Dear SLASH Reading Minions

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I realize my recent foray into heterosexual romance has you all freaked out and worried that I’ve lost my way. I assure you, I have not. I still have my map of Cock Land (which is like Candy Land only better because it’s MANCANDY). Don’t freak out and stop asking me when I’m going to write more slash.

My original OTP in Harry Potter was Harry/Hermione. I’m feeling all nostalgic right now and it’s amusing. I write what interests me or I don’t write at all. I’m not going to force myself to write something that isn’t interesting to me at the moment. That’s the road to burn out. The last time I burned out on writing–I didn’t write for three years.Ā I’m not going there again so, honestly, just be cool. Stop asking about it.

I’m not mad. Really. So don’t think I am. If I was… there would be a lot more curse words in this post. I get the fact that you like some things more than others. I also get the fact that some of you don’t like to read Het sex. I get it. I don’t understand it. I like all the fucking. Well, I like all the healthy, consensual fucking that doesn’t involve farm animals or inappropriate body fluids.

Just chill out.


Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.


  1. That is a very healthy attitude Keira. I am just happy you write at all and will continue to appreciate what you write when you write it.

    gentle journey,

  2. lol.

    Write what you love.

  3. Tee-hee! Grown up Candy Land!! Oh there are just so *many* jokes here, eating, sucking, licking, etc, that I’m spoilt for choice!
    I don’t care what you write as long as I get to read it! Well, ok, I might object to Harry/Ginny, but or Harry/Ron, but I really doubt that those are going to be a problem. Write what you want, and ignore los estupidos.

  4. I happen to enjoy a good Het now and then, thou I am mainly and slash reader and writer. I tell you what though, it doesn’t really matter what pairings you use, I would probably read it, well except ginny/harry or ron/harry lol there are just some things I can’t do. I would love to see, if you wrote more het at some time down the line, a luna/harry from you. It is so hard to find a good luna/harry fic.

    Anyways, keep writing, I will keep reading and everyone wins hehe.

    See ya on words with friends…

    aka gypsysue

  5. I like all the fucking. Well, I like all the healthy, consensual fucking that doesn’t involve farm animals or inappropriate body fluids.

    …and now I know what it feels like to choke on a sip of Mtn. Dew. Owie

    I get that people have different tastes but I honestly don’t get people freaking out because you’re writing het. I mean if it wasn’t for a hetrosexual couple, a cheap bottle of wine, and a forgotten birth control pill I wouldn’t be here so I have zero problems with it.

    Write what makes you happy and if that isn’t something that makes me make that beagle swallowing a squeaky toy noise (which hasn’t happened yet) I’ll just read something else and keep it to myself.

  6. I’ve liked everything you’ve written, so while I love me some mancandy, I’m happy with the H/Hr outpouring too! They’re such a great couple.

    Write what makes you happy- we’ll like it or lump it. šŸ™‚

  7. I say if it makes you happy, you should write it. I can see Harry/Hermione better than Harry/Ginny, but when it comes to a het pairing my favorite has always been Harry/Luna. šŸ™‚

    The story makes you happy and that’s all that should matter. I have it on my to-read list as soon as I dig myself out from under stuff for work. I’m trying to get myself in a position where I can actually write in November by finishing things early. My only issue with most het romance I can buy in the store is I can normally pinpoint exactly where every sex scene will be without having actually read the book. I sincerely doubt any story written by you will ever give me that problem. Therefore, I’m always happy to read whatever you feel like writing.

  8. I started reading your post and thought “Oh god’s she’s been reading my mind from a great distance” because I had been wondering in my own head if there was ever going to be any slash…… ever again, It was a truly dramatic internal conversation.

    Glad you can’t read minds from a great distance and that other people put their internal wonderings to writing….I’m pretty impressed by their sense of adventure actually, you being you with the witty and cutting words.

    I figure that like a recalcitrant child you needed to just be allowed to follow your muse and you’d eventually get back on the map I’m reading, one day, maybe……..
    I’m not into het, being gay and all, but I have a good friend who has small happiness attacks every time you put out a new H/H chapter so I figure, you get props for appealing to a range of genre readers, sign of a good writer that.

    • The last person who called me a child — got punched in the sternum — which was childish of me. *shrugs*

      • Haha, figure of speech, I’m pretty certain that if you punched me in the sternum, the pace maker would stop and you’d lose a minion, so lets go with awesome writer who is allowed to follow her muse where it leads.
        Because it’s your writing, I expect I’ll read the H/H work the next time I get a consistent number of days off in a row, because I tend to not be able to stop once I start and then I find it’s four in the morning and I have work at six in the morning.

  9. I enjoy reading stories that are entertaining, imaginative and have hot scenes. The sex can be het, gay, multiple partners…whatever, as long as it is consenual, with no children or animals involved.
    Write what is interesting and entertains you, because I definitely enjoy the ride you take us on.

  10. I love your stories!!! I am 100% enjoying your Harry/Hermione fic. I’m glad you write where your interests lie at the moment. In my opinion, we all reap the rewards. Write on Miss Kiera!!!!

    šŸ™‚ Tchrbunny

  11. Seriously? Don’t care if it’s m/m m/f f/f or all in together. Ohh pretty pictures in head. As long as you are writing I’m very happy. Currently making my way back through your writings while waiting on NaNaNo. It helps keep the voices at bay šŸ˜€

  12. I read this and all I could think was ‘BITCHES READ ALLLLL THE FICS!!! ALLLLLL!!!!!!!! THE! FICS!’ I know what you mean about burn out and forcing yourself to write. It’s a bit soul destroying. I went through about four years where I didn’t write and I felt like I’d lost a fucking limb. Then we had Naked and well thank you for that. Seriously. I’m sure you realize how big of a deal that is. You gave me back my writing. So I’ll be over here all supportive in my little corner being excited about all the things. Really Harry/Hermione was my second OTP but I refuse to share my first on the grounds that I’m sure someone somewhere will have something to say about it. We’ve all got dirty little secrets after all. šŸ˜‰ And word on the safe, sane, consensual non-animal or excrement involving fucking. <3 Get down with your bad nostalgic self. Ain't no shame in your game PQ šŸ˜€

  13. I love anything you write. It is really nice to see your different takes on the same characters. If you don’t mind me asking, who do you see Luna with in Harry & the Soulmate Bond? I’ve always had a soft spot for her and wished J.K. Rowling would have included her more in the series.

  14. i do like my manlove – twice the cock for the act šŸ˜‰ i just like well written things (like what you put up) i only object to poorly written things that you could a loose a truck driving into a plot hole. you could write the dictionary and i would happily read it.

  15. p.s. …. my fav character was always snape…. but that could be my love of 007 spys seeping through, i’ve always been partial to him being badass

  16. I’m totally looking forward to your NaNoWriMo fic, which this year happens to be Harry/Hermione. I’m really excited about it. I’ve been enjoying Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond beyond the telling of it – more than I even expected to, and I actually expected to love it – as I do all of your fic. I just wanted to say thanks for writing, and thanks for sharing your writing with us. I really appreciate it.

    I would have told you over on Rough Trade that I’m really looking forward to your NaNo this year, but it still won’t let me comment on the post. Eh. I did *like* it, though. lol I’ll just have to see if time changes things over there as far as me commenting. *crosses fingers*

    Anyway, thanks again!!

  17. See I am one of those evil readers, who love/prefer your SLASH parings. But since it was you, I thought I would give this a try. And its good. I like the world and the story. Granted I still miss TTB, and I can’t wait for more of it and of SoA. But this is good too and if you’re happy writing it then that’s all that matters. Actually I think this is the first HET I willingly have read in a long time. So see, change is good sometimes. šŸ™‚ Really your doing a public service, reintroducing us to HET :).

    Whyskeyeyes (Kiarra.elle)

  18. If you write it, I will read it. Be it LJ rants, facebook status or Voldemort/Bellatrix/Nagini. I will read it. You are just that awesome.

    And it’s all that engrossing.

  19. Is it sad that I won a bet on how long before you had stern words with peeps over the Het?? I just thank you for writing such lovely stories to divert me while RL is being a bitch. I look forward to the next installment.

  20. Honestly? You *know* I am not picky. I love whatever it is you decide to write and I always wonder if there is more stashed somewhere dark.

    So, Het/Slash/Asexual/WTF!ever, I don’t *care*. You just have fun and I’ll be reading it.

    And hopefully Beta’ing it, but that is another discussion for another time.


    :: Going to read more Beta. Gotta stay busy! ::

  21. I can see Hermione with Harry much better than Hermione with Ron, or Harry with Ginny. I love your writing, and am enjoying Soul Mate Bond very much. Can’t wait for your November story.

  22. Right what you want. As long as you enjoy it we will enjoy it. Really in the end isn’t your fun and entertainment more important? Because ultimately we get the fun and the entertainment.

  23. I just have to say, I love your writing, your universe building. While not really a het fan anymore ( I read 2 harlequins a day all thru high school and got burnt out), I love seeing where you are taking your characters. They are dynamic and personable and I wish the author had bothered to put half as much intensity into them as you do. But like others, I must admit I’m hanging around for the delicious ManCandy that pours forth when you are in the mood. If I must (ahem) suffer thru het to get to the man loving, i guess i must. smirk!

    Hmmmm, of course, I adore your Sarek and Amanda in Tangled Destinies (I recently went on vacation and reread TD just for the lovely Sarek/Amanda bits. They make me smile every time.) and Elizabeth and Simon in SoA. And Teyla and Dean in TLL. And ā€¦ Wow, so I guess I’m not just a slash fan anymore. Damn, you’ve sucked me into het again. Shame, shame, lol.

    Please, don’t let jerks take away your enjoyment in writing. We get this for free and people who complain don’t appreciate you. We are living in a golden age of fan fiction. And you just make it sparkle.

  24. There are seriously people who worry that you write het, like slash as gone out of fashion? šŸ˜€ I’d worry about them. You’re definitively allowed to write whatever you want. I haven’t been reading the Harry/Herm fic, not because of the het pairing, merely because I don’t like that particular pairing (but knowing myself, I’ll probably end up reading it anyway, because I can’t pass anything you write, even if I don’t know the fandoms…)

  25. *rolling on the flooring laughing hysterically*


    Honey write anything you want anytime you want I love it all but BARN ANIMALS???

    You light up my day…

  26. To be honest, i’m not a fan of het writing, i can have that in my bedroom.

    Why i can’t have in my bedroom is Keira telling me a story.

    So i’m not bored and i like the HP fandom.

    Yes i prefer SGA and Mcshep and the ton of lube to go with.

    But i enjoy the stories even if they are vanilla because Keira knows how to write.

    BTW about the part where Keira isn’t in my bedroom to tell me a story… Keira you can come in my bed….room when you want.

  27. ManCandyLand is a really awesome place, LOL! Honestly, I don’t get people who criticize writers of fanfic. I mean, you’re getting free, awesome fic here, the product of someone else’s many hours of work and all you can do is bitch about it? Sheesh. People can be so ungrateful. And really, if they don’t like it, why are they taking the time to read it and bitch about it anyway? Me, I’m just grateful to read such well-written, entertaining stuff. I like H/H as much as H/D, so I’m certainly not complaining. I wait patiently (well, mostly patiently šŸ™‚ ) for every new nugget of awesomeness and I’m grateful for them. I think some people just aren’t happy unless they have something to bitch about.

  28. Ummm… define inappropriate… *waggles eyebrows*

    Honestly… write what you want and I will love it because really… it’s YOU writing it! You are easily one of my top 5 favorite writers! I devour whatever you offer, and re-read the older stuff while waiting for tasty new morsels. Write to your little heart’s content. And for anyone that thinks you aren’t doing enough, fast enough, pbbbbttt. They are welcome to go write their own.

    I don’t usually read het. Mostly because it just isn’t done interestingly enough for me to care about tab A going into slot B. But I knew i was going to like what you had to offer, and I was right. So… PLEASE, keep doing what you do, however you want to do it! Some of us love you to bits for it!

  29. Honestly? I could read your grocery list and be happy for days šŸ˜€
    You are the most amazing writer i have found in the whole fanfic world. Up on places like Terry Pratchett, Tolkien or Thomas Harris in my world of “favorite authors to ever write a grocery list or any story at all ” šŸ˜‰

    I read mostly slash but sometimes i come across a well written Het story i enjoy, not a lot but sometimes.. there are Pairings i would never read in the Het world because they are boring and the women are mostly written in that weak, needy, fangirly way, they just want me to barf. Or they are bitches and i am a bitch myself who would rip any bitch to pieces if she bitches me the wrong way… uh yeah… something like that, you know what i mean, i think. Or they are writen by authors who clearly write themselfes in a story as an OC to fuck the main charakter and be saved by him. o.O

    Anyway, enough rambling, Write what you like, when you like, stay happy, enjoy life, have lots of fun and sex, never stop being yourself, never stop bitching if someone “bitches” you the wrong way and maybe keep gifting us with your awesome mind, anecdotes of your life and storys of course. šŸ˜€

    Love and hugs, Magda šŸ™‚

  30. I’m an avid slash reader, and if I can’t sink my fangs in some I settle for gen. Rarely do I read het. And I detest Harry/Hermione fics, the only pairing worse is Harry/Ginny for me . That said I am totally addicted to you and your writings. ALL your writings.
    I’ll read anything you write no matter the fandom and about your latest, well you made me read Harry/Hermione and LIKE it… Seriously I’m hoping you never decide to write Harry/Ginny ’cause I would read it and learn to appreciate a pairing I love to hate.

    I would join your cult on FB if I didn’t have a gazillion family members all over the world who are active in the FB community. I’m considering opening a sock-puppet account to be able to worship you. For now , I’m using your site as an altar and go send a prayer about 10 times a day for anything from OUR GODDESS KEIRA. šŸ™‚ So my Lady don’t worry about your minions and go about business as usual.

  31. Hey Keira

    I love everything you write, including the Harry/Hermione story. Yes i love to read slash, but the Soulmate bond story is hot too. Just because it isn’t slash, doesnt mean it isnt good.

  32. I get behind whatever you write… including this Harry/Hermione fic. Which, kudos to you for popping my Harry/Hermione cherry in such a spectacular way. That said, I cannot wait for more of Ties That Bind ‘verse, or more ST, or more from the War Mages ‘verse, or… or… or…

    Yeah… I’ll read whatever you write. I’m easy like that.

  33. I enjoy your writing whatever m/m f/f or multi, if it gets your juices flowing and is entirely consensual without involving animals or other body fluids, go for it and your readers love you for it.

    I do miss your stargate stories – whichever universe, I have never been able to get into the harry potter books so I haven’t read any (though I should cos you’re the one writing).

    I look forward to the day that inspiration strikes you and sga stories start flowing again. They’re on my computer and galaxy tablet so whenever I feel the need I go for my fix…


  34. If you want to write het you go for it. If I have a hankering for slash I will just have to force myself to go back to my stash of your stories . Such a hardship and we all know that hard can be sooooo good.

  35. Please don’t let fanatics put you off. Some people are crazy and demanding which is not good. I personally prefer slash to het. But the way you write makes me like Het again. And my first otp was Harry/ hermione too. One of the reasons why I hate the epilogue

  36. I like it all and appreciate you sharing. You draw me in to your stories and I’m always sorry to leave.

  37. you are my favorite writer and while i seldom read het ,i love the current piece /series your are writing . please just keep writy your interesting stories for many years and have a long and happy life

  38. In the past, I have been remiss in leaving comments worshiping your awesomeness on the slash-writing front, but I feel I need to come clean. I love your snarky “shut the hell up” ripostes to complainers almost as much as I love your stories and read them with cackling glee.

  39. I’m just happy whenever anything new pops up. šŸ™‚ Thanks.

  40. Tell you what – you write what you will. I’ll read it. I see no purpose in disturbing a talented writer by complaining about work that is provided for free, and is very well done.

    I never used to like Harry/Draco pairings. I thought they were unrealistic. That I like them now, that’s all your doing. Additionally, I like your Harry/Hermione pairing as well. You create an intriguing universe full of characters who are believable in their motivations and behavior, and I can see why you ship the couples you do. The sexy parts are excellently done too, whether het or slash.

    Sorry you’re being bugged by people who prefer one over the other. As for me, I’m just going to stick around and keep reading.

    Just please, never do ship Voldie/Belatrix/Nagini. I’m really afraid you might find a way to do it well, too. And that would disturb me.

  41. Barn animals…brings a whole new sinister meaning to the “cult of cock worshipping” doesn’t it hen?

  42. I read this and thought….

    Who the fuck would presume to tell anyone who gives away their writing what to write?!?

    But then I’ve come to realize that my give-a-fuck is broken and has been for a long time, why it took so long to realize this I’m not sure.

    BTW, I don’t have a map of CockLand, any recommendations where to buy one?

  43. You write what you want! I adore your slash, but I am also adoring your het as well. I am not and have never been a huge fan of Harry/Hermione, but because YOU wrote the story, I just had to read it. I can honestly say that I am enjoying it, just as I thouht I would. If you never wrote slash again (whimper) and stayed with het, I would still read your stories. I just simply enjoy the way you write your characters and make them into BAMFs.

    You keep up the good work and write what you want, post it and I will read it. I am defintely a faithful follower of your work. In fact, I light a candle in vigil every Friday night, chant naughty things, grab some cookies and milk, and a blankie and proceed to read.

  44. Hi! I’m just happy to read your stories. And, het is a nice change of pace. I don’t know your stance on this but I think reading a Rodney McKay (genderfuck! What can I say, Girl!Rodney is made of awesome!) with John Sheppard written by you would be all kinds of awesome. Thanks for the stories. šŸ™‚

  45. Write whatever you want, when you want it, i read all, ’cause for me is perfect

  46. Really do not get why anyone would try and tell you what to write. This is your hobby so write what you want and thank you for writing it as all your stuff is very well written.

  47. As one of your many slash reading minions (albeit mostly a lurking one) I am loving your foray into het as well, but considering it was your stories that made me get back into reading Harry Potter slash and reading Star Trek slash (even though I haven’t seen any of the new generation of movies), it’s entirely possible you may not be able to write anything that I won’t like. I love all your stories and thank you for everything you post.

    And Nano is coming up too. Woohoo!!

  48. Just out of curiosity, do you know what you’ll be posting after HP&tSB? Or have you just not decided yet?
    Also, how more chapters are there in the Soulmate Bond fic?

  49. I am mainly a slash reader but do read het and gen. My only complaint about gen is that many gen writers end their fic rather abruptly after the denouement of the plot and with het many are way too saccharine sweet with rather boring female figures which is never a problem with your work. That said anything you write I’ll read.

  50. I can’t believe you actually had to write a post on this… It’s not hard to check in and see “oh still writing/posting that Harry/Hermione thing, ok, I’ll check in next month” and quietly go on your way. Glad you’re laughing at the silly people.

  51. As one of your gay male fans I can honestly say with a 100 % that i read everything you post on your site and I love it all even the het I’m excited when ever you have a new post keep up the great work Keira and know we think your awesome!!!

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