Fangtastic Friday: Fan Fiction spotlight – Black Dagger Brotherhood
J. R. Ward and Penguin Publishers have asked the author of the fan fiction spotlighted in this post to take down all public postings of her piece. Unfortunately, this means that if you haven’t already read the Blay/Qhuinn fanfic story, you won’t likely be able to. This news makes me very sad because it was an excellent extension of a story we all know and love and has increased the fervor surrounding the real Blay and Qhuinn.
If I ever find that the author has been allowed to repost her work, I will update this again with the correct links. For now, be aware that the content of this post has not changed and none of the reference links will work. Sorry guys. /cry
Fan Fiction is a great way to experience our favorite book characters in scenarios the original authors maybe never intended for them, or to complete cliffhanger stories in ongoing popular series. Authors of fan fiction can explore alternate endings and expand storylines, change the dynamics of relationships between the characters and add their own twist to the story universes. Many amateur writers use fan fiction as a springboard into possible careers and one of the biggest challenges is in creating a believable story while capturing the spirit of the original author’s style and nuances.
One of the most exciting times to explore fan fiction is during lulls and breaks in current ongoing storylines. The incredibly popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward has dedicated some serious face time to the intense-yet-complicated burgeoning relationship between Blay and Qhuinn, two young vampire soldiers who fight alongside the Brothers, and readers have been clamoring for more more MORE! Ms. Ward, however, most definitely has her own plan and the official timeline is taking a while to unfold, so in the mean time we can experience what we want to see develop with Blay and Qhuinn through fan fiction!
A friend in our Twilight Meetup group, knowing how ridiculously BDB crazed we all are, recommended a fan fiction piece that features Blay and Qhuinn. (Shoutout to Chantal!) “It was just as steamy as the real BDB books!” she said. After finishing it, I have to say that is no joke! In fact, this fanfic is a little closer to erotica than the PNR Ms. Ward typically delivers, but the story has heart and most of the characters are pretty spot on.
Go here to read the full story on fanfiction.net or here to read it directly from the author’s blog. Note that this story takes place just after Lover Mine (John Matthew’s story, book #8) and doesn’t sync up with the events that happen in Payne’s book (Lover Unleashed, #9). It is also exclusively a M/M romance and the scenes are explicit, so anyone who has issues with that type of story probably shouldn’t read this. That said, it was intense and getting to see a resolution between Qhuinn and Blay was fulfilling even if it’s not the “real” story. Enjoy!
Info about Lovers Destined:
- Author: lovethecullens921 on fanfiction.net
- Access the story on fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5989635/1/Lovers_Destined
- Visit the author’s blog: http://datewithdestinypnr.blogspot.com/
He heard the heavy footsteps across his bedroom. It wasn’t Saxton’s reflection that appeared in the mirror behind him. It was the most beautiful creation he had ever seen. Those gorgeous mismatched eyes locked on his through the mirror as Qhuinn leaned in the bathroom doorway. “Where’re you going?”
Blay had to clear his throat in order to speak. No matter how many times he looked at Qhuinn, the guy always took his breath away. It didn’t help that he was standing there without his shirt on. “Dinner,” he replied.
“With Sax?” Blay nodded. “Not going to that homophobe cigar bar, are you?”
“Why do you care?” He tried to pull his eyes away from Qhuinn, but couldn’t manage to do so. By this time, his gaze was running across his broad chest, his perfect abs and down to the v-shaped pelvic muscle peeping out above the dark, designer jeans that rested low on his hips. God, those hips; he wanted to grab on to those hips.
“You know I care, Blay.”
“Not really,” Blay mumbled under his breath, placing his hands on the tile counter in front of him.
Qhuinn crossed his arms across his chest. It was something he did when he was nervous. Blay had watched him for so long that he was able to pick up on all of his gestures. “Well I do care and besides that, I need to know if I should be ready to take down some more bastard humans tonight.”
“That won’t be necessary.” He finally let his eyes pull away from Qhuinn. “We’re just going to have dinner.” The silence between them lasted for so long that Blay had to look up and see if Qhuinn had left. “Is there something else that you needed because I should probably finish getting ready?”
Qhuinn uncrossed his arms and started walking towards Blay, closing the distance between them in two wide strides. His strong hands came down on Blay’s shoulders causing him to stop breathing. “Blay,” he whispered. Qhuinn buried his face between Blay’s shoulder blades while his hands slid from his shoulders all the way down his bulging biceps, his tense forearms and finally stopping softly on top of his hands that were resting on the counter. “I just needed to see you.”
Qhuinn dropped his hold on Blay and backed up towards the door. Blay was staring at him through the mirror in complete shock. “If you run into any trouble, you know how to reach me. I’ll be there in a split second.” Qhuinn turned and walked out of the room.
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