I am extremely shy until I get to know someone well, and then I can talk your ears off! I love to read and write, fictional romance is my specialty. I am a canon shipper almost 100%... My favorite characters/ship, are Tonks & Remus. I have quite a bit in common with them, minus the magic bits of course!
That's all for now!
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
This review is a bit long in coming I'm afraid. I have been thoroughly enjoying your story from the very beginning but - for a few reasons I don't wish to go into here - I haven't been able to tell you.
Your story is one of the best written I've had the pleasure to read. It flows so well and is very easy to read with the care you take to use correct grammar, punctuation, and so on.
I am thoroughly bewitched and mesmerized by your vision of how Remus and Tonks came together. I am enjoying it tremendously so far. Please keep up the great work!
A devoted and loyal fan,
Author's Response: Gulp! Oh, ... er... wow. Thanks very much for such a glowing review. I'm so pleased you're enjoying the story because I really enjoy writing it. I do intend writing a lot more and there's another chapter coming very soon. Thanks again. Carole xxx
Summary: “For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die." - Oscar Wilde
Follow the Marauders in their 6th year--a tale of the complications of friendship, the crippling effects of fear, and the power of love. This is what JKR didn't tell you.
A fantastic beginning for a Marauders' tale! I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! Wanting to read more is the greatest compliment you can give. =] We appreciate your feedback!
Survival. Separation. Reunion. Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for a while.
*A DH alternate ending story.*
Well, bless my buttons! I am just tickled pink to be reading a new Tonks & Remus story written by you, dear!
Hmm... It appears as if this one will be dark and full of angst. I do hope it will have a happy ending, though. Please?
So far, so good. I'm eagerly awaiting the next bit!
With most enthusiastic applause from your loyal and devoted fan,
Hullo, Lark! I'm tickled pink to "see" you!
It isn't as Dark as you might think, but there will be angst. I couldn't resist putting Tonks in a difficult situation, and giving her the chance to fall for Remus all over again! :)
So sorry for the long pause between reviews!
I am loving this story!
The delightful moments with Tonks and Teddy are sweet, genuine, and heartwarming as you express her love and devotion to her child. It's an interesting and unexpected twist for her to entrust a House Elf with possibly caring for Teddy while she prepares to deal with what comes next. (Though she hasn't much of a choice in order to keep him safe and cared for as she decides what to do next... or has the decision made for her...)
Poor Remus, though! He has to be in a living hell. His faith in Tonks, and love for her and Teddy, must be all that keeps him going. As always, I marvel at his strength in restraining his all too human emotions of fear, anger, loathing- and the desires of the wolf- as he fights to find his family.
You are keeping me enthralled as always!
I heart you, Lark!
Right now, Remus' life history is really coming in handy, because he's pressing forward, restraining his emotions the best he can in order to think clearly and do everything possible to find his wife and child. I used to wonder how the show 24 could make a season out of a 24 hour period in someone's life, but I'm at 6 chapters so far, so I'm getting an idea, heh.
Not that this fic is about a single day, :D, but it has been go-go-go. Thank you for being enthralled and encouraging so brilliantly with your review!
Aww! I love the sweet moments with Tonks and Teddy. But then I'm a total softy when it comes to babies!
A Living Death Curse makes perfect sense in explaining Remus' return to life. The conversation with the Weasleys was great. My family has a tendency to finish each other's sentences, too. Poor Andromeda!
And I love that Remus feels that rare unity with his wolf! What a shock it will be when he tracks down the one who stole his mate and pup! ;)
Eagerly awaiting the next bit!
With more enthusiastic applause from your loyal and devoted fan,
That will be a shock, finding out his wife "kidnapped" his son!
I'm glad you have a soft spot for babies, because Teddy plays a huge role in Tonks' life. Right now, taking care of him is all she's thinking about. Good thing she doesn't know what's coming. ;)
Thank you for reading and encouraging so delightfully! I'm eagerly looking forward to your reaction to what happens next.
Summary: Mostly Richard Spender's writing adapted for the Pottervesre. Given the time of year, this is my act of remembrance.
Simply beautiful. A wonderful tribute to those we have loved and lost. And a bittersweet discovery for me upon returning from my aunt's memorial celebration this evening.
Thank you for sharing this.
Author's Response: Thank you, Lark. I'm always so moved when something I have written touches someone at a certain time. I do recommend seeking out the original, written during the second world war. It's very powerful.
Summary: The times we've shared, the sacrifices we've made, and the love we've given each other are about to carry us through the most terrifying battle we have ever fought:
The battle to save each other, even though we know we will die together.
Well done! For me, this one shot read as if written by Jo herself. I can easily picture this having been a part of Deathly Hallows that was tragically lost do to editing. Beautifully written in it's simplicity. Very well done.
With much applause,
Author's Response: Hello, Lark!
I'm thrilled that you like it! And to have someone tell me that my writing actually compares to that of the magnificent J.K. Rowling just makes my day, I am so delighted; thank you very kindly for saying so! I really do appreciate such comments, they are the greatest gift any author can receive.
Thank you so very much,
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.
And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.
The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.
Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
I love it! It is simply beautiful as you weave back and forth between the present and the past in telling your story. I was touched by the pain of a baby lost before they were wed and how they very nearly lost each other. Your stories are so well written I get lost within them and don't want them to ever end. I especially enjoyed your little twist of having Andromeda be the one to suggest that Ted leave for his own safety at the end. I can't remember reading that anywhere else before. This story is simply beautiful from beginning to end and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review. I decided on Andromeda suggesting he leave because although Ted says to Dean that he decided he would leave knowing his wife would be safe, I couldn;t see him wanting to leave her because Andromeda could well have been in danger from Bellatrix, so Andromeda telling him to go seemed logical. Glad you enjoyed the story. ~Carole~