Severusgirl
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Joined 06-20-04, id: 613921
Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter.

What does a writer do if she's crap at creating characters but reasonably OK at plotting? She borrows the wonderful, inspirational characters of JK Rowling, that's what. I feel guilty about doing it, but I'm enjoying every second. Love to all my reviewers...xxxx

Mary-Sue and Me

Any fanfic author who writes a romance featuring her favourite character and Own Fictional Character is likely to face accusations of writing a Mary-Sue. The text books on writing romantic fiction all state that the writer must fall in love with the hero of her story, and so it is true that an element of self is likely to be present in the heroine.

My heroine in both Madness stories, Andi Carver, was heavily influenced by Jilly Cooper's novels (Jilly is the reason I began writing in the first place). I adore Jilly's books and I love her heroines. I can't think of anything more irritating to Snape than one of Jilly's women, and it was with 'maniacal glee' I created my own Jilly-type character and threw her into Snape's universe.

If I am guilty of being like Andi, it is in her musical taste. I do admit I have used some of my favourite pieces of music in my story - although I am not particularly fond of The Rolling Stones and I know very little of Beethoven and Chopin. Andi has a far wider taste than me. I do not read music and have no idea what it is like to be a teacher.

Another definition of a Mary-Sue is that the character is loved by everyone, can do no wrong and is, basically, perfect. I hope Andi is far from that. I took great care in giving her her weaknesses such as no sense of direction, her tendency to jump to conclusions and her neediness (which I hope stops short of being drippy). She meets with prejudice from shopkeepers and Slytherins. McGonagall is not too impressed with her and Hooch has her own problems with Andi.

I did an on-line Mary-Sue test on Andi and I'm pleased to say she scored something like 15 out of 80. Considering points for Mary-Sue-ing were awarded for such things as a) making the character the same sex as yourself and, b) having the HP character fall for her (a necessity in a romance, don't you agree?), I think Andi did quite well.

Having said all this (and in case you think the lady protests too much), I do admit to a few things: 1) After I created Andi's g-string, I found one very similar in a lingerie shop and couldn't resist buying it. 2) I admit to being envious of Andi during certain scenes in the story and, 3) the door to my chamber will always be open to movie Snape!

lol, Severusgirl

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FALLING FURTHER IN by kaz2 reviews
Hermione begins to learn something of the man behind the dark sarcasms of the classroom.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 253,590 - Reviews: 2001 - Favs: 1,840 - Follows: 730 - Updated: 3/24/2013 - Published: 1/5/2002 - Severus S., Hermione G.
Latent Loveliness by Ladyreason reviews
Bellatrix gets in one last curse before her defeat which causes Hermione to fall into a deep sleep... She'll only awaken to one man's kiss. And boy, will she awaken. eventual SSHG pairing
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 40,642 - Reviews: 737 - Favs: 554 - Follows: 489 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 6/11/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G.
Heart over Mind by Regann reviews
PART 27 ADDED, COMPLETE. Something odd about Hermione causes her to have unexpected reaction to a love potion. Only it's one which no one expected. How could a lack of reaction cause so much trouble? AU to Books 5 and 6.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 186,622 - Reviews: 3308 - Favs: 3,603 - Follows: 776 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Finding His Voice by Michmak reviews
After the war, Snape retreats to his dungeons and is prepared to live his life friendless and alone. Will Hermione let him?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,589 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 9/20/2006 - Published: 1/25/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
A snape is for life, not just for Christmas by Shiv5468 reviews
Severus and Hermione have been set up by Albus just once too often. They decide to play him at his own game and fake an engagement, snaffle the presents and then stage an argument. Will it work out like that?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,325 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 8/8/2005 - Published: 11/26/2003 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
It started with a book by Shiv5468 reviews
Now completed
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,913 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 305 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 5/8/2005 - Published: 12/9/2003 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Simply Irresistible by Kerichi reviews
After tea leaves predict romance for Snape, he makes a sardonic wish on a falling star for a woman who enjoys Potions, dungeons, and malevolent bats like him. Alternate sixth year story with a sequel, 'Don't Call Me Daddy', also complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 159,625 - Reviews: 1144 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 3/25/2005 - Published: 7/28/2004 - Severus S., OC - Complete
Never Felt So Good by AddisonRae reviews
I couldn’t take it any more. I jumped him. Quite literally jumped into his lap and proceeded to do just what I had dreamed of doing for months. I snogged him senseless. He was momentarily shocked, but he surprised me. Severus Snape, the Great Greasy Git,
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,095 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/26/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Of Want and Waiting by StevieJ reviews
Life is full of surprises, and so is Severus Snape; as Hermione discovers, just when she needs excitement most. A match made in... Grimmauld Place
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,660 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/22/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Happy Birthday by Shiv5468 reviews
Severus asks the boys for help in wooing Hermione but has he been given the right information?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,476 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/5/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Snape's Desk by Mynuet reviews
Severus Snape is distinctly unhappy upon finding out about a certain tradition regarding his desk... (R-Hr, D-G, H-Lu)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,321 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 22 - Published: 2/21/2004 - Draco M., Ginny W.
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Seen and Unforeseen reviews
Sybill Trelawney remembers her first encounter with Severus Snape and reflects on that which she has seen and not seen.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21/2007 - Sybill T., Severus S. - Complete
The Perfect Day reviews
Weepy. Severus and Hermione are surrounded by their family as they celebrate their wedding anniversary. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,309 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Gossip and Rumours reviews
Snape sends an owl to Alan Rickman. Hermione and Snape get to hear that romantic stories are being written about them by Muggles. Set during GoF.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,298 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/21/2006 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Scribe's Crystal reviews
COMPLETED STORY. Aunt Petunia's secret is out! She gives Harry a gift. It is something that will affect events in the coming school year... traditional HP story with heavy Snape emphasis. post OotP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,308 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/14/2005 - Published: 9/25/2004 - Complete
Madness II reviews
COMPLETED STORY. Sequel to Madness With The Bliss. Andi Carver has won the romantic interest of Severus Snape but can she keep it that way. NOT a MarySue, I promise. Please give it a try.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 113,515 - Reviews: 421 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/9/2005 - Published: 11/6/2004 - Severus S. - Complete
Christmas Carol reviews
A Christmas oneshot. Hermione has the hots for her exPotions Master and plans to grab him at the Dinner & Dance. Snape, however, is his usual self...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,388 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/22/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
TwentyFour Little Hours reviews
The final battle rages. Hermione is captured & thrown in a cell, only to be joined a short while later by Snape. They have to endure unknown hours in each others company until the ultimate battle ends & their fates decided. COMPLETED.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,811 - Reviews: 379 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/11/2004 - Published: 9/25/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Madness With The Bliss reviews
COMPLETED STORY. Snape is forced to play host when a ditzy muggle woman stumbles accidentally into Hogwarts. Humorous, sexy and NOT a Mary-Sue, I promise. Try it and see. LOL.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 36,153 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/27/2004 - Published: 6/26/2004 - Severus S. - Complete
Tonight's The Night reviews
COMPLETED STORY. Forget the little problem that is Voldemort. It's Harry Potter's eighteenth birthday party and Hermione has made an important decision....but even Hermione's plans can go wrong when Malfoy's around. Rated 'R' for sex & language.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,360 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/6/2004 - Published: 7/6/2004 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete