This list will always be a list “in progress” as I discover new fanfics. (Updated as of 07/29/12)
I have a few general rules when it comes to the fanfiction I read.
- Grammar is important. If you’re going to take the time to write, please take the time to edit. Spellcheck is your friend. So are periods, commas, semicolons, dashes, question marks and exclamation points.
- The overusing of specific adjectives. If I have to read the same adjective over and over in a single chapter, my review will only contain a link to an online thesaurus.
Other than that, I’m fairly malleable. Writing styles take practice and work. People learn and styles get better the more they write.
Now, in the universe of the Southern Vampire Mysteries, my criterion for fanfiction is based on several character rules – primarily focused on Sookie and Eric. I do not object to fics that are somewhat out of character (OOC) – as long as that is stated outright. I take issue with fics that profess to using the canon characters but are clearly OOC, if not immediately, than within the first few chapters.
What do I mean by that?
Well, for starters – an overly sentimental Eric, or an extremely domineering Eric. Eric doesn’t care about what clothes Sookie is wearing every minute of everyday. He’s got an bar to run and an Area to oversee. There are only so many hours in the night. What the hell does he care about Sookie’s clothes (for example) or the car she drives – which is a Malibu! In good condition!
An Eric that brutalizes, chains, beats, rapes or otherwise berates Sookie but professes to be “canon” or “Dark Eric.” Guess what? Dark Eric? That’s Bill (without the chains, obviously).
A Sookie that just does everything Eric says, foregoes her friendships, and is totally fine with being Eric’s “pet.” Yeah, no. That’s not Sookie. That’s a fangbanger.
Some of my favorite fics are actually AU fics. Why? Because you get to change the rules. Sticking to canon means that’s where your characters minds have to be but when you have a whole different situation, you’ve made a completely new starting point. So I can enjoy Sookie as a fairy fics, Sookie as a vamp fics, Eric not being Sheriff or any odd number of pairings. I love a good “What if?” fic.
For my list of what Sookie and Eric are and what they aren’t, see my profile on Fanfiction. net here.
Favorites List of Completed Fanfics
Dead Until Dark from Eric’s POV By Evey Edge.
This is probably the best EPOV out there for a “back at the beginning” look into Eric’s mindset when he first encounters Sookie.
Home Sweet Dead by RoseMac
Set three years after the end of Dead and Gone, Sookie and Eric have been on the run. Now they’re returning home.
Dead Dread by June Smith (Anything by her is an automatic win)
After Dead & Gone, Sookie figures out her relationship with Eric. Murders at Fangtasia, Vegas vamps, Jason’s love life, and Louisiana politics won’t make the job any easier.
Death Do Us Part by June Smith
Eric follows Sookie to Sam’s brother’s wedding. Continues from Dead in the Family.
(Possibly the best post-DITF fic I’ve read)
Viking Vs.Vampire by Aoifenz
Inspired by DTTW, but the stranger Sookie picks up is a living Viking mysteriously transported through time and space. With Bill finally out of the picture, Eric now faces his toughest competition for Sookie yet – himself. Which Eric will Sookie choose?
Dead With The Vikings by Thyra10
Sookie wakes up in a bed a 1000 years ago without knowing how she got there. The story takes place after chapter 1 in Dead in the Family. Spoilers for all books. Rated M for later.
We Who Are Alive And Remain by Kilara25
What if Sookie could hear vampires?
Ache For You by SeaStarr08
Canon/AU: Instead of being saved in DAG, Sookie disappeared from Eric’s life, but continued to haunt his dreams. Thirty years later, he starts to realize what it all means.
Dead To Her World by JJ Louise
Late one night, while driving back to his bar in Shreveport, Eric spies a woman running down the highway. He stops to help her. He’s drawn to her. A/U, kinda OOC
The Blood Donor by BathshebaRocks
AU – Sookie’s got some money problems. A quick night’s work as a donor at a vampire function seems like an easy way to fix that. Turns out not to be so simple.
The Blood Slave by Wylis
A possible look at what life would have been like if Sookie was taken by vampires 150 years before the great reveal. Based on Eric’s and Sookie’s discussion on what some humans were used for.
The Dark Side of the Light by Mazza666
AU/Some OOC War is being waged between vampires and the fae. Part fae Sookie Stackhouse seeks vengeance against the vampire who killed her parents. When captured by vampire Eric Northman she is forced into an alliance which has Sookie questioning everything she knows
The Ties That Bind Me by Djehmli
AU/OOC – What if Sookie only met Eric once and Bill was able to follow through and deliver her to the Queen. What happens years later when Sookie has full use of her Fae powers
What Happened In Vegas by All About Eric
Sookie is lured to Vegas under false pretenses after Eric has been summoned there by Felipe. Love, beytraly, sacrifice, angst. (I like me some angst now and again)
Club Ocella by RheyaKelvina
What if Eric had never left Ocella’s side? What kind of Vampire would have he become? What if Sookie met him in tragic circumstances and developed a vendetta against him? Dark/Angsty.
The Dead Man Of Shreveport by Miral
What happens when a 1,000 year old Viking Vampire Sheriff and a 26 year old telepathic barmaid partner up to solve mysteries? What doesn’t happen might be the better question. A supernatural romantic comedy. AU, SVM canon thru Club Dead.
Dead To My World by afalcone10
What if Hallow cursed Eric so that he lost his memory and ended up meeting Sookie while running down Hummingbird Road…but she had never met him or Bill or any other vampire before.
Deid Til Its Daurk is here. by Jan of Arc
This is the first part to her “Deid” series which features a Scottish Sookie and a vampire Eric. After her parents die, Sookie is sent to live with friends of her Gran in Glasgow, Scotland. As soon as she hits 18, she returns to Bon Temps a very different person. AU Part 2: Deid Fowk Dinnae Clype
Return Of The Stackhouse Six by Miral
AH/AU Hilariously funny. When Sookie decides to sell the family farm, her five siblings rush home to stop her. What’s their plan? He is 6’4″, gorgeous, and People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Will it work? If you think you might read it, don’t delay! Disney/South Park/Tracy & Hepburn.
Homestay by Ooshka
The fic that started the Homestay series. An A/H fic where Eric is a consultant sent on a temporary assignment in New Zealand. He meets a Kiwi Sookie and all sorts of life and drama ensue. A wonderful fic that I would highly recommend. She’s nailed Eric and Sookie from an AH perspective in this fic.
Follow it with it’s squeals Home For Christmas Homecoming, Home Again, Home Is Where The Heart Is and the currently ongoing Home Truths. There are also several one-shots that are set in between the various multi-chapter stories.
Golden Gothic by RoseMac
Determined to survive the Depression, Jason Stackhouse leaves his farm in Louisiana and heads for 1930s Hollywood, bringing his sister along for the ride. What will Hollywood’s Golden Era hold for Sookie? AH/AU
Breaking Down The Walls by Jan of Arc
Eric has been sheltered to the point where he only trusts one person. Sookie is a disgraced former child star who is attempting to resurrect her career. They have both built walls to protect themselves, can they break them down? It’s an AH, if you can’t tell from the description.
Dead Without A Work Permit by Thyra10
Sookie is tricked by Eric to go to his home country, Norway. Soon she is working for Eric and living in his house. A rewrite of the books into human characters, but still the same Eric and Sookie. AH.
Dust Bunnies and Christmas Presents by Thyra10
Sookie has to celebrate Christmas in freezing cold Scandinavia. Will Eric keep her warm? Will she let him? When there’s an ocean between them, what will they do? AH AU OOC.
*I really enjoyed this one.
Dead on a Football Field by Thyra10
Another great AH by Thyra. All her stories are excellent. Eric is the star of the team, Sookie the new assistant coach. He hates her for being a woman in male football. She hates him for being lazy and cocky. Arrogant Bastard meets the Ice Queen. AH. AU. OOC. There is a fun little outtake with this as well called WAGS and Wolves.
Favorite SVM Fics Still In Progress
Sookie The Shieldmaiden by Thyra10
Sookie the Shieldmaiden has chosen to live by the sword. On a raid she meets another Viking warrior – a warrior who will turn her life upside down. All Human. Viking age.
Jumping The Void by Jan of Arc
Set after DITF. Claude, desperate to stay connected to the Fae Realm, messes with the portal in Sookie’s back yard – with catastrophic effects on himself and Sookie. AU, rated M just in case things get sweary, violent or sexy.
The Living Dead by June Smith
Eric’s cursed- with a twist. An alternate version of Dead to the World.
Bird In Hand by JanineMNM
What happens when vamps come to Amish country? Englisher Sookie Stackhouse is about to find out. Begins pre-revelation. Sookie/Bill/Eric
In A Bottle by esquilo-negligenciadas
Since the Great Revelation, synthetic blood has presented a point of vulnerability to the vampire population; when its sanctity is threatened, northern Louisiana’s resident telepath finds the plot goes markedly deeper than anticipated. Alternate history.
The Whole Truth by RoseMac
Set before the Great Revelation, Sookie Stackhouse comes from an old political family. Sookie has a secret that may place her in greater danger than her families connections. A political thriller with a supernatural twist.
Your Autumn Moon by Miral
A person would have to be crazy to love someone they feared, wouldn’t they? Pre-Great Revelation, Brooklyn, NY. Late one night a telepathic bartender sees a man fly off the Verrazano Bridge. Dark humor. AU
Giving Up The Ghost by Seastarr08
A canon adventure turned on its head. A young Sookie had a relationship with a drifter that changed her life, and when it ended in heartbreak, she thought that was it. She couldn’t have been more wrong.
(This is so good and well written that it’s off the charts.)
The Trait by J.R. Watkins
When Eric is enlisted to help cure Sookie, what choices will be made to save her life? Canon characters, AU.
Washed Ashore by Vikinglover Elle
It’s simple. Sookie washes up on the shore of a deserted island. She’s hungry, tired and alone. Or so she thinks. Characters are to canon. Telepathic Sookie and Vampire Eric. Mostly Eric/Sookie with a mention of other characters.
Bound and Determined by Djehmli
A continuation of “The Ties That Bind Me” Eric and Sookie have had a bit of peace before returning to the world of Vampire politics, Human skulduggery, Fairy Alliances and the ever looming threat of a Vampire Culling.
Changing It All by FODforever
Sookie receives a reality-altering gift from Niall, and makes a plan to right the wrongs in her life; but can she change the past and still hold on to the future? Rated T now, M later. Sookie/Eric, but it’s going to take a little while! Through ch 1 D&G.
(The best retelling of Canon)
Even At My Most Jaded I Still Had Hope by Sarafina85
What if Sookie wasn’t raised by Gran and went through the foster system instead after her parents died? Sookie hasn’t been back to Bon Temps since she was 7 years old but she’s no longer the same girl who left town. AU and canon.
Love Me Dead by AllhailAugustus
What if Bill had drained Sookie in that car trunk in Jackson?
Vampire Mine by Jillian K
AU. To settle a blood debt Eric’s maker gives the young vampire to the faerie prince. 872 years later Niall has a gift for his vulnerable great-granddaughter. In this one Eric is a slave to the faerie royal family and is very different from the highhanded vampire we all know and love.
The Cluviel Dor by BoredOutMyMind
25 years have passed since Eric went to marry the Queen of Oklahoma. Sookie stayed behind, developed more of her ability, and married Sam. One day, she wakes up age 26 again, remembering everything that has happened.
Canvas by SmittenKitten
A slightly disturbed and fucking talented painter with a stalkerish obsession with his muse and absolutely no mouth/brain filter whatsoever!
This is a deviation from what I normally really. It’s a bit fluffy and it’s AH.
Somewhere Only We Know by PersianFreak
Eric is a bar-owner in Nowhere, Louisiana, whose life was altered by the Great Revelation. A twist on CH’s entire universe. AU/OOC
This is a twist on CH’s original characters and feature’s Sookie as a Civil War era vampire set on a mission by the Queen. So far it’s kept my interest.
The Long Road To Love by Nonto94
After Gran’s death, Sookie moves to Shreveport where she meets Eric, a handsome man who is instantly attracted to her but can’t seem to be in a relationship. Meanwhile, someone sinister is pursuing Sookie. AH/AU.
The plot here has kept my interest up. Sookie has someone following her and she can’t figure out who.
Bill and Eric’s Excellent Adventure by hdgcat
Preteen foster kids Bill and Eric are best friends. They discover the power of a blond ponytail and a training bra at summer camp. AH sort of? Not really what it appears to be. Vampire Guest appearances.
Favorite In Progress True Blood Fics
When Vampire Met Fairy by My Universe
AU. Sookie was raised in Faery by Niall. Sookie is still part-fairy and telepathic. However, she also has a dangerous secret that recently came to light. What is the secret and what will Niall do to keep her safe? What role will Eric play?
A Series Of Unlikely Events by My Universe
What if Sookie left Bon Temps at the end of Season 1? Where would she end up, who would she meet, and how would things change for Sookie and the Louisiana vampires? What if Sookie’s new path eventually brings her back to Louisiana?
Beautifully Undead by SharaMoon
I was damned to a life I didn’t want to live, by the vampire that couldn’t watch me die. The person I was enthralled with turned out to be the reason why I live this existence. When you have a lot of time on your hands what do you do? Do justice. AU/OOC
Topsy Turvy by Nanstanie
True Blood has gone topsy-turvy. Sookie is a 1,000 yr. old vampire who runs Fangtasia and Eric is a young telepathic bartender at Merlott’s. Bill and Lorena have switched places, too. OOC Sookie/OOC Eric. AU.
Thursday by esquilo-negligenciadas
A bar, an affair, and a corrupt Congressman-there’s a reason some fruit is forbidden, and sometimes the threat of violence is actually a promise. An entry for the Happily Never After contest.
Dark Fic by Suki59
Sookie gets a lesson about warning labels. This fic is dark, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect. It’s a bit silly.
*This story is born of from a discussion on warning labels in fics for when people don’t want to get a face full of surprise rape and abuse.
Yellow Ledbetter by Evenflo78
One truck driver, a flat tire, and a rain-drenched girl. Drifting hearts don’t always have to be lonesome. All human, and very OOC. Written for IWTS2.
Eric The Fanfiction Rapist by Thyra10
Eric wakes up in a strange room and is confronted with his actions. Story for the weekly One-Shot Challenge: “No Means No.” This story contains discussions about rape but there is no rape in it. Rated M for subject matter. There was an ongoing discussion in the fandom regarding how many fics feature Sookie being raped or assaulted by Eric.
Sookie is reading one of her favorite romances, dreaming about the hero in her book, when suddenly he is in the room. All Human. One-shot. Humor.
We Need To Talk by Elbly
Set after Dead Reckoning – Eric pays Sookie a visit. Sookie POV.
Crazy by Elbly
An IWTS contest entry. Things are not what they appear to be in Eric’s world. AU.
The King’s Telepath by Sleepy Lotus
On a tour of Europe Sookie is snatched up by vampires and sold to the highest bidder. Five years later, a slave in King Russell’s court, she meets a certain Viking sheriff – naturally, her world will never be the same.
The Sleep Of The Staked by Nyah
After the stake is removed in Club Dead, Sookie wakes up nearly naked in bed with Eric, how exactly did this happen? A missing scene of sorts.
Don’t Move, Eric Northman by Thyra10
Sookie wants to be in charge for once. A silly little one-shot.
Death In Disguise by moxiemo
Unsolved Mystery Contest entry. Historians assume that Federico García Lorca was murdered at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Presented here is another theory. Dead Reckoning spoilers. Eric & Sookie, Felipe & Federico Garcia Lorca.
Deadly Nightshade by Djehmli
AU/OOC-She was his eyes, he was her heart, together they were unstoppable. In a world still reeling from the revelation fairy tales were genuine, a powerful young telepath is kidnapped only to find freedom at the hands of an assassin.
Sookerella by PrincessStayPuff
Sookie falls prey to a mischievous fairy and is sucked back in time to a house party in the 1960′s. There, she encounters some familiar faces…human and vampire alike. Written for Eric n’ Sooks Summer of ’69 contest. M for citrusy goodness. Pre-D&G.
Welcome Home by AllHailAugusts
Eric stays in Italy with Appius for the summer, whether he wants to or not. AH. Rated M for disturbing, mature subject matter.
This is one of the most well written one-shots I’ve seen. The themes cover a mature subject matter. A loss of innocence is always tragic.
An Unlikely Advisor by Jan of Arc
Set between Living Dead in Dallas and Club Dead. What might have happened if Sookie and Bill’s relationship had run it’s course?
Dirty Little Secret by Jan of Arc
Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse have had weekly appointments with each other for over a year. When an appointment turns into a liaison, will it expose their secret?
Blood Therapy by Foxprose
The private practice of a New Orleans psychotherapist gains a new client. The action takes place between Dead and Gone and All Together Dead.
Emergency Room by Foxprose
Night falls in the ER of the Grainger, Louisiana, hospital.
The Guilded Cage by Jan of Arc
After an accident, Sookie turns to an online world to ease her boredom. Will she find more truth and insight into real life situations while seeing things through her characters eyes? All human.