Penname: Ceruleansoul
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Member Since: May 01, 2017
Last Active: March 24, 2020
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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 Stories
Summary: She’d never offered him anything like that before, and it felt far too intimate.
 My (hopefully unique) contribution to the established subgenre of Chosen's fade-to-black scene fill-in-the-blank.
Categories: Season 7
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,241 Hit Count: 2,565 ePub Downloads: 75
Published: September 10, 2009 Updated: September 10, 2009
Summary: Somewhere in the south of France, in the Provence region, a Brit turned driving instructor meets an American turned exchange student. A change of gears and a change of pace.
Series: The French Connection
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human/Fantasy, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: None
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,171 Hit Count: 2,025 ePub Downloads: 70
Published: October 18, 2008 Updated: October 18, 2008
Summary: When the PTB realize they have backed the wrong horse, a familiar face is sent to make things right.
Banner by the amazing EffulgentEllie
Series: A Changing of the Guard
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Redemption Requires Remorse, or Author's choice
Completed: No Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,107 Hit Count: 22,507 ePub Downloads: 150
Published: July 19, 2017 Updated: September 03, 2017
Summary: Starts off in Season 4 Episode 3 "Harsh Light of Day". Buffy is trying to balance college life with her Slayer responsibilities while still maintaining some sort of love life with an average Joe, but the world as she sees it ceases to exist once she's taken by the Initiative. Her name changes in a blur: Buffy, Hostile 17, and Eve, until she finally becomes his Dark Queen. She's a different Buffy; a different kind of Chosen One.
08-2014 SunnyD Awards Nominee for Best Author, Best Angst, Best Drama, Best NC-17, and Best Pairing Conventional
Currently on hiatus. (I'm sorry to say that I have put ADKoC on temporary hiatus. I haven't been in the right mind set to write the story with the tone I wish for it to portray. Please be patient. I do plan on returning to this one day soon and finishing it, but not until I can give it the attention it deserves. Thank you.)
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 26,430 Hit Count: 15,046 ePub Downloads: 200
Published: May 17, 2014 Updated: June 01, 2017
Summary: Jumping through Glory's tower portal, Buffy and Spike find themselves in a hell dimension they never expected. One that looks suspiciously like 1880's London. Will they find a way back home? Will the truth behind William the Bloody at last make itself known? Will Buffy ever stop butchering the Queen's English? Join them and find out. Starts off at the end of "The Gift."
 
Disclaimer: All of Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and ME. Everything else is mine, for your pleasure.
Banner care of the splendid javajunkie247!
Series: The Jumpverse
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike, William
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 90,079 Hit Count: 114,555 ePub Downloads: 1,302
Published: January 27, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2017
Summary:  
Photobucket SpuffyAwards1 RoguePoets Fang Fetish 2
During the fight for the Gem of Amara, Buffy and Spike get pulled into another dimension. Winner of Best Saga at the Spuffy Awards, Best Buffy Characterization at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, and Judges' Choice Winner at the Rogue Poet Awards!  Mod's Choice Winner and Runner up for Best Long/Saga and Best Alternate Reality at the Fang Fetish Awards!  Thank you all the mods and everyone who voted for me
 
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4, Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 53,647 Hit Count: 49,114 ePub Downloads: 1,329
Published: August 12, 2008 Updated: August 21, 2008
Summary: Whistler gives Spike an amazing gift just three days after Buffy is buried. Spike has no idea how to raise a child, but he’s going to do everything he can to give this little girl the best life possible. With some unexpected allies on his side Spike takes on parenthood. But what happens when Buffy comes back? And just how will the Scoobies react to a Master Vampire raising a child of their best friend? One thing is for certain; Spike is never going to let anyone take his daughter from him. He will prove once and for all that he is nothing like Angel. Soul or no soul.
Categories: Baby Fic, Season 6
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,768 Hit Count: 1,757 ePub Downloads: 45
Published: February 11, 2017 Updated: September 29, 2017
Summary: The last thing Spike remembers is going down in the Hellmouth, but when he comes back in front of the Powers That Be, he knows that life isn't over. The Powers have plans for everyone's favorite champions. Unfortunately, those champions can never seem to get back on the right track, and the Powers have to pull out all the stops to make sure that they go in the right direction.
Categories: Claim, Baby Fic, Post-Series
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 41,182 Hit Count: 9,080 ePub Downloads: 100
Published: August 30, 2007 Updated: June 10, 2011
Summary: Late night, abandoned cemetery and a trapped slayer. What’s a horny vamp to do? If you’re looking for plot you won’t find it here. There is a whole bunch of nekkidness though...if that sort of thing interests you?



May contain mild spoilers for season two.

Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,732 Hit Count: 4,836 ePub Downloads: 219
Published: November 06, 2009 Updated: November 06, 2009
Summary: Spike is trying to forget a girl. Buffy is in a rut. He craves something spicy and she needs an oil change. It looks like Buffy’s big night out is about to go wrong, when in walks Mr Wright. What began as the blindest of dates turns into a five hour face off of Vampire/Slayer stamina, and sweet, sexy Spuffy smut!  
Categories: Missing Scene, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,925 Hit Count: 8,857 ePub Downloads: 229
Published: July 26, 2016 Updated: August 05, 2016
Summary: Spike reflects on twenty-six moments in the life of his daughter. (Series of drabbles)
Categories: Post-Series, Baby Fic
Characters: Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, POV
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,750 Hit Count: 1,854 ePub Downloads: 50
Published: November 10, 2006 Updated: November 10, 2006
Summary: Druscilla followed Angel into hell. Buffy did leave, but never went back to Sunnydale, due to an unforeseen circumstance of that day. Now known as Anne, she lives in a small town, outside of Tombstone, Arizona working as a stripper. Spike finds her. What secrets does she have to tell, and can they get beyond the pain of the past to start a future together? *Spuffy Awards Rnd 1: Best General Angst Runner-Up* *Spuffy Awards Rnd 1: Best Original Character Runner-Up (Mark)*
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 2, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 67,644 Hit Count: 31,019 ePub Downloads: 471
Published: September 22, 2013 Updated: September 22, 2013
Summary: Buffy and Spike have been best friends since kindergarten; they’ve been through the best and worst of times, which makes it obvious to Buffy that Spike ought to be the one to whom she loses her virginity.
Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,697 Hit Count: 9,107 ePub Downloads: 189
Published: March 16, 2017 Updated: March 16, 2017
Summary: All Human! When Buffy meets William over a book of poetry, sparks fly - but he's just passing through town, and she's involved with another man.  A year later, Spike comes barelling into her life, and she thinks she's found William again - until the jerk opens his mouth to speak.  Buffy hates Spike with a passion.  So why is she drawn to a man who is nothing like the ideal she holds in her heart?
 
 
WINNER for best WIP in Round 10 of the RWSA.  Thank you!
 
Categories: Award Winners, All Human/Fantasy, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 140,260 Hit Count: 63,612 ePub Downloads: 575
Published: May 10, 2013 Updated: September 01, 2013
Summary: Another smut-tacular collaboration between Megan and Tam! Season 5's Intervention but seriously veers off canon *schnerk!* A light-hearted and slightly smutty look at what the consequences might have been if Spike had taken just a little nibble of the Buffybot!
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,780 Hit Count: 813 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
Summary: Buffy and Spike died miserable and alone. Dawn is going to fix that. So what if she has to break the laws of physics and the temporal prime directive to do it?
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Challenge Response, Time Travel, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 395,347 Hit Count: 192,945 ePub Downloads: 1,567
Published: November 09, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2016
Summary: A tale as old as time. . . With a twist of Spuffy style! The beautiful lady Buffy might be the village oddball, but when her father is taken prisoner by a frightful Beast, it's up her to save him! Will Buffy's kind heart be enough to change a beast into a man?
Big thanks to javajunkie247 for making this gorgeous banner!
Categories: Alternate Reality, Historical, All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, William
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,321 Hit Count: 6,930 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: October 24, 2016 Updated: May 05, 2019
Summary: There are no buffalo wings to be found in all of Sunnydale and Spike is miserable. Once again it’s up to Buffy to save the day, even though she really doesn’t have time for this. Co-authored with Sunalso.
Banner by Sunalso.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Andrew Wells, Buffy, Jonathan Levinson, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Humor, Lighthearted
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,535 Hit Count: 16,895 ePub Downloads: 249
Published: September 19, 2016 Updated: October 04, 2016
Summary: Before 'Lover's Walk' is over, Spike and Buffy get drunk, pass out, and wake up in a curious predicament. Who's to blame? Trick, the Mayor, hairy demons, Jack Daniels? Who cares? They're naked!
Originally published in 2002. Winner of fourteen awards, including "Year's Best Comedy" @ LLGAs, "Best Comedy" @ SoGAs, "Outstanding NC-17" @ FMYAs, "Best Sex", "Judge's Choice" @ FFAs, and "Best Rough & Tumble" @ IMAs.
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 3, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Faith Lehane, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,192 Hit Count: 8,101 ePub Downloads: 284
Published: September 27, 2007 Updated: November 19, 2007
Summary: SpuffyAwards1  RoguePoets  Photobucket SBNOM1

What if when Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale, instead of a souled Angel meaning to help her, she was faced with a soulless Spike, looking to cause trouble and kill his third Slayer?
Runner Up for Best Romance and Best Author at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!  Nominated for Best Long, Best Romance and Best Spike Characterization at both the Spuffy Awards and the Rogue Poet Awards, and for Best Sex, Best Plot, Best Alternate Reality and Best Spike Characterization at the Spark and Burn Awards!
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 55,654 Hit Count: 52,267 ePub Downloads: 1,217
Published: May 10, 2009 Updated: May 16, 2009
Summary: S2 AU.  Following the vampire attack on Sunnydale High in 'School Hard,' Buffy and Drusilla find themselves switching bodies every night between sunset and sunrise. Who do you become when you walk far more than a mile in your enemy's shoes?
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, POV, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Cursed
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 177,421 Hit Count: 109,617 ePub Downloads: 993
Published: November 30, 2015 Updated: August 02, 2016
Summary: Forced to watch helplessly while Buffy's life is slipping away Dawn makes a split second decision that may let her keep her sister, but at what cost?
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 58,007 Hit Count: 26,849 ePub Downloads: 206
Published: April 13, 2017 Updated: July 06, 2017
Summary: For Buffy and Faith, Friday evenings were spent dancing and drinking at The Bronze. This particular evening was turning out to be unlike any other with the sudden introduction of two striking men who just walked into the club.
There's that look in your eyes
I can read in your face
that your feelings are driving you wild
Loosely based on the lyrics, Does your mother know
Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,607 Hit Count: 1,534 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: September 02, 2008 Updated: September 15, 2008
Summary: S4 AU. Buffy's stuck cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner and babysitting an obnoxious (yet sexy) vampire. At least someone appreciates her enough to send flowers.  
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Erotica, Lighthearted
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,322 Hit Count: 2,683 ePub Downloads: 110
Published: June 03, 2017 Updated: June 03, 2017
Summary: When Buffy discovers that she's being spied on by Riley, her first response is disgust and her second is to plot. What happens when an ex vengeance demon is one of your best friends? Revenge, of course, in a way that Riley never expected.
This is a challenge response to Bugs, issued by Safire.
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Bugs (Title optional)
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,900 Hit Count: 19,854 ePub Downloads: 153
Published: December 14, 2016 Updated: March 18, 2018
Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man that is surprisingly familiar to her.
Runner up for Best William Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005. Judge's Choice winner at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.

Categories: Season 5, Time Travel, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 67 Table of Contents
Word count: 258,027 Hit Count: 111,341 ePub Downloads: 1,189
Published: January 08, 2007 Updated: June 16, 2011
Summary: A response to a challenge by LexiAnnMalfoy:
Buffy lives in a world where almost everyone is born with a tattoo on their body, rumored to be the first words their soulmate will say to them. Buffy's is "Nice work, love," in blood red. 
Spike's is "Who are you?" In black 
When she meets Spike in School Hard, she realizes who her mate is - But she has no idea what to do about it.
 
[Note: rating has been increased to R because of some potentially overly graphic descriptions of violence + sensuality]
 
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Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: The Mark of a Mate
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,830 Hit Count: 33,528 ePub Downloads: 233
Published: April 30, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2019
Summary: When Buffy rents the house of her favorite celebrity to share a weekend getaway with her sister, she's surprised to find the previous tenant hasn't completely vacated it. As much as she enjoyed the tequila, the view, and the hot tub, it's him she can't seem to get out of her head. The end of a long-term relationship and the premier of a new TV show have Spike turning over a new leaf and uncovering a new look. He's sworn off cigarettes and young women but a chance encounter with a determined miracle seeker reminds him that happiness is about more than cutting unhealthy things out of your life; it's about having the bravery to let good things in. Written for the Elysian Fields Artistic Anniversary Challenge, banner by AngelicAmy.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Romance
Warnings: Drug Use, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 263,710 Hit Count: 49,955 ePub Downloads: 713
Published: October 22, 2016 Updated: March 25, 2017
Summary: S3 AU. Someone beat Spike to killing Buffy. When she crawls from her grave with fangs in place, he finds his whole world turned upside down. With both the Council and the Initiative hot on their tails and a mayor gunning for his ascension, what's a turned Slayer and a (former) Big Bad Vamp to do?  
**permanent WIP. Buffy and Spike end in a good place**
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 66,023 Hit Count: 30,262 ePub Downloads: 297
Published: May 06, 2017 Updated: July 22, 2018
Summary: After killing Angel, Buffy finds the strength to come out as Ezra. He's been falling into a pattern in life, until a certain bleached blond vamp gets chipped...
 
In response to Sunalso's challenge!


Starting with season 4, we'll go through various time periods in Ezra's life - so there is a little bit of jumping, but each period has multiple chapters!
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Changes
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,698 Hit Count: 4,248 ePub Downloads: 9
Published: July 13, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2018