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Title: Chapter 12

Please update this next. I need more.

Reviewer: Jameason Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 22/10/20 11:49 pm
Title: Chapter 12

The town has better gossips than the Centre lol. Jarod and Stella coming to similar conclusions that Parker was kind of brainwashed... love that.

Stella's amazing. Seriously, omg, we all need a Stella.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:48 am
Title: Chapter 11

How is your cervix lol. Jarod's a tirp. In a certain position and depending on a woman's cycle that can happen. I've had a bruised cervix during a wild weekend lol. They had what people call BAD SEX there for a minute which I love because it's usually all perfect and they usually both have their orgasm at the same time. She came first. "LADIES FIRST"... so that was sexy and Jarod-y and I love it and omg I'm still talking about the previous chapter lol because OH MY GOD!!


Jarod's confession, the way you describe Parker's tears being dislodged, the fingers at her lips... beautiful. He is the same pain in her ass he's always been. SIGHS!!

Oh Mirage. You're so brilliant.


Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:46 am
Title: Chapter 10

When I read this the first time I lost my jaw somewhere at my feet.




That was a long time coming. You write the sex stuff better than anyone. There are no "down theres" and "crazy enormous cock" or stupid $hit. You keep it real.

Jarod's nonchalance at the close of this chapter is so like him. He's honest. He wants more. Who can blame him? I want more, too.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:39 am
Title: Chapter 9

Eli's runaway attempt is really a pivot in this novel that I didn't see coming and one that again shows how serious all of this and how complicated. You really excel with characterizations, advancing the story, transitioning scenes, dialog, all of it.

I was shook to learn that MP knew Jarod would return to Scotland too but I shouldn't have been because that makes sense. His mom was injured and wouldn't have got far. So much Pretender feels here. I need more.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:36 am
Title: Chapter 8

So... now we're all day drinking during the pandemic lol so MP shouldn't feel too bad at all. You wrote this way before the pandemic began but it's just so funny because in your The Return series MP is about to go nuts being stuck in hiding and you started that one way before the pandemic too and now we're all nuts, too. Did you know this was going to happen or something. I relate so hard to MP in all of these fics you write. I'm going to review The Return but I gotta catch up on our work or my buttt will get fired.

My mouth keeps landing on the floor::::::::::::

"Nothing," Jarod rebutted incredulously. He frowned deeply. "You look ill," he observed softly, whispering her name. "Can I get you something? Peppermint tea? A cool washcloth?"

"No," answered Parker curtly. "I want this to be over."

"Please tell me you haven't deluded yourself into believing this will be over once you've told Eli I'm his father," Jarod said, sympathetically. "It won't."

"Wow, Jarod, you must be an absolute sensation at parties."

"You'd prefer dishonesty?"

Parker contemplated Jarod's question for several moments and quietly withdrew from the bedroom.

Love how you close the chapter here and how MP answered Jarod's question by walking out... which is a yes to his question lol. Perfect. It shows her complex feelings and difficulty processing everything. For all the comedic elements you sprinkle in this you still remind us that this is really serious $hit and the Centre and Triumverate did so much damage and they are still haunted by it all. You do it so succintly and eloquently.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:18 am
Title: Chapter 7

Arrgggh even the first line is like real, professional novel writing. Girl you rock! I love that MP is giving Jarod a taste of his own medicine. He doesn't seem to like it either lol!. Good for her. It's so weird that even though I've read this three times already I'm here reading it again when all I came back to do is review lol. You are so addicting.

Thank you.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:08 am
Title: Chapter 6

Work has kept me busy. Working from home sucks as much as working at the offfice almost but at least the idiots I work with aren't here lol,

Proudly resisting and trans af. So yeah I love Stella. I'm resisting too. I'm not trans or gay or anything interesting but I am definitely resisting the GOP and trump crap. I love how you talk about bigotry and hate and how the snooty haters brought MP and Stella together, how women stood together to survive and built each other up and built this friendship. I love it. I don't know what I love more tho, MP and Stella being best besties or the verbal beating MP gave Jarod near the end of this chapter. Holy $hit!!! She ripped him a new one!!::::::::::::

"I don't want a damn thing from you," answered Parker crisply. "And certainly not another empty apology. You're not sorry, Jarod. You're only perplexed that past actions have produced annoying inconveniences. You burned a bridge and now you need that bridge to reach your son; rebuilding isn't looking promising. That's not remorse. You weren't sorry about the hundreds of distractions, fool's errands, disparaging my family. You're not sorry about Tommy," whispered Parker in a strangled, brittle voice.

"Nothing could be more cruel or manipulative than sending him to me, giving me something that you knew damn well the Centre would never allow me to keep. You had no fucking right to interfere in my life and certainly not to that extent. My family and career were heinous legacies, compulsory crosses to bear. You, however, were under no obligation to be pursued. You could have faked your death the day you escaped the Centre rather than opting to play mind games. Jesus," she groaned, "you might just as well have fired a goddamned bullet into Thomas' head the day you directed him to Blue Cove. Make no mistake," Parker continued tremulously, equal measures of pain and rage in blue-grey eyes standing with tears that were forbidden to fall, "it's your fault Thomas is dead. I'll go to my grave feeling responsible for his murder but it's your fault"

I mean... my god! Every word she said is true. I've never seen anyone let her confront Jarod about that crap he pulled. Thank you for this and for all of the writing. Keep going please.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 12/09/20 04:05 am
Title: Chapter 5

MP readily admits that Jarod is a source of confusion which... isn't the same as confusing her. It's just his being alive again is a source of confusion. She's honest with him.



Oh crap I have to go back to work but I'll be  back.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/09/20 02:18 am
Title: Chapter 4

The kids in this... omg you write kids like you're the best mom ever and a child shrink or something lol. They are real enough to see and hear. It's really gritty when MP tries to scare Jarod off, warn him away. The circumstances and pain have made her this way, a different kind of distrustful than before. Now it's her kids she's concerned about. Oooh. I just can't explain everything I love about your work.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/09/20 02:16 am
Title: Chapter 3

Gotta say that my favorite part of how you write Miss Parker is how she doesn't flinch at all from anything. She interrupted Jarod quickly and just told him she'd had an abortion with no shame and omg I love that. Women have been having abortions because of men's crimes since the beginning of woman so yeah fuck everyone who has a problem with it. It's almost like MP wanted to piss Jarod off or upset him but I love Jarod for this he didn't condemn her. Perfect. Your no taboo no shame approach is fucking awesome.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/09/20 02:14 am
Title: Chapter 2

Jarod hasn't changed.... and Jarod has changed. They both have and haven't. They've grown but together that tension sinks between them and it's like sparks but Parker doesn't have a gun anymore so it's not as exhilaritating as it once was.

You nail the characters like no other and the dynamic between them and the dynamite between them. These are just gonna be small thought reviews I had when I read this a moment ago. You can tell I got to get back to work lol.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/09/20 02:11 am
Title: Chapter 1

So let me tell you. I just read this whole thing and so far I love it!

I tried to get on twitter to tell the world how much I love it and share you and spread the pretender love like it says to do on this page but twitter locked my damn account and suspended me or something but not really suspended just the fascist we want your phone number and personal info type of suspended. But I love this.

You should know it. Keep writing. I'm gonna review all of the chapters cos sista lady you deserve it.

Reviewer: Lisa Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/09/20 02:08 am
Title: Chapter 12

1. You portray me better than anyone else I've read.

2. Write more.

3. Now.

4. Thank you.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewer: Jarod n Michael Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 31/08/20 01:51 am
Title: Chapter 12

Ooh this chapter is a refreshing shift from real life and maybe from so much Pretender darkness. I'll be honest anything seems better than real life sometimes with all the politics and police brutality. I don't live in the US and even I am tired of hearing about Donald 'pussy grabber' 'wishes a sex trafficker well' 'uses music against the wishes of the artist' Trump.


I even read Forces of Nature again.. my printed copy of it.

So thank you. I mean... really thank you Mirage. You write and you write so well that I can escape from dumb trump and coronavirus for as long as I read you. That's special. You have a special gift and I thank you for sharing it with me.

Author's Response:

Haha. Oh, my God, you read FON? Again? You're a glutton for punishment. I wrote the damn thing and haven't read it.

Try to PRETEND that the rapist in the white house doesn't exist, and eventually- *shrugs* No one lives forever.

I'm glad I could be a distraction.

Reviewer: Imogen Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 29/08/20 06:21 am
Title: Chapter 12

Let me tell you why I love this.

You have Stella, a poc, a transwoman, a lesbian, and she loves Parker unconditionally, she loves Parker's children unconditionally, she validates Parker, she supports Parker WHILE also calling Parker out on any bullshit like "you knew he was Jarod when you had sex with him" while also being compassionate and sympathetic. She is the best friend I've never had and have always wanted. Stella and Parker found each other and connected because they were both the outcasts. Parker with children and no father and Stella a lesbian trans poc. 

I think there's a real struggle for Parker to want to be who she was back when she was pretending to hate Jarod AND to still be worthy of Stella's friendship. I think Parker doesn't know who to be. You have done an outstandingly amazing job of displaying that identity crisis, the crisis of conscience.

You also have Parker being accountable, which shows enormous character growth on her part. She said it wasn't a mistake, wasn't an accident. Jarod danced her to the door. Parker recognizes all of that.


My favorite characters are all grown up and mature and I love that. I can't help but love the addition of Stella.

Please write more and please update all of your other novellas and works. You're amazingly talented, really gifted.

Thank you for keeping the dream and fandom alive!

Reviewer: Melinda Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 29/08/20 05:29 am
Title: Chapter 12

Parker's responding to Stella about dental dams lol priceless. That sounds like Miss Parker. I love this story. More!!

Reviewer: Kayla Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 29/08/20 12:51 am
Title: Chapter 12

Well done. I love this. I'd love to read more. Thank you!!

Reviewer: Gina Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 27/08/20 06:16 am
Title: Chapter 12

These chapters are TOOO short. Other than that this is perfect. I know life's crazy now so I wont' complain too much. Post more soon.

Reviewer: Gunner Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 25/08/20 09:27 pm
Title: Chapter 12

 don't hate me for my name. don't shoot. put the gun down. i'm the good guy!

ok. seriously. this is top notch writing really professional and pretender quality and i'm gonna need another bump real soon cos i'm addicted.

stay well fearless girl author.


Reviewer: Jarod Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 25/08/20 05:31 am
Title: Chapter 12

can't stop grinning at your spot on characterisations and I can't tell you how much I've missed Miss Parker's voice and Jarod's voice. I love the new voices too! You never disappoint Mirage. It's magic. I've been saying it all along and I will always say it about you! Magic. I can't wait for more.....but I'll try.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 23/08/20 11:43 pm
Title: Chapter 12

OMG I love this so much. I could read you forever. More please?

Reviewer: Lori Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 23/08/20 12:15 am
Title: Chapter 12

Top notch Mirage. I've come to expect only the best from you. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. Cheers mate!

Reviewer: Brian Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 22/08/20 10:56 pm
Title: Chapter 12

More of this right now young lady!!! I demand it.


Reviewer: Rachel Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 21/08/20 06:30 pm
Title: Chapter 12



That's it.

There is no real reason and never was to not be with Jarod.

You capture them perfectly.


Reviewer: JarodandMissParker4ever Anonymous starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 21/08/20 01:48 am
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