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Later in the Ashes by Gabrielle starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
(Sequel to Folly) Willow discovers that a careless fling can have serious consequences as she struggles to fit back into her old life, and finds that some secrets just won't keep.
Willow/Angel
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Giles, Other, Oz, Riley, Spike, Willow, Xander - Genres: Angst, Friendship, Romance - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Hurt/Comfort, Spoilers for AtS S1, Spoilers for BtVS S4 - Chapters: 11
Published: 18/06/08 - Updated: 01/10/08 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 20/08/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five

Another fantastic chapter in the tale. Vienna, eh? I'm getting de ja vu regarding the whole 'tell Spike about Vienna' line - did you use that one before, or is there some canon reference I'm forgetting somewhere? It just sounds soooo familiar to me. Welcome in all its implications, but still familiar from somewhere. Anyway, thanks for updating so quickly. Do so love this story. :-)


Author's Response: Thank you! As to the Vienna reference...honestly, I wish I knew why it was familiar to you, but I\'m puzzled too. Glad to hear you\'re enjoying the story!

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/09/08 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six

Great chapter! I love the interaction between Willow and Spike. He's hyperintuitive as a character and she's full of deep waters so the combo is always good for plumbing those depths. Thanks for posting so soon. :-)

Author's Response: Thank you very much! It is intriguing to explore their friendship and the changes it makes in both of them.

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/09/08 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven

Oooo, angsty goodness. I love this chapter. Thanks for posting again so quickly. Looking for more more more more. I'm not greedy, no not me. :-)

Author's Response: Thank you again! I am so glad you like the way this tale is progressing. And yes, there will be more soon.

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 11/09/08 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter Eight

Lovely chapter. Can't wait to find out what the Sunnydale crew is gonna think about the new couple. Thanks for posting quickly. This is one of my favorite WIPs and I look forward to each new chapter very much.

Author's Response: I am flattered to hear that this is a favorite of yours. I hope to slake your curiosity soon.

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 19/09/08 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine

You do realize that you have to update NOW, don't you? LOL Brilliant chapter, lots of progress. I have to say that you do spend a lot of time on the thoughts of the people involved and it goes to an extreme I find distracting. That's not to say you're wrong to do that - John Updike does the same thing to a much greater degree and he's a brilliant writer but I can't read him for that same reason. You don't do that nearly as much as he does, but it's still more than I like. So do what you will with that feedback. I still love your stories very much and like I've said before this is one of my top faves at the mo. What I liked about this chapter and the other chapters most is when the charactrers interact and discuss things rather than just pondering thoughts too much. I guess I'm more of a 'show don't tell' kind of writer. YMMV. Anyway, the conversation with Giles has to post now because I'm on tenterhooks waiting for it. Again, brilliant story and chapter and I appreciate your sharing this with us. Thanks again. :-)

Author's Response: I will be updating soon, never fear. As to your critique, thank you for sharing your feelings with me. I certainly take the opinions of my readers into consideration and I thank you for your honesty.

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 26/09/08 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten

Excellent chapter!! I like the conversaton interspersed with their thoughts and motivations, I thought the balance was very good. As for the plot line I like where it's going and hope to see the next chapter soon. And I'm also glad Giles saw his failures at last although I don' think it'll be easy for him to change, especially with Willow in LA. Out of sight, out of mind,... Thanks for updating. :=)

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you enjoyed this. Giles is trying, at least. There will be a new chapter soon.

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Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/10/08 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter Eleven

Excellent. If you hadn't mentioned the soon to be sequel I would have cried, but I will wait patiently for the next part of the tale. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Please post the next part soon. :-)

Author's Response: Thank you! The sequel will begin posting soon. Thank you again for all your feedback!

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She's Leaving Home: Part Forty-Eight of The Soulmate Series by Gabrielle starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
It's Graduation Day and, in spite of everything, Willow finally has hope.
Willow/Angel
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Faith, Giles, Other, Oz, Wesley, Willow, Xander - Genres: Angst, Drama, Seriesfic - Rating: PG-13 - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S3, Violence - Chapters: 1
Published: 08/07/08 - Updated: 08/07/08 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: She's Leaving Home

Perfect. Very relieved to see the tbc at the end though. Thanks for conitinuing this wonderful series. It's one of my all time favorites.

Author's Response: Thank you! I am pleased you\'re enjoying this. It\'s so flattering to hear that it\'s one of your favorites.

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Homeward Bound: Part Forty-Nine of The Soulmate Series by Gabrielle starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
This is the final story in this series.
Willow/Angel
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Giles, Other, Wesley, Willow, Xander - Genres: Angst, Drama, Seriesfic - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1
Published: 15/07/08 - Updated: 15/07/08 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 16/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Homeward Bound

I hate you. I finally review this series and you finish it immediately afterward. Dammit!! LOL Love the story, the ending was good but I really want to know what happens next. I can imagine, which is great, but I'd love to see it in print. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you keep writing and posting other stories as well. I love your writing. Thanks again.

Author's Response: Sorry! But hey...there *were* 49 chapters, so... I am just so pleased you enjoyed it enough that you\'re sorry to see it end. I\'m still writing Later in the Ashes and Vampire Voyeur, so believe me, there is more fic from me still to come. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback!

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Boats Against the Current by Gabrielle starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
*Sequel to Later in the Ashes* Angel and Willow are living together in Los Angeles. But will they be able to maintain their happy lives when Cordelia's visions drag them all back to Sunnydale?
Willow/Angel
Characters: Angel, Cordelia, Giles, Spike, Willow - Genres: Angst, Romance - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Spoilers for AtS S1, Spoilers for BtVS S4 - Chapters: 12
Published: 08/10/08 - Updated: 23/12/08 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: SMac Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/11/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five

I'm not sure how you get 'you don't like my story' out of what I'm saying but i do like your story very much. It's just the relentlessness of the character bashing by Angel that is making it hard to deal with now. It's either a plot device or you really can't see it, which I find difficult to believe. Anyway, I'll keep reading and hope for the best. I do like your writing and if I didn't I wouldn't bother reading or reviewing. I hope all is well with you regardless. As an author myself I know how much reviews mean and how hard it is when a reader 'doesn't understand'. I want to understand. I was hoping for some explanation or answer but I guess that's not happening. I still look forward to the next chapter. Have to see who;s behind that frickin' door! :-)

Author's Response: This as an odd format and I\'m not deft at explaining my process, but I\'ll try. They way I\'ve seen Angel, he has a rather detached and often condescending attitude towards nearly everyone. It\'s not always expressed in dialogue, but in body language and expression. So that\'s where I am \"coming from\" here. I hope this helps. As I said, I\'ve not got a sure hand at this \"explaining\" business.

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