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Castle fan from the USA heartland since episode 1x01 in 2009.

Been a FF reader for some time now, and enjoy the writers I have met along the way (check out Favorite Writers...I highly recommend each of them). My Favorite Writers section includes those writers whose work I find to be exceptional...this is based on the quality of their work (grammar, descriptive skills), the creativity of their stories, the quality and depth of their storylines (research), the variety of their skills (romance, humor, banter, ugh-angst), their ability to update regularly and complete their stories. As a reader, I have become more comfortable leaving reviews than I did initially, but I don't leave reviews for every story or every chapter.

I enjoy our Caskett duo for their teasing, flirting, banter, innuendo, and the romance they share. I especially enjoy jealous Beckett and jealous Castle. While many fans have only a couple characters they like best, I really like them all and believe they each add to the show's overall strength and appeal. I miss Captain Montgomery, he was a great character for the show.

Favorite Episodes include (but not limited to): (when I started this list I thought it might be a handful of episodes per season...hmmm)

Season 1: all of the first season episodes were great (the show hooked me quickly), but special favorites are: Flowers For Your Grave, Hell Hath No Fury, Hedge Fund Homeboy ("Guess who has a date with a prostitute?"), Always Buy Retail ("I really am ruggedly handsome"), Home Is Where The Heart Stops (jealous Beckett at the dance?), Little Girl Lost (jealous Castle?).

Season 2: another season filled with great episodes, especially Deep in Death (Castle's apology), Double Down, Inventing The Girl (jealous Beckett?), When The Bough Breaks, Love Me Dead, A Rose For Everafter (one of my all-time favorites..."He's all yours now"), Sucker Punch, Tick Tick Tick and Boom (loved Special Agent Jordan Shaw prodding the Caskett relationship), Food To Die For (Maddie also poking the Caskett relationship).

Season 3: Lots from which to choose, but here are some favorites: A Deadly Affair, He's Dead She's Dead, 3XK, Almost Famous, Close Encounters Of The Murderous Kind ("I wish it were a hickie"), Last Call (Castle buys The Old Haunt), Nikki Heat, Knockdown, Setup and Countdown, One Life To Lose, The Dead Pool (Kate admits to being a "one writer girl"), Love and Die In L.A., and Knockout (Castle confesses his love to Kate...ugh as she lays dying).

Season 4: Another strong season from which to select: Rise, Heroes and Villains, Eye Of The Beholder (another jealous Beckett), Cops and Robbers, Heartbreak Hotel (Castle as Elvis...hahaha!), Cuffed, Til Death Do Us Part (Kate & Rick at Ryan's wedding), Pandora and Linchpin, Undead Again, Always (duh--shut the front door!).

Season 5: After The Storm, Cloudy With A Chance Of Murder, Murder He Wrote, The Final Frontier (one of my all-time favorites), Significant Others, Recoil (how Beckett saved Bracken from the bomb spoke volumes about her character), Target and Hunt (casting James Brolin as Rick's father is genius), The Wild Rover (Kevin calls out his team when he is cornered at the docks), The Lives Of Others (another all-time favorite), Still (another all-time favorite for obvious reasons...Kate says "ILY"!), Watershed.

Season 6: Valkyrie and Dreamworld (Kate accepts Rick's proposal!), Number One Fan, Time Will Tell (does Kate begin to believe in their "future"?), Like Father Like Daughter, The Good The Bad and The Baby (Kate and Rick caring for the baby was hysterical), Under Fire, Deep Cover (Kate meets Rick's father), Dressed To Kill (which is what we all wanted to do with "the dress"), Smells Like Team Spirit, That 70's Show, Veritas (Kate arrests her Mom's killer!!! another all-time favorite).

Season 7: since at the time of writing this the season 7 is still weeks away, my favorite episodes I hope to see include: Kate and the guys finding Castle and catching the perpetrator(s), Kate and Rick catching 3XK and his accomplice Doctor, Kate and Rick getting married in a real the one that was stolen from us in 6x23!

I do not like it when MilMar toys with our favorite duo like in the final episode of season six...our characters and the fans deserve to be treated better than that.

Some Fan Fiction Principles To Live By (For both Readers and Writers):

Readers should select the writers/stories based on your preferences and the story summary/guide to insure a pleasant reading experience. Writers provide us with a wealth of entertainment from which to chose, and they do so with no recompense for their efforts...except for positive reviews. Writers, please do not abandon stories and leave us readers hanging. Also, please update on a regular basis (two to three months is not regular). This is why I rarely read stories that are not already marked "Complete" in the story summary/guide. Readers should please take the time to submit a review for stories they like...this is the only recompense the writers receive for their work. Readers should offer helpful advice to the writer via a PM (in the top left corner of the writer's home page) and not in a review for the entire Fandom to see. This can be very embarrassing for the writer, so please, let's keep this a positive experience for everyone...remember this is FREE entertainment. Words are like bullets: once fired off they cannot be recalled and can do damage. Hence, please choose your words carefully and mean what you say. That review you submit cannot be changed by the person who submits it, so put your best face out there. Have "An Attitude For Gratitude". Writers put a lot of time and research into their stories for our enjoyment, so take a moment to thank them for their efforts. For most of the writers here, this is a hobby (I have found several that could, and should, do this professionally), so appreciation goes a long way to keeping them motivated to continue to provide us readers with great (and free) entertainment. So, take the time to tell them how much, and what, you enjoyed. I also appreciate those writers who reply to my "better" reviews...makes this Fandom experience more, THANK YOU!
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One-Writer Girl by Liv Wilder reviews
One-shot based on the end scene in 3x21: Dead Pool when Beckett tells Castle that from now on she's a one-writer girl. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,862 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 30 - Published: 4/24/2019 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Slow Burn by Liv Wilder reviews
Nothing else exists in this world after Kate Beckett utters the words, "Castle, if we were getting married " with that open, adult look in her eye. AU set during 4x11: "Til Death Do Us Part"
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 66,211 - Reviews: 1450 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 498 - Updated: 2/18/2019 - Published: 5/2/2018 - Rick C., Kate B.
Looking for Love by skygirl55 reviews
"For the first time ever Looking for Love will feature a celebrity bachelor…author Richard Castle!" Caskett AU #castleficathon2018 entry
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,684 - Reviews: 446 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 6/21/2018 - Published: 5/12/2018 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
What's on your mind? by AngelicDragons reviews
How would things have turned out different if one of them could have heard the others thoughts at the times they needed to most.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 46 - Words: 82,267 - Reviews: 491 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 453 - Updated: 6/13/2018 - Published: 5/2/2014 - Rick C., Kate B.
Overshot by Perspex13 reviews
"Frankly, we should've expected something like this. When we're together, Beckett, we're just too damn good. We just overshot a little." Beckett and Castle do things a little too well. Post-series.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,524 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 42 - Published: 9/4/2016 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Goddess Wants to Play by Perspex13 reviews
Beckett's friend Carly (mentioned in 6x19) visits the precinct during Season 3.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,779 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 45 - Published: 8/29/2016 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
But We Are Dating by BeautyforAshes7 reviews
Castle 2X21 When Demming Asks Castle if he's with Beckett, he answers honestly and is then genuinely confused when she gets mad at him.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,877 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 6/5/2016 - Published: 5/30/2016 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bated Breath by Lydian Stone reviews
Kate's rescue becomes the linchpin of change in her relationship with Castle, and events from that night lead to resolution for them both. **Voted Best Crime Fic on The 12th Precinct Castle Fanfiction Awards.**
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 64 - Words: 156,368 - Reviews: 1321 - Favs: 704 - Follows: 502 - Updated: 5/1/2016 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
exit, pursued by nothing by Cora Clavia reviews
A conversation that probably won't happen.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 17 - Published: 4/19/2016 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Right Call by WRTRD reviews
An old rival reappears, and Kate Beckett takes action. Surprising action. Set very early in S5, A/U in that Beckett and Castle are already engaged. A three-shot. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,081 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 11/24/2015 - Published: 11/23/2015 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Mating Game by Oliviet reviews
Castle and Beckett both join the same dating website after incessant encouragement from their family and friends and start talking to each other without knowing it due to the anonymity of their profiles. Loosely based on "You've Got Mail." My entry for the Rom Com Fic Challenge.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,082 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 594 - Updated: 9/13/2015 - Published: 6/6/2015 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Worst Possible Time by Ganymede Rose reviews
A twist on Beckett's interrupted confession at the end of season two.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,231 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 8/6/2015 - Published: 6/1/2015 - Rick C., Kate B., T. Demming - Complete
Hi Dad by jareya reviews
A series of conversations between Kate and Jim Beckett, in which they discuss (among other things) a certain mystery author. *Chapter 86: 'Private Investigator' ('Castle, P.I.')*
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 86 - Words: 162,580 - Reviews: 1949 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 519 - Updated: 5/2/2015 - Published: 9/29/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B.
Dawn of a new day! by HannahP25 reviews
Post-Always. Begins the morning after. By popular demand - now a multi-chap fic. Following Caskett over the days/weeks after the finale. Added some drama! Mild sexual content but nothing explicit *sorry* lol. Lanie/Alexis/Ryan/Espo too! Love feedback! - Now AU - Rating is "T" mostly, but "M" for Ch 36 due to some violence and strong language. VOTE FOR ME ON INKITT FF CONTEST PLS :)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 41 - Words: 55,881 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Rick C., Kate B., Javier E., Kevin R. - Complete
Apologize by evitascarlett reviews
As Kate finds herself getting back on solid ground in her relationship with Castle, her world gets turned upside down by an unexpected visitor. As emotions run high and danger lurks will she and Castle be able to stand together and become stronger or will their secrets and lies eventually tear them apart? AU Set after 4x22 Undead Again. Cover Art by LordofKavaka. Now Edited 9/2015.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 667,729 - Reviews: 2121 - Favs: 1,003 - Follows: 1,158 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B., Johanna B. - Complete
Seeing Double by stanaxbanana reviews
AU. Kate Beckett has a secret, and that 'secret' is coming to town - what happens when she arrives, especially given that even Castle doesn't know who she is? Now complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 96,037 - Reviews: 712 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 502 - Updated: 8/18/2014 - Published: 3/25/2014 - Rick C., Kate B., OC - Complete
The More, The Merrier by InkyCoffee reviews
Episode insert for 4x16 Linchpin. When Kate and Castle have their argument in the morgue, what would have happened if he had responded to her "Sleep with whoever you want - the more, the merrier!" comment honestly? Written for a prompt/challenge on Twitter. One Shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,187 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 49 - Published: 5/25/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
For Better or Worse Redux by cate78 reviews
So there are probably tens of thousands of post-finale fics, but seriously WTF! This is my contribution, with a special appearance by a certain Intelligence Asset.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,110 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 5/15/2014 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Don't Give Up by chezchuckles reviews
Post-ep for 6x23 'For Better or Worse' AKA 'fix-it fic'
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 74 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Love Drunk by stanaxbanana reviews
Fill for tumblr prompt: called the wrong number while drunk AU. Kate and Lanie have a girls night out which ends in Kate attempting to call her ex, Josh, for some fun. What happens when she calls Castle by mistake? Set S4 but pre-Always, one chapter split into two.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,233 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 63 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Rick C., Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete
Righting the Applecart by Lydian Stone reviews
In Beckett's 'Hierarchy of Needs' after coffee, food and shelter came justice then security. Fashionable boots definitely had a tier but falling head over heels in love did not. She wanted a relationship she could contain. Post-ep for Food to Die For. Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 70,356 - Reviews: 928 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 431 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Twenty Minutes the Difference by InkyCoffee reviews
"Twenty minutes ago, she had already begun her interrogation of Bobby. Twenty minutes ago, he would have slipped into the observation room to watch. Twenty minutes ago, he would have heard her confess to remembering everything, in the worst possible way." -What if Castle never heard her say she remembers? A 47 Seconds fix-it, because there's no such thing as too many of those.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,406 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/4/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Feels Like Home by evitascarlett reviews
A family dinner, the creation of a new holiday,some mischeif and a few nudges in the right direction could lead Castle and Beckett where they need to be. Sequel to 'Someone To Tell My Troubles To'. Family/Romance/Humor Cover Art by Andy (vwlvbugg).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 124,786 - Reviews: 611 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 350 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
check yes or no by airbefore reviews
The smile he was trying to suppress explodes. His cheeks actually ache with the ferocity of his joy. "What are you grinning at?" "You just called me your boyfriend." *****Post Ep for 5x02***** Spoilers*** One shot. Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,531 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 35 - Published: 10/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Kate's Man by purplangel reviews
What I hope will happen with season 5, episode 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Murder... Because a jealous Kate Beckett is my favorite Kate Beckett! You can thank BlueOrchid96 for this little one shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,583 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 31 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
One Hundred Days of Summer by chezchuckles reviews
Always SPOILERS. Co-authored by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles. How Kate Beckett and Rick Castle spend their summer.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 187,567 - Reviews: 4509 - Favs: 975 - Follows: 915 - Updated: 8/17/2012 - Published: 5/9/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Someone To Tell My Troubles To by evitascarlett reviews
Early season 4- Castle's having trouble with the women in his life, who does he tell his troubles to? Kate Beckett of course. Just a light fun story. (Now Edited)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,318 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 8/8/2012 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Steele Got the Touch by Pepp reviews
Castle/Remington Steele. Written in 2009, just now posting here. Season 2. Castle & Beckett help out a private detective team from L.A.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,450 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Castle's Quandary by purplangel reviews
Rick is escorting Kate to Kevin & Jenny's wedding. Everything about her tonight is driving him to the brink...driving him over the edge. Will he finally make Kate his? Teasing / Romance / Jealousy / Consummation, lol
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,529 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 1/13/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Plus One by NevynR reviews
Kate struggles with her feelings in the lead-up to Ryan and Jenni's wedding.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/9/2012 - Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete
Book Club by hardly loquacious reviews
Kate invites Castle to meet her book club at their insistence. She's more than a little worried about the idea. Set somewhere in the early seasons.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,415 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
More by KBtheMD reviews
This is the sequel to "Under My Skin". Picks up a few weeks later as Kate and Rick are getting to know more about each other as their new relationship blossoms. Some fluff, some smut, and maybe a little angst, but lots of fun.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 43,601 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 281 - Updated: 12/9/2011 - Published: 12/30/2010 - Rick C., Kate B.
Castlefan01 by 4evercaskett reviews
Rick visits Kate after reading a hot scene from his favorite FF writer and soon begins to wonder if the two are one in the same...
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,441 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 9/26/2011 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
I'm Nikki Heat by 4evercaskett reviews
Kate gets hurt and is a little confused about who she is.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,648 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 6/22/2011 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Hidden Key by Johnny Devlyn reviews
One-shot inspired by the movie The Librarian. Fluff and awkward situations abound.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,672 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
I'm not that drunk by 4evercaskett reviews
Kate is drinking and Rick comes to her rescue...
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,724 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 4/7/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
My Past, My Present, My Future by live2rite reviews
December has arrived and with it Kate and Castle's first Christmas together. Sequel to My Muse, My Inspiration, My Partner. Caskett
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,067 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 11/25/2010 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
My Muse, My Inspiration, My Partner by live2rite reviews
It's time for the book launch of Rick Castle's new Nikki Heat book 'Naked Heat' ... what could possibly happen if Kate goes, right? Caskett.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,935 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 11/13/2010 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unacknowledged as of yet by hardly loquacious reviews
Various people reflect on Castle and Beckett and their relationship.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 60,710 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 8/20/2010 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Complete
Summer Calls by hardly loquacious reviews
A series of phone calls taking place over the summer between the characters. Post-finale fic.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,897 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Marking her territory by vignette1989 reviews
My very first Castle story. One-shot, missing scene from "Tick, tick, tick..." We saw Beckett get jealous of Agent Shaw. What we didn't see is what she did about it. Heavy on the smut.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,589 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 43 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete