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Reviews For Reluctant Candles

Name: pel_89 (Signed) · Date: 02/23/07 15:17 · For: Prologue
that's terrible, I know you wanted Snape's marriage to be over, but there was no need to kill his daughter, poor snape, good opening chapter anyway

Author's Response: Actually, his daughter's death has no bearing on his marriage. The marriage was over long before his daughter died. The death just gave him the final reason to leave his wife. The death of his daughter is an event in his life that has made him the surly bastard that we love, at least in my story. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story! More coming soon!

Name: mrs_weasley (Signed) · Date: 01/28/07 12:13 · For: Chapter 2

Name: mrs_weasley (Signed) · Date: 01/20/07 6:48 · For: Chapter 2
more more more!

Author's Response: I promise more is coming! Thanks for reviewing.

Name: original_flower_girl (Signed) · Date: 12/12/06 14:10 · For: Chapter 2
please write more!! My muse wishes to tell your muse that she wants some of what your muse is drinking, it makes good stories! umm, hermione was repeatedly spelt wrongly!


Author's Response: Hehehe, thanks, yeah my fingers love to spell hermione h-e-r-m-o-i-n-e as oppossed to the correct way. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and my muse is most willing to share her firewhiskey ;) Thanks for reading!

Name: icevanilla3 (Signed) · Date: 12/05/06 23:25 · For: Chapter 2
Where's the rest? Have you ever considered becoming a writer?

Author's Response: The rest is unfortunately still in my brain, but it should come a little quicker now. Thanks for reading!

Name: bekie216 (Signed) · Date: 12/04/06 15:41 · For: Chapter 2
Hee hee.. I like it so faar...

Author's Response: Thanks! I am working on the next chapter and now that school is out for the semester it should go much faster than it has. Thanks for reading!

Name: Lilacflower (Signed) · Date: 10/08/06 19:52 · For: Chapter 2
Lovely story! It's very well-written. Please continue soon!

Author's Response: Thank you! The third chapter is in the works, but real life keeps getting in the way. I promise it won't be too long! Thanks for reviewing!

Name: chitra (Signed) · Date: 10/05/06 18:18 · For: Prologue
Oh, my goodness! I can feel his pain, which means that this was good quality. Well done.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words, the review, and for reading! I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.

Name: draco_lover147 (Signed) · Date: 10/01/06 15:24 · For: Chapter 2
where is the love?

Author's Response: Romance isn't always peaches and cream. Severus and Hermione hate each other at the moment and will for a little bit still. I'm sorry if that style isn't your cup of tea, but I was tired of reading stories where they end up together in the second chapter. Thanks for reading!

Name: potterchick07 (Signed) · Date: 09/26/06 21:25 · For: Prologue
it was really interesting, kinda hard to picture snape married, lol, good story though.

Author's Response: I'm glad I kept you interested and that you enjoyed the story. I hope you like the rest of it! Thanks for reading and reviewing.

Name: relichunter18 (Signed) · Date: 09/18/06 20:03 · For: Chapter 2
Please continue! I love it when they don't get along!

Author's Response: I plan to keep on with this story. It is my first Harry Potter WIP and I don't think I could abandon it. Thanks!

Name: Miss Scarlett (Signed) · Date: 09/18/06 18:34 · For: Chapter 2
Yay, a new severus/hermione fic! my favorite! i love this so far, its very intruging and well written...update soon!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad I've been able to keep you intrigued.

Name: Augurey27 (Signed) · Date: 09/18/06 16:34 · For: Chapter 2
ooooh why is snape so pissed w/hermione? did she get under his skin in the past too or what? i really like the story! do keep writting please!

Author's Response: Severus and Hermione don't get along in my story. There is a complicated past that will come forth eventually. I wouldn't say he is especially pissed, just acting more like his snarky self. I'm glad you like the story so far and I definitely plan to keep writing! Thanks for taking the time to review.

Name: jeudi (Signed) · Date: 09/18/06 6:55 · For: Chapter 2
My only complaint is that, “Miss Granger, the only thing I care to come to terms with at the moment is my scotch. If you would be so kind…” and several other little Snape lines sound a bit OOC. Otherwise, 'tis interesting.

Author's Response: I'm curious to know why you thought that line and what other lines were OOC. I try very hard (very hard) to keep Severus IC. There are several people who I go to to get opinions on his character and I like to think I do a pretty good job writing him. Anything you could tell me to improve on him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to review!

Name: sonusiriuspmp (Signed) · Date: 09/18/06 0:49 · For: Chapter 2
plz get it clearer yar im damn curious abt the story plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Author's Response: I'm sorry, but get what clearer? Sorry if there was anything you didn't understand, but at this point you aren't meant to understand much except what you've already been told. I want you to have quetions, etc. All will be revealed.

Name: Mrs_Moony_Lupin (Signed) · Date: 09/04/06 21:43 · For: Chapter 1
hmm i like it. how fast do u update?

Author's Response: I'm glad you like it. I update as quickly as I can. At the moment I am waiting on my next chapter to come back from one of my betas. I do promise you not to abandon this story. It means too much to me for me to completely abandon it.

Name: Phoenix_love (Signed) · Date: 08/25/06 4:28 · For: Chapter 1
Hermione Granger= Hermione Snape???

Author's Response: I don't know. We'll have to see won't we?

Name: miss padfoot (Signed) · Date: 08/22/06 7:45 · For: Chapter 1
Oooh, you've updated, Amy!

Lots of plot development in there. Normally when I write I avoid jumping through like twenty years because I just don't know how to condense the whole story into one tiny paragraph. But you've handled that part just great. I liked how Minerva had inherited Albus' love for meddling, lol.

Just a few queries:

Maybe I'm being dumb, but how long is this after Harry's time? 25 years?

Also, after McG summons Snape, he immediately steps into the fire when McG's head is supposedly still there. So maybe you could add a line about her withdrawing her head from the fire, otherwise, technically, it sounds silly. :P

And, Hermione! Wow, what can I say, you seem to be keen on cliffs. Though you told me the fic was Severus/Hermione, I didn't realise it at all, all along when I read it, and no one would have expected this.

Curiously awaiting the next chappie,

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Preethi! You always give me something to think about. In my little time line which I believe I did correctly, Hermione is 24. The first chapter takes place twenty five years after Severus' daughter dies in 1979, so that makes this chapter set in 2004. I think I did it all correctly. I should recheck that because it includes math, and that is not my strong suit.
I do like my cliffs. As a reader I hate when a chapter ends that way, but I do know their usefulness as an author. Thank you so much for reviewing Preethi and I am glad you are enjoying it so far!

Name: Periwinkle (Signed) · Date: 08/21/06 19:17 · For: Chapter 1
Your muse will be fed. Don't worry about that. Because it will be fed all the time. I'll make sure that it will never, ever get hungry. XD


The tension and the chemistry and the stiff answers and the...


This is probably the first story that I have read that truly goes into Severus' past and focuses on that before going on. You've made him quite believable, realistic; you have absolutely no problems writing him [or at least I get that impression as his characterization flows very smoothly]. All I'm wondering about now is his and Hermione's past relationship. I won't bother you about if, of course, since I know you'll reveal everything in due time, but I can't help but wonder! All that suspense is keeping me reading darling. I love where this is going; you certainly are a brilliant author.

His eyes flared with something akin to rage as he saw who was going to be replacing the dunderhead who had been teaching Transfiguration. He was infuriated with Minerva for doing this. She knew their past history and also knew she was asking for trouble with this assignment.

This. is. absolutely. amazing.

'Dunderhead', 'rage', 'eyes flared', 'past history' = love, love, love. Wonderful word choice.

Anna's gotta rush now but if the muse is hungry, the muse can ask for more!


Author's Response: Anna, you've made me smile, which is very appreciated at the moment. You don't know how happy it makes me to hear that Severus' character flows so smoothly. So far, he hasn't provided much of a problem ... much. He is Severus after all. He can't be cooperative all the time.
I am so glad that I've got you intrigued. I've wondered as of late, what made Severus the way he is. This is simply my ideas on the subject. I'm very glad you like where this story is headed. I was so tired of reading S/H stories where they get together in two chapters.
You make me blush Anna! Thank you so much, darling for all of your wonderful words. I promise to not make you wait too long until we get into some backstory with Severus and Hermione. The muse never tires of Anna reviews! Thank you, dear!

Name: tango_emeraldeyez (Signed) · Date: 08/21/06 6:52 · For: Chapter 1
oh this is truly quite exquisite!well done! I am not usually a reader of snamione fiction but as I enjoy Dramione I thought I would give it a try...and i really love what you have done. The style is beautiful and the suspense is killing me! Please...OH PLEASE write more, and fast! Just as your muse is hungry for reviews, my eyes are hungry for this story!well done once again...emeraldeyez

Author's Response: Thank you very much. You definitely brought a smile to my face. I have two more chapters that are completed so far. I am just doing a bit of editing on them before they get submitted to the queue. I promise not to keep you in too much suspense until the next chapter, but after that, I promise nothing. Thanks for taking the time to review!

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