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Recs this week from [ profile] hils and [ profile] kitty_poker2. Hope you enjoy!

Recs from [ profile] hils

Title: Far Away
Author: delanach
Summary: Dean Winchester is an only child. After his Mom is killed by a demon when he was four, his Dad takes him on the road to protect him. John becomes a hunter and Bobby and Caleb come into their lives. Sam Weston’s Mom died in a car wreck. He was raised by his Aunt Beth, and she knows that Sam is special. The boys first meet when Sammy is five and Dean is nine, and it becomes clear that Sam’s talents include an uncanny knack of saving Dean from harm. Over the years, Dean discovers that family doesn’t end with blood and as the yellow eyed demon continues to take its toll, friendships are tested and love develops along the way. But will any of them survive the final showdown?
My comments: You know I don't touch Wincest and I very nearly didn't read this because even an AU where they aren't brothers is cutting it a little fine for me. I loved this though! It's got all the basic elements of an SPN story but it's far enough away from Wincest that I didn't feel uncomfortable reading it at all

Title: Given and Taken in Ink
Author: marishna
Summary: Author Jared Padalecki has created a sheltered existence for himself, believing that he's happy half-living his safe life. He hides behind his pen name so few people know the real Jared, as he protects himself from others finding out his books aren't 100% fiction. His new neighbour, Jensen Ackles, knows there's something different about Jared and pushes until he has no choice but to let Jensen in. When Jared's carefully constructed life collapses around him will Jensen even care who Jared really is or will Jared's worries become reality?
My comments: I was really puzzled by this because even though it's an AU the characters are really not like they usually are. Then you find out why and it all makes sense and is amazing

Title: The Wildest Swan
Author: seleneheart
Summary: Prince Jensen can’t find his place in the kingdom because no one has any use for a man with one arm and a swan’s wing. The king allows him to search for a cure, but insists that his nephew, Prince Jared, go with him to guide and protect him. Jared is exiled from his own country for some mysterious reason and he carries other secrets, including the identity of his father and a prophecy that is hanging over his head. Their journey to discover a way to restore Jensen’s arm takes them to places they never imagined and dangers that will test the fortitude of both their hearts.
My comments: I love fairy tale fics and this one is brilliant, made even more outstanding by the incredible art that has been done to go with it

Link to recs here

Recs by [ profile] kitty_poker1

Title: Morgan’s Free Rangers: A Tale of Courage and Daring in the Tayasha Badlands
Author: calamitycrow
Artist: wede_fic
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, misc. other pairings
Summary: It’s 1854. Jared, an Easterner, goes west and meets a handsome Ranger named Jensen. You know, typical western romance. Honestly.
Rating: NC-17
Words: 30,000 (less if you don't count the stuff about horses. And guns)
Reason for reading: Gorgeous artwork and presentation, and the words and story more than live up. The writing is excellent, the world-building exemplary, and the concept of the banded men fascinating. A great read, and there are easter eggs!

Title: Come As You Are (You're All I Need)
Author: sinoftheday
Artist: ewlyn
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 20,815
Summary: Jared and Jensen have been best friends practically their whole lives. They've been through good and bad and now they've fallen for each other. Jared thinks everything is perfect, especially since he's off to join Jensen at college. Things fall apart though when Jensen's brother catches them together and Jensen disappears. When he returns a year later Jared is still angry, but discovers he misses his friend. Can Jensen fix things between them and win Jared back?
Reason for reading: Nicely written classic romance, in which we are invited to alternately kick Jensen for hurting Jared and hug him for his crippling insecurities.

Title: Dying To Live
Author: wattle_neurotic
Artist: ewlyn and samndeankissing
Rating: R
Word count: 25,348
Warnings: Sexual situations, implied non-con touching, and temporary character death.
Summary: After an accident in San Antonio during July, 2005, Jared Padalecki finds himself waking up as a new Army recruit in a desert coastal town called Pine Gap in August, 1973. At first he thinks it’s all in his head and that he’s going completely crazy. But he soon figures out that he’s in a coma back in 2005; and he is determined to get home to where he feels that he belongs. But 1973 leaves a strong impression on him, and when it comes down to it; mainly through the people he’s met, the betrayal and love he’s witnessed, he's not sure where he belongs after all.
Reason for reading: Hugely fun, ingenious 'take' on the BBC series Life on Mars. Very well written, of course.

Title: God Loveth His Children
Author: mystic_reader
Artist: maichan808
Rating: Hard R
Word count: 34,399
Warnings/Spoilers: Religious themes, graphic sexual situations, language
Summary: When faith and obligation meet the renewal of old sins, two Mormon missionaries must decide if it’s worth losing everything they’ve ever known for a chance at love.
Reason for reading: A fascinating look at attitudes towards homosexuality within The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by a very talented writer well acquainted with that particular set of beliefs. Clear-headed, fair, no bashing but some criticism.

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