Penname: melakem [Contact] Real name: melissa decker
Member Since: 07/31/2007
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forty-three, mother of four, wife of one, reads too much.
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Of Hearts and Heroes by emmilyne Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 126]
Summary: In the days following the Department of Mysteries there is no respite for Harry, as a long lost relative with exceptional powers comes to change his life forever. Ginny learns she is not the plain outsider she thinks she is. And grief and fear lead to late night connections for Ron and Hermione. Sixth year epic. (Pre-HBP/AU-beginning prior to last chapter of OoP) Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 394807 Read Count: 151755
[Report This] Published: 06/12/2006 Updated: 06/04/2012
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 06/04/2012 Title: Chapter 49: Chapter 49

I love this chapter.  I've actually already read it on a different site.  In fact, I just read it a few nights ago, and thought, "well, I'll accept this as an ending.  In fact, I'm sure it's a happy one."  I am clinging anew, though, to hopes of someday being able to read more!

Theory of Potions by BeccyBlue Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Harry finds time during class to mull things over. Any guesses as to what he thinks about? 
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Harry Potter
Genres: Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1328 Read Count: 281
[Report This] Published: 06/16/2006 Updated: 06/16/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 04/20/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was fun!  I really enjoyed it, thanks!

War Letters by Icarus Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 1]
Summary: In a series of correspondence, Percy passes a test of loyalty.
Categories: Dark Tales > Drabbles
Characters: Lucius Malfoy, Percy Weasley
Genres: Drama
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 397 Read Count: 267
[Report This] Published: 06/17/2006 Updated: 06/17/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 09/06/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hmm, I kind of liked this.  In fact, I think I liked it a lot.  I'm not certain, though, that I followed it completely as it was meant.  I very much liked Lucius's snarky overtones, the changing salutations and closings and absolutely loved the last note!

I'm a Loser by marksykins Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary: James is completely clueless. Why are women so confusing?
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > School Days
Characters: Lily Evans Potter, James Potter
Genres: Comedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 475 Read Count: 504
[Report This] Published: 07/28/2006 Updated: 07/28/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 06/08/2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was a laugh!  Thanks for the read!

Hesitation by modestyrabnott Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 119]
Summary: If one hesitates in his path, let him not proceed. Let him respect his doubts, for doubts, too, may have some divinity in them. - Henry David Thoreau

For years, I waited, wondered and wished for the day when he'd finally set things in motion.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: OC
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 42512 Read Count: 27028
[Report This] Published: 07/30/2006 Updated: 02/18/2007
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 09/14/2008 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

I found this yesterday and have been reading on and off ever since.  I love that there is nothing wrong with Gus or Wendy, that they are nice people, just not the right partners for our couple.  I love that Ron and Hermione came together at last.  The naiads were a wonderful touch.  (This story shows as being unfinished, yet, feels as though it could go on or stop right here at chapter ten and be just fine either way.  I am curious, though, as to whether there was more planned, or it just doesn't show as complete.)  I have truly enjoyed my time reading this tale and appreciate you sharing it.

100 Words Inspired by a JKR Interview by Thistlerose Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Various drabbles as the title says    
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Drabbles
Characters: Various
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 626 Read Count: 1163
[Report This] Published: 08/02/2006 Updated: 08/02/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 05/28/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Excellent work!  I loved this.  I think the two vignettes with Remus and Peter are the very best of all. 

Silence is Golden by deenas Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: When Harry goes to Diagon Alley with Molly and Ginny in preparation for their wedding, things get a bit out of hand and leave Harry with few options.

So guess who was talked into going? Me. Yep, The Boy Who Lived was going dress shopping. Can't you just picture the headlines?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het, Minor Fluff, Public Sex
Series: Future Plans
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3169 Read Count: 741
[Report This] Published: 08/03/2006 Updated: 08/03/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 09/18/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Silence is Golden

This is too funny!  I have a friend who worked at Victoria's Secret years ago.  She told tales that curled my hair!  (and, poor Harry!  Wedding planning does something awful to a girl.  If I had any sense eighteen years ago, I'dve left my poor groom out of it like he wanted.  smiling, I should have just told him when and where to show up!)

A Teaspoon Full by ThaliaChaunacy Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Past Featured StoryHermione makes a chocolate-frog discovery.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: General
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 528 Read Count: 1754
[Report This] Published: 08/11/2006 Updated: 08/11/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 06/23/2008 Title: Chapter 1: A Teaspoon Full

Oh, I loved this!  I read Mary Poppins before I ever saw the movie and have always been a fan of both.  (And I always wondered if Hagrid's umbrella hiding his wand might be a tiny little MP reference.)  This was just a sweet little piece.  Ron's remark, "What, and island of smart?" was hysterical.  Oh, really, I just adored the whole thing!

Author's Response:

Squee, thank you! ^^ I've just recently watched the 25th Anniversary Edition (uh, fangirl much? XB) with the commentary and heard Julie Andrews talk about the original source, but I've never read it. Now I feel as though I should! *adds to list*

Thank you for reading, and for leaving such a sweet, lovely review. It made me smile bigtime. :D

She Will Have Music by Thistlerose Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Past Featured StoryTo say that fourteen-year-old Sirius Black has issues is to put things very mildly. Remus tries to help. Then he tries to resist. Then he comes to his senses. Or loses them. Whichever.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > School Days
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Genres: None
Time Period: None
Warnings: Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4957 Read Count: 1520
[Report This] Published: 08/15/2006 Updated: 08/15/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 10/27/2013 Title: Chapter 1: She Will Have Music

What a very poignant bit of writing. I'm so glad to have had the chance to read it; thank you.

The Captains' Prompt by madam_minnie Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The Captains of the Quidditch Pitch give Harry Potter a few prompts.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: None
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 410 Read Count: 422
[Report This] Published: 08/20/2006 Updated: 08/20/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 05/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Captains' Prompt

That was a nice laugh!

If a Man Answers by risiepookie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 218]
Summary: When Ron comes back after two years, he dreads another man answering Hermione's door in the middle of the night. He certainly didn't expect the other man to be Harry. Jealousy, sex, betrayal, confusion, and heartache ensue.  Unfortunately, all is not as it should be and Ron must survive the unexpected consequences of his return, including broken relationships and promises.

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Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Contains Spoilers for DH, Het, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 40051 Read Count: 29650
[Report This] Published: 08/27/2006 Updated: 04/21/2008
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 06/09/2008 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Memories of a Lifetime Ago

I'm on chapter five.  Very interesting.  I mostly like this, kind of hate it.  Love the writing, love the emotion, hot smut, too.  What I hate is knowing that someone is going to get hurt. 

 I think most of us have a "one I left behind" story in our hearts.  It doesn't matter how happy two of us ended up together, a third got hurt.  And sometimes two or even three got hurt, despite the happiness of two. 

 I'm here til the end.  I'd love it if you came up with a way for everything to turn out all right.  It's definitely just as sad as it is happy so far.  I like that you keep dangling hope in there.  (and Molly's introduction gives me an honestly happy smile.)



Author's Response: Hi there!  Thanks so much for reading and for taking the time to review- I really appreciate it!  I think your reaction is a very common one to this story and, in all honesty, if I was reading instead of writing it, I would probably feel exactly the same way.  It's a frustrating story, because we already know someone- several someones- are going to be hurt, no matter who ends up together.  It's nice to hear how you're connecting with the fic and I appreciate your honesty.  I'm glad you enjoyed Molly and the bits of hope- more to come soon!  Thanks again.  :o)  *rice crispy treats for you*

Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 06/10/2008 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Immersion

I've just finished chapter nine.  I feel a bit more hopeful, now.  I can't wait to see how you take us on the the journey to the end of this tale. 

 Ron's voice is well written.  I feel like I can truly hear him speaking/thinking to me as I read.



Author's Response: Hi again!  Thanks so much for continuing to read and letting me know your thoughts about the story as it stands.  The next chapter should be pretty illuminating, I think.  I'm glad you're finding Ron well written and in-character; that is one of the nicest compliments I can be given!  Thanks again for leaving your thoughts.  *chocolate chip ice cream for you*

Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 01/04/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Finally Home

It's been a while since we've had an update on this.  But, I love it and missed it, so I've been rereading it.  (I began at the last available chapter, just to update myself on how much I yearn to read more, but am going back to chapter one to read all again.)  I just love this and always in the back of my mind is the hope that you will return to us!



Author's Response: Well, hello there!  What an absolutely lovely review to return to!  It's been quite a while and I know I've left you all in suspense for an unfair amount of time.  Not all of the wait time has been muse-related.  Much of it has been several major family emergencies which needed to be dealt with and still aren't quite over...  nonetheless, I am still writing and have about 8,000 words or so of the next chapter written.  I promise, as soon as my life calms down a bit, I will sit down and finish at least the confrontation chapter!  Thank you so much for you kind words!  *chocolate chip ice cream for you*

Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 01/04/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Finally Home

This is as heartbreaking as the first time I read it.  And I'm sucked into it just as quickly.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words!  I'm thrilled you're enjoying it all over again!  *pecan pie for you*

Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 01/04/2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Revelations

"it reminded me of the very first time I had been called home to her body."  That is a beautifully intimate phrase.

Author's Response: Thank you so much!  I remember actually being a bit worried about that one- my editor thought it might be a bit too much... but, I'm glad I left it in and that you liked it.  :o)  *peanut butter cookies for you*