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January 31st, 2007

Added part 5 and part 6 of AC Henley's McKee II

Added part 75 of Phantom Bard's In an Age Before

January 30th, 2007

X&G: The Lost Years - Time and Space by MaryE [alt/classic-crossover/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle transported into a different time and space by one of our favorite gods.  There are battles, humor, love making, and more humor... and 2 other characters which are liked/loved by many X & G fans... family so to speak.  :-)

Added part 11 of A Different Time, A Better Time by Adrienne

January 29th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, Andrea Doria!

Patient Zero by Andrea Doria [original/alt/unfinished]
Patient Zero is a story about a doctor who worked in Uganda during an Ebola outbreak. She used an experimental drug from a big pharmaceutical company to try and combat the disease. After the harrowing experience, of watching people rapidly bleed to death form within, she turns her back on modern society and secludes herself in Colorado. A by the book judge goes to Colorado to depose the doctor with a lawyer from the pharmaceutical company out to build a case against her for using their experimental drug against the Ebola. When doctor and judge meet, sparks fly.

Beautiful Oblivion by jesse KW james [original/alt/complete]
Woman's partner helps her forget the bad things in life for awhile.

Added part 8 of Stranger in a Strange Time by Red Hope

Added Birdie's Song II The Little Warrior Part 2 of Birdie's Song by Onesockbard

Added part 8 of The Message by JA Breeze

January 28th, 2007

- From Kim Pritekel

Hello, everyone. I've got an update for you with my production company, Asp Films. I've been asked by writer/director, Matt Dean, to write a novel corresponding with his film, 'Legend of the Red Reaper', which will begin shooting in just over a month. Come visit for more information. I'll be visiting the set in March, and will post pictures and interviews with cast and crew.

Added part 2 of A Moment in Time by Mickey Minner

January 27th, 2007

- From KG MacGregor

Išm happy to announce the return of The House on Sandstone, now available from Bella Books ( ). Thanks to everyone who bought the first edition. This one has only minor changes from the earlier version, but it has a cool cover by Steph. Herešs the synopsis, and stop by to check out what else is in the works at .

Twenty-five years ago, Carly Griffin left her home town of Leland, Kentucky ­ sure that it held nothing for her future. Now weary of living overseas for one consulting project after another, shešs glad to have two months back home to relax with her aging parents.

When she catches a glimpse of her high school friend Justine in the doorway of her elegant home, Carly is surprised by the warm, familiar feelings that the image stirs within her.

Justine Hall made different life choices, returning to Leland after college to marry and raise two children. Now divorced, she walks a fine line between sanity and hell, struggling to reconcile the sexuality she can no longer deny with the expectations of motherhood and mores in a small town. Could these two women possibly have anything in common after all these years?

Added part 4 of McKee 2 by AC Henley

Added part 3 of Flight of the Falcon by MBinc

January 26th, 2007

Mulligan V - Best Ball by KG MacGregor [original/alt/complete short story]
summary pending

Untitled by Boudica X [original/alt/unfinished]
summary pending

January 25th, 2007

The Story of My Life by Athenian Bard [original/alt/complete]
Vignettes following a young girl growing up

Madeline Shephard by Athenian Bard [original/alt/complete]
A twist on the Mathew Shepherd Story

Added part 3 of McKee 2 by AC Henley

Blue Feather Books is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Celtic Shadows by K.C. West and Victoria Welsh.

Intrepid archaeologists Kim and PJ thought their trip to Wales would be a working vacation and a second honeymoon. They were supposed to help an old college friend of PJ's father discover the identity of an ancient Celtic chieftain. Instead, their journey turns into a frightening whirlwind of danger and deception. Present-day criminals and ancient warriors clash in this eerie and exciting sequel to the best-selling Superstition Shadows!

Happy Reading!
Caitlin and Emily


January 22nd, 2007

Roselle here.
Roselle would like to extend a very "humble, humble thank you" to everyone who has helped her out, both monetarily and with encouragement. She is overwhelmed by the generousity of everyone at the Academy.

Added part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6 of Shoot the Sun by S. Derkins

Added part 74 of Phantombard's In an Age Before

January 21st, 2007

The Doll Hospital by Barbara Davies [fantasy/alt/completed]
The sequel to Bourne's Edge. Can Tarian find the cause of the bad luck afflicting Cassie's friends?

Added part 4 of Duality of Hope and Despair by Adam Chiron

January 20th, 2007

McKee Book 2 by AC Henley [original/alt/unfinished]
The sequel to McKee.

Added part 7 of The Message by JA Breeze

January 18th, 2007

Moondancers' Delight by Linda Crist [original/alt/complete]
This short story is set between "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" and "Borderline." Kennedy and Carson go on a much-needed vacation and discover a mysterious link to the past

Shoot the Sun by S. Derkins [über/alt/unfinished]
This is the fifth of the Mother Earth Series that focuses on the journey of the scientific research done aboard the Coast Guard Cutter, the 'Asimov'.

Added part 19 (conclusion) of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

January 17th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, Lori Meyers!

Death of a Conqueror by Lori Meyers
I've always wondered what would motivate a person to wreck havoc on the land they were born and raised in. Or more precisely, what would have motivated a young Xena to be a conqueror. For riches? For land? For the right to rule people by fear? Would such a truly malevolent personwho rules by fear alonelast long in the job? I kept coming up with only one answer: no. I mean, don't people tend to dispose of despots early in their reigns? (Though there are always exceptions.) Caesars and Hitlers don't last long, and the malicious bitch that is usually Xena the Conqueror wouldn't make it past her second year, more or less. This is a different kind of Conqueror story. I asked myself the question: what if Xena became a conqueror for all the right reasons? Or so she thinks. I present to you Xena Akolastos, the Conqueror that lives in the real ancient world that was Greece.

Added part 10 of Adrienne's A Different Time, A Better Time

Added part 20 of Lissa's Journey of Love and Life

from PD Publishing

We are very excited to announce that  Kim Pritekel has signed her story, Storm, to be published by us in Fall 2007.  Also, Shaylynn Rose's Banshee's Honor, and the classics Madam President, 4th edition and First Lady, 2nd edition are available for purchase from your favorite bookstore.  

We are also excited to announce that Geonn Cannon has signed his story, On the Air, to be published with us in Summer 2007.

Please visit our webpage ( ) for more information.

January 16th, 2007

The Dark Bird by Iseqween [complete/classic]

Shortly after they begin traveling together, Gabrielle's innocent questions force Xena to reexamine her nightmares as the dark side of her dreams.

Whittling by Iseqween [complete/classic]

Xena experiences life without Gabrielle, who freezes during a melee and decides to return to her home village in the first season episode THE PRODIGAL.


Roselle here.

I'm sorta fine. As most of you do not know I lost my job at the end of October. Health reasons you see...most to do with the renovation of the building I was working in...suffice to say that my poor wee lungs did not like the chemical reaction, but in Texas when you lose your job due to health reasons and don't have an actual diagnosis as opposed to a 'condition' you can't claim unemployment and prospective employers freak out when you list health as the reason for leaving.

So I am now down to asking for monetary help. I do have a new job right now, but I just started and that won't keep the wolves from the door. I had a bit of money put back, but that's gone now to the doctor bills which thankfully are mostly  paid off.

If anyone can help I would be most grateful, I have nothing to offer but the promise of repayment in say no less than two years with a bit of interest (and the dedication page for the new Cage book which I am working on). I can't seem to get paypal to work for me so I'll just put my home listing.

I cannot even begin to describe how much this hurts my Irish/Comanche pride to be asking this of others.

Roselle Graskey
4216 Cabell Dr. #427 Dallas, Tx 75204

***Update - from J. Rosestar

I have spoken to Roselle this evening and she has approved sending PayPal donations to me in her name. She works near us so delivering cash to her will be rather simple. Remember she also doesn't have a computer so setting up a PayPal account at this time is difficult for her. Your PayPal name will show up in the email that will be sent to me automatically with your donation. If you would please include your screen name in the note box, we can pass that information on to Roselle.


January 15th, 2007

Scarz by Jynaki [Original/alt/complete]

Devon Walsh is a self-sufficient business owner confined by self-recrimination, an existence she contends is her only option. Victoria Newcombe believes otherwise. It is up to Victoria to rescue Devon, to release her from the torment and show her life beyond the scars.

Added part 6 of The Message by JA Breeze

Added part 7 of Stranger in a Strange Time by Red Hope

January 14th, 2007

Added part 3 of Breathless by Lois Kay

January 13th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, Meredith McEuen!

Halcyon [original/alt/unfinished]

While on a case Detective Donovan McCarthy sticks his nose where it doesn't belong. He finds that he is in way over his head when he goes after the biggest company in Halcyon City. Blanc Industries is prepared to do anything to make the detective's life miserable, while Donovan tries to stop them from hurting anyone else.

M.I.C.K.E.Y. by msprism [über/alt/complete]

A kidnapping goes wrong, but just who is the victim and who the abductor? And why is the ransom finally paid beyond price?

January 12th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, MBInc!

Flight of the Falcon [original/alt/unfinished]

During a time of worldly turmoil a young Canadian woman sets off to find out where she belongs. Wanting to leave her birthplace Charleswood, Manitoba, Alexandra Savage decides to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and fight across the Atlantic, joining the Allied Forces in their fight against the Nazis.

Added part 9 of A Different Time, A Better Time by Adrienne


from Bedazzled Ink

Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company is pleased to announce the latest Mindancer Press book, Into the Yellow and Other Stories by Barbara Davies.

You can order Into the Yellow and Other Stories at:

Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company will have a booth at the Xena Convention in Burbank Jan 12-14 where Into the Yellow and Other Stories and our other books will be available for purchase at special Con prices. All our books will be signed by the authors. Come by and say hello!

January 11th, 2007

Living With Her ...Again by Scribing Bard 52 [über/alt/complete]

This is the third story in the Alex and Ellie series.  It follows Loving her...again and Knowing her ...again.  The story of two lovers together through time.

January 10th, 2007

Added part 5 of The Message by JA Breeze

January 8th, 2007


-from Claudia

"An editor's least favorite job is rejecting-no, I hate that word-not accepting submissions for publication. We would love to accept every story that arrives in our inbox. So in order to increase the odds of us accepting a story, here's a run down of what goes through our minds when we read a submission"....."The only way to understand well-written short stories is to read well-written short stories. The trick is knowing where to find such creatures."

Carrie Tierney

Editor, Khimairal Ink/Bedazzled Ink Publishing Co.

This is an excerpt from Carrie's blog. Check out surefire ways to have your stories accepted for publication. Follow the helpful links she has listed in her blog which can be read at:



Bedazzled Ink Publishing Co.

Borderline by Linda Crist [Über/alt/complete]

Set on the Texas-Mexico border against the backdrop of Big Bend National Park, this story picks up where "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" left off. Kennedy takes Carson home to meet her family, but her past collides with the present, placing her life and Carson's in the very balance. Meanwhile, Carson must come to terms with her feelings for Kennedy. There are mysteries to solve and decisions to be made while walking the borderline.

A Moment in Time by Mickey Minner [original/alt/unfinished]

A Moment in Time is a time travel story. Reporter Bridget Donovan writes articles for an historical magazine. One day she is handed a journal written by Sarah Goodson, a young woman stoned to death in 1683 for a murder she did not commit. The injustice of Sarah's cruel death ignites a desire deep inside Bridget to prove her innocent. How far will Bridget go on her quest?

Her Story by Xena's Girl [Mel & Janice/alt/unfinished]

An evil entity has returned for the Ambrosia hidden in the remains of the last known Amazon Village. Mel and Janice team up with Xena and Gabrielle to put a stop to it all and in turn reveal some of their past to their descendants.

Doggie Magic by naxewp [original/alt/complete]

Furry, four-legged and a wagging tail. A special pendant brought two women together, with a surprising and bizarre experience.

January 7th, 2007


-from Roxanne

Authors of Lesbian Fiction Come to Palm Springs for the First Annual Lesbian Book Festival. This will be the first US West Coast Author's Readings and Signings.

There will be 8 Lesbian fiction authors from all over the country that will gather in Palm Springs Valentine's Day, February 14 to 17, 2007 for readings and book signings. The event will also include live entertainment, food, wine and fun. This festival was started by the owners of the Casitas Laquita Resort, a Lesbian owned resort catering to women, and in less than 2 months other resorts, businesses, city, the city library, bookstores, women art galleries, local newspaper and more want to make this a growing event each year, with more authors, more publishers, independent authors and more of a festival around all the readings and signings. Please follow the link below for more details on the event, the schedule and who to call for information and reservations. Space is limited this year for this event. Please call to make your reservations.

Authors Currently Scheduled to Attend:


Jennifer Fulton (Rose Beecham and Grace Lennox)

Jlee Meyer

Julie Cannon

Catherine Friend

Justine Saracen

Ronica Black

Andrews and Austin

I am hoping you all will help support this new event and the first time we have had authors reading and signings on the West Coast. Help us keep a West Coast Reading Festival and make it like the East Coast Provincetown women's week.

Thanks to all my fellow Academy members and please feel free to re-post on other list to help us and our fellow bards.

Roxanne (Rox)

My Lord: The Medaillon by Mayt [Conqueror/alt/complete]

Is it possible for a relationship to become too intimate, for the sharing of ones inner life to threaten an individual's sense of worthiness? Mayt explores these questions in this continuation of her Conqueror MY LORD seres. Following the events of THE CHOSEN'S PROMISE, Xena and Gabrielle travel to the small village of Civello in the north Grecian mountains. Alone, with their identities know only to a few, they enjoy an idyllic retreat. Their deepening bond results in unexpected and troubling consequences that they must face honestly if they are not to forfeit the most profound facet of their relationship.

The Cause of Rage by Crystal Mills [classic/alt/complete]

With Solstice and Xena's birthday on the way, Xena and Gabrielle are both excited to make it to Amphipolis to spend the time with the warrior's family. After everything works out wonderfully in the duo's lives, terror strikes, only because of a mishap of the God of War and his sword. Will these events ruin the perfect Solstice?

Added Birdie's Song II The Little Warrior Part 1 of Birdie's Song by Onesockbard

January 6th, 2007

The Truth About Akemi by Gypsy Druid [postFIN/complete/alt]

In an attempt to convince Xena to return to the living, Gabrielle tells what she has learned of the Higuchi incident, and receives some unexpected help.

January 5th, 2007

Added part 18 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

The Editor by Mary Ann Brown [alt/complete/PWP]

summary pending

January 4th, 2007

Added part 6 of Stranger in a Strange Time by Red Hope


from Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company


Hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday.

We hope you will enjoy the January issue of Khimairal Ink.

This month's selections capture the essence of our submission statement. "the stories we most enjoy are positive, thought-provoking, and clever."

First time contributor, Stephen D. Rogers has penned the clever who-dun-it, Intermittent, while another newbie, Sharon Hadrian's funny slash fiction piece, My Father is a Lesbian, is certain to invoke your own scientific studies. T.J. Mindancer has graciously added to her Emoria world with a thought-provoking tale about obligation and choices while Q. Kelly's exquisitely told story, The Old Woman, offers a different perspective about true love and second chances. We are fortunate to have an excerpt from Barbara Davies' new anthology "Into the Yellow". Barbara has been one of our favorite contributors to Khimairal Ink and her collection of spec-fic stories is superb.

You can find these great stories at:

Our parent company, Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company will have a booth at the Xena Convention on January 12-14, 2007 in Burbank. We'll off the press... copies of Barbara's new book along with Mindancer's Emoria Tales and C.A Casey's children's stories. So if you are there, stop by and say hello!

Claudia Wilde


Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company


January 3rd, 2007

Added part 4 of The Message by JA Breeze

Two more in the Between the Lines Series by Linda Crist

2.20 - The Path Taken (post "The Price")

2.21 - Wings of Love (post "Lost Mariner")

January 2nd, 2007

October by Fingersmith [original/alt/complete]

Libby Armitage doesn't believe in things that go bump in the night. She also doesn't believe that Jennifer Darby and her have anything in common. But a night vigil at the Falstaff Experience is enough for her to doubt more than her sanity.

January 1st, 2007

Happy New Year!

Show Me by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]

M'Lila bears witness to events that turn Xena toward becoming the Destroyer of Nations, as revealed in the episode DESTINY.

Still: My Will, My Way, My Warrior by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]

Lao Ma reminisces about experiences that led her to rescue and seek partnership with the physically and emotionally crippled young female warlord portrayed in the episodes DEBT I and II, whom Caesar helped create in DESTINY.

The New Adventures Of Xena: Warrior Princess: A New Day by Ernie Whiting [Über/alt/complete]

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