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Joined 05-31-12, id: 4032059, Profile Updated: 11-13-14
Author has written 8 stories for Star Wars.

Hi there! I'm a big Star Wars fan, just old enough to be able to remember seeing the original film back in 1977. :-)

I'm fairly new to writing, but have been enjoying it! My normal creative outlet is music.

I prefer to write/read stories that center around original characters. Don't get me wrong, I really like Clan Skywalker and other canon characters. I just feel that the galaxy is far too vast to focus on the adventures of just a few people. I hope that you feel the same way. :-)

I've completed a Star Wars story called "The Final Betrayal - The Fate of Ahsoka Tano" - my take on what happens to Ahsoka and offers a good explanation for her absence in Revenge of the Sith and beyond. UPDATE - it finally happened that The Clone Wars series officially rendered my story AU with the closure of season 5. I knew it would happen someday. Well, I think mine's still a good story! :-)

I also completed my epic serialized story called "The Best Laid Plans." It centers around a pair of young best friends named Soraa and Ja'Ina. Bored with their backwater world, they long to live a more exciting life. What they don't know is that excitement (not always the 'good' kind) can sometimes find them! Their adventures take them from one end of the galaxy to the other, and they meet up with all sorts of people - from bounty hunters, to pirates, to slavers, forces of the Empire, and even a mysterious man who wields a lightsaber. The story starts about a year before the battle at Yavin IV and ends just after it. It's OC-centric so it shows a unique point of view of the Galaxy Far Far Away at the height of Palpatine's Empire.

I've now started posting the follow-up to "The Best Laid Plans", titled "Darkness in the Light". The story of the crew of the Queen Valkyrie continues as they seek respite in the Corporate Sector after their run-ins with the Empire. I used some concepts and references to events from the late Brian Daley's Han Solo trilogy in this story. Those were some of the first "EU" books I read a long time ago, and they stuck with me to the point of wanting to incorporate some of it in my writing.

I'm also working on a couple of spinoff stories dedicated to a couple of my characters, but since my main focus is the sequel, who knows when I'll finish them.

Thanks for reading all of this, by the way... :-)

Now go read my stories! ;-)

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Smuggler of Shadows Book 6: Extraction by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3 & 4. Mandalorian Smuggler Kadira Sal has been drawn into the world of snatching beings out of the Empire's grasp. With her usual missions set aside, she finds herself contracted for a rescue mission of a different sort. But no plan is perfect, and more than one surprise lurks in the shadows. Rated T for some violence.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 53,958 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 1/11/2014
Smuggler of Shadows Book 5: Vendetta by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3 & 4. Kadira Sal is a Mandalorian smuggler who has been drawn into the world of snatching beings out of the Empire's grasp. Pursued by the Empire, she has been struggling to stay unnoticed and forgotten. Now, she must deal with a new threat as an old enemy is revealed, and everything she cares about is placed in danger. Rated T for some violence.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 64,608 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/22/2013 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Complete
Escape by Princess Geia reviews
As the Jedi fight their last desperate battle for the Temple, a Padawan struggles to save her young charges and escape the Purge of her Order.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,989 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/5/2013 - Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Smuggler of Shadows Book 4: Rescue by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3&4. Mandalorian pilot Kadira Sal has spent the last few months smuggling wanted beings out of the Empire's grasp. Kidnapped and separated from her team by a man with a vendetta, Kadira must discover the ties that bind her captor and the man who drew her into the world of snatching targets from the Empire, all before time runs out. Rated T for some violence.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 33,609 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/19/2013 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Complete
Smuggler of Shadows Book 3: Survival by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3&4. Mandalorian pilot Kadira Sal was hired as a smuggler with one goal - snatching beings wanted by the Empire out of danger. Now, the tables have turned and she has become the fugitive, helped by an unlikely source. But not all is as it seems as ulterior motives are brought to light and newly formed friendships are tested. Rated T for some violence.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,390 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Complete
Smuggler of Shadows Book 2: The Hunt by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3&4. A Mandalorian Pilot has been drawn into the world of smuggling wanted beings out of the Empire's grasp. Now she is being hunted as she races against the clock to save an Imperial target. Just as the task begins to look promising, the game changes, leaving her to discover who she can trust when an old enemy comes out of the shadows. T for some violence.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,126 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Complete
Smuggler of Shadows Book 1: Beginnings by Kadirika7211 reviews
Set between Episodes 3&4. A Mandalorian Pilot finds herself drawn into a world of intrigue, smuggling beings wanted by the Empire out of Imperial worlds. Her partner is a man she knows nothing about, only that he has recruited her for a task she's beginning to think impossible. One pilot, one contact, and one ship is all they have against the might of the Empire. Is it enough?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,435 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/31/2012 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Complete
She Held My Hand by Hapkido9Chick reviews
Ahsoka reminisces on the effect that one small gesture has on her life.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,486 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Published: 10/28/2010 - Lumiya, Captain Rex - Complete
Scattered Pieces of the Puzzle Called Myself by skywalker05 reviews
She could remember battling Grievous, could remember when the viewport in his starship’s hallway cracked, but after that her memories are blurry, because Ahsoka Tano has been transformed beyond even Anakin Skywalker's recognition. Oneshot.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 909 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/19/2008 - Lumiya, Anakin Skywalker - Complete
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Star Wars: Darkness in the Light reviews
The crew of the Queen Valkyrie has found refuge from the Empire in the Corporate Sector & taken a hiatus from bounty hunting. Force-sensitive friends Ja'Ina & Kurloh & their R2 droid Fitty found an outlet in swoop racing. However, a terrible new enemy will reveal itself & the Empire's reach may be closer than the friends realize. Sequel to The Best Laid Plans. Set 1 ABY.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 41,196 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 11/9/2014 - OC
The Best Laid Plans, Episode VI reviews
Soraa, Ja'Ina & their fellow pirates fled to the slavery planet Orvax only to find that money for repairs is hard to come by, and the Empire is still a threat to them. Ja'Ina, Kurloh & the Jedi Spiare plan a dangerous con on Mehar, a slaver Ja'Ina & Soraa escaped back home. But who's more dangerous, Mehar or the Empire? Set 0 BBY, OC-centric, rated T. The exciting finale episode!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,006 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/26/2013 - Published: 3/13/2013 - OC - Complete
The Best Laid Plans, Episode V reviews
After a botched bounty hunt that got Soraa, Ja'Ina and their comrades entangled in the war between the Empire and Rebellion, they meet a mysterious Jedi named Spiare. The pirates and Jedi barely escaped pursuit, but not without casualties. But will their escape improve their situation? OC-centric, set 0 BBY (right before), rated T for violence/language/themes like the film.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 33,192 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 3/10/2013 - Published: 1/13/2013 - OC - Complete
The Best Laid Plans, Episode IV reviews
After a rough start, Soraa and Ja'Ina are now living the life of adventure they've dreamed of, as bounty hunters. But a bounty hunter can never predict who they'll meet or what they'll encounter, especially in Palpatine's Empire. If you've been curious about this story, here's a good place to drop in. OC-centric; set at 0 BBY; Rated T for violence/language/drinking like the films.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,670 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 1/10/2013 - Published: 12/6/2012 - OC - Complete
The Best Laid Plans, Episode III reviews
After barely escaping a slaver and getting caught up in a bounty hunt, Soraa and Ja'Ina manage to escape their homeworld Galathu. However, their life of adventure spirals further out of control now that they've been captured by a band of female pirates. Set less than a year BBY. OC-centric. Rated T for violence and language similar to the films.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,922 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/3/2012 - Published: 10/27/2012 - OC - Complete
The Best Laid Plans, Episode II reviews
Soraa and Ja'Ina barely escaped the Imperial forces that have taken over their hometown. They now look to leave their homeworld for the adventures they've always dreamed of. Little do they know, adventure can still find them before they can even leave. Set just under a year BBY. OC-centric. Rated T for violence akin to the films, light language and a little drinking.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,606 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 8/29/2012 - OC - Complete
The Best Laid Plans, Episode I reviews
On an insignificant, out-of-the-way world, two young friends are eager to leave home for a life of excitement. However, in the golden age of Palpatine's Empire, excitement can creep up in the most unwelcome ways. Set one year before the Battle of Yavin. OC-centric. Rated T for violence and language on par with the films, and some drinking.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,210 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/24/2012 - Published: 7/27/2012 - OC - Complete
The Final Betrayal reviews
Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano is in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant when Palpatine issues Order 66 and sends Darth Vader to execute Operation: Knightfall. What happens next seals the fates of both the young Togruta and her former mentor. Rated T for violence similar to RotS, and for tragic events. This is my first submission, reviews are always welcome. Thanks!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,582 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/14/2012 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Ahsoka T., Darth Vader - Complete