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Joined 04-14-09, id: 1901735, Profile Updated: 01-11-14
Author has written 35 stories for House, M.D., Castle, Hart to Hart, Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy, Alias, and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

October 2013 - I'm *thismany* years old.

I don't write very often because I'm lazy. Usually the story I want to read is already out there and finding it is easier than writing my own. That way, I only have to write when I can't find what I'm looking for and that is (blessedly) rare.

So far I've written for House MD (but we broke up), Castle (we're on a break ) Hart to Hart (we've been together since I was in junior high. i think we'd be common-law by now), Downton Abbey (Robert/Cora), and now Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Phryne/Jack). I also read X-Files fic like it's my J-O-B. If you're old enough to remember Chronicle X...*hat tip*

I like smartasses, sexy older married couples, doodling (oops, I mean zentangling), and my dogs. My furry four-legged children are Bonaparte (a dignified and gentle "favorite child" Briard who is my constant companion), Kismet (a dizzy, crazy, crack-headed standard poodle) and Josephine (the Briard supermodel in the family and currently competing beauty queen).

Non-fanfictionally: JD Robb's "In Death", "Gone With the Wind", anything and everything about Napoleon and Josephine, and autobiographies of Golden Age silver screen actresses.

I'm a classic silver screen junkie. When I was 14, I was lucky enough to meet Ginger Rogers in person. When I was 30-something, I had dinner with Isabella Rossellini and she told me a story about her dog humping a blind man's dog. Top that. You can't.

My favorite color is blue. My favorite TV show is Downton Abbey (no wait, Walking Dead. No wait, Sons of Anarchy. NO! American Horror Story! No, Parks and Rec! NO Bob's Burgers!). My favorite breed of dog is a Briard. My favorite food group is cheese. I prefer dark chocolate, sea salt and vinegar chips, and pepsi products. Cherry crybaby snowcones for the win. I grew up in LA and love to visit NYC. Now I'm a redneck in Arkansas raising my dogs and writing stories about my shows.

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Mercury by FoxFireside reviews
A heat wave hits Melbourne. Naturally, Miss Fisher has some ideas about how to cool down.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,153 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/16/2014 - Published: 12/31/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R., Dot W., Hugh C.
Equal and Opposite by Elliott Silver reviews
"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts."
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,960 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
20 by syntax6 reviews
20 years of Mulder and Scully, one year at a time. An XF Valentine written for the series' 20th anniversary.
X-Files - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 22,582 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/11/2013 - F. Mulder, D. Scully - Complete
Fairytale Of Downton by Nova Super reviews
Spanning from Christmas Eve, 1899 to New Year's Day, 1900. The family have gathered at Downton Abbey for celebrations of the winter season though it seems this year the festivities might not go off completely without a hitch. Patrick has a secret, Marmaduke and Rosamund flirt, Mary and Freddie fight, Violet disapproves as usual and Robert and Cora with-stand their own troubles.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,530 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/13/2013 - Published: 11/27/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Measurements and Merriment by GranthamGal reviews
In London on their first Christmas together, Robert takes Cora shopping and finds the part where she tries on the new frocks far more intense than he realized. Cobert Holiday Fanfic Exchange!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,288 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
Give Us This Day by fialka62 reviews
Beckett wants a day, just one day, to dive into this new relationship with Castle. Alas, Other People have Other Plans. Oneshot that grew a plot. Oh dear.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,161 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 7/20/2012 - Published: 5/21/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
What on Earth is a French 75? by subtle tea reviews
This story has been written for and inspired by krisnreine, whom I dared to write what became "Best Served Cold". Rosamund tries her hand at mixing a potent drink for Robert, Cora, and Violet. Set between S2E8 and the Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,745 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/20/2012 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Here You Are by jadeandlilac reviews
As the Spanish flu sweeps through Downton, Robert returns to Cora's bedside and reflects upon the woman he married.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,670 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
Solace by MelissaMargaret reviews
A gift for krisnreine. She thought she heard a whispered 'I love you' against her skin. It wasn't something he said every day, but she always knew. Pre-Downton canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,246 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Too Much Information by JamesLuver reviews
Missing scene from S01E07. Mary and Cora discuss Cora's pregnancy when Mary returns from London.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Mary C., Cora C. - Complete
Snapshots Left on the Negative by Panache reviews
Simple version? Five conversations Leslie and Ben have in formal wear; But of course life is always more complicated than that .
Parks and Recreation - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 91,503 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/20/2011 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Complete
Peonies by GPR reviews
Peonies create the perfect excuse to muse. Morticia/Gomez. Pre-movies, some references to the TV series.
Addams Family - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Morticia A., Gomez A. - Complete
Exquisite Corpse by Kali Cephirot reviews
Morticia requests for Gomez help to tie her corset........... breath-play, WAFF in the Addams sense of the word. ONE SHOT, FINISHED.
Addams Family - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 406 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/4/2009 - Gomez A., Morticia A. - Complete
The Way of Things by Luciddreamer326 reviews
A VERY short drabble/one-shot in regards to the promo for "Under My Skin." Rating change to light M. House/Cuddy.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,036 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 4/28/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
As Long As There Are Stars by Nomad1 reviews
Jed and Abbey history fic: sequel to 'So It Goes'.
West Wing - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 29,764 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 23 - Updated: 5/14/2003 - Published: 4/29/2003 - [Jed B., Abbey B.] - Complete
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through these eyes reviews
A series of loosely connected vignettes - the love story of Robert and Cora through the eyes of those around them. I'm fascinated by third person POV stories, and how different characters interpret what they see.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,020 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 11/8/2012 - Cora C., Robert C.
A Delicate Repose reviews
Set during the S5 CS - Cora takes it upon herself to make Robert relax. M for mature and A for angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,700 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
Pointless reviews
Having little or no sense, use, or purpose.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/4 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
And When reviews
50 companion drabbles to complete "Say When". Canon compliant through the Christmas Special. Robert and Cora face an uncertain future...together. Updated daily.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 3,810 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/8/2014 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Cora C., Robert C.
bones of me reviews
She is her best self in the face of a challenge, and it has been so long since she has been challenged. 5x03 follow-up. Now a series of loosely connected S5 drabbles.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,499 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/27/2014 - Published: 10/7/2014 - Cora C., Robert C.
That Fascinating Thing reviews
"Brave boy." She whispers as they head up the stairs to the door. (M-rated companion piece to "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot".)
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,258 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/25/2014 - Published: 1/20/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot reviews
Five times Jack and Phryne dance.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,381 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/19/2014 - Published: 1/15/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Tea and History reviews
It is an enormous thing, to know someone would kill for you. It is an enormous thing to know you wouldn't stop them. Post "Murder in the Dark".
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Eventide reviews
Everything in that moment - everything - had changed. (Post S2CS "Murder Under the Mistletoe")
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,933 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/1/2014 - Published: 12/30/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R.
As Lovers Go reviews
Quick one-shot vignette about Jennifer. Drunk, Angry, Frightened, Aroused. Spoilers for various eps.
Hart to Hart - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,377 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/20/2013 - Jennifer H., Jonathon H. - Complete
Will To Power reviews
It will strive to grow, spread, seize, become predominant - not from any morality or immorality but because it is living and because life simply is will to power... Irina's metamorphosis from extracted KGB agent to The Man. Originally posted at SD-1.
Alias - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,784 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/16/2013 - Published: 10/14/2013
Long Live the Queen reviews
With SAMCRO's power shifting like sands beneath her feet, Gemma must claim her place in the new hierarchy. Pre-series.
Sons of Anarchy - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 884 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Gemma, Clay - Complete
Je Ne Regrette Rien reviews
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Cobert Valentine Smut Exchange!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,640 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Denouement reviews
Robert came home from London after securing Branson's freedom and he went straight to his room. Basically, he exorcises his disquiet in the arms of his wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
As The Stars reviews
Introspective drabble. Robert and Cora both looked terribly pained by the trouble in the Flintshire marriage. How do they come to terms with their insecurities about their own marriage? Post Christmas Special - no real spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Traditionally reviews
Welcome to the Highlands!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/21/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Blame It On The Mistletoe reviews
Cobert Holiday Fanfic Exchange! Christmas at Duneagle has made Robert a very cranky boy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,015 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/20/2012 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Cora C., Robert C.
The Frog and Nightgown Inn reviews
It was one of the oldest establishments in the village and had a very ignoble reputation. However, what it lacked in lush amenities it made up for in anonymity. For his purposes, the Frog and Nightgown was a most appropriate location. (Complete!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,961 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
Steel and Stone reviews
Post 3x05. Spoilers! She isn't made of steel and stone, but blood and bone and a breaking heart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,578 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Five Stages of Being in a Relationship with Richard Castle reviews
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/3/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Best Served Cold reviews
Robert has his revenge. Rated M for very mature game-playing. A companion piece to a mini-arc from "And When", because subtle tea dared me to do it. I expect drunk!Cora shenanigans in return. *g*
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Say When reviews
Falling into life, a series of pre-canon Robert/Cora drabbles. 50 prompts, 100 words each. Loosely following the first two decades of marriage, children, and Downton. Updated Daily.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 51 - Words: 5,683 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Apogee and Perigee reviews
Robert and Cora have gone through a great deal together, vacillating between wedded bliss and the polar extreme of near adultery. How do they work their way back to stasis? Is it even possible?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,322 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/14/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
One Purpose reviews
Cora Levinson arrived in grand style in Liverpool in March of 1887. She stepped off the RMS Umbria with her aunt Phyllis, four steamer trunks, two valises, a French ladies maid and one overriding purpose.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,417 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Holding Everything reviews
The evening of their engagement was cool and crisp. The ubiquitous London fog rolled in, gobbling up the Thames, and then the Tower Bridge, filling the streets with damp quiet.
Hart to Hart - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,256 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Jennifer H., Jonathon H. - Complete
Suddenly, Last Summer reviews
Same story hopefully better formatting. Fill-in-the-blank between the end of last season and the beginning of this one. Color me...disturbed by the lack of follow-through. Shame on you, show writers. ;
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,255 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/1/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Five Ways It Could Happen & The One Way It Did reviews
A romance in 6 acts.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 668 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Mad Doctors and B Movie Nazis reviews
An ode to dating, Castle-style.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,108 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Apologies in a Takeout Box reviews
Apologies in a variety of Takeout Boxes. Post Sucker Punch.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Cataclysmic reviews
5.23 promo fic. Spoilers abound!
House, M.D. - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,074 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/2/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
The Sound of Always reviews
Ficlet for 5.23 promo. House isn't the only one who always wants.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 905 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
Twelfth Night reviews
If music be the food of love, play on. Huddy established r'ship, short one-shot.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 446 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
Countdown to Disappointment reviews
The possibilities are endless, nothing set in stone. Countdown to the inevitable. House/Cuddy.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 891 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/18/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
The Uncertainty Principle reviews
Post-ep something-or-other for 5x21. Fits in with my theory that while House and Cuddy may not be doing wrong-sided business on the sly just yet, that they have been making off-screen advances in their relationship that are leading somewhere tasty.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/16/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
I Never Go reviews
Post-Ep for Unfaithful. What happens when all the guests filter out after the party?
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/16/2009 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
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