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Member Since: 05/04/10

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Bio: A fan of TP. Long live The Pretender!!!


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Devil's Advocate by Mirage
Rated: NC 18 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 86]
Summary:

When a female Pretender named Parker escapes the Centre's clutches after thirty years in isolation, one of the Tower's finest- a moody, brooding, ice-for-blood brute named Jarod- is recalled to pursue her.



Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: Warning: Language, Warning: Sexual Content, Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 47219
Read Count: 8785
[Report This] Published: 02/07/11 Updated: 22/12/12


Title: Chapter 2: The Devil Wears Prada

Awesomeness! I like Jarod with an addiction, drugs unlike Parker's alcohol. The Parker resembles the Parker I love but its Jarod's cruelty loved most..."the pitchfork scare children"...lmao...you should write for the show. I can't believe she shot him!!! And I can believe it also! The conversation at the end remind me of Jarod and Sydney, you show a clear betrayal and she's really hurt and angry as she should be. I love this more than I can express.



Author's Response:

Thank you, James. Yeah, Jarod- he's such a bastard in this fic and quick with the barbs. He's a male Miss Parker with a drug addiction, an obsession with sex and Miss Parker. Aw, thanks but I'm no where near good a writer to write for the show. Or for fanfic for that matter haha. Seriously, thanks.

Reviewer: James Signed
Date: 18/08/12
Title: Chapter 1: Out of Hell

Mirage! I have always wanted to read something like this, another original plot line and your characters are bang perfect. No apologies necessary as your story are amazing without a beta reader. Can't give it anything but a 10!

 



Author's Response:

Thank you, James. I really appreciate it.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 18/08/12
Summary:

He's waiting.



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

Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 900
Read Count: 4340
[Report This] Published: 05/08/12 Updated: 05/08/12


Title: Chapter 2: A Different Ending

Mirage, that is truly beautiful. You always leave us wanting more of your talent my dear and I look forward to reading a continuation and more amazing stories of yours. I congratulate you and lady muse!!



Author's Response:

Thanks for the R&R, James. There won't be a continuation of this; however,perhaps there will be another short story eventually.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 18/08/12
Darkness Falling by Mirage
Rated: NC 18 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 413]
Summary:

Jarod is implicated in a spate of homicides. 



Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: All the characters, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 52986
Read Count: 18063
[Report This] Published: 04/03/15 Updated: 21/05/20


Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Settling in for a nice long read. The first chapter grabs me and pulls me in. I'm captivated by each turn of the phrase. I love how it feels like a detective crime thriller and this is the before the scenes of where Jarod and MP come in to play. You're brilliant. I already like Brandt and feel so much for young McGraff who I can see clearly a young boy in man's body. You illustrate with words.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

I love Miss P's punch in the face entrance into this second chapter. She's on fire. You mention the changes in Carthis and win bonus plausibility points. I like to escape reality too and read but unless it's clearly alternate universe material I want things to be plausible within what we already know from the television series. I love the technical parts, the upgrades the Centre always needed. They have geniuses working for them and should have always been that technologically advanced. Have I mentioned your brilliance recently?

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Ok. Question. Are you Zina? From what little I know about you you strike me as a bookworm entreprenuer author with a wild party streak. I don't think of you as a gum chewer. I think you'd probably make eye contact with people though because that's not something someone would admit and point out. I can see you chatting with Jarod or Michael and the actors. You don't seem shy. I read this and something strikes me. I don't know what. You don't seem to like Jarod all that much. I'm curious that's all. I like Zina. Something about her.

Rachel here is fabulous. You write these characters as they are. I marvel.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

New word for me. Yclept. I like. You used it correctly too! Mirage fiction is educational and entertaining.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Jarod, Jarod. He is a ladie's man. Seeing his own face and knowing he's the one that fixed the video so it would play. All around top notch chapter.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

In a thousand languages. I was in physical pain when she snapped that pencil. Hey, I'm a guy.

Reviewer: James Signed
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Unraveled. Rachel is unraveling. You transition exceptionally... out of this world and you tie everything together. It's a tight story.

Reviewer: James Signed
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

Awesome. That last line. Punch in the face exit. All pretender.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

Heraclitus. I thought that was something dirty for a sec. I don't know who that is. All of the philosphy was time stealing from me. I need to revisit. Do you think a long time before you come up with an idea? How does it work? You interest me. I'm intrigued.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Magnificent!

You insert so much realism in for example the dried blood where Parker failed to start a line which is realistic. We wouldn't expect her nursing skills to be perfect when she's not a nurse and we've seen Jarod instructing her in the past with Fenigore at the bank. Your writing blows me away. Bravo.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

You bring these characters to life Mirage. I should have known it was Ethan too but like Jarod was in the dark. You write the different relationship dynamics beautifully. And that final line. I feel so much sympathy for Jarod.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21/04/20
Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

The Jarod-Ethan tension is incredibly intense. I like the power play by Parker no matter what her intentions were. Parker propositioning Jarod for sex was something I would have never expected from you. I can see her doing it but I can't see you writing that because you never seemed to like Jarod.

I've read thousands of stories but I've never seen the characters so in character as they are when you write them. Sydney... you did right by him too. Bravo!

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Beautiful. Your descriptive work is beautiful, the travel, all of it. You move them so well and transition between scenes flawlessly.

A miscarriage fits the timeline and is so plausible that I'm... I can't even think now Mirage.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Running from himself. Yes. We do that sometimes. Where do you get these ideas? Brandt is a good man. You create these gentle and intelligent characters and you know exactly where to place them and exactly how to move all of the characters. Awe-inspiring.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Jarod's internal dialogue. I'm going back feeling like shit. lol. You give the right amount of detail without losing sight of the story itself. Yes Jarod is lying. He will never leave alone. Comedy gold within the tragedy.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

When the worlds all collide. It was an amazing collision. Brandts thoughts about Parker were what I imagine everyone's is when they meet her. Brandt is right. Jarod will shoulder his way in. He does that all the time.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

"eager to please and terrified for their lives."

Hired by Miss Parker definitely.

"You drop the bread in the toaster for chrissakes." Brilliant.

You are brilliant Mirage.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Why, indeed,"she purred and then informed him flatly, "According to Brandt, the Triumvirate has jumped out of bed with us."

"Oh," said Sydney lightly.

"Mhm and they took our pensions with them," added Parker tartly

tehehee took the pensions.
Jarod makes a grand entrance. It's like watching an episode but I get a resolution when I read you. Thank you for that.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

Thank you for the missing scene, for all of the missing scenes.

The tension is crazy good.

"It would've taken a helluva lot more than an order from you to stop me," she countered.

"I'm surprised that your bullheadedness hasn't gotten you killed."

"Surprises all around," rebutted Parker tartly. "I imagine being a prick has its disadvantages, too; I've been tempted, at times, to kill you myself."

"Charming," he purred. "I may very well be a prick, but I have worked in hospitals and prisons; I'm familiar with standards of care and protocol."

Outstanding writing and storytelling Mirage as always.


Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

Broots. You never disappoint with your characterisations. You bring back all the good feelings Mirage. Brilliant transition to Jarod and Miss Parker making out. I love the details that mean so much. This kiss statue in the book Jarod was reading when he was a child and Miss Parker came in the room. I'm glad he's hanging on to the book. I wonder if he can hang on to her. I hope so.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

Erotic stuff Mirage. Still you inject comedy and lightness in the story coming at the end especially with Jarod saying it's not a bad way to go and he's right. He is so right.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20
Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22

Tehehee. Miss Parker eager to compromise? Hehee. Nope. Jarod has no problem there. These adult situations between Jarod and Parker are something that we should have seen on our tvs. I'm grateful to you that I get to see them when I read this.

Reviewer: James Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22/04/20