What's New June 2010


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


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June 29th, 2010

Added Part 15 of Twisted Secrets by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Addeed Part 2 of Desert Dreams by Kennedy Northcutt [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Announcement From Kim Pritekel
Hey guys! '1049 Club' has FINALLY been released from PD Publishing and is available at www.amazon.com as well as www.pdpublishing.com and other bookstores. The book came out absolutely gorgeous, and I hope you enjoy!
Kim Pritekel

June 25th, 2010

And another new bard joins us today - Welcome Olansamuelle!

Yield by Olansamuelle [Classic/Gen/Complete]
The warrior surrendered as much as her broken soul would let her. Story set during The Debt II flashbacks.

Dragonfly by KW Jordan [Buffy/Alt/Complete]
PS7. My heart is racing. The pounding of my blood in my ears is reminiscent of the beating of a dragonfly's wings—hard and anxious. I swallow hard. The look I give Faith is pleading.

June 24th, 2010

Added Part 3 and Part 4 of Force of Nature by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Synopsis pending

Fair Trade by phair [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
A historically inaccurate tale of the woman who saved the Celts so that they could survive long enough to save civilization.

On the Way to Kilimanjaro by Dark'n'Light [Uber/Alt/Complete]
Take the independent, self secure CJ, who has just been transferred from New York to Kansas City College, the young rebel is not known to be the nicest person on earth, and is not happy about being in Kansas then put her in to share a room with Qwin, the shy, emotional artist, who is very insecure and cannot find her path.

The two of them are not best friends and they despise the other, so will a school trip to Kilimanjaro help them along to find compassion and friendship, or will it make a deeper rift between the two?

Announcement From Bedazzled Ink
You've been pestering us for a new book by Barbara Davies and we've got it for you and it's twice the fun. We have Frederica and the Viscountess and The Adventures of Murdering Meg together in a single book. Perfect for the summer reading list!

The ebook edition has slipped graciously out of our hands and swashbuckled it's way to the Bedazzled Book Peddler. <g> The print version will be available in a couple of weeks.

Frederica and the Viscountess
June 1815. Joanna, Viscountess Norland arrives at her brother's country residence, Thornbury Park. Her notoriety and recent exploits on the wartorn Continent precede her, and her presence in the quiet neighborhood causes quite a stir. Frederica, a close neighbor, is constantly reminded by her mother that she's getting too old to be picky about suitors. So she dutifully continues her visits to Thornbury Park to be courted by the Viscountess's dull brother-in-law.

Complications arise when a friend from Joanna's checkered past, Lord Peregrine, takes a fancy to Frederica's younger sister. Frederica and the Viscountess join forces to stop a potential scandal and discover they have more in common than anyone would suspect.

The Adventures of Murdering Meg
Five years ago, plantation owner Thomas Digges and his sons left Margaret Etherege for dead. Now known as Murdering Meg, a notorious pirate, she's ready to exact her revenge on her former master. And when a brigantine sets sail for England, with Digges's nubile daughter Alice and her dowry on board, Meg decides to relieve its captain of his valuable cargo. Visit


for more information and to read an Excerpt.

You can buy the ebook at: http://bedazzledink.com/bbp/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40

Happy reading!
Claudia Wilde

June 22nd, 2010

The Academy would like to welcome a new bard today. Hello Sabru Duniz.

Life with The Ecxecutioner by Sabru Duniz [Uber/Alt/Incomplete]
Two women. Very different yet so much alike. Randy Savage and Andrea Ballard, otherwise known as Catcall and Sane by their gang members, are the leaders of two of the most deadliest mafias under The Ecxutioner. They grew up under her, she made them a living...its safe to say that what Alice Cooper says, goes. Even if it means putting their lives on the line.

Added Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of Branagon Series Book 1: Better The Devil You Know by Cam Taylor [Original/General/Incomplete]

Added Part 10 of Just A Breath Away by Colleen [Uber/Alt/Incomplete]

My Morphine by KW Jordan [Buffy/Alt/Complete]
PS7. 1st in the Chasing an Addiction series. Marlboro cigarettes and Jack Daniels' whiskey first and last thing and it's my morphine. She's the one that taught me that combination. She taught me how to fly. But she's not my chaser now.

Desert Dreams by Kennedy Northcutt [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
The War in Iraq sets the backdrop for this tale of two lost souls who find each other, and a measure of happiness, amidst the violence and insanity around them. Captain Lacey Stephens is a disillusioned flight surgeon who wants nothing more than to escape the nightmare her life has become.

Chief Warrant Officer Mackenzie Papadopoulos is an ace helicopter pilot seeking action and danger, who gets assigned to Lacey's medical unit. When the two meet, sparks fly and they strike up a fast friendship that quickly turns into so much more, as war wages around them and the action heats up to dangerous proportions.

June 17th, 2010

Angelique Book Two by D.J. Belt [Original/Alt/Complete]
This sequel to the story "Angelique" takes place in Paris about six months after the first story ends. Angelique finds that she must take up arms one more time to preserve her new life with Laurie.

The Secret Life Of Fables by Fishermensrib [Original/Alt/Complete]
Summary Pending

June 16th, 2010

A Licentious Affair by BlueMoonWriter [Original/Alt/Complete]
Summary pending

June 14th, 2010

Let's welcome another new author to the Academy - A Big Hello to Dark'n'Light.

The Love Story by Dark'n'Light [Uber/Alt/Complete]
Roxie is a ranch owner, in San Angelo, Texas, and likes to spend her relaxing time in front of her laptop. That is where she meets Summer from Dallas, Texas, they start writing to each other and one thing leads to another. So if you're in the mood for something romantic, this would be just the story for you.

Foxtrot by Peyton Andrews [Original/Alt/Complete]
(Part 2 of the Dance Series. Part 1: Tango ) A reclusive world renown opera singer finds herself entranced by a wealthy socialite. Does this herald a new chance at a full life or a memorable one-night stand?

Added Part 14 of Twisted Secrets by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

June 13th, 2010

A new bard joins us today. Welcome Mas P Gurl

Island Girl by Mas P Gurl [Original/Alt/Unfinished]
Potter's Island is small. Damn small. Small enough for Joanna Larnet to not meet bossy Tereesa Lawrence until the end of a run on the beach. Is this going to be love or lust at first sight? With Joanna still having one foot in the closet and Tereesa's protectiveness of her heart, is there room for this to be anything at all?

Added Chapter 9, Chapter 10 and the epilogue of The Icarus Reversal by Adam [Multi fandom Crossover/Alt/Complete]

Added part 8 of A Chance Encounter by Bobbie Halchishak

June 11th, 2010

From Allaine at Blogtalkradio:

In January 2010 I hosted my first-ever show specifically to discuss the "Xena: Warrior Princess" fandom, and I had a wonderful time with guests Melissa Good, KG MacGregor, and Linda Crist. Normally I devote only a single show to a specific fandom, moving on to other fandoms which are always waiting their turn. In this instance, however, I encountered two facts. One, the listeners really wanted a second show. And two, the fandom is so enormous and the number of great authors is so HIGH, that to only speak with three authors can't even be considered "scratching the surface". Consequently I'll be hosting my second two-hour Xena episode on this night (and okay, you didn't really have to twist my arm very much). This time my guests will be the following, all of whom are both fanfic writers and published authors: Susan X. Meagher, best known for the long-running "San Francisco Series", as well as popular novels like "Arbor Vitae" and "All That Matters"; D. Jordan Redhawk, the writer of "Tiopa Ki Lakota", "Iditarod", and the "Infinity Series"; and writer/filmmaker Kim Pritekel, whose stories include "First", "Control", "Wild", and the upcoming novel "1049 Club".

Come check it out! http://www.blogtalk radio.com/ allaine/2010/ 06/15/because two-hours- of-xena-really- isnt-enough- -auth

Branagon Series Book 1: Better The Devil You Know Prologue and Chapter 1 by Cam Taylor [Original/General/Incomplete]
Better the devil you know is set in a fictional town in the South of England, called Honeyport. Colonel James Anders has set up an investiagtive agency which will take on cases the police can't or wont do. In Better the devil you know, the agents are working for an old friend of the Colonel's. Doctor Kate Levens has a stalker. While working to protect the doctor, one of the Colonel's agents, Chris Branagon, starts to question her sexuality, when she starts feeling something for the doctor's daughter. Chris has to continue to be professional while trying to come to terms with her feelings.

June 8th, 2010

A new bard joins us today. Welcome Kate Kane!

Another Kind of Quest by Kate Kane [Classic/Alt/Complete]
This story takes place immediately after Destiny and The Quest (2.12 and 2.13). A lthough Xena has been brought back to life, Gabrielle is haunted by what happened and unable to sleep, until Xena comforts her. As the trauma slowly subsides, other emotions previously undealt with begin to surface... First time story, and then some. This is part 1 of a story, but it can also be read independantly.

Added Part 2 of Force of Nature by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Unfinished]
Synopsis pending

Added Part 5 of Trust Our Tomorrows by Carrie Carr

June 6th, 2010

Peconic Haven by Capt_Esq [Original/Alt/Complete]
Nimah Fitzpatrick (pronounced: Neeve) had made a nice quiet life for herself after the death of her soulmate, Tina. In the small town of Mattituck, NY, she kept busy with her store, The Wordsmith, and her family and friends.
Into town comes a mysterious stranger. She makes it her mission to befriend the stranger. However, as she builds this new relationship, Nimah becomes the subject of unwanted attention by an unknown admirer.

The Blower's Daughter by CXW [Original/Alt/Complete]
The loss of a first love destroys a seventeen year old girl's soul, years pass, and her mind is forever tormented throughout her adulthood. She finally makes a promise to herself, a promise of closure, and she ventures to the place where her story of tragedy began. But when acting on her pledge she is startled by a life-changing surprise. Perhaps all isn't what it seems; perhaps love is never fully or completely lost...

Force of Nature by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Unfinished]
Synopsis pending

Added Part 10 of Infamia by Vivian Darkbloom

June 4th, 2010

Solitary Love by Lady D [Uber/Alt/Complete]
Angela Cougar is a quiet, hard woman who does her job well at Wensha Prison. As one of the best prison guards in the facility, she takes her work seriously. However, when a hot new inmate arrives, her focus and her heart are thrown off course.

June 3rd, 2010

The Goddess' Wrath by TheGuardian [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena, Gabrielle and Exl meet two old friends, Hercules and Iolaus on their way to Thebes. But things change rapidly as Hera herself intervenes with things and soon they find themselves in an adventure none of them could have imagined. This is a story about standing by your friends in every situation.
(Part of the Guardian Series )

Opportunity Knots by Iseqween [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Early in their journeys, Gabrielle bumps into reminders of the life she left behind, as had Xena during the second episode CHARIOTS OF WAR.

Added Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 of The Icarus Reversal by Adam [Multi fandom Crossover/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 3 of Dreamin In The Pit by Everett Deane [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
An urban tale of Karima Jenkins, a female ex-criminal who clashes with her tenant Sienna Joffe, a dedicated public school teacher who is instrumental in helping Karima to resist the “pull” of Sincere, a man who has returned from the dead to reclaim his most treasured acolyte, Karima.

June 1st, 2010

Cassey & Toni - Five Stories About Two Women In Love by Norsebard [Über/Alt/Complete]
A collection of five stories chronicling the lives of two women over a period of nearly two years. When Cassey Peters split from an abusive relationship, she had no way of knowing that she'd soon find genuine happiness and true love in a truck stop in New Mexico - nor that they would appear to her in the shape of Toni Willis, an intriguing truck driver on her way to San Diego...

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Added Part 13 of Twisted Secrets by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Revised Version of Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Madgon [Original/Alt/Complete]
When Jay Buchanan agreed to accompany her wealthy girlfriend, Nicole Fox, to a birthday dinner, she never expected the night to end with a murder. Now, Nicole's grandfather has been poisoned, and the only clue on the scene is a yellow garter. It's up to Jay and her crazy Aunt Mimi (who is a little too fond of detective stories) to solve the mystery... if the police don't charge them with stalking first.


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