About

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

My username comes from the words of wisdom by the 19th century lunatic Mr William Herondale who is a character in the 'Infernal Devices' trilogy by Cassandra Clare.  

Maggie is my real life nickname. I'm using it here because I always wanted to use a pretentious phrase like nom de plume and the opportunity was too good to pass up. 

I'm dyslexic. I started writing as a challenge to myself and to get the voices in my head to shut up. The jury's still out. 

I'm a twin. I think my sister is the evil one but most disagree. I've found hitting them doesn't help my cause. 


I critique. I don't claim to be an expert but years of being an extremely picky reader has given me insight into what makes a good story. If you want feedback just PM me - any requests on my message board will be ignored/ deleted/ responded to rudely (depends on my mood). The stories must have decent grammar and have been proof-read. I'm not saying it has to be perfect but it is unfair for you to ask me to read something you cannot be bothered to read yourself. Also, nothing with stupid titles.
I reserve the right to decline the request. 


I make all my covers myself but the images that I use to make them belong to their respective owners and no copyright infringement was intended.  


Some awesome people I met on this site that inspire me to write every day: 
@DarlingDevil @PhantasiaAeryn @WendyWrites @LaDameBlanche @PrettyDanish @LivingDeadGirlxox @NicoletteAndrews @AuRevoirSimone @saturn137 @NightRose154 @AlysArden @ddgbooks @dramali
  • Location:
    London
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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11 Published Works

Featured work.

The Executioner's Mask

Social data: 15.6K reads. 884 votes. 249 comments.

Description: Jean-Luc de Martain has never shown much interest in women. His biggest secret - his secret identity as the town executioner - makes it difficult to trust others, and allow them to trust him in turn. He is resigned to his bachelor status, until Emma...

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Other Works by NeverTrustaDuck.
Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea

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He has been cursed into an existence he never wanted. In order to escape he needs to find the one woman...

Completed
Misconceptions & Consequences: Family Ties

Misconceptions & Consequences: Family Ties

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After his father walks out on them, Lachlann Falaire vows to do anything to keep his family together. W...

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Price of Freedom

Price of Freedom

6.6K 453 288

Betrothed to one brother, in love with the other. Casei, Princess of Pontas, has been forced to live a...

Completed
A Witch's Curse

A Witch's Curse

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Harken Dubhair has it all: magic, wealth and a coveted position as the king's advisor and friend. When...

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NeverTrustaDuck
No Casei doesn't have any siblings. Her parents can still have another child's, in which case he would be the heir to the throne. At present it's the kings's brother. The heir has to be someone from the royal line for the prophecy to work. 

There will be a girl. It's part of the prophecy. Only boys are born to the royal line except for once every 100 years when it'll be a girl. If the king's brother takes over, the prophecy is still in place because they are of the same bloodline.


NeverTrustaDuck
I have no idea what to say about this. You had me hooked from the beginning and I simply fell in love with your characters, especially Megan. I loved her transformation from doormat into predator. She found people to love her and who she loved in turn, and then you took them away from her and left her all alone. As a writer I am in awe of your skills, but as a reader I seriously hate you at the moment. I didn't cry when Garrick died (but that might have been because I knew it was coming) but my heart did twist and still does whenever I think about it. 

And then Harper? How could you? You cannot let Josiah win. I take back everything I said about being intrigued by him (oh who am I kidding, I still am) but he is one evil bastard. He's a seer, he should have seen his sister's fate coming. It was a situation of his own making. 

Ahhhhh! Can't wait for the next one.