December 31st, 2007
The deadline for voting is tonight...midnight (you pick the time zone). All
5 stories are worthy...but only 1 can be your favorite. If you haven't read
them yet...whatcha waiting for? <.g.>
Added part 16, part 17 and part 18 of The Message by JA Breeze
December 29th, 2007
Intaglio Publications, Inc. is proud to announce the release of
Hidden Desires by TJ Vertigo.
Available now at Bella Books www.bellabooks.com and StarCrossed Productions www.scp-inc.biz
After a string of disastrous blind dates (courtesy of her two best
friends) Cayden Riley has sworn off of women. A somewhat cranky
woman to begin with, she really doesn't much like people. But she
does enjoy working at her pet accessory boutique "The Fuzzy Belly
Brooke Hewitt thought she was happy in her relationship with her
stockbroker boyfriend, until the day she and her dog wander into
the "Fuzzy Belly Deli." There she meets Cayden-a woman that Brooke
can't stop thinking about. Brooke has never questioned her
sexuality, but there is something about Cayden that she just can't
The encounter changes both Cayden and Brooke, disrupting both women's
lives-in some ways for the worse and yet, some certainly for the
December 25th, 2007
Merry Christmas to all! Take a moment to thank a bard.
The Solstice Challenge stories are now up and ready for you to read. When you are done, vote for your favorite.
Hi, my name is Shari and I need the help of my fellow
Xenites. MaryD was kind enough to get the word out on her
site and now I am turning to your site. I regretfully have
to sell my Xena collection, because I need money so I don't
lose my house. I was laid off right after Thanksgiving and
am still trying to find work. I am behind in my mortgage
payments and taxes on my house and need help. Please help
me. My items are on sale on EBAY under Shaye68 or my email
address: firstname.lastname@example.org. So if you could put the
word out I would appreciate it.
Added Parts 16, 17 and 18 to Nwyn by Psidraconis
Added Part 4 of Untitled by Mickey Minner [über/alt/complete!]
December 24th, 2007
From KG MacGregor
For those who popped over to read Susan X Meagher's story, The Atelier, that link has been fixed. Site registration isn't required, so please give it another look. Sorry for the mess.
December 23rd, 2007
T'was the night before the night before Christmas
And all through the 'Net
people were surfing
for new stories, I bet...
You are in luck...the Solstice Challenge stories are now up and ready for you to read. When you are done, vote for your favorite.
and find some soon to be new holiday classics based on some old holiday classics.
Don't forget to send in your guesses for the Graphic Punzle Contest...only a couple more days left.
Everything You Know by Nut56 [alt/classic/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle reminisce about old times as they travel to meet up with Hercules, little knowing how important those stories will become to both of them when an accident leaves Xena with no memory of her soulmate. Not only does Gabrielle have to contend with Xena ’s loss of memory during the worst storm for years, but she has to cope with the feelings elicited within her when Xena and Hercules show themselves to be more than just friends. She must remind Xena of all that they are to each other, but time runs out when the two find themselves pulled into a war and slung into a jail cell to rot. Will Xena remember who her friend is before it’s too late?
Loaves and Fishes by Texbard [alt/classic/complete]
On a snowy solstice eve, Xena sets out to save the Amazons, while back home in the village, Gabrielle and their daughters anxiously await her return.
December 22nd, 2007
The Atelier by SX Meagher
"Girl Meets Girl" is a new book of seven not-so-short stories from Susan X Meagher. One of the stories, "The Atelier" is now posted on KG MacGregor's site. Take a look and see if the story doesn't make you hope Santa brings some nice lingerie for Christmas.
Fairytales of Squire's Isle by Geonn Cannon [alt/original/complete]
It's Christmas on Squire's Isle. Amy, Jill
and Nadine celebrate the holidays with absent, grumpy
and scheming lovers... but the Christmas spirit gets
to them all, one way or another.
December 21st, 2007
The Christmas Tree by JM Dragon [original/alt/complete]
December 20th, 2007
Exchange by IseQween - 55 word story
Added part 10 of Two Party Harmony by Colleen
December 18th, 2007
Added part 2 of Letting Go by Bobbie Stewart
December 17th, 2007
Message from OZ:
Happy Holidays Y'all. The Challenge entries are in and I will be turning them over to our Munchkins for coding and posting up on the page. Once they are up, the voting period will run through December 31st midnight (you pick the time zone). There aren't many entries but what we have are all prime quality. I want to thank the Bards for taking time out of the busiest time of year to participate in this Bard Challenge. Y'all Rock!
Okay, the deadline has also passed for the PUNZle contest. However, since it is the holidays and I am in a nice (but still evil) mood...I'll extend it to the 24th. Three of the entries we received have all the logos correct but missed the question. I have to say one of those was thisclose to having the question right. Those that have sent in entries already are welcome to amend their guesses (if they so choose) and send them in again.
As for the requested hints...the products are all from popular items in the USA and they are especially popular during the holidays. As for a hint about the question...it's called a SOLSTICE PUNZLE for a reason, y'all.
Now, J and I are going back to gloating, thank you very much...we finally came up with one in which y'all have yet to be able to out evil-think us. We were starting to worry that we were losing our EVIL-ness. .eg.
Calling all authors attending the XenaCon in Burbank, Jan 25-27, 2008
Join Susan X. Meagher (Brisk Press), KG MacGregor (Bella Books), and
T.J. Mindancer (Mindancer Press) and let Bedazzled Book Peddler sell
your books as you enjoy the Convention. All you have to do is drop
your books off to our vendor's table, along with bookmarks, flyers,
catalogs, and any other promotional materials. We'll display and sell
your books and host autograph sessions.
Space is limited, so if you're interested please contact us at
email@example.com for details.
Inc. is proud to announce the release of New Beginnings by Erin O’Reilly &
Available now at www.bellabooks.com
and Starcrossed Productions www.scp-inc.biz
This is a two story odyssey inextricably
linked about the lives of four women and how they fight their own personal demons
to find the strength to love. A curious mix of intrigue, deception and finally
understanding follow all four.
Lauren Walker and Maggie Sullivan meet
in a quiet lakeside vacation point and have a spontaneous attraction to each
other that sparks immediately. The speed of their romance is only superseded
by the pace of events that crashes around them.
Tragedy appears to be the middle name
of Harriet Aristides, and she wears the glove so well it is hard to believe
she will ever be truly happy again, after a terrible accident robs of her of
the woman she loves. Corporate intrigue and the promise of wonderful discoveries,
however make up the rest of her life. Incredibly she enters the unknown realm
of a field trip into the jungles of South America with a small team of people
who work for her.
Nichola (Nicky) Ralston has a personal
secret of her own, which if it came to light, would dramatically change the
way that Harriet views their friendship. As they become close in the confines
of the jungle, Nicky sets about innocently to change the way Harriet looks at
life and leads her back to a place where she can love again.
As things begin to change in Harriet’s
world, a situation insidiously enters her life. Drawing her and Nicky’s, lives
to that of Lauren and Maggie, will she allow herself to forgive and forget?
Reflections by Erin O'Rielly
A Christmas story...
December 16th, 2007
Birdie's Song - Talus by Onesockbard
December 14th, 2007
Added part 8 of Extended Intentions by Jynaki
by P.D. Publishing
Barb and I are pleased to announce the following three titles are available for purchase at your favorite book seller. Order in time for the holidays!
Rolling Thunder by Mickey Minner. Rolling Thunder is a continuation of her wonderful Sweetwater Saga. Ms. Minner has created unique and lovable characters in Jesse and Jennifer, and the folks of Sweetwater.
Anne Azel's Murder in Triplicate: The Aliki Pateas Mystery Series, Book 1 and Three Doses of Murder: The Aliki Pateas Mystery Series, Book 2.
Murder in Triplicate includes the stories Dead Fall, Dead Funny, and Dead Aim. Three Doses of Murder continues the story of Aliki, Dawn, and their family in Dead Duck, Dead Right, and Dead Ringer. This is the latest in Ms. Azel's published collection.
Look for other books from both of these authors from PD in 2008!
Please go to our website for details and links to find more information of these and other PD Publishing books. www.pdpublishing.com
P.S. Other recent releases from PD authors:
Beginnings by L.T. Smith
Where Shadows Linger by Mary D. Brooks
On the Air by Geonn Cannon
Wonder by Nicole Pollifrone
December 13th, 2007
A Thousand Words by Vilia Kinell [über/alt/complete]
After the events of "If We Had Sex" and the somewhat embarrassing debacle that caused her to physically abuse her computer in the attempt of shutting it off, Avery tries unsuccessfully to not to think about it. A little time at the office helps but a mere day later she caves and works up the nerve to read what her Dotcomrade, Sage, has actually written. A new phase of their relationship is entered.
December 11th, 2007
Howdy from OZ...
I just returned from the Post Office where they have now posted my picture. Somehow they are blaming me for the 32 boxes they just processed. Go fig. ;o)
All but three of the Michelle Raffle prize boxes have now been shipped. Two of the remaining three are awaiting on addresses and the other one needs a bigger box. The latter one I expect to go out tomorrow and the other two as soon as I get the addresses (I have contacted all three via email). All boxes, including international, were shipped Priority. Domestic addresses have delivery confirmation added. Some folks will be getting two packages. Posters shipped in tubes. Please do not ask me what is in your boxes. I did try to get a signed item in each box. Thank you again to all who participated. Y'all raised a lot of money for a very worthy cause. Y'all ROCK!
December 10th, 2007
-from Blayne Cooper
I've put up two chapters of my new book, Hard Times as a sneak peek! Don't get confused that it's on KG MacGregor's site :)
You can purchase this book here
December 9th, 2007
Welcome to two new bards at the Academy, maclay and Grayson Kelly!
A Beautiful Mistake by maclay [alt/classic/complete]
Set during the season five episode 'Kindred Spirits'. Since Eve's birth, there's been a breakdown in communication between Xena and Gabrielle. It's time for both women to voice their concerns and reconnect.
Finding a Little Luck by GraysonKelly [original/PWP/complete]
A woman recounts her experience while out at a bar when she went looking for some companionship and ended up finding a little luck.
KC and Grump 2 by Mickey Minner [alt/Über/complete]
KC and Grump 2 is another Sweetwater Saga short story featuring KC and her grandfather.
December 8th, 2007
Rebeccah and the Highwayman - Epilogue by Barbara Davies [alt/Über/historical/complete]
An epilogue to my already posted two-part uber Rebeccah and the Highwayman (which comprised A Meeting on Shooter's Hill and In the Shadow of Tyburn).
December 7th, 2007
All I Know by Xenabrielle [alt/classic/complete]
A first time tale, about two women who share a deep, true and honest love for each other, but it takes a little help of out favorite goddess of love to help things along for these two beauties.
Added part 7 of Flight of the Falcon by MB Inc
December 6th, 2007
My Lord: Athens by Mayt [conqueror/alt/complete]
Following the events of THE MEDALLION, against Xena's wishes, Gabrielle travels to Athens on a diplomatic mission. Gabrielle is soon faced with her most profound decision as Queen. As a consequences of her choice she suffers a series of sorrows. In turn, the events of Athens force Xena to defend her honor in the face of an intimate accuser.
December 4th, 2007
Letting Go by Bobbie Halchishak [alt/classic/unfinished]
Xena and Gabrielle have spent the past week in the Amazon village helping them rebuild after Valesca's rampage. Once everything begins to settle back to normal, they have a chance to talk about Xena's death, the kiss and more. And one of them will finally let go.
Inner Musings: Fanfiction, Crushes, and Babysitting by Disillusioned Warrior [short story/alt/complete]
Just another night babysitting with her best friend but lately Sam's thoughts about her friend have taken a dangerous turn. Has she been reading too much fanfiction or is it something more?
December 3rd, 2007
Message from OZ:
Buwahahahahaha. Just when you thought it was safe...Evil J and I are back with another graphic puzzle for you.
Go to http://www.academyofbards.org/contest/2007/solstice/index.html
to find the Puzzle and the instructions. Good Luck...you are going to need it.
Pearls by Anne Azel [original/alt/complete]
December 2nd, 2007
Welcome to a new bard at the Academy, Altilicious!
The Dark Soul [alt/postFIN/unfinished]
Its set after FIN2, actually 7
years after it. It goes into Xena’s origins and is meant to set up the background
for a series of stories if you enjoy this one!
Patricia's Portrait by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/complete]
Patricia Hood agrees to sit for a portrait
for her lover Jill Colby's birthday, but the artist
has an unusual request.
Not a Day Goes By by Paully Adams [alt/postFIN/complete]
Gabrielle returns to Greece to fulfill a promise and thinks about why she continues to fight for the Greater Good.
My Heart Will Go On by Paully Adams [alt/postFIN/complete]
Gabrielle learns how to live and love again thanks to an old friend.
First Solstice, Second Thoughts by Iseqween [alt/classic/complete]
Their experiences early on
in DREAMWORKER and CRADLE OF HOPE inspire Xena and Gabrielle to appreciate what
they might miss without the other’s eye for a good bargain.
Added part 12 of Breathless by Lois Kay
Added part 3 of Untitled by Mickey Minner
Added part 7 of Unconquerable Hearts by C. Pugh