Vivaldia
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Joined 07-12-08, id: 621129, Profile Updated: 08-01-13
Author has written 8 stories for Historical.

NEWS UPDATES:

18th Aug 2010:

Did you like "Among the Ruins of Penwig Abbey"?
Then please vote for it at the SKoW Awards 2010. It's up for 'Best International' - you have until the 22nd!!

15th Aug 2010:

Penwig is finished! Thanks all for your reviews and support. Also, if you'd like to, please vote for it in the "Best International" category of the SKoW Awards. It's been nominated!

25th Jul 2010:

Been really good with the writing over the past couple of days. Three chapters uploaded for Penwig Abbey in total! Hope you enjoy them. Please review. Even if I don't get the chance to reply, I ALWAYS read them and jump up and down when I see someone's added one. They make my day. :) x

Nominated "Best Breakout Author" at the SKoW Awards 2010.

"The Prisoner of Pendleton" featured as "Spotlight Story" June 2010 at "Undiscovered".

"Among the Ruins of Penwig Abbey" nominated in the "Best International" category of SKoW Awards Summer Round 2010. Please vote!!

"Isis" featured at "A Drop of Romeo" Summer 2010.

Hi, I'm Vivaldia.

I'm from rural Wales and I enjoy reading and writing material of the romantic and historical persuasion. I tend to write more than I read on this site, even though I do browse frequently.

I've completed six stories on the site:

"The Prisoner of Pendleton" (A historical romance set in WW2, mostly in England).

"The Howling Caves of Tresilian Bay" (A ghostly-themed, historical romance set in 16th century Wales).

"The Man with the Spider Badge" (A story about a girl who finds a mysterious man hiding in a barn - aimed at both adults and children).

"The Memoirs of Jacob Derrar" (A rags to riches story set during the early 19th century. A tale of romance, piracy and dancing: told by a man who has wandered the world, through no design of his own).

"Grieg, Snowdon and Paper Aeroplanes" (Set on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, it follows Lillian Allardyce; an educated woman who takes a post as a secretary at a prestigious boys' school in the fictional parish of St. Paul during the 1930s; only to see the island descend into chaos with the invasion of the German army in 1940).

"Among the Ruins of Penwig Abbey" (A British nurse and a German Airman are brought together by war).

I also have one story in progress:

"La Dame Rouge" (A girl discovers a mysterious painting. Her investigation of it leads her to Morocco, where she uncovers a tragic romance).

To all the readers of my stories so far: thank you so much for taking the time to read, and thanks too for all your insightful and intelligent reviews, which not only keep me going with the writing, but also give me ideas on how to improve future chapters. If you have any questions about my stories or my inspiration for the characters (often, I pick well-known people/characters and use them as my inspiration), then please feel free to send me a message. I try to answer as many messages as I can, and I greatly welcome them.

I'm also on Twitter, which I always update as soon as I upload a chapter. (Username: VivFicWriter). Tweet me! (Not sure if that's the right term...)

Keep reading!

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NEWS UPDATES:

15th Aug 2010:

Penwig is finished! Thanks all for your reviews and support. Also, if you'd like to, please vote for it in the "Best International" category of the SKoW Awards. It's been nominated!

25th Jul 2010:

Been really good with the writing over the past couple of days. Three chapters uploaded for Penwig Abbey in total! Hope you enjoy them. Please review. Even if I don't get the chance to reply, I ALWAYS read them and jump up and down when I see someone's added one. They make my day. :) x

1st Aug 2013;

My apologies for the lengthy absence, guys. Real life has taken over of late!

The good news is that my historical romance, "Isis", a sweeping tale set in Egypt during the 1920s, is now available to buy and download to your Kindles from Amazon.com for $2.99, under my pen name, Cadi Rhys-Ellis.

Other good news is that I may have another gem of a story on the way to you on Fictionpress very soon... "The Kingfisher." Can you guess the storyline?

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Erskine's Daughter reviews
When Ianthe Reid travels to a Scottish estate in search of her father, she notices its residents acting strangely toward her. Does the house's enigmatic master, Colonel Logan, harbour a secret? A historical romance set in 1840s Scotland.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,295 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/29/2010 - Published: 12/19/2010
La Dame Rouge reviews
The discovery of a mysterious painting in her grandmother's attic leads Nadia to investigate. As the painting's history unfolds, a number of surprising events are uncovered, along with a tragic romance. Set in Marrakech at the turn of the 20th century.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,504 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/10/2010 - Published: 8/17/2010
Among the Ruins of Penwig Abbey reviews
Set in 1940s Britain. A British nurse and a German pilot are brought together by war.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 67,993 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 8/15/2010 - Published: 11/18/2009 - Complete
Grieg, Snowdon and Paper Aeroplanes reviews
The over-educated Lillian Allardyce takes up a new post as a secretary in a prestigious country boarding school, where she encounters love and eventually the harsh occupation of Nazi Germany. A romance set on the island of Jersey during the 1930s and 40s.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 50,413 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/4/2009 - Published: 8/18/2009 - Complete
The Memoirs of Jacob Derrar reviews
A man recounts his tumultuous childhood during the early 19th century, which takes him around the world during the Napoleonic years. Piracy, romance, and the fluctuation of fortune in a story that takes a man from rags to riches.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 23,702 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/24/2009 - Published: 8/6/2009 - Complete
The Man with the Spider Badge reviews
An encounter with a mysterious man in hiding, as seen through the eyes of a child.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,778 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 4/25/2009 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Complete
The Howling Caves of Tresilian Bay reviews
A ghostly romance, set in 16th century coastal Wales.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 18,111 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/15/2009 - Published: 1/25/2009 - Complete
The Prisoner of Pendleton reviews
Lizzie arrives in England during WW2 and is sent to Pendleton Hall army base, where she meets the enigmatic Major Trescothick. But what secrets is she harbouring from her past in Germany?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 66,429 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/30/2008 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
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