I'm 30 years old, married and an avid reader.
I love Fantasy books. Some of my favorite Authors include JKR, David Eddings, Tad Williams, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elizabeth Hayden, and Robert Jordan.
I have a twin sister that betas for me. We have always been best friends and I hope we will stay that way.
I have found a great fondness for taking Hapkido. I'm currently a purple belt, and really having fun since I have gotten my twin, Step-sister, and husband to start coming to class with me. I also have a few other massage therapists from my office that come.
My favorite Animals are penguins. I also have a thing for cats, which led to me writing my first story, Switched.
My first Child was born in June. She is totally amazing, and I can't wait until she is old enough to share Harry with.
You belong in Gryffindor!
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Summary: There was something about him that made him irresistible to her. Siobhan Murphy will go to any lengths to ascertain her deepest desires - but when the object of those desires is a married man twice her age with secrets darker than she can imagine, she will find herself caught in a scandalous liaison that she can't walk away from. Not Canon-Compliant.
Poor Siobhan! I hope that she is able to come up with some idea to help get herself over the loss! She really needs a friend, and with Harry gone, there is no one around for her to run too. It was great to see this story updated. Cyns
Wow! I have always loved the way you write Lucius. You do a wonderful job with him. I never thought that I could like any part of him, but seeing him through Siobhan's eyes makes that possible. LOL I really like the way you have Hermione and Siobhan becoming good friends. (I haven't reviewed for a few chapters, so I'm putting them all into one.) I wonder why Harry is hiding so much, but I do understand it to an extent. I would never expect him to hide at Ron's Funeral, but that is just me. I look forward to seeing where this story is going. Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you! My logic on Harry at Ron\'s funeral was that the last thing he wanted would be reporters lining up, trying to interview and photograph him. Especially given how many times Ron was pushed to the side by others over Harry, to have it at his funeral would be terrible. He just wanted to go to his best friend\'s funeral and mourn in peace. I might include a bit more about it when Harry appears next, because I can see why it might seem wrong to some people. But, yes, thank you very much for the review :D
I just read through your entired story, and I have to say that I'm hooked. :) I still don't personally like Lucius (but you should be happy for that, less competition) but I find Siobhan very interesting. I love that she is friends with Harry. I look forward to reading more!
Author's Response: Well, he\'s not very likeable, is he? I\'m not exactly in this business to make everyone drool over Lucius ;) That would make Siobhan falling in love with him less meaingful. Not... that she\'s going to fall in love with him or anything. >.>
Anyway. Glad you\'re enjoying it, thank you for reviewing! :)
What a way to get disillusioned about the man you care for. Poor Siobhan. It had to happen eventually though. It will be interesting to see how Lucius reacts to this. It was a great chapter!
It was great to see this updated!! It was also good to see Siobhan move her feelings past pure depression and her genuine worry for Harry. It will be interesting to see what Lucius will do next. Cyns
I figured that Harry would follow Siobhan at some point and find out what she was up to. I think that you very realistically showed what his reaction would be. I'm intrigued at what the engravings on the stone and ring could mean. I don't know if it means anything, but that just jumped out at me. I look forward to more!
Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.
Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.
I love Will's overprotectiveness. Lindi's greeting was great too. Thanks for a great chapter. Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you, Cyns. I\'m glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know. :)
I think this was a great conversation. I look forward to the next installment. Enjoy DH!!! Cyns
Author's Response: Oh, thanks, Cyns. I do like to write conversation, don\'t I? :*) I did enjoy DH! LOVED it...even though she....*sobs* *doesn\'t want to think about it* Thank you for reviewing. I really appreciate it.
Ah, I really hope that Remus makes a good decision! This would be one of the hardest decisions to make, but he truly does deserve to be happy! I await the next chapter! Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you, Cyns. Yes, it is a very important decision for him and he definitely deserves to be happy! *Loves Remus*
Ah!!! I love that chapter. It was halarious when Lindi started talking about how good a kisser Remus is. That gave me a good laugh. It is too bad he had to lie to Lindi and Lily about his suspicions, but he really doesn't know for sure! It look forward to seeing what happens next!
Author's Response: Thank you, Cheshlin. I\'m glad you got a kick out of that. It was a lot of fun to write. I\'m glad Remus got to hear it. He needs to hear how wonderful he is! Poor Remus doesn\'t like to lie, but I really think he would be good at it out of necessity...doesn\'t know for sure...Oh come on, Remus! He can really stretch can\'t he? Well, nobody\'s perfect. ;) Just awfully close! Thank you again, Cheshlin.
That was a great chapter. I loved the ornaments! I think you did a great job coming up with the type the Lupins would have had. The picture book was also great. :) I'm sure the rest of the visit will be very interesting. I look forward to seeing what happens next! Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you, Cyns! The ornaments were a good excuse to read Fantastic Beasts again. I just love JKR\'s sense of humor. Unfortunately, I had so much fun with it, I went a little overboard and ended up cutting several ornaments in my edit. It was just too much information! LOL Oh, well, that\'s what edits are for, right? I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter, and thank you for letting me know.
That kiss was GREAT! I'm so glad we finally get to see it. I'm not sure if I've reviewed yet, but I have totally enjoyed this story. Lindi is a great OC and very well thought out. Thanks for the enjoyment!
Author's Response: Oh, thank YOU, Cheshlin! I was very nervous about that kiss. After building it up for sooo long, I was really worried about it. Somehow, it was a lot easier to fantasize than to write. ;) But I definitely learned something…I don’t think there is any danger of me becoming a smut writer. LOL So thank you for being so nice about it, and also for your nice comments on Lindi. I’m glad you are enjoying it. I’ve had so much fun writing it.
Wow, Lindi met Greyback. Very interesting. It will also be interesting to see what Malfoy had to apologize for. I can totally understand Remus' choice not to tell her the truth at this time. It is a big thing, and the fewer people who know, the better. It is VERY big deal, and I don't think Remus could have done otherwise at this time. :) Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you, Cyns. I\'ve been nervous about how my/Remus\' decision would go over with readers, since I think there is a natural inclination to want to see him tell and find out how she reacts. My wonderful readers probably fear that I\'ll drag it out the way I dragged out the first kiss. LOL I can guarantee it will not be 37 more chapters before he does. *blush* I\'m very relieved to hear you agree with the decision for now. Thank you for that. What has Malfoy been up to other than being a slimy evil creep? I can guarantee that Remus will be sure to ask her next chapter. Wow, I\'m offering all sorts of guarantees. I better shut up before I guarantee more than I can produce. Thank you for reviewing. I appreciate it. :)
LOL is all I have to say. The past two chapters have been so funny. It was great seeing the competition, and you did really well at coming up with some great challenges. Lindi coming out of the cake was AWESOME! Remus' reaction to seeing Lindi dressed like that was even better. I hope to be back soon to read the next few chapters. Thanks for the laughs. :) Cyns
Author's Response: :*/ *repeats groveling from reply below* I am so glad that you are still reading, Cyns, and to know you got a laugh or two out of these chapters. Thank you so much for telling me. I have to admit, it took a while to come up with challenges. I was starting to regret ever coming up with the blasted competition. >.< I made a note to have that sort of thing all worked out before writing something like it in again. Not that I plan any more big festivities... :) Seriously...no more big events. *wipes brow* I just want to get through the story. ;)
Ok, I lied. I couldn't help but read this chapter! Ah Remus. . . letting all that Firewhiskey go to your head. . . or is it other parts. hehe. I guess he was a teenager once too. . . Poor Lindi, not knowing what he is thinking, but then maybe it is better that way for the moment. Thanks for the smiles and laughs. :) Great chapter. Cyns
Author's Response: *heh* I like that kind of lie. ;) "other parts"... Ha! I'm not going anywhere near there! *bites lip* LOL But yes on all your points. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the chapter. Thank you for reviewing, Cyns.
Great chapter!!! I loved the kiss in front of the Slytherins. Go Lindi!! hehe. Cyns
Author's Response: *hehe* I figure Remus would make me lose control too...or take it! <.< One or the other. lol Thank you, Cyns.
I loved the snow globe, and how it goes from tacky to very magical! :) Poor James. I hope that Lily realizes what she has soon. (of course it has been his attitude getting in the way). I look forward to the next chapter! Cyns
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Cyns. I was a little worried that the snow globe thing would be kind of, I don\'t know, cheesy. (I\'m stuck on that word! :*) ) I\'m really glad you liked it. I just love that song and I\'ve always loved snow globes, so...Thank you. Poor James...lol Well, at least we know that eventually Lily realizes it. I hope to get the next chapter out in the not too distant future. Thanks for reviewing. I really do appreciate it.
Summary: People live and people die. Those who remain remember those who have gone before. Hermione has never told anyone at school about the summer before her third year, but she has not forgotten. One July afternoon during the summer after her fifth year, Hermione finds herself overcome by memories of the loss she never spoke about. Once again she relives the fifteen minutes she couldn't escape. One-shot.
Ok, I know you wrote this a while ago, but I just found it. I really liked it. It added a very interesting point of view. Makes you see a lot of things very differently. :)
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! It makes me so happy to know that people are still reading a story from a while ago. I'm glad you liked my twist!
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Wow! I'm so glad that Harry is back to himself, but I hope that he is able to come around fast enough to be of help. I also hope that Snape is able to fight through whatever it is that Voldemort did, though I really doubt it. We really need Sirius and his wife to come from somewhere to battle them until Harry is strong enough to finish what he began year earlier. I look forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: Hmm ... I can't say much to this review without giving too much away! I guess I can say that Sirius and Caraleana will come to battle Voldemort and try to save their daughter, although whether they succeed or not ...
Thank you for the review. ~Ermine the One
Author's Response: EDIT: As a Lamb to the Slaughter (Challenge 4 one-shot) has been validated :) Tears for a Wedding (Challenge 5 one-shot) has just been entered. Chapter 17 will be up a lot sooner than I first imagined :D
I find this story very interesting. I hope that Snape can stay on the side he seems to be on. He seems much more 'feeling' in this fic then in many that I have read. That is probably due to you likeing him!! :) Poor Phoebe. I hope she is able to deal with this and come out alive. Like I said in my last review, I want Harry to be brought back, and Gedrath to falter! :)
Author's Response: Yes, I do love Snape! He has more 'feeling' basically because of his realisation that he is a person, he has a life, and he has a right to it. I imagine Snape to see himself as someone that just exists really, just to live and to be someone for people to use as a scapegoat. I imagine that in Book 7 he will prove himself and so gain this 'feeling' that he has in my fic. I hope what I think about him will be true ...
~Ermine the One