Happy 7th Anniversary!

Solstice Bard CHALLENGE
Voting's over...winners are now listed!

2007 Valentine's Day Special
Feed the Bards after you Read!

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March 31st, 2007

Something New, Something Old by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Shortly after events in IseQween's story "Not Yet," Gabrielle questions Xena’s perturbing response to perceptions the legendary duo are too dead or too old to aid a village in distress.

Done There, Been That by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
In this follow-up to IseQween's“Twenty-Thousand Winters Ahead” and set after “Something New, Something Old,” a middle-aged Gabrielle finds herself threatened by the immature Xena destined to become Destroyer of Nations. Based heavily on events in the ADVENTURES IN THE SIN TRADE eps.

Added part 3 and part 4 of Ghost Light by Geonn Cannon

Added part 4 of A Stranger in My Family by Red Hope

March 30th, 2007

Happy 7th Anniversary!
Happy Birthday to steph, our fearless leader! She is <muffled mumbling> years old today!

Ghost Light by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/incomplete]
Gretchen Cole hasn't stepped foot on stage since high school. But the pretty actress soliciting for
auditions causes her to put her foot in her mouth and pushes her into the limelight. While Gretchen and her
new crush Dana grow closer, Gretchen discovers the theatre's superstitions. .. including a ghost that
won't stay quiet.

Added Parts 31 and 32 of Double Play by Cruise

March 29th, 2007

Request from Chris:

Today is Lucy Lawless's birthday. There is a TV vote going on and Xena was the first to reach 250K votes and reach the hall of fame.

For her birthday we are going for 2,000 votes in one day. Yesterday we managed 1,989, so it is doable.
Sooo, if you can drop a vote or two it will be much appreciated. Vote your little hearts out everyone.

http://richlabonte. net/tvvote/

Remember... you can vote every 60 minutes. So if you voted at say 7:15am, you can vote again at 8:15am
vote .. vote ... vote!

Spread the word and get them to vote!

Message from Khimairal Ink:

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Claudia Wilde

March 28th, 2007

Added Part 2 of Two Part Harmony by Colleen

Added Part 7 of Breathless by Lois Kay

March 27th, 2007

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

Added Part 3 of The Last Good Day by Amy Boatman

March 25th, 2007

Blue Feather Books is happy to announce that the second edition of The Fifth Stage, Margaret Helms' bittersweet love story, has been released as a Blue Feather Book and is now available to order. Here's what Nann Dunne had to say about it:

In The Fifth Stage, author Margaret A. Helms deftly alternates past and present events in the life of Claire Blevins to build an enthralling and intriguing story that covers a myriad of emotions: the nervousness and confusion of a first lesbian relationship; the joy and satisfaction of true love; the distress and guilt of losing a lover; the uncertainty of picking up the pieces and reentering the dating game; and the tentative steps toward forging a new relationship. Helms achieves this in near-perfect fashion with rich prose, compelling plot, and lively pace. You fall in love with the strongly-drawn characters and completely empathize with them. The Fifth Stage is an outstanding contribution to lesbian fiction.

Happy reading!

Caitlin and Emily

-- Nann Dunne, editor and publisher of Just About Write (www.justaboutwrite.com), author of The War Between the Hearts, and other stories.

Added part 4 of A Moment in Time by Mickey Minner

March 24th, 2007

Not Yet by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Still headed home after an unscheduled 25th anniversary trip they embarked on in IseQween's "Fifty Winters Ago" and continued in “Twenty-Thousand Winters Ahead,” our Golden Girls get the most out of their maturity when they run into trouble that underestimates the Grandma Brigade.

Added part 13 of Sinagua Skies by S. Derkins

March 23rd, 2007

Added part 3 of A Stranger in My Family by Red Hope

March 22nd, 2007

Extended Intentions by Jynaki [unfinished/alt/original]
Sequel to Extension 147. Teela Pheamster turned down her chance at love with Pax and retreated into herself. On her journey back, she’s realized a number of things, the most important is that she wants Pax back, and never should have let her go. Pax Baldwin is back at work, and determined to carry on alone. However, the unexpected has come looking for Pax. She finds herself torn between moving on with a new lover and finding a way back to Teela, all while a stranger lurks in darkness waiting to strike.

Added part 14 of A Different Time, A Better Time by Adrienne

Added part 2 of Missing by M.E. Tudor

March 21st, 2007

Hunger by Lori A. Meyers [classic/alt/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle meet in an altogether different way than they did in the series. But their destinies will always be the same...

Added part 2 of The Last Good Day by Amy Boatman

Added part 3 of Cage Undone by Roselle Graskey

March 20th, 2007

Stardust by Loubug [unfinished/alt/über-sci/fi]
Commander Robin Sword and her soul mate Sarah embark on a journey that will test their love and their courage and their commitment to creating a galaxy free of war. Along the way they will encounter mystical beings, hidden lands and an unraveling prophecy that will change their lives forever.

from KG MacGregor

A New Book by KG MacGregor…
I'm excited to announce the release of Sumter Point, a romance available from Bella Books (ISBN 978-1-59493-089-8, $13.85). I've been working on this one for a couple of years, and it's a bit like pushing a teenager out of the nest. I hope you enjoy it.
Audie Pippin is a 24-year-old veterinary technician at the animal shelter in Sumter, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. Her carefree life includes friends, marijuana, margaritas, and casual sex—until all of it is jeopardized by her grandmother's failing health. Beth Hester, 33, is a nurse at the long-term care facility where Audie's grandmother is admitted after a serious stroke. She's down to earth and mature, her career and financial investments meticulously planned. Compared to Audie, Beth doesn't know the meaning of fun.
Through Audie's daily visits, they forge a friendship that draws Beth into a celebration of the fun side of life while opening her eyes to innocent, unselfish love. As Audie surrenders her heart to Beth, she begins to distance herself from the reckless habits of her youth. Just as they're ready to meet in the middle, their future is thrown into doubt by a duty Beth can't ignore. It all comes to a head on the river at Sumter Point.
And a New Look, too…
I've been working with Stephanie Solomon-Lopez on a redesign of my website. We're still tinkering, but please stop by and check out our progress at www.kgmacgregor.com.

March 19th, 2007

Living in the Shadows by Siel LeDain [original/complete]
Just something I wrote long time ago I needed to get off my chest.

Added part 11 and part 12 of Sinagua Skies by S. Derkins

March 18th, 2007

Added part 13 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis

March 17th, 2007

The Last Good Day by Amy Boatman [original/alt/unfinished]
Jordan is a paramedic with a dark past. Bailey is a kind hearted social worker. Will they manage to merge their worlds and find love or will Jordan's secrets tear them apart?

Fifty Winters Ago by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
A middle-aged Xena and Gabrielle find themselves reprising roles from their past, after receiving a mysterious invitation from Cleades, the baby-to-man monarch of season four's KEY TO THE KINGDOM.

Two-Thousand Winters Ahead by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
A detour on the journey home from their 25th anniversary adventure in IseQween's "Fifty Winters Ago" offers Gabrielle and Xena an extraordinary chance to rediscover themselves.

March 16th, 2007

Added part 7 - Finale to Adam Chiron's Duality of Hope and Despair

March 15, 2007

A Vineyard by the Sea by Lori A. Meyers [classic/alt/complete]
summary pending

Forever and Always by Robin Alexander [über/alt/complete]
While renovating an old home two women come upon a mysterious find, a simple wooden box. The secrets hidden within are timeless and prove that love is everlasting.

from PD Publishing

PD Publishing is pleased to announce that Mickey Minner has signed her story, Rolling Thunder, to be published in Summer 2007. We are looking forward to having Mickey amongst our growing family of authors, as well as having Rolling Thunder in our catalogue of published books.  Check out the above links or go to our homepage to catch up on the latest news from PD.  www.pdpublishing.com

Barb and Linda
P.D. Publishing, Inc.

March 14, 2007

Snowborn by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson [original/alt/complete]
Born the last of her kind, her kind mother and the loneliness of the frozen peaks was all that she knew. Then one day a new creature made its way into the frozen world, bringing with it change for the white guardian of the mountain.

Added part 2 of Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) previously Untitled

Added part 4 of Birdie II by One Sock Bard

March 13th, 2007

A Stranger in My Family by Red Hope [Conqueror/alt/unfinished]
The sequel to Stranger in a Strange Time. The Conqueror and Queen Gabrielle take their trip to Egypt to meet the powerful Queen Cleopatra. Along the trip across the Mediterranean, Gabrielle learns from the Conqueror that her long lost sister, Lila, is still alive and well but a slave. Quickly Gabrielle becomes less concerned about her vacation in Egypt and more about rescuing her sister from Gurkhan. And the Conqueror for the fist time realizes she cannot simply take what she wants because so much is at stake. Can the Conqueror and Gabrielle safely rescue Lila, who may not even want to be freed?

Incubus of Fire by Melissa Wild [alt/unfinished/original]
Based around the legend of Bloody Mary, a group of friends perform a séance on Halloween with terrifying consequences...


March 12th, 2007

Added part 4 of Her Story by Xena's Girl

March 11th, 2007

from Kim Pritekel

Come and see the Epic Scrolls videos at: http://ktvideoproductions.com/ You can also get to the scrolls, or post a comment about them at: www.myspace.com/ktvideo. Enjoy!
- K

March 10th, 2007

Under Other Circumstances by IseQween [classic/gen/complete]
Initially trying to relax and solve a mystery, Xena and Gabrielle end up discovering more than they wanted to know about the meaning of justice, sacrifice and friendship in this pre-Season Three adventure.

March 9th, 2007

A Defining Moment by AC Henley [original/alt/complete]
A Slice of Life

March 8th, 2007

A Season of Loss by Boudica X [alt/original/complete]
A story of loss and what two women must go through to find out if they really are meant for each other.

March 7th, 2007

Two Part Harmony by Colleen [alt/über/unfinished]
Skylar Ramsey, the hottest young singer on the music scene, has fame and fortune. But she doesn't have everything. She unexpectedly finds that elusive happiness in the form of a little blonde songstress. But a black cloud hangs over Skylar's head and it gets darker by the minute.

Added part 6 of Breathless by Lois Kay

from GCLS

The Golden Crown Literary Convention Committee invites graphic designers to submit their original artwork for the 2007 GCLS Literary Convention promotional material. The winning design will be displayed on all marketing and promotional material for The 2007 official GCLS Literary Convention as well as Posters, The Convention Program Cover, Banners, T-Shirts, and Mugs. If you are interested in submitting a design for the contest, please read the contest rules.  We hope you're planning to share your talent with us in exchange for full recognition and an excellent marketing opportunity.
We are also looking for cover artists to attend the convention and sit on this Friday panel. Contact Lori Lake.
File specs: For the contest, submit your graphic in a 72 dpi 8 x 10 format.
The winner of the contest will need to submit the final files to us in RGB, 300 dpi, tiff files at full scale for each element. We will let the winner know the ftp info to upload these when the time comes.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Good luck!

Cheri Rosenberg
Director of Fundraising

March 6th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, Amy Boatman

Illumination by Amy Boatman [classic/general/complete]
Set immediately after Orphan of War, Xena struggles with her decision to leave Solan and the emotional devastation that action has caused.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/complete]
Due to popular demand (I do so love being able to say that ;-D), a 'sequel' to my Valentine's Day Invitational story. The majority of feedback I got requested some sort of continuation and I decided I best get one done before the requests turned to threats. *G*

Jill and Patricia break the news of their relationship to Patricia's son, Michael, just before a three-day vacation on a small isolated island. Unfortunately, the island isn't quite as uninhabited as Patricia remembers...

Added part 11 of The Message by JA Breeze

from Intaglio Publications

Intaglio Publications is proud to announce the release of S. Anne Gardner's:
S. Anne Gardner
ISBN: 978-1-933113-57-9
Price: $16.95
Victoria is a woman tormented with a past she can't forget. She returns to exact revenge and compensation. Danielle is a talented painter who becomes the pawn tossed in a plan of vengeance. Sometimes memories that haunt us show us the way to our future and our salvation. A tale of revenge, passion and love.

On sale now at www.Bellabooks.com and Starcrossed Productions www.scp-inc.biz

March 5th, 2007

- From Kim Pritekel
Hey, guys. Just an update for you. Yesterday was the first official read-through of the script, with the entire cast. I couldn't be there, which I'm bummed about, but was there in spirit, apparently. I was told that the actors loved the script, and were taking to their parts like a duck to water. Oh, for those of you who didn't know- yes, I am writing the novel for this film, but the original guy they had hired to write the screenplay got fired, so they asked if I'd step in and start over. I said hell yeah! and re-wrote the entire thing. I'm beyond thrilled in all this. I've written screenplays before, but it's a very new credit to me, so I can't even tell you how cheesed I am about all this. Then, last night Matt Dean, the director called me to talk about the script a bit, and then he starts putting me on the phone with the actors! Holy crap, I'm like, uh, hi? Man. I feel like SUCH a kid right now. lol Definitely a fish out of water. But I gotta tell ya- I'm lovin' every minute of it.

I fly down to St. Augustine March 21 and will be there on set through the 25th. It is going to be SO hard coming back to work that Monday, 26th. I dread it. I also found out yesterday that this film will be going into world-wide DVD distribution, so all of you folks across the pond will be able to partake, as well.

So, there you go. I'm flying high over here, my feet still not totally on the carpet yet. What an amazing feeling. : D


P.S. By the way- come check out Asp Films' new MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/officialaspfilms

- From Melissa Wild
The Darkness within is now available to buy from www.amazon.com www.play.com www.barnesandnoble.com and

All the best

Melissa Wild

The Book of the Body by Vivian Darkbloom [original/alt/complete]
A belated Valentine's Day story...

Added part 10 (conclusion) of S.Derkins' Tale in the Making

Added part 3 of A Moment in Time by Mickey Minner

March 4th, 2007

Director's Cut by Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt [original/Über/alt/complete]
It takes place after Glass Houses and during the time frame of Blow the House Down

Proud Warrioress by IseQween [classic/gen/complete]
A master at merchandising frauds, Salmoneus discovers benefits of the real thing from his encounters with a warlord who isn't quite the "knock-off" she seems.

March 3rd, 2007

The Darkness Within by Melissa Wild [original/Über/alt/unfinished]
Alandra valentine, a young girl gifteed with strange magical abitlities, moves to the small rural village of Havens gate, in an attempt to forget the past. However the paradise that she has found is not all it seems, and she soon finds hereself caught up in a nightmare beyond imagining, where nothing or no one is what it seems.

March 2nd, 2007

Added part 8 and part 9 of S.Derkins' Tale in the Making

March 1st, 2007

Added chapter 13 of Adrienne's A Different Time, A Better Time

Added part 6 of Adam Chiron's Duality of Hope and Despair


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