My HDS Beltane fic revealed! PROPHECY FULFILLED for Starduchess

I was in the very first HDS Beltane fest nine years ago, so when I heard this year would be the last round of the fest, I decided I had to jump in one more time. Here’s the fic I wrote!

Title: Prophecy Fulfilled
To: starduchess
Author: ravenna_c_tan
Pairing/Threesome: Snape/Draco, Harry/Draco, Snape/Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: *Violent sex, erotic abuse of Unforgivable curses*
Story notes: My but there’s a lot of sex in here.
Word count: 7,900

Summary: Our story begins with Severus and Draco’s flight from Hogwarts after the death of Dumbledore. This time Severus brings Draco into the plot to aid Potter’s cause, and this time Dumbledore’s naive ideals about innocence will not hold them back from their goal to vanquish the Dark Lord. What does it take to cast an Unforgivable, truly?

Disclaimer: Characters are the property of JK Rowling, et al. This was created for fun, not for profit.

Author’s Note: The idea for this story came from Starduchess’s request, which included “angst, drama, hurt/comfort, mystery, horror, action/adventure; special or powerful magics… magical AUs (find a different way of killing Voldemort!) or post-war Harry as Master of Death.” Which led me to the idea that the only way for the Unforgivables to be properly cast is for the caster to have lost their innocence. Severus and Draco will make sure Harry’s innocence is rather thoroughly debauched. (Also, this story fulfills the prompt “a broken circle” in the 7 Spells fest!) Thanks C, for the beta-read!

Link to the fest fic: http://hds-beltane.livejournal.com/148499.html

Fic repost: THE HERMIT (Harry/Draco, NC-17)

A reader commented over at AO3 that apparently this fic had disappeared from the Internet. “The Hermit” was written for the 2009 HD Worldcup fest, and though the fest was held on Livejournal, the actual fics were hosted somewhere else. I guess that somewhere else no longer exists as the links go nowhere. So I have now re-posted the fic to AO3 (here!) and now I’ll put it here, too!

Title: The Hermit
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Fest: Originally written for Team Canon in the 2009 HD Worldcup
Prompt: The Hermit
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: Explicit sex
Rating: NC-17/Adult
Thanks to: My beta readers scrtkpr and clauclauclaudia! Thanks for such great, quick responses!

A few notes before the fic:

Card Interpretation: The Hermit is one of the few cards that has a mostly consistent meaning over the many Tarot decks I own and researched. To quote from Tarot of the Cat People: “A loner or person incapable of interacting with other people. Failure to face facts. Self-denial.” The Vertigo Tarot says this: “Withdrawal, acting alone, seeking wisdom. Difficulty connecting with the world or other people.” I see this side of Draco first emerging in sixth year, when he tries to act alone to save his family rather than reaching out to Snape or anyone else for help. The downward spiral that begins for him then, I have carried forward four years after the end of Deathly Hallows, trying to project as accurately as possible from the clues in the canon what might have transpired in Draco’s much-traumatised head.

Reversed, the card can carry some interesting meanings, too, especially as regards a person who is engaging or integrating with society. For me, this refers to Harry. JKR has said in interviews since the release of DH that Harry would have taken up an important part in reshaping the wizarding world. I don’t count interviews strictly as “canon,” but for me that means to write a canonically consistent story, I could not, for example, turn Harry into a recluse who fades into obscurity now that his destiny has been fulfilled. He is the Hermit Reversed, engaged in the world and an integral part of his society.

Canon notes: I chose Team Canon because I really try to get all those little details right. There are many fanon conventions that we’ve come to accept, and yet they do not appear in the books. For example, there is no potion in the books that bears the name “Dreamless Sleep.” At the end of Goblet of Fire, Madame Pomfrey brings Harry a purple potion, saying “You’ll need to drink all of this. Harry,” she said. “It’s a potion for dreamless sleep.” She doesn’t tell the name to Harry, nor is it named later in the books. Fans have named it “Dreamless Sleep” in countless fics, which is not wrong to do–obviously the potion has SOME name–but it has no name in the canon, and therefore has no name in my story. Another thing that I try to match to the canon is the capitalisation, but this is something that is not always consistent. I had to decide whether to capitalise the “Cursebreakers” who help Harry–Ministry positions like Auror and Obliviator tend to be capitalised–or if it should be “curse breaker” as in the description Molly gives in Prisoner of Azkaban of “our eldest son, Bill, [who] works as a curse breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank.” And you’ll note, no apostrophe in Gringotts!

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I finally posted TEMPUS at AO3

I’ve been meaning to put a lot of my fics onto AO3 for years now. I have over a dozen up there now, and tonight I finally got TEMPUS, my H/D time-travel kind-of-AU-but-not-really romance BDSM adventure novel.

Here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1875756/chapters/4040178

Summary: Did you ever wonder where the Hogwarts disappearing corridors go–or when? When Harry Potter finds himself at Hogwarts in 1927 he never expected that the first person he would run into would be… Draco Malfoy?? 85,000 words. Written for the “hp_cliche” challenge in 2006, run by ReganV. Beta-read by Miraba.

Harry is magically transported back to Hogwarts in 1926, and until they find a way to return him to 1997, he is enrolled as a student. The very first student he meets is a blond Slytherin named Draco Malfoy. A time without Voldemort gives Harry the chance to learn things about magic and himself, but that era is not without certain evils. Mixes mystery, romance, action/adventure, and first-time smut. Nominated for a Multi-faceted Award.

Warnings: Non-con/dub con, corporal punishment, teacher/student, consensual BDSM.

Originally written in 2006.

Fic: The Lot of Severus (Snape/Draco, Hard R, Biblical)

So, I’m speaking on panels at Balticon this weekend, and one of the most fun was Literary Never Have I Ever, in which each writer had to name a “literary sin” they’ve never committed, e.g. “I’ve never written a story in the second person.” If no one else on the panel had either, the person who brought it up was challenged to do it by next year, and if only one person had, they had to describe the circumstances under which it was done. One of the other writers mentioned “ripping off old school Old Testament stories.” I raised my hand, having realized I wrote a Harry Potter Sodom and Gomorrah story.

I later went to link people to the story and realized… I had never posted it before! Wow. I think I must have written it for a fest, then set it aside at wrote something else because it didn’t have enough sex in it for the prompt? I’m not sure. It would have been back in 2008, most likely, and I can barely remember what happened last week!

So anyway, I figured I had better share the story now. Voila! You asked for it Balticon, Harry Potter and the City of Sodom.

Title: The Lot of Severus
Word Count: 2,015
Pairing: Snape/Draco
Genre: Voldemort-wins!AU, Biblical retelling
Warnings: Hints of non-con offstage, character death
Rating: Hard R
Summary: An old testament story done Harry Potter style

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Spanish translation of “Five of Swords”!

Maiden Lasso has done a Spanish translation of my fic from the last HP Tarot fest, FIVE OF SWORDS.

This one is Draco/mystery pairing, though if you know me it’s not that much of a mystery…

Check out the story on the Slash Heaven archive (a Spanish language archive) or on LiveJournal at MaidenLasso’s journal!

Slash Heaven:
http://www.slasheaven.com/viewstory.php?sid=41395&chapter=1 and

LiveJournal
http://maidenlasso.livejournal.com/957.html

The original story in English:
http://hp-tarot.livejournal.com/63704.html

Fic: “Marked” (Lucius/Harry, NC-17)

Title: Marked
Author/Artist: Ravenna C. Tan
Prompt: 32. “When you think night and day and every moment only of pleasing me, things will be very easy for you.”
Prompt submitted by: scarletladyy in the Harry_Submits Fest on Livejournal
Pairing(s): Lucius/Harry
Word Count: 10,109
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s) (Highlight to view): *Scarletladyy said “I absolutely adore dark!fics and I’d prefer this to be non-con.” This is about equal in darkness as my last Lucius/Harry. Sexualized torture. Mind games.*
Disclaimer:Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thanks to my beta-readers, Slashpervert and Amanuensis! Postwar, pre-epilogue, canon-compliant.
Summary: Three years after the end of the war, Lucius Malfoy kidnaps Harry. He keeps him captive and uses and abuses him. Harry is desperate to escape, but does Malfoy have some motive for kidnapping the savior of the Wizarding World besides perverse revenge?

The Harry Submits fest reveal has taken place! So now you can all tell I’m the one who wrote this twisted, hot, wrong Harry/Lucius. *grin*

Comment here or visit the original fest post!
On Livejournal: http://harry-submits.livejournal.com/140758.html

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More dragons?? How about MOAR FIC! New H/D, NC-17

Haha! The dragons keep coming in! Thanks everyone who sent me one last night/today!
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You inspired me again. Draco felt he didn’t get enough screen time in the Charlie/Harry/Draco fic I posted yesterday. So here’s one that focuses on Draco more!

Title: Framed
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: H/D with a side of portrait!snape
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: none other than this isn’t beta-read…
Summary: After the war, Draco’s still not right.
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You gave me dragons. I give you Charlie/Draco/Harry fic. :-) (NC-17, NSFW)

OMG you guys, a flock of blue dragons landed in my LJ userinfo! Love and kisses to everyone who sent them! They’re sooo cute!

And I feel like I owe you guys some fic ever since the last flurry of LJ gifts from Valentine’s Day! Hm, wow, I’m looking at all of you trying to decide which pairing to write. H/D would hit a lot of you, but not everyone… hmm….

OK. But it is dragons. So how about Charlie/Draco?

Or even… Charlie/Harry/Draco?

Here you go. A gift fic for everyone who gifted me v-gifts! , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why not? Let’s call it: PLAYING WITH FIRE.

Title: Playing With Fire
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: Harry/Draco/Charlie
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Some bondage and rough sex
Summary: A few years after the war, Harry enlists Charlie Weasley’s help in curing Draco Malfoy’s fear of fire.
Disclaimer: Not beta-read. I stayed up way too late writing this for you guys!
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Podfic: Closure (Snarry, NC-17)

So I reposted this fic from 2008 recently, and since my previous podfic was H/D I wanted to do a different pairing. So here’s a Snarry one, and a much longer one, too! The running time on this podfic is 1:16 (one hour and sixteen minutes)

Summary: Harry is on the verge of becoming a full-fledged Auror when he learns Severus Snape is not dead, but recovering in secret in a wizarding sanitorium.

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Podfic: Draco the Wonder Ferret (H/D, NC-17)

So, last month one of my fics appeared in the HP Podfic Fest (“A Wizard’s Memory”) and I put up a post on all my various journals asking for suggestions, if I were to start podficcing myself (i.e. reading and recording my own fics in my own voice), which stories should I do?

Here’s one of the ones people asked for. It’s one of my few humorous fics, and I’ve read it aloud at several HP conventions, to the delight of many. So now you can all enjoy it. 😀 Links to both MP3 and m4a versions are below!

Draco the Wonder Ferret, written and narrated by Ravenna C. Tan

Summary: After that disastrously droll Hogwarts reunion party… the story of how Draco Malfoy weaseled his way into Harry Potter’s house.

Warnings: Humor, rather smutty at times.

MP3: 7.4 megabytes, playing time 16 minutes MP3 Click here
(Using Firefox I’m able to play the MP3 streaming right in the browser without downloading it. Not sure if that works for everyone…)

m4a: 4.2 megabytes, playing time 16 minutes AAC/m4a Click here — this is the bext format for use with iTunes, as far as I can tell. It sounds slightly better than the MP3 and carries with it the “album artwork.” (Cute ferret photo as shown above…)

UPDATE: There’s now a comm for H/D Podfics on Livejournal, hd_podfics, here: http://hd-podfics.livejournal.com/