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Joined 03-23-11, id: 2804052, Profile Updated: 06-12-11
Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.

Hello all!

I'm an university student and a major Marauder-era fan and I have been reading/writing fanfiction since 2006. There was a period there when I did nothing and all of the sudden, I guess with all the renewed hype due to the movies, I've come back to writing. Just one day I had the biggest urge to redo an old story which when I reread the original I almost died of utter humiliation. So, I want to give that story justice and here we are with La Douleur Exquise (and never again shall I chose a French title! I can never spell it).

La Douleur Exquise translates to the heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can't have. Which is exactly what is happening in the story. It revolves around the Noble Wizarding Families. These are all pureblood families that believe in being proper and maintaining a level of perfection and aristocracy. There's a lot of money involved as well as heritage and tradition. Within the families there are two clear sides. One is for Voldemort to rule and for all mudbloods to be sought out of the Wizarding society. This would preserve the Noble Wizarding families and keep their place in society. This side also believes that all the families should come under the one leader, this being Voldemort, and work as one team/army. The other side is to keep the muggle-borns and treat everyone as equal (but of course still keep their nobility). This side doesn't flaunt their wealth or stature as much as the other. They are happy to keep the families separate and not fight under one leader.

James Potter has been brought up in a prestigous Noble Wizarding family. He has to carry on the family name once he finishes school and lead the 'right' side of a war which is occuring within the Noble Families and out. He will take his father's place as one of the most influential people on his side which makes him threat to the opposing side which favour Voldemort.

Lily Evans' family (which in this story is pure-blood) is on Voldemorts side. This is something that Lily is ashamed of and refuses to accept. Constantly, Lily is pressured into following her family. The question is whether she will give in or deal with the consequences. Lily's parents show no affection towards her and use her for their own best interests. As a result of this Lord Evans, in a bid to get Lily on Voldemorts side permanently, does something that will ruin her life forever.

As with many authors, I suppose, music is a huge influence on almost every scene within the story. So I thought I would write up a little soundtrack for the story using the songs that have the most connection to the story.

1. Runaway - Yeah Yeah Yeah's (Lily in the beginning was written to this song)

2. Something To Believe In - Aqualung

3. And the Boys - Angus & Julia Stone (This is where I got the idea for the "gold falling from the ceiling" in the Hall for the ball.)

4. A Window to the Past - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

5. Your Song - Ellie Goulding (Ben and Mary and a little bit James and Lily (I wish it were more))

6. When Ginny Kissed Harry - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (This has the highest count on my itunes because its on repeat for many JL scenes)

7. Why Does She Have to Die - Finding Neverland Soundtrack (flashback chapter actually goes to all of the Finding Neverland soundtrack)

8. The music from the Atonement trailer/ Elegy for Dunkirk/ Denoument/ With My Own Eyes/ Cottage By The Beach - Atonement Soundtrack (sooo many scenes. With My Own Eyes is Peter all over)

9. The Wolves - Ellie Goulding

10. Hallejuah - Imogen Heap or Jeff Buckley (There is a major scene in Chapter Seven that this goes with.)

11. The Thanks I get - Erik Hassle

12. Skinny Love - Birdy (James and Lily)

13. Down By The Water - The Drums.

14. El Tango De Roxanne - Moulin Rouge (Lily and Snape in ch6 and ch8)

15. Cosmic Love - Florence + The Machine (Lily and James)

16. My Love - Sia

17. Godrics Hollow Graveyard - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

18. Obliviate - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

19. Mr Brightside - Alex Johnson and Charlotte O'Connor

20. Reprise - Peter Vronsky (This would be the theme to the whole story)

21. Winter Song - Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson (James and Lily)

22. Skeletons - Yeah Yeah Yeah's (Everyone!)

So I hope you have a read or you already have and that you enjoy the little AU world I have created.

I also have a Tumblr, if you're interested - http://elizabeth-james.tumblr.com/

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The Life and Times by Jewels5 reviews
She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 613,762 - Reviews: 9401 - Favs: 7,204 - Follows: 6,891 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 7/8/2009 - James P., Lily Evans P.
Quiet Summer by Wilhelmina Willoughby reviews
HIATUS. L/J. "The first duty of love is to listen." In arguing, neither gave up. But when James finally walks away and Lily is left standing in his wake, the echo of his silence ringing in her ears, something changes in her heart.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 94,321 - Reviews: 924 - Favs: 607 - Follows: 701 - Updated: 9/18/2011 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Lily Evans P., James P.
Up In The Air by jamespotterdidntstrut reviews
James teaches Lily how to ride a broom.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/25/2011 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Reflecting on the Rain by exquisitus somnium x reviews
They don't kiss for themselves. They kiss to share the misfortunate of the world, the kiss to share the sadness they feel for the world; her publicly, him privately. They kiss for the world, because it isn't some kind of joke.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 23 - Published: 3/6/2011 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
The Trials of Commentating by PenonPaperFingersonKeys reviews
Lily commentates a Gryffindor/Slytherin Qudditch match, much to the fury of Professor McGonagall. - JP/LE ONESHOT
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,527 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 42 - Published: 1/7/2011 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
The Trouble with Lifts by SuperSpy reviews
"I should have known that a magical lift was only going to cause trouble. And here I thought that an inanimate object couldn't pose a threat to my sanity - which was a ridiculous assumption. Obviously." L/J
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,159 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/13/2010 - Published: 7/29/2010 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
Shattered by PenonPaperFingersonKeys reviews
She breaks him into a million little pieces, through ways that seem insignificant, until they accumulate together into a web of pain that he can barely hold in his fragile heart. "For the 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' challenge at HPFC."
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,236 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/29/2010 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
A Month of Sundays by marziipan reviews
How exactly does Lily discover her buried feelings for James Potter? Picks up from James's and Lily's 5th year, shortly after Lily ends her friendship with Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 88,345 - Reviews: 963 - Favs: 1,576 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 1/8/2010 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
Cookies From the Past by ProngsxLilyflower reviews
Bill Weasley remembers a particularly funny incident when he sold cookies to James and Lily Potter eighteen years ago.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,071 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/19/2006 - Bill W. - Complete
Priori Incantatem by fellytone reviews
Can James Potter, Marauder and troublemaker extraordinaire, ever convince Lily Evans, Prefect and good girl, that they were meant to be? Now complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 64 - Words: 306,215 - Reviews: 4581 - Favs: 2,803 - Follows: 500 - Updated: 8/7/2005 - Published: 10/1/2003 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
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La Douleur Exquise reviews
Fate and history have betrayed their hearts. She is promised to another and he was raised to represent his family name in High Society. So what happens when they chance destiny and go against everything they were ever taught to believe in? LilyJames. AU
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 168,521 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Lily Evans P., James P.
That Day in Summer reviews
Lily struggles to focus in her final NEWT exam so she reflects back on a particular day she had spent with James during the previous summer. Incredibly short one shot for a friend.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,664 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Lily Evans P., James P.
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