Author has written 21 stories for Batman, and Mass Effect.
I'm a self-confessed nerd/geek who balances those pleasures with the demands of my inner muse and the joys, trials and tribulations of real life. Mostly by faking it, with the occasional bit of serendipity.
Update (August 17, 2016): I regret to report that I cannot maintain my former schedule of posting chapters every two weeks. Nothing serious, mind you, but work and other real-life concerns are taking up too much of my time (and has been for quite a while now). It's getting to the point where I simply can't devote the same amount of creativity and attention to detail that I (and hopefully readers) have come to expect.
Therefore, effective immediately, I will aim to post new chapters of The Hero Rises on the first Monday of each month.
If my situation changes--e.g. my inner muse suddenly recruits an army of inspiration--I will try to post chapters at a faster rate. For the time being, though, you'll just have to be patient.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Teaser: The Hero Rises, Chapter 42
Continuing to the Temple of Athame was easier said than done. The terrain that the Reapers had previously held was quite steep, with no stairs to help us out. So that slowed us down somewhat. So did all the cracks that almost swallowed up more than one poorly placed foot. The occasional smouldering flame didn't help. Neither did all the spore pods, with their annoying habit of exploding whenever one of us got too close. Naturally, we couldn't avoid any of them. But we quickly reached more level terrain and picked up the pace.
A gunship swooped overhead. Talon Five was the lone survivor of the air support that had gotten us past a well-entrenched position of Ravagers and Marauders. It was nice to have some backup for a change. "Watch out--more hostiles ahead!" she warned.
Thanks to the heads-up, the squad had already scattered and found cover by the time the husks arrived. Yes, another wave of husks. This time, though, there were too many of them for the gunship to handle. So we had to get our hands dirty.
Liara and Tali stalled the husks with a singularity and a combat drone, respectively. Any husks that evaded those obstacles and survived Talon Five's relentless gunfire ran straight into a volley of biotics, plasma and concussive rounds. Things seemed to be going well.
Which meant it was a prime time for the universe to make my life miserable.
The latest novelization underway is The Hero Rises--my take on Mass Effect 3 and its DLCs. I can't promise any radical departures from canon or a brand new ending that will magically fix all the flaws, sins and crimes--real or otherwise--of ME3 and, by extension, the Mass Effect trilogy. However, I can promise Shepard doing his darndest to save the galaxy (again) despite the Reapers, Cerberus, the Council, ancient prejudices and his own doubts and guilty conscience.
I can also promise a little, shall we say, motivation. For every 100 reviews The Hero Rises receives, you will receive a reward. Consider it my way of thanking people for not only reading my chapters, but taking the time to write back.
100 reviews: UNLOCKED! See below for a teaser of the next chapter of The Hero Rises.
200 reviews: UNLOCKED! The Hero Who Came In From The Cold, posted in celebration of N7 Day 2015.
300 reviews: UNLOCKED! Heroes of Future Past, Chapter 1.
400 reviews: Heroes of Future Past, Chapter 2 of 2
500 reviews: to be revealed
Mass Effect Timeline
At this point, I'm doing enough bouncing back and forth in my fanfics that readers (new and old) might be confused. Here is a list of my fanfics (complete, in-progress and (immediate) future) in chronological order:
The Prankster's Hero--takes place at various points throughout the timeline. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Who Came In From The Cold--takes place before the Battle of Elysium. From Shepard's POV.
Have Yourself a Hero's Little Christmas--takes place sometime between The Hero Who Came In From The Cold and Accidental Hero of the Galaxy. From Shepard's POV.
Accidental Hero of the Galaxy--a novelization of Mass Effect 1 from Shepard's POV.
Run, Hero, Run--a oneshot occuring at some point during Accidental Hero of the Galaxy from Shepard's POV.
Something from the Citadel--what really happened before Garrus went to Omega and became Archangel. Takes place between Accidental Hero of the Galaxy and The Hero We Deserve. From Garrus's POV.
The Hero We Deserve--a novelization of Mass Effect 2 from Shepard's POV. Includes the ME2 DLC Overlord.
The Hero's New Clothes--takes place during The Hero We Deserve, before Shepard recruited Jack.
Archangels of Light and Darkness--another adventure starring Garrus (from his POV), Shepard and a couple lucky (or unlucky) souls. Takes place during The Hero We Deserve.
The Hero Who Loved Me--scenes and events from before, during and immediately after Mass Effect 2 from Miranda's POV.
In the Hero's Shadow--a novelization of the ME2 DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC from Shepard's POV.
Hero's Dozen--takes place between In the Hero's Shadow and The Measure of a Hero. From Shepard's POV.
The Measure of a Hero--a novelization of the ME2 DLC Arrival. Mostly from Shepard's POV.
The Woman with the Raven Hair--takes place shortly after The Measure of a Hero. From Miranda's POV
The Hero Rises--a novelization of Mass Effect 3 from Shepard's POV.
Heroes of Future Past--takes place during The Hero Rises.
When I first started out, I wrote a few stories taking place in the Cat-Tales universe, an alternate take on the DC universe by the brilliant Chris Dee. In case anyone's curious, she's also responsible for the cover pictures that grace some of my fanfics. For more of her work, I encourge you to check out .
One of Those Days--a oneshot showing how the Riddler just can't get a break. Takes place at any point in Cat-Tales.
WoZ--a oneshot involving a group of individuals who occupy a valuable and oft-overlooked niche in Gotham's underworld. Takes place sometime between Cat-Tales#53 and Cat-Tales #60.
Don't Fear the Z--a spinoff to Cat-Tales #60: Don't Fear the Joker.
Thanks for reading. I hope there's something here to help you pass the time.