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Review for The Arrangement by TexanLady & nyc snowbird

 

This is one of the most controversial stories I have ever read.  It is NOT completed, but holy cow, no matter how long they make you wait, you jump to read the updates.

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 Name of Story: The Arrangement

Fandom: TB

Author: TexanLady & NYC Snowbird

Site: http://thearrangementtb.blogspot.com/search/label/Chapter%20001

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Status: WIP

Description (Authors): 

Bill has been taken to Mississippi. Sookie has no choice but to turn to Eric for help. Seeing the chance to make Sookie his, Eric offers her an arrangement. Sookie learns that not only is nothing ever as simple as it seems, but she finds that there is nothing Eric won’t do to claim her. And apparently he’s not alone in the belief she is his. The Gods of old believe it just as much!


Review: 

Have you ever read a story that made you cry, not once but a couple of times for a character?  Made you completely pissed at the other character, but find redeeming features where you keep reading?

That even after a second reading, you find yourself still crying at the same parts?  And only after reading it 4 times, do you realize that though you want to prepare for what is coming, you end up putting down the story, take a breath, then read on.

This is that story.

It starts literally when Sookie walks out of the bathroom in the restaurant and Bill is gone.  This Eric is not the amnesiac Eric in any form or fashion.  This is an Eric who we met at the bar and wanted Sookie for himself no matter what.

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Review for Ethereal Redemption by Midnight Opheliac

I started to read this, just having the urge.  It took me a couple of tries to find her (I forgot the c at the end of the name).

This author made the move to WordPress due to Fanfiction deleting her entire story with it’s 1000+ reviews.

Thankfully she had most of the chapters and with the help of 4Padfoot, she made a site to keep them ready for her.

 Name of Story: Ethereal Redemption

Fandom: TB

Author: Midnight Opheliac

Site: https://midnightopheliac.wordpress.com/stories/true-blood/chapters/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie; Godric/OC

Status: WIP

Description (Authors): 

Set at the end of season 4, Sookie chooses Eric over Bill but with Russell Edgington free from his concrete grave they’re going to need all the help they can get, and that help just so happens to be in Sin City. Godric didn’t meet the sun in season 2 and his human life starts to catch up with him, introducing someone who can help Sookie understand who and what she is.

Rating: 18+ (language, violence and sexual content)


Review: 

This story starts out with what should have happened with the whole travesty of Season 4 ending.

And by doing so, opens you up to a whole new world, where Gods and Goddesses are active, the AP makes an appearance and you get a cast of people that are absolutely amazing.

All done to the backdrop of Las Vegas, with Caesar’s Palace being our hotel of choice.

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Review for Dark Past, Bright Future by Ashley Sue

 

Yeah so I am going to try to update as I read.  Right now I went back to the beginning.  I’m talking about how I first started to read True Blood.

Yep, Fanfiction.

I filter for completed M stories with over 10k.  Sometimes I remember to add Sookie sometimes not.  So off we go with the blast to the past!

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 Name of Story: Dark Past, Bright Future

Fandom: TB

Author:Ashley Sue

Site: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450313/1/Dark-Past-Bright-Future

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie/Godric

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

After recognizing Godric during the events in Dallas, Sookie returns to Louisiana and must choose between Bill, Godric, and Eric. Full summary inside.


Review: 

Since I started my journey into True Blood from a Bella/Godric fic, the fact that Godric was in this one made it a must read.  And I liked the premise of the story.

To me it explained some things that had me wondering while watching the episode.

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Review for Much Ado About Vampires by Secret Nerd Princess

I have some requests out to see if anyone wants to be interviewed.  Those stories are to be the first to be reviewed.  If you wish to be featured here, please contact me by leaving a message on this post!

Now, this lady I am going to review does crossovers often in the True Blood world, but this time she is doing a True Blood story based upon my favorite Shakespeare Play, Much Ado About Nothing.

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 Name of Story: Much Ado About Vampires

Fandom: TB

Author: Secret Nerd Princess

Site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/fanfiction-stories/much-ado-about-vampires/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Description (Authors): 

Set in an alternate version of America where the vampires and the fae have joined together to run the country, Sookie Stackhouse is sent by her great-grandfather Niall to infiltrate the Fae Court. Along the way she meets Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area Five, who is frustrating, high-handed, and gorgeous. Can two societies be changed by an ex-waitress turned fairy princess?


Review: 

I am a personal friend of the writer, in fact, she betas for my mom! And I will admit I am begging for her to join my team.

She contacted me one day and we were talking. She asked if she can bounce a story idea off of me and Meridian.  We agreed, and low and behold Much Ado About Vampires was born.

If you ever had to study this story, there are schools of thought on the action before the play starts.  This is where Secret Nerd Princess starts her fic.

If you never read this play, or seen it, (My personal favorite is the one by Kenneth Branagh and the authors favorite is the one by Joss Whedon) you don’t need to know it.  She introduces you to the world she has built.

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Interview for Katfergie

So, Here we are with another interview!!! I am amazed that each time I notify a writer of their story being reviewed, they have done an interview!  Amazing!!!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name? Katfergie

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium? I have posted on Fanfiction, livejournal, TWCS, but I prefer fanfiction

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee? Love tea, especially jasmine tea.

What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients? I love limeade, not the type you get at Sonic’s drive in but fresh squeezed limes with sugar.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked? I went out after work with some co worker who ordered a drink for me that they raved about. The only problem is that I am allergic to cherries and you guessed it the drink had maraschino cherry puree and juice. Needless to say I had to leave in a hurry swelling up is never attractive, and breathing is important.

What foods do you love? I love seafood in all its many forms. Steamed , baked, broiled,BBQ, grilled, roasted, even raw in some cases.

What is your go to food for comfort? crawfish etouffee or crab chowder

What do you like to snack when writing? cheese sticks, apple slices

Is there a scent that says home to you? sandalwood and jasmine, Those scents together remind me of sitting with my grandpa on the porch near the garden during the summer when I was a child

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever? dead possum

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be? Egypt I would love to see the pyramids, and it’s one of the few places I’ve never traveled too.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be? Mid to Late 19th century, because I loved the Victorian clothes

What music do you like? Almost everything

Is there a genre or song you hate? Hardcore rap and deathmetal

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about: I traveled quite a bit when I was in the military and I am a voracious reader. A friend originally told me about fanfiction because I was complaining about having to wait for books that were part of a series taking too long to come out.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing? I started writing poems and short stories way back in high school, but I started writing fanfiction on a whim when one of my girlfriends and I were joking around after watching an episode of True Blood, and told me I should write a story about true blood so I did.

What do you enjoy the most about it? It may sound strange but writing quiets down my mind, I’m so focused on what I’m writing all the other chaos becomes background static

What do you like least about it? I hate typing!

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel? Relieved and scared, I thought well I did I it, but putting my thoughts and ideas out there for everyone to judge is just a little bit scary

Where do you get your inspiration? Music mostly, sometimes a photo, something one of my kids says or a quote of the day it can be anything really life is full of inspirations depending how you look at it.

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium? This will sound odd since I already said I hate typing, and I really do, but I prefer computers. Because really, GOD BLESS SPELLCHECK!

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write? I just write, I have a concept in my mind so I can roughly tell you the story but as I write it just flows and sometimes what I thought was going on changes and becomes so much better than the rough idea.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)? I listen to music the most, but sometimes I just sit in silence and just feel what I’m writing.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write? You know that point when you hit a groove and the words are just flowing out of you …and then the phone rings!

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it? I haven’t finished yet

What are your favorite fandoms to write? True Blood is the only fandom I’ve published thus far but I’ve also written Harry Potter, and Inuyasha

Who are your favorite characters to write? Godric most definitely, I like background characters and male character the most

Why? He’s an known entity with so much room for expansion, we are given just enough background to make him interesting but it’s up to me to flesh him out and bring him to life. In general I prefer a males perspective to a females. I have been a tomboy or one of the guys most of my life, most of my friends and coworker are or were men. Guys are easier to relate to for me.

Who are your least favorite characters to write? I don’t care to write the perspective of lead characters or women

Why? everyone already has a preconceived idea of that character because you’ve already read so much about them I have known only two women who were close friends as an adult so you can pretty much say that I don’t understand most women.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why? My favorite scene was the takeover of Louisiana the fighting was fun to write and figuring out the logistics was challenging

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why? Emotional scenes like when her Gran died are difficult for me to write

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write? Sometimes

Which ones and whom? currently none

What do you like most about your preferred fandom? The fantasy of it all, and for the most part how supportive the feedback is

How would you describe your fics? romantic drama

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first? Well I only have the one to read so far.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be? Take in the positive and let go of the negative. There is always going to be that one person that has something nasty to say. More likely than not you will have more positive feedback than negative so don’t let that one negative out of one hundred get you down.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say? (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!) Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

The last Casualties HarryPotter fanfiction.net/s/6780275/1/The-Last-Casualties harry/hermione

The Human Strikes Back Twilight fanfiction.net/s/8268223/1/The-Human-Strikes-Back bella/OC (BetterInTexas!)

For God and Country Twilight fanfiction.net/s/8851162/1/For-God-and-Country bella/garrett

Atonement Twilight fanfiction.net/s/9253926/1/Atonement bella/garrett

Venom Twilight fanfiction.net/s/9471929/1/Venom bella/jacob

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer. not so much.

Character Interview

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Name of Character: Godric

Story he is in: Beacon in the Dark

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? known

Are they in character or Out of Character? yes and no

Nickname(s): Death

Date of Birth: 1st century BC

Occupation: Business owner

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): 5’8″ tall, short chestnut brown hair, hazel eyes, sinewy build

Significant other(s): Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman

Best Friend(s): Eric Northman

Enemies(s): Fellowship of the Sun

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Numerous tattoos over torso and biceps

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? Breath of Life by Florence and the machine

What is their favorite Movie? Zoolander

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? Ha may act reserved, but he has an acutely developed sense of humor.


I am so thrilled to be able to know more about this amazing woman!!! Truly, you need to read her story, it is one I jump on and read immediately when it has updates….

Thanks for reading!

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Review for A Beacon in the Dark by katfergie

 

OK I said I don’t do FFN reviews often, and here I am doing another the following week.

But she updated!!! And it is one of my favorite stories that I read on there!

A Beacon in the Dark

 Name of Story: A Beacon in the Dark

Fandom: TB

Author: katfergie

Site: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8024731/1/A-Beacon-in-the-Dark

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie/Godric

Description (Authors): 

Sookie meets Godric under different circumstances when she is first introduced to the supernatural world. Can they find hope for the future in each other or will Godric be lost to the darkness? Not pro Bill. M for Lemons. G/S/E


Review: 

I started reading this story as she posted, and then she stopped.  I eagerly reread each chapter during that time, and then she updated.

Unfortunately, she didn’t update again until 7/26/15.  But the fun thing with her?  She doesn’t leave you on cliffhangers, and if the story was never updated again, you are not left wondering what the heck is going on.

She writes an engrossing story and only 10 Chapters she is at 141,874 words.  You just want to read to know what else is going to happen!  And she NEVER fails to deliver!

Additionally, this is her first fic.  Amazing!!!!

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Interview for Poca

Love when the ladies I am reviewing are thrilled to do the interview parts!!! Here is one for the lovely Poca!!!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?

I write under the name Poca, but you can call me Rose.

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?

I like to post on fanfiction.net and tumblr, hopefully I can branch out soon!

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?

I’m not a big drinker of either.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?

Not a big alcohol drinker, but my favorite drink would have to be… pomegranate juice?

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?

It’s not a funny story, but my best friend let me try her bailey and I ended up having two glasses of it and laughing and snorting like a damn fool. I’m a light-weight.

What foods do you love?

Pastas, baked goodies, pizzas and some nice fricase de pollo. Those are my weaknesses.

What is your go to food for comfort?

Oh, that’s easy. I love making cookies and brownies when I want comfort foods, I just make and drown myself in them.

What do you like to snack when writing?

Peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches.

Is there a scent that says home to you?

That would have to be my mom’s and grandma’s favorite perfume, White Diamonds.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?

Wet garbage, sadly. Thinking about it is already making me want to throw up.

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?

I would love to visit Puerto Rico. Family came from there and I would love to see it.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?

Either to see all the dinosaurs or ancient roman/Greek times. My love for dinosaurs runs deep, as does my love for ancient roman/Greek times.

What music do you like?

I don’t have a specific type of music I like. It’s just a jumble of different types and it keeps it fresh.

Is there a genre or song you hate?

House music? I guess. I don’t hate it, it’s just I don’t like very loud and deep bass music so I tend to avoid it.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:

I am a boring person, if you hadn’t guessed by my answers, but it’s the boring type of stuff I like to do. Staying in bed with my laptop or tablet, reading until it runs out of battery and I have to panic, watching let’s plays, hanging out at my friend’s house and doing the same stuff I do at my own house and baking!

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?

I’ve always liked writing little plots and stuff for comics I use to draw when I was little, but that grew into writing online!

What do you enjoy the most about it?

I enjoy putting my ideas out there and people enjoying them to the point they ask for more.

What do you like least about it?

When I have a roadblock. I can’t find the words or the energy to write and pushing myself makes me feel like the writing is not up to par if I do that.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?

Nervous. Completely nervous. I was, what… 15? 16? And I was scared that people were going to react negatively.

 Where do you get your inspiration?

Listening to music. For some reason certain songs will put a thought into my mind and I just say ‘Oh! That might be a good idea!’

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?

I have tons of notebooks and documents on my laptop filled with little things for my stories.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?

Most of the time, I just write and write, but after I get a random idea when listening to music I will go back and fix some stuff around.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?

I need sound as I do anything. Anything. Most of the time it’s either music or the sound of my favorite let’s players. I rarely watch TV, but I will keep it on so I don’t freak out over the silence.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?

Not having the energy to write. I beat myself up over it all the time.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?

I haven’t finished a fic yet, but I’m almost done with my oldest one.

What are your favorite fandoms to write?

I don’t have a favorite, but I’ve written True Blood, Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us/Fables. Those are the ones that have come out. I have many more fandoms that I have written a couple chapters for but not released.

Who are your favorite characters to write?

Other than my OC’s, hm… in my True Blood story I would have to say Pam. Walking Dead, Daryl, no doubt. WAU would be Bigby.

Why?

They’re all fun to write and have grumpy attitudes most of the time.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?

Um… father figures? I guess?

Why?

Gonna get personal here, but I don’t have a good view with father figures so that shows in my writing, sadly.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?

Right now, I love writing my Wolf Among Us story more. I loved the comics and the game so to write in the fandom is fun.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?

The first chapter is always the hardest because I want to write something that will capture the person, not make them just go and look for a better one.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?

Oh yeah. Big time. I add little bits of myself into the characters I write all the time.

Which ones and whom?

Miri, from my walking dead story, has my reaction to oranges. Charlotte, from the True Blood story, has my hard-headedness and Red, from my Wolf Among Us story, has my attitude.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?

I don’t really have a preferred fandom.

How would you describe your fics?

Drama, smut, angst, romance and some violence. I guess.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?

Depends, what type of story are they looking for exactly? What Are You?, my True Blood story, is cheesy vampire romance with some detailed smut. New World In My View, my Walking Dead story is nearly the same but with walkers. Cursed is taking the old red riding hood folktale and giving it a little spin.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?

Don’t be so nervous. Go over your story, make sure it makes sense to you so it would make sense to the readers, go over it again to lessen those feelings of doubt. Also, take criticism with open arms, sometimes it helps.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)

Oh, that’s easy. Since I was in a mentally and emotionally abusive relationship in the past, I would tell myself to run earlier so I wouldn’t have dealt with all that pain.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

Uh, I can only think of the stories I’m reading right now and waiting for.

Part of Your World by Cometeclipse, Dragon Age, Cullen, Inquisitor, Lavellan, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11278978/1/Part-of-Your-World

Degenerate Beauty Queens by CurbItKirby, Teen Wolf, Erica R., OC, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10417272/1/Degenerate-Beauty-Queens

What Lies Behind The Throne by bluster-squall, Dragon Age, Alistair, Cousland, Anora, Cailan T., https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11327690/1/What-Lies-Behind-The-Throne

We’ve Met Before by PrincessTverski, Dragon Age, Cullen, Trevelyan, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11150802/1/We-ve-Met-Before

Roots and Anchors by kawherp, Captain America, Steve R./Capt. America, OC, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10940035/1/Roots-and-Anchors

Character Interview

Pic for Charlotte

Name of Character:  Charlotte

Story (s)he is in: What Are You?

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? She is an original character.

Are they in character or Out of Character? She is in character.

Nickname(s): Little Dove, kiddo, min älskling (From what I can remember)

Date of Birth: Not listed

Occupation: Waitress

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): Black brown hair, green eyes.

Significant other(s): Eric

Best Friend(s): Eric, Bill, Sookie, Alex, Pam, Jessica.

Enemies(s): So far, Russell and the authority.

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Has barely visible scars from car accident, wings tattooed into her back.

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? They don’t have a theme song. Never thought of one.

What is their favorite Movie? The King and I, she loves musicals.

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? I can’t tell, spoilers!


I so love reading these interviews!!!   You learn such interesting things about the authors!!!!

Monday we have another fic already written up for a review!  See you then!

Thanks for reading!

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