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February 28, 2008

We are honored to have Patricia Givens (Patricia L. Ennis (AKA DAx =/\=)) submit her classic Xena: Warrior Princess works to the Academy. Welcome, Patricia!

The Kiss by Patricia Givens [alt/classic/complete]
Xena finds much more than she bargained for on her late night search for a snack...

Forced Vacation by Patricia Givens [alt/classic/complete]
Argo throws a shoe and the girls are left with nothing to do for a while...

The Labrys by Patricia Givens [alt/classic/complete]
What would happen if Gabrielle wandered into a lesbian bar... (A certain Amazon warrior used in Heart Of A Warlord was introduced in this story.)

Heart of a Warlord by Patricia Givens [alt/classic/complete]
A warrior from Xena's past has reappeared, causing havoc across the land as she attempts to make a name for herself by stealing more that the Warrior Princess' reputation... She wants Gabrielle too.

Life from Death by Patricia Givens [alt/classic/complete]
First Xena story I ever wrote. Picks up at the end of Is There A Doctor In The House.

Xena and Gabrielle finally figure out who and what they are to each other, only to have a Gods jealousy get in the way of their future.

Letting Go by JM Dragon [alt/uber/incomplete]


February 27, 2008

A message from Gerri Hill:
Gerri is launching a blog from her website (http://www.gerrihill.com/blog) and is offering readers a chance to format it and to offer suggestions for content.
"After many subtle suggestions from readers, and finally a push from my publisher, I've decided to join the Land of The Blog. Which, for my friend Judy, no, it's not a sci-fi movie! But what to blog about? You don't want to read about writing all the time and I certainly don't want to write about writing all the time . . . so, you decide. You want to read about what I'm currently working on? You want to know where I get my ideas? You want to know what we have planted in the garden? You want to know how adorable Casey is? You want to know what Diane looks like? (I say that because I get emails all the time wondering why there is no picture of her on my site) (she's shy) Do you want to know why a book ended the way it did? Do you want to know a good recipe for vegetarian lasagna? You want to know why I don't like to write sequels? Do you want to know a good camping spot in Colorado? Or do you want to know about a specific character or plot? Tell me what you want to know. Drop me an email at gerri@gerrihill.com or go to my blog leave a comment."


February 26, 2008

Helix by Kim Pritekel [alt/original/unfinished]
summary pending

The Village Blacksmith by Brigid Armstrong [classic/alt/complete]
This is set the time between Hercules, "Unchained Heart" and X:WP "Sins of the Past"

Living in the past: Chapter 7 By Xenamungrrr [Alt, Post FIN]

February 25, 2008

Welcome to the Academy, Ian Hayes!

XWP Changing Places by Ian Hayes [classic/alt/complete/FIN]
Xena’s soul, stranded in the Japa underworld is about to be reincarnated into a new body by the Japa gods and is no longer aware of who she was. Gabrielle, returning to Greece, discovers one day, without warning, that her soul mate’s spirit is no longer travelling with her and she is totally alone, but she has no way to find out what has happened. Recovering her memories Xena is enraged by how she has been manipulated and she also discovers the torment that Gabrielle is experiencing because of it. She must take on the Japa gods to ‘persuade’ them to send her back into the world so that she and Gabrielle can be reunited. But as usual, things don’t always go according to plan…

Changing Places follows Xena and Gabrielle from the Japa underworld, through Greece into Japa and then back to the underworld on a roller-coaster emotional journey, meeting up with a few old friends along the way.

A Fine Kettle of Fish by Xena Lorber Episode 3 of Virtual Season 4 Re-Deaux

The Unchained Heart by Twink [classic/alt/complete]
Set between "Kindred Spirits" and "Antony and Cleopatra," Xena recounts what might've been had she come to her senses one long ago night.

Fortress at the End of the World part 1 by Mickey Minner
Milas, of the House of Oneida, is switched at birth and sent to be raised in the House of Alasdair as a member of the Fortress Guard. Daidam is also of the House of Alasdair and member of the guard. An accident sends Milas and Daidam into a world they have been forbidden to enter. Will they survive and learn from the beings they encounter? And what of the reason for Milas being taken from the House of Oneida? Will Daidam uncover her secret?

Fortress at the Edge of the World is a fantasy where sometimes what you think is true proves not to be. And wisdom and honor are found in the most unusual of situations.

Added parts 9 & 10 (conclusion) of Something So Close to Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 18th, 2008

Added part 14, part 15, part 16 and part 17 (conclusion) of Sinagua Skies by SDerkins

Added part 13 of Breathless by Lois Kay

Added part 8 of Something So Close to Love by Artemis Callaghan

Added part 2 of Beyond Destiny by RP Michaud

February 17th, 2008

Snow and Tell by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Early in their relationship, concerned about how life at her side may change Gabrielle, Xena suggests a getaway that isn’t quite as relaxing as she’d hoped.

KC and Grump 3 by Mickey Minner [original/alt/complete]
A Sweetwater Saga short story

February 15th, 2008

Added part 7 of Something So Close to Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 14th, 2008

"... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." ~ Gretchen Kemp

Please enjoy our Valentine Invitational. And please please please, write the writers and thank them!

February 13th, 2008

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~Oscar Wilde

Added part 4 (conclusion) of Letting Go by Bobbie Halchishak

Added part 19 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis

Added part 6 of Something So Close to Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 11th, 2008

"I love you for you, but mostly I love you for what I am when I'm with you." ~Taylor

Intaglio Publications, Inc. is proud to announce the release of Deception by Erin O'Reilly.

By: Erin O'Reilly
ISBN: 978-1-933113-87-6
Price: $16.95

Available now at www.bellabooks.com and StarCrossed Productions

Lane Cuthbert knew exactly where she wanted to go and exactly what she had to do to get there. All she needed to elevate her status as an attorney within the legal network was a juicy scandal—or maybe even a murder. What she found was a beautiful woman with a secret.

When the sheriff charges beautiful and wealthy Bryce Clayton with the murder of Preston Garrett, Lane sees her chance at fame. The only problem is that Bryce won't say where she was at the time of the murder. Although Lane is able to discredit many of the district attorney's witnesses, she still has a problem—the alleged murder weapon belongs to Bryce.

Can Lane convince the jury of her client's innocence? Or will Bryce pay the ultimate price for her silence…

Added part 5 of Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 10th, 2008

"831 means 'I Love You'
8 letters
3 words
1 meaning." ~Anonymous

Hot off the presses! "The Second Coming of K'miel," "Hearing Things," "Way of the Jeep," and "Warriors of the Emoriat" together in a single volume. Emoria Campfire Tales by T.J. Mindancer. [New Tales of Emoria. Book 1]


Explore the world of Emoria across time and space. Meet K'miel, the seafaring Emoran princess, and Melia, a Lukrian warrior in training. Encounter the descendants of Queen Jamelin I and her consort Tigh of Ingor in 21st century California. Hang on to your swords as Warriors of the Emoriat, the peacekeepers of the universe, get caught up in a crazy galaxy-hopping adventure.

Claudia Wilde

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February 8th, 2008

"A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous." ~Ingrid Bergman

Added part 6 of Living in the Past by Xenamungrrr

PD Announcement:

azraelBarb and I are happy to announce that D. Jordan Redhawk's book On Azrael's Wings is now available for purchase through your favorite bookstore! Please go to our website to find out more information. www.pdpublishing.com

Thanks for supporting our authors.

Blue Feather Books:

We are pleased to announce that Aurelia has joined Blue Feather Books. Her book, Possessing Morgan, is scheduled for release in 2009.

Aurelia is a "dinky di" Aussie, born and raised in Sydney, Australia, 52 years ago. She has been married for 32 years and has two grown-up daughters. She has no fancy degrees or diplomas, having finished secondary schooling at age 17 and joined the workforce then. She has worked as a secretary for most of her working life, taking time off to raise said kids, but in a variety of interesting jobs such as a working for a government scientific organization, the fire brigade, the film industry and for the last 15 years, with a psychiatrist. As her friends will attest, she has finally found her niche in this last job, where she finds many helpful hints for her own state of mind.
While Aurelia has been interested in writing for as long as she remembers, unlike many writers she did not feel the urge to express her own thoughts and ideas on paper. But the urge finally surfaced, in an internet chatroom no less, three years ago. Some encouragement finally pushed her out of the writing nest, and she spread her wings to fly as high as she could. Possessing Morgan will be her first published work.

Possessing Morgan
New York City, in the height of summer. Crime seems to have taken a holiday, and Detective Morgan O'Callaghan is bored, bored, bored. Paperwork is mating and multiplying on her desk, and even a jaywalker is starting to look good. Anything to get her out from behind her desk!

Enter Andrea Worthington, Charleston socialite and all-around rich girl, right down to the wealthy fiancé. She's also the new Assistant District Attorney assigned to Morgan's squad.

Their first meeting was like two freight trains crashing head on. Then a high profile, career make-or-break murder case throws them together again. The investigation has barely begun when Andrea becomes the target of a nearly fatal hit-and-run. But was it really aimed at her? Can she and Morgan find the common ground and they need to solve the case and stop the attacks, or are the gaps just too wide to bridge?

February 7th, 2008

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." ~ Sam Keen

Added part 4 of Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 6th, 2008

"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." ~ Anonymous

Added part 3 of Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan

February 5th, 2008

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."~ Sophocles

Added part 6 (conclusion) of Little Disquietude by Rysler

Added part 11 of Two Part Harmony by Colleen

February 4th, 2008

"If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use my last breath to say, 'I love you.'" ~Source Unknown

Added part 2 of Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan

Added the conclusion of Extended Intentions by Jynaki

February 3rd, 2008

"You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world. " ~David Levesque

Second Annual Lesbian Book Festival.

Events and Rooms Still Available 760-416-9999 Ext 37

Fifteen Bold Stroke Books author's of lesbian fiction from around the country will gather in Palm Springs Valentine's Day, February 14 through February 18, 2008. They will read from their latest novels, as well as sign autographs. This year's festival, along with the readings and signings, includes live entertainment, food, drinks and a whole lot of fun. The festival was started in 2007 by Casitas Laquita (a lesbian owned Inn catering to lesbians) and Bold Stroke Books (a publisher of lesbian fiction). They continue to be the major sponsors of the 2008 event.

Visit the web site http://www.casitaslaquita.com/Book-Reading-Detail.htm for more details, schedule and changes. Space is limited this year, call now to make your reservations for the book festival events and lodging.

Authors Currently Scheduled to Attend:

Radclyffe, Justine Saracen, Jennifer Fulton, Julie Cannon, Catherine Friend, Rose Larkin, JLee Meyer, Gabrielle Goldsby, Jane Fletcher, Lisa Girolami, Lee Lynch, Xenia Alexiou, Kim Baldwin, Erin Dutton, Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Package X by Vicky Stevenson [Über/alt/complete]
A mysterious stranger (tall, dark, and gorgeous) appears at income tax time with an offer that a certain woman just can't refuse.

February 2nd, 2008

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I knew no other way than this, where 'I' does not exist, nor 'you'. So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." ~Pablo Neruda

- Thanks from Bedazzled Book Peddler
I'd like to thank all the fans who visited our table at the Xena Convention and Bard's Banquet for books and autographs. We had a great time meeting dedicated readers and wonderful authors. As a WGA picket sign said so succinctly, "Xenites Support Writers." Hopefully we'll see you at the next Xena Convention in 2008.
Thanks again for your support!
Claudia Wilde

It Could Be Worse by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle weather a few ripples in their new friendship immediately following their experiences in the second episode, CHARIOTS OF WAR.

Added part 2 of Birdie’s Song VIII  Talus by Onesockbard

Added part 5 of Little Disquietude by Rysler

February 1st, 2008

"Why do I love you? Because you are and always have been my dream." ~unknown

Something So Close To Love by Artemis Callaghan [alt/original/unfinished]
Jenna meets Ella at a wedding, where Ella is best man, and each rocks the other’s world.  However, there’s one small problem: Jenna already has a boyfriend.


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