a smile that explodes
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 05-12-03, id: 354599, Profile Updated: 01-07-15
Author has written 8 stories for Young Adult, and Romance.

Female, 27 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:

Come Back to Me: Fix him? Or let him go and see if he comes back to you?

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 story 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 intend to write a trilogy, so many of the character descriptions are in Stand By Me. Also, these stories are ten-ish years old and probably (definitely) need a good edit.

Story 1 - Stand By Me (formerly The Shadow): 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 admit it now). I would 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!

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Ricochet by Carmel March reviews
For Gemma, the hardest part about traveling across southern Africa looking for an infamous criminal wasn't the constant danger, the long days, or even working undercover. It was pretending not to have feelings for her partner, who was not only endearingly complicated and frustrating, but also her new pretend husband. [SEQUEL TO VERTIGO]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 97,144 - Reviews: 744 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 547 - Updated: 7/19 - Published: 8/9/2014
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: 31 - Words: 136,342 - Reviews: 1949 - Favs: 1,604 - Follows: 844 - Updated: 1/28 - Published: 10/24/2007 - Complete
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: 22 - Words: 100,378 - Reviews: 1405 - Favs: 799 - Follows: 926 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 3/28/2009
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. [FIN]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 173,148 - Reviews: 1398 - Favs: 727 - Follows: 732 - Updated: 8/9/2014 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Complete
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: 56 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 5/21/2011 - 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: 4058 - Favs: 3,360 - Follows: 1,453 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 6/18/2006 - 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: 6867 - Favs: 3,530 - Follows: 326 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Come Back to Me reviews
She's a serial monogamist. He's Mr. "One and Done." But he's so much more than that... so what should she do? Stick around, hoping to fix him? Or let him go and hope that he comes back to her?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 200,527 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 4/25/2014
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: 37 - 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: 168 - Follows: 153 - 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: 30 - 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: 76 - 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