When I think of original slash, my mind immediately jumps to Megan Derr's lj, maderr. She was one of the authors I discovered early on via her fictionpress.com page and my god, she's written a lot. I adore fantasy!fic, and her fics have ninjas and pirates, dragons and lords, knights and demons, goblins and kelp. There is so much SHINY to read that I figured I could just do a mini guide of sorts to my favorites...
I'm a sucker for fractured fairytales, so her early original slash fairytales will always have a special place in my heart. If you're new to slash, rest assured that they're pretty tame. Yet, each of these stories is a lovely read that makes me all bouncy. I wish I had these growing up 'cause they're exactly what I had always wanted to read.
★ Main Gauche: a twist on the Cinderella tale where instead of a ball, we get a dueling tournament. Not to mention each character is named after a weapon. It's just very cool and my favorite out of her early works. I'm probably not alone in this 'cause it got a revamp recently, lol. Lots of love for this one.
★ More Precious Than Gold: not so much a reworking of the Rumpelstiltskin tale as it is a sequel/continuation. The Queen's son is all grown up and his mother once again needs to spin straw into gold.
★ The Tower: Rapunzel is still a girl, but the story focuses on certain people around her, including a former thief who helps her elope with her true love. Unfortunately the young man has to deal with the Wizard who had locked her in.
These are just a few of her early works and since then she's written a lot more - you can find them all on her website's fairytales section. These include completely original stories too:
★ The Ogre of the Black Mountain: The first of her original fairytales and it brings a smile to my face whenever I think of it.
★ Brightleaf: Here we have a healer named Geoffrey who gets an unexpected visit from a half goblin whose brother has been poisoned. I just love the interaction in this tale ♥
The next few fics aren't categorized as fairytales but rather as short stories - they're still fairly long though, lol. You can also tell that the author has really branched out:
★ Dragon Stew: The title refers to a stew that requires the flames of a dragon to cook it. A young baker is ordered by the king to prepare the item or face death. The reason for his situation? Well, read the fic to find out!
★ The Dragon's Treasure: This fic is funny and cute and just makes me snicker whenever I think of it. Tate is a dragon who considers a shop customer named Macklin, his "treasure". Tate is also a housekeeper and a complete neat freak XD
★ Quest: Macklin's brother (from the previous fic) gets his own romance. Oh and did I mention that this fic has a Demon/Griffon pairing?
★ Behind the Mask: PIRATE/NINJA FIC!!1! I just adore this story so damn much. Just reread it a week ago too. One of my favorite fics by maderr
★ Must Be Able To Use Computers: A Vampire!fic where a student is employed to catalogue the private library of a guy who seems to be a bit of a recluse.
★ Lantern: One very unique fic written around Halloween
The author has also created several different fantasy universes with dozens of fics in each 'verse. Some of these stories can be read as stand-alones, so I'm going to rec my favorites from them too:
★ Jewels of Bangkok: From the Kidnapped 'verse, this fic features twins who no one can tell apart. That is, until they bump into a certain tourist who works with jewels. Threesome!fic which puts a GIANT grin on my face whenever I read it. Plus I start giggling like mad.
★ Safe From All Harm: Another threesome!fic, this time with a dragon, his master and an alchemist. This fic is from the Dragon Pits 'verse but can be read as a stand alone IMO. The fic jumps right into the action and I couldn't help wanting to squish Edison who is so *flail and spazz*
★ Pack: Foursome!fic but as with the previous fic, it is NOT about the smut at all. The fic features a werewolf without a pack, Dragon!twins and their master. If you do want some smut there are two drabbles here and here between Tori and Kip *drools and fans self* SO. HOT.
★ Deceived: One of the author's Regency period fics. Lots and lots of sparkage between the two main characters, Benedict and Rae.
★ The Housekeeper: This is a fic from the "Vampires, Werewolves & Hunters" 'verse. Trevor is the human housekeeper for Richard (a vampire). He's totally in love with his employer, except Richard barely knows he's alive. Man, I'm already grinning - this was a lovely read.
Will be putting up a rec list of general original slash fics in the near future ^_^