I'm an avid reader turned fanfiction writer who aims to one day be paid for original stories, but for now is satisfied with the invaluable reward of reviews (and three Quicksilver Quill awards). ^_^
ETA: Like Bilbo, I was There and Back Again (There being out in the non-fanfiction-world) a Writer's Tale filled with adventure, battles, and a return to the Shire of MNFF.
Summary: Apprentice to a reclusive Welsh Potions Master, Severus finds that while his craft might be a subtle, exact science, love is not, and hiding a secret is more complicated than brewing glory.
Sequel to More than a Feeling
*Chapter 10 is 'A Wedding and a Funeral'*
Summary: The 'grim old place' is wearing on Sirius like water on rock, slowly eroding his spirit. When Tonks offers him a way to take his lover out for the evening, he doesn't hesitate to slip the leash and make the most of four hours of freedom.
When detention ruins his plan to take Ginny to Paris via the Room of Requirement, Draco brings Paris to Ginny, with the help of a house-elf named Slinky.
*A 'missing moment' story inspired by A Tale of Two Matchmakers.*
Ginny looks forward to her birthday the way other kids count down to Christmas. This year, when she blows out the candles, will her birthday wish come true?
Albus Dumbledore is a man of many secrets. One of them is his secret identity as an advice columnist, the Wise Wizard. When he coerces Snape to fill in, readers discover the Sagacious Sorcerer answering their queries would be better named Snarky Severus!
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*
Summary: A little breath of magic and we roll the dice... On holiday with the woman he loves, Sirius finds his biggest little fantasy has turned into reality.
Sequel to Semi Charmed Life
*The concluding, post-Azkaban story, Far Away, for Far too Long, can be found in the Romance/OP category.*
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'*
Severus Snape has ambitions to rise above his humble beginnings. Eris Greyback has a family debt to repay. Their romance is a more complicated brew than the trickiest of potions. SSEG, LEJP. The sequel, The Potions Master's Apprentice, is also complete.
*Winner of the 2007 QSQ Award for Best Marauder Era Story*
Early Christmas morning, not a Malfoy or Weasley was stirring...except Draco and Ginny, who met for Christmas breakfast and ended up making a meal of Christmas kisses.
*A Tale of Two Matchmakers holiday outtake*
Olympe looked into Hagrid's eyes hoping he would confess his love...not call her a half-giant! After storming off, romantic frustration leads her to Hagrid's hut, where she sees beneath the unfashionable suit, and he sees past a French facade.
After her first kiss with Ron, Hermione asks Ginny for advice. What follows is a lesson in the things we do for love.
This three part story was written pre-HBP, when the future looked, if not exactly rosy, at least not that dreadful shade of Lavender that coloured the Potterverse in the sixth book.
* Rated for snogging ^_~*
Remus gathered the scattered embers of my heart and held them in his hand...
"Sirius, I need you to set out at once"...Dumbledore's instructions to alert the old crowd sets Sirius, Remus and Tonks on the road from Goblet of Fire to the Order of the Phoenix.
Today is a day of firsts, Remus thought, watching Nymphadora step carefully into the circle of standing stones...He smiled at the woman he loved while his heart leapt at the thought of the most important ‘first’ yet to come.
April showers bring May...hassles? Bridesmaid blues and big trouble from small favours complicate Tonks' life when all she wants is to bring her love for Remus into full bloom.
Contrary to what Sirius thought, Remus had never been concerned with propriety. He’d been determined to keep strict command over his mind and body...until Nymphadora.
*Remus pov outtake to Promise of a Spring Moon.*
Summary: "It was May, and Sirius felt a restlessness welling, a fever of anticipation that only had one cure- Cami. He yearned to see her again."
This Sirius pov outtake from Promise of a Spring Moon is the fourth Cami/Sirius one-shot in the Lovers' Moon series, following A Dog's Life, Sirius in the Moonlight, and A Moment Like This.
“I’ve grown accustomed to her face…” is the line from ‘My Fair Lady’ that inspired, being proof that snarky and romantic are not a contradiction in terms.
*Rated for the 'D' word (another quote, :D) used in the note before the poem.*
After eviscerating Mary Sue in fiction, Mary Sue, I love you! and Mary Sue, Marauders love you!, I was seized by the irresistible urge to skewer her in sonnet. (my version of one, anyway, choosing content over iambic pentameter :D) Shakespeare's 18th sonnet, Shall I compare thee..., was my inspiration, since when it comes to Mary Sue fics, (including the humorous ones) So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee....
*Rated 3rd-5th only due to a belief that younger readers shouldn't be exposed to unpleasant 'facts of life' like Mary Sue. ^_~ *