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Joined 12-10-04, id: 448565, Profile Updated: 09-28-12
Author has written 11 stories for Fantasy, Romance, and Humor.

I write romance. Thus, everything here will be about romance. A lot of it will be about publication if you are so inclined.

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Agent Query - Fantabulous database of literary agents.

Kristin Nelson's Blog- Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency. Read through her blog, keep updated on trends, know what it's like behind the scenes. Find other agent blogs & agent twitters. Agents and editors are fountains of information. The wordpress blog Let The Words Flow (with a bunch of kick-butt FP authors who are getting published)

BookEnds Literary Agency Blog - Similar to Kristin Nelson. It's just a good idea to keep updated on the industry.

RWA - Romance Writers of America. Yes, it costs money to be a member. Yes, you have to pay to enter their contests. No, you can't enter all contests if you're not an RWA member, but some are open to non-RWA members and the cost tends to be 5-10 dollars more. But if you're really, really serious and you think you're ready to make the next step past fictionpress, start checking them out. Also, if you want to self-critique or be a better reviewer, check out the contest sample scoresheets, and use one of those to judge any writing you read.

Miss Snark - Read her. Live her. Love her. Read all about the ins, outs, and backwards of getting your work in front of an agent, and then to an editor, and then in a bookstore. Need help with a query letter? She's the queen of samples. Also: QueryShark.

Playing With Words! - It's fun!


I am no longer posting my work up here. I have been plaigarised several times, and I do hope to publish YA someday! I will update here if I ever publish my YA. :)

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Hiring a Hooligan by Deena reviews
Determined to put the fear of God into the racist homophobe who messed up her best friend, mild-mannered Jane Hazelton resorts to hiring a thug to do the job. Trouble is, said thug isn’t interested in money, he’s interested in her. **COMPLETED**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 110,036 - Reviews: 2291 - Favs: 3,206 - Follows: 704 - Updated: 8/23/2013 - Published: 9/3/2005 - Complete
Out of Order by Your Sedative reviews
Torrie Cane stumbles upon Project, an underground nightclub. After meeting Slait, the owner of the club, she gets offered a job there. Of course, once she's in with him... she can't get out. She learns this the hard way. [R/R]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 49,456 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 11/25/2012 - Published: 3/26/2005
All Along by KNE reviews
Neely Donovan isn’t interested in the whole popularity ordeal considering that her twin brother was one of the hottest guys that attended their school. But falling for the most popular guyand her bro's best friend was the last thing on her mind.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 211,055 - Reviews: 4779 - Favs: 3,565 - Follows: 1,727 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 8/20/2004
Swish by lovelyhead reviews
He was her rival, on and off the court. He can get any girl he wants, and she doesn’t know how to lose. In a battle of basketball and the heart, Taylor Hampton won’t let James Stirling win. Dallington High School never saw this coming. REMOVED.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,503 - Reviews: 3427 - Favs: 2,754 - Follows: 1,618 - Updated: 6/17/2010 - Published: 7/23/2005 - Complete
Thirty Days by Em Wolf reviews
Layla Cherezli, beautiful heiress to billions has thirty days before she is thrown into a marriage with a callous, redheaded Adonis. But will her crude hostility and temper be enough to drive away a man determined to break and make her his own? REMOVED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 1182 - Favs: 982 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 6/5/2009 - Published: 12/9/2005 - Complete
Koibito no Ryu by paws-bells reviews
COMPLETE Sarea had led a fairly normal life until that arrogant, pompous snake chose to drop in on her. Literally. Then she learns that she is his lifemate and that dragons actually exist. No, they really do. And he just happens to be their crown prince.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 138,724 - Reviews: 1539 - Favs: 2,699 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 11/11/2006 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Complete
He Punks Me Not by Slideshow reviews
I'll chase and stalk him until he is mine. I'm pretty determined. Unfortunately his best friend thinks my existence is pointless and I'm unworthy. And, well, he's pretty damn determined too. / Left up just for comparison with my writing then and now.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 165,111 - Reviews: 4184 - Favs: 2,454 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 6/1/2006 - Published: 10/9/2003 - Complete
Hilton Academy by Harmonized reviews
Bright, stubborn & independent Jesse hates her peers at Hilton. Titled, chilled & handsome William fits in just fine. Can he convince her that not everyone hailing from wealth is shallow? Can he convince everyone else that class doesn’t matter?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 38 - Words: 196,933 - Reviews: 1898 - Favs: 860 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 9/2/2004
The Spider's Web by Mistress of Matches reviews
Sydney, a girl with a history of family problems and an attitude to match, finds herself as the object of a dangerous boy’s obsession when she is held hostage in a virtual reality game. [ Chapter 18 up! ] R/R please!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 75,399 - Reviews: 785 - Favs: 450 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 6/22/2005 - Published: 4/4/2003
Department Daze by Summner reviews
A comical look at the daily routine in a completely dysfunctional department. Police Humor.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 32,081 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/30/2004 - Published: 1/8/2004
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Life Is Beautiful reviews
-fin- The mostly lighthearted story of Rafael Montgomery, who has been accidentally enrolled into a girl's boarding school.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 2131 - Favs: 975 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Complete
You Don't Say reviews
Allison Burg has made a deal with her father to attend a writers' camp in order to gain financial support for her modeling career. She expected excessive geekery and boredom, not an arrogant but just a tad attractive partner and a weird magical power.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/13/2009 - Published: 9/21/2007
The Wishing Lamp reviews
-one shot- Who thought that he would get locked in a storage room with the school’s Prima Donna? Andrew certainly didn’t. But then again, who the hell knew that Eros was in the closet? Andrew certainly does. Now, that is.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Published: 4/25/2008 - Complete
Luckless, Anonymous reviews
Danielle Montgomery is nearly the big Three Oh and heartily sick of her love life [or rather lack thereof], which doesn’t look like it’ll be changing soon. So on an impulse [and a bit of alcohol] she decides to do several… impetuous things. [Big mistake.]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 55 - Published: 1/26/2007
The Lucky Penny reviews
[oneshot] You can go back in time to change one embarrassing moment. Would you? Could you? Or, most important… should you?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
Destiny reviews
[oneshot] He died. But it was a mistake. However, because he escaped death four times before due to the fact that the younger angels are…well… clumsy, the head angel decided to put his fate into more capable hands.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
The Decision reviews
[oneshot] He was my best friend, my one love, my soulmate. But he was also my worst betrayer. Watching him kiss her wasn’t as hard as this decision: do I give him another chance?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 20 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
Leo reviews
[oneshot] She smiled at me knowingly. “It’s when two people stare at each other in a public place, and all they can see is each other…”
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
War of No Shades reviews
A war where the only sides are dark and light; good and evil. No person can escape it as the five thousandth year approaches and the war is on the horizon of time. Three artifacts will decide the fate of the people, and one girl. Needs to be overhauled.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/3/2005 - Published: 12/13/2004
You've Got Mail reviews
[on hold] She got invited to stay over at her (rather nasty) cousin's house for three weeks. She expected to have fun - not to turn a whole school upside down.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/2/2005 - Published: 2/1/2005
Halves reviews
Cliché, cheesy vampire romance from high school: you've been warned. A witch goes undercover into her enemy's house to find her ward. Even the best plans go awry, however, because broken people don't expect to find love.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/20/2004 - Published: 12/14/2004 - Complete
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