Mak Hertz
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Joined 06-08-03, id: 358696, Profile Updated: 02-03-11
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Lately I have settled into worrying more with beta-reading for others. I really love editing things, and I find it as much fun as writing, if not more fun at times since it's a lot less frustrating. With that said, I have been focusing more on beta-reading and this has taken my time away from writing. As such, you can expect it'll be a while before I post anything new. However, if you want a beta, I'm probably up for it!

On to specifics about the stories I have written:

You Can't Forget the Past is the first story that I ever completed. I recently re-read it, and it was so unrealistic and horrible that I took it down. That and the revised version I had come up with got lost when my hard drive crashed, and that crushed my spirit to rewrite it.

Japan Changed This Man: DEAD STORY. My co-author disappeared, and I'm not sure I could write the other voices anymore. This was written when I was in high school, and honestly, the only reason it's still up is because I have to have some sort of written work in order to get into the beta reading system on this site. I've finally changed the description to reflect as such and removed the extraneous chapters.


I have 5.5 halfway written stories. I refuse to post them until I have completed them though ( look at JCTM if you don't understand why). None of them are fully fleshed out stories right now because, honestly, I've not completed a story since like 2004. I've included a bit of a summary for the ones I'm likely to finish based on what I know is going to happen at the moment (I say this because some of them are not necessarily planned out in their entirety). I've also learned recently that the biggest reason I don't finish stories is because once I figure out what is going to happen, I no longer want to write them. So I like to keep it kind of spontaneous and yet kind of structured at the same time in the hopes that I do finish one again some day.

Anna: Unknowingly born Princess Annalyn Altarius, abducted at the age of 8 months, sold on the slave market, and trying to find her place in the world in a very unconventional household, will Allianna succumb to the whims of others or succeed in making a life for herself? And what's with Cicario and his attitude problems? Will her parents find her before her uncle ascends to the throne or will Anna continue to wonder where she came from when all she can remember is that a woman named Jaelen cared for her? This is my first attempt at a non-first person POV. NaNoWriMo 2010. Temporarily shelved for another idea that I couldn't get out of my head set in the same made up world. ~50 done.

Ariana: The story that stole my attention from Anna. ~30 done (and almost entirely planned out now). Can't come up with a good summary yet.

Untitled: Set in a weird time period that I've not figured out yet (thus the reason it's never been completed, though everything else is pretty much done). Scarlett is married off to a much older man, Julius Smith, whom she hardly knows and definitely doesn't care for thanks to an arranged marriage set up by her parents. She's madly in love with her best friend, Nicolas, who is in a similar situation to herself, forcing him to marry Brooke. Many infidelities ensue, and they all hope not to be caught, but what happens when the maid finds out? And Scarlett thinks her baby may not be her husband's after all. But this is a time when infidelities of that nature could truly ruin a person. Is she brave enough to admit it or will she suffer in silence, married to a man she doesn't love?

Untitled: M/M. Jordan's family kicked him out when he told them he was gay, but now they want to reconcile. He goes through with the reconciliation thanks to his mother's begging, and things seem like they might go back to being normal. Jordan makes a big drunken mistake that could easily get him "kicked out" of the family again, and so he makes a life change that includes getting a new job. While on the job, he runs into a fiery red head, Brock. And that's all I've got for now without telling you the whole story.

~ Mak ~

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The Pirate's Legacy: New Identities by trustnme reviews
Em left everything behind to be with Roger. Fate has other plans. While Annalyn and the Draconians bleed Tarym dry, Em must choose between duty and love as she and Roger gather the Hawks and Politickans to overthrow Annalyn. What will she choose? Sequel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 106,807 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 12/28/2022 - Published: 4/18/2009 - Complete
The Pirate's Legacy: New Beginnings by trustnme reviews
A kidnapped princess finds herself on the Pirate King's ship and must help him find a mystical object in exchange for returning her home. In an adventure that constantly twists and turns, she learns that she isn't the only one with an identity to hide.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 88,175 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 12/28/2022 - Published: 7/30/2010 - 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: 1461 - Favs: 857 - Follows: 967 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 3/28/2009
Farro by Arreana reviews
PUBLISHED! She is the kidnapped prisoner of an assassinated priest. He is the assassin. They are thrown together, tortured slum girl and embittered Crown Prince, upon a perilous road to freedom. COMPLETE!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 121,390 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 1/22/2011 - Complete
The Coquette and the Thane by Anihyr Moonstar reviews
SLASH. Kedean's saddled with a deceptively simple task: deliver a bride-to-be to her fiancée across the sea. The complication? The "bride" is a nobleman, temporarily cursed with a woman's body, who's none too pleased with the arrangement—he does, however, take a quick liking to Kedean. *'12 SKOW Nominee*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 204,442 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 1/9/2011 - Complete
Skylight Castle by cu-kid reviews
Classifieds/ Apartments/ Unfurnished/ Skylight Castle Apartments:1&2BR Avail Now! Lovely hardwood floors, spacious living rooms, dishwasher, fireplace; onsite prkg/laundry, daemon exterminations, & resident poltergeist included.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 59,760 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 3/24/2011 - Published: 5/19/2010
Nicolais by Lady Loor reviews
A narcoleptic and a self-proclaimed villain, Nicolais has no idea how to take over the kingdom that his brutal father once coveted. Kidnapping the heiress to the throne seemed like a wise idea at the time...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/16/2010 - Published: 9/9/2010 - Complete
Degrees of Success by Crimsonoaks reviews
Plagued with chronic writer's block Kathrine struggles to complete a story to submit to a writing contest. Confronted with men, quirky friends, strange neighbors and frighteningly dirty dishes her chances of meeting the deadline are questionable.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,559 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/1/2010 - Published: 5/24/2009 - Complete
Queen Bitch by Crimsonoaks reviews
As a romantic comedy fanatic, I vowed to become THAT girl. My own love life may be a sham but what better place to play high school matchmaker than from the top? Hello, my name is Queen Bitch.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 74,181 - Reviews: 467 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 10/13/2009 - Published: 12/26/2008 - Complete
My Not so Mobbish Life by Ritnou reviews
The life of a shy 17 year old, book-reading, stage-crew addict, Greg Alex Chell loving teenage boy. Oh who happens to have been given to the mob at the age of six for payment...Yeah that's my life... MxM slash. kind of slice of strange life...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,958 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/11/2009 - Published: 1/10/2009
A Scam of a Love Sham by ValuedOpinion reviews
SLASH. Corbyn and Jesse hate eachother. When they learn of their parents' relationship, they fear becoming step-brothers. The two have to forget their differences long enough to work together in separating their parents. How? By pretending to be in love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,165 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 4/26/2009 - Published: 3/13/2009
The Violet and the Tom by Ocotillo reviews
*2011 SKOW nominee* Nygell, a Lord of the Northern Isles, is given the gift of a young Grecian slave by the King. Nygell wants no such responsibility. Slash.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 98,564 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 942 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 4/10/2009 - Published: 1/25/2009 - Complete
Stripping You and Your Love by Nereids reviews
Kimberly was a responsible 22-year-old woman. Her parents died two years ago and she has since then kick-started her life. But what happens when moving in with her little sister to where two young and handsome guys live is the only option? Can she keep her stripper job a secret from all three of them and move on with her life?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 271,161 - Reviews: 961 - Favs: 597 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 4/8/2008 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Complete
White Stag by Qui reviews
-slash, complete- A prince hunts, gets injured. A mage finds him and heals him. They fall in love. And that's where things get complicated.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,356 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 3/7/2008 - Published: 1/16/2008 - Complete
A Brave New World by princess max reviews
MxM, yaoi, slash, shounen ai - the works! Co-written with Esquirella. Travis (from Esq's Taking Back My Pride) is sent to Brisbane to escape Max's clutches. He's about to find someone that can heal his wounded soul. Will he let him?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 61,454 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 8/28/2006 - Published: 6/10/2005
Brett & Michael by princess max reviews
I was jaded and cynical. So was he. m/m
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 88,521 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/13/2005 - Published: 5/24/2005
I'm Here by Shades of Twilight reviews
[Slash] Just a story of boy/boy goodness. Oh, and there may be hippies, a psychotic granny, and a gender bending beauty queen. COMPLETE
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 42,977 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/13/2004 - Published: 7/1/2003
Japan Changed This Man reviews
Dead Story. Left on the site so I can act as a beta reader.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,129 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/14/2004 - Published: 10/18/2003