New Art

I have been gifted with art and this is a bragging post! You can check out all the art I’ve received over the years in the galleries.

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Honeytrap

Title: Honeytrap
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz, background canon pairings
Genre: First Time, Canon Divergence, Romance
Word Count: 58,690
Summary: Buck agrees to sue the department as part of a sting operation involving Chase Mackey. Things go pear-shaped when Mackey figures it out, and Buck takes the brunt of it. The fallout changes his relationships with everyone.

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2022, So Far

I’m trucking along just fine–though I have, perhaps, over challenged myself. On that front: I finished my QB and I’m getting ready to move into the beta phase. I’ve finished my offering for the Big Moxie Q1 and I’m at the 75% mark on the first draft for Q2. I’m…

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Variant ‘Verse Basics

In this alternate universe, there are four distinct, common biological sexes–male, female, male-variant, and female-variant. There are also many other biological sexes that are not common (much like in our own reality) that are the result of rare genetic conditions and gestational conditions. Male-variants, female-variants, and females can carry and…

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Safety Measures

Title: Safety Measures
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG1
Relationship: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Jack O’Neill/Daniel Jackson
Genre:  Time Travel, Romance, First Time, Alternate Universe
Summary:  McKay starts to shape the scientific purposes of the SGC, Carter balks under his leadership, and the results will be far-reaching.

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2021 in Review

I sort of lost interest in doing quarterly newsletters and just put out haphazard ones as it appealed to me. That’s probably how it will go from now on. Last year, I met all the goals I set for myself regarding productivity and works in progress. This year, I’ve set the same word count goal (350k) just because a doable goal is better for my mental health. I’m not at a point in my life where I want to challenge myself hard on that subject.

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Destiny

Title: Destiny
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger
Genre:  Fantasy, Romance, Revenant AU
Summary:  During an inquiry regarding the dementor incident on Privet Drive, Harry Potter is offered a place in the magical world so steeped in tradition and honor that everyone is left breathless with shock. He says yes.

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The Thousand-Mile Road

Title: The Thousand-Mile Road
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: The Mandalorian, Star Wars
Genre: First Time, Kid!fic, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Relationship(s): Din Djarin/Cara Dune, The Armorer/Paz Vizsla, OC/OC
Content Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 120,971
Summary: Din Djarin undertakes a quest across the galaxy on behalf of the Cosmic Force and gains allies in his fight to return to his people to Mandalore. Space travel gives him plenty of time to learn to navigate the family he made for himself and figure out what kind of man he wants to be on his new path.

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A Better Man

Title: A Better Man
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: The Mandalorian, Star Wars
Genre: First Time, Kid!fic, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Relationship(s): Din Djarin/Cara Dune, The Armorer/Paz Vizsla, OC/OC
Content Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 99,900
Summary: Din Djarin loses the love of his life, his son, and his faith in the way. Near the end of his life, Qui-Gon Jinn gives him the chance to return to the past so he can right the path of the Force in the galaxy and do what he can to keep the two halves of the Force Dyad from being destroyed by the dark side. His first step? Kill Moff Gideon and take the darksaber.

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Ask Me Anything

This page is for questions that I’ll answer here or on a podcast. Only members can ask questions of if you’ve got a burning (not plot related) question — drop a comment and I might answer it on the air. If I do, I’ll reply on a podcast, I’ll reply…

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The Wish Your Heart Makes

Title: The Wish Your Heart Makes
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz, background Eddie Diaz/Ana Flores & background Evan Buckley/Taylor Kelly
Genre:  Romance, Wish Babies
Summary: Buck learned a long time ago that sometimes the universe will give you a little nudge to put you on the right path, and sometimes it would shove you right off a cliff.

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Turning Tables

Title: Turning Tables
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Alternate Universe, Time Travel, Magical Realism
Summary:  Buck makes a choice and turns to the past seeking to save the life of a child and maybe along the way he can right more than one wrong.

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Soul Magic

Title: Soul Magic
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense
Summary: Harry Potter is living a quiet life on the shores of Loch Ness with his soulmate, Draco Malfoy, and working for the Department of Mysteries when their case involving ritual circles takes a violent and horrific turn.

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The Shape of You

Title: The Shape of You
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Genre:  Romance, Canon Divergence, Episode Tag (Eddie Begins)
Summary: Buck made a decision—seeking friendship over something fleeting and temporary within days of meeting Eddie Diaz. In retrospect, he really should’ve had a conversation with Eddie about it.

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Heart’s Desire 1/3

Title: Heart’s Desire
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, First Time, Soulmates, Alternate Universe
Summary:  Two years after the war, Harry is heartsore and lonely. Agreeing to marry Ginny Weasley just seemed like the thing to do, but their marriage application is rejected by the ministry because he has an active soulmate record in the Book of Souls.

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The Quantum Bang – 2021

We’re moving into day 2 of the Quantum Bang and I meant to write this yesterday! In our third year, we’re offering 2.7 million freaking words for your reading pleasure. The total site word count is 6,528,393 words and at an average reading speed of 200 words a minute, it…

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The Absence of War

Title: The Absence of War
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama, Family, Het, Kid!fic, Slash
Relationship(s): Sirius Black/OMC, OMC/OFC
Content Rating: R
Warnings: Minor character death, homicide, off-screen child abuse, and off-screen torture
Author Notes: I use the term dverger for the species of magical creature that runs Gringotts.
Word Count: 117,000
Summary: Arcturus Black uses the last moments of his life to change the circumstances of his grandson, Sirius black, in Azkaban in a way that no one could ignore. The ramifications of his choices change everything for both Sirius Black and Harry Potter.

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Heart of a Lion

Title: Heart of a Lion
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis/The Sentinel
Relationship: Meredith McKay/John Sheppard
Genre: Romance, Fusion, Rule!63
Warnings: Explicit sex, explicit language, canon level violence, discussion of medical experimentation
Word Count: 134,170
SummaryOn Earth, Dr. Meredith McKay wakes up from a dead sleep in the worst pain of her life, and in Pegasus, Colonel John Sheppard has just come online as a Sentinel while being fed to a wraith. While he fights for his life, she wades through emotional trauma and political fallout regarding her departure from the SGC so she can bring her Sentinel home.

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Rough Trade Ruminations

In November of this year, Rough Trade will turn 10 years old. I can’t say I expected my NANOWRIMO challenge to morph into what it is today but overall I’m pleased with it. Sometimes the struggle has been real. As a writer, I think I’ve grown with each challenge, but I think I learned more during the times that I failed.

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Everyday Kind of Love

Title: Everyday Kind of Love
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom:  9-1-1
Relationship: Evan “Buck” Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Genre:  Romance
Summary:  “Well, if you’re not terrible in bed…” Buck trailed off and grinned when Eddie glared at him. “And it’s not because of how pretty she thinks I am…then why did your very attractive and perfect girlfriend dump you?”

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Let’s Talk About Quantum Banging

I officially “joined” fandom in May of 2008. I’ll be celebrating my site anniversary on May 20th (13 years) and I didn’t do my first fan fiction bang until 2019. I’ve rarely participated in fandom-specific challenges outside of events on Rough Trade. I could go into a long-winded explanation about my reasons for joining fandom, to begin with, and how many of those planned events in the past looked so fucking stressful I could barely breathe at the mere thought of signing up.

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House of Wolves

Title: House of Wolves
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)
Relationship: James Kirk/Spock
Summary:  James Kirk online as an Alpha Sentinel as he fights to save Vulcan from a rogue Romulan and finally meets Spock, the former first officer of the starship Enterprise.

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Winter 2021

So, I had this epiphany last night. It was empowering, honestly. It’s something I knew on an intellectual level but it’s not something I’d ever really embraced emotionally. Let me lay it out for you: My work is a product of my creative drive and no matter how that is…

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Untold Stories & Other Agonies

In 2019, around the end of December, I made this personal goal to write every single day for the year of 2020. I did it for several months before shit got terrible (for obvious reasons that we’ll just not discuss because GAH).

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Fall 2020

It’s been a hard year (for everyone) and I’ve had this weird relationship with my writing that I’ve struggled with throughout Rough Trade events. I feel deeply unproductive due to my messy approach to the RT events. It’s not true — I’ve written upwards of 400k this year though most…

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That’s a No From Me Dawg

About halfway through July, I took a moment to reset. Frankly, it was a hard reset and it had nothing to do with the story I was writing. I’m actually quite enamored with House of Wolves and will certainly finish it when the inspiration returns.

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Website Issues & Hosting

You might have noticed that there have been some loading issues with my site (and the Quantum Bang) this is due to the limits on the server/hosting service we’re currently using. Simply put, the hosted WordPress we’re using can’t handle the size of the two sites or the traffic. I expect it will also be a problem (traffic-wise) for Rough Trade in July.

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Summer 2020

Earlier in the month, I made some changes to the site and accidentally broke commenting. I was just trying to keep bots from hitting my comment form like a berserker. I think it’s fixed now! Sorry about that ;-).

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Spring 2020

To start, I’ve had to make some changes to my website in response to my very fragile database. I’ve been having issues on and off for the last year, and I’ve tried a lot of workarounds to fix it, but nothing really worked. This morning I woke up, and all of the comments had detached from my posts. They were just free-floating, and it was horrifying. Thankfully, I was able to back up to yesterday and resolve that issue, but this is the fourth time that’s happened, so I had to make a decision about the size of my database.

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Winter 2020

So, technically speaking I posted 4 works to EAD this year. I’ve removed three of them. I might replace it with something else. I’m taking a break from the Harmony pairing so I’ve removed the WIPs for that pairing from Evil Author Day and the Wild Hare Project because they’re all subject to massive edits regarding the pairing. I didn’t want to cause confusion later with various versions of the fic existing more than they already do.

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