Summary: Lily thought she was in for a boring summer... but James Potter had other ideas. Love Letters, with a rather bizarre twist.
great!!!! how could you stop writing after this!!???? Please, continue!!
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
oh, please finish this one soon!!!!!!!
Author's Response: I do have a half written chapter that I should be getting on with. I very sadly get distracted by other writing projects whioch is a shame as I love writing Lions. Thanks for reviewing ~Carole~
what a wonderful news!!!!! I am so happy you updated this wonderful story. This one is one of my favourites.... I am so looking forward to read more... Thank you, Carol!!!
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing. I have another chapter being tweaked and edited which I hope will be up in the next week or so. ~Carole~
I love how you picture James' weaknesses. You are just too brilliant to stop writing...
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review. Not sure about 'brilliant' but I do love writing. ~Carole~
Summary: It is the night before Petunia Evans' wedding. As she stares at herself in the mirror, she is satisfied with her appearance. The dress is perfect, cleverly cut to give her curves, and she looks like a dream.
Yes, the dress is perfection ... but what of the veil?
She has promised Vernon and his formidable mother that she will wear the Dursley veil. It is an antique. A family heirloom.
It is hideous.
What she needs is a miracle to rid her of the ugly thing ... or perhaps a touch of magic.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Weddings Challenge - prompt Big Weddings - in the Great Hall Challenge over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you to Samarie (Hopeful_Song) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I doubt anyone is surprised by that.
Holy Moroley and all things Padfoot! This won the QSQ for Best Marauder Era story. Thank you!
One again you did a brilliant story and I cannot wait for you to finish the Lions.... You absolutely have a the 6th sense for each of the character - your Lily is how I pictured her....
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do have two more chapters of Lions written, I'm just waiting for the all clear from my beta. Review very much appreciated. ~Carole~
Summary: When the Halloween Hogsmeade weekend is canceled due to the war, James Potter proposes a flying race around the grounds as a way for the students to interact and keep up their spirits. He is surprised when Lily Evans not only enters, but plans on winning. A spirited wager is made, but the race turns darker than anyone imagined, with the outcome quite unexpected.
a wonderful story!!!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed it! ~Gina :)
Where you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold**
Follow Lily Potter as she struggles through her OWL year. She pulls pranks, brings down the queen bee of her year and tries to cope with her past, but will a certain Malfoy distract her? From different worlds, they were never meant to be. Lily/Scorpius.
**Dire Straits- Romeo and Juliet lyrics.
keep writing ...
Author's Response: Chapter 5 is coming soon I promise! I'm so sorry for the delay I've been busy. Thank you very much for reviewing :)
Summary: In a world ruled by blood and money, James Potter has never once been denied anything he wanted, except Lily Evans. With neither blood status nor money, Lily can only rely on her vibrant personality to force others to see her worth. As their final year at Hogwarts ends and they are forced out of school, both find that the real world presents challenges that hadn't been expecting and problems they don't know how to overcome.
Great chapter!!!! This is becoming one of my favourite fanfics. Can't wait for the new chapter!
Summary: James Potter is alone on his birthday, waiting for his friends to get out of detention. He runs into Lily Evans on the Astronomy Tower and talks her into celebrating with him…even if it's not really a date.
Several months later, they meet again, but things turn out a bit differently this time...
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! ~Gina :)
Summary: Two potions. Two plots. Two Marauders. What could possibly go wrong? Only everything--including their lives.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall School of Mischief Challenge, Outstanding O.W.L.s.
Wonderful!!!! I can't wait for more....
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm working on it and hope to finish it this week! I appreciate the review and hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Summary: A night of knowing, followed by a morning of quiet reflection and content.
My first James/Lily piece, and an entry for The Random Song Title Challenge over in Poetry Anyone. :)
beautiful all the way
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
Daphne Greengrass had until her twenty-first birthday to pick a husband, or her parents would choose one for her. With only months to go before the deadline, she found herself with a perfect suitor in Theodore Nott.
But when a freak pregnancy landed her in the care of cranky Healer-in-Training Michael Corner, Daphne started to realise that things she thought she knew were slowly being turned upside-down. And what she thought she knew about Michael Corner began to dissolve into something different entirely.
This story has been nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
You made me cry.... This is one beautiful fanfic. At first I did not think that the pairing would be interesting, but you did a wonderful job and truly diserv QSQ award!!!! :) Thank you for creating this!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. This story and these characters quickly endeared themselves to me, and it seems to be something I could share with readers. Honestly, I didn't expect anyone to read it or even notice it merely because of the characters' obscurity, but I believed in them. And maybe they believed in me a little bit, too.
I'm glad you took a leap of faith and read something you weren't sure you'd like, because that's why I keep writing peripheral characters: to sell others on their importance to the universe that JKR gave us.
Anyway, thanks again, both for reading and checking in to let me know what you think. It's been a privilege to share this story with everyone, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. As for a QSQ...here's hoping. :D
Summary: Seven months after leaving Hogwarts, James Potter is fighting for the Order of the Phoenix. When Lily Evans joins the resistance, his life is turned upside down. He'd proposed, after all, and she had said no. How could they work together now, after so much history together? Or could they find another chance amidst the war?
I am so looking forward to the next chapter as a great fan of your James/Lily fanfics. :)
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I hope you enjoy this one, then. I haven't written much of them since the spring so it's fun to give them another chaptered story again. I hope you enjoy the rest! Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Oh, this was worth the wait. I was so hoping that Lily would have a good explanation, and you made it perfect! Thank you for such a wonderful chapter and such a beautiful story!!!
Summary: It was true that Daphne and Lee had met at a most inappropriate time, but they had found love, lust and the glimmerings of a life together.
But the power of persuasion should never be underestimated. When they meet again, years later, his indifference cuts to her core. Can the past ever truly be recaptured?
This story is a present for Julia (the opaleye) because she is amazingly talented and has inspired me in so many ways. It is also her brthday.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
I am not Jane Austen.
I am not Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger or Posh.
Thank you for the update!!!! It made my day!!! I just love this story - and inlike the idea the Scorpius picked a red baloon as a refference to High (dven if you did not have that in mind). I hope you shall update soon! :)
Author's Response: Thank youuuu. yes, there's a small reference to High with the balloon, or rather that Scorpius isn't the same as his father, but there's not really a connection between the two stories, otherwise I'll tie myself in knots - lol. Thanks for the review. I've just started chapter 9 so I am determined to get this finished. ~Carole~
I hope this wonderful story will soon have an update :)
Author's Response: Ohhh, thank you! I do have another chapter written, but I was waiting until I'd got a bit ahead of myself before posting it. Thank you for reminding me, though. I shall get cracking on this very, very soon. ~Carole~
Summary: When impulsive new Auror Alice Hamilton is partnered with the more serious and experienced Frank Longbottom, neither is quite sure what to expect. They have a history, after all, and a different way of approaching the job. Yet in a world where dark forces continue to threaten the safety and security of the magical community, they must work together in spite of their feelings--especially when it becomes clear that You-Know-Who is planning a major offensive that will threaten both their relationship and their lives.
Thank you again for a beautiful Marauder era story. You do an amazing job writing about these characters and do not ever stop! :) I am a huge fan of all your James/Lily stories, and I love that you included them here as well as the rest of the Marauders. The thought of Alice's and Frank's lives in the future to come is more tragic than any of the other Marauders but I love the way you write about their present so I can easily forget about their future.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! And you are welcome - I just love writing Marauder era fics so I am thrilled someone likes reading them as much! I'm a bit surprised I haven't stopped as it's been a while but they are almost like family now and I never seem to run out of ideas. I've come to enjoy Frank and Alice almost as much as James and Lily, and find writing their story before the tragic attack quite fun (although I am quite stuck at the moment, to be honest) I can definitely see myself writing more of them. Thank you so much for reading and for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Summary: Severus Snape's guilty conscience is magnified with scrutiny, and every star stares at him and what he has done.