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Review:DarkLadyofSlytherin says:
OMG! Susan, this is amazing. I had meant to read it when you posted it on my challenge thread, but then I got distracted and then surgery. Now I'm here to review it cause it's part of our exchange.

Anyway, I absolutely loved this. The mystery, the romance and the way you pulled the dark/horror genre in there, it was awesome. You have a lovely way with words and I envy the talent you have.

I really loved that Lily wasn't completely in love with James right from the get go. That her affection for him grew as the story developed.

Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for this, Len! I really appreciate that you were able to do this review, even with your surgery, and I hope you're doing better. ^_^

I was unsure whether I'd pegged your challenge's expectations because they are hard genres to combine in a novel, much less a one-shot like this. My Moody/McGonagall idea still fits better, but that one is still, even now, in the planning stage (my problem being how to frame the story and who to narrate it). However, it's wonderful to hear that this one-shot does, after all, manage to pull off all three genres successfully. There was meant to be more horror and romance, actually, but I'm glad that the former, at least, fell by the wayside to a large degree - I thought of going deeper into Lily's ability to kill, making her almost a vigilante-figure, but it was too extreme for my love of canon. ;)

I'm so glad to hear that you liked how Lily wasn't entirely in love with James from the beginning. It was more fun to have their love develop slowly, naturally, and it fit into the storyline of this perfectly, too. ^_^

Thank you again!


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