Sam Mariano
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Joined 06-08-05, id: 480314, Profile Updated: 03-10-14
Author has written 6 stories for Romance, and Love.

I joined tumblr! Gulp. http://randomlysam.tumblr.com/

As of Nov. 4th, 2013 Because of You is now available as an e-book on Amazon! If you want a copy to keep forever, you may want to pop over and check it out! :)


Here is the link: Because of You

As of 12/4/2012, Because of You is available for purchase in print!!

Here is the link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/sam-mariano/because-of-you/paperback/product-20553008.html


Also, feel free to like my newly created author page on Facebook, sam.mariano.author :)


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Because of You cover/banner/whatever: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/writergirl_ny/Characters/BecauseofYou.jpg

*New Note*

Oct. 26, 2011: Hello all! Just jotting a note to let you know I am alive. I apologize for being a slacker in the update department--been busy with school and work, as usual, but I've added a couple of uncharacteristic extracurriculars this time; I recently got engaged (I know, what? Surprised me too) and very newly pregnant! So, that's been happening. Crazy season. ;) I am going to try to carve out some time to write very soon (could be doing it right now while the BF is playing Batman... but I'm writing this note, and it's also 1:40 am, and the little appleseed in my womb makes me tired like you wouldn't believe. At any rate, just letting you know I'm still here, I still get--and read, and appreciate-- your reviews everyday, and I thank you for your continued interest. :)

DUE TO THE WAVE IN PLAGIARISM ON THIS SITE LATELY: I am warning anyone who even THINKS momentarily about stealing my work, I will bring a lawsuit on your ass so fast your head will spin. Every work on this site is original and COPYRIGHTED. Don't be lazy, use your own ideas. We writers work long and hard to bring ours to fruition.

1-15-09 Special Note: If you read my stories, you will probably notice that in most--if not all--of my stories at least one of the main characters is an avid reader. I am aware of this, and it is intentional; in 2002 a mere 46.7 of the U.S. adult population read literature. The way things are going, reading as a leisure activity could completely disappear in half a century. I am not okay with this. I promote literacy--if you have children, read to them. If you know children and have the opportunity, read to them.

:) And that's all for today's PSA.

I am completely aware that my story summaries kind of suck, but I find it extremely challenging to sum up a whole story in a few letters more than a text message. Also, I do not write simple stereotypical stories. They're okay, but they're really not my style-- I like "real people" characters, so... (However, my oldest stories --Brothers and Best Friends and the early chapters of The Promotion-- are going to be less realistic, because they are the first things I've ever written outside of fanfiction and I didn't have the firm grasp of the personal writing style I have since developed.)

Love Triangle Warning: Occasionally, I like love triangles. As a result, they worked their way into a couple of my stories. In case you hate them--I've learned some people do--here's a warning. The Promotion and Unwanted both contain at least some small level of love triangularity. :) In Unwanted, I think it's a lot more fun, whereas The Promotion is--judging by responses--more frustrating. So if you hate love triangles, be prepared. :) Likewise, if you like them and find the friendly competition fun... that's where you're gonna want to look. Beautiful Mistakes... I guess you could actually say there's a little bit of love triangle-behavior there, too. Love triangles are part of life. At least they're more fun to read about than to experience first hand. :)

Because of You is nothing like Romeo & Juliet (and although I may be slightly biased, I think it's the best story I have on here, so if you don't mind drama, I HIGHLY recommend that story); Unwanted is not a sob story about a misunderstood youth and pampered princess, The Promotion is not going to be your typical employee-boss Two Weeks Notice kind of situation, and Beautiful Mistakes is nothing like The Nanny or The Nanny Diaries or any other nanny-oriented story I've ever read or watched--prepare to be surprised.

It's just that I have to sum up the hundreds of thousands of words that I'm going to be writing in less than 255 letters, and I'm not good at it. I vote to abolish the 255 letter count and at least give us 300. Come on now.


"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you've got something to say." -F. Scott Fitzgerald


All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
-Shakespeare

"My good opinion once lost, is lost forever." -Mr. Darcy (If I have to explain who this is, smack yourself for me. Please and thank you.)

I believe that stories have this power--they enter us, transport us, they change things inside us, so invisibly, so minutely, that sometimes, we're not even aware that we come out of a great book as a different person from the person we were when we began reading it. - Julia Alvarez

LOGAN: Either we can take a tough but survivable amount of pain now, or stay together and deal with unbearable pain later. So I vote for the pain now.

“'I love you, fair maiden,'” said the prince. 'Will you marry me?'

’I love you, too,’ said the maiden, ‘and I will marry you—but not until after I finish law school.’"

“Is that what it really says?”

“That’s what it should say.”

-- Jersey Girl

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You Say Stay by Penny Lane3 reviews
He hadn't spoken to her in years. Then one day, they were both late... This is the story of the Misfit and his Princess.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 40,430 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 5/26/2013 - Published: 4/6/2003
Resistance by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. She began watching him from her window, all because he licked her one night. After desperately trying to think of ways to talk to him again and hopefully get another lick , she learns that he isn't exactly what you'd call... 'normal'.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 6,384 - Reviews: 2421 - Favs: 946 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 2/9/2011 - Published: 7/27/2004 - Complete
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing by Vaudeville reviews
He's a millionaire playboy. She's a girl who's just trying to get by. They were best friends growing up but five years can really change a person.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 92,452 - Reviews: 944 - Favs: 1,092 - Follows: 457 - Updated: 1/11/2010 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Complete
Losing it All by unlikely.story reviews
She thinks she lost her cell phone, everyone else thinks she lost her virginity, and the guy thought to be responsible for her 'deflowering' has no problem adding fuel to the fire.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,987 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 6/7/2008
She Will Be Loved by this is the life reviews
ONEshot. - We were, as most people would call these days, friends with benefits. "So yeah, I guess this is it." I whispered at his sleeping form. I removed his arms from me and I felt the absence I would feel for the rest of my life. "Goodbye."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,322 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 529 - Follows: 45 - Published: 11/17/2008 - Complete
Over You by verita reviews
Charlie thought she found The One. So when he dumps her out of the blue for his ex, she does the only thing that makes sense: she gets even. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 45,687 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 908 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 1/13/2008 - Published: 9/27/2007 - Complete
Predation by Cerulean Sage reviews
This is a story that takes you into the mind of a serial killer. It contains kidnapping, abuse, rape, murder, and sex scenes. This is not for the faint of heart. Reader be warned, this is not a pleasant story.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,035 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/5/2004
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The Promotion reviews
Jenna has a crappy boyfriend and a crappy job, but when she gets a promotion at work, the promotion has her spending a lot more time with her boss than she deems wise...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 248,041 - Reviews: 790 - Favs: 434 - Follows: 546 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 6/20/2005
Because Of You reviews
After a tragedy that shatters both their families, Nicole Harmon and Derek Noble are raised to despise each other. They finally meet for the first time in high school, and Nicole wants to make peace, but Derek is determined to make her life a living hell.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 120,108 - Reviews: 765 - Favs: 930 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 11/5/2013 - Published: 9/1/2007 - Complete
Beautiful Mistakes reviews
Julie the straight A student may know what she's doing in college, but when it comes to her love life she can't seem to get it right. Why would she move in with her ex? When she accidentally lands a nanny job, it seems things are looking up- but are they?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 190,033 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 12/3/2010 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Complete
Of Ghosts reviews
One-shot Poem. "I never was afraid of ghosts in the days of my youth, would probably be fearless still if not for meeting you..." Spontaneously written during a particularly poetic women's lit class...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Complete
Unwanted reviews
Raised in a nice Bostonian neighborhood, the only kind of "baggage" Melissa's accustomed to is from Prada, Coach or maybe Gucci. When a sexy new neighbor moves in, Melissa's comfortable little world --and everyone in it-- is in for a very rude awakening..
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 190,058 - Reviews: 338 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 9/14/2008
Last Christmas reviews
One-Shot. One girl's musings about a lost love. "Christmas used to be a magical time of year..."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,301 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/5/2008 - Complete
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