates with you to write something in your spare time. Any update I receive makes me practically drop anything else I’m doing.


  18. This would have to be my favourite Stargate Atlantis story ever. I can’t even count how many times I have reread it waiting for the next update. Thank you for making my bad days a little better.

  19. In canon John is depicted as being lazy – at first I thought it was all for show until the Ronan comment. I love how your John is far from lazy (in all your fics). I want to know if he was lazy how the hell did he manage to get those degrees and almost be a member of MENSA? Sorry I just needed someone to complain at. I wish they had just stuck with the ‘John broke the rules so isn’t higher on the totem pole’ instead of adding the lazy.

  20. I agree. I kind of feel sorry for Lorne in canon. He would of had to make up for it. I just pretend it’s all a face.

  21. so, in the past 6 weeks i have read this series, in its entirety, six times. like, i reread it over and over and over and over and over and over again because i am so completely, totally enamored and enthralled by this universe. i’m about to start rereading it for the seventh time and just. every time i reread it i find more things i love about it.

    just wanted to let you know =]

  22. I can not express just how much I appreciate the casting notes and author notes you provide for your stories. I also can not get enough of your writing and it may be that I will be found rolling around in your fic for many years to come. Thanks for sharing your words & talent.

  23. OMG, I just spent the last week working my way through this series & my brain’s on fire. I’ve come across the series before while diligently searching for awesome stuff to read but I’m ashamed to say I never cracked it open. And now I’m ready to join John on his killing spree cos I’ve reached the end only to find out it’s not the end, yet. I do my own writing so I understand how much time it can take to post something new, especially when life gets in the way. But please, you gotta tell me, when is the next installment coming out?! I’m hanging on the edge of my seat & trust me, there’s very little left to this seat before I fall off. You are an awesome writer & this universe is so real that while I’m reading, I’m constantly surprised that I’m not actually “there”. Thank you so much, don’t quit writing & please let me know when I can expect the next posting.

    • The final installment of the SGA arc of this series is in progress but I don’t have a date (and no longer give them because people turn into assholes when they get postponed. I’m currently at 18k and I expect the completed rough draft to be between 80 and 100k)

  24. OMG … I just love this series and I am sooooo looking forward to the final installment and any further stories.
    Never thought I would enjoy this, because I only ever encountered badly written fiction surrounding BDSM in my own language, but I am more than pleasently suprised and enjoyed reading during the last few days a great deal ^^
    Thank you for uploading this so far.

  25. Just re-read The Ties that Bind and I just want to commend you for your incredible writing. The characters just jump off the page and I feel like I’m a voyeur in the room with them as I read. I love the little details you’ve put into your AU and all the cross references of characters mentioned earlier on that get drawn into the story at a later date. Thanks so much for providing me hours of reading enjoyment 😉

  26. Can I just say how much I like this series in particular. I’ve really enjoyed it!

  27. love, love, LOVE this series – I must have read it at least 10 times by now 🙂 Your new Sentinel/Guide SGA fic is really really good, but nothing trumps this series. It’s the first and only one that I really can’t put down. Great job and thanks so much for keeping your fics here even though there are such idiots like the one that put your fics somewhere else!

  28. This is the 3rd time I’ve read this series. Every time I look at the cast I don’t think anyone could make better matches. They all fit the personalities you have given them. Favorites other than John and Rodney: Declan Frost, Kyle Napier, Aaron Hochner and Spencer Reid (also favorite actors as well. Of course John and Rodney are my most favorite, I mean who else could make this story so compelling I can’t sleep. 😛

  29. Any chance of this in an ebook? I can’t afford internet at home and would love to download Ties to my kindle. Pretty please??????

  30. I have so much love for SGA/SG1 and especially all of your incarnations!

  31. I’m getting the following error when clicking on either link to Ties That Bind

    Fatal error: Unknown: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers in Unknown on line 0

  32. Getting this error:
    “Fatal error: Unknown: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers in Unknown on line 0”
    when trying to read TTB. Just FYI.

  33. Seems to be working today.

  34. I haven’t seen much of the Stargate franchise so I have been avoiding that part of your website for ages. I just spent the last three days absorbed in the Sentinels of Atlantis. So fantastic. I know you have been into Harry Potter lately but if you ever go back to Sentinels of Atlantis, or Star Trek, you will have an appreciative audience!

  35. Alright, I have to say it. You are my favorite author ever. I usually hate Jack/Sam and I absolutely adore the way you have them together. Especially in the What might have been series. One quick question, though. In When you say you love me, the planet that John goes to meet with was the alterans. Is that a typo or are the Ancients not called the Alterans in this AU?

  36. Okay. I have read almost EVERY story you’ve written. I even bought your original work (which is fantastic, by the way). The only one I haven’t read is the Marvel verse one about Tony Starks kids, which I’m going to as soon as I’m done.

    However, I must claim my ignorance on the Sentinal verse. I’d never heard of it before I read your fics, and from what I read of them I grasp, but I feel like I’m missing a bunch of info. What is the Sentinal and where do I find it?

    I have read a lot of your stuff over 10 Times each. I love your stuff. Keep doing what you do, and we’ll be waiting for the next post! Thanks for sharing your gift and your twisted mind with all of us!

  37. Hi I have a question what do I need to go to read the rest of a Pale Horse it says it’s an excerpt for members only. So where do I go thank you.

  38. Thank you for all of the wonderful fics that you right!! Have a great holiday season!!

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