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Author has written 7 stories for Castle.

"She's a woman which means she's inherently strong. There are all these other wonderful facts to her as well: hope, sometimes girlish hope, self-doubt, confidence. There's a joan-of-arc quality about her, I suppose." -Stana Katic on Kate Beckett

"You know, Castle, like anyone else, is a human being first. If you take a human being - especially a vain one like 'Castle' -and you bring in a gorgeous woman and have sparks fly, who can help themselves? What are you gonna do? Sparks happen!" -Nathan Fillion

I love these characters and hope I do them some justice as I use them as my creative outlet.

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Undefined by caffinate-me reviews
When Detective Rick Rodgers moved back to New York from LA to take a job at the NYPD's 12th Precinct, the one thing he expected less than being haunted by his predecessor's cases, was to be living with her ghost. AU
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,574 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 11/11/2019 - Published: 5/19/2019 - Rick C., Kate B.
Conundrum by Cofkett reviews
Richard Castle wrote about death, and often researched real murders. He was in no way squeamish about it, but the senselessness of this particular tragedy just made him feel so helpless. - - Beta reader: Shutterbug5269.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 64,124 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 351 - Updated: 4/30/2019 - Published: 6/29/2014 - Rick C., Kate B.
Our Serendipitous Paths by ColieMacKenzie reviews
Kate Beckett wakes in a world where nothing is as she knows it to be. A season 4, AU story. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,992 - Reviews: 716 - Favs: 442 - Follows: 753 - Updated: 12/20/2017 - Published: 2/17/2012 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Johanna B. - Complete
Unwritten by caffinate-me reviews
One of the last things true crime writer Richard Castle expected when he took a meeting with convicted murderer Kate Beckett was to be sent on a quest for proof of her innocence, the other was to fall in love with her. A Castle AU. Written 2012. Revised 2016.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 72,822 - Reviews: 1721 - Favs: 843 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 6/18/2016 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Rich Man, Poor Man : A Darker Path by idiosyncratic1 reviews
AU: What if Castle had never become a famous, successful, and wealthy writer? Struggling to make ends meet, failed writer Richard Rodgers meets Detective Kate Beckett under quite different circumstances.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 72,313 - Reviews: 794 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 632 - Updated: 5/23/2016 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Rick C., Kate B.
Kiss Me, Castle: The Dress Chronicles by Cora Clavia reviews
3x14, the little black dress.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,986 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 2/16/2016 - Published: 6/14/2012 - Rick C., Kate B.
Kiss Me, Castle by Cora Clavia reviews
I just escaped from possibly the most awkward date in the history of Earth, and I need to decompress. I brought ice cream. And wine. And cupcakes. 1x7, Home is Where the Heart Stops.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 59 - Words: 113,514 - Reviews: 2807 - Favs: 1,017 - Follows: 1,248 - Updated: 1/11/2016 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
Feels Like Home by bingblot reviews
An AU post-ep to 2x18 "Boom." "He cares about you, Kate. You may not see it; you may not be ready to. But he does." She saw it. She just didn't know what to do about it.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 178,545 - Reviews: 746 - Favs: 448 - Follows: 586 - Updated: 9/19/2015 - Published: 4/27/2015 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Fugitive by Cora Clavia reviews
AU. "Your fugitive's name is Mr. Richard Castle."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,224 - Reviews: 456 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 9/4/2015 - Published: 1/7/2015 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Convalescence by Sanctuaria reviews
"I'm like a broken mirror, Castle. I look into it and see parts of me are missing, but I don't know how to get them back. I don't know how to find them again." What if Beckett hadn't disappeared for 3 months after being shot and let Castle take care of her? With tensions running so high, will their love blossom or will secrets tear them apart forever? AU from 3x24. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 51 - Words: 148,300 - Reviews: 876 - Favs: 346 - Follows: 758 - Updated: 5/3/2015 - Published: 2/25/2014 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
Rewound by Kate Christie reviews
"What's past is prologue." -William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II Scene I. An AU season six Castle story.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 89,946 - Reviews: 1853 - Favs: 856 - Follows: 1,413 - Updated: 2/1/2015 - Published: 1/23/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Worst of Words by Kate Christie reviews
"…Give thy worst of thoughts/The worst of words." -Othello, Act 3, Scene 3. After Castle disappears, the only thing keeping Kate Beckett afloat is her conviction that Richard Castle is alive. But in order to return to work, Beckett is forced by Burke to keep a daily journal. 6x23 2014 CastleFicathon. Thanks to Angie & E for gorgeous artwork & Alex for an amazing summer of editing.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 133 - Words: 27,029 - Reviews: 4533 - Favs: 424 - Follows: 609 - Updated: 9/29/2014 - Published: 5/19/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Socially Acceptable Options by honeyandvodka reviews
Katherine Beckett had options. Lots of options. Socially acceptable options. So when her mom's murderer was caught, Kate shelved her plans of becoming a cop, intent on living as ordinary a life as possible. But is normal enough? Meeting Richard Castle might be just the thing to change everything for both of them. #CastleFicathon
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 59,829 - Reviews: 1131 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 387 - Updated: 7/31/2014 - Published: 5/18/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Jane Doe by seilleanmor reviews
When Kate gets into a car accident, the outcome of her injury is retrograde amnesia – she doesn't remember her life after 2008. Rick, as a result, is left to deal with the consequences of his wife's memory loss while she comes to terms with their life together. Based on a gifset by veraflynns on tumblr. 2014 Ficathon Entry.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 81,039 - Reviews: 1427 - Favs: 641 - Follows: 796 - Updated: 7/23/2014 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
moondust by bravevulnerability reviews
"I know I'm who you think of when the moon is up and the night is late and that will always be enough." One shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 42 - Published: 7/10/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
still our hands match by bravevulnerability reviews
"Why do you even care so much? What is it that you want so badly that you can't just let this go so we can both move on with our lives?" Set in the summer between 1x10 and 2x01, continues on throughout season 2. Cover art by ournorthstars.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,767 - Reviews: 443 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 427 - Updated: 5/31/2014 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Broken Summer by InkyCoffee reviews
"There would be no unexpected sound of her key in the lock. No sound of stilettos across the floorboards. No laughing greeting or warm embrace or welcoming kiss. Not any more." -My entry for the 2013 Castle Hiatus Ficathon
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 65,301 - Reviews: 594 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 397 - Updated: 5/5/2014 - Published: 5/19/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Signs of Life by bravevulnerability reviews
They meet again in the hospital. AU. Cover art by half0utloud.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 48,644 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 526 - Follows: 577 - Updated: 4/16/2014 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
i love you most by bravevulnerability reviews
"You're the only one I want touching me." Based off the promo for 6x18. One shot.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,188 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 34 - Published: 3/12/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
pause and savor by bravevulnerability reviews
'Her head was spinning, and not just because of the needle that had been plunged into the side of her neck.' Castle and Beckett wake up stranded in her car after being abducted, and while waiting for a ride back to the city, one thing leads to another. Set during 3x09.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,345 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 12/21/2013 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Stolen Sky by Cora Clavia reviews
This green-eyed woman took a bullet for Mal Reynolds before he ever learned her name. Kate Beckett becomes a character in the 'verse. Mackett.
Crossover - Firefly & Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 27,916 - Reviews: 956 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Mal, Kate B. - Complete
Kiss Me, Castle: the FMC chronicles by Cora Clavia reviews
M-rated chapters of Kiss Me, Castle. FMC means...EXPLETIVE DELETED Me, Castle.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,254 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 614 - Follows: 540 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Retribution by JillianCasey reviews
When she got the call, she didn't expect it to lead to this. Season 5 AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,669 - Reviews: 322 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 4/9/2013 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Unwritten: Uncharted by Kate Christie reviews
"Sliding his hands down, he hoisted her up, set her on the smooth, wide, perfectly positioned banister. Whoever built this porch deserved a bonus." This is the 3rd and final M-Rated companion piece to "Unwritten" by Caffinate-me. Co-written with Kate Christie.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,174 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 10/6/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Appropriate Contact by Cora Clavia reviews
Apparently a young uniform cop accidentally touched someone's chest at a crime scene last week. Meeting!fic. For Carto because she's stuck in one today.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 578 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 34 - Published: 1/23/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Days of Summer by liviafan1 reviews
A young Kate Beckett spends her summer waitressing at a local shack on a Jersey beach, tending to her alcoholic father and paying her way through the academy. One night, her world turns on its feet when Rick Castle enters the door...and her heart. AU. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 61,991 - Reviews: 926 - Favs: 653 - Follows: 732 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 1/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Dead to the World by leuska reviews
For months she's been gone. Months in which Castle's been forced to believe that Kate Beckett was dead. Eight full months in which he's missed her, craved her, mourned her. Now she's standing on his doorstep, two coffees in slightly shaking hands and Castle's world collapses. Direct spoilers for 4x23 Always, but most probably AU from there.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 106,868 - Reviews: 1774 - Favs: 1,011 - Follows: 828 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Vice by chezchuckles reviews
AU: Beckett is a uniform on the Vice squad at the 12th. It's five years before the season one meeting. Cartographical sent me and Sandiane Carter a list of AUs she wanted to see. We were both so excited about Vice Beckett that we each wrote our own. This is mine. Thanks to garnetgivealittlelove for the cover art.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 75,783 - Reviews: 1269 - Favs: 595 - Follows: 487 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
A Better Fate by chezchuckles reviews
"my blood approves, and kisses are a better fate than wisdom. . .And death i think is no parenthesis" -ee cummings co-authored by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 48,898 - Reviews: 1010 - Favs: 476 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Sweetheart by International08 reviews
His laughter rings through the speaker, makes her heart leap. One shot. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 740 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 332 - Follows: 60 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unvanquished by chezchuckles reviews
AU. What happens to Kate Beckett when the Dragon is slain - and she's charged with his murder?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,803 - Reviews: 656 - Favs: 370 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 6/12/2012 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
John Doe by chezchuckles reviews
The title says it all. Co-authored by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles. Spoilers for season four, but as you will see, quite a lot of it is. . .missing.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,022 - Reviews: 1027 - Favs: 582 - Follows: 411 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Breaking The Bonds by ThePossibilityOfMagic reviews
Sometimes, the only way to become whole is to break first. Post-Limey/Headhunters.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,490 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 27 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Back to Where We Have Never Been by caffinate-me reviews
AU. What happens when two people, who are perfect for each other, meet in exactly the right place at the completely wrong time? For literature professor Katherine Beckett and writer Richard Castle, only time will tell. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 91,866 - Reviews: 1007 - Favs: 792 - Follows: 449 - Updated: 5/11/2012 - Published: 1/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Waiting Game by muppet47 reviews
If this was what really being in love felt like Kate wasn't sure she was going to survive it. Not like this was news, but obviously something was seriously wrong with her. Winner of FanFic: Best Humor in the 2012 Castle Fan Awards
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 53,160 - Reviews: 741 - Favs: 801 - Follows: 479 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Summer Dark by Cora Clavia reviews
Kate stumbles across a secret - no wonder he'd been so angry at her after she'd avoided him all summer - and reason comes from an unlikely source. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,228 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 528 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 1/12/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Fluff by International08 reviews
Richard Castle discovers something unexpected when he visits Kate Beckett one December night.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,008 - Reviews: 609 - Favs: 811 - Follows: 467 - Updated: 12/25/2011 - Published: 12/6/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Separation Anxiety by VioletHills reviews
Kate is given guardianship of a friend's one-year-old daughter. Castle tries to help in his own unique way. Chaos and fluff ensues.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 100,560 - Reviews: 2543 - Favs: 1,262 - Follows: 1,421 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Volume II: Eyes Open by VioletHills reviews
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to begin. Follows Tryst. Post Countdown.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,853 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 12/18/2011 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Of Finding Innocence by FanficwriterGHC reviews
When Kate Beckett went to get her book signed by Richard Castle, she never imagined that she'd end up meeting his daughter, much less offering to babysit for the afternoon. AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 330,428 - Reviews: 5461 - Favs: 3,568 - Follows: 1,700 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 7/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Ghost on the Canvas by chezchuckles reviews
by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles. AU. Assuming all things are equal, the watch is for the life she saved; the ring is for the life she lost; but the bracelet is for the life she misses. SPOILERS for Boom! from Season Two. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 69,768 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Only More Love by International08 reviews
Post-Countdown. Kate and Josh have dinner and a long conversation that leads to some interesting realizations.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 19,969 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 3/21/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Volume I: Tryst by VioletHills reviews
A touch was just the beginning.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,405 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 12/26/2010 - Published: 11/20/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Hunted by JillianCasey reviews
A continuation of Dangerous Game. Highly recommended that you read that first. Beckett tries to figure out where she wants things to go with Castle. Meanwhile, a serial killer fixates on Beckett.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 114,200 - Reviews: 1127 - Favs: 974 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dangerous Game by JillianCasey reviews
Beckett is jealous. Castle wants to play a game. This could be dangerous.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,275 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 777 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 12/25/2009 - Published: 12/12/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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Past Tense reviews
In the aftermath of an earthquake during an elevator ride, Castle and Beckett suddenly find themselves in the year 1977. Post-Season 2 AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,985 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 6/25/2019 - Rick C., Kate B.
Blue Coffee Cup: Broken reviews
Companion piece to Blue Coffee Cup. A post-Watershed AU. Beckett accepts the DC job and breaks it off with Castle. But is it what her heart really wants? Can she fix what's broken?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,930 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 7/17/2015 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
One More Button reviews
What if Castle and Beckett stayed behind at the Old Haunt, alone, after everyone had gone? Post-Last Call AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,938 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 5/27/2019 - Published: 10/6/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Unfinished reviews
Post-Knockdown AU. No Josh. What if Castle showed up at Beckett's door that night?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,161 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/23/2019 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Just Like Fiction reviews
When Kate Beckett sublets a new apartment, the last thing she expects is to meet Richard Castle's spirit. Based on the film "Just Like Heaven."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,127 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 11/13/2018 - Published: 6/12/2017 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Blue Coffee Cup reviews
She told him not to get a gift. It was only their four month anniversary.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,171 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 8/5/2014 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Doodles reviews
When Castle's on a book tour, Beckett finds something interesting in her desk drawer.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,564 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 22 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete