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Penname: VictoriaCullen [Contact] Real name: Vickie Status: Member Member Since: March 14, 2009 Website: Beta-reader:
Nothin much to tell. Wife. Mom. Daughter. Teacher. Students. Closet Twilight fan fiction addict who might actually leave her husband if Carlisle were real and single--even though he's a bit old for me. I try not to date guys over 250, but for him I'd make an exception.
After fifteen years of marriage, Bella and Jacob are going their separate ways – Jacob into the arms of another woman. Everything is changing, and Bella isn’t sure how to move on with her life. When she meets Edward Cullen, sparks fly, but can she take a chance? Or will her insecurities keep her from pursuing what she really wants?
“Rosalie, if that was the best that the single world has to offer, I am going to adopt a houseful of cats and start knitting tea cozies!” <--that made me LOL. As a "vintage" Twific fan (past 30. WAY past 30), I appreciate that Bella doesn't have a perfect body after two kids.
Loved the reference to the hippopotamus song! It always makes me laugh at Christmas.
Wow, I cannot thank you ENOUGH for all the reviews you submitted to my story!I really appreciate you letting me know your thoughts as you read – I love getting “in the moment” comments, because it helps me keep focused on the flow of the story overall, and not just on whatever chapter is currently posting.I hope you’ll continue to let me know what you think as the story progresses.
On: Chapter 11 Loved the reference to the hippopotamus song! It always makes me laugh at Christmas.
It is my kids’ favorite Christmas song, and I love singing it with them, although they are younger than Sarah and Will.
On: Chapter 10 I'm not a Sarah-hater. I don't think she does things right all the time, but that comes with being a fifteen-year-old girl. You've written her very realistically.
Thank you so much. I have tried very, very hard to write this story and keep the characters and their behavior/reactions real.It is good to know that they read that way as well… although I feel bad for the mothers and fathers of the Sarahs in the world!
On: Chapter 9 Your Seth is a HOOT! I'm enjoying your story very much.
Seth is probably the most fun character to write… and he totally takes over when he can!
On: Chapter 2 You have the teenage psyche nailed! Great, realistic story.
Again, thanks.Although my daughter is just delving into the teen years, I have spent enough time around my nieces and have enough memory of my youth to recall that being a teen sucked, and everyone should suffer with them. :)
On: Chapter 1 “Rosalie, if that was the best that the single world has to offer, I am going to adopt a houseful of cats and start knitting tea cozies!” <--that made me LOL. As a "vintage" Twific fan (past 30. WAY past 30), I appreciate that Bella doesn't have a perfect body after two kids.
I love the term “vintage” Twific fan… it sounds so much better than when I refer to myself as “old.”Thank you so, so much for reading and commenting!! I hope to continue to hear from you!
I thought Bella and Edward's bookstore encounter was hot. I was wishing my DH didn't have a paper to finish. :oP
I appreciate you continuing to take the time to read and comment on my story – your feedback means more to me than you could ever know!
So glad you approved of this chapter's lemon zest offering. You might want to tell DH to get his work finished, becuase there might just be some more fun times for these two on the horizon :)
As promised, here’s your teaser for Chapter 16, which should post this weekend:
His voice quieted as he sang the chorus one last time, his eyes only on me.The applause startled both of us, and he mumbled a quick “thank you” into the microphone.Edward waved to the crowd and stepped down from the stage even as the applause picked up for his performance.He waved off the waitress who approached him with his usual post-performance drink, and ignored the calls of people wanting to speak with him.My breathing was rough and excited as he stalked across the bar toward me, a predatory gleam in his eye.Ignoring his brother and our friends, he reached down, grasping my hands and pulling me from my seat into his arms in one fluid movement as he crushed his lips to mine.
Hope you’ll let me know what you think of the update when it posts.Thanks for reading!
I just love that Bella's body is not skinny and perky. Let's face it: time passes for all of us. I'd like to think my wisdom and maturity make up for the sagging and the extra curves. Thank you for writing a real Bella--mom jeans and all!
I like the way you think - I agree that widsom and maturity should outshine any of time's negative impacts. And shield us from the attacks of young people who haven't a clue that they will be in the same shoes some day!
Next chapter should hopefully post this weekend - I hope you'll let me know what you think of it when it does. Thanks so much for your continued support!>
I love that Edward is so perceptive where Bella's kids are concerned. Great men do stuff like that. You do such a great job making Edward a sympathetic protagonist.
My only concern, and it was a tiny one, is that I don't think noses can be reset like that without anesthesia or something. I seem to recall a friend who broke her nose and had to have a general anesthetic to have it reset. I could be wrong though.
I actually watched someone have their nose reset one time. It was not a pretty thing, and it was done without anesthesia. I am told it hurts like crazy.
So glad you enjoyed the chapter - that Edward is a smooth one, even with two black eyes and a broken nose :)
And now a little sneak peek into Chapter 23...
I slid my arms around his waist and my hands into the back pockets of his jeans, cupping and squeezing his ass the way he did mine. His responding groan sent a shiver down my spine.
Edward pulled back, his eyes dark, his breathing rapid. “Go. Do your paperwork,” he commanded in a low voice that made my stomach flutter. “The sooner the work is done, the sooner the play can start.”
I'm glad Esme and Carlisle showed up this chapter! It was cute as can be. I love this story and will miss it next week. Have an awesome time!
First of all, I must apologize for being so tardy in both my response and in posting an update. Within hours of returning from Washington, I was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery. After a week in the hospital, I am finally physically capable of sitting at the computer for more than five minutes at a time, and mentally capable of concentrating for more than two minutes, and it's time to get back into the swing of things!
I am so glad that you enjoyed Chapter 24. It was great fun to write meeting the parents with Carlisle and Esme, as well as Sarah's pre-dance surprise for Bella.
Thank you so much for always taking the time to read and comment - it means the world to me!
I love the way Edward told her he loved her. He realizes Bella's kids are her life, and making sure he respects that is tantamount to their relationship.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed their ILYs - you just know the kids had to have something to do with it. Funny that Will was talking to Edward in the living room at the same time Sarah was "asking" her mom if she loved Edward in the kitchen. Perceptive kids Bella's raising.....
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the wedding - it was an absolute dream to write! The wedding night is up next, and should post when my beta is done with it. I hope you'll let me know what you think of the last regular chapter of Never Enough!
This is my AWESOME BANNER from FrozenSoldier!!! Thanks FS!!!!!
Pre-Twilight, a twist in fate allows Alice to remember her childhood. She remembers when the visions started, her family, and a dark moment of her past that makes meeting Jasper more eventful. Jasper's violent past and restless future beg her to tread lightly around this stranger. Will she be able to dig deep enough to find the gentle soul in there somewhere? Or will she scare herself away from the only one who can help her heal? Will they learn to trust one another and the family in her visions, or will things once again spiral out of control?
**Warning- contains allusion to childhood sexual abuse, please don't read if you are sensitive to that topic.
[Report This] Published: January 28, 2010 Updated: December 05, 2012
Reviewer: VictoriaCullenSigned Date: April 07, 2011
Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 - Night Minds
I love the Jasper/Rosalie interaction! It's very true to their personalities. I think it's great that Rosalie's so protective of Alice.
Excellent job once again!
I'm so glad! I rewrote that a couple times, but I was pleased with how it ended. I just love hearing from you, thank you so much for sticking with the story and always taking the time to review. It's awesome :)
The wait for the Cullens? I really liked writing that chapter, I redid it a couple times to make sure it was just how I wanted it before I posted it.I didn't want Edward there right away, at least before Alice realized what he could do. I think that it would be much harder to earn his trust if he saw all of that in her mind before she new that he could see it or if he was trustworthy, this way at least she has some time to get used to it :)
As always, thank you so much for reviewing, it means the world :)
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