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Joined 07-30-09, id: 2029352, Profile Updated: 11-16-14
Author has written 5 stories for Twilight.

I’m a mother of four young children who became hooked on Twilight in April of '09. One night I was flipping through movies and after seeing the Twilight trailer I quickly clicked ‘Buy’. I’m a sucker for a handsome hero saving a damsel in distress.

The series reminded me of the rush of first love, the way your heart flutters from a simple touch of the hand and how it can feel impossible to be the same room without touching each other. How the best part of your day was when you saw a smile on his face and how no matter what you were doing together, regardless of how silly, or romantic, or every day it was, it still seemed to be one of the best moments of your life.

After years of marriage, my memories had become a little dusty and clouded. These books brought me back to a walk in the rain around campus, and him picking flowers for me on walks from his apartment to mine. I remember him telling me he was almost afraid to kiss me the first time and how he had to do it twice, just to make sure it was right. Through these books a few of those feelings sparked again but more importantly, some of the best memories of my life were rekindled. I hope that you’ll be favored with a book or picture or movie that not only reminds you of your own memories but encourages you to relive a few of them too.

All the best, FirstBlush

my blog: Here you'll find pictures and postings for The Last Breath and The Long Way Home. twitter: firstblushmom

The Last Breath: Now Complete! The Last Breath is my first fan fic. I’ve done a ton of research for this story since it is set thirty years before I was born. I post the web links to my research at the end of each chapter. If one of the links goes down, please send me a note and I’ll try to replace it with a working one. The story banner is posted here (thank you Mrs. V) Chapter banners can be found at:

Full story description: It’s 1944 and a young American, Edward, awakes in a field hospital outside of London. He was injured two months earlier during an operation near Marigny, France. Upon regaining consciousness, he asks for his wife, Bella, who was working in London. His physician tells him that his wife was injured in an air raid and did not survive. Our young hero vows to find his wife refusing to believe she’s dead. This sets Edward on a journey over two continents, through the dangers of war and espionage to find the love of his life, forgiveness for his past, and a joy he never even knew existed.

TLB Story Reviews: Ginginlee's amazing review on Twi-Fic promotions and her PWN spot on the Fictionators thejmeyer's kind words on The Little Known Ficster Adt216's recommendation on Twilight Enablers KatHat's promo on Cafemom the Undiscovered Gem review on So you think you can write Lizzylillyrose's review on Twi muses and finally U2Shay's nod for an Under the Radar post on The Twilight Awards Thank you for the kind reviews and well wishes for this story

Nominations: TLB was nominated for a Walk of Fame Award in the Cosplay Queen Award for Best Period Piece and a a Hidden Star Award. Thank you so much Just4ALE and anyone else who nominate and support this story!

THE LONG WAY HOME: Now Complete! This is my second story. It parallels TLB. The banner is posted here: The Long Way Home Banner Thank you Enchantedmind, you are amazing.

The Long Way Home Video: After checking this out please leave a comment for the very talented and kind Enchantedmind

TLWH Story Reviews: SparklingCitrus review, The Twilight Awards, Special thanks to KatHat for her reviews on Cafemom: http:/, and her LJ Blog: http:/ A HUGE thank you to Adt216 for her amazing review on The Twigasm

Nominations: The Long Way Home was nominated for three Hopeless Romantic Awards.

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The Heir and the Spare by sleepyvalentina reviews
My sister keeps telling me the media is way too hard on Prince Edward—that he isn't an arrogant, self-entitled bastard and I'd like him if I got to know him. Right. The more time I spend with His Royal Heinous, the more I want him to leave me alone. But he won't, and since the tabloids already think I'm sleeping with him, he might as well kiss me.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 76,242 - Reviews: 7043 - Favs: 4,663 - Follows: 6,710 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Bella, Edward
Emma Matthews by Anton M reviews
Complete. Isabella has been cooperating with the DEA under her father's nose. Video footage reveals her involvement, her brother murders their father, and she agrees to be a key witness in federal criminal cases against an ex-judge, a congressman, and an array of criminals, including her brother. Olderward, AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 137,736 - Reviews: 2334 - Favs: 1,663 - Follows: 1,520 - Updated: 12/11/2016 - Published: 9/16/2015 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Atmosphere by Christie Hart reviews
Having been imprisoned for the last twelve years, Princess Isabelle is the last person you'd think to be the savior of the Royal Cullen family, but she is. And she's going to do it. She's going to save them all. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 34 - Words: 196,690 - Reviews: 1440 - Favs: 1,099 - Follows: 943 - Updated: 9/17/2016 - Published: 10/24/2015 - Complete
Skin by thimbles reviews
The body's biggest organ. Three layers deep. I don't know about you, but I wear a lot of my history on mine. Entry for the Straight Thru the Heart Contest. 1st Place Judges' Vote; Charming Cherub Award (Most Potential for a Full Story); cejsmom's Favourite.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,370 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 152 - Published: 3/8/2016 - Complete
Luckless by NinaQ reviews
Everything about her was the same. Even after all these years, he'd recognized her, but it made no sense. There was no way she was the same woman. It couldn't be. He had watched her die. ExB. AU
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 146,095 - Reviews: 1614 - Favs: 1,040 - Follows: 1,284 - Updated: 9/8/2015 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Roar Like a Lion by counselor reviews
1936, Edward and Jasper work as loggers. They work hard and play harder. Bella and Jacob come to the camp to open the school. Problem is the unmarried men have a great time running off the teachers. When Edward sees Bella a roar starts to build inside. She's everything he can't stand. And he's pretty despicable. Trouble.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,846 - Reviews: 2773 - Favs: 710 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 3/19/2015 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Keepsake by windchymes reviews
Some things you never forget, they just hurt too much to remember.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 165,561 - Reviews: 5479 - Favs: 3,758 - Follows: 3,231 - Updated: 4/15/2014 - Published: 11/18/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Dear Maggie by Jenny0719 reviews
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 41 - Words: 228,170 - Reviews: 5519 - Favs: 4,317 - Follows: 3,145 - Updated: 10/14/2013 - Published: 7/14/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
In the Debris by BelieveItOrNot reviews
A story of unlikely friends, a story of family, a search for truth and a search of self. "She's everyone else's Isabella, but she's only my Bella." "I write a poem about a boy and girl who fall in love in the eye of a tornado." AH E/B V/J
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 215,271 - Reviews: 2925 - Favs: 1,372 - Follows: 1,101 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Complete
Fall to Ruin One Day by sleepyvalentina reviews
He wanted to be the most powerful man on earth. As far as she was concerned, he already was. Love. Longing. A decade of regret. Time changes nothing...or does it?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 48 - Words: 108,885 - Reviews: 9114 - Favs: 5,135 - Follows: 3,815 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 3/1/2010 - Complete
How to Paint a House by Maggie's Gutter reviews
Bella Swan is a naive fifteen year old, set to spend another kiss-less summer alone. Edward is new to town, and doesn't know a soul. Watch an unlikely friendship blossom over the simple task of painting a house. But for these two, nothing is simple.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 180,346 - Reviews: 6248 - Favs: 4,760 - Follows: 5,391 - Updated: 9/21/2012 - Published: 6/22/2011 - Bella, Edward
The Unaccompanied Soul by JMCullen09 reviews
An old, dilapidated hospital residing in the outskirts of Forks, WA sits untouched, yet it's the focus of many tales, including one of a young man who resides there. He's believed to be either ghost or murderer. But it's all just tales, right?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,637 - Reviews: 6102 - Favs: 4,504 - Follows: 4,407 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Edward, Bella
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: 7245 - Favs: 5,853 - Follows: 4,188 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 10/5/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Art Teacher by spanglemaker9 reviews
He gave me art and words and passion and life, but all I wanted was him.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 97,635 - Reviews: 7329 - Favs: 5,615 - Follows: 3,384 - Updated: 8/1/2011 - Published: 11/7/2010 - 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: 5147 - Favs: 6,517 - Follows: 3,870 - Updated: 5/19/2011 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Scarlet by archer24 reviews
Bella is the greatest thief the world's never seen; she is only recognized by her scarlet calling card. Edward is FBI, and has been able to catch every criminal he's come across. Little do they know, they are both about to meet their match. AH, OOC, AU
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 147,185 - Reviews: 7132 - Favs: 5,490 - Follows: 2,681 - Updated: 3/12/2011 - Published: 10/10/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Practice of Love by belladonnacullen reviews
When the disarmingly handsome Edward Masen turns up as a new patient, the life Dr. Isabella Swan has carefully put together will be shattered forever. What will it take to put the pieces back together again? What does it take to heal? AH/AU, canon parings
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 342,824 - Reviews: 4668 - Favs: 3,926 - Follows: 1,875 - Updated: 2/7/2011 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Ex Factor : Edward & Bella by AngelAtTwilight reviews
Edward & Bella are exes. 4 years later, fate gives them a new hand by reuniting them together in their father's joint cabin, with the assistance of their clashing friends. How will it end? Hmm. *AH, OOC, A/L, Canon/Uncanon couples.*
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 786,765 - Reviews: 9359 - Favs: 7,170 - Follows: 3,469 - Updated: 1/25/2011 - Published: 1/2/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
This Is Not My Life by IsaKassees reviews
Follow Bella as she tries to survive a madman's abduction and keep a stranger's child from succumbing to his wild fantasies, and follow Edward as he tries to stay sane searching for his daughter taken right before his eyes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 38 - Words: 315,889 - Reviews: 17625 - Favs: 11,245 - Follows: 4,943 - Updated: 9/24/2010 - Published: 11/27/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Femme Docs and Kevlar Knights by A Cullen Wannabe reviews
Bella is a first yr medical intern who was raised by her brother Emmett and his friends after their parents died when she was 16. When a night in the ER turns dangerous can her boys, now members of the best SWAT team in Chicago save her? Lang/Lem/complete
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 433,665 - Reviews: 6342 - Favs: 5,987 - Follows: 2,499 - Updated: 9/16/2010 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Bella, Edward - 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: 14451 - Favs: 16,464 - Follows: 8,623 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Silver Strand Nights by Jen733 reviews
Bella Swan is tired of her boring life and ready for a change. When former Navy SEAL Edward Cullen enters her life, everything will change, more than she ever expected. AH - B/E. Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,464 - Reviews: 12197 - Favs: 5,751 - Follows: 3,713 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 2/3/2010 - 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: 2600 - Favs: 3,516 - Follows: 1,553 - Updated: 2/26/2010 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Edward - Complete
A Heart's Savior by newfoundlove reviews
AU/Human. A blustery night in Chicago, Bella was saved from an attack by a handsome stranger, a stranger with his own issues, a broken heart. Can Bella take down the walls he so expertly crafted? BxE, RxE, JxA. Rated M for sexual themes and strong lang.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 62,446 - Reviews: 1415 - Favs: 4,080 - Follows: 940 - Updated: 7/11/2008 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Complete
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Unto Your Safekeeping reviews
A doctor searching for a cure. A breakthrough that questions everything. Much can be gained in the battle to extend human life, but at what cost? And for Isabella and the man she longs to trust, one question remains: Is success a medical discovery, or is it the discovery of one's true self?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 144,615 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 6/30/2015 - Published: 5/20/2014 - Bella, Edward
Her Strength to Survive reviews
Intelligence Operative Bella Swan is thrown into the middle of hell as her mission through war torn London disintegrates around her. Follow her struggle to survive for the man she loves and the child she won't forget. ONE SHOT set in London during 1944
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,624 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/3/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Long Way Home reviews
At the close of WWII Private Jasper Whitlock finds himself heading to Berlin where he will face the biggest challenge of his short life. Survival in the midst of the falling Iron Curtain will test his vow to Alice to make it home and tell the stories of those who don't make it out alive. Captured and held by an enemy, Jasper clings to the words that will lead him home…Love, Alice
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 227,691 - Reviews: 1039 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 10/14/2011 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Jasper, Alice - Complete
The Last Breath reviews
It's 1944, Edward awakes in a London field hospital. He's told his wife was in an air raid and did not survive. This sends Edward on a journey over two continents to find the love of his life, forgiveness for his past, and a joy he never even knew existed
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 170,164 - Reviews: 1009 - Favs: 731 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 7/22/2011 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Last Breath Extras reviews
What was Victoria's plan to capture and kill the agents of Project Ultra? How did she manage to stay hidden and what caused her ultimate downfall? You'll want to read chapter 27, Double-cross of The Last Breath first.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,137 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete