Gayle Cato
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Joined 01-31-10, id: 2238099, Profile Updated: 05-29-14
Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter, Alex Rider, and Forgotten Realms.

Jan.25.2012- New username, was previously Life-is-Lonely


If anyone is interested, I'm thinking I should mention that the cat on my profile is my most wonderful kitty, her name is Integra.


This is a list containing some of my favorite books. Feel free to consider them when you next need a good story. (or you can use this list to scoff at my reading preferences if that's the kind of thing you prefer) They are in no particular order.

I don't know if any one else has noticed before but if you look at this list or really almost any book, you will find a sequel or a prequel, or both! I hardly ever see a story that spans just one volume. Or is that just the genre I'm reading?

The Legend of Drizzt -R.A. Salvatore

Lord of the Rings -J.R.R. Tolkien

Mathew Swift Series -Kate Griffin

The Night Angel Trilogy -Brent Weeks*1

The Lightbringer Trilogy ("The Blinding Knife" is great!) -Brent Weeks*1

The Kingkiller Trilogy -Patrick Rothfuss*2

The Lies of Locke Lamora (The best book ever!) -Scott Lynch

The Riyira Revelations -Michael J. Sullivan

and many more...

1) Note: if you want to be a writer you should not read Brent Weeks, as you read your soul will weep, your persistence all in vain as you begin to understand that the great pinnacle of perfection to which you aspire has already been claimed. (Dramatic music plays)

No wait, that's a lie. Actually everyone should read Brent Weeks, at least give yourself chance to enjoy it, he's just that amazing.

2) Note: see above, I cant decide who is more amazing between the two.

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Magical Relations by evansentranced reviews
AU First Year onward: Harry's relatives were shocked when the Hogwarts letters came. Not because Harry got into Hogwarts. They had expected that. But Dudley, on the other hand...That had been a surprise. Currently in 5th year. *Reviews contain SPOILERS!*
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 69 - Words: 260,704 - Reviews: 4910 - Favs: 5,030 - Follows: 6,309 - Updated: 10/19/2014 - Published: 3/18/2007 - Harry P., Dudley D.
Days in a Year by Morning Lilies reviews
A patchwork year snatching days from all across time. From Marauders to the next generation, everything in between, and maybe a lot before. A ficlet a day. December 3, Teddy manages to cheer Harry up for the Holidays.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 177 - Words: 132,378 - Reviews: 1545 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 8/14/2014 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Straight On Til Evening by Mede reviews
And this is a way it could have happened, because fate is a river, not written on stone. A little boy met a stranger and escaped his unhappy home, toward the cracks in the world where magic crept through...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,084 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/20/2014 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Complete
Dearest by mypetelephant reviews
In the horror of his seventh year, Neville finds the greatest comfort in a cry no one else can hear and a room no one else can see.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,397 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2014 - Complete
Purge by MasterShaper reviews
War sometimes leaves deeper scars than you might expect, and then some. Glimpses of how Grindelwald's reign left its unique mark on the magical world. Inspired by 'Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness' and 'The Red Violin'. AU. ONESHOT. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,430 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Gellert G. - Complete
Soldier's Poem by Little Miss Lover reviews
With nothing left to live for Alex Rider returns to Brecon Beacons. When he wakes up in a different room he suspects nothing more ominous than RTI. Between sinister terrorist organisations and a secret service with blood on their hands, who can he trust?
Alex Rider - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 40,654 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Alex R./Cub
Growing Up Black by Elvendork Nigellus reviews
What if Harry had been rescued from the Dursleys at age six and raised as the heir of the Noble and Most Ancient, etc.? This is the story of Aries Sirius Black. AU. Part I complete. Part II in progress.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 69 - Words: 234,225 - Reviews: 4176 - Favs: 5,411 - Follows: 5,581 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Harry P., Sirius B.
White Lines by strmlng reviews
He had made it a point to never interact with the Weasleys if possible, knowing the history his relatives had with all their parents. And for five full years, he had succeeded. He never bothered them and they never gave him trouble. Or noticed him really. This all came crashing to a head as Rose Weasley made eye contact with him in the Transfiguration classroom that morning.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,415 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 11/28/2012 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Scorpius M., Rose W. - Complete
Matches by bookworm299 reviews
It was just a box of matches. Taken using one of the oldest tricks in the book. Maybe it was the shock. Maybe it was the fact that it was too simple. Maybe he'd gone soft. But, one thing he was sure of was that he'd underestimated Alex Rider… the kid. But that trick with a box of matches told a lot more then it should have…
Alex Rider - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 544 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Alex R./Cub - Complete
Apprentic James by Lil Nezumi reviews
Char. Ooc, AU/AR, still within JK's world - Harry is apprenticed to a Diagon Alley businessman at the tender age of seven. From there the story changes... very mild bashing of some regulars.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,445 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 1,031 - Follows: 382 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Harry P., G. Ollivander - Complete
Icicles by Shira Lansys reviews
There's an entire canyon between them - a canyon covered in ice. On one side is Sirius, fighting an unwinnable war, and on the other is Remus, cowering against his will and unable to reach the man he once loved. It will be their last fight. RemusSirius
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,046 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Remus L., Sirius B. - Complete
Twisting, Turning, Tumbling by ShiruyTheSecond reviews
100 Themes Challenge Yassen/Alex Style. It's an easy mission, they just need him to provide cover, he won't be in any danger... Yeah, right. As if that had ever been true before. Alex is so sick of this.
Alex Rider - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 61,116 - Reviews: 527 - Favs: 424 - Follows: 486 - Updated: 8/16/2011 - Published: 8/26/2009 - Alex R./Cub, Yassen G.
The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks by Paimpont reviews
Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve the chilling mystery of the lost Hogwarts student.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,835 - Reviews: 1386 - Favs: 2,891 - Follows: 985 - Updated: 10/8/2010 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
For Love of Hate by BajaB reviews
Harry Potter knew love, when he was young, but he grew up using hate.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,848 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 791 - Follows: 154 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
Daisies by The.Malfoy.Rose reviews
Lily hates lilies, but she loves daisies.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Lonely Moon by eleventy7 reviews
More than a decade after the Battle, Harry returns to Hogwarts as a professor and discovers a student with a familiar face and an unexpected past. HPDM. Compliant with everything except DH epilogue.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 65,754 - Reviews: 1463 - Favs: 2,616 - Follows: 467 - Updated: 1/15/2010 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Countdown by Silens Cursor reviews
Harry is alone. He has a bloody score to settle. And it is the day before the end of the world.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,310 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 54 - Published: 5/26/2009 - Harry P., N. Tonks - Complete
Slow Night Falling by eleventy7 reviews
Two years after the Battle and it's still leaving its mark. Ginny finds herself caught up in its spreading ripples. See inside for warnings.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,375 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Ginny W. - Complete
Eternal Return by Silver Pard reviews
For the Greater Good. Harry understands this.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,283 - Reviews: 328 - Favs: 1,485 - Follows: 211 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
The Thestrals by Rowkey reviews
Four invisible horselike animals take a muggle home's backyard into their territory. One of the children, Rudane, bonds with them and considers them 'friends'. Tragedy strikes, and their bond is lost forever. AU. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,559 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2006 - Complete
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Blank Pages reviews
Just a random thought that came into my head as I was reading Homeland
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Family/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 156 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Drizzt D., Dinin D. - Complete
This is my Name: A Parody reviews
A short parody.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Parody/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,174 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Harry P., OC - Complete
The Unbelievable Truth reviews
Sequel to "The Art of Lying" OneShot
Alex Rider - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 754 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Alex R./Cub - Complete
The Art of Lying reviews
Alex had only been a spectator at the time, but Snake doesn't know that... The best lie is the one that is made up of many truths
Alex Rider - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 578 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Alex R./Cub, Snake - Complete
Contemplating Evil reviews
Alex doesn't believe in evil. Mad surely, deranged of course, and everyone has a bit of crazy, but there is no such thing as evil.
Alex Rider - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 928 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Alex R./Cub, Yassen G. - Complete
The Price of Remembering reviews
You always were fond of spring, but you were fond of Sirius too... Written for the Four Seasons Competition.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,051 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2011 - N. Tonks, Sirius B. - Complete
The Truth Is reviews
When Alex Rider killed himself he didn't dwell on the reasons why
Alex Rider - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 474 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Alex R./Cub - Complete
When Alex is Away reviews
Jack doesn't like waiting
Alex Rider - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 594 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/26/2010 - Alex R./Cub, Jack S. - Complete
Somewhere in Between reviews
She's glad that she has hated him because he's dead, and because she is afraid to remember that she might have loved him too.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Bellatrix L., Sirius B. - Complete