N.M. Poynter
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Joined 07-09-12, id: 855539, Profile Updated: 08-12-12
Author has written 4 stories for Young Adult, and Romance.

Hello! N.M. Poynter here, N.M. works just fine. Married mommy of two kitties - Rusty (20 lb. Maine Coon) and Yoda (all black, whiskers included). I'm an avid reader, and I've been writing since elementary school. I tend to get bored in the middle of writing something, and I've had many stories end up in the recycle bin, only to later wish that I hadn't been so rash in cleaning out my portfolio. Like everyone else, I love reviews, but I also appreciate "unknown stalkers" who loyally follow but never review, as I sometimes turn into one myself. Some notes about my reading and writing tastes:

- Self-proclaimed Grammar Nazi

- Enjoy proof-reading/beta-reading. I try to be fair, but I also tell it like it is.

- Rotating viewpoints irritate me (i.e. Chap. 1 = Character A, 2 = B, 3 = C, 4 = B, 5 = A and C... you get the idea)

- Can't stand vampire/werewolf/sorcerer/witch stories. Never read Twilight or Harry Potter; never will.

- Not a big "cliche young adult romance fan." Sorry, but real life doesn't work that way.

One more note: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT, DON'T WRITE IT! I say this to writers who feel that they can tackle difficult issues such as rape, drug abuse, etc. when they (a) are 12 years old and have no life experience, or (b) wing it and don't bother doing any research, so the characters' thoughts/feelings/reactions are completely unrealistic.

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The Mute and The Liar by Victoria Best reviews
I am a mute who only cares about mysteries. He's a liar who only cares about his youth gang. I didn't mind him, until he decided to break into my house, steal my salad, and oh yeah, kidnap me. / Most creative plot SKOW award winner / Featured on Project Fiction.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 27 - Words: 72,510 - Reviews: 490 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 3/11/2012
The Polis by LOTRMS reviews
Jessica is kidnapped by a cult for the cult leader's son. As her mind tries to resist their brainwashing, her heart tries to resist falling in love with the enemy.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 40 - Words: 91,316 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 3/12 - Published: 2/17/2011
Ritual Girl by Ellie LaTraille reviews
One girl, every year, is chosen to go into the Renewal House in the center of the community. She never comes out.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 62 - Words: 90,239 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
You Can Run by Inbobniac reviews
I'm not rich, smart, or talented. I can't run a mile in under ten minutes, I can't pass Algebra II, and couldn't afford my last electric bill. My face is asexual, sometimes I hit my head on ceiling fans, and my hair is so unruly it once smothered a hamster to death. So how, pray tell, did I end up at an all boys boarding school with a suitcase where my boobs should be?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 85,769 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 6/4/2012
Evolution by whats-with-humans reviews
It's hard enough being a socially deficient, awkward-as-hell peer mediator, but add to that a stupidly gorgeous and equally terrifying delinquent whose mission in life is to make me miserable, and you start to get a picture of how incredibly screwed I am.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 160,949 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 6/2/2006
Project Partner by Yabu reviews
She doesn't want anything but good grades, and he doesn't give a damn about much at all. Can the good little nerd and the bad-boy ever work in harmony long enough to finish this challenging project? We'll have to wait and see... ;) P.S. unfortunately he enjoys swearing - sorry if it offends :) P.P.S. PLEASE REVIEW!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,264 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 2/10/2013
The Sea Tells All: Twisted Fate by Stephanie Janelle
Annie had expected to be raised as a true lady and marry whom ever her father choose suitable for her. She never expected her life to be full of lies and secrets. She soon learns her family was not always royal as she was told. She learned that her blood was mixed with pirate blood. After saving her life and taking her aboard she must learn to adapt or die at the hands of friends.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,672 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 6/5/2012
Crash by Dreamers-Requiem reviews
Sophia's whole life changes on the night she throws a house party, the night she first talks to Hunter Law.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 105,121 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/26/2013 - Published: 4/25/2011
I Would Kill For You by DaRoSeOfWaR reviews
Aaralyn had a good life. At least, until she was kidnapped. Now she has to try and find a way to excape her captor. It won't be easy though. It's harder than you'd think to escape from a sociopath who is apparently in love with her.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,804 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 10/14/2011
The Past that Stains by Mousi-Mikki reviews
Max has a past that she tries to forget about, but as she tries to avoid it it ends up sucking her deeper in. It isn't until the new student, and new neighbor, that she realizes she'd been holding onto the one thing she was trying to let go of.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 39 - Words: 41,733 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/12/2013 - Published: 5/17/2012 - Complete
Ophelia Drowned by Telephonic reviews
When Maggie continues to act out glorified death scenes through suicide attempts she is told that she's only looking for attention, and it's probably true. But after she attempt's to drown like Ophelia, by jumping into a river, she is rescued and a new friendship emerges that could change everything
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 26,113 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/29/2013 - Published: 2/25/2013
Hypnosis by Harmony'sLoveHP reviews
Madison Smith has lived in her brother's shadow forever. Her father rides her about her grades. She knows her parents favor her brother by forcing her to go to all of his athletic games. Then, she meets bad boy Axel and things will never be the same. What will happen as she and Axel grow closer and learn more about each other? abuse/drug use included. **Hiatus** **Possible rewrite*
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,781 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 8/24/2011
I Hate Autumn DeLong by Brittany Woods reviews
The dam bursts open inside of me. It's always my immediate reaction to protect her. To draw his rage toward myself so that he won't see her, but she'd never do that for me. I'm taking this for her and she can't even bring herself to look at me. Just as quickly as the feelings came, something shuts down inside of me and I feel nothing again. *Warning: domestic violence*
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 88,639 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/2/2013 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Complete
Like A Rolling Stone by Live As If You'll Die Today reviews
Iris didn't know why she felt so inclined to help the boy she'd deemed 'Cigarettes'. He was rude, and he'd barfed on her shoes, but he was dangerous. And if there was one thing Iris Smith needed in her life, it was a little bit of general excitement.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,875 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 6/6/2011
Fiends and Creations by Foxdapple101 reviews
In a twisted world, the State rules over everyone, and the powerful mutant FICs are used as slaves and treated like garbage. After a marriage is arranged, Korin has to get out. She runs away in search of decent work and meets Kade Levin. But the Ruler of the State wants Korin's head and will do anything to get it. In this tale of love, fear, and pain, who will get out alive?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,429 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 9/12/2012
Bellpree Theatre by Mr. Ree reviews
Mackenzie Holt is constantly subjected to her drunken father's abuse. He found solace in causing her physical anguish and she found it in Bellpree Theatre, the one place she can be completely alone. That is, until Dylan Ryland walked in. *Hiatus*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 31,311 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012
Stories That Shouldn't Be Told by Open Hearts Catch Dreams reviews
Removed for personal reasons - see inside for more information. Story has not been fully deleted in order to explain to anyone who may have been following it what has happened. It will likely be taken down in the near future.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/10/2012 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Complete
Born To Die by Georgie604 reviews
Marie was captured as a child to later be sold at a Slave Market to a mysterious young Master. Jonathon needed companionship and found it in young slave girl, Marie, but did he get more then he bargined for?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,337 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/30/2012
Aces by TinyHands
The big city is a dangerous place at night, darkness and shadows lurking in the corners. Simone knows just how life can be when it's you against the world. It's a rough place and sometimes being special doesn't mean you'll be safe. "She's my trump card. My ace in the hole." and with that everything spiraled out of control.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,225 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2012
The Marriage Contract by LindseyInTheSkyWithDiamonds reviews
In ninetieth century London, a handsome Duke and a hidden away heiress are tricked into a marriage contract that neither want.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,249 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/13/2012 - Published: 5/23/2012
Undoing Rooms by ReLies reviews
Alyss Rikkone has never expected to amount to much. Therefore, when suddenly she's flung into a deadly game at the palace, her history comes as a shock to both her and everybody else. What if the queen she's already admired is not who she seems? Can Alyss stay alive? Thievery was even easier than this treacherous game.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,489 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2012
Love Stinks A LOT! by TheScarletSentinel reviews
Fred is a nerd with an aversion to teenage relationships. While Cassie is a flatulent girl with bad science grades and a desire for a real boyfriend. Can love blossom in the most unlikely of places? Only one way to find out.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,365 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/11/2012 - Published: 12/31/2009
The Courage I Lack by LizzieLongbourn11 reviews
I lived alone with my mother, the Queen. She hated me for reasons even I didn't know. Once, I had a brother, a sister, a father, but they disappeared long ago. I was always afraid, being alone with the Queen. Then a boy came along and changed everything. *ON HIATUS*
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 35,436 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/9/2012 - Published: 7/21/2011
At the End of the Day by DancingChaChaFruit reviews
COMPLETE! His name was Patrick Fitzpatrick, but he pulverized anyone who dared to call him that. He was an enigma, a mystery. Nobody knew anything completely true about him other than that he hated his name. But hey, I’d always liked solving mysteries.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 125,870 - Reviews: 1592 - Favs: 1,484 - Follows: 410 - Updated: 8/30/2008 - Published: 3/15/2008 - Complete
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The Ice That Burns reviews
After eleven years, the woman that destroyed Hadley's life returns seeking forgiveness. Can Hadley let go of the past and learn to love herself?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,037 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/28/2012 - Published: 11/24/2012
Dancing With Dougie
It's been over two years since her brother died, but Neely still questions the circumstances surrounding his death. She knows Dougie would never consciously do what he supposedly did, so what really happened? And why does some stranger at college take a sudden interest in her? Rated for thematic elements.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,260 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 7/12/2012
Preview
A short preview of something I've been ruminating on. The title shall remain a mystery for now...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Published: 8/5/2012
The Story of Juliana and Roberto
Short one-shot written in 2006 for class - a retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" in a different setting, namely Spanish 'Hacienda' style.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 868 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Complete