Penname: Ceruleansoul
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Member Since: May 01, 2017
Last Active: March 24, 2020
Membership Status: Member
Skin: drinking buddies

I am a language fanatic. Putting ideas, errant commas, or dangling modifiers into their rightful place is almost as satisfying as good dark chocolate. I love stories, but most stories need polished to shine. I don't write myself, so now I've harnessed the power of language to help others find their voice, and deliver their message cohesively. 

I was the kid who spent recess reading a book, who stayed up all night reading with a flashlight under the covers. What started as a love of stories at an early age, developed into a love of language as an adult. With over 10 years of experience editing in a variety of professional settings, I have grown to love helping others convey their ideas.

If not working, I'm most likely exploring the beautiful American wilderness, in a cuddle puddle with my two cat babies and husband, swooning over Spike in all of his lovely iterations here on EF, or any combo of the above.

I am relatively new to BtVS, having only discovered the series last fall. I'm very new to fanfic, this is the first community I've ever been a part of (and I'm starting to suspect I'm very spoiled by how wonderful everyone here is). Yet, now that I'm working full time in marketing, I've been missing working with fiction. Beta'ing for the talented writers here on EF fuels my passion for wordsmithing while satiating my Spuffy cravings. It's really the best of both worlds. Feel free to contact me if you're looking for a new beta, let's see if it's a fit.  

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Favorite Series
Summary: A collection of teasy, naughty 'deleted scene' one-shots (and longer) set in Season 4, arranged by BtVS timeline. Each fic stands on its own, totally disregarding the one(s) before it, though a few of them are treated as 'canon' in my fic, Wild Things.
The stories included in this series: "Enthralled", "Truce or Dare", "Sleeptalking", "Just A Taste", "The Sandman's Promise" (all originally published 2001-2002), and the all-new 3-parter, "Under The Influence".
Stories in this series have collectively won seventeen awards, including "Year's Best Spike Characterization", "Year's Best PWP", "Year's Best Episode Stealer", "Best Comedy/Lighthearted", "Best Short", "Best Ensemble", "Hottest Bite", and more.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 6
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Fantasy- and fairytale-themed short stories revolving around Buffy and Spike.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Claim, Season 6, Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 4
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Beginning with Prologue to Life/I Know You, this series follows both the Spike and Buffy we know, and the Spike and Buffy they replaced. The stories take place primarily in one dimension or the other, but with a certain amount of crossing back and forth as needed. The first two stories are quite long, the others, shorter and more about filling a prompt somewhere using a world already created.
Summary: The series/saga that jumped off from a sweet (and naughty) little story about Spike and Buffy being rabbits for a night. Not as "fluffy" as it seems...
Began as the one-shot "A Bunny In the Oven", originally published in 2001. That became the lengthy series, "Heart Don't Lie", which was completed in 2007. Followed by the sequel "At It Like Rabbits", completed in 2008, and tied up with the PWP one-shot "Baby Likes to Roleplay", published in 2009.
Collectively, this series has won thirteen awards, including "Best Series", "Best Romance", "Best Smut", "Best Work In Progress", "Best Lighthearted", "Best Long Fiction" and "Best Baby Fic" from various awards sites.
Summary: Post The Gift; Life surviving without Buffy and the consequences of her return. . .
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Crossover (AtS), Time Travel, Baby Fic
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 10
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: I absolutely LOVE "Something Blue." Here are some fics I've written dedicated to the episode.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 3
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Let's follow a loney Buffy as she tries fill her time and ... during the next few months. She has a few summer fantasies that she may be able to fulfill with the help of a few good men.
Parent Series: None
Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 5
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Time travel, letters, books, confusion, and magic, oh my! 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Historical, Pre-Series, Season 2, Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Buffy and Spike are forced into a deadly game. (Rated NC-17)
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 7
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: A series of fluffy drabbles. More to come eventually. :)
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Reality, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 3
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Summary: This story picks up at the end of Season 2, The Becoming 2.  Buffy has made a deal with Spike to defeat Angelus.  It goes off canon when Buffy leaves Giles' flat after talking with Whistler about how to defeat Angelus. Will Spike still help Buffy defeat Angelus when things go pear shaped?  And what then?  Where will their lives go from there?
rnYou'll find familiar challenges for Buffy with unexpected results as Spike faces them with her. If you like a story with love, romance, sex, fights, angst, tears, laughter, marriage and babies then you're in the right place!  I hope you enjoy it!
rnRunner up for: Best AU, Best Romance, Best Characaterization (Spike) in the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, Round 21
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Summary: After the Hell Mouth was closed, after the world was saved, after a life was supposed to end, what is left to do? Lots more than Spike expected when he sacrificed himself, as it turns out. Stories from Angel season five, and after.
Summary: The year of Buffy's resurrection was one of the hardest in her life. Grieving for a heaven she'd lost and a life she can't reclaim, she finds herself turning to Spike... in what might be a wonderful gift, or a horrible mistake, for both of them.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Drug Use, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Challenges: None
Stories: 23
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Even from the very beginning, long before there was lust, or love, or friendship, there was something between Spike and Buffy. Whatever the hell that was. Stories from seasons two through four.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4, Season 2, Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Drug Use, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Challenges: None
Stories: 8
Series Type: Closed
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