LJConnelly
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Joined 08-24-09, id: 2060808, Profile Updated: 01-05-12
Author has written 7 stories for Harry Potter, and Castle.

I am a writer with a voracious appetite for getting inside the heads of the bad guys and anyone on the brink of insanity. A good portion of my writing is done on notebooks laid on top of my school notes when my teachers think I'm taking notes for class. I always love a thorough review - nothing fills my writer's soul more than some legitimately useful suggestions. (While hearing 'it's good!' is always a nice ego boost, hearing constructive criticism paired with the praise is much more useful!)

I also find that writing is a powerful way to experience things that I wouldn't otherwise understand. I'm deeply fascinated with the deepest parts of characters' souls that can only be seen under the most trying of circumstances, so a lot of my writing is about that. I like pushing characters way past their limits and seeing what they do. As a result, much of my writing tends towards the dark a bit... but I also love some healthy sarcastic humor. Probably why I love Castle so much.

The crazy-looking red thing in my avatar is a home-made Raging Plot Bunny, a Christmas present from my fabulously artistic sister. Needless to say, she knows me well!

In any case, I hope you enjoy my stories. Happy reading!

UPDATE: Chapter 6 of I'm Not Scared is up! I should just stop pretending - I am SO busy. I should just be honest and admit that it takes me freaking forever to update things, because I'm a grad student and also trying to write two novels... on top of gymnastics, church, and staying in touch with my boyfriend who is 9 time zones away. That's a hectic schedule.
BUT!! New chapter is up. I may still try to get another chapter of Mortar and Memory up at some point, too, but I think I need to do some work on the novel. Enjoy Chapter 6!

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Dancing Through Thunderstorms by Mrs.GingerHinkley reviews
For Narcissa, life with Bellatrix was a whirlwind of emotions and adventures. Life with her sister was like dancing through thunderstorms. Scenes from every age in the lives of the Sisters Black.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 117,265 - Reviews: 464 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Narcissa M., Bellatrix L.
Of Finding Innocence by FanficwriterGHC reviews
When Kate Beckett went to get her book signed by Richard Castle, she never imagined that she'd end up meeting his daughter, much less offering to babysit for the afternoon. AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 330,428 - Reviews: 5164 - Favs: 2,516 - Follows: 1,414 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 7/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Amazing Adventures of Super Cop and Writer Boy by DeBo81 reviews
When the Castle's son wants a bedtime story, Kate tells him about some truly "super" heroes and their wild adventures. AU/Future. Fun one shot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,822 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/14/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Rise Above This by iHeartYou13 reviews
Kate goes to dinner with her dad only to be introduced to Morgan Cahill, Jim's 'friend' from AA meetings. Morgan needs a favour, so Jim asks Kate to look into Morgan's husband's murder from three years previous. Josh is absent and Castle makes a decision.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 49,769 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 8/10/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Around My Heart by Cora Clavia reviews
Castle and Beckett, a collection of oneshots and story arcs inspired by Carmina Burana.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 29,185 - Reviews: 684 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 321 - Updated: 8/3/2011 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
LA Confessions by CastleAnonymous reviews
My take on a scene based on spoilers during the upcoming Castle ep To Love & Die in L.A.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,742 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Touch by Trapped in a MatchBox reviews
Just one touch. That's all it takes. Post 3.06 - 3XK.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,040 - Reviews: 588 - Favs: 555 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 11/28/2010 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
After Sucker Punch by nalimom reviews
Castle helps Beckett get through the events following Sucker Punch.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 20 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Fidelitas Cognatus by freefallin13 reviews
...'Because sometimes, Bella, blood's thicker than cause.' Moments in time featuring three sisters from the Wizarding World's most prominent family. Snapshots of the past and present.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,511 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 10/15/2010 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Bellatrix L., Andromeda T.
The Three Deaths of the Theater Dandy by Mr. Chaos reviews
Sequel to "The Authors in the Crossover". When a retired actor dies, Martha Rodgers and Hank Booth drag their families into the mess, leading to nursing home politics, romance plotting, a book signing, and a hotel dance party. Part two of the ABCverse
Crossover - Bones & Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 26,967 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/25/2010 - Published: 12/30/2009 - T. Brennan, Rick C. - Complete
The Twisted Diaries of an Azkaban Escapee by TheSolitaryNoodle reviews
Bellatrix Lestrange's diary, from her trial onwards. Very funny, I hope with lots of Random Twists... starring, of course, Bella, but you'll see some other familiar faces there to - Sirius, Fudge, Narcissa, Rodolphus, etc. Rated 'T' for language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,598 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 12/5/2009 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Bellatrix L., Sirius B.
A Very Malfoy Halloween by Twisted Biscuit reviews
Knowing that he has grown to dislike the Holiday in recent years, Narcissa takes her fouryearold son to try an ensure that Lucius has a happy Halloween. Little did she bargain on Snape, incompetent mothers and Draco’s insatiable curiosity.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,644 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Narcissa M., Lucius M. - Complete
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I'm Not Scared reviews
I've read - and written - lots of stories about Castle taking care of Beckett, but not so many the other way around. I wanted to see how they would act with this role reversed, and this is what came out! Rated T for blood.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,526 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 1/5/2012 - Published: 8/23/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
Mortar and Memory reviews
*MINOR SPOILERS* for Kill Shot - my imagination, before I saw the promo, of how Beckett's PTSD might manifest. Not based on any specific events for the episode, just what I imagine could happen. Rated T for violence, trauma, and mild profanity.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,951 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 11/17/2011 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
It's Just Food Poisoning reviews
Ever wonder just what Beckett was experiencing during Dirty Martini? Now's your chance to find out. Includes new scenes and a whole lot of vivid imagery - not for the faint of stomach! Rated T just to be safe. Please see author's notes!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,122 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/11/2011 - Published: 11/10/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dirty Martini reviews
Castle and Beckett have a twisted case to solve, but the investigation is put on hold when Beckett gets sick on the job. When they return, answers lead to more questions as they interview everyone from frat boys to computer programmers to drug addicts!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,689 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 3/3/2011 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Favorite Movies and Sweet Dreams reviews
After a high-stakes case and almost dying twice, even the toughest heros need some comfort. Set immediately after the end of Countdown. Rated T for use of alcohol.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Dress reviews
The war has ended, and Narcissa can finally breathe and hold her family close, but she may yet never feel whole again. Oneshot. Read and review please, feedback is always helpful!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/28/2009 - Narcissa M., Bellatrix L. - Complete
Bribery, Blackmail, and One Bad Chicken reviews
Oneshot. Lucius's slippery ways bite him in the back when some very unusual things start happening to his son after a fancy dinner. Unabashedly silly and a little over-the-top - meant for a good laugh! Family; no slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,669 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Lucius M., Draco M. - Complete