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Joined 08-31-09, id: 2068828, Profile Updated: 07-30-13
Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.

Update July 2013:

I have been temporarily retired from fanfiction for the last months. Moving house, starting a new career, and a child who's been diagnosed with autism means I can't presently dedicate much time to writing. I do hope to eventually come back to my stories, especially 'Forsaken', though I'm also incredibly rusty! I still read and enjoy all your reviews, though you're unlikely to get a response. Please bear with me.

I'm a fan of the Harry Potter series. My favourite character is Severus Snape. Complex, intelligent and sexy, he is the tragic hero of the series.

I hated how JK Rowling killed him off in Deathly Hallows, and it was what inspired me to write my first ever fanfiction 'Flying With The Raven'. It took me over two years from the idea through to completion, as I'm a perfectionist and kept rewriting sections over and over. I originally wrote it for my own enjoyment only, with no intention to publish it, but am glad that I did and that it is giving other people so much joy. I have since continued to write more, and enjoy exploring different angles of Snape's character.

Posting my stories has also turned me into a complete review addict. Seeing the review alerts in my inbox is like opening a christmas present, honestly. So, be nice... If you read my stories and enjoy them, return a little bit of that joy to the author!

I'm very excited that semperadreamer has translated 'Flying With The Raven' into Italian and is also translating my other stories. If you can read Italian check them out at

I mostly read SS/OC and SS/HG (though I'm not a particular fan of that pairing, there is just so much of it around!), but occasionally other pieces that catch my attention. I don't like stories that drag on and on without much happening and rarely read anything over 100,000 words unless it is very good. I'm quite forgiving about typos and punctuation errors, but poor style or grammar puts me off straight away, as does OOC. I also like realism and don't fancy time travel, de-aging, obscure family links or vampire stories.

There is some FanArt and illustrations I made for "Flying With The Raven" on com

I am also on Sycophant Hex (Occlumency and Ashwinder archives) and the Petulant Poetress under the same name.

About me: I am a thirty-something young mother. I am German and hence not writing in my mother tongue.

About my stories:

Flying With The Raven is set during HBP and DH and pairs Snape with an adult OC who is on a par with him. It is a Snape survival story, offering plenty of romantic fantasy fodder. Snape's characterisation focuses more on his noble side, prickly shell notwithstanding. Yes, this is self-insertion, but I am willing to share if I get a few reviews in return. ;-)

Beyond Captivation is my venture into, and contribution to, the huge field of SS/HG fan fics. I find most SS/HG lacks realism and requires the use of rather contrived plot devices (marriage law, de-aging, time-travel, to mention but a few), which is not my cup of tea. So this story is rather different - romantic and touching, but still firmly rooted in canon fact. I hope SS/HG fans will not flame me for it. On the other hand, those with misgivings about this pairing may actually like it, so do give it a try.

Avada Kedavra started as a short piece about Snape and Charity Burbage. The original three-chapter story ends with Charity's death, and has a sort of tragic beauty to it. From a lot of the feedback I received, it appeares that people just want a happy ending though, so I have since started on an 'alternate ending' that will give you just that. I love the plot idea I have, it has some great twists. Unfortunately I'm not sure when and whether I'll ever manage to write it. I keep trying though.

Forsaken is a post war marriage-law story. It explores a Snape who survives but is left severely disabled as a result of Nagini's attack. This heart-breaking and heart-warming story is all complete in my head, and is quite long with a few colourful original characters thrown in that I'm rather fond of. It's likely to turn into a bit of an epic. Unfortunately I haven't managed to cast much of it into text so far, but out of all my works in progress it is the one I most want to finish one day.

Wishing On A Star: This has moved to the bottom of my priorities list now, which I fear with how little I manage to write is about as good as abandoned - sorry!

All my stories are canon compliant. Not that I mind AU, I just enjoy exploiting the many gaping holes JKR has left us fanfiction authors.

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A Merciless Affection by Verity Brown reviews
Canonshafted by HBP & DH, but still very IC. When a N.E.W.T. Potions field trip goes badly wrong, a chain of events is set in motion that may cost Snape more than his life, and a student more than her heart. Angst/dark romance. SS/OC of-age student.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 64 - Words: 308,472 - Reviews: 690 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 11/27/2014 - Published: 3/8/2005 - Severus S., OC - Complete
An Unwritten Future by Aurette reviews
Still struggling with the aftermath of the war, Hermione decides to leave everything behind to go find herself. She travels further than she could have ever imagined without going anywhere at all. Along the way, she discovers someone she mistakenly thought she'd known... AU, M.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 106,575 - Reviews: 2905 - Favs: 1,942 - Follows: 619 - Updated: 9/9/2012 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Regarding Severus Snape by angelicka reviews
It is ten years after the fall of Voldemort. Snape is startled when an attractive young woman seems interested in him. All is not what it seems.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,489 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 407 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 2/12/2011 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Chained Souls by Theowyn of HPG reviews
Harry must discover how Voldemort cheated death. He faces Death Eaters, shadowy Ministry officials & suspicions that threaten to tear his own allies apart. But the answers lie in the mind where victory can only be won by freeing the chained souls. SEQUEL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 231,287 - Reviews: 723 - Favs: 790 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 7/12/2007 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Mist and Vapor by cecelle reviews
After the war is over, Severus is left humiliated, an outcast in the wizarding world. And for him, the fight isn't over yet. But this time, he doesn't have to fight alone. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 56 - Words: 172,134 - Reviews: 1361 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 5/3/2007 - Published: 11/15/2004 - [Severus S., OC] F. Flitwick - Complete
Harry Potter and the Enemy Within by Theowyn of HPG reviews
In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry's mental link to Voldemort is stronger than ever. Can Snape teach him to control the nightmarish visions? And is their connection the key to ending Voldemort's reign?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 173,220 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 1,010 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 3/27/2007 - Published: 2/28/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
TwentyFour Little Hours by Severusgirl reviews
The final battle rages. Hermione is captured & thrown in a cell, only to be joined a short while later by Snape. They have to endure unknown hours in each others company until the ultimate battle ends & their fates decided. COMPLETED.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,811 - Reviews: 386 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/11/2004 - Published: 9/25/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
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Forsaken reviews
Snape survived the war, but is left crippled by the effects of Nagini's bite. Teaching potions on St. Mungo's prestigious trainee programme for Healers, a certain know-it-all once more sits in his classroom. When the new Marriage Law puts Hermione in a desperate situation, Snape proposes a deal, but they both will get more than they bargained for.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,043 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 10/12/2012 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G.
A Valentine's Day Surprise reviews
With Valentine's Day coming up, many of you are probably dreaming of a date with a certain Potions master. But before you send off that card, be careful what you wish for... A short piece in rhymes.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 748 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Severus S., OC - Complete
In Memory Of Severus Snape reviews
The Daily Prophet has asked Headmistress McGonagall to write an obituary for her predecessor, Severus Snape. She is finding it rather difficult.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,520 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Minerva M., Severus S. - Complete
Restricted Reading reviews
Why is Severus Snape trying to steal a book from the Restricted Section of the library?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 723 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/27/2011 - Severus S., I. Pince - Complete
Beyond Captivation reviews
When Snape arrives at Malfoy Manor and saves Hermione from torture, he ends up seeing her in a different light. A tale of love, obsession, and learning to let go, told in three parts. Not a stereotypical romance, it may appeal not only to fans of SS/HG.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,666 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 9/9/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Avada Kedavra reviews
Severus Snape / Charity Burbage. One night, after the Yule Ball, she gets closer to him than any woman ever has. And in the end, that might make all the difference. A romance in the shadows of Darkness.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,785 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/3/2011 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Severus S., OC
Wishing on a Star reviews
On the morning after the battle, Prof. Aurora Sinistra mourns the death of the man she loved. While everybody else is celebrating, she wanders through the castle aimlessly, and finally makes a discovery that gives her new hope. Snape / Sinistra.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,278 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/7/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Severus S., A. Sinistra
Flying With The Raven reviews
When Dumbledore's cursed hand is getting worse, he sends Snape to get help from a St. Mungo's Healer. Though he would never admit it, the talented Ravenclaw soon grows on Snape. But can she break through to his embittered heart? Can she save our beloved Potions master? Canon. Set during HBP/DH
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 66,254 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 10/27/2009 - Published: 9/3/2009 - Severus S., OC - Complete