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Penname: Dryad [Contact]
Real name: Donna
Status: Member
Member Since: June 24, 2010
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DryadStories/
Beta-reader:

Long time writer of Harry Potter Fanfiction, my daughter finally won her battle in making me read Twilight, and quite rightly fell in love. Numerous plot bunnies are rapidly procreating, and hopefully will bloom brilliantly in story form.  Have in the past been called (in the best way possible) a nazi beta.  Reading/English teacher by trade, so I come by it honestly. Don't have a team.(I'm selfish, dunno why she can't just have both!) That being said, i like AU couples, Jasper and Carlisle being favorites! Any other questions will have to be asked before I answer. Oh, and yes, I have a yahoo group where I post announcements of new stories (original, HP and Twilight Fanfic--obviously, they're all housed at different places!) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DryadStories/


Also, actively seeking a beta.  The more anal, the better, and I admit to really appreciating a fast turnover.  Don't need grammar as much as consistency, and sounding board (though, I really do go overboard with commas!) My current betas are only in the HP fandom, so what I'm doing now is a loss to them.


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Reviews by Dryad
 
Summary:

Bella's POV. The Cullen girls help Bella get ready for her big day and invite her to join them in a special sisterhood.

Disclaimer: Twilight and all associated characters and concepts are the property of Stephenie Meyer. I'm just borrowing them and wreaking mild havoc~

 


Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Alice, Bella, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1403
[Report This] Published: May 14, 2008 Updated: May 17, 2008


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 30, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: The Order of the Garter

I really enjoyed this snippet!

 
Let Me Ease You by flibbins Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 414]
Summary:

Edward realizes it is a struggle for Bella to deal with the physical boundaries in their relationship, so he enlists Jasper's help.  Set during Eclipse.  Edward/Bella and Jasper/Bella

Let Me Ease You


Categories: Eclipse Characters: Bella, Edward, Jasper
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: No Word count: 20931
[Report This] Published: October 24, 2008 Updated: July 03, 2009


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Look, Bella. No Hands.

oh. wow. can i have a Jasper now?

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 6: Money Can't Buy Jasper Love

*groans* i need more!This is just so luscious!

 
Oversight by TwilightFiction Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 273]
Summary: After their bargain at the end of Eclipse, Edward asks Emmett and Jasper for some advice regarding his wedding night.  What they tell him leads to a very uncomfortable conversation between Bella and Emmett, and leads Bella to ask a huge favor from Jacob--one that he is all to willing to grant.
Categories: Post-Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: No Word count: 13198
[Report This] Published: November 26, 2008 Updated: July 10, 2009


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 24, 2010 Title: Chapter 6: Alice

wow! like the tug of war.  Its hard being stuckbetween 2 loves, and you get that through so wel....and hot! omg!

 
The List by Laura Cullen Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13652]
Summary:

Four weeks before her wedding to Edward, Bella is frustrated. She knows there's little-to-no chance of getting him to bend his rules and boundaries now, but there's no harm in fantasizing about what could happen later. So she begins compiling a list of things that she and Edward can do together once they're happily married. She's surprised to find she might be able to cross some things off earlier than she thought...

Story contains mature themes and is not intended for younger readers.

Thanks to Mandi, aka m81170, for the great banner!


Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 28 Completed: Yes Word count: 187877
[Report This] Published: December 28, 2008 Updated: March 18, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28: 2nd Epilogue; Fandom Gives Back Outtake

an excellent read!thoroughly enjoyable! thank you:)

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21: The Wedding

i've been utterly drooling over the whole story, and love the interactions...but i was especially impressed with Charlie's toast....sweet, and utterly in character!

 
Summary:

Bella set Edward on a pedestal and worshiped the ground he walked on. Through Twilight, the readers got to see one side of the Cullenn family. What about the other? Enjoy the Cullen Clan like you've never seen them before. Enjoy them or hate them through Jasper's eyes.

 

Twilight from Jasper's perspective.

 

Wonderful banner by the awesome Anne Cullen!!! Send her some love people.

 


Categories: Twilight Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: Eternal Hope: The Alice and Jasper Archive
Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes Word count: 39397
[Report This] Published: December 29, 2008 Updated: November 19, 2013


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Flight

I love how you caught the point that James would've stared at Alice...from Jasper's perspective, that would be what he'd notice the most, and its excellent foreshadowing!

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 : Hidden (angelicwish)

It is nice to have a little sister of sorts in the family, even if I want to eat her occasionally.

 

God, i laughed so hard at this!

 
Summary:

Special thanks to mellyfrisco6 for this new and improved banner.

Post Eclipse.  Breaking Dawn never happened.  Bella and Edward are engaged to be married, but Bella can't seem to ignore the feelings she still has for Jacob.  Will she stay with the vampire who broke her heart, or will she run to the werewolf who put it back together?

Coming Full Circle has won praise from The Wolfpack Awards:

MOST SUSPENSEFUL

MOST ORIGINAL PLOT

BEST IMPRINT

Winner of "Most Loved Imprint Character" in the Summer JBNP Awards!

 

*And special thanks also go out to precioustandi for this banner as well.

 


Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Bella, Edward, Jacob
Challenges:
Series: The Bella and Jacob Chronicles
Chapters: 46 Completed: No Word count: 415372
[Report This] Published: January 31, 2009 Updated: September 24, 2012


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: October 25, 2010 Title: Chapter 38: Chapter Thirty-Eight (shabbyapple)

wow. feel like i've been on a rollercoaster.  Would love an outtake of Leah's thoughts for this chapter-- and the ending? *siiiiiggghhhh*beautiful!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review.  I'm definitely taking your suggestion of an outtake under advisement.  I just don't know if I have it in me.  We'll see.  Thanks again.

Erin

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 15, 2010 Title: Chapter 37: Chapter Thirty-Seven (shabbyapple)

I've really been enjoying this...I love how you've addressed all theplot holes of hte original...(or, perhaps inconsistencies?)  And how The Voluturi are really an issue. Worried about Leah now; but i really think she'll choose Jack...



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review.  Yeah, aside from making B/J better and even more likable people, I wanted to make the Volturi a real threat.  Granted, it's been a long time in coming.  But, I always knew that the moment the Volturi showed up...this story would be winding down.  I guess I just didn't want to get to that point.  Anyway, I can't say what Leah will and will not do.  But, I can guarantee that you'll find out in the next chapter.  I've been writing a lot...of course that means a lot of revisions, so I can't promise when you'll get the next chapter.  But, when you do get it, it'll be a big one.  Thanks again.

Erin

 
Summary:

Bella and Edward have happily been together for decades but Bella craves something new and exciting in their sex life. Jasper steps up to the plate to fill the void in Bella. Where do they go from here and who else will help them along the way? One-shot turned into a lemony story.

 

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Categories: Post-Breaking Dawn, AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: No Word count: 18995
[Report This] Published: April 06, 2009 Updated: July 16, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

that was HOT!

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

that was HOT!

 
Fractured Hearts by cfmom Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2410]
Summary:

We've all turned the pages on the four blank months in New Moon. Edward left Bella in the woods and told her didn't want her anymore; his arrogance expected that she would just move on with her life. What he never expected was that she wouldn't be able to move on any more than he would. An angry Bella is something he couldn't fathom. What he didn't take into account is that Bella believes that true love is worth fighting for, and she's going to fight to keep Edward and her family. The Cullen abandonment hurt her deeply, but she's turned that pain into rage. What will happen when Bella decides to let them know she's not willing to let them walk away and leave her behind? How will they handle one mere human girl that's extremely pissed off, and willing to do whatever takes to bring them back? The saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" has never rang more true. Bella's angry and on the warpath. Not even a clan of vampires will be able to stop her.

Fractured Hearts

"My heart may have fractured when he left me, but I adamantly refuse to let it shatter. I'm stronger than that, and I'm ready to get nasty. This is going to be a side your family has never seen out of me. I hope you're prepared, because when I'm done taking your stupid, arrogant brother down a few notches, I'm coming after you. Yes, you heard me correctly. You may be small, fast, and graceful, but I'm filled with enough rage at this point to go vampire on your pixie, ballerina ass!"  ~Bella - Chapter 2: Voicemails

Special Thanks to achelle131 for the amazing banner!


Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Laurent, Quil, Rosalie, Victoria
Challenges:
Series: The Dirty, Horny Girls Chronicles
Chapters: 30 Completed: No Word count: 225614
[Report This] Published: April 16, 2009 Updated: October 25, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: April 09, 2011 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30: Confessions

Loving the story:) and if it makes you feel any better...I had a story I started in 2004; rl went to hell...but i DID end up finishing it...in 2010. (but hey, I FINISHED!) I know how it can be to feel guilty for letting readers hold on like that...as well as still really wanting to get the story out of your head!  I'll be waiting for the updates, no matter how rare they are!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much. The last six months have been really rough in RL and I've been trying to not pressure myself to finish the next chapter that is seriously 2/3rds of the way finished. I know if I force it then it will just suck. Still, it keeps me up at night sometimes and I'm hoping to finish it soon. I'm not abandoning this story so close to the end. Thank you for the continued support. It means so much to me. :)

~Lisa

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: April 09, 2011 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26: Blindsided

eerie...while not a christmas gift, i have a picture of my own daughter, deep sea fishing...and yes, its one of my favorites, and yes, it was my first glimse into what she would look like as a young woman, and not a child anymore...bittersweet:)



Author's Response:

That is so cool. I drew inspiration for that gift from my own experience. My father has a photo of me just like I described and it's one of his favorites. He lost it in the divorce and I found it a couple of years ago. I had it framed and gave it to him for Christmas. :)

Thanks for reading. I truly appreciate it.

~Lisa

 
Victim by Tima83 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1092]
Summary:

She once lived the life of luxury with her husband, James, until he becomes abusive. With the help of an unlikely friend, she fakes her own death, escapes James' abuse, becomes Bella Swan, and starts fresh in a new town. She meets a handsome young man named Edward who will help her heal, but will she ever fully get over the abuse she suffered? 

When James gets wind that his wife isn't dead, what lengths will he go to take back what he feels is his?

Rated for future lemons, some scenes of violence, and cursing.

(loosely based on Sleeping with the Enemy, but with large differences, and a Twilight twist)

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 (thanks to CrimsonIceGoddess for the wicked new banner!!)


Categories: Twilight, AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Jacob, Renee
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Completed: No Word count: 167140
[Report This] Published: April 20, 2009 Updated: November 04, 2011


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: February 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 27: Justified Paranoia

zoomed through the whole thing...can definately see nods to 'sleeping with'...but still very original....and the suspense is killing me! i'd have to read a chapter, and go do something else, then read another...the growth from fear and into her own is exquisitely wrought...and i'll be dive-bombing the next chapter!

 
Disillusionment by Bkwrm Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 135]
Summary:

Set in New Moon. A series of betrayals has left Bella bitter and alone.

With the threat of Victoria looming, she takes desperate action to protect herself and the people of Forks; setting off a chain of events that may lead to tragedy.

The Cullens' "perfect family" slowly unravels as long-hidden resentments come to the surface.

What happens when those we love show their feet of clay?

NO RAPE.

Don't own, (I wish I did!) don't sue!


Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Completed: No Word count: 14475
[Report This] Published: July 05, 2009 Updated: December 19, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 31, 2010 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Wow.  The insult is so much better with teh backstory....and it is a serious twist of the knife, isn't it?

 
Fire and Ice by Franny Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 336]
Summary:

This story begins by re-imagining a favorite scene from Eclipse, in which Edward and Bella are stuck in a blizzard and must call on Jacob to keep Bella warm.  The original scene hints at Bella's curiosity, Edward's awareness, and Jacob's lust, and the possibilities that lie within that love triangle.  This version asks, what if Bella took what she wanted? What if Edward's long-dormant humanity were finally sparked? And what if Jacob's fantasy finally came true?

"Anything I had ever felt, allowed myself to feel, had been only a hint, a taste, a glimmer of that all-consuming heat.  That heat that Bella had plunged me headlong into, mercilessly immersing me in Jacob’s subconscious, ruthlessly repaying me for her months of frustration.  Teaching me desire in one cold, confusing night."

 

happy to see my local Blockbuster advertising my fic for me:

 


Categories: Eclipse Characters: Bella, Edward, Jacob, Leah
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Completed: No Word count: 54025
[Report This] Published: July 06, 2009 Updated: September 15, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 07, 2010 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Broken Hearts Still Beat

And this is where i wish Bella was a bit more selfish, and the men a bit less prideful....and not HAVE to choose! (god, you're writing both of them so hot!)

 
Summary:

**Banner made by: Oceanwaters2006**

 ***NOW COMPLETE***

Bella's had enough of Edward holding back from her.  She enlists some unexpected help in her pursuit to get Edward to let go of his Victorian views on love and sex.  When unexpected events occur that change the plan for Bella's transformation, what course will their lives take?

Lots of lemons/humor.  Canon couples.  I took the story OOC because I wanted to let them be a little less uptight.  I wanted them to have a lot more fun and a lot less fighting.

THANKS TO OCEANWATERS2006 FOR THE AMAZING BANNER!!!


Categories: Post-Eclipse, AU Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Completed: Yes Word count: 173485
[Report This] Published: July 17, 2009 Updated: April 25, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: December 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 - Party It Up!

am i 'ew'd out' by it? yeah. but hell...he's a vampire folks...i can't imagine something more erotic to a vamp...i think its a cop out if its not done in a erotic story....no worries here:)

 
Summary:

Summary: As the Cullens and their allies prepare to face the Volturi, Carlisle questions many things: What was the Volturi's real motive for coming to Forks? Why had Alice and Jasper left? What would become of his coven? Why had Esme not shown to say goodbye?

Stephenie Meyer owns all Twilight.


Categories: Breaking Dawn Characters: Carlisle, Edward, Esme
Challenges:
Series: Through Their Eyes
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2496
[Report This] Published: August 12, 2009 Updated: August 13, 2009


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 23, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Too Soon for Goodbye

Brilliant:)



Author's Response:

Thank you so much!  Thank you for reading and commenting.

 
Unknown Beginnings by maired75 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 535]
Summary:

Bella didn't make it to Edward in time in Voltera. After faking her death and moving in with the Cullen's, Bella shuts down and buries herself in her grief. Will the Cullen's be able to pull her out? When her feelings change for a certain Cullen, how will she handle it? Will she be able to pull herself out of the darkness or will the guilt tear her apart?


Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Bella, Jasper
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 21 Completed: Yes Word count: 47131
[Report This] Published: September 02, 2009 Updated: November 21, 2009


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 03, 2010 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9: Final Goodbye

you made me cry...like dripping down my face, hardly able to read words cry....

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20: The Big Day

Thanks for a fantastic story!

 
Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: November 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20: The Big Day

Thanks for a fantastic story! Well rounded and balanced!

 
Summary:

Set two years after that fateful night in the forest except Edward never came back. Bella is away at college trying to pick up the pieces of her life. What happens when she runs into the one Cullen she never thought she could ever have anything in common with? A Team Jasper story.


Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Jasper
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Completed: No Word count: 92438
[Report This] Published: September 12, 2009 Updated: February 28, 2010


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: August 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

FAmous last words *laugh* nothing like tempting fate.

 
Summary:

Edward leaves Bella alone in the woods after telling her he didn’t want her any more. As she is lying on the cold forest floor; Bella remembers three important things. Edward made a promise not to leave her, and Edward never broke a promise, and third it was her body, her heart, what right did he have to decide what was good for her? All in all Bella realizes that Edward was covering up his true feeling about her. Bella goes to bring Edward home.

 


Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Alice, Aro, Bella, Caius, Carlisle, Charlie, Demetri, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Felix, Jacob, Jane, Jasper, Laurent, Marcus, Victoria
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes Word count: 57466
[Report This] Published: October 05, 2009 Updated: September 14, 2011


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: February 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Intuition

urg...that was rather evil of you...watching for more!



Author's Response:

Yes, it was evil of me. However, it was just how the chapter worked out.

Thanks for the review.

TaintedDarkInuShemeeko

 

 
That Girl by u2shay Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1078]
Summary:

That Girl

 

Summary: Bella told Edward in Eclipse that she wasn't that girl...but what if she was? 

It has been four and a half months since Edward Cullen left Bella Swan.  Abandoned by friends and family, she has been left to pick up the pieces of her life alone.  Desperate and with no other options, she seeks out the one man she believes can help her: Carlisle Cullen.

Set in New Moon and beyond.  Characters may be a little OOC.  Rated M/R for Language, Adult Concepts, and Lemons.  Romance with some Angst & Humor. Canon Pairings.  Edward/Bella 

 


Categories: AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Laurent, Rosalie, Victoria
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 46 Completed: Yes Word count: 158902
[Report This] Published: October 07, 2009 Updated: August 01, 2011


Reviewer: Dryad Signed
Date: September 09, 2010 Title: Chapter 44: Chapter 44--Showdown

awesome plot twist!

 




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