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Joined 01-31-13, id: 4517662, Profile Updated: 03-02-13
Author has written 11 stories for Nashville.

I'm a voracious reader, a professional writer (my day job doesn't involve writing anything that's this much fun, sadly) and mom to two boys.

I typically stay within the canon of a show or story and let others take the action into new and different directions. What I'm interested in is elaborating on all those little unseen moments that are hinted at or directly referenced on a show, but have occurred off screen or in some earlier time frame.

I guess that's why I love nothing more than an angst-ridden couple with a complicated past. My current obsession, obviously, is Rayna and Deacon from Nashville on ABC. The actors have got more chemistry than I've seen in a TV couple in years and their story has a ton of potential. Hope to keep writing about them for a long time.

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BRAVE FACE by FictionallySpeaking reviews
Rayna had made the mistake of taking the healthy silence for granted, stuffing their affections into the back of her mind for a time when she was ready...now she was left stumbling as she wondered why she'd waited. -DEACON/RAYNA-
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 147,211 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 9/8/2013 - Published: 3/24/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
The Accident by CaseyL reviews
Just after the finale. My musings on what will happen at the beginning of season 2.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,046 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/29/2013 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
The Steps Back to One Another by ekagrey reviews
My musings on Rayna and Deacon slowly finding their way back to one another. Speculates on Deacon's new relationship and Rayna finding her emotional footing enough to finally ask for what she wants
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,096 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J.
That Could Be Us by Shiny Jewel reviews
Post episode 1x15. Rayna is feeling lost post-divorce until she realizes this is her chance to make things right with Deacon. She needs to put her cards on the table, but will she?
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,701 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/6/2013 - Published: 3/30/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C.
Here in the Dark by leave me light reviews
Fixing things always starts with figuring out what the problem is. The trouble is, sometimes after you've fixed one thing, all the other stuff that is wrong just becomes more glaringly obvious. There are good reasons why their way back to each other is so long and winding.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,912 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/27/2013 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C.
just trying to keep it in line by Abvj reviews
How to make it look like you're moving on in twelve easy steps. (Or: Rayna in the aftermath of 1x14.)
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,053 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Monday Nights at the Bluebird by Emma R2 reviews
A Rayna/Deacon prequel. My fevered imaginings of how they met, based on clues from songs and storylines. (probably waaaaay off base) Property of the brilliant Callie Khouri, ABC and Mrs. Chip Esten (though if he's ever up for sale, I'm getting a bid in early) Un-betaed schmoop and they haven't even kissed yet - SIGH - apologies. Expect four (yep FOUR) chapters.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,970 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/3/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J.
Frayed by MoonlightGardenias reviews
Pre-Show AU involving Rayna, Deacon, and his addiction. Basically, a potential backstory!Deyna fic.
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,270 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J. - Complete
Uninvited by Lizzie Fitz reviews
Ten years after the crash of Flight 815, Jack encounters Sawyer
Lost - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,238 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2006 - Sawyer, Jack - Complete
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Nine Months reviews
June 1999, Nashville. Rayna Jaymes has just gotten some important news – and an invitation. How will they change her life? A multi-chapter AU fic.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 114,105 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/4/2014 - Published: 10/18/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C., Teddy C. - Complete
Crazy reviews
For the September fic challenge, a happy story under 1,000 words; a pre-show snippet about Rayna and Deacon .
Nashville - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 999 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/8/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Five Things Rayna Told Tandy reviews
For the August Five Things/Times Fic Challenge. Five conversations, spanning 25 years, between Rayna and Tandy.
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,566 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 8/28/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Conception reviews
Rayna's POV, pre-show, ONE SHOT. "How is it possible, huh? You wanna start by telling me that?" "I'd say, the fact that you can't remember, is exactly how it's possible." A glimpse into the night Maddie was conceived.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,663 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/5/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
A Game of Telephone reviews
Multi-chapter response to the July Fanfic Challenge: Write a story Including a message and a character(s) other than Rayna and Deacon. Set between Episode 1x19, "Why Don't You Love Me?" and Episode 1x20, "A Picture From Life's Other Side."
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,595 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/29/2013 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C., Bucky - Complete
At The End of The Day reviews
Multi-chapter response to the missing scenes challenge. Prompt: What happened in between the kiss in the limo after the CMA party and the impromptu performance of "At the End of the Day" on Deacon's couch? Episode 1x19, "Why Don't You Love Me?"
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,987 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 6/19/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Under The Same Moon reviews
Rayna's POV Ep. 1x18, Take These Chains From My Heart. ONE SHOT. Thanks to leave me light for encouraging this bit of fluff, which felt very necessary after the S1 finale.
Nashville - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,695 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Deacon, This Is For You reviews
Multi-part story that starts with 1x14 "Dear Brother." First chapter is an intro; subsequent chapters will flashback to some of Deacon's earlier birthdays.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,134 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/29/2013 - Published: 3/20/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
The Eighth Floor reviews
Deacon's POV Ep. 1x12, I've Been Down That Road Before. ONE SHOT. This is a companion piece to "The Penthouse" in which I explore the same scene from Rayna's POV. Getting Deacon right proved to be more challenging than I anticipated, and I can only hope (along with Rayna) that I "do right" by him here. Please R&R
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,817 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J. - Complete
The Penthouse reviews
Rayna's POV Ep. 1x12, I've Been Down That Road Before. Post-elevator, pre-Teddy. ONE SHOT. The song playing in this scene in the ep. is "Emmylou" by First Aid Kit. If you have not downloaded it, please do - it is gorgeous and very applicable to the Rayna/Deacon storyline.
Nashville - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/21/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J. - Complete
The Cabin reviews
Multi-part story that picks up where 1x11 "You Win Again" left off. First chapter is an intro; subsequent chapters will flashback to Deacon & Rayna's past, picking up on some of the clues we've gotten so far about their relationship. My first Nashville fic so trying to get tone and characters right - let me know how I do!
Nashville - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,317 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 2/1/2013 - Deacon C., Rayna J. - Complete