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November 2014:

The-Gamer-Hardrive features "N7 Day, 2014" in their Best Deviations of the Week: Nov. 3-8:
N7 Day, 2014 by GSJennsen

October 2014:

I did an AMA! Read the transcript here:

September 2014:

Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two has been PUBLISHED:

April 2014:

Thank you so much to RobinHarrison for posting a wonderful review of Starshine here on Deviant Art:

March 2014:

Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One has been PUBLISHED:

Sci-Fi-Future featured "Heart of a Civilization" in their March Sci-Fi Feature:
Heart of a Civilization by GSJennsen

Freak-Angel56 featured "Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium" in his Journal "Cites of Dreams":
Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium by GSJennsen

January 2014:

One-Planet-at-a-Time featured "Trafero" in their 1st Quarter Journal Update:
Trafero, Large Magellanic Cloud by GSJennsen


SirTiefling created a gorgeous portrait of Alexis Solovy, the protagonist and heroine of Starshine and Aurora Rising: Radiance by SirTiefling…
Check out my interview with Sci-Fan-Horror, where I talk about writing, art and Aurora Rising:…
Now Nanahuatli has gone and drawn another beautiful image of Graceyn Shepard:… :love:
New website for my original science fiction trilogy, "Aurora Rising":


"IIML: Tales - We're Dancing Now"… won 2nd Place in the judging portion of in :#GamingLoveInterests: "Caught in the Rain" contest: gamingloveinterests.deviantart… :w00t:
Thanks to Nanahuatli for "Little Graceyn Shepard"!:…. She's the bomb :D
Check out my interview by Sacred-Literature, where I'm the Writer of the Month: sacred-literature.deviantart.c…

Vertigo Released! Plus Bonus Musical Tagging

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 26, 2014, 12:58 PM

VERTIGO: Aurora Rising Book Two has been published and is available on Amazon in eBook and paperback (go here for international links). It’s also part of Kindle Unlimited, so read it for free if you're a member. Don’t own a Kindle? Get the Kindle app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PC, Mac or the cloud here.
Crank Dat -Supaman Dance- 

I’ve uploaded the front and back cover art:

Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two by GSJennsen    Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two (Back Cover) by GSJennsen

I’ve also uploaded the excerpts for Starshine and Vertigo which are posted on my website:

Starshine Prologue / Chapter 1 / Chapter 2

Vertigo Chapter 1

If you want to learn yet more about the Auora Rising trilogy, my website has bucketloads of info: Oh, and here’s the Vertigo Goodreads page. I hope you love the novel. I love it.


MUSIC TAG TIME! Thanks to ReelLifeJaneway2

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. 

Hit shuffle on your iPod/Phone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs.Then pass this onto 10 people.

Full disclosure, I cheated a little bit. My iPod (64GB iPod Touch) has A LOT of music on it, A LOT of which hasn’t been listened to in quite some time. So I shuffled my “4 Star” Playlist, which still has over 1,500 songs in it (and includes the “5 stars” as well, of course).

Links are to YouTube:

Let My Love Open the Door – Pete Townsend (Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack). Great movie, if one enjoys dark, occasionally macabre humor. Minnie Driver is fantastic.

Castle of Glass – Linkin Park (Living Things). Ahh, Linkin Park, the ultimate purveyor of love it/hate it music.

Place To Hide – O.A.R. (The Rockville LP). I am sooo glad this one came up. For fans of Starshine, this is absolutely, indisputably Alex & Caleb’s theme song for Vertigo, so feel free to keep that in mind as you read. PERFECTION.

Set the Fire to the Third Bar – Snow Patrol (Eyes Open). I found Snow Patrol late, but I have more than made up for the lost years in number of plays of pretty much all their songs.

Champagne Supernova – Oasis (What’s the Story, Morning Glory?). Ahh, Oasis, the ultimate one-album-wonder flameout. But this is an amazing song.

Times Like These (Live) – Foo Fighters (Skin and Bones). Foo Fighters, oh how I adore thee. While I would never admit (publicly) to being glad Nirvana broke up, I am most thankful we got Dave Grohl as a result. Silver lining and all.

Good Friend and a Glass of Wine (Live) – LeAnn Rimes & Joss Stone (CMT Crossroads). Check out the video, this is a great performance. LeAnn is masterfully trained, but Joss Stone can just sing. As an aside, I will also note that hearing this song inevitably leads straight to that glass of wine.
Cheers with Champagne Emoticon 

Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp (The Very Best of Supertramp). Don’t judge me.

M4 Part II – Faunts (Mass Effect 1 Soundtrack). I swear it randomly came up…. Nod 

Demons – Imagine Dragons (Night Visions). Oh look, it’s Alex & Caleb’s Starshine theme song! Funny story: I’ve spent the last year so engrossed in writing that I’ve completely tuned out new pop culture, and I totally “missed” Imagine Dragons. My husband was on a business trip in Mexico a few months ago and saw the Demons music video on the Mexican MTV channel (the only TV he watches when he's there, comes home humming Banda music). He sent me the link with the message, “Buy this album, now.”


Now I'm supposed to tag TEN people...okay, here goes: JulesHawke, theant4 (tagged her last time, don't care Ignore ), EveFarrel, LadyIlona1984, RobinHarrison, JaneXalenko, elvenmageus, SpartanSheba, Merwild ...and I would tag RiHouston, but she already did the music I won't  Wink/Razz.

So you guys would probably like to see some game art or spacescapes from me sometime this year, right? I'll see what I can do. I'm trying to get through a completionist DAO/DA2 run before DAI comes out, so I do have the screenshots!

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G. S. Jennsen
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Writer, gamer, techie, modder, software developer, editor. While I am a huge gamer in general - particularly RPGs, action-adventure and MMOs - the Mass Effect series is my beloved.

Most of my art deviations are screenshots from Mass Effect (though other games appear from time to time), all modified to a greater or lesser extent - some are merely tweaked a little to be "better," others are heavily altered to create a mood or effect. Not quite art, still, but nonetheless my way of expressing appreciation for these wonderful games. I use in-game graphics enhancement tools like SweetFX and TexMod, as well as other tools like flycam and Fraps, then Photoshop for the post-processing.

Recently I have also begun creating original spacescapes; I'm still learning, and hopefully improving.

I have a Mass Effect fanfic, "If It Meant Living" - it is complete and covers the entire game trilogy - as well as a sequel, "Beyond," which is also complete. Links to free eBook versions are below.

"Starshine," the first novel in an original science fiction trilogy "Aurora Rising," has been published and is available on Amazon ( and other retailers (see them here: The first two chapters can be read for free here:

Find me around the web:

- Twitter: and
- Goodreads:
- Tumblr:
- Archive of Our Own:…
- Wattpad:
- Raptr:

"If It Meant Living" eBooks (free, formatted and illustrated):
ME1 (ePub): / ME1 (Mobi): / ME1 (PDF):
ME2 (ePub): / ME2 (Mobi): / ME2 (PDF):
ME3 (ePub): / ME3 (Mobi): / ME3 (PDF):
Entire Trilogy (ePub): / Trilogy (Mobi): / Trilogy (PDF):
*Beyond (ePub): / Beyond (Mobi): / Beyond (PDF):

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FadedDreams5 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there.  I recently purchased and have been reading your novel, Starshine. I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying it so far and look forward to finishing and reading the next book in the series. 
Grim962 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch ;)
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Writer
My pleasure :D. I'm always on the lookout for talented space artists!
FugasCZ Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u 4 :+fav:
veeegeee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Psyxis Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and the watch! ;)
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Writer
You're most welcome :D
RobinHarrison Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
thanks for the watch:hug:
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Writer
You're most welcome :D
veeegeee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Writer
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