Author has written 120 stories for Ginger Snaps, Immortals, Tamora Pierce, Protector of the Small Quartet, Tomb Raider, Parrish Plessis series, Waking the Dead, NCIS, Mirror's Edge, Final Fantasy X-2, Firefly, and Silent Hill.
Proud member of the Gabby Collaboration Project here on FanFiction.Net - search for the username 'GabbCollab' for details!
Hi, I'm Amy and I'm 29. I live in the UK, have a creative writing degree and work as a freelance proofreader/copy editor. I've sold some of my fics as de-fandomed stories, which is beyond awesome. I've also been self-publishing. I'm working on lots of original stuff as well as ficcing, so I spend probably three-quarters of my waking day working with words! :D And the other quarter on the Xbox.
I'll put out a universal 'thank you' to everyone who's contacted me via this site - some of you have become friends, others just leave reviews here and there. Either way, I couldn't have written this much, or improved at all, without your opinions and constructive criticism. You rule. Even the flamers - because I laugh at flamers. They make my day. In fact, if there are any flamers reading this, leave a few flames to cheer me up. XD
I really try not to step on anyone's toes and write stuff that's close to the fics that I've read. Obviously though, I can't read everything, and sometimes I have spooky mind-melds with people, so if anything I've posted seems similar to other fics, I swear it's not intentional! Oh, and sometimes people plagiarise me shamelessly. If you see it on this profile AND somewhere else, it belongs to me - please send me a message letting me know there's another douchebag ripping off my stuff - thanks!
I'm horrendously bad at replying to reviews, but I'm working on changing this... Apologies to anyone who's upset at not getting a response - kick me, and I'll usually reply pretty quickly. :D
I think I'm about ready to declare The Light of Truth officially dead... but I'm not quite there yet, for sentimental reasons. I'll keep it on life support for a little while longer.
Erotica that used to be fanfic...
I've taken down a few of my NCIS fics, as I have reworked them into non-fandom erotica and sold them. See below for the list - all but the first and last ones are published by Totally Bound Publishing:
Resisting Gibbs is now Little Tease - the first in a series of original stories about various characters in a fetish club.
Shocks has become Shocked.
Ebony and Amber, parts of Cold Coffee and All Yours, Carte Blanche, Revenge, Trust Me?, Worth Your While and Acta est Fabula have now become a full-length novel, Dominance and Deception.
Change of Pace and Until Sunrise have melded to become Always the Quiet Ones.
Battle of Thrills has become... well, Battle of Thrills!
Of Sawdust and Seduction has also kept its original title - it's published by Breathless Press.
Erotica that's still on here as fanfic...
You might recognise a few things from my fics in my sleazy alter-ego's short erotica fiction (I write as Sidonie Spice as well as Amy Valenti).
Where I stand on beta reading...
As mentioned above, I do work as a freelance editor, and I have beta-read fanfic for friends in the fandom. I'm not looking to take on any more unpaid beta-reading at present, as I have paid projects that take priority and videogames that need playing. ;) I am more than happy to hear offers of paid work (and I don't charge too much!).
Now the responsible bit...
Firstly, I don't own any of the characters or dialogue or scenarios you might find in my fics. They belong solely to the copyright holders. If you don't recognise it, then it's most likely mine (or from something you haven't seen - y'know!).
Secondly, I write a lot of kink/BDSM. And I mean, a lot. So if there's a label on the fic warning for the Sir/Little Tease 'verse, that's gonna mean bondage, discipline/domination, sadism/submission and masochism. If you don't like it, don't read it.
Thirdly, the kink fics I write have methods in them that are highly dangerous. Some of them were written before I experienced kink myself, and so are based on wish fulfilment. If you're looking to find out how to do kink, my fics are NOT the place; especially since I'm a submissive! I don't know the technical side of everything - if in doubt, don't do it.
What I do know is this: people playing together for the first time should NEVER do so without a thorough discussion about limits, safewords, health problems etc. I know I have this happen in most of my fics, but it's not the way to do it. I just don't write it because it would interrupt the flow of the events - kinda like how I rarely write birth control or discussions thereon into fics. It's important, but writing/reading it - at least for me - isn't too enjoyable.
If you are curious about kink and plan to try, read as many books as you can (for beginners, SM 101 by Jay Wiseman is considered throughout the kink community to be a very wise choice), talk to experienced Dom/mes and subs, and don't be afraid to ask questions. PM me if you need any further advice, or find a forum or other online community - Fetlife is a good place to start. :)
Fics In Progress
The Light of Truth - Tomb Raider, Lara/Kurtis (yet another hiatus, sorry guys... my TR muse has gone to Venice!)
Sir/Little Tease (NCIS)
Focusing on a Dominant/submissive relationship between Gibbs (Sir) and Abby (Little Tease). There is no set order to reading the fics, though some deal with the two beginning their relationships, and others go off the assumption that the relationship's already established. There are a looooot of alternate beginnings in this 'verse! To help you out, here's the list of established-relationship fics, which you should hold off reading until you've read at least one of my many beginnings: Acta est Fabula (followed by sequel Ad Infinitum), Carte Blanche (followed by sequels Revenge and Trust Me?), Christmas Stockings, Mission, Speechless, The Wrong Idea, Trouble Focusing, Vulnerability, Worth Your While, You Belong to Me Now, Obvious, Permission Withheld.
The following have been taken down for copyright reasons (they've been turned into original books). More may follow...
Shocks (Gibbs/Abby, NCIS)
These fics have been either discontinued or deleted from the internet and my hard drive - either because they were irredeemably bad (written when I was 17!) or else due to issues with co-authors. These are not available.
101 Ways To Kill Varice Kingsford (discontinued)