Reviews For Not Fade Away: Elves Through History
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: June 18, 2012 19:01 · For: The Last Hero
This is a very sweet, heartwarming story. Loved the nanny's reaction :D
Author's Response: Thank you! The nanny is a piece of work, eh? At least I had the fun of describing Thranduil's underwear.
Name: Ndil (Signed) · Date: May 28, 2012 14:41 · For: Out of the Blue
And another good one! I love how you work with her prejudices!
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: May 26, 2012 14:20 · For: Golden
That was so lovely. I didn't guess until the very end that Jane was elderly. I did wonder if it was a quick growing tree though :D
Author's Response: Thank you! I was doing my best to maintain the suspense, there. I'm also hoping that I'm still spry enough to take a walk in the woods at age eighty.
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 26, 2012 5:23 · For: Golden
DAMN Jael--again another POETIC and BEAUTIFUL chapter!! I could not help but SMILE the WHOLE TIME I read it!! You have CAPTURED my HEART with the NOT FADE AWAY Series--again I felt all WARM AND FUZZY!!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: May 23, 2012 19:05 · For: Out of the Blue
I suspected that Jane would meet up with the elves in the end. This was a lovely story and made me smile :D
Author's Response: In that case, I didn't write in vain. Thank you!
Name: zeedrippyvessel (Signed) · Date: May 23, 2012 3:02 · For: Not Fade Away
I enjoyed this VERY much. Beautifully written. So WISH the Fair Folk were here now. Then again, maybe they are...
Author's Response: That's the point -- you just never know. ;) Thank you!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 22, 2012 19:28 · For: Out of the Blue
An ABSOLUTELY PERFECT ENDING and WONDERFUL LITTLE STORY!! If only things like this could happen in real life--MINE!! LOL Jael--I really love these little stories of yours. IT WARMS ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE AS USUAL!!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Name: Narya (Signed) · Date: May 22, 2012 10:59 · For: Out of the Blue
Hehe :) a lovely ending, though not without sadness - that story about the young mother made me tear up, as my own mother suffered with post-natal depression. Luckily we had an army of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents on hand to help out, but some people aren't so lucky.
But there were so many people needing help and so few resources in this day of eroding tax bases and budget cuts.
How true :(
Walking into The Harp felt like coming home, although she had no explanation for why that should be.
Although I guess some people get their happy ending, or the beginnings of it in any case :)
Author's Response: And I wrote this story back in 2007, when things were looking a lot rosier than they do now. Fortunately, Jane is about to make a connection with someone with a big heart and a bent for philanthropy. T hank you again for reading and commenting!
Name: Lifes Pilgrim (Signed) · Date: May 22, 2012 5:42 · For: Not Fade Away
Loved it! Now on to the sequel.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 22, 2012 4:57 · For: Out of the Blue
Jael--AGAIN another WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND EXCEPTIONAL CHAPTER!! I LOVE finding stories I have already read--it is like FALLING IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!! Such a BEAUTIFUL STORY TELLER AND WRITER we have in you!!
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: May 21, 2012 23:30 · For: Out of the Blue
I am really enjoying your story - looking forward to more :D
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: May 21, 2012 21:02 · For: Out of the Blue
The first time around I didn't quite catch exactly who Orrie was - I was thinking 'But Orophin was in the gatehouse... maybe he left to drive up to the house.'
This time it was obvious from the minute you mentioned him - my brain was obviously in gear tonight!
Good job they didn't arrive half an hour earlier; at this point 'and this is Galen's great-grandparents' might have been just a step too far for poor Jane!
Author's Response: I thought long and hard about 'Orrie' showing up, because it opens such a can of worms. But I went ahead and did it, and that led to Wayward Sons, which comes earlier chronologically but was written after. You're right about poor Jane. but I think she'll prove to be psychologically resilient. That you again!
Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: May 21, 2012 18:16 · For: Out of the Blue
"She had just had the strangest vision of Hal tying a blindfold around her head and leading her through a forest of giant golden-blossomed trees."
--Hmmm, interesting. (And, I might add, a fantasy worthy of consideration? ;)
Jane has definitely entered another world, she just doesn't know it yet. :)
Author's Response: Oh indeed she has! Thank you for taking the time to reead and comment!
Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: May 21, 2012 18:04 · For: Out of the Blue
Oh my. Well, the drive will be pretty anyway.
Name: Narya (Signed) · Date: May 21, 2012 17:54 · For: Out of the Blue
Hey again Jael...I feel kind of silly leaving so many reviews, it probably looks a bit stalker-ish...but just letting you know that I love this so far! I think I did read it a while ago, but I'd forgotten a lot of the details, like Galen singing 'Bob the Builder'...priceless :D
Author's Response: Silly and stalkerish? Never! It's more like Christmas and my birthday rolled into one. Please feel free to keep them coming. As for Bob the Builder, this story was written before my grandson was born, and I had to do some research into what video kids were currently torturing their parents with. My mind was still back in the days of Barny the Dinosaur. I still got it wrong. My grandson's current favorite is 101 Dalmations, and the Cruelle DeVille song makes me reach for alcohol just like poor Galion. LOL
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: May 20, 2012 23:01 · For: Out of the Blue
You left it on a cliffie!
Jane is making me laugh - she has bitten off more than she can chew and probably knows it. I can feel her thinking, 'What am I doing here and how can I leave quickly' lol
Author's Response: LOL -- just wait until the next chapter!
Name: Glorfindel (Signed) · Date: May 20, 2012 22:53 · For: Out of the Blue
I can see Jane being totally won over by the elves - she is in a very difficult position though.
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: May 20, 2012 17:31 · For: Out of the Blue
I do love Galen - he has that proper, entirely logical, mind that children have.
Author's Response: Like father, like son. I liked writing Legolas's response to her suggestion about the rubber-tipped arrows: "You can't get any decent range with those . . ."
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 20, 2012 7:58 · For: Out of the Blue
BEAUTIFUL AND FANTASTIC--I REMEMBERED why I LOVED these stories the first time I read them. Even though I know what will be coming--I AM ANXIOUS FOR MORE!! Jeal--I really love the Not Fade Away series--they are PRICELESS and WONDERFULLY done!!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: May 19, 2012 13:01 · For: Out of the Blue
**Poor kid probably wasn't even circumcised!**
A definite plus to being an elf, I think!
Author's Response: And a home birth. When my grandson was born two years ago, we learned they're still pushing it. They got asked at least four times in the hospital, "Are you SURE you don't want to .. .?"
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 19, 2012 9:12 · For: Out of the Blue
Jael--ok I have read this else where also and now rereading--I LOVED THIS ONE JUST AS MUCH AS THE ORIGINAL!! Again this was A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, EXCEPTIONAL STORY!! I LOVE the stories IMMENSELY!! GREAT JOB MY DEAR!!!!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you like it -- thank you!
Name: ziggy (Signed) · Date: May 14, 2012 22:19 · For: The Last Hero
I love this story- it reminds me of my granddad who rescued a kittne during the Blitz. What does Tevildo mean?
Author's Response: Tevildo is Tolkien's name for an early version of Sauron as a giant evil cat. It sounds a lot like the Tybalt, King of Cats, in European mythology. So what better for Thranduil to name a kitten?
Name: Alaeryel (Signed) · Date: May 14, 2012 3:52 · For: The Last Hero
DAMN Jael--I LMAO with this one AND it was so SWEET!! I LOVED IT!! Aaron is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUSLY!!! I will be watching for more of little snippets from your bigger story!!1
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed this. Tevildo will show up in the next story. (And thank goodness 'Aaron" doesn't go commando in modern attire. LOL)
Name: curiouswombat (Signed) · Date: May 12, 2012 23:54 · For: As the Night the Day
I read only slightly more slash than you write - if you see what I mean - and yet this is one of my favourite stories.
I like the subtlety of
"But I thought you and Linda . . .?"
"Linda?" Gary chuckled softly. "No . . . not Linda." He reached out to stroke Todd's hair, gently fingering a short yellow curl. "I have more of a thing for blonds."
I rather like the idea of the two of them being there for each other through the ages - and rather sad for poor Gary that Lief finally seeing what was under his nose left his friend without any benefits any more!
Author's Response: ROFL -- you must not read very much slash then. And I think that's one of the most subversive lines I've ever written. Blonds? Oh! :P Thank you, I'm glad you liked this one.
Name: Narya (Signed) · Date: May 12, 2012 13:19 · For: As the Night the Day
"It was the end of my father's career with the FBI when that one got away. I know it's the same with his son. No one can be that rich and still be honest. Tax evasion, money-laundering, drugs, gun-running -- it has to be something."
Ahhh, now we get the motivation...
"You're a smart young man, and a patriotic one," Duncan continued.
Ugh, vomit. You get the insidious tone of voice just right; it reminds me of when I was a kid and one of the teachers would go, "Now, you're a good girl, aren't you?" It used to make me want to scream, "No I'm not, I'm really really naughty!"
I'd love to see them realise, one day, what they're working against :P
This was a great read - romantic, erotic and wise. To thine own self be true, indeed; I was so proud of Todd at the end!
Author's Response: Even though this story comes next after 'Fade' chronologically, I had written a sequel before this one in which Duncan and Fitzhugh are equally tireless in their harassment of Aaron Rivers. I finally had myself wondering what the problem was. It's personal! LOL You know, the thought crossed my mind -- very briefly -- to have Duncan and Fitzhugh send Special Agents Mulder and Scully after the 'cultists'. I could see Mulder really believing in Tinkerbell. Thank you again!
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