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Joined 02-11-09, id: 1835443, Profile Updated: 02-20-11
Author has written 3 stories for Twilight.

I caved. You can follow me on Twitter @jackiejones11

Well, I spend way too much time lately reading Twilight fic when I should be grading my students' essays or picking up after my tazmanian devil of a toddler. When I'm not reading ff, you'll usually find me reading Shakespeare, Austen, or Bronte, though I'm partial to just about anything British and Victorian. If the TV is on at my house, it's usually playing Lost, the Office, or dvds of Anne of Green Gables or Arrested Development. I have an amazing husband of nearly twelve years, with whom I share a large number of inside jokes, good intentions, and missed opportunities.

The grammar rule that I'd like to teach everyone: A comma surrounds any name used in a direct address. It really does make a difference. "I know, Edward" and "I know Edward" are NOT the same. If that makes me a comma Nazi, so be it.

I wrote a character study (Mike Newton) for The Lazy, Yet Discerning Ficster. You can check it out, if you want.

Ooh! "Unto a Heart of Stone" was recommended on "The Little Known Ficster" blog. Check it out!

Jennyfly was generous enough to rec my story on A Different Forest here. ADF is definitely my favorite Twific site - if you haven't checked it out, you certainly should!

"Unto the Heart of Stone" is up for a Vampie Award! More information can be found here.

I'm realistic enough to acknowledge that not everyone has read the same books as I have, so the historical and literary references peppered throughout "Unto a Heart of Stone" may be off-putting to some. To minimize that, I've posted notes with links to information on any references or background information that I think is interesting or might be helpful. I'm housing them on my Live Journal page because I really hate the pseudo-links that Ff.net forces us to use at the end of chapters. So, if you're interested or curious or confused, try checking out my LJ page, "You Kiss by the Book" (and, yes, that's a literary reference in itself - to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet).


To give you a little background on my multi-chaptered fic, this story flows out of questions I've been asking myself since I finished reading the Twilight Saga:

How much are vampires' special talents determined by genetic predispositions, as opposed to life experience? (nature vs. nurture)

In Twilight, while sitting at the lunch tables after their dinner in Port Angeles, Bella seems offended when Edward suggests that his feelings are stronger than hers because he's "trying to say goodbye" for her own good. She seems to imply that she too is capable of making great sacrifices for the ones she loves. Would she really? If the roles were reversed, would she even think leaving to be what is best for Edward?

We know that Bella is the first woman that Edward has found himself attracted to, but given the period in which he "died", one can only assume that there were plenty of girls wishing and hoping that he'd give them a second look. Bella is given an alternative to Edward in the Saga (whether you like it or not, she does have to choose between him and Jacob), but Bella seems to have no competition for Edward's affections. Would his love for Bella have been strengthened or weakened by a legitimate alternative?

Given his conviction that vampires are categorically damned, would Edward have chosen to be changed in order to spend forever with Bella?

Got a minute? Visit the Twilighted thread for Unto a Heart of Stone and chat with me!

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A Garment of Brightness by miaokuancha reviews
Moving to Forks, spending the last eighteen months of her childhood with a father she barely knew ... it seemed like a good idea at the time. A Twilight mosaic, freely drawn from book and movie, wanders into AU as the story unfolds. Rated M for some intense, disturbing images. PM me if you have questions.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 62 - Words: 153,137 - Reviews: 3527 - Favs: 1,405 - Follows: 1,638 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Bella, Edward
The Cellar by iambeagle reviews
Boy meets Girl. Girl's friend throws up on Boy's shoes. A story about wannabe hipsters, awkward moments, and soul mates.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 49,262 - Reviews: 4046 - Favs: 2,708 - Follows: 1,853 - Updated: 11/3/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Difficult by Provocative Envy reviews
COMPLETE: "I should," I repeated. "But I don't want to." And then he smiled, and I was wrecked. HG/DM.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 87,378 - Reviews: 1042 - Favs: 1,172 - Follows: 749 - Updated: 10/2/2012 - Published: 2/6/2012 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume reviews
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 64,919 - Reviews: 7298 - Favs: 9,685 - Follows: 5,601 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 2/17/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Alive Again by AnnaLund reviews
Slowly coming back to life. Choose your own character. I choose me. Just a heartfelt thank you. Rating: K
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,930 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Complete
Breaking News by WriteOnTime reviews
Two network news anchors. One desk. In a race to get the story, love might become the headline - if they don't kill each other first. AH Canon Couples, smart people, particle physics, and tap dancing.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 182,215 - Reviews: 7047 - Favs: 5,098 - Follows: 4,022 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 10/5/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Red Eye by badjujube reviews
It's important for any private investigator to maintain a good relationship with local law enforcement and it's representatives. Therefore, I am always cooperative and polite with Chief Swan. Also, I try not to drink his daughter Bella's blood. Complete.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 37 - Words: 90,545 - Reviews: 3794 - Favs: 1,875 - Follows: 1,277 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Of Kith and Kin by Chicklette reviews
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return." -Nat King Cole. This story is about that. AH, Canon pairings.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 88,113 - Reviews: 3852 - Favs: 3,359 - Follows: 1,898 - Updated: 12/19/2011 - Published: 7/16/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Butterfly Effect by LyricalKris reviews
Edward's fall from grace destroyed not only his life, but the lives of those he loved the most. When he passes out teetering on the edge of total destruction and wakes up 17 again, how many times will he have to repeat the same day to set things right?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 104,627 - Reviews: 2521 - Favs: 1,516 - Follows: 751 - Updated: 11/29/2011 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
There is a Light by belladonnacullen reviews
This was 1987; before the Internet, before Twitter, before Facebook – this was back when it was still possible for people not to know about things: big things - like bands, and little things - like G-spots. AH, ExB, with some other parings along the way.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 141,350 - Reviews: 5084 - Favs: 3,643 - Follows: 2,415 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 5/23/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Branching Inward by LifeInTheSnow reviews
He's a brilliant, sensual, tactile artist with a huge personality and love for life...at least, he used to be. She's a shrewd historian, content to observe from a distance...until now. At Newcoven College in Clearwater, OH, no secret is safe. All Human.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 165,203 - Reviews: 4217 - Favs: 3,494 - Follows: 2,286 - Updated: 6/30/2011 - Published: 10/3/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by Lillybellis reviews
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She's treading water, and he's a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words...until one night changes everything.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 168,711 - Reviews: 4896 - Favs: 5,554 - Follows: 3,614 - Updated: 5/19/2011 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
What the Room Requires by Alydia Rackham reviews
Hermione is the one who finds Draco weeping in the bathroom. He flees. She chases him into the Room of Requirement, and the room forces them to face their greatest fears together in order to find the door.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 111,887 - Reviews: 2282 - Favs: 2,447 - Follows: 534 - Updated: 2/10/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Irritable Grizzly Adams by caligula42 reviews
New Moon AU. Edward did more than just leave Bella in the woods five years ago. Time goes on as Bella struggles to make a new life without him. What happens when they are accidentally reunited? What was the real lie that Edward told? What will Bella do?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 121,710 - Reviews: 4889 - Favs: 3,472 - Follows: 3,121 - Updated: 12/27/2010 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Bella, Edward
Atonement by SomethingBlue42 reviews
After Lord Voldemort’s victory, Hermione Granger is bought by Draco Malfoy, the Dark Lord’s most trusted servant. The longer she stays at Malfoy Manor the more she comes to learn that while Malfoy is vicious and unrelenting, not everything is as it seems.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 29,017 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 1,347 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 11/27/2010 - Published: 12/12/2007 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Distractions by windchymes reviews
An unexpected discovery and Bella realises Edward lied when he left her. She is determined to find him, but as she searches she finds there is more to Edward Cullen than she ever realised.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 184,779 - Reviews: 3186 - Favs: 3,243 - Follows: 1,322 - Updated: 11/12/2010 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Blessing and the Curse by The Black Arrow reviews
By pretending she is falling for Edward, Bella is fulfilling Esme's dying wish. But sexy, possessive Edward can read her mind. Will she ever get into his? Can Bella forget the pain of her teenage years, and can she resist his relentless seduction? AH.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 140,448 - Reviews: 14087 - Favs: 14,618 - Follows: 8,103 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Brown Study by littlesecret84 reviews
Bella's dreams have a way of coming true. But what will she do when the man she dreams of appears in her life as a boy who is less than ideal? Will finding him mean losing her BFF, Jane? Does knowing the future change the present? Rated M for adult stuff.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 142,197 - Reviews: 7697 - Favs: 2,387 - Follows: 1,541 - Updated: 8/31/2010 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Dark Games & Twisted Minds by katinki reviews
COMPLETE. 2010 Indie Award Winner. A decades-long feud between two powerful vampires. A contest. A deadly game of cat and mouse. A woman's fate rests in his hands... but he can save her only if he manages not to kill her himself first. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 123,650 - Reviews: 2187 - Favs: 1,304 - Follows: 656 - Updated: 5/12/2010 - Published: 10/25/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Dark Side of the Moon by blondie AKA robin reviews
New Moon from Edward's POV. Witness how Edward agonized over leaving Bella, hunted for Victoria, faced the Volturi, and came to realize that with Bella was where he was meant to be.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 176,408 - Reviews: 2529 - Favs: 3,307 - Follows: 1,456 - Updated: 2/26/2010 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Edward - Complete
In the Blink of an Eye by thatwritr reviews
New Moon AU. Bella went cliff diving but it didn't turn out well. She broke her back. A decade later, Edward reappears in her life on the same night she loses her best friend and husband to a freak accident. She's not thrilled to see him. Eventual E/B
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 69 - Words: 240,697 - Reviews: 5910 - Favs: 2,760 - Follows: 1,399 - Updated: 1/5/2010 - Published: 8/26/2008 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Edward's Eclipse by vixen1836 reviews
For True Edward Fans. An in-depth, accurate portrayal of the heart, mind, and soul of the beloved Edward Cullen as he deals with the complex themes and events taking place during Eclipse. RATED T FOR INTIMACY THEMES/LANGUAGE. CANON. EPOV.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 67,782 - Reviews: 435 - Favs: 952 - Follows: 490 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Edward, Bella
Type O Negative by quothme reviews
When the Cullens move to Forks, Bella thinks that the creepy new kid, Edward, has freaky yellow eyes. And that he's insufferably rude. Good thing he's in love with someone else. An AU dark comedy.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 54,164 - Reviews: 1245 - Favs: 1,540 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 5/3/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Get Me to You by Chicklette reviews
Winner of Winter 2010 Indie! Pet names and Pop Tarts. Sunday mornings with Etta and Ella. Cibola. Candymouth. You finally realize the truth. What if it's too late? M for drinking, drug use, sex and effing language. ExBxJxAxEm/POV, AH, OOC.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 36,522 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 1,315 - Follows: 281 - Updated: 8/19/2009 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Bella, Jasper - Complete
The Mirrors by adorablecullens reviews
Teddy's secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 93,498 - Reviews: 4047 - Favs: 3,688 - Follows: 1,199 - Updated: 7/23/2009 - Published: 4/5/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8 reviews
ON HIATUS. Bella spent the first two years of her life in Forks slowly falling for Jacob. As her senior year begins, a new family moves to town and she begins to question the difference between what she thought she needed & what she never knew she wanted.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 177,984 - Reviews: 5545 - Favs: 5,110 - Follows: 4,481 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 7/16/2008 - Bella, Edward
Tin Angel by AraLuna reviews
Post Hogwarts: A chance encounter with Hermione Granger in a Muggle café leaves Draco Malfoy aching for more. DHr. !Winner of three awards at Dangerous Liaisons!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 40,706 - Reviews: 688 - Favs: 1,146 - Follows: 1,178 - Updated: 3/29/2009 - Published: 11/27/2005 - Draco M., Hermione G.
From Innocence to Experience by Thallium81 reviews
Bella was perfectly content with life in Forks until she lost her best friend Alice. Now a dark figure lurks in the shadows. Bella suspects that Edward knows more than he is letting on, but how can she solve the mystery if he keeps avoiding her? AU/Canon
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 101,274 - Reviews: 1664 - Favs: 1,842 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 10/10/2008 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Endless Daylight by Princess Bertha reviews
A few years after Breaking Dawn, Leah has to start dealing with her emotions. As she gets closer to Jacob, and befriends Rosalie and Alice, can she start accepting her changing life and relationships? Blackwater!
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,766 - Reviews: 516 - Favs: 520 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 9/21/2008 - Published: 8/25/2008 - Leah, Jacob - Complete
Draco: Phoenix Rising by Cheryl Dyson reviews
Shortly after Dumbledore's fall from the tower, Draco ponders his fate and begins to question the Dark Lord's wishes. This is my version of Book 7 using JKR's plotlines and ZERO original characters! Begins right after The HalfBlood Prince.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 150,871 - Reviews: 516 - Favs: 928 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 3/16/2007 - Published: 2/26/2007 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
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Unto a Heart of Stone reviews
Bella,turned into a vampire in the year 1837, and Edward, determined to enter the Great War against his family's wishes, must face the potential for both love and despair embodied in one another. BxE
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 102,219 - Reviews: 966 - Favs: 398 - Follows: 410 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 11/3/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Endure Burning reviews
Tragedy ensues when Bella’s mother sends her eight year old daughter to visit Charlie for a month in the summer of 1996. There are just some sins that can’t be redeemed. Canon/AU. Entry for "To Kill A Cullen Contest" - be forewarned.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,266 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Words are for Women reviews
One Shot in response to the Gazebo Challenge: The Essence of Charlie Swan. Here, Charlie contemplates the lengths to which he's gone to rouse Bella from her depression and comes to the conclusion that he must send her back to her mom Ch.4, NM .
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2009 - Charlie S. - Complete