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November 2014:

The-Gamer-Hardrive features "N7 Day, 2014" in their Best Deviations of the Week: Nov. 3-8: fav.me/d85p05e
N7 Day, 2014 by GSJennsen

October 2014:

I did an AMA! Read the transcript here: redd.it/2kku68

September 2014:

Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two has been PUBLISHED: fav.me/d80l9ht

April 2014:

Thank you so much to RobinHarrison for posting a wonderful review of Starshine here on Deviant Art: fav.me/d7e181t

March 2014:

Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One has been PUBLISHED: fav.me/d7bldzs

Sci-Fi-Future featured "Heart of a Civilization" in their March Sci-Fi Feature: fav.me/d7d0wba
Heart of a Civilization by GSJennsen

Freak-Angel56 featured "Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium" in his Journal "Cites of Dreams": fav.me/d7arp2z
Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium by GSJennsen

January 2014:

One-Planet-at-a-Time featured "Trafero" in their 1st Quarter Journal Update: fav.me/d70cw69
Trafero, Large Magellanic Cloud by GSJennsen

2013:

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

Older:

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

Transcendence Released! And Other Errata

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 6:27 AM


It is my tremendous honor to bring you the conclusion to the Aurora Rising trilogy: TRANSCENDENCE.

- Transcendence is available for purchase in ebook and paperback on Amazon.com. Outside the U.S.? This link will take you to the book on your Amazon International site.

- As the paperback is added to more sites, links will be posted here. If you're on Goodreads, the Transcendence page is here.

- Don't have a Kindle? Kindle apps for your tablet or phone (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), PC, Mac and the cloud can be downloaded here: Kindle Apps. If you read ebooks on something other than a Kindle or Kindle app, please send me an email.


- If you are planning on purchasing the Transcendence ebook, please consider swinging by Amazon and clicking "Buy" today. Release day sales will help a tremendous amount in the short-term and long-term success of the novel.


I am thrilled beyond measure for everyone to finally be able to read Transcendence, and I truly hope you enjoy it. Of course if you do, don't be shy about it! Reviews are the greatest gift you can give, but tweets, posts on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, your own blogs, and forums are also most welcome.

Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three by GSJennsen   Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three(BackCover) by GSJennsen

Thank you all so much for your support and enthusiasm - your emails, messages, tweets and more. You've made it possible for me to tell this story, and the next one.

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BiowareFanClub did an excellent spotlight this week on Magic City Con, taking place in Birmingham, AL, July 24-26th: A Magic City Con Shoutout

I mention this for two reasons:

  1. The inimitable (BiowareFanClub's word, but I agree) RiHouston is the Senior Event Coordinator, so you know it will be an awesome con.
  2. It so happens I will be there, too. I’ll be speaking as a panelist and will have a booth with books to sign and other goodies.
So if you live in the southeast, considering stopping by this July. I’d love to meet you!

In other news, I was flabbergasted and humbled to learn itcher Magazine included me in their list of Top Female Science Fiction Authors, alongside such scifi legends as Lois McMaster Bujold, Ursula K. Le Guin, Catherine Asaro and more. Consider me tickled purple (I don’t do pink). I think I've fainted. 
Are You Happy       

In between writing Transcendence, I managed to do two guest blog posts on SFF author and blogger Raven Oak’s website: "Flashback Friday: Isaac Asimov's Foundation" and "Flashforward Friday: Unknowable Innovations". They’re quick, fun little posts, so give them a read. I also shared two Aurora Rising-related posts on my own blog: "The Long Way Around to a Book in Your Hands" and "Behind the Scenes with Transcendence".

What I didn’t manage to do while writing Transcendence was game. :| (Blank Stare) More writing is to come, but I think I’ll do some of that gaming thing, too. :Portal: 




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G. S. Jennsen
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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 (amzn.com/B00J709RIK) and other retailers (see them here: www.gsjennsen.com/books/). The first two chapters can be read for free here: www.gsjennsen.com

Find me around the web:

- About.me: about.me/gsjennsen
- Twitter: twitter.com/GraceynMotion and twitter.com/GSJennsen
- Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/gs_jennsen
- Tumblr: gsjennsen.tumblr.com
- FanFiction.net: www.fanfiction.net/~graceyn
- Archive of Our Own: archiveofourown.org/users/Grac…
- Wattpad: www.wattpad.com/user/Graceyn_
- Raptr: raptr.com/Gracen


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"If It Meant Living" eBooks (free, formatted and illustrated):
ME1 (ePub): bit.ly/yqJtjC / ME1 (Mobi): bit.ly/wdkL2k / ME1 (PDF): bit.ly/wwbUNU
ME2 (ePub): bit.ly/wDpiFq / ME2 (Mobi): bit.ly/wCNwg7 / ME2 (PDF): bit.ly/xfXboC
ME3 (ePub): bit.ly/RdnmKy / ME3 (Mobi): bit.ly/PGZm6h / ME3 (PDF): bit.ly/U3ObVr
Entire Trilogy (ePub): bit.ly/Oj3PrZ / Trilogy (Mobi): bit.ly/NpUiof / Trilogy (PDF): bit.ly/NpUofv
*Beyond (ePub): bit.ly/18bPQOQ / Beyond (Mobi): bit.ly/1eDVk7V / Beyond (PDF): bit.ly/18aqv8a

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Transcendence Released! And Other Errata

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 6:27 AM


It is my tremendous honor to bring you the conclusion to the Aurora Rising trilogy: TRANSCENDENCE.

- Transcendence is available for purchase in ebook and paperback on Amazon.com. Outside the U.S.? This link will take you to the book on your Amazon International site.

- As the paperback is added to more sites, links will be posted here. If you're on Goodreads, the Transcendence page is here.

- Don't have a Kindle? Kindle apps for your tablet or phone (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), PC, Mac and the cloud can be downloaded here: Kindle Apps. If you read ebooks on something other than a Kindle or Kindle app, please send me an email.


- If you are planning on purchasing the Transcendence ebook, please consider swinging by Amazon and clicking "Buy" today. Release day sales will help a tremendous amount in the short-term and long-term success of the novel.


I am thrilled beyond measure for everyone to finally be able to read Transcendence, and I truly hope you enjoy it. Of course if you do, don't be shy about it! Reviews are the greatest gift you can give, but tweets, posts on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, your own blogs, and forums are also most welcome.

Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three by GSJennsen   Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three(BackCover) by GSJennsen

Thank you all so much for your support and enthusiasm - your emails, messages, tweets and more. You've made it possible for me to tell this story, and the next one.

*

BiowareFanClub did an excellent spotlight this week on Magic City Con, taking place in Birmingham, AL, July 24-26th: A Magic City Con Shoutout

I mention this for two reasons:

  1. The inimitable (BiowareFanClub's word, but I agree) RiHouston is the Senior Event Coordinator, so you know it will be an awesome con.
  2. It so happens I will be there, too. I’ll be speaking as a panelist and will have a booth with books to sign and other goodies.
So if you live in the southeast, considering stopping by this July. I’d love to meet you!

In other news, I was flabbergasted and humbled to learn itcher Magazine included me in their list of Top Female Science Fiction Authors, alongside such scifi legends as Lois McMaster Bujold, Ursula K. Le Guin, Catherine Asaro and more. Consider me tickled purple (I don’t do pink). I think I've fainted. 
Are You Happy       

In between writing Transcendence, I managed to do two guest blog posts on SFF author and blogger Raven Oak’s website: "Flashback Friday: Isaac Asimov's Foundation" and "Flashforward Friday: Unknowable Innovations". They’re quick, fun little posts, so give them a read. I also shared two Aurora Rising-related posts on my own blog: "The Long Way Around to a Book in Your Hands" and "Behind the Scenes with Transcendence".

What I didn’t manage to do while writing Transcendence was game. :| (Blank Stare) More writing is to come, but I think I’ll do some of that gaming thing, too. :Portal: 




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Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three(BackCover) by GSJennsen
Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three(BackCover)
Cover art for Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three. Learn more about the Aurora Rising trilogy here: www.gsjennsen.com.

Cover Art for Transcendence:
Transcendence: Aurora Rising Book Three by GSJennsen

Cover art for Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One and for Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two. More information and links to retailers for all three Aurora Rising novels are available here: www.gsjennsen.com/books.

The first several chapters of Starshine and Vertigo can be read here on DA:
Starshine Prologue: gsjennsen.deviantart.com/art/S…
Starshine Chapter 1: gsjennsen.deviantart.com/art/S…
Starshine Chapter 2: gsjennsen.deviantart.com/art/S…

Vertigo Chapter 1: gsjennsen.deviantart.com/art/V…
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What does it mean to be human? What if the price of saving humanity is giving up your own?

The year is 2322, and we stand upon the precipice of extinction.

The invading Metigen armada has decimated the eastern third of settled space in a matter of days, leaving tens of millions dead. Determined to save the heart of human civilization, Earth and Seneca at last put aside their differences to face the threat together. But even this may not be enough to stop the fleet of colossal dreadnoughts inhabited by advanced AIs.

Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano hold the key to defeating the invaders, for they know the secrets the aliens wage war to protect. Now they face a deadly gauntlet of relentless alien hunters and assassins sent to kill them before they can unleash a potent new weapon. They will risk everything in a bid to save their families, their loved ones, the entire human race—even if it means they can’t save each other.

The lines blur between man and machine, ally and enemy, and soldier and civilian. In a final stand against an ancient, powerful foe intent on eradicating it from the universe, humanity comes face to face with its destiny.

When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?

Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.

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Copyright © 2015 by G. S. Jennsen.

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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hey, thanks for collecting my art! It's much appreciated :D
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
My pleasure :D
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Cheers! :D
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ladyhawk76 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your :+fav: on 'I Used To'! :hug:
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Thanks for the favorite!
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Writer
My pleasure :D
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Thanks for the fave! :)
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ladyhawk76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on 'Kaidan model close-up'! I absolutely love your works and  I'm chuffed to bits that you like one of mine. :D
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Oh, you are most welcome :D. And thank you! I hope to start getting some new pieces up after my book comes out later this month.
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ladyhawk76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And a huge Thank You! for adding me to your Watch! :squee:
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