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Penname: Gelsamina [Contact]
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Member Since: March 03, 2009

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Summary: Feature

Carlisle has had it with his children's constant bickering, so he sends the Cullens to Family therapy. Suicidal Edward, Bella's fear of committment, Alice addicted to shopping, Rosalie's hostility, emmett and Jasper's gambling... who will survive?

Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Mike, Other Character, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes Word count: 65189
[Report This] Published: May 30, 2008 Updated: May 30, 2008

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: March 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 17: Breaking up is Hard to Do!

This was great! It's been a long time since I 've laughed so much.

Thank you



Bella Swan spent the first two years of her life in Forks developing a friendship with Jacob Black that finally turned into something more.  As she begins her senior year of high school, a new family moves to town and Bella slowly begins to question the path she thought her life would follow.  Sometimes there is a difference between what you think you need and what you never knew you wanted.  Takes place during the timeframe of New Moon and Eclipse.  J/B at first, but eventually E/B. 


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Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward, Jacob
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Completed: No Word count: 170230
[Report This] Published: July 16, 2008 Updated: July 20, 2009

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: May 30, 2009 Title: Chapter 34: Tightrope

It works for me.


I don't need the details of hand & tongue placement.  I just need the details of where E &B go from here.



This is my vision of the wedding starring of course, the Minister, Emmett Cullen.



Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Renee, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6538
[Report This] Published: July 31, 2008 Updated: July 31, 2008

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: June 10, 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Minister Emmett

Loved it!! This was awesome

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After her parents are killed in a plane crash, a young girl is rejected again & again by foster families for being too old. She wishes on a star nightly, but will she find what she seeks? Will the Cullens be that family?

NC-17 for later chapters. Warning" Violence, and sexual aggresion may be part of this story.

Winning Summary:

"I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I make tonight."  With that one hope Isabella Swan faces life as best as she can.  The tragedy of her parents' death, leaves her alone in a system where her age leaves her undesirable for adoption.  That is until one day two people come into her life offering her a chance at hope.  The Cullen family takes to Bella like a long lost sister.  What happens when Bella is taken from the Cullens by a lost relative?  Will Bella's hopes be destroyed?  What happens when fate steps in years later to reunite Bella with the one's she loved and who loved her so long ago?

Bella knew what she would say, "Don't you want to be my sister?"



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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Series: Always Human
Chapters: 40 Completed: No Word count: 137752
[Report This] Published: August 05, 2008 Updated: April 12, 2011

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: June 05, 2009 Title: Chapter 8: Unwanted

Why did she have to go back?

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: June 06, 2009 Title: Chapter 9: Wishing

Thanks for the quick update.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: June 17, 2009 Title: Chapter 12: United

Great chapter!  Mean of you to end it there. 
Please update soon.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: July 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 15: Family

I wish my family were like this

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 13, 2009 Title: Chapter 18: Outtake - Say What? - Special ReWrite

I'm so confused!!!!!

Author's Response:

This was an OUTTAKE...a special rewrite that is outside the plot line.  It didn't actually happen.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 14, 2009 Title: Chapter 19: Planning

You're going to update soon, right? That was just mean!

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 16, 2009 Title: Chapter 20: Barbeque

Proud of Edward for deciding to stay.

Loved all the "accidents".  I'm wondering about Bella's step cousin Laurent.  Wouldn't Tanyq prefer him?  Although this Laurent seems too nuce to saddle with her

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: November 18, 2009 Title: Chapter 26: Joys of the Season

Great chapter.  I'd like to see an outtake on James' offer to Tanya.  Why didn't she take him up on it?  Did he not offer enough money?  I can't imagine why else she would have declined.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: September 24, 2009 Title: Chapter 23: Aftershock

I REALLY hope Edward replays Tanya's comments when things calm down.  Poor Bella.

Can this please be the last of James?  I don't want to see Bella hurt anymore

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: October 01, 2009 Title: Chapter 24: The End's Beginning

Glad Edward is beginning to be suspicious.

I hope the prenup is worded that the only thing she gets is child support.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: October 26, 2009 Title: Chapter 25: Secrets

I can't wait to hear Edward's reaction to that tape.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 25, 2010 Title: Chapter 34: To Europe

I hope Tanya gets the message this time.  I can't believe you're sending Edward away for 10 weeks.  Maybe get Bella to rethink her issues with France?

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: December 31, 2010 Title: Chapter 38: France

Yeah Bella!  Way to get to the point!


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At a pivotal moment in New Moon, a simple choice alters the course of Bella's future, and she is forced to endure several more weeks before Edward's eventual return to Forks.  Victoria, a pack of young werewolves, and the blossoming of an undeniable bond become the least of Bella's concerns as she undergoes her own supernatural transformation. It turns out vampires and werewolves aren’t the only things that go bump in the night.  Edward/Bella/Jacob

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Categories: New Moon, AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Billy, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Embry, Emily, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jared, Jasper, Kim, Leah, Quil, Rosalie, Sam, Seth, Victoria
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Completed: Yes Word count: 145984
[Report This] Published: August 30, 2008 Updated: August 31, 2010

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 06, 2009 Title: Chapter 12: Into the Woods

Forks hospital has a Dr. Tines?  Was that intentional?  Good story.  Can't wait to see how it plays out when Edward returns

Author's Response:

I figure that a hospital has multiple doctors, so I felt okay with introducing a new one. Hope that sounds realistic.

Thank you for the lovely compliment!

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 22, 2009 Title: Chapter 13: Human

Very interesting.  From B's thoughts about where she was found post attack, I would guess that E or another of the family hs lready been here, just behind the scenes

Author's Response:

Theories!  I LOVE theories!

Hmm...but wouldn't the wolves have picked up thier scent????  We'll just have to wait and see.... ;)


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Bella went cliff diving, but it didn't turn out so well. She broke her back. A decade later, Edward reappears in her life on the same night she loses her best friend and husband to a freak accident. Now a graduate student in Women's Studies, Bella isn't thrilled to see him. But when the Cullens re-enter Bella's life, they bring change, hope, and a new joint project that will require all their expertises.

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Special Update:

For personal reasons (a ridiculously full teaching schedule and being recently put in charge of a bi-annual local conference and ongoing project), I am no longer able to reply to reviews and questions. But that said, I wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to EVERYBODY for the wonderful feedback and kind words that have been sent my way since the completion of this story in August 2009. I do still check my messages about once every 1-2 weeks and read *every* review. I just have too many to reply to anymore, but I didn’t want anyone to think I was ignoring her/him in particular, or didn’t appreciate readers taking time to leave a review. Writing this story was tons of fun and I’m thrilled readers seem to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the chance to write it. I can’t tell you how flattering that is!!! As I used to reply to all reviews, I feel a little badly about this decision, but work has been requiring virtually all of my time since the new (academic) year began.

Best to all of you in 2010 and beyond!



Categories: AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Other Character, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 68 Completed: Yes Word count: 221619
[Report This] Published: September 11, 2008 Updated: August 26, 2009

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 39: Chapter 39

This is great!  I really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read more

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Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 20, 2009 Title: Chapter 40: Chapter 40

Glad to see the new chapter.  Can't wat to see more

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Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 06, 2009 Title: Chapter 58: Chapter 58

I loved this chapter.  I want to see Martha's conversation with Edward & with Charlie.  I also want to know what's up with Bella.


Everyone is jumping to the conclusion that Brady is behind this.  He is the obvious suspect.  Prior to Bella's kidnapping she was thinking of the bad blood between Clayton & Edward.  It would really be stretching it for Clayton to be the kidnapper, but I wonder.  Maybe there is an obscure connection between him & Brady?

Author's Response:

I won't say too much, but I WILL say that nobody has been introduced in this story (in more than passing) who doesn't play some role in the end.

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 13, 2009 Title: Chapter 62: Chapter 62

Yeah, I knew Claton would do something to make things bad!  Keep the updates coming

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Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 15, 2009 Title: Chapter 64: Chapter 64

Wow!  I'm glad Jake understands.


I still hope something bad happens to Clayton

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 17, 2009 Title: Chapter 65: Chapter 65

Awesome!  I can't wait for the first hunt.


I also liked Edward's revenge on Chip!

Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 19, 2009 Title: Chapter 67: Chapter 67

This has been a great story.  I'm sad that it is almost over.  I love the growth in all the Cullens, particularly in Edward & Bella.

ThAnk you.

Author's Response:

Thank you!



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