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September 30th, 2009

A Scroll In Time by IseQween [Mel And Janice/Alt/Complete]
As Season Two's THE XENA SCROLLS concludes, Janice Covington and Melinda Pappas find themselves continuing a different saga, begun in the stories “Two Thousand Winters Ahead” and “Done There, Been That.”

Laney's Beginning by Robin Hicks [Original/Alt/Complete]
'Laney's Beginning' picks up where we left the gang in 'Dakota's Way.' Detective Laney Jacobs is finding it very hard to understand why she seems to be having these disturbing feelings for a young woman who was a victim in a robbery. She knows for a fact that she is not gay. Right? Follow Laney and Koty with some old friends and meet some new ones.

Announcement from Kim Pritekel
Hello, all. Well,it looks like the Xenavrse has done it again! As the auction is winding down - ends Saturday - as of right now, between donations and what the auction is at right now, I have more than enough for my eye surgery. I had my consultation Monday, and the doctor feels he can do wonders. Right now my world is like looking through a shower door on my right eye, but he feels he can get me to around 20/40 - 20/50. That is an absolute miracle for me, considering legally blind is 20/100, and I've been far beyond that since birth. The surgery has been scheduled for October 28, and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness and consideration is truly touching.


September 29th, 2009

Jaeger's by JM Dragon [Original/Alt/Complete]
What if you found out that someone you once knew has carried a torch for you over the years? When they came back into your life would you recognize their love? Kirsten Van De Pelt is about to find out first hand in this romantic short story.

Re-Gifting the Negatives by Everett Deane [Original/Alt/Complete]
A novella about the an insanely wealthy white woman's search for her soul mate and the debt ridden black woman writer, with a vivid imagination, who tries to keep out of her way

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12

Part 13 Part 14 Part 15 (Conclusion)

September 26th, 2009

Welcome to another new bard at the Academy, Kristattoo!

The Night by Kristattoo [Original/Alt/Complete]
When veterinarian Haven finally meets her crush, a woman named Cameron, it seems as if the universe is intent on keeping the two apart. Will tonight be one more cancelled date?

Bliss by Kristattoo [Original/Alt/Complete]
When Kadence's aunt dies and leaves her a toy store, Kadence changes her whole life, moving from the fast track life in Manhattan to Minnesota. A last gift from Aunt Gert sends Kadence on a trip to Antarctica. It is there that she meets Petal, a young woman who seems to think she knows exactly what Kadence needs. But does she?

Jesse by Kristattoo [Original/Alt/Complete]
Star basketball player Shae returns to her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma to finish her college career. There she meets the freshman team manager Jesse. Will the crush that she develops for the beautiful Jesse ever amount to more than just watching her?

Purgatory by Kristattoo [Original/Alt/Complete]
Olympic champion Sean Force returns to the very small town in rural Minnesota where she was raised for a class reunion. She had left Johnsonville ten years before after being caught kissing another girl, and the news had spread through town like wildfire. Will she be able to come to terms with her past.

Added Part 2 of Fractured by Erin O'Rielly

September 25th, 2009

Another Bard joins us today , Welcome Irish Eyes!

Help Wanted by Irish Eyes [Original/Alt/Complete]
Agreeing to help a friend of a friend should have been easy. A way to fill in time between jobs, but when Reese meets Teddy, things don't exactly go according to plan.   Falling on her backside in front of her potential new boss wasn't the way Reese thought it would go. Little did she know that the distraction Teddy presented would continue to create chaos in her life. Would her attraction for Teddy prevent her from completing the repairs to the ranch? Her mind may not have been on the ranch, but it was definitely on the sexy ranch owner.

September 24th, 2009

Announcement from Kim Pritekel
Howdy, all. The auction is up and running at MaryD's place. MaryD and Mesh, THANK YOU!!!!! Great ladies. Anyway, go check it out: http://scripts. cgispy.com/ auctions/ auction.pl? action=all&user=maryd

Kim Pritekel

Welcome to the Academy, Nothing But the Rain!

Bent by Nothing But the Rain [BSG/Alt/Complete]
My take on a certain scene. What if it had been someone else had been reprimanding Boomer for a bad landing?

September 23rd, 2009

Pushing Ladies by Warrior Judge [Original/Alt/Complete]
A dirty little homage to the brilliant TV Show “Pushing Daisies”. On her way to purchase Lady Emma a birthday gift, the Judge enters a shop and things go terribly wrong.

Special Announcement From L-Book:
"Literature in Motion" will take place October 11th 4:30 p.m. in Hollywood, California, at the Stella Adler Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
"Literature in Motion" is a concept created and adapted by playwright Dee Jae Cox to bring lesbian literature to the stage in an abbreviated format. It is an adaptation of selected excerpts from three novels that tell the arc of their individual stories, while weaving together the threads of an underlying theme that creates a comprehensive stage piece.
L-Book ePublisher is very proud that Backwards to Oregon by Jae is one of three novels adapted into a stage play by Dee Jae Cox. Also selected were The Lady and the Sea Captain by Vada Foster and Worth Every Step by KG MacGregor . I want to congratulate all three authors, not just for the fabulous books they wrote but also for having their works selected for "Literature in Motion." This is such a great tribute to their writing skills and storytelling. I felt all our Academy members should know of the tribute to these three authors who started on The Royal Academy of Bards. Everyone, especially in Southern California, should come to the event to help support these three wonderful authors.
Go to http://L-Book.com for the full "Literature in Motion" poster, with pictures of the actors that will be playing our favorite characters.
"Literature in Motion" is part of a 3-day event, the second annual 20% New Works Festival (20% being the percentage of women employed in theater). October 9 - 11. Check it out. http://www. lawomenstheatreproject.com/ current.htm
The plays are produced and performed by The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project, a nonprofit organization that is designed to increase opportunities for women in the performing arts, as well as providing educational opportunities and performances that represent women on a broader scale. Help support this wonderful organization and our own three authors who started here on the Academy of Bards .
Congratulations to Jae, Vada and KG.

September 21rst, 2009

Announcement from Kim Pritekel
Hello, all. An update for you: the auction should be going up soon. MaryD is being kind enough to host it on Ausxip.com, but there have been a few technical difficulties with the techno geek stuff, which I don't understand in any way, shape or form. But, I'll let you all know when we're up and running. Got some great stuff, do the amazing generosity of you fine folks.

Also - speaking of generosity of you fine folks - with your money donations, I've been able to get the ball rolling. I have a cataract consultation with the surgeon on September 28, so he can measure my eye and all the other torturous stuff he has planned.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !

Kim Pritekel

September 18th, 2009

Fractured by Erin O'Riley [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
For homicide detective Tessa Jacoby her life is about self control and putting on the face of cold indifference–she lives her life by one rule: never get involved. The murder of a noted collegiate basketball player, Dana Stratton, sets her on a path that threatens to compromise all her beliefs about life and love. As she tries to get a grip on her out of control emotions, Tessa finds herself with another challenge–her attraction to a federal prosecutor Anna Mikaelson.

The murder case sends Tessa and her partner Gus on a series of missteps and false leads as they work to discover who murdered the basketball star.

September 17th, 2009

Proverbs by Warrior Judge [Original/Alt/Complete]
On Lady Emma's birthday, the Judge reflects back on her childhood, and presents her Lady with the ultimate gift.

September 15th, 2009

Added Part 3 of Just A Breath Away by Colleen

September 14th, 2009

Into Darkness by Warrior Judge [Original/Alt/Complete]
The Judge is jealous about Lady Emma's old flame.

September 13th, 2009

Added Living in the Past, Book 2: Chapter 9 by Xenamungrrr

September 11th, 2009

Added Part 7 - The Conclusion of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

September 9th, 2009

Added Part 6 of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

September 8th, 2009

On behalf of the Academy of Bards, it's with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Hall of Fame winner A.C. Henley. May you rest in peace. Our sympathies with her partner, Sherry, and the rest of her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sherry.

There's no more pain now, A.C., for that I'm thankful.

Added Part 5 of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

September 7th, 2009

Added Part 4 of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

Added Part 2 of The Surviving the Storm by Alice D.

Announcement from jmdragon.net
The JMDragon challenge stories are ready to be read and voted on. They can be found here.
http://www.jmdragon .net/wn.html

September 6th, 2009

From Kim Pritekel:
This message is for all published authors or fandom art arists: I NEED YOUR HELP!

I was born with severe eye problems, including cataracts in both eyes. I had cataract surgery at 15 to remove the one in my left eye, as I'd gone blind, but the right one was still holding on. Well, now the right one has come to a dangerous level. I went to my glaucoma specialist yesterday to get it looked at, as I knew something was very wrong. Before, where it was blurry, now it's like looking through yellow gauze.

I went to see the doc in May, and things were stable. In four months, the cataract has significantly grown, as well as it's now sealing my pupil to the lense, and if the seal completes, I face complete, irreversible blindness. I need to have this cataract removed NOW.

I don't have the $4,500 for the surgery, so I am wanting to do a fundraiser, by auctioning signed books and artworks by various authors and artists in the Xenaverse or any other fandom.

Please contact me at: writerkimak@yahoo.com if you're willing to donate.

Thank you!

Kim Pritekel

Come check out my novels at either: www.pdpublishing.com or www.amazon.com.

Added Part 3 of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

September 4th, 2009

Added Part 2 of The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge

The Chronicles of Ratha: Book 2: Home Is Where The Heart Is by Aurelia [Original/Alt/Complete]
Jordana's life becomes decidedly more complicated when she suddenly finds herself caretaker for one hundred celibate women. As far as she is concerned, she has jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Now all she wants to do is to find somewhere to drop them off before she returns to her life of debauchery. She should be careful what she wishes for…

September 3rd, 2009

The Killing of Butterflies by Warrior Judge [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
On the day of their anniversary, Chief Justice Lex, ruler of the Realm, reflects on her tempestuous relationship with her lover, Lady Emma, a sassy ex-assassin, while helping her escape a murder trail for past crime.

September 2nd, 2009

No Good Deed by IseQween [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Our heroines process an unsettling new trend in their journeys, after Xena survives a poison dart in Season One’s THE GREATER GOOD, just before discovering the possible source at the beginning of CALLISTO.

Added Part 3 of Trust Our Tomorrows by Carrie Carr


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