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Penname: Daylen [Contact]
Real name: Daniel
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Member Since: March 01, 2009
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Mid-30s guy with an addiction for fan fiction presently, and a slew of unfinished writing in my file cabinet and computer that I never seem to manage to complete full stories. Plots and bits and pieces, sure, but start-to-finish stories still elude me.


Aside from that I'm always over-thinking things, have a science background but love my fiction books... and I guess I'm a twi-guy being here as much as I am lately :S (I own the series and The Host as well). Also a fan of David Eddings and Clive Cussler.


Just starting an Education degree that'll eventually send me out to Middle and Secondary schools to teach math and science (mostly biology, probably).


Oh and my friends just gave me an Edward doll from the Barbie range (he sparkles! lol they didn't realise it at the time either) My Twi-diction is kind of a running joke for them, but their nice enough about it :)


 


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Reviews by Daylen
 
Summary:

Bella and Edward are both broken by his abrupt departure following her birthday. In an attempt to heal her pain, Bella turns to pen and knife for release, until a nomad vampire crosses her path and new possibilities bloom. Meanwhile, Edward deals with his self-inflicted torment through music, which brings him closer to his family. But the tides of sorrow are too strong, and he must learn to accept fate or drown.

Bella-singer, Edward-singer/piano, writing notes and blood, Jasper-guitar, Alice-violin/percussions

 


Categories: New Moon Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Carmen, Edward, Eleazar, Emmett, Esme, Garrett, Irina, Jasper, Kate, Rosalie, Tanya
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Series: None
Chapters: 23 Completed: No Word count: 157862
[Report This] Published: January 04, 2010 Updated: July 13, 2010


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: May 07, 2010 Title: Chapter 13: Refinement

hmm a lot happening in that chapter, but mostly I find I'm curious about the other new band that's just interested in playing the music... I wonder if it's Edward & co? And how long before the respective parties become accustomed to the human blood scent to possibly latch onto each others' even if they don't immediately realise the connections?

 



Author's Response:

Interesting questions, and all of which get answered in a handful more chapters. Promise! But good eye on catching the details!

Thanks for reading and reviewing, it means a lot to me!

~Nae

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: May 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: Reverie

whoa intense... Edward's got some serious work ahead of him to convince Bella he wants to stick around for her... I'm feeling bad for Jasper the most though, he's the one that's been accepted/forgiven already, has the best "new" relationship with Bella, and yet he's the one currently getting the worst end of the stick.

Strangely, I can only see that making their new friendship even stronger because he literally has felt the same as Bella. And she knows it.

 



Author's Response:

She does know it. Very good point. =)

As for Jasper... I agree. He is getting the short end of the stick, but I think he would be willing to sacrifice whatever he had to, to see them back together. Bella is slowly becoming an important person to Jasper, and Edward has always been important to him. He's their big brother, and he wants to see them happy. =)

Thanks for the review hun!

You rock.

~Nae

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: June 23, 2010 Title: Chapter 22: Harmony

Excellent to see them making up - they've still got a ways to go, but at least they're more comfortable being WITH each other now :)

I wonder if Bella's shield wobbled at all, or if Jasper's been knocked over by the intense feelings that would surely have been coming out of that room?



Author's Response:

Interesting question! When Bella is hurting emotionally because of Edward, her shield fades in strength.. but at the end of this chapter, she was anything BUT hurt by Edward, so her shield was rather strong. Jasper would still feel it, and I'm sure it would feel similar to a sense of being high on love for him, which just radiates to the rest of the family. =) Hope that answers your question. I'll definitely be going more in depth about her talent in the upcoming chapters.

Thanks for reading and reviewing!
~Nae

 
Soldier X by gleena Rated: R starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 67]
Summary:

Soldier X w/Pentagon

Soldier X.  Major Isabella Swan, army psychologist, is swiftly climbing the ladder of success when a confidential letter and a clandestine meeting change everything.  Her newest patient proves to be the most challenging question in her new life.

 

Thanks to edward-bella-harry-ginny for the banner and the fantastic beta efforts.

 

Thanks also to myimm0rtal, Twilighted validation beta.


Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Bella
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Completed: No Word count: 56187
[Report This] Published: January 09, 2010 Updated: August 05, 2010


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: July 11, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Half-Truths

geez... Bella's going to end up with an ulcer and prematurely gray hair :S hehe

all the more reason for Edward to Change her sooner rather than later? ;)



Author's Response:

Well, you're getting a *little* ahead of the story. ;)  Eventually I'm going to have to put in a more relaxing chapter somewhere.

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: May 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9: Dressing Down

heheh some close calls there, but had to laugh at Emmett taking the three of them to task for their conduct :)

Oh and Edward's boyish curiosity and playfulness at times there!



Author's Response:

Thanks for the review!  Can you think of someone less appropriate for disciplining someone than Emmett?  It's gotta be difficult for the poor guy.

And...I tried to imagine what it would be like for a vampire to get hit by the bomb blast.  It must be the closest they could get to a roller coaster, right?

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: June 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Annoyed

so many twists and turns, making for some very interesting developments so far; looking forward to more!

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Film Noir

So Bella has a hint now of just how long Edward's been around - and without ageing. It was kind of funny to see her reactions to Edward's "dazzling" even if she doesn't seem to have quite added it all up yet.

Will Ben and Angela be hitting it off when they cross paths, I wonder?

 



Author's Response:

Thanks for the review!  I've been working on exactly what explanations she would devise given her scientific training.  She would definitely *not* think vampire, If she did, she'd have to commit herself for treatment.

My AU transplanted Mike, Jessica, Tyler, and Angela to DC -- I felt bad for Angela and Ben being separated.  Maybe this will make up for the lost time?

 
From the Wings by LJ Summers Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 529]
Summary: Feature

 

Edward is content enough to see Bella a few times a year after she has chosen Jacob. Then, something not altogether unexpected happens and Edward is able to help Bella cope with her new circumstances...and perhaps able to win her heart again.

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Excerpt from Chapter Four:

She looked up at me from behind the steering wheel, her expression poised between tenderness and curiosity.  “I keep thinking I’ll wake up, Edward.  I hope I’m not dreaming. I don’t think I could bear waking up again.”

In an instant, I was kneeling beside her, her face cupped in my palm.  The heat from her skin was a delicious sensation, the burning in my throat its inevitable price, but one I was more than willing to pay.  “You’re awake, love,” I murmured fervently, willing her to trust me though I didn’t really deserve it. I would try to earn that trust back. I had to.  “You are.  I’ll never be far from you again, if you’ll let me stay.”

 

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Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Edward
Challenges:
Series: Impromptu Trilogy
Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes Word count: 44772
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2010 Updated: March 09, 2010


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 08, 2010 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Change of Venue

Chuckled at Edward's "Yes, dear" in his head hehe

Wonder if he'll slip up shortly and say it out loud? :)

Joham's obviously going to be a problem, but will the other Cullens show up in time to take turns with Edward "guarding" Bella... and I hope Edward doesn't keep this latest 'visit' secret from her. Even with the stress level most likely rising, her discomfort at being left out of the loop again would be worse.

 



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

Heh, glad that got a chuckle. I liked it, myself.  Toyed with having him think about all the oh so proper family shows from 1950's television, but changed my mind. It would have been amusing, but wouldn't have moved the story along at all. lol

Guarding Bella...sounds like a one-shot title. I kid, I kid! Bella's been keeping a secret or two from Edward, but she does have a plan to let him hunt and to keep herself safe.  She really does.  :)

Thank you for reading!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 13, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Building. Kissing. Pushing.

oook... did NOT see that coming!!

I mean, I've certainly done the time away thing (and still do, when I'm being honest with myself)

But it's widely acknowledged I'm just a bit weird :)



Author's Response:

Good afternoon, Daylen!

Hey, I checked out your profile (I do that for everyone who reviews) and was tickled to see another twi-guy reading my stuff. Thanks for dropping by!

I am personally a person who highly values solitude, so for me this kind of thing is, oddly, normal. :) I'm glad you can understand Bella's possible motivations, too.

Her actual motivations (I add with a chuckle) will become clear eventually. :)

Thank you for reading!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 16, 2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12: Bella's Plan, Part One

ohh Games!! This should be interesting!!! :)



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

I hope the game is a good one for you! When I was trying to think of which game to have them play, I called upon my husband to help me. LOL  Though not into fanfiction himself, he still gave me a great idea that worked, I think, pretty well. :)

Hope you think so!

Thank you for reading,

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13: Twister and Towels

Well played, Bella, very well played indeed :)

 



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

Thanks! Didn't she do a nice job? LOL I was rather proud of her.

Thank you for reading!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Senses and Scents

Ok Edward's totally gone for the panties, we all know how much he's repressed over the years :)

That's my guess anyways...

It's interesting that the Black suite holds that name with significance for the story, and that the colour scheme sounds pretty close to Edward's room in Forks - so it's got symbolism from both parts of Bella's heart.

So now I'm wondering are we going to see Bella's conversation with herself? A bit of talking the "room" or perhaps to her reflection, and it answering back? hehe



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

LOL Nope, not the panties, but I can totally see why just about everyone thinks so. Emmett, now... He'd would have gone for the panties. *grin*

You know, until you pointed out the color scheme's similarities, I hadn't thought about that.  Mostly, I was going for name and location when I chose the hotel and suite.  In canon, Edward didn't get the bed until Eclipse, which doesn't happen here, but the black and gold is good. *Curtsies* Nice catch!

You will not be seeing Bella's convo with herself. This whole story (until the epilogue) is in Edward's POV only.  When she spills to him (in two chapters) we'll all know.

Thank you for reading!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 23, 2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Of Nomads and Nightwear

so it was a tank top! hmm I guess that's somewhat more socially acceptable? hehe

Sounds like Bella's planning an "information swap" with Edward - so they can both be on the same page after his departure and return, and her choices in marrying Jacob initially... something that at the end of it all, they can both be secure in the re-awakened and newly-mature feelings for each other.

Joham's in for it when he shows... unless Edward decides to have a chat with him, perhaps he can avoid killing his mothers? :S



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

Yep! See, Edward's not TOO bad... ;-)

Yes indeed. Bella will be going for full disclosure in the next chapter. I just slipped that into the queue the morning, so it should be available soon. :) 

Joham.. You know, I really should learn Portuguese.  Relying on online translators is uncertain.  (All of which is to say... Yes, he will show himself before story's end and yes, I needed to know what he was thinking...)

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I appreciate hearing from you.

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: February 26, 2010 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16: Bella's Plan, Part Two

well played, Bella! Well played, indeed :)



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen!

Thanks! I had wondered what I'd hear from the male perspective... ;-)

It's been killing me, having this chapter waiting for y'all without being able to tell you where her head was.  Such a relief to have it up.

Thanks for reading!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: March 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17: After and Before

hehe the gift that keeps on giving - Edward "the man" has truly been let out of his cage now :)

If I were Emmett and Jasper though, especially Emmett, I'd be hoping that Bella "forgets" certain things after her eventual Change - such as all the teasing aimed at making her blush. I can see Bella waking up reading to exact some payback way worse than fishing for piranha by "hand" :)

As much as it was worrying, it was also amusing to see Joham's thoughts at the start when he was realising he was "too late" hehe

Can't wait for the next chapter - looks like Emmett's getting some great lines (crossed) ;)



Author's Response:

Hi, Daylen!

LOL Yeah, I know. A totally cheesy line. But I thought it was just cliché enough that I could get away with it. ;-)

Edward's libido has been let out to play.  No wonder those two couldn't seem to make it to the car for hours... Of course, me being me, I didn't actually delineate the time involved. *cough*

OH! I hadn't ever really considered Payback Options for Bella! That would be amusing. :) 

Yeah... Joham, for all his vampiric impregnating abilities, has a timing problem. Still, he hasn't gone away...

The next chapter is in the queue!  Hope you like how I wrap it up. :)

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts with me!

LJ

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: March 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18: The Rest of Our Forever

ahah Beware the aggressive/protective/defensive Cullen women!! And I'm including Bella in that list - I think she is (and will be) the most clever one to be watching out for. Edward's certainly going to be kept on his toes for the rest of eternity (when not kept in bed ;)



Author's Response:

Good evening, Daylen!

Yeah, as Edward says -- the women in his family are scary! ;-)  Heh. Well, hang on to your Bella-supposition, eh?  

I LOVE the idea of Edward being kept on his toes for eternity. I really do think that.  Except in bed. Very clever. lol  

Thank you so much for reading and your reviews!

LJ

 

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: March 07, 2010 Title: Chapter 19: Epilogue: Eight Years Later

hehe yeah can just imagine the nomad-mentality being the sort of thing that if they get bested they go whining about super powered covens to the higher ups :P

More than a little concerned about the divide and conquer chances considering Aro's (and the Volturi's) history for dealing with perceived threats.

Guess we'll see what happens there... considering that the Cullens are intending to follow through on the "suggestions", if the rest of the vampire world knows that, and there's still a problem down the track, more will come to understand that the Volturi have more sinister designs.

I would like to think it wouldn't cost any of our favourite family members' lives though :)

 



Author's Response:

Good morning, Daylen ~

Was that too weird, the nomad thing? *smile* I have this idea that the survivor was mad and went to the Authorities whining, like you said.  Like that might gain him favor with the Volturi.

It's always good to be concerned about the divide and conquer strategy....  *dark chuckle*

As to what will happen... That was the epilogue and the story of From the Wings is really over. The following outtake was written as payment for a bet and wasn't originally intended to be in the story at all. 

But. That is likely not the last we'll be hearing from my AU. ;-)

Thank you so much for reading!

LJ

 
Summary:

BITLBanner.jpgThe sequel to A Light in the Darkness. Basking follows Carlisle and Bella as they begin their lives as husband and wife. What awaits them in their new life?

 


Categories: Post-Eclipse, AU Characters: Carlisle
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 46 Completed: No Word count: 189280
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2010 Updated: January 05, 2011


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: October 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36: Death's Door

things are tense, but it should be fun to see how the twins go now that they're out in the big wide world with their vampire family :)

 

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: November 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38: Adjustments

Loving Oliver and Lily :) Though kinda feeling there's more fun to be had with Bella's newborn tearing of clothes and inanimate objects like door knobs :)

Hmm so which spirit is visiting I wonder?

 

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: December 27, 2010 Title: Chapter 45: Chapter 45: The Aftermath

awww they made it through!!!! I have to admit to being more than a little concerned there'd be more losses on the "good" side :P

So relieved that they made it, albeit some literally in a few pieces... I do wonder how that use of Lily's power drained her/affected her though?

I'm torn between looking forward to the Epi and not looking forward, since it's the last part, barring outtakes, of the story lol

It's been great to see the changes in the family after their losses and rebuilding and Bella growing more into her own skin :)

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: November 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 40: Chapter 40 - Discoveries

things got super-tense for Bella there... I think she's doing great for a 1 week old newborn, really... i don't really like sitting in a room full of people yelling either :)

Carlisle seems to have got everything in hand though ;)

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30: Making Up

hehe I'm wanting to see Alice's reaction really, since she wasn't able to "see" what Bella was up to ;)

Carlisle's going to be easy enough to handle, he's likely going to love it, but if he shows any signs of not being pleased, Bella just say it really itches or something... Carlisle will kiss it better for her :)

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: October 30, 2010 Title: Chapter 37: Chapter 37: Newborn

ahh newborn Bella looks like she's going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved :)

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: July 11, 2010 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23 - Human Experiences

hmm Bella's hormones are way out of whack perhaps? Carrying a hybrid baby would have to have some kind of impact on her system especially since the blood lust is usually closely tied to other types of lust for vampires? hehe

I "may" have laughed quite loudly when Jasper and Emmett were discussing Carlisle's desirability lol :)

 
Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: January 25, 2010 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Fantasy Isle

hmm I think Bella was waiting a while for that too hehe

 

 




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