Aurora Nova
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Joined 08-21-07, id: 1358230, Profile Updated: 10-15-14
Author has written 9 stories for Quantum Leap, Big Bang Theory, and Elder Scroll series.

I'll admit right from the get-go that I'm my own worst editor. This is why, though I have many story ideas floating around in my head, I have so few of them actually written down. The other problem I've found that I have is that while I can very often create a great beginning and a great ending, it's all that stuff in the middle that connects the two that I have a problem with. And having a large mental red pen, systematically striking things out as I write them, doesn't help matters.

Regardless, it won't keep me from trying to get these ideas written down, fleshed out, and brought to some concise and complete finale.

Some of the types of books I like to read are science fiction, fantasy, romance and occasionally a light mystery or two. Therefore, most of the story ideas I have reflect what I like to read. I don't watch much television, but some of my favorite shows have been (and in some cases, still are) Quantum Leap, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Drop Dead Diva and anything on the Food Network. Some of my favorite books are usually series, such as The Lord of the Rings, The Belgariad and The Mallorean series by David and Leigh Eddings, and The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.

In my personal life I'm a graphic designer working in a sign shop; I'm married with three kids and six cats--and no, I didn't personally give birth to the cats, but I helped hand-raise five of them from ten-day-old kittens, so they're still (and always will be) my babies.

I love to sew and I collect miniature fashion dolls, and I spend way too much time on Facebook, according to my family. Just about everything else is, as Anne McCaffrey would say, "subject to change."


A great many things have changed and evolved since my last profile posting. My time spent on Facebook has dwindled somewhat, though I do still check in on a daily basis. About a year ago my younger son introduced me to the video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", and now I am a hopeless addict. You may or may not have seen this reflected in two of the stories currently in the works.

Our feline population has changed: the semi-feral mother of the five kittens we had taken in managed to escape the house when a particularly strong wind blew our back door open. We've not seen her since, and know that we never will. She wasn't completely tamed, but it still hurt losing her. We still have her five kittens, who aren't really kittens anymore, and haven't been for a while, and they are still a great comfort.

Real life is still in the nasty habit of getting in the way of things I'd rather do, like write, read, sew, or play "Skyrim". I don't know if I'll ever be able to afford to retire, but I know what I'd spend my time doing if it ever happens. I'll let you know how that works out. In the meantime, please enjoy my drabblings, and as always, I would love to read feedback from you, the reader. Thank you!

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Dragonrend by Myrielle reviews
Because there was a deeper, darker version of Dragonrend… Now Alduin must learn to live again, not as a devourer of worlds, but as a man.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 66 - Words: 320,456 - Reviews: 1933 - Favs: 1,888 - Follows: 1,971 - Updated: 8/25 - Published: 2/25/2012 - [Alduin, Dragonborn/Dovahkiin]
That World Will Cease to Be by DraconicSecrets115 reviews
(Being reread and edited! Currently on: Ch. 9) Miraak served his dragon gods faithfully, though restlessly, until Apocrypha revealed to him his power and destiny. He was dragonborn, and that meant he could change the world, just as fate had decreed. The dragons were not gods, he learned. He would serve them no more; he would overthrow their tyrannical rule and bring them death.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 51 - Words: 239,313 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 3/11 - Published: 12/1/2015 - Alduin, Paarthurnax, Miraak, Hermaeus Mora
Template of a Hero by HelloMyNameIsEd reviews
The Dragonborn is thought to be what every good Nord should be, but what happens when the fabled hero of Nordic legend is actually the farthest possible thing from a Nord? Archer must become the hero he believes Skyrim needs, but along the way he begins to learn about himself, love, and what being a hero is really about. Features an Argonian Dragonborn.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 656,681 - Reviews: 572 - Favs: 352 - Follows: 354 - Updated: 1/11 - Published: 7/26/2012 - [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Lydia] OC
Fearless Vampire Hunters by Ms Katonic reviews
Skyrim's at peace and the Dragonborn's hung up her adventuring gear to take care of her little girl and be Queen. So when a job comes up in the Pale to look into a crypt that might be being used for arcane rites, the Companions pick it up instead, little realising Dimhollow Crypt contains far more than just beasts... Sequel to the Wolf Queen Awakens
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 99,840 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/24/2016 - Published: 10/17/2015 - Athis, Serana - Complete
A Song For Skyrim by Jack Trader reviews
I thought I was destined to be no one in particular. And I was happy about that. Then I went off to Skyrim to join the Bard's College and ended up nearly killed, proclaimed Dragonborn, and told I was supposed to save the world, bring about world peace, and feed the children. And I have this really annoying companion I'm hopelessly in love with. And no, I am NOT okay with this.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 298,658 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 7/6/2015 - Published: 10/14/2014 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Serana, OC - Complete
Heroes by insatiablecuriosity reviews
Einarth reflects on the disciple Arngeir wanted and the one he got.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,825 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/21/2014 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Einarth, Ulfric Stormcloak - Complete
Meanwhile in Markarth by insatiablecuriosity reviews
A series of shorts about the city guards of Markarth.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,874 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - Guard
Marriage Stories 1 – Argis the Bulwark by StumpyBear reviews
Alduin was defeated and the arrogant Stormcloak had his throne. Arianna Goldenmane had bought the house in Markarth because it was the furthest she could get from the soon to be High King and still be in Skyrim. StumpyBear smut/fluff warning.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,015 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Argis the Bulwark - Complete
Passing The Night Stars by The Wandering Pen reviews
Hiko tells Kenshin more about the constellations than he ever wanted to know on a cold night early in his apprenticeship.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,036 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/26/2007 - Hiko, Kenshin - Complete
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Into the Ashes reviews
Marcus of Whiterun has settled into a decent life, with many irons in the fire. Trouble comes with yet another Daedric Prince out to exert his authority over Skyrim, and he's made the mistake of kidnapping the Arch-Mage. Someone should have told Hermaeus Mora that you never take what belongs to a dragon. Sequel to "Into the Maelstrom" and "Into the Darkness." Please read & review.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 150,483 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 9/1 - Published: 7/21/2016 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, OC
Short, one-off filler between Brynjolf and Tamsyn (though she is not named here) from my story "Into the Maelstrom." Explains a few things and sets up others. Rated M for some mature language. Enjoy!
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,087 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/3
Into the Darkness reviews
Marcus of Whiterun, called "Dragonborn", has defeated Alduin, and now looks forward to settling down to the quiet, peaceful life of the retired adventurer. But as he finds out, the life of an adventurer is seldom peaceful or quiet, as darker forces rise to threaten this newly-adopted world he has come to love. Rated "M" for adult language. Sequel to "Into the Maelstrom."
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 269,661 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 6/14/2016 - Published: 11/11/2015 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, OC - Complete
Into the Maelstrom reviews
Marcus thinks he's woken up from a really bad hangover, but his nightmare is just beginning. Not-so-short story on a popular theme. Rated M for some mature language. Please read and review. Thank you!
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 394,781 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 10/24/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, OC - Complete
Banished reviews
One-shot of what goes through a Dovah's mind when you think you have the world in your claws, and then someone pulls an Elder Scroll on you.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,530 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/18/2014 - Published: 11/25/2014 - Alduin, Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, Hakon One-Eye, Paarthurnax - Complete
The Dragonborn Inn reviews
What happens when several Dragonborn meet for the first time? A short fanfic based on an idea from my daughter. One-shot, unless we get enough positive reviews. Please read and review, thank you!
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,622 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/7/2014
It Only Takes a Moment reviews
Based on a true event. Quick one-shot.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/7/2013 - Complete
The Equestrian Equation reviews
Leonard's pride won't let him back down from an invitation issued by Penny. Quick one-shot. Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters from "The Big Bang Theory".
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,181 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/2/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Ghost in the Machine reviews
An alert host, an ex-girlfriend, and glitches in Ziggy's programming. Can Sam find a way to save a woman's life and solve a one hundred year old mystery at the same time?
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,335 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/8/2010 - Published: 12/4/2010 - Complete