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Joined 12-10-01, id: 137210, Profile Updated: 09-06-13
Author has written 3 stories for Romance.

Profile Updated 08.07.13

My story, The Reality of Fairy Tales, is now available for sale so...sorry, guys - I can't leave it up here anymore. However for those who've said you'd buy a copy if it was in book form, here's your chance. For those who have already purchased a copy, words can't express what it means to me. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.

Get the book in paperback on CreateSpace, the Amazon store, or the Kindle Lending Library: The Reality of Fairy Tales

I've also taken down Cupid In the Rain while I wrap it up. It will be available through CreateSpace, as well as the second Reality book.

I'm working on The Reality of Happily Ever After right now. Here's a short synopsis:

"Yes, a lot has happened to and between us since that day, but every fairy tale has to end, even the real ones. So in that spirit I'll tell you this: Devon and I are living happily ever after... Boy that sounds nice. Of course when it come to the reality of Happily-Ever-After, well, that's another story."

The Reality of Fairy Tales introduced the world to Chastane "Chase" McAllen and Devon Dunn. Between Chase's murky past, Devon's predetermined future, and circumstances neither could control until they took them on together, they managed to end a patriarchal empire and fall in love. But empires rarely fall without consequences...

The Dunn pharmaceutical conglomerate is now on the brink of insolvency, and Devon is forced to come back into the "family business" to save both the company and himself. He hates being a CEO after teaching for nearly a decade, but he finds the re-insinuation of his family and old enemies is worse. And Chastane is the most painful reminder of why.

Chase has turned personal tragedy into a pathological devotion to commercial and charity projects of every scope and scale. She never believed Devon would re-insinuate his old life onto her, nor would she have ever imagined she would be the one to force his hand to do so even as their marriage barely hangs on by a legal thread.

Now to save themselves each will navigate new challenges, unlock secrets not yet revealed, and finally resolve all that was left undone when they began. They will join forces in a way they never intended when their life together began a decade earlier, and certainly not as that life was ending. But it will give them one last chance to see if there is enough of "them" left to save their once fairy tale marriage.

Updates and other info on my website: http://celestegladney.wix.com/index

Look for it to come out soon!

Thanks to all - Celeste

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Dearly Beloved by Beautiful Midnight reviews
When Matthew Grey transfers from London to California for school, his gothy looks and posh accent frighten the other students. Well, except for Sean. Sean just wants him naked. Permanent Hiatus.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 63 - Words: 258,090 - Reviews: 1325 - Favs: 657 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 10/29/2006 - Published: 5/22/2003 - Complete
Siren by ColdCoffeeEyes25 reviews
An update on an age-old fable. Inspired by a recent trip to Wal-Mart and by all the pretty girls I've ever known.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2005
Life Through A Magnifying Glass by CynicInLove reviews
NEW CHAPTER UP! An outlook on life's hectic routine and one solution that many wished was possible to acquire. Yet, is that really what we want? R/R! Thank you!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,115 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/30/2004 - Published: 5/5/2004
Patricks and Westerns by stanhops reviews
The rich kids go to James Patrick, the poor kids go to Westbrook High. That's how it's always been. Until now... Isabelle has gotten a scholarship to J. Patrick and falls in love with Greg the richest boy in School. Slow Editing in Progress
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 56,851 - Reviews: 417 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/13/2004 - Published: 1/28/2004 - Complete
The Legend of Korina by Ember reviews
There is a war raging between two factions of the Halfworld. Half want to break away from serving the gods and the other half are loyal to the gods, serving to protect eveything that is good. Change is afoot, but change isn't always for the better.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,352 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/22/2003 - Published: 2/24/2002
Signs by Darcy2 reviews
The signs were right in front of me all the time, but I just didn't see them. I guess love really is blind. Anyway, this story is kinda subtle. Please let me know if you get it, and what you think about it. Thanks!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,025 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2003
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The Reality of Happily Ever After reviews
Ten years earlier, Devon and Chastane Dunn became a modern fairy tale. They fought their families, fell in love and conquered an old-money empire. But empires rarely fall without consequences. Once they are forced to fight new and old fights over again, they will then see if there's enough "them" left to save their once fairy tale marriage.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 65,518 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/5/2013 - Published: 7/29/2013
Forever '95 reviews
Celeste met Brian in high school, and they created a hit-and-miss friendship, a connection which remains even after years of misunderstandings and antagonism from both sides. But nothing so unstable can remain that way indefinitely.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,403 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/3/2005 - Published: 11/7/2004
When to Hold On, When to Let Go reviews
::ON HOLD:: Becca and Matt are longtime best friends. Then Becca meets Paul. Paul's presence will force Matt and Bec to reevaluate their fifteen-year-long friendship, ending in a difficult decision. Should they hold on, or is it time to move on?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,342 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/9/2005 - Published: 4/3/2004