V de V
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Joined 08-23-06, id: 538171, Profile Updated: 08-19-15
Author has written 25 stories for Historical, General, Life, Young Adult, Romance, Mythology, and Fantasy.

Hi! V de V here. Thanks for visiting! It has been a long time since I last posted anything on Fiction Press. College and law school will do that to you. However, now that I should have a bit more time and anticipate getting bored writing legal memos, I want to return to my first love of literature. I make no promises as to updates, but I do have a few projects in mind.

Unfortunately, my magnum opus, Elysium, will undergo a significant revision. I plan to keep the original unfinished version online to preserve reviews. I am grateful to everyone who read it, placed it on her favorites list, or included it in her archive. I appreciate it, and I aspire to write a better story once this editing process is complete.

And now, I would feed you a series of short amusing facts about me. After watching the recent excesses of social media, I instead give you a series of amusing quotes that do almost as good a job as a list of favorites and a zodiac sign, which is Leo if you must know.

“I talk about myself more than most people.”

“Let me finish this sentence, because each sentence is a gem.”

“There is nothing more dangerous than single men in their twenties.”

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”

“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.”

“I need so much time for doing nothing that I have no time for work.”

”Now, why is the tractor sexy?”

“Don’t worry about the world ending today because it is already tomorrow in Australia.”

“Existence is primarily the problem of existence.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

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The Ecstasian Phantom by Sophelia reviews
Rory Maciel, Rosecrans High School's idolized rock star, died mysteriously two years ago. When Charlotte begins her masquerade as the Ecstasian Phantom, her eerie resemblance to Rory attracts unwanted attention from Rory's guitarist and ex, Rhys Faulkner.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 73,776 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 11/15/2009 - Published: 4/19/2007
We are Noble by A G Moore reviews
Laudatores temporis acti! Praisers of time past! These stories of Ancient Roman society will be either truthful or entertaining. Not both. Nobles, betrayl, deceit, lust, angerall part of a simple Roman afternoon. Enjoy.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 35,320 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/25/2006 - Published: 9/12/2006 - Complete
The Snow Queen, and Other Tales by Midnight Strike reviews
Complete A retelling of the myth The Snow Queen. Warning: Drug use in last story, for mature readers.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,778 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2004 - Complete
A Coward's Wisdom by Lavender Knight reviews
A story of love, jealousy, and the things we do for both. [Complete] I am doing a rewrite. Believe me, this CAN improve. Now up to Chapter 16 Destiny's Mark.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 36 - Words: 190,979 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/9/2004 - Published: 6/11/2003
For the Sake of Convenience by Knightengale reviews
Gabriel Winters cringes at the very thought of marriage. Clara Browne's feelings for Gabriel are no less hostile. So when outside forces throw these two into a union, neither is too thrilled about it. Will love ensue or will disaster strike? -Completed-
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 54,769 - Reviews: 622 - Favs: 533 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 5/31/2003 - Published: 3/30/2003
In Sickness and In Health by treadondreams reviews
A heartfelt speech to a husband.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,894 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 21 - Published: 5/20/2003
Embracing The Darkness by Night Music reviews
A romantic retelling of the story of Hades & Persephone / Kore. *updated/edited with exception of Epilogue*
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 66,433 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/9/2003 - Published: 10/17/2002
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Kaitlynne reviews
They had both attended Yale. They were both lawyers. She charmed him that one summer in the city. Then she broke off all communication. He found her again but kept his distance ... to an extent. He could not totally stay away. She and her perfume could still entice him in spite of himself. Partly based on real life.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,418 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/26/2013 - Complete
Elysium reviews
Under revision and rewrite. She was a courtesan. He was a viscount of the old French nobility. They met in a garden and fell in love over vervain and velvet. They became count and countess until she died in his arms at the opera, the scent of her verbena still on his glove.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 164,370 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/21/2009 - Published: 9/30/2007
A Hetaira in the City reviews
Discontinued. Syai of Corinth, a witty courtesan from Greece, travels to Rome's intellectual capital, Pylei, where she tries to learn Latin, plays a disturbing trick in the baths, and reunites an orator with his estranged fiancee, laughing all the way as she does so.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 41,928 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/22/2008 - Published: 11/16/2006
Beau et Bête reviews
Where in Beast is a woman trapped in a leopard's body, and Beauty is a viscount. A retelling of the fairy tale set in the world of the rich and priveleged, with dueling and indecent dreams.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,247 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Complete
The Lady and the Hussar reviews
Napoleonic France. An Austrian girl is in Paris searching for the soldier who killed her lover at the Battle of Austerlitz. Upon talking with one of Napoleon's men, she finally discovers who it is. Written as a dialogue in verse. A little sad ....
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 773 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/14/2008 - Complete
Electra reviews
About a young girl, forced to grow up too fast, and her relationship with her father who is an officer for the Austrians during the first months of World War I.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,849 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/28/2007 - Complete
Ten Thousand Francs reviews
When may I see you again? He asked. When the stars fall into the Seine. When you have ten thousand francs and no less, She replied. After all there is hope in extravagance. There is none in routine.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,347 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
A Grand Delusion reviews
Napoleonic France. Two flirtatious viscountesses and a bunch of Hungarian soldiers. She likes their leader, but he likes her friend and she does not know. Infatuation can be cruel that way when she finds out the truth during an evening party.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,869 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/10/2007 - Complete
Opera in Azure reviews
Wieliczka, Poland. Two counts, a few deaths, a victimized chorus girl, and a vampire who used to be a Russian prince. A retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur during the nineteenth century in the famous salt mines of the south.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,137 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/17/2007 - Published: 6/16/2007 - Complete
Opera in Khaki reviews
It is a story: Impressionable young viscount, his worldweary brother the count, vermouth with a stranger, and witty repartee with a soprano in the greenroom. Romance? Art? Perhaps.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,642 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2007 - Complete
The Virgin and the Wise reviews
While talking about the Crusades, caves, and medieval tapestries depicting the unicorn hunt, a young French boy and his brother, the count, realize a few things about knights, ladies, and what it means to be wise and true of heart. A little different.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,903 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/19/2007 - Complete
An Apology of Sorts reviews
One night at the opera, a dying wife confesses to her husband about the miscarriage of their child, apologizing for losing their son as she herself is overtaken by tuberculosis, eventually expiring in his hold. Very sad.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/22/2007 - Complete
Frivolous Roulette reviews
Discontinued. He is a master gambler and notorious playboy. She is a diplomat's wife who loses a round of roulette to him. Her bet? A night alone with him at his mansion in the Austrian countryside. So, is it casino love or gambler's revenge?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,933 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/1/2007 - Published: 3/6/2007
Opera in Gold reviews
In Bohemian France, a rich and handsome count wishes to have every woman of the Opera Garnier fall madly in love with him. He repents his extravagant wish when a certain countess does not melt in his arms as easily as the sopranos or dancers do.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,275 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/31/2007 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
Opera in Argent reviews
A French count, undoubtedly rich and handsome, leaves his native Paris for Vienna where he learns of a fiery, Swedish soprano who has snubbed every Viennese attendee of the opera. Up for a challenge, he stops at nothing to have her succumb to him.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,066 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/20/2007 - Published: 2/4/2007 - Complete
Athens reviews
Merry Xmas, yall! Um ... it's a poem like ... about Athens like ... during Xmas time ... and yeah. It makes you feel good. I promise. Hahaha.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/24/2006 - Complete
Opera in Red The Original reviews
In Bohemian France, an opera singer, a count, and his rival all meet one way or the other at a mask ball. When the night is through, one domino is the victor while one lies gravely wounded.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,932 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 12/15/2006 - Published: 11/10/2006 - Complete
Regresa A Mi reviews
How a rainy day and a conversation with a handsome man in his silver Mercedes can help you. You, the fugitive or the fighter.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,508 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/5/2006 - Complete
The Three Kingdoms reviews
If all our diplomats and generals were children, we would have no wars, the officer said to himself. I think it is true.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,277 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/21/2006 - Complete
The Painter and His Prayer reviews
Ninth century Byzantium. A handsome artist falls in love with the daughter of the judge who condemned him for heresy.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/19/2006 - Complete
Vienna reviews
Viennese coffeehouses are just like Parisian ones, though brainier. You go to think and remember the past while drinking your cup of java. Who knows? Maybe he'll return ...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/2/2006 - Complete
Diplomacy in the Grass reviews
A short story of two Spartan kings, intrigue, politics, and a young soldier who becomes the first lieutenant of the general. Themes of war and honor.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,448 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/2/2006
When Does David Come? reviews
I have this really nice poster of Michelangelo's David which I want to get framed. No frame has been big enough, and I am wondering when the poster can finally come to my room.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Complete
Tassels of the Cushion reviews
A philandering rich Athenian learns something about the past of his bubbly slave at a drinking party. After locating his slave's former lover, he sets her free from a sense of wounded pride and grudging kindness.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,368 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Complete
Way of the Waltz reviews
Winter, Vienna circa 1890, a handsome count and an Austrian girl exchange notes and glances between each other during a series of evening balls. Romance emerges amidst Strauss and waltzing in the other's arms. Cute.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,907 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Complete