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More Than Memories by Bluerain Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 499]
Summary: Past Featured StoryA night that starts out inflicting the pain and horror of war ends in a way Ron had never expected. A story of love that stands the test of time, and of a passion undeniable, even in the face of heart-wrenching betrayal. Written pre-HBP and is now AU :)
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: More Than Memories
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 122649 Read Count: 260914
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2005 Updated: 06/12/2009
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 10/10/2007 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

I have to say that this is a fantastic story (even if I could truly wait forever before seeing one more chapter of anything that includes Molly Weasley screeching--geez).  Very noir, very poignant.  Without meaning to presume too much, I'm thinking we're headed eventually toward that piece of Ron that Hermione took against his will being the life raft that saves him?  Because you've made it so sadly clear that he's pretty much lost, doesn't even believe himself redeemable.  Even Harry's well aware Ron's about out of time (though Harry's life isn't all that much better).  So being tricked into coming in out of the cold, in spite of the pain and "betrayal" that necessarily had to include, is the only way Ron could be saved.  Amazing stuff.

And, omg, other than the noirishness, what IS it with the cigarettes??  Bleak.  But a good trick to let giving them up for the children, lead to Harry's finding out about Phillip.  

Dying to see whether we see more Death Eater activity--surely?  Logically, since Hermione has something so important.  And will give Ron the opportunity to be her knight for real, again : )  Presume, presume.  Though why is it that there's no protection on her flat but a locked door, no magical wards?   That, and the mere fact of their having let sex in their seventh year drive them apart, are the only unbelievable points for me.  There is a little repetitiousness in places (if crushed breasts against his chest work once, use them again?).  But a really good story, in general.  Thanks.

Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 12/23/2007 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

And merry Christmas to you, too! Absolutely thrilled (and relieved) that you've updated.  Molly's just as narrow-minded, self-centered, and overbearing as ever.  Lovely to watch the gradual thaw continuing between Ron and Hermione--when he'd defended her to Harry in the last chapter, it was plain that he had begun to accept his fault in the whole thing, and now they're practically jockeying to claim responsibility, which is so sweet.  Their true feelings have always been visible, you've handled that very subtly, and they're way ahead, say, of Molly, in sorting through hurt feelings to maturely reach for what's real and enduring.  Thank you so much.

Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 02/24/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Deliriously happy to see this update, and a magnificent chapter it is.  Emotional and wrenching start to finish.  Don't do it, Ron, don't make yourself a target.  Though, Secret Keeper or not, Hermione clearly thinks she'll still be vulnerable, too--because of the flaw in the protection spell, and what are the "repercussions"?  That she's now planning to use to protect Ron?  And their love for one another.  Oh, my.  They're both freaking me out; it's like watching some life-or-death "Gift of the Magi," as they vie to die saving the other.  Except that Ron's tipped his hand, & Hermione really hasn't.  Though it actually seemed a little strange that he wasn't more on his guard when she so abruptly changed & so urgently wanted him to propose.  I couldn't *quite* make out whether Ron was refusing to propose again out of stubbornness, or because he'd really thought better of it--but adored every minute of it all.  Desperately hoping the story title proves true.  Thanks for an amazing tale.

Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 06/12/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You!  Of all stories, one of the most wonderful, & I'd been afraid I'd never get to see it all.  Almost fell out of my chair when I saw an update posted.  (sighs happily)

War and Passion by Redblaze Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 63]
Summary: Harry tries to stay away from Ginny for her own safety, but the passion between them could prove too much to deny.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Graphic Violence, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: War and Passion
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 109830 Read Count: 75682
[Report This] Published: 10/09/2005 Updated: 10/09/2005
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 11/20/2007 Title: Chapter 24: Epilogue

Okay, I have to say that this story, overall, is really unbearably tragic for Ron and Hermione.  I realize that it's intended to be dark, and I'm not saying it's not well written, but the unrelieved sadness for them makes me wonder why I wasted the time reading it all.  Trying for some Romeo and Juliet effect?  Why bother creating "Fire and Ice," let alone the "Lovely" outtake, if in the end you intended to just leave them with nothing but pain--as if you hadn't already put them through pretty much only that?  Bleah.

A Hero's Return by Bluerain Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 85]
Summary: The war is over, Voldemort is defeated, and just when the Wizarding World thinks they have nothing more to celebrate, a hero they thought was gone forever returns home. This story was started before the release of HBP and is now AU.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst
Series: A Hero's Return
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 41859 Read Count: 44791
[Report This] Published: 10/09/2005 Updated: 05/29/2008
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 05/29/2008 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

OMG! OMG! OMG!  Seeing an update to this story is on the scale of seeing General Ron Weasley brought back from the dead (only it's been longer     : ).  A lovely chapter, too, seeing his healing really begin in earnest thanks to his connection with his daughter.  We all know there's a long way to go, but it feels better now.  Terribly moving moments.  THANK YOU.

Of Hearts and Heroes by emmilyne Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 125]
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: 142147
[Report This] Published: 06/12/2006 Updated: 06/04/2012
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 04/15/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Heartbeat

Rereading this wonderful story makes me sad all over again that it was not completed.

Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 11/10/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Heartbeat

You do have this knack for exposing to myself that I'm a glutton for punishment.  I'm now hopeless addicted to this story, utterly dependent upon you to give me some closure.

 

 Too many things I love to do it justice.  Just here, in "Expectations," the wonderful nuances in every character, the magnificent talk between Adrianna & Ron (love RON everywhere in the story, just ready to scream at his--well, AND Hermione's--excruciating insecurity & stupidity); JKR owes you for such a beautiful expansion on his character.  So many moments, lines, situations.  The paperwork that arrives for Adrianna because she apparently killed a Death Eater--how sly.  Flame Fruit--where can this be obtained?

 

But, I beg of you--don't leave us twisting in the wind.  Can we--walk your dog?  Cook your dinner?  Just, please, don't abandon either of these wonderful stories.  Yes.  I'm selfish, and have no room to talk when I'm getting so little writing done.  But we're way out from shore, here; bring us back in.

Best Gift by mapleandmahogany Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Ron/Hermione - a gift from an unknown person
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Drabbles
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-12) Yule Challenge
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-12) Yule Challenge
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 447 Read Count: 1149
[Report This] Published: 12/02/2006 Updated: 12/02/2006
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 11/10/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Best Gift

Aw.  Such a perfect, sweet, plausible moment.  Thanks!

Author's Response: haha. Ron is so precious to me, even when he's being a perv. :P

Anam Cara by Redblaze, Shellyk Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe discovery of a mysterious, old medallion starts a chain of events that bring Ron and Hermione together in ways neither of them could have ever anticipated. The question now is. . .How close is too close?

“When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home." - John O'Donahue
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Various
Genres: Erotica, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 39552 Read Count: 74401
[Report This] Published: 12/10/2006 Updated: 12/10/2006
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 10/13/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is really an intriguing story.  The plot's starting to really thicken--I do hope you haven't abandoned it?

Cryptograph by mapleandmahogany Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Past Featured Story Ron cracks Hermione's secret code and figures out what she really wants.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Fluff, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het, Minor Fluff, Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2502 Read Count: 4322
[Report This] Published: 03/12/2007 Updated: 03/12/2007
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 11/10/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Cryptograph

Yeah, I've read this one several times, now, so should say that I love, love, love it.  Everyone so in character, so dear.  Oh, and sexy, too.

Author's Response: Oh, that's simply awesome! I'm so glad you gave it your time and really appreciate getting a comment from you. Thank you! :D

Love is a Hard Waltz by mizBean Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Of falling and falling love. [Seamus/Lavender] Written for Springsmut 2008.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Vacant Rooms
Characters: Lavender Brown, Seamus Finnigan
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Contains Spoilers for DH, Het, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9259 Read Count: 470
[Report This] Published: 04/15/2008 Updated: 04/15/2008
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 04/16/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What?! No reviews yet?  Well, I liked this very much.  Very moving--I have a hunger for the in-Hogwarts viewpoint that year.  From the "Dean's gone, Harry is still missing, and no one's seen Hermione and Ron" to Lavender's "this is not about a boy . . . it's war," from Neville's new position to the description of Hogwarts as just a fortress, we just KNOW that's how it probably looked and felt, as they waged a guerrilla war from within at great risk without knowing exactly where their missing friends were or what they were up to.  And yet the more intimate story unfolds so sweetly, and the end is lovely, when it's Seamus who finally brings her "back," from depression, to living.  Thanks.

The First Two Times by potterhead37 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Past Featured StoryExhausted and in shock after the final battle, Ron and Hermione find sanctuary in the Gryffindor boys' dormitory.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Erotica
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Het, Hurt/Comfort, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5067 Read Count: 9211
[Report This] Published: 04/20/2008 Updated: 04/20/2008
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 04/22/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Since I keep reading this over & over ever since it appeared, I should really tell you how lovely it is--how right and natural and true.  It's so obvious that there was going to be shock and PTSD for them and many others.  I love all your details (Hermione casting the usual protective spells), and their finding goodness and life, and by extension defiance of death, in each other is beautiful.

Author's Response: Thank you.  I put a good deal of effort and thought into it, and I am so glad that you appreciate what I was trying to convey :)

A Magical Renaissance by BrandedFaithfully Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Hermione goes through an emotional and magical Renaissance in a race against time to save her life.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Contains Spoilers for DH, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 270837 Read Count: 124597
[Report This] Published: 06/14/2008 Updated: 12/27/2009
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 05/08/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Confections of a Broken Heart

Gah--I've enjoyed this story, painful as it is to see them separated from one another, and all the misunderstandings.  I'd thought a turnaround was finally about to happen in the last chapter.  But now it seems the frustration really will never end! 

Author's Response: Dear earthlight - Ah, a new reader I haven't heard from before!  How exciting!  Yes, this story is chock full of misunderstandings, interruptions, inconveniences and a whole lot of angst, but hey...once you hit bottom, things can only get better!  Just a few more chapters to leave you twisting.

The Bureaucrat by easleyweasley Rated: GP - General Public [Reviews - 0]
Summary: ‘Under a dictatorship, active resistance can only be practised by those who pretend to collaborate with the regime.’ Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976.
Categories: Dark Tales > Going Under
Characters: OMC
Genres: Angst
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8176 Read Count: 478
[Report This] Published: 12/09/2008 Updated: 12/09/2008
Reviewer: earthlight Signed
Date: 12/10/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What an excellent story! So thoughtful AND well-done, and all the different references in and out of the wizarding world (but especially Nazi Germany and the Stasi, of course) so resonant.  And--as an outsider American--so very English in tone, as it ought to be.

Author's Response: Very kind of you to say so! JKR does make some fairly explicit references to Nazi ideology in DH, and I thought it worth taking a stage furhter.