The Revealing of Andre, Chapter 43, is up!

1.  Thank you everyone for your well-wishes and support during the “The Great and Annoying Revenge of the Hands, V. 2015“.  The Site of the Great and Invisible Splinter is now all-but undetectable, and the Stabby-Sore Finger-Joint of Death and Grumbling seems to have finally shut-it.  The Voldemorting Palm Scar seems to be minding its manners, too, so yeah, that’s good.

I wisely and/or lazily gave all of the above a couple days’ extra rest before hovering too closely over my keyboard just in case.  You know how vengeful hands can be.  I wouldn’t want them attacking me in my sleep and I know those bitches…they totally would, too.

2.  For some reason WordPress has become a wise-ass here recently and has decided that aprox. one-fourth of the reviews and comments I receive need, for some reason, to go hide out in either the Pending or the SPAM folder instead of posting normally.  I’ve caught quite a few reviews and other comments from long-time readers as well as from some of my newer lovelies hanging out and being bored in those folders.  I’ll go through and approve (again and again and again), but for some reason it keeps happening.  I’m only letting y’all know about WP’s strange new habit so you won’t wonder where’n hell your review went when it doesn’t show up immediately, but no worries – I keep an eye on those folders. 

Also, I’ve been told by a couple of friends that, apparently depending on their phone’s system?, they sometimes have to enter their comments two or three times to get them to go through.  I dunno if this is a phone thing, a WP thing, or a duck farting in China thing, but it sounds very frustrating.  The comments do come through eventually, though, if you keep entering them.  I guess you have to keep stabbing “enter” or whatever till that duck farts or something.

KEEP REVIEWING, though – review OFTEN and LOTS and all that jazz CAUSE IT MAKES ME HAPPY!  :D  I like being happy!  Happy is good!

Okee dokee, after all that ado’ing, voilà:

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New One Shot & Personal Update


SHE LIVES! (or would you prefer: She’s BAAACK! ?)
Either way (and complete with a NEW BUNDLE OF HANDSOME JOY), Gabrielle Blue has a new story up – check out her words – she uses them well! She’s also a great lady in her own right? write?, and a great friend. Go! Shoo! Read!

Originally posted on Gabrielle:

Reposting this due to some fb link issues

Hello everyone! Gosh, it’s been so long since I’ve last posted anything for you. It’s closing in on a year since the last story I shared with you. I’d say I’m sorry, but it’s been such a wonderful time for me that I can’t even begin to bitch about my muse going into hiding.

I’m going to state here that I’m going to go a bit into details about my life this past year. If you’re not interested in reading this just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link there to get to a new one shot that may or may not get continued.

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Normally I wouldn’t complain about crap like this to y’all who have by far better things to do than listen to me whine, but I figured (according to PMs, emails, etc…) that some of you kind-ass’d folks might be wondering just where the hell I am.  Therefore, to dispel the (non-existent) rumors, I’m checking in to let y’all know that I have not (yet) fallen off the face of the earth (hush, I can hear you).  I have, however suffered a slight injury of mysterious but painful origin to the last joint of my right hand ring finger.   To make matters even more exciting/whine-worthy, I somehow decided to acquire a splinter – a RECALCITRANT, INVISIBLE splinter – in  my left index/pointer finger just for funsies!  (sarcasm)

My typing fingers appear to be revolting against me.  It seems they are not a fan of my word spewage, ouchy little bastards.  I’m glaring at them mightily (and somewhat condescendingly) as I “hunt and peck” on the keyboard even as I, well, hunt and peck.   Thankfully I give good glare.

(FWIW:  I also apparently have nerves reactivating below an ANTIQUE, ANCIENT scar – ok, so I made the scar when I was in, like, 5th? grade when I accidentally sliced through the meaty side of my palm with a pocket knife.  What used to be numby is now alluvafuckingsudden painful in short but loud {my bad} bursts.)

Anyway, this is just to let y’all know that I haven’t forgotten about you luscious delectable (and rather brilliant) readers-mine, that I haven’t (yet) disappeared from this mudball of a planet…that I’m still around…and that I’m currently whining with surprising efficiency.    I also give good whine.

Thank you for your time.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled whatevs.   I’m going to go whine some more.

(I have, however, perfected the art of dunking Danish butter cookies in my coffee, so that’s a delicious plus!)


I Would Eat His Heart in the Marketplace


If you believe that men and women are equal and deserve equal rights…if you’re against the degradation, domination, and disrespect of women…if you’re against old-school misogyny and chauvinistic bastards (regardless of how well-intentioned they might be), then this story will PISS YOU OFF – just like it’s supposed to!!

(Srsly – don’t kill the writer – she’s fixin’ things, I promise!)

But don’t worry – I have been well and truly assured by its fantastic writer that all those issues, and many more, will not only be addressed but FIXED in this fic. Although it’s loosely based on Shakespeare’s MAAD, you won’t have to know anything about it to read the fic. All warnings are well-well marked.

Originally posted on Secret Nerd Princess:

HI HI! I’m back with a brand new adventure, or wait, was that Vanilla Ice? Anyhow! Finally, the first chapter of Much Ado About Vampires is ready for you! It might be my most ambitious story yet. Lots of world building, which thanks to Meridian, Kittyinaz, and RealJena is not the hot mess  it was when it started out. Also my baby sis has the beta skills to end all beta skills. I thank her highly!

So about the story:

Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, is also one of my favorites. But…it’s Shakespeare and many people hear his name and immediately zone out. So I started thinking, what could I do to make Shakespeare more accessible? I was rewatching Joss Whedon’s fantastic version of the play when the line that Beatrice says, “—O God, that I were a man! I would eat his…

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STC, Ch. 17, is up!

I was going to complain quite heartily about THIS DAMN HEAT, barometric headaches (“Barometric Pressure Headaches” if you wanna be technical), and, yeah, THIS DAMN HEAT, but I won’t.

(And the humidity.)

Instead I’ll gift you with Chapter 17 of Sookie Takes Charge.  Enjoy (in a nice cool location with a nice cool beverage – cold coffee counts – if you’re in most places in the Northern Hemisphere)!!

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Let me know what you think – reviews/muse, yadda.   :D

(Did I mention THIS DAMN HEAT? It’s like Nature doesn’t want me going outside, fickle bitch…)

The Farewell Tour


While in the interest of full disclosure I have to admit that I’m not into Doctor Who stuff, this is an E/S-based crossover, and I can say that this lady is an awesome writer whose words will easily suck you into her universe. This story only lacks the final ep., so you can go into this one knowing it’s all-but complete (if you’re like me and kind of shy away from WIPs). Go! Read (if you like E/S stories merged with Doctor Who)!!

Originally posted on Secret Nerd Princess:

Okay, first off, sorry! There was a mix-up when I was creating the page for the most recent chapter of Wonderland, so it went live before things were in place. WHOOPSIE!

But this is just a preface to the real news. Namely? You’ve got a new chapter. The second to last. Only the epilogue remains after this. I actually cried when I wrote this, I’m simply not ready for this story to end. Sure sure, I’ve still got the last epilogue, which is sure to make me burst into tears several times, and the outtakes–oh gosh, I’m excited to get started on the outtakes–but we’re saying goodbye. Le sigh.

Also, in case you were wondering: I had a really fantastic interview today and I may have some very exciting news for you guys when I publish the epilogue. I’m still balancing things out in my brain since it really seems…

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It’s a 2-fer! Moon, Ch. 20 *and* Decisions, Ch. 28, are up!

Both of these chapters were finished at about the same time, so – because I adore y’all and stuff – I decided to release them together rather than waiting.  So, without further ado’ing:

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Enjoy, and let me know what you think!










Mapping Viking DNA in Normandy


**NOT** an update – just interesting (Normandy) Viking info

Originally posted on ThorNews:

Vikings Invading Normandy

The Vikings invaded and colonized Normandy and now scientists are looking for DNA traces. (Photo illustration: «Vikings», History Channel)

British scientists have started to collect DNA samples from Frenchmen to learn more about Viking colonization of Normandy.

– The aim is to learn more about the intensity of the Scandinavian colonization in the 9th and 10th centuries, says Richard Jones, senior history lecturer at the University of Leicester to

The team is also searching for Viking roots amongst residents in three areas of Britain.

Norwegian Vikings

The British researchers collect DNA from a hundred volunteers on the Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, in Normandy.

Historians believe many Norwegian Vikings settled down in the area, although most Vikings in Normandy were Danish.

According to, the French volunteers have been chosen because they have surnames that are of Scandinavian origin or that have been present in…

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So imagine my surprise when the winners of the FANATIC FANFICS MULTIFANDOM AWARDS were posted yesterday and I discovered that I’d won not just one, not just two, not even three, but FOUR awards???!!!???

(Yeah, my poor li’l doggie still hasn’t recovered from all that noise!  She’ll be fine…it’s surprising how soothing a little bit of bacon can be…don’t worry, it’s lower-sodium, just don’t tell her that.)

Truly, thank you all SO MUCH for not just all your votes, but for your kind reviews, for your “likes”, for your patience between updates, and most of all, for being…you. 

Cause you rock.

Yes, you with the debilitating chronic illness that makes you feel like your energy plug is permanently pulled and your body is a war zone, yet you manage to read and vote and leave great reviews anyway…and you, yeah, you with the shitty job and the shitty boss, yet even after you’ve worked  yourself into exhaustion, you still manage to find time to read and vote and leave great reviews…and you, you with the shitty home life with too many crosses to bear, yet you still find a way to read and vote and leave great reviews anyway?  YOU ARE ALL SO AMAZING!  And yeah, you, you who suffer with ass-tastic fuck-nasty migraines, yet you read and participate when you can and yeah, you manage to leave great reviews anyway.  You moms with the progeny who scream and pull at you constantly while you’re trying to deal with life?  Yeah, you too – thank you for giving part of your VERY precious EXTREMELY rare free time to my stories.

None of us has a perfect life, not really, yet we’ve managed to come together in a way that helps us to make it through the days and the nights of our time on this planet.   You amaze and inspire me, and I’d love to share a coffee with any and all of you.

*clears throat with appropriate seriousness appropriately*

So:  Check this out (these came out huge, just pretend they didn’t…come on, work with me – you know, the way wordpress isn’t!):



Thank you.


Contest Reminder


What she said:

Originally posted on Gyllene:

Alright all you gorgeous writers, this post is just to remind you that we’re about half-way through the entrance phase for the Search Term contest!

We’ll accept fics until midnight on June 30th, so get those pencils sharpened and those typing fingers warmed up.

Remember, we want to know what some of the weirdest, strangest, and funniest search terms were that lead readers to your site, and we can’t wait to read the fics you write about them. The fics need to be between 500 and 5000 words, and for the small set of rules/information/where-to-send, click the banner below to take you to the contest page.

Send your entries to:

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And I swear that I am trying to get a chapter out to you. I know excuses, excuses, but I’ve been busy with the book blog.  I went a little crazy for a couple of weeks reading whatever I…

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Happy Saturday – EN: ATS, Ch. 9 is up!

I have super-talented friends and I have proof (both images link to the chapter):

Here’s a great banner that 4padfoot made for EN: ATS:

And here’s a great image made by Gyllene that you’ll be seeing again REAL soon:

(Voting closes I think tomorrow?? night in the Fanatic Fanfics Multifandom Awards, so, yadda:


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2nd Round of Voting opens on June 15th, 2015; 2nd Round of Voting closes on June 22nd, 2015. So…did you yadda in the appropriate manner or….?)

Lol, hope you enjoy the chapter!

STC, Ch. 16 is up + MY TURN!

1:  Without forcing you to search through this (very, very long/ginormous) post for the chapter (although I do like thinking that you’re reading the whole post which contains lots of eloquent witticisms, secrets of the universe, and sincere thanks…ok, so not that many secrets of the universe, but lots of the other two), here:

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2:  I MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST ROUND OF VOTING IN THE FANATIC FANFICS MULTIFANDOM AWARDS!!!!  That was some stiff and plentiful competition, and I know that I have you fangtastic readers to thank for my (LUCKY??) *13* surviving nominations…that’s right, ladies and gennelmen, ***13***!!!  THANK YOU!!!

So, that being said, now it’s time to go vote again…yes, again, and, like, NOW. (Don’t worry – it’s hella shorter this time around.)  Round 2 – the final round, I think? – is open for voting:

2nd Round of Voting opens on June 15th, 2015.
2nd Round of Voting closes on June 22nd, 2015.
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For your ease and convenience (and because I’m proud as hell!), here are the categories in which I’m nominated and the relevant stories:

ALL-TIME FAVORITE TRUE BLOOD FANFIC:  (There was a LOT of STRONG competition in this category, as in them all, and I’m extremely honored to have not just one but TWO stories make it past Round 1 – y’all make me tear up!)
FAVORITE ANGST FANFIC:  (To this day I feel both chagrined and oddly proud that I managed to write an angst fic, albeit a one-shot with extremely short angst…  I keep wanting to declare:  but I’m the ANTI-angst!  Really!  I am!)
FAVORITE COMPLETE FANFIC:  (Ya know, I am kinda proud of that li’l fic…)
FAVORITE ONE-SHOT FANFIC:  (Shhh – preening in progress*)
FAVORITE RISQUÉ FANFIC(That ANYTHING I wrote was even nominated for this category astounds me, but that not one…not two…but THREE of my fics survived Round 1 in *THIS* category – and against such, erm, STIFF competition?? – makes me both laugh {THANK YOU!!) and…laugh {Oh, the irony!} since I’m kind of known as being anti-smut…  Either way, you guys rock my world, and I’m, yeah, I’m still in shock BUT IN AN AWESOME WAY!!)

FAVORITE ROMANCE FANFIC: (Awww, thank you!!)



*ME  (Out of all the nominations, I can’t believe I’m still in this one!)

Now, Imma ask you fine folks to remember to vote for Gyllene, too.  Not only is she a fantastic friend and a fantastic writer, but she’s also a fantastic banner-maker.  If you see a banner on my site AND it actually looks GOOD, there’s an extremely high chance that she was the one who made it.   She’s up for:


There are many other brilliant writers from our fandom who survived Round 1, including but not limited to: BonTempsBaby, California Kat, Chicpea, dream7me7to7sleep, ElfChef, hisviks, Kittyinaz, Morggy, and Queen of Area 5.  IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN ANYONE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  Also, our own 4padfoot is nominated in many of the Artist categories.  I humbly suggest that you not forget them while voting in this MUCH SHORTER poll.

If you have made it down this far, here’s a treat to thank you for reading!
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WHAT?!?! Search Term Led to My Site Contest


New Contest! Read! Go write! :D

Originally posted on Gyllene:

Meridian and I were scrolling through the search terms that led readers to our sites, and we were cracking up! So, I had an idea about a possible contest . Write a one-shot (500 words minimum, 5000 maximum)  involving one or more of the search terms that led readers to yoursite. If you do not have a WordPress site, contact and I will happily supply you search terms from our own sites so you can choose the one/s to use.

When submitting one-shot please include your search term/phrases.

Contest opens on the June 17th, closes on the June 30th, voting will begin July 1st, ends  on July 7th, winners and banners will be posted on July 17th.


1. All stories must be anonymous. Anyone found telling what they wrote will be disqualified from winning.

2. No posting on your own site until the contest is done and the voting is over.

3. Must be at least 500 words. 5000 words maximum. It…

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Story Recs: Supercharged Sookie – Part I


Do you like a strong Sookie, maybe even a Supercharged Sookie? The Fangbangers Anonymous site has spotlighted a couple of such fics, and one of ’em is my own dear Sookie Takes Charge!

Originally posted on The TB/SVM Writers Directory : Fangfuckingtastic FanFiction:

Because we like our Sookie best when frying a certain Southern 'gent's' ass... Because we like our Sookie best when frying a certain Southern ‘gent’s’ ass…

-Supercharged Sookie Part I-

We at the Directory love a smart or strong Sookie, preferably both, and feel it should be the standard rather than the exception to the rule. The only thing that can top a smart and strong Sookie? The Supercharged Sookie, a woman after our own hearts who is fully aware of her own power and has no issue kicking some ass, vampire or otherwise. While we enjoy the journeys of Sookie growing into those powers, there is nothing quite like a Sookie who has them from the get go. The only issue we encountered? We were spoiled for choice, so in the end we decided there will be two story rec posts for our beloved heroine, and we only though it was fair if we sandwiched an Epic Eric in between, so be…

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The Moon, Ch. 19, as requested

You guys said which fic/s you wanted updated next and The Moon came out on top, so here ya go!   I hope you enjoy, and maybe get a wee kick out of this chapter.  Also, it ends on a tiny bit of a Sevrin/Willa cliffie…don’t throw things, I don’t duck all that fast…

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Oh, and unless I can’t math right today (always a possibility), there are *6* days left to vote in Round 1 of the, well, here’s the handy dandy super convenient link:

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(GO VOTE if you haven’t already!  You are MORE than welcome to vote for me in the various categories in which I’ve been nominated {Did that sound gracious enough?  If not, I can try again…} I’m still SQUEEEING!!, btw, and also: THANK YOU!! for all the lovely nominations! – but regardless, do go vote if you’re so inclined!)


HAPPY FRIDAY!! And then this happened…

Hey, thanks for letting me know which story you’re wanting an update on first! At this point it looks like The Moon came out on top (it’s the Sevrin factor, iddin’ it…), then STC, then EN: ATS!!  :D  Now, I’m certainly not forgetting about Decisions and Andre, but TM/STC/EN: ATS will get attention first.

To that end, I was working on one  (two) of those fics when then this happened:  Sookie was something then that happened and then alluvasudden Eric was sitting in front of Sookie’s old, rundown farmhouse in his SUV in the rain

listening to In Too Deep by Genesis:

And thus was wrought:

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I hope you enjoy this site-specific one-shot, and yes, I really and truly am working on one or more of the aforementioned fics, but you know Eric…he had a word or 3,000+ to share.  And he does have such a nice voice…

Aye yai yai….

Translation:  I just finished voting in the Fanatic Fanficts and…yeah, gimme a sec…


Ok, my flighty little caffeine-addicted muse is starting to whisper a bit in my ear (unless it’s a ghost…), and she wants to know which fic you want me to work on next.  

Options in no particular order are:

Sookie Takes Charge
The Revealing of Andre
The Moon
(I can’t list TwiFuckery because I don’t know any other fandoms all that well, so it’s on temp. hold…)


Ok, about the voting:  this is basically ROUND ONE – this voting determines who will go on to, I guess, the final round of voting?  You can select up to 10 nominations in each category (unless there aren’t 10 options, then you can select up to 5).  You can vote once per IP address.

I highly suggest you use Control + F to find the nominations you’re wanting to vote for – you’ll see why.  The options are generally plentiful (sometimes VERY plentiful), and are listed story name first, not writer name.  I’d love it if you would vote for me, but please, do vote for your favorites! 

Now:  GO VOTE!!  (Pack a lunch…)  <3

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You guys…you’re making me tear up over here (again)!  I’m stunned, flabbergasted, grateful, thankful, amazed…you just don’t know…

Thank you so very much to the person/s who nominated THE FUCK out of me over in the Fanatic Fanfic Multifandom Awards

Gylllene, also nominated a blue billion times, drew my attention to it earlier today so naturally I started looking for my name here and there, then I started seeing my nominations – a lot of nominations…  Being somewhat ***THRILLED*** and ***HOLY SHIT!!!*** about it, I started scribbling down the categories in which I was nominated…then the titles of the fics involved, and that list grew. 

And grew.  (You can see that list at the end of this post if you want.) 

Bluntly, even if I win nothing (and honestly, considering ALL THAT TALENT!?!, I probably won’t), I’m beyond estatic with my nominations.    :D

There are so many awesome writers nominated including but certainly not limited to (links lead to a story they’ve been nominated for, but many are nominated for far more than one story): 4PadFoot (Artist), Bertie Bott (Artist, too), California Kat, Cuinawen, Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel,  Gyllene (Artist, too)hisviks, Kittyinaz, Mommy4Thomas, Morggy, Queen of Area 5, Royal Ember, WhiteWolfLegend and many, many, many more.  When you see JUST how many awesome writers have been nominated, you’ll know why I stop here else you’d be swamped with names and links in this post!  If you see that I’ve missed you, please feel free to mention yourself in the comments below.

I had thought that these Awards were primarily for the Twilight and Twi/crossover fandoms with bits of other fandom love thrown in but I (happily!) guess not!!  There are a surprising number of categories and a fantastic FLOOD of writers and stories.  I’ve already stashed several to read later after I’m no  longer in a writing phase, and I can’t wait!

Relevant info:
Voting polls open on
May 31st, 2015.
Voting polls close on June 14th, 2015.

Convenient link linking conveniently to the Awards:

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Look, y’all – see???  THIS LIST IS HUGE!!!  If this feels at all braggy, well, it kind of is in a way – you fuckawesome readers THRILL me with your love and support and I’m happy-beaming over here!!  (No cats/dogs were scared in the making of this post, but only b/c they’re all asleep.)

All-Time Favorite TB Fanfic:
Eric Northman: After The Show
The Moon
Valentine’s Night

Favorite Angst Fanfic:
At Last

Favorite Complete Fanfic:
Valentine’s Night

Favorite One-Shot Fanfic:
At Last
He Had Your Eyes
Last Christmas
Shall We Dance
The Atrium

Favorite Risqué Fanfic:
The Moon
The Revealing of Andre

Favorite Romance Fanfic:
Sookie Takes Charge
The Moon
The Revealing of Andre

Favorite WIP Fanfic:
Sookie Takes Charge
The Moon
The Revealing of Andre

Favorite Veteran Author:

Also, thank you for reading down this far…   :D   Here’s an extraneous gif of Eric for your troubles:

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The Hubro is Back


Norwegian Owls – The Hubro is Back

Originally posted on ThorNews:

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Specially made sticks like this one allow more Hubros to survive. They are hunting from power poles. (Photo: Jan Ove Gjershaug/ Norwegian Institute for Nature Research)

Good news for all Hubro fans: The population of the Eurasian eagle-owl in Norway, or Hubro in Norwegian, may be on the rise. Now, it might be removed from the Norwegian Red List of Threatened Species.

The reason is a project improving power poles where many Hubros got electric shock and died. This year, the Norwegian Government spends five million kroner (about 650.000 dollars) on the task. In Southern Norway only, 200 power poles will be improved.

The project has led to that the Hubro does not simultaneously come into contact with two of the wires, gets electric shock and dies.

Norway’s Largest Owl

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Damn it Eric!!


The two saxon vampire guards heard screeching and crashing from inside the room they were set to guard.  After turning to look at each other they hear a female yell. “Damn it, Eric! They have already left.  They are not…

Voting Is Open for 24 hours!!


Okee dokee, y’all, time to do that voting thang ONE LAST TIME! Show your favorite writers, betas, and banner makers some of that delicious, tantalizing, exquisitely awesome fandom <3 at some between now and noon EST tomorrow. :D

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In response to yesterday’s announcement, a large crowd of writers, readers, and stalkers has gathered at the door. Soon they are led down a long, dark hallway to eventually arrive at a single door guarded by a face familiar to many, if not all.



“Freakity frack fuck….that is Alcide….I want…” MistressJessica could not stop the words from tumbling out as she eyed the male guarding the door as though she didn’t know if she wanted to tackle the man or the door first.

“Hold her back,” Magsdonald whispered to the ones around them. They all quietly chuckled in response.

“Welcome back, everyone! I am glad that you guys were able to find time in your schedules to come back and vote to help keep the fandom on strong footing as we all move forward,” Alcide said, his deep voice cut across the gathering.  “We are to wait…

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