Serena Dusk
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Poll: Which of these "sequels" do you want to read the most? Just getting a feel for what I should write next. Based partially on suggestions from my readers. Vote Now!
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Joined 09-20-09, id: 689978, Profile Updated: 12-07-10

Latest News:

I know it's been some time since I've written but I'm extremely torn at the moment. I've been plagiarized, ladies and gentlemen, and I'm just not sure how I feel about this. I'm taking down all of my stories, at least for now. I'm sorry for all of my loyal readers but... I'm extremely hurt by this. If I write on a site like this again...well, I don't even know if I'll do so under this pen name or what.

If you wish to continue to speak with me, you can try messaging me here or finding me on Facebook. I can't promise I'll be on much but...

-sigh- I don't even know what to say. I guess you just always think it'll never happen to you...

Well, take care, folks.

Serena

About Me:

Well, I'm formally known under a pen name, Lian Bynum, though this IS a new account. I'm planning on not only rewriting my old stuff but also posting new stuff and hopefully, maybe even be able to publish some stuff.

You can find me on Facebook as Serena Dusk, should you ever wish to. XD I'll add anyone who adds me and I'd be happy to talk to you on there!

I'm 19 and currently in college, and write in my spare time. It's always been a passion of mine and I do hope you enjoy it. :D I've literally been writing since before I even knew how to write, often presenting my mother or father with pieces of construction paper with scribble all over them and tried to force them to read my scribble stories. I've come a long way since then and I've been writing in English and not scribble since I was six years old, when I finished my first short story about Princess Mango and how she won over some prince. (It was a truly horrendous story...I don't know how my parents bore me reading it to them over and over again!!)

I really hope you like my stuff and I'd really appreciate it if you told me what you liked/didn't like about my work and how I could improve and also what I'm doing well at! It only helps me grow as a writer!


My Notes To All:

~ My style is my style. I appreciate constructive criticism but don't criticize me for being 'too cliche' or 'too unbelievable', since, personally, I'm rather OK with being thought of it and besides, that doesn't help anyone as a writer unless you were to go into detail how one is cliche and where. It's just more of an opinion than anything else. I know some of my stories are cliche and I knowingly write some of them that way because every now and then, I get in a mood to read a cliche story and I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment.

~ I try to reply to my reviewers and if you ask me to review your work in return, I will as soon as I can. If I don't, though, don't get offended! Most likely your message either got lost in my inbox or cyberspace ate it...my email carrier seems to just enjoy deleting emails on me! I apologize, though, and I'm grateful for any reviews and messages I receive!

~ The more reviews I get on a story, the more likely I am to defy lie's throwbacks and school work and post another chapter. :D

~ I appreciate criticism that helps me grow as a writer and I look forward to it. Often it will help me decide how to write the next chapter and it helps me catch anything I might have missed, be it plot holes or a spelling error I didn't catch before I posted the chapter. Don't be afraid to criticize but remember: authors have feelings, too and you can give criticism without ripping an author to shreds.

~ If you have any questions or comments, don't be shy! Share them! I'll be happy to answer back! It doesn't matter how stupid you might feel it sounds, I have no problem answering and besides, chances are it's not as stupid as you thought! Don't hesitate to ask about pronunciations, any plot holes you might find, discrepancies or anything else that might be confusing! I'm only human and I do make mistakes sometimes!


The Random Stuff That Is Going On:

Well, college is absolutely crazy, I'll sat that much! I will do my best though to update as much as I can to make up for it! I now have specific days for updates so check back Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for updates!

PS: Sorry about everything but this semester's really been a killer on my time. I'm trying to update as frequently as possible but everything's so sporadic and I never know how much time I'm going to have! If you really want me to update a certain story, continue sending me PMs and leaving reviews! The more interest I get in a story, the more likely I am to update it sooner than something else. If no one shows an interest, it will most likely take me longer to update it because I'm not as enthused about it and it will be whichever one I most feel like doing. So show interest and you just might see that email update about a new chapter sooner than you thought! :P

~SD~

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So Much to Learn by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
Complete After a rather hideous break up with her boyfriend due to her inability to 'put out', Talia bullies her brother's best friend into teaching her the complexities of a 'full' relationship. Turns out uni courses have nothing on life lessons! **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 10,024 - Reviews: 2996 - Favs: 3,694 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Complete
Private Lives, Public Property by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 8,299 - Reviews: 3186 - Favs: 3,450 - Follows: 1,430 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Both Sides Now by PoppySeeds reviews
Recently laid-off teacher Riley takes a job as a tutor for the child of a wealthy family. She finds herself drawn to grandson Charlie, despite her reservations and his sister's blatant contempt, for he proves himself to be more than just money. COMPLETE!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,483 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Complete
Blood Contract by Robinbird reviews
As a result of a war I had no knowledge of: I'm permanently bonded to a mysterious albeit reluctant dragon lord. The contract we sealed in blood demands I give him something of equal worth for his protection.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 58,802 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 402 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 6/5/2010
Until You're Mine by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
He wanted nothing more than to sink his teeth into her flesh and turn her into what he was - a vampire. But he couldn't. And she wanted nothing more than to run away from this assignment. But she wouldn't.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 33 - Words: 54,620 - Reviews: 597 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 11/20/2009 - Complete
Losing Myself in You by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
He left his mark on her, not because he wanted to, but because he couldn't control himself when he was around her. She was his; that was all there was to it, whether he actually liked her or not. Well, they always did say love was blind... FPSSA WINNER!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 33 - Words: 56,315 - Reviews: 1327 - Favs: 1,017 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 9/22/2009 - Complete
Beautiful Disaster by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
Izzy was trying to seduce her boyfriend, not the guy who had mysteriously ended up in her apartment claiming to be a pirate from the eighteenth century. Could the night get any worse?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 41 - Words: 70,626 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 4/11/2009 - Complete
Lucian Boom Invisible Head Case by hi-tanner85 reviews
Seb was mortal, married in the human world. My boyfriend ran away with a pink eyed loon. And then he came into town, Lucian Boom. He fell from the sky, cursing my name and calling me a red haired midget spy. I hated him and was positive he hated me too.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 144,842 - Reviews: 759 - Favs: 531 - Follows: 484 - Updated: 6/28/2012 - Published: 6/22/2008 - Complete
Seared by Desire by Jennyt82 reviews
Lucian has no time for women with a war to win and thousands of vampires to lead but Sara, his fiery but cursed bride, won't be denied. When fate throws them together will they be able to save each other and find a love that burns hotter than any flame?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,229 - Reviews: 1119 - Favs: 524 - Follows: 269 - Updated: 12/13/2011 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Complete
A Wolf's Duty by Jennyt82 reviews
A werewolf prince searching for his mate finally finds her in an abused traumatised human, but she's not all she seems. When their worlds collide will they manage to find the love of a hundred lifetimes or will her differences and his duty keep them apart
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 30 - Words: 61,741 - Reviews: 1865 - Favs: 1,515 - Follows: 362 - Updated: 12/13/2011 - Published: 10/12/2008 - Complete
Queen of the Darkiss by Soraya Cage reviews
COMPLETE: She didn't know the first thing about witch-vampire relations, he thought with a devious kind of pleasure. Maybe she would let him touch her. Summary inside.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 60,425 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 2/11/2010 - Published: 4/23/2009 - Complete
Mixed Signals by flyersfan35 reviews
Jen never knew what to make of the mixed signals Ethan always seemed to send her. Now, she's about to find out. A Valentine's Day story for all you hopeless romantics...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,414 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 2/10/2010 - Published: 2/2/2010 - Complete
Ireland Wishes by BLR223xx reviews
Juliet Caldwell's family broke a year ago, her Dad fell into a coma and nothing had been right since. She lived through her books of Ireland, and when her sister and mother send her off to Donegal. She's in for more then just the scenic experience.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 63,100 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/27/2010 - Published: 12/4/2009 - Complete
Taming A Baker: Romancing Rachael by Mitchiter reviews
SHORT STORY: "You think you can have any girl you want, sauntering in here and throwing your practiced smiles around...Well, I’ve had it up to here with pricks like you and your ‘naughty librarian’ fantasies! Take it somewhere else!" COMPLETE. SEX/LANG.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,939 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/1/2009 - Published: 6/28/2009 - Complete
The Good Girl Guide to Getting the Bad Boy by The 2nd Mrs de Winter reviews
Andy thought her life was set, she would marry her dream man and live happily ever after. But when he dumps her she has no choice but to move on, the only problem is that her rebound guy turns out to be her new boss! Oh My!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 75,402 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 881 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 6/19/2009 - Published: 9/24/2008 - Complete
Ring of Fire by HellHeather reviews
Kelsey is a rock journalist on the verge of burning out, when mysterious musician Gideon Summers invites her to his cabin in the mountains for the interview of a lifetime. If only he hadn't forgotten to mention that he's a werewolf looking for a mate.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 34,160 - Reviews: 387 - Favs: 709 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 1/6/2009 - Published: 8/5/2008 - Complete
Trusting You, Trusting Love by toffeecakesxox reviews
gift!fic for Lian Bynum. Trusting someone takes more than just being best friends, regardless of their mistakes. Trust also takes Love. ONESHOT.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,764 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Complete
Never For Me by toffeecakesxox reviews
He sent her sweet, joking texts saying, 'ily too', but they were never for me. They were just a joke. Always just a joke. Or that's what I thought. Ugh. Evil vagueness. Honestly. ONESHOT.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,031 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/24/2008 - Complete
The Dark Night by BellezAzul reviews
Maggie Sullivan never believed in that the creatures of the night existed. Not until her parents were murdered by them. Years later, she is attacked by these creatures and fighting for her life, until a muscled God drops out of the night sky to save her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 19 - Words: 58,016 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 11/19/2008 - Published: 10/14/2007 - Complete
The Way to a Man's Heart is Clearly Food Analogies by DevonnyAuriel reviews
Oneshot. Belle's surefire ways to get a guy: 1, Write his name on your hand. 2, Lure him in with jelly beans. If it works for kids, it works for men. And 3, recite your many witty food analogies. He won't be able to resist.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,131 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 732 - Follows: 44 - Published: 10/29/2008 - Complete
What You Need by dreambrother63 reviews
SkoW nominated! Ria and Michel are best friends. But when an invitation to her sisters' wedding arrives in the mail, Ria is forced to reevaluate their friendship. Can they come out the other side with their friendship in tact? Or something more?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 81,807 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 10/5/2008 - Published: 3/13/2008 - Complete
Not This Time by Xestricn reviews
Because false hope is better than no hope at all.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/2/2008 - Complete
The Matchmaker by StormDancer reviews
It is said that if you put your name in locker 420, the Matchmaker will find you your perfect match. So what happens when the arrogant spoiled brat is captivated and the matchmaker meets her match?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 137,441 - Reviews: 3407 - Favs: 3,829 - Follows: 1,347 - Updated: 8/19/2008 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Complete
How I Became a Teenage Voyeur by candid reviews
How do you snag the hot senior's attention? Easy. Sneak up on him in the boy's locker room. One shot!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,578 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 48 - Published: 8/7/2008 - Complete
Soul Mate by strawberry-express reviews
I raised my eyebrow and looked at him expectantly. ‘Are you some kind of stalker?’ ‘I’m not a stalker,’ he replied, smiling, ‘I’m your soul mate.’
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,718 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/14/2008 - Complete
A Poetic Answer by strawberry-express reviews
Note to self: Next time you see the school Goth without makeup buying tampons at a local store, don’t start screaming and asking him if he’s a guy or not. He might find strange ways of giving you your answer.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,010 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/23/2008 - Complete
Life is Better in Paperback by LadyOfLiterature reviews
COMPLETE! Meet Emilia Black, a shy brunette who is wise to everything about romance - but nothing about men. By chance, she recieves an opportunity to learn everything she'd ever need to know... Includes a side story about Roxanne Harvey.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,294 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 4/4/2008 - Published: 2/26/2008 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Noxyn by Jennifer Leigh reviews
Book 6. Find out what happens when a spoiled and impetuous Princess meets the selfless leader of a village of outlaws, and a professed sex addict finally meets his match.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,185 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/1/2008 - Published: 2/15/2008 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Laporia by Jennifer Leigh reviews
Book 5. When he learns that one of his subjects might be plotting against the King, Ryaden is forced to include Raya in a deception to uncover the man's secrets. Will he be able to continue keeping his love for her a secret?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,726 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/3/2008 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Methysia by Jennifer Leigh reviews
The man once known as Jack Barnes has made a new life for himself as Captain Wrath, transporting goods throughout Methysia. When he hires a woman and her son to cook for his crew, however, he gets much more than he'd bargained for...Book 4
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,325 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Saphrone by Jennifer Leigh reviews
Douglass Wolfe has spent the past eight years of his life trying to escape his past, but when a desire for revenge forces him to confront his demons, he must decide whether to let the past rule him, or rise above it. Book 3.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,920 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/12/2008 - Published: 1/4/2008 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Bryune by Jennifer Leigh reviews
The family of a crippled Duke seek the aid of an impoverished farmgirl reputed to be skilled in giving solace to the wounded, but what will happen when her love for her patient clashes with their strangely entwined fates?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,167 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/6/2008 - Published: 12/21/2007 - Complete
Prophecy of Nature: Raldem by Jennifer Leigh reviews
When Beatrix Thomasson's brother loses what little remains of their fortune gambling, he concocts a scheme to reverse their fortunes. But can Trixie stand having to marry a man she once loved and now despises? Book 2.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,660 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/3/2008 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
Avery Susan Sanders is not an Ass by Justice Bana reviews
Avery Sanders should have been pleased that she received a full ride to Verminton University, one of the most prestigious colleges around. All goes well until she meets Jack Shanahan. He's rich, arrogant, and his father is paying for Avery's education.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 101,808 - Reviews: 2445 - Favs: 2,515 - Follows: 544 - Updated: 10/25/2007 - Published: 4/1/2005 - Complete
The Bluest Eyes by Vivian Locke reviews
Matthew Braun has spent his entire university career building his reputation as the main playboy on campus. That is until his friends bet him 500 dollars that he could never get the most stuckup bookworm, Rayne Johnson, to spend a night with him.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 34 - Words: 71,547 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 997 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 9/8/2007 - Published: 4/21/2007 - Complete
Breathtakingly Gorgeous by xoxluurve reviews
[ONE SHOT] “I'm already in love with someone,” I said. “And who is this supposed moron,” he muttered darkly. I turned and looked at him. Oh God, here goes the last shred of dignity I own. I took a deep breath. “You.”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 1,377 - Follows: 95 - Published: 6/6/2007 - Complete
Love & Magic by Clavel reviews
Meet Kaze Lhite. Her life is a complex web of lies. It seems that everything goes from bad to worse for this girl. And that doesn't change a great deal when Mr. King walks in. Love is in unexpected places though.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,298 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/17/2005 - Published: 6/16/2005 - Complete
With You by Clavel reviews
Lucas, Lord Evencort is a man who always keeps his promises. A promise to his now dead best friend landed him wife, only that a very reluctant one. Caityn has lost everything she ever held dear and now fate put her in Luke's life.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,538 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/6/2005 - Published: 1/26/2005 - Complete