Author has written 3 stories for Mass Effect.
The Fall of Normandy (MEDTFON) [Formerly Known as Mass Effect Degredation: The Values of Organic Life]
-Set right after the events of ME1 (With pieces drifting back during the campaign against Saren for back story and character development). The Prequel to Mass Effect Trepidation: Superlative Acquisition. A VERY flushed out version of how the Collectors destroy the Normandy. Introduces the Dark Matter Theory for Mass Effect.
The End of Dawn (MEPTED) [Formerly Known as Mass Effect Trepidation: Superlative Acquisition]
-Sequel to TFON. Set during the two year interim between Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2. Deviates from main story-line, but still retains skeleton. Focuses on Character development and interaction. If I ever do combat scenes, I'll keep them realistic.
Shepard is not a bad ass.
No one is a badass in combat. Deadly? Sure. Experienced like no other? Of course.
No super cool, guns blazing bull shit.