| ~* THE NIGHTSHADES ARCHIVES *~
Welcome to Nightshades: Born into Shadow, the personal archive of JINXWATCHER's various works. The vast majority of these stories feature M/M pairings so if you're not old enough to be drinking *legally* then you probably shouldn't be reading this right now. The work being archived here is for MATURE ADULTS not children or teenagers due to the mature content of the stories and we STRONGLY suggest that you depart immediately if you're underage using the link below.
SITE UPDATED ON: JUNE 1, 2005
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~* WELCOME FROM JINX *~
I'm glad that you've found your way to my personal library of work and that you enjoy your time reading the stories housed here. You'll notice that my pairing of choice is predominately Spangel (Spike + Angel) but I do have a soft spot for SpPenn (Spike + Penn) and for the cuties from Stargate SG-1. (Long live Jack and Daniel! and here's to the Sci-Fi Channel for having the good taste to give them a NINTH Season! It's going to officially be the longest running Sci-Fi Series on TV, having beat out X-Files!)
My work tends to be a little unusual in that it tends to be longer then most. While my work may be steamy, even sensualist, in nature you won't find much blatant porn but I hope that I've spun these tales well enough that you won't see that as a downside. I prefer to leave some details to the readers so let your mind fill in the blanks!
You're welcome to write me with story suggestions that you'd like to see, pairings you'd like to see (I'm sorry guys but Fem-Slash is not my genre so I'm going to have to nix this particular suggestion category but I can probably give you the name of a writer that does handle this genre.) a story about. As noted above my preferred pairings are Spangel, SpPenn, JackDaniel, and/or Crossovers of the three. Het pairings don't squick me but it'd have to be a really, really good and preferably original idea that catches my attention before I'd probably be able to help it come alive for you.
In response to emails asking me if I co-write, the answer is typically, no. I don't usually write with a partner though I do have some writers that send me their work when they need a little descriptive help or such. I don't however do that for credit but as a favor to a fellow writer. My time can be fairly limited at times but if you'd like my help, input, advice, or just to have a discussion about your writing or some point you're stuck on, please feel free to ask me. I'll help if I can, time allowing, as much as I can.
Love Ya All,
~* JINXI *~
~* Some Tips For Navigating Nightshades *~
You may have noticed that Yahoo!Geocitites has changed how they handle ads. (Aren't we lucky?). I'd suggest waiting a few minutes for everything to load fully and then you can click the edge of the ad's frame and close it off to the side.
I'd recommend leaving this page open and fully loaded and access the stories by right clicking the links with your computer mouse and choose 'Open In New Window' option and the story will open in a new screen, making for much easier navigation through this site. Just close the story when you're finished and open the next part in the same manner or choose a new story.
Some of these series, stories, ect. have art work that accompany it and if you see an active link listed for it you can click and view the art in the same manner that you can the stories, right click, 'open in a new window' and ect.
As only my personal work is archived here you may email any HELPFUL (This doesn't mean FLAMES!) suggestions or feedback to me directly at
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(Just a note for you SPAM'mers out there, I report each and every unsolicitied email I get so spare me and spare yourself when msn blocks your lazy behind please!)
~* Keys to Story Codes Used On This Site *~
* Complete * :Self-explanatory but it means that particular story, book, chapter, ect is complete. The series itself may be on-going but complete arcs are usually so noted.
* Open Series * :These are series that are designed in true serial form and are not truly designed to 'end' and new chapters will likely appear from time to time.
* In Progress * :Self-explanatory again but this is a currently active project that is still on-going.
* Pending Project * :This is a project that I have started and that exists in at least a partially started form that I am only semi-actively working on as time allows.
* Future Project * :Also probably Self-explanatory but this differs from a Pending Project in that I have it outlined but have yet to actually start work on the story itself.
* Future Idea * :These are the ideas that pop into my head and managed to make me take notice of them but that I haven't had time to outline yet.
* CURRENT PROJECT * :This is the project currently taking up the lion's share of my attention currently.
New Additions to the site will be marked with a so they can be identified more easily for return visitors.
~* Reclamation Story Arc *~
Just when Angel has begun to realize the importance Spike holds in his life and in his future, he stands to lose him for good. * Open Series *
~* Sad Eyes *~ * Complete *
~* Interlude: One More Time *~ * Complete *
~* A Dangerous Mind Arc *~
An ancient foe is unleashed and Angel is forced to confront a painful episode from his past as his enemy seeks to take from everything he's ever loved.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 * In Progress *
~* A Meeting Of Immortals Arc *~
Closely guarded secrets from the past have a way of returning to the present.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 * In Progress *
~* How To Beat The High Cost Of Living: LA *~
Spike escapes The Initiative and flees Sunnydale for L.A. and begins to fashion a new life from the rubble of the past.
Part 1 Part 2 * In Progress *
~* Only Love Arc *~
In the wake of a devastating tragedy Angel returns to Sunnydale to stop Spike from killing Buffy but it ends up costing him far more than he could have imagined. Will he ever be able to fix the damage?
~* Only Love *~ * Complete *
~* Only Life *~ * Pending Project *
~* Soldier Diaries Arc *~
The battle for Humanity's future is about to begin but, for a pair of stepbrothers unexpectedly reunited on the front lines, it's about to become a relative issue.
~* Relative Issues *~ * Open Series *
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
~* Soldier Diaries Chronicles *~
Tales from the Soldier Diaries Storyverse featuring Crossovers and 'guest stars' from other shows. * Open Series *
~* Star-Crossed *~ * Complete *
Liam is summoned by old friends back to a life he thought he’d left far behind him, catapulting him and Wil into an adventure of intergalactic potential.
~* Sing Me To My End Of Days Arc *~
On the eve of what could be a final battle, Angel learns a valuable lesson from Spike.
~* Sing Me To My End Of Days *~ * Complete *
~* Total Eclipse: Angelus Ascendant Arc *~
Somtimes to find the light, you have to embrace the shadows.
~* Angelus Ascendant *~ * In Progress *
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7
Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12
~* Unbreakable Arc *~
Illyria claims Spike and flees the dimension. With Wesley's help Angel pursues the pair to free Spike but when they catch up to the pair, they find things are very different than they assumed.
~* Unbroken *~ * Complete *
~* Tales From The Badge Arc *~
For the men and women of the Special Crimes Unit of the L.A.P.D. being a hero just means doing your job.
~* Under The Shield *~
Can L.A.'s finest stop a brutal serial killer before he claims one of their own?
Part 1 Part 2 * Complete *
~* Waiting For The Miracle Arc *~
Can Willow reunite the only two people capable of stopping an ancient evil before her own secret is discovered?
Part 1 *In Progress*
~* Divergent Reality Arcs *~
Assorted Tales from alternate realities and universes.
~* Dead Asleep Dreaming *~ * Complete *
Haunted by Spike's death Angel descends into mad despair. Can a miracle bring him back the one person he needs?
~* Under An incubus Moon *~
~A divergent reality series~
Months of the destruction of Sunnydale and the defeat of The First, Spike mysteriously appears in the offices of Wolfram & Hart...
but there's something very different about him...
~* A Gift Of Time *~ * Complete *
Part One Part Two Part Three
Months after the destruction of Sunnydale, Spike mysteriously reappears in the offices of Wolfram & Hart but the mystery of his resurrection is only one of the puzzles Angel must solve before the gift of more time he’s received to make the wrong things right, runs out and he loses the precious gift he’s only just reclaimed.
*Dedicated to Stony, Happy Birthday 2004!*
~* Haunted: Interlude *~ * Complete *
You need to make peace with your past before you can reach out to your future. An unexpected visitor saves Spike's sanity and a tearful good-bye leads to an epiphany.
~* A Gift Of Love *~ * In Progress *
Part One Part Two
Finding love is sometimes easier than holding on to it. As Angel and Spike lead their friends to the frontlines of the battle for humanity’s future spectres from their past are stirring.
~* Seattle Knights Arc *~
In Seattle the night life can be a REAL killer. Spike reinvents himself once again and with a new family, and some not altogether unexpected arrivals from the old one, he set out to make the shadows just a little safer.
~* Proof Of Life *~ * Complete *
Spike leaves after the events of Destiny (Angel:ts, season 5) to make a new life for himself but that’s difficult to do when the old one refuses to let him go. Sometimes destiny, and Angel, just won’t be denied.
~* Pensive Hearts *~
A series of tales featuring Penn, Spike, Tara, and the Vampires of the Aurelius Order.
~* Pensive Hearts *~ * Complete *
In the wake of Spike’s treatment at the hands of the Initiative and Buffy, Angel faces an unexpected challenge for the leadership of the Aurelius Order… and for Spike’s affections.
Part One Part Two
~* Nightshades: Born Into Shadow *~
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trepass against us.
~* Book One *~
~* Still Life In Vogue *~
When he met William, he knew that their life was going to be picture perfect...
now he only has to prove that his love is more than just skin-deep.
~* Still Life In Vogue *~ * On Hold *
~* Mirror Images *~
** Future Project **
Spike discovers that the horrors visited on him while in the hands of The Initiative are much more extensive than he could have imagined.
~* Full Moon Rising: William Ascendant Arc *~
** Pending Project **
It is the light born of shadow that sometimes burns the brightest.
~* Across the Universe *~
* Pending Project *
In the wake of their survival in the battle against the Senior Partners, a misunderstanding with Angel sends Spike into a self-imposed exile with Illyria choosing to accompany him as his companion. Realizing that there's been a misunderstanding, Angel sets out on a quest to find his missing Grandchilde that will lead to the last frontier that he could have envisioned.
~* A Deeper Wellspring *~
* Pending Project *
Angel knew that there would be a price to pay for killing Drogyn. He just never imagined that it would be Spike who would pay for his actions.
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