Monday, March 16, 2009

PurdueLiz's has No Regrets about telling you a bit about her...

So I’m supposed to tell you a bit about myself. Writing one of these things is easier said than done, I’m afraid. I could start with a joke, but I don’t happen to know any good ones at the moment. How about a story then?

“She was a small-butted, cold-blooded lizard.” And thus Liz was born in West Lafayette as a Boilermaker way too many years ago (who btw beat Ohio State today to win the Big Ten championship!!!) I became PurdueLiz on the ‘net, even though my name is really Stephanie. Call me Liz, call me Steph, I’ll answer to both.

What else? I’m newly 35, I’ve been married for 11 years (together 16) to my wonderful hubby Brett aka LizLover @ Twilighted. Yes, my man has read the series and several fanfics, and sometimes comes to play on the boards. And don’t get me started on the car he bought. We have four children. Yes, four. Yes, I am insane. Wait for it. I homeschool them too. Jarod is almost 9, Alex is 7.5, Logan is almost 6, and Katie is 3.5. One thing that absolutely pisses me off and I used to hear all too frequently “Oh you finally got your girl”.

Anyone still awake and with me here? I first read Twilight last April. I read the books repeatedly, and while it sure as hell sparked my libido, it also sparked hubby’s jealousy. So I read them out loud to him, we bantered, we bonded. I swore up and down I would never read fanfic. You know what they say about “never say never” right? Yeah, it came back to bite me in the ass. I read one, then another one, staying with AU stuff. Then I branched out to AH. After that I jumped in headfirst and became a reading machine. I’ve lost count how many stories I’ve read, but it easily numbers into the hundreds. I’ve got a lot of time on my hands.

Around about October or so I started getting the bug to write a story of my own. I had several ideas pop into my head, usually while driving. After some encouragement from a couple of gals on Twilighted, I bit the bullet. My main story is More Than a Memory. I’ve had more than a few people tell me the angst almost killed them and for that I apologize. It will have a happy ending, I swear, and we’re getting to happier times now. I also have a one-shot I co-wrote with RedChevy called Candlelight Christmas. It’s a little Jasper/Bella piece that I really love.
I have several plot bunnies bouncing around in my head right now.

The first one I will do is actually what Bella’s book in MTAM is, changing it to use our beloved Twi characters. I’m also in the planning stages of a collab with xsecretxkeeperx (Lessons in Forbidden Love). It’s going to be called Justifiable Homicide and it’s going to kick ass if I do say so myself. I have a couple others that are just notes in my computer right now, but hopefully someday will see the light of day. An AU fic with Bella as a vamp. And a Jasper/Edward fic.

My story recommendation for you comes from the woman who shares my brain. Seriously, it’s kind of scary sometimes, but I love her. I’m talking about RedChevy and her story No Regrets. The summary reads: Love is sometimes denied, sometimes lost, sometimes unrecognized, but in the end, always found with no regrets. A Bella and Edward story of love, loss, choices and consequences. I started reading this story before I really knew Red and I fell in love with it immediately. It is so well written, it’s funny, it’s smart, it’s got tons of UST. She has an uncanny eye for details that I adore.

The chemistry between these two is palpable, even though with 13 chapters published, we’re only just getting to the two of them hooking up. Thus, there has been no hot sex yet, but I’m assured it’s coming (snicker) and soon. And if you’ve read Red’s Date Night, you know she can write a hot love scene. Each of her character’s is well developed and you can’t help but like them. Trust me when I say, you just might want this Edward to be yours. I know I do.

Now, go, read it and leave her lots of love.

You’ll have no regrets (yeah, I had to do it).


Emmy said...

Steph, I love you! & MTAM is so bloody good!

I will be reading Red's stuff. She is on my list to do anyways so your recc bumps her up!!
Thanks for the recc :*

MsKathy said...

Steph, I loved your GTKY post!

I haven't read No Regrets yet, but it is on my list.. especially now.

I love that your husband has read fics and plays on the board - how fun is that?

I cannot wait to read Justifiable Homicide! It sounds interesting just from the title..