I actually read a good amount of non-fest HP fic this past month! Almost all of it H/D, and most of it new (though one older series managed to sneak in here). I've actually got a pretty sizable list of H/D fics that I read ages ago and I remember liking, but I need to re-read before I can officially rec. But It's hard to work my way through the list when so many fabulously shiny new things are being written every day!
I imagine most of this next month's reading will consist of the lovely submissions over at hd_fan_fair's Career Fair, not to mention samhain_smut, hp_creatures, sirius_black Appreciation Day on the 31st, and the final postings at hp_silencio.
Title: A Deserved Punishment
Word Count: 1,351
Content/Warnings: established relationship, spanking, light D/s, role play, implied underage, implied teacher/student relationship, dub-con, BBTP 2014
Summary: Harry got into a fight; Professor Malfoy delivers Harry's punishment.
Such a hot fic! Loved the power dynamics in this one and Harry's thoughts throughout the whole thing were just perfect!
Title: Close to the Edge
Word Count: ~2300 words
Content/Warnings: breathplay, unsafe kink, hate!sex, angry!sex
Summary: Malfoy explains his theory about why the post-war young take so many stupid risks and have so much stupid sex. Harry despises him.
I loved the tension in this and that angry, passionate dynamic that I just adore in H/D. Really fabulous characterizations that come to life in the hot, furious sex. Plus, a really wonderful ending.
Word Count: 11,098
Content/Warnings: bottom!harry, auror!harry
Summary: Seeing Harry Potter as not himself, even if momentarily, hits Draco like a thunderclap. He allows himself to dream, briefly, of what he would do if the situation lasted. But it’s not going to, and Draco has a choice to make..
Fun and relatively light fic. Loved all the clever, clever dates and the developing relationship between Draco and Harry. Lovely read.
Title: Twice as Much as an Earthquake
Word Count: ~19,000
Content/Warnings: eighth-year, bonding!fic, light bondage, light dub-con, shower!sex, bottom!draco, implied switching, first time, rimming, caught in the act, accidental exhibitionism,
Summary: Accidental bonding. Breaking and entering. Conspiring, however unwillingly, in the strange one-man war Malfoy's waging against detention. This isn't the normal school year Harry anticipated having, but at least it's not boring.
Such an amazing fic with an adorably insane Draco, a helplessly in-lust Harry, accidental bonding, and, of course, crazy hot sex! Loved the banter and it made me actually laugh out loud in places, which is pretty rare for me.
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Hermione/Ron
Word Count: ~33,000
Content/Warnings: EWE, auror!harry
Summary: Draco is in deep water, Harry can see straight through him, and that's not even the full scale of the problem.
This fic was awesome. Funny and sweet and beautifully written. The characterizations are spot-on, which is even more impressive when considering that Draco spends most of the fic as a catfish. Sounds silly, but it really works wonderfully. Super fun read!
Title: Porn War(8 Parts): The Challenge, A Challenge Met, The Challenge Claimed, Reason & Honour...Challenged, A Challenge Detoured: Enemy Territory, The Challenge Transforms, The Challenge Needs Re-Titling, The Challenge Concluded Part 1 and Part 2
Pairing: Draco/Harry, mentions of Draco/Cho, Draco/Padma, Draco/Pavarti
Word Count: 57,168 total
Content/Warnings: AU: Hogwarts Era, bondage, dub-con (borderline non-con), rimming, dirty talk, switching, bottom!draco, mostly bottom!harry, face-fucking, light D/s
Summary: 'And you thought I couldn't fuck you…'
So I read this ages ago before I started keeping track of my favorites and I was finally able to give it a reread. It is absolutely just as freaking hot as I remember it being. Basically 50k+ of pure antagonistic porn, with some plot and feelings that manage to sneak their way in there. Definitely some fairly strong dub-con in places, but this is one of the best old school hate/lust/love fics.
Title: Bridging the Gap (time-stamp for Building Bridges While They Burn)
Pairing(s): Draco/Albus Severus (44/18)
Content/Warnings: established relationship, first person POV, boss/employee relationship, age difference, cross-gen
Word Count: ~1,650
Summary: Sex, nagging, math help. Draco gets it all from his not-boyfriend, Albus Severus Potter.
Super hot time stamp featuring Albus in Draco's robe, Draco fretting over accounting, and Albus relaxing him with a sexy blowjob. :D