July 31st, 2005
The first annual inductees to the Academy of Bards Hall of Fame will be announced August 1st. We'll keep you posted!
Added part 2 of Organi by Mickey
Added part 10 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead
July 30th, 2005
Added part 10 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
July 29th, 2005
July 28, 2005
The Outfitter part 1 by
M.E. Tudor [original/ALT/incomplete]
Robin was a simple woman but she learned some very serious lessons of the heart when she became involved with a rich socialite from New York who took advantage of Robin’s innocence then left to go back to New York and her rich girlfriend leaving Robin bitter and angry. Robin vowed not to get involved again. Then, Marianne Jones came into her life.
Robin finds the small blond frustrating and infuriating but was drawn to her none the less. Marianne refuses to acknowledge the night they had shared on the trails and the attraction she feels for Robin.
The two come together on a dangerous journey to stop a developer who is planning to level Bear Head Mountain to develop a new ski resort. In their effort to protect the land and each other, they find their passion for each other overwhelming.
Added part 26 of When You Dance With the Devil by Harley. This is the conclusion of this story.
Added part 9 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead
July 27th, 2005
Chakram by Aurelia [ Classic/ALT/complete Alt
Added part 23 of PhantomBards's In an Age Before
Added part 11 of Second Son by AK Naten
Added part 7 of Damek Keep by Sandra Barret
July 26th, 2005
Added part 9 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
Added part 10 of Untitled (working title - Iditarod) by Redhawk
I finished a slightly alt. Mel/Janice story and need a beta reader to look over the plot, continuity, and that kind of thing. (Good grammar, spelling, etc. are a big part of my job, so I'm strong in those already.) If anyone is interested, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks to the folks who run this board and thanks to anyone interested.
From: Intaglio Publications
NONE SO BLIND
July 24th, 2005
Added part 8 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead
And Playing the Role of Herself... by dabkey [original/alt/complete]
Feel Like a Woman by Evecho [original/alt/complete]
Fingersmith's Dwelling in the Past. This is a revised version. [uber/alt/complete]
July 23rd, 2005Added part 10 of Fourth and Goal by Strongsouljah
Added part 25 of Dance with the Devil by Harley
Added part 16 of Coward by Phair
July 22nd, 2005Added part 8 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
July is "Feed the Bards" month at the Academy. We did this because a number of authors, even very well-known ones, were worried about the lack of feedback when they put out new stories. Stories they put a lot of time into, sometimes over a year, and the end result is you and I have something to read. have you read a story in the last day, week or even year? If so did you say 'thank you'? Even the shortest note of acknowledgement can brighten someone's day. Please feed a bard today.
July 21st, 2005Added part 6 of When We Met by bsoiree
July 20th, 2005Added part 9 of Untitled (working title Iditarod) by Redhawk
July 19th, 2005Added part 22 of In an Age Before by PhantomBard
Added part 7 of Intuition by KM
July 18th, 2005Organi by Mickey [original/alt/incomplete]
The planet Organi is being ravaged by the Alliance, a intergalactic group that strips planets of precious resources to sell throughout the galaxy. Opposing the Alliance is the Confederacy formed by the Mainlanders and the Islanders who call Organi home. In an Alliance prisoner-of-war camp, G. Tarphan Midd, a Captain in the Mainlander forces, and Teragleli Arhina, Sergeant for the Islanders, meet. What will happen when the two women make a daring escape from the camp and cross unknown territory to rejoin the fighting?
July 17th, 2005Announcement-
Just a reminder...you have about 1 more week to decide which (ANY) 5 Bards and which (ANY) 5 stories to nominate for the 2005 induction into the Academy Of Bards Hall Of Fame.
We will count up all the votes and will induct YOUR top 10 Bards and YOUR top 15 stories.
Send all your nominees (in one email please) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The only Roool, of course you knew there would be one, is that the Bards must have at least one story hosted at the Academy and ALL stories nominated must be hosted at the Academy.
BTW, you need not nominate a particular Bard to nominate a particular story and vice versa.
Also, July is Feed The Bards Month. Now is the time, while you are deciding on your favorites, to drop the Bards an email and tell them how much you appreciate them sharing their talents.
Added part 6 of Damek Keep by Sandra Barret
July 15th, 2005Added part 2 of Sausage Sizzler by Weebod
July 14th, 2005A Changing of the Guard by Fantasy [über/alt/complete]
We do Now? by Fantasy [über/alt/complete]
"Hearts and Flowers" by Fingersmith
July 13th, 2005Added part 5 and part 6 of Stud by S. Berry
July 12th, 2005All Tied Up by Auntie Beth [über/alt/complete]
A sequel of sorts to "A Very Nice Ass". Lacey and Jadyn have been dating for a while now, but how is Lacey going to feel when she sees her girl in the arms of another woman? And Mom offers her own, inimitable, take on things.
Added part 8 of Untitled (working title Iditarod) by D. Jordan Redhawk
July 11th, 2005Added part 7 of The Persian Encounter by Patricia Wiseroostr and Xanjaa [X&G/alt/unfinished]
Added part 21 of In an Age Before by PhantomBard
Added part 5 of When We Met by B.Soiree
July 10th, 2005Starting Over by djwood [Über/alt/unfinished]
What do you do when your world falls apart? When promises of 'forever' last so much less than that? Beth's answer is to sort through her life's list of wants and needs, and come up with a plan. Than plan coincides with the wants and needs of Bailey. This is how strangers can meet and help each other through some of life's obsticles and possibly become more than just friends.
Added part 9 (revised) of Hindsight by Lois Kay
Added part 24 of Dance with the Devil by Harley
Synopses for two stories by Ri:
July 9th, 2005Announcements
-from PD Publishing
PD Publishing would like to welcome our newest author Kim Pritekel. Her novel, First, should be available by Spring 2006. For more information please see her author page, www.pdpublishing.com/pritekel.html.
--from debra butler
Coming Home from Lois C. Hart is available at the Canadian LesFic Addicts catalog for those wanting to avoid the shipping delay from the US. http://www.geocities.com/cdnlesfic/
Added part 9 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
Added part 7 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
July 8th, 2005Over the past few years we've received numerous emails asking when unfinished stories would be completed. While we never quite know the answer, we always encourage readers to let the author know you are interested and reading. Probably the story we've gotten the most email about is Don't Ask, Don't Tell by SK Allen. Well guess what guys, this shows you should never give up! Also, throw some support her way - go here and buy the book!
Added single file (complete) of Don't Ask, Don't Tell by SK Allen
Added part 8 of Blood and Honor by Windstar and Zee
July 7th, 2005Our thoughts and prayers are extended to everyone and their loved ones in and around the London, England area.
Added part 14 of Blindsided by Colleen
July 6th, 2005I Told You So by KG MacGregor [original/complete]
Here's a chance to look in on Anna & Lily from the Shaken series. Their son Andy is a first grader now, and bursting with excitement at the chance to play Mighty Mite football. Anna thinks it's a great idea, but Lily's worried that the undersized boy will get hurt. This story appears in Telltale Kisses, a short-story anthology edited by Stephanie Solomon-Lopez & Medora MacDougall. And guess what? All profits from the book go to benefit youth sports.
Added part 20 of In an Age Before by PhantomBard
"Counterfeit World" has just been released--no, it didn't ESCAPE!--by
Intaglio Publications. It's available online from Starcrossed Productions.
It can also be ordered by bookstores in the U.S. and Canada through Ingram.
"Counterfeit World" is science fiction with elements of mystery and romance. It's set in a future where the World Government runs the Earth and corporations vie for control of Space. Shon Emerick, a professional negotiator, goes to Traqstar, a commercial space station, to investigate allegations of sabotage and murder. She finds herself distracted by Brianna, a young associate who seems oddly familiar, and by mistakes from her own past. On her quest for the truth, Shon catches a mouse, takes a walk in inner space, and falls toward the center of an icy moon.
July 5th, 2005The Simple Pleasures of Life by Ernie Whiting [alt/über/complete]
After having been confined in a psychiatric hospital for post-traumatic stress disorder, partial amnesia, migraines and night terrors, Colonel Gina Ryan, USMC, is finally reassigned to limited duty, which gives her and Dr. Gabriella Duncan, USN, a little more free time together. This is just a little bit of what they do with that free time.
Ageless Dance by
Added part 8 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
July 4th, 2005
Added part 7 of Redhawk's Untitled (working title - Iditarod)
July 2nd, 2005An announcement:
The time has arrived! The premiere issue of the e-zine Khimairal Ink is now available for viewing. This a forum for short stories that celebrates strong female ideals and the feminist spirit. We have some terrific stories by some of the best- Lori Lake, Kat Simpson and Barbara Davies to name a few. And check out the awesome illustrations by Canadian artist, Trish Ellis.
You can find the issue at: http://www.bedazzledink.com/khimairal-ink
We are currently accepting submissions for the next issue in October. Ad space available.
by R Nolan [alt/original/complete]
Memories and Revelations
by Ri [alt/complete]
Added part 4 (conclusion) of Greek Warrior's Loose Ends
July 1st, 2005A couple of announcements to kick off Feed the Bards month at the Academy:
Introducing Undercover Tales by Blayne Cooper, KG MacGregor and SX Meagher
"It's here! A trilogy of stories from three of the most ..."
Hmm ... what characteristic do we share? Hottest ... best ... funniest ... sexiest ...? No, none of those.
Let's just say, "A trilogy of stories from three ... writers who combine to spin their version of stealth ... intrigue ... covert operations ... even good old-fashioned betrayal.
"Undercover Tales by Blayne Cooper, KG MacGregor and SX Meagher. Three novella-length stories teeming with action, drama, tension and even better ... sex!
"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg for more." (No refunds will be offered if these particular emotions are not experienced.)
"Available now and forever from Starcrossed Productions, Inc. www.scp-inc.biz , our favorite on-line bookseller."
It's July...and you know what that means...
As we have done in previous years, we are asking everyone to go on a feeding frenzy and stuff them Bards' mailboxes to bursting. Let them know just how much you appreciate them sharing their talent with you. We ask that when you send your emails to the individual Bards, you CC us at email@example.com
The person who feeds the most bards, in July, will get a personalized prize designed by the world famous Academy Artists.
In conjunction with FTB Month, the Academy would like to introduce a new annual event. The Royal Academy of Bards is starting construction on a new wing. This new wing will be the Academy Of Bards Hall Of Fame.
Each year, in July, we will ask you to vote for your favorite (any) 5 Bards and (any) 5 Stories. It doesn't matter what genre they write or what size stories.
The only criteria is that the Bards and Stories nominated must be hosted at the Academy.
Which Bards tickle your fancy, drive you to dramatic distraction, or consistently keep you up all night reading their latest offerings? Which stories are so well written you go back to reread them again and again even though they are engraved in your memory forever?
Now is the time to honor them.
We will take all your votes and tally them up. The top 10 Bards
and top 15 Stories will be our initial induction for 2005. Subsequent
years will induct 5 Bards and 10 Stories.
In addition, the Academy will be sending each Bard a special personalized item to commemorate their induction.
A Bard will only be inducted once, however, they may have multiple Stories inducted (in future years as the voting merits).
The voting period will run until July 24th. Then we will count up your selections and announce the new Hall Of Fame members.
Please list your choices (5 Bards/5 Stories) in a single email and send it here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy of Bards Staff would like to once again express their deep appreciate to all the Bards who continue to share their talents and provide entertainment and, in some cases, enlightenment to readers everywhere.
Now...go read, go feed :o)
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