Author has written 4 stories for Twilight.
Note 16th October 2011: I really enjoyed writing fanfic, especially Guns and Roses, and being part of this amazing fandom, and thank you so much to everyone who reviewed or messaged me with such encouraging words. While I still love receiving reviews, I'm afraid I'm no longer an active member of the Twilight fandom (or any fandom) community, and as such I rarely check my fanfic email account, similarly my twitter is woefully inactive. I therefore apologise to anyone to whose review or message I did not reply, but thank you none the less, it is always wonderful to hear from someone who's enjoyed something I've written. :)
Thank you to everyone who voted for me in The Make It Count Contest. I took a wonderful second place, which was completely unexpected but much appreciated!
BITTENEV, whom many of you will know for the legendary Stitches and Scars, has written a recommendation for Guns and Roses on the Lazy Yet Discerning Ficster blog, for which I will love her for all eternity. Please go over and have a look - there are loads of really great articles and they clearly have good taste in stories ;) lol.
The lovely Orioncat has been so kind as to recommend Guns and Roses in one of her Twilight videos on Youtube and she was really nice to me! Go and check it out here and spread the smiling :)
Huge thanks to my amazing beta, Cullenista. Her story, Blue Moon Over Manka's, is such an inspiration and if you haven't already, you really should check out her stuff. You can find her in my favourite authors :)
GUNS AND ROSES FORUM: I have recently started a thread over on Twilighted.net about this story - go ahead and check it out. I might even post a teaser there now and again ;D (if you want one, of course).
GUNS AND ROSES PHOTO ALBUM: I also now have a photo album for Guns and Roses containing pictures that I think give you a flavour of the time and the nature of the war.
Here is the link to the song mentioned in Chapter 15 (Gone, Gone Again). It is 'The Scientist' by Coldplay and it is one of my favourite songs EVER. I also highly recommend the video (after you've finished reading the chapter, of course). I'm like a walking advertisement ;)
I also recommended a song for Chapter 23 (For All We Have And Are) - 'Over The Rainbow' by Eva Cassidy. It is so beautiful, and if you haven't heard it before then you're really missing out. It never fails to move me.
This is the song I was rabbiting on about in my author's note for Chapter 28 (The Redeemer) - 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen. Go listen to it; it's absolutely gorgeous.
ARMAS Y ROSAS - Guns and Roses is now in Spanish! contiis has been doing a great job translating it so if you'd prefer to read it in that language, head over there.
The chapter names for Guns and Roses are the titles of great war poems and so I thought it was only fair that the poets got some recognition for their genius :) Here are the titles and links below if you want to read them.
Update 5/4/10: Sorry, this list is currently incomplete as some of the links aren't working, but I'll try to sort it out soon.
1. Peace – Rupert Brooke
-2. The Call – Jessie Pope
3. The Conscript – Wilfred Wilson Gibson
4. The First Grey Awakening (taken from All Day It Has Rained) – Alun Lewis
5. For The Fallen – Laurence Binyon
6. Into Battle – Julian Grenfell
-7. To A Soldier In Hospital – Winifred M. Letts
8. Not To Keep – Robert Frost
9. Back In The World (inspired by Back) – Wilfred Gibson
10. The Silent One – Ivor Gurney
11. Between The Lines – Wilfred Wilson Gibson
12. A Man Of Few Words – Melville Hardiment
-13. How Sleep The Brave – Walter de la Mare
-14. When There Is Peace – Austin Dobson
15. Gone, Gone Again – Edward Thomas
16. Exposure – Wilfred Owen
17. Rendezvous – Alan Seeger
-18. Men Who March Away – Thomas Hardy
19. Break Of Day In The Trenches – Isaac Rosenberg
-20. Spring In Wartime – Sara Teasdale
21. Letters From The Other Side (I actually deviated here and this is the name of a film. Info here.)
22. Ubique – Rudyard Kipling
23. For All We Have And Are – Rudyard Kipling
24. No Man’s Land – James H. Knight-Adkin
25. Insensibility – Wilfred Owen
26. To His Love – Ivor Gurney
27. Anthem For Doomed Youth - Wilfred Owen
28. The Redeemer - Siegfried Sassoon
29. Strange Meeting - Wilfred Owen
-30. Death By Fire (taken from A Refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in London) – Dylan Thomas
31. No Heroes - David Morgan
-32. The End - Wilfred Owen
33. Together - Siegfried Sassoon
34. We Are The Dead - from 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae
35. We Shall Keep The Faith - Moina Michael
36. Forget-Me-Not - Keith Douglas
37. In Memoriam - Ewart Alan Mackintosh
38. In Me, Past, Present, Future Meet -
I just realised that I have so many favourite stories now that you can no longer tell which are my favourite favourites (if that makes any sense). So here they are, a few stories which I consider absolutely awe inspiring. The classic classics, if you will. Check out the others too, of course, but these are a good place to start:
Blue Moon Over Manka's by Cullenista
Only Human by Amethyst Jackson
A World Without Sound by The Romanticidal Edwardian
Boycotts and Barflies by vjgm
Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8
Going For The Gold by bethaboo and tamelaine
Stitches And Scars by BITTENEV