Amanda Rhode
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Joined 09-06-06, id: 539779, Profile Updated: 05-04-14
Author has written 21 stories for Young Adult, Nature, Friendship, General, Family, Life, Song, Supernatural, General, and Essay.

Hey I'm Amanda!

I basically write poems when I feel strongly enough about something, but I started writing a book almost two years ago, and I have yet to get to chapter 19. (By the way, Charlotte's Island is kinda crappy and 100 percent unrealistic, to be honest, so there is your warning.) Since then, I have started and completed two (short) books with sequels in-progress. One book and its partially-completed sequel should be below, and if they aren't and you would like to ready them, I will try to put them back up. Besides that, some of my poems are of people who have died, people who are sick, or getting over loss, but some are just thoughtful. I find that poetry helps me get feelings that I am not able to share with others, and that is why I started writing in the first place.

I live in sunny So Cal, my three older sisters have finally moved out, and I am still in college, almost graduated... Hopefully. I love to travel and I left the U.S. the summer of 2006 for Australia, but it was only a vacation, so I had to come back home after only sixteen days. It was hard to say good-bye.

The only kind of music I actually dislike is rap, but beyond than that, I'll listen to anything and everything. I am in my twenties, I have way too much homework, and my older sisters say I read too much, which I say is a complete lie. There aren't enough books in the world to be able to read too much.

As a side note, in case you haven't noticed from my works, I tend to change and re-alter my story lines depending if I need more or less information. I'll usually include the changes in an author's note at the top of a new chapter, but if I don't, and I confuse the heck out of you, just write to me and complain and I'll try not to piss you off again. Then again, I rarely check my e-mail, but I'll make an exception for you guys. (Only if you review my stuff, though. If not, I can make no promises.)

So PLEASE! (And yes, I did just bold and italicize that. I know, I know.) I am asking you to review my stuff, and if you do, I will give you a cookie. (Or a thanks, whichever I can get to you easier.) Hope you like everything that follows. :D

P.S.–For all you vampire buffs out there, read Shale Ridge! It is completed and all of the chapters are now up online (unlike Charlotte's Island). If you have already read that and are looking for more in the lives of Rachel or the others species of the undead, don't forget to look into the sequel to Shale Ridge (Obsessions). It only has a few chapters up so far, but please review them while you read (even if it's "Great Job!" or "These people are all idiots" . . . I don't care!) and give me some advice. Obsessions is now on a temporary hiatus, but don't let that discourage you from helping me out. I obviously need some encouragement if I don't have enough ideas to continue writing on it at the moment.

I'm also starting a new book, so look for that when it comes out. This one is about a different sort of Sci-Fi than I've been writing, so maybe I'll have a bit more luck in that field. It will also come with pictures on my profile to show you what my characters will look like. Here's hoping that some people might actually comment on that one. Cheers!

Favorite Music:

DBSK, Big Bang, Jim Brickman, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Saving Jane, Secondhand Serenade, We The Kings, Bowling For Soup, Nickelback, Offspring, Michelle Branch, Plain White T's, Breathe Carolina, and other random artists that I can't think of right now. :)

Favorite Books:

Harry Potter, Twilight, the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the Vampire Academy series, the Eragon Inheritance Cycle, Song of the Lioness series, The Kiesha'ra series, Mortal Instrument Series, Hunger Games

Favorite Authors:

J.A. Jance, Christopher Paolini, Amelia Atwater Rhodes, J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, Mike Hamel, Dean Koontz

Random Quotes:

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." anonymous

"Live the life you have while creating the life of your dreams." my sister Shelly

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!" anonymous

"Tomorrow's another day, and I'm thirsty anyway, so bring on the rain." JoDee Messina, 'Bring on the Rain'

"Hope is the denial. . .of reality." anonymous

“Friends are the family you choose for yourself.” anonymous

“Best friends listen to what you don’t say.” anonymous

"Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent." Thoreau

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The Summer of 97' by hopelessromantic123 reviews
Boy meets girl, first draft let me know if its good enough to continue.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 890 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/9/2010
Life with a God by Blood Lass reviews
Vanessa Eagleston has had a hard life considering her job of adventure.Her next job is only going to bring more problems including two Demonic Gods and
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,132 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/10/2009 - Published: 1/16/2009
Bastion by Mara Rose Jade reviews
Weird things are happening. How could one small town lead to a hidden world within our own? Get ready for an adventure that tests what you think you know about the world... A ghost novel
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,611 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/22/2008
Confessions: Suffering in Silence by Unique1952 reviews
On the outside, I'm fine. But on the inside, I'm screaming, suffering in silence. Please read and review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,086 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Complete
Underneath a Bloody Moon by Vampire of Fire reviews
Humans and Vampires would never get along. Stories are told and retold, never accounting for the real things that happened. One story is often cursed upon. No one saw it as a risk to set two different worlds at peace. This is the true story...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 35,255 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/8/2008 - Published: 8/9/2007
Alone by Unique1952 reviews
it hurts to be alone...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
The Best Year of My Life by Romantic Dragon reviews
Slavery is illegal, right? Well, Ariana wished that mattered to them.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,305 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/12/2007 - Published: 8/31/2006
When an Angel Falls by Twilight Starr reviews
COMPLETE! A story about a girl who deals with the world of darkness, vampires, and other magical creatures. She doesn't realize just how much power she holds. She encounters people that make her question everything she knowns. . . Twist at the end.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,706 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 7/8/2007 - Published: 4/20/2007 - Complete
untitled for the moment by dizaff reviews
Catherine Khlare's life changes dramatically when she is changed into a vampire.more to come
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,723 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/29/2006
When You Were Young by anonymus143 reviews
'You had a friend once, when you were young . . .' An adult remembers a friend from years past. Open to interpretation. Not a song fic. Read & Review, please. Enjoy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2006
Demon Awakening by Kitai Matsuru reviews
WILL EVENTUALLY BE REWRITTEN- -COMPLETE- - Fantasy/Sci-fi. Action/adventure/romance/drama. Summary inside. A story of a war against a demon race and one girl who can make all the difference. ' I don't strive to win this war...I fight to end it. '
Fiction: Manga - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 176,996 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/16/2004 - Published: 8/19/2002 - Complete
The Bamboo Necklace by kim reviews
This story is about two Chinese girls who live in an orphanage. I know the Summery isn't that good but please read and tell me what you think.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,044 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/17/2002
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How can a simple word hold so much sway over someone's life?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,791 - Published: 7/7/2010 - Complete
Journal Entries reviews
For my College Creative Writing Course, these are some of the more 'creative' pieces that we had to turn in. I hope you enjoy. Please R & R.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 4,420 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2010 - Published: 5/5/2010
My Weakness, My Curse
I realized something about myself: I cannot say no. When someone asks for help, or needs to borrow something, I am always to first to answer 'yes'. Why? I may never know. This is just a rant, and if you want to, go ahead with the flames. Please R&R.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,823 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Complete
Creative Writing, Etc reviews
In my creative writing class this semester, we have have to write about a different prompt each day. I've picked my faves from those assignments and my homework, and here is the result. Flames welcome, please R&R!
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 3,309 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/12/2010 - Published: 2/10/2009
Light in the Dark
This poem was written as a prelude to my book 'The Light in the Dark'. Please R&R.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Published: 9/8/2009 - Complete
Shade of Night
This poem was written as a prelude to my book 'The Shade of Night'. Please R&R.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 9/8/2009 - Complete
Sequel to 'Shale Ridge.' Rachel must deal with her past as a fellow slayer brings Rachel's nightmares with her. She must also deal with the questions surrounding her: What will become of Andrew? Can her past be resolved? Please R&R. Flames welcome.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,986 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/10/2009 - Published: 2/15/2009
Shale Ridge reviews
COMPLETE! A slight twist on the average vampire slayer novel, a slayer is met with her one true fear on the night that will change her life. Many twists and turns to come . . . Please R&R–flames welcome. ENDING EDITED! New final chapter up.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 26 - Words: 46,714 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/12/2009 - Published: 4/4/2008
Cover reviews
There are many people who are are hiding their true selves behind masks of happiness. What I learned on Kairos 60. Please R&R.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/26/2008 - Complete
Faltering Hope
This goes out to anyone who feels that life is too short, and that hope is sometimes too frail. A little depressing, but it makes you think about life. Hope you like it.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 362 - Published: 4/9/2008 - Complete
The Broken Chain reviews
Another story saying good-bye to my friend. I think this poem can relate to anyone who has lost a loved one. I cannot take credit for this poem, but I hope you like it.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Charlotte's Island reviews
Charlotte's father has passed away, and her mom is in the hospital, so she must take care of her younger brother. She is trying to get over her dad's death, but with so much trouble coming up how can she manage? Story progresses slowly, flames welcome
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 23,079 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/20/2007 - Published: 9/30/2006
The Rainforest pt 2
This is a followup of the original Rainforest, and you can read Best Friend if you want to read who this is about. Please ignore any rhythm problems: I'm not too great with that.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Published: 4/5/2007 - Complete
JV Football
This is about Josh, a fourteen-year-old who loses his best friend and is in spiritual limbo for a while. Why is it titled J.V. Football? I guess you'll have to read. Was written for school, but it I put it here anyways.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,353 - Published: 4/5/2007 - Complete
The Perfect Song reviews
Ever have those times when you can't think about what to think about? or what song to sing? I wrote this spurofthemoment. Sorry if it doesn't make sense, but it just sort of came out.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2007 - Complete
My Imperfect World reviews
A rant I wrote in Spanish about my class. I don't expect reviews, but read it if you want. Not as morbid as the title makes it seem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2007 - Complete
Mom reviews
A poem for my mom, I was just thinking one day about a picture I saw, and this is the end result of my 'thinking about stuff.'
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/10/2006 - Complete
The Real World reviews
Ever thought about what world you would rather live in? The imaginary or real life? Then check this out and get some brain cells moving.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
Don't Let Her Go
A friend of my sister was diagnosed with cancer, and it made me think about writing a poem. Hope you like it!
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
Best Friend reviews
Trying to deal with the death of a friend, this is what I came up with the day I was told. I wrote 'The Rainforest' about him several months later, so if you liked this, you might like that too.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
The Rainforest reviews
This tells of my growth since the loss of a wonderful friend. See 'Best Friend' if you want to read about him.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/1/2006 - Complete