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Joined 01-30-09, id: 1821916, Profile Updated: 06-29-15
Author has written 13 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Twilight.

For those who would like to know just a hair about me:

My name is Mariana Zapata.

I have three novels out-- my baby, Lingus (a romance comedy with the tag line, "...I love porn."), Under Locke (a contemporary romance with a mostly lovable asshole), a NY Times and USA Today bestseller, and my pride and joy, Kulti (a contemporary sports romance with a German pain in the butt). *cues the trumpets* You can find them as e-books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, etc.

I'm in my late-twenties now. When I first started my profile I had "early twenties" written. *sigh*

I love reading and always have a book or e-book glued to my face.

Laughing is my second favorite past time.

I'm newly married to my significant other of ten years. I have two kids-a brindle Great Dane and a blue Great Dane that are spoiled rotten.

I try to write on here as often as I can, but I've mainly been focusing on my original work now.

Life: I love you.

Random babbling about life and writing in blog form:

More random babbling in a miniature form can be found on my twitter account: www(dot)twitter(dot)com/marianazapata_

You can also check me out on Facebook: www(dot)facebook(dot)com/marianazapatawrites

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The Sky Is Painted With Red by IsisIvy reviews
Seven billion people live on Earth. Only a small percentage know of the darkness beneath them. Those people are known as Human Donors. My name is Bella Swan, and I am a human donor. ExB, Vampward, short chaps w/ frequent updates, M for usual.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 55 - Words: 145,842 - Reviews: 1578 - Favs: 1,179 - Follows: 1,376 - Updated: 11/28/2016 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Theories of Bellativity by kikki7 reviews
Bella Swan is a physician assistant student trying to survive a grueling clinical year. Add Dr. Edward Cullen, a cocky, irresistible ob/gyn resident. Throw in some chocolate, sprinkle with a few of Bella's quirky theories about life, and see what happens.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 120,217 - Reviews: 5014 - Favs: 5,359 - Follows: 6,644 - Updated: 2/15/2015 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Bella, Edward
Words with Strangers by Nolebucgrl reviews
EPOV Companion Piece to Words with Friends. Movie star Edward Cullen is done with women and focused on his career. A stranger reaches out to him via Words with Friends. Will her words change his mind?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 52 - Words: 306,499 - Reviews: 13481 - Favs: 4,774 - Follows: 3,471 - Updated: 4/20/2013 - Published: 7/13/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
This Heart Renewed by orchidmoon22 reviews
9 years ago Bella Swan had a surgery that saved her life. A humble survivor, she is making a life for herself in a new town. Along the way she meets Edward Masen. Quiet, dark, cold, angry. Can she bring him back to life? Or will the truth ruin it all?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 134,885 - Reviews: 975 - Favs: 1,107 - Follows: 1,409 - Updated: 4/16/2013 - Published: 8/31/2011 - Bella, Edward
High Fidelity by IReen Weiss reviews
Damaged Edward, damaged Bella. Two sides of the same scarred coin. When one side is up, the other is down. Language and lots of it. Lemons eventually. It's a slow burn, slow and painful. Mature. Lots of random pop culture references. AH, AU, ExB.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 205,466 - Reviews: 5779 - Favs: 4,063 - Follows: 3,665 - Updated: 10/3/2012 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Written in the Stars by Lissa Bryan reviews
Edward is king of a dying race, his planet torn by civil war. Bella is abducted to become his bride. From college student to Queen... Can she learn to love this strange man and help save his people? AU/OOC, Rated M
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 167,029 - Reviews: 7995 - Favs: 9,696 - Follows: 3,864 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Animate Me by abstract way reviews
Professional animator Edward worships cartoon exec Bella from afar by day and draws her in his comic book late at night. When this Daffy Duck-loving geek comes face to face with his dream girl, will his fantasy world come to life? ...Note:The primary story of Animate Me was pulled and published. Thanks for 2 great years on fan fic.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,251 - Reviews: 11454 - Favs: 4,458 - Follows: 3,659 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Tattoos Like Mile Markers by casket4mytears reviews
Finalist, Tattward/Inkella Challenge. It was the first day she saw the tattoos peering out from beneath his shirt. It was the first day he spoke, capturing the pain locked within her. But could a broken soul save another? AU AH slightly OOC. Lemon.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 241,075 - Reviews: 1604 - Favs: 1,846 - Follows: 1,110 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
House Of Flesh On Fire by FarDareisMai2 reviews
This is an AU/AH fic, inspired by some late night ficleting is that a word? over at the Sookieverse. Professor Northman teaches English at a distinguished liberal arts college. Sookie Stackhouse is an English major. Yeah, you know it's wrong.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 93,615 - Reviews: 2798 - Favs: 1,191 - Follows: 738 - Updated: 8/11/2010 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
Left For Dead by Malanna reviews
Sequel to "Dead to Rights". After the battle for Sookie's survival, a tribunal has been called, and the vampire community is facing threats to their very existence. Spoilers for books 1-8 and 'Gift Wrap'.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 68,547 - Reviews: 1246 - Favs: 474 - Follows: 273 - Updated: 4/2/2009 - Published: 12/18/2008 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
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To Destroy reviews
In the words of Abe Lincoln, "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." Bella works for a man that makes her teeth grind. "My boss is an asshole," she cried.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 106,494 - Reviews: 4891 - Favs: 3,230 - Follows: 4,692 - Updated: 9/29/2015 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Bella, Edward
A Raging Inferno reviews
Companion to "A Smokeless Fire" one-shot. As a kid, Bella Swan had idolized Edward Cullen, the soccer superstar. As an adult... things changed. One-shot. Read ASF first.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,446 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 94 - Published: 8/16/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
A Smokeless Fire reviews
He retired without achieving all but two of his goals. When Edward Cullen is offered the chance of a lifetime, he takes it. Except the World Cup wasn't the only thing he wanted after all. One-shot for Fandoms4SpecialOlympics.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,305 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 373 - Follows: 148 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Glimmer of Green reviews
*Hiatus/Random Updates* People usually fall in love, but sometimes love rolls into your office wearing spandex shorts and holding a bicycle helmet. Having a package delivered never looked so good. A collab with LucyLiterate.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,847 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 5/10/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Bella, Edward
Silver and Gold reviews
*Hiatus* "Bodies never lie." -Agnes de Mille. Pointe shoes, leotards, and men with chiseled thighs: a normal day in the life of a ballerina. Drabble-ish.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 22,960 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 4/5/2012 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Bella, Edward
Why and What If reviews
Edward Masen had plans. The problem was that life didn't care. A story about valuing what you're given and finding happiness out of the scraps. One-shot for Pop the Question contest.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,395 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 27 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Against the Grain reviews
*Hiatus* as you can tell In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Everything in life happens for a reason...right?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,652 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 7/3/2011 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Bella, Edward
Kite reviews
In the words of Janis Joplin, "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." Bella learns the hard way. M if this becomes a chapter story. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,621 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/3/2009
The Way of All Flesh reviews
Eric's nose betrays him. Takes place after Nectar. Little bitty.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 942 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Complete
Nectar reviews
Takes place after Porcelain Heart. Eric has a pleasant little surprise for Sookie.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/9/2009 - Complete
Porcelain Heart reviews
Takes place after The Night and The Silent Water. Eric talks to Sookie about a new car, a bullet, and putting things in her.... did I seriously just write that?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
The Night and The Silent Water reviews
A short little guy/story that takes place after Lotus Eater. Eric pays Sookie a visit.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,316 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/16/2009 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
Lotus Eater reviews
Eric remembers the events that occurred on the night of Sookie's kidnapping during DAG.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,196 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/13/2009 - Eric, Sookie - Complete