Carrie Swinton
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Joined 05-20-08, id: 1581501, Profile Updated: 09-20-16
Author has written 11 stories for Twilight, and Harry Potter.

"Acta deos numquam mortalia fallunt/Mortal Actions never deceive the Gods" - Latin Proverb

Hi, I'm CS. I'm 22 and from the UK.

I apologise if I don't update regularly as I used to, as I'm currently undertaking my masters degree (oh, how I've grown).

I think one day, I will be a writer.

That's if my university assignments don't kill me first.

You can also find/tweet me here @CarrieSwinton


Bright Star series.

I add a verse from a poem before each chapter, hopefully setting the scene. I sometimes use a verse as inspiration for a chapter, or select a verse from a poem that summarises slightly the chapter, or a verse that reflects the mood. Chapter names are pulled from the poems I select.

Bright Star openers come from the works of Anne Sexton. Complete.

Bound By Garlands of Her Own openers come from the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Complete

Admonitions to the Winds and Stars openers come from the works of Robert Browning. Apologies on the wait for the next chapter, my thesis got extended due to some health issues and as this takes precedence, but I will be updating after the first week of October


Other stories:

Almost Lover: As much as I have considered possibly writing a sequel - so many times, if I may add - because of the response I got from the ending, I have to conclude that, it was always going to happen and it is how it is. Sorry :(.

Edward Cullen and the iPod Shuffle Quiz: Staying a threeshot. It was a bit of fun to write to begin with, but I am not working on any other update so far.

I Pretend to Care, He Pretends He Loves Me: I am overwhelmed, daily, about the response this story got. I'm not planning a "sequel", but I'm drafting/planning/thinking of a story that takes the same sort of morals, ideas etc. This story was more 'John Tucker Must Die' than 'Hannah Montana', although it seemed that way. This story, I think taught me to write the way I, kind of, do now.

It Didn't Work: Oneshot for "The Perfect Girl?", inspired by the Manga.

Let Me Say Goodbye: I have always been annoyed at how Bella just... switched off, after Edward leaves, so I wanted a strong!Bella, that gets over Edward and takes control of her own life. Personally, this was also written at a time of my life where I had been with someone for a similar amount of time, so it was a personal closure to write it. It's probably one of the stories I have written on here that resonates with me, still, because it is so personal, so I'm glad people liked it.

Look! It's Hot Naked Guy: Inspired by FRIENDS' "ugly, naked guy". Also, I totally get the obsession with people who live across you, and wondering about them, so you know... why not write about it? Unfortunately, no sequel/updates, although it would be interesting how Bella/Edward would have a relationship from that point afterwards... but that isn't my story to tell.

The Perfect Girl: I remember walking up at 6am in the morning after sleeping at 1am to write this. So much effort. Such naivete. This is one of the stories I cannot read myself (how do people read this) and I don't know about where, where I actually get good at this writing malarkey. Based on the Manga "Perfect Girl Evolution", which was my favourite manga at the time, it basically consumed all my teenage years.

When Siri Reads Out Your Texts: About the perils of an iPhone. I have one, and there are probably 70 functions I haven't figured out yet, and I've had it for years. (I've had my laptop longer and it still manages to foil me sometimes). I realised I hadn't written something "funny" and, when I write serious stuff (at the time I was writing Hunted), I really needed a break, and I decided to write something funny/amusing. Although, not amusing for Edward, I suppose.

Fractured/Hunted: These two fanfics were my babies, I swear, and I really regretfully took them down, because the idea for Bright Star came into my head and I thought - why not incorporate these two stories together? Although, considering I'm covering CoS after an extended period of time, and it may be a while for HBP/DH-era for fluff and stuff, it will help. Plus, I quite disliked my writing style and the "holes" in my stories, so I decided to revamp - so people who liked these stories, please give Bright Star/Bound by Garlands of Her Own a try.

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Arx Domus Nigrae by MaryRoyale reviews
There are legends among the pureblood families about Keepers-special witches who have the power to restore a fallen House. If any House needed a Keeper, it's the Ancient and Noble House of Black. Hermione/Multi (Cygnus, Orion, Sirius AND Regulus). Polyandry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 106,159 - Reviews: 2488 - Favs: 3,031 - Follows: 4,403 - Updated: 9/28 - Published: 7/3/2014 - Cygnus B., Sirius B., Regulus B., Hermione G.
Aurora Townsend and the One Thousand Year Curse by rajastreet reviews
Cursed by a time-witch, Godric Gryffindor's ward awakes after one thousand years and enrolls at Hogwarts - in 1976.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 60,113 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 9/22 - Published: 2/26/2015 - James P., Lily Evans P., Regulus B., OC - Complete
How the Other Half Lives by Musicangel913 reviews
St. Mungo's has never interfered with the goings-on of the outside world – until now. Armed with sobering new research from one of the hospital's top Healers, Draco Malfoy realizes change is essential and seeks Hermione Granger's help to make it happen. The resulting adventures are rather surprising…
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 87,620 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 9/7 - Published: 1/20 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Grow Young With Me by Taliesin19 reviews
He always sat there, just staring out the window. The nameless man with sad eyes. He bothered no one, and no one bothered him. Until now, that is. Abigail Waters knew her curiosity would one day be the death of her...but not today. Today it would give her life instead.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 171,971 - Reviews: 851 - Favs: 1,659 - Follows: 2,356 - Updated: 9/5 - Published: 3/14/2015 - Harry P., OC
Rumored In Love by georgesgurl117 reviews
Hermione has never shied away from a confrontation with Rita Skeeter, and she's about to find out why she should have. But perhaps through all of the lies and the lines, she can find something truer than she ever thought possible.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 103,272 - Reviews: 1203 - Favs: 758 - Follows: 1,457 - Updated: 8/14 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Bound to Him by georgesgurl117 reviews
At the behest of Lord Voldemort, Snape is forced to commit an act he finds most undesirable. While working to thwart the dark plot, he must find a way to live with himself and also atone for his actions to the one he hurt. WARNING - dark content!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 75 - Words: 548,478 - Reviews: 5468 - Favs: 2,397 - Follows: 3,331 - Updated: 7/11 - Published: 7/11/2011 - [Severus S., Hermione G.] Draco M., Minerva M.
Reign of the Serpent by AlphaEph19 reviews
AU. Salazar Slytherin once left Hogwarts in disgrace, vowing to return. He kept his word. A thousand years later he rules Wizarding Britain according to the principles of blood purity, with no end to his reign in sight. The spirit of rebellion kindles slowly, until the green-eyed scion of a broken House and a Muggleborn genius with an axe to grind unite to set the world ablaze.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 148,808 - Reviews: 427 - Favs: 755 - Follows: 1,109 - Updated: 6/19 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Hogwarts Battle School by Kwan Li reviews
AU. Voldemort kills Dumbledore but is defeated by a child. In the aftermath, Snape becomes the Headmaster and radically changes Hogwarts. Harry Potter of House Slytherin begins his Third Year at Hogwarts Battle School and realizes that friend and foe are too similar for his liking. Competing with allies and enemies, Harry finds there is a cost to winning.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 349,176 - Reviews: 2033 - Favs: 2,539 - Follows: 3,035 - Updated: 5/15 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G., Severus S., Blaise Z.
Rebuilding by Colubrina reviews
Hermione Granger returns to Hogwarts to help rebuild the shattered castle the summer after the war. She and the other summer resident - and eventually their friends - have to come to terms with how the war broke more than just the walls of the building. Follows multiple Hogwarts students through '8th year' and one additional year of early adulthood. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 300 - Words: 263,374 - Reviews: 33974 - Favs: 3,351 - Follows: 3,412 - Updated: 5/11 - Published: 8/10/2015 - Hermione G., Draco M., Pansy P., Theodore N. - Complete
Applied Cultural Anthropology, or by jacobk reviews
... How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cruciatus. Albus Dumbledore always worried about the parallels between Harry Potter and Tom Riddle. But let's be honest, Harry never really had the drive to be the next dark lord. Of course, things may have turned out quite differently if one of the other muggle-raised Gryffindors wound up in Slytherin instead.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 162,375 - Reviews: 2546 - Favs: 4,162 - Follows: 5,355 - Updated: 4/27 - Published: 4/26/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Heart of the Badger by MaryRoyale reviews
For more years than he cares to count, Teddy Lupin has been in love with Hermione Granger. How can he make her see him as a man? As someone other than her best friend's godson? Oneshot. TeddyHermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,824 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 61 - Published: 3/30 - Hermione G., Teddy L. - Complete
Inverse by Elesrea reviews
Dumbledore asks Hermione to carry out a secret mission before the start of her fourth year. "Keep the Time Turner, Miss Granger. I want you to use it to help Mr. Malfoy reevaluate his beliefs. He is now depending on you." HG/DM
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 161,836 - Reviews: 1249 - Favs: 1,385 - Follows: 2,032 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 5/22/2014 - [Hermione G., Draco M.]
Magnetic by Beawitch reviews
Six years after the war Unspeakable Hermione Granger and a newly returned Sirius Black are united by one question: How do you build a future when you've come home from the past? Rated M for language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature in later chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 80,463 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 552 - Updated: 9/13/2015 - Published: 3/11/2015 - [Hermione G., Sirius B.] Harry P., Remus L.
Reverse by Lady Moonglow reviews
Hermione is unexpectedly swept into a dystopian world of opposites where Dumbledore reigns as Dark Lord and Muggle technology and the Dark Arts have revolutionized Britain. A Light wizard resistance led by Tom Riddle and the Malfoys has been left to a nightmarish fate. Can Hermione, posing as her darker incarnation, help save a world more shattered than her own? HG/DM
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 409,050 - Reviews: 3744 - Favs: 2,671 - Follows: 3,401 - Updated: 7/12/2015 - Published: 1/21/2008 - [Hermione G., Draco M.] Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
What We're Fighting For by James Spookie reviews
The savior of magical Britain is believed dead until he shows up to fight Death Eaters. Hermione Granger is a very lonely young woman without a single friend until she boards the Hogwarts Express for her sixth year, and her life take a major turn. SERIOUS WARNING. Rated M for a reason. DO NOT READ if easily offended.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 244,762 - Reviews: 2388 - Favs: 4,802 - Follows: 3,763 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 10/14/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
My Master's Bride by Paimpont reviews
A little Gothic story for Halloween. Yes, it's a Harry Potter story - just read to the end!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,731 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 26 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Complete
The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks by Paimpont reviews
Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve the chilling mystery of the lost Hogwarts student.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,835 - Reviews: 1527 - Favs: 3,574 - Follows: 1,147 - Updated: 10/8/2010 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Season 8 Redo by tanith75 reviews
A new, happy version of the end of Season 7 and all of Season 8. ED JH never break up. Forget about Eric and Kelso leaving. It doesn't happen here! No, you're not imagining things. I actually updated.
That '70s Show - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 293,037 - Reviews: 1247 - Favs: 577 - Follows: 284 - Updated: 11/24/2007 - Published: 5/27/2006
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Admonitions to the Winds and Stars reviews
Bright Star series. Hermione is glad to have her best friend back, and now even Draco Malfoy seems to be turning a corner. Lacie is caught between pleasing her mother and finding her own future. Draco has never felt freer now his parents have separated and wants it to stay that way. What else will third year reveal? AU of POA.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,436 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/1 - Published: 8/4 - Hermione G., Draco M., OC
Bound by Garlands of Her Own reviews
Sequel of Bright Star. Hermione Granger, the best friend of Lacie Malfoy, thought that she had seen the dark side of Hogwarts in first year. As she returns for her second year, a malevolent force seems to be attacking Muggleborns, and for once it isn't Draco Malfoy. With Lacie's absence, Draco is caught between his sister, his House and the beliefs he had grown up with. AU of CoS.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 23 - Words: 102,007 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/5 - Published: 4/15 - Hermione G., OC - Complete
Bright Star reviews
When Hermione Granger and Lacie Malfoy are Sorted into Gryffindor, two worlds collide between the Muggleborn genius and the Pureblood Princess. Draco Malfoy has always been close to his sister, but what will the devastating loss of his twin do? AU of PS.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 94,637 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Hermione G. - Complete
When Siri Reads Out Your Texts reviews
The iPhone 4S has many new functions, such as Siri who can read out your texts. What would you do in an interview and Siri started reading out your messages? Edward Cullen is a technophobe with a shiny phone who is about to find out. AU/AH/oneshot
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/11/2011 - Edward - Complete
I pretend to care, he pretends he loves me reviews
Bella Swan isn't your average 18 year old, she's also Peyton Steele, the popstar. After trouble in Hollywood means school in Forks, she falls for Edward Cullen. Except, Edward is in love with Peyton but hates Bella. How can this go wrong? AH. AU.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 90,561 - Reviews: 511 - Favs: 374 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 7/1/2010 - Published: 1/9/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Look! It's Hot Naked Guy! reviews
This is why we have curtains, and wear clothes, so horny neighbours don't get obsessed.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,345 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Complete
Almost Lover reviews
All human. When Bella breaks up with long-time boyfriend Edward, she finds love with Jasper, her best friend, but is he the guy that she thinks she knows or someone else? Will her past come back to haunt her? BellaxJasper.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,829 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/6/2010 - Published: 11/29/2008 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Edward Cullen and the iPod Shuffle Quiz reviews
Let's throw Edward, an iPod, a quiz, and a shuffle button into a bag. The mix we have is some really strangely accurate song titles for Edward and a whole lot of laughter in the Cullen house. What will Alice and Emmett do with these titles? Threeshot. xD.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,193 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 5/27/2009 - Edward - Complete
Let me say Goodbye reviews
Oneshot. During New Moon. Hypothetically, what if Edward had returned one night? What would Bella say to him once she had caught him there? Would Edward let Bella say goodbye properly, for the final time?
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Perfect Girl? reviews
ALL HUMAN. Bella was told she was ugly by the love of her life and now hides away from the world. Edward and his friends have to make her into an elegant lady, will they fail or succeed? Will Edward and Bella ever get together? YamaNade/Twilight. Rated T.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 55 - Words: 76,289 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 5/26/2009 - Published: 7/11/2008 - Complete
It didn't work reviews
Oneshot on 'The Perfect Girl', I did this because I was bored, but it is based around The Edward Masen Assassination Plan. Kind of BxE.
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/23/2008 - Complete