March 2016 Newsletter

I’ve decided to write a monthly newsletter sort of thing. We’ll see how it goes. I celebrated Evil Author Day, of course, on February 15th.  Click on the link to check out my offerings for this most awesome fandom holiday.

I’m gearing up for April Rough Trade. The last day to sign up is March 15 and the challenge begins on April 1st. Our theme this time is “Second Chances” so it’ll be pretty broad and we’re seeing a lot of fandoms in the sign up so far which went over 50 today.

My personal project for April will be a Stargate time travel fic — McKay/Sheppard pairing. I made my own banner art for inspirational purposes:

iterumNew Works

  • Her Secret (Harry Potter) – Harry/Hermione – BDSM. Harry’s wife has a secret that will change their marriage.
  • The third part of Tangled Destinies (Chaos) has been translated into Russian. You can check the series out on AO3.

Works in Progress Updates

  • Darkly Loyal is almost finished then it will go into beta which could take several months
  • I’m on Chapter 15 of my re-write for The Unspeakable Plot
  • Courting Hermione Granger is about 4k from being finished
  • I’ve finished my replot on Sentinels of Atlantis Season 2
  • I’m ironing out the details for the season 2 plot for Harry Potter and the Soulmate Bond
  • I’ve started my final section of Phoenix so I hope to have it ready for beta sometime at the end of May.

Radio Shows for February 2016

New Art
I always get such awesome presents! You can check out more of the fan art I’ve been given over the years here.

The Courtesan Court by FanArts Series

by Lilith1820 by Lilith1820
by Lilith1820 by Lilith1820


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. I like your update it is nice to know what’s going on. Thank you for taking the time to do it.

  2. I am super excited for your time travel McShep fic 😀 It’s you, so it’s guaranteed to be good~

    I’m also pleased to read you’ve finished replotting s2 of Sentinel Atlantis. God, but you’re a busy woman 0.0

  3. Time travel — cool beans! I look forward to it and your newsletters.

  4. Love the newsletter. Always VERY patient to wait for your updates, but really like knowing what you are working on. thank you for sharing.

  5. The newsletter answers a lot of questions I didn’t even know I had 🙂 Happy plotting and writings to you.

  6. *pause for incoherent flailing and shameless squees of joy*


  7. Helengloucester

    How marvellous – a newsletter from M’Lady to brighten a truly miserable wet day in England. I’ve got to work and am sat in the office in another pair of socks & trousers and slippers as my shoes are so wet. THANK YOU for the cheer-up. The Art-work is really great too. Hugs, Hxx

  8. I am as always, in awe of your output! Thank you for your wonderful stories.

  9. The newsletter is a wonderful idea, thank you ever so much for thinking of it. It’s nice to see what you’re working on, so we know what to look forward to. (Bows in gratitude.)

  10. That’s brilliant! Thanks so much! Love the artwork, and thank you for the individual links to the radio shows! I don’t listen live (UK, 4am, yada) and I always end up fighting with the blogtalk radio site to get to episodes (is it a mobile thing? Who the fuck knows? It claims you have 0 episodes then on the list of episodes *right below* that, I can select a ‘sort by’ option but it does absolutely nothing! Wtf? Sorry for venting, a cold plus ME plus little sleep = little filter and less coherence). Ooh, best of all, that story your podcasts have me plotting actually unsticks itself if I reframe it for Rough Trade. Think I’ll try signing up and see if I can actually get words out now I’m off the damn pills that froze up my brain. Thank you!

    • – I keep a big list it’s under the Site Info tab.

      • Doh! Thank you! (Turns out the cold was haematic flu, nasty shit, go figure.)

        • Over achieving should not extend to the flu.

          • The worst thing is I was back in my hometown visiting my folks – I was one of the winners of a poetry competition and my poem is up in the local park (with a typo lol), and the rest of the family came up to visit from all over England and Wales, so I managed to get through the do at the park, and lunch with family and friends, then fell over with the flu. At the last count it took down my elderly mother (who has lung and heart problems), my twin, and my older sister and her partner. Haven’t heard if it spread further… *headdesk* That’ll teach me to go visit! I’m staying under my rock with my dogs!

  11. Thanks so much for finding the time and energy to do this. It’s full of things to look forward to, some of which I didn’t know were even things!

  12. So much to look forward to… thank you doesn’t see enough

  13. I always marvel how you manage to get all this done – maybe you live within your very own personal time dilation field, hm? Thank you so very much for sharing your work!

  14. Great idea the Newsletter!

  15. Thank you for the newsletter. Also, thank you for the Evil Author’s Day posts. I enjoyed reading them and look forward to whatever you get finished/post next.

  16. You are a true gift. Thank you for the update.

  17. Oh cool, I love the newsletter idea! Since the Bitch Box is no more, alas, I’ve missed seeing the little snippets of what you’re working on and other stuff. Thanks!

  18. I’m so excited for everything!

  19. Email is my main form of communication, so I am looking forward to receiving these regularly in the mail. It’s like the old days of going to the mailbox and finding something that makes me smile.

    Particularly, thanks for the links as I often feel I have missed things you have posted and love this summary. You are so good to your minions!

  20. What a brilliant idea! I hope it works out in your schedule.

    I know I have heard the title “Darkly Loyal” but I do not remember the fandom/pairing. If you don’t mind would you tell me (us)?

  21. Love it!

  22. Thanks for taking the time to do this!! 🙂

  23. I’m really excited about all the things you have in the works. Really. I enjoy reading your work. The banner is exquisite, but I’m sure you already know that. Your writing is magnificent, but I’m sure you already know that, too. Thank for this Newsletter/Update.
    As always, your loyal fan/minion.

  24. LJ has defeated me again. It shows my account- billiebog as deleted and purged. When I try to login using Facebook, it won’t let me go to Evil Author Day. When I try to set up a new account as billiebog1, it crashes. Maybe next time.

  25. Thanks for the newsletter–it’s nice to know what to look forward to!

  26. The newsletter is great, thanks for putting it up on your site. I do have one question, where did you get your time-dilation machine? Your output is amazing, and you must have a real life using some of your time.

  27. Oh, I love the newsletter idea. It’s nice to know what you’re working on. And it’s always so exciting to see your name in my inbox and know you posted something!

  28. Love the idea of a newsletter.

  29. Thanks for the update!
    I’m especially pleased to here, that ‘The Sentinels of Atlantis’ is ready for writing again – the first episode was the fic that got me hooked to your writing (unfortunately I can’t remember which of your fic was the first I ever read – TSoA or The Awakening – both fics that I highly enjoy rereading).
    The fanart is REALLY beautiful, thanks to the amazing artists.
    And last but not least – giddy to here that you’re writing a time travel fic for the April challenge (totally one of my favourite tropes).

  30. an awesome idea – one that gives us updates as you want to share. 🙂

  31. I adored your bitch box and very much regretted as it broke.

    THIS is so much more info for us, and makes the anticipation sweeter. (But I confess, I still mourn the bitch box, it was so YOU of you…)

    So happy to hear at your podcast you got a NCIS/Dead Air Story somewhere in your big brain.

    Jilly got me re-hooked on NCIS with her stories – I nearly quitted the whole fandom because I was so disgusted with the writers of the show..

    Real happy with the news. Thank you.

  32. Great news!! I’ll be eagerly awaiting the HP stuff!

  33. Very thoughtful and informative. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Fantastic news. I love dreaming to your new stories, knowing what will come it’s the icing on the cake, and in your Vala’s words, who turns down icing? Thanks so much for this new gift!

  35. Wow! Thank you so much for the updates, really appreciate you taking the time to let us know!

  36. Thanks Lady Keira! This is a lovely idea! And seriously, if there is no time-dilation field then have you mastered the art of cloning? Lol.

  37. Can’t wait for the McShep time travel. I’m a seriously crazed McShep fan. And your banner is awesome! Also can’t wait for the Sentinels of Atlantis Season 2.

  38. Love the newsletter! While I’ve seen everything as you’ve released it, it’s amazing to see it all together and realize how much you’ve put out recently!

    I’m so looking forward to your upcoming projects.

  39. Like others, I am all a-squee over both this newsletter and the upcoming season of Rough Trade, as well as all of the other irons you’ve got in the fire. I do have an Evil Author Day-related question: Do you still plan to finish the Harry-Hermione version of The Unspeakable Plot, or have you switched over to the threesome version exclusively? (Please note that I’m happy either way; there’s just no bad here…. 🙂 )

    (Also, something seems to be eating the lower-case letter “I”s from the comments, at least on my computer – hope it’s just me!)

  40. Wow – just in awe of your work ethic and dedication, simply amazing and now you’re adding a newsletter too! Can’t wait for more of your Atlantis Sentinels or your time travelling McShep. Going to read some of your Stargate Atlantis ones again to get me in the mood – Joe Flanigan’s coming to my hometown for a con in a couple of weeks – yahoo!!!

  41. Wow – many lovely things being worked on. I know you’ve said that you occasionally have insomnia but you must be getting negative amounts of rest cause only a 36 hour day or more could account for everything you work on. And now you’re adding a newsletter. Yep, you’re a goddess of writing.
    Thank you and gotta agree with a previous poster, glad to see the WIP since the Bitch Box was closed.
    And a new session of Rough Trade starting in a few weeks to look forward to.

  42. where can I find The Unspeakable Plot?

  43. love the update. hope you kick butt on all of your writing endeavors this month! It’s motivating me to write again.

  44. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.
    It’s wonderful to be able to see what you’re working one, especially since the bitch box closed.
    I don’t know how you do it all! You’re such an amazing writer!

  45. Thank you for the newsletter. The update is fantastic. The art prezzies you get are beautiful.

  46. Thanks for this newsletter! It’s always a very joyful occasion when you tell us about the next great thing you have planned to share with us 🙂

    This post also reminded me that I hadn’t actually read the Phoenix excerpt yet and I hurried to correct that oversight. I’m not quite finished with it yet but I still would like to comment on it already. Seeing as comments seem no longer possible on the original excerpt post, I’m doing it here – I hope you don’t mind. If you do, read no further and tell me to bugger off (or alternatively PM you with my actuall comment if you like).

    #slight spoiler for Phoenix ahead#

    So, Phoenix. I just got to the part were Harry and Hermione talk about body autonomy and feelings of obligation in reagrds to sexual gratification and my mind spun in big circles for at least ten minutes on how bloody right you are and how women and men should actually properly reflect on these things and concequently start behaving like sane and honorable human beings – and teach their children how to as well! You have included sexism and gender equality aspects in many of your stories and I myself am not new to this discourse but Phoenix has struck this cord for me in a new and very distinctive way. I have come up with some hypotheses on the why and the how of these widespread feelings of obligation regarding sex, but going on about this here is probably not the most fitting.
    Just let me thank you once again for giving us so many things to think about and learn and enjoy with your stories. Thanks for putting the effort in and sharing with us and thanks for being so awesome.

  47. Thank you for the up-date and I love the idea of a newsletter. Happy Spring to you and yours.

  48. First of all, I just want to say thank you for this update, Keira. Its nice to see what we all have to look forward to. I was also hoping to get a little clarification on the Unspeakable Plot update, though. If you’ve given any idea on the length of that one before, I apologize as I seemed to have missed it, but I was curious about where chapter 15 falls in the story. I’m not really looking for a specific chapter count, but will gladly take it if you know and would like to give it, but more along the lines of about 1/2, 2/3, etc, of the way through. If you don’t know or would rather not say, I understand. Just thought I’d ask. Thanks.

    • The rough draft of Unspeakable Plot is currently at 34 chapters (200,235 words). I expect it to increase by about 50% during the rewrite.

      • O_O Wow. I’m gonna need to plan to be completely useless for a weekend when you eventually finish it. Holy cow. I have no idea how you do it, Keira. Thanks for the info.

  49. I think the newsletter is a great idea! It’s great to have news from you and to know there’s all theses interesting things to look forward to!

  50. So excited about everything in the WIP updates! Will gladly wait for those, thanks for giving us an idea of what you’re working on!

  51. I know almost all of my comments here are some kind of flailing and happy squee noises, but I just can’t help it. It is always so exciting to see what you’re working on, and I just adore knowing there is more new Keira fic coming. You rock! I will wait here patiently and thank you for being so awesome and sharing your gift with us!

  52. Thanks for the newsletter. You are one of my favorite authors and I am looking forward to reading your new work. I do not even know how many times I have read Sentinels of Atlanits and No Enemy Within. I, like many of the other commenters, appreciate your willingness to share your talent with us.

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