I think story update announcements are pretty useful, but I also think this facility can be used for more interesting stuff. After all, the recently updated and new stories lists already fill that function pretty well. I'm going to recommend a couple of serials I've been reading lately, which I think are quite fun.
Susan is the story of a foreign exchange student coming back home and trying to fit in again. She's from Michigan, but the year she studied in a German gymnasium has changed her, and she feels she has outgrown a lot of what she must come back to: her parents, her small town, even her school friends. Not a lot of sex so far, though we get to know that Susan is bi-curious and get a fair amount of titilation on that regard, but a very interesting plot. I, too, went abroad to study, and coming back home was ... interesting. The experience of the reverse culture shock is very well captured.
Holy Obligation is a more straightforward D/S story. A young guy with certain body image issues gets introduced to sex by a rather special fellow university student, who enjoys all kinds of kinky practices. Although it looks like this is simply a sexual relationship without any commitment, appearances can prove deceiving. The rest you'll have to read, and enjoy.
That's about it for today. If you would like to point out interesting stories, feel free; and if you'd like to recommend one of mine, even better!