Friday, 13 January 2017

New Story - Turning Back the Clock

Hi everyone.

So it really was just a short break from posting, although it was incredibly productive. I have several stories coming along swimmingly so hopefully there should be regular posts for most of the year.

I am continuing to upload my stories onto AO3, bit by slow bit. I've pretty much finished the one-shots and low chapter stories, now I need to tackle the lengthier ones. The link on the right-hand side should take you to my page where you can see all the stories I've posted so far although, of course, they all remain available in their original locations as well.

Today I am starting a new story, a romance featuring Severus and Hermione, called Turning Back the Clock. It is being posted on FanFiction.Net, Ashwinder (link to story to follow once it clears) and AO3.

It starts during the sixth book, just after Harry and Ginny finally got together.


When Hermione uses the last remaining Time-Turner to try to help Harry, things go terribly wrong. Can she put things right again, or will Severus Snape be the fly in the ointment?

There is a very short Prologue, so I have posted both that and the first Chapter. The links above are for the Prologue.

As always I'd be really interested to hear what you think of it. 

Have a great week.

Dx
 



 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Captive - Chapter Thirteen



Only a few minutes left until the end of 2016 and the start of what is either going to be a much better (hopefully) or far worse (predicted considering current world events) year. But I'm not here to discuss politics or world events, I'm here to post links to my Harry Potter stories.

Tonight, as I said last week, is the last part of Captive. I really hope you've enjoyed it. if so, a review would be greatly appreciated - or giving it kudos when I get it posted on AO3 (later tonight hopefully).

It's New Year's Eve at Malfoy Manor and Hermione and Lucius are about to tie the knot.

 



I had a good Christmas haul Harry Potter-wise, with a Marauders mug that shows up when hot drinks are poured into it and a copy of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated book. I also bought myself a copy of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

I will be taking a short break as I've been too busy enjoying Christmas and posting to AO3 to write anything - I have just about posted all my short stories there (I now feel a bit guilty that I've wasted almost 2 weeks of writing time) so I need to do a bit of writing for a while to get back on track. 

Hopefully I won't be away for too long, though.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Dx


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Archive of Our Own (AO3)

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to say that I have started an account at Archive of Our Own (AO3) and have begun posting my stories there. So far, it contains the short Christmas stories from previous years that I posted on FanFiction.Net, and I am now beginning to post my other short stories. Eventually, I hope to put all my stories on there but it's going to take a bit of time.

For any new stories I post, I will give all the links to the relevant archives as I've always done, but for the moment you can find all my stories under the AO3 link below/in the list to the right.





Thank you everyone for reading and supporting me, I really appreciate it.

I'm off for a few days, visiting relatives and doing the Christmas stuff. I'll be back on Saturday for the last part of Captive.

Dx


 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Worth the Wait (The clean version)

Note: Spoiler alert at the bottom of the page (for those who want to read the story first)


Merry Christmas everybody.

Hopefully by now you've stuffed yourself full of food and drink or are preparing to do so and Santa has presented you with the gifts of your dreams, or if you're not celebrating a festival of any sort you're enjoying a nice relaxing Sunday. He brought me the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, so I'm a very happy girl this evening.

In what's becoming something of a tradition for me, I wanted to post a Christmassy story on FanFiction.net as a little gift but have been a bit too tied up with work and other real life stuff to come up with anything new. That was when I realised that the Hermione/Percy epic love story from earlier this year is definitely a Christmas tale and was ripe for conversion. 

It was originally posted on AFF.Org as it contained a few scenes that were definitely far too explicit for general consumption. I have therefore rewritten the story a little, to remove the smut, and have now posted the complete story where everyone can see it.

If you didn't read it before now is the perfect opportunity to settle back and do so.




I hope you enjoy the story and accept it as my Christmas gift to you. Also, don't forget to check out my other Christmas stories - Mistletoe, No Man's Land, Seven Kisses and Under the Mistletoe.

As ever reviews are appreciated.

One of my kind readers has suggested that I post on Archive of Our Own (or AO3 as I think it's better known) as they feel it would give my stories better coverage. Obviously, I want as many people as possible to read what I'm writing and sadly I rarely get the quantity of reviews that draw people into my stories however complimentary those reviews are, so I am open to anything that might further my reach. I have therefore applied for an account, which I am hoping might be granted to me tomorrow. 

I need to read the rules on what can and can't be posted but if, as seems to be the case, I can post all the stuff I've written so far, I'll upload all my stories there and see if it gains me any new readers.

All future stories will continue to be posted on the various sites I've always used but will also be posted on AO3 and the appropriate links will be posted on here. 

Until next time, when it's time for the last part of Captive, I wish you a good week.

Dx






*SPOILER*



This is the ring Percy gave Hermione - beautiful, isn't it?




Saturday, 24 December 2016

Captive - Chapter Twelve

As Slade would say 'So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun.'

It's Christmas Eve (for another 20 minutes or so, anyway) and I'm relaxing with a large glass of Bailey's and a festive showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone while I obsessively watch Santa trekking the globe delivering presents via NORAD (because that's the sad sort of person I am).

As I mentioned last week I did get my hair dyed blue as a present to myself and I'm really pleased with how it came out. With a bit of glitter spray added to make it even more festive I'm definitely ready for Christmas.


So this week sees the penultimate chapter of Captive, and the library has finally been completed. Now Hermione has to tell her family and friends about her relationship with Lucius.


Next week (New Year's Eve) will be the final part of the story. I hope you're enjoying it. If so, please leave a review or a comment. it's always greatly appreciated.

Tomorrow, I have a Christmas present for those who can't/don't read AFF.Org but I'll tell you more about that later.

MERRY CHRISTMAS 
(OR WHATEVER OTHER FESTIVAL YOU MAY BE CELEBRATING)

 See you tomorrow.

Dx

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Captive - Chapter Eleven

Here we go again. It's Saturday night (well, Sunday morning, just) and time for the next chapter of Captive. 

Christmas is definitely speeding towards us now although I've still done nothing about shopping, present wrapping or card writing. This time next week it will be Christmas Eve (Day) and I may very well be drunk and will definitely have blue hair (my Christmas present to myself).

In this week's chapter Lucius and Hermione both have questions for each other - but how will they answer? Check out the story to find out.


I hope you have a good week and get everything done that you need to. 

Dx

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Captive - Chapter Ten

Good morning everyone,

It's another late/early one for me as I was busy putting up my Christmas tree and the time just slipped away. As always I have spent hours getting my Harry Potter decorations placed just right with all the Snapey ones and the Slytherin ones taking prominence. I am so excited by the Hallmark decoration of Ollivanders Wand Shop, which lights up when you put a Christmas tree light inside it, and has a little peephole at the back, through which you can see Mr Ollivander selling Harry a wand. It is truly magnificent and one of the best they've ever done, in my opinion, although I know people have complained that there isn't any sound as there has been with previous ornaments.

Also magnificent was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which I saw last week and was every bit as spectacular as I had expected it to be. No spoilers as I'm 'Keeping the Secrets' but the staging of it literally took my breath away and I definitely saw magic. I would love to see it again but it will be a long time before I can afford it, and I think it's sold out until 2018 anyway. Hopefully, they'll eventually show it as a live broadcast at the cinema so everyone can see it.

So, finally, onto the story. This week Hermione is stepping outside Malfoy Manor again and going to visit some old friends at the Burrow.

  
As always, if you're enjoying the story I would really appreciate a review or a comment. 

Have a good week and have fun with whatever you do. I hope your Christmas preparations are going better than mine - I haven't even written a card yet, so bad luck anyone who was expecting one, especially those abroad.

Dx