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Penname: april09 [Contact]
Real name: Melanie
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Member Since: April 02, 2009
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I'm a mom, wife, writer, physician--basically a jack of all trades, master of none.


I discovered the Twilight series in January 09, during the last few weeks of a difficult pregnancy.  The Twilight series and Twilight fan fiction helped me through the subsequent death of my daughter (from trisomy 18) and is helping me through the grieving process.  I can't express my thanks enough to SM and the talented writers here for the escape, and for the inspiration to write again.  Never thought I'd write fan fiction, but it's helping me through my writer's block.


I also have my masters in creative writing, and unintentionally put my writing on hold while finishing med school and residency so I am very happy to pick it up again.  I hope to finish the novel I started writing ten years ago...


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Reviews by april09
 
Summary: Feature

Seven years have passed since Edward and Bella last saw each other. They grew up as children and even became good friends. Once they entered high school, Edward became distant and eventually severed all ties with her. Confused and hurt, Bella moved on with her life in Seattle.Through it all, Bella had her older brother Emmett to get past the estrangement. Now, with Edward's imminent return to Seattle to help out with his sister Alice's wedding, Bella can't help wondering what drove away her brother's best friend all those years ago.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4369590/1/My_Brothers_Best_Friend

Nominated for Best Novel-Incomplete at the Eddie and Bellie Awards.

http://www.thecatt.net/tw/Vote/aspx

 

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: Always Human , SMUT - Best of the Best - Edward and Bella
Chapters: 36 Completed: Yes Word count: 247400
[Report This] Published: July 14, 2008 Updated: February 28, 2010


Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: January 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 21 Part 1 A Long Time

Yay, an update!  Can't wait to read the second half!

I was shocked to see that Edward went back on his word about keeping in touch...sounds like they're going to have a conversation about that in the second half of the chapter.  i hope Bella gives him hell!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: January 08, 2010 Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 21 Part 2 A Long Time

Great ending.  I've enjoyed reading your story! 

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: January 15, 2010 Title: Chapter 34: Epilogue: Every Time

Great epilogue!  Thanks for sharing this story--I enjoyed reading it a lot!

 
Summary:

 

Bella Swan spent the first two years of her life in Forks developing a friendship with Jacob Black that finally turned into something more.  As she begins her senior year of high school, a new family moves to town and Bella slowly begins to question the path she thought her life would follow.  Sometimes there is a difference between what you think you need and what you never knew you wanted.  Takes place during the timeframe of New Moon and Eclipse.  J/B at first, but eventually E/B. 

 

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Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward, Jacob
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Completed: No Word count: 170230
[Report This] Published: July 16, 2008 Updated: July 19, 2009


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: May 16, 2010 Title: Chapter 24: Truth

I finally, finally started reading IVO after seeing it recc'd everywhere, and I can see why.  I'm really enjoying your story--it is well written and believable (in their world). 

I think you wrote Leah very well;  afterall, Bella goes catatonic in canon when her love leaves her...wouldn't Leah have a big reaction as well? 

Can't wait to see what happens between B/E next!

 

 
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Date: May 16, 2010 Title: Chapter 25: Monster

So emotional and dramatic--I can see this scene so clearly.  Of course Edward pushes her away!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: May 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 29: Scarred

angsty, indeed.  my heart breaks for bella and the lies she believes right now, plus her disfigurement.  sigh.

 

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: May 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 35: Kissed

Great transition chapter, and yay for kisses!  Can't wait to read more when you are able to update again!

 
Summary:

Bella is a witness in peril. Emmett Cullen is the deputy assigned to protect her. When the witness protection program proves unsafe, Emmett has Bella pose as his brother Edward's fiancée. ExB. AU/AH.

 

 

Hiding in Plain Sight

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward, Emmett
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Completed: No Word count: 138506
[Report This] Published: September 14, 2008 Updated: June 14, 2012


Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: June 07, 2009 Title: Chapter 17: June 7 - June 13, 2008

I'm so excited you updated!  I've read through your story twice while waiting for updates.  Great chapter....can't wait to read more!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: January 10, 2010 Title: Chapter 19: June 20 - June 24, 2008

So excited for the update!  And thanks for the mini summary at the beg of the chapter.  I'm  so intrigued to see how this ends.  I re-read the last chap before this one to catchup as well.  Great chapter!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: January 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: August 1 - September 4, 2008

Of course she's leaving...when I think about it, it's been leading up to this all along.  I'm surprised that Edward didn't figure it out.  (or maybe he does?)

Such a sad chapter.  I can't wait to keep reading!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: January 25, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: September 4 - December 13, 2008

I can't believe that jessica would know Bella's real name even!  it's getting even more suspenseful...can't wait to see what unfolds.

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: February 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 22: September 4 - December 23, 2008

Loved all the twists!  i was wondering how J Jenks tied in and the painting.  And I had a feeling Edward would show up eventually!  Can't wait to read more.

 
Resident Geek by cdunbar Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 700]
Summary:

Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular, beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who thinks geeks make for better lovers? M for language, sexuality and some underage drinking. A little OOC… okay, a lot OOC.

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: Geekward and Nerdella
Chapters: 18 Completed: No Word count: 71582
[Report This] Published: September 28, 2008 Updated: December 08, 2009


Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: February 26, 2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

I started this a while ago and now have re-started it...love their first kiss and confessions.  Your geekward is so great!

 
Out of Her Head by Blue25 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2754]
Summary:

Bella Swan moves cross country to take a teaching job, trying to escape the man who broke her heart. Edward Cullen is the school's music teacher with secrets of his own. Bella and Edward find themselves thrown together trying to work through their issues and unexpected feelings for each other.

 

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Completed: Yes Word count: 272412
[Report This] Published: January 01, 2009 Updated: June 26, 2009


Reviewer: april09 Signed
Date: June 22, 2009 Title: Chapter 39: Chapter 38

I'm really bad about leaving reviews, but just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading all of this.  So sad to see it end, but am looking forward to the epilogue. 

Thanks for sharing your story with us. =)

 
Bright Like the Sun by Dryler Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 974]
Summary:

BLtS Banner 2

 

*Banner by time_lights over at Livejournal*

 

When Bella goes to live with her father in Forks, things go much better than she expected. At least until a slick parking lot, a careening van, a broken arm, and her weird lab partner from biology get in the way...


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Angela, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Jessica, Mike, Renee, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: No Word count: 112401
[Report This] Published: January 23, 2009 Updated: December 17, 2011


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: August 22, 2010 Title: Chapter 4: Stare Down at La Bella Italia

Okay, I'm re-reading this while waiting for an update and I gotta say that I love it even more the second time around!  Bella and SWCIFD and their stare down--that's the best.  I just love how you've written this Bella and Edward....and I can't wait to read a new chapter.  For now, Imma gonna just keep reading til the end. =)



Author's Response:

Thank you :)

I'm glad you're enjoying it.

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: May 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: Chastity Belts and Blackmail

I just read through all 20 chaps this week and have to say I love this story!  Wish I'd started it sooner.  Love the banter between B/E and b's changing feelings for him as he morphs from SWCID to Edward.  Can't wait to read more!



Author's Response:

Thank you :)

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: June 13, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Vampires vs Pirates and Other Clashing Things

I'm so happy you're back....I love SWCIFD  and Bella's banter...and all around their weirdness and random conversations.  Yoy/they make me laugh and smile so much.  Loved the chapter!



Author's Response:

Thank you :)

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: September 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 22: Poodle Skirts and Exceptional Buttons

Is that a real movie?!

I loved this chapter...such a great update!  I had been re-reading this story over the past few weeks and just as I got to the last chapters, you updated--perfect timing.  I would highlight some of my favorite parts, but then I'd be just copying and pasting the whole thing.  I gotta say this story makes me laugh and smile so much.  I love Bella's inner monologue and her 20 min freak out squeezed into a shorter amount of time, and I defnnitely love the awkwardness and non-awkwardness between them.  It makes me giddy.

-Melanie



Author's Response:

No, it's a reference to an episode of Arrested Development.

Thank you :)

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: January 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Nun Applications and Magic Relationship Powers

Welcome back!  I just love these two...you have a way of making their banter really funny and too cute, but just cute enough. 

Bella's inner monologue always cracks me up.

 
Aro's Heir by SubtlePen Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1913]
Summary:

Aro's Heir

 

Edward, Bella and Alice are drawn into a no-win scenario in Volterra after Edward's attempted suicide-by-Volturi in the Palazzo dei Priori .  Aro confronts Edward to make an impossible choice, with Alice as Aro's unwitting accomplice.  How will Edward's choice affect his reunion with Bella, and what future can they hope to salvage in the aftermath?

Story begins in New Moon, during Chapter 21, "The Verdict," but enters the AU when Aro reads Alice's mind...

AU, but canon through New Moon, with canon pairings.

~*~ warning ~*~  story contains very dark themes, including a sexual assault in the first chapter.  if this subject is a trigger for you, please do not continue. 

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse and need assistance, please contact RAINN http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

Disclaimer:  I do not own the Twilight series, nor any of the characters created by Stephenie Meyer. I do not make any money from the writing of this story.

Twilighted Supervisory Beta: psymom        Twilighted Validation Beta: Lion_in_the_Land

 


Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes Word count: 95553
[Report This] Published: January 28, 2009 Updated: November 25, 2012


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: October 13, 2009 Title: Aro's Heir

Wow--interesting turn of events with Jane.

And...twins?  I don't know whether to laugh or cry for them...

Great chapter!



Author's Response:

yeah - jane's character has been fun to play with!

and twins - would any sane mom really wish twins on their worst enemy?  LOL!

 
Blood Lines by windchime Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2469]
Summary:

 

Edward reveals a secret from his human time which leaves Bella shocked and wondering just how well she knows the man she is about to marry.

This is very much an Edward and Bella love story.

Thank you angel-gidget for the banner!

 


Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Bella
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes Word count: 256624
[Report This] Published: February 07, 2009 Updated: December 19, 2009


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: April 20, 2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Break and Enter

Such a lovely revelation between edward and George....I love their connection and the fact that Edward is going to start a trust for the music school.  You've made this all so believable within your AU world, esp E's feelings and fears about sex.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much.  I'm glad you liked this chapter, it's acutally one of my favourites in the whole story :)

 
Summary: Feature

Scarred by events in her past, Bella relies heavily on her best friend and roommate, Jasper. When Jasper falls in love with a girl named Alice, Bella is excited for him but can’t help but wonder – where will she fit in? Her answer partially arrives in the form of Alice's older brother, Edward, but as their friendship grows, Bella comes to realize that she may be too broken to give Edward everything he needs.  Canon pairings, AH/AU

This contains explicit content, elements which may be offensive to some, and dark themes.  It is intended for a mature audience.

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Categories: AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Emmett, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Completed: No Word count: 256064
[Report This] Published: February 21, 2009 Updated: March 09, 2010


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: September 07, 2009 Title: Chapter 24: Shout at the Devil

I was wondering if/when Jake would try to hash it out with B.  Great scene. 

I really love how you've been developing E/B's relationship all along.  It will be interesting to see Thanksgiving and how E handles meeting her 'parents'.

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: November 06, 2009 Title: Chapter 26: The Long and Winding Road

Such great insight into B's relationships with her parents and with Jasper's parents.  Loved Edward/Bella's progression....seemed very realistic and lovely all at once.  I think you've done a great job developing these characters throughout this story!

 
Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: March 10, 2010 Title: Chapter 27: Unkindly Kind

So glad to see you back!  I confess that I read the chap on FF because I heard a rumour that you'd updated!  But, I will review here:

I'm still loving your Edward and Bella.  Your story is one of the first AH that I tried almost a year ago, and it got me hooked!  So proud of Bella for making progress...and J/B's relationship is so great.

Great chapter!

 
Summary: Feature


He's a young but jaded keyboard player writing lyrics for his band, Breaking Dawn, and she's a naive and frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide on-line.
What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?

OOC, canon at heart.
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Categories: AU-Human Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes Word count: 146168
[Report This] Published: February 22, 2009 Updated: August 26, 2009


Reviewer: april09 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: June 30, 2009 Title: Chapter 27: Short Ended Stick

I've been reading your story for the past few months but haven't reviewed yet....just wanted to say that it's my absolute favorite.  I love the lyrical poetry of your prose, and the poetry itself. 

In the last chapter, I was thinking that the Tanya obstacle was brilliant--I still think so but in this chapter, I could really feel the heartache.  You're breaking MY heart with this chapter. 

I hope E/B resolve things soon because their misunderstandings have me on edge and make me sad.  Keep up the great writing!

 




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