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Joined 06-08-13, id: 4775235, Profile Updated: 10-17-21
Author has written 9 stories for Twilight.


I'm retired mum of two grown up daughters who have long flown the nest. I live in Surrey, England, but I'm originally from West London.

I caught the Fan Fiction bug after I 'discovered' Twilight, in the autumn of 2011. I got hooked on the films, the man and Fan Fiction not long after.

The Counsellor was my first attempt at writing anything longer than an essay. It's a love story with a twist. I dedicate this to all people I've met either in real life or on the internet through the fandom.

My second story 'CSI Seattle WA' is dedicated to Steve and Mary Blair, who introduced me to the delights of Grissom and Co. while I was staying with them in Sydney. This story is still definitely more Twilight than CSI though. My fourth story is CSI Connecticut, the sequel to CSI Seattle. I had so many requests to carry on the original story and eventually gave in to pressure.

My third story 'Dreams and Fantasies' started off as a bit of fun, imagining what it would be like if someone actually had to live the fantasies of the people they met, but the story developed into something else. Still a lot of fun, but with added drama and plenty of angst.

My fifth story, Mods and Rockers, is set in 1964 in England. The 1960's is a decade that fascinates me as so much was happening then. It's an exciting story and a history lesson at the same time.

My sixth story is Mysterious Graffiti which is set in Seattle and is about a guy who paints murals around the city but for an unusual reason. It came 2nd in the annual Twilight FanFic Awards 2018 and 3rd in the TwiFic Fandom Awards.

My seventh story, Secrets and Spies, is a story about industrial espionage in the technology world where Edward doesn't know who to trust, especially Bella's character. While I was writing it, a development I predicted would happen actually came true which is weird!

My latest tale is The Vampire on East Forty Six Street. I had a lot of requests to write another vampire story after Mysterious Graffiti as they are few and far between. I was very happy to oblige. The idea was inspired by the link between Edward's transformation happening during the Spanish 'Flu pandemic and the Covid pandemic. It was an opportunity to good to ignore. I hope you enjoy the story as it unfolds.

I love reading and responding to your reviews and a sincere thank you to everyone who takes the time to do this. It really is a joy to receive them and also it's a necessary part of the route to becoming a better writer.

Thanks to everyone who has recommended my stories on The International House of FanFiction (RIP), A Different Forest, Rob Attack, The Lemonade Stand (blushing), TwiFanFiction, and numerous Facebook pages - I'm truly grateful for your support.

Happy reading,

Joan - aka Michaelmas54

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The Age of Innocence by pattyrose reviews
On the eve of the Second World War, young Isabella has been taken from all she knows and is now stepdaughter to one of the richest men in America. Spending her summers in Washington State, she's unaware that this is where she & a young boy will find their fate, where childhood friendship will mature into the fiercest love: a love that must endure the end of innocence. Rated M. E&B.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,143 - Reviews: 9304 - Favs: 2,216 - Follows: 1,892 - Updated: 8/31/2017 - Published: 11/10/2014 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose reviews
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 45 - Words: 237,004 - Reviews: 16264 - Favs: 7,325 - Follows: 5,105 - Updated: 9/20/2016 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Man in the Elevator by MoutainTop76 by ControlPossessSeduceContest reviews
Bella lives for her morning elevator ride, and the sexy stranger she shares it with, but what will happen one night when she works late? Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,153 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 278 - Published: 2/9/2016 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The King of Bowery and Bleecker by planetblue reviews
He is a dingy bar and a tar roof; he is black marker and the euphoria of standing on a ledge with your toes too close. He is a moment seared inside an eighteen-year-old girl that shaped every moment that came after.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,817 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 207 - Published: 2/7/2016 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Stolen Secrets and Shattered Dreams by FoxxyJ reviews
A NYC barman views his mind reading as an isolating cancer, until he meets a lonely 28yr old trying to escape her sad reality. His life is full of harsh lessons. Hers an uphill battle, so she never complains when a beautiful boy pushes her away time and time again. EXB AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 173,250 - Reviews: 4121 - Favs: 4,026 - Follows: 2,479 - Updated: 4/21/2015 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Finding My Thunder by counselor reviews
Coming of age 1960's. Bella keeps her mother's secrets. But she has some of her own, a love from childhood for the golden boy Edward, the one who no longer sees her. Soon they are tied by more than childhood history. It's a long dark road toward finding her thunder.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,370 - Reviews: 3217 - Favs: 1,020 - Follows: 703 - Updated: 3/19/2015 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Darnay Road by counselor reviews
Starts out in summer of 1963. Sweet little ten year old Catholic school girl Bella Christine meets 11 year old smoker with armpit hair who really does live on the wrong side of the tracks Easy. She and Alice May are mystery solvers in their spare time, and Easy (E. C.) and his brother Jap (Jasper) will keep these two little ladies on their sleuthing toes. Warning: Might get hairy.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,261 - Reviews: 6369 - Favs: 824 - Follows: 742 - Updated: 3/19/2015 - Published: 6/1/2014 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Twilight on the BLUE LAGOON by knicnort3 reviews
Bella was one of the popular sophomores in her high school, but when a class trip goes awry she finds herself marooned on a tropical island with Edward Cullen, the resident school geek. The two must overcome their differences and learn to work together in order to survive. If you're a fan of 'Twilight' and 'Blue Lagoon', this is the story for you! *more info inside* AH, AU, E/B
Crossover - Twilight & Blue Lagoon - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 136,646 - Reviews: 4543 - Favs: 3,722 - Follows: 2,109 - Updated: 4/20/2014 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Bella - Complete
Badlands by planetblue reviews
Moonlight drives and sharpened knives. This is the story of us.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 97,301 - Reviews: 7388 - Favs: 2,872 - Follows: 2,027 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 1/10/2014 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Confessions of an Unconvinced Submissive by ClaireBamboozle reviews
After attending marriage guidance, middle aged Edward and Bella decide to explore each others fantasies with unexpected results.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,950 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 33 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Outside In by MrsR2 reviews
Bella lived in England and had grown up watching the English upper-classes enjoy themselves. She knew she didn't belong in their world but then she didn't seem to belong anywhere. That is, until she met posh, handsome Edward Cullen. But had her need to fit in led to a night she might regret for the rest of her life?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 103,612 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 12/22/2012 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Downward Spiral by crmcneill reviews
Post-BD EU. Captured by the Volturi, Edward faces a nightmarish choice as Aro enacts a diabolical plan to break him. As Edward’s hold on his sanity weakens, only his memories of Bella help him stay strong as he faces the ultimate test.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,297 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 11/14/2009 - Edward
The Vampire in the Basement by michellephants reviews
While hunting one afternoon, the boys stumble upon what appears to be a corpse. When they learn it's a severely broken vampire, they take him home to do what they can to help. But of course, fate has plans for this man. Canon Couples. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 164,189 - Reviews: 11850 - Favs: 10,543 - Follows: 6,904 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 2/26/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Art Teacher by spanglemaker9 reviews
He gave me art and words and passion and life, but all I wanted was him.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 97,635 - Reviews: 7369 - Favs: 5,993 - Follows: 3,481 - Updated: 8/1/2011 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Bella, Edward - 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: 14635 - Favs: 17,667 - Follows: 8,988 - Updated: 9/10/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Port Angeles Players by WriteOnTime reviews
New in the town of Forks and eager to please her boss at the university, Bella auditions for a local production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Her co-star is a handsome but confusing local doctor. Curtains-up on love. AH canon pairings.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 170,459 - Reviews: 4649 - Favs: 4,268 - Follows: 1,701 - Updated: 8/29/2010 - Published: 3/11/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
A Litany at Dusk by duskwatcher2153 reviews
Edward's been a solitary vampire, hunting on the edges of society. He rejoins his family in Forks, ready to abstain and runs across a young woman praying. A choice must be made between one's heart, one's desires and one's soul. Darkward ExB AU
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 134,502 - Reviews: 5709 - Favs: 3,423 - Follows: 1,600 - Updated: 8/21/2010 - Published: 8/18/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
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One Shot reviews
Bella spends a blissful summer with a woodland god she encounters in her meadow. Years later after many traumas, she discovers that he hadn't been totally honest with her. Supernatural romance and angst - no chocolate though.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,620 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 57 - Published: 4/16/2022 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Vampire on East Forty Six Street reviews
In 1918, Carlisle Cullen, changes Edward into a Vampire, to save him from becoming a victim of the Spanish Flu. Just as another pandemic is about to wreak havoc, Bella Swan, a student in NYC, spots a picture of a young man in a magazine dated 1923 who bears a striking resemblance to a guy who lives in E46 Street. Her interest piqued, she begins a mission to find out if it is him.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 169,034 - Reviews: 2183 - Favs: 498 - Follows: 504 - Updated: 12/31/2021 - Published: 9/17/2021 - Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Jacob - Complete
Secrets and Spies reviews
Following a family tragedy, Edward receives a message warning him not to trust anyone new who has entered his life. The only person who fits this category is Bella Swan, who maybe isn't who she claims to be. Is she keeping a secret and who else can't he trust. An exciting tale including touches of angst and romance. A/H: Rated M for language, minimal violence and loving moments.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 31 - Words: 170,889 - Reviews: 1780 - Favs: 346 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 12/28/2020 - Published: 9/15/2020 - Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Eric - Complete
CSI Seattle WA reviews
A chance discovery in the forest near Forks starts a series of events that could prove cataclysmic for everyone, not just for the people involved. A story of love and passion, murder and mystery and rated M mainly for the passionate (lemony) bits. A Twilight story that will hopefully keep you on the edge of your sofa! Recommended on Rob Attack, TLS & ADF. Complete.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 111,655 - Reviews: 1798 - Favs: 927 - Follows: 585 - Updated: 10/21/2018 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Mysterious Graffiti reviews
Knowing something terrible will happen in the future but being unable to warn anyone without risking your own existence is the dilemma facing Edward, but he decides to take that risk because for once in his life he cares. There's a stealthy build-up to an exciting and terrifying climax for our Twilight characters. Awarded 2nd place 'Best Fic for 2018' by TwiFanfictionRecs.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 188,649 - Reviews: 2145 - Favs: 640 - Follows: 534 - Updated: 10/8/2018 - Published: 7/3/2018 - Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper - Complete
Mods & Rockers reviews
One boy, one girl; one rich, one poor; one privileged, one not; one Mod, one Rocker. This story takes you back in time to England in 1964 when these two gangs managed to exist side by side, until bank holiday weekends when they fought on the beaches. Inspired by true events. Rated M for all the usual reasons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 274,001 - Reviews: 1354 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 10/2/2017 - Published: 5/27/2017 - Complete
The Counsellor reviews
Edward is a successful Hollywood actor on the verge of a breakdown, so he walks away from everything and unexpectedly finds help from a kind stranger who listens to his story. A story with humour and angst, laughter and tears, told in flash-back, and rated M for loving moments, language and citrus.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 122,121 - Reviews: 1087 - Favs: 968 - Follows: 426 - Updated: 12/29/2015 - Published: 6/8/2013 - Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper - Complete
CSI Connecticut reviews
CSI Seattle sequel. Bella & Alice have started their own detective agency while Edward runs Masen Research. Their plan to live a quiet life collapses when the agency digs too deep into a case, Alice's past catches up with her & Edward's quest to find the mole in the lab means he suspects everyone. Murder, Revenge, Loyalty and Love, this story has it all. I hope you enjoy the ride x
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 169,127 - Reviews: 1122 - Favs: 358 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 8/22/2015 - Published: 5/1/2015 - Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper - Complete
Dreams and Fantasies reviews
Having to experience other people's dreams and fantasies about himself is not all its cracked up to be as Edward soon realizes, but will it change his personality for the better? A Bella and Edward actor story with a good dose of humor, a helping of angst, plenty of drama and a lot of love, with some Shakespeare thrown in for good measure. Rec'd by FicSisters, Rob Attack,TLS & ADF.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 132,594 - Reviews: 1390 - Favs: 671 - Follows: 603 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 6/5/2014 - Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper - Complete