Track 31: Regency AU
Welcome to episode thirty-one of the Mixtape Book Club Podcast.
In this episode, Ellen and Mal welcome author thatpeculiarone to discuss Regency AU Destiel fics. Fics include An Assembly Such As This by Unforth, Rescue Me Tonight by superhoney, and The Winchester Affair by andimeantittosting, and plenty more.
You can find our Mixtape Book Club Ao3 collection here, containing the stories we’ve discussed on the podcast so far.
As always, Mixtape Book Club contains swearing and discussion of adult topics. Please listen at your own discretion, with attention paid to any little ears that might be nearby!
Our Guest – thatpeculiarone
Jess (or thatpeculiarone) writes Destiel stories on AO3 under thatpeculiarone.
Jess’s Pinefest story we mention in this episode:
- A Five Step Guide (78,707, T)
SPN Regency Big Bang
SPN Regency Big Bang is a fic and art challenge open to all SPN ships, and moderated by thatpeculiarone, nickelkeep and EllenofOz. The bang is currently open for registration for 2022 until May 2 for authors, and until June 2 for artists. Find out more information at http://spnregencybb.tumblr.com.
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Featured fics (timestamps in brackets)
An Assembly Such As This by unforth (11:50)
Published 2015, 151k words, E
Dean Winchester has built the life expected of him, marrying Charlotte Bradbury, raising a family, maintaining his estate, spending winters in ton. However, their life together is built on a shared lie – they are best friends, united to protect the secret of their true desires. Charlie has found a companion who shares her preferences, but Dean is lonely for a want of partner. That is, until he learns of Ms. Naomi’s exclusive, monthly, male-only parties, and manages to secure himself an invitation…
Rescue Me Tonight by superhoney (41:45)
Published 2017, 40k words, E
In order to secure his chance at a better life, he’ll have to ruin the best man he’s ever known.
When Dean first hears the proposal, he fears it’s a joke: he’ll be paid to seduce one of the most well-respected bachelors in London, Lord Castiel Milton, and then break his heart. But Lord Castiel’s enemies are ruthless men, and they’ll stop at nothing to see him humbled, including hiring Dean to play the role of a lifetime. Transforming himself from a lowly prostitute to a well-bred country lord won’t be easy, but if all goes according to plan, Dean will finally be free from the life he despises.
He never expected to fall in love along the way.
The Winchester Affair by andimeantittosting (56:45)
Published for the Harlequin Challenge 2019, 34k words, E
Castiel Shurley has emerged from self-imposed exile to help see his sister safely wed. But when Hael discovers a priceless diamond brooch at the LaCroix ball, a villain finds the opening he needs, and Castiel finds himself in a nightmare.
Blackmailed by the odious Zachariah Adler, he is given one mission: to spy upon Dean, the handsome Marquess of Winchester, or see his entire family ruined. As he’s running out of time, Castiel has to make a choice—save his family, or risk it all to protect the man he has loved in secret since childhood.
- The Lizzie Bennett Diaries (2012) – webseries based on Pride & Prejudice
- Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Other Recency AUs (1:11:07)
Thanks to all our friends in PB Discord for being so generous with recommendations!
- rare as roses by scienceblues (13,322, E)
- The Dukes of Winchester by jennyfly (88,032, E) – a/b/o
- The Betrothal Bargain by superhoney (46,081, E)
- Resisting Mr. Milton by SargentMom573 (31,854, M)
- Love. Letters. Lost. by Naoe (22,150, T)
- With Sure Certainty by andimeantittosting (16,004, M)
- Honour Undressed by andimeantittosting (15,298, E)
- A Gentleman’s Inheritance by andimeantittosting (11,131, M)
- Purple Ties series by hekate1308 (22,874, G) – a/b/o
- Ghosts and Prejudice by whelvenwings (1130, G)
- Ink and Letters by whyamidoingthisitswrongbutiloveit (11,969, G) – a/b/o
- Tune As Old As Song by profound-boning (7610, T)
- Duty & Desire by CrowleyLovesUSUK (10,789, T)
- A Perfect Arrangement by hpjk_addict (22,633, M)
- The French Deception by delicious-irony and supernatural9917 (30,659, E)
- Contentment in Meadows Green by neonbat (10,004, E)
- The Night Watchman’s Secret by Yool_chan (29,536, E)
- Contempt and Culpability by elsalapizza (22,846, T)
- Of Lords and Letters by MalMuses (14,357, E)
- A Novel Affair by EllenofOz and MalMuses (77,528, E)
- The Curious Case of Cuthbert Sinclair by EllenofOz and MalMuses (73,120, E)
- The Gentle Art of Persuasion by EllenofOz (17,446, E) – Contains Cas/Dean/Meg as well as Cas/Dean
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