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August 31st, 2008

L-Book ePublisher Announces

Labor Day Special:

All eBooks and L-Books 10% discount for Labor Day weekend.

Enter code laborday08 on first page of shopping cart.

Sale ends Monday, September 1, 2008 at midnight PST.

L-Book is highlighting RJ Nolan:

New Free short story Twisted Together a sequel to her mystery All Gone.

How well to you know RJ Nolan's Novels?

Here is the contest question:

What did BJ stand for before she had it legally changed to BJ?

Winner receives All Gone and Double Trouble on CD. In addition, a signed poster and bookplates.

Contest ends September 5th at Midnight so make sure you get your votes in before the deadline.

Go to to submit your guess what BJ stands for.


Added parts 6-10 of To Take What is Mine by Red Hope

August 30th, 2008

In Remember When? by Mavis Applewater unusual circumstances lead former child star Dee Janice back in front of the camera. The only hitch is standing behind the camera is her ex-lover. [alt/original/complete]

Added part 5 of Our Family by Lissa

August 28th, 2008

The One by TwinkerHell [X&G classic/alt/complete]
Its do or die time for Atrayeu, as he stands alone during his last day at the harvest festival. Will he suffer the grim consequences of being unsold, or will he finally find "The One" before its too late??

Added part 11 of Fortress at the Edge of the World by Mickey Minner

August 27th, 2008

To Take What is Mine by Red Hope [Alternative/Alternate Xena-Conqueror/unfinished]
The sequel to To Find What was Mine. It's been almost three years, Xena is now the ruler of southern Greece, and she sets her sights on northern Greece. Gabrielle now discovers herself at a crossroad when the Conqueror, her lost friend, begins her march north and closer to her Nation. Just when Gabrielle decides to seek out Xena, a warlord surfaces near the Macedonia Amazon Nation and threatens to spoil the subtle peace between the Amazons and Centaurs.

Badges and Needles by Warrior Angel [alt/über/unfnished]
I had the first version of this story removed because I got an offer from a very generous person who has been more than a beta to me. She has listened to my muses and helped me to understand their ways as any great teacher would.  Lots of action and emotional struggle working as the perfect backdrop for a love story.


August 26th, 2008

The Blues by Larissa [alt/original/complete]
summary pending

-from KG MacGregor

Remember the Shaken series? The first story, Without Warning, was published by Bella Books last January, and the second, Aftershock, is due out next month. In the old days, I dreamed my uber-Xena stories would be made into movies starring our heroines, but that prospect is looking pretty grim these days. What's looking good, though, is Anna & Lily on the stage in Hollywood, brought to you by longtime, make that Gabrielle fan Deejae Cox, the executive director of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project!

On Sunday, September 7th, the LAWTP is staging an excerpt from Aftershock, along with selections from authors Lisa Girolami & Gabrielle Goldsby, as part of its 20% New Works Festival. Lisa & I will be onhand at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood (4 p.m.) for a Q&A and book signing, and we would love to see your smiling faces there. No, they weren't able to land Lucy or Renee for the parts, but if you'll head over to, look on the Events page and you'll see the two actresses who will bring Anna & Lily to life.

Xena fans can also catch Robert Trebor (Salmoneus) on stage at the Festival. Hope to see you there!

-from Blue Feather Books

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Sinclair has joined Blue Feather Books. Her book, Ghost Town, is scheduled for release in early 2009.

Kelly Sinclair lives in Temple, Texas, but is a transplant from the South Plains. She has been a reporter, a rock singer-songwriter, and is currently a librarian. A poem of hers has appeared in the Texas Observer political magazine, and her computer-derived prints are featured in art galleries.

Sinclair has worked with an experimental art-rock ensemble, written country songs for such Texas acts as the Maines Brothers, and sung backup for funk bands and bluegrass performers. In her writing, she follows a similar path of exploring her creative boundaries, writing scripts, plays, and musical song-cycles.

Ghost Town

It's the summer of 1989, and in the small Texas town of Tantona, to
be openly gay is to be notorious. But three closeted women are
about to shake things up.

Mandy, a young reporter, is hung up on God and women. Librarian Tina is eager to ditch old personal dramas, and rocker Cat is struggling to get her band off the ground. Unanticipated connections bring the women together... and then there's Sherron, a reckless blonde who becomes the talk of the town.

When secrets come doused in Texas barbecue sauce, all the ingredients are present for a surprising and spicy mix.

Look for Ghost Town in early 2009!

- From Kate Sweeney

Diane Bauden and I will be doing a book signing/reading this Friday. I put it on the calendar, and I hope I did it right, being the computer nitwit that I am. If not, we'll be at Women and Children First in Chicago on Friday night, Aug 29th at 7:30.. If anyone is in the Chicago area, please stop by. We'd love to see you.

August 25th, 2008

Clear Conscience by Jynaki [alt/original/unfinished]
Iocca Barnes, creator and producer of a successful television show exposing the infidelities of others. Her motto, sensational confrontations equals sensational ratings. When her life falls victim to her own creation, she retreats to her beach house away from everyone, away from her past. Iocca’s life is as she wants it. Until, she reluctantly becomes friends with her alluring and beautiful neighbor, Ariel.

August 23rd, 2008

Road Show by JA Bard [alt/classic/unfinished]
Xena and Gabrielle are in route to meet up with Hercules and Iolaus after receiving an urgent message from him, when circumstances force them to split up. What ensues is an engaging tale about past lives, journeys and tasks to be completed in order to satisfy the past and maintain the future. The journey will lead both Xena and Gabrielle into a great danger and bring them together like never before.

August 22nd, 2008

The Chronicles of Ratha: Book One: Revenge Is Twelve Hundred Credits by Aurelia [Orig/Sci-Fi-Adventure/Alt/Complete]
Jordana Laren is a hard-drinking, barroom-brawling space pilot for hire. By her own admission she’s a space bum who works occasionally to keep her creditors at bay. Her life is going nowhere, drifting from one job to another and one bar to another, until her latest job turns out to be more than she expected.
And so the adventures begin in Book One, told by Jordana herself in her own inimitable way giving her own insights on life, love and the universe.

August 21st, 2008

Added part 5 of You Are My Sunshine by Artemis Callaghan

-from Intaglio Publications

Intaglio Publications, Inc., is proud to announce the release of The O'Malley Legacy By Kate Sweeney
Now available at and SCP

Travel through history with the O'Malley women - from the 14th century and Branna O'Malley, the Irish Barbarian, to the 1820s and sail the Jamaica winds with Quinlan Stoddard, and finally to Seana Riordan, fighting for her love and country during the weeks before the invasion of Normandy.

Though vastly different in time and generations, the fiercely loyal, independent blood that courses through their veins connects these women.

Each a warrior in her own right, three women struggle to find their rightful place in the world in which they live. Strengthened by the spirit of all the O'Malley women who walked the earth before them, they battle tenaciously for family; they fight passionately for love -They are the O'Malley.

August 18th, 2008

-from L-Book ePublisher

New Book Release:

Double Trouble by RJ Nolan. Romance

For more information go to

For a limited time we are giving away (FREE) with every purchase, a 221 piece jigsaw puzzle of Double Troubles Book Cover. Act now to receive your jigsaw puzzle gift. Go to for more information.

Signing of New Books:

Jae has signed her two romantic crime novels with L-Book. Conflict of Interest, which the eBooks will be released September 2008 and Next of Kin the sequel, schedule for November 2008 release. Jae has added, changed and extended the online versions. Go to for more information.

General Announcement

The attendees of the GCLS convention saw a preview of our eBooks on CDs. We do not have a date yet when they will be available, but will let you know.

L-Book has an open call for submissions, check here for our guidelines.

Thank You for supporting our great Authors, eBooks, and L-Books (Lesbian Audio eBooks).

August 14th, 2008

-from Colleen

Hello everyone. I just wanted to shout out a huge thank you to the readers who voted my Jamie and Erin series into the Hall of Fame. It was a wonderful surprise. Thanks again. Colleen

- from Blue Feather Books

And now, for some exciting news!

Blue Feather Books is delighted to welcome Goldie Award-winning author Jane Vollbrecht to the Blue Feather family, both as an author and as part of business operations. Jane's experience and talent are bound to be an asset to the corporation. Look for her newest book, Detours, in early 2009. Welcome aboard, Jane!

August 11th, 2008

- From Artemis Callaghan

Hello, this is just to thank everyone who voted for Something so close to love. Thank you all SO much! You made me incredibly happy - Artemis C.

- From Onesockbard
Just wanted to say thanks to the readers who nominated the Birdie series for the HOF. Birdie brings a great deal of joy to my life and it is a happy and humblling thing to know that other people enjoy her as well. Thank you so very much.. osb

Added part 8 of Living in the Past by Xenamungrrr

August 10th, 2008

See Right Through Me by Fingersmith [original/alt/complete]
School teacher, Gemma Hughes, is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Disorganised and clumsy, it isn’t long before she finds herself in the capable hands of the beautiful Dr Maria Moran. Everything starts wonderfully until Gemma starts to doubt the doctor’s intentions, listen to the wrong people … listen to the wrong version … and begin to believe all she hears.
But has Maria something to hide, or is it a case of swapping trust for insecurity, respect for jealousy, and finishing with a world of heartbreak and deceit? Can Gemma stop her actions before it’s too late? Or will she ruin the best thing to happen in her life?

Added part 11 of Spring Break by Lady J

August 8th, 2008

- From Trish Kocialski

Wooohooo!  I'm really honored that the fans have chosen me this year.  I've been 'out of the loop' lately due to my real life job, but will have a new book out shortly so it's great to know the fans still have me in their thoughts. they have my characters in their thoughts...but it really means a lot to me to have this honor.  A big "Thank You!" to the Royal Academy of Bards and everyone who voted me into the Hall of Fame!

August 7th, 2008

Journey Through Shadowland by JA Bard [alt/classic/complete]
The first in a series written by JA Bard

The Hunters by JA Bard [classic/sci-fi/alt/unfinished]
This is scifi and is related to Xena and Gabrielle in that women are the main characters.

Added part 3 (conclusion) of Galaxy Dancers by JA Bard

Added part 5 (conclusion) of Paradox of Love by JM Dragon and Erin O'Reilly

- from Del Robertson

I've gotta tell ya, I'm overwhelmed. I was scrolling through the inductee list and saw several favorites, then I stumbled across my name, too. Just wanted to drop a note and say thanks to the readers and fans - especially those who continue to feed the bards by sending feedback. If you (the readers) don't write, we (the bards) don't know if we should continue on. (then again, that doesn't seem to slow some of us down, at all, does it?). Seriously, though, I'm honored to be inducted into the hall of fame. And, thank you again to the readers and the Academy. You rock!

Del Robertson

August 6th, 2008

Added part 8 of Just Breathe by S. Lynne

- from D

WOW!! How cool is that?!?

OZ assures me it is pretty dang cool, and I'm inclined to agree with her. :-)

Many thanks to the readers who continue read and feed this particular bard and for taking the time to once again vote one of my stories into the Academy Hall of Fame. It is very gratifying to know folks find as much enjoyment in their reading as I do in the writing.

Special thanks to the Academy - Boss, OZ, and Munchkins - for creating the Hall of Fame and tirelessly posting my stuff despite all the funky formatting I send to them. There's a reason they refer to me as a PITA DIVA. <g> Their efforts are much appreciated and I'm glad they continue to host so many great bards and stories.

Thanks, ya'll!!


August 5th, 2008

Added part 9 and part 10 of Spring Break by Lady J

-from KG MacGregor

Wow! I'd like to say a Great Big Thanks to all who voted to induct Malicious Pursuit into the Academy Hall of Fame. It's gratifying to see a story resonate with readers years after it was first posted. I hope you all realize how much your enthusiasm and feedback means to all who write. Uber forever!

-from Blue Feather Books

We're back! And trying to get back to normal, after a fantastic GCLS convention Pictures of the spiffy Blue Feather Gang, as well as a more detailed report on all the fun we had, will be up on our website soon.

In the meantime, as promised, we're very happy to announce the release of Karen Badger's (a.k.a. KD Bard) newest book, Yesterday Once More. It made its debut appearance at the GCLS, and sold right out!

It's the year 2105. Dr. Jordan Lewis, paralyzed from the waist down in a childhood accident, is part of a research team working to create a device that will restore her mobility. While recovering from surgery, Jordan finds the diaries of Maggie Downs, a woman who died in an accident strangely similar to Jordan's own, but more than one hundred years ago.

Maggie begins to haunt Jordan's dreams, and Jordan becomes convinced that she is trying to contact her. Can love bridge the barriers of death and time? Jordan is determined to find out.

Another winner from the best-selling author of On a Wing and a Prayer, you won't want to miss this book!

August 4th, 2008

Welcome to a new bard at the Academy, Thorn!
Redemption [gen/classic/unfinished]
Synopsis pending

Added part 15 of Two-Part Harmony by Colleen

August 3rd, 2008

Midnight Confessions by Lucy Winchester [alt/classic/complete]
A series of subtext scenes from both the perspectives of Xena and Gabrielle.

REFLECTIONS: SO FAR, SO CLOSE by IseQween [alt/classic/finished]
Three companion pieces that imagine “in the moment” responses of Xena and Gabrielle to strains on their relationship as depicted in MATERNAL INSTINCTS, CRUSADER and IDES OF MARCH

August 2nd, 2008

Feel the Love by Xena's Dialectic [alt/classic/complete]
Gabrielle shares a prophecy concerning a certain star.

August 1st, 2008

Added part 4 of You Are My Sunshine by Artemis Callaghan

-from The Academy of Bards as spoken by Oz

As everyone knows, July is Feed The Bards Month. To tie in with our HOF awards we also award the Fan Of The Year Award to the person who feeds the most Bards.  This year it was really, really close.  There were three fans who went above and beyond and stuffed those Bardie mailboxes full.  But we can only have one winner.  
This year's Fan Of The Year goes to:
Sandy Serf

<.Bravo.> ...OUTSTANDING!
Miss Widget and Kazia also get a round of applause.  Y'all were soooooooooooo close.
Onward to the HOF...
The readers have spoken and determined the inductees for 2008.
Please welcome to the Academy Hall of Fame (in alphabetical order) :
Sue Beck
Trish Kocialski
Del Robertson

The readers have had their say and now I have something to say...Oh Larisa?  We (the Academy) want the rest of your stories. Yep, we want them all.  Every last one of them. Please?

The readers have also chosen the stories and thanks to a couple of ties...we will be inducting fifteen stories this year instead of ten.
The tope vote-getter was:
Amazon Queens Don't Fall In Love by Del Robertson

Congratulations to Del for being inducted into the HOF and also having the top story. But if that wasn't enough...check out the rest of the list (alphabetically) and the authors. <.g.>

7 Days In Pompeii by DJWP
Aftermath by D---this is D's fourth story inducted, she is #1
The Birdie Series by Onesockbard
The Erin/Jamie Series by Colleen
Extended Intentions by Jynaki---this is the sequel to last's year's story inductee
Fate by Kaia
The Island of Belleza by Cam Taylor
Malicious Pursuit by KG MacGregor
Pretium Silenti by Spyrel
The Ramses/Sarah Series by Ali Vali---this is Ali's third series inducted
Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan
The Cloak by BL Miller
Through the Eyes Series by Del Robertson
Walking Around In Warrior's Underwear by Del Robertson

While we have had other Bards with three stories inducted this is the first time that all three were chosen in the same year.  WHOA!  

Now...every year the Academy chooses a special person and presents the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award to them.  This year, I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said about this particular author.  
Yes I do...
She's evil...Yes EVIL. <.g.>  
Her online stories have been responsible for the death of countless trees, as folks print them out.  The woman has bazillions of pages of stories online.  Then she goes and publishes and more trees bite the big one.   She writes classic X&G, she writes uber/originals, she writes Conqueror...she writes real XWP episodes and virtual season ones...and she writes OFTEN.  She also will cheerfully write her name on anything you put in front of her.  Somewhere along the line she manages to find time to work and play and show up at all kinds of gatherings.

Y'know what...I'm guessing she's is an alien. Or maybe a twin...actually to do everything she does...she's a trip...I mean must be a triplet. <.g.>

All kidding aside...what Missy Good is actually is ONE OF A KIND. And the 'Verse is an incredible place because of her.  Don't believe me...just ask any of the 3000 pups. <.g.>

The Academy is proud to present the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award to
Melissa Good.


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