June 30, 2005
Added part 15 of Coward by Phair
More of the 'Between the Lines' series by Linda Crist
- Of Gods & Thunderbolts (post "Prometheus")
1.9 - One for Death the Hard Way (post "Death in Chains")
1.10 - Fit for a Queen (post "Hooves & Harlots")
1.11 - Influence (post "The Black Wolf")
June 29th, 2005
19 of PhantomBard's In an Age Before
Added part 3 of Greek Warrior's Loose Ends
June 28th, 2005
Added part 6 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
-from PD Publishing
Publishing, Inc. would like to announce the release of new titles. Please
go to www.pdpublishing.com to
check out these and our other titles. Presently, you can go through our
distributor and order these new titles, but in a week or so, they will be available
through your local bookstores and through other online stores.
New Titles Available:
Amicus Humani Generis by S.B. Zarben
Coming Home, 2nd edition by Lois Cloarec Hart
The Magic in Your Touch by Sara Bell
Our Reunion by Jenah Watson
Assorted Flavours : A Collection of Lesbian Short Stories by Lois Cloarec
Life's Little Edge by Roselle Graskey
Note: Amazon. com stores presently have our current books discounted! Amazon.com has
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titles at a 20% discount for $20.12 CDND; and Amazon.co.uk has
both titles at a 10% discount for £9.90.
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has established avenues to have books printed in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom,
Netherlands, Greece, Poland, and Panama.
Thanks for your support of our authors
and their stories.
Barb and Linda
June 26th, 2005
Added part 6 of Redhawk's Untitled (working title - Iditarod)
June 25th, 2005
Sausage Sizzler by Weebod [alt/Über/unfinished]
The boss of a local community centre bites of more than she can chew
when she falls for a mysterious blonde.
Added part 2 of Loose
Ends by Greek Warrior
June 24th, 2005
Added part 7 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
June 23rd, 2005
Chances by M.E. Tudor [alt/original/complete]
Casey Durham decided to retire from pro basketball and finish pursuing her plans
to become an orthopedic surgeon. Casey was looking forward to going back to her
ala matre, Vanderbilt University to begin her residency when she got the phone
call that her mother had disappeared. Fearing that her abusive father had done
something horrible to her mother, Casey postponed her moving from Memphis plans
to go home to find out what had happened to her mother. Little did Casey know
that she was getting ready to be face to face with the one woman she had hoped
she would never see again.
-from PD Publishing
Publishing is proud to announce that we will be publishing the following books:
Threads of Destiny by J.P. Mercer, available in the Winter of 2006.
Castle Walls, 2nd edition by D. Jordan Redhawk, available in the
Summer of 2006.
For further information about all of our books please visit our website
at www.pdpublishing.com <http://www.pdpublishing.com> .
June 22nd, 2005
Ends-part one by Greek Warrior
Lawson's early life was a series of unpleasant events. Amanda Norris was the
one that bothered her the most. Can a chance encounter between the two women
allow Cody to tie up at least one loose end that has haunted her for the past
20 years? (The story is finished and one part will be posted every three or four
days. Four parts total.)
18 of In An Age Before by PhantomBard
June 21st, 2005
Added part 5 of Redhawk's Untitled (working title - Iditarod)
June reviews added to the Staff Review page:
Daughter of Egypt by Shadowriter
Wild by Kim Pritekel
Between the Lines by Linda Crist
Most Cherished Dreams by D
Still Life by Devize
June 20th, 2005
Welcome to a new bard at the Academy, CHERYL
Dirty Bloody Cops [original/alt/PWP]
She walked home alone most nights as nothing much happened. That is until late one evening a cop car pulled her over, this was the night she'd learn to stay on the wrong side of the law.
Added parts 4 (revised) to 7 of Double Play by Cruise
June 19th, 2005
A message from Ladyhawke:
I cannot express in words my thanks to all the reader's who voted for me....
I am totaly blown away by the fact I won. Also a thank you for the kindness
that is shown in feedback for my work, the comments and opinions keep me
I would also like to say a thank you to the other bards who entered the
competition. First for their talent and letting us all enjoy their work and
second for giving me a run for my money. You all keep my bard on her
Thank you also to Oz and the rest of the gang for their time and commitment,
that just keeps our academey up and running.
Ok I think I have gushed enough.... I really am speechless here.... So
<Bows>..... THANK YOU ALL..
Added part 2 of Third Time's the Charm by B.Soiree
June 18th, 2005
Whew! The Bard Challenge is over and it apparently was a toughie. Only six chefs..ummm...Bards took on the challenge and sent in their entrees...entries.
It must have been a toughie for the readers to decide too.
3 Bards battled it out from the start with the eventual winner pulling away in the last part of the voting period.
Our winners are:
Most Food References (cleverly worked into the story)--
Once Upon A Time
Best Story (as voted by you the readers)--
How Many Amazons does it take to Catch a Quail?
That makes back to back challenge wins for this Bard.
Can she make it three in a row...something no one else has done? You'll have to wait and see. The next Bard Challenge will be our annual Solstice Challenge.
Thank you to everyone who participated either by writing or reading. :o)
If the winners would please contact me privately with your mailing info, I would be ever so appreciative. Addressing your prize packets to: Bard (insert name), Universe has a tendency to tick off the Postal Service. Thank you. :o)
Blow the House Down by Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt
The sequel to 'Glass Houses'...
Added part 5 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
June 17th, 2005
Added part 6 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
Added part 4 of Daonnan by Tara Cullen
June 16th, 2005
Added part 10 of Second Son by A.K. Naten
Bard Challenge #13 is over.
Thank you to the 6 Bard Chefs who wrote the stories and to everyone who read
the stories and cast their votes.
We'll be announcing the winner this weekend. I have to go back and recount
the votes...(I am a Floridian afterall). <.g.>
Actually, Yahoo occasionally forgets to send postings to my mailbox, so I
want to double check the vote counts via the list site. We had a three way duel
going on for a good portion of the voting period.
June 15th, 2005
It's the last day to vote in the What's Cooking challenge. Make
sure to get your vote counted!
Added part 9 of Even Heroes by PsiDraconis
Added part 4 of When We Met by B.Soiree
June 14th, 2005
Added part 4 of Redhawk's untitled story known as Iditarod
Added part 5 of
Damek Keep by Sandra Barret
June 13th, 2005
17 of In an Age Before by PhantomBard
Added part 6 of The
Persian Encounter by Patricia Wiseroostr and Xanjaa [X&G/alt/unfinished]
Added part 23 of Dance with
the Devil by Harley
June 12th, 2005
The Awakening by Moon Dancer
Two souls, two fires, one flame. The Awakening is a story about definitive love, ultimate trust, and the purest form of devotion. Read with an open mind, a hungry, curious soul, and there you will find innocence beyond measure and pleasure beyond any realm. My intent in penning this was to enlighten my reader, entertain the mind, and bring a smile to someone's glorious soul. The darker side of love deals with pure intensity, not pain, nor loss of control as so many would assume. I do hope you enjoy my words, and they leave you with a sense of inner peace and tranquility as they did for me.
June 11th, 2005
A revised version of House Shopping by Anne Laughlin
Added part 5 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
June 10th, 2005
Welcome to the Academy, Anne Laughlin! A first time poster!!!
House Shopping [original/alt/complete]
Mitchell runs a successful Chicago real estate brokerage and leads
a happy, full life. She didn't even know that anything was missing until
the day Peg Ryan stopped in front of her office and walked into her life. The
tall and gorgeous Peg has just moved to Chicago, unencumbered by anything
but her dangerous and mysterious past. This is a stand alone story
about these two smart and capable women getting together, and is also the
starting off point for a planned series of interconnected stories about the
characters. Please send your much appreciated feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8th, 2005
Robin Alexander returns June 3rd with her second published
novel, "Murky Waters," a sexy thriller with an unforgettable twist.
Murray thought she was leaving her problems behind when she accepted a new
position within Suarez Travel and relocated to Baton Rouge. Her excitement
quickly diminishes when her mysterious stalker makes it known that there
is no place Claire can hide. She is instantly attracted to the enigmatic
Tristan Delacroix, who becomes more of a mystery to her every time they meet.
Claire is thrust into a world of fear, confusion, and passion that will ultimately
shake the foundations of all she once believed.
Alexander has greatly
expanded on her Web version, adding more scenes chock full of suspense and
her signature humor.
Order your copy today at StarCrossed Productions
June 7th, 2005
BardCon has opened registration and posted info/links for
hotel reservations and ticket information of all related
2005 will be held at Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney
World on October 21-23, 2005. Check us out: http://www.bardcon.net
16 of In an Age Before by PhantomBard
Linda Crist's Between the Lines series--
Xena: Warrior Princess ended its six-season
run in June 2001, and has been released on DVD. I am re-watching the entire
series, and after each episode, writing a short story, usually told in
the first person from the viewpoint of one or more characters. The stories
may focus on what happened during the episode, or they may reveal thoughts
and events that take place between episodes.
While you can probably enjoy these without re-watching the corresponding
episodes, to get the most from these stories, I strongly suggest
you do re-watch them, or perhaps go read the transcript or synopsis
for them. One good source is the Episode Guide at Whoosh <http://www.whoosh.org/> .
- Looking for Trouble (post "Sins of the Past")
1.2 - Finding Trees (post "Chariots of War")
1.3 - Stones in
the Pond (post "Dreamworker")
1.4 - Teamwork (post "Cradle
1.5 - My Friend (post "The Path Not Taken")
1.6 - Until Next
Time (post "The Reckoning")
1.7 - The Virgin Goddess (post "The Titans")
June 6th, 2005
Added part 3 of Iditarod by D Jordan Redhawk
Added part 4 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
Added part 4 of Damek Keep by Sandra Barret
June 4th, 2005
The Academy of Bards is proud and thrilled to provide the following announcement:
Gillery's Little Secret Update
As most of you may know, Ali Vali started working with Liquid Film Works on a short film project about two years ago entitled "Gillery's Little Secret" based on a short story she wrote "Calumet." The great news is, the film has wrapped as far as filming and is being edited. If you want a sneak peak you can visit www.liquidfilmworks.com and see the trailer as well as other pictures and information about the film. T.M. Scorzafava and her crew did a wonderful job bringing this story to the screen so enjoy.Added part 3 of When We Met by bsoiree Added part 9 of Second Son by A.K. Naten
June 3rd, 2005
Added part 4 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
June 2nd, 2005
Pre-order two books from StarCrossed being released
tomorrow! Take my word, both stories are fantastic!!! Misplaced
People by CG Devize
On duty at a London hospital, American loner Striker West is drawn to an unknown
woman, who, after being savagely attacked, is on the verge of death. Moved
by a compassion she cannot explain, Striker spends her off time at the bedside
of the comatose patient, reading and willing her to recover. Still trying
to conquer her own demons which have taken her so far from home, Striker
is drawn deeper into the web of intrigue that surrounds this woman. Together
they are taken on a dark journey, on the run from London gangsters, leading
them into a tidal wave of deception, mystery and ultimately murder, that
will change their lives forever.
http://www.scp-inc.biz/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=400 Mulligan by KG MacGregor
The days are long and lonely for Louise
Stevens, whose retirement dreams were shattered by the sudden loss of her
partner. All of that changes when she meets Marty Beck, a flirtatious,
fun-loving, and infuriating golf pro who pushes her buttons, including
one button she thought didn't work anymore!
Marty is intrigued
by the pretty Louise, a newcomer to the Pine Island Golf Club with
a beautiful swing, but a disposition that needs work. Certain they
can eventually be friends, she's stymied
when her good-humored overtures are rejected.
Love can come along at
any time, even in the golden years, and even for two women who don't
expect it at all. Though a shaky start nearly dooms their romance,
something tells Marty and Lou that this one might be worth a Mulligan.
June 1st, 2005
1 and part
2 of Capture
My Heart by PatsBard [story unlikely to be finished] AnnouncementXena Artist Contest
Attention Xena Artists
June's contest over at THE XENA SCROLLS has been posted and the theme
simple, send in your favorite piece of classic Xena artwork. The name
the contest is Clash of the Titans. So all you Titans get to thinking
and send in your best piece.
THIS CONTEST WILL INCLUDE BONUS PRIZES!
Go to the link below for further details