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Joined 07-13-10, id: 2445617, Profile Updated: 06-06-11
Author has written 16 stories for Dragon Age.

Hi, I'm Karen.

I appreciate any and all constructive feedback, however critical, to assist me in learning this craft.

Hugs and kisses to all of you who read my stuff, and especially to those kind enough to provide feedback (like all writers on here, I live for reviews!).

For those of you who like fics that are rather more naughty than I can reasonably post on FFnet, I also write this series which is Zevran/Alistair/M!Cousland smut: and search under the series tags for Secret Service. Sorry I can't provide a direct link, FF keeps breaking it by removing a colon :(

And there is fanart!

Little_befu, who kindly does lots of pictures for me, has a folder here

And, Rhia474 did this beautiful one It's a bit of an identity spoiler so you may not want to follow it unless you are beyond about Chapter 10 of T&S

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What We Choose by Crisium reviews
Sequel to "What We Become". The unmarked path was ever a hard one to follow. For a reluctant Warden-Commander and a displaced former templar, leaving the Circle was only the beginning.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 144,765 - Reviews: 644 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 5/4/2011 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Cullen, Amell - Complete
Happily Ever After With Goats by estuesday reviews
The tale Varric told the Seekers wasn't the end of their story. From Orlais to Antiva, the high seas to an isolated farm, Hawke has a long way left to go. One can only hope the goats survive her passage. Hawke/Varric, past Hawke/Anders and Hawke/Fenris.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,745 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Hawke (M), Varric T. - Complete
Undertow by SurelyForth reviews
The saga of Warden-Commander Brand Cousland six years after the end of the Blight as she confronts a love lost and the potential destruction of all she holds dear. Cousland/Exiled Alistair w. Cousland/Anders Rated M for violence and adult themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 257,225 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
Through the Door by femalegamer reviews
Maric has fallen into a deep despair on the death of his wife. It is up to Loghain to dig him out.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 683 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Loghain M. T., Maric T. - Complete
The Night is Full of Stars by Alairas reviews
The Blight is over. Jessimyn Cousland is faced with the dilemma of where to go from here, trying to balance her duty to her family, her nation, and her king. Cousland/Alistair/Zevran/Leliana/Fergus/Lots of Originals. Rated M for violence and sexual scenes
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 120 - Words: 361,890 - Reviews: 718 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 7/26/2010 - Published: 12/24/2009 - Cousland - Complete
Blood Poison by Decantate reviews
"'Don't say that,' he said, his golden eyes burning. 'Never say that, amora. You have your earring and I have my oath. Never say it.'" The story of a dark blood mage and her assassin, told vignette-style, birth to death. Rated for mild sex and violence.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 41,799 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 6/15/2010 - Published: 5/9/2010 - Zevran A., Surana - Complete
In Death by synthemesc reviews
"After all these years, you still think you can lie to me…" The Warden hears his Calling. Thirty years post-Blight, Zevran/m!Surana in Antiva at the head of the Crows.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,618 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Zevran A., Surana - Complete
Shades of Grey by Traxits reviews
She made him swear to keep Alistair on his feet until he could stand alone. Maker help him, Zevran will honor that final promise, even if it kills him.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,036 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/10/2010 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Alistair, Zevran A. - Complete
Always by Dasque reviews
The morning is chill and heavy with mist on the day that you realize you can no longer ignore the Call. Post-game spoiler warning Alistair/Any FemPC. One-shot
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,097 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by evie vie reviews
Stuck in camp for a few days, the party tries its hand at a game of Hideouts & Mobsters.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,911 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Complete
Now, again as before by CJK reviews
Loghain rubbed his jaw and looked up into the overcast sky. "Maric, if you're listening, I hope you're having a good laugh."
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,683 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 31 - Published: 1/21/2010 - Loghain M. T., Alistair - Complete
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Memories reviews
No-one Zevran meets in Antiva can be trusted. No-one Fabian Tabris meets in the Fade can be trusted. One living, one dead; suspicion and distrust are their only bedfellows. Written for the People of Thedas Sugar and Spice Valentine ficswap. COMPLETE.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,198 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Zevran A., Tabris - Complete
Powerless reviews
For the DA Asunder Creative Writing Challenge: In Tevinter high society, if one is not a mage, then one is a liability, at the mercy of predatory Magisters and their… pets. At fifteen, Livia Laurentius has demonstrated not a single spark of magic.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,602 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Complete
Virtue & Vice reviews
In a world where hypocrisy and corruption are as natural as breathing, an incorruptible ally is rarer than purest lyrium. Set in Antiva, post-DAO. WARNING: Antiva is not a very nice place and I don't plan on pulling my punches.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,634 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/25/2012 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Alistair, Zevran A.
The Basra Box reviews
In the Qun everything is orderly; everyone and everything has its place. Outside... not so much. Characters: Sten and a chorus of other Qunari. Written as a Secret Santa fic for feckless muse on the People of Thedas community on Dreamwidth. COMPLETE.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,272 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/2/2011 - Sten - Complete
Blackpowder, Treason & Plot reviews
An Aeducan King holds the highest rank in Orzammar, but a Paragon shines brighter by far in the Memories. Bhelen and Duran are all smiles on the surface, but when has that ever meant anything in the dwarven homeland? Story inspired by Guy Fawkes Night.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,290 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/4/2011 - Aeducan, Bhelen A. - Complete
Trouble & Strife reviews
The Blight is over; Melissa Cousland to be entombed at Weisshaupt. King Alistair must go to Orlais and select a bride of Imperial blood, while in Ferelden the Chantry has plans of its own. A tale of fluffy romance and unfluffy politics. COMPLETE!
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 246,372 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 6/10/2011 - Published: 7/15/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Convention reviews
For the 400th review of Trouble & Strife, using the reviewer's warden at her request. Set the evening following the wiping out of the Tevinter slavers. While Dorotea Tabris catches up on news with Shianni, Cyrion receives an unexpected guest. COMPLETE.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,239 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/5/2011 - Alistair, Tabris - Complete
Duty reviews
With Anora assassinated and the Bannorn tearing itself apart over the throne, everyone in Thedas is looking for a certain young man: missing, presumed drunk as a skunk. COMPLETE
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,839 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Alistair, Loghain M. T. - Complete
Confession reviews
Fenris is disturbed to find his usually sunny-tempered lover in the dumps. Contains end-game spoilers for DA2. COMPLETE
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/26/2011 - Fenris, Hawke (M) - Complete
Blood Song reviews
Written as a gift for the 300th reviewer of Trouble & Strife, using the reviewer's warden at her request . She asked for something dark, a little rough, and not completely consensual, with Alistair in the lead. COMPLETE
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,788 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Alistair, Aeducan - Complete
Carnevale reviews
What could be better than to spend Carnevale dancing with your beautiful lover? And, with the anonymity of the bauta to protect you, one may say what it is usually impossible to express.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 811 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Zevran A., Rinna - Complete
Choices reviews
One bad choice, made during a time of severe stress, has defined Eloise Cousland's life ever since. The men in her life both try, in their own way, to set things straight. Warning: includes a scene of mild bondage and dubcon. One-shot, COMPLETE.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,602 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Published: 12/3/2010 - Zevran A., Alistair - Complete
The Taste of Magic reviews
Originally written for the Six Senses Challenge on Knickerweasels. The young lady that Anders picks up in a bar turns out to have rather unusual tastes. Rated M for sex and mild bondage/sexual roleplay.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,801 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/8/2010 - Anders - Complete
Sloth reviews
Originally posted to SiB for the Seven Deadly Sins of Alistair. The sections in italics are not my work, they are all paraphrased from Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Alistair, Anders - Complete
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face reviews
A short piece, written for a DAO:Challenge. A visitor arrives in Orzammar asking to see Faren Brosca.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Brosca, Shale - Complete
Chastity reviews
Originally posted to SiB for the Seven Heavenly Virtues of Alistair. Warning: this is very dark and entirely AU.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,116 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 21 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Alistair, Cullen - Complete
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