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Author has written 3 stories for Mass Effect.

While I read and wrote quite a bit when I was younger, I took an approximately 8 year break and just recently started again so I hope you will all be patient with me.
I have strong interests in cultures and languages as well as console and card gaming. A friend of mine introduced me to fanfics and I recently started reading Mass Effect fics about Female Shepard and my favorite love interests. I thought it might be fun to give it a go! While I do have a lot of the main ideas for the story I would like to tell mapped out, it will be a surprise for all of us how we get there! I intend to update as frequently a my muse allows (but then again she is a rather a fickle b!tch so don't be too hard on me). I hope you enjoy everything you read! Feel free to contact me at any time with comments or questions and I will attempt to respond ASAP!

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The Phenomenology of Shepard by Elana.S reviews
Shepard has lost more than she let on after her reconstruction by Cerberus. A consuming attraction for the drell assassin promises a passionate recovery of her senses. Cover image courtesy of Marianne-Khalil (dot deviantart)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 62,771 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 7/30/2014 - Published: 12/28/2012 - [Shepard (F), Thane K.]
Closer to Home by WarlordFil reviews
Falling in love is easy-it's staying in love that's hard. Shepard and Garrus' fight to reconcile their cultural differences is complicated by family and foes conspiring to tear them apart. Sequel to "Where Angels Fear To Tread." Partial story only.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,699 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 351 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 6/1/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Serendipity by Mordinette reviews
Horizon... Destroyer of hopes and dreams. Instead of enjoying a happy reunion with Kaidan, Shepard is now hurt and angry. She decides to move on with Garrus, thinking that one day Kaidan will come crawling back to her. But will she really want him back? Or will his betrayal turn out to be a blessing in disguise? Rated M for language, violence and sexual content. Some AU elements.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 103,960 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 320 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 11/5/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Wings by skwishface reviews
An exploration of Commander Shepard's identity as seen through the lenses of love, loss, and war. Mostly, I'm poking at bits of the story that felt incomplete during gameplay. **This story is currently on hiatus as I toil under other deadlines. Stay tuned for updates as soon as I'm able to return!**
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,849 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/1/2013 - Published: 7/6/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Thane K., James V.
Entropy by jhoom reviews
An injury causes Shepard to lose her ability to create new memories, with devastating effects on the events of ME3. How can the galaxy overcome its greatest threat without its hero? Is there anything they can do to mend the past or better the future? FemShep/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 37,144 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 5/28/2013 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Embrace of A Hero by Mirari.Divinus reviews
A story of Emily R. Shepard. Finding love, friends and becoming a hero. Femshep/Kaidan, Femshep/Garrus with one sided Femshep/Thane. Rated M for language, and fluffy lemons. From ME1 to ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 69,287 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
The Real Thing by Mordinette reviews
The turian chef at Zakera Café really knows how to make a great meal. Or does he? OC turian male / OC human female story, rated M for sexual content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,560 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/23/2013 - Published: 12/10/2012 - Complete
Improvised Explosions by starlightarcher reviews
Take one alluring drell assassin, mix with one enticing human warrior. Douse generously with sexual tension, add a pinch of necessity; stir then stand back and await fireworks. Warning: Recipe promises to be explosive.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,971 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Visiting Hours by Mordinette reviews
After destroying the Reapers Shepard is recovering in the hospital, with Garrus acting as her self-appointed guardian/nurse/enormous pain in the butt.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,879 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/25/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Memento by Mordinette reviews
After the Suicide Mission and before Shepard turns herself in for having destroyed the Alpha Relay, she gives a lock of her hair to Garrus as a keepsake. How will he react to this strange human custom? Rated M for sexual content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,727 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/7/2012 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Hold Me Tonight by Actually-Fen-Harel reviews
This is a collab with Spyke1985 and Mordinette! What if Thane gave in to Shepard before the collector mission? One-shot, PWP, Citrusy goodness. If you can't handle alien sex, don't click this!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,797 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 24 - Published: 9/21/2012 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
You Belong to Me by Mordinette reviews
Shepard makes a pass at Thane, but he turns her down. She tries to move on, gets drunk and starts to flirt with somebody else. Thane does not approve. Takes place in ME2. Rated M for language, alcohol use and sexual content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,749 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 9/4/2012 - [Shepard (F), Thane K.] - Complete
Waterfalls by Actually-Fen-Harel reviews
A sweet and sexy version of the romance between Thane Krios and femshep, NSFW, NOT recommended for anyone who doesn't have the maturity to handle adult/sexual situations in literature! PWP, Totally AU, Thane isn't sick, reapers aren't there, etc. His history is the same, pure fluff. Love!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,448 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/25/2012 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Infinite Regress by jhoom reviews
As Shepard reaches the end of her life, she finds herself suddenly thrown back on Eden Prime. Will she use what she knows to change the future, or try to preserve the timeline? Kink meme fill. Rating for sex and language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,437 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 6/28/2012 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Beating Like A Hammer by skybound2 reviews
Garrus doesn't know if she is real, or a hallucination, but when Shepard storms back into his life on Omega, he finds that he doesn't much care. He just knows that he's not letting her go again, not if he can help it. -Another kinkmeme fill.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,457 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)] - Complete
The Proposal by anonymous moose reviews
He'd been putting it off, and when he'd finally worked up the courage to ask, their quiet moment was rudely interrupted. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Hide and Seek by skybound2 reviews
During some downtime on the Normandy SR1, Shepard seeks refuge with a friend. -Just a little friendship/humor piece between F!Shepard and Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,954 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Commander Shepard, You've Got Mail by Chi Kyoku reviews
Every day, starting when Garrus rejoins C-Sec up until the destruction of the Normandy, Shepard and Garrus exchange emails. After all, good friends stay in touch.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 42,626 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 548 - Follows: 426 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
Things We Lost in the War by 1shot reviews
She loves a man whose skin is poison. AKA: perhaps you also played through ME3 and felt something was missing? This is for you. Spoilers to the end.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,683 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
That Crazy Mating Call by MrsShadow reviews
Mass Kink One Shot Promt. Shepard is going through her subtle human heat and Garrus has no idea what's hit him. Sex in public? Who could resist?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,771 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Partners Like You and Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe, infamous Spectre Garrus Vakarian is resurrected by a shadowy terrorist organization. While recruiting a team for a suicide mission, he crosses paths with a figure from his past life-the Archangel. Fourth of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,238 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 34 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Date with Garrus by Sonya Robinwood reviews
As the title implies, a Fem Shep/Garrus pairing. Rated M for smutty goodness.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,310 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 8/18/2011 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
The Spirit of Truth by Myetel reviews
This story is a bridge from ME2 to a postulated ME3. Assumes female paragon Shepherd and Garrus relationship. Contains implied human-alien sexuality and implied erotic content in chapter 12. Some language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 61,169 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 2/11/2011 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Threads & Heartstrings by Moranth reviews
The threads of life and love rarely remain uncrossed. The heart wants what it wants. Do you go with what you feel or with what you think is right? Thane K./F!Shep/Garrus V. Multiple P.O.V.s.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,240 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/11/2010 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
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: 42 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 54 - Published: 10/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Letting Go by Ms Morpheus reviews
Oneshot, by request. After Horizon, Kaidan and Shepard meet once again. Tempers flare with unintended consequences, and the men in Shepard's life decide to take matters into their own hands.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,896 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2010 - Kaidan A., Garrus V. - 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: 63 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Allies Like You And Me by WarlordFil reviews
In an alternate universe, Council Spectre Garrus Vakarian is recruiting for a mission against a rogue Spectre-and his top choice is C-Sec Captain Jane Shepard. AU,2 chapters, Sequel to "Enemies Like You and Me," Second of a series.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,006 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 7/26/2010 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
A Tad Unrestrained by lyssalu reviews
Originally a masskink fill. Prompt: "I want to see Thane out of control, insane with need. As in, like, drugged or ill. As in, fast, hot, furious sex." Ask and you shall receive.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,326 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 7/22/2010 - Published: 7/19/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
When The Light Fades, Life Finds A Way by MrsShadow reviews
An account of Thane Krios' last days. Keep your tissues and significant other handy, this is long and emotional.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,405 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/17/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
The Way You Move by MrsShadow reviews
Thane and Shepard go on a mission that lands them in a club. When things get heavy will they make it back to the ship? R&R
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,515 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/14/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
In The Shower by MrsShadow reviews
A smutty character study of Sura Shepard whilst in the shower with her lover's. R&R *One-Shot* DP, M/F/M pairing.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,097 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
Of Spars and Tiebreakers by MrsShadow reviews
Isabelle Shepard is pissed, Garrus is just being a good friend and helping her relax...Right?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,364 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/10/2010 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Metamorphosis by Ms Morpheus reviews
A sinister discovery compels Shepard to hunt down the Illusive Man, in search of the dark secrets of her past and the key to defeating the Reapers. Post-ME2, sequel to 'From the Ashes'. FemShepxGarrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,104 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/24/2010 - Published: 5/22/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Where Angels Fear To Tread by WarlordFil reviews
Death changes things. When Commander Shepard tries to tell her old friend what he means to her, she finds out that her own thoughts about him have changed. Garrus/FemShep. ME 1 and 2 spoilers. T for innuendo and cussing. COMPLETE. Sequel: Closer to Home
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,623 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 436 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/1/2010 - Published: 3/1/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Modus Operandi by Pereprin reviews
Humanity's first and last defense faces an uncertain end as Shepard falters in the wake of Saren's destruction. When her resolve begins to shatter, Garrus learns to see what others can not within the woman who has sworn to save the galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,095 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - 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: 95 - Favs: 663 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 5/26/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
From the Ashes by Ms Morpheus reviews
Phoenix Shepard has been resurrected to fight the Reapers, and discovers new feelings for an old friend. FemShepxGarrus. Inspired by ME2, not a strict retelling. Rated M for eventual citrus and language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,896 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/18/2010 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Trust by KSCrusaders reviews
Trust doesn't come easily to Shepard, but there is one person in the galaxy who has never let her down. Someone she trusts with her life, and gradually, a little more than that. FemShep/Garrus bondage smut, small spoilers for ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,490 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 29 - Published: 2/23/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
After Omega by KaimanaMM reviews
Steamy Thane goodness. Takes place after the end game after coming back through the Omega 4 relay. A short story I was inspired to write to capture a moment in time.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Thane K., Shepard (F) - Complete
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The Heart Speaks In Whispers reviews
What if Shepard had been the one to wake Thane from his battle-sleep? How would things have changed? How would HE have changed? Taking place in a parallel universe in which Thane never met his late wife Irikah, this story follows Female Shepard and a younger, less experienced Thane in their journey to save the world of Mass Effect 2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 67,420 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 10/13/2014 - Published: 10/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Thane K.
The Best of Both Worlds reviews
Fem Shep and Thane have been together for a while and their relationship is strong. But what happens when Thane discovers her long buried feelings for one of her other teammates?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,148 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2014 - Published: 8/19/2014
A Duel In Dance reviews
Shepard hits a club on her own to blow off some steam and ends up being the life of the party. Written to pacify my lovely readers and their insatiable need for adult romance. Please, PLEASE, I am BEGGING you. DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU ARE COOL WITH HUMAN-TURIAN EROTICA. Let the record show this is my first attempt at smut and this is only a rough draft.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,531 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/5/2013 - Shepard (F) - Complete