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Author has written 3 stories for Bones, and Castle.

I love to write, always been drawn to it, but never take myself seriously enough to actually do anything about it. I am a huge fan of Castle, X-Files and the occasional new show I get sucked into, but I am a sucker for a relationship that encompasses all parts of each member's life. It makes me think of my husband. I'm in my 30's, married for over 10 years, and mom to five wonderful little people. When I write, it's mostly because the plot bunnies bounce around in my head until I type them out. I don't sleep enough as it is, and those plot bunnies are persistent little buggers.

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Anything could happen by Pegship reviews
Goes off canon after 8x02. When Rick lands in the hospital after a traffic accident, he reminds Kate that anything can happen. "The best way to keep me safe, Kate, is to keep me close. Back to back, watching each other's six." Even while they're watching, they're racing to solve the puzzle of LokSat and Rick's lost summer.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 56,822 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 12/21/2017 - Published: 10/7/2015 - [Rick C., Kate B.] Alexis C., Martha R. - Complete
Bated Breath by Lydian Stone reviews
Kate's rescue becomes the linchpin of change in her relationship with Castle, and events from that night lead to resolution for them both. **Voted Best Crime Fic on The 12th Precinct Castle Fanfiction Awards.**
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 64 - Words: 156,368 - Reviews: 1302 - Favs: 658 - Follows: 493 - Updated: 5/1/2016 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
State of the Union by caffinate-me reviews
When Special Agent Kate Beckett is offered an interview for a Secret Service position at the White House she didn't know what to expect, but even less than the position as personal protection for the first daughter, she never expected him. President/SSA AU. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,749 - Reviews: 1702 - Favs: 656 - Follows: 953 - Updated: 1/24/2016 - Published: 3/9/2015 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
Rebirth by whatifellinlovewith reviews
She broke something wonderful, tore it to shreds. She left him, and now she needs to come home. She needs to fix this, for him, for them. All of them. A post 8x02 story.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 29,789 - Reviews: 689 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 497 - Updated: 1/21/2016 - Published: 10/20/2015 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Elastic Heart by bravevulnerability reviews
'Just another job, that's all Richard Castle would ever be. Maybe if she repeated it enough, she would actually believe it.' Based on a gifset by veraflynns on tumblr.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 48,229 - Reviews: 946 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 523 - Updated: 5/27/2015 - Published: 3/18/2015 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Attachment Syndrome by FanficwriterGHC reviews
She has a baby. She brought a baby back from Haiti. Can you even do that? Season 3 AU.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 175,180 - Reviews: 2952 - Favs: 1,133 - Follows: 1,268 - Updated: 1/18/2015 - Published: 7/8/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Believing Is Seeing by bravevulnerability reviews
"Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing." An AU story for Christmas.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,352 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 483 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/15/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Apologize by evitascarlett reviews
As Kate finds herself getting back on solid ground in her relationship with Castle, her world gets turned upside down by an unexpected visitor. As emotions run high and danger lurks will she and Castle be able to stand together and become stronger or will their secrets and lies eventually tear them apart? AU Set after 4x22 Undead Again. Cover Art by LordofKavaka. Now Edited 9/2015.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 667,729 - Reviews: 2102 - Favs: 961 - Follows: 1,153 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B., Johanna B. - Complete
Winter Is Coming by chezchuckles reviews
A Beth Companion by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,446 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 30 - Published: 11/27/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
Expectations by ColieMacKenzie reviews
Seriously, this just isn't fair. She so rarely has a day off in the middle of the week, and instead of spending it lounging in bed with her, all her delicious nakedness aligned with his, he has to sit through Black Pawn meetings. Happy Birthday, AC!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,419 - Reviews: 634 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 728 - Updated: 9/11/2013 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Let Me In by firstadream reviews
Outside, cops and clerks moved about their days. She felt far away from that world. It was just her and him and he knew her and when he held her at night, she didn't feel lonely anymore. She let out a long breath. "I'm pregnant," she whispered.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,618 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 434 - Follows: 910 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 4/18/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Not Perfect by GameOn reviews
Set early S4. Kate survives the bullet but their partnership doesn't. Almost everybody agrees that it's too dangerous for Rick to keep shadowing her, so she kicks him out for his own good. The only problem is that Kate can't seem to go cold turkey.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 53,392 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 278 - Updated: 11/19/2012 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Nocturne by Kate Christie reviews
If it were possible for time to stop, for the earth to pause in its spinning, it would happen for them on this night. The hours between "Always" and "After the Storm." Now complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,808 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 9/10/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Look After You by JillianCasey reviews
Alternate Universe. Castle and Beckett take a trip and learn a thing or two about looking after each other.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,355 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 9/9/2012 - Published: 4/10/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Autumn Skies by AlwaysCastle reviews
The effects of the decisions these two make in the next few hours, will force their individual strands to twine together. They will live with the understanding that their worlds will forever be linked by the product of their choices. AU
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 59,509 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 6/8/2012 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Freeze, Thaw, Reheat by ShotsyGirl reviews
Castle is backing off the sexual innuendo, letting Kate know he'll always be there. Kate is silently seeking and accepting more. A little back and forth. Chapter 52 up 03/19/12! *Reposted 3/20 due to FFnet errors.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 52 - Words: 212,768 - Reviews: 1236 - Favs: 608 - Follows: 908 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Tequila and Tacos by demuredemeanor reviews
A night out in a Mexican restaurant, in a tiny booth, surrounded by tequila shots and tacos leads to an abrupt Castle and a clammy Kate.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,416 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Two Hearts by Banterer reviews
Sequel to "To Make You Feel My Love" and coincides with "Love Letters" Rick and Kate continue the life they built together.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 47 - Words: 137,974 - Reviews: 720 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 340 - Updated: 2/3/2012 - Published: 6/6/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Separation Anxiety by VioletHills reviews
Kate is given guardianship of a friend's one-year-old daughter. Castle tries to help in his own unique way. Chaos and fluff ensues.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 100,560 - Reviews: 2535 - Favs: 1,224 - Follows: 1,397 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Volume II: Eyes Open by VioletHills reviews
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to begin. Follows Tryst. Post Countdown.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,853 - Reviews: 303 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 382 - Updated: 12/18/2011 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
The Plan by Googie reviews
Castle has a plan for Kate's birthday, but then it eventually morphs into a sub-plan to pull a fast one on Lanie and the guys. Caskett moments in this one. Total AU. *Complete*
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 80 - Words: 341,895 - Reviews: 3224 - Favs: 1,119 - Follows: 744 - Updated: 11/30/2011 - Published: 11/1/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
As Good As On Paper COMPLETE! by Bren Williams reviews
If you want a story that feels realistic, and will make you laugh as well as cry, than this one is for you. Drama mixed with fun, romance, and unexpected developments for Castle and Beckett.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 72,975 - Reviews: 973 - Favs: 455 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 11/29/2011 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Stop Haunting Me by chezchuckles reviews
A Ghost on the Canvas sequel by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles. Beth Beckett is coming back to New York City. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,186 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 11/15/2011 - Published: 11/4/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Granting Wishes by EliH2 reviews
There is a new serial killer in town, and he has some plans for Castle and Beckett.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/4/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Yin & Yang by NevynR reviews
Beckett finally realises what Castle was talking about when he mentioned Yin-Yin being a name for a panda. Minor spoilers for 1x09. Set post-Deadpool. This fic was written for Manuxinhace's challenge fanfiction .net/s/7382548/1/Challenge CHAPTER 5 UP!
Castle - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,086 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 10/31/2011 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Art of Living by krumkler reviews
Episode-fic set in late season 4. The case of a body drowned in paint causes Beckett to re-evaluate Castle's place on her team and in her life. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 39,272 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 10/7/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Apples and Cherries by daphnebeauty reviews
Something happens to completely upturn the lives of Castle and Beckett, throwing them into an adventure that tests and pushes them to their extremes. Mystery, action, and love ensue.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 50 - Words: 118,079 - Reviews: 2572 - Favs: 730 - Follows: 527 - Updated: 10/16/2011 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Sleeping Beauty? by knittingeek reviews
Chapter 25, More reflections on their wedding day. Total fluff.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 48,086 - Reviews: 441 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 273 - Updated: 10/1/2011 - Published: 10/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Dash Away by chezchuckles reviews
COMPLETE at 100. AU: Kate and Castle try to adjust to life as parents. Check out AC's preview video on youtube: /watch?v nARnCrP2Z98 Thanks AC!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 100 - Words: 240,666 - Reviews: 1987 - Favs: 703 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 9/17/2011 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Karma's Hand by MommaKristine reviews
Castle has a Karma problem that he hopes Beckett can help him solve. Reluctantly, she agrees, but will the secret mission they embark on change more than just Castle's bad luck? J.R. Challenge fic. A little light fun for a change. ON HIATUS
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,536 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 9/12/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
How to Survive by Katie Schmidt reviews
"MOVE!" She screamed, pushing her way over. Finale Fic.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,410 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 9/12/2011 - Published: 5/16/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
My Old Friend by cdixon reviews
When and old friend of Beckett's comes to town and winds up dead, Castle and Beckett's relationship is challenged in more ways than one. Follows my story "Changes," but is not necessary to read that first.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,055 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/22/2011 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Courtship of Richard Castle by Griever11 reviews
Sequel to 'Wrong'. Beckett finally makes a decision regarding her relationship with Castle.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,712 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 6/24/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Go Out Fighting 2: Serendipity by chezchuckles reviews
COMPLETE Kate Beckett tries to recover while Castle prepares for the worst: someone is still after the Detective and will stop at nothing to silence her. Now that Castle knows his identity, he's in the line of fire. Spoilers S3 Finale; SEQUEL.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,672 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Book of Questions by Charlie O'Kelley reviews
The team go to Castle's house in the Hamptons. They ask and answer a lot of questions and learn a lot about each other. The finale doesn't exist in this 'verse. The main part of the story will be T rated but will have some separate M parts also.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,279 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 237 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
I'm All Yours by Sandiane Carter reviews
It was only two weeks; yet it felt like much longer. Takes place after "A Death in the Family" - it will make more sense if you've read that first. Rating warning!
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,894 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 30 - Published: 8/13/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
3 Point 2 by elliehenry reviews
Beckett's mom's charity event. A break up. A date. And some revelations that make Beckett finally understand exactly WHAT she and Castle are. There's a really good reason why this story is called 3 point 2. I promise it will be fun finding out why...
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,820 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 8/7/2011 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
Like Midnight by Cartographical reviews
The call about the body came from Lanie, at four in the morning, on her day off. Lanie never called her about bodies.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,600 - Reviews: 809 - Favs: 444 - Follows: 335 - Updated: 8/2/2011 - Published: 11/18/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Stand With Me by FanficwriterGHC reviews
Shot, hospitalized and confused, Katherine Beckett wakes up to a changing future. Richard Castle wants to protect her, love her, save her. But there are things she must face, and she can't make him the promises he needs. Post-Knockout continuation.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,954 - Reviews: 465 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 608 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
A Sparrow's Fall by Scriptor of Lacuna reviews
After Kate has been shot, she struggles with her recovery, her feelings for Castle & finding her shooter. Rick, in turn, struggles expressing his love for Kate while trying to keep her safe from those who still wish her harm. Post S3. Angst/Rom/humor
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,410 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Visiting Hours by phalangesbyfive reviews
In the span of two hours, Beckett began to question the very foundation of her working relationship with Castle. Because now she was faced with the all too real possibility that it was over. NOT a post-finale fic. Cover art by pauliporcupine.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,283 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 7/24/2011 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
All the wrong reasons by GameOn reviews
Castle and Beckett are masters of miscommunication. So many lost opportunities that make you want to slap them sometimes. Here's a story of how they get together but for all the wrong reasons.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 35 - Words: 75,992 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 7/23/2011 - Published: 3/23/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
What Pales in Comparison by FanficwriterGHC reviews
Rick Castle, who kept her from freezing to death and held her hand in front of a bomb, prepared to die with her, wasn't who she was going home with. Kate's night after the end of Countdown.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 24 - Words: 87,574 - Reviews: 1150 - Favs: 1,449 - Follows: 776 - Updated: 7/18/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Used to Be by chezchuckles reviews
Taking up in the middle of Knockout, Castle tries to find a way around Kate's demand that they are over. SPOILERS. Some backstory on Lanie and Kate.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,813 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 56 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Together We Stand by Dmarx reviews
"The best you can hope for is to find a place to make your stand. And if you're very lucky, you find someone willing to stand with you." As Kate recovers, she begins to realize the importance of Montgomery's words, both on the job and in life. Spoilers for Knockout. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 64,315 - Reviews: 441 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 326 - Updated: 7/10/2011 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Changes by cdixon reviews
How I think season 4 should start, realistically. A lot has changed over the summer: a new Captain, something's up with Castle. Beckett is back at work and re-considering their relationship, but Castle has other things on his mind...
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 50,294 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 238 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 7/1/2011 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Dreams by Katie Schmidt reviews
This is a weird little post-Knockout nugget I dreamed up. Coma/AU and contains adult situations during a pregnancy and child birth.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 29,230 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 6/29/2011 - Published: 5/20/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Go Out Fighting by chezchuckles reviews
SPOILERS for Knockout. Post-episode series. What happens after Beckett gets shot? COMPLETE at chapter 9.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,175 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 5/23/2011 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
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Bricoleur reviews
(Fr) - Someone who starts building something with no clear plan, adding bits here and there, cobbling together a whole while flying by the seat of their pants. Post Series Finale - A series of connected one-shots, of life in progress, the way we see it.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 69,568 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 8/28 - Published: 5/31/2017 - Rick C., Kate B.
Daddy's Girl reviews
No matter how old she gets, she'll always be his baby girl.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,150 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/20/2015 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B., OC - Complete
Back to Me reviews
Set after the events of the S4 finale. How do you cope when your world has been turned upside down?
Bones - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,267 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 2/3/2010 - Published: 5/18/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan