Reviews for The Dark Muse
emmzac chapter 1 . 8/24/2012
After being given this as a rec by more than one (mpg & BoydBlog for starters) here I am. And at this point I'm intrigued. So much so I'm going to continue on this journey. I'll be back from time to time to let you know how I'm travelling. Thanks for sharing :-)
DarkBitterSea chapter 4 . 7/29/2012
Zafrina? Ooo female lover :o
XiaoFeng91 chapter 21 . 5/1/2012
Beautiful writing.
CindyWindy chapter 21 . 4/7/2012
I hope I've sufficiently conveyed how wonderful this story is and how much I loved it! I can tell it's going to stay with me a long time. You painted Bella in such a way that I cared deeply about her and of course I loved your Edward too. The ending was perfect. So much happened in the chapter that it was rather overwhelming - in the very best of ways. Really wonderful! Thank you!
CindyWindy chapter 20 . 4/5/2012
I can't get over how thoughtfully and beautifully you've conveyed the relationship Esme has with her son. " "Through the eyes of a mother, she sees her own features made more beautiful and noble in their son, her own perceived faults diminished." (Just imagine, please, their entire exchange quoted here.) Her love for him and her hopes, just...*tears*

Really liked the image of Bella as a vine clinging to Edward with her face toward the sun.

I could write on and on about this chapter (for a completed story, no less) but I'm really wanting to know how it ends! Oh and how you're going to wrap it up in one more chapter. :) Will I ever be sorry for it to end!
CindyWindy chapter 19 . 4/5/2012
Maybe James could do everyone a favor and die. That sounds awful and I'm sorry to be callous but BxE not having to endure the trial would be wonderful.

"It's like being small again, when everything leaves a taste, a smell, a memory etched into your brain." Ah, very nice.

Haven't ridden on the back of a bike for 20 years - when hubby was my boyfriend. Your description was amazing to me because I never thought of it being anything that special. But you're right, it was.

I hope you know how much I'm loving your story, just enjoying and appreciating every moment spent with it.

P.S. Ahem, a few chapters back some dumb girl (moi?) disparaged Edward's character and wondered if he'd be good enough for Bella. That person now wishes to strike that remark: your fella's nigh perfect!
haveyouconsiderednot chapter 22 . 4/5/2012
What a beautiful, well-written story. Thank you for sharing it.
CindyWindy chapter 18 . 4/5/2012
How much do I love your Esme! "I need to discuss something with big Edward, not the infinitely more annoying obstreperous boy Edward." They were so adorable together. But oh my goodness, did he not tell them what happened? Just wait until Momma Esme gets news of that!

Your Jacob, a good and kind man, gets added to the short list of ones I respect and like.

Interesting epiphany for Bella - the power of a woman's body. So that's how it all began.
CindyWindy chapter 17 . 4/5/2012
His incredible abilities of perception (almost as if he could read her mind), heehee) enabled him to handle Renee with wisdom.

I had thought that Sparky sounded like Alice's but still didn't put it together that she was the same person as Jasper's girlfriend, so excellent job on the big surprise ending! Hopefully her presence will help Bella forget her crappy mother.
CindyWindy chapter 16 . 4/5/2012
Oh wow, he knows; they told him everything. I wasn't expecting that but it makes sense. And...he's staying by her side.

Gonna be sleepy today, but it's completely worth it for a page-turner like this! Thank you for sharing it! Must read on!
CindyWindy chapter 15 . 4/5/2012
Stunned. I thought Edward might help by seeing her via the window and, you know, call for help. As you can imagine, a much more sedate version than the bloody, brutal and incredibly tense chapter you wrote. Crazy well done!

Must read another chappie then sleep a bit before it's time to get up.
CindyWindy chapter 14 . 4/5/2012
I read a lot of WIPs but I'm so glad this is complete! I can't fathom waiting any length of time after that terrifying encounter! How did you ever write it? It must've given you nightmares. All I can hope is that Edward saw them from his tree perch. Must read on!
CindyWindy chapter 13 . 4/5/2012
"When his face lights up in a smile, he looks like a little boy, carefree and hopeful. When he's pensive and staring out of the window, his profile looks as serious and aristocratic as that of a Roman senator." Is your model for Edward anyone I know? *wink* No, it's not obvious at all. we're at the prologue and the situation is worse than I thought. She's gotten close with Edward and sadly is going to pull a New Moon. Even worse is she's doing it alone - no family or friends and she doesn't even feel like she can contact the police for help.
CindyWindy chapter 12 . 4/4/2012
Regarding your A/N and reply, I love your vivid descriptions; they're not too purple at all! Very enjoyable - the perfect shade of lavender!

"Edward watches her face light up from the inside like a pretty paper lantern." Now see, that's just lovely! I wouldn't want to miss out on a beautiful visual like that.

"...smiling down at him with her big smile, like the one that she felt on her face the day she brought home her little doomed dog." Danger, Will Robinson! Tell me Edward's safe and this isn't an omen of bad things to come!

"...realizes that she's tired of trying to stay away from him." I love your numerous, perfectly woven in, ultra subtle nods to canon.
CindyWindy chapter 11 . 4/4/2012
You're a master of metaphors: "Those heavy brows are like underlining a word, they give his face an accentuated ferocity."

I was surprised she spoke first but I was really proud of her! Loved their hesitant conversation. So much left unsaid.

Oh, I think we're up to the prologue, or close!
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