Penname: Jenna Hilary Sinclair [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 09/07/2005
Membership status: Member
Bio:

Born in 1954. Married, two children. Fell in love with Star Trek and Spock in September 1966. Read fanzines through the 70s but didn't discover K/S until 1990. Have been active in K/S fandom since then. Author of the Sharing the Sunlight K/S series (including novels Sharing the Sunlight, Promises to Keep, and In the Shade) as well as numerous other K/S stories, most of them in zines. Co-Editor/Publisher of Beyond Dreams Press (www.beyonddreamspress.com). Former co-Publisher of The K/S Press, fandom's monthly newsletter. Former co-Moderator of KirkSpockCentral, an online list. Former coordinator of KiScon, the all-K/S convention. I am very happy to be right where I am, enjoying life, family, friends, and K/S.


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Twice Upon A Time by Elise Madrid Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

Once upon a time, James Kirk had to kill his best friend. Twice upon a time.....

Originally published in Legends 2, by MKASHEF Enterprises. (2002)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Gary Mitchell
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 34337 Read Count: 7655
[Report This] Published: 09/08/2005 Updated: 09/08/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 09/08/2005 Title: Chapter 1: (complete)

I just re-read this story from the zine in which it was originally printed, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I like few Gary Mitchell stories, but the characterization here really works for me. The author also has a great ability to move a story along and keep it really interesting. Here episodes were recounted slightly out of order and with different characters and results, since Mitchell doesn't die in Where No Man, and it was fascinating to see the differences. I kept expecting the story to end, and it didn't, to my delight, keeping excellent pacing throughout. And...a very nice hot sex scene with Jim and Spock. This is definitely one of my two favorite Gary Mitchell stories.

Vicious Rumors and Lies by Farfalla Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Kirk and Spock prepare to face the usual slander...


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1647 Read Count: 6831
[Report This] Published: 09/08/2005 Updated: 09/08/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 09/08/2005 Title: Chapter 1: Vicious Rumors and Lies

So clever! This is one of those stories I like to re-read just to get to the punch line, even though I know it already....

For the Love of Peace and Quiet by Farfalla Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

After "Journey to Babel", Kirk and Spock drive everyone nuts by having long conversations across Sickbay while recuperating from their various adventures. (Story slightly hijacked by McCoy/Chapel UST.)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chapel, McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1620 Read Count: 8151
[Report This] Published: 09/08/2005 Updated: 09/08/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 09/08/2005 Title: Chapter 1: For the Love of Peace and Quiet

I really enjoy the concept of this story; this is a really good idea that I think somebody should use and expand in a First Time story. There's such a feeling of comfort and lightness here. I wish we had been privvy to Jim and Spock's conversation. I bet it was fascinating!

Incident Report by smoke_perro Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary: As the result of a certain incident, Jim and Spock have to clear up a few minor technical details.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30 Read Count: 3659
[Report This] Published: 09/19/2005 Updated: 09/19/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 09/20/2005 Title: Chapter 1: Incident Report

I thoroughly enjoyed Incident Report, although at times I found the logic to be a bit convoluted. But K'Sal's Kirk characterization is magnificent, and I found the tone of the communications between him and Spock to be just right and very appealing. I love the intriguing push and pull, the give and take, and the tension between Jim and Spock; theirs promises to be a really interesting relationship over the years with these kinds of sparks between them.

Strong Together by UKJess Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary:

What also happened in New York


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17058 Read Count: 33924
[Report This] Published: 11/15/2005 Updated: 11/16/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 11/17/2005 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Strong Together is probably my favorite of all stories by this author. I found myself writing down especially wonderful lines the last time I read it, such as "If this was his first, then it was going to be as sweet and as gentle as much love and considerable experience could make it." Or how about this: "As the hand closed round him, Kirk's breath hissed inwards, a thin thread of sound that spoke of pleasure so great it was almost pain." Oh, yeah. This author knows how to use words. I've always thought the transition when Kirk wakes up from his nightmare is a little rough, but besides that this story flows beautifully. One of the best parts is when Kirk makes the decision to do what he has to do in 1930s New York.... The reactions of both Kirk and Spock here are absolutely right on. The author is known for her Kirk characterizations and stories, and Strong Together only solidifies that reputation. This is a Kirk anyone would love...from afar. I think only Spock would have the courage to *really* love him up close. Wonderful!

Saavik's Log by Saavant Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Saavik plays matchmaker.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3046 Read Count: 6504
[Report This] Published: 11/20/2005 Updated: 11/20/2005
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 11/22/2005 Title: Chapter 1: 1

Saavick's Log is my favorite of all Saavant's stories. I think the author captures the tone of voice just right; I can hear a young Saavick, struggling with her emotions and trying fiercely to learn the Vulcan way as well, as she puzzles over what she perceives but does not understand: the attraction between Spock and Jim. I also love the image of the two of them dismantling the bathroom door! Too clever! And when they finally kiss under the mistletoe: what a great way to celebrate Christmas. Saavick's Log will be a favorite holiday story for me for years to come. Sweet and clever and insightful.

Another Country Beckons by Rae Trail Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

It seems that the only person on the Enterprise who isn't aware that Captain Kirk has feelings for his first officer, is Kirk himself.

Originally published on ASCEM around 2001-2


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18191 Read Count: 46291
[Report This] Published: 01/18/2013 Updated: 01/18/2013
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/22/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I read this one last night;  really, the re-emergence of Rae Trail has gotten me reading K/S again after a very, very long absence.  I love how, so often, Rae's stories have just one line that punches me in the gut, or makes me laugh out loud, or sums up a feeling so succinctly.  I always read "toward" those lines when involved with her stories. In the case of this story, it's when Jim asks McCoy if he's been flirting with Spock. Love it! And then again, when McCoy tells him that he loves Spock.  This is a slow story, so a reader must be patient, but it's so rewarding! 



Author's Response:

"Do I like reading Rae Trail?"

"It's like this, Jenna. Yes."

ROFLMAO! Thank you Jenna! I adore you!

Rae

Out of the Big Black by Rae Trail Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

A hundred years after the Nexus struck the Enterprise 'B', Jean Luc Picard's Enterprise intercepts a small escape pod with a single man aboard in deep sleep.

Originally published on ASCEM in 1999.

Warnings for explicit m/m sex, including a very violent, almost non-con scene with broken bones. Not for the squeamish.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: ST:TNG
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): Pon Farr
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: Out of the Big Black
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16115 Read Count: 21216
[Report This] Published: 01/20/2013 Updated: 01/20/2013
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/22/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yep, read this story last night too.  Like a visit with an old, comfortable, but still so-enlightening friend.  Out of the Big Black as a series is excellent, but for me this first story is the most rewarding. I love how Spock going into pon farr is so darn logical!  And the line where Kirk says it's the first time he's gone through pon farr without lube.... I mean, really, who could not love that line?  Cracks me up every time. Thanks for posting these stories to the archive!



Author's Response:

I can't thank you enough for reading and enjoying them again. It's very different, posting like this to an archive, rather than being part of a living community (well, of course, we're all living, but ASCEM back whenever had a communal energy that I have kind of missed... perhaps it's still out there somewhere? If anyone knows, I could use a point-me).

I'm always grateful that you saw Black and it's bruise-coloured cousins as fit to print in print.

Best always

Rae

Missing In Action by Rae Trail Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

After Kirk suffers a severe brain injury, Spock leaves Enterprise to help him recover.

Originally posted to ASCEM and published in Cyberdreams II


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10451 Read Count: 4558
[Report This] Published: 01/26/2013 Updated: 01/26/2013
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/22/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I don't know why my review of this magnificent story isn't showing the full five stars, but I want to make it clear that I think Missing in Action deserves the highest rating. I'm going to try again here....



Author's Response:

Thanks, Jenna!

Rae

Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarhalf-star
Date: 02/21/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

How wonderful to find an enduring favorite on the archive!  Rae, it is terrific to find your stories here, and I am looking forward to more being posted. 

I have always wondered why I like Missing in Action so much!  There's a lot of (accurate) clinical detail, it's not like there's a huge emotional scene, there isn't a long, angsty build-up.... but I still love it!  I believe it might be the realism with which the story is told (given the assumed advances in medicine) and the utter delight of Spock's devotion to Jim.  I always chuckle over Jim's tantrums;  in my mind I've always written a new scene where Jim loses his patience and his cool while playing chess with Sarek.  Can you imagine?  Chuckle! 

A five star rating for a great K/S short story! 



Author's Response:

Thanks, Jenna! You're the reason it's out there, after all. I really like your idea of a scene with Sarek - I like the point in the story where Jim beats him at chess, to his shock.

Hearing from you about this has made my day.

Best,
 Rae

Onto the Deep Blue by Rae Trail Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Direct sequel to Out of the Big Black which needs to be read first for context.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: ST:TNG
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Out of the Big Black
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8522 Read Count: 6118
[Report This] Published: 02/13/2013 Updated: 02/13/2013
Reviewer: Jenna Hilary Sinclair Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/22/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I couldn't read Out of the Big Black without immediately following with this story, the sequel.  I know I could just pull out the zine and read the whole thing in print form, but there's something special in reading from the archive and knowing that the stories are available to everyone.  (I know you'll be posting the remaining three stories soon.) 

I've always thought your introduction of the new characters in this story was so well done.  Love the gay ship!  Love Demi too, heck, even though she's hetero, LOL! 

Something that occurred to me after reading both Big Black and Deep Blue is how our attitudes toward homosexuality have changed since these stories were written. It struck me that Kirk's fear of his relationship with Spock being revealed seemed perfectly understandable from the perspective of the late 1990s or early 2000s.  It seemed reasonable for the reader to understand that Starfleet in Kirk's time might be homophobic to some extent.  And how enlightened Starfleet became by Picard's time!  Now, though, through the lens of all the progress we've made for LGBTQ rights, this seems like a quaint perspective.  My own work surely shows this same interesting and out-dated perspective.  It's a revelation of progress, and thank the stars for it! 



Author's Response:

Jenna!

Boy-howdy! LOL. But I think about that too, and living now in a more be-nighted part of the world, I think it's even more interesting than that. I think that we, us, were part of the solution.

We/us, made it better and more acceptable. We/us, made 'don't ask don't tell' simply unacceptable.

I think treksmut helped change the world as we know it for gays, just as trek itself helped change the world for people of colour (as they used to be known) and for science itself.

Smile.

Rae.