Fanfic fun!

by Maryse on December 27, 2014 · 17 comments

in Book Recommendations

With the recent spur of many fanfic favorites being traditionally published, I thought it would be fun to post our favorite “fanfics” list. Like I mentioned in a recent post, I had a thing for fanfic, once upon a time. I continued my infatuation with my favorite characters and although I was reluctant to read stories about a specific series from “other” authors, I was actually enthralled and entertained by a number of these (some of these stories are really detailed, well written and as long as a book!):

Here are a few of my favorites that started out as fanfic:

Hopefully, some of these reader favorites will help “hold us over” until the next installment is released.

Any fanfic lovers here? If so, what one is your favorite?

Melissa: Do you mean fic that was published? Or just fic that I’m reading right now?

Maryse: Any of it! :) You loved it? List it here.

Nancy: Really a good one was FINAL WISDOM by Fuzzy Peaches 1. She had breast cancer & custody of her nephew plus moved nextdoor to a MC member.

Darla: What is now known as Innocents (Dusty Book 1). I LOVE it

Nancy: I didn’t know that Dusty started on fanfic! I read Innocents (Dusty Book 1) which ended in cliffhanger, read book 2 Delinquents (Dusty Book 2) which ended like “What?” Is that all there is or is there more? I want to know!

Darla: Haha! I know the feeling! I read the fanfic version and the published versions. As far as I know, that’s the end of their story.

Nancy: Oh Well!!! We can make-up our own idea of what happens.

Rach: Dusty

Melody: Oh yeah but how do you pick just one?

Vicki: Anything by Shay Savage, CJ Roberts Alice Clayton

Kandace: Friday’s at Noon. I’ve read it multiple times.

Nancy: Marriage by Law by N.K.Pocket was originally on Wattpad. It is 586 pages, 4.8*,

Jennifer: Sempre!

Danette: Oh i got one! I read it years ago but it really stuck with me. Everclear by Chandler1200 Bella’s a rock star singing Evenescence songs.. if you listen to the songs while reading it really takes it to the next level.. wow!.. now I think I’m gonna re-read on xmas break!

Melissa: Wide awake by Angstgoddess003 on live Journal is a twilight fanfic classic. Shadow boxer is also really good. Elemental and Written in the Stars are fantastic. Hit by Destiny… I could make you a huge list of fantastic ones. There is a lot of really really good writing out there.

Melissa: Everclear and the sequel are great!!


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bev December 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I’m never aware that something is fanfic until it is pointed out. So, I had to look up what Sempre & Wallbanger are fanfics of and it came up Twilight.
I have to admit I do not understand as I really do not see the similarities. Maybe the good girl/bad boy trope? But that has been around forever.
I would love it if some fanfic fans could explain it as it is an area I’m completely ignorant of.

Danielle December 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Sighing forever.
It honestly broke me. I am broken. It spurred the worst book-slump of all time. It’s one of my top five of all time, easy. I read it in October and have yet to see the end of this slump. Read it! We can be broken together!

…I literally just sighed, again.

Diane F. December 28, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I’m in the dark about fanfic with you. I’m totally clueless about it. Someone please enlighten us.

Frankie December 28, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Yes please. Connect the frantic with the book. I’m in the dark here. Thanks!

Frankie December 28, 2014 at 9:33 AM

One more thought/suggestion. E.L.James really hit the mother lode in 50 Shades-sales, movie, fame and fortune. I really liked the books, but in the spirit of fanfic I read the funniest “review” EVER. I cried. I accidentally found it from your authors who tweet info. reviews 50 Shade chapter by chapter with Twilight references.

MichelleS December 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Bev – I don’t know a thing about it either. Until someone points it out, I am clueless. I mean, seriously… almost ALL romance novels are about a girl and a bad boy – so how is that Twilight fan fiction? What does that even mean? Maybe that Twilight inspired a bunch of housewives to not just read more, but write as well? Just an inspiration?

Kathy December 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I had no idea that some of my favorite books ever were fan fic until I was told they were. I love fan fic because a good story is a good story. The only fan fic I ever saw similarities with the original was Poughkeepsie, and even then, I was so engrossed the story that someone had to point them out. I say, “Go, fan fic, go!” I love it!

Amy December 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

So, are all of those Twilight fanfic? Either way, how exciting for the authors to start off writing their stories as fanfic and then to have them published!

All I know is that I’m going to be reading Dusty *very* soon after reading the reactions to it. :D

Amy December 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Oh wow, I already have Innocents (the first Dusty book) sitting in my Kindle app. *snort* Guess I thought it looked intriguing at some other point as well. ;)

Linda December 28, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Offside by Shay Savage is a great story. I too am oblivious to fanfic but I’m finding out that’s where so many great books originate! Wow!!

bev December 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

I have no problem with it as apparently I read more than I know. I just thought that fanfic was to have more stories of the characters you love but of the few I think the characters do not seem that similiar
From what I’ve ever heard it seems like a very vibrant community with strong fandoms. I just wish I understood it better.

Michelle December 28, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Yeah I just looked too Amy and I have the first Dusty book so it caught my attention but had no idea it was originally fanfiction. What is it suppose to be for – Twilight?

Kate December 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

My all time fave fanfic is called True. It’s a BDB fanciful (don’t tell the Warden how much I love it) where V/Butch are the romantic leads. It’s super hot and has some great Rhage bits it in.

Sherry D :) December 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Oh Kate, you took the words right out of my mouth!! Any of the fanfics from the BDB are awesome!
There are a lot of great ones :)

Cheryl December 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I read a lot of twilight fanfic in the past. Great stories and they are free. They were same twilight character names and physical appearances, but that’s where the similarities end.

MichelleS December 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Kate – where do I find this “True”??? V and Butch and Rhage??? Now you’re talking……

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