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October 31st, 2013

The Royal Academy of Bards is pleased to announce the posting of the 2013 Halloween Invitational.

Please read and thank the bards!

This year's stories:

Aurelia - Hallowed Ground

Cheyne Curry - The Present Moment

Colleen - Thirty Two Zombies

Fingersmith - Driving Me Mad

Geonn Cannon - The Last Meal

Lariel - The Winter Mayfly

Linda Christ - When Worlds Collide

Melissa Good - Kin

Mickey Minner - Cottonwood

Norsebard - Alone Am I

One Sock Bard - Beware the Battling Bard

The Bard of New Mexico - Scooby Snack FAIL

Windstar and Zee - Dead Space

Fiur & Vlamme - Red As Blood
A moonlit night. A lone cabin in the deep dark forest. Mysterious happenings in a secluded small town. Osanna and Ennelyn discover that strange things can occur during the night of a full moon.

October 29th, 2013

Added Chapter 33A to 33C of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

The Anniversary Party by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 22 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Xena and Gabrielle visit Cyrene, who asked them to come home. While they are there, Joxer and Diane's daughter is kidnapped, as is Xena, who charges after the girl. Once they are rescued, they still have to make it through Xena and Gabrielle's anniversary part.

Added Part 8 of Traumatic Love by Capt_Esq [Über/Alt/Incomplete]
Nydia Gilman is a trauma doctor who has lost her way. She no longer gets the satisfaction out of her job that she used to. Along with that, Nydia is now forced to work closely with the police, a group she long ago lost respect for and now distrusts. Along comes Detective Jo Powers. Can Jo change Nydia's views, or will she only live up to Nydia's low expectations?

You Will Be Mine by R.P. Martin [Original/Alt/Complete]
Part 5 of A Suitable Suitor Series (Part 1: Man of Her Dreams (complete), Part 2: Waiting My Whole Life (complete), Part 3: Walking Away, Part 4: The Stalker, Part 5: The Nightmare). After finding out that Blake isn't a man at all, the stalker, whose identity is revealed only to the reader, weasels his way into the lives of those surrounding the couple. His patience finally rewards him. Will he be able to kill two birds with one stone ? How far will he go?

Announcement from Ylva Publishing
Now available: “Kicker’s Journey” by Lois Cloarec Hart
by Ylva Publishing
The Ylva Publishing team is happy to announce that the revised version of Kicker's Journey by Lois Cloarec Hart has just been published as an e-book.
If you're looking for a great historical fiction to curl up with over the weekend - go no further. Here is what Kicker's Journey is about:
In 1899 two women from very different backgrounds are about to embark on a journey together - one that will take them from the Old World to the New, from the 19th century into the 20th, and from the comfort and familiarity of England to the rigours of Western Canada, where challenges await at every turn.
The journey begins simply for Kicker Stuart when she leaves her home village to take employment as hostler and farrier at Grindleshire Academy for Young Ladies. But when Kicker falls in love with a teacher, Madelyn Bristow, it radically alters the course of her tranquil life.
Together, the lovers flee the brutality of Madelyn's father and the prejudices of upper crust England in search of freedom to live, and love, as they choose. A journey as much of the heart and soul as of the body, it will find the lovers struggling against the expectations of gender, the oppression of class, and even, at times, each other.
What they find at the end of their journey is not a new Eden, but a land of hope and opportunity that offers them the chance to live out their most cherished dream - a life together.
Kicker's Journey is available from amazon as a DRM-free e-book. Smashwords, Bella Books and other platforms will follow soon.
The paperback will be available in November.
Enjoy the read.
The Ylva team

October 28th, 2013

You Are Cordially Invited by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 18 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Confusion abounds when Joxer tests out his marriage proposal on Gabrielle, and his brother, Jett, shows up in the picture...

The Scroll by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 19 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Xena writes a short note to Gabrielle, explaining her feelings. Spoilers abound for stories further along.

The Fight by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 20 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Xena and Gabrielle have a terrible argument over something stupid that nearly tears them apart. Meanwhile, they are summoned home to Amphipolis as Diana is about to give birth.

A Destiny to Fulfill by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 21 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Solon really didn't die - he was rescued by the goddess Dike, who picked him to rewrite the Athenian code of law. He falls in love, marries, and runs across Xena and Gabrielle in the marketplace, unaware that Xena is his mother.

October 27th, 2013

Added Part 20 of Slam Dunk by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
As Pat and Sherry look forward to a second season of basketball with the Missoula Cougars, they face new responsibilities and increasing pressure to bring home a repeat championship. Can their relationship survive?

Added Chapter 30A to 32C of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

October 25th, 2013

Added Chapter 23A to 29B of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

Tartarus on Earth by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 16 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Aftermath of the battle with Dahak.

Solstice by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 17 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Gleefully cribbed from the Xena episode and from Charles Dickens. Gabrielle and Xena go home to Amphipolis to celebrate the winter solstice with friends and family. Gabrielle is depressed and Xena is worried. During the night, Gabrielle has visits from three ghosts, and rediscovers the true meaning of Solstice.

October 24th, 2013

The Nightmare by R.P. Martin [Original/Alt/Complete]
Part 5 of A Suitable Suitor Series (Part 1: Man of Her Dreams (complete), Part 2: Waiting My Whole Life (complete), Part 3: Walking Away, Part 4: The Stalker). While in Bean’s arms, Piper experiences the most amazing moment of her life. All that she’s ever known as her truth in life has suddenly vanished into thin air. When she awakes the next morning to an empty bed, her world literally comes crashing down leaving Piper's premonitions impossible to ignore.

Added Chapter 10 of Hoosier Daddy by Maxx Redwood [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

The Packer Building Incident by Phineas Redux [Original/Alt/Complete]
Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an American city. On the eve of Halloween they find themselves in a very tight spot indeed. This story features— Terror, Fright, Close Escapes, Fearful Monsters, and enough freely-flowing gore to satiate the most jaded. Enjoy!

After the Arrows by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 15 of Xena & Gabrielle Series) Takes place after "A Comedy of Eros". Joxer is still feeling humiliated after Cupid's arrows temporarily make Gabrielle fall in love with him, but when it wears off, he still loves her, and she does not love him. Xena decides to take them home to her mother's inn, so she can keep an eye on Joxer. Little does she know that Joxer will soon meet her old friend Diana, and that they will all get involved in a battle with a nasty warlord...

October 22nd, 2013

Kaydus: Warrior Poet by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
This story was dashed off when there were rumors that k. d. lang was going to guest star on X:WP. Alas, it did not come true, so some of my online friends asked for my version of what should have been the episode. The action occurs during the time frame of "Lila's Journey", but could also be a stand alone story.

Ares' Interlude by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
The God of War is angry about the newfound closeness between his favorite warrior and the chatty bard, so he gets Spike to spike their waterskins with the waters of the river Lethe, which will take their memories away...

Aftershock by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Gabrielle is having nightmares following the release of Callisto to battle Velasca, the crazed Amazon who became an immortal. Xena takes Gabrielle to a hidden cave, where they confront their fears...and other feelings that have been simmering under the surface.

Poseidon's Revenge by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena and Gabrielle come up on a man fighting off thugs, and follow him on his quest to go home to Ithaca. But, the man had neglected to make offerings to the gods, and Poseidon is pissed. He decides on revenge by having Xena, who he hates for her continued defiance of the gods, fall in love with the man, which makes Gabrielle confused and hurt. Will Xena break the spell? Will Gabrielle forgive her? Note: this was the very first fan fic I ever wrote, and I've rewritten it to make it fit better with the other stories I wrote later.

Added Part 11a to 13c of Mountain Love by Psyche_B [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 39 of Hollywood Dreams by Fiur & Vlamme [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

October 19th, 2013

Added Part 12 of Xena & Gabrielle: A Turn of Fate by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 12 of The Conqueror & Ri: A Twist of Destiny by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

October 18th, 2013

A Lifetime by Drew Meyers [Original/Alt/Complete]
Lexie knows for a fact the world is not what it appears to be, myth is truth and fairytales are reality. A lifetime of going up against unimaginable foes has made Lexie the hero she is today, but now Lexie must confront the most dangerous creature out there, her new lawyer. And this time Lexie is in for the battle of her life.

Book of Chills Volume IV by Norsebard [Uber/Alt/Complete]
A fake paranormal investigator encounters two very, very real ghosts... A recording artist with plenty of ambition but hardly any talent wants to take a shortcut to the top of the charts... A young bard is challenged by the Viking Goddess of the Underworld to tell the best stories of her life - or else she'll lose it... A sensitive teenage girl makes the wrong decision by spending Halloween in a graveyard with her gang... Twin sisters are separated by death but still share a connection... Wicked adventures of the ghostly kind, visitors from the Norse age and messages from the Great Beyond - these are some of the elements you'll find in this anthology, the Book Of Chills, Volume IV.

Added Chapter 16A to 22C of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

Announcement from Ylva Publishing
Now available: “When The Clock Strikes Thirteen”
by Ylva Publishing
I am very happy to be able to announce the publication of When The Clock Strikes Thirteen, an anthology full of paranormal stories from wonderful authors such as:
- Lois Cloarec Hart: Midnight Messages
- L.T. Smith: Batteries Not Included
- Emma Weimann: Lost and Found
- Joan Arling: Chrysalis
- Diane Marina: Sisters of the Moon
- Erzabet Bishop: Wolf Moon
- R.G. Emanuelle: Love Bites
We have it all: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, faeries... and it was a pleasure for me to collect and edit those wonderful stories with the help of Day Petersen.
My introdcution to the anthology gives you a glimpse of what to expect:
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres—if not my most favorite one. I love the thrill of the unknown, of the things and beings that (could) exist without most of us acknowledging their existence. When I went to Ireland a few years ago, I dreamed of meeting a faerie—and maybe I did without even knowing. In England, I feared and hoped to stumble across a White Lady, and in Edinburgh, I would have given everything to hear the drummer ghost of Edinburgh Castle.
Unfortunately, I didn’t. But I haven’t given up hope for the future.
Until then, I continue to dream and publish stories that portray a reality different from the one we experience every day.
For this anthology, I had a range of wonderful authors contributing their stories as well as a talented graphic artist and a meticulous editor.
You’ll find a variety of the otherworldly and supernatural that will keep you glued to your seat.
Enjoy the read and never stop dreaming…
You can buy When The Clock Strikes Thirteen at Smashwords and amazon.
It will also be available from Bella Books within the next few days.
Astrid Ohletz

October 16th, 2013

After I Died by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
This story starts toward the end of the second season episode, "Is There a Doctor in the House?", and is seen from Gabrielle's point of view.

I Have No Sister by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
After Gabrielle's marriage to Perdicas ended with his sudden death, she decides that she and Xena need to go back to Poteidaia, to tell the new of Perdicas' death. She finds out that her sister, Lila, is engaged to one of Xena's former lovers, and an argument breaks out between the sisters.

Lila's Journey by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Palios and Lila take advantage of a few days to themselves as Horace and Hecuba leave town to go to Athens. Palios disappears after Lila discovers she is pregnant, and the shock of losing her fiance causes her to lose the baby as well. She starts her own journey of discovery as she flees home to escape her past and find her future...

Added Chapter 14A to 15C of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

Announcement from Del Robertson
Hi everyone,

I have released another collection of lesbian stories. This one features a novelette, a short novel and three short stories. It totals about 51,000 words. Blurbs are below, and you can read excerpts of all the stories here (link opens a .pdf file).

In other news, I have a Smashwords author interview. Read it here .

Purchase info Kindle:




THE GREEN PILL (about 14,000 words): The year is 2022. A green pill has been developed that cures breast cancer, but in the huge majority of cases, a side effect reverses sexuality. Basically, straight people turn gay, and gay people turn straight. Marcia Brandon, whose marriage to Jim has faded into monotony, keeps waiting for her side effect to kick in, but it never seems to. Marcia is dismayed; she'd counted on the side effect to shake up her life. On the other hand is Byrony Russell, who hasn't told her husband, Griffin, that she experienced the green pill's most notorious side effect. She keeps hoping an antidote will hit the shelves, and she can have her idyllic, heterosexual life with Griffin back. Marcia and Byrony meet at a support group and become friends. And eventually, perhaps more.
ONE HOUR (about 24,500 words): English teacher Jessica Harmon and one of her students, seventeen-year-old Riley Jenkins, hide in a classroom closet while a gunman rampages through their high school. They're the only people in the room because it was Jessica's planning period, and Riley stopped by with concerns about a debate assignment. When the gunman finds them in the closet, they figure they're as good as dead. Except Jessica and Riley survive, without injury, their harrowing, surreal conversation with the gunman .
Their shared trauma and their guilt from failing to stop the gunman haunt Jessica and Riley and bring them close. They're not the same people they were before the shootings, and Jessica, who never had given as much as a second glance to a student, finds herself drawn to Riley.

"One Hour" is the story of how Jessica and Riley help each other through their unique situation. Do they ultimately find happiness and a future with each other?

THE NIGHT THEY DRANK WINE (about 5,000 words): Mallory and Vanessa are sisters-in-law and good friends. One night, they get together to gossip and drink wine. One thing leads to another, and the next morning finds them naked and in bed together. Will they ignore what happened or try to make some sense of it?
STAYING IN (about 3,200 words): Becky Wilson decides one day she's not leaving her condo again. Her unusual choice brings her backlash—and much more.
TOMMIE (about 4,300 words): Claire has a secret — her first love, Tommie, who died of leukemia twenty years ago, has been reincarnated. Kendall Paulson is nineteen years old, almost twenty, and has no idea who Tommie was. What Kendall does know, however, is that she likes Claire a lot. A heck of a lot. Is Kendall really Tommie? Either way, what does it mean for both women?
- Q. Kelly

October 15th, 2013

Gabrielle by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Hecuba ponders a prophesy from Aphrodite as her firstborn, Gabrielle, grows from child to adult. Is Xena really the warrior that her daughter is supposed to follow?

The Turning Point by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena has been raiding and murdering for the last decade, but cannot seem to stop her evil ways. Yet, when she learns that her mother's friend Rebecka is dying, Xena know she has to go home to see the woman. Rebecka tells Xena of a dream, one of a young blonde woman by her side. Is this a prophesy?

Loosening the Chains by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Follows the episode "Death in Chains". Gabrielle turns to Xena for comfort after the young man Talus died. Xena finds that the chains around her heart are being loosened by Gabrielle.

A Visit with Diana by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena's friend, Diana, literally drops into her camp for a visit. Diana is on her way home, and Xena is waiting for Gabrielle to return from Potadeia. Gabrielle had run after freezing in a battle, but Xena is almost certain that Gabrielle will return.

The Interlude Between by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
This story fits between the episodes "The Greater Good" and "Callisto". Xena has taken a poison dart to the neck, and nearly dies, but then revives and finishes the battle. Gabrielle is very upset at Xena's nonchalant attitude, but later that night, Xena asks for a story.

Added Part 38 of Hollywood Dreams by Fiur & Vlamme [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Chapter 12B to 13 of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

October 13th, 2013

Added Chapter 6B to 12A of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

October 11th, 2013

Announcement from Del Robertson

What's a hero to do?
Bodhi arrives at a so small, it's barely on the map village with only three things in mind: getting out of the heat, having a decent meal, and a better drink. She's managed one of the three at the local tavern before she's approached by a gorgeous maiden. That, in itself isn't so unusual. Women are attracted to her on a regular basis.
What's odd is the behavior of the locals. Everyone is acting strangely, including the beautiful Gwen. It doesn't take Bodhi long to figure out something is terribly wrong in this seemingly peaceful, isolated village. The question is…what?
She's a hero, a woman with a sword, and she knows how to use it. But, what's a hero to do when no one will admit there's anything amiss, much less ask for help, not even the maiden in distress…

What's a virgin to do?
Gwendolyn is a proper, chaste maiden living in a small, remote village. Hers is a simple life, filled with back-breaking, mind-numbing chores.
That is, until an ogre appears, demanding a virgin offering by the next full moon. It's her bad luck that she's just the tender, young morsel the villagers are willing to serve up on a platter.
She tries everything she can to escape her fate, but finds herself out of options and out of time, doomed to be an offering for an ogre.
Then, along comes a stranger. She's tall, she's blonde, and she‘s a professional swordswoman. She's also stunning enough to make many a maiden swoon. Problem is, she's not at all the hero Gwendolyn imagined. She's cocky, brazen, and rude. She's also Gwen's last, best hope.

It's available through and Amazon.

Announcement from Blue Feather Books
Hot off the presses! Blue Feather Books is very pleased to announce the release of Goldie award winner Erica Lawson's sizzling historical romance, Reflected Passion .

Where passion, reality, and destiny combine.

Dale Wincott is a 27-year-old woman born into Bostonian wealth and groomed to marry into the social hierarchy. Her mother is a hard-hearted society matriarch, but her father feels for his daughter and helps Dale find a life on her own as a furniture restorer.

Francoise Marie Aurelie de Villerey is a 28-year-old Countess, born into the French aristocracy and forced to marry a count much older than herself. For ten years she was his trophy wife, forced to endure his perverted desires, until the day he finally died. He had broken her emotionally and she no longer cared for what life had to offer, slipping from one sexual partner to another as often as she changed her clothes.

Until... that one night when Francoise looked up during a sexual encounter and saw Dale watching her from the mirror. A veritable angel, full of innocence and curiosity, who touched her very soul.

Through the mirror, Francoise embraces life anew, while for Dale it is a powerful awakening, forcing her to discover not only
her sensual nature, but the inner strength she possesses.

This story makes for some steamy reading, folks! Available now at Blue Feather Books and at Bella, in print and e-book! Also available through Amazon (both print and kindle)

October 8th, 2013

Added Chapter 3A to 6A of Among the Stars by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

XWP Post Episodes Series - Season 3 by Jinxie [Classic/Alt/Complete]
XWP Post Episodes Series - Season 4 by Jinxie [Classic/Alt/Complete]
XWP Post Episodes Series - Season 5 by Jinxie [Classic/Alt/Complete]
This a series that takes place between episodes. The stories build upon the TV series and it is advised that you watch the episodes then read the post-episode (this story) in between. I will write a post-episode for all 6 seasons. Each season will be posted as it's own story with multiple chapters.

Announcement from Desert Palm Press
We are pleased to announce the release of the revised edition of:

A Guardian's Love by Stein Willard

Book 2 of the Guardian Series, revised 2013  

e-book: $4.99
Available at: Amazon and Smashwords

Her name is synonymous with death. As the Assassin of the Royal Vampire Clan, Paloma had followed orders without question. But the killing became too much even for her. At the risk of losing the last sliver of humanity she still possessed, the deadly Enforcer went to ground only to resurface five centuries later. But in her absence the world had changed, as would her life.

Meanwhile, the daughter of two powerful vampires, twenty-year-old Inger Marsden was a free spirit who frequented pubs and nightclubs for two reasons: to hunt and destroy renegades hiding amongst humans and to find gorgeous women for no-strings attached liaisons. Life couldn't get any better for the young slayer—or so she thought.

Published by Desert Palm Entertainment (CC/2007/2385) trading as Desert Palm Press

Swakopmund, Namibia

October 4th, 2013

Added Part 37 of Hollywood Dreams by Fiur & Vlamme [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
This extraordinary story about love and schemes is set in present Los Angeles, in the glamorous world of movie making, among the society of the "rich and the beautiful".

In the middle of it all are the Parkers and the Stuarts, two rival families. Torn between heart-wrenching romances and deadly hate, their feelings are whirling in a never-ending chaos of misunderstandings and coincidences. Mistakes and confusion add more trouble and problems to their daily lives until eventually they all might experience a happy ending... or won't they?

Added Part 11 of Xena & Gabrielle: A Turn of Fate by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 11 of The Conqueror & Ri: A Twist of Destiny by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

We have several new stories by JS Stephens. Enjoy. :)
Blair's Christmas Gift by JS Stephens [Facts of Life/Alt/Complete]
Time frame: late high school, Christmas. Jo buys a gift for Blair, who shows up wearing it many years later.

Wedding Vignettes by JS Stephens [Facts of Life/Alt/Complete]
Time frame: post college. Jo's and Blair's thoughts before, during, and after each other's weddings.

The Impossible Dream by JS Stephens [Facts of Life/Alt/Complete]
Time frame: nearly 20 years after college. Jo comes back into Blair's life unexpectedly and two women renew their friendship, which deepens when tragedy strikes Blair's family. This tragedy tears Blair's marriage apart, and Jo is on hand to help pick up the pieces, as they try to ignore undercurrents of attraction of a different kind.

Greasy: A Parody by JS Stephens [Classic/Grease/Alt/Complete]
My mashup of Xena: Warrior Princess and Grease. Substitute Xena and Gabrielle for Rizzo and Sandy and shake well...

Moments in Time by JS Stephens [Grease/Alt/Complete]
Rizzo and Sandy keep in touch after high school, forging an unlikely friendship that runs deep. How deep does it run?

Armageddon by JS Stephens [Conqueror/Alt/Complete]
My imagining of what happened after "Armageddon" parts 1 and 2 on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

And Baby Makes... by JS Stephens [Conqueror/Alt/Complete]
Gabrielle is pregnant and Xena decides that a visit to Potedaia is in order...and finds herself face to face with Perdicas' family and friends, who are demanding vengeance for his death.

Hidden Identity by JS Stephens [Original/Alt/Complete]
Part 1 of a two part original series starring Rev. Rose Grant and Caitlin Grant. Caitlin Grant had spent years touring with Harriet and the Heartwreckers, but had rarely taken any time off for herself, let alone make time for any relationships. Besides, her alter ego, Harriet Benson, romped through boytoys by the dozen, breaking their hearts right and left.
Rose Grant was a thoughtful minister in Brook Center, MN, who worked with a church and a college ministry. She enjoyed her life, loved her college kids, and was happily single.
Fate threw these two together when Caitlin made an unexpected visit to the hospital following a concert, and Rose just happened to go into the room...

Seek, Knock, Find by JS Stephens [Original/Alt/Complete]
Part 2 of a two part original series starring Rev. Rose Grant and Caitlin Grant. Caitlin deserted Rose after an argument, leaving Rose to pick up the pieces on her own. A fateful phone call sends Rose to a new church, while Caitlin winds up searching for her faith.
On top of these crisis, Beverly, Caitlin's long time friend and manager, has a series of serious health issues.

That Texas Summer by JS Stephens [Uber/Alt/Complete]
(Texas Summer Uber series) The story of Laura Wilkins and Ruby Bills, who meet in 1875 in the northern part of Texas. Ruby and Lycurgus Bills move to Texas for him to take the pulpit of the local Methodist Episcopal church, but he dies in a tragic accident just after their son, Leslie, is born.

The Revival by JS Stephens [Uber/Alt/Complete]
(Texas Summer Uber series) The continuation of the story of Laura Wilkins and Ruby Bills, twenty years later. Leslie Bills falls in love with a professor at the local university while Laura and Ruby start confronting middle age.

The Rest of our Lives by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Diedra, an Amazon warrior, is wounded and taken prisoner during battle. She escapes, but only after being impregnated by the soldier who captured her. She winds up in Amphipolis, where she meets Cyrene, the innkeeper, and Rebecka, the grocer. Diedra is soon working with Rebecka, teaching Cyrene's daughter, Xena, all about swordplay, and finds herself falling in love with Rebecka. But there is her Amazon heritage to think of - will she raise her baby as an Amazon, or stay with Rebecka?

The Temple Incident by JS Stephens [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena's father has won a battle, and goes to give thanks to Ares, God of War. But Ares asks for a sacrifice that Atrius does not want to make.

The Librarian by JS Stephens [Original/Alt/Complete]
A story of two women who meet and fall in love in the 1950's, but are torn apart when one decides to follow her career path. The meet again in the 1970's, and romance blossoms again.

October 2nd, 2013

Added Part 20 of Slam Dunk by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
As Pat and Sherry look forward to a second season of basketball with the Missoula Cougars, they face new responsibilities and increasing pressure to bring home a repeat championship. Can their relationship survive?

Added Part 9a to 10b of Mountain Love by Psyche_B [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Two women from very different parts of the country are brought together by destiny and love. This is the story of the trouble they go though to be together. Set in the majestic Adirondack Mountains at the turn of the 20th century. A time when survivors of the War between the States still live to rehash old battles.

Among the Stars - Prologue to Chapter 2B by Psyche_B [Andromeda/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 3 of The Judge by M.E. Tudor [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Sequel to The Wrong Place at the Right Time. Ashley Jessup has been in a sexual with relationship with her dominatrix The Judge for over a year, but she's ready for something more. After watching her roommate, Mary fall in love with her girlfriend, Jackie, Ashley realizes that she wants a real relationship. A loving relationship, not just a sexual one. Neither Ashley, nor The Judge, realize how strong the bond between them has become. Is the bond just sexual or more?

End of Times by Windstar & Zee [Original/Alt/Complete]
It is the end of days, magic is failing across the kingdom and all that stands in the way of total chaos is an apprentice mage, a nameless convict, a former guard and a wild woman of the dark forest.

Added Part 9 of Hoosier Daddy by Maxx Redwood [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Jill Fryman (her friends call her Friday) is a Line Supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when a sultry labor organizer from the U.A.W. sweeps into town to try and unionize the plant, right after it's been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as the two women fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, pork chop suppers, and a bar called "Hoosier Daddy."

Announcement from Desert Palm Press
We are pleased to announce the release of the debut novel by AJ Adaire

Sunset Island

e-book: $5.99
Available at:



Ren Madison is certain her life couldn't be more perfect. She owns a private island with an Inn off the coast of Maine. She treasures her loving relationship with her older brother Jack, his wife, Marie, and dotes on her niece Laura. She has a passionate and supportive relationship with her partner, Brooke, and a successful business that doesn't require her undivided attention allowing her ample time to pursue her true passion, painting.

Ren's idyllic world crumbles when Brooke dies. Friends and family worry that Ren may never fully recover from her loss.

Dr. Lindy Caprini, a multi-lingual professor, is looking for an artist to illustrate the book she is writing comparing fairy tales from around the world. To make working together on on the book easier, Lindy takes a year sabbatical and leaves friends, home, and boyfriend in Pennsylvania and moves to Ren's island. Ren soon discovers that the beautiful and mischievous Lindy is a talented author and a witty conversationalist. Their collaboration on the book leads to a close, light hearted, and flirtatious friendship. Will their collaboration end there?

Published by Desert Palm Entertainment (CC/2007/2385) trading as Desert Palm Press

Swakopmund, Namibia


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