Desert Illusion
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Joined 08-16-04, id: 431120
Author has written 3 stories for Family, Love, and Life.

Well, there isn't really that much to me. I'm 21 years old, and currently working on getting my Bachelors in Biology, after which I'll be doing a Masters in Human Physiology.

I love to read, especially classic novels by the Brontё sisters, and some others such as Anne of Green Gables (which is my all time favorite). There are many more books that I adore, but I'm afraid they are too numerous for me to mention. I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series (and just like everyone else, am desperately awaiting the release of the final installment, The Deathly Hallows). Below are a few of my favorite moments from the Harry Potter series:

' Lee Jordan was finding it difficult not to take sides.
"So - after that obvious and disgusting bit of cheating - "
"Jordan!" growled Professor McGonagall. "I mean, after that open and revolting foul - "
"Jordan, I'm warning you - "
"All right, all right. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I'm sure, so, a penalty to Gryffindor..." '
~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

' "Your aunt and uncle will be proud, though, won't they?" said Hermione as they got off the train and joined the crowd thronging toward the enchanted barrier. "When they hear what you did this year?"
"Proud?" said Harry. "Are you crazy? All those times I could've died, and I didn't manage it? They'll be furious..." '
~ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

' "It's a letter from my godfather," said Harry cheerfully.
"Godfather?" sputtered Uncle Vernon. "You haven't got a godfather!"
"Yes, I have," said Harry brightly. "He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though...keep up with my news...check if I'm happy..."
And, grinning broadly at the look of horror on Uncle Vernon's face, Harry set off toward the station exit, Hegwid rattling along in front of him, for what looked like a much better summer than the last. '
~ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

' "I shudder to think what the state of my in-tray would be if I was away from work for five days," said Percy sanctimoniously.
"Yeah, someone might slip dragon dung in it again, eh, Perce?" said Fred.
"That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway!" said Percy going very red in the face. "It was nothing personal!"
"It was," Fred whispered to Harry as they got up from the table. "We sent it."

"What are you two up to?" said Mrs. Weasley sharply, her eyes on the twins.
"Homework," said Fred vaguely.
"Don't be ridiculous, you're still on holiday," said Mrs. Weasley.
"Yeah, we've left it a bit late," said George.
"You're not by any chance writing a new order form, are you?" said Mrs. Weasley shrewdly. "You wouldn't be thinking of restarting Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, by any chance?"
"Now, mum," said Fred, looking up at her, a pained look on his face. "If the Hogwarts Express crashed tomorrow, and George and I died, how would you feel to know that the last thing we ever heard from you was an unfounded accusation?"

"But I think Durmstrang must be somewhere in the far north," said Hermione thoughtfully. "Somewhere very cold, because they've got fur caps as part of their uniform."
"Ah, think of the possibilities," said Ron dreamily. "It would have been so easy to push Malfoy off a glacier and make it look like an accident... shame his mother likes him..." '
~ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

' "Who's Kreacher?" asked Harry.
"The house-elf who lives here," said Ron. "Nutter. Never met one like him."
Hermione frowned at Ron.
"He's not a nutter, Ron - "
"His life's ambition is to have his head cut off and stuck up on a plaque just like his mother," said Ron irritably. "Is that normal, Hermione?" '

~ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Anyways, below, I have a few things that I wrote a while back. You may leave a comment if you wish :)


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So Much to Learn by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
Complete After a rather hideous break up with her boyfriend due to her inability to 'put out', Talia bullies her brother's best friend into teaching her the complexities of a 'full' relationship. Turns out uni courses have nothing on life lessons! **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 10,024 - Reviews: 2996 - Favs: 3,694 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Complete
Sea Shells and the Forget Me Nots by D.M. Ralte reviews
The teen rebel with a catch, Chelsea lives the uncharmed life. A stranger within her own family, estranged from her former best friend, (Mr. Off-To-Change-The-World), she finds the strangest solace in a crippled young man with the strangest ideals...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 147,691 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 5/11/2013 - Published: 3/3/2006
The Deadly Flower by Carmel March reviews
She's a strong, independent P.I. just trying to get through each day. Unbeknownst to her, she's dangerous to vampires. She gets sucked into their world when all vampires make a choice: kill her or turn her. Except for one. He wants to save her. [COMPLETE]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 167,828 - Reviews: 2300 - Favs: 1,230 - Follows: 1,053 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 2/27/2007 - Complete
The Broken Road by MandyHubbard reviews
I am the published author of PRADA & PREJUDICE, a novel for teens now in stores nationwide! **** 1803: Lillian Paine disguises herself as a servant in order to escape her guardian. Logan, Earl of Harskbury has plans for her that only include seduction.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 86,720 - Reviews: 714 - Favs: 1,254 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 2/24/2012 - Published: 2/19/2005 - Complete
In the Eye of the Tiger by Ameliebabie reviews
Leah Townsend is on the run.And in serious danger.Desperate,she finds herself in the hands of a spy who is as dangerous as they come.Has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?R&R!Thanx PLS READ MY UPDATE ON CHAP 30 IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS STORY.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 65,895 - Reviews: 2057 - Favs: 1,109 - Follows: 269 - Updated: 12/8/2009 - Published: 3/5/2003
Still Waters by Myrika reviews
Spin-off to TSWAQ. Nicky Blake has been head over heels for Grant Darlington since she moved to River Valley. Q's meddling gets her the man of her dreams, but she's about to learn that 'Happily Ever After' isn't quite so simple. //DISCONTINUED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 11,179 - Reviews: 1941 - Favs: 452 - Follows: 430 - Updated: 5/24/2009 - Published: 12/11/2008
Abide With Me by Myrika reviews
Sheltered by her family's wealth, Mia McKinley was happy. But when she discovers her grandmother might still be alive, her cocooned life is shattered. Now, with the help of two boys, she must find out what she really wants. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 4,318 - Reviews: 2343 - Favs: 416 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 3/8/2009 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Want, Take, Have by SouledChampion reviews
ON HIATUS WILL BE COMPLETED. David Weston: the arrogant playboy. Samantha Spade: the quiet, sarcastic one. They get along like fire and ice. But the person Sam detests most is the best man to show her what it feels like to love and be loved
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 175,375 - Reviews: 2006 - Favs: 1,854 - Follows: 895 - Updated: 2/6/2009 - Published: 8/8/2005
Lust, Hate, and Something Inexplicably Wonderful by Alasse reviews
Kendra Cumming thought that she hated David Neilsen. In fact, she was sure of it. But could it be possible that something more than hate and lust could develop between these two? And is hate or lust closer to love?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 115,147 - Reviews: 444 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 10/24/2005
Protector II by aiur reviews
He's supposed to forget what he loves. She thinks him dead and is trying to move on. He doesn't really forget ... and she doesn't exactly move on... REMOVED.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 1141 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/30/2007 - Published: 2/14/2004 - Complete
Everybody Hates Logan by Myrika reviews
Spin-off of Against All Odds. Logan Henderson has it all: looks, money, and brains. Or so that's what people think. His life's going down the drain, and he doesn't know how to stop it. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 3,828 - Reviews: 3320 - Favs: 1,299 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 4/19/2006 - Published: 10/18/2005 - Complete
Resisting Him by Master of the Chimps reviews
Mac is forced to tutor Heath who is one of the hottest guys at school She is possible the ONLY girl that doesnt like Heath and to him, thats NOT a good thing. So Heath decides to try and use all his charm.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 47,868 - Reviews: 1501 - Favs: 769 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 3/2/2006 - Published: 1/2/2005 - Complete
A Life of Deceit by Little Precious reviews
It was simple. Her mission was to kidnap James. His was, obviously, to escape unharmed – not to fall for her! Nothing is ever black and white. So, what secrets are they hiding from each other?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 81,692 - Reviews: 490 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/14/2006 - Published: 7/30/2004
Killing the Cliche' by jadedmuse reviews
Amy gets kidnapped by an easily annoyed stranger. Her teasing nature is driving him over the brink, but he might just learn something from her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 50,067 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 1/23/2006 - Published: 10/6/2004
On the Pharaoh's Camel by cOOkiMoNsteR626 reviews
Ellianne has always been too spirited for the confines of Rome so she runs to Egypt, a land of civil unrest and a missing prince. There, she finds everything she's hoped for until she gets tangled up with a mysterious shepherd, who turns out to be...?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 62,611 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/22/2006 - Published: 4/22/2005
Ages of darkness by Jarrad Silvermoon reviews
Ages of darkness, ages of woe...
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/20/2005
Things So Hidden by Azure Volant reviews
COMPLETED...Ayla, the new girl, is sarcastic and sharp-tongued. A verbal battle in class with the popular and equally sarcastic Christian leads to friendship, love and, ultimately, something that she never wanted to happen again...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 66,142 - Reviews: 1147 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 12/2/2005 - Published: 9/23/2003
AGAINST ALL ODDS by Heidi Mackenzie reviews
Mid 1400s. Chá (pronounced Shay) is a mistreated servant girl. Jakob is the son of a king. Their lives have never crossed paths, but when they do, they fall hopelessly in love. FINISHED! Please R&R!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 60,974 - Reviews: 490 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/11/2005 - Published: 7/19/2003
Breaking Without Sound by Jarrad Silvermoon reviews
With a fresh new start at University, Zak begins to experience a life he's never lived before...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,399 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/21/2005 - Published: 11/22/2004
Seeing Through Tears by Behind-these-eyes reviews
Anna develops a fear for romantic relationships due to her father’s constant abuse. So what happens when she unintentionally attracts the attention of a mysterious bad boy? *On Hold for editing.*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 106,103 - Reviews: 2294 - Favs: 1,756 - Follows: 807 - Updated: 10/2/2005 - Published: 12/23/2004
Trials of the Innocent by Sorcha Jade reviews
A young agent loses a partner and another is sent to fill his place. Will she be able to cope with the change? Especially with her horrendous past looming so closely over her? Will she ever find anyone to crack her icy façade? Chapter 30 up
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 76,801 - Reviews: 276 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/18/2005 - Published: 12/31/2003
Outtakes from Thorn of the Kingdom by poohba reviews
A series of "deleted scenes" from a novel about a merchant's daughter named Abby who has been in love with the crown prince since her parents died and her aunt took her to live at the palace.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,981 - Reviews: 1168 - Favs: 290 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/14/2005 - Published: 2/12/2003
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
Connection by Cherie Dee reviews
Young executive Lila Alvarez tried to forget that one night she shared with her boss six months ago. But her employer thinks they owe it to themselves to find out just how well they work together outside the office...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 62,362 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 221 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/27/2005 - Published: 6/23/2004
Liv and Damien by ski1118 reviews
What happens when the only person you suddenly want is the one you've been arguing with since you were six? One school play turns both their worlds upside down and changes everything they thought they knew/felt about each other. Written from both POV's.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 167,903 - Reviews: 1028 - Favs: 781 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 4/23/2005 - Published: 3/15/2003
A Rose Lost in Thorns by cOOkiMoNsteR626 reviews
Lost in the world of humans, the elf princess settled in when a human soldier took her in. But when the elves' quests brings them back to their princess, will she be able to go back home, or will she choose to stay where her kind doesn't belong?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 69,316 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/22/2005 - Published: 11/16/2003
In The Dark With You by moxie-original reviews
Story Now Complete 1835. Running away from a forced marriage, Elizabeth Stanton is rescued by the reclusive owner of the old, dark house on the cliff. Legend says he's a vampire. Truth or idle gossip? She's about to find out.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 191,645 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 240 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 2/19/2005 - Published: 1/2/2005
illusion by she's not breathing reviews
touch the stars for me 'cause they're too far away. REMOVED.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/28/2005
Hello Kitty by Endless Dark reviews
After a drunken night, Lira wakes up next to Jude, a childhood nemesis. It gets worse when they find that they’re married. But when an opportunity too good to pass up presents itself, what will happen when they stay married?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 85,456 - Reviews: 3162 - Favs: 3,810 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 11/10/2004 - Published: 5/10/2004 - Complete
The Chronicles of an Executioner by Areya Branxton-Chase reviews
Meet Aidan the gorgeous 18 year old who walks the streets with a deadly secret and she'll kill you faster than it would take to draw your next breath to keep it. She is best female assassin the world has seen but her next target may be what kills her.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,795 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/20/2004 - Published: 6/29/2004
Hold Me Tight: Final Journey by Malise Diabolus reviews
This is the sequel for my other story 'Hold Me Tight'. A King, A Queen, Princes, scandalous behavior...Read and Enjoy. Rated for language, sex and violence. Complete
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 34,028 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/4/2004 - Published: 3/26/2004 - Complete
Splintered Tears by Grunge Muffin reviews
Ben's life is perfect. He's in the band and he finally got the girl. Then it all started to fall apart. Liam's doing drugs, Jared's seriously injured and Ben's given all this responsability. He's pushing away the one person who can help him - Hailey
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 180,422 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/15/2004 - Published: 7/22/2003
Isolde's Seven by Eagle Seance reviews
Kind of an autobiographical reflection I guess...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/14/2004 - Complete
Snowdance by tacksshelter reviews
Nominated for Best Romance/Drama for 2004! Thank You! http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=32074 Here's where you can buy the book! Buy lots of them please! Thanks again.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 126,938 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/29/2004 - Published: 4/18/2004
Protector by aiur reviews
He was supposed to be her Guardian. He promised to protect her forever. But what happens when they are pulled apart? Do his feelings run deeper than he will admit? And who will protect her now? REMOVED.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 360 - Reviews: 1392 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/14/2004 - Published: 11/5/2003 - Complete
Zulu Doesn't Have Anything On Me by Alexiana reviews
COMPLETE She angered the wrong person and now she's doing the impossible, working on a sub. Now, she has to take a guys help, whose mere presence makes her nervous, whether she wants it or not if shes to survive. Question is, what does he want in return?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 35,300 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/27/2003 - Published: 3/25/2003 - Complete
Once and Future Queen by cOOkiMoNsteR626 reviews
1550 BC; a young princess is sent to marry the king of Knossos, Crete. It was the duty as a princess to wed and bear children. What she didn't expect was to fall completely in love with the king. Tho their fates were sealed, can love conquer all? COMPLETE
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,862 - Reviews: 447 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/9/2003 - Published: 5/26/2003
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Trapped reviews
This is something that I wrote while feeling "trapped". I just wanted to divert my attention from everything that's happeneing right now.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/6/2005
Why? reviews
Just my thoughts and feelings about someone who is...let's just say really close to me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2004
My Mother reviews
Just a short poem that I wrote for Mother's Day
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/16/2004