Ties That Bind by Keira Marcos
Pairing: McShep (many other secondary pairings)
Genre: Romance, BDSM
Series Word Count: 369,027
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.
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.
Dr. Rodney McKay has spent a year alone after divorcing his Domme and cutting her collar off in public. He doesn’t know if he’s ready for a new Dom but he does know he wants Atlantis and Colonel John Sheppard’s collar is his path to the city of the Ancients. Then the Marine put his hands on him and Rodney realizes that he’s already half way to risking his heart again.
Neither man was prepared for the explosive combination of their sexual dynamic and the intense emotional connection that would burn between them like an inferno.
1. Intimately Bound (22,853 words)
Colonel John Sheppard returns to Earth to debrief and to meet Dr. Rodney McKay.
2. Learning to Belong (33,125 words)
John starts his debrief and Rodney settles into his new role as the collared submissive of a Marine.
3. You Belong To Me (25,312 words)
John and Rodney make time to see both of their families before they leave for Atlantis.
4. Harder to Breathe (44,452words)
John and Rodney return to the SGC and make ready to go to Atlantis with a few problems along the way.
5. Always For You (16,236 words)
John and Rodney learn more about each other as they travel to Atlantis on the Daedalus. While everyone else adjusts to the new relationships that have formed around the pair.
6. What You Give (35,740 words)
Rodney falls in love with Atlantis while John gets used to having a family on Atlantis.
7. Under Pressure (30,748words)
General Jordan comes to Atlantis and the pressure breaks the one person John couldn’t have predicted and someone has to pay the price.
8. A Lovely Agony (40,531 words)
Matthew adjusts to having a collar on the city and John is recalled to Earth for a house trial.
9. In the Flames (23,767 words)
John and Rodney adjust to being back on the city after the house trial and Scott Holland shows his true colors.
10. All I Want (14,057 words)
Evan and Matt return to Earth to meet with Matt’s Geisha Master.
11. Whatever It Takes (19,832)
John finds himself settling deeper into his relationship with McKay while adjusting to the arrival of several new people on the city.
12. Fever Pitch (21,374)
John celebrates his birthday and faces his first exhibition on the city of the Ancients.
13. Time After Time (22,232)
A single day can change everything.
14. The Broken Road (15,978)
John and Rodney return to Earth and prepare for the house trial.
Maître -SGA (950 words) – McKay/OMC- Rodney submits to his Courtesan Master.
Everything You Need SGA (855 words) -OC/OC- Declan Frost comes ashore and finds everything he’s ever wanted waiting on him.
Everything– Live Free or Die Hard (979 words) – McClane/Farrell- “I had to learn to be what you needed so you’d want to keep me.”
Finding Home – SGA (2311 words) – Ethan Marsh/Chase Harris – Ethan figures out where his home is.
Stories by Other Authors in my ‘Verse (authorized)
Tsunami Bomb Series by CinnaMinion (Hawaii 5-0)
Life is never easy for anyone. No one gets out alive. Sometimes it’s not about the bullshit you’ve been through but the people you meet and the place you call home.
Time Heals by CJ aka WritinginCT (Stargate: Atlantis)
Time may have healed their bodies, but for two damaged men assigned to Atlantis, it will take meeting each other to truly become whole again.
Unbound Hearts by FunkyinFishnet (Spartacus AU)
In a world of Doms and subs, Dom Agron is part of a law enforcement agency who ensure subs’ safety, frees those who are being abused, and punishes Doms. On one raid, he meets and frees highly-trained submissive Nasir. Both of them have suffered in different ways, yet are drawn together. Both of them might have found exactly what they need.
While this is not a story in the world she created, I did use her BDSM/Dynamic theme with her permission. I want to thank her sincerely for her generosity and her contributions to this fandom and several others that I read.
Like the world that Xanthe created– this series takes place in a world where BDSM relationships are the ‘norm’ and everyone is pretty much bisexual. There are a LOT of homosexual pairings in this series because it amuses me.
To my readers, I would caution you that this story is VERY different from the work I normally write. I do consider it a romance but it’s pretty hardcore. John is a sadist and he makes no bones about it. This may make some of you very uncomfortable. That being said I did recycle two of my OCs from my WMHB series (Declan Frost and Sean Taylor).
This is a FANTASY and should not be taken as a guide to use for a BDSM lifestyle. It’s also not at all realistic—it’s a fanfic set in the Stargate:Atlantis Fandom. Graphic descriptions of S/M appear in this work and it may squick. I would caution anyone who is interested in masochism or pain play that they educate themselves thoroughly about their body and their individual needs before considering any “play time”. In other words, don’t be silly and dangerous.
Additionally, I needed a ‘bad guy’ and I used Sam Carter. Since I normally write her as all sunshine and snark—it was interesting to write her as a real bitch. I’m not a Sam basher by nature—she was just convenient and I didn’t want to invent a new character for the part. Also, I never in my wildest dreams could have considered Jennifer Keller for the part Sam played in this story.
RE: Elizabeth Weir– yes I cast the original actress to play Elizabeth. I liked her better. Don’t fuss at me!
| Name: John Sheppard (Dom)
Occupation: US Marine, Colonel, Military Commander of the Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS in Applied Mathematics, Masters & PhD in Theoretical Math
Pleasure Education: Four years at Kesakitan Pembawa in Singapore with Dato’ Seri Syed Raja, one session at the Lotus House in Tokyo with Master Akira Saito and three sessions at La Petite Mort in San Francisco with Master Philippe Dubois.
Current Relationship: Collared sub- Dr. Rodney McKay
Past Relationships: Jared Holland (deceased), Colonel Marshall Sumner (deceased), Chris Morley, Aidan Ford, (all of the submissive Marines on the original expedition), etc.
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father), Jonah Dean (father’s sub) David Sheppard (brother), Matt Sheppard (brother), Claire Sheppard (sister-in-law), Ethan Marsh (brother), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister), Amelia Lawson (mother)
Name: Dr. Rodney McKay (sub)
|Name: Evan Lorne (Dom)
Occupation: US Air Force, Major, 2nd in command Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS & Masters in Geology
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Mistress Elise Devereaux, 3 sessions at de Sade Institute with Master Kyle Napier
Current Relationship: Collared sub- Matthew Sheppard
Past Relationships: Chase Harris, Graham Simmons, Vala Mal Doran, Aidan Ford (before Atlantis), Taylor Smythe, Paul Davis, David Parrish, Radek Zelenka, Mina Adams, etc
Family: Roger Lorne (father), Nathan Cordell (grandfather), Dana Cordell (mother-deceased), Eliza Cordell (grandmother), Chad Lorne (brother), James Lorne (brother), Gregory Lorne (brother), Mallory Jenkins (sister)
|Name: Matthew Sheppard (sub)
Occupation: US Navy, Lt. Commander, Flight Commander Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS Aeronautics, Masters in Engineering
Pleasure Education: Lotus Geisha trained from 15 to 19 in Japan with Master Nori
Current Relationship: wears the collar of Evan Lorne
Past Relationships: Drake Montgomery, Vice Admiral Richard Keller, Lance Corporal Lucas Morrison, Sergeant William Follmer, Jessica Bonet, Hayate Sato, Kasumi Sasaki, etc
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father), Jonah Dean (father’s sub) David Sheppard (brother), John Sheppard (brother), Claire Sheppard (sister-in-law), Ethan Marsh (brother), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister), Amelia Lawson (mother)
|Name: Chase Harris (sub)
Occupation: US Marine, Lieutenant, combat engineer, member of Team 5- Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS and Masters in Engineering–working on his dissertation
Pleasure Education: 2 sessions at La Petite Mort one each with Mistress Collette Depaul & Master Stefan Renard -marked with a lily
Current Relationship: None
Past Relationships: Dean Bates, Evan Lorne, Cameron Mitchell, Steven Caldwell, Casey Morgan, Thomas Grant, Mike Keener, Janet Frasier, Vala Mal Doran, Adam Webb, etc
Family: Christopher Harris (father), Katherine Harris (mother), Diana Harris (sister), Trenton Harris (brother), Hayden Harris (brother) – Chase is the youngest
|Name: Ethan Marsh (Dom)
Occupation: US Navy, Senior Chief, SEAL, Sniper – Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS Systems Engineering (Naval Academy)
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Louis Bessette.
Current Relationship: None, pursuing Chase Harris
Past Relationships: Lesley Barnes, Elias Gold, Devon Cartwright, Ryan Sellers, etc
Family: Joseph Marsh (father-deceased), Brandon Novak (father’s sub-deceased), John Sheppard (brother), Matthew Sheppard (brother), Amelia Lawson (mother)
|Name: Thomas Grant (Dom)
Occupation: US Air Force, Major, Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhD in psychology — specializes in combat related stress management and PTSD
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at the de Sade Institute with Sydney Jamison
Current Relationship: None
Past Relationships: Caroline Lam, Chase Harris, Vala Mal Doran, Rodney McKay, Radek Zelenka, Keith Battle, Sydney Jamison, Mason Blake, Andre Morgan, etc
Family: Jeff Grant (father), Sara de Sade (mother-deceased), Phillip Grant (brother), Alexander Grant (brother), Gerard de Sade (first cousin)
|Name: Christopher Morley (sub)
Occupation: United States Marines, Lance Corporal
Education: Working on a BS in combat engineering
Pleasure Education: none
Current Relationship: Uncollared, semi-serious relationship with Thomas Grant in the works
Past Relationships: Dr. Michael Holder, Colonel John Sheppard, Colonel Marshall Sumner, Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell, Major Paul Davis, Dr. Malcolm Crowley
Family: No siblings, mother is a Domme with several male submissives, father is deceased.
Name: Declan Frost (Dom)
|Name: Dr. Sean Taylor (sub)
Occupation: Scientist, Atlantis Expedition
Education: BA in Sociology, Masters in Psychology, Masters in Political Science, and a PhD in Anthropology
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Master Louis Bessette — marked Consort
Current Relationship: wears Declan Frost’s collar
Past Relationships: Has been in an exclusive relationship for eight years — did attend Gerard de Sade shortly after he was marked
Family: Robert Taylor (father-deceased), Celeste Taylor (mother) – no siblings
|Name: Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Domme)
Occupation: Civilian Leader of the Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhDs in Political Science and Linguistics
Pleasure Education: La Petite Mort – 3 sessions
Current Relationship: Radek Zelenka
Past Relationships: Dr. Simon Wallace, Dr. Kate Heightmeyer, Dr. Spencer Reid, Dr. David Parrish
Family: Parents deceased, no siblings
Name: Dr. Radek Zelenka (sub)
Name: Dr. Carson Beckett (Dom)
Name: Dr. Miko Kusanagi (sub)
Name: Anne Teldy (Domme)
Name: Dr. Allison Porter (sub)
Name: General Jack O’Neill (Dom)
Name: Dr. Daniel Jackson (sub)
Name: Dr. Patrick Sheppard (Dom)
Name: Dr. Jonah Dean (sub)
Name: David Sheppard (Dom)
Name: Claire Sheppard (sub)
Name: General Randolph Rampart (Dom)
Name: Angela Rampart (sub)
Name: Gerard de Sade (Dom)
Name: Andre Morgan (sub)