What's New April 2010


Academy of Bards Contest #23
Take Me Out To The Bard Game


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April 30th, 2010

Unexpected by phair [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Summary pending

April 29th, 2010

Added Part 6 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 7 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

April 25th, 2010

Empty Home by The Guardian [Classic/Alt/Complete]
After seeing a dream with her parents in it, Exl returns to her real hometown with Xena and Gabrielle with her
every step of the way. There she is expected to take her place as Queen since she is the heiress to her father's
throne. But things of the past haunt her and she has to face the past in order to save her people, her family and herself. This is a story about the past and the present.
(Part 9 of the Guardian Series )

Added Part 2 of The Icarus Reversal by Adam [Multi fandom Crossover/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 3 of The Icarus Reversal by Adam [Multi fandom Crossover/Alt/Incomplete]

LFRCA Award Announcement
The LESBIAN FICTION READERS CHOICE AWARDS were started to provide the readers of lesbian fiction a voice and we are extremely proud that the readers responded. In our fourth award period, members nominated 64 books representing more than 50 writers.

We are very pleased to announce the results of the 2009 LESBIAN FICTION READERS CHOICE AWARDS.

In alphabetical order, the Readers' Favorites are:

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Writer

  • Ali Vali
  • Crystal Michallet-Romero
  • Gerri Hill
  • Georgia Beers
  • Melissa (Missy) Good
  • Radclyffe

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Anthology/Story Collection

  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 - edited by Simone Thorne
  • Outsiders by L Ames/G Beers/JD Glass/S Meagher/S Smith
  • Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets - edited by Radclyffe/S Seaman
  • Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2009 – edited by Nicole Foster
  • Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction 2008 - edited by Fran Walker

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Romance

  • Best Battle Scars by Meghan O’Brien
  • Breaking the Ice by Kim Baldwin
  • Sanctuary by I. Beacham
  • Secrets of the Stone by Radclyff
  • The Veil of Sorrow by Crystal Michallet-Romero

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Erotica

  • Lesbian Cowboys Erotic Adventures – edited by S Green/R Valencia
  • Night’s Kiss: Lesbian Erotica by Catherine Lundoff

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Mystery

  • Death of a Dying Man by J.M. Redmann
  • From Hell to Breakfast by Joan Opyr
  • The Scorpion by Gerri Hill
  • The Ties That Bind by Andi Marquette
  • Thief of Always by K Baldwin/X Alexiou

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Adventure

  • Footsteps by Mickey Minner
  • Justice for All by Radclyffe
  • Renegade by Cheyne Curry
  • Stranded by Blayne Cooper
  • Thief of Always by K Baldwin/X Alexiou

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • Barking at the Moon by Nene Adams
  • Goldenseal by Gill McKnight
  • Iron Rose Bleeding by Anne Azel
  • Second Nature by Jae
  • The High Priest and The Idol by Jane Fletcher

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Humor/Comedy

  • From Hell to Breakfast by Joan Opyr
  • The Middle of Somewhere by Clifford Henderson
  • The Seduction of Moxie by Colette Moody
  • Second Nature by Jae
  • Winds of Heaven by Kate Sweeney

Favorite Lesbian Fiction General

  • Beggar of Love by Lee Lynch
  • Footsteps by Mickey Minner
  • The Children of Mother Glory by C.M. Harris
  • The Middle of Somewhere by Clifford Henderson
  • The Ties That Bind by Andi Marquette

Favorite Lesbian Fiction Historical

  • Fireweed by Mickey Minner
  • Kicker’s Journey by Lois Cloarec Hart
  • The Children of Mother Glory by C.M. Harris
  • The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody

The LESBIAN FICTION READERS CHOICE AWARDS are open to any reader of Lesbian Fiction and joining is easy. Members nominate and vote for the LFRCA recipients. For more information on the LFRCA or to become a member, go to:


Thank you.

Jo Fothergill
LFRCA Administrator

April 24th, 2010

Added Part 9 of Just A Breath Away by Colleen [Uber/Alt/Incomplete]

Announcement from Blue Feather Books
We're pleased to announce the release of Canyon Shadows , fourth book in The Shadows series:

Archaeologists Kim Blair and PJ Curtis, newly married both in ancient days (thanks to time travel) and in modern times, are eager for some privacy and relaxation. They set up housekeeping on Kim's ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Though idyllic in nearly every way, their domestic bliss becomes tedious, and the Land of Enchantment seems too tame after the action-packed adventures Kim and PJ experienced in Arizona, Wales, and Greece. Then a visit from an Amazon spirit guide forces them to refocus on their destiny and warns them of unexpected danger and heartache.

While PJ is away on a business trip, someone breaks into the house on the ranch. Kim's trusted wolf-dog, Pup, is injured and Kim disappears. Few clues exist, but PJ finds the one most likely to reunite her with her beloved Kim. PJ must risk everything to rescue her spouse from a desolate canyon hideaway.

In this fourth book of the West and Welsh "Shadow" series, Amazon shaman meets Navajo medicine woman in a gripping saga. PJ and Kim combat unspeakable evil, face overwhelming physical and mental pain, and strive valiantly to restore the harmony they so treasure. They've said they'll love each other forever and always, but just how long is that? The answer is a matter of life or death and lies in the Canyon Shadows.

Don't wait to get your copy of this exciting fourth installment in the ongoing adventures of Kim and PJ, available in print or in digital format!

April 20th, 2010

On The Fast Track To Love by Norsebard [Uber/Alt/Complete]
When author Kathleen O'Malley is asked by renowned race car driver Francesca Carrara to write her biography, little does she know that the charismatic and strong-willed woman will turn her life upside down, and awaken feelings in her she thought she'd never experience again...

Added Part 9 of Infamia by Vivian Darkbloom [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

April 18th, 2010

Critical by Fingersmith [Original/Alt/Complete]
Restaurant owner, Claire Connolly, initially believes Jennifer Cartwright collapses on purpose to see how she will cope with the situation. But it soon comes to light that someone is behind it all and is not going to stop until he exacts his revenge on the dark haired food critic.
Bring in Fiona Houghton - smart and willing to go the extra mile. It isn't long before she is on the trail of a man intent on destruction, and he doesn't care who he destroys along the way.
A tale of murder, kidnapping, and devastating obsession. How on earth can something as fragile as blossoming love come from this? Simple. Love is stronger than everything. Isn't it?

April 14th, 2010

Announcement from Bedazzled Ink
Food lovers! We have a special treat for you. What happens when someone raised in an Italian household becomes a vegetarian? Well, if you're Roberta Roberti you write a cookbook called What, No Meat? Traditional Italian Cooking the Vegetarian Way.

As Roberta put it . . . "When I first gave up meat, I discovered I didn't know how to prepare vegetarian meals. It became necessary to learn how to make a variety of dishes so I wouldn't drown in pasta with marinara sauce; as much as I love it. So pour a glass of wine (or tea, as the case may be) and take your senses on a journey of classic and ancient culinary delights. I share with you the precious offerings of my family and our culture."

Treat yourself today. You don't have to be a vegetarian to indulge in these recipes, just a love for really great food.

Read more about What, No Meat?:

You can buy a copy at the Bedazzled Book Peddler:

If you enter NOMEAT in the redemption code box when checking out, an additional 5% to our regular 10% discount will be taken off your order. You can even mix ebook and print books in your order. International customers can drop an email to bookpeddler@bedazzledink.com. Just let us know what titles you want to order and where you live and we'll manually process the order for you.

You can also order our books from your favorite bookstore. International buyers can also buy them from an Expresso Book Machine. Go here for a list of locations: http://bedazzledink.com/?page_id=674

Buon appetito!

Claudia Wilde

April 13th, 2010

A Weekend With Aphrodite by Norsebard [Classic/Alt/Complete]
On their way to Athens, Xena and Gabrielle decide to take a rest in the temple of the Goddess Of Love - perhaps they shouldn't have! The three of them soon find themselves on an adventure unlike any they've ever been on.

Added Part 5 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

April 11th, 2010

Welcome to two new bards at the Academy, Yorksbard & Adam!
Slave Conqueror by Yorksbard [Conqueror/Alt/Complete]
The Conqueror acquires a new slave but amidst tragedy, friendships and surprises, Xena gets more than she bargained for.

The Icarus Reversal by Adam [Multi fandom Crossover/Alt/Incomplete]
Twenty exceptional children from across the multiverse are kidnapped by a mysterious being and forced to take part in a gladiatorial tournament which only one of them can survive.

April 9th, 2010

Added Part 6 of The Chosen Path by Adam Allison [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 4 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]


April 7th, 2010

Academy Munchkin Ruth here...
I will be running in the London Marathon on the 25th of April (madness, I know :) ) and hope to raise funds for Crisis, a charity that helps and supports homeless people. It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me! The link to my JustGiving page is here: http://www.justgiving.com/ruth-boetzel
Thank you very much!

April 6th, 2010

King and Country by Zee & Windstar [Original/Alt/Complete]

White Solstice by The Guardian [Classic/Alt/Complete]
It is nearly Solstice and everyone is preparing for the holiday. In Amphipolis Xena, Gabrielle and Exl are helping Cyrene and waiting for the rest of the family and a few friends to arrive so they can spend Solstice together. This is a story about being together and a Solstice special.
(Part 8 of the Guardian Series )

It Happened On Winter Solstice Night by Norsebard [Classic/Alt/Complete]
While staying in Amphipolis for the Winter Solstice Festival, Xena and Gabrielle finally understand that they are much more than just 'best friends'.

Added Part 3 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

April 5th, 2010

Announcement from The Royal Academy of Bards
Spring has sprung, the birds are singing, and all fanfic fans are listening for those two words that mean so much...PLAY BARD! Academy Challenge #23...Take Me Out To The Bard Game is now open. Rookie Bard? Seasoned Veteran? We've got the challenge for you.

Check out the ROOOLs and premise page.

It's up to you to decide if you want to swing for the fences or just put the ball in play. For those who just want to sit in the bleachers... Evil J and I have a new PUNzle to tease...I mean... entertain your braincells. You'll find all the info you need here:

and as always if you have any questions... ask away: PHIL728@aol. com

Love Is by Texbard [Uber/Alt/Complete]
Kennedy and Carson relax and discuss the meaning of life after a day of hiking at Enchanted Rock on Easter weekend.

April 3rd, 2010

Announcement from Claudia Wilde

The April Issue of Khimairal Ink is up!
Thanks for your patience! We have some great stories in this issue: The Gift by Elaine Burnes, Wet Paint by Vicki Hsu, Spring Fever by Jean Roberta, and A Light for Revelation by R. G. Emanuelle.

They can be found at:


Happy Reading!
Claudia Wilde

April 2nd, 2010

Added Part 2 of Lost And Found by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]


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