Penname: HollyDB [Contact] Real name: Holly
Member Since: 07/02/2004
Membership status: Member
I’ve been a part of Spuffy fandom since 2002—specifically, the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. A friend had pneumonia and wanted company. She took advantage of my presence to put in the first season of BtVS and…well, things spiraled. Throughout the rest of high school and all of college, I wrote Spuffy fanfic like it was my job, immersed myself in fandom (which was on LiveJournal at the time), and eventually founded The Elysian Fields Spuffy Archive with several close fandom friends. As of 2020, I have rejoined EF as part of the admin team.

In 2009, my first novel was published and I began drifting out of fandom to focus on launching my publishing career. In 2010, I finished The Writing on the Wall, my last novel-length Spuffy story of that era, and began working exclusively on original work, published under my penname, Rosalie Stanton.

In 2017, when the 20-year anniversary rolled around, I got nipped by the fandom bug and returned to start a new story and finish two of my abandoned WIPs. As of right now, I am completely back in the saddle. While I do plan to continue publishing as Rosalie Stanton, fandom gives me something I don’t get elsewhere—something I didn’t realize I’d missed until I returned.

I am 100% a romance writer, which means I live for HEAs. As is evident in all of my fics. I am also a proponent of finding a way to make sure the HEA sticks, either by immortalizing Buffy or mortalizing Spike. This, by the way, is why so many of my fics had claims in them. It was an easy way to get that. Though I'm going to see about being more creative in future works.
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Summary: Spike and Buffy are thrust together when Giles finds himself a reluctant and sudden father. The two humans know nothing about raising children and find themselves strangely dependent on a vampire to show them the ropes. Giles asks Buffy to be the babysitter and learn from Spike. Will feelings develop in the work place?
Categories: General Fics
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 50149
[Report This] Published: 02/04/2005 Updated: 01/20/2006
Reviewer: HollyDB Signed
Date: 02/04/2005 Title: Chapter 1: 1

OMG, this is great! You better update soon, missy!

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed
Date: 02/05/2005 Title: Chapter 2: 2

Wow! Thanks for the speedy update! How about another one for tomorrow, hmmmm? ^.~

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 01/19/2006 Title: Chapter 23: 23

Sara, sweetie, you need to lighten up.

Harmony would NOT turn Riley, at least not at first. Are you kidding me? She is the most inept vampire ever.

And honestly, if you can't understand the hilarity that is Riley/Harmony, you need to stop reading fanfic. It wasn't like Raven had Spike with Harmony, or Buffy with Riley...or any characters that people would care about (on a Spuffy site, at least) with other people, in which case, at this point in the fic, I would understand your protest. Pairing two minor characters together and - GASP - writing about it is hardly grounds to bitch. And definitely not reason to storm off of a fic so close to its finale.

Though, since I haven't seen your name on the review pages, I suppose Raven can afford to lose you as a reader. If you're only going to turn up to complain about something trivial, it's better to leave this territory for the big kids.

The Very Thought of You by Spikes_Deb Rated: AO-AdultsOnly Liked [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Response to a challenge on the BSV. Buffy's a little bit the worse for drink and heads over to Spike's crypt to - erm - talk to him. Naked. And invisible...He's very welcoming. :)
Categories: Porn w/o Plot fics
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3870
[Report This] Published: 03/10/2006 Updated: 03/10/2006
Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 03/11/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Touch Me

Ooh! Just what I needed before heading off to work! Hee! That was awesome and ooooh so hot. Lovely work!

Author's Response: I'm so sorry I missed this review when it was posted. Just wanted to let you know that I didn't mean to be rude, and I do appreciate you taking the time to read and review. Thanks. Glad I could make work more bearable :)

Chirality by yutamiyu Rated: 18 Liked [Reviews - 224]
Summary: Can five minutes make a world of difference? An alternate spin on S6, starting from the climax of "The Gift." WINNER of Best WIP in round 2 of the Spark and Burn awards as well as Best Episode Stealer in round 19 of Love's Last Glimpse Awards!
Categories: General Fics
Characters: None
Genres: Romance, Action, Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 45387
[Report This] Published: 11/24/2006 Updated: 08/23/2008
Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 12/07/2006 Title: Chapter 1: I


Dude, WOW!!

What a fabulous opening chapter. Your character voices are, in a word, perfect. I'm not really surprised, but still! It's just so...I'm speechless. Really.

And hurrying to the next chapter..

Author's Response: ::toes at carpet:: Ah, shucks. Thank you.

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 12/07/2006 Title: Chapter 2: II

Yeah, I admit that I read something similar once...but already, just with this chapter, it's very different. And even there aren't a ton of Something Blue fics out there.

I'm actually working on something that has been done at least once before. However, I think that your position of not knowing the other fics gives you an advantage. Sure, the formula's the same...that doesn't mean the results won't differ.

Anyway, all that just to say...I'm loving this. Please, Jenny, may I have some more?

Author's Response: You know, that thought hadn't even crossed my mind. There ARE a ton of Something Blue fics out there. :P Glad you're still enjoying it. :D

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 12/07/2006 Title: Chapter 3: III

Okay. You made me go all teary. Baaad Jenny.

I can't get over how brilliant this is. As I said, it's not that surprising, seeing as I've had glimpses of your writing before...but wow. Just wow.

Author's Response: Merp. You're making me blush. Cudditout.

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 12/07/2006 Title: Chapter 4: IV

There's so much emotion in these chapters. It's devastating, but beautiful.

I'm in love with this story. Please...continue. As in now. I mean it.


I'm waiting.


*taps watch*


Dude, coursework is not THAT important! ^_^

Author's Response: Hey, if YOU want to write my case study, then by all means. I'd rather be writing fanfic. Probably means I'm in the wrong profession.

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 01/16/2007 Title: Chapter 5: V

Again, your characterization just blows me away. I love how you've gotten into Buffy's head, and how her thoughts are so realistic and flow very well from the vantage point that you started at. You haven't had her come to any sudden realization, but you haven't gone too slow, either. The pacing in this fic is amazing.

And I just gotta c/p a couple lines I liked:

“I’m the Slayer. It’s not like it would be hard for me to break down this door.”

So very Buffy.

And this one about broke my heart:

Buffy locked the door and went to meet her friend, hoping that Spike would not follow her there, and wishing he would.

Wonderful stuff, sweetie!

Author's Response: That line about Spike following Buffy nearly killed me, too. Seriously. It's just...gaagh. I'm just worried that because I've been in Buffy's head so long, I'll have a problem with getting into Spike's when he comes back. I mean IF! IF he comes back! NO SPOILERS. :P

Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 01/16/2007 Title: Chapter 6: VI

It’s a quaint symbolic human custom traditionally exhibited during the mourning process.

BRILLIANT Anya-line. And even though you and I have discussed the "gravestone" scene many times before, it was quite different...seeing it played out. Even from what I had imagined. Again, the pacing - while I'm tearing my hair out waiting for Spike's return - is brilliantly done.

Your last line about killed me, too. *sigh*

Ohh, and congrats on the nominations, h0r. :P

Author's Response: I love that line so much.

Author's Response: And the gravestone scene went much differently in MY head, and I wrote the damn thing. I figured that Tara's mention would finally prod Buffy into revealing the thoughts that have been kept bottled up over the past several months, and she'd finally be able to talk to Tara, but nooooo. I got to that point, and Buffy said to me, "Get me the hell out of here," and I'm not about to argue with her. Because...yeah.

Recalibration by yutamiyu Rated: 15 Liked [Reviews - 11]
Summary: When a downward spiral has gone as far as it can go, how does one begin to heal? Nominated in round 2 of the Spark and Burn awards!
Categories: General Fics
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4555
[Report This] Published: 01/02/2007 Updated: 01/02/2007
Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 01/02/2007 Title: Chapter 1: I

GASP! Where's my fluff? And my pRon? And why do half of these lines sound eerily familiar? Like...lines someone IM'd me and read to me over the phone?

:P *lubs*

Seriously, as far as Season 6 fics go (and you know how much I love those) this is the closest-to-canon story I've seen that even provides a smidgeon of realistic hope for Buffy and Spike. Your characterization was, as I've said before, just brilliant. And I loved the line: Whatever the reason, Buffy took a single step away from the door, her intention and message both abundantly clear. You can come into my house, but I will not let you in. ... as I believe I told you on the phone. Or on IM. However we were talking when you spoiled teased me.

*snuggles* Thank you, thank you, thank you for even thinking about writing me a fic. You're too sweet to me...considering that, even though we ARE long-lost sisters, we haven't known each other all that long. You really poured yourself into this (and then bitched about how hard it was... :P *gigglesnorts* I said "hard" ...) and it's incredibly evident with every word. And while I'm frustrated mourning the lack of teh!smut, you were completely wouldn't have fit here. Not in the world you presented. And your annoyingly admirable tendency to stick to canon, whereas others me piss all over it, made this less a fanfic and more a scene that Joss neglected to give us.

So...yeah. I guess this means I loved it. Again, thank you SO MUCH for this, sweetie. You are MUCH too good to me.


Author's Response: Oh hush. I told you not to bemoan the lack of pr0n. And hey, this is as fluffy as the two can be in S6. At least, I think so. ...yeah. And I agree with your assessment. Should we get blood tests done? :P But seriously...I think I pour myself into most of the fic I write; I'm pretty sure it's why I go through partial- or total-burnout more than most authors I know. And you're very welcome, dear. Happy birthday. ::glomps::

Summary: Buffy call for reinforcements and gets more than she expected. *AU after Bargaining*
Categories: Porn w/o Plot fics
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5326
[Report This] Published: 02/06/2007 Updated: 02/06/2007
Reviewer: HollyDB Signed Liked
Date: 02/07/2007 Title: Chapter 1: I

So I'm totally copying you and reviewing you here, too. Deal with it.

Sweetie, honestly, the smut was hot. Very hot. I've read snippets of what you've written before in other fandoms, sure, but this really blew me away. God, if this is you "insecure" in writing smut, I can't wait to see what you come up with when you're writing it constantly, and with confidence. Soon I'll be begging for a Jenny fix. In fiction, you filthy girl! I told you, I'm not like that!!

There were so many lines in this that I loved. I mean, absolutely loved. But this is the one that made me go all awwww and get misty down there. ( Karen Walker moment...couldn't resist)

“Kitten…I know you don’t wanna hear it, but I jus’…you were gone, and I…I haven’t said it in a while, but you know I love you, right?”

Her response had nearly forced his heart back to life.

“I know. And…thank you. For loving me.”

Seriously. Gorgeous. I loved it. Loved, loved, loved it.

And I actually inspired something? *blushies* Thank you, sweetie.

Author's Response: ::grin:: You're very inspiring, sweetie (ooh, dirty). I'm so glad you like my work although arguably you're required to, being my sister and all! ::hugs::