Penname: beauty and brains [Contact]
Real name: Ashley
Member Since: 07/25/06
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Hello there, I'm Ashley. I'm just your normal, every day Harry Potter obsessed sixteen year old. One day I hope to become a writer of historical fiction, my personal favorite, but until then I will remain happy with the joys of fanfiction. Happy reading!

Update 2/17/08:
I have now finished Lovers in the Moonlight, indeed an accomplishment, and am basically just doing random one-shots I have stored up. If anyone wants any more LitM, please suggest a good one-shot idea, or maybe something longer, and I will be glad to write it! I'm just really stumped on Irene right now. Other than that, I have two full chapter stories and their series stored up in my mind, which will be written this summer. Happy reading, everyone!

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Christmas with Werewolves
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A Letter Never Read
A Trampled Iris
Chasing the Moon
Chatting with Werewolves
Come Back Home to Me
Passion, Pain, and Pumpkin Pasties
Potentially Problematic
Scriptures on a Headstone
Take My Breath Away
Weasels and Otters
Chapter Stories
Helga's Journey: A Story of Forgiveness
Lovers In The Moonlight

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Clair De Lune by Astrid Skywalker
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 386]


It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.


No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.

Winner of 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards - Best Non-Canon Romance

Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 52255 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
12/02/05 Updated: 03/23/08

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 04/18/07 Title: Chapter 15: He's Harry's Dad

Oh yippeee! Thank God you updated! This is my #1 favourite! =D! Okay, well I'm sitting on tenderhooks awaiting the next one, although the ending has my mind in a muddling twist right now, and I have no idea where you are going with this, but hopefully her jeans doesn't signify that this is her last day! Well, please hurry with the next chapter! =]

Author's Response: Awwww, thank you! =D Yeah, something\'s up with those jeans. Hmm...


Patches of Light by annie
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: It was the week before Christmas, and Hogwarts had never been so sombre. Yet somehow, one young man still manages to find comfort and solace in the unlikeliest of places.

Written for the Winter Snows Holiday Challenge Three: A Kiss for the Ages by Annie of Gryffindor.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1943 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
12/03/05 Updated: 12/03/05

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: Patches of Light

aww this was suh-ooo beautiful. no one ever writes about neville and he is one of my fav. characters. great job i nearly cried. check out my story if you've got the chance.


Potions by Soap
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 763]

Summary: Hermione and Draco - an unlikely pair - go from intense dislike to true love in this story.

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 49002 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
01/19/06 Updated: 01/11/07

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/30/06 Title: Chapter 10: Christmas

Oh my God! I one-hundred percent absolutely adore this story! It's so great! Thank you for writing such a wonderful story and please keep it up! With much love, Ashley


Cup of Coffee by Evilpersonified
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: I fell in love with Sirius when I was 11, and I haven’t quite been able to get him out of my head since. Of course, I never thought he had noticed me. Not me, the little short girl from Hufflepuff who would sooner have chopped her own head off than harmed another living creature. Not that he wasn’t a nice person, but he did do some horrible things to that poor Severus Snape, who was a git himself, I suppose. But I still don’t think he deserve to be dropped from a great height into the almost frozen lake wearing practically no clothes. Mandy thought it was hilarious, but that’s because she wanted to get into James Potter’s pants...
(written in response to the SPEW valentine's day challange. Sirius/OC.)

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2116 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
02/17/06 Updated: 02/17/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 05/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Aww...that was completely adorable!


Falling with the Rain by Air Elemental
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: A story of love, violence and tragedy as two friends fight against time to confess their love to one another, while the fight for Hogwarts rages around them. A Hannah/Ernie story.

This story was a finalist in the Feb Valentine's Day challange 2006!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 4814 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
02/27/06 Updated: 02/27/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 03/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Falling with the Rain

Tears are prickling my eyes!! :'[


As the Ink Dries by SimplyMe
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 265]

Summary: Hermione died in the Horcruxes crusade. One year later, Voldemort was finally destroyed and Ron returned home, exhausted. His room was exactly the same as he left it. But awaiting him on his desk was a small pile of letters with a short note on top.

Mr. Weasley, we found those letters addressed to you in Hermione’s belongings. It was only fair they were returned to you. Signed, Mr. and Mrs. Granger.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 19273 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
03/01/06 Updated: 09/27/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/22/06 Title: Chapter 5: It's Time

Wow...this last chapter is beautiful. It's beautifully written, the way you captured both Hermione's love for Ron, her fear of death, and her need for him to move on past a memory. I found your story in a review for my own story, and the reviewer told me that our stories were alike, and yet very different. Alike in the ways on death of Hermione, and in the was they both seem to bring tears to their readers. Because yours certainly brought the burning to my eyes. once again, very well written, and I hope you might be able to take the time and read over mine. It's only a one-shot. ♥

Author's Response: I\'ll make sure to check out your story once I get the time to catch up on my fanfic reading. It\'ll be interesting to see the differences and the similarities... I\'ll review it after too, of course. And thanks for reviewing mine!


Deceptive Appearances by JessicaH
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 76]

Summary: Past Featured StoryHistoric AU, set a few years before the American civil war

Charles Weasley is a man with many talents and one that could easily find a wife far more beautiful than Miss Granger. Yet she is the one he wants, the only question is – does she want him?

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 39516 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
03/03/06 Updated: 06/07/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 03/10/07 Title: Chapter 10: Confrontation

Loved the entire story! I'm an extreme Civil War fanatic and this was completely satisfying for my hunger of knowledge and Harry Potter combined! Thank you for the fabulously written story and keep up the good work on anymore stories you may be writing! ♥

Author's Response: Thank you so much. Your comment is deeply appreciated. :D


I Will Find You by I Am Lady Voldemort
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 92]

Summary: Severus Snape, dangerously embroiled in his duties as Dumbledore's spy, encounters yet further obstacles when he begins to harbor feelings for a sixth year Gryffindor student. Succumbing to his desires sets in motion a chain of events that could very well destroy all that he and the opposition of Lord Voldemort have striven so hard to accomplish. Please keep in mind that this is written from the angle that Snape is no longer a follower of Voldemort, and that its events coincide with books 4, 5, and 6, with a slight continuation beyond HBP. (Chapters 1-15 need some fixing to work with Book 7.)

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 97368 Chapters: 18 Completed: No
04/07/06 Updated: 11/27/10

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 06/04/07 Title: Chapter 13: Decisions

FINALLY! Wooohooo! *dances around cheering* Do I get a wedding invitation? Hehee! Loved the chapter! Just hurry with the next one!

Author's Response: *laughs* I\'m so relieved that you liked the new development. I was worried that I took too many liberties with that one! Of course you\'re invited to the wedding... please do attend, next chapter and time TBA. ;D Thanks so much for the review and I\'m so thrilled to hear that you liked the chapter. :)


Ready To Accept by MaraudersAffair
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 20]

Summary: After Tonks's early death, Remus is fed up with losing the people he loves and doesn't want to live anymore. There is only one man who can save Lupin from himself and make him accept who he is. Pairings: Lupin/Snape, Lupin/Tonks.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Slash, Violence

Word count: 5885 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
04/16/06 Updated: 08/03/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/16/07 Title: Chapter 1: Your Salvation

I've never read a Snape/Lupin before, but I liked this first chapter, mainly for the way your writing seems to paint a picture. You have excellent ways of descibing a scene, allowing it to leap off the page. Fantastic!


Semi Charmed Life by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 333]


Within the Marauder band of Merry Men, Sirius is the dashing Will Scarlet. Seventh year, his goal is not to rob the rich, but to help poor Robin woo Maid Lily, avoid sermons from Friar Moony, aid a rat in need, and win the love of a fair lady.

Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Non Canon.

*Chapter 30 is 'To Be Loved'*

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 104697 Chapters: 30 Completed: Yes
05/10/06 Updated: 01/26/07

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/12/07 Title: Chapter 27: A Tangled Web


Author's Response: ♥ Thank you, and for the heart too! ♥

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/21/07 Title: Chapter 29: All About Trust

Fabulous as always, and I was very happy to see that this chapter was longer than the last one! I jumped and clapped for joy! Also, I applaud Rosmerta for throwing off the Imperius Curse! Well, write quickly! I am obsessed with this story! ♥

Author's Response: Thank you so much! There\'s only one more chapter and then a couple of one-shots. One takes place after school....very fluffy...and the other takes place after Azkaban...bittersweet fluff that I hope makes you teary and happy at the same time! I\'ll have the last chapter up soon!

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/07/06 Title: Chapter 22: SPAM and Mistletoe

Oh my God! This is one of my all time favourite stories on and I eagerly await the update! If you find the time, please check out my one-shot and give constructive criticism! It would mean a lot coming from such a good writer! Great story!

Author's Response: Thank you, and for wanting constructive criticism. It\'s more common to want to jab a pencil through someone\'s hand when they give concrit, however helpful, lol.

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/26/07 Title: Chapter 30: To Be Loved

Hang's the end? NO! NO! NO! This is my all time favourite story on MNFF! Oh my God! Oh Lordy...*Sobs* How could you? *Sniffle* Now I will have nothing to dedicate my afternoons to! *Wails uncontrollably* Haha! So how many one-shots will there be? Get to work missy! Bring on the one-shots, and may they be as fabulous as this story! ♥

Author's Response: Thank you for the sobs and heart. I ♥ you for that!

The one shots are done and just wait to be posted...hopefully very soon! The first one is MWPP A Charmed Life, Sirius and Rosmerta go on holiday together and the second is post Azkaban, Far Away, for Far too Long, Sirius returns to Hogsmeade for more than his godson.

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/01/07 Title: Chapter 25: The Unexpected Visitors

Oh lovely chapter! I absolutely love Semi-Charmed Life, and always am eager to read a new update. So, please, hurry! :] ♥

Author's Response: I ♥ you for loving my story...and for using ♥\'s! Happy New Year!

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/06/07 Title: Chapter 26: New Year's Resolutions

Loved it, as always! :] ♥

Author's Response: Thank you very, very much! ♥

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/18/07 Title: Chapter 28: Dirty Little Secrets

Only a few more chapters? Aww! This is one of my all time favourite! Grr! Hehe! At least there is the one shots to look forward to! :] ♥

Author's Response: Ever thought about reading Tonks and Remus? Draco and Ginny? I\'m eclectic with my pairings and would love to get you hooked on another romance (both Moonlight and Shadow and A Tale of Two Matchmakers won\'t be ending soon, either! ^_~


Life is But A Dream by Pondering
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 145]

Summary: When Sirius passes through the veil, he ends up in the Realm of Dreams. He manages to wake up. But when he wakes up, it’s the 30th of October 1981. The past fourteen years have never happened. He has a chance. Will it all be for naught?

Note: The word count for the story is incorrect, it should read around 21096 words. I arrived at this amount by adding the word count for the individual chapters together.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 24276 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
05/10/06 Updated: 10/17/07

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: I. Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

Oh wow...I am actually liking this story! And I usually don't enjoy AU genre! Woo-Hoo! :] ♥

Author's Response: I\'m glad to hear you\'re enjoying it. :)

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/30/06 Title: Chapter 5: V. Belief

OH MY GAWD! *Starts to hypervenhilate* This story is soo good! I'm in loveee with it! *Faints backwards into the loving arms of Sirius Black* I reviewed the first chapter saying that I don't usually read AU, and that I actually like this story. But I L-O-V-E this story! When's the next update? :] ♥


A Hare-y Little Problem by spunkymuzicnote
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 94]

Summary: Harry has an opportunity to view a Pensieve memory of his parents—When Lily overhears James commenting on Remus’s “furry little problem” the Marauders must do some fast talking to get themselves out of a sticky situation.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 13378 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
06/09/06 Updated: 06/16/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 12/24/06 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

This story was too cute! Very original idea, and I loved the part about Harry's name. I wouldn't have put it past James to have tried to name his child Fluffy, either! Great job! ♥


Escape by Marauder by Midnight
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: During the years of terror, friends turned against friends. Family turned against family. None could be trusted. Random attacks on prominent wizards and witches turned up, some ending in a horrible and violent death.

A well-loved Order member is found dead in her own home along with her husband, brother, and little girl. An old friend stumbles upon the scene, horrified.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 2372 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
07/20/06 Updated: 07/20/06

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 09/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Escape

This was quite a dramatic one-shot. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, wondering what on earth was going on with Travers, and what was to become of him. You did a fantastic job on taking two tiny quotes and turning them into a dark story full of suspense.

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