Tags: m/m attraction


FIC: On Guard (original gen and original slash)

On Guard

TitleOn Guard.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, DW/IJ/Tumblr/list.
SeriesThe Eternal Dungeon, an award-winning speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips. You don't need to have read the other stories in the cycle to understand this one.
Categories: Original gen and original slash.
Length: Novel (86,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: Mature.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories.

A bloody knife from a crime scene becomes a mystery to be solved and a foreshadow of trouble to come.

The ties forged between the noble-minded Eternal Dungeon and an abusive foreign dungeon have set off an unpredictable chain of horrific events, in which the love between two of the Eternal Dungeon's Seekers (torturers) will be tested to the straining point. Caught in the middle of the struggle are Barrett Boyd and Seward Sobel, loyal guards who will find themselves questioning their most fundamental beliefs about the royal prison's ideals.

Barrett must help his Seeker determine whether their mild-mannered prisoner is an attempted murderer. His friend Seward has pledged to guard his own Seeker against an assassin . . . or should Seward be protecting the dungeon inhabitants against his Seeker? But when the guards' two Seekers fall into a lovers' quarrel, that is when the real danger begins.

"Shall we allow criminals to roam the streets at will because we're afraid to take the chance of harming an innocent prisoner?"


All my powerfic from the past 16 months (original slash, original gen, & original het)

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.

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FIC: Green Ruin (The Eternal Dungeon; original gen/het/slash)


Title: Green Ruin.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, DW/IJ/LJ/list.
Series: The Eternal Dungeon, an award-winning historical fantasy series set in a land where the psychologists wield whips.
Categories: Original gen/het/slash. Friendship. Flangst. Humor.
Length: Short story (5,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: Drinking. Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Note: You can read the story as part of the free PDF zine Wanderlust: A Travel Anthology, edited by T. Spoon for The Slash Pile. The story is also available for sale as HTML and Kindle e-books
Summary: Three guards and a mysterious substance provide a temptation too great to be missed . . . especially when two torturers add their skills to the mix. Soon three very different men – a married man who is committed to respect and honor, a bachelor harboring secret desires, and a soldier with an unfulfilled ambition – will find themselves caught in a trap. Their rescue will come from an unexpected quarter.

During the dawn hours at the Eternal Dungeon, as the day shift yawned itself awake and the night shift yawned itself to bed, the talk turned, as it always did, to the injustices of being a guard.

Plus, two recent e-books:

Isolation (Life Prison). A prisoner's life takes an unexpected turn when he learns he may be able to play a role in changing conditions the harsh conditions at Mercy Life Prison. To do so will mean risking what remains of his life, as well as turning away from the only life he has known. What reward can he hope to receive in exchange for such a sacrifice? ¶ PG-13; gen, within a gen/slash series; historical fantasy; prisonfic.

Curious (Life Prison). Backbiting, threats, violent encounters, forbidden desires played out at night and in stark daylight . . . all this Ulick must face in his new job as a prison guard. At the center of the maelstrom lies Merrick, a foul-mouthed prisoner with a notorious reputation. But behind Merrick stands another man, hidden in the shadows, and Ulick's future depends on what that man wants of him. ¶ PG-13; gen/slash; historical fantasy; prisonfic.


Plus Love (Loren's Lashes; originalfic; holiday gift story)

Title: Plus Love.
Creator: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my stories).
Categories: Original fiction. Male/female platonic feelings and male/male attraction. Friendship fiction, family themes, mental illness themes. (The powerfic category isn't tagged for because it would constitute a spoiler.)
Series: Loren's Lashes. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Rating/warnings: PG-13 for profanity and sexual references. Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Length: 8000 words.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Story summary: Everyone calls her a fag hag. But Gay Pride Day has arrived, and her best friend is about to give her a new name.

"Tell me you're gay!" Gary nearly knocked her to the floor as he scrambled over her. "Please tell me you're gay!"


Deceiving Clouds, Cunning Waves

Um...First time posting here. I hope I got the tags right...@_@

Title: Deceiving Clouds, Cunning Waves
Category: Original
Genre:  Wuxia aka Chinese High Fantasy, Political, Drama/Angst
Rating: R for the most part. Some chapters are NC-17
Status: WIP
Chapters: 34+
Word Count: around 95,000+
Warnings: Dub/Non-con, Humiliation, Violence, Cousinly Incest (pretty common in Ancient China), Deaths. Lame attempts at action and politics. Not a lot of romance, and not a lot of sex.
Summary: Bai Lingyun is the fourth son of Yue's emperor. Disinterested in politics and fascinated by martial arts, he left to explore the Jianghu. However, tensions within his empire about who will succeed the throne as well as increasing frictions with rival empires refuse to let him have a carefree life...
A/N: Concrit/feedback is fine. Got any questions or concerns, ask away. Also, any Chinese History Geeks who think there's something wrong can feel free to enlighten my feeble knowledge; I'm basing Yue's culture and political system off the Tang Dynasty, though not entirely. However, basic technology and culture is going to be around the level of 618~917 CE

Prologue+Chapter 1

Master List

Character List for those who can't remember who the hell is who.
And FP link to story