Hello! I'm a forty something married mother of four precocious boys and two betta fish that the boys swore they'd take care of themselves.
I fell in love with Twilight in early 2010 after everyone and their mother, including my mother, insisted that I read the series. After about 3 days of straight reading, I completed the series and then decided to re-read the series over and over again. My cousin told me to look for Midnight Sun online. Instead of finding it, I ran into this website and, subsequently, began my love for all things Jasper. Obviously, I'm a non canon girl and solidly Team Switzerland. I love the wolf pack and vampires equally. That being said, I am not averse to reading great Edward/Bella stories and there are some really wonderful stories out there.
PM me if you have comments, questions, or just want to say "hello." I'd love to hear from you.
In April 2013, I was honored to learn that I had won the Royal Author Award (Judges Choice and Public Choice) in the Non Canon Awards as the Royal Fic Award for Intensity.
In the 2013 Fandom Choice Awards, I won the Best Team Switzerland Award as well as a few awards for Intensity.
Whenever I am nominated for a contest, I am always honored and humbled the support given to me by my readers. Thank you!
Life Happens, So Just Roll With It:
On November 1, 2011, I was informed that Life Happens, So Just Roll With It won in a few categories in the Jasper's Darlin's 'Third Annual Everything's Bigger In Texas Awards. The story won in several categories, including: Best Southern Charm, Best Vamp Jasper, Best Jasper Quote, I Dream of Bella, Best AU Jasper Fic, Best Original Storyline, Best WTF Moment, and Best Overall Jasper Fic.
I was awarded with a banner for each category that I won. The banners were created by Christag Banners. Have a look at them here: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6379305757/in/photostream/
I am truly stunned and overwhelmed by the win, and I am grateful to all of my fabulous readers for the support you've shown my stories. I dedicate the awards to all of you. Thank you again. XOXO mama4dukes
Life Happens, So Just Roll With It won a couple of 2011 Hopeless Romantic Awards. It won for Best Dadisle and Best Momsme, as well as, an Honorable Mention for Best Story plus an Honorable Mention for Best Writer. Thank you for those who nominated and voted for me. I am absolutely touched!
Exciting news! The awesomely creative LunarEclipse1 created this new banner, plus several banners for each mated pair in Life Happens, So Just Roll With It. I was so touched by her kindness. She's doing this out of the kindness of her heart. Her creative talents are out of this world! I'm linking you to my Flickr page so you can take a look at them: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6129036688/in/photostream/
I'd like to share the banner for my story, Life Happens, So Just Roll With It, which was created by the very creative and fabulous Madam Akyria. It can be accessed here: http:///_6v0I4lzWSZw/TMTjSYapowI/AAAAAAAACt0/ph_J8nMY7XQ/s1600/LHSJRWIBanner.JPG
I'd also like to share another banner for Life Happens, So Just Roll With It, which was designed as a surprise gift for me by the wonderful Ysar. It can be accessed here: http:///albums/i421/mama4dukes/LHSJRWIBanner2.png
On January 15, 2011, I was interviewed by the lovely Madam Akyria for her Twi-muses site. The interview can be accessed here: http:///2011/01/interview-with-mama4dukes.html
I was also interviewed by the vivacious Hammerhips for the Wordy Bitches site. The interview can be accessed here: http:///?p=1716
One more interview on February 2, 2011 was done by the very sweet Care Marie for the Luv'n V site. The interview can be accessed here: http:///2011/02/mama4dukes-pursued.html
You'll Find What You're Looking For At Walmart:
You'll Find What You're Looking For At Walmart has won a couple of 2011 Hopeless Romantic Awards. It won for Best Other Coven Romance and Best Momsme, as well as, Honorable Mentions for Best Romance and Best Writer. To say that I was floored would be an understatement. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to those who nominated my story, and to all of you who took the time to vote for me. I am so awestruck by your kindness.
Mehek18 made two beautiful banners for You'll Find What You're Looking For At Walmart. They're very different, but equally fantastic. I hope you like them as much as I do. Check out the rest of her work at her website:
You can access the first one here: http:///f33GyC
The second banner can be found here: http:///h2YKFb
LunarEclipse1 recently surprised me with her own banner for You'll Find What You're Looking For At Walmart. It's awesome and so is the house in the background. Check it out here: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6234160266/in/photostream/
As You Wish...:
RachelxMichelle created a wonderful banner for my little one-shot. It can be accessed here: http:///-JFc8CwpUhyw/TfvxDIflBRI/AAAAAAAAAn4/PQY6dmy6zHw/s1600/asyouwish04.jpg
In April 2013, I was honored to learn that Intensity had won first place in the Royal Fic Award category in the Non Canon Awards.
For the 2013 Fandom Choice Awards, Intensity won 2nd place for Best Non-Canon Pairing, Best Kiss, and Best Evil Villain.
LunarEclipse1 created this fabulous banner for Intensity. It can be accessed here: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6153304942/
Dates, Mates, Hate, and Fate:
Check out this awesomely cool banner for Dates, Mates, Hate, and Fate created for me by LunarEclipse1: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6153305002/in/photostream/
Getting the Hell Out of Dodge:
Lunar Eclipse came up with this wonder banner for Getting the Hell Out of Dodge. I love the open highway in the background: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6233636065/
A Fanging Howl-O-Ween To Remember:
This story was originally written for the JBNP Howling Halloween 2011 One-Shot Contest. Surprisingly, it took third place. LunarEclipse1 rushed a banner to me at top speed and it is absolutely awesome. Check it out here: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6292022189/in/photostream/
Stepping Aside For Love:
The uber talented LunarEclipse1 created this wonderful banner for my angst ridden one-shot without my even asking. She is just so awesome! See it here: http:///photos/mama4dukes/6379076895/in/photostream
Update on April 13, 2011: At this point, I am declining all requests to translate any of my stories into another language. While I appreciate the sentiment, there are many issues regarding literary credit, propriety, and review replies that would crop up in the case of translated stories.