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Joined 07-09-11, id: 3059812, Profile Updated: 12-08-13
Author has written 11 stories for Janet Evanovich.

I have never been a fan of romances per se. My first "big girl" book was Walter Farley's "Black Stallion'. My second was Micky Spillaine"s "I the Jury". Highshool reading was Faulkner, Steinbeck and Hemmingway. So JE was a complete departure and purely by accident-stuck at a beach rental with nothing to read.
At first I was completely at a loss to show any affinity towards Stephanie. I could not understand why a 30 year-old woman would act and react as a teenager. Then, using way too much personal experience with analysis, I surmised that after the double blow to her ego and confidence (wrong marriage, loss of job-both the Berg's indicators of success); she regressed to deferring life responsibilities to others. She held on to the bounty hunter thing out of stubbornness and the realization that with the capture of Morelli; she had succeeded in something.
I did recognize the potential of Ranger-Steinbeck strong, Hemmingway tragic-and after book #12, came to understand that JE could not comprehend the character she had created. After all, Steph was the character she loved and whose adventures she cataloged. Ranger was-and still is- a secondary character, used to enrich Steph's story.
My FF stories are based heavily on Ranger. And on what I feel his storyline would have been, had he been the main character. No warm and fuzzies. HEA's with a dark twist.

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Mercenary For The Money by Vulcan Rider reviews
Summary: Joe questions Ranger's motives and learns some hard truths. WARNING: Graphic language and sexual violence mentioned but not acted. Babe HEA
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,479 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 11/6/2014 - Published: 6/14/2014 - Ranger M., Joe M., Stephanie P.
Lips of an Angel by airlinegal reviews
A late night phone call leaves two people remembering the past.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,364 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/17/2012 - Ranger M. - Complete
I'm Marc Pardo, Do I Know You? by jago-ji reviews
Sometimes, your timing just sucks! HER: You regret all that time you wasted because of fear. Then, time runs out…and he's gone. HIM: You finally let her go and at the last minute realize…you can't. Then everything is taken from you, even her memory.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 50 - Words: 185,175 - Reviews: 1351 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
Looking for me? by Cristi0819 reviews
My first attempt. Stephanie owes Ranger a favor.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 30,002 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 7/24/2011 - Published: 6/4/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
Good Man by jago-ji reviews
Ranger contemplates the relative 'goodness' of his life. This is the story I vowed I'd never write and the kind I never read. But I am trying to get over my 'fear' and this story wouldn't leave me alone. Warning: character death…yes…his. One shot.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,973 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/23/2011 - Ranger M. - Complete
CadyCakes by jago-ji reviews
Imagine Steph didn't lose her job at EE Martin? Imagine she never blackmailed Vinnie for a bounty hunting job…her life taking a different path? Imagine Ranger and Steph don't meet until much later in their lives. Will the attraction still be there?
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 31 - Words: 89,165 - Reviews: 683 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 5/7/2011 - Published: 4/9/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
No Price by Magdalync reviews
Stephanie asks Ranger to do the unthinkable. A spin off series of vignettes which take place after the Maxim Online Survey trilogy. Babe.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,634 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/6/2008 - Published: 8/30/2008 - Complete
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DANGEROUS GAMES reviews
Ranger has a secret life...and Stephanie wants to part of it. This story will challenge some readers and will completely turn off others. That's ok. Diversity in all things is a key to a full life. At least that's my mantra. This story does not follow canon, not FF canon or the original Evonavich canon. It is a journey of self exploration by characters familiar to all of us.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 59,125 - Reviews: 542 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Carlos and Lester Do Rio reviews
This one shot is loosely based on characters originally introduced by Janet Evanovich. It is not part of the Plum canon. It is for mature readers and does contain adult situations.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,814 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Ranger M., Lester - Complete
YOU SAVED ME reviews
"The truth is - the closer you get to dying, the more of a coward you become." Those last moments were not what he expected nor was what would follow. Ranger's journey to find self forgiveness. Nothing is more powerful or as everlasting as true love.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,445 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 4/13/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
NO SUGAR TONIGHT reviews
We all know how Stephanie's body reacts to sugar-withdrawal.Now it's Ranger's turn to handle the "sticky" situation.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,673 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 2/22/2012 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
PLEASE TELL ME TO GO reviews
Post-combat arousal is real. This adrenaline dump has been the cause of many failed marriages and relationships. This is a hard story to read. But it is real.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,024 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/28/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
THE REAL VORDO reviews
On a Caribbean island Ranger and a Voodoo queen cross paths. The consequences are life changing for both.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,864 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
WHERE IS MY REVENGE reviews
This is a "what if" story, based on the characters in the Stephanie Plum Series. What if Steph finely made a decision and that future was ripped from her? How would she cope. Could she be strong enough to exact her revenge?
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,517 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
NEW TERRITIORIES BIRTHDAY reviews
Ranger and Stephanie explore their physical relationship. Steph plots a birthday surprise for Ranger.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,722 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
ANOTHER TIMEANOTHER BAD MEMORY A Plum Fantacy reviews
No Steph here. How Ranger met Tank. Warning - no sex some violence.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,098 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2011 - Ranger M., Tank - Complete
REALIZATION A Plum Fantacy reviews
Stephanie and Ranger realize their love.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,555 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
Abduction A Plum Fantacy reviews
Steph is abducted by a serial killer that no one knows about.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,272 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/12/2011 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete