Title: Blood Roses - A Sequel to Velvet Petals, Piercing Thorns (2/21)
Beta: idoltina and Riah
Rating: Rated R to NC-17
Pairing: Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson
Genre: Romance, AU, Historical Fiction
Warnings: Violence, intrigue, death, kidnapping, blackmail, sex, blackmail involving sex, and sexual congress between characters you won't like. The usual, as it's me. Sorry?
Spoilers: Will include characters up through season four.
Word Count: 10k+ thus far.
Summary: Kurt and Blaine are happy in their French idyll, but back home in England, there are those who await their return with a malevolent eagerness, determined to bring the newly minted Earl of Kellsworth down. They have been through so much already - can their love, rooted in blood and espionage, survive the tests ahead? Further...can they?
Additional Notes: This is a sequel to 'Velvet Petals, Piercing Thorns' and so should only be read if you have first read that story! Also, this is a historical romance set in a violent time rife with misogyny and homophobia, please keep that in mind should you decide to read. For all that it is indeed a romance (I promise) it is absolutely not fluffy.( Read more...Collapse )
Steady hands, deep breaths. Concentrate on the task before you.
Smoke swirled through the massive stable, impairing Kurt's vision and making him cough. The good news was that it was just as much an impediment to the people who had trapped him up here, leaving him tied to a post in the hayloft while an inferno straight out of Hell's own heart raged below. He could hear the flames crackling through the dry straw, the terrified whinnies of horses trying to stampede out of the fire.( Read more...Collapse )
The Wars of the Roses have been formally over for nearly a year, and Henry VII sits, for the most part, secure on his hard-won throne as the first Tudor monarch of England.
His wife and consort, Elizabeth of York, is mere weeks away from giving birth to a son they will call Arthur, the first of their many children who will form the world-changing Tudor dynasty. As they await the much-anticipated arrival, the realm over which they rule is calm, with no uprisings thus far to challenge Henry's claim. England, his counsellors tell him, is ravaged but recovering from the war that tore it in twain for so long.
Henry, in the Palace of Westminster, sleeps well. But what of those who put him on his throne?( Read more...Collapse )