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Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This is the perfect fusion of Christmas and the Centre. I love it.

Reviewer: Jana Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 08/02/24 11:49 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I'm reading this and listening to Wham! sing their Last Christmas song and it's all so beautiful! Do you know that song? Do you like it? You have mentioned George Michael singing Amazing inyour Lucanae story when Parker is in a club dancing..and discovered it's Jarod she's dancing with . so you know of his new music at least!! I love this story. It's Christmas and pretender and it's a perfect combination of all things Christmas and pretender. So I'm singing ๐ŸŽถcrowded room friends with tired eyes๐ŸŽถ and seeing that parker is friendlybwith Jarod even tho she declines cake with him...she has to go and end raines for Christmas..  and rescue her it Jared's child too?!! I need to know.. sequel please???!


Reviewer: Con-O Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 27/12/23 01:30 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Xmasy but dark the way the centre should be. I love it! You could write a sequel? please?!

Reviewer: Jami Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 26/12/23 03:02 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Christmas isn't Christmas until I read this 10 times and now it's official Mirage!! You capture the spirit, heart and soul of The Pretender, the Centre, Parker, and Christmas. A big splash of twinkling lights in the darkness. It just like Christmas.  That's what we do really, try to light up the darkness to make life a little easier and special. You do that for me every time you share your work with us. Please never stop gifting us  I need your light and color ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ

Reviewer: Chloe Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 24/12/23 05:35 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This is a solid story that could be an episode like everything you write. So tell me now are the hollow bullets the very best or killing raines or is miss parker the very best so she sent herself? All 3 methinks! I don't go in for Xmas usually  but this is bloody perfect!

Reviewer: richie Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 24/12/23 01:08 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Christmas like can be expected on the pretender. I love it.

Reviewer: Archange Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 23/12/23 01:54 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I always read this at xmas time no matter how much I hate xmas. It's beautifully written and in character and Raines dies like he should. All that's missing is a happy ending for Jarod and Parker. A sequel would be amazing. hint hint hint hint hint.

wink wink wink wink.


Reviewer: Jameason Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 22/12/23 12:31 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This is still as exhilarating as it was the first time I read it. It's timeless. I love how this begins with a description of THE GIFT and it's location and Broots' thoughts about it. It was a stroke of genius to start this novella that way. This is all about THE GIFT. From there you tell us how Miss Parker procured THE GIFT and Jarod's role in that, which confirms Broots' suspicions of Jarod's involvement. You tie it back to that with your shiny ribbons of gold Mirage.

You fully immersed me in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, the crowd, the music, the ever present and loud AF salvation army bells, Miss Ella Fitz singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Parker had to put some effort in finding the perfect GIFT for the ghoul who has everything.

You lighten the dark series up even more with this gem "Of all the shops in all the cities in all the world, Frankenboy walks into this one."

Then we hear the MOST Miss Parker thing that Miss Parker has ever said:  "The lines are four hundred miles long anyway. Why the hell not?"

Everyone hates shopping for christmas.

I love that Parker corrects Jarod's "mr" with "doctor scrooge."

It's her reason for murdering Raines that makes this all the more plausible. A child. Her child. I'm guessing it's Jarod's child, too. I love that you didn't make that child be THE GIFT. Coerced parenthood is terrible, it's a curse, not a gift. I love THE GIFT is ding dong Raines is dead. A gift Parker gave to herself. A gift that Parker gives to Jarod and his family. It's a GIFT that will spare many people pain. Her reasons really are in keeping with the spirit of christmas, the good will towards humankind.

This might be my favorite novella of yours. I'm always blown away by this one, and it's always like I'm reading it for the first time. Bravo, Mirage, and have yourself a merry holiday time.

Reviewer: Amelia_ Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 21/12/23 09:30 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

This is so exquisite, ChristmasY but also keeping with the darkness of the TV series. I love it. It's a perfect Pretener Christmas tale with a happy ending! Can I trouble you for a sequel? The child is hers and I think Jarod has to find out IF she doesn't tell him.

I always crave more.

Until next time,



Reviewer: Michael Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 17/12/23 09:03 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The PERFECT pretender xmas tale.  Sequel? Jarod's going to know she killed Raines and he's going to have questions. Please make it so Queen!!

Reviewer: Xena Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 17/11/23 07:18 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Love it so much. Merci!

Reviewer: MlleParker Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 16/11/23 02:40 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

THIS! This is what I'd expect hols at the Centre to be like. Parker out seeking the BEST for Raines and boom there's Jarod and then Parker gives everyone the gift that keeps on giving. Raines being gone! This. I love this. So many good tidings and Christmas feels too. Christmas ain't Christmas without Ella singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. This is beautiful. The Gift. Pretender Perfect.

Reviewer: Revenant Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 14/11/23 10:57 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It never gets old. I love this. It's the Centre meets the holidays in a legitimately plausible way. All that evil isn't going to take a holiday break. Raines dead is the best gift Parker could give herself.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 31/12/22 10:45 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Ahh the gift that keeps on giving... Raines out of their lives. Thank you for this. Still the best holiday story I've ever read . Happy Holidays Mirage.

Reviewer: Jen Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 24/12/22 11:39 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Raines gone is THE gift that keeps on giving. This is my favorite holiday tale. Plausible and perfect. I would love to read more. This story can't be over.

Reviewer: Michael Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 10/12/22 10:54 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Was feeling nostalgic for christmas and this always puts a smile on my face Mirage. Thank you.

Reviewer: Contessa Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 13/07/22 12:19 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Merci! You have no need for a beta. This is my supreme Christmas Pretender tale. I read all times of the year.

Reviewer: Garbiella Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 19/05/22 09:25 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I hope you don't mind so many reviews all at once but I joined months ago and didn't have time to read and now I'm quarantined and binge reading lol! This is hands down my favorite pretender christmas story. It's beautiful and sweet but not so much that christmas cheer prevents Miss Parker from doing what she should have done a long time ago. I can think of no greater gift. I love this. It's like one of those christmas ghosts stories but with a centre styling.

Reviewer: Sammi Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/01/22 12:38 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Still in love with this story.

Reviewer: Ashley Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 24/12/21 11:05 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Sequel. Sequel. Sequel!

I love this so much. The Centre would never stop the darkness for christmas.

Reviewer: thepretenderoxx Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 23/12/21 06:39 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It's cold where I am and my mum is sending me her speciality yule cookies so Im glad to have found this. Is the child Jarod and Parker's? How about a sequel? Continue writing. This is your calling.

Reviewer: Jeremy Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 02/05/20 04:17 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

i'm still here and i still love this story. i hope you'll give us something christmasy again this year.

Reviewer: pretenderoxx Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 23/12/19 11:21 pm
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Oh, I love this. I wanted something Christmasy but not too much. I'm sick of hallmark christmas shows but I wanted something Pretendery and Christmasy and this it. Thank you. I love the chacterisataions how in character they are. I would like to see what happens next too but I see that you're also writing other fics. I may check those out too. I'm suppose to making cookie dough to freeze and wrapping pressies lol.

Reviewer: Mackenzie Rae Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 20/12/19 06:01 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

You're a rock star. Xmas fics are usually sappy and cheesy. You put the typical american stuff we expected from an american tv series with the bells and the crowds in this but kept it classy with the music. Good choice. It was epic. Oh, and is the child hers and Jarod's. Can there be a sequel please? That ending... wowz. Amazing!! Happy hols!

Reviewer: Kelsea Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 14/12/19 02:19 am
Title: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Oh this is a xmas story? I don't like xmas stories usually but I love this one. This is what xmas at the Centre would be like, too. The Centre doesn't stop being evil to give santa a chance to come. It's evil every day. I like that Jarod and Parker were both startled. He was afraid she'd brought sweepers. She was afraid he'd discover her intentions and stop her. This is probably the only xmas story where Jarod and Parker don't end up together and I appreciate that...which they never have a happy ever after in your stories anyway. It is trite but especially during the hols. She turned down his offer of dessert... and he would know where to find all the best desserts because he eats a lot! I'm so glad I saw this and decided to read it even if it is a xmas story. It wasn't cheesy at all.

Reviewer: Jameason Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 15/08/19 10:19 pm
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