Joflower
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Joined 08-05-02, id: 247510, Profile Updated: 04-01-14
Author has written 14 stories for Life, War, Young Adult, Nature, Religion, Manga, and Supernatural.

REQUESTING BETA READERS FOR "I Am Not Your Maid!" & " Monster"!

"Think of a book special to you, and how much bleaker and poorer your life would be if that one writer had not existed—if that one writer had not, a hundred times or a thousand, made the choice to write. You’re going to be that one writer, one day, for somebody you may never meet. Nobody can write that book you’re going to write—that book that will light up and change up a life—but you."— Sarah Rees Brennan

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ― George Orwell

"Writers don't write to get published.
They write for the love of writing.
Because if they were not writing,
they wouldn't know what to do."

About Joflower:

Greetings. I have been a member on this site for over ten years and used to write teen fiction while I was in high school. Now in my mid-twenties, done college and university, I am pursing my love of writing again in hopes of getting published some day. It was difficult to find my creative voice again after years of structured essay writing, but now I'm getting more ideas than I can keep up with.

Current projects:

Wild Child - (Young Adult - Fantasy/Romance) - ON HOLD
Maj lived alone on an island with her animal companions for as long as she could remember. Life was simple and innocent for her--until a crew of sailors washed ashore. All that changes as she becomes entangled with the lives of the men. Moreover, she finds herself strongly attracted to one of them. As Maj struggles to understand herself & her growing feelings for a certain captain, she comes to realize that there is something different about her. Why does she have no memory of her past? Why can she talk to animals but the men can't? Who are her parents and what happened to her family? And what does the God of Death want with her? But when Maj learns the truth will she sacrifice everything she knew--and the man she came to love? (tween/teen fiction)

I'm Not Your Maid! - (Manga - Humor/Romance)
How does a player get the girl? By stealing a kiss. Works every time. But the girl he wants is out of his league. The solution: blackmail her innocent co-worker.
A cosplay maid is about to get her cover blown by the hottest guy in school - unless she agrees to his demands.
Yuriko is a goal-focused student working at the new cosplay maid cafe in Toronto. With her sights set on Tokyo U next year, she has no time for distractions outside of her school work and her new job. Then Dash walks into the cafe - and her life.
Dash is the gorgeous, popular guy at school who can get any girl he wants - except for Elizabeth, Yuriko's co-worker. He is arrogant, over-confident, flirtatious, and knows how to get what he wants. He's not about to give up, even after Elizabeth turns him down.
It's like a game to him and he'll use Yuriko to get close to Elizabeth, but what happens when Yuriko falls under his spell like every other girl?

Monster - (Paranormal - Romance/Mystery)
"If you want to keep your life--stay away from me. I don't want to be responsible for your death."
If you had the power to kill, would you?
In Mikayla's world, it's an ability that she must conceal behind a disguise in order to protect them all--from herself.
She's a leather jacket wearing, motorcycle driving, flip you the finger, 17-year-old badass with a deadly secret.
She is a monster. And monsters are not worthy of kindness, friendship, family, or even love.
Then the Wright family welcomed her into their home, and Isaac stepped into her life.
Suddenly, her life, her self-control, her chaos--it was all spinning out of control.
Could you love a monster, even if it meant risking your life?

Coming in the future:

Awake my Heart - (Romance - Drama/Angst)
Because of You
- (Romance - Drama/Angst)
The DD - (Historical Fiction - Drama/Romance)
To Be Lily - (General Fiction - Drama/Sci-fi)
Renegade - (Paranormal - Action/Romance)

Trilogies in the works:

Life Burns - (Action - Romance/Drama)
Darkness Falls - (Paranormal - Drama/Romance)

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BLACK CHERRY by sakurazuki reviews
Haruki Shinjo came to Tokyo with one goal: to finish college and make her parents proud. Nevermind the fact that she's a frustrated rockstar while her own cousin happens to be in a band with three other (cute) guys. When she finally gets her shot at fame, Haruki is left to decide: Does she have what it takes to become a part of the next big thing?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,487 - Reviews: 1033 - Favs: 376 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 4/1 - Published: 10/22/2004
Believe by Seed of Doubt reviews
My name is Caspa. My Identification Number is 413007. I have no idea how I got here, where I came from, or even who my parents are. You are not allowed to know anything but what you are told. That's Rule No 1 of life in the dystopia of Astro City: Believe. -COMPLETE-
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 708 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/3/2012 - Published: 10/30/2011 - Complete
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I Am Not Your Maid! reviews
How does a player get the girl? By stealing a kiss. Works every time. But the girl he wants is out of his league. The solution: blackmail her innocent co-worker. A cosplay maid is about to get her cover blown by the hottest guy in school - unless she agrees to his demands. Dash will use Yuriko to get close to Elizabeth, but what happens when Yuriko falls under his spell too?
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 21,781 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 7/4/2012
Monster reviews
"The darkness in my heart was tainted by your purity." She was born to kill, but rejected it. Darkness followed her everywhere, but she wanted no part of it. She refused to become a monster, even if her destiny dictated it. Change comes with a price. Destinies will be questioned. And love comes with sacrifices.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 30,419 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 1/23
Farewell reviews
The words flew out of my fingertips in a minute, resulting in a short poem. Good byes can be painful.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4 - Complete
Wild Child reviews
Life was simple and innocent for Maj-until a crew of sailors washed ashore on her island. As Maj struggles to understand herself & her growing feelings for a certain captain, she comes to realize that there is something different about her. Who is she? And what does the God of Death want with her?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,831 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/19/2013 - Published: 3/2/2013
I Watched My Angel Go To Heaven reviews
Saying goodbye. I actually wrote this a year ago
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/26/2006 - Complete
Mists reviews
I love this poem! Short and pretty... yet mystical. "Silver light / Fails to fight / Through the mist / Of shadow's fist..."
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/1/2003 - Complete
I Wanted To Make You Proud reviews
All her life, she wanted to make her father proud of her. She tried as best as she could, but eventually gave up. To her, it seemed as though he didn't care. After an accident, only then does she discover the truth... *Partially true events*
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,140 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 6/7/2003 - Complete
Where's Daddy? reviews
A little Boy's questions to his mother. His Dad is off to war and he doesn't understand what's going on...
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/1/2003 - Complete
Bus Ride reviews
(I actually wrote this on the bus... lol) Inside, the bus is your protective shield. Outside, you cannot hide. Wherever there is beauty, there is pain. Just look out the window and see for yourself...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2003 - Complete
Invisible Tears reviews
I cannot cry. I have problems crying. I even memorized it... O o 'I try To cry But all That falls Are clear, Invisible tears'
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/4/2003 - Complete
If Only You Could, Maybe You Would reviews
He couldn't see, hear or feel or even know how to. He never cared. She gave him everything, only to be used and tossed away like she meant nothing to him...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2002 - Complete
Ugly reviews
Just how I feel sometimes. I'm not proud of how I felt while writing this, but it's true.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/20/2002 - Complete
The World Today reviews
Hate. Pain. Suffering. War. This is what's going on around the world today... but then, it always has been this way, hasn't it?
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 275 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/21/2002 - Complete
Abandoned Bandit reviews
*BASED ON A TRUE STORY!* A dog named Bandit was abandoned at the Humane Society...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2002 - Complete