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Joined 03-20-10, id: 2295380, Profile Updated: 03-12-14
Author has written 9 stories for Mass Effect.

Hi All,

I'm a scientist and jill of all trades and mistress of none but am willing to give anything new a go to express my artistic side. I would like to thank all those who have taken time to read and review. I am extremely welcoming to those who wish to critique further, in fact please feel free to pm me. Constructive criticism beyond "your piece is good" (although appreciated!) is what I crave and I will respond to all those who take the time to give me any pointers as to how to improve my writing skills.

I apologise for the lack of updates, especially for Long Way Home, but real life has given me important priorities that I can't ignore. Please believe me when I say I will try and return to the story as soon as possible.

Thanks for all your support.

BG

Update 13 March: I've just posted a new chapter of Long Way Home and working on Chapter 6 as I write this. Again, apologies for the delay, especially those who are enjoying the story!

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Persephone Rising by ansinna reviews
Three Shepards were born. Three Shepards to save the galaxy. But no one ever sends these marines out together for just a shake-down cruise... Shoker/Shenko/Sharrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 49 - Words: 197,522 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 8/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Kaidan A., Joker
Loved by Sia Later reviews
Meghan Shepard's Logs of the journey to defeat the Collectors. Kaidan A./Shepard, Garrus V./Shepard. Rated M for language, violence and more.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 87,449 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 10/26/2013 - Published: 6/20/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Memento Mori by Yseult Blanco reviews
Shepard returns from the abyss, but she's broken, and her old friend, Garrus, has spent the last two years in hell. But maybe they can repair the damage... together. Possible game spoilers. Still in progress, continues into ME3 and beyond. Yes, there are sexytimes. Sporadic updates, love-driven writing engine.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,576 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 6/27/2012 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Reckoning by Lividity Jones reviews
Behind every revolution, there is a person. Behind every person, there is a story. Before she was an Admiral, Daro'Xen was a pilgrim. This is her story, the chronicles of a pilgrimage that began with the promise of hope, and ended in tragedy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 89,326 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/16/2011 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Daro'Xen
Scarred by jtav reviews
A botched surgery left Shepard's scars permanent. And the only woman who hasn't run screaming is the one who wanted to put a control chip in his head. Lovely. A series of short stories.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,300 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/5/2011 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Shepard (F), Miranda L. - Complete
Miranda's Biggest Mistake by FlyingSquirrel42 reviews
Nearly two hundred years into the future, humanity now travels across the stars - but spam, flame wars, and annoying internet memes still haven't gone away. Mild spoilers for Mass Effect 2. Rated M for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,932 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/28/2010 - Published: 10/1/2010 - Complete
Engineered by jtav reviews
Miranda's father considers his dynasty, his daughter, and the man in her life. Darkfic.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Miranda L., Shepard (F) - Complete
Ticklish turian by justsomebody2 reviews
an mk fill "Are turians ticklish?"
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,057 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Timeless to Me by LunaMax1214 reviews
COMPLETE. The MK fill that just wouldn't die. Garrus is feeling insecure. Can his commander help him find his confidence again? FemShep/Garrus. Note: M rating for sexual situations, nudity, and language. Probably NSFW.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,757 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/19/2010 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Three Steps Forward by Thessili reviews
The two most stubborn females on the Normandy realize they are more alike than they think. A Jack & Miranda friendship fic. Written for Skybound2's livejournal Mass Effect Ficathon. The prompt was Mitisvenatrix's .
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,887 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Miranda L., Jack - Complete
The Best Of Friends by Reptilian Rob reviews
This whole scenario arose after playing the Shadow Broker DLC and looking over Garrus' files. All the thanks in the world goes out to "Clan V" for inspiring me to pick up writing again, I had forgotten how much I missed doing so.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,603 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Published: 10/22/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Blastette the Jellyfish: Renegade by Yargling reviews
The single biggest media release the Extranet will ever see! Note: This is a multi-chapter story - the trailer is just the FIRST part to this fanfiction
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 12,292 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/16/2010 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Ashley W., Kaidan A.
Newcomers by quod scripsi scripsi reviews
The galaxy can be a dangerous place, and one species is about to learn just how dangerous. A story about the man who pulled the trigger that started the First Contact War. Rated M for violence, drugs and other mature themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,984 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/11/2010 - Published: 9/23/2010
Lost Like You And Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe, Garrus Vakarian dies in the wreck of the Normandy. As C-Sec Captain Jane Shepard struggles to learn to live without him, a shadowy figure is arranging for his resurrection. Shepard x Male Turian. Third of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,891 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 50 - Published: 10/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Sentimental Old Turian by Julian Perpetua reviews
Why might the Consort be leaving the Citadel? Retired turian general Septimus Oraka tells his side of the story.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,377 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/1/2010 - Septimus O., Sha'ira - Complete
The Reason That I Laugh and Breathe by Ms Morpheus reviews
A different take on FemShepxGarrus. Shepard attempts to bridge the cultural divide and comfort the turian she secretly loves, succeeding in a way neither of them expected.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,470 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Lives We Save by ChibiJaime reviews
Set directly post Garrus's recruitment mission in ME2. The in-between, from Garrus's extraction from Omega to the moment before his awakening. Aislynn Shepard is a practical woman, but she never realized how much old friends meant until now...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,899 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Fail for the Lost by Xysnei reviews
Commander Jane Shepard is brought back from the dead with one purpose: save mankind from the Collectors. But can she keep her hands off her male alien squad members long enough to actually do what she was asked to do? Parody of ME2's plot. R&R!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,340 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/10/2010 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Shepard (F)
Bad Influence by XBeth reviews
Answer to a request. Shepard is forced to use men's bathroom, where she runs into her favorite badass merc. Rated M for a reason. FShep/Zaeed
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,169 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/29/2010 - Zaeed M., Shepard (F) - Complete
Deleted Scenes by Thessili reviews
A number of scenes that live within the universe of my main Mass Effect story 'If You Need Me', Garrus & Shepard pairing. From varying points of view, depending on the chapter. Not necessarily in chronological order.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 51,684 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 251 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 7/23/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Damn Fine Afternoon by skybound2 reviews
Garrus, Zaeed, and F!Shep encounter a fic cliche while out on a mission. This is response to a kinkmeme prompt and is NSFW!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,997 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Zaeed M. - Complete
Alive by mayaslash reviews
Thane and Shepard survived the Suicide Mission and need to feel alive.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,112 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Rock Steady by GaggedCenobite reviews
Complete. Nobody's really whole, we're just broken in different ways from each other. Jack/Thane.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 65,539 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 7/9/2010 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Jack, Thane K. - Complete
Terra Incognita by Sensoo reviews
A compilation of strange pairings. Each chapter is a self-contained oneshot, unless otherwise noted or requested.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,917 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/26/2010
After Sovereign by Akeeni reviews
Garrus tries to come to terms with his newfound feelings towards his commander. Rated M for frequent smut and language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,849 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/22/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Acceptable Loss by skybound2 reviews
In war - soldiers die. But when its someone you love...well, that's an entirely different story altogether. Originally written to fill a prompt for the Mass Effect kinkmeme. WARNING: Character deaths.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 26,662 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/28/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Enemies Like You And Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe where the First Contact War never ended, Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian meet on the battlefield-as enemies. But destiny will not be denied... Garrus/FemShep, AU. 2 chapters. First story of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,349 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 558 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 5/26/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Hundred Year Distance by fondleaf reviews
She is fast as lightning and burning just a bright, pushing him across the hundred year distance they have crossed since meeting and beyond. Femshep/Garrus, written for the masskink meme on LiveJournal.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,625 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 446 - Follows: 44 - Published: 5/15/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Man of Dust by WarlordFil reviews
Garrus Vakarian, the self-appointed judge, jury and executioner of Omega, is forced to face the darkness in himself. A story in five vignettes. Not a romance. Rated T for cursing and disturbing content.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,007 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/1/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Garrus V. - Complete
Breach by lemondragonfly reviews
Shepard has never been very good at the 'opening up' thing. At some point, that has to change. After a mission goes wrong, she has a confrontation with Garrus. Set sometime after the events of ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,952 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/30/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Insubordinating by Cherry13 reviews
Sometimes, the past can come back to haunt you. Garrus and Shepard find themselves fighting for their lives and their love. Rated M for violence, adult themes, languages, and periodic smut. BTW, I love reviews, so please let me know what you think!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 48,849 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 4/25/2010 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Omega by MitisVenatrix reviews
This is the story of a detective turned vigilante, and the woman who inspired him to right the galaxies' wrongs. Tells of the Archangel's fall on Omega, into the darkness and Teandra's arms... Set between Mass Effect 1 & 2. Coauthored by LunaMax1214.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,315 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/20/2010 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Matter of Perspective by Sensoo reviews
Even after finding Sidonis, not everything is right between Shepard and Garrus. Sometimes talking isn't enough to clear the air.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,317 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Day of the Tentacle by Xysnei reviews
Shepard gets a massage from a hanar while Garrus and Grunt wait outside. No, seriously. MShepxHanar. Oneshot, pure crack, and incredibly creepy. Rated M for naughty things. Fic written on request. R&R!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V. - Complete
Translation Unnecessary by noobcake reviews
The Normandy's automatic language translation services go offline briefly. FemShep and Garrus benefit immensely.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,690 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 34 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Big Goddamned Heroes by DDG reviews
Shepard's had drinks shoved down her throat all night and Zaeed's all too willing to make the most of it.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,537 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Zaeed M., Shepard (F) - Complete
Reward by Amku reviews
Unabashed FemShep/Garrus fluffsmut. Very little plot, but lots of inner musing. So if that isn't your thing... *whistles*
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,152 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
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The Long Way Home reviews
Preitor Gavorn isn't quite sure how he ended up on Omega, and Omega is the last place he expected something good to finally come his way. My take on Preitor Gavorn's back story.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,266 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/12/2014 - Published: 10/18/2010
Exoskeleton reviews
Tali has returned to the Migrant Fleet after the destruction of the Normandy and is given some time alone to reflect on past events.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,510 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Convolution reviews
Thane and Zaeed meet on the Normandy, for the first time so Zaeed recalls. However, Thane has a different story on their first meeting. Story submitted for the Mass Effect fic-a-thon on Live Journal.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,203 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Thane K., Zaeed M. - Complete
The Selfish Gene reviews
Miranda is dealing with some personal issues, will she open up to someone about her problems, or will she remain the 'Ice Queen' that everybody has labelled her?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,774 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2010 - Miranda L., Shepard (F) - Complete
Clueless reviews
Commander Shepard seeks help with sniper rifle training and Garrus and Thane are enlisted as tutors. However, unbeknownst to them, she has a some mischievous amusement planned at their expense.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,040 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Thane K., Garrus V. - Complete
Rough Handling, alt title: Carry On Mercenary! reviews
Yet another fill for a Mass Kink prompt. This time Zaeed teaches Doctor Chakwas about traditional British innuendo, her attentive listening skills are rewarded with a special mercenary stress reliever - story from Chakwas's POV.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,361 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Zaeed M., Dr. Jarwinar - Complete
Rachni Reverie reviews
A Rachni queen remembers, and is preparing for what is to come.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 784 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Complete
The Good Turian reviews
On a reconnaissance mission to scout a Batarian slavers compound and assist with the recovery of some kidnapped Turian colonists, a young Garrus Vakarian discovers that not all Turians share his values or code of conduct.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,252 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/1/2010 - Published: 6/23/2010 - Garrus V. - Complete
12 hours from the Omega 4 Relay reviews
Aeryn Shepard and Garrus Vakarian are letting off a bit of steam the night before the suicide mission, but it turns out to be not quite what Aeryn had envisaged.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,859 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete