C.R.Marks
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Joined 01-03-18, id: 10188505, Profile Updated: 10-26-19
Author has written 3 stories for Star Wars.

CURRENT PROJECT: Writing final chapters of my trilogy sequel to Claudia Gray's Lost Stars: Star Wars - Journey to the Force Awakens.
Book #1: Love's Stars - Completed - link below. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12872852/1/Love-s-Stars-Book-1-in-The-Stars-Trilogy
Book #2: Dark Stars - Completed - link below. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12918039/1/Dark-Stars-Book-2-in-The-Stars-Trilogy
Book #3: Eternal Stars - In Progress (nearing completion) - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13003079/1/Eternal-Stars

LATEST CHAPTER POSTING: Oct. 6, 2019

AUTHOR'S MUSINGS - Feel free to laugh AT me. I do.

I wish I had a Beta reader.

I'd never written anything until I was 48. I was one foot in the insane asylum from a busy career as a private healthcare practice owner when I read Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. I absolutely loved it, but she left us hanging at the end. And then she got diverted to other projects and wasn't planning to return to Lost Stars. I got this bright idea that if she wasn't going to continue the story, I could just imagine what happens for myself. I started writing for my own enjoyment. I lost myself in it at night and on weekends. Then my friend told me about Fan Fiction and I lost myself again by reading stories in this happy world of imagination. Finally, I got up the nerve to post my work. It was such a nervous thrill and a wonderful distraction.

However, looking back on the first story I wrote, Love's Stars, I can now see - with immense humor - hundreds of things a Beta Reader would have caught. Like the fact that:

1. My characters shrug all the time. If they open their mouths they are shrugging. If they aren't opening their mouths they are shrugging.

2. And they "pause for a moment" pretty much... well, every other moment. They pause before talking, walking, responding... they are definitely not efficacious with their time.

3. And the crying! Talk about emotional instability! Eyes are watery, brimming with tears, welled up with tears, glistening, leaking tears, tears stream down their faces... Good Lord! I should have written a character who was a bonafide shrink. These folks don't seem to be able to handle anything without crying.

4. Then there is the old "brow furrow" thing. I'm tempted to inject every character I have with Botox.

5. Everything happens in 30 minutes. "Thirty minutes later (fill in the blank). And, let's be honest, some things should always take longer than thirty minutes. My poor characters are running around trying to fight wars, fly across the galaxy, fix star fighters, sneak around giant compounds full of troopers, have a little hanky panky... and their idiot writer make them do everything in THIRTY MINUTES!

Still, I am glad I found this creative outlet and gave myself and other fans a way to continue the journey in the event Claudia Gray never returns to the series.

But if I don't find a Beta Reader soon, I'm not sure I should continue to inflict more of my unpolished and untrained writing on the Fan Fiction universe. It would help if the thousands of readers I see visiting and reading would "pause for a moment" (definitely not "30 minutes") and just type something - anything - as long as it is polite. Just a quick phrase to say what they like or don't like - anything would be helpful. I'd even be grateful to have typos and errors pointed out. It's difficult to edit your own work.

In the meantime, I will hold on to my faith. The Force will bring me a Beta Reader if it is meant to be!

Happy reading as I wrap up the series!

MTFBWY!

- Cyndy

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Shimmer Through The Woods by Daniella Harwood reviews
Captain Panaka refuses to let Padmé explore Mos Espa with Master Jinn, Artoo and Jar Jar. Whilst Eirtaé takes her place in the expedition, Padmé finds distraction and friendship on board the Nubian ship, in the form of Padawan Kenobi. This change will have a profound effect on the fate of the Republic. An Obidala story, eventually, covering Episodes I-VI.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 97,013 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 890 - Updated: 12/8/2020 - Published: 3/20/2015 - Obi-Wan K., Padmé Amidala
Hindsight Is Not Perfect by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet reviews
Paved with good intentions or not, the road back from Hell is a difficult, slippery slope for those who choose to walk it as Anakin has. Now he has to face the consequences of his choices, avoid suspicion of everyone from the Jedi Council to Palpatine and try to prevent the future from turning out as badly Before all while somehow finding a way to balance the Force...again! REVAMP
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 65,239 - Reviews: 721 - Favs: 3,652 - Follows: 1,620 - Updated: 2/5/2020 - Published: 5/6/2011 - Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
Heir of Vader by Zinoviev reviews
When Anakin Skywalker dies on Mustafar by Obi-Wan's blade, Darth Sidious is furious. Without an apprentice, Sidious is forced to enact his contingency plan: stealing Skywalker's newborn child and training him or her instead. Nineteen years later, Padmé's life is irrevocably altered once again after her ship is boarded by a mysterious Sith Lord who claims to be the heir of Vader.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 85,785 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 12/25/2019 - Published: 7/11/2019 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Mutually Beneficial by Sweet Christabel reviews
Facing an arranged marriage that she legally can't refuse, Sabé enacts a desperate plan to get out of it, asking Obi-Wan Kenobi to marry her instead. Little does she know that it's not just an unwanted fiancé she's avoiding, but a threat to her life as well. With her friends' complicated love lives to deal with too, it would be a very bad time to develop feelings for her husband.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 240,428 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 11/2/2019 - Published: 6/23/2018 - [Obi-Wan K., Sabé] Padmé Amidala - Complete
Living in Shadows by Scififan33 reviews
EDITING ch4 done Events at the end of the Clone wars went a bit differently but ended the same. Thirteen years later, with the Empire getting close, Obi-Wan takes Luke on the run. But maybe running was the wrong thing to do, or will it end up being the best thing for the Galaxy?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 37 - Words: 100,430 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 337 - Follows: 341 - Updated: 1/1/2019 - Published: 2/24/2017 - [Leia O., Luke S.] Darth Vader, Commander Cody - Complete
The Dangers of Foresight by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet reviews
Anakin was a Jedi once. He was also a 45-year-old Sith Lord. Yet now he's nine again and back at the Jedi Temple, determined to change destiny. To do so he just has to juggle preventing Dooku from joining Sidious, starting a personal war against slavery, avoiding Palpatine, and Jedi training to all while maintaining the facade of a child. Too bad that's never been his strong point.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 33 - Words: 194,759 - Reviews: 2906 - Favs: 6,699 - Follows: 6,462 - Updated: 7/29/2018 - Published: 1/12/2014 - Anakin Skywalker, E. Palpatine, Obi-Wan K., Count Dooku - Complete
When dreams come true (which they often do when Anakin Skywalker- by whenthemarshmallowmettheslayer reviews
dreams them). It happens in the day, in the light. A dark masked man with heavy breath that was killing the slave owners and freeing the slaves. No one - not even the Hutts, who were now dead- could stop the droid looking man. That doesn't surprise Anakin though. Anakin had seen the stranger's blade that coated the sands with different colors of blood. A red lightsaber.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 852 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/8/2018 - Published: 6/26/2017 - Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka T. - Complete
A Certain Point of View by LukeMaynard reviews
"Obi-Wan never told you…" With those words, Vader shook our faith in Obi-Wan as a reliable narrator, and told us there was more to his story than we knew. This is an AU story (…or IS it?) that takes place DURING Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, a story that was told—and can be retold—in the editing. The story changes nothing onscreen—yet reveals a secret that changes EVERYTHING.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 44,311 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/1/2018 - Leia O., Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan K.
Raised in Darkness by marly4077 reviews
When Padmé decides to join Anakin on his journey to the Dark Side, the Skywalker twins grow up under very different circumstances. Now, twenty years later, Vader begins to make his bid at power against Sidious, and Leia and Luke must decide their places in the galaxy. VaderVersusSidious. Eventual canon/EU friendships and romances. Drama, adventure, romance, humor, and angst.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 47,232 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 6/30/2018 - Published: 4/5/2017 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, E. Palpatine
Heirs to the Empire by jlcleaumus reviews
AU. En route to Endor, Luke, Leia, and Han find themselves transported into a different universe and a different Empire, with a different Vader. Completed, with final notes and thoughts.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 94,788 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 252 - Updated: 6/6/2018 - Published: 2/22/2018 - Luke S., Leia O., Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala - Complete
Confessions - A Star Wars AU by Jayne.Skywalker reviews
A Star Wars AU. In this universe, Anakin killed Palpatine before he could turn to the dark side. Also, Ahsoka Tano never left the Order and she remained Anakin's padawan. In this story, Padmé is only two weeks from her due date. How Ahsoka learning about Anakin and Padmé's relationship ultimately changed the galaxy forever.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,769 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 5/5/2018 - Published: 3/18/2018 - [Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala] Obi-Wan K., Ahsoka T.
this is unexpected by MarbleGlove reviews
a self-indulgent response to the many, wonderful time-travel Star Wars stories that send a more experienced and more knowledgeable Obi-Wan Kenobi back in time to change the many tragedies to come
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,603 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 12/3/2017 - Published: 6/19/2016 - E. Palpatine, Obi-Wan K., Darth Maul, M. Windu - Complete
Heir to the Empire by Scififan33 reviews
With the Empire getting close Obi-Wan takes Luke on the run. But maybe running was the wrong thing to do, or will it end up being the best thing for the Galaxy? Very Au, Padme didn't have twins so no incest
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,938 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 59 - Published: 1/8/2017 - [Luke S., Leia O.] Darth Vader, Commander Cody - Complete
Tatooine Hideaway by marly4077 reviews
As Obi-Wan Kenobi settles into his exile, he struggles with seclusion and guilt. Soon, Obi-Wan notices a woman who's using Tatooine as a hideaway as well. While the two refugees become closer, Obi-Wan questions the ways of the now extinct Jedi and discovers a surprising new disturbance in the Force from a dangerous foe. Story features adventure, steamy romance, and humor.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 96,824 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 6/19/2016 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Obi-Wan K., OC - Complete
12 Days of Snoggletog by Childatheart28 reviews
Happy Holidays Everybody! This is 12 Days of Christmas Httyd Style!
How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2014 - Complete
Intimacy Without Intricacy by Daniella Harwood reviews
After Geonosis, Count Dooku asks for a Peace conference to take place between the New Republic and the Jedi, bringing Senators and Masters together in more ways than one. Meanwhile Palpatine aims to unleash a scandal which could break the Republic forever. With references to the film Deception, and Karen Miller's Wild Space, this is a Obidala Clone Wars AU.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 45 - Words: 187,986 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 10/25/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan K. - Complete
Hot Summer Nights by Daniella Harwood reviews
In celebration of the 4th Obidala Valentine's Convention. When Obi-Wan is assigned to protect Senator Amidala on Naboo during a sweltering summer, they find their attraction to each other impossible to resist.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,065 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/14/2011 - [Obi-Wan K., Padmé Amidala] - Complete
My Daughter by TheRealThing reviews
What if Darth Vader had realized who Princess Leia was when they met face to face? What would he have done differently had he known? Obviously an AU story.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 90 - Words: 208,239 - Reviews: 2325 - Favs: 2,250 - Follows: 873 - Updated: 5/28/2007 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Darth Vader, Leia O. - Complete
Fair Maiden, Shining Knight by Sweet Christabel reviews
A Sabé&Obi-Wan story spanning episodes one to six. Obi-Wan and Anakin will face surprisingly similar problems concerning love during their time as Jedi Knights, but the vastly different ways they deal with it will determine their fates.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 149,034 - Reviews: 949 - Favs: 560 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 4/19/2007 - Published: 5/20/2005 - [Obi-Wan K., Sabé] - Complete
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Eternal Stars - Book 3 in The Stars Trilogy reviews
Oct 6: TWO NEW CHAPT: Mara Jade and Eevou, the three rogue Dark Apprentices and a furious Nash w/his elite Dark Troopers come face-to-face. Luke Skywalker w/16 young Jedi will lead the New Republic into battle against a Dark Alliance determined to complete the late Darth Vader's mission. Have you read Book #1: Love's Stars, and Book #2: Dark Stars, yet? Story links in my profile.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 73 - Words: 252,097 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/6/2019 - Published: 7/15/2018 - Luke S., Leia O., Mara Jade, Corran H.
Love's Stars - Book 1 of 3 in The Stars Trilogy reviews
Star Wars fans pining for a sequel to "Lost Stars" can indulge in this comprehensive trilogy. Book #1: Imp Rem. launches a mission to recover imprisoned officers on Jakku. Will Thane get to Ciena in time? Will Kendy be distracted from heartbreak by a handsome, mysterious pilot with some unique gifts? How far will Nash go for revenge? Will Mon, Leah, & the Jedi break cover to help?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 48 - Words: 145,081 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/1/2019 - Published: 3/18/2018 - Luke S., Han S., M. Mothma, Wedge A. - Complete
Dark Stars - Book 2 in The Stars Trilogy reviews
If you loved C. Gray's "Lost Stars", you can now learn the fate of Ciena, Thane and the others in "The Stars Trilogy" by C.R. Marks. With the Trilogy only chapters from completion, it's the perfect time to join their journey in Book One: Loves' Stars, Book Two: Dark Stars, and Book Three: Eternal Stars, where they join with old and new heroes in the epic battles to save the Galaxy!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 156,990 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/1/2019 - Published: 4/28/2018 - Luke S., Leia O., Darth Vader, Wedge A. - Complete
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