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Review #1, by Romina Stephanie The Sensualists

7th June 2010:
I'm horrible for not having reviewed this sooner. I've read it once before, but I was just speechless, and I just didn't know how to express my wonder. I rarely do, though. So, I'm sorry for not having done this sooner.

I loved this, Kali. I remembered reading it the first time and just going wow, and that's the same reaction I got just now, reading this a second time. I've always loved your imaginary, and the way you work with words; your style is incredible. The tone in this story is amazing, that air of confusion and the slight detachment to her surroundings, that I wanted for Lily's character and that you captured perfectly. It's very haunting, in a sort of beautiful way.

It's an incredible piece and I am honored that you decided to write this. It means the world to me. Thank you.

Author's Response: Steph! Of course I chose you. Thank you so much for reviewing - you absolutely didn't have to. And I am so, so glad (and relieved!) that you liked this.

*blush* You know, it's all credited to you. I must have read "How a Heart Behaves" seven or eight times before writing this, so I could be sure I got the style of the story down pat. Which succeeded, given your response, and I could not be happier. That you liked this is the highest praise I could receive.

Thank you so much for reviewing, and thank YOU so much for writing HAHB. It's the single most beautiful one-shot on this site. Really.

Lots of love, Kalina.

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Review #2, by Amulya_HPfan The Sensualists

4th January 2010:
I really do love this story. I've reread it so many times that I was surprised when I remembered I had never written a review for it! But, I think one of the strongest points was that it carreid an innate sense of mystery in it, that kept me wondering even after it ended.

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I owe it all to Romina Stephanie, really. She's a true inspiration. Thank you so much for the lovely review! XOXO, Kalina.

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Review #3, by CuteKrazyKay The Sensualists

23rd October 2009:
I think you did a brilliant job on this! Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you! :)

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Review #4, by faerieall The Sensualists

22nd October 2009:
I loved "How a Heart Behaves", in fact, I was going to write based on it for Staff Challenge #5 as well, but now that this is in existence, I don't think I could possibly write anything as amazing. This is perfect, and it's a really good compliment to what Steph wrote, but I can still see a lot of Kali in this. It's wonderful wonderful. Most definitely favorited.

Author's Response: Nisha, you should! Don't let me take that from you - HAHB is one of the most amazing one-shots I've ever read. I simply had to do it tribute. :) And you should write about it! It'd be wonderful to have multiple spinoffs of it. Ahaha, I can sense the Kali in this too, now that I've reread it. Damned muse. Can't keep her quiet. :P Thank you so much for the lovely, lovely review, Nisha. :) It means so much! ^^ (and I am abusing smilie privileges XD. Oh dear)

XOXO, Kalina

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Review #5, by collette michelle The Sensualists

22nd October 2009:
I love that you choose to do a story off 'How A Heart Behaves'. I absolutely adore that story. I'm never once to care for these stories about cheating, I might be the only one who doesn't see the allure. But when they are written well the are so good!

I think you did an amazing job with this one! I loved it. It was great to get to see more of Lily's point of view on the whole matter. I loved being inside her head and seeing her processing the certain events and her trying to sort out why they are happening and why they would.

You did a lovely job fitting it with 'How A Heart Behaves', it was like it could have been part of the story.

Amazing job as always, I love all your stories.

Author's Response: CM! Oh, my goodness, how lovely to hear from you! I'm so sorry it took me so long to write up this response. Things got a little bit hectic! As for writing a story off of "How A Heart Behaves", well, for me, there was absolutely no other story I could base it off of. HAHB is one of the best one-shots I have ever read. As for cheating, well, it has a certain literary appeal to some people - a certain flaw in a character so seemingly perfect, that kind of thing.

Thank you! I'm so thrilled you liked it. :) I did try to keep Lily in Steph's canon, so it's great that you enjoyed 'being inside her head', as you mentioned. The innocence of youth, indeed. She who doesn't understand any of it at all.

Wow! What a compliment! *blushes* Thank you so much, although I don't believe it's true. But such a compliment! *dies* I can't thank you enough.

Thank you very much for your lovely review! ^^
XOXO, Kalina

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