CC searches for a killer
who might be a little too close to home, in part
twenty-one of Mavis Applewater's The Brass Ring.
An announcement by JLynn:
We've got some great news
for you all...
Without a doubt, the fan
fic writers have made a substantial and lasting impression on the Xenaverse.
For those who witnessed the first postings and encouraged the work of
fanfic mainstays such as LN James, S Bowers, DJWP, Bat Morda and Missy
Good as well as all those who were brave enough to follow after, we
have been treated to an incredible and imaginative array of writing.
Fanfic evolved as the series
did, and with so many stories to choose from, those who took the time
to post reviews of those stories that should not be missed became invaluable.
Blurb's Recommendations of Xenaverse Fan Fiction, established and nurtured
by Anima and Angharad Governal (thank you so much for all your work!),
became a wonderful resource for fanfic loving fans.
After several years of dedicated
effort, Angharad felt it was time to step down and was kind enough to
allow us, the folks at The Bardic Circle, to take up the torch in her
place. Following her example, we wish to continue to offer top-notch
reviews about the bards you love most and also to expand by bringing
to light the efforts of the up-and-coming writers who deserve your notice
And, too, with the ever evolving
trends in X:WP fanfic, we have expanded the Blurb Reviews site to include
original fiction in its various incarnations and genres. Blurb is stretching
its wings and we'll now include reviews about your cult favourites,
like Star Trek, Buffy and The X-Files as well as other original online
fiction regardless of genre.
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- More XWP reviews
- New reviews in more genres
- Original fiction reviews
- Fan participation
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Welcome to two new writers at the Academy, My OSage and Invidere!
Gift by My OSage To appease Artemis, Aphrodite agrees to bring
Gabrielle and Xena together romantically. But when her plans go awry
as Xena refuses to cooperate, Aphrodite decides to give the stubborn
Warrior Princess a unique gift.
Lie by My OSage A small tweak at the ending of Xena's season
finale would have made all the difference….
Dream by My OSage In Amazonia, Gabrielle begins to experience
some very vivid dreams. And Xena may have to stay awake until she
can understand the meaning of the bard's erotic dreams or her own
Are You Here? by My OSage Wouldn't it be great if circumstances
allowed Xena and Gabrielle to realize their true feelings for each
other from the beginning? Let's see, shall we?
to Egypt by My OSage When the Queen of Egypt offers the Amazon
Queen an invitation to Egypt, Gabrielle finds her place in history
and Xena finds that she is more than one queen's object of desire.
to Write Uber by Invidere a satirical guide to writing a typical
uber-xena fanfiction :)
5 and part 6 of The
Magic of the Heart by CJ Harte
What plot? Gina Ryan and Brie Duncan simply take advantage of some down-time
between missions for a little shared quality time, and some very much
needed emotional healing. And then there's the reintroduction of an
Preferences by kd bard
The Charland family move into their dream house in a beautiful suburban
neighborhood. Soon, they encoutner unexpected prejudice from their
neighbors, and danger from a familiar foe. Through a dramatic turn
of events, the Charlands ultimately survive, acceptance is realized,
and lasting friendships are forged. Kleenex rating - 1.5 boxes.
Crazed Ramblings Of A Madwoman Part 1 by Verrath [uber/alt/unfinished]
A young present-day writer walks the narrow line between an impossible
truth and insanity with an insubstantial Xena for a companion. Is
the ghostly warrior real, or just a figment of Isabelle's imagination?
Why is she there? And how does an insane ex-terrorist fit in?
they prevented World War III by blowing up an Iraqi breeder reactor
that was producing plutonium for their nuclear missiles. Then they
stole a top-secret combat helicopter code-named Ares and went
AWOL. Next, they flew it to Greece and found the ancient Hall of Ambrosia.
So what did they do after that? Well, since you asked...
2 and the synopsis of The Magic of the Heart by CJ Harte
Susan Hettinger is a successful Chief Financial Officer for a venture
capital company specializing in entertainment production. She
sees her life as shades of gray, but likes the order and control.
When M.J. Carson enters her life, Susan finds panoramic color, but she
also gets chaos, passion, and a roller coaster life. As her world
and her emotions spin out of control, she struggles to understand the
feelings for and about the complex woman she loves.
5 and part 6
of Mezzo's Impulse: Book One AFTER ALL IS SAID
Another note from Dimples: I'm sorry for all this but I've just
been noticed that my previous site is back up. The geocities site
is just a mirror site and will be used in the future if anything like
this should happen again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but
the address: http://dimples.0catch.com/index.html, remains.
5 of S.Lee's Ms. O' Connor Goes to Washington,
From Dimples: For some reason or another, the host 0catch, where
my site was located, decided to delete it with no notice. I've
started building a new site in a new address. It'll be finished pretty
soon. Here is the new address: http://www.geocities.com/dimples_2000_fr/index.html
Choice by Jan V. [Alt/Finished]
A post-Friend In Need piece that brings Xena
back to life.
of a Soul by Larisa [Uber/Alt/Finished]
When a multi car pile up involving a gasoline tanker happens on Eastbound
Rt. 70, every firestation with in miles is called out. Jake
isn't what the you would call the perfect firefighter, rules were
made to be broken and she breaks them continuously. On every
call she risks her life for others, waiting for the day when the flames
will consume her and end her pain. Going against a direct order,
she wanders off and finds the flames that will consume her.
In the fiery green eyes of a trapped accident victim.
New Adventures of XENA: Warrior Princess - A New Dayby
Ernie Whiting [Finished]
"In a time of modern technology, politicians, and terrorists,
a world on the brink of nuclear Armageddon cried out for a hero. She
was Gina Ryan, United States Marine Corps..." Brought together with
Gabriella Duncan, United States Navy, by mysterious and compelling
forces behind a shared and recurring dream of the days of ancient
Greece, they find themselves embroiled in a mission of utmost urgency--the
prevention of all-out nuclear war. Their only weapons are their own
hearts and souls...and a supersonic stealth helicopter code-named
WARRIORS, AND BARDS, OH MY! by Verda Foster [uber/alt/finished]
Ever wonder what happened to Mel when Xena took over her body in the
XENA SCROLLS? Your questions will be answered in this clever story
that finds Mel in a rather compromising position in more ways than
one as she gets up close and personal with a certain ancient bard
and has to deal with the infamous reputation of her deadly ancestor.
Chosen by Verda Foster [uber/alt/finished]
Set in a mythical, medieval world where a sadistic sovereign rules
the land; A world of extremes where you are either slave or master,
and women have little say in the course of their lives. When Lord
Athol sends his only daughter to meet the man he has chosen as her
husband, fate intervenes and she is caught in the middle of a slave
rebellion that will wrench her away from everything she has ever known.
Roslin finds herself strangely drawn to the leader of an army of rebel
slaves and terrified they will discover that she is not only not one
of them, but the daughter of the man they hate most in the world.
Added the summary for
Again by Kim Pritekel
From different sides of the proverbial tracks, but become best friends
during college, finding an impossible love that can never be. Separated
for ten years by life and time, Caden becomes ill, asking for Laurel
to return to Boston just in case something goes wrong. Now they must
try and find their friendship all over again, and each other.
3 & 4
of Blue Dragon's Tales of the Kirgeur
8 of KC Kirkwood's Women on the Rebound
Welcome to another new writer at the Academy! A big howdy-do goes
out to kd bard - famous author of the Billie & Cat series!!!!
Commitment by kd bard Billie Charland teaches an aerobics
class that is joined by a new student, Caitlain O'Grady, who has two
left feet! Caitlain, known as Cat, is about to give up when Billie
offers private lessons. Sparks fly as their chemistries mix, however,
separate commitments nearly get in the way of their relationship.
Despite the odds, their bond survives as they discover their separate
commitments are not so separate after all.
Kleenex rating - 1 box.
Family in Blood by kd bard Billie's son Seth recovers from
surgery and a long road to recovery through intense physical therapy.
An deep sense of family has developed between the ladies and their
respective children, forming a bond of love and commitment.... a bond
that is sorely tested, by events beyond their control.
Kleenex rating - 1 box.
Wicked This Way Comes by David Duncan . Complete
In the next part of the War Saga, Hope has escaped from Dahak's realm
and he wants her back. Accordingly, he sends an old enemy of Xena
and Gabrielle's to pay the Amazons a visit and there's quite a fight,
bringing Dave and Angie Dubois from Tucson. Oh yeah, Eve also undergoes
still more changes here as well. LaCroix tries to assert his will
over her and a certain professor stands in his way....
Soul by Ken Rogers . PostFin/Complete
Xena discovers she is still on Mt. Fuji and goes in search of Gabrielle.
Faith by Ken Rogers . PostFin/Complete
Gabrielle's near death injuries, during a conflict with slavers, leave
Xena to show the way. (Post FIN).
Nang by Larisa . Original/Alt/Complete
During the Vietnam war, MSgt Zachary is a secret Ops organization
that America won't admit to being a part of. With one gaze into the
sea green eyes of a 91st Eval surgical nurse Mickey Jardian, those
secrets are spilled.
2 of Mezzo's Impulse: Book One AFTER ALL IS SAID
CC and Jamie encounter
more questions than answers in Part
19 of Mavis Applewater's The Brass Ring.
chapter III of Daughters of Ares by L. M. Townsend
Centaurs are attacked in the Amazon Forest and more secrets are revealed
all around, while Xena tries to figure out a way to thwart Hekate's
plan for her children.
we are going to suspend acceptance of poetry submissions while we
catch up on the indices for that section. This will be in effect until
June 15th at which time there will be new submission guidelines. Thank
you for understanding.
Added the much awaited
conclusion of Queenfor4's
to another new writer to our list! A big howdy-do goes out to R. D.
by R. D. Elliott
Gabrielle can't speak and Xena is temporarily blinded so the two must
find a way to communicate
to Lida's eBook page My West Coast Love by Heruda The British Invasion by Cephalgia Imperfectly by BardBQue Wednesday Afternoon Series by Mavis Applewater Sing For Me Good Things Come In Small Packages. Dinner With The Family A Short Vacation Home Improvement
Daughters of Artemis
Part One: "Sword of Artemis"
by L.M. Townsend
The Amazon Nation, once strong and proud is now on the verge of destruction.
They have powerful enemies-- not only Rome's own Caesar, but Ares,
the God of War himself. We also meet an age old foe, the misogynist
Gantrians. Through Ares's treachery in stealing his sister's sword,
Artemis was made powerless to help her daughters against their enemies.
With Ares giving the sword (power) to the Gantrians, they couldn't
lose.What Ares hadn't counted on was the Gantrians' involvement with
Rome and the "selling" of the Amazon Queen as a slave to the Gladiator
arena. This unexpected development has gained the attention of an
ancient pre-Roman goddess - who wants to be THE Goddess of War, usurping
Ares "prime position" as God of War. With Artemis' support,
this goddess would have the Amazons for powerful allies, as well.
However, first the Sword must be retrieved so the Goddess Artemis
can help the Amazons re-build their nation. Ares will use every
trick in his arsenal to prevent this - from causing a thirst for vengeance
so great as to nearly destroy the Amazon Queen's protegée to
creating "civil war" within the Amazon ranks by choosing a "new champion"
from among the warrior women - or from one among one of their sister
Tribes - who were instrumental in betraying the Amazons to the Gantrians.
In a bizarre turn of events, even after retrieving Her Sacred Sword,
Artemis, pledged benefactor to the Amazons, is cleverly prevented
from attacking the renegade Tribe because of this relationship. Now,
as always, it is up to the Amazons themselves to battle their once-sisters
for their very survival. I think this qualifies as "Original
Fiction" although "Xena Warrior Princess" was a very strong influence.
Here is Part
II of "The Amazon Queen : Daughters of Ares" by L. M. Townsend
This is the longest story yet - and it still isn't finished - so I
have decided to "serialise" it. In other words, I will send a part
of this story as I finish it. So far, Joxer has returned from the
dead with a message for Xena and gabrielle - The Destroyer isn't dead!
A mysterious message to Xena and Gabrielle sends Melysë into
the spirit realm where Hekate has devastating news for the three queens.
In this part, two mysterious visitors come to the Amazon Village -
one of whom looks exactly like Xena - and for good reason; she's Eve's
daughter and she's pregnant - but that's not all she's carrying. According
to her daughter, Lucina, Eve has been "embellishing" on Eli's message.
for an Outlaw (aka The Hellcat and the Chivaree) by Barbara Davies.
alt uber Western
The final story in the Hellcat series. (Sequel to Home Sweet Home).
Zee decides to help Christie mend fences with her brother Blue, but
asusual, things turn out to be more complicated than she expected.
24 of Caution: Under Construction by Vertigo
18 of Mavis Applewater's The Brass Ring, Jamie and CC explore
of the Conqueror has been suspended for being a bandwidth whore.
I've set-up a back-up site until the AOC negotiates with its pimp
(aka Tripod) for better hours and working conditions. Meanwhile, the
AOC is doing freelance work and has temporarily moved to the corner
by the 7-Eleven down the block: http://home.earthlink.net/~annalsconqueror
. Please pass this note to all your regulars. And remember, safety
first, pay up front, and cash only, please.
please, please stop checking the Tripod site (http://governal.tripod.com)
for several days -- it keeps going over bandwidth and I can't even
log on to the ftp site due to bandwidth restrictions. Please use the
alternate address (which is fully functional) instead. Thanks! angharad
Going Fishing by Cassandra and Bik
Bri and Zeena plan a weekend getaway to do some fishing. However packing
becomes more of a challenge than either of them imagined. The fish
can breathe a sigh of relief.
by Destacain [unfinished]
After returning from Japa, Xena and Gabrielle are still adjusting
to their new way of life...or rather Xena's lack thereof. The duo
decide to head for Egypt to show the land of the Pharaohs what a girl
with a chakram can do. However Gabrielle, discontent with Xena: Warrior
Ghost, harborers secret plans to revive her lover. An escapade ensues
involving mystery, treasure, magic, love and adventure.
West Coast Love by Heruda
Jo and Brenda headed for California to find a new life. What will
they find and how will their lives change.
A Note from Dimples:
Hey there, I've finally built my own site, it's still under heavy
construction and doesn't include much but it will soon. The URL is:
A new story will be out "soonish" from one of my favorite writers,
Kiera Dellacroix (Icehole, Engravings of Wraith) . She wouldn't
tell me much about it other than it's pretty much guaranteed to offend
just about everyone. Look for it coming soon!
Tools T. Novan...in her spare time..has created a useful tool for
writers. Using Eileen Marks' Ultimate Über List, she counted
every one of the names listed for main characters. It's a pdf file
you can view using Adobe's free reader.
Go see just how many names
have been used by the bards -TN's Uber
More from Mavis Applewater's
Wednesday Afternoon Series.
Re-vamped and completed, the story of two young women
who meet in a painting class and fall, reluctantly and imperfectly,
by Grit Jahning[X/G, unfinished]
A young Amazon Queen who can't remember her past. A
former warlord trying desperately to leave her past behind. And a
secret that can destroy them - or save them.
You've made it this far have you? <bg In that case
I have a treat for you having made it through my trick. Here are a
few stories from some bards who know how to tell a joke...
Annihilate! (Or, A Faithful and True Account of the Thrilling
Adventuresof the Galactic Super Squad, With Extra Helpings of
Big ScaryAliens and Some Gratuitous Sex, Hold the Anchovies)
by Nene Adams
Smith and Jones by T. Novan and Advocate
Two con women are conned themselves and set out on a
mission to give back a lifetime of ill-gotten gains. In this off-the-wall
comedy where the insane collides with the divine, Delilah and Dixie
figure out that going 'straight' isn't as easy as it looks.
Huggers, Children & Broken Decoys...by Ali Vali
What happens when a star gazing, workaholic, gourmet
coffee drinker comes into an inheritance she wasn't expecting? Add
to that an annoying inspector that wants nothing to do with her at
first and you get the title to this story.