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February 24th, 2015

3 new KC and Grumps stories ( Sweetwater Saga short stories) by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Complete]

Added Part 3 of Stages of Redemption by Elle Rogue [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Olivia was a girl lucky enough to find the one person she would love for the rest of her life, but that was before her high school sweetheart broke her heart. A decade later, Olivia is reunited with the woman who left her. Vaughn St. Clair is an FBI agent whose personal life consists of one best friend and an endless list of nameless conquests. She's stoic, unapproachable, and emotionally bereft. Vaughn is a woman without a heart because she lost hers to a love she betrayed so callously. Will this be a chance at redemption for Vaughn or will Olivia be the one to walk away this time?


We are so excited to complete the Academy's collection of Vivian Darkbloom's XWP work! Darkbloom's Mel & Janice series is one of the definitive offerings to the Xenaverse and some of the finest writing we've ever seen. Viv's take on our beloved TV show in unparalleled! See the rest of Vivian's stories on her Author Page.

What's to say about The White Trash series? Lunacy says it best: “One of the most original and clever series in fanfic , these stories as a collective effort get my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!”

M e l & J a n i c e
Note: To minimize confusion, please read stories in order listed below. (Although this does not apply to the stand-alone stories.)

All the Colors of the World by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

Original and well-written, this Mel/Janice story has the Southerner and archeologist seeing each other for the first time after their initial meeting in Macedonia. Joining forces again to work on translating a newly discovered scroll, the two women begin uncovering also their feelings for one another but it is the warrior and bard from an Ancient time that will show them how to take a chance on love. DO NOT MISS! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

The Secret Histories by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

This is a sequel to the story "All the Colors of the World." If you have not read that, you might be a little confused. Hell, even if you did read it, you still might be confused.

Venezia ( mel /Janice/alt/complete) by Vivian Darkbloom

This is not one of my happier pieces; it's on the melancholy side.

Coup De Grace (Mel /Janice/alt/complete) by Vivian Darkbloom

The fabulously ill-tempered archaeologist Janice Covington and Southern-Belle-in-Exile Melinda Pappas gradually discover the real truth at the heart of the Xena Scrolls, in a story that darkly plays with time and memory, loss and desire, and the nature of what is real and what is not. While the story references characters and incidents in earlier stories ("Venezia" and "The Secret Histories") it is possible to read this as a stand-alone piece, particularly if one is drinking heavily.

The Book of the Body by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

Leica by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

Stand Alone Mel & Janice stories

In Sorrento by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

The Stars Fell Down by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

This tale begins as a Mel/Janice story set in 1953 with the archeologist now leading a small army of players ;-) After a short, delightfully domestic interlude with Janice and the Carolinian Princess, however, the tale goes back in time to recount Xena and Gabrielle's first time together - an event which the warrior does not seem to remember but the bard remembers all too well! Complete with lots of hilarious guilty thoughts, misunderstandings, lots of love and lust, this is entertaining and FUN! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

The Fangs of Academe by Vivian Darkbloom ( M el /Janice/alt/complete)

Ignatz & Isolde by Vivian Darkbloom ( mel /Janice/alt/complete)

The White Trash series

1) L ove A nd D eath In T he T railer P ark by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

Just when you think you've read every type of XWP fan fiction someone could come up with comes along a HYSTERICAL little gem like this to prove you wrong. Simply put this uber Xena story is the stuff television TALK shows are made off! Original does not even come close to describing this tale which has a young factory worker stuck in dead-end existence living a life suitable for discussion on Jerry Springer, when a dark, beautiful stranger sparks a fire within her ;-) Contemporary to the extreme, this is very atmospheric, cute, clever, funny and just a real hoot!! A MUST READ guaranteed to plaster a big ol' grin on your face! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: story features rough language...actually, the story *IS* rough language ;-) Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

2) W ays T o B e W icked by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

Vivan returns with an uber sequel to her memorable at LOVE AND DEATH IN THE TRAILER PARK which is even MORE warped than that first offering - and just as delightful! This time around Gabrielle is happily settled down with her sexy firefighter Zina , enjoying that junk food and even going to college but theirs is a lifestyle not everyone approves off and which makes them targets for the homophobes at Ares Ministries, Inc. Put that tongue FIRMLY in your cheek as you begin to read this and then prepare for some serious attacks on your funny bone in what has developed into the best tribute to popular culture since Nene's now classic MYTH SERIES. Wonderfully original and VERY cleverly written, WAYS TO BE WICKED is a truly FUN read folks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

3) M ayonnaise And It s D iscontents by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

The best WHITE TRASH series in Xena fanfic continues - actually it's the only white trash series in Xena fanfic but I digress ;-) Vivan made history some months ago with the release of her now classic LOVE AND DEATH IN THE TRAILER PARK which introduced some of the... er ...well, trashiest uber representations of X&G ever! The story of firefighter Zina and her sexy poet Gabrielle continued in WAYS TO BE WICKED as the two conquered a couple of old enemies turned religious fanatics. In this new installment the two decide to use some of Zina's vacation time to go see old friends which of course is easier said than done as the two have to first revisit Zina's wild and woolly past to try to correct an old wrong and then have to face the horrifying prospect of life on the road...with country music on the radio! >:) In this series Vivian has taken the uber archetype in a WHOLE new direction - one which is fresh (literally :), entertaining and just a RIOT folks!!! DO NOT MISS! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

4)I've B een To P ocatello , But I've Never Been To Me by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

This is a sequel to the "White Trash Trilogy" ("Love & Death in the Trailer Park," "Ways to Be Wicked," & "Mayonnaise and Its Discontents"). An uber tribute (of sorts ;-) to seasons 3-4, Vivan's latest entry in the shamelessly decadent WHITE TRASH SERIES should carry a health warning marking it as EXTREMELY hazardous for your funny bone. In fact, I can guarantee many a funny bone is going to be overstimulated after this latest encounter with the trials and tribulations of Zina the fire fighter and her junk-food-loving poet Gabrielle. Starting with a hilarious and inevitable confrontation between the spunky (if somewhat dense) poet and their ever-so-righteous arch-enemy Callie, the story has Zina reuniting with her old love Boris, the Russian chess player, devising a plan to repay an old... debt...and almost losing her beloved poet to a lascivious exotic dancer named Natalie. With supporting appearances from Zina's pot-loving progenitor, a wise friend from the East and an assortment of other colorful personalities this story makes plodding through seasons 3-4 worth the effort just so you can enjoy the product of one highly skilled and thoroughly depraved bardic mind. So much fun it should probably be declared a sin, Vivian's latest is a MUST READ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

5) Re quiem For A Bitch by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

The WHITE TRASH SERIES becomes trashier and even more hysterical with this VERY unique uber tribute to seasons 3-4 as Gabrielle connects with the town's resident hippy, the poet's parents learn more about her love life with Zina than they ever wanted to know, and a new girl arrives in town with a familiar-looking face and a score to settle. Proving that soulmates can be trashy too, Vivian continues to give our funny bones a workout with some of the most original and clever writing in fanfic . Her characters are not only hilariously outlandish but at times, disturbingly familiar too ;-) This is a delightful new treat from one of the most gifted authors I've come across. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

6) The High Road To Low E xpectations by Vivian Darkbloom (uber/alt/complete)

Number 666 of the White Trash Series. Vivian wraps up the series as only she can! Gabrielle is out of Rhine Gold and nothing else will cure her churlishness. Zina will go to any lengths to satisfy her bard, even if it's Havana. Just when it seems that all's well that ends well, Zina's wicked past rears its ugly head, again. But, she has a plan. The final installment of this fabulous series doesn't disappoint and will leave you with a smile and a fonder feeling for the end of our beloved TV show. ~ PT

From Hair to Eternity by Vivian Darkbloom and LN James

This (finger quote) "story" started off as a lark with Viv and LN trading parts back and forth, writing where the other left off. It turned into this. It scares us.

Story Notes by Vivian Darkbloom

Please read the stories first, before the notes, otherwise you might get spoiled… Not current, but good for a laugh. Idea stolen from LN James!

February 22nd, 2015

Added The True Meaning Afterall by fingersmith.
A Christmas story.

Added Three Symbols by fingersmith to the Valentine Special 2015.

February 20th, 2015

Gabrielle on the Chalcis Ferry by Phineas Redux [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Gabrielle crosses the turbulent Euripus Strait separating the island of Euboea, and its city of Chalcis, from the Greek mainland. On the short voyage she becomes acquainted with the other passengers.

Added Part 14 of Xena & Gabrielle: A Turn of Fate by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 14 of The Conqueror & Ri: A Twist of Destiny by Ahkiken

Added Part 4 of The Realm by Warriorjudge [Conquer/Alt/Incomplete]

Announcement from Blayne Cooper
A Dark Horse
by Blayne Cooper

Mid-western college professor Natalie Abbott is estranged from her dysfunctional family. It happened so slowly she barely noticed... Then it was too late. On the cusp of landing her dream job, Natalie is forced to New Orleans in search of her runaway teenaged brother Joshua. Desperately short of clues, she’s grateful that NOPD Detective Adele Lejeune seems to genuinely care.

Detective Lejeune's interest in Joshua's disappearance dangerously shifts from professional to intensely personal, as do her feelings for Natalie. The women doggedly navigate the depths of the city's seething underbelly as they work to solve the tangled mystery that is poised to crush Natalie's heart and leave Adele’s life in ruins.

Best-selling, award-winning author Blayne Cooper exposes the intrigue of the Big Easy in this epic story of dedication, risk and passion.

February 19th, 2015

We are very pleased that we can offer L. N. James' full complement of stories at the Academy. James is one of the first and still one of the best XWP fanfic writers and we're excited to a introduce her to a new group of readers. Chicago 5am was, at one time, published and has been off of the internet for years.

Chicago 5am by L. N. James [Uber/Alt/Complete]
An UberXena novel set in present day Chicago. A no-nonsense private eye, Tina Amphipoli , pairs up with a new FBI forensic scientist, Mariel Potidean , to investigate a series of puzzling disappearances. Along the way, an enemy from Tina's past plays a deadly game of cat and mouse. Set in the shadows of Chicago's underground leather scene, the two must go undercover to solve the case, making a number of surprising discoveries along the way.

Entire by L. N. James [Uber/Alt/incomplete]
This is a sequel to the story Chicago 5am and is an UberXena novel set in present day Chicago. A no-nonsense private eye, Tina Amphipoli , and an FBI forensic scientist, Mariel Potidean , once again find themselves in the middle of a case with more questions than answers. Politics, religious zealotry, and a threat to the city and country get tangled together in a web of mystery. This time around though, personal business between our two gals makes things a bit difficult.

This will be updated as often as humanly possible.
Warning: This story is taking me forever to write. Please don't start reading this if you don't like to wait for the next update.

The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Dolls in Love: The Story of Rigid Xena and Posable Gabrielle by Danae and L.N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
In two years of reading Xena fanfic I have never come across something quite like this new tale but it should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with these two very talented, very creative, and very demented bards that a collaboration between them would lead to one of the most seriously outrageous story this fandom has ever seen. The inspiration for this little gem came in the form of an e-mail exchange we are made privy to in the prologue. In it a rather frustrated LN laments the rigidity of those new XWP action figures prompting Danae to start exploring what life must indeed be like for those action figures. Thus is born the tragic but hopeful tale of a little warrior doll who (literally) falls head over heels in love with a beautiful, posable blond bard doll. The little warrior must then struggle against her
own rigidity and the many dangers in the life of an action figure as she tries to win the heart of her...oh-so-flexible love ;-) Cute beyond words, and even allegorical if you can stop grinning long enough to think about it on a more serious level, this is a "children's tale" in the grand tradition of LN's own BEDTIME FOR WARRIORS AND BARDS. Danae and LN use their very active imaginations along with a pair of really healthy libidos to bring us a tale guaranteed to delight even the most demanding of readers. All I want to know is when we should start an e-mail campaign encouraging Disney to turn this into the script for their next TOY STORY movie >:) Not a moments hesitation on this one folks - it gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

More Incredibly True Adventures of Two Dolls in Love: The Continuing Story of Rigid Xena and Posable Gabrielle by Danae and L.N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Those two crazy dolls are at it again in this sequel to THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF TWO DOLLS IN LOVE which finds the boastful Warrior Princess certain that she can seduce any straight doll much faster than her slow sidekick can. Accepting the challenge, posable Gabrielle decides to teach the warrior a lesson. It's a situation that ends up giving the ex-warlord doll nightmares but does manage to help her get in touch with that oh-so-rigid inner self ;-) There are some lines in this story folks that MORE than make the reading worthwhile. An adorable new entry that should be attempted only with liquids well away from that keyboard. DO NOT MISS! [Note that story comes in two parts]

Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

From Hair to Eternity by L. N. James and Vivian Darkbloom [Uber/alt/complete]

Breaking Bread by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
SIZZLING little alt. piece that has the Gabster being a little naughty and then getting more than she bargained for. DO NOT READ AT WORK! >:) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Relinquish by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
A sizzling piece that has the warrior and bard traveling through the fabled Valley of Azure where people's most hidden thoughts and desires can be revealed in the form of dreams... Whatever you do - resist this one at work! ;-) Solid writing in an intriguing, erotic tale. DO NOT MISS! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Magnetic North by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Sizzling little story from fanfic's premier romantic that has the warrior and bard weathering a storm in a cave, when they decide to start a little storm of their own ;-) Beautifully written, passionate MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Both Hands by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Set in Athens during the Dyonisian Festival, this story has Xena becoming amused when Gabrielle reacts with some shock to the wild going- ons . Determined to make the experience unforgettable for the young bard, Xena decides to get a little "wild" herself. A cautionary note here - DO NOT read at work! >:) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Far Away/So Close by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Previous stories by L.N. James have proven her to be one of the most accomplished and most romantic alt. writers producing XWP fan fiction today. This latest piece by her leaves NO doubt she well deserves that reputation. Using BEAUTIFUL prose and imagery, L.N. James tells of a peaceful time for the Warrior Princess and her bard - a trip to a secluded beach where they learn that with their souls finally made one not even physical distance can keep them apart. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

The Gala by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
A new one by arguably the most romantic bard in the Xenaverse who with this story just cements that reputation further. Complete with dashing pirates, this story reads like a passionate fairy tale as it brings Xena and Gabrielle to a beautiful palace where a night of mystery and romance awaits amidst the excitement of a costume gala. You'll be sighing for hours after reading this! ;-) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Hints by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
This is a VERY funny offering which has a frustrated bard trying time and time again to distract her warrior from some extremely dull proceedings. Xena can be rather dense when it comes to non-battle "emergencies" but let it never be said that a bard "in need" gives up easily! ;-) This is guaranteed to put a big grin on your face! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Outlaw by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Written back in December 1997 some months before the release of her modern day hit CHICAGO 5AM this sizzling little tale was L.N. James' first experiment with uber fiction. Set in Kansas City in 1871, it looks at the relationship between two very different women - one a wanted outlaw, beautiful and deadly - the other a talented storyteller, loving and sweet. Amidst the danger and roughness of the world they live in, these two have forged a union of passion and trust and love - a solace the outlaw now treasures and the storyteller is determined to nurture into something even greater. Featuring LN's trademark mix of sensuality and emotion, this one should be tackled only with a nice supply of Amazon Ice within reach ;-) Invigorating storytelling I tell yah! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Queen by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the "queen" of romantic alt. fiction is back and she's back in FORCE guys! Don't even BOTHER calling the Amazon Ice Company - they were completely sold out by the readers who previewed this little tale prior to its release on the Web ;-) Just clear out the old refrigerator and crawl in there! This new offering from the incomparable LN begins when a certain bard, in the mood to play, bets Xena 5 dinars that she can fool people into believing the warrior is in fact...her slave. Amused but doubting anyone would believe the formidable Warrior Princess enslaved by a little bard, Xena agrees, never considering the depths to which her heart has already been conquered...nor suspecting the ingenious plan of attack her VERY determined partner is capable off. In a style that is distinctively her own, LN grounds her story in a love that beautifully complements the passion. Within the fire she writes about there is a tenderness that just captures the heart. This is a warlord/slave story that you will NEVER forget. Needless to say, start looking for a new job if you even CONSIDER reading this at work. Oh and you really must be of age. Too much age and you might get heart palpitations but hey... whatta way to go >:) QUEEN gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! ~~~ Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Swan Song by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
A new one by L.N. which solidly reafirms her reputation for fiction that is among the best written and most romantic in the Xenaverse . This is a short vignette that has Gabrielle telling Xena the legend of the swan song - a song heard only by those who share the purest of loves. Very sweet piece. Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Welcome Home by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
In the world of XWP alt. romances stories by L.N. James are known for taking the reader's breath away. Beyond writing about love or passion, L.N. depicts a connection between our heroines that reaches to the depth of their very souls - a connection that is the essence of all things romantic. In this latest story, L.N. explores that connection as Xena and Gabrielle return to Amphipolis to help the warrior's mother move from the house Xena grew up in. It is an opportunity for the Warrior Princess to share some of her childhood memories with Gabrielle, to remember a time of innocence before the darkness that engulfed her for so many years, but it is that darkness that still plagues her and that will challenge the love between warrior and bard as nothing has before. This latest is among L.N.'s best - rich in humor, sensually passionate, a love story NOT to be missed! It received my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

Midnight Letter by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
A beautiful, melancholic little piece about facing the sometimes harsh realities of life while longing for those simpler times that will never be again. This is a return by LN to that emotionally charged writing that marked much of her early fiction. A thoughtful, bittersweet vignette that effectively reflects the passage of life from the innocence of youth to the awareness of adulthood. A wonderful read. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews

A Good Day Too by L. N. James [Classic/Alt/complete]
In a departure for this veteran bard, LN revisits the conclusion of the episode A GOOD DAY showing things from Temecula's perspective as he tries to come to grips with the life he took and to understand the words of solace another who's been there tries to share with him. Poignant look at a coming of age in a violent, unforgiving world.

About the Stories by L. N. James

L. N.'s comments and background on the stories. A wonderful stroll down memory lane.

February 18th, 2015

Added Star-Crossed Lovers by D. J. Belt to the 2015 Valentine's Day Special

February 17th, 2015

Added Part 4 of Bitten by KW Jordan [Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Alt/Incomplete]
If I bury my teeth in her throat like I'm itching to, will she ever stop craving me?

February 16th, 2015

Welcome to the annual Academy of Bards' celebration of Valentine's Day. This will be our 15th year in existence and with that comes all the bumps and bruises of life. Yet, because of this feeling - sometimes slight, sometimes overpowering - called love, we keep picking ourselves up, brushing off the past and ready to begin again. Today, we have invited some long time favorites to give us an escape from our everyday lives and to transport us to a place they've created. I hope you enjoy the stories and take time to send these authors a note letting them know.

"Love, Ephiny" - Cheyne Curry

A Little Something Extra - Colleen

Werewolves of Dreamland, TX - Geonn Cannon

All In A Day's Work - Kim Pritekel

You Want To What With That? - Mickey Minner

A Very Different Dusk - Texbard (post-FIN)

The Matchmaker - silverwriter01

When Silence Speaks Loudest - d

The Morning of the Fourteenth - Norsebard

My Dearest Wish - Norsebard

A Big Ol' Word - onesockbard

Operation: Officer Lunchbox by CaseyRocks

Donut Heaven - Aurelia

February 11th, 2015

The R-103 Incident by Phineas Redux [Original/Alt/Complete]
Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. The ladies are asked to provide security onboard a large passenger-carrying British airship.

The Charioteer: in the City of Har by Susan M. Smith (classic/alt/complete)
The Kingdom of Har has been ruled for thousands of years by an unbroken line of Great Kings who trace their ancestry back to Dummuzi . Now the Great King Amasis is dying and hasn't named his heir. To prevent a civil war, the Goddess Har sends a vision to her temple of a charioteer holding the reins of the warring factions of the kingdom, a black haired Greek warrior.

Amazons of Dahomey by Susan M. Smith (classic/alt/complete)
After placing the Great King on the throne of Har, Xena and Gabrielle become embroiled in a Roman plot to start a war between Egypt, Har , and the Amazons of Dahomey . When the daughter of Queen Nzinga is kidnapped along with Gabrielle, Xena must find them and stop the war, face down the gods of Dahomey and heal the nation.

The Dead Come Knocking If You Leave the Screen Door Open by Susan Smith (uber/alt/complete)
This story is a prequel to the first Drag King book, Of Drag Kings and Warrior Princesses (published as Of Drag Kings and the Wheel of Fate ).


Announcement from Sapphire Books

Forever Faithful
by Award winning author - Isabella

6 – 5 star reviews on its first day of release

Paperback 14.95
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Military Romance– Read the first 3 chapters here

Life is what happens when you make other plans, and Nic and Claire have just found out that life and the Marine Corps have other plans for their lives.

Nic Caldwell has served her country, met the woman of her dreams, and has reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She's studying at one of the nation's most prestigious military universities, setting her sights on a research position after graduation. Things couldn't be better and then it happens; a sudden assignment to Afghanistan derails any thoughts of marriage and wedded bliss. Another combat zone, another tragedy, and Nic suddenly finds herself fighting for her life.

Claire Monroe loves her new life in Monterey. She's finally where she wants to be, getting ready to start her master's program at the local university, watching her daughter, Grace, growing up, and getting ready to marry the love of her life. What could possibly derail a perfect life? The Marine Corps.

February 6th, 2015

Added Part 3 of The Realm by Warriorjudge [Conquer/Alt/Incomplete]
This story is a sequel to the stories “ Lord Conqueror of the Realm ,” " Queen of the Realm ," and " Princess of the Realm ." I strongly recommend you read them first because in this story there are references to events that took place in them.

February 5th, 2015

A Play On Words by Jossie [Classic/Gen/Complete]
Gabrielle is putting on a play in Athens, but dark forces are conspiring against her. ‘A Play on Words' takes place just before ‘The Little Tyrant' and involves Xena meeting Discord for the first time after they've both come back from the dead.

February 3rd, 2015

Smugglers Cove by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Complete]
What would you do if the love of your life came home one day and announced she wanted out of your long-term relationship? That is the dilemma Brenda Buchanan faced. Would her last ditch effort to change Sarina Lindeen's mind end up bringing them back together or put an end to the relationship… and them for good?

Revised version of Xena & Gabrielle: A Turn of Fate: Part 13 by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]
A decision made by Xena on the bard's birthday sets the stage for untold events to unfold. Looking forward to settling down with Xena, Gabrielle's happiness is shelved when an old friend from the Warrior Princess past insist on their help to stop an evil daemon. Torn doing right by her soul mate, or sacrificing everything for the Greater Good, Xena is faced with tremendous obstacles. Not only has a wedge formed between her and Gabrielle, but unseen occurrences portend to tear the lovers asunder, as an even powerful enemy patiently awaits to play their hand. Not just threatening Xena's and Gabrielle's world, but another world that's equally important. The Realm of the Conqueror.

Revised version of The Conqueror & Ri: A Twist of Destiny: Part 13 by Ahkiken [Conqueror/Alt/Incomplete]
The Conqueror of the Realm, ruler of the Grecian Empire, has brought peace and prosperity to its lands after nine years of internal war. Now with new ideals happening in Rome, the Conqueror may have to put her thriving country in the woes of battle again. Ri, the Conqueror's hand-maiden, although she can't recall her childhood past, dreams of being a bard and renown around the known world. Almost getting the opportunity, she is at a pause, due to the fact that she feels she will be leaving something behind at the Corinthian castle. However, with a possible skirmish occuring, the Conqueror gives a farewell gift to Ri, whom she secretly loves, causing events to transpire, and forcing the Conqueror to come unknowingly in contact with a being from another world, who resembles her hand-maiden, Ri.

Announcement from Sapphire Books

New Release from Sapphire Books Publishing

The Demon Within – A Silver Legacy

by award winning author – Linda Kay Silva

Paperback 16.95
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What do you do when you're a demon hunter who is also possessed by an ancient demon who needs to feed off other demonic spirits? Where do you turn when that demon's hunger for the deaths of others reaches its apex causing you to become an overzealous killer and murderer of evil? How do you live with yourself night after night as you wade through the detritus that was once a demonic entity destroying human lives? And who can you turn to when your very humanity starts slipping through your fingers as the demon within takes control?

Witches, that's who.

When Denny Silver falls down the rabbit hole of toward a path of her own destruction, only her friends from the local coven have the strength and power to pull her from the darkness...a shadowy blackness that threatens to consume her own soul...a darkness that feeds upon other malevolent forces, transforming her into a mere shade of a human. And as Denny begins losing the battle with her ancient demon, her people, her witches, even her ghost of a best friend rally around her to bolster her humanity and contain the demon that hungers inside of her.

Because Denny Silver is needed.

And if Denny is going to be able to heed the call for help, if she is to become the force that threatens destruction of all things evil, then she must not only learn how to battle her own, she must also be willing to work side-by-side with it. Only by finally accepting who she truly is, can Denny embrace her responsibility as a demon hunter and learn how to control the Demon Within.

Because Denny Silver is needed…and so is her demon..


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