Check out our Valentine Special! http://www.academyofbards.org/val/special2005.html

 

February 28th, 2005

Forgiven by Robin Alexander
This short story is the mental ramblings of a woman who is returning to her unfaithful lover.

Added part 6 of Sleep Comes Too Late by L. Crystal Michallet

February 27th, 2005

Calling all writers. Khimairal Ink, a new e-zine devoted to lesbian fiction, is currently looking for submissions. The first issue will be released July, 2005. Go to http://www.bedazzledink.com/khimairal-ink for submission information.

Three new stories by Ri:
Hall of Killers [Über/Alt/complete]
A belated Halloween tale...
Until There Was You [Über/Alt/complete]
A belated Christmas tale...
My Knight [Über/Alt/complete]

February 25th, 2005

Added part 29 of Tie Break by Bonnie

February 24th, 2005

Death of a Hunter by Robin Alexander
PWPish. Brette lives for one night stands, until she meets a woman who makes her want to change her ways. The second half of the story is just my sick sense of humor running rampant

What Mother Never Told Me by Leslie Ann Miller -conclusion
Over twenty years after the events in FIN, Gabrielle's daughter, Thalia, is abducted by Beowulf from the Athens City Academy of Performing Bards and goes on a journey of discovery and adventure to save the world from Loki (ultimately a FIN fix). {this is part 9 the conclusion but since it's been a while for the update we're adding the synopsis again}

Added part 2 of Surrender by Stone

February 23rd, 2005

Added part 3 of Thirteen by Emyster

My Dilemma by Greek Warrior (Joan) [über/alt/complete]
Do the changes McKenna made to her life entice Emma to return? Or does she think McKenna will grow to regret them? Continuation of the short story No Guarantees. Told from Emma's POV. 

February 21st, 2005

Kamouraskan - The Go-Between (revised and complete, Valentine Special)

Added part 10 of Dance with the Devil by Harley

February 20th, 2005

Surrender by Stone [Über/Alt/unfinished]
Taylor Cross is an illustrious detective that must learn to live again after tragic loss. In the meantime, she has a job to do. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love.

Victoria Roberts is a sophisticated, beautiful and extremely hi-spirited woman that finds out that her whole life has been a lie, but not before Taylor Cross shows her a part of life that she has been missing.

Along with these two women are the entwined lives of their family, friends and partners

Furkids and Lovers by tap, the Wizard [Über/Alt/complete]
Love comes in many forms, and when a stray dog came into Bette's life, who knew what that it would grow into a friendship and love with a certain other dog lover.

February 19th, 2005

The Academy is pleased to announce that Nene Adams' fantastic Xena & Gabrielle tales are now up! We are more than lucky to be able to host the stories of one of the most talented bards in the Xenaverse!
All stories can be found at http://www.academyofbards.org/authors/nene_adams.html

Added part 4 of Opening Doors by J.S. Connolly

February 18th, 2005

Updated the Ultimate Über List by Eileen Marks

Artemis Complex by JLynn and BM Morgan [XWP/Alt/unfinished]
While on the way to the Amazon village for the sacred festival of Brauronia, Xena and Gabrielle encounter several bizarre (and seemingly unrelated) occurrences drawing them into a series of events and comedies of error that may spell the doom of the Amazon Nation and possibly the world.

The goddess Artemis has had the source of her divine powers stolen and, without it, the laws of Nature are spiraling out of control. To make matters worse, the thief is nowhere to be found and time is running out. As they struggle to solve the deepening mystery, Gabrielle and Xena must face armies of slavers, in-fighting Amazons, crazed animals, and most importantly their own divisive struggle when deepening passions and suspicions threaten to tear their friendship apart.

Set in the second season between The Execution and Blind Faith, the story is both a comedic and dramatic race against time, as Gabrielle and Xena struggle to discover the identity of the thief and restore Artemis' belt before the Nation and its goddess are destroyed.

A Message to the bards of the Academy
from Elena

Introduction - This is just a few words in
appreciation to all you scribes, authors and word
magicians out there. A humble thanks for the magic
you bring, to our otherwise hectic & confusing
world.
From a huge fan.


Words
Words are but letters thrown together
Words are but sounds when spoken
And every once in awhile
there comes along a being
who with their gift creates magic
They take you to a special place
A place where dreams are a reality
Words are more then letters
Or sounds when spoken
A single phrase can make you smile
A sound can make you fly
They are far and few in between these beings
But for all who are out there,
I thank you.
You who make us smile, laugh, weep and sometimes
think.
You are the storytellers of this world.

February 17th, 2005

Added part 6 of Second Son by AK Naten

February 16th, 2005

Added part 15 of Control by Kim Pritekel

In Truth, Chapter Fifteen of Mavis Applewater's Whispering Pines, everyone is preparing to return to Whispering Pines as Shawn and Faith try to work out their problems. To be concluded next week in Chapter Sixteen.

February 15th, 2005

Two Announcements...
from Katia Ruiz
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a new web site, and i thought my readers should know. My site is located at www.katianruiz.com.

From Blayne Cooper aka Advocate
Introducing a new website blaynecooper.com

Unbreakable by Blayne Cooper is now available for purchase at StarCrossed Productions. Cindy Cresap did a wonderful job with the editing and I'm very pleased with the final result.

To order from Starcrossed: http://www.scp-inc.biz/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=311

The Proposal by S. Lee [original/alt/complete] 
At the beginning of their relationship, both Sarah and Neal argued over who would propose to whom. To solve the playful disagreement, Sarah agreed to wait five years to pop the question. During that time, if Neal did not propose, then it was Sarah's turn. Watch what happens on the day the five years is up. Written for Valentine's Day 2005.

February 14th, 2005

Love....is there anything more perfect?
~Anonymous~

Announcement
from LJ Maas and Di Bauden

Due to a legal issue, they are accepting donations for assistance. At this time, until paperwork is filed, they aren't at liberty to discuss the issue but feel free to write them with support. In the meantime, click on the donation button below if you are inclined to donate.

 

And now...on to our Valentine Special! http://www.academyofbards.org/val/special2005.html

February 13th, 2005

She walks in beauty,
Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
~ by Byron ~

Amanda Ellis in: A Visit From Satan On St. Valentines Day by Pat Winterburn [original/alt/complete] 
It's Valentines Day and Amanda and her friends should be out celebrating with roses and love. But instead Satan returns from the dead, to spoil their lives once more.

February 11th, 2005

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep;
The more I give to thee
The more I have,
For both are infinite.
~ by William Shakespeare ~

You Have Mail by DJ Belt [original/alt/complete] 
Sometimes, a great treasure lies hidden, patiently waiting to be noticed.  For Charity, it was in the words, "You have mail."  A little love story... or maybe just a story about love.  You decide.  (Warning:  high "aw, gee!" factor!)

February 10th, 2005

The only things in life you regret,
Are the risks that you didn't take.
~ by Anonymous ~

Wine, Minstrel and Song By Cheeyah [Classic X:WP Fiction/Alt]
Captivated by a minstrel's performance at a local Inn, Gabrielle gets tipsy forcing a jealous Xena to confront a seldom revealed side to her.

February 9th, 2005

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate
Before it has cooled off.
It takes you by surprise at first,
But keeps you warm for a long time.
~ by Anonymous ~

Added part 4 of Blood and Honor by Windstar and Zee

February 8th, 2005

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature
To stop speech when words become superfluous.
~ by Ingrid Bergman ~

Announcement
-from LJ Maas

I've found myself in a position where I need to raise some cash for legal fees. Since the legal fees have to do with my writing, I thought I'd ask my friends and fans for a little assistance-even though I hate to do it, but I'm willing to give something I have in return. I happen to own one last copy of some of my novels. These include the ones that are Out of Print that everyone always asks me about along with my current books that folks say Amazon seems to have a perpetual hold on.

You don't know how pathetic I feel in having an auction for myself. lol I've donated a lot of stuff for other peoples' auctions, but this is the first time that I find myself in need. Because of the legal issues, I can't really even tell you everything that's going on, only to say that fans of my books are sort of indirectly involved. Clear as mud? <g>

Anyway...I only have one copy of each of the following that I just put up on Ebay. Here are the titles & links:

Tumbleweed Fever:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526578268&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

None So Blind-1st Edition:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526576526&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

None So Blind-3rd Edition:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526568033&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

None So Blind-Author's Proof Copy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526575039&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Rebecca's Cove:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526567084&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

The Conqueror Series: Journey's End (2 copies):
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4526564057&r
d=1&ssPageName=WDVW

I've added a BUY NOW price for each book in case anyone is dead set on having one. Otherwise, the auction will last for 7 days. I know the BUY NOW price seems outlandishly high, but consider it a donation to a good cause. <g>

If you don't or can't bid, that's totally cool. I still love you guys. If you want to pass this on to friends who might really be looking for one of these, I'd appreciate it. I will, of course, autograph each book for the winner and add a personal message.

Thanks for reading & for your continued friendship and support.

LJ Maas

February 6th, 2005

One word frees us
Of all the weight and pain in life,
That word is Love
~ by Socrates ~

Added part 13 (conclusion) of The War Between the Hearts by Nann Dunne

Double Play by Cruise has been updated and can be found at www.clububer2000.com

February 5th, 2005

To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.
~ by Anonymous ~~

Added part 11 and part 12 (conclusion) of the Ordinary Series by Evelyn C.

Added part 10 of Coward by Phair

February 4th, 2005

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old.
~ by Willam Shakespeare ~

Added part 9 and part 10 of the Ordinary Series by Evelyn C.

February 3rd, 2005

I love you - those three words have my life in them.
~ by Alexandrea to Nicholas III ~

Added part 2 of After the Fire (The Edge II) by thenorm

 


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