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October 31st, 2006

The Academy of Bards is proud to announce their Sixth Annual Halloween Invitational

October 30th, 2006

Masquerade by Colleen [Über/Alt/complete]
This is a short, non spooky Halloween visit with some old friends.

Added part 9, part 10 and part 11 (conclusion) of S. Derkins' Pathfinder

Added part 5 of As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher

October 29th, 2006


The Official Anti-Wanker Auction for Zero, Jac Hills, aka Insane Englishwoman

Because we¹re all about the love, and since we can¹t all hop on a jet plane to have sex with a Certain Someone to put a smile on her face after some wanker totaled out her beloved Triumph (as well as trashing her shoulder and other rather necessary parts of her anatomy), we¹re doing what we can do: Trading off some really cool stuff for some bits of colored paper (aka ³money²) to lend a helping hand to a woman who¹d be first in this line to help out another.

Bid high, bid frequently, bid against your friends and neighborsŠ Heck, even bid against yourself, ¹cause you know you want some of this hot stuff!

Let's prove that if some wanker knocks down one of our own, legions of us will put her back on her feet!

In this family, we stand up for our own. Take that, wanker!

Auctions will start 10/29/2006 and end 11/05/2006 at 7:00pm US CST. Paypal cash donations will end 11/12/2006 at 7:00pm US CST.

Please include Zero's name in the subject line of all emails.

When the auction opens, this link will be active.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Allen at and I will work with the parties in question to get the answers.

Stranger in a Strange Time by Red Hope [Alt/Janice&Melinda/Conqueror/Crossover/unfinished]
Janice Covington is kidnapped and awakens in the Amazon Nation to discover it isn't 1940 anymore nor is history as correct as she thought it. She is in disbelief to find out that Xena is the tyrannical Conqueror and Gabrielle, the rebel leader, has been crucified. Now her only way home is to face the ruthless ruler with no help and simply faith behind her.

October 28th, 2006

IFMHISF Book 16: Paradigm by SX Meagher [alt/original/complete]
Synopsis pending...

October 26th, 2006

The Tighest Knot by Maderlin Bidmead [alt/über/unfinished]
When desperation is all you have, is it enough to overcome the righteousness of another?
Directly follows the events of The Binding Tie and The Strongest Bond. 

Added part 2 of Adam Chiron's Dualityof Hope and Despair
Six years have passed since the emergence of the Avatar of Dahak. From Greece to the borders of Chin, Hope holds sway over a kingdom of ignorance and fear. She is seen as a savior by those once under the rule of Rome. But few underdstand that she cares nothing for the peace she has brought to these. In secret she and powerful allies perform dark rituals whose purpose is anything but peaceful. Backed by massive armies, fearsome warlords and even the God of War , she seems unstoppable. But in the west stands a growing alliance who refuses to bow to Hope. And that is led by the most unlikely hero imaginable.

-from Blue Feather Books

Blue Feather Books, Ltd. is delighted to announce the signing of two new authors, Jessica Hayes and Arleen Williams.

Jessica Hayes is the author of Wet 'n' Tumble, a charming, character-driven novel that we really think you'll enjoy. Here's some information about Jessica and her book.

Jessica Hayes is an expatriate Canadian living behind the Orange Curtain in Southern California. When not masquerading as a writer, she holds a nodding acquaintanceship with employment as a web, graphics and publications designer and general dogsbody to the powers that be in her workplace. Aside from the lack of rain and discernible change in seasons, she likes SoCal quite a bit, but still doesn't understand how Ugg boots and earmuffs work when it's fifty degrees outside. 

Though she's never attended any formal post-secondary schooling, Jessica strives to keep her mind from stagnating by trying to learn new subjects and skills as frequently as work, her dwindling free time and the eight-month hockey season will allow. She has a passion for the controversial, enjoys good food, music and company, and is frequently caught daydreaming and making shit up.  

She can be visited at

The Thirty-ninth Victim, written by Arleen Williams, represents something of a departure for Blue Feather Books. For example, it's a memoir, not a work of fiction. It's such a fascinating, compelling story that we thought you wouldn't want to miss it. Here's a bit more information about Arleen and her book.

Arleen Williams has been recording her life in journals since she left home in her late teens.  Her wanderings took her to Mexico City, where she completed a bachelor's degree through the University of California while earning a teaching certificate from the National University of Mexico. Arleen has been teaching the English language for over thirty years.  She taught international students living in dorms in Seattle, and migratory workers in her living room in Santa Cruz, California.  In Caracas, Venezuela, she faked an Irish accent in order to land a position at the British Embassy School, and in Mexico City, her high school students encircled her for her protection during an anti-American protest.  In 1984, the disappearance of her youngest sister brought her back to Seattle.  Later, she completed a master's degree in education at the University of Washington and accepted the teaching position she still holds at South Seattle Community College.  For the past fifteen years, she and her husband have been remodeling a small 1941 home in West Seattle, where they have raised their only daughter. 

The Thirty-Ninth Victim is her first book.

October 24th, 2006

Extension 147 by Jynaki [Original/Alt/Unfinished]  
Former World Kumite Karate Champion and zoologist Pax Kattapolous Baldwin returns home after more than twenty years of family rejection to face a brother she detests and to forget the nightmares of a tournament that nearly took her life. She meets Teela Pheamster, her mother's Social Worker in a long term care facility. Teela is a woman torn between the responsibilities of her past and the desire for a future with Pax. Before their relationship can develop, each must contend with family, friends, and jilted lovers.

Added part 6 and part 7 of S. Derkins' Pathfinder

October 23rd, 2006

Added part 4 of As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher

October 22nd, 2006

Added part 14 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

Added part 5 of Pathfinders by S. Derkins

October 21st, 2006

-from Kim Pritekel

We are raising money for ASP Films, LLC, which is an independent film production company that myself and my business partner, Kelly Neal, have started. We are a legal entity, recognized by the state of Colorado.

Basically our goal is to make films of both my published works, as well as original screenplays. My personal goal has always been to see one of my books on the screen someday, so I decided to make someday now, and do it myself. So, that’s what Kelly and I are doing.

The money we raise in this sale and auction will go SOLELY to ASP Films, in the purchase of equipment and talent as we make our films. Our first project is (tentatively) slated to begin spring of 2007. We will start by making short films throughout all of 2007, such as my short story, The Cabby, which will be available on DVD so you guys can see some of these stories come to life on the small screen. The goal right now is, by 2008, we will have started pre-production on ASP Films’ first feature-length production. Eventually we’ll expand into submissions of screenplays by other writers, as well as other genres.

The reason I have chosen these titles is they will never be published, nor seen in a hard copy, unless you print them out yourself. Also, in the Crime Anthology, I have included the sequel to Burnin’ Rubber, titled Burnin’ Embers, which has never been posted anywhere before, and will only be available through this anthology.

ALL literary items will be bound, with back and cover, and signed by me, including bookmarks.

Your kindness and generosity over the years has been amazing for me, and truly inspiring. I have loved writing for you, and will continue to do so, though it will slow down tremendously for awhile. Any sales will help us to reach our goal to get these stories told on screen. I thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your business. Kim Pritekel

Come on in and check out what’s for sale:

Just a peek: bound and signed copies of ‘Control’, anthologies with stories such as- ‘Dance With Me’, ‘Passion’s Fool’, annnnnnd, the eagerly anticipated sequel to ‘Burnin’ Rubber’, ‘Burnin’ Embers’.

Birdie's Song by onesockbard [alt/Conqueror/unfinished]
A history and continuation of the warrior and bard's twelve year old offspring.

A Life Worth Repeating by Robin Alexander [alt/Über/complete]
Ever wish you could go back in time and do things all over again? Skye got that opportunity and discovered that even the smallest changes can make a world of difference. This story is rated R, for mature audiences only, due to a bad case potty mouth.

October 20th, 2006

Added part 5a to Red Hope's To Find What Was Mine

Added part 7 of J. M. Dragon's Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets

October 19th, 2006

Badges and Needles by Warrior Angel 24 [über/alt/unfinished]
Sam is a police officer; Ann is a doctor...two women, an irresistible attraction and lots of obstacles. Will they make it work?

Added part 2 of Night Blooming by Maderlin Bidmead

October 17th, 2006

Added part 3 of As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher

Added part 18 of Lissa's The Journey of Love and Life

October 16th, 2006

- from Bedazzled Ink
They say diversity is the spice of life. Therefore, I would like to announce that Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company has a new product. A puuuurrrfect Holiday gift! <g>
Claudia Wilde

To all cat lovers and friends of cat lovers.

C.A. Casey (aka T.J. Mindancer) has created a calendar of cat photographs to help fund the rescue of feral and stray cats. The calendar, Cats' Eyes, is available at Click on the cover image for thumbnails of the photographs. The proceeds go to spaying and neutering, shots, and caring for the cats until a home is found for them. The Cats' Eyes Calendar is the 'purrfect' gift for both cat lovers and pet enthusiasts.

Night Blooming by Maderlin Bidmead [alt/original/unfinished]
Two young girls meet in dire straights; years later will the bonds they forged be enough to stop the feud that has split their families for generations.

Added part 11 of Gravity by Lucid Dream

October 15th, 2006

The Loneliest Number by Maderlin Bidmead [alt/original/unfinished]
Elizabeth Newly; jobless, friendless, penniless, homelss. For her, one really is the loneliest number.

Added part 12 and part 13 (conclusion) of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead

October 14th, 2006

Added part 4 of Pathfinders by S. Derkins

October 10th, 2006

Added part 12, part 12b and part 13 of Business Trip by Lady J

Added part 6 of Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets by JM Dragon

Added part 3 of Pathfinders by S. Derkins

October 9th, 2006

Added part 13 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

Added part 2 of As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher

October 8th, 2006

-from PD Publishing

PD Publishing is very excited to announce that Nene Adams has signed Black by Gaslight, 3rd edition and The Madonna of Sorrows, 2nd edition to be re-released through us in Fall 2006; Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave and Witch's Kiss to be published in Summer 2007.

Also! We are excited about re-releasing Anne Azel's Seasons, 3rd edition. Look for it to be available in the Winter of 2007.

And, we are very happy to announce that Gold Mountain by Anne Azel and Norma's Voice by Norma Posy are available for purchase! Please visit our website ( ) for more information concerning the above. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

The Pathfinder by S. Derkins [alt/original/unfinished]
The third of the Mother Earth series. The soap opera continues through the winter months and to the Trading Rendezvous of Spring.

October 5th, 2006

Added part 12 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

October 4th, 2006

Added part 9 and part 10 (conclusion) of Shaman's Legacy by S. Derkins

October 2nd, 2006

Birdie by onesockbard [alt/classic/complete]
If the Warrior and Bard had a twelve year old trying to be just like them. A little muse who visited and who will stay with me I hope.

As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher [alt/classic/unfinished]
Xena, Gabrielle, and the rest of the characters from the show are all living in the same town after the series has ended. In my story the characters have played themselves in the series. Some things that happened on the show are real and some are not. This is a lighthearted take on some of those events and Xena and Gabrielle's new life. In my Xenaverse anything goes!

Added part 8 of Shaman's Legacy by S. Derkins

Added part 4 and part 5 of Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets by JM Dragon

Added part 9 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis

-from Nene Adams

Hello, all!

It seems that the fates haven't come through for us just yet on the financial front. We had hoped that Corrie's latest exhibition would sell enough to pay the bills, but the end of the month has gone, and we still can't pay the rent. Or the other bills, either, but it's the rent that worries me the most. As you know, there has been a delay in getting my books into print, so I can't expect anything from that quarter for a couple of years; and then our beloved city government dropped a big tax bill on our heads (hey, how come the rich people get to wriggle out of this stuff, and we get hit when we don't have two beans to rub together?) which we had to pay, or face some rather draconian collection measures. The upshot is that I'm asking for your help once again. Everyone has been so very generous, and I'm truly, truly grateful for your assistance. The way you've opened your hearts means a lot to me.

My current project is an anthology of stories set in the world of Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave, the novel which I posted in my blog last year. So many readers have asked for a sequel, but a full-fledged novel requires a huge time committment from me. Instead, I decided to write short stories that will answer some of the questions raised by the original novel, such as - how did Bess O'Bedlam and Lettice Speedwell meet? How did Katla learn to sing the runes? How did the slave Hephzibah gain her freedom? And other mysteries solved, other back stories fleshed out. I will likely be offering this as a self-published volume - first as an ebook, and perhaps also in another format to be determined. Only a couple of these stories will be put on-line; the rest will only be available in the ebook.

Having said that, as a token of my deepest appreciation, anyone who helps us out will receive a story from the anthology - titled 'Et in Arcadia Ego' this is the tale of how Bess O'Bedlam's mother ended up in a London madhouse. Familiarity with Water Witch: The Deceiver's Grave will help, but the story should stand alone sufficiently for those who haven't read the original novel. This particular story will never be available on-line (although I will be putting a couple of other stories into my Library as a preview later in the year). Any assistance you can give will be gratefully accepted, and I bless you for it.

There is a PayPal link on my Library page at

Or you could go to PayPal directly: My account is listed under

Thank you again for your help. My gratitude knows no bounds.

Nene Adams
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