Monday, 22 August 2016

Worth the Wait Chapter Five

Evening all,

Just a quick posting before I head off to bed. I've nothing much to say this week, especially Potter-related.

In this week's chapter of Worth the Wait. Fred and George have taken it upon themselves to help the lovestruck couple - lucky them!


As always, reviews and comments are gratefully accepted.

Have a good week and I'll see you next weekend.

Dx

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Worth the Wait - Chapter Four

Hey everyone,
So I've finally read the Cursed Child and have all the feels at the moment. You that bit where . . . of course I would never spoil you, but I would recommend reading it if you haven't. It made me laugh, it almost made me cry (okay, there may have been a slight welling in the tear ducts at a certain point).

I can't wait to see the play itself, not only to see how they manage to stage it, but also to see what changes they've made to the final version of the play compared to the rehearsal script.

It seems that everything is coming up Potter at the moment as the British Library have announced that they will be hosting a major exhibition next year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (where has the time gone?). Bloomsbury will be releasing a new edition of the book, in House Colours - another one for my bookshelf!

Meanwhile, I've bought my ticket to the midnight showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and I'm eagerly awaiting the October launch of the Illustrated version of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. I expect it will be every bit as good as the first one.  

So onto this week's chapter of Worth the Wait. Hermione is trying to avoid the twins and their sly digs, but it's not going very well . . .
 
 
I hope everyone is enjoying the story. Reviews and comments are always gratefully accepted.

I am writing, although I've discovered I have a myriad number of ways to derail myself from finishing my stories. I don't know whether it's because I can't bear to say goodbye to them after so long working on them or what, but it is really frustrating and I have to force myself to stop prevaricating and just write.


Have a good week, I'll see you next weekend.

Dx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Worth the Wait - Chapter Three

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend. I still haven't read the Cursed Child script yet, but can't put it off much longer because the spoilers are out there (including in the HP Wiki). I don't yet have the book from the Piccadilly launch, but hopefully this week I can get it.

It's Christmas Day in the Burrow and everything is full of the peace and love of the season, or is it?


 
  
As always reviews and comments regarding this chapter or the story as a whole are always appreciated.

Have a good week, and until next time, enjoy reading.

Dx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Worth the Wait - Chapter Two

Firstly, happy birthday (just) to Jo Rowling and Harry Potter and thank you for changing my life for the better.

So last night was the midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and as you know I was supposed to be going to a launch party in London.

Unfortunately, due to the Ride London-Surrey cycle race closing off all the streets in a ten mile vicinity of the bookshop we couldn't find anywhere to park that would allow us to get there before midnight or wouldn't cost £40 for a couple of hours parking (we spent over an hour trying every road in the area for parking only to discover it was all suspended because of the race, and none of the tube stations are anywhere near the bookshop - a particular problem for someone with mobility issues).

Instead of celebrating with other fans and getting and reading the new script overnight (I decided to read it as I'm not actually seeing the play until December and don't think there's any way I can stay unspoiled until then) I was in a car with my best friend navigating the traffic jams that the road closures had caused throughout London and getting more and more grumpy about not being at the launch.

This left me feeling depressed and disappointed rather than elated and excited as I had expected to feel and this bad feeling has carried over to today leaving me feeling flat and strangely exhausted. 

It was particularly galling because long after we got our tickets for the London event (on Friday afternoon to be precise) our local bookshop suddenly announced it was doing a midnight launch (although without any of the fun stuff Piccadilly was doing). We could have gone there quite easily and had some of the feels that attending the London launch would have had, even though it would have meant paying again for the book, but we wanted to do the fun things too, so ended up doing nothing :(   

Anyway, enough of my whinging,  time for the next chapter of Hermione and Percy's great love story - what has happened between them since their illicit night of passion? Please note this chapter has lemons.
 

  
I really hope you're enjoying the story so far. If you are I would be extremely grateful for a short review or a comment on here to let me know.

Until next week, by which time I may have read the Cursed Child (hopefully). I'm waiting to see if we can still get our copies from Piccadilly despite not attending the launch. We did pay for them, after all.

Have a good week, and enjoy whatever you're reading (hopefully my story is among them).

Dx


Saturday, 23 July 2016

New Story - Worth the Wait

Hi everybody,

It seems that as ever, time is making a fool of me again. I turn my back for a moment and suddenly another month has passed.

I haven't just been lazing around, moaning about the state of British politics, the (incredibly stupid) Brexit result and the recent (too) hot weather. Absolutely not. I've been lazing around at music festivals too, and drinking lots of wine (in an attempt to forget about the state of British politics, the (incredibly stupid) Brexit result and the recent (too) hot weather).

I have, of course, also been writing.

Today, I unveil a new story, which is quite substantial and is something of a departure for me as it contains a completely new pairing (for me and for AFF.Org, too, apparently).

I can't believe I am the first person in the world to write this pairing, although I guess as one of them doesn't seem particularly popular in the HP fandom there probably aren't that many stories around.

Without further ado, let me introduce Worth the Wait, which is a Percy Weasley/Hermione Granger romance (with some serious lemons).

'Hermione and Percy, one of the great love stories of our time — but will they ever get together, or will events conspire against them?'



As it is very lemony, at least to begin with, it's for over eighteen's only I'm afraid. 

To get the story started I've posted both the Prologue and the first chapter:



(for those who don't care about background ;))


I hope you find the story entertaining. If so I would be extremely grateful for a review or a comment.

I'll be back next week, excited for the release of the new Harry Potter book which is finally about to arrive in our lives (hurrah!) - I can't wait and will be celebrating with everyone else at a midnight release party in London.

Dx

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

True Romance - Lumos Link

Evening all,

True Romance is now up on Lumos. You can find it here:


If you haven't checked it out yet, please do. 

See you soon.

Dx 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

True Romance

Gosh, we're halfway through another month already (and halfway through the year), where does the time go?

Having said that, it's still another 6 months before I get to see 'Cursed Child' and that seems like it's forever away at the moment, but I bet it won't be long before I'm saying the same thing about that.

I have posted a short (ish) story on AdultFanfiction.Org, which I have also submitted to the Sycophant Hex site Lumos. I will add the link for that once it has been posted.
I have been involved in writing some quite long stories recently and this little plot bunny appeared fully formed and refused to go away until I wrote it down. To be honest it's smut for smut's sake, but then sometimes we need a bit of that in our lives (well, I do, anyway).


Sorry folks, it's over 18s only on this one.



 

The war is long over and Hermione is doing very nicely in her career at the Ministry of Magic, thank you very much. She doesn't need a man to make her world complete . . . or does she? Lucius Mallfoy might just have other ideas.

I hope you enjoy the story, and as ever I would be grateful for a review or a comment.

See you soon (ish)

Dx