Dear Readers,

I started this fanfic endeavor two years ago, never knowing the impact it would make on me or anyone else. I have given my heart, my soul and predominantly my life to this story. Whenever I get a review (good or bad) it truly makes me smile. It shows that I have evoked enough emotion to justify a response. And for that, I am thankful.

When I write, I typically write to music. My music library consists of over 40,000 songs of all genres. My iPod is always full. Some of you have asked me what bands I listen to and what has inspired me throughout this story. I won't lie, there are a lot, so I will only name a few…(about 20)…this list is in no particular order, just what I thought of that stuck out to me. If I could thank each one of them personally, I would.

The Everly Brothers

Sarah Vaughan

The Beatles

Johnny Cash

Elvis

Otis Redding

The Raveonettes

Christina Aguilera (the Back to Basics album was phenomenal)

Mumford & Sons

Sick of Sarah

Tegan & Sara

Skillet

P!nk

Band of Horses

Coldplay

Moby

Great Northern

Concrete Blonde

Hole

The Kills

There are so many more, but it would take pages and pages before I got through them all.

To my sister….I want to take this time to thank my sister who has stuck with me and my mood swings and my creative escapades and treks into unchartered waters. She is my Kiki. She is wonderful. I love her so much, regardless of what I may do to push her away at times. I am so glad she chose to take the journey with me. Without her love, this would've never happened.

To Carolyn…you have been there to push me from the beginning, even when I didn't know you. Over the course of this process I can safely say you are one of the greatest gifts this story has brought me.

To Crystal…you may know her as CLPSuperstar. She has been my soundboard, my biggest cheerleader, and my friend. Thank you, girlie. You are a shining star in my darkness. Thank you so much for making me laugh and keeping me sane in my world of insanity.

And last, but not least, to my husband, my best friend, my Edward…simply speaking, I will love you forever.