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November 27th, 2007

Added Nostalgia by IseQween in the 55-Word Fiction category.

-from Bywater Books

New From Bywater Books - For Now, For Always by Marianne K. Martin

Renee Parker knows what love is and what love does. She was only seventeen when she fought social services for the right to raise her four younger siblings. Fought and won. Now the challenge is to parent kids scarred by a step-dad's suicide and a mother's imprisonment. But Renee doesn't think twice about sacrificing her own future to give her brothers and sisters their best shot at life. Renee knows what love is and what love does.

But then a different kind of love threatens everything Renee has built. Meeting pediatric nurse Olivia Dumont convinces Renee there is room in her heart for someone outside the family. But not everyone approves of the choices of her heart. The watchful eye of social worker Millie Gordon is always on the Parker family. And Millie knows what's right and what's wrong.

Driven to desperation, Renee faces the most agonizing decision of her life..

November 25th, 2007

- from Claudia Wilde

Been busy with shopping and holiday festivities? We know the feeling. To take in account all the busy activities occurring in November and December, we're extending our deadline for our next anthology, Toe to Toe: Standing Tall and Proud, to February 1, 2008.

It's a collection of stories dedicated to women who overcome adversity, jump over major hurdles, beat the odds, stand for what they believe in . . . About women whose stories inspire all of us to be strong and confident as we make our way in this crazy world.

For more information: http://nuancebooks.wordpress.com/books/toe-to-toe-standing-tall-and-proud/

We look forward to your submissions to submissions@bedazzledink.com

Claudia Wilde

- P.D. Publishing Announcement:
1) Barb and I are pleased to announce that two new books have been released for sale:

The widely popular author, L.T. Smith, online alias of Fingersmith, has a new release, Beginnings - a lesbian romance - full of L.T.'s humor and unique look at life, and her writing is always enjoyable.
Next, a first-time author, Steve Pierce, has a new release, World Without Winter - a gay science fiction - giving us a poignant look at life and the effects of global warming. Both of these are available for purchase at your favorite book seller.
2) After an influx of many wonderful submissions (we are still going through them all!), we are also happy to announce that the following titles have been signed for publication:

A Matter of Choice by G. Carlos Smith has been signed to be published in Fall 2008.
The Way You Say My Name by Sara Bell has been signed to be published in Fall 2008.
Kicker's Journey by Lois Cloarec Hart has been signed to be published in Winter 2008.

Thanks so much for supporting our authors!

November 24th, 2007

Added part 26 (conclusion) of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 21st, 2007

A Season of Renewal by Boudica X [original/alt/complete]
Jess and Mac have been down a long hard road together.  Will they be able to reconcile their differences and make their family whole again?  This is the last story in a series of three.

Added part 25 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 20th, 2007

Added part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6 (conclusion) of Avalon by Calliopenjo

Added part 24 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 19th, 2007

Hi Guys...
This is OZ at Raffle Central ‹.bg.›.
Please bear with me a little longer. I have the stuff boxed up and I am just waiting on getting a couple of more shipping addresses that I am missing. Also, as a retail hell manager, this is the busiest week of the year for me. But I am trying to find the time to haul all 30 boxes to the Post Office and send them on their merry way. Please just be a little more patient. Thank you.

Added part 23 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 17th, 2007

Added part 22 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 15th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy of Bards, Darkenedkarma!

For Life by Darkenedkarma [alt/original/complete]
Every moment of their life was mapped out for them.  It was all for the good of the Pack.  The rules were there to protect them.  But, sometimes the rules couldn’t be followed. 

Wedding Reception by Artemis Callaghan [alt/original/complete]

Workwoman's Wages by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/complete]

Added part 8 (conclusion) of Missing by ME Tudor

- from OZ

HO HO HO...it's that time of year again. 
Time for the Solstice Holiday Challenge, which is the 18th Bard Challenge.   This year we aren't giving you lists of words or objects to insert in your story.  We are actually giving you the storyline.  LOL 

We have a list of 25 Holiday Classics for you to peruse and then choose one to "borrow" and make your own.  The list of classics and roools is posted  here:
And make sure you check out the bonus possibilities.  You have  until December 15th to turn in your story.  Good Luck y'all.

Oh and for you PunZle experts.  Stay tuned.  Evil J and I will have a graphic puzzle for you to play with while our Bards are doing their bard thing.  It takes time to properly evil things up, so look for it in a  week or two. ;o)

-from PD Publishing

Barb and I are very pleased to announce these new titles are available for purchase!  Thanks for supporting our authors!  ~Linda

Where Shadows Linger by Mary D. Brooks : Eva and Zoe's second installment, following the touching In the Blood of the Greeks.  With the girls' arrival to Australia, will Eva and Zoe's love prove strong enough to overcome the shadows of the past that continue to linger in their lives?

On the Air by Geonn Cannon : Nadine Butler, a popular disc-jockey surprisingly outs herself in front of everyone at a town hall meeting. Desperate and under siege, Nadine decides to make the most of her last time On the Air.

Wonder by Nicolle Pollifrone : A book of poetry by a wonderful new talent.


November 14th, 2007

Welcome to the Academy, Calliopenjo and Silverwriter01!

The Beginning by Calliopenjo [alt/über/complete]
This is the beginning.  Our history as we were taught as children.  We longed for new adventures and new treasures to find.  What sort of treasures did we find?  Did we find what we hoped for?

Avalon by Calliopenjo [alt/über/unfinished]
On a forgotten island, far to the north in the cold waters that border Russia is a kingdom that is ruled by a sovereign eager to form an alliance with an American President.  This is her story as she prepares to leave home where many adventures await her.  Read along as she tells her tale and finds an unexpected treasure.

Clans by Silverwriter01 [über/alt/complete]
In a world where mice don't get cookies, and slaves wear tight leather pants, two young women journey through friendship, betrayal, rage, and passion, across a backdrop of primitive woodland villages and huge desert palaces.

Added part 20 and part 21 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 12th, 2007

›From Claudia

Check out the latest Zerynthia's Tales selection from Nuance Books. It can be purchase from Star- Crossed Productions www.scp-inc.biz or these other fine online stores. ‹g›
Claudia Wilde

A Nice Girl Like You by Tyree Campbell
Zerynthia's Tales 2
ISBN 978-0-9759555-9-8
Nuance Books
Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company

Meet seven nice girls of science fiction--a corporate detective, a couple from a long forgotten colony, the last woman on Earth, an outcast teenager, a reclusive archaeologist, and a soft-hearted assassin. Now see them cope with murder, prohibitions, survival, loneliness, relationships, and revenge. Tyree Campbell deftly blurs the lines of what it is to be a nice girl in an out-of-this-world collection of stories.

Confession by BoudicaX [alt/original/complete]
Tracy Ross and Bell Rivers weren't planning to meet today necessarily, but Chase seemed to create strange circumstances for each of them. Det. Ross reluctantly enlists Bell's help and ends up with the confession of a lifetime.

Springtime in the Rockies by Meretseger [alt/Über/complete]
This is a sequel to my 2006 Solstice Challenge story, Merry Christmas to you, Officer Greca.  Officer Lee Greca and Dr. Sarah Bonheur, after an eventful meeting at Christmas, finally get the chance to know each other better when Spring comes, but not all goes smoothly.... 

Love's Therapy by Iseqween [alt/classic/complete]
Gabrielle and Xena seek Aphrodite’s help with a "personal" problem shortly after events depicted in my post-finale story "Suns of the Passed." This could also be considered a companion piece to "War’s Surrender." It refers to several episodes, particularly PUNCH LINES, THE GOD YOU KNOW and YOU ARE THERE.

Going Home by Nut65 [alt/classic/complete]
Gabrielle’s liaison with a curious old man grants her one wish: that Xena’s dreams come true. However, what the Warrior is most preoccupied with is not what Gabrielle suspects, and Xena soon finds herself in her own past, having to face the loss of a soulmate whom she never discussed with Gabrielle. Xena finds herself unexpectedly accompanied by a very familiar child. It is only when she learns the lessons taught by her old friend and allows herself to love the child that she realises how painful loss can really be.

November 11th, 2007

›From Blayne Cooper

Hard Times
by Blayne Cooper

Years ago, Lorna Malachi, a frightened teenager, was plunged into a nightmare called Blue Ridge Women's Correctional Facility. Terrified and desperate to belong, she sold her soul one piece at a time. She survived to sit atop the ever-shifting trash heap of prison society.

Lorna has learned the hard way not to trust anyone, particularly penal system virgins like Kellie Holloway, her unrepentant new cellmate. But Kellie's pride and cluelessness guarantee that without help, she won't last long.

Together, Kellie and Lorna navigate through an oppressive, hidden world where the lines between right and wrong blur, sexual passion is forbidden but explosive, and love is the biggest risk of all.

Order at SCP

Or Bella Books http://bellabooks.com/

Or Amazon.com

The Falcon and the Handmaiden by Lucien St Clare [alt/original/complete]
This story is very roughly based on Tomyris (Tiirmirise) Queen of the Massagetae as recorded by Herodotus the Historian in the Histories. The Amazons of legend were supposedly descended from the Scythians and their Massagetae cousins. This story is a blend of fact, legend, fiction and in some places pure fantasy. I have taken some liberties with the customs of the Massagetae. Some I made up and some are taken from Nigeria and Dahomey or (Cameroon as it is now known) which were both in Africa. The Kings of Dahomey maintained an elite bodyguard which was exclusively comprised of women. These female warriors were the only ones the Kings trusted to protect him and his family in the Palace. Palace politics was what actually decided the succession and such women were therefore held in the highest esteem since they effectively decided who would be king.

November 10th, 2007

-from PD Publishing

Barb and I are pleased to announce that Kim Pritekel's latest novel, Twilight, is available for purchase at your favorite book seller.
Christine Grey and Willow Bowman - the events of ONE night change their lives forever...

We are also happy to announce that The Path Taken by Koda Graystone has been signed to be published in Fall 2008. Want to hike the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail - it's only a 2650 mile hike from the Mexican border to the Canadian border...

For more information regarding these or any of PD's titles, please go to www.pdpublishing.com or write to us at publisher@pdpublishing.com.

Thanks for supporting of our authors!

Linda and Barb

Added part 19 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 9th, 2007

Added part 18 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 7th, 2007

Leap of Faith by Akiela Xal [alt/classic/complete]
After the near total devastation of the Amazons at Helicon, will Gabrielle allow the nation to die, or will she take matters into her own hands?

Added part 17 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

Added part 2 of Post Traumatic Treat by Phair

November 6th, 2007

Added part 16 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

Added part 9 of Two Part Harmony by Colleen

November 5th, 2007

›From The Academy and Oz

‹.APPLAUSE.› Y'all Rock! We always knew that the people of the 'Verse were wonderful and generous and y'all just proved it again.
For the past few weeks we have been selling $1 and $5 tickets for a couple of raffles to help raise money for Michelle DeLaRosa's family. Money to help defray some of the medical bills. I am very happy to announce that y'all raised...
‹.drum roll please.›

Now comes the fun part of boxing up the prizes from the donation list (randomly) into surprise boxes. I'm having deja vu moments from all those years with BardCon. LOL
I'll be raiding my local post office of all their priority boxes this week.
They are gonna love me. ‹.g.›

I drew 30 winning $1 tickets and 2 winning $5 tickets from the thousands of tickets we sold.

These are the winning numbers ($1 raffle):
273747 272980 272879 764986 273705
765269 273900 765326 765165 764850
274367 765032 274321 274641 764974
273661 273064 273425 766014 765305
764822 274746 765772 765103 273461
274097 274000 765352 272816 764916

These are the winning numbers ($5 raffle):
602210 602259

Okay WINNERS: If you gave me a valid shipping address when you made your ticket purchase, I'm all set. If you did not, I will be emailing you to get one.

Added part 15 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

November 4th, 2007

Added part 4 (conclusion) of Birdie's Song - The Invasion by Onesockbard

November 2nd, 2007

Added Twenty Questions and Another 20 Questions by TwinkerHell [classic/alt/complete]

Added Atomostoktenos by L.M. Townsend-Crow to the Halloween Invitational

November 1st, 2007

Added part 14 of Awaken by Kim Pritekel

-from The Academy

Thank you guys so much for the INCREDIBLE response to our raffle. Considering that tickets were $1 and $5 a piece, you've been very generous! Numbers will be drawn and posted on Saturday..stay tuned!

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