Only Time – 1/4

Title: Only Time
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Romance, Time travel, Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, Fantasy
Word Count: 122,430
Summary: Cast into the past against their will, Harry and Draco are forced to face the enemies they had left behind them. They have no choice but to start over even as war begins in Britain.

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Intangible

Title: Intangible
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz, canon background pairings
Genre: Paranormal, Alternate Setting, Romance
Word Count:  60,275
Summary: Evan Buckley, a popular medium on the Beyond Channel, needs a new videographer. He’s always needing a new videographer because shit gets too real, and no amount of advanced warning seems to help. Bobby Nash, the head of 118 Productions, decides to try things from a different angle and Eddie Diaz, formerly of the US Army and journalist, is his solution.

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Safe Harbor

Title: Safe Harbor
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Alternate Universe, Time Travel, Magical Realism
Word Count: 35,230
Summary:  Buck continues to adjust to the invasion of his everyday life by his siblings and his romance with Eddie Diaz. Changing dynamics at work, an earthquake, and the arrival of Eddie’s parents in LA converge on them all at once.

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Fireborn – 1/2

Title: Fireborn
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter/The Hobbit
Relationship: Razel Fireborn/Tyr Warhide, Ragnok Windrider/Lenore Feyborn
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Fusion
Word Count: 65,942
Summary: Razel Fireborn, the only son of Chieftain Ragnok Windrider, has never taken a serious interest in courting a mate. Politics and social mores demand a certain standard of behavior from him, and the choices he makes have the potential to impact his people far into the future. In the midst of the most important magical endeavor his people have ever undertaken, he meets a dverger that catches his interest, which is annoying because he doesn’t have time for that kind of thing.

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Eight Weeks

Title: Eight Weeks
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1
Genre: First Time, Kid!fic, Romance
Relationship(s): Evan “Buck” Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Word Count: 85,202
Summary: After the tsunami, an event in Buck’s life forces him to make some changes. Everyone in his life reacts in ways that he couldn’t have possibly expected, and his friendship with Eddie takes the most amazing turn.
Artist: Tintalle

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The Unreluctant Soul

Title: The Unreluctant Soul
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: 9-1-1, The Sentinel
Relationship: Lou Ransone/OMC
Genre:  Romance
Warnings:  Canon-Typical Violence, Discussion-Serial Killer, Discussion-Homicide, Discussion-Canon Character Death, Evan Buckley Has Terrible Parents
Summary:  Alpha Sentinel Prime Louis Ransone comes online when he’s hunting for a serial killer in Los Angeles. After the case is brought to a close, he agrees to a Guide search. Things don’t go exactly as he expects.

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Loves Comes Around

Title: Love Comes Around
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandoms: 9-1-1, The Sentinel
Relationship: Evan “Buck” Buckley/Eddie Diaz, Background Maddie Buckley/Lou Ransone, Athena Grant/Bobby Nash
Genre: Fusion, Romance, Alternate Universe
Summary: Eddie Diaz comes online as a Sentinel in a combat zone. One feral combat drive, two bullet wounds, and a Silver Star later, he’s facing a Guide search in the civilian system after failing to make a match within the military ranks. Evan Buckley has been online for a few years and recently found his calling as a firefighter. He didn’t expect to meet his Sentinel the very first time he’s selected in a search.

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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

Reading Time: 2 Minutes 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…

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Variant ‘Verse Basics

Reading Time: 3 Minutes 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…

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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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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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The Quantum Bang – 2021

Reading Time: 4 Minutes 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…

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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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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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Winter 2021

Reading Time: 3 MinutesSo, 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…

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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

Reading Time: 3 MinutesIt’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…

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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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Evil Author Day Index

Reading Time: 3 MinutesMy EAD offerings are posted on a Dreamwidth Community that is members only. Anyone can join as long as they have a Dreamwidth account. You can subscribe to the community here. I cannot facilitate your membership with Dreamwidth and I can’t act as your tech support on…

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2019 In Review

Reading Time: 4 Minutes This year has felt super productive for me for a variety of reasons. I’ve written just short of 800k words for the whole year and posted 325k on my site. That seems crazy, in retrospect, but I do have a lot of works in progress—128. We’ve…

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Newsletter Fall 2019

Reading Time: 2 Minutes I’ve settled pretty well on Discord for podcast recording. It certainly seems to be working better for the people who can listen to the live shows as well. We’ve also been recording some podcasts without a chat audience and the first Conversation (Jilly Plots her Shifts…

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Newsletter Summer 2019

Reading Time: 1 MinutesI have a couple of big projects coming to the site in the next couple of months (Unleash Your Demons and Finding Atlantis among them). I’m preparing for July Rough Trade. I picked The Terminator and Aliens for my two movies and I’m looking forward to writing…

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Newsletter Spring 2019

Reading Time: 3 Minutes I’ve got a full plate! It’s always best to be kept busy and I’m certainly managing that this month (and for the next few months on top of that).  Rough Trade is in full swing for April and the Quantum Bang has been very successful so…

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Newsletter Winter 2019

So mostly I’ve been focusing on the Harry Potter fandom and my Quantum Bang story. I’m plotting a Stargate: Atlantis story for April and I’m pretty pleased with my idea so far. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll probably put my NANO project from last year up on the site in the next month or so. It was meant to be a series but honestly I just don’t know if that is going to happen. We’ll see how I feel about it during editing/beta. We’re just 13 days out from sign-ups for April Rough Trade.

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Newsletter Fall 2018

I’ve had a very productive year at least in the background. I know there haven’t been a lot of site updates but I’ve got lots of big projects brewing and I don’t like to post novels as works in progress (as you know). This policy is one reason why I really enjoy posting in episode format. It made posting big works like (Sentinels of Atlantis and Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond) much easier to manage. Still, there is something pretty righteous about putting together a novel like Courting Hermione Granger — it is an entirely different experience than writing a series of episodes. 

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