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9th-Jan-2016 12:41 am - Under the Dragon's Claw Chatper 14
hugged your ninja
Fandom: Original
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 14
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, references to past torture.
Beta: phaeoa
Warnings: WIP, also this a wuxia style fic and is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:

“To serve the king is to sit under the Dragon’s claw.”

Captain Wei Shun's offer of marriage to Cheng Lan was humiliatingly rejected in front of all members of the royal court. That was ten years ago. Now, the king has given a newly victorious General Wei Shun a special reward for his military service - a slave named Cheng Lan. Lan was born to be a high ranking scholar-official within the king's court. When accusations of treason destroy his family and he is reduced to slavery, his last hope is a childhood friend who's love he once scorned.

Shun's success and popularity has seen him more than one jealous rival in court. The events that lead to Lan's family's arrest and execution are fast catching up with him. They will need to negotiate the treachery of the royal court together - if they are to survive.




Previous chapters: click here
To start at the very beginning: here

Chapter 14
apprentice
Here's a roundup of the online fiction and e-books that I've brought out since September 2013. I write original slash, original gen, and original het. My latest roundup is strongest in prisonfic and servantfic, but there are a few other items too. Here's my official bio:

Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes historical speculative fiction: alternate history, historical fantasy, and retrofuture science fiction, including lgbtq novels, original slash, and other types of diverse fiction. Suspense plays an important role in many of the tales; the conflict in those tales is both external and internal. Peterson's stories are often placed in dark settings, such as prisons or wartime locations. The mood of the stories, however, is not one of unrelieved gloominess; romance, friendship, family affection, and faithful service are recurring themes.

Peterson is the author of Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of alternate history series (Dark Light, Waterman, Life Prison, Commando, Michael's House, and The Eternal Dungeon) about disreputable men on the margins of society, and the men and women who care for them. Set between the 1880s and the 1910s, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the Old World in ancient times. One of the series in the cycle, Waterman, combines elements of the 1910s with retrofuturistic imagery from the 1960s. Dusk Peterson has also written The Three Lands, a fantasy series inspired by conflicts between nations during the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages.

Where to find me:  Website | DW/IJ/LJ/list | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Archive of Our Own.

Note that some of the online fiction links may convert to e-book links in the future as I bring out new e-books. If that happens, you can still find the online fic mentioned below at my AO3 account.
 

Lots of fic, plus two mildly NSFW coversCollapse )

22nd-Dec-2015 08:01 pm - Under the Dragon's Claw, Chapter 13
hugged your ninja
Fandom: Original
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 13
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, references to past torture.
Beta: phaeoa
Warnings: WIP, also this a wuxia style fic and is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary: Captain Wei Shun's offer of marriage to Cheng Lan was humiliatingly rejected in front of all members of the royal court. That was ten years ago. Now, the king has given a newly victorious General Wei Shun a special reward for his military service - a slave named Cheng Lan.

Since birth, Lan knew his destiny would be to be a high ranking scholar-official within the king's court. When accusations of treason destroy his family and he is reduced to slavery, his only hope is a childhood friend who's love he once scorned.

Previous chapters: click here
To start at the very beginning: here

Chapter 13
15th-Dec-2015 11:57 pm - Under the Dragon's Claw, Chapter 12
hugged your ninja
Fandom: Original
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 12
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, references to past torture.
Beta: phaeoa
Warnings: WIP, also this a wuxia style fic and is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary: Captain Wei Shun's offer of marriage to Cheng Lan was humiliatingly rejected in front of all members of the royal court. That was ten years ago. Now, the king has given a newly victorious General Wei Shun a special reward for his military service - a slave named Cheng Lan.

Since birth, Lan knew his destiny would be to be a high ranking scholar-official within the king's court. When accusations of treason destroy his family and he is reduced to slavery, his only hope is a childhood friend who's love he once scorned.

Previous chapters: click here
To start at the very beginning: here

Chapter 12
5th-Dec-2015 10:52 pm - Under the Dragon's Claw, Chapter 11
hugged your ninja
Fandom: Original
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 10
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, references to past torture.
Beta: phaeoa
Warnings: WIP, also this a wuxia style fic and is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary: Captain Wei Shun's offer of marriage to Cheng Lan was humiliatingly rejected in front of all members of the royal court. That was ten years ago. Now, the king has given a newly victorious General Wei Shun a special reward for his military service - a slave named Cheng Lan.

Since birth, Lan knew his destiny would be to be a high ranking scholar-official within the king's court. When accusations of treason destroy his family and he is reduced to slavery, his only hope is a childhood friend who's love he once scorned.

Previous chapters: click here
To start at the very beginning: here

Chapter 11
18th-Oct-2015 09:36 am - Under the Dragon's Claws Chapter 5
hugged your ninja
Fandom: Original
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 5
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, references to past torture.
Beta: Unbetaed (temporarily) but I have proofread quite a few times!
Warnings: WIP, also this is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled. There is mention of dub-con and torture in this chapter.
Feedback: Yes please!

Chapter 5
Previous Chapters
Chapter 1
13th-Jan-2015 01:27 pm - [Moby Dick] Things of Little Worth
and such a long journey, the heart expands to claim this world, bring me that horizon, anywhere but here, I need things on a grander scale
Title: Things of Little Worth
Fandom: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Pairing/Characters: Ahab, Starbuck
Rating/Warnings: G
Notes: 1,963 words. Written for Yuletide 2014.
Summary: Ahab and Starbuck, on the homeward voyage after Ahab's first encounter with Moby Dick.

Perhaps God grants respite even off the howling, pagan Patagonian coast, or perhaps it was Starbuck’s hand, which yet lay on Ahab’s leg, the two opposing forces – the frozen fingers and the fevered thigh – having gone some way toward reaching a balance.

Read on LJ
Read on AO3
30th-Oct-2014 02:56 am - Power Over Love - 2/?
Koichi <3
Title - Power Over Love
Author - kyoselflove
Rating - NC17
Chapter - 2/?
Genre - Historical, Drama, Romance, Tradegy
Warnings - Overall; Character Death, Underage Sex, Violence, Blood & Gore
Status - WIP
Summary - Qin Gao is an exceptionally beautiful young man. The Emperor of Han hears of Gao's beauty and has him come to the Imperial Palace. Gao becomes closer to the Emperor, but he finds himself wondering if it will begin his life or end it?
Notes -  First attempt at original fiction ^^;

[Chapter Two @ LJ]
[Chapter Two @ AO3]
12th-Sep-2014 12:26 am - Power Over Love - 1/?
Koichi <3
Title - Power Over Love
Author - kyoselflove
Rating - NC17
Chapter - 1/?
Genre - Historical, Drama, Romance, Tradegy
Warnings - Overall; Character Death, Underage Sex, Violence, Blood & Gore
Status - WIP
Summary - Qin Gao is an exceptionally beautiful young man. The Emperor of Han hears of Gao's beauty and has him come to the Imperial Palace. Gao becomes closer to the Emperor, but he finds himself wondering if it will begin his life or end it?
Notes -  First attempt at original fiction ^^;

[Chapter One @ LJ]
[Chapter One @ AO3]
apprentice
Title: Coded Messages.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, DW/IJ/LJ/list, AO3.
Series: Life Prison, a speculative fiction series about male desire and determination in nineteenth-century prisons. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one (though the first story in the series is free, if you prefer to read the series in order; "Coded Messages," a side story, is chronologically second).
Categories: Original gen, with original slash subplots. Prisonfic and mentorfic.
Length: Short story (3,000 words).
Note: This is an older story that I've put back online.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: One of them rapes prisoners. The other wants to help prisoners. So why are they talking to each other?

As guards send each other telegraph messages through their prisons' coding offices, strange developments occur in the life prisons of the Magisterial Republic of Mip: hardened prisoners become reformers, idealists dally with danger, and the prison keepers struggle to keep control. The strangeness will only become odder when two guards, who hold very different views on the proper handling of prisoners, strive to find common ground.

"Sweet blood, Tom, sometimes I wonder at your innocence. Why do you think that your prisoners were sent to prison? It wasn't for lacing daisy chains."

Also, I've posted my August 2014 newsletter, listing my recent e-books, free fiction, bestsellers, and news.

and such a long journey, the heart expands to claim this world, bring me that horizon, anywhere but here, I need things on a grander scale
Title: The Application of Science
Fandom: The Benjamin January mysteries by Barbara Hambly
Pairing/Characters: Ben/Rose/Hannibal
Rating/Warnings: NC-17 for explicit sex.
Notes: 7,249 words.
Summary: “What does sex feel like?” Rose says, her voice drowsy and her head resting on January’s shoulder. “For you, I mean. I assume that the experience must be somewhat different for men, given the divergence in our bodily equipment.”
In which Ben and Hannibal attempt to help Rose answer that question.
(Set between Days of the Dead and Dead Water.)

Read on LJ
Read on AO3
and such a long journey, the heart expands to claim this world, bring me that horizon, anywhere but here, I need things on a grander scale
Title: And When Resisted, Cruel
Fandom: The Benjamin January mysteries by Barbara Hambly
Pairing/Characters: Rose/Hannibal
Rating/Warnings: R. This is a sex pollen story. Though the sex itself is about as consensual as it's possible for sex pollen!sex to be, this is still a story explicitly about consent issues.
Notes: 3,093 words. Written for hc_bingo's May Challenge. My prompt was "sex pollen".
Summary: “A drug. It was in that drink,” she said, and swore, remembering its bitter taste.
Rose gets dosed with sex pollen.
(Set around the same time as A Free Man of Color.)

Read on LJ
Read on AO3
and such a long journey, the heart expands to claim this world, bring me that horizon, anywhere but here, I need things on a grander scale
Title: Principia Parva Sunt
Fandom: The Benjamin January mysteries by Barbara Hambly
Pairing/Characters: Benjamin/Hannibal, Rose.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13/T. Kissing.
Notes: 5,832 words. Written for shipswap.
Summary: Little things, things that in France would have been unremarkable, but since he’d left January had had to lower his expectations. Sefton's conversation, the music, and the gin were like pieces of Paris returned to him – a Paris that hadn't been destroyed by Ayasha's death.
First meetings for Benjamin, Hannibal, and Rose.
(Set pre-canon, but taking off from the flashback scene at the beginning of Days of the Dead where Ben and Hannibal meet.)

Read on LJ
Read on AO3
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