Gemgirl65
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Joined 04-05-10, id: 2316336, Profile Updated: 03-15-14
Author has written 4 stories for Twilight.

3/15/14--Just a note to apologize for the lack of updates on The Agreement this year. So far 2014 has brought me flu, bronchitis, and a severe sinus infection; but much worse, a death in my family. As a result, I simply haven't been able to write for quite some time. I want to finish the story but I honestly have no idea when that will happen. I really do appreciate all your feedback, even if I have not been able to respond as of late. Thank you for your understanding.


I'm still not sure how I ended up here. If you had told me a couple years ago that I would be writing a fan fiction, I would have laughed. I'd never even heard of "fan fiction" until I became a Twilight fan, although, as it turns out, I used to write it years ago as a kid when I conjured up stories about the rock bands I loved.

An online "conversation" with a group of Twilight- and Robert Pattinson-obsessed friends gave me an idea for a Twilight-based story, and once I started writing it down, I never looked back. At first I posted it only on my blog spot, but when I came near to completing it, I decided to post it in a bigger forum in hopes it would find an audience who enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I hadn't done much creative writing as an adult until recently, but I have a BA in journalism and sell/write advertising for a living, and I think writing has always been in my blood. I don't have an official "beta," but so far my friends have been good at giving suggestions and catching any typos I might make.

For updates and an unhealthy dose of Robsession, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pattinspired, or check out my blog at http://pattinspired.blogspot.com/ My first three stories are on my "pattinspired" blog. "The Agreement" can be found at http://theagreement-gemgirl65.blogspot.com/

I was blessed to receive two very wonderful in-depth reviews for Amnesia from @bellalove72 and @ginginlee:

http://indieficpimp.blogspot.com/2010/10/bellalove72s-rec-of-week-1018-1024.html?zx=f58835b701ce0f6f

http://twi-ficpromotions.blogspot.com/2010/10/amnesia.html

Amnesia was also chosen as one of TwiFic's Picks for the week of 2/26/12. http://twific.net/?p=5262 Thanks so much to Loving40's for the great review!

AngryBadgerGirl was so kind as to start a discussion forum for Amnesia on Twilighted.net! If you'd like to discuss the story or leave a comment, check it out here: http://www.twilighted.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=10176

Thanks so much to the readers who nominated Massage Therapy for the following:

Best Emmett, The Sunflower Awards http://thesunflowerawards.blogspot.com/

Heatwave Award (Best Lemon,) The Shimmer Awards http://shimmerawards.blogspot.com/p/nominees.html (thanks, Cared!)

And thanks to Khatla for the lovely Massage Therapy fic rec! http://khatla.livejournal.com/9950.html

Many thanks to the ladies at The Lemonade Stand for choosing The Guitar as the "Single Serving of the Week" for 4/4/12! http://www.tehlemonadestand.net/p/great-blogs.html?zx=cdefaaf195cb4d8d

Thanks to Coldplaywhore for nominating The Agreement as "Fic of the Week" at The Lemonade Stand, and to everyone who voted it into the top five for the week of 4/22/12!

And special thanks to Cared for her wonderful fic rec of The Agreement On "Rob Attack": http://robattack.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/fanfiction-fridays-recs-for-may-412/

Cheers, and happy reading!

P.S. If you are wondering why I have only a few fics marked as favorites on my list, it's because I have only read a handful of fanfics in my life! I hate to admit that, but as I said, I wasn't even aware fanfiction existed until a couple of years ago. When I began writing my own, I stopped reading others. I find that in order to write, I have to be rather myopic and not look at others' work. I'm too afraid of inadvertently borrowing ideas or writing styles from everyone else. I have quite a list of fics I want to read when I'm in between writing my own.

P.P.S. I have often seen a list of peeves on other writers' profiles, and I'm finally going to break down and add one of my own. There are the obvious grammar and spelling mistakes that annoy me, like putting an apostrophe in "its" when it shouldn't be there because the word is being used as a possessive. But the mistake that really grates on me is a very common one.

I call it the "Horton Hears a Who" Golden Pronoun Rule.

A person is always a "who." A person is not a "that." Horton does not hear a "that."

Correct: "I'm the one WHO loves you." Incorrect: "I'm the one THAT loves you."

Only use "that" for things. "My Twilight book is the one THAT fell off the shelf. You're the one WHO put it back for me. Thanks!"

Phew! Glad I got that off my chest. ;)

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The Plan - OUTTAKES by QuantumFizzx reviews
REMOVED. Thank you for your readership. Kept a few chapters up to explain why & share outtakes alter. Obsessed but unnoticed for over a year, she puts a plan in motion to catch the eye of the corner-office. That's her plan. Fate has another plan entirely
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,768 - Reviews: 19566 - Favs: 6,608 - Follows: 4,498 - Updated: 3/9 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Little Green and Easybella by BettiGefecht reviews
She only remembers a silent kid, he doesn't remember her at all. When they meet again years later, they feel a connection that isn't of this world - - - ExB; AH; Rated M. Autism; age gap; unconditional love.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 38 - Words: 137,423 - Reviews: 5538 - Favs: 2,868 - Follows: 3,210 - Updated: 10/15/2013 - Published: 10/20/2010 - Edward, Bella
Topsy-Turvy by TheFicChick reviews
"I justā€¦these could be the last three minutes, you know? Like, the last three minutes beforeā€¦things are different."
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 23,247 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 545 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 5/5/2013 - Published: 5/1/2013 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Cups Full of Wishes by Chloe Masen reviews
Lily O'Brien is a hopeful child. Will her special cups of hot chocolate and a new friendship with Dr. Edward Cullen make her greatest wish come true? Aaaaaw moments ahead.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,240 - Reviews: 444 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 507 - Updated: 1/23/2013 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
High Fidelity by IReen H reviews
Damaged Edward, damaged Bella. Two sides of the same scarred coin. When one side is up, the other is down. Language and lots of it. Lemons eventually. It's a slow burn, slow and painful. Mature. Lots of random pop culture references. AH, AU, ExB.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 205,466 - Reviews: 5588 - Favs: 3,582 - Follows: 3,579 - Updated: 10/3/2012 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Letters From Home by mizMandy reviews
Bella meets Edward hours before he is set to leave for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. A friendship is born and they decide to write to each other. Can love blossom through words written on a piece of paper?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 72,671 - Reviews: 458 - Favs: 374 - Follows: 513 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 9/11/2010 - Bella, Edward
Plight Thee My Troth by Gingerandgreen reviews
England, 1795. Lord Edward Masen and Miss Isabella Swan promise to love one another for all time; but will the harsh realities of life allow two souls from very different backgrounds to fulfil their vows? EPOV, AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 160,023 - Reviews: 3597 - Favs: 1,802 - Follows: 1,660 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Captain Howdy by Cullenboyz reviews
THIS O/S will be CONTINUED! Bella's mission: after four years of friendship with Edward, tonight she's putting her heart on the line. Armed with a pitcher of mojitos and Alice's seduction advice, she's determined to find out once and for all if she and Edward are meant to be.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,836 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 58 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Contextually Speaking by cosmogirl7481 reviews
Bella spends her days surrounded by books and her nights immersed in them. Reading but not living. Imagining but not experiencing. One night changes everything. A story about wrong numbers and a stranger with all the right words.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 15,797 - Reviews: 3063 - Favs: 1,924 - Follows: 955 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Train to Gretna Green by Carson Dyle reviews
In 1851, 18-year-old Bella Swan flees her pleasant home and doting parents in favor of romance and a grown-up life with the man of her dreams. The advent of Britain's railway system makes escape easy for her. Or does it?
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,420 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 91 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Morning by Carson Dyle reviews
What might life be like for the Cullens after the events of Breaking Dawn? So many possibilities. This is one.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 255,745 - Reviews: 545 - Favs: 373 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 6/23/2011 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Drift by denverpopcorn reviews
A blizzard blows in and shuts down the City. Everyone prepares for a snow day, including Edward and Bella. They each have a life-changing decision to make, but will their sudden confinement cool their passion and force them to face certain truths? E/B,AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 33,504 - Reviews: 1576 - Favs: 1,375 - Follows: 786 - Updated: 12/30/2010 - Published: 10/10/2010 - Complete
The Gift of the Knife by katmom reviews
2nd Place Winner in the Through the Veil of Time Contest: A companion piece to The Knife, this is Rose's story of meeting the first Northern invaders to her home in Rathlin Monastery and their reunion the following summer.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,272 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/15/2010 - Rosalie, Emmett - Complete
The Naked Guy Upstairs by AngryBadgerGirl reviews
It's You've Got Mail meets Pillow Talk meets...eh, you get the picture. It's the usual ABG yuks and lemons. Playboyward v. Straightlacedella. Love/Hate/Love/Banter. RATED M COS WHY ELSE DO YOU READ FIC, HONESTLY? AH, CANON PAIRINGS
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 192,615 - Reviews: 13780 - Favs: 10,307 - Follows: 7,652 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 9/17/2009 - Bella, Edward
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: 14088 - Favs: 14,625 - Follows: 8,102 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
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The Agreement reviews
A virgin. An escort. A contract signed. But falling in love wasn't part of the agreement... AH, E&B
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 248,245 - Reviews: 6503 - Favs: 3,128 - Follows: 4,121 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Bella, Edward
The Guitar reviews
Bella Swan doesn't do one-night stands. But the way Edward Cullen makes love to that guitar onstage has her wishing she could trade places with it, if only for one night... Winner "Best Romance" in the Truly Anonymous Twilight OS Picture Prompt Contest
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,468 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 92 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Massage Therapy reviews
"I knew I was in trouble the minute I saw her naked back." Therapist by day, musician by night, Edward gets more than he bargained for when indie label scout Bella comes to his firm for treatment. One touch will unravel their secrets...but are they ready?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 308,939 - Reviews: 2306 - Favs: 1,501 - Follows: 987 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Amnesia reviews
What if Edward Cullen weren't a 109-year-old-vampire...what if he were 'born' yesterday? When Bella Swan's truck breaks down in the forest one rainy afternoon, a fateful meeting between the two will alter the course of both of their lives forever. AU, OOC
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 16 - Words: 175,204 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 812 - Follows: 280 - Updated: 7/20/2010 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete