DuskLikeDawn
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Joined 12-05-08, id: 1761928, Profile Updated: 07-30-11
Author has written 4 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries.

Hi! I'm Susie, I've been away from this site for a long time. I have two incomplete stories. Ready for excuses? My son was born August 19, 2009, and I was NOT a natural mother! It took me awhile to get used to being a mom, and by the time I was comfortable enough to turn my mind to writing again, my home was robbed. Both my laptops were stolen, along with my digital camcorder with my sons first pictures, the pictures of me giving birth and everything. I moved, but had no way to write, aside from pen and paper. I finally got a computer again earlier this year, but completely lost my desire to write. But now it's come back, and I am working on Dead All Around again.

So, about me? I am the mother of an almost two year old, who is my reason for living. I have a wonderful fiance, and will be married soon. I'm a stay-at-home mom, and spend most of my time caring for my son, cooking and cleaning, and about three hours of every day is spent sending out resumes and applying for jobs. There isn't a lot of spare time in my life for writing, so the writing will be slow, though I am hopeful I will complete my unfinished stories. I can't guarantee anything. Aside from the above I spend the majority of my time reading. The Southern Vampire Mysteries were my favorite book series, but I have been severely disappointed in the last two books. I'm hoping the next will be better. But during my obsession, I found fanfiction. Now I'm more into the SVM fanfic than the real thing... I am an unapologetic Quinn fan. I love Eric in the books, just not for Sookie. She can't have the life she wants with him.

I have posted a couple things on fictionpress, you can find them here, if you are interested: http://www.fictionpress.com/~dusklikedawn

BOOKS I LOVE

-Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series by Laurell K. Hamilton
-Rachel Morgan Series by Kim Harrison
-Southern Vampire Mysteries Series by Charlaine Harris
-Riley Jensen Series by Keri Arthur
-Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
-Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill
-Nice Girls Series by Molly Harper
-The Little Goddess Series by Amy Lane (It's an independent series you'll have to get online)
-Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Meade
-House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
-Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
-Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost


BOOKS I LIKE


-Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaughn
-Undead Series by MaryJanice Davidson
-Blood Ties by Tanya Huff
-Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
-Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind
-Weather Warden Series by Rachel Caine
-Undone Series by Rachel Caine
-Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

MY TBR PILE


-Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
-Dark Series/Carpathian Series by Christine Feehan (my soon-to-be Mother-in-Law highly recommends)
-The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
-How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
-Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (the same guy who wrote Fight Club)


MY THOUGHTS ON SVM FANFICTION- SPOILERS!!!

I liked Eric in the books, but the obsession fans have with him is astounding! I like original stories and if she ends up with Sam, Quinn, Eric, Alcide, even Bill, I am happy. I hate stories that have Quinn bashing, and I will stop reading as soon as that starts. I don't mind the Bill bashing after everything he put her through. Though there is such a thing as too much, in my opinion.

Another thing that annoys me: No one has an issue with Sookie calling her men 'baby' but people are annoyed by Quinn calling her 'babe'? I don't get that, why is it okay to call a badass vampire or shapeshifter baby, but not okay for someone a hundred times stronger than her to call her babe? I actually dislike the term 'lover' though, lover is not something you call someone you love, it's something you call someone you have sex with.

I think this is my last complaint: Sookie did not save Eric first during the Rhodes bombing because she was in love with him, she only saved him first because she only knew where Eric and Pam's room was, and the Queen's room. Since Cataliades was saving the Queen, she went after Eric and Pam. Also remember, she CALLED Quinn first thing. Her FIRST thought was saving Quinn and Frannie, but as they were able to move during the day, getting them moving was all that was required. She likes to help people. She thinks of the Louisiana vamps (before the takeover) as 'her vamps', because the supernatural community is the only people that accepted her for who she was, she felt a kinship with those folks and because of that she felt a responsibility to them.

Nope, I lied, I have one more complaint, people gripe about Quinn not telling Sookie his history. #1: What did she know about Bill's history? About Eric's? #2: How long were they dating? Six months? And in that time four or five dates? If you count being kidnapped by the Pelt's a date, or being ordered to attend a ball for the Queen, then more, but they weren't together long, do you fill the person you're dating on your entire crappy past on the 5th date? #3: How do we know he didn't think she already knew his history? Her best friends are vampires, witches, fairies, weres and Weres, and he was FAMOUS in those circles. She noticed people treating him like a 'rockstar' and never questioned it. When she finally did, in Rhodes, there wasn't really time for him to tell her. And finally #4: Why did none of her 'friends' tell her, if it was something to be concerned about?


MY STORIES:

Dealing with the 'Boys' - COMPLETE - This is a series of poems 100 words each on how I think Sookie should deal with all the 'boys' in her life. There are no names, see if you can find out which one is which!

First Attraction - COMPLETE This short story is Quinn's POV during Dead as a Doornail. The dialogue is even pulled directly from that book. I only changed the POV and the thoughts. This takes place during Colonel Flood's Funeral and the Packmaster Competition.

After Effects - ON HOLD - Sorry I've kind of lost my motivation. I'm hoping if I give it a little more time, I'll be able to finish - thanks for all the encouragement, folks! Just as Quinn comes back into Sookie's life, something goes incredibly wrong. She won't be able to fix it herself and will need help of all her Supe friends. Immediately follows the short story 'Gift Wrap' in the anthology 'Wolfsbane and Mistletoe'.

Dead All Around - IN PROGRESS - After the Fae War is over, Sookie has called in all her favors. No one owes her any longer, and she's completely on her own. She's now with Eric, but even he can't protect her from the newest threat. This story is my reaction to Book 9 Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris in the Southern Vampire Mysteries Series (obviously). I had planned on going very dark with this series but changed direction in the middle.


In "Dealing with the 'Boys'" Nearly everyone got them all right, just in case someone didn't though, here's who's who:

#1: Bill
#2: Sam
#3: Alcide
#4: Eric
#5: Quinn
#6: Barry
#7: Calvin

Most were pretty easy to figure out. I love the thought of Eric knowing Sookie so well that he'll let her go. Though he may love her (who knows?) or at least care about her, if he knows her well enough he'll see that what she wants most is a husband and children, she wants to cook breakfast in the morning, have dinner on the table for her husband and children at night. She wants to tan on the beach and have picnics in the sand. I just want Sookie to be happy. I feel like she's my friend, ya know? And like she screwed Quinn over bad.

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Tasting Sin by Leia1912 reviews
What's the most delicious thing you've ever seen? Poor Sookie's about to find out. Eric/Sookie fluff in the vein of the early SVM books: a lot of romance, comedy, action. (CANON THROUGH BOOK 8; INCORPORATES IDEAS FROM LATER BOOKS, BUT NOT DEA.)
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 88 - Words: 294,580 - Reviews: 3667 - Favs: 1,976 - Follows: 1,978 - Updated: 7/12/2013 - Published: 10/31/2008 - Sookie, Eric
Spirit Bound: Redemption by steffy2106 reviews
My own version of Spirit bound. Starts 5 days after the end of Blood Promise. Contains lots of spoilers so don’t read if you didn’t read Blood Promise. Rated T for language. Read and Review D
Vampire Academy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 82,181 - Reviews: 965 - Favs: 423 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 2/18/2012 - Published: 8/31/2009 - Complete
Dying For Some Sun by JoxX reviews
AU what if Rene kinda killed Sookie?... A Vampire Sookie story...oh she's pissed her maker is getting the brunt of her wrath... but you know what they say; theres a thin line between love and hate... M
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 90,037 - Reviews: 1737 - Favs: 424 - Follows: 613 - Updated: 12/14/2011 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Sookie, Eric
A Second Chance by Christobel Cullen reviews
What if Laurent changed Bella in the meadow? Bella would get a second chance to be what she was always meant to be - a vampire. Would she also get a second chance at love? New Moon AU COMPLETE
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 53,211 - Reviews: 1031 - Favs: 1,081 - Follows: 493 - Updated: 8/12/2011 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
Divine Intervention by Kyrie Pelazzi reviews
This is my first story, it has spoilers for all books and Eric and Sookie pairings. The rest you'll learn as you read.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 48 - Words: 59,854 - Reviews: 372 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 6/14/2011 - Published: 5/13/2009 - Eric, Sookie
Revealed by APearle reviews
Continues the night of the Were revelation from CH's Ch.1 of Dead and Gone. It takes into account CH's short story Gift Wrap as well. Update: Now that D&G is out, letting you know that THIS story does NOT recognize the full 9th book. Only the 1st chapter.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 43 - Words: 112,012 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 12/14/2010 - Published: 4/22/2009 - Sookie, Quinn
Dead As Dead Can Be by Aeternus.Flamma reviews
[Post All Together Dead] Sookie Stackhouse has returned from her last adventure, set on avoiding vampires for the rest of her life, and getting everything back on track. Do things go as planned? Do they ever? The undead jump back into her life, of course.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 17 - Words: 38,641 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 7/12/2010 - Published: 7/23/2007
Rip Roarin' Dead by Maharet LaFae reviews
I couldn't think of anything new to do with an E/S pairing, so I decided to try something else. A little bit of under explored pairing for Sookie. Spoilers for books 1-8, as well as the short stories *especially "Gift Wrap"* and chapter one of D&G.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,524 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/20/2009 - Published: 4/20/2009 - Sam, Sookie
Dead at the Moment by Team Jane reviews
After DAG Sookie wants answers. Through questioning, Eric reveals that Quinn will be executed for defying the King, leaving Las Vegas, and entering Eric's area without permission. Will Sookie be able to save Quinn? How will this effect Sookie and Eric?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 213,198 - Reviews: 1203 - Favs: 319 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 9/11/2009 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
Avoidance by ineedcoffee reviews
My version of Dead and Gone set after the first chapter of D&G. Spoilers for all books, Gift Wrap, and Chapter 1 of D&G. Does not follow story line of rest of D&G. Rated Mature for later chapters.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 34 - Words: 119,094 - Reviews: 690 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 6/30/2009 - Published: 4/21/2009 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
Missing Dead by jen331 reviews
Summary: Sookie and Pam have an unexpected problem. Disclaimer: I don't own any of these characters. I'm just playing for fun.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,375 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 4/6/2009 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Sookie, Pam
The S Word by AphroditesChild54 reviews
Sookie finds her Inner Goddess and puts the men in her life back in their place once and for all. Rated Mature for later chapters.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,410 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 1/10/2009 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Sookie - Complete
A Tiger's Tail by RunsWithSpoons reviews
Quinn's gone feral and he's on the hunt. It's up to Sookie to save him. Will he turn against her for leaving him... especially when Eric tags along? NOTE: Rating changed to M for later chapters.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,786 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/29/2008 - Published: 10/28/2008 - Sookie, Quinn - Complete
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Dead All Around reviews
After the Fae War is over, Sookie must face yet another challenge. The remaining people she holds dear are at risk, and as always, so is she. Spoilers through 'Dead and Gone'.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 46,511 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 6/23/2009 - Published: 5/6/2009 - Sookie
After Effects reviews
Just as Quinn comes back into Sookie's life, something goes incredibly wrong. She won't be able to fix it herself and will need help of all her Supe friends. Immediately follows the short story 'Gift Wrap' in the anthology 'Wolfsbane and Mistletoe'.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 36,324 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 1/20/2009 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Sookie, Quinn
Dealing with the 'Boys' reviews
This is a series of poems 100 words each on how I think Sookie should deal with all the 'boys' in her life. There are no names, see if you can find out which one is which!
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 848 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 12/22/2008 - Sookie - Complete
First Attraction reviews
This short story is Quinn's POV during Dead as a Doornail. The dialogue is even pulled directly from that book. I only changed the POV and the thoughts. This takes place during Colonel Flood's Funeral and the Packmaster Competition.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,799 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 18 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Quinn, Sookie - Complete