Phoenix – Sneak Peek

Title: Phoenix
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Hermione
Rating: PG-13

Author’s Note: This page kept breaking because of the length of the excerpt that was on it. I’ve removed it. The story won’t reappear on my site until after the story is finished. I’m sorry if you didn’t get to read it.

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  1. I eagerly await the day we get more, whenever that may happen to be πŸ™‚ I especially love the way you write elves, your Dobby is so sassy, I love it!!!

  2. I just read this excerpt for the 2nd time and have to say thank you. Terrific story. And I love your OCs who reappear in stories, especially the HP OCs. The are very vivid. Piper rocks!

  3. Thank you for posting. I love this one, and really enjoy reading it again. I love the romance of it, along with your style, which is honest, strong and able to amuse in the way each of them interact. I enjoy reading you stories, they are wonderful, pleasure that I look forward to.


  4. (Abrupt start) Two thoughts: 1st:…. I love your Faye Dunbar!!! no matter what story, she is GREAT!!!! And perfect for Neville!! And mean in the RIGHT moment!!! 2nd.. I know I thanked you for your writing; I thanked you for your INCREDIBLE AU; (I might have) thanked you for the way you made every one of those great characters ( Harry, John; Spock, Blair…) yours, and then through your eyes, ours… but I know I never thanked you for you on-line English classes πŸ™‚ English is not my first language.. or second…not even third… but your writing made my English vocabulary so much brighter… and richer… and (lol) wicked…. THANK YOU ( /) ( Worshiping dance) Please: don’t EVER stop writing!!! Thanks again!!!

  5. This is…wow. Your excerpts are longer than most people’s full-length fics. I hope to see a completed version of this some day.

  6. I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing such a well-crafted story.

  7. Just one word!!! “PERFECT” πŸ™‚

  8. Keira,

    You are still a goddess! I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read this fic, along with the Unspeakable Plot, and the Soulmate Bond. I keep coming back and checking your little bitch box for updates! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us minions!!!!


  9. Aw, wow, I love this. =D Thank you for another excellent read!

  10. An interesting story so far and a different approach to time travel that I don’t believe I have seen before. I am also curious about the results of Snape’s interrogation if he actually cursed anyone ellse, and the results of the Demenator investigation. I am eager to see where you plan to go with this next and what surprises you have in store for us. Good Job

  11. This is so tremendously satisfying to read — and really creates a craving for more. πŸ˜‰ Very few people seem to write an unrepentant Snape — I’m not sure he seemed to be frothing at the mouth enough for such an imbecilic move as to even breathe on that bracelet, but I certainly can’t say he isn’t getting what he deserved.

    The twist on time travel is unique and entertaining. I didn’t really consider how his trust in the avatar could worry his vassals but it made so much sense once I read it.

    Now, I’m guessing that being an Enemy makes Ron and his descendants unemployable and intolerable to many people and in many places and ways. Can Neville even stay in the room with him, since his family has a link, or are they not sworn to that extent at this point?

    Its kind of fun to see Harry’s power through other POVs since he doesn’t have the background to know when he is doing something truly amazing. Its good that you remind us occasionally he is just a 14 year old boy. πŸ™‚


  13. Always a pleasure to read your work. Thank you for posting!

  14. spirit.seeker.60

    Very well done. I like your HP world better than Rowlings. It makes more sense and is more honorable. Love the OCs. Thanks for the sneak peek.

  15. Love this

  16. Hmmm interesting story, be interesting to see how things progress here.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I never tire of your work.

  18. Thank you! I love your stories and your OC that move from one fic to another staying the same but different….

  19. In a word perfect. I just wish you had written more. I know you should leave the reader wanting more but … Please continue this story as soon as you can. I want to see the wizarding world’s reaction to Ron being called an enemy of House Potter.

    • This is an excerpt from a Work in Progress that I gave to site members as a gift. It’s a story I’m writing for my niece (as outlined in my author note).

      I don’t really appreciate the demanding tone of your feedback. I can and do ban readers from my “members only” section if they they’re rude and this was rude.

    • There is a Fairytale in Germany about a toddler : More cried the little Haevelmann, more,more,more! He is two years old, what is your excuse?
      Your story is splendid as ever, Keira, many many thanks for sharing with us

  20. MadameDirector

    This is amazing and I’m so excited that you’re writing more Harry Potter. HP is my favorite fandom to read and I love the way you write the characters. Thank you for this and for sharing it with us early.

  21. I love you. πŸ˜€ And I wish to have your babies. Heh. Seriously, I am both blessed and cursed to have found you and your epically awesome stories. Blessed because of the aforementioned awesomeness and cursed because I often forsake EVERYTHING in order to read and reread all of your fantastic work. Then, you put out new stuff and the cycle expands and starts anew. I absolutely ADORE this story and can’t wait for more. πŸ˜€

  22. Blazed through reading this because I just found it, and couldn’t stop even though it’s almost 5am now, so DAMN. How do you keep doing this?! Keira, YOU are magic! Thanks so much for this, it made me giggle, and cheer and just- your writing is so -satisfying-, it makes me happy to find new (to me) stuff and hungry to revisit the old. Also, the Dementor bit on the Granger’s property? RIGHTEOUS.

  23. this is fantastic. I love all of your fic that I have read, but I especially love what you’ve done with Harry/Hermione.

  24. Every time I reread this story I love it more. Although the that is true with all of your stories. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  25. Your niece is a very lucky lady! Thank you so much for sharing this! I just joined your site after stumbling across Harry Potter and the Soulmate Bond. Your writing is amazing! I’m officially addicted and look forward to reading more of your stories in the future!

  26. I just read this all over again…. I love this ‘verse.

  27. Totally amazing. So many things stand out that to copy and paste or even mention them would end up with huge portions of the text reproduced and I’m pretty sure you don’t need that. I’m going to have to re-read this a lot so that I can properly appreciate everything that you have put into this.

    Also need to wander through the HP fics and see if and who you have cast as Bill. For some reason I found a old picture of Daniel Craig with long hair that had a reddish look to it (from the 90s) and now that is where my brain keeps going. I need to find yours and block DC out.

    Thanks for sharing your writing.

  28. I love your stories. Absolutely love them. And the only reason I’m not on my knees begging for more is because you’ve specifically asked people not to do that, and even then the urge is not easy to resist. So I’m just going to quietly reread “That Old Black Magic” and continue to ramble on about how amazing you are.

  29. Lovely story. You do a wonderful job of fleshing out worlds in ways that the original authors never addressed. I really like the attention to women’s rights and sexuality in this story. I’m not a Harry/Hermione fan (and I know it’s not popular, but I rather liked the Weasleys in canon), but you can get me to enjoy almost any pairing at this point through your writing.

  30. Absolutely stunning. I only saw this story recently when you changed your site around. Not sure if you had it up in the WIP section or not. I think you are doing a spectacular story for your niece! I wish we as a society would teach our children (both the girls and the boys) the concept of respect for your body, respect for another’s body. Not to say they cannot engage in sexual congress, but to do so with respect for one another as well as oneself. I most especially like Hermioine’s character you are building; intelligent, loyal, beautiful inside and out, and willing to grow and expand her horizons! This is what we should all aspire to be. This is a character to look up to! Well Done!

    Personally, I have to admit to a great deal of admiration for you. How you keep all the different plots, various storylines, various fanfics going, and each one a testament to your writing skills, I am simply amazed How you manage to deal with the idiots of this world and still manage to put out such wondrous fics is astounding. I was truly fearful you were going to pull your website and I couldn’t blame you considering there are some really idiotic people out there. I am so glad you simply made it members only. When I am having a particularly bad time this is one of those places I go to remind myself that the not everyone in this world is an IDOIT!

    Thank you so much for your stories!

  31. Nimue of the North

    I’d like to say two things: 1. Should you at any point choose to share more of this with us, I’d consider us all very lucky and would greatly enjoy reading the rest of this. 2. I envy your niece like crazy! Having something like this written especially for me would have been a dream come true as a kid (and still is today, really) and all the care and thoughtfulness you put into not only the story but also the values expressed in it is simply amazing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  32. Wonderful, amazing and perfect – as usual.

  33. whenever i’m having a bad day, this story always cheers me up… thank you for sharing your work

  34. Keira, you’re going to be the death of me. I love you. Marry me? (Lol, jk. Already married. Though if I weren’t, it would totally be half serious)

  35. This is just as delicious on the third read through as it was on the first. Thank you!

  36. I keep coming back to this, it never fails to make me smile when I’m having a hard day. Thank you for posting this peek for us….despite my urge to read beyond and see what happens! Fantastic and enthralling as all your stories are. Your concept of world building is fascinating. Thank you for sharing!

  37. If this is a rough draft, I’m going to be building a shrine to the finished product.

  38. What I needed to do today: finish homework and do research. What I actually did today: re-read this rough draft, because once I started there was no way I could stop, haha. I think it was a day very well spent!

  39. I’m kinda late to this party, but I enormously enjoyed this! Thanks very much for sharing with us… and I do hope that you choose to share more at some point. πŸ™‚

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