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So, I'm Marissa. I'm a little bit crazy. A little bit loud. A lot bit into writing. My style is all over the place, but I guess I have a distinctive style to my stuff no matter what genre it is. I'm still in high school, and I've only been fully invested in my writing for about a year. My life is spent in a library, book store, photography room, dance studio, and on the computer. I'm a bit of a nerd. Sometimes I wonder if classic authors wrote things knowing that they would be over analyzed and critiqued through the years. I sort of hate tearing apart classic literature in class. I prefer to take things as they were written. Any suggestions on my stories, or recommendations of stuff to read on here, review/PM me!

If you care about what I have to spit on the regular in non-fiction format, read the blog that I have with my friend wavesofwords. (hermitscanhavefuntoo (dot)tumblr (dot) com)

"They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

"There's a small number of people in the back of the train who fiercely argue about when it will go off the rails, and whether the driver is really dead, and whether the train can be slowed down by everyone just calming down and acting as though everything was all right. These people are the economists, and some of the first-class passengers pay them very well for their predictions about whether the train is doing all right and which side of the car they should lean into to prevent their hats from falling off on the next corner.

Everyone else ignores them." -Cory Doctrow, For The Win.

"I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again." -This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it."- Thomas Park D'invilliers in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road."- Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger.

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger.

Current Projects:

Lost In Translation: Gabrielle is confident&self assured,the product of being raised by a family full of CIA agents.The one thing that seems to get under her skin is Addison's accent,which sends them into constant tiffs.But could the two have more in common than they know?

“That was just about the most repugnant thing I’ve ever heard.”

“Then you’ve obviously never heard yourself speak,” I bit back quickly.

He grinned cockily at my words, leaning back in his chair comfortably and looking at me through the hair that had fallen into his eyes. “Your mom didn’t seem to mind last night.” Apparently the ever sophisticated British could appreciate a good ‘yo mamma’ joke. He chuckled at my shocked expression before continuing. “And neither does any other girl on this continent. Except you..” He lowered his voice to a husky whisper before leaning across the desk, resting his elbows on it comfortably. “Come on then, G.” I raised my eyebrow at the use of just my initial. No one ever shortened my name that much, and somehow in his accent the sound of it was even more infuriating. “What do you want to hear me say? Most of you American girls melt into a bloody puddle once I say ‘Hello.’ Haven’t you gotten the memo? Resistance is futile. Might as well put out now.”

Always A Pleasure: A long standing bet brings Ace Hardway face to face with the first girl who doesn't fall for him in seconds; and she brings him to his knees. rated M to be safe. ONHOLD.

"This seat taken?" The nameless girl looked up at the movement, and a look of utter disdain crossed her face before she averted her gaze once again. Whoa. Ace tried a more forward approach, placing his hand on her knee and speaking again. "I don't believe we've met. I'm Ace. And you are?" The girl reached up to her ear and pulled out a pair of head phones that had been expertly concealed behind her hair and under her clothes.

"About to castrate you if you don't get your goddamn hands off of me." Ace jerked his hand off her knee lightning quick, responding to the fierceness in her words, and the instinctual desire not to end his baby making days at 17.

Finished projects:

The Interview: one-shot. Leonard Hicks and his slightly unconventional approach to the college interview.

"You wanted to know about my passions. I've got lots, if you want me to be honest. We could be here for hours, if I told you about all of them. I'm quite the passionate person. Maybe you could tell me which kind of passions you want to hear about? I'm assuming it's not the kind of passion you have sitting in your reception area, though she must be a nice kind of passion to indulge in."

The professor's eyebrows rose in surprise.

"Oh, do tell me if I miss my mark with this," Leonard continued, "but I've deduced a lot from your office. I've got great deduction skills, I've been told, and I guess you could say that's one of my passions. Now, that receptionist with the nice pair of legs out there, the one who knows exactly what those heels do to her legs?" Leonard placed his right foot back on the ground, leaning forward towards the professor's desk. "It's only a guess, but I'd say she's one of your greater passions. Your desk is pretty clear, you know? Practically shines with the amount of cleaning you must do. I'd guess you clean it twice daily with lemon pledge. How messy do your little trysts with the resident bit of passion get, if your clean up job is so thorough?"

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Is this Considered a Cliche? by M.A. Coyne reviews
We're like some messed up, twisted version of Romeo and Juliet. He's the eldest son and successor to the most powerful mafia. He's handsome, charming, and dangerous. I'm the product of a one night stand gone wrong. How is this going to work? Incomplete
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 85,328 - Reviews: 724 - Favs: 665 - Follows: 758 - Updated: 3/4 - Published: 11/26/2007 - Complete
Because Of You by Sam Mariano 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: 19 - Words: 120,617 - Reviews: 783 - Favs: 1,008 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 10/27/2014 - Published: 9/1/2007 - 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: 1405 - Favs: 799 - Follows: 926 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 3/28/2009
Getting Malcolm by pinkmist reviews
He stared down at me, eyes dark and unrelenting. "Do you want Malcolm?" Stupid question. But I nodded anyway. "Then kiss me." Talk about getting caught between a rock and a hard place. *SKoW Winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 132,153 - Reviews: 1111 - Favs: 1,055 - Follows: 1,329 - Updated: 8/10/2014 - Published: 6/29/2006
Losing Myself in You by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
He left his mark on her, not because he wanted to, but because he couldn't control himself when he was around her. She was his; that was all there was to it, whether he actually liked her or not. Well, they always did say love was blind... FPSSA WINNER! Now available as an ebook on Amazon!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 460 - Reviews: 1341 - Favs: 1,006 - Follows: 438 - Updated: 7/14/2014 - Published: 9/22/2009 - Complete
Lighthouse Charlie by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
The first time I had kicked in the womb it had been when Max, a baby himself, had placed his hand against my mother's stomach. It had been the first, but certainly not the last, time I'd kicked him, and now suddenly he wasn't interested in a fight? Weird. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 5,068 - Reviews: 1882 - Favs: 1,641 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
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: 9,369 - Reviews: 3001 - Favs: 3,691 - Follows: 586 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Complete
Private Lives, Public Property by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 7,974 - Reviews: 3191 - Favs: 3,441 - Follows: 1,428 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Saving from Monkeys by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
I had known Elliot Sinclair since I was 10 and never felt any compulsion to get naked with him. What could possibly have happened last night to change that? I prodded my sozzled mind for an answer, but none was forthcoming. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 4,619 - Reviews: 1520 - Favs: 1,123 - Follows: 724 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Complete
Until You're Mine by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
He wanted nothing more than to sink his teeth into her flesh and turn her into what he was - a vampire. But he couldn't. And she wanted nothing more than to run away from this assignment. But she wouldn't.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 421 - Reviews: 598 - Favs: 424 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 11/20/2009 - Complete
Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by Queen Of Laughs reviews
Leira has given up hope on love for herself. Her gay best friend, Jay, hasn't and he has his own plan for her love life. He hires an escort to be her pretend boyfriend for the weekend but what happens when the pretending stops and the truth comes out...?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 148,579 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 2/8/2013 - Published: 11/14/2007
Thoughtless by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! PUBLISHED BY GALLERY BOOKS! My boyfriend means the world to me. So why does Kellan Kyle make my heart race, my breath quicken? I feel so guilty, just being near him. But being apart...that feels even worse. *SKoW winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 36,853 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 704 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/17/2011 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
Time For Change by xx-Dani-xx reviews
“That’s not what I want.”“Then what do you want? For me to die? If I go back home that’ll happen.” Another tear fell down Rebecca’s cheek. Lucas crossed the space between them, placed his hands on her cheeks and crushed his lips to hers. FULL SUM INSIDE!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 56,003 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/15/2011 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Complete
The Ass in Assassination by Faedora reviews
She was sent to kill him. He was supposed to die upon their first meeting. Too bad he had inherited the cat's nine lives. Now he's blackmailing her and she finds herself falling for a guy who hates her guts. True love has never been so complicated.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,395 - Reviews: 379 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 7/19/2006
Effortless by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! PUBLISHED BY GALLERY BOOKS! Love is easy...trust is hard. FOLLOW-UP TO THOUGHTLESS
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 40,226 - Reviews: 706 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 3/15/2011 - Complete
To Save a Rebel by Armith-Greenleaf reviews
REMOVED / Clean-cut Maria Lucia Reyes decides to cross society-dirt Logan Grayson's path. He thinks she's a mildly amusing stalker, until she digs in too deep. But what if he just can't afford his own dirt to be unearthed?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 3/28/2011 - Published: 9/17/2010 - Complete
The Mad and The Conqueror by G0bSmackt reviews
It'd be fair to say Madison McHale has a little trouble controlling her temper. It'd be fair to say Caine Jeffries is a little bit of a player. Insert a bet, an ultimatum, dysfunctional families, meddlesome friends... and you've got yourself a love story.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 37 - Words: 229,240 - Reviews: 1390 - Favs: 1,176 - Follows: 1,169 - Updated: 10/30/2010 - Published: 9/22/2009
Unwanted by Sam Mariano 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: 341 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 9/14/2008
Under Construction by KuraKura008 reviews
Under Construction
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,520 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 11/14/2009
Restless Nights by Lasso the Moon reviews
After one failed relationship, Trinity has labeled the entire male population. Her motto, inspired by her mom's obsession with Fleetwood Mac, is "Thunder only happens when it's raining, players only love you when they're playing."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,750 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/14/2010 - Published: 11/27/2009
Reinventing Yourself by WavesofWords reviews
A young orphan thief, his eccentric inventor patron, and the patron's loud-mouthed pirate sister live in a futuristic version of Earth.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,419 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/18/2010 - Published: 6/9/2010
Band Geeks Are Hot by sthrnpixie reviews
He was my internet friend, then my phone friend, then... did I just hear my song on the radio? Suddenly the band's famous and I'm torn between members. Who would of thought choosing between sexy men would be so difficult? Rated M: SEX,LANG
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 232,936 - Reviews: 815 - Favs: 636 - Follows: 300 - Updated: 6/29/2010 - Published: 12/30/2009 - Complete
Chasing The Night by wonderless reviews
Go to hell, Covington," I snapped at him. "Only if you'll come with me," he winked.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,931 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 6/1/2010 - Published: 11/26/2009
Love Game by All Over You reviews
She's the sarcastic bitchy girl. He's the panty-dropping manwhore. The only rule of the game: Don't fall in love. Who ever falls first, loses. COMPLETE. REMOVED.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 2,026 - Reviews: 1346 - Favs: 1,534 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 5/19/2010 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Complete
Let It Happen by Lasso the Moon reviews
Hayden isn't one for insulting. But when her twin sister is diagnosed with cancer, her best friend walks out of her life, and her parents hardly ever come home, what does she have to lose? And, furthermore, why does her childhood enemy make it so easy?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,567 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/2/2010 - Published: 4/3/2010
The Champagne Gang by punkturnedwriter reviews
..."Does that kiss have anything to do with why we're on a train to New York in the middle of the night?"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 197,541 - Reviews: 4058 - Favs: 3,360 - Follows: 1,453 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Complete
Sleeping with the Enemy by Penelope P reviews
We were supposed to get married. That was the deal. Things change though. People change. I found myself falling in love, but not with the right person, or maybe he never was the right person to begin with. SERIOUS EDIT IN PROGRESS!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 103,264 - Reviews: 2532 - Favs: 1,285 - Follows: 649 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 8/16/2008 - Complete
Giving Up by somuchformyhappyending reviews
I hate soccer, but I play to keep my parent’s from biting off my head. I’ve never dated in my life, thanks to my three older, popular, overprotective brothers. And then there's my brother's best friend and a shy popular boy.both super hott and nice. uhoh
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,415 - Reviews: 480 - Favs: 389 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 8/17/2008 - Published: 5/13/2006 - Complete
The Day I Stalked Him by Vena Cava reviews
(One-Shot) 12:05pm. Target caught masturbating in bathroom stall. 007 status: in adjacent stall, hyperventilating.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,796 - Reviews: 997 - Favs: 2,289 - Follows: 198 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Beating the Game by Lord Iron-Balls reviews
Patrick Morrison had it good. He was socially invisible, ignored by the Neanderthals around him, and on the fast track to MIT. Then he made the mistake of getting involved in Marielle Pason's social games. But to Patrick, the only way out is to win.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 83,282 - Reviews: 1170 - Favs: 1,005 - Follows: 720 - Updated: 8/1/2008 - Published: 1/3/2006
Our Room by Speak For the Noise reviews
Belle and Dean hate each other with a passion, but a new project forces the two to work together, side by side, in one room, with no supervision. Spending more and more time together, Belle and Dean find it harder to resist the temptation of one another.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 84,567 - Reviews: 724 - Favs: 970 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 1/5/2008 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete
Avery Susan Sanders is not an Ass by Justice Bana reviews
Avery Sanders should have been pleased that she received a full ride to Verminton University, one of the most prestigious colleges around. All goes well until she meets Jack Shanahan. He's rich, arrogant, and his father is paying for Avery's education.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 101,808 - Reviews: 2463 - Favs: 2,600 - Follows: 570 - Updated: 10/25/2007 - Published: 4/1/2005 - Complete
It Was Only a Kiss by Campiee reviews
The dare was simple, kiss a stranger, someone she would never see again. He had on another school's jacket! So why is he now at her school? She doesn't need this!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 76,608 - Reviews: 834 - Favs: 1,169 - Follows: 327 - Updated: 8/1/2007 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Complete
Made To Dance Together by Pretend Jane reviews
STORY REMOVED: She wants to be a dancer. Her parents want to control her. She finally takes control. Only to find her life out of her hands once again...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,703 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/31/2004 - Published: 2/26/2004 - Complete
BloodStreaked by Flawless Storm reviews
She is a predator among predators, an assassin who specializes in killing other assassins. She left one man handcuffed to a bed alive & her world has been turned upsidedown. Someone is killing people & leading the trail of bodies back to her. Finished!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Reviews: 315 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/11/2004 - Published: 8/13/2003 - Complete
Boys Typa Fun by Alexiana reviews
COMPLETE She once was a happy innocent young girl, then life happened and she joins the boys. Doing everything against her old life, she scolded her memories. Why is her name on his emergency list and how could he bring her the happiness she once knew?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 50,235 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/25/2003 - Published: 2/11/2003 - Complete