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June 30th, 2006

When Love Finds You by Xena's Girl [classic/alt/complete]
This is Eve and Varia's story. How far they've come and how much they've changed. How they got together despite so many obstacles. And how love will always find a way

Added revised part 64 and part 65 of Phantombard's In an Age Before

June 29th, 2006

Added part 4 of Carrie Carr's To Hold Forever

Added part 7 of S. Derkins' Reining in the Belle

June 26th, 2006

Added Ghost Town-ing 7 Garnet and Coloma by Mickey Minner

June 25th, 2006

Added part 5 of Whirlwind by Damnation

June 23rd, 2006

Bible Thumping by Kim Pritekel [alt/original/complete]
summary pending

More Than Bedside Manner by Bluemoonwriter [alt/über/complete]
When an accident brings Shane to the hospital, it is only through her doctor's special bedside manner that she is able to get better. But what about ethics? Is there room for that where love is concerned?

Added part 3 (conclusion) of Second Chances by Xena Girl

June 22nd, 2006

Deception by Erin O'Reilly [über/alt/unfinished]
Lane Cutbert knew exactly where she wanted to go and what she had to do to get there. Her goal was to challenge the network legal gurus for their positions but first, she needed a juicy scandal or murder. What she found was a beautiful woman with a secret in need of a lawyer.

Added part 64 of PhantomBard's In an Age Before

from Babs

Did you miss Exposure by T. Novan, XWP Fanatic and Tonya Muir the first time around? Now is the chance to get in on the adventure the way it was supposed to be read - in a weekly serial! Exposure is starting from the beginning again on 7/6
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June 19th, 2006

Added part 6 of Reining in the Belle by S. Derkins

June 16th, 2006

Welcome to the Academy, Robin Hicks!

Dakota's Way by Robin Hicks [alt/über/complete]
Koty Silvers, a detective from Virginia Beach is just getting over her break-up with Tina. Not wanting to get involved in another relationship at all, she was so not ready for Doctor Kasey Brooks to enter her life via her sister-in-law Chris.

Added part 2 of Second Chances by Xena's Girl

To everyone who has been so kind and generous: As you know, I've had one heck of a last six months, and you guys saved my butt. Thank you. I just received official word that I finally got a job. it's a great wage, great bennies, and will work with school. Yay! So, again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Kim Pritekel

June 15th, 2006

Added part 4 of The Strength Inside by Claire Lanham


PD Publishing is very happy to announce that Turning Point by Lara Zielinsky has been signed and will be available for purchase in Spring 2007.  Also, D. Jordan Redhawk's Castle Walls, 2nd edition is available for purchase through the on-line bookstores.  Please visit our website ( for more information.

June 14, 2006

Added parts 20 - 23 (the conclusion) of Vertigo's Keeping the Faith

Added part 3 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

June 12th, 2006

Added part 9 of Intuition by KM

Added part 4 and part 5 of Reining in the Belle by S. Derkins

June 11th, 2006

Paths Less Traveled by Athenian Bard [alt/original/complete]
The journey a young girl takes to find love.

Added part 63 of PhantomBard's In an Age Before

Added part 11 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead

June 10th, 2006

Added part 4 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis

June 9th, 2006

Added part 12 of Blood and Honor by Windstar and Zee

From Ladyhawke

Hello All.
Wow. What can I say? I'm speechless! So I'll start with thank you to all the wonderful authors that entered and gave me a run for my money. Also thank you to all the readers who cast their votes and sent feedback to let me know what they thought. It may seem a small thing to do, but believe me it really does make a difference to get views on my work.
Last and never least, the Academy itself…To Steph, Oz and all the other merry little nameless helpers who ask for nothing except our support and for giving us bards a sounding board and home to let lose the muse inside. I thank you.
Without this page the world would be a sadder place.
Take care all and I bow to you all. I am truly honoured.
Kindest Regards. Ladyhawke. :)

June 8th, 2006

About Time by Jessica Hudson [alt/classic/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle visit their long time friends the Amazons. Where Xena and Eponin find them selves in the middle of Ephiny and Gabrielle's search for love.

June 6th, 2006

Added part 14 (conclusion) of Renegade by Cheyne

Added part 2 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr


Okie Dokie...Bard Challenge #15-Reali-Xe TV is now officially over. It's a wrap.

It was also a close contest. Very close.

As always before I announce the winner and the very honorable mention runner-up...I gotta do the BIG THANK YOUs.

BIG THANK YOU #1: to the Bards who played along. Your participation was greatly appreciated. Your stories all ROCKED and I'm so very glad you chose to share your creativity and talents with all us rabid readers. Thank you Alexiares for kicking your muse into high gear and sending in a story as well.

BIG THANK YOU #2: to the Da Boss and the Academy Munchkins. Kudos to Michelle for the killer graphic and PT for doing the coding and posting. Much thanks to Steph for allowing me to continue to annoy the Munchkins while they are doing all the techie stuff I don't do. Personally, I don't think Steph wants me to do any techie explosion and I'm banned for life. <.sigh.> Oh yeah, and she puts up with my private emails too.

Trust me...that last item should get her sainthood. <.g.>
BIG THANK YOU #3: to the readers and voters who now know who wrote what and are going to go...say it with me folks...



Now, drumroll please..........

The WINNER of BC #15 is #1:
"I'm a Hero, get me out of here!" by Ladyhawke
This is Ladyhawke's third win. Yeppers, she got the hattrick.

The Most HONORABLE MENTION/runner-up is #5:
"Xena Ain't No Dolly, She's An Action Figure!" by Aurelia

Congratulations to both.

The Winner and Honorable Mention will each get a personalized tile box (designed, by our own Academy Artist Munchkins), a Reali-Xe TV T-shirt and some other items from the Academy Treasure Chest of Goodies along with a gift certificate from Amazon, SCP, Godiva, B&N, Starbucks or any other favorite retailer that sells gift certificates. I will contact y'all privately.

Next up is Steph's Halloween Invitational and then...the Annual Solstice Challenge. Just wait until you see the premises for that one. Sharpen those quills folks. And I think we will have another graphic contest too, so I hope the Artists will come out and play as well.

Also, should anyone's muse start talking in their ear about a good Reali-Xe TV type's not too late. Please write it down and send/post it on the Academy. Your adoring public awaits.

Congrats again to our winners and all the entrants.

If you read'm, then feed'm


June 5th, 2006

Welcome to Athenian Bard, a new bard at the Academy!
Love Avowed [original/alt/complete]
Synopsis pending...

Second Chances by Xena's Girl [Classic/alt/unfinished]
This is takes place after Love Eternal. Eve is pregnant and Varia is ecstatic; Gabrielle finds out she's pregnant and Xena's doubting herself. Can Xena overcome her past and enjoy the second chance she and Gabrielle have been given?

Added part 3 of Remembering The Past by Jessica M. Hudson

June 4th, 2006

Added part 20 and part 21/22 (conclusion) of Desolation by Maderlin Bidmead

Added part 15 of Lissa's Journey of Love & Life

June 3rd, 2006

Added Ghost Town-ing 6 Judgment by Mickey Minner

June 1st, 2006

Our Family by Lissa [unfinished/classic/alt]
Continuing on from Return of Unity Xena and Gabrielle learn that they are expecting twins and Gabrielle learns that being a Queen isn't always what its cracked up to be. Join Xena and Gabrielle as they welcome their children into the world and live through the trials and tribulations of being Queen of the Amazon and Consort.

Added part 19 of Desolation by Maderlin Bidmead

Added part 13 and part 14 (the conclusion) of Tempus Fugit by Mavis Applewater

Added part 3 of Reining in the Belle by S. Derkins


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