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Joined 06-11-10, id: 2399266, Profile Updated: 05-31-11

I am a New Jersey domestic engineer, having recently lost my job in eldercare. 50, married, no kids, lots of free time on my hands these days. I'm a rock chick at heart, now looking for musicians to work with on collaborations and covers.

In January 2010, my 14 year old niece finally convinced me to read The Saga, and I was hooked. You know the rest - discovered Rob, drooled a little, saw Remember Me and realized the boy has real talent. He's hot now, but I swear in 20 years when he's in his forties he's going to kill me, cause ladies & gents, he's only going to get better with age. So am I, but I don't know if my heart will be able to take it!

I started reading fanfic early 2010, and once I got over my shyness (yeah, right, me shy phfft) started reviewing after a few months. When the author of a story I reviewed asked me if I'd like to pre-read, I jumped at the chance, and I am now proud to be working with Morgan Locklear & his wife/beta randomcran.

I don't write (fanfic, anyway) and don't expect to start anytime soon. But miracles happen every day, and if I do, you'll find it here after bouncing it off my friends and a lot of gnashing of teeth, I'm sure...

So, I don't expect to be an official "fan beta", again, anytime soon, but you never know when inspiration will strike. I have been having some interesting dreams lately...

Thanks for checking me out - you'll find some of my favorite stories and authors here, and you'll find me on twitter @ishldntbehere.

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Laid Bare by Brits23 reviews
Desperate to taste-unable to deny. A defective vampire-a deceptive human girl. Monster and man discovers primal urges he never knew existed. Can it ever be enough? To drink her is completion, to touch her is , ExB OOC,Canon pairs
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 269,083 - Reviews: 4636 - Favs: 3,201 - Follows: 2,647 - Updated: 11/27/2012 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
My Lost Youth by Edward A. Masen reviews
The beginnings of a most unusual family, as told by Edward Masen.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 154,953 - Reviews: 523 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 293 - Updated: 1/17/2012 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Edward, Carlisle
The Singer and The Sorrow by MG2112 reviews
Neither can survive without the other. They have to be together or they will both perish. Bella Swan is a graduate student drawn into a world of dreams. Edward Cullen is a beautiful, immortal vampire. High in the hills of the Tuscany region of Italy is a town called Volterra that inexplicably links these two disparate lives. **Ch10-REVISED**
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 31 - Words: 180,617 - Reviews: 1093 - Favs: 752 - Follows: 449 - Updated: 12/8/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Brutte Parole by Morgan Locklear reviews
New York 1892: Bella and her fiancé, Edward, move to America only to discover that the city they chose as their new home is governed by someone from her past. He needs Bella's help and he won't take 'no' for an answer. Sequel to Bella Voce.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 31 - Words: 229,812 - Reviews: 633 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 11/26/2011 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Night Must Fall by katinki reviews
COMPLETE. In a world of night, shadows known as the Volturi reign supreme. Their word is law, unquestioned and unchallenged. A doctoral student threatens exposure, and a Volturi Prince has been unleashed to silence her forever. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 109,754 - Reviews: 3899 - Favs: 2,738 - Follows: 1,833 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 5/26/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Hey You by SydneyAlice reviews
Hey you. Yeah you. You with your long brown hair and the vintage t-shirt that's always tied at the bottom. I think you're beautiful.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,280 - Reviews: 674 - Favs: 1,076 - Follows: 218 - Published: 8/27/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Amazing by sheviking reviews
Birthday one-shot for my beta, Melanie. Twenty-something, plus sized Bella is curvy and confident. Enter Edward, her high school crush, who she only ever loved from afar. A second chance for something amazing. Rated M for the usual reasons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,917 - Reviews: 700 - Favs: 1,774 - Follows: 421 - Published: 6/11/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Our Lives Unbound by theladyingrey42 reviews
My mind is trapped in circles, my loneliness pressing in. Unable to speak, I reach for her spark. In her eyes, I find my partner. In her command, I find my freedom. Together, we open our lives to something more. AU/AH, D/s, male sub.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 159,844 - Reviews: 6369 - Favs: 2,910 - Follows: 1,878 - Updated: 5/5/2011 - Published: 6/12/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Incubus Anomaly by elusivetwilight reviews
Incubus: a sex demon that visits women in the deep dark of the night. Edward relies on his special gifts to consume his prey. What happens when he meets the one woman immune to his unique abilities? M for dark lemons and dark themes
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 157,262 - Reviews: 6050 - Favs: 3,743 - Follows: 2,617 - Updated: 11/15/2010 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Edward, Bella - 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: 14264 - Favs: 15,367 - Follows: 8,319 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Take A Little Trip by KristenLynn reviews
3rd place GSC o/s, being continued. NOW COMPLETE. In high school, geeky Edward tutored popular Bella. It ended badly. Four years later, Edward reappears in one of grad student Bella's classes. Both have changed. A lot. Will it be enough? AU/AH,OOC
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 102,946 - Reviews: 725 - Favs: 901 - Follows: 513 - Updated: 7/21/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Rain Season by elusivetwilight reviews
After trauma of losing her parents, Bella receives a letter from old family friend Esme inviting her to come to Scotland where she and her family are currently settled. Angsty read with AH cast and perhaps Edward in a kilt.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 184,578 - Reviews: 2858 - Favs: 3,415 - Follows: 1,434 - Updated: 2/20/2010 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Practicing by nothingleft reviews
Bella convinces Edward they should 'practice' their self control before they get married. What effect will this have on them and the other members of their family? Funny, Fluffy, and, eventually, a little lemony. Sequel to The Talk, but stands alone.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 50,382 - Reviews: 1360 - Favs: 1,042 - Follows: 427 - Updated: 1/24/2008 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete