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Hello Readers, I thank you for taking the time to read my stories. The great responses you send make my day! Some of my work is on FF.net, but I wanted to share a few pieces on here with the solely Spuffy community. I hope you enjoy.

Sincerely, Sweet

Update: After much encouragement from kind readers and inspiration from other authors, I finally created a Patreon page where you can see sneak peeks of my original works before they are published, some freebies of my original published works, and some pieces that aren't posted anywhere else. Stop by if you'd like to check it out!

https://www.patreon.com/scprincipale 

 Additional works of romance and fantasy (and smuttiness, in the case of S.C. Principale).

 

A reworking of the original You an' Me Against the World CrossRealms: You an' Me Against the World by S.C. Principale

A Reworking of A Model Romance is now available as a full-length novel. CrossRealms: Shattered by S.C. Principale 

CrossRealms: Shattered Paperback

A reworking of Desire is now available as a full-length steamy erotica Spuffy novel- CrossRealms: Mended by S.C. Principale. 

CrossRealms: Mended -paperback

New- A reworking of Acceptance, the third in the Model Romance, Desire, Acceptance Trilogy which became CrossRealms: Shattered, Mended, Whole is available! 

CrossRealms:Whole by S.C. Principale (e-book)

CrossRealms:Whole by S.C.Principale(paperback)

CrossRealms Encounters: A Helpful Gentleman by S.C. Principale

Vampire in Vegas by S.C. Principale

Vampire In Vegas:Quartet by S.C. Principale

Vampire In Vegas: Third Act by S.C. Principale

Done with Dating by S.C. Principale

The Mer Series by M. Culler, available on Amazon, free with Kindle Unlimited.

Mer Series (Parts 1 and 2)

Mer Series Part III

Mer Series Part IV

Mer Series Part V

Mer Series Part VI

The Mer Series Parts I-VI (Kindle)

The Mer Series Parts I-VI PAPERBACK 

The Mer Series Parts VII-XII Paperback

The Mer Series Parts VII-XII e-book

 

Searching Hearts Part One: Search and Rescue by M.Culler

 

 

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Summary:

Set in an alternate late season six. Spike can’t believe he’s this happy. He can’t believe he’s changed, she’s changed, and that together they have this little bubble that hasn’t burst yet. In over a century of looking for the real meaning of happiness and true love, he’s found it in the most unlikely of places. It must be these American girls that have won his heart and his loyalty.

Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Song Fic
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,010 Hit Count: 2,979 ePub Downloads: 47
Published: October 16, 2016 Updated: December 27, 2020
Summary: AU Season Six. Buffy and Spike share their thoughts about each other, and what they have, from their perspectives. They find something strange, something beautiful, something with layers. A short one shot, please read and review.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,105 Hit Count: 1,714 ePub Downloads: 79
Published: August 07, 2014 Updated: August 07, 2014
Summary: A moment in an AU- season 6ish. Spike lost his sight, Buffy lost something else. Love can see you through anything. Short one shot, read and review if you enjoy!
 
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,066 Hit Count: 2,358 ePub Downloads: 80
Published: June 29, 2015 Updated: June 29, 2015
Summary: Predators use scent before taste. Spike knows the blood of a Slayer is a powerful aphrodisiac, but the scent of a Slayer, a happy Slayer, does things to him, too… A game to tickle his senses ends up blossoming into something that warms his heart. 
 
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Humor, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,235 Hit Count: 504 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: January 03, 2021 Updated: January 03, 2021
Summary: During season five, a powerless Buffy needs to make a play for time to keep herself alive and keep Glory and company away from her family. Buffy's not sure if Spike will come through for her, especially when he might finally have a chance to get rid of her. His actions convince Buffy that he is more than an ally, he's a friend, and opens her eyes to the possibility that he's even more than that. Challenge response.
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Trapped (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,686 Hit Count: 22,241 ePub Downloads: 443
Published: October 07, 2015 Updated: January 26, 2016
Summary: After a very harrowing romance, the Slayer and her Champion, the Slayer of Slayers, are about to tie the knot. A Big Bad with a sense of whimsy and a grudge for their role in spoiling his own nuptials decides he’s going to ruin their Big Day. And he’s not the only one who decides to take advantage of the chaos to create some... discordant notes. Sweet’s back for an encore, and he’s going to give them something to sing about- unless he can be stopped in time. 
 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 39,312 Hit Count: 2,453 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: October 01, 2019 Updated: December 04, 2019
Summary: In an AU Season Six, Buffy and Spike are on speaking terms, but even after a few intense kisses, they’re miles away from doing anything more- until a desperate situation changes things. Buffy needs money to salvage a life she feels closing in on her- even if it drains any fighting spirit she has left. Spike is on the verge of making a decision he knows he’s going to regret. A chance encounter on the seamy side of town lets them both in on the other's "dirty secret." Maybe there’s a way to take care of both situations at once- or will both of them end up in deeper trouble than ever before? (Throw your ideas about what you THINK is going to happen out the window on this one, folks."
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 54,331 Hit Count: 5,775 ePub Downloads: 72
Published: October 02, 2020 Updated: November 08, 2020
Summary: Being happy together in a modest, minimum wage life was everything they wanted. Being able to find real love again was more than they had hoped. A short sequel/ companion piece to Living Conditions, please read that story first. Takes place between chapter fifteen, when Spike and Buffy reunite, and the epilogue that shows them living their simple, happily ever after, several years later.
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,675 Hit Count: 5,189 ePub Downloads: 261
Published: July 16, 2013 Updated: August 07, 2013
Summary: A sequel to Warming Up to New Things, please read that first.  Buffy and Spike embark on their odd experiment of being less than enemies, and possibly even friends. Tired of hurting each other, tired of being hurt by others, they decide to see if a simple friendship would work out. It goes surprisingly well, leaving them to wonder just how far beyond friends they might go. Set in an AU Season 4 with some of the same plot elements, but they get changed or dealt with differently.
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 44,997 Hit Count: 8,072 ePub Downloads: 95
Published: May 09, 2019 Updated: October 20, 2019
Summary: Buffy doesn't date. Fortunately, what she and Spike do together isn't considered dating. Hot, sweet, smutty one shot. Season Six, set some time after Smashed, in a much more Spuffy AU. Definitely NC- 17 for a reason, folks.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,581 Hit Count: 2,182 ePub Downloads: 116
Published: August 18, 2014 Updated: August 18, 2014
Summary: Set in season five, after Intervention. Joyce is gone, Glory’s in town, the Buffy Bot is in Willow’s custody, and Dawn’s in capable hands at night while Buffy patrols. Imagine there’s a weeknight where nothing major is happening- other than the usual horrors...  Short, sort of fluffy, sort of angsty- all of it completely Spuffy.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,549 Hit Count: 3,382 ePub Downloads: 122
Published: July 31, 2019 Updated: August 10, 2019
Summary: A sequel to the Sex and Candy Trilogy. Please read the trilogy first. Set in an AU summer between Ss 5-6 , Spike and Buffy take their relationship to a new level. Happy, fluffy Spuffy with some smut and a point- eventually. Please read, review, enjoy!
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Runners-Up, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 59,834 Hit Count: 11,571 ePub Downloads: 419
Published: November 04, 2014 Updated: June 24, 2015
Summary: In our grief, do we know what we're doing? Maybe. Maybe not. Buffy and Spike share a moment of escape and realization. A single-shot twist on the ending of S.2. Thank you for reading!
Categories: Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,870 Hit Count: 2,093 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: January 04, 2014 Updated: January 04, 2014
Summary: Set in early Season Five. When Dracula called Buffy ‘kindred’’, he was doing a bit more than just saying they had a lot in common. Hungry for knowledge of herself and her power, Buffy didn’t realize what kind of connection he had forged with her until he left town, and the damage was done. Hoping to break his hold over her, Buffy requests help from Spike. However, the way you break the hold of one vampire is to let another one possess you more fully. But, it’ll only be temporary, right? Simple business, that’s all...
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 221,051 Hit Count: 53,647 ePub Downloads: 569
Published: August 09, 2019 Updated: December 23, 2020
Summary: Sunnydale Memorial Awards Round 27 Nominee: Set in early S. 3 with a few changes: Buffy is still working in LA, she never had the run-in with Lily that made her decide to go back to Sunnydale, and Spike's come back to California already. Both of them are living completely separate, unrelated lives until fate and its sick sense of humor throw them together. Part angst, part fluff, and of course, eventually a little smut.
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 3, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 76,194 Hit Count: 28,881 ePub Downloads: 580
Published: September 25, 2012 Updated: October 14, 2012
Summary: A short sequel to Dusk 'til Dawn. I strongly recommend you read that first. Buffy and Spike escaped Glory's bounty hunters, and found out that they have something more than a mere truce between them. Our heroes left the scene of battle with the understanding that maybe more would develop and now that possibility turns to reality. A smutty bridge between challenge posts. Read and enjoy!
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,805 Hit Count: 4,177 ePub Downloads: 192
Published: March 30, 2016 Updated: January 14, 2017
Summary: The sexiest couple in the world. The perfect bedroom chemistry. Right?  Not all the time. Featuring an established relationship in a post-series AU.  Funny, sweet, smutty, and for once in my life- short. 



Categories: Alternate Reality, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Erotica, Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,192 Hit Count: 606 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: July 04, 2020 Updated: July 04, 2020
Summary: Late S.3 AU. Buffy's only way to stay alive and expose a plot by a deranged Quentin Travers involves staying out of Sunnydale and staying one step ahead while Giles finds a way to save her life and get the evidence to stop the corrupt Head of the Council. But who watches the Slayer's back when she's the prey? Someone makes Spike an offer he can't refuse- but not what you'd expect.
Winner at the Sunnydale Memorial Awards, Round 28, for Universe, Best Drama, Best Conventional Pairing, Best Plot, Best Angst, and Best Characterization. Thank you so much to all the kind supporters!
 
Categories: Award Winners, Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Word count: 256,645 Hit Count: 92,230 ePub Downloads: 1,457
Published: March 06, 2013 Updated: June 28, 2013
Summary: AU early season 5. Riley and Buffy are still together and something big happened over the summer- a little bundle of joy is on the way. Buffy is not so joyful about how Riley is now treating her. She's ready to be seen as the Slayer and woman she still is, and Spike doesn't object to lending a hand (or other parts).
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 52,786 Hit Count: 16,030 ePub Downloads: 385
Published: August 03, 2015 Updated: September 22, 2015
Summary: Sequel to I Like to Win. Please read that first. Skipping around through season six.  Buffy’s life ended before she and Spike had a chance to try out a second game spike proposed, inspired by the drinking game of “Drowning the Sorrows”. He never thought he’d have a chance to prove how much he loved her, or show he could be her champion when it came to making her happy. Now Buffy’s back and the game continues, offering Spike a chance to show that he can not only bring her happiness, but possibly bring her back to life.
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 72,136 Hit Count: 7,796 ePub Downloads: 121
Published: August 10, 2019 Updated: October 27, 2019
Summary: Set Post- Series, AU. Buffy and Spike realize some wounds leave scars that even time won't heal. A short piece made of little moments and finally finding out what makes it better.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,482 Hit Count: 1,629 ePub Downloads: 76
Published: December 27, 2012 Updated: December 27, 2012
Summary: In an AU season three, Spike’s had enough of Dru’s cheating and sets off to make the man who destroyed her loyalty and her ability to love pay for the damage. A more mature (and more mistrustful) Buffy has just gotten dumped by the guy who she would die for, literally- who happens to be the same guy. Spike wants Angel dead. Buffy wants him alive, with a side of answers. The whole situation is screwed up- and two people who find themselves uncertain about what the best final outcome will be decide that there is more than one way to be “screwed.”
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 44,870 Hit Count: 7,988 ePub Downloads: 148
Published: May 28, 2020 Updated: June 27, 2020
Summary: Sequel to Sex and Candy, set in S.5. Months have passed since Spike and Buffy had a one night stand. An upsetting event makes them consider turning to each other again. Can a second time prompt deeper realizations about themselves? Short, smutty, Spuffy.
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,996 Hit Count: 9,600 ePub Downloads: 441
Published: July 10, 2014 Updated: August 01, 2014
Summary: Set during S.4, episode Who are You? and deviates from there. Riley's unintentional infidelity creates a chain reaction. One act of camaraderie sparks one night of passion between Spike and Buffy. Will be short and smutty. Please read and review.
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Song Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,541 Hit Count: 10,683 ePub Downloads: 452
Published: June 01, 2014 Updated: June 09, 2014
Summary: Sequel to Sex and Candy and See You on the Flip Side. A one night stand had a repeat performance and reluctant realizations are the midst of crises, can the "enemies with benefits" decide to create some kind of relationship? 
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,803 Hit Count: 14,383 ePub Downloads: 427
Published: August 17, 2014 Updated: November 02, 2014
Summary:  
Spike gives Buffy an unexpected and oddly perfect gift. Sweet, smutty, holiday fluff. 
Categories: Post-Series, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,908 Hit Count: 415 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: December 22, 2020 Updated: December 22, 2020
Summary: Completely AU. There are people who get inside you. That you love, that you get angry with, but they're still your person. The person who, no matter what they ask, and how much you say no, you will end up doing anything for them. Buffy and William have that kind of relationship as they grow up. Is there anything that can change it?
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, All Human, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Drusilla, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 85,120 Hit Count: 8,817 ePub Downloads: 288
Published: May 18, 2014 Updated: July 14, 2014
Summary: Buffy’s got a broken leg. Spike’s got a broken heart. Sometimes when you’re at your weakest, you find out just how strong you can be. After months of struggle, Spike and the Slayer realize they can still fight the good fight- and they’re on the same side. A sweet, semi-sad short story, this fic is an Elysian Fields 2020 Secret Santa gift for SlayerofSunnydale. It has a feel-good ending, I promise! 
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,980 Hit Count: 642 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: December 03, 2020 Updated: December 03, 2020
Summary:

 
A sequel to Dusk ’til Dawn and Making It To Maybe. I strongly recommend you read those first. Buffy and Spike escaped Glory’s bounty hunters in Dusk ‘til Dawn, and found out that they have something more than a mere truce between them. Our heroes realized that time is not on their side and they seized the moment (repeatedly) in Making It To Maybe. But, the apocalypse looms and getting everyone out of town is the best option. How do you save the world and start a relationship in a motorhome full of your nearest, dearest, and most wigged loved ones? It ain’t easy... 
It’s all about the promises you make and the paths you choose. Written for the April 2020 Challenge Month and based on The Winnebago Road Trip from Hell (creatures) challenge by pansy32

Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: The Winnebago Road Trip from Hell (creatures)
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,895 Hit Count: 835 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: April 19, 2020 Updated: May 20, 2020
Summary: Set late season five after The Body, before Forever. Imagine there were a few weeks in between, where things were quiet. A girls' night in for grieving, remembering, and forgetting sparks an unusual thought for Buffy.
Categories: Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,603 Hit Count: 1,050 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: July 26, 2015 Updated: July 26, 2015