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Joined 10-04-09, id: 2105289, Profile Updated: 06-23-12
Author has written 3 stories for Twilight.

Howdy folks. I'm the ikss (pronounced "eye kiss" or "I kiss") and I'm a singer/songwriter who also writes novels, poetry, short stories, essays, highly entertaining emails and yes, I blog at http://ikss.typepad.com and http://karensorrell.blogspot.comwhich is where you may now find all of my writing, fanfiction included. Since a lot of what I write includes adult content, I thought it best not to leave it posted here at ffn.

If you'd like to keep track of my attempts to publish my original work, The Previous Fall, please check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ThePreviousFall

To clarify, since I have been asked: I have no plans to pull The Cocky and The Cougar or any of my fics in order to rework them for publication. I simply moved Cocky to the new blog http://karensorrell.blogspot.com(all of my stories will be moved there, in due course). The fanfiction I write is just that. I use it to have fun and to practice my writing skills. The works I mean to publish are not posted anywhere on the internet.

If you care to follow my nutty and often nonsensical ramblings on Twitter do so at http://twitter.com/iksswrites

Got questions? Get answers here: http://www.formspring.me/ikss

I am also on Facebook as Ikss Writes.


Re The Cocky and The Cougar:

vixen1836, wickedcicada & nerac (MF'er or carenl) wrote some very nice things about C&C over at the Fictionators blog: http://www.fictionators.com/angst/the-cocky-and-the-cougar-by-ikss/

TYLDF Genre Series: Chickens and Mixed Drinks by FeathersMMM and Ninapolitan (C&C gets quite a nifty mention): http://discerningficster.blogspot.com/2009/12/genre-series-chickens-and-mixed-drinks.html

Cocky/Cougar was recommended as part of the Lemonshots/My Favorite Lemon series on the Perv Pack Smut Shack: http://www.pervpackssmutshack.com/2010/07/starlightsuccubus-raids-sandbox-with.html

The Cocky was interviewed for The Extraordinary Fic Club. See what he has to say at http://fic-club.blogspot.com/2010/01/ikss-corners-cocky.html

SUPPLEMENTAL LINKS FOR THE COCKY AND THE COUGAR:

San Francisco, Chapter 14-15

The Fairmont Hotel: http://www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco

Mona Lisa: http://www.monalisasf.com/

City Lights Bookstore: http://www.citylights.com/

Vesuvio: http://www.vesuvio.com/index2.html

Chinatown: http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/

Chapter 23

The Teddy Bear with the secret compartment can be found here: http://foolishgadgets.com/200902/the-ultimate-teddy-bear-for-men/

Paris, Chapter 27

Le Meurice, Paris: http://www.lemeurice.com/hotel-suites


Re How to Write a Love Song:

10/10: As some of you know, in June, 2010, I pulled the 4 chapters of this story I had posted. At the time, I had hoped to get back to writing it by late-Fall. After much thought and many cocktails, I have decided that the story I need to write is not appropriate for Twific. I am therefore not going to be posting this story publicly. My sincere apologies to the few of you who were reading it.


Peace, love and smooches, y'all!

ikss / Karen

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The Plan - OUTTAKES by QuantumFizzx reviews
REMOVED. Thank you for your readership. Kept a few chapters up to explain why & share outtakes alter. Obsessed but unnoticed for over a year, she puts a plan in motion to catch the eye of the corner-office. That's her plan. Fate has another plan entirely
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,768 - Reviews: 19565 - Favs: 6,609 - Follows: 4,499 - Updated: 3/9 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Expectations and Other Moving Pieces by chrometurtle reviews
Everything I had done in my life seemed to lead up to this moment. The moment when I found myself bound inextricably to a man I didn’t love, trapped in a life I didn’t want. And if I left him, I would be entirely alone.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 227,237 - Reviews: 14949 - Favs: 8,474 - Follows: 8,896 - Updated: 11/11/2013 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Bella, Edward
Tropic of Virgo by In.a.blue.bathrobe reviews
He's a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she's a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 38 - Words: 150,800 - Reviews: 19951 - Favs: 12,643 - Follows: 5,325 - Updated: 9/9/2013 - Published: 3/4/2009 - Complete
Creature of Habit by EZRocksAngel reviews
Bella begins working for the elusive and distant Edward Cullen who she discovers is hiding behind an elaborate charade to maintain his secret lifestyle. Bella is determined to find out the mysteries of Edward Cullen but with what results? AU, OOC.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 33 - Words: 189,751 - Reviews: 14266 - Favs: 11,355 - Follows: 5,287 - Updated: 5/16/2013 - Published: 1/4/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Becoming Bella Swan by BellaFlan reviews
INDIE TWIFIC AWARD WINNER! Bella Swan is being hospitalized for an Identity Disorder...Or is Bella Flanagan being hospitalized? Set after Edward leaves in New Moon or I'm writing this from an asylum. WARNING MA only. VERY DARK COMEDY.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Parody - Chapters: 53 - Words: 89,363 - Reviews: 4863 - Favs: 1,381 - Follows: 810 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Tangled Up In Blue by TxBirdie reviews
Edward Cullen is looking for inspiration to write THE American novel. Bella Swan is looking for inspiration, any inspiration, to pull her from her doldrums existence. But what they find in each other, neither of them could have expected.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 147,354 - Reviews: 2796 - Favs: 1,740 - Follows: 1,955 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Bella, Edward
This Buried Life by Emmanuelle Nathan reviews
Bella Swan is content with her career and her new life in London but feels that there is still something missing. Will a chance encounter with sinister yet intriguing stranger hold the answer to what she truly desires? AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 73,708 - Reviews: 2171 - Favs: 2,094 - Follows: 2,642 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Bella
Resident Geek by cdunbar reviews
Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular, beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who thinks geeks make for better lovers? M for language, sexuality, and some underage drinking. A little OOC...ok, a lot OOC
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 95,911 - Reviews: 5405 - Favs: 6,250 - Follows: 5,147 - Updated: 12/13/2011 - Published: 8/30/2008 - Edward, Bella - Complete
On the Double by MasenVixen reviews
It's Bella's first day on the job as a body double in the new Edward Masen film. First up? The sex scene...O/S for the Haiti Compilation. Rated M for lemons. AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,631 - Reviews: 1160 - Favs: 3,877 - Follows: 1,135 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
All That Jazz by javamomma0921 reviews
AH/AU Set in 1919. Meet orphan sisters, Bella and Alice Swan, as they journey to Chicago to meet their Aunt Esme, brazen, disowned sister of their mother. Join Bella as she learns the true meaning of marriage and love. M for adult themes and later lemons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 184,134 - Reviews: 2009 - Favs: 1,769 - Follows: 1,254 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 4/27/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Pressed for Time by chele681 reviews
Is it possible to fall in love in five minutes? "He showed me what he was reading and, accidentally, I think he may have shown me his soul" BxE Written with Twanza AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 108,330 - Reviews: 667 - Favs: 695 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 4/16/2011 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
How My Life was Ruined in 14 Days by moon.witche reviews
Bella has a plan. It's a detailed plan for her whole life. But in her quest for perfection, she has skipped certain high school experiences. With graduation fast approaching, Bella concocts a new plan – a plan to lose her virginity. BxE
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 62,366 - Reviews: 3761 - Favs: 3,689 - Follows: 3,251 - Updated: 2/3/2011 - Published: 9/15/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen reviews
Six years after Edward left, Bella's written a bestselling book about a girl and the vampire who loves her. Edward returns to her, hell-bent on recapturing the happily ever after that he destroyed. AU. Rated M for lemons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 140,407 - Reviews: 8671 - Favs: 7,133 - Follows: 4,791 - Updated: 1/23/2011 - Published: 1/2/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Irritable Grizzly Adams by caligula42 reviews
New Moon AU. Edward did more than just leave Bella in the woods five years ago. Time goes on as Bella struggles to make a new life without him. What happens when they are accidentally reunited? What was the real lie that Edward told? What will Bella do?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 121,710 - Reviews: 4889 - Favs: 3,474 - Follows: 3,122 - Updated: 12/27/2010 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Bella, Edward
Devil's Angel by ObsessingOverEdward reviews
My Harley, freedom and the women I have waiting for me up and down the California coast are my distractions, that was until my Beauty turned my world upside down. ExB, AH, OOC, Mystery/Suspense/Romance
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,884 - Reviews: 10897 - Favs: 2,690 - Follows: 1,808 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Volition by Rochelle Allison reviews
It's Belfast, N.Ireland and the year is 1972. Bella's worried about her brother and his best friend, Edward, and their dangerous involvement in the Irish Republican Army. Is it really wise to fall in love with a rebel? Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 150,667 - Reviews: 4614 - Favs: 3,852 - Follows: 1,441 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Century Club by EchoesOfAnIdiot reviews
100 chapters, written back and forth on twitter between EchoesofTwilight and americnxidiot. Because really: someone needed to reach this milestone.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 2,125 - Reviews: 397 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Between the Bars by theladyingrey42 reviews
She dances from my arms into his, never knowing the damage she inflicts, nor the risk she runs as she tests my control. I want to be everything to her, but I can no more change my past than I can bring myself to let her go. Summer Lovin' Contest Winner
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,257 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 253 - Follows: 66 - Published: 8/1/2010 - Complete
The Long Walk Home by bsmog reviews
Broken by his experiences in the Civil War, Edward marches with Jasper and Emmett to Gettysburg. A stolen night's sleep leads him to the girl he thinks could save him, but the battle rages on, and his duty could destroy them both. AH. Canon pairings.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 84,130 - Reviews: 572 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Razor's Edge by TwiBoy reviews
Pain and torment leads Edward to do something drastic. OOC/AH Rated M for dark themes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Edward - Complete
In the Twilight of My Life by theladyingrey42 reviews
When you think you have nothing left to live for, what happens when you're given another chance? AU/AH, BxE
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 40,078 - Reviews: 2598 - Favs: 627 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 5/14/2010 - Published: 3/29/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Ethan Church by dryler reviews
When Bella accepts an offer to write the biography of a severely reclusive author, the old, dying man she’s presented with and the young, too perfect man she meets while there convince her she’s missing some very important parts of the story. E/B, AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,805 - Reviews: 2743 - Favs: 3,356 - Follows: 1,757 - Updated: 5/7/2010 - Published: 5/26/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Son of a Preacher Man by LaViePastiche reviews
The wild son of a famous televangelist, Jasper likes to love ‘em and leave ‘em. Will he meet his match in Bella, who’s in love with his sister’s boyfriend Edward? And what happens when Edward finally notices her? AH, B/E
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 189,838 - Reviews: 8127 - Favs: 4,516 - Follows: 2,935 - Updated: 3/8/2010 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Complete
Cowboys Have Fangs, Too by Pastiche Pen reviews
When you’re a Cullen, you’re supposed to be a nice vampire. You’re not supposed to want to kill librarians—or drink the drill team—or have a map of scars. And you're certainly not supposed to want to exsanguinate Edward's human. Aw, hell. Canon.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,966 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Jasper - Complete
Faking It by spanglemaker9 reviews
Half of Hollywood's most famous couples are faking it. That's how Bella Swan's publicist convinces her to pretend to date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she'll do anything for her band and her music.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 144,679 - Reviews: 5636 - Favs: 8,981 - Follows: 3,009 - Updated: 10/30/2009 - Published: 6/20/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
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The Cocky Speaks reviews
A series of chapters, from Edward's point of view, meant to be a companion piece to The Cocky and The Cougar. That fic should be read first. Rated MA/NC17 for language and lemons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,753 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 12/9/2010 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Edward, Bella
The Cocky and The Cougar Outtakes and Extras reviews
A series of outtakes and missing scenes from The Cocky and The Cougar. While it is not required that you read the original story in order to enjoy all of them, it is suggested that you do so. Ratings vary, but we can assume they will generally be rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,325 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 10/27/2010 - Published: 8/15/2010
The Cocky and The Cougar reviews
Credit and Sales - often at war in Corporate America. When Con-Vert's new, young Director of Sales Edward Masen met 38 year-old Director of Credit Bella Swan, it was almost inevitible that sparks would fly. AH...RATED MA - ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,357 - Reviews: 4256 - Favs: 2,556 - Follows: 2,066 - Updated: 8/4/2010 - Published: 10/12/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
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