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28 March 2017 @ 08:00 am
Dresden Files Fic Recs  
Has anybody on my f-list read the Dresden Files? I am seriously obsessed and I need people to talk to about it! There is (sadly) not a ton of fanfic out there, but there is a bit, and I have been eagerly reading whatever I can get my grabby hands on. I really hope they greenlight a TV show again, because nothing gets a fandom's blood going like visual adaptations, I've found. Anyway, I am almost all caught up on the series, and I hit a big milestone this past month when I finished book #12, as there were a good number of fanfics written after that book came out. See below for some of my favorites, and do let me know if any of you have read the series! <3

[Harry/John]Title: thawing out (or, the one with the hot tub sex)
Author: lucia_tanaka | favicon LuciaZephyr
Pairing: Harry/John
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,992
Content/Warnings: bottom!harry
Summary: For the prompt: Come on people. You know how Harry never experienced a hot water bath in his adult life until White Night. Just like how others could have seduced him into their side with food instead of money, power, etc. I suspect that hot water works as well. You could throw in Hot Water!Sex if you want. XD
This is a fic with a bunch of the author's kink-meme fills, but I'm especially reccing/linking to the last chapter/fill, which is basically some crazy hot hot tub sexy! (spoilers to book 13)

Title: Cross
Author: lightgetsin | favicon lightgetsin
Pairing: Harry/John
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33,878
Content/Warnings: ghost!harry, bottom!harry, first time, dub-con, ambiguous/open ending
Summary: “Because,” Dresden said, “you’re going to bring me back.” He hesitated, looking somewhat sour. “You’re the only one who can, apparently.”
Ooo, gosh, this was just fantastic. Such a wonderful post-Changes fic, with a really great Marcone. It's interesting and seriously hot and the ending is perfect, if a little bittersweet. (spoilers through book 12)

Title: Choices 'verse (2 Fics)
Author: favicon Kethrua
Pairing: Harry/John
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 35,507 total
Content/Warnings: AU, bonding!fic, dub-con, bottom!harry, first person POV
Summary: In an AU to Changes, Harry sold himself to John Marcone instead of Mab. They both take a while to adjust to this. Written for the Kinkmeme, for a prompt requesting both serious treatment of the issues and smut. Contains non-explicit reference to past child abuse and rape.
Ooo, gosh, this is such a fantastic fic! Loved the concept of Harry bonding himself to Marcone instead of Mab, and the development of Harry and Marcone's relationship was just fantastic. Super hot, and the issues of consent were handled really well, I thought. (Spoilers through book 12)

Title: The Spirit and the Letter Series (4 fics)
Author: lightgetsin | favicon lightgetsin
Pairing: Harry/John
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 55,299
Content/Warnings: genderswap, temporarily-a-girl!Harry, bottom!harry, het sex, rough sex, light bondage, implied switching
Summary: "Hey, I just realized!" Bob said. "You're like a country song: you lost your house, you lost your car, you lost your job, and now you've lost your dick!"
Gosh, this series is just fantastic. It starts with Harry being temporarily turned into a girl, and I love how that ends up being sort of the catalyst that ends up driving Harry into Marcone's bed. There a ton of hot sex (with Harry as both genders) and the evolution of Harry and Marcone's relationship is just wonderful. Great characterizations, and just a really wonderful read. (Spoilers through book 12)

[Harry/The Erlking]Title: Account For
Author: favicon akelios
Pairing: Harry Dresden/The Erlking
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,805
Content/Warnings: rimming, outdoor!sex, rough!sex bottom!harry, first person POV, non-linear timeline, rimming, biting
Summary: Cold air burned through my lungs; sharp, welcome pain. I breathed deep, taking it in, letting it fill me and make my blood sing. It was night, or what passed for night here in the Erlking's lands. The moon was full. A Hunter's Moon. What else? I'd stumbled into this little cave a few minutes ago, needing a moment to catch my breath.
Hot and gorgeously written, almost lyrical, fic. (Spoilers through book 7.)
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on March 29th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
I've read the series, though I think I'm about 3 novels behind now^^
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 29th, 2017 08:23 pm (UTC)
It's soooooo good! I'm currently reading Cold Days which is the second to last book in the series so far. I don't know what I'm going to do when I catch up!
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on March 30th, 2017 04:04 am (UTC)
LOL! I see you've found lightgetsin who is a good writer. There's another writer, Gehayi, on Ao3 but you need to log in to see her/his work.

There's not much good fanfiction for this fandom. A lot of people didn't like the direction of the latter books.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 31st, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ooo, thanks for the author rec! I'll have to check out their work!

And yeah, there have been some real gems, but mostly it's been work by the same couple of authors. I noticed that as well, that a lot of people weren't happy with Cold Days and Skin Game. Which is such a shame! I'm really hoping it gets picked up as a tv series or movie series again, because I think that would really help revitalize the fandom, but I'm not holding my breath.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on April 1st, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
Even if one wasn't in the Dresden fandom, it's easy to see the way Butcher wrote himself into a corner and started having to backtrack and change his characters to suit his plots. I think even he realises it, hence his new book series and no word on a new Dresden novel.