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I'm Fionnuala and I live in the green little country of Ireland. I've only started writing fan fic recently so I don't have many story's up yet. Please read my story's and tell me what you think because I really want to improve my writing. I'm working on a short Remus/Tonks fic at the moment and I hope to have the first chap up in about a week or two!

One Shots
Buried Memories - This story is up on MNFF!Yay!

Chaptered Fics
None yet up on MNFF but I'm currently working on two.

The sorting hat says that I belong in Gryffindor!

Said Gryffindor, "We'll teach all those with brave deeds to their name."

Students of Gryffindor are typically brave, daring, and chivalrous.
Famous members include Harry, Ron, Hermione, Albus Dumbledore (head of Hogwarts), and Minerva McGonagall (head of Gryffindor).

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My Deliverance by TwinSuns

Rated: Professors • Past Featured Story
Summary: Voldemort's rising reign of terror, NEWTs, death attempts, a Headship, a tangled affair with James Potter, hilarity, grief, love, secrecy, maddness... it's almost hard to believe that I've survived to graduate. I am Lily Evans, and this is my 7th year.
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 12/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

WOW! Your story is amazing! It makes my heart race with antisipation, laugh out loud, makes my muscles tighten with fear, its amazing!

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 10/31/09 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter Nine: Bonded

Oooooh! Good chap! But you just have to update more often! I know you're probably really busy....but ya gotta be faithful to the fans! heehee
Anyway, My Deliverance is one of my al time fave fics on MNFF and i'm so happy you haven't forgotten about it!
love, Fi X

Wednesday Dates by belladonna_tb

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Whoever knew that a couple still went on "dates" after they were married?

:::old H/G:::

Runner-Up in the Best Canon Romance category of the 2007 Quicksilver Quill Awards

For those interested, I'm planning on writing a Prequel to this story. Just thought I'd let everyone know.
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 04/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I feel really embarased right now, because I have had tears streaming down my face for the past 5 minutes. It was a wonderful story, probably one of my fave fics that I've read. And I've read a lot of fan fics.

Far Away, for Far too Long by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: The Prisoner of Azkaban has escaped, returning to Hogsmeade for more than his godson. Sirius comes to reclaim the woman he left behind.

*Follows the Marauder Era stories Semi Charmed Life and A Charmed Life*


Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 02/23/09 Title: Chapter 1: Far Away, for Far too Long

Wow. That was such a wonderful ending to a wonderful story. I loved reading Semi Charmed life, Charmed Life and Far Away, for Far too Long. It's funny how, after reading them I have no doubt that Sirius and Rosmarta were together!

Author's Response: That's the best compliment, and since every story creates a new dimension of the Potterverse, they were together, and lived happily ever after, which does not happen often in the others, sigh.  

The Love of Family by Seren

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: No Devil will darken her doorway while Minerva McGonagall takes the watch. Minerva recounts the events after The Love of a Brother and The Love of a Sister.
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 11/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Love of Family

That was such a moving fic. Beautifully written, it really gives you hope, knowing there are people like Minerva out there. Oh, and well done on getting the QSQ it's well deserved.

Just Sand and Water by kbell

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Solid stone is just sand and water, baby...

Life is like solid stone...just bits and pieces mixed with time to create something stronger...

Life in the time of the First War is just bits and pieces, mixed with time to become stronger than us...stronger than anything we could ever imagine...

The story of the Marauders, their classmates, their 7th year, and those bits and pieces, and time going on...solid stone.

...sand and water, and a million years gone by.

Warnings apply mainly to later chapters
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 11/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Just Sand and Water

Amazing your a fantastic writer!
I loved tvery thing about this story it's not rushed or too slow........all the caracters and their relationships are perfect.
One thing I dont lik though.....you dont update enough!Please write more because I want to read more!

Author's Response: Oh, thank you! That really makes me feel special. :] I am also very displeased with my lack of updates, but honestly, I cannot write any faster than my current pace. Unfortunately, I have too much else [school mostly] going on to allow that.

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 11/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Just Sand and Water

Amazing your a fantastic writer!
I loved tvery thing about this story it's not rushed or too slow........all the caracters and their relationships are perfect.
One thing I dont lik though.....you dont update enough!Please write more because I want to read more!

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 11/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Just Sand and Water

Amazing your a fantastic writer!
I loved tvery thing about this story it's not rushed or too slow........all the caracters and their relationships are perfect.
One thing I dont lik though.....you dont update enough!Please write more because I want to read more!

The Wolf Laments by whitefur

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: All about our dear ol' Moony!

About how Remus Lupin counters the emotional distress he finds himself in since the fateful night of 31 October 1981...

A journey through the life of Moony, the man who's seen it all...and has been through ALL of it, death, deception, distress et all ... its a journey through the memories of his school days and the first war...his days with his friends...days spent living in the Muggle world...days as Professor Lupin...days as a husband and a father...and...till the very end...till the last full moon night, before he dies in the battle of Hogwarts.

Chapter 8 is up!! Remus Lupin looks back at the past, ponders over the present, and contemplates the future… The missing moments in POA…

The spoiler warning is for the later chapters!

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 04/10/09 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Damn the Dementors.

I just started reading you story today and I love it so far. Remus is one of my favorite HP characters and I think your doing a great job on writing about his life. I hope that next chap is up soon!

A Good Shag by DragonDi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: An unexpected mission has Sirius teasing Remus about his standards--which leads Remus to do something even more unexpected. (Contains sexual innuendo--but with a title like that, what else would you expect?)
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 11/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yay! I'm soooo glad this story won a QSQ this is one of my fave Lupin/Tonks fics! Well done!
Fi X

Author's Response: Thanks so much! You've put a smile on my face after a long and tiring day! :)

Everything Happens for a Reason by MerrryD

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

Every student plans on making their final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the most memorable one ever. Eight in particular want to make those minutes really count. Except, they each have a different idea of how to go about doing it.

James Potter would like to waltz into Lily Evans’s life and throw it completely off course. Julie McGuire didn’t exactly plan on rescuing Remus Lupin, but now that she has, why not just go with it? Marlene McKinnon should have know what she got herself into when she kissed Sirius Black the first time, but that boy has a way of knocking her senseless. Emmeline Vance had planned to just sit back and watch it all happen, until Roxanna Louchester, her ex-friend, barged in and turned everything upside down.

Suddenly they’ve gone from only wanting the most memorable year, to achieving it. It’s a year of love and lust. It’s a year of tears and fights. It’s a year of finding yourself. It’s a year of learning to lose. It’s a year that none of them are likely to forget.

How do you measure a year in the life?

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 04/28/09 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Four: Oh, Won't You Light the Candle?

I really liked this chap too! I liked how they talked more but it still wasn't rushed, I like how it didn't end with a kiss and James asking her to go out with him. I liked how it wasn't predictable and I was glued the whole way through.

More than Meets the Eye by lilybobily7

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: First problem: James Potter is Head Boy. Second problem: Why is he acting so different? The James Potter that Lily Evans knows is arrogant and conceited and loves Quidditch and bullying his “inferiors” with an unimaginable passion. This year he’s kind and charming and much more, shall we dare say it…mature. He is also much more distant than he has ever been in all her years at Hogwarts. In her seventh year, Lily finds out that there is much more to James Potter than meets the eye and together they set out on the long and precarious road to each other’s hearts.

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 06/07/09 Title: Chapter 18: Valentine's Day

I've been reading this story for quite a while now and I really like it, you didn't rush into James and Lily getting together but it still didn't get tiering. This is the first chapter that I haven't been too fond of. I just thought it dragged a bit, and somethings were unnecessary, e.g. when the drink spills on Lily. Also, for me anyway, they both seemed a little immature. They are 17 and 18 after all.
That said I still thought the chapter was good and you did valentines day very well!
Can't wait for the next chap!
~Essence of Potter

Author's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm glad you like the story but I'm sorry you didn't really enjoy this chapter. I do know that they're 17 and 18 but sometimes when people flirt with each other, they can act a little immature. I've seen it happen. ;) I'll try to update as soon as I can (but I'm leaving on vacation so it might be a little while) and hopefully, you will like the next one better. =] ~Julia~

Just For Fun by PeaceLovePotter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

When most of your teenage years are spent defeating dark wizards, or saving loved ones there’s not a lot of time to party. But if you’re Ginny Weasley there’s always a way, or a scheming plan. So for one glorious night, Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny are breaking all the rules. Beware this story includes best friends, crazy clubs, deserted beaches, margaritas, a horny hotel clerk, confused feelings and massive amounts of wild, outrageous fun!

This is my take on what should have happened between the summer before Harry’s (nonexistent) seventh year. It takes place on couple of nights before the wedding. So there is some AU, obviously being that they didn’t go out partying before Bill and Fleur’s wedding. But otherwise it flows with the series.

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 02/25/09 Title: Chapter 2: Meet Hermione, the Jealous Guy's FiancÚ

I really like the plot of this story. I think it would be nice if they had gone out and had a break from everything. My only critisism is that Harry can't be of age because he olny turned 17 the day before the wedding, its olny a minor detail and it is an AU story.

Author's Response: Are you talking about that he shouldn't be Apparating and he doesn't have his linscense because he only turned 17 recently? Yeah, I actually realized that after I wrote it. But I was hoping people wouldn't notice that, which was stupid because everyone's pretty Harry Potty obessed here. :) Thanks though!

Too Good To Be Fake by way 2 HP obsesed

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Two days after the battle of Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione are wondering what is going to happen. The wizarding world is being rebuilt and so are relationships...Ginny has not seen Harry for almost a year and now they have all the time in the world to spend with one another. But can they just pick up where they left off? Will all be forgiven and forgotten or will the trio go their separate ways?
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 03/10/09 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3-Together and Apart

Wow. I've read a lot of post war Harry/Ginny storys but didn't really like any of them but this one is brilliant so far!
New chap soon please!

Author's Response: WOW! thanks for such a complement! we (Syd and i, see bio) are writting this story and have already written 9 chapters, it just takes a long time for them to go through the queue (if your terrible at grammar that is) so keep reading, keep reviewing, and we will write more!! -mury

Before Saying Goodbye by MerrryD

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. – Marcel Proust

Sirius Black stumbles onto a most curious scene while checking up on one of his closest friends, the wife of his best mate. Lost and confused he follows the signs until they reach into a depth unknown to him. From this point, he seeks the help of another dear friend, and together they think, suffer, and laugh their way to some answers and some dead ends. Only in the end, do they find the answer to the one question that burns in their minds: how will we go on?

I am MerryD of Hufflepuff and this was written for the Gauntlet Round Seven

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 03/30/09 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five: Just A Matter Of Minds

Clif hangers. It's a bit of a love/hate relasionship. At the moment I hate them, because I want to read the next chap sooooooo much it's killing me! please update soon?

Sin by SexY_LydZ

Rated: Professors •

‘Thou shalt not sin’ – Bible

Yeah, right.

Sirius knows what he wants and he’s not afraid to chase it. She makes him feel more than he’s ever felt before, but getting what he wants may cause him more heartache than he ever imagined. Thus begins a thrilling game, a game of vice and virtue, of betrayal and affection, of sin and atonement.

The forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 06/07/09 Title: Chapter 8: Epilogue: Patience

OMG I've been reading this fic chap by chap and I've loved it all the way! I hope you have another fic up soon because I think you're a wonderful writer and enjoyed reading this story sooo much!

Author's Response: Yay, I'm happy you enjoyed reading it, because I loved writing it. As for another fic, well, keep you're eyes peeled :D

Visits From Fred by mudbloodproud

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred Weasley’s death left a hole in everyone’s hearts. Fred is given the chance to visit his family to help them with their grief. Follow his visits to each of his family members.
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 02/16/09 Title: Chapter 5: Tea and Firewhisky

OMG you had tears in my eyes reading EVERY chapter! I can't wait to see who Fred visits next.

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 03/29/09 Title: Chapter 11: Quidditch, Marriage and Babies

Oh I'm so sad this story is over! It was great though I know it helped me accept Freds death better. It had a great ending (eaven though I was wrong about the last chapter) and i wouldn't have done it any other way....but if I tried to it would turn out badly....!:D

Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 03/19/09 Title: Chapter 10: Life Goes On

I think i can guess who is in the next chap..........Angelina?

Love Beyond Forever by mudbloodproud

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The year is 1979 and the Marauders are out of school and working for the Order. One Marauder is about to get married, one is finding life outside school harder than even he expected, one is about to turn traitor and one is about to fall in love.

When Sirius Black flew away from the two Muggle policemen with James Potter on the back of his motorbike, he didn’t know he was about to come face to face with the one person who could change everything.

Abigail Sampson was a shy, unassuming girl when she went to school at Hogwarts. She was friends with Lily Evans, but not the Marauders. She graduated and went to work for the Ministry. What very few people knew was she also went to work for the Order.

What happens when this shy girl finds herself working with one Sirius Black to discover the truth behind his brother’s disappearance? Could this quiet girl hold her own with the legendary Sirius Black? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This story starts immediately after J. K. Rowling’s prequel which she wrote for charity. If you can find a copy to read, I would suggest reading it before reading this story. Of course, you don’t need to read it to understand this story, but you may feel as if you missed something in the beginning of this story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

By the end there will be a slight hint at Alternate Universe. I believe what happens in this story was possible, but it strays a bit from what we know of in canon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is the prequel to my story The Unknown Heir. Though both stand on their own.
Reviewer: Essence of Potter Signed
Date: 04/25/09 Title: Chapter 6: Misunderstandings

A am so loving this story so far, I love the character of Abby. I can't wait to see what happens on their mission. The only thing I don't like is that it's moving quite slowly,but I supose you can't just jump straight into the action!