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Joined 05-12-03, id: 354599, Profile Updated: 03-01-14
Author has written 7 stories for Young Adult, and Romance.

UPDATE: 12/25/13

I'm still working on new material.

I also deleted a bunch of stories. Everything I've written in the last five or so years has remained... everything else is gone. All of the deleted stories were written before I graduated from high school... and it's like reading my high school journal. Those stories were cringe-worthy, melodramatic, had poor plot development, relied too much on dialogue... name something that's bad writing and it was probably in those eight or so stories. Some of them I flat out deleted. But most of them I saved... because it IS like my old journal from high school. And I like the bare bones of the plot... there's a tiny chance I could use it for another story but that gives me a headache just thinking about it. I did leave Ryan up, which I wrote ten years ago, because I still love that story. It still needs work... but it's not as cringe-worthy as the rest.

I'm still working on new material and I'm close to publishing it. But every time I almost publish it, I go back and re-write it. I'm probably just being (honestly) an anal perfectionist. Plus I can't think of a good title :( I'm also working on about three stories right now... just as I think I'm ready to publish the one I've been working on for a long time, I work on another. It's a weird combination of perfectionism and ADD haha.

-a smile that explodes


Female, 26 years old, born and raised in California. I've always loved writing since I was a child... I joined this site when I was fourteen. Twelve years later, I deleted a bunch of my original stories, haha. Here are summaries for each of my stories, newest to oldest:

Say It Right: It all comes down to picking between the man you can't resist or the man who was there all along.

When Finally Set Free: This one is for everyone who has struggled with dating during college. Frat boys don't help make the dating scene easier.

Out of My Hands: Life is about choices... sometimes we make good choices and sometimes we make bad ones. Throw in a bridezilla sister when your personal life is already in turmoil and you're bound to get an angsty tale. (This story is semi-autobiographical... and I may have poured a little too much of my personal bitterness into it, which might make it a bitter pill to swallow. You've been warned.)

I wrote a trilogy, which unfortunately doesn't have a cute nickname. If you read these stories, you should probably read them in chronological order. I didn't set out intending to write a trilogy so many of the character descriptions are in the first story.

Story 1 - Stand By Me: A story of best friends needing each other... and maybe a hot twin brother too.

Story 2 - Nice Guys Always Finish: I loved the character of Erik so much that I wrote my own story for him. A lot of my readers reacted badly to the Erik's love interest and I reacted badly to criticism of her (I'll admit it now) so... maybe she's a bitter pill to swallow too. I'll probably re-write her all together, to be honest.

Story 3 - The Search For Something More: Izzy is the wild child I wish I was.

The only older story that I still mostly enjoy is Ryan because I channeled my very real grief over losing a close family friend into that story. I sometimes consider re-writing it (no plot changes, just... better writing, ha).

Please leave me a review!

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Vertigo by Carmel March reviews
Life was complicated enough. Her job required a clearance, several passports, and lying to her boyfriend. When she gets mixed up with the CIA's fifth most-wanted, she has to go undercover with her partner as his fiancée. It doesn't help that he's overprotective, that they have to sleep in the same bed, or that he manages to get into that little compartment behind her heart.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 155,108 - Reviews: 1157 - Favs: 451 - Follows: 673 - Updated: 3/18 - Published: 9/8/2012
More Than Anyone by templeton21 reviews
For some reason, the instant Ben and Olivia meet, they hate one another. Every time they're in the same room, all they seem to do is fight and trade insults. But according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, hot hate is twin brother to hot love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 96,196 - Reviews: 1331 - Favs: 715 - Follows: 845 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 3/28/2009
Loving You is Complicated by SDA89 reviews
They say guys and girls can never be just friends. Well Sam, Ari and Abby have been best friends for years. Are they the exception to the rule or is someone not being completely honest? Hmm... lets try...all of them.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 185,868 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Complete
Opposite Ends of The Spectrum by She Had Somewhere To Go reviews
. "Hatred comes from the heart, contempt from the head, and neither feeling is quite within our control." Bullshit, she thinks. Then she meets Matthew Valentine.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 136,011 - Reviews: 1920 - Favs: 1,459 - Follows: 794 - Updated: 10/9/2011 - Published: 10/24/2007 - Complete
The Champagne Gang by punkturnedwriter reviews
..."Does that kiss have anything to do with why we're on a train to New York in the middle of the night?"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 197,541 - Reviews: 4044 - Favs: 3,255 - Follows: 1,427 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Complete
Brier Wood by cu-kid reviews
Davi Marshall left Brier Wood ten years ago with the intention of never returning. Now, she is forced to face her past, the demons that wait for her to confront them, and the man who is nothing like the boy she once knew.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 114,145 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 1,362 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 4/17/2009 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
Not for Me by tickledblue reviews
FINISHED! I'm the loner with no backbone. He's the school's favourite god. He's at the top of the pyramid, while I'm not even part of the pyramid. Somebody tell me how this is going to work out.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 159,158 - Reviews: 4792 - Favs: 2,869 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 9/7/2007 - Published: 6/22/2004 - Complete
Against All Odds by Myrika reviews
Raleigh Chase thinks guys are dogs. Her older brother's best friend Ryan Henderson claims that he can make any girl, including Raleigh, fall for him. Their bet's on for four months. Can they prove each other wrong? //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 4,929 - Reviews: 6862 - Favs: 3,527 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Complete
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Say It Right reviews
Olivia loved Jamie for seven years. Then everything changes all in one night. She meets someone new, someone she can't stay away from... but when it comes down to it, who will she choose? The man she can't resist or the man who was there all along?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 171,305 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 3/3/2010
When Finally Set Free reviews
After her boyfriend of three years dumps her, Emily has to try -gulp- dating in college. Frat boys, dorm rooms, and roommate drama ensues.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 155,735 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 11/25/2008
Out of My Hands reviews
After a night she'd love to forget, Ashley is trying to find even footing once again. Dealing with her bridezilla sister isn't helping either...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 49 - Words: 126,297 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/13/2008 - Published: 1/17/2007
Nice Guys Always Finish reviews
Erik has spent his life being walked all over. He's finally prompted with a chance to show some backbone and be a man... will he take the chance? -Story 2-
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 41 - Words: 101,266 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/18/2007 - Published: 11/22/2005
Stand By Me reviews
Ana's best friend Isabella is a handful. But when things suddenly change, Ana realizes she needs her the most. -Story 1-
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 89,004 - Reviews: 680 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 9/30/2005
The Search For Something More reviews
Isabella Walters has had a lot handed to her in life... a loving family, a great best friend, a beautiful home, a nice car, shopping trips whenever she feels like it... but what she really longs for money can't buy. -Story 3-
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 65 - Words: 158,281 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/14/2007 - Published: 5/8/2006
Ryan reviews
Lexie Roberts has nursed a crush on gorgeous Ryan Cromwell, the captain of the soccer team, for years. And it looks like maybe the feeling is mutual...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,494 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/10/2004