Vanessa North

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Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and writing in Northwest Georgia, she finds her attempts to keep a quiet home are frequently thwarted by twin boy-children and a very, very large dog.

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Vanessa North Hi Luis! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ben and Dave's story! As far as the length goes, I actually planned a very short, innuendo-laden, romantic comedy at…moreHi Luis! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ben and Dave's story! As far as the length goes, I actually planned a very short, innuendo-laden, romantic comedy at about 12k words, but Ben had a way of getting under my skin, and before I knew it, I'd written a 36k word novella instead.

I have a few novel length pieces in the works for the future--but still have a lot of love for short-form writing! :) (less)
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Thanks, Julio!
I do have some experience with the sport--I learned to ride about ten years ago. It's exhilarating and sometimes terrifying, but there's really nothing like it. I hope some of my affection for the sport comes through in Ben's story!(less)
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“It's the kind of kiss that ends with clothes on the floor and somebody getting dicked out up against the wall.”
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“In that moment when she lay in her bed with her eyes closed tightly against the onslaught of the day, she realized she wanted him more than she wanted to go back in time. More than she wanted to see. More than she wanted to dance.”
Vanessa North, Shifter's Dance

“He truly wouldn't have been surprised if they'd heard him all the way at the main Haus because Edouard pulled every ounce of feeling out of Lincoln's body and then poured it back in, all fresh and new, and how could he hold back when he was feeling everything all at once?”
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“She was nothing. He had everything. And for what little it was worth, he was embarrassed by his own strength.”
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“this world is larger than your heart

still larger than your pain—

but know this:

everything ends

so let what remains of us all

be love.”
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“This was sublime loving, truly loving, and expecting nothing but the freedom to express it.”
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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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message 70: by Vanessa

Vanessa North Jennifer☠Pher☠ wrote: "Well yeah! It's nice to be in on the joke! I am going to have to re-read High and Tight for reasons as well. Muah! Made my morning!"

<3 <3


Jennifer☠Pher☠ Well yeah! It's nice to be in on the joke! I am going to have to re-read High and Tight for reasons as well. Muah! Made my morning!


Jennifer☠Pher☠ Hey Love! The new place is big and very, very old and I am in love in a way that I have never felt before! Thank you for asking! The other house is almost empty, lots of totes still in the basement. OH MY GOD! It has been quite an undertaking but so worth it. You as a runner can tell me all about a runners high and I can tell you all about a movers high. I mean, just when I think I can't do more it is 1am and I have carried and unpacked and moved so much that when I wake up the next day some I don't even know where I put it! Ha! I hope you had a great Holiday!! I like that I did see something about Lovelace # 3 being put to bed!!!!! ♥


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Vanessa North Jewel wrote: "Merry Christmas, Vanessa!!

"

Thank you, thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too!


message 64: by Jewel

Jewel Merry Christmas, Vanessa!!




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Vanessa North M'rella wrote: "Happy Holidays, Vanessa!

"


<3 <3 <3 Thank you so much!! Happy holidays to you as well!


message 62: by M'rella

M'rella Happy Holidays, Vanessa!




Samantha Thank you for accepting! I figured I see you on my feed enough, why not just add you xD


message 60: by Santino

Santino Hassell Thank you for friend req :) And for answering my challenge question, which I should probably remove...


message 59: by M'rella

M'rella Happy New Year! :D





~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ Happy Holidays to one of my favorite people! Cheers and hugs!




message 57: by KatieMc

KatieMc Thanks for the friendvite Vanessa. I need to do ToF posts more often!


message 56: by Argona

Argona Thanks for accepting my friend request.^^


message 54: by Mel

Mel Yeah... Now, it's all as it should be ;-)


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books Thank you for accepting it was amazing meeting you today, you are freaking adorable!


message 52: by Wart

Wart Hill LOL! Omg I thought we already were friends, too! Or I think I did...

Anyway. The Lonely Drop was lovely :D


SheReadsALot And you bear gifts of a naked ginger? Oh we're going have a swell time together.

Thank you very much! :D


SheReadsALot Gingers make you happy too? Great. Thanks for the invite. :D


message 49: by Mandy

Mandy Thanks for the friend add.


Jennifer☠Pher☠ High and Tight was beautiful Vanessa! Thank you!


Jennifer☠Pher☠ How were we NOT friends? Sweet!! Thanks for the invite! I see you everywhere and now you will be mine to see!


message 46: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for the friendvite! :)


Rosa, really Thanks for the friend accept, Vanessa!

I'll also add that I've pre-ordered High & Tight. Looks good! :)


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Vanessa North Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ wrote: "I know! Most awesomest octopi vid EVAR!"

seriously, when he starts talking about octopus dates... "that's just how octopus do..." I had to pause for a moment.


Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion I know! Most awesomest octopi vid EVAR!


message 41: by Jax

Jax Oops! Looks like I replied to you on my own page. Is that right? I'm not sure how this works so here it is again: Hi! Thanks for the friend request. I feel like I know you already from your posts on Julio's epic threads.


message 40: by Vivian

Vivian Yay! Hi, friend :)
I thought we were, too, and then I checked, and nope. So we're all good now.


Pamela Su *wave wave wave* Hi Vanessa! :D The first thing I did when you claimed my story was to compare our books. LOL ;) I did notice we had a lot of books in common!

I look forward to your story!


message 38: by Jenni

Jenni Vanessa wrote: "Jenni wrote: "Hi Vanessa! Thought it was time for us to make it official! ;) Looking forward to chatting books with you! :)"

Woo-hoo! Makin' an honest woman of me? :D"


HA! Well, you know, I try! ;D


message 37: by Vanessa

Vanessa North Jenni wrote: "Hi Vanessa! Thought it was time for us to make it official! ;) Looking forward to chatting books with you! :)"

Woo-hoo! Makin' an honest woman of me? :D


message 36: by Jenni

Jenni Hi Vanessa! Thought it was time for us to make it official! ;) Looking forward to chatting books with you! :)


message 35: by Runell

Runell *Waves back*

Hello!


♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ Vanessa wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Hello, hello! Glad to have something positive come out of the last few days of craziness. I look forward to chatting steamy MM books with you! And possibly groping. And sharing wi..."

I just saw this come thru my feed. Talk about a book-loving love match made in heaven with you two lol. :D
Woot!


message 33: by Vanessa

Vanessa North Catherine wrote: "Hello, hello! Glad to have something positive come out of the last few days of craziness. I look forward to chatting steamy MM books with you! And possibly groping. And sharing wine and calamari an..."

YAY!!!


Catherine Hello, hello! Glad to have something positive come out of the last few days of craziness. I look forward to chatting steamy MM books with you! And possibly groping. And sharing wine and calamari and weird donuts with bacon bits on them (although preferably not all at the same time, m'kay!?). :D


message 31: by Jenna

Jenna Hi new friend! Thanks for the free gropes yesterday, much appreciated!


message 30: by Vanessa

Vanessa North Natasha wrote: "Welcome to Friendship! Population: us"

Yay!


message 29: by Natasha

Natasha Welcome to Friendship! Population: us


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Vanessa North Sandra wrote: "OMG, how were we not friends here already???? Thanks for rectifying this horrible oversight!"

I don't know?! Craziness that!


Sandra OMG, how were we not friends here already???? Thanks for rectifying this horrible oversight!


Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion Hi Vanessa! *waves with both hands* Cute purple hair girl. You friended someone! Good girl. ;)


message 25: by MishyJo

MishyJo Happy New Year Vanessa!



message 24: by Vallie

Vallie Merry Christmas Vanessa!


message 23: by MishyJo

MishyJo Hey! Thanks for accepting! Look forward to chatting with you more and sharing um, insights, yeah, that's what we're sharing. Have a good one!


message 22: by Vanessa

Vanessa North Xing wrote: "Heyhey! Thanks for the friendvite. Can't wait to chat up with you on GR."

Hey there! thanks for accepting! :)


message 21: by Xing

Xing Heyhey! Thanks for the friendvite. Can't wait to chat up with you on GR.


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