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Author has written 12 stories for Dragon Age.
Update - 16 January 2015: Well, after a very long hiatus, I am back, baby! Steadily working away at Duty and Devotion, which is only two chapters away from being finished! I've also decided to turn it into a trilogy, which is both exciting and daunting!
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I do not profit in any way from the published works I put on this site, and I do this purely for my own enjoyment, and hopefully the enjoyment of some of you.
First and foremost I would like to thank every person who reads any of my stories... I'm shocked most of the time that anyone would want to! Whether you like to read and lurk (as I did for a good long time before ever venturing to review or *gasp* write...), favorite, follow, or review, you are all what keeps me going with my ongoing stories. Thanks :)
Next, an enormous thank you goes out to my two amazing betas: Eve Hawke and Jaden Anderson. These lovely ladies help to make my work far cleaner and better than I could ever do on my own. Both of them are incredibly talented authors, and their work is a huge inspiration to me. They also just chat with me when I need to get something out of my system or need help with a plot point. Thank you a million times over!
Finally, a huge thank you goes to the group of writers I'm fortunate to have as a support group: AnnBlackwater, csorciere, Etaine M, Eve Hawke, FenZev, Jaden Anderson, The Original Frizzi, Whatcomestomind, wintryone, Miss Mahariel and zoedigz13. Without all of you, I swear I would have quit long ago! *hugs*
Oh boy, well, here are a few basic points:
I'm a twenty-something female who lives in the USA. I am happily married, have no children, but one adorable black labrador retriever. I am a professor in the sciences, and it beats me why I love writing so much... maybe it's a fallout from all of the utterly dry research papers I've had to write!
I suppose I came to this site in much the same way that many other people did. I played the DA games, loved them, but really wanted to sink my teeth into something more than we were given in-game. I searched around and read and lurked for a good amount of time, several ideas started bouncing around in my head, and I decided to attempt some writing!
I have a healthy love for most of the characters in the DA universe. Some of my favorites include Cullen, Bethany, Anders, Alistair, and Sebastian. Every so often, Fenris and Zevran decide they want to monopolize my attention as well! The types of stories that I most love (both to read and write) are AU. Don't get me wrong... a well-written playthrough is a beautiful thing, but what I really crave is something new and unexpected to sink my teeth into.
I hope that you enjoy some of my meager offerings here in the wonderful world of fanfiction!
If you want to connect on Facebook, you can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/kyla.baines.14
Duty and Devotion (Book 1 of the Devotion Series) -- A love story for a broken Cullen, featuring F/Amell and F/mage Hawke. Cullen's heart is torn between his unwavering loyalty to the templars, and the forbidden passion that threatens to undo everything he has worked for. Now complete!
Duty and Desire (Book 2 of the Devotion series) -- After the fall of Kinloch Hold, Cullen's heart has been torn asunder and he is left broken. He arrives in Kirkwall, determined to stay on his Maker-given path, but the last thing he expects is to meet in the City of Chains is a woman who can set him free. Featuring Cullen and F/mage Hawke. Currently my main line.
Cullen's Devotion (Book 3 of the Devotion series) -- Coming sometime less soon to a fanfiction site near you! Will span the envents of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Crossover -- A rewrite of a previous story that was my first on this site. It started off as Zevran and Alistair having different backgrounds than the game gave them, and now, after just a few chapters of reworking this from the start, I have no clue where the characters are taking me! It is told from my f!Cousland perspective, and I'm not sure what the eventual pairing(s) will be... Lately, a certain Ser Gilmore has been jumping in my head...
Pawns of Chaos -- This is a story of Hawke and Alistair meeting first in Lothering, and reuniting years later in Kirkwall. The first few chapters are going to focus on the events leading up to the reunion in Kirkwall, and the rest will look at the events that take place in the aftermath. Now complete!
The Firebird -- Bethany and Carver both survived the flight from Lothering, but their eldest sister does not. Join Bethany as she takes on all our favorite characters from DA:II, and see if she will become the Champion her sister could have, or something entirely unique on her own! Definitely AU (obviously), and definitely not a retelling of the events of the game.
Pride -- I really needed to get a dark short story out of my system, and this is what happened. Told from the perspective of Uldred, I hope to illustrate what his earlier years might have been like, and how that shaped him into the evil piece of work we saw in Origins. One-shot and complete!
The Games We Play -- A quick little ficlet that was written as a gift to Miss Mahariel, who asked for a "rivalmanced" Fenris/Isabela story. One-shot and complete!
Kiss of a Wolf -- A gift fic for the 100th reviewer of Duty and Devotion: the lovely Swooping is Bad! She requested an interrupted kiss, involving f/CouslandxAlistair and a dark Loghain. One shot and complete!
Free to Love -- A gift fic for the lovely and talented FenZev, whose work has been a huge inspiration to me. She has also been one of my biggest supporters, particularly with Duty and Devotion. This is a tribute to her in the form of a one-shot of our favorite DA man: Cullen. One shot and complete!