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The Bet by Emma Grant Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Bill and Fleur play a game with Harry. Set during HBP.
Categories: The Broomshed > More Than Two
Characters: Fleur Delacour, Harry Potter, Bill Weasley
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Contains Spoiler for HBP, Het, Slash, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7402 Read Count: 4336
[Report This] Published: 05/18/2006 Updated: 05/18/2006
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 10/05/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This fic is fast becoming a favorite.  I've read it three times now and figured I should finally give you a review.  Not only was it amazingly hot, but your Harry was *perfect*.  I would not have been remotely surprised if I'd been told it was written by JK herself.  The relationship you built for Bill and Fleur was so much like I'd imagine they would be: flirty and fun, passionate, and eager for sexual adventure.

You gave Harry a first time to end all first times.  Lucky, lucky boy, and he so deserves it. 

 

Now and Then by oldenuf2nobetter Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 54]
Summary: Even the death of Voldemort did not end the struggle between good and evil. And even the discovery of a new and unexpected power cannot save Harry from having to deal, once and for all, with an old nemesis.
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Vincent Crabbe, Seamus Finnigan, Gregory Goyle, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Darkfic
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, BDSM, Bondage, Drug Usage, Dub-Con, Graphic Violence, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Non-Con, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 46660 Read Count: 15827
[Report This] Published: 04/13/2007 Updated: 06/26/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/07/2007 Title: Chapter 12: Now and Then: Chapter 12

The way you write the pyschology of the characters in their situations is absolutely fascinating and dead-on.  I love how you've managed to write all of them so canon and yet add so much depth and realism to each of them.  I'm even drawn to Harry and Ginny's relationship, and that pairing never satisfies me unless it's very dark.  To me, that's the mark of a good writer.  You have me believing every step of the way and I love the style with which you write and the way you can construct such highly emotional scenes.  I'm always in love with tortured Harry, but at least here you're giving him some ownership and empowering him once again.  Plus, the scenes between Harry and Ron just break my heart.

 

Excellent job, and congratulations on your pick.  I can hardly wait for the next chapter.



Author's Response: Thank you so much.  Your kind words mean a lot. 

Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/27/2007 Title: Chapter 14: Now and Then: Chapter 14

I have been checking back on this one for the last few weeks, desperately waiting for your conclusion, and today I take a look and what a surprise for me!  Loved the ending!  In fact, the whole final scene with Malfoy in the dungeon was outstanding.  The psychic connection between Ron and Harry was a great little touch.  I don't mind the gruesomeness, because hate is a gruesome thing, and I think you captured Malfoy's obsession with Harry perfectly, if it was something that had been allowed to fester to the point of insanity.

I mentioned before how much I enjoyed the psychological underpinnings of the characters, and you made Harry's dilemma a fascinating study.  I love Harry to death, anyway, so I really appreciated the care you took in writing him so realistically.  Great story, and I will be looking for more of your stuff in the future.



Author's Response: Thank you so much!  Like I've said before, I worried that it might be too gruesome in some places, but I completely agree with your assessment that hate creates truly horrendous, and almost inconcievable, acts of inhumanity.  And I love Harry, too.  He is my favorite, and his friendship with Ron is something that I could see developing that 'psychic connection'.  Thanks again for the kind words. 

Caught by eibbil libbie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Past Featured StoryHarry comes home early from a business trip and gets a bit of a surprise
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings, The Broomshed > Self Pleasure
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
Genres: Erotica, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Voyeurism
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1509 Read Count: 5666
[Report This] Published: 05/25/2007 Updated: 05/25/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 08/21/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was pretty steamy.  Very hot. I liked Harry's curiosity and the affection between him and Hermione.

A Mother's Love by Tarie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Past Featured StoryNarcissa Malfoy will do anything to protect her son from harm. And by 'anything' I mean Harry Potter. (Harry/Narcissa)

Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side, The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Narcissa Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Harry Potter, Harry Potter
Genres: Drama, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Contains Spoiler for HBP, Dub-Con, Het, Love/Hate, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4851 Read Count: 9566
[Report This] Published: 06/25/2007 Updated: 06/25/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 08/21/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love this story.  I've read it before on skyhawke, I believe, and seeing as there are very few Harry/Narcissa stories out there, this one stands out quite memorably.  Very well written and I enjoyed Harry's internal dialogue.  I always thought this pairing would be quite interesting psychologically in a full-length fic.  Narcissa's motives are understandable, even gives her some layers, and it would be a really compulsive act for Harry and confuse him to no end.  Lots of ground for a bit of dark self-exploration.

Now, Harry, Narcissa AND Lucius would be a total mind-trip.  Oh, that icy blond couple would have him tied up in knots deliciously; figuratively and literally!

Great way you folded it into canon, too.  A believable excerpt.



Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much!   This was definitely a challenge for me to write; I'm pleased it worked for you.

Can't Take the Sky by Cluegirl Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: One thing Dumbledore never told Harry about horcruxes, is that they are harder to destroy than to create. When things to wrong, he must learn to rely on the last person he ever thought he'd trust.
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Harry Potter, Severus Snape
Genres: Darkfic, Drama, Horror
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Graphic Violence, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 59621 Read Count: 4327
[Report This] Published: 06/26/2007 Updated: 06/26/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 09/22/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Cluegirl, I've been a fan of your work for a while now, and I have to admit you are one of the few authors that I will read Snarry for.  I will never, ever get that pairing, at all, but I know I can count on you to give me a riveting story and make this pairing intrigue me, nonetheless (I'll read loads of Snape torturing Harry, but the romance does nothing for me).  This had to be one of the saddest, fucking fics I've ever read in this fandom.  My heart ached for Harry so badly, that at times, it was difficult to continue.  That lasting image you left us with at the close was amazing.  But I still hate the greasy git.

Congrats on another incredible piece of writing. 

 

"Like a Sister" by Leviathan Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstar [Reviews - 35]
Summary: After Ron has left them, the Horcrux works on Hermione and Harry.

Takes place between Chapters 15 and 16 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Genres: Angst, Darkfic, Erotica
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Angst, Contains Spoilers for DH
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1939 Read Count: 25712
[Report This] Published: 08/19/2007 Updated: 08/19/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 08/19/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Well, if I may offer a bit of criticism, this was actually an intriguing premise and could have made for an interesting outtake of DH if you'd kept the characters intact and given the story more depth than just a PWP.  I liked the ending, but you know, Harry and Hermione were on their own in that tent for a loooong time.  Knowing how "gravely ill" Harry gets at one point, with all the visions, how vile their excursion to Godrics Hollow, and the prolonged isolation before Ron and the sword appear, these two could have gone down some seriously twisted path with that Horcrux goading them on before the trio's reunion.  Ooh, and Hermione guilt aftermath.  Missed opportunities here.



Author's Response: I was going for something short, sharp, and hard, with an impact like a punch in the gut. Sorry it didn't work for you.

The Greatest Thing by Quizzical Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Past Featured StoryAll his emotions were waiting, clamouring just off stage, eager for their chance to flood in and overwhelm him. Grief, trauma, anger, relief, pride, gratitude, loss....

Not yet, he told himself. Tonight I’ll just be.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Ficlet
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 564 Read Count: 1668
[Report This] Published: 08/20/2007 Updated: 08/20/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 08/21/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, so lovely.  I adore the trio.  It makes me happy when Harry realizes how much they are there for him.

Author's Response: thankyou for reviewing. yes,  they are there for him always. :~)  Q

All in the Name of Science by Leviathan Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Past Featured StoryIt should have been all about the danger, but all she could think about was her cock.
Categories: The Broomshed > Self Pleasure
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Erotica, Ficlet, Fluff
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Contains Spoilers for DH, Crossdressing, Major Fluff, Masturbation
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2961 Read Count: 8633
[Report This] Published: 09/27/2007 Updated: 09/27/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 09/28/2007 Title: Chapter 1: All in the Name of Science

That was totally brilliant!!  You soooo need to write a part two!

I am ashamed to admit that I never even thought of this possibility whilst reading DH.  And I call myself a perv.  Good on you for making this premise work so deliciously!  Seriously, though, you shoud continue the story and turn it into a kinky Harry threesome. 

 



Author's Response:

Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I have to say the first thing I thought of when Hermione polyjuiced into Harry was how'd she'd react to having Harry's equipment. I was really sure she'd be fascinated.

 

I don't plan on continuing, though. I don't feeI can get away with stretching this any further without breaking canon. 

The Wireless by Amythis Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 75]
[Report This] Published: 10/13/2007 Updated: 11/10/2008
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 12/12/2007 Title: Chapter 1: One: Abandon

Just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading your final chapter over at Table For Three.  You sort of had me confused at the beginning, and you were taking it a lot of places, but I was really intrigued by your through-line and kept reading.  It was a lovely story.  I don't want to give anything away to anyone here, but the ending was fantastic (even though very bittersweet).  It ended up being a very full and exquisitely detailed story; one that would have fit seamlessly into canon--you know, if not for the explicit sex.  As some have noted already, the dialogue was extremely well-done, and smacked of real world conversations.

I have to comment, however, on your  choice of post-war profession for Harry.  A security guard?  That just seemed too lowly for the BWL and Vanquisher of the DL.  But I realize it kept him available for the machinations of your plot.

 

 



Author's Response:

That's a fair criticism about Harry's job.  But I think I saw him in this story as having given up on a lot of his dreams, settling.  And I'll admit that the first dozen chapters are all over the map in time and space.  (I think it's a little smoother here, with the chapters being betaed.)  But i started out this story without a clear plan, and then it gradually gelled.  And I did want to show how the Trio's relationship affected everyone.

That's not actually my final chapter, just the most recently posted at TFT.  But I'll finish it up soon there.  Please let me know what you think of the actual ending (preferably there than here).  And thank you so much for your kind words about the story as a whole.  LOL about canon plus sex.

Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 12/12/2007 Title: Chapter 1: One: Abandon

Wow, I thought for sure that was the end.  It just had a finality to it, and I thought you were expressing something on the state of how much the trio's relationship could ultimately take, but now that I know you have another chapter coming, I'm terribly excited and brazenly optimistic!  I'll let you know what I think as soon as I read it.

Author's Response: You're not the only one to make that assumption.  Btw the next chapter after that isn't the last chapter either.  The last chapter will have "THE END" on it, so there's no mistaking it.

Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 07/09/2008 Title: Chapter 1: One: Abandon

I never got back to this to give you a full review of your completed story, but if I post it over at TfT will you see it?  I have read pretty much all of your stories available over there, and I had some thoughts I wanted to share on your style.

Pin the Tail on Snape by rospberry Rated: GP - General Public [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Harry's accepted a dare, but it's the morning after and suddenly it doesn't seem quite so funny. He has a hangover, a nagging best friend, and a tail in his pocket. It promised to be an interesting Potions lesson.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Severus Snape
Genres: Comedy, General
Time Period: Next Generation
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4849 Read Count: 594
[Report This] Published: 11/09/2007 Updated: 11/09/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 11/09/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Pin the Tail on Snape

That was very well done.  Great writing style and the characters' reactions were straight out of the book. 

I also give you high marks for Snape's sarcastic witticisms.  He's not an easy character to write for, and the barbs are of a calibre befitting the author herself. 

 



Author's Response: Thank you! This was one of the few things I've written where I tried to keep it very true to the novels - and I'm so glad you picked up on that. I love writing Snape; he's a fantastic character that can get away with so much. Well, maybe not this time *grin*.

Love Lies Bleeding by oldenuf2nobetter Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary: During her sixth year at Hogwarts, Ginny Weasley discovers a spell that allows her to turn a treasured birthday gift into a window on Harry Potter's soul.  What she sees is not what she expected...
Categories: Dark Tales > Going Under
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter
Genres: Angst, Darkfic, Drama, Erotica, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Bloodplay, Character Death, EWE, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Masturbation, RST, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Suicide, Voyeurism
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9559 Read Count: 4893
[Report This] Published: 11/17/2007 Updated: 11/17/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 11/17/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I will echo the praise on that first wanking session.  Harry is delicious.

I read this story even though it was H/D because I admire your writing so much, oldenuf.  Unfortunately, that pairing ceased to work for me by the ending of DH.  Draco is no longer an interesting character to me, and whatsmore, I just can't buy that Harry would ever be interested in Draco.  I see Malfoy as beneath Harry---and not in the good way.  You expressed perfectly why I feel most H/D stories lack any conviction for me:

“I love you,” Harry whispered, his fingers stroking the pale skin.  Malfoy’s hand lifted and covered Harry’s, and their long fingers twined.  “I don’t know how, or why, but I do.”

Exactly, there's no logic to it.  How you wrote Ginny's growing fascination with Harry's image; her concern over his misery, her lust, her jealous rage, and finally, her heartbreak was so true and  achingly real that I got sucked in even after the reveal.  Poor Ginny.  Never cared for her much in the series, but she has grown on me in fanfic.  Excellent work.

 



Author's Response: Thank you for reading, and for the compliment.  I think one of the great beauties about Harry Potter fan fiction in general is that what doesn't work for one person, definately does for another.  Again, thank you for your kind words.  B.

Complete by heather11483 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
Summary: She can't sleep without them there.
Categories: The Broomshed > Ménage a Trio
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2899 Read Count: 3105
[Report This] Published: 12/13/2007 Updated: 12/13/2007
Reviewer: Salon_Kitty Signed
Date: 12/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was decidedly hot and very well done.  I've read so many trio stories, they can get a bit formulaic, but you made this feel authentic and original.