Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day to those who celebrate it, otherwise Happy February to you.
A warm welcome to all of our new members, as well as our members who have been here longer. Pull up a chair and sit for a while. There are a number of wonderful stories in any number of fandoms. You can bookmark your favorite stories, if you are unable to finish them all in one sitting, or you can mark them so that you remember to read them in the future. Make sure to review the stories that you read, so that the author knows that you have read them. Don't forget to say hello in the Shout Box or on the Maple Boards.
We have made it over 600 stories at this point. What a wonderful collection of stories and authors that we have here to read. Our numbers of members are almost 3200 members. We are growing by leaps and bounds. How exciting!
I am hosting my first ever challenge this month. Your challenge is to write a story that is the ultimate in sappiness. It can be any paring, any fandom, or any number of people. Use any or all of the challenge prompts that are provided. Click the "Click to enter" for full rules for the challenge. Have fun with the challenge and be creative with it. If anyone is willing to do a banner for the challenge winner contact me and let me know.
There are three entrants in the January Monthly Challenge.
Winner : Fairies Don't Drink from Teacups
In search of the Nyan
The Life of a Hummel.
They can be found in the Featured Stories Section on the main page. Don't forget to read them. Reviews are welcome.
Eterna-romantica03 won the Carrot Challenge for the month of January. Her prize has been given by Anne. Congratulations to eterna-romantica03 on winning the Carrot Challenge again. If anyone is interested in volunteering a prize for the Carrot Challenge winners, in the future, please contact Quilter.
There is going to be some changes with the carrot challenge this month. It has been going on for quite a while and unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of participation. The decision has been made to hold off on the carrot challenge for the time being. It is not going away for good, just for the time being.
HP FanFic Fan Poll Awards - Fall-Winder Round 2013
Congratulations are in order for a number of our wonderful authors. There were a number of winners for this round. Below is a listing of the winners and their stories. A huge congratulations to everyone for their great stories!!!
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley - HINNY
Best Drabble: "Bruises" by MiHnn
Best Het Smut: "Bruises" by MiHnn
James Potter and Lily Evans - JILY
Best Drama-Angst: "The Reverse Method" by MiHnn
Best Comedy: "The Reverse Method" by MiHnn
Best Romance: "The Reverse Method" by MiHnn
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger - ROMIONE
Best Drabble: "Casual Sex" by MiHnn
Best Comedy: "Over and Under" by MiHnn
Severus Snape and Hermione Granger - SNERMIONE
Best Drabble: First Place: "Eight Months in Stockholm" by TycheSong
Best Drama-Angst: Second Place: "Resonare Mortis" by laralee88
Best Comedy: Third Place: "The One Where Snape's Bits Smell Like Cheese" by scumblackentropy
Best Romance: First Place: "The Awakening" by CRMediaGal
Best Het Smut: Second Place: "Shrinking Potions, Silk Scarves, and A Dollhouse" by onecelestialbeing
Best Threesome and Smut: First Place: "Getting Past Broken" by TycheSong
Best Alternate Universe: First Place: "Prisoner 5273" by snapefan520
Lucius Malfoy and anyone
Best Comedy: "Of Rippling Muscles and Taut Buttocks" by Savva
Best Legacy Story: Third Place: "Sharps, Sharks and Sheds" by Nathaniel Cardeu
I have finally gotten myself an HP related email. It is Gryffindor_Witch@hotmail.com. I can still receive emails through my old email, but I have changed the site one to the new one. Feel free to update your contact listings.
Thanks for another wonderful month. Try to stay warm and keep reading!!