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Real name: Christina Moore
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Summary:

A run of the mill bounty turns lethal for bounty hunter Beatrix Eliza Knight, known as Beks. Beks and her crew face off against a lethal assassin and the cost will be high and change lives forever.

A story set in the Watchtower Universe.


Chapters: 4    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Series: The Watchtower Universe
Completed: Yes    Word count: 12747    Read Count: 9063
[Report This] Published: 16 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Aug 2011
Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 11 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

These words are coming a long time after the last review was written, but I feel compelled to say them anyway, in the hopes that you, Fave, and previous readers of this story come to see them.

I've just finished reading this story again -- it's been a while, obviously -- and I have to say that I'd forgotten how powerful it was. The danger and intrigue are exceptionally written. The womens' fight to survive against a nearly unstoppable foe was remarkable. Their goodbye at the end emotional, but inevitable and necessary for these two to carry on toward their own destinies (not to mention Jodhaa was mine and I kinda needed her to leave, lol!).

It's amazing to me how very brilliantly you brought my character to life before I'd even fully fleshed her out. But then, that's the wonderful thing about being a writer, in that we have pretty much all the time in the world to evolve our characters. You gave me a wonderful foundation on which to build for Jodhaa's own adventures, and I thank you so much for that. I love that every now and then, I'll be able to refer to the time she spent with Beks and the others, a period of her life on which Jodhaa will more often than not reflect fondly. There will, for a while, be an underlying sadness in regard to her memories of Letva, Marro, and Rini, but they won't all be sad. And Beks was her friend, her boss, her mentor. And perhaps she doesn't know it, but not only was she a big-sister figure, but a mother-figure too, more than Jodhaa had ever had before. She's never going to forget everything Beks taught her or did for her.

As you know, I absolutely love this story. Kahless and I have on boiling in our brains in which Zaddo Natale plays a large role, something that we'll work in for the future. For now, like you, we're both working on rebuilding the shared universe. It's not the Eleventh Fleet anymore, not as it used to be, since we'll all be doing pretty much our own thing. But we're still in the same universe, and I just love that, and appreciate more than either of you will ever know that you still *want* to share the same universe. It'll be a little different, of course, what with the cononizing we talked about, but it'll still be as good as it was -- if not better. Can't wait to start sharing it with everyone.

Again, Fave, well done!

Author's Response:

Aww, Cam, that's awesome of you to review and that you re-read the story (and that it seems to stand that test of time at least). I'm glad that the story worked so well. It was a privilege to include Jodhaa and to provide a shared background with Beks. I think it helped to lend a little extra depth to Beks to be grounded by people like Jodhaa and of course it will be telling moving forwards too in Beks story to see how it all affects her.

The emotional end was a perfect launch pad for both of these ladies in their future scapes. Both are off in their different directions and in ways they'll have very different lives but this will be an important defining moment. I was glad to have the emotional ending too after the intensity and brutality of the fight scenes. It hopefully added heart to the proceedings and in ways explains just why the two women fought so tenaciously for one another. Thanks again for reading and reviewing. Look out for more Eleventh Fleet origin characters and ships to appear very soon here.

When Gods Smile by CeJay    Rated: K+      Reviews (9
Summary:

Eagle's crew must watch helplessly as a meteor threatens to destroy an entire populated world. But on Christmas Eve, anything's possible.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Holidays
Warnings: None
Series: The Star Eagle Adventures
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3364    Read Count: 1123
[Report This] Published: 09 Sep 2013 Updated: 09 Sep 2013
Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 1: When Gods Smile

This is an absolutely beautiful story. I just loved it. Makes no sense to me that Starfleet would send a crew to observe an extinction event and expect them to do nothing. Not when the solution to averting tragedy is so simple as firing a single torpedo. Bravo to Captain Owens, and bravo to you, CeJay. 

Now, I just have to wonder about that trip back in time...



Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I'm glad you liked this story. I suppose sending a ship to observe such an event is basically asking for somebody to defy the Prime Directive, huh. As for the time travel event, perhaps it was all just a dream, perhaps it was Q or maybe some higher power ...

Celestial Fire by CeJay    Rated: T      Reviews (20
Summary:

The Talarians have launched an incursion into Federation space and Starfleet can ill-afford another conflict so soon after the devastating Dominion War. A newly elected administration led by President Noah Satie is determined not to be another victim.

Now, the outcome of this newest war may depend on the decisions made by a first-year Starfleet cadet.




Chapters: 4    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Violence
Series: The Star Eagle Adventures, Lower Deck Tales
Completed: Yes    Word count: 10420    Read Count: 6224
[Report This] Published: 16 Sep 2013 Updated: 22 Sep 2013
Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

A good start to this story, I like the set up. Looking forward to what's next.



Author's Response: Thanks.

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

Oh. Crap. Shoulda known it wouldn't be that easy, eh? Poor Rory.



Author's Response: Definitely not what he expected ...

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 3: Part 3

Looks like Rhory is learning some hard lessons here. Good, strong stuff.



Author's Response: Lessons which will probably stay with him for a very long time.

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 4: Part 4

Wow. This was, overall, an incredibly thought-provoking story. All parties involved had valid points of argument, and it's a hard truth the face for the kid that people like him really are a necessary evil. 

Well done, CeJay. Well done.



Author's Response: I'm glad that you could see both sides of the argument. I wanted to make a conscious effort not to favor one too much over the other and may not have always succeeded. Thanks for reading.

Summary:

What's in a name? Tabatha Katherine Chase makes the grandest of introductions.

Captain Tabatha (don't call me Tabby) Katherine Chase, of the Corellia class Medium Endurance Freighter Rhapsody Rabbit Gavilán. Record holder of the Kessel Run. Pilot extraordinaire. The sole owner of ‘Chase Haulage and Astral Shuttle Enterprises' - putting the zing into cargo distributzing. Honorific Queen of the Nabooshka septs and certified professor of antiquities from the Galen Institute. One part owner of the steed Icarus' Wrath which incidentally was the Gold Cup winner last year. Duchess of the asteroid moon Zepta pi 561 in the Contar system and Rear of the Year winner 2359, Rigellia Prime. But you can call me Tabatha!

Discover the truth of what lies behind those titles.

A TToT14 entry.


Chapters: 7    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Chase, Tabatha
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: Rhapsody Rabbit Gavilán
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3494    Read Count: 9271
[Report This] Published: 18 May 2014 Updated: 24 May 2014
Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Born to Fly

Fave, you can't leave us hanging like this! You have to tell us if she avoided that noose!

 

Love this little glimpse into Tabatha's life, though.



Author's Response:

HA! Always leave the audience wanting more...

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 2: Don't call me Tabby

Ah ha! This tells me why she's so dedicated to the Hex who is her engineer -- she knew the previous host before Elios (I think that's his name, correct me if I'm wrong). 

Another gem, Fave.



Author's Response:

That's right, Ellioh is the second host she knows of Hex. It actually gets more complicated than that, but that's for down the line. Suffice to say, yes, Tabatha has good cause to be very dedicated and loyal to Hex (there had to be a reason right).

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 6: No Escaping

WHOA!! Admittedly I've not (yet) read any of your Kestrel stories, but I know a small bit about McGregor from conversations with you. BIG surprise that he's Tabatha's father (makes you wonder how she found out and what happened to her mother). 

More great stuff, Fave.



Author's Response:

I love that it works as a surprise for you Cam, since you knew Tabatha before knowing McGregor (and as you say, that's more through word of mouth than reading his stories). Yes, it does make you wonder a lot of things about the how, the what, the when, the why. It also helped me to kinda make a connection to Kestrel in a tentative fashion in my Watchtower universe. As you know, what's the point of having an expanded universe if you can't exploit the richness and story telling potentials.

Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 7: Chasing Life

Wonderful end! I knew she'd figure a way out -- she wouldn't be Tabatha if she didn't! Love it!



Author's Response:

Absolutely not! Of course, the real mystery in a way is what trouble did she actually get herself into and when will this play out in the future? And it will in a future story play out with all the details of the reasons, the why and the escape. LOL

Thanks again for reading Cam. So glad you enjoyed these little windows into Tabatha's life. All of which expand on her some and in some small measure all have links to the larger Watchtower/Eleventh Fleet universe.

Dishing It Out by jespah, FalseBill    Rated: K      Reviews (3
Summary: Past Featured Story

In 3131, the Temporal Integrity Commission sends Lili Beckett and Naurr to correct a megaotric event involving the Empress Hoshi Sato and some unauthorized cookbooks.


Chapters: 5    Table of Contents
Categories: Enterprise, Mirror Universe, Expanded Universes
Characters: Beckett, Doug Hayes, Cavendish, Levi, D'Angelo, Otra, Daniels, Hernandez, Erika, O'Day, Lili, Sato, Hoshi
Genre: Friendship, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: In Between Days, Times of the HG Wells
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5997    Read Count: 8444
[Report This] Published: 25 Jun 2014 Updated: 26 Jun 2014
Reviewer: CamSPD Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Oh my gosh! This story was crazy! I would never have imagined mirror universe and prime universe people working together, but you made it work. The scene in the dining room with the mouse mob was funny as heck! And of course, the end with Drustan and the crossed fingers and recipe cards. Loved it!



Author's Response:

Oh, thank you! FalseBill and I (this is jespah responding) have a few crossovers now with Lili and Naurr. 

Chefs to the rescue!