|Reviews for Blue Moon Rising|
| Rosetta Brunestud 9/8/11 . chapter 4
That's so beautiful! *_*
I really really love this story. I don't know what to say... It's awesome! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Kisses and congratulations D
| Bartlebead 1/21/11 . chapter 1
Good premise, and I like the werewolf lore.
| Emmers224 12/21/10 . chapter 4
Oh my goodness. That ending left me breathless. Another amazing story! Gotta tell ya, I'm stunned. Just the beginning 'There are some things Dean Winchester knows deep in his bones'... Made me know I was getting into a good thing! Haha. You have quite a way of drawing the reader in, holding them tight, and not letting go even when the story has already ended. I love it! You don't find that too often in a writer. Consider yourself lucky and talented! ;)
Who would of thought that the hunt Dean planned for the two of them would be the one that cemented Sam's certainty that he didn't want this life rather than doing the opposite like Dean had hoped. Quite genius, if I do say so myself. :D
I always do appreciate a good werewolf story and this is a good one. From the hunt in the woods to Sam getting bit, every word kept me in the edge of my seat! And Dean just continues to amaze me. He really is an awesome big brother and would of made an amazing dad. You capture him brilliantly and beautifully, every flaw and quirk.
So I'm sure I could ramble on and on about how much I adore your work but I think you already know that haha! Anyway, keep up the fantastic writing! I do love to indulge. Hehe ;D
| SunnyZim 7/3/10 . chapter 4
This was an excellently written and thought-out story. I loved the symmetry between the beginning and the ending and I loved the metaphor of the two stars that you used at the end. I suspected form the word go that Duck was a werewolf and was calling John to ask him to kill him but even then you kept me wondering if I was right in my suspicions till the end! I loved seeing Dean's interaction with the little boy and I loved seeing Sam's bravery and Dean's smarts in this story;-) It was also a very clever way of showing what was the final straw that broke the proverbial camel's back, as regards Sam deciding to leave the hunting life behind. Of course, in canon I think it was more a case of Sam always wanting to be normal and never wanting to be a hunter, but this also worked very well as a means of showing what might have finally clinched the matter for Sam. Lovely job with this one:-D And now I have finished all your stories:-( You need to publish something else soon so I can have some more reading material! In the meantime, I don't suppose you would have any recommendations of good stories that I could read?;)
| borgmama1of5 11/27/09 . chapter 4
This was amazingly intense!
I loved your characterization of Dean, his understanding of Sam. Your backstory passages were crisp and realistic, drawing John into the story even though he was a physical part of it. Dean reciting "The Wild Things" story and the bit about Duck's nickname were pitch perfect.
Really enjoyed this!
| badaiwind 8/30/09 . chapter 4
Well planned, executed and written. :D
| amyblair 7/15/09 . chapter 4
Okay, who couldn't grin a little at Dean reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' to little Timmy or Johnny or pseudo-Little Sam?
I like how you plant these stories inside the story - like why Duck would do anything for John. That story over in Nam was horrible. Worse than any werewolf, really. I'm still a bit skeptic of old Doc, too, by the way.
Ooh... I love the way Sam went from semi-conscious to alert and still in two heartbeats. Your build up of what is to come is so on!
OMG - again, this MOVES. I loved that as the attack occurs and everything is rushing by in blurs of panic, the microwave dings. Great detail.
Of course it was Duck, but a kind man, isn't he? Concerned for Sam being his first kill, asking - pleading - with Dean to be there for him, to not let it destroy Sam.
I thought the end with the boys standing in front of another pyre was such a nice nod to when they will stand in front of John's one day.
Great story! I enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank-you for this!
| amyblair 7/15/09 . chapter 3
I love that Dean learned R-I-C-E before his ABC's.
My heart melted a little when Sam said he couldn't help but think, 'What if it were Dad?' Aw, man.
The entire bit between Dean and Sam and trying to figure out how to "cure" Sam was great. Get the bad blood out - heh - and get Sam back before he turned. It was all great, angsty, and just awesome. You so had me at "Shit, Sammy."
Really liked the story that Duck tells about Sam and soccer and the hunt that Dean was hurt in. Very Winchester.
| amyblair 7/15/09 . chapter 2
HOW - HOW, may I ask, can you EVER outgrow the taste for 'Lucky Charms'? I can only shake my head...
I like that they are on a hunt for a werewolf and yet Dean flashes Sam a 'wolfish grin' at the thought of the 'Seven Sisters' constellation being hot.
Bats kinda creep me out.
I wonder where Duck is. Is he helping or hindering?
I thought it was funny that Sam tells the kid to "Stay" like he's a puppy, but then Dean actually names him Timmy when the kid won't speak. - I did love the story, though, with the animals and how Sam said doc went "Quack-Quack." And that's how he ended up being called Duck. Good move.
I thought the entire sequence of the werewolf dragging this poor kid into the stream, Dean shooting at it, Sam entering the fight, the wolf attacking, Dean's foot getting caught in a trap of all things - it all played out so crisp. Easy to picture. The entire motion MOVED. Nicely, nicely played.
Love that Dean realizes that this is Sam's blood.
| amyblair 7/15/09 . chapter 1
I like that even alone with nothing to go on, Dean can figure out that there was a fight between Sam and John because Sam had slammed the door so hard, the frame cracked.
I like Duck. And I dig his name.
I liked everything from who gets the top bunk to Sam bringing his AP book to the bluemoon werewolves. Totally cool.
Oh, and yay for Sam! No more hand me downs. You got that right, sister.
| PADavis 3/24/09 . chapter 4
Hey - trailed over here and tried this fic today. Ditto - good monster, good brotherly interplay - two thumbs up. A nice pre-season fic. Like your dialog both spoken and non - interesting look at their relationship at this point. Love the idea of a blue moon vampire - great lore.
| CB Walters 2/21/09 . chapter 4
Oh wow I totally love this story! I've seen a lot of fics that are sort of Sam-centric for this time period, right before he'd be prepping to go off to school, but what I especially love about this one is that you've given equal time to both boys. This would be a rough time for Dean too; of course he would have noticed the way Sam was pulling away from the family, and worried about it. I can see him trying something just like this, a brotherly bonding to try to get Sam back on track.
But Sam got equal treatment too, and in a way that I haven't really seen before. I like that you suggest that part of Sam's problem is that he's a worrier. I could see him being constantly concerned about his father's safety, and then lashing out as a way of dealing with that worry. I think a lot of times we forget that even though Sam doesn't get along well with his dad, that doesn't mean he doesn't love him. I like that you showed that the fact that Sam does love his family is part of his problem.
Duck's character was great too. You did a great job of making him just as interesting as the canon characters; I was so sad at what happened to him. :(
There are so many other details I could mention, like how in-character and adorable it is that Dean memorized Where the Wild Things Are, or how good you were with practicalities like melting the silver into bullets and giving the boys the right guns, but I think I've rambled on long enough. Suffice it to say, I loved it and can't wait to read your other fic. :)
| Linnie McCary 2/14/09 . chapter 4
Oh, my God-he's got it MEMORIZED! How much do I LOVE Dean Winchester? H, this section must've had every Dean-girl in the world swooning-this one certainly is!
Beautiful: "Sam felt himself snagged by the same undertow. Sleep pulled at him, his thoughts floating away like grave mist as he slid toward unconsciousness again. He imagined himself as Max, and embracing the temptation to just run away, to sail off to another world, away from family and everything he knows. Ironic - that he would be sailing away from the wild things instead of toward them …"
Also beautiful, plus appropriate and more than a little macabre: "The sun drifted down toward the horizon like a dying balloon and painted the sky with swirls of pink, like blood in a basin of water."
Awesome build of tension, beginning with Sam's rising fever and Dean going out to the car.
Love your expression of Dean here: "And there’s just the two of us, he thought. You’re still in school. And we’re both hurt. We’ve never faced anything like this without Dad. I thought I was ready for this – but I’m not. I’m not….
He looked at Sam, felt the familiar weight of Sam’s trust in him, and it shored up his backbone with steely resolve." Huge weight of responsibility along with that weight of trust, methinks.
Great, sudden scene, with the crashing window (I'm trying to be circumspect and not give away the story) and the ding and the immediate, immediate trauma of the discovery, although I knew it was coming. But it's heartbreaking.
"his thoughts skipping down another path" - very nice.
The coda? Lovely way to bring things 'round full circle.
| Linnie McCary 2/14/09 . chapter 3
"I kept thinking – what if it was Dad?" Aw, Sammy...
Oh, yikes. THAT's gonna leave a mark! What're you doin' to my boys, H?
And that (dratted) John. Grr, I have a bone to pick with that man! But you've done a fine job thus far of presenting him as a perfectly understandable, absolute b*st*rd. Plus, it's very clear how much both boys love him. (I'm in the middle of reading "John Winchester's Journal" right now, and your fic and that work are completely in sync with John's take on prepping his boys for the hunting life.)
| Linnie McCary 2/14/09 . chapter 2
As a one-time denizen of a rather wonderful sandbox, I especially enjoyed Dean's memory of earlier days. That was a hoot. Warm and thoroughly believable and thoroughly Winchester, to boot.
Ohh, the opening 'graphs of this chap have given me a sense of impending doom with Duck. This one's gonna end sad, isn't it?
Loved Sammy's knowledge of the constellations and cultures.
"He didn’t mention the fact that his ankle and shin were pretty disappointed at the lack-of-better-drugs news." - There's Dean's terrific lightness of spirit again. Yay. And just when I was starting to wonder where you were taking his relationship with Timmy, Sam walked out the door and Awesome-Big-Brother-Dean showed up in full force. The quack story was brilliant!
Great cliffhanger! (I can only say that, because Chapter 3 is waiting for me right there at the click of a button. Otherwise, I'd've been biting my nails. What I don't get is why I haven't read your stuff before...So glad we connected!)