April 30th, 2004
Added part 18 of
Ken Rogers' Inevitable Destiny
Added part 2 of Dance with
the Devil by Harley
Added part 13 of
Misplaced People by Devize
April 29th, 2004
Added part 9 and part
10 of Holy War by Proud Warrioress
Added part 6 of Back
Door to Summer by Medora Macd
Amazonia by Ali Vali
[alt/über/unfinished - Adventure/Romance]
"The acts of the one for the good of the many." This
is the motto first adopted by the Amazons centuries ago and still upheld by the
warriors of current day Amazonia. In "Amazonia - Book One," we meet
Princess Bebo of Leon as she sets off on her first diplomatic mission on behalf
of her mother, Queen Audrey. On a cold day in Washington D.C. the tall warrior
finds her path in the soft eyes of Annie Paddio. The only problem is, Annie is
already committed to someone else.
"Amazonia - Book One" brings to life a modern day warrior and the quest
for her destiny. Join in the adventure as the ancient world of the Amazons is
brought to life in the 21st century.
Solitude by D [vignette/complete]
The Gift by Pagan Rubenowski
The warrior and her bard have settled down and are living with the amazons. The
sixth anniversary of their joining ceremony is fast approaching. Xena decides
to get help for a gift for Gabrielle from their old friend Aphrodite. Join our
heroes and their amazon friends as the goddess of love gives them a surprise they’ll
-from Cavalier Press
Shaken by KG MacGregor
can now be pre-ordered from StarCrossed Productions! Follow this link: http://www.starcrossedproductions.com/Cavalier/store.htm to
reserve your copy. The release date is May 6.
If you will be attending Orlando BardCon you can reserve your copy of Shaken, or
any Cavalier Press title, to be picked up in Orlando, but you must order
direct from Cavalier Press: http://www.cavalierpress.com/preorder.htm.
Shaken has undergone extensive editing and is very different
from the on-line version.
April 27th, 2004
Added Spirit of Murder part
2 by Katia N. Ruiz
Added part 12 of Misplaced People by Devize
April 26th, 2004
Added part 10 of The
Ridded by Phair
April 24th, 2004
Welcome to a new bard at the Academy, Karyna Sylinia!
A Kiss [classic/alt/complete]
This is a very brief story told from Gabrielle's point of view in which the soul mates share a wonderful (and rare) moment of peace alone. A very soft time that anyone can relate to if they've ever finally gotten a day off work to spend with their honey!
It's our anniversary (A Noemí Vignette)
by Katia N. Ruiz [Über/alt/complete]
The women celebrate their anniversary.
April 23rd, 2004
Added part 10 and part
11 of Misplaced People by Devize
A Meeting on Shooter's
Hill by Barbara Davies
(the first story in what will eventually be a two-story sequence:
'Rebeccah and the Highwayman')
London, 1708. Mistress Rebeccah Dutton and her family are returning home from
Chatham when notorious highwayman 'Blue-Eyed Nick' decides to hold up their carriage.
Well, the BC#11 entries are now up. I have to say, this one has been
a real challenge and a disappointment.
No, not of the entries turned in...those are incredible as always. I sincerely
thank the bards who participated.
No, rather, the disappointment was because of the ones not turned in.
This challenge had an overall purpose...which is why we limited the entries to
a total of 25 participants. However, when less than half of the characters,
that were chosen, returned as entries...it threw the entire challenge out of whack.
Because the characters were exclusively assigned, they were unavailable to another
bard to write...so, argo...I mean...ergo...those characters were completely lost
to this challenge.
At one point the discussion was for canceling the challenge. But I couldn't
do that to the Bards who took the time to create their stories. So...although
there will not be an overall wrap up, as previously planned (the quote from that
particular writer being "I don't have enough to work with here"), we will still
have the competition.
Unfortunately, the overall theme will remain unwritten (and unknown). However,
if you ask me nicely, I may tell you. ;o)
There are two categories...those attending BardCon and those unable to attend.
You can vote for one in each category, there will be a winner from each category.
The only difference in the prize packet is that the attending BardCon bard gets
a Disney 1-Day Park Pass along with the other goodies.
The winners will be announced at BardCon and then online.
As always, I would like to thank the participating bards.
YOU ALL ROCK!
I need to make a couple of special mentions here, although I can't tell you which
2 bards this involves...yet <bg.>...
1) One of our bards lost their story due to a computer crash. Disheartened
but undaunted, they went back and recreated it just for the challenge (and in
record time too). Above and Beyond.
2) One of our bards took on the challenge late...they stepped in at the last minute
because they knew we were short on entries. From the character assignment
to completed entry was 4 days.
I would also like to thank the BardCon folks for their assistance with the Challenge.
A big thank you to Steph and the Munchkins, for your patience and understanding
here by putting up with my stubborn nature. Although, Steph will probably
tell you that she is used to it by now.
Okay, now with all that said:
Read the entries and vote for your favorites. And please, please, feed the
bards when the contest is over. These folks shared their creativity...let
them know you appreciate it.
The voting period will run until May 16th. Winners will be announced at
BardCon on May 29th.
April 22nd, 2004
Added part 12 of Wild by Alexa
Hoffman and Kim Pritekel
Added part 5 of Back
Door to Summer by Medora MacD
Added part 38, part
39 and part 40 of Time's Fell
Hand by LJ Maas
April 21st, 2004
Added part 17 of
Inevitable Destiny by Ken Rogers
April 20th, 2004
by S. Lee [Über/alt/complete]
In the prequel to Three Days, Kat and Beth meet for a Valentine's rendezvous in the Colorado mountains. Enjoy another look into the lives of this loving couple.
And an announcement:
For the last three years, since I began posting, I've been asked numerous times for my web site address. I've had to regrettably inform the interested party that I didn't have one set up. Well, my new web site is up and running and I'd love for y'all to take a look. There, you'll find my stories, some info about me, favorite links, reviews, and the latest news regarding my work. So, take a look and drop me a line to let me know what you think.
Love and Blessings,
Message in a Bottle
by Saggio Amante [original/alt/complete]
Marina and Lizette learn that time can heal old wounds and love can conquer all.
Caught in the Storm
by Kim Baldwin [Über/alt/complete]
Marcy Winchester resigned herself to a solitary existence when she moved to a remote cabin in the North Woods. But a sudden storm brings a familiar face back into her life, and ignites a fire within her she thought long dead.
Added part 9 of Misplaced People by Devize
April 19th, 2004
Added part 6 and part
7 of Where Eagles Fly by Saggio (Sage) Amante
April 18th, 2004
Added parts 4-8
of Misplaced People by Devize
A Thief's Revenge
by Jane Fletcher [original/general]
As the most famous thief in the world, Corrine has stolen all sorts of things, for all sorts of reasons. This time she's doing it to avenge the wrong done to an old friend. But as she is about to find out, there are some things even she cannot steal.
Farewell to a Hero
by David Duncan [PG-13 (some fighting, language)(gen)]
Upon visiting his deceased wife's grave, Hercules faces Ares who uses hind's blood on him. How will this affect him, Xena, Gabrielle and Eve? And who's the ghost showing up at the gates of Althanor? Finally, how will Hope react when she actually has to do something good?
16 - Nightmares
by Ken Rogers [alt/über]
Phyllis and Tanya reluctantly decide they have to do something to stop Samantha and Angela.
April 17th, 2004
Added part 4 of Back
Door to Summer by Medora MacD
April 16th, 2004
The First Candlemark
by Sage Amante [screenplay/X&G]
Sub-title: Partners in Time. Gabrielle starts a business guaranteed to drag Xena out of the dark ages and into the light..
April 15th, 2004
Updated the Ultimate Über List by
-by Cavalier Press
We are pleased to announce a new author, Alex Mykals, to the Cavalier Press fold.
Adeptus Major will be released Fall 2004/Winter 2005.
The Academy is proud of Alex too! You can read the webversion of the story
on our site http://www.academyofbards.org//fanfic/p/psidraconis_adeptus1.html
April 14th, 2004
by Deviz [über/alt/unfinished]
What's the connection between drug dealers, a missing woman, council business,
Welsh architecture and Sleeping Beauty?
Striker might have made a connection between two of them... But she came to
London to forget and to hide... and to seek. She had other riddles to solve. But
an encounter at a hospital's Accident & Emergency department turns her priorities,
her life and her heart upside down.
Material Gift for a Material
Girl by Sage Amante [über/alt/complete]
PWP. What do you give the girl who has everything? Lor's best friend is about
to find out.
by Robin Alexander [alt/über/complete]
Hayden Tate thought it was a dream come true when she inherited her aunt Gloria's
half of an Inn located on Cat Island in the Bahama's. Upon her arrival atthe
island she found things not as she had expected. The one bright spot aside from
the beauty of the island was her aunt's former partner. Lurking behind the natural
beauty of the island was a dark secret that would change Hayden's life forever.
Added part 4 of Intuition
April 13th, 2004
from Cavalier Press
Cavalier Press is taking a poll - http://www.cavalierpress.com/polls.htm - on preferred book size. Please vote!
Authors T. Novan and Taylor Rickard will join KG, Blayne, and Verda at Orlando BardCon to meet with fans and autograph books.
We continue to take pre-orders for Orlando BardCon. Place your order using this form - www.cavalierpress.com/preorder.htm - and you can pay for the order with check or credit card when you pick up the books at BardCon. This is only for people attending the convention!
from Mavis Applewater
My Sisters Keeper is now available from Dare2Dream
www.limitlessd2d.net or can be purchased
from your local Barnes & Noble. Coming this spring PWP, Plot, What
Plot Volume Two and coming in August PWP, Plot,What, Plot Volume
Three. I am also very happy to finally announce that my very first
Uber and personal favorite, Finding My Way will be one of the future
titles being released from Dare2Dream. The release date hasn't been
set as of yet for more information visit the Dare2Dream website or
email me. I want to thank each of you for your support.
Thank you once again,
Pure and simple….it's nothing but a short bit of fluff that hit me one day a little while back
Through Kevin's Eyes by
Patricia Winterburn [alt/complete/über]
Amanda and Mitchell are sent undercover to a spa in Tucson Arizona. Feeling like the police department's whores, both women have some choices to make in their lives. (Part 10 of the 'Detective Amanda Ellis' series)
To Serve a Friend by
Devlyn's former boss asks for a favor which puts her in a serious situation and all Kelly can do is stand by and watch. (Third in a series which follows Come On Home and Promises To Keep.)
Added part 4 and part 5 of Where Eagles Fly by Saggio Amante
Added part 7 and part 8 of The
Holy War by Proud Warrioress
April 12th, 2004
-from Sue Hickerson
A new Meetup group, Lesbian Literature, is starting for lesbian
book lovers. <http://lesbianlit.meetup.com>
Meetup is a gathering of local groups which meet at the same time in cities all
over the world. The purposes of each local group are to simply enjoy discussing
our favorite books and authors with other wonderful women, to learn about other
writers, and to support the authors and small publishing houses, which live so
close to the edge financially and which so crucially embody our lesbian culture.
A companion Yahoo egroup, Lesbian Lit, <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lesbianlit>
will unite our world wide discussion groups into a single mega-community, letting
us meet each other online and learn about each other and each other's literature,
and providing us with the information that will enable us to use our power as
book buyers to assure the vigorous well-being of our authors and publishers alike.
Please join in, enjoy, and make a difference!
April 11th, 2004
Happy Easter for all those celebrating it!
Added part 10 of Phair's The Retreat
April 10th, 2004
Welcome to a new bard at the Academy, Ann Dancer!
Past Perfect/Future Perfect
Now in her old age, Gabrielle sits by her fire and reflects on her life: the years with Xena, the years rebuilding her life after FIN. As the night progress, she experiences glimpses of reunions in lives to come, and regains hope in the promise that she and Xena would always be together.
Here are four more from Mavis Applewater's Wednesday Afternoon Series—
A working girl takes a younger woman under her wing only to lose her heart.
Lee throws a party and shares an interesting encounter with a stranger.
An older woman falls for a young college student.
True Hearts (Happy Birthday to Me Part 2)
Gena and Liora are together for Valentine's Day their plans for a romantic weekend change when Gena's parents arrive.
April 9th, 2004
Phone Call (The) - Patricia Winterburn (under Amanda Ellis series)
Kendal - Claudette Dillard
Hate Storm - BluDreamscape
Hippie and The Punk (The) - An über Story - Monkey
Passion's Fool - Kim Pritekel
Way Things Should Be (The) - Carrie Carr
Hidden Desires - Vertigo
Whitewater Rendevouz - Kim Baldwin
April 8th, 2004
My Immortal by
Paully Adams [X&G/alt/complete]
A grief-stricken Gabrielle ponders her life since Xena's death. Inspired by the
song "My Immortal."
Added part 3 of Back
Door to Summer by Medora MacD
Added part 38 [conclusion]
of Vertigo's Hidden Desires
April 7th, 2004
by Kim Baldwin [alt/über/complete]
Forced together during a wilderness adventure on a remote Canadian river,
a shy and solitary kayak guide does everything she can to fight her inexplicable
attraction to one of her clients-a workaholic redhead who seems to invite disaster
wherever she goes.
Added part 11 of Wild by Kim
Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman
April 6th, 2004
Where Eagles Fly by
Saggio Amante [unfinished]
Hanging Hattie Lonigan is a judge in danger. Lark Mingye is a federal agent on
a mission. When these two collide, fireworks happen in more ways than one. Love,
sex, adventure, and intrigue are the order of the day.
Added part 37 of
Vertigo's Hidden Desires
Added part 4, part
5 and part 6 of The
Holy War by Proud Warrioress
Added part 7 of
Dreamweaver's 1001 Armageddon Nights
-from Lynn Ames
My most humble and gracious thanks to those of you whohelped make the
published version ofThe Price
of Fame one of StarCrossed Productions top three bestsellers in its first
month in print! Sequel to follow soon!
Added a new review on Judith's Just like Buttah page
Something I Said by Denic
Absopositootly, undeniably, by Gab's abs, star spangled good reading!
What a delightful story.
Connor, a young women afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome has a very difficult
time in life. Often picked on by those who don't understand her situation. On
one such occasion she is rescued by a lovely women we later learn is named Ellison.
The road to friendship for these two loveably imperfect, insecure individuals
is perilous and very rocky, and filled with very colorful language, thanks to
Connor's Tourette's and Ellison's flair for cursing.
I loved every foul-mouthed, tears falling, mushy moment.
Refreshing and original.
Denic gives us a real relationship, with real getting to know you, getting to
know all about you, growing pains.We also get to know an older character, Elmer
is a sweetie. I really appreciated the older friend character. A nicely unique
supporting character. Connor and Elmer's friendship is heartwarming and beautiful.
The travails these three oh so likable characters go through in "Something
I Said" by Denic are comical, yes, but with a side of real humanity that
makes us care. Very well done on Denic's part to make that work.
"Something I Said" is a well rounded story. Good beginning, the middle
never sags and the ending is satisfying.
A big thank you from this reader, for no long drawn out, over done sex scenes.
So painfully repetitious in Xenaverse fan-fic.
This story is a bright, particular gem. I was simply swept up and carried away.
One of the best stories I have ever read in the Xenaverse.
And that's no shit!!!!
There are some typos in the last chapters that need to be cleaned up, but other
than that, precious, yes, simply precious!
Feed the Bard...don't make me cuss you<G> I learned some doozies recently.
April 4th, 2004
Added part 8 of the incredible
story, The Irresistible Flame by DJWP
The Hippie and The
Punk- An Über Story by Monkey [complete]
April 3rd, 2004
The Phone Call by
Patricia Winterburn [alt/complete/über]
Part 9 in the Detective Amanda Ellis series. Amanda's home sick with a cold. After
falling asleep, she starts to dream about a certain phone call.
Added part 4 of Red Hope's
To Find What Was Mine
Added part 36 of
Vertigo's Hidden Desires
April 2nd, 2004
After Xena's death, Gabrielle muses about their relationship.
Three new stories by David J. Duncan
Primal Rage (R--Violence)
(xover: Xena, Forever Knight, Smallville and Mutant X) (gen-uber)
Chloe's investigating of Dave's past forces the Faerie Empress to reveal long
hidden events including the Child's true origins and another confrontation with
Anne Lichtenfeld's ghost. Advisory: Do not miss the fight scene at the story's
end! Trust me.
(xover: Xena, Forever Knight, Smallville, Mutant X) (uber) As Dave, Angie and
Francesca welcome some new students at the university, a new professor presents
problems for them all.
Beware the Overmind
(R-Violence and Language) (xover: Xena, Forever Knight, Smallville, Mutant X,
Andromeda and Spider-Man) (gen-uber)
An ancient enemy of Krypton lands on Earth and disrupts Christmas preparations
for everyone. How will Xena, Dave and the others handle this threat? What will
the implications be?
Added part 5 of Denic's
The River's Edge
April 1st, 2004
You can't really think we'd do that to you would we?! April Fools Day is one
of our favorite holidays. Please don't send us any Joxer slash! And now for your
reading enjoyment we have two very special handpicked stories written for y'all
by Kim Pritekel [complete/alt/über]
SWP - sex with a plot! Do not read at work
The Back Door to Summer
by Medora MacD with Teresa L. Crittenden[unfinished/alt/original]
College writing instructor Kearney Cooper knows more than any
human should have to about dangling modifiers and comma splices, but she discovers
that she's got a lot to learn about herself and about love, lessons that are long
overdue. Is she smart enough to make the effort?
Parts 1-2, posted as a unit, get this 12 to 15-part tale started; look for weekly