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Penname: Dryad [Contact]
Real name: Donna
Status: Member
Member Since: June 24, 2010

Long time writer of Harry Potter Fanfiction, my daughter finally won her battle in making me read Twilight, and quite rightly fell in love. Numerous plot bunnies are rapidly procreating, and hopefully will bloom brilliantly in story form.  Have in the past been called (in the best way possible) a nazi beta.  Reading/English teacher by trade, so I come by it honestly. Don't have a team.(I'm selfish, dunno why she can't just have both!) That being said, i like AU couples, Jasper and Carlisle being favorites! Any other questions will have to be asked before I answer. Oh, and yes, I have a yahoo group where I post announcements of new stories (original, HP and Twilight Fanfic--obviously, they're all housed at different places!)

Also, actively seeking a beta.  The more anal, the better, and I admit to really appreciating a fast turnover.  Don't need grammar as much as consistency, and sounding board (though, I really do go overboard with commas!) My current betas are only in the HP fandom, so what I'm doing now is a loss to them.

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Reviews by Dryad

There's a dusty old bookstore in Seattle where the proprietor keeps odd hours and knows the location of every book in his stock.  What surprises hide in its stacks?


Categories: AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 48 Completed: Yes Word count: 122523
[Report This] Published: August 13, 2010 Updated: February 01, 2012

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 11, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20

oh that was sooo yummy:) thank you! Now, may I have some more, please?

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 22, 2010 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 23

*fans herself*




On Christmas Day, Carlisle makes his traditional vigil in search of redemption - with surprising results.

Categories: Pre-Twilight Characters: Carlisle
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 4472
[Report This] Published: August 14, 2010 Updated: September 10, 2010

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 10, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: A Ray of Hope

love this...and no, i don't think its that strange for the priest...i've certainly known a few that were a bit off like that!


Author's Response:

Hello Dryad,

thanks for that. I've met a few quirky priests in my time too, though none quite as eccentric as Father O'Connor ... It would be great if all priests were like him! He certainly cheered Carlisle up, God bless him!

Thanks for R & R-ing,

Kara's Aunty ;)


A dark angel visits Bella Swan in her dreams, filling her with lust and unparalleled pleasure, but what happens when the line between fantasy and reality starts to blur?  

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Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 39 Completed: No Word count: 263309
[Report This] Published: August 23, 2010 Updated: August 17, 2011

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: April 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 34: Purgatory

loved it! how many heros can take a full chapter toexplain their mental angst? *laugh*

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 03, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: Mutual Animosity

you've got lots of awesome one-liners...but this one needs a drink warning--its that hysterical:


Plus, I'm pretty sure she had zero gag reflex even when she was human, so as a vampire she could probably deep-throat a scud missile.



My guess is that Bella knows the killer. (that, or she's suddenly feeling inferior...but i'm betting on she knows 'em.)


Love it can't wait to read more!

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Halloween<---says the gibbering idiot who's mind was just blown.

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: January 25, 2011 Title: Chapter 27: Edible Delights

mwuahaha....excellent ending *laugh* can't wait for the smut fest...*laugh*

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 09, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Freeze Frame

Bizarre! (but in a good, creepy way).

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: The Howling

good to know it wasn't all a 'you pissed our pack mate off' and there was an actual reason for the attack...

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: January 02, 2011 Title: Chapter 24: Skyrockets in Flight

*fans myself* being eaten in that position? holy other world of sensation....



Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: February 01, 2011 Title: Chapter 28: Contagious Lust

woohoo! Lust feedback loop!  Is it naughty of me to wish there'd beena little voyueristic action before they all ran off? *laugh*

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: March 01, 2011 Title: Chapter 32: Prey

"Your dick would have to get significantly larger to make me forget about Edward," I said through gritted teeth.


HA! I love this line! It needs a spit-take warning though!


In other news, I trust your HEA...

Smut Monday by TheSmutPeddler Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 223]

A little bit of smut to start the week off right. 

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Categories: Pre-Twilight, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Post-Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Post-Breaking Dawn, AU, AU-Human Characters: None
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Completed: No Word count: 88833
[Report This] Published: August 23, 2010 Updated: April 12, 2011

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: March 26, 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Charmer by TeamBella23

so yummy hot.  Not big into the whole drink-til-you-puke thing...but you still managed to make drunk frat sex hotter and more meaningful than the norm...woot!


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Alice and the rest of the Cullens are finally feeling situated in Forks, and a void in their family has been filled by the sudden appearance of Bella Swan. But what happens when an almost-fatal mistake occurs, and suddenly the Cullens must disappear?

As Alice balanced Esme's grief, Jasper's guilt, Emmett's somberness, Rosalie's lack of emotion, Carlisle's sympathy, Edward's deadness, and her own sorrow all at the same time, the rest of the Cullens must start over in a new town. She deals with the transition in her own ways, even when everything around her seems crazier than ever.

When a stroke of amazingly bad luck sends her back to Forks, she finds a surprising discovery, one that alters her life- and could very possibly set it straight again. In a whirlwind of broken hearts and mending friendships, things might just come back together.

The much-anticipated sequel to "Alice's Twilight" is finally here!

Thanks VERY MUCH to enchantedmind for the PHENOMENAL banner!! It's exactlyy what I was looking for:)

Categories: New Moon Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Demetri, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Gianna, Heidi, Jacob, Jane, Jasper, Marcus, Rosalie, Tanya
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Completed: No Word count: 9305
[Report This] Published: September 03, 2010 Updated: March 22, 2011

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Decorations

like the concept, and enjoy the banter...but one question...she was holding the lantern wire in her teeth? not sure that would've worked:)


Edward has left Bella, and she is broken. But even in her sorrow, she is not forgotten. Someone has been sending her every day since Edward left.

Categories: New Moon Characters: Jasper
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: No Word count: 10548
[Report This] Published: September 08, 2010 Updated: November 22, 2010

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: October 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 A Scarf and a Napkin

you'd think she'd recognize the j...*sigh*  I know, i know, its got to be coming, but i'm feeling rather impatient! More please!

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: October 26, 2010 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Warm Chocolate

can't wait til she finds out all those notes were from jasper:)!

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: October 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Canaries

you've got me curious. I'm surprised the jump of assumption Bella made though, since Jake has nothing to be apologize for...but lets face it, she's not thinking too clearly...can't wait to see what the rest of the letters say!

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Parts

about bloody time Bella figures it out! THANKYOU! (yes, it was driving me crazy!)


Can't wait to see what happens next!

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 22, 2010 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Jazz

I like this gentle nudging about what is important to enjoy in life...all the things she'd been letting pass by...


Not HORRIBLY worried about Jasper in the dance...but i DO have a niggling suspicion, that perhaps there are messages in the stars....





Did it ever bother anyone else that Leah was always getting the shaft in the books?  After all, she was hurting just as Jacob was hurting, yet no one could spare her a shred of sympathy.


In this story, Leah quite literally gets the shaft – five of them, in fact.  She also gets even.



Originally written for's Wicked Wednesdays & now a part of Twilight After Dark: A Naughty Smut Anthology Series here @ Twilighted! Be sure & check out the other naughty stories in TAD!



Sexy TAD & LNR banners by the fantabulous achelle131!

Categories: Eclipse, Post-Eclipse, AU, Crackfic Characters: Embry, Jacob, Jared, Leah, Paul, Sam
Series: Twilight After Dark: A Naughty Smut Anthology Series
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6800
[Report This] Published: September 09, 2010 Updated: September 20, 2010

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 21, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Oneshot

mwuaha! now THAT is how to get revenge! go girl!


The Volturi anticipated Bella's shield and already had a plan in place to stop the Cullens before Alice and Jasper returned. Bella becomes the main target of their attack and is killed. When she awakes, she is alone in a strange place that is eerily familiar. As she tries to find her place in this strange world she learns about herself and the Cullens. AU ending to Breaking Dawn - as canon as possible. 

Categories: Breaking Dawn, AU Characters: Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes Word count: 25430
[Report This] Published: September 09, 2010 Updated: December 29, 2010

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 14, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

you're kidding. *gah* and it figures i've caught up.REALLY want to know who else was ...killed? (still not 100% on that one there...)

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Love Emmett...and like what you're doing, but unsure where you are (or even CAN head) keep going!

Author's Response:

I have a map, fear not. 

In Her Dreams by Melanie Carter Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 98]

Bella doesn't mind that Edward left. She doesn't hold it against him. She doesn't pine for him like she did before. All because she has him once more, every night, in her dreams. It's like her never left once she falls asleep.

But, one day, on a trip to the emergency department, Bella is checked over by a very familiar blonde haired doctor. Since that night, he has disappeared from her dreams.

Soon, more people she thought she had lost forever are turning up in Forks and vanishing from the sanctuary in her head. Before long, there's just once more person whose yet to appear.

But will he ever return? Or will he forever be stuck in her dreams?

Categories: AU, New Moon Characters: Bella
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes Word count: 29427
[Report This] Published: September 17, 2010 Updated: December 13, 2010

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Carlisle

willing them back...interesting idea:) can't wait to see how it goes:)


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 20, 2010 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Nightmares

interesting twist...

Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 03, 2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9: Hard Goodbyes

Great. I was so accident prone that even vampires seemed to be accustomed to the sight of my blood now.


HA! I laughed at this line! (and then, had to share it with my daughter) perfect!

Author's Response:

Hahaa I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds some of the things I write funny! I knew there would be someone else out there! hahaa

Thank you so much for reading :)

Mel x



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