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Member Since: 25/02/14

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Summary: When it was all said and done, who said I wanted to stay with you?

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Angst
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 4496
Read Count: 4347
[Report This] Published: 19/04/05 Updated: 19/04/05


Title: Chapter 1: The World Is Changing

I'm grinning like a huge fool. There aren't many authors willing to jump out of the box and turn the shipperdom upside down. There aren't many authors who accept Thomas as a legitimate part of Parker's life. They treat him like a whim...just like her father did. What you did here is intriguing. It's different and probably left many people feeling bitter. It's a spin on Jarod/Parker romance...and when I saw the title I knew it wouldn't be boring. You didn't disappoint.

I read tons of fanfic and it's all the same story, and the stories are the same story basically, they all look alike and end the same with Jarod and MP together forever in love. Jarod, MP, kissy kissy, children and 90% of it is unrealistic and not plausible. This will probably fall on deaf ears but I hope you will add some more chapters. Congratulations on the break from the pack. You rock!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/07/15
Dark Half by Holly
Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
Summary: A shadow comes alive.

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Miss Parker, Mr Parker, Original Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: None

Series: Dark Half Series
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 17463
Read Count: 5414
[Report This] Published: 07/08/05 Updated: 07/08/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Wows. I'm hooked.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

Tarzan. lol. Sooo fitting. My nephews were watching something one day and I heard Jarod's voice and went in to why I heard Jarods voice and it was Tarzan! Same thing with young justice. Good job on this series.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3

Oooh gotta know what happens now.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 20/04/20
New Genesis by Holly
Rated: PG starstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: sequel to: Dark Half

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Original Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: Dark Half Series
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 21437
Read Count: 7190
[Report This] Published: 07/08/05 Updated: 07/08/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Soo glad to have found another part of the series. ooh a secret exit. So exciting.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

that's a very in character miss p. So nice.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Title: Chapter 3: Part 3

oh wow

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Brief Interlude by Holly
Rated: PG starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 1]
Summary: sequel to: Dark Half and New Genesis

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Miss Parker, Original Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: Dark Half Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 9041
Read Count: 3501
[Report This] Published: 07/08/05 Updated: 07/08/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

oh no not finished rats update

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 20/04/20
Summary:

A sequel to FUN HOUSE and SIMPLE PLEASURES. You don't have to read either of those to get the gist of this. 

 



Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: Warning: Language, Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 3894
Read Count: 5013
[Report This] Published: 15/02/11 Updated: 15/02/11


Title: Chapter 1: My Lonely Valentine

I don't know what to say. This was totally sweet and very hot but not cheesy. You never go overboard with the cheddar like too many other writers do.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 23/09/14
Summary:

Retribution goes awry when Jarod inadvertently kills a man. (Story in English)



Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Broots, Cox, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Original Character, Other Non-Centre Related Character, Sam, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: Warning: Character Death, Warning: Language, Warning: Non Consensual Sexual Content, Warning: Slash, Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 52749
Read Count: 13037
[Report This] Published: 30/06/11 Updated: 08/12/17


Title: Chapter 1: jacta alea est! (The Die Is Cast)

I get the feeling that this won't be a favorite of mine. I'll have to see how bad the nonconsent is.. BUT ...BUT this first chapter is f******* amazing! Jarod goes too far. You never let him be too perfect. I love that about you! In Forces of Nature, he had issues but those aside, he had to struggle to find Miss Parker and when he did find her, it was only because he bumped into a guy ... all that hard work and it was luck that helped him. In Nemesis, he works days and nights through headaches and exhaustion just to try to keep up with her and still she escapes him lol. Circles f Hell he couldn't find her and she ended up finding him more than other way around. You really have a perspective into these characters that no one else has. It's astounding. I love your writing.



Author's Response:

Thanks, Needlepoint. It's not my favorite either. None of my fics are my favorite. This one was okay until chapter two. I don't approve of chapters two through how ever many chapters this becomes.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 2: Fallaces Sunt Rerum Species (The Appearances of Things are Deceptive)

Miss Parker is so wonderful here..she always is but there's so much I love here, that's she picking on Broots again and this-- "No," Parker said curtly. "The only thing you'll find in the details, Sydney, is the devil," Parker said as she threw the car into reverse. "And I believe we're searching for Jarod."

She's not going to tell the woman's secret. I see again that woman's code and little girls' code thing here that you first introduced us to in The Return series with Nia and Parker. I remember now that Parker was kind to Zoe as well in Forces of Nature and in Circles of Hell was sorry that Zoe overdosed. I think it's cool that Miss Parker is above being catty most of the time. Fabulous chapter.



Author's Response:

Well, she is Miss Parker. She has to belittle Brootsie and Sydney every now and then. A code to live by. I think Miss Parker has a softer soul than what she reveals. I think she is sympathetic to animals, children, the elderly. She certainly didn't grab Nia by the hair when she met her (not on my dvds anyway). I think the little girl inside reveals herself more often than Parker would like her to, betrays the face she prefers to show the world. I'm glad you like this chapter. Thank you for reading and reviewing, needlepoint.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 3: Acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta (External actions show internal secrets)

Ok I see the exits. lol. I have to finish this. Even if I don't like some of the things that happens sometimes, it is what life is all about and the writing is still the best ever so I try to move the scene faster and get past the bad parts...there haven't been bad parts yet. But Parker is about to piss Jarod off. Right?

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 4: Amor et melle et felle est fecundissmismus (Love is rich with both honey and venom)

"Parker laughed derisively and stepped out of the car. "Franken-boy believes he's prepared for everything." Her statement was punctuated by a chambered round, a resounding click that could only be Sam's 9mm."As a matter of fact, I do. I am." Came Jarod's angry snarl. "Drop the gun."

"He's not here now, but you are, and I am and I have the gun." His narrowed eyes suddenly widened as if surprised. "Two guns." Jarod chuckled. "And you are going to be taking orders from me for a while." He growled."

I am trembling. That was chilling Mirage. Damn.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 5: actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea (an act does not make a man guilty unless his mind be also guilty)

OMG! I'm glad they just slept. I want some smut because you write is so well, but I don't want it like that.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 6: Persona Non Grata (An Unwelcome Person)

What a nightmare! Cox is f*****scary. You nailed the characters! Some of the acts were disturbing...just ..omg. But Cox is a doctor and Jarod is a product and we all know he's probably had these physicals and some torture. These things were implied during the series and you remember the disgust when he said he did a cloning simulation...that required his semen so..... You just gave us a missing piece...you tell is so well  and it's just like...watching it. You write TOO well Mirage.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 7: Mortuus Zona (Dead Zone)

From terror to grief. So sad. Sniffs. Is Angelo stuck in the vents now? Why do you write it so real? So sad?

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 8: Mala Somnia (wicked dreams)

Thank you for being considerate of readers who don't read the warnings. I read them but I really think that anything that can possible be written is fair game when it comes to The Pretender. Catherine Parker was impregnated without knowledge of it...was raped if you want the truth. Jarod was abducted. You know they did bad things to him. There is murder and torture. You shouldn't need warnings. No matter how bad a thing can be that I read, it's probably already happened in the Centre and the Centre is a dark world.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 9: Sine Spe, Sine Metu (without hope, without fear)

OMG! I hope she and the major gets Jarod out. What do you mean dying? NO!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 10: Tabula Rasa (Blank Slate)

Hurry Miss Parker!! LOl. This is a damn nail biter woman!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 11: Aut viam inveniam aut faciam. (I'll either find a way or make one.)

Oh!! Thank God!!!! But a lot happened that we didn't get to see but it happened to him and he's totally changed. Don't tell me that he's going to kill Miss Parker. Please! OOhhh! "Karma is a bitch; Miss Parker is her name" Great SCOTT! That's a hell of statement. Should be a tattoo. I hope Miss Karma kicks satans a$$!

 

OH! LOL. "he's not James Bond" Trivia tiddiebit-- Jarod's dad was a James Bond...but not anymore...lol. They can't be Bond forever I guess. Good one.

MORE, please?!!!



Author's Response:

Thanks, Needlepoint, for reading and reviewing. I can't tell you anything without giving away the conclusion. I will be posting more. Thanks.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/03/15
Title: Chapter 12: Nosce Te Ipsum (Know Thyself)

Mirage you continue to demonstrate your versatility, each story orginal and fresh. Miss Parker is spot on perfect! She always is in your fiction so no big shock there. The shock !! was her taking big bad Jarod down at just the right moment. "Plucked the gun out of the air" Incredible action in this. Jarod is so out of it in this and it's scary to think how easily it could happen to him! He's always been one short straw away from losing it. Brilliant! I'm glad she realized that she and Jarod and Catherine are on the same team. It took so much pain for her to get that. She has seen the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much, needlepoint, for reading and for the lovely review.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 02/07/15
Title: Chapter 13: Ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris (Expect from others what you have done to them)

This is completely different spin on the series and definitely could be one way the story goes. This chapter... was graphic and you sometimes explore the darker side of Jarod, Centre, Triumvirate and humanity in general lol BUT it's always in step with canon. Jarod is a loose cannon and the Centre kidnapped him...hello! It's a dark series and there was never much romance in the show anyway. All of that is prob. what makes your fics spot on plausible and exciting to read. There are already about a million romance, family, baby fics anyway! Years ago you said you weren't scared of the dark. I believe that!

What matters to me in reading has nothing to do with warnings and genres. I will read any genre and even the R non consent that other authors write and some of the best written fics here are non consent. They are different and not the same as every other romance fic.

What matter is how well you write what you write and as long as I recognize the characters I will be happy. You have a firm grasp of the characters and the pretender universe in general. I think sometimes authors use writing as therapy to try to understand better certain things or maybe to explore their own darkness...maybe you are just fascinated by the mind...but if you want the truth Mirage I think you like to push the envelope... or Lady Muse does. Your muse likes to set you apart. I think you really seriously don't care what people think. That's my favorite thing about you. :-) You write what your Lady Muse tells you and if she's pleased you don't care if everyone else in the worlds is pissed off. I like that. You are true to the craft. You are a wordsmith.

My favorite part of this is when the code Jarod hacks sounds like "don't fear the reaper" lol. That is awesome. best line eva: "he alighted on Jarod's trusting nature and moral rectitude, latched on like a vulture to carrion." EPIC! Please post more soon!



Author's Response:

Preface: I will not comment (backstab, or gossip) about authors and/or their (romance/baby/other) stories, and whether or not they are plausible, et cetera (I prefer to address writers directly via review). I like all sorts of stories and genres.


Moving on: thank you for reading and reviewing, needlepoint. I am not intentionally controversial; I don't know why I write about the unraveling of mind and morality (however, it is the Centre—not a cheery place). I have no intention of defending myself/scribblings and I offer no explanations. I am glad you like this. Thanks again.

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/07/15
Circles of Hell by Mirage
Rated: NC 18 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 194]
Summary:

Twelve years after Carthis, the death of a dear friend reunites predator and prey. *If adultery bothers you, click elsewhere or prepare to be bothered.



Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: None
Warnings: Warning: Character Death, Warning: Language, Warning: Sexual Content

Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 109551
Read Count: 27467
[Report This] Published: 02/09/11 Updated: 14/06/14


Title: Chapter 1: Purgatory (part one)

This was highly recommended and pulled me in from the word 'it'! You some how write the emotion in to the story so that readers feel the tension and gloom..and everything. You have all the characters fleshed out and Jarod and Miss Parker are exactly the way they should be. Your writing voice and prose is something I marvel at. It's incredible. Not something I expect from fanfiction..you definitely broke out of the mold. Fans are still reading I want you to know that.. so please don't let us down!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/06/14
Title: Chapter 1: Purgatory (part one)

This was highly recommended and pulled me in from the word 'it'! You some how write the emotion in to the story so that readers feel the tension and gloom..and everything. You have all the characters fleshed out and Jarod and Miss Parker are exactly the way they should be. Your writing voice and prose is something I marvel at. It's incredible. Not something I expect from fanfiction..you definitely broke out of the mold. Fans are still reading I want you to know that.. so please don't let us down!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/06/14
Title: Chapter 2: Purgatory (part two)

I love the back info and traveling to Africa and then the way you effortlessly bring us back to present day. The tension in that room is crazy. I love IT!

Reviewer: needlepoint Signed
Date: 02/06/14