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Joined 04-02-12, id: 3874412, Profile Updated: 05-13-13
Author has written 5 stories for Mass Effect.

About Me

I'm a professional writer and editor who is always looking for a new way to deepen my understanding of the Craft. I run a content production studio and write non-fiction digital content all day, then I come home and write lots and lots of fiction pretty much until I pass out, drooling onto my keyboard.


Upcoming story Working title: Jupiter: A Villainous Love Story, an ORIGINAL scifi thriller!

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"The One That Got Away"

A thrilling re-imagining of Mass Effect. A story that knows when to be serious, when to be fun and how war really feels to a soldier. Starts 11 years before ME1.

Spanish Glossary, Playlists and other Extras for this story on deviantArt: http://fav.me/d5h2b8p

You should also check out the companion story Second Skin by Pestomonkey, starring her OC Mason Black from her other story, Blackwork. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8349422/1/Second-Skin

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Second Skin by PestoMonkey reviews
"I wasn't always Mason Black, ex-Alliance marine, ex-Blue Suns merc, resident of the Citadel's Lower Wards. Once upon a time I was someone else entirely." Follow a young Mason Black before he became Mason Black, the best tattooist in the galaxy. Tag along on his journey of trials and mishaps, love and betrayal, and his discovery that being honorable isn't always black and white.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 222,064 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Zaeed M.
Second Skin Tendrils: Antivenom by PestoMonkey reviews
Companion to Second Skin. Leo and Ramona have a confrontation after his fight with Sam in Chapter 10.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,131 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/26/2012
Second Skin Tendrils: Leo's Discovery by PestoMonkey reviews
Companion to Second Skin. Events that take place at the Flores house immediately following the end of Chapter 9.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,904 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2012
Second Skin Tendrils: Ramona's Dilemma by PestoMonkey reviews
Companion to Second Skin. This letter from Ramona to her deceased mother is written just after the 2nd weekend Sam and Ramona spend together, which occurs in Chapter 8 of Second Skin.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,898 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2012
Second Skin Tendrils: Love Notes by PestoMonkey reviews
Companion to Second Skin. This exchange between Leo and Ramona begins just prior to the events of Chapter 2 when Ramona first requests the tattoo from Sam.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,000 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2012
The Wild Card by Aya Renee reviews
James had spent weeks running from his past. Sure, he didn't exactly have his life planned out, not in so many words, but still nothing prepared him for the moment when the former commander Shepard barged into his life and made away with his lucky deck.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 24 - Words: 60,795 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 7/8/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - James V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Blackwork by PestoMonkey reviews
An erotic love story that follows the progression of behind-the-scenes events after James Vega makes good on his flirtations with Commander Shepard. Plot gets moving around Ch10. Includes alternate *happy* ME3 ending. Rated M for tasteful but intimate love scenes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 101,861 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 5/22/2012 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Shepard (F), James V. - Complete
Blackwork Tendrils: The Lustful Ancient by PestoMonkey reviews
Liara experiences a sudden disability after an intense melding and only one individual can assist her in regaining her energy. Oneshot companion to Blackwork. M for Xeno love.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,415 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/3/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Javik - Complete
Connie by Nug Feathers reviews
Vega and Shepard have a little fun at the firing range. FShep/Vega
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 484 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 4/10/2012 - James V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Mass Effect: Game Night by Vault08 reviews
The men on the Normandy decide to get together one friday night and play a competitive multiplayer video game. What follows is shocking, vulgar, violent, and will assault your mind with disturbing and comedic images.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 857 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/7/2011 - Zaeed M., U. Grunt - Complete
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The One That Got Away reviews
FINALE IS POSTED! A thrilling re-imagining of Mass Effect. An ambitious story that knows when to be serious, when to be fun and how war really feels to a soldier. Starts eleven years before the events of ME1, starring James Vega and FemShep.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 188,729 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 6/20/2013 - Published: 7/6/2012 - James V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Shepard Vega Chronicles reviews
Shepard routinely accomplishes the impossible, but she's haunted by her past. Can Lt. Vega help her understand the possibilities of her second chance at life? Definite spoilers, alternate ME3 ending. Strong language and WAY-more-than-suggestive content. Not fluff. UPDATE: You've spoken and convinced me. The stories will stay up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 46,048 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/11/2012 - Published: 4/6/2012 - James V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Renegade Shega Chronicles reviews
Shepard came back from the dead and swore to destroy all of her enemies. Will Lt. Vega help, or hinder her quest? Not fluff. M for tons of language and *other* reasons. Spoilers, alternate ME3 ending coming. Not entirely canon. UPDATE: You've spoken and convinced me. The stories will stay up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 50,124 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/11/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - James V., Shepard (F) - Complete
From an Unexpected Source reviews
Shepard needs to find a way to get along with Zaeed Massani, so she visits him after Zorya. Who will come out on top? One shot, grew out of another story but ultimately didn't fit. Suggestive but not graphic.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Zaeed M., Shepard (F) - Complete
A New Life reviews
Kate Shepard wakes to discover the entire universe has changed. For a contest on deviantArt. Post-ME3 Ending, canon. One shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,158 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete